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Sponsoring Conferences for Industry Professionals

Since 1997, the Center for Banking and Finance has sponsored an annual continuing legal education program for the banking law community. The Banking Institute is a well-attended program that, in recent years, has been held in Charlotte, a major financial center. Speakers at past institutes have included:

  • Paul L. Reynolds, CAO of Fifth Third Bank
  • Kelly S. King, CEO of BB&T
  • Donald Powell, chairman of the FDIC
  • Donna Tanoue, chairman of the FDIC
  • Sheila Bair, chairman of the FDIC
  • Mark Olson, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Elizabeth Duke, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Jerry Hawke, Comptroller of the Currency
  • Gene Ludwig, Comptroller of the Currency
  • Julie Williams, chief counsel, OCC
  • Virgil Mattingly and Scott Alvarez, general counsel, Federal Reserve Board
  • Hugh McColl, CEO of Bank of America
  • Ken Thompson, CEO of Wachovia
  • Ed Crutchfield, CEO of First Union
  • John Allison, CEO of BB&T
  • Rodgin Cohen, Sullivan & Cromwell
  • John Douglas, Paul, Hastings

In recent years, a bank general council has attended the Banking Institute. We've been privileged to hear from the general council of Bank of America (2007, Tim Mayopoulos), Wachovia (2008, Mark Treanor), RBC Bank (USA) (2009, Jerry Hurst), and Bank of America (2010, Edward O'Keefe). Deputy General Counsel, Robert C. Hunter from The Clearing House; spoke at the 2011 Institute.

The center sponsors three other annual programs:

  • The Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics, with a focus on ethical issues of interest to corporate attorneys, since 2002.
  • The Consumer Law and Consumer Credit Symposium, as part of the Festival of Legal Learning, since 2001.
  • The North Carolina Bank Directors' College, with the North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks, since 2002.

An Emerging Issues Forum has also been developed to provide in-depth programs on an occasional basis on particular issues of current interest to the financial services community. The first such forum was held May 13, 2002, in Washington D .C., on the subject of Off-Balance Sheet Finance and Accounting.

The center has also co-sponsored conferences outside of North Carolina with other organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Securities Industry Association, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In addition to helping market these conferences, the center provides speakers from the center's faculty and helps identify other leading speakers from throughout the country.

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