December 1, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Drake Hotel
Chicago, IL 60601

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Join BFKN Financial Institutions Group partner and Regulatory Section Leader John M. Geiringer at the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) Bank Counsel Conference on Friday, December 1, at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. This 1-day conference will offer a year-in-review on state and federal banking industry developments, legislation, regulation, court decisions, and the regulators' latest hot button issues.

The Unique Ethical and Legal Challenges in Advising Regulated Institutions
December 1 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM
John M. Geiringer, BFKN Financial Institutions Group Partner & Regulatory Section Leader
Scott Alvarez, Retired General Counsel, Federal Reserve Board

This session explores the unique issues facing lawyers who represent banks and other financial institutions. Using their experience in the public and private sectors, Scott and John will focus on the ethical challenges inherent to representing regulated entities that have ongoing relationships with the regulators that have significant authority over them. They also will discuss how the attorney–client privilege operates when dealing with regulated entities, and issues raised when providing both legal and business advice.

About the Lawyer

John M. 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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