Center for Banking & Finance Newsletter

Center for Banking & Finance Newsletter:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Message from the Director

Lissa BroomeThis year we celebrated the publication of Volume 20 of the North Carolina Banking Institute journal and the 20th annual NC Banking Institute continuing legal education program. More below about scholarships presented at the Banking Institute to each of the ten rising 3L editors of the NC Banking Institute journal. Many thanks to the members of our Board of Advisors who are integral to fulfilling the Center’s mission, which is to play a leadership role in the continual evolution of the financial services industry by studying the legal and policy issues related to banking and finance, advancing the teaching of banking and finance (including the professional development of law students interested in careers in banking and finance), and sponsoring conferences for banking industry professionals.

Save the Date

The Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics
Chapel Hill, NC
October 21, 2016


Festival of Legal Learning: Consumer Law and Consumer Credit Symposium
Chapel Hill, NC
February 10-11, 2017

ABCs of Banking Law
Charlotte, NC
March 22, 2017

Banking Institute
The Ritz Carlton - Charlotte, NC
March 23-24, 2017

Broadening Corporate Diversity: Earning a Board Seat
Chapel Hill, NC
May 22, 2017

Student Support

North Carolina Banking Institute Journal Orientation and Career Lunch, August 24, 2016

As part of the Banking Journal's professional networking efforts, students were joined by four attorneys at our career luncheon held in conjunction with the Banking Journal's 2016-17 Orientation. The four attorneys (three of whom are Journal alums) graciously spent time with the students, described their day-to-day work, provided candid advice on the students’ resumes, and offered job hunting suggestions.

  • Tom Markle, King & Spalding
  • Amanda Mann, Troutman Sanders
  • Charles Kabugo-Musoke, Smith Anderson
  • MacRae Robinson, Credit Suisse
Career Lunch 2016
Career Lunch 2016

2015 Career Trek

On the first day of Fall Break during fall 2015, twelve students were hosted by Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh. Wyrick participants included:

  • Tony Gaeta
  • Todd Eveson
  • Michael DeFrank
  • David Johnson
  • Kyle Still

Other participants were:

  • Barry Harris, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, First Citizens Bank
  • Shera Stewart, Human Resources, First Citizens Bank
  • Katie Bosken, NC Office of the Commissioner of Banks
  • Nathan Batts, North Carolina Bankers Association

2016 Career Trek

On Thursday, October 20, 2016, over the UNC Fall Break, students will meet in Charlotte with attorneys from Womble Carlyle and Wells Fargo. Chris Leon and Gene Katz are assisting with this effort.

North Carolina Banking Institute Journal Scholarship

Brenna A. Sheffield
Brenna A. Sheffield
Cory A. McKenna
Cory A. McKenna

Sponsorship funds provide scholarship support each year for two journal editors. The 2016-17 recipients are Cory A. McKenna, Executive Editor of Volume 21, and Brenna A. Sheffield, Editor-in-Chief of Volume 21. Each will receive approximately $7,200. The 2015-16 scholarship recipients were Caroline E. Keen, Executive Editor of Volume 20, and Eric S. Anderson, Editor in Chief of Volume 20.

Banking Institute Sponsor Volume 20 Scholarship Recipients

Each of the remaining rising 3L editors was awarded a $3,000 scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year by the sponsors of the twentieth annual Banking Institute program. Congratulations to: Giles D. Beal IV, Adam S. Coto, Tanisha M. Edwards, Max E. Isaacson, Ariana L. Johnson, S. Kenneth Lee, James F. Powers III, and Vinita Tandon.

Vol. 20 Scholarship recipients

Journal board members and scholarship winners with members of the Scholarship Selection Committee and donors at the Banking Institute. From left, Brenna A. Sheffield 2L, Eric S. Anderson 3L, Cindy Collins ’02 (Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson), Cory A. McKenna 2L, Ariana L. Johnson 2L, Tanisha M. Edwards 2L, Pat Robinson (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), James F. Powers, Lissa Broome, Max E. Isaacson 2L, Sanghoon "Kenneth" Lee 2L, William R. Lathan ’75 (Ward and Smith), Adam S. Coto 2L, Chris Leon (Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice)

Study Abroad Scholarship

Kinsey Johnson (class of 2018) received the 2016 Summer Study Abroad Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to study in Vienna, Austria. She took a course in European Union law at the University of Vienna before beginning her internship with the Federal Ministry on Economy, Science, and Research. Ford Eubanks received the Center's First Study Abroad Scholarship in 2015, providing him a $5,000 scholarship to study banking and finance at the law school's exchange partner, the University of Augsburg in Augsburg, Germany. The Center hopes to offer at least one such scholarship on an annual basis and is also working to provide funding to help support an international externship.

