Three years after Lehman Bros. filed the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. history, world financial markets are still wobbly, unemployment in the U.S. remains stubbornly high, and Europe may be on the brink of financial disaster. On February 24, 2012 the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host a special symposium, “Three Years after Lehman: Assessing the Regulatory Reforms of the Next Financial Crisis,” that will consider the role Lehman Brothers’ failure played in the current economic downturn and whether reforms enacted in the wake of the failure are adequate to protect economic markets going forward.
"Symposium organizer Christian Johnson, Professor of Law at the College of Law, said, 'The conference attempts to put into perspective the Lehman failure (and the crisis generally) and to understand the effectiveness of the reforms that were enacted in the crisis’s aftermath. Given the general state of the U.S. and the global economy, such reflection and analysis becomes critical as regulators and policy makers further consider their options and responsibilities.'"
Corporate Justice Blog contributors Steven Ramirez and andré douglas pond cummings will be featured speakers at the symposium.