The Financial Services Bailout: Cause, Effect and the Limits of Government Action

Administrative Law Practice Group, Corporations & Securities Practice Group, Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group, and Financial Services Practice Group

Sponsored by Chapman University School of Law, Financial Services Roundtable, the Federalist Society’s Administrative Law Practice Group, Corporations & Securities Practice Group, Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group, and Financial Services Practice Group 

Wall StreetThe government bailout raises a multitude of thorny questions that remain unanswered:  What caused the crisis?  What is the best way to fix the problems?  Is there a clear path to return to a free market?  What are the limits of federal government authority in this area and, do those limits expand in the time of a "crisis"?  Our panels of legal experts will discuss these and other issues.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 19
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Debate: The Founders' Intent, Constitutional Provisions, and Limits on Spending Power and Delegation  audio  video

  • Dr. John Eastman, Dean, Chapman University School of Law
  • Prof. Louis Michael Seidman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Hon. Wayne Abernathy, Executive Vice President, Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association

10:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Panel I:  How Did We Get into the Mess We Are in Today?  audio  video

  • Mr. Bert Ely, President, Ely & Company
  • Mr. James H. Carr, Chief Operating Officer, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • Prof. Timothy Canova, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Chapman University School of Law
  • Hon. Wayne Abernathy, Executive Vice President, Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association
  • Moderator: Mr. Craig L. Hymowitz, Partner, Blank Rome LLP

12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Panel II: Reprivatizing Credit Risk: Where Do We Go From Here?  audio  video

  • Hon. Jeb Hensarling, Representative, 5th District of Texas
  • Mr. David Berenbaum, Executive Vice President, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • Mr. John C. Weicher, Director of Center for Housing and Financial Markets, Hudson Institute
  • Mr. Alex Pollock, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Moderator: Hon. Ronald A. Cass, President, Cass & Associates, PC

National Press Club
Washington, DC

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