Kinsey Johnson

2015-16 Highlights

The Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics, November 13, 2015, Chapel Hill, NC

The 2015 program provided 4 hours of continuing legal education credit, including credit in Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and a networking lunch.

The topics included:

  • Ethical issues related to cloud storage, cybersecurity, and data breaches
  • Ethical issues related to alternative and computerized legal service providers
  • A primer on ethical rules in the UK, EU, and other non-U.S. jurisdictions and implications for the international deal
  • Corporate family conflicts of interest

The panelists included:

  • Bernie Burke, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • Andy Knowles, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Brad Kohn, Cree, Inc.
  • Jim Wagner, Apogee Legal
  • Lee Whitman, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
  • Chris Zochowski, Winston & Strawn

The 2016 Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics, October 21, 2016, Chapel Hill, NC

Please register for this upcoming program.

2016 topics include:

  • Conflicts of Interest, Including Prior Work Conflicts
  • Practical and Ethical Issues of Secondment of Law Firm Attorneys.
  • Mindfulness and Stress Reduction - Practical Tips That You Can Use
  • Negotiation Ethics

2016 Panelists:

  • Todd H. Eveson, Wyrick Robbins
  • William Freivogel, Consultant
  • William A. Frey, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Julie J. Song, Quintiles
  • Courtney B. Thomas, Credit Suisse
  • Caroline Hubbell Yingling

The Clearing House Annual Conference, November 16-18, 2015, New York, NY

The Clearing House Annual Conference is a forum for the industry’s leaders to examine the bank regulatory and payments landscape. Lissa Broome was a panelist on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 on Developing Supervisory Priorities and Approaches Aimed to Promote Financial Stability and Compliance. Two students from the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal joined Lissa Broome in New York City and attended a law alumni event there.

Caroline Keen (Executive Editor, Volume 20, NCBI), Lissa Broome, and Eric Anderson (Editor in Chief, Volume 20, NCBI).

The Consumer Law and Consumer Credit Symposium at the Festival of Legal Learning, February 12-13, 2016

The Festival of Legal Learning is the law school's premier CLE event with courses on a variety of issues. The Center assisted in the organization of some segments of the Festival related to the representation of consumers, with a focus on issues related to consumer credit law.

Participants were able to select from these courses specifically geared to consumer law or consumer credit:

  • Financial Scams & Identity Theft
  • Consumer Protection Under the NC Retail Installment Sales Act
  • Recent Rulemakings & Enforcement Actions at the CFPB
  • Update on Consumer Financial Services
  • Protecting Car Buyers from Abuses in the Sale of Add-on Products

The ABCs of Banking Law, March 30, 2016

Thanks to Moore & Van Allen, PLLC for hosting this year's program and the twenty-five participants. The panelists included:

  • Lissa L. Broome, UNC School of Law
  • Scott A. Cammarn, Cadwalader, Wickerahm & Taft LLP
  • Eugene M. Katz, Wells Fargo
  • Karol K. Sparks, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
  • Clifford S. Stanford, Alston & Bird LLP

Twentieth Annual North Carolina Banking Institute, March 31-April 1, 2016, Charlotte , NC

The North Carolina Banking Institute continuing legal education program and the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal celebrated their twentieth year in 2016. The Banking Institute featured special presentations by: Gregory B. Jordan, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The PNC Financial Services Group and Kelly Thompson Cochran, Deputy Assistant Director for Regulations, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the Donald C. Clifford Lecture on Consumer Law). There were panel discussions on bank conduct, culture, and governance; cyber insurance and data security issues; bankruptcy for bankers; and mergers & acquisitions. The fifth annual George and Susan Beischer address was given by The Honorable Mick Mulvaney, U.S. Representative, South Carolina (UNC School of Law Class of 1992).