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Fundamentals of Banking Law

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June 1-3, 2020
Boston University School of Law
Sumner M. Redstone Building
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

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Don’t miss Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group partners Karol K. Sparks and John M. Geiringer, Regulatory Section Leader, as faculty members of the Fundamentals of Banking Law seminar sponsored by the Boston University School of Law. This intensive 2½ day program is designed to familiarize participants with the basics of bank regulatory law, critical policies, concepts, and regulations that have shaped banking law from the passage of the 1863 National Bank Act to the present day. This course offers a review of the fundamental themes of banking regulation, as well as an introduction to the changes since the financial crisis and the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III capital rules.

The interactive classroom approach, presence of faculty through the entire program, and limited class size, are specifically designed to mirror the experience of a law school class on banking regulation. The faculty includes instructors from numerous law schools, former bank regulators, counsel at major financial institutions and trade associations, and former general counsel of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve. In previous years, this program has been eligible for up to 19 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics credit.

Karol and John will lead the following sessions:

Overview of Bank Regulatory Structure, Themes & Law
Monday, June 1 | 8:30 AM
Karol K. Sparks

Understanding a Bank through its Financial Statements
Monday, June 1 | 1:45 PM
Karol K. Sparks

Deposit Products and Issues
Tuesday, June 2 | 10:45 AM
Karol K. Sparks

The Role of the Banking Sector in Preventing Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing (BSA/AML)
Tuesday, June 2 | 2:00 PM
John M. Geiringer

Karol is a frequent lecturer on issues relating to the regulation of financial institutions. She is one of the founders and faculty of Banking Law Fundamentals, a three-day primer on banking law sponsored by the ABA-CLE. Karol has been a guest lecturer on banking at the law schools of Northwestern, Boston University, American University, and George Washington University.

John Geiringer is a nationally recognized banking attorney who advises financial institutions on regulatory, governance, and investigative matters. John regularly provides focused training sessions to boards and management on a wide range of legal and risk management topics.

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About Boston University School of Law

Founded in 1872, Boston University School of Law has a rich history of diversity and accomplishment that continues today. The school is housed in the brand new Sumner M. Redstone Building and completely renovated law tower. Their facility features two modern law libraries, technologically advanced moot courtrooms, classrooms designed for optimal learning, and offices for faculty and administrative departments.

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