June 20-22, 2023
Boston University School of Law
Boston, MA
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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 in Fundamentals of Banking Law (formerly Banking Law Basics), sponsored and hosted by Boston University School of Law.

Offered since 1998, this intensive 3-day program is designed to familiarize participants with the basics of bank regulatory law, with a particular focus on the critical policies, concepts, themes, and legal developments that have shaