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wednesday, March 30, 2016

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception - Sponsored by KRCL

We would like to thank the law firm of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, PC for sponsoring a reception for attendees of The ABCs of Banking Law and the Banking Institute attendees on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte. Registered attendees for each program will receive an invitation with more details from Kane Russell.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

10:30 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Community Banking  

  • Richard D. Callicutt II, Bank of North Carolina, High Point, NC
  • H. Lynn Harton, United Community Bank, Greenville, SC
  • Bradley J. Miller, United Community Bank, Blairsville, GA
  • James W. Stevens, Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta, GA

This panel will discuss some of the challenges faced by community banks, including the current challenges in the regulatory environment; growth and diversification; what happens at $10 billion; and the impact of lawsuits against directors.

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (Included)

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Bank Counsel Remarks

Gregory B. Jordan, The PNC Financial Services Group

Introduced by: Edward P. O'Keefe, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte, NC

Greg Jordan is executive vice president, general counsel, and chief administrative officer of The PNC Financial Services Group. He is responsible for overseeing all of the legal functions for the corporation. In addition, he leads PNC’s relationship with the government, including its regulatory affairs, regulatory policy and government affairs operations. In February 2016, he was named to the additional role of chief administrative officer where he oversees PNC’s corporate ethics office, the PNC Foundation, Community Affairs, and the Office of the Regional Presidents. Prior to joining PNC in October 2013, He was the global managing partner of Reed Smith, and chairman of the senior management team and executive committee. Jordan received his undergraduate degree from Bethany College and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.


2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Bank Conduct, Culture, and Governance

  • Beth S. DeSimone, CommunityOne Bancorp, Charlotte, NC
  • David F. Freeman, Jr., Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, DC
  • Edward P. O’Keefe, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte, NC (moderator)
  • Gregg Rozansky, The Clearing House, New York City, NY
  • William Vreeland, Bank of America, New York City, NY

This panel will explore diverse topics relating to bank culture and governance, including regulatory developments in the United States and Europe, recent culture initiatives, the G-30 Report on Culture and Conduct, oversight and credible challenge by Boards of Directors, the burgeoning responsibilities of bank directors, and shareholder activism.  

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.


3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

A Banker's Guide to Cyber Insurance and Data Security Issues

  • Thomas H. Bentz Jr., Holland & Knight LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Jeffrey D. Haas, Holland & Knight, Washington, DC (moderator)
  • Sarah W. Harmon, First Community Bancshares, Inc., Bluefield, VA
  • Christopher Liu, AIG Property and Casualty, New York City, NY
  • Jena M. Valdetero, Bryan Cave, Chicago, IL

This panel will provide an overview of what you need to know about data security, with a specific focus on claim trends, cyber insurance policies, and what coverage may best suit your company’s needs. Panelists include outside counsel experienced in data security and reviewing and negotiating cyber policies, an insurance industry claims expert, and an in-house risk management professional, who will engage in an interactive discussion designed to answer your cyber security and insurance questions.  

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


This opportunity to mix and mingle with the participants, including program speakers and the law students who produced the North Carolina Banking Institute journal is always a highlight of the Banking Institute.

6:00 p.m. 

2016 Banking Institute Annual Dinner*

*This is a separately ticketed event, but it is included without additional charge for all speakers, students, those attending as corporate sponsors, or on other special admission rates. Please consider attending to spend more time meeting and talking with colleagues and to hear the after-dinner remarks.

The Fifth Annual George and Susan Beischer Address

Mick Mulvaney '92, U.S. Representative, South Carolina

Introduced by: Martin H. Brinkley, Dean, UNC School of Law

Congressman Mick Mulvaney '92 was first elected in November 2010 to represent South Carolina's 5th District. He currently serves on the House Financial Services Committee as well as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Congressman Mulvaney graduated with a degree in Economics, Commerce, and Finance from Georgetown University and a J.D. from UNC School of Law. He is a serial entrepreneur, having started four businesses. His private sector experience is across many fields including law, real estate, homebuilding, and restaurants. 

In the Beischer Challenge, George and Susan Beischer agreed to match up to $1 million of gifts and pledges to the Center for Banking and Finance. The gift was completed in 2011 and celebrated at the William Horn Battle Society Dinner on April 2011. In honor of this transformative gift to the Center, its board of advisors voted to name the after-dinner address at the annual Banking Institute in honor of the Beischers. We mourn George’s death in September 2011, and are pleased that the Beischer Address is an annual opportunity to remember George and to thank the Beischers for their generosity .

Friday, april 1, 2016

7:15 - 8:15 a.m.

Coffee and Breakfast

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Bankruptcy for Bankers

  • Luis M. Agosto, Wells Fargo, Charlotte, NC
  • Joseph N. Callaway, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Greenville, NC
  • Emily R. Culler, Bank of America, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leonard H. Gilbert, Holland & Knight LLP, Tampa, FL (coordinator)
  • Richard B. Levin, Jenner & Block LLP, New York City, NY (moderator) 

This group will provide a review of the Supreme Court’s five bankruptcy decisions from the lasts Term and some courts of appeals decisions of interest to bankers and their lawyers, including bankruptcy authority, mortgage strip-down, treatment of undistributed cash in Chapter 13 cases, and dischargeability.  

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.


10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The Donald C. Clifford, Jr. Distinguished Lecture on Consumer Law

Kelly Thompson Cochran '01, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Introduced by: Martin H. Brinkley, Dean, UNC School of Law

Kelly Cochran '01 is the Deputy Assistant Director for Regulations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  She came to the CFPB from the U.S. Treasury Department, where she worked on the policy staff on financial reform and consumer protection issues. Prior to joining Treasury in November 2009, Ms. Cochran practiced law with the firm of WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., with a focus on consumer financial services regulatory counseling and litigation.  Ms. Cochran served as law clerk to the Honorable David S. Tatel on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the Honorable James Robertson on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and the UNC School of Law.

The Clifford Distinguished Lecture on Consumer Law was established by the UNC School of Law and friends following Professor Clifford’s death. Donald Clifford was the Aubrey L. Brooks Professor and served as a faculty member of Carolina Law from 1964 to 2004, specializing in commercial and consumer law. He founded the law school’s very successful Festival of Legal Learning and served as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center for Banking and Finance.

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Bank Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Todd H. Eveson, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh, NC
  • Gary McNorrill, Banks Street Partners, Charlotte, NC
  • Glenn E. Morrical, Tucker Ellis, LLP, Cleveland, OH
  • M. Patricia Oliver, Tucker Ellis, LLP, Cleveland, OH (moderator)
  • Patricia A. Robinson, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York City, NY

The panel will provide insights on the number and type of M&A deals and trends, the quest for “regulatory certainty,” updates on the current regulatory process for both regional and community-sized deals, and takeaways or lessons learned from recent approval letters.

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Center for Banking and Finance Board of Advisors Luncheon Meeting

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

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