The New Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Appropriate Safeguard or Regulation Run Amok?

The New York Lawyers Chapter
Start : Monday, December 12, 2011 06:00 PM
End : Monday, December 12, 2011 08:30 PM

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The Cornell Club
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY

Featured Speakers:
Jonathan R. Macey


A Debate Featuring:

  • Jonathan R. Macey, Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law Yale Law School
  • Jeffrey N. Gordon, Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law Columbia Law School
  • Mary E. Kissel (Moderator), Editorial Board Member, The Wall Street Journal 

Jonathan R. Macey is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law at Yale University, and Professor in the Yale School of Management. Professor Macey is the author of several books including the two-volume treatise, Macey on Corporation Laws, and co-author of two leading casebooks, Corporations: Including Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies and Banking Law and Regulation. In 1995, Professor Macey was awarded the Paul M. Bator prize for excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Public Service by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy. In 2004, he was awarded a Teaching Award by the Yale Law Women in recognition of his “commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring and inspiring.”

Jeffrey N. Gordon is senior articles editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Mr. Gordon is law clerk to the Hon. William E. Doyle, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1975-76. He practiced law at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, specializing in corporate law and securities litigation and transactions, 1976-79. He was an attorney at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1979-81, advising on such issues as loan guarantees for Chrysler, the Synfuels Corporation, and New York City; deregulation of financial institutions; and regulation of financial futures trading. Mr. Gordon taught at New York University School of Law, 1982-88 and joined the Columbia faculty in 1988.

Mary E. Kissel is a member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board, where she contributes regularly to the global Journal’s signed and unsigned commentary on finance, economics and international affairs. Ms. Kissel joined the Journal in Hong Kong in 2004 to write the Heard in Asia column, the Journal’s premier column on financial markets. From 2005 to 2010, she served as the Journal’s Asia-Pacific opinion editor. Under her direction, the team won numerous awards for its human-rights work. She is a weekly co-host of ABC Radio’s nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show and appears on the Bill Bennett Show. Her television credentials include Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, Australian Broadcasting and the BBC. Ms. Kissel began her career at Goldman Sachs as a fixed-income research and capital-markets specialist in New York and London.

Registration details:

Reception begins at 6:00 p.m., and the program  begins at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The event is FREE and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more information, telephone Mark Schuman at (212) 578-9043 or e-mail