November 9 – November 10, 2022
To be held at
Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Don’t miss BFKN Financial Institutions Group Senior Counsel Karol K. Sparks and Regulatory Section Leader John M. Geiringer, as they participate as faculty members for the Fundamentals of Banking Law (formerly Banking Law Basics). This intensive 2-day program, held at Chicago-Kent College of Law, is designed to familiarize participants with the basics of bank regulatory law. The curriculum includes classes on the critical policies, concepts, and regulations that have shaped over 150 years of banking law. The course offers a review of the fundamental themes of banking regulation and introduces what has changed since the financial crisis and the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III capital rules.

Structured as a workshop and lecture-based program, rather than a seminar or conference, Fundamentals of Banking Law is taught by experienced practitioners, former bank regulators, and academics from leading law schools. This program is eligible for MCLE credit.

Karol and John will lead the following sessions:

Overview of Bank Regulatory Structure, Themes and Law
Wednesday, November 09 | 8:30 AM
Karol K. Sparks

Understanding a Bank through its Financial Statements and Concepts of Capital
Wednesday, November 09 | 1:45 PM
Karol K. Sparks

Examinations and Enforcement Actions
Thursday, November 10 | 9:15 AM
John M. Geiringer

The Role of the Banking Sector in Preventing Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (BSA/AML)
Thursday, November 10 | 2:30 PM
John M. Geiringer

About the Lawyers

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.

K. Sparks concentrates her practice on corporate activities and regulatory issues of financial institutions, about which she has counseled banks for over 30 years. Her special emphasis is on the distribution of nontraditional bank products, including annuities, insurance, mutual funds, prepaid cards and other deposit account access devices, and the myriad of federal and state laws and regulations that apply to those activities. 

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