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2017 National Lawyers Convention

Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State
November 16, 2017

The 2017 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 through Saturday, November 18 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic of this year's convention is: Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State. More information will be posted soon!

Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2017?

Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Division and the Practice Groups
Jan Crawford, Kyle Duncan, Samuel Estreicher, Orin S. Kerr, Andrew J. Pincus, Carrie Severino September 27, 2017

This event is being live-streamed.

October 2nd will mark the first day of oral arguments for the 2017 Supreme Court term. The Court's docket already includes major cases involving Federal Courts, redistricting, the First Amendment, election law, business law, class actions, international and immigration issues, alien tort statutes, and the Fourth Amendment.

The full list of cases granted thus far for the upcoming term can be viewed on SCOTUSblog here. The panelists will also discuss the current composition and the future of the Court.

Featuring:

  • Prof. Samuel Estreicher, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. Orin Kerr, George Washington University Law School
  • Kyle Duncan, Schaerr Duncan, LLP
  • Carrie Severino, Judicial Crisis Network
  • Andrew Pincus, Mayer Brown, LLP
  • Moderator: Ms. Jan Crawford, CBS News

The Future of Fintech Regulation - Podcast

Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
Brian Knight, John W. Ryan, Wayne A. Abernathy August 07, 2017

Technology is having a significant impact on how financial services are being delivered. The rise of non-bank financial firms using the internet as a means of distribution is calling into question the divide between state and federal regulation and the definition of what a “bank” is. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has responded by offering a new banking charter for non-depository fintech firms, while the states have filed law suits to prevent what they see as an illegal overreach by the OCC into their jurisdiction. How fintech firms are regulated, and by whom, could have a significant impact on how innovative, accessible, and inclusive financial services are in the future.

Featuring: 

  • Brian Knight, Senior Research Fellow, Financial Markets Working Group, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
  • John W. Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Conference of State Bank Supervisors
  • Moderator: Hon. Wayne A. Abernathy, Executive VP for Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association

The Future of Fintech Regulation

Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Teleforum
Wayne A. Abernathy, John W. Ryan, Brian Knight August 04, 2017

Technology is having a significant impact on how financial services are being delivered. The rise of non-bank financial firms using the internet as a means of distribution is calling into question the divide between state and federal regulation and the definition of what a “bank” is. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has responded by offering a new banking charter for non-depository fintech firms, while the states have filed law suits to prevent what they see as an illegal overreach by the OCC into their jurisdiction. How fintech firms are regulated, and by whom, could have a significant impact on how innovative, accessible, and inclusive financial services are in the future.

Featuring: 

  • Brian Knight, Senior Research Fellow, Financial Markets Working Group, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
  • John W. Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Conference of State Bank Supervisors
  • Moderator: Hon. Wayne A. Abernathy, Executive VP for Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association

2017 Annual Supreme Court Round Up - Event Audio/Video

Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter
Miguel Estrada, Douglas R. Cox July 28, 2017

On July 13, 2017, Miguel Estrada of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP delivered the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Featuring:

  • Mr. Miguel Estrada, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Introduction: Mr. Douglas R. Cox, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

National Press Club
Washington, DC

What is Multisig Technology?

Short video featuring Jerry Brito
Jerry Brito June 27, 2017

How do you keep your digital currency safe? Jerry Brito, Executive Director of the Coin Center, explains how multisignature technology provides increased security for digital currencies such as Bitcoin.

Federal Reserve Accountability and the CHOICE Act - Podcast

Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
Alex J. Pollock, Norbert J. Michel June 15, 2017

To whom is the Federal Reserve accountable?  Does the Fed's insistence on its "independence" mean it thinks the answer is: To no one?  Who should oversee the results, successful or unsuccessful, of the Fed's actions?  One answer was given by a former president of the New York Fed years ago: "The Congress which set us up has the authority and should review our actions at any time they want to, and in any way they want to."  The CHOICE Act, recently passed by the House Financial Services Committee would in its Title X., "Fed Oversight Reform," create greater Fed accountability to the Congress.This Federalist Society Teleforum explored the bill's provisions and the issues involved.

Featuring: 

  • Alex Pollock, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
  • Norbert Michel, Senior Research Fellow, Financial Regulations and Monetary Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Federal Reserve Accountability and the CHOICE Act

Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group
Norbert J. Michel, Alex J. Pollock June 14, 2017

To whom is the Federal Reserve accountable?  Does the Fed's insistence on its "independence" mean it thinks the answer is: To no one?  Who should oversee the results, successful or unsuccessful, of the Fed's actions?  One answer was given by a former president of the New York Fed years ago: "The Congress which set us up has the authority and should review our actions at any time they want to, and in any way they want to."  The CHOICE Act, recently passed by the House Financial Services Committee would in its Title X., "Fed Oversight Reform," create greater Fed accountability to the Congress.  A Federalist Society teleforum will explore the bill's provisions and the issues involved.

Featuring: 

  • Alex Pollock, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
  • Norbert Michel, Senior Research Fellow, Financial Regulations and Monetary Policy, The Heritage Foundation

The State of Antitrust Enforcement

Albert A. Foer, Geoffrey A. Manne, Joshua D. Wright, Ronald A. Cass June 09, 2017

Antitrust policy during much of the Obama Administration was a continuation of the Bush Administration’s minimal involvement in the market. However, at the end of President Obama’s term, there was a significant pivot to investigations and blocks of high profile mergers such as Halliburton-Baker Hughes, Comcast-Time Warner Cable, Staples-Office Depot, Sysco-US Foods, and Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna. How will or should the new Administration analyze proposed mergers, including certain high profile deals like Walgreens-Rite Aid, AT&T-Time Warner, Inc., and DraftKings-FanDuel?

Join us for a lively luncheon panel discussion that will cover these topics and the anticipated future of antitrust enforcement.

Speakers: 

  • Albert A. Foer, Founder and Senior Fellow, American Antitrust Institute
  • Professor Geoffrey A. Manne, Executive Director, International Center for Law & Economics

  • Honorable Joshua D. Wright, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

  • Moderator: Honorable Ronald A. Cass, Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law and President, Cass & Associates, PC