Don’t miss Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group partners Karol K. Sparks and John M. Geiringer, Regulatory Section Leader, as members of the faculty of Fundamentals of Banking Law (formerly Banking Law Basics), sponsored and hosted by Boston University School of Law.

June 17-19, 2019
Boston University School of Law
Sumner M. Redstone Building
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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Offered since 1998, this intensive 21/2 day program is designed to familiarize participants with the basics of bank regulatory law, with particular focus on the critical policies, concepts, themes, and legal developments that have shaped over 240 years of banking law from the birth of our country to the present.

Replicating the experience of a law school class on banking regulation, this condensed program delivers a comprehensive and interactive overview taught by a highly experienced faculty of seasoned practitioners and former regulators who also lecture on banking regulation and related topics at leading law schools. This program will be eligible for CLE credit, in the past providing up to 19 hours, including two hours of ethics.


  • Ensuring that bank practitioners: (i) understand the depth and breadth of bank regulatory law as it is applied to their clients; and (ii) are positioned to identify issues, react to client needs, and anticipate developments in the law.
  • Developed to encompass valued insights as an academic course, rather than a professional seminar, by members of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee.
  • Materials include a detailed outline for each class prepared by the instructing lawyer.
  • Readily available faculty members with varied viewpoints, resulting in diverse and open discussions.
  • Course enrollment limited to 50 or less, encouraging class interaction and informality.

Our partners Karol and John will teach the following sessions:

Overview of Bank Regulatory Structure, Themes & Law
Monday, June 17 | 8:30 AM
Karol K. Sparks, Partner

Understanding a Bank Through Its Financial Statements
Monday, June 17 | 2:15 PM
Karol K. Sparks, Partner

Deposit Products and Issues
Tuesday, June 18 | 10:45 AM
Karol K. Sparks, Partner

The Role of the Banking Sector in Preventing Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing (AML-BSA)

Wednesday, June 19 | 8:00 AM
John M. Geiringer, Partner & Regulatory Section Leader

To register and learn more, visit: http://www.bu.edu/law/academics/llm-masters-degrees/banking-financial-law/upcoming-events/fundamentals-of-banking-law/

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