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2011 Bank Director's Bank Audit Committee Conference (Chicago, IL)

Insight on Oversight

June 14-15, 2011

Barack Ferrazzano's Financial Institutions Group is proud to sponsor and take part in Bank Director's 2011 Bank Audit Committee Conference.

Regulatory Relations Dos and Don’ts for the Board
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - Breakout Session

In today’s regulatory environment, it is more important than ever for a board of directors to be mindful of how to communicate and manage a bank’s relationship with its regulators.  John Geiringer, Partner and co-head of Barack Ferrazzano’s Regulatory practice, offers insight regarding how banks and boards can effectively manage these relationships and help navigate through difficult situations or minimize potential problems.

Mars versus Venus:  Managing Outside Consultants
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 – Peer Breakout Session

Learn how the audit committee can best manage its relationship with outside consultants, specifically the lawyers and auditors.  When does it make sense to bring in outside advisers, and what questions should you be asking them?  As importantly, how can the board manage the cost of relying on outside consultants when budgets are tight?  Gain tips from board members as well as the outside advisors themselves, including Rob Fleetwood, Partner and member of the Financial Institutions Group, who will speak on the panel for Private/Thinly Traded Banks.

Audit Committee 101: Best Practices to Improve Your Committee’s Performance
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 – Workshop

Rob Fleetwood leads this workshop which will discuss issues such as setting committee meeting agendas; managing information flow with other board committees, management, and outside advisers; setting expectations for committee members as well as external parties; and other best practices to improve the audit committee’s effectiveness in today’s environment.

For more information about this program, please visit the 2011 Bank Audit Committee Conference website or download a copy of the conference brochure below.

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