Practitioners in Residence Program and Speaker Series

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Practitioners in Residence Program

The Practitioners in Residence Program brings attorneys and industry professionals to the school of law to participate in classes.

  • Gene Katz, Senior Company Counsel (Regulatory and Compliance) for Wells Fargo & Company - "Supervision and Enforcement Activities by Bank Regulators"
  • Alfred Pollard, General Counsel of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, will present a talk on "Current Legal Matters in the Nation's Financial Crisis -- Challenges for Regulators and Financial Providers"
  • Brad Ives, Entreprenuer in renewable energy (formerly head of structured finance at Kennedy Covington) - "The Basics of Securitization"
  • Daniel Garner, general counsel, North Carolina Commissioner of Banks - "Bank powers, bank charter choice, and starting a new bank"
  • Daniel Garner, general counsel, North Carolina Commissioner of Banks and Ray Grace North Carolina Chief Deputy Commissioner of Banks, - "Forming a State Bank"
  • David Batty and Rick Brown, Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman - "Secured Transaction Opinions"
  • Eric Spitler, Counselor to the Chairman and Director Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - "Conversations with Eric Spitler"
  • George Beischer, Beischer, Boles & Beischer and Tony Gaeta, Gaeta & Eveson PA - "Starting a Bank"
  • Jim Hedrick & David Batty, Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman - "Syndicated Lending"
  • Scott Cammarn, Special Counsel, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft (formerly with Ally Financial/GMAC Financial Services, Lending Tree, and Bank of America) - "The Volcker Rule"
  • Scott Cammarn, Special Counsel, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft (formerly with Ally Financial/GMAC Financial Services, Lending Tree, and Bank of America) - "Affiliate Transaction Rules, Anti-Tying Rules"
  • Tony Gaeta, Gaeta & Eveson - "Bank Mergers and Acquisitions"

The Center for Banking and Finance Speaker Series

UNC School of Law conducts a faculty workshop series throughout the academic year. This series presents the work of prominent scholars from our own and other schools. Each year, the Center for Banking and Finance sponsors some of the workshop speakers whose interests relate to banking and finance topics. This year, in addition to our sponsorship of workshop speakers that are also part of the Duke-UNC Law & Finance Workshops, we are also sponsoring the workshop of Sean Hagan, general counsel, International Monetary Fund on Friday, October 13.

Duke-UNC Law and Finance Workshops

Duke Law School and the University of North Carolina School of Law sponsored a workshop series in 2006-07 dedicated to law and finance topics. In the fall of 2006, Duke Law School hosted the workshops and UNC School of Law was the spring 2007 host. The Center for Banking and Finance at the UNC School of Law sponsored the spring workshops.

School of Law faculty and students are invited to attend all workshops. The schedule is below. For additional information, please contact Professor Lissa Broome ( or 919.962.7066).

Fall 2006, Duke Law School

All workshops are at 12:15 p.m. and include lunch, unless noted otherwise. Please contact Sheilah Villalobos at 919.613.7263 or to reserve your lunch and parking permit.

  • Christine Hurt, University of Illinois College of Law
    The Undercivilization of Corporate Law.Friday, August 25, 3:00 p.m.
  • Donald Langevoort , Georgetown University Law Center
    The Social Construction of Sarbanes-Oxley.
    Friday, September 1*
  • Omri Ben-Shahar, The University of Michigan Law School
    Friday, September 22*
  • Todd Zywicki , George Mason University School of Law
    Friday, September 29
  • Larry Ribstein, University of Illinois College of Law
    Friday, November 3
  • Paul Mahoney , University of Virginia School of Law
    (date to be determined)

* Part of Duke's Faculty Workshop Series -- UNC faculty and students invited to attend

Spring 2007, UNC School of Law

All workshops will be held at 12:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge and include lunch. Please contact Alice Girod at 919.962.0357 or to reserve your lunch and receive parking instructions.

  • David Skeel, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Patrick Bolton, Columbia Business School (tentative)
    Friday, January 19
  • Cindy Williams, University of Illinois College of Law
    Friday, March 2
  • Frank Dobbin, Harvard University (Sociology Department)
    Friday, March 23
  • Donna Nagy, Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
    Friday, April 13
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