Friday, February 24, 2012

Three Years After Lehman: Assessing the Regulatory Reforms on the Next Financial Crisis

Today, Friday, February 24, 2012, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is hosting a symposium aimed at assessing the current state of financial regulation and financial crises three years after the the collapse and damaging bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. "Three Years After Lehman: Assessing the Regulatory Reforms on the Next Financial Crisis" features Anton Valukas as a keynote speaker (authored the Valukas report assessing the reasons behind the collapse of Lehman) and includes two panels that will focus on causes of the crisis and whether the Dodd-Frank reform act will protect against future crises. The two panels are entitled: (1) On the Ground: Reliving the Lehman Failure and its Aftermath; and (2) Assessing the Legislative and Regulatory Answers to Lehman.

The webcast can be viewed live here. Also the stream will be available for viewing following the conference.

The program will take place as follows at the Sutherland Moot Court room of the University of Utah College of Law:

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE, February 24, 2012

Three years after Lehman Bros. filed the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. history, world financial markets are still unsettled, unemployment in the U.S. remains stubbornly high, and Europe may be on the brink of financial disaster. This symposium considers 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.


Keynote Address – Anton Valukas, Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Examiner, Chairman, law firm of Jenner & Block


On the Ground: Reliving the Lehman Failure and its Aftermath

Moderator: Professor Christian Johnson, S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah

Professor Ronald H. Filler, Director, Center on Financial Services Law, New York Law School, Managing Director in the Capital Markets Prime Services Division at Lehman Brothers

William F. Kroener, III, Sullivan & Cromwell, former FDIC General Counsel

Robert McLaughlin, partner, Fried Frank

George R. Sutton, partner, Jones Waldo, former Utah Commissioner of Financial Institutions




Assessing the Legislative and Regulatory Answers to Lehman

Moderator and afternoon keynote speaker: Professor Jerry W. Markham, Florida International University School of Law, former secretary and counsel, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc.; chief counsel, Division of Enforcement, CFTC

Professor andré douglas pond cummings, West Virginia University School of Law

David Marshall, Senior Vice President, Associate Director of Research and Director of Financial Markets, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Professor Steven Ramirez, Loyola University School of Law, Director Corporate Law Center

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