Banking Professionals and Students Address Financial Industry Issues at 2013 Banking Institute

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The implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, operational risk, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are on the list of topics to be addressed at the 17th Annual Banking Institute to be held March 21-22, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C. Banking and finance lawyers, professionals, scholars, and students will come together to explore current banking and finance issues in-depth. This will also be the second year that the popular introductory “ABCs of Banking Law” program will be offered as a pre-conference event for those who are new to banking law or want an update on current law.

“We are fortunate to once again have a stellar line-up of panels and speakers for our annual Banking Institute,” says organizer Lissa Broome, Wells Fargo Professor of Banking Law and director of the Center for Banking and Finance at UNC School of Law. The center’s board of advisors, who assisted with the conference planning, include the general counsels of Bank of America, Wells Fargo, BB&T, SunTrust and many of the most distinguished banking law practitioners from around the country, says Broome. “Twenty-plus students who participate in our banking journal will attend and have the opportunity to meet and interact with industry professionals.”

Panelists include distinguished practitioners from around the country, including Walter Dellinger, O’Melveny & Myers; Meredith Fuchs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and Julie Williams, Promontory Financial Group.

Featured speakers include James Strother, senior executive vice president and general counsel legal group, Wells Fargo & Company, who will present in the tradition of hearing from a bank general counsel. Presentations include The Donald F. Clifford Jr. Distinguished Lecture on Consumer Law by Michael D. Calhoun, president, Center for Responsible Lending, and The George and Susan Beischer Address by Robert B. Albertson, principal and chief strategist ininvestment strategy, Sandler O’Neill + Partners, LP.

Volume 17 of the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal will be distributed to participants at the Banking Institute. It contains comments by UNC law students on topics of current interest and articles on the new amendments to the North Carolina banking statute, industrial loan companies, and a discussion on domestic bank regulation in a global environment.

The conference will be held in Charlotte at The Ritz-Carlton on March 21-22. For registration and additional information, please see the Banking Institute. "The ABCs of Banking Law" will be presented for those desiring an introduction, overview, or refresher of basic banking law principles will be held on March 20, 2013, at the offices of Alston & Bird in Charlotte. Attendees may learn more about the "ABCs of Banking Law" program on the Continuing Legal Education Program website.

-March 14, 2013

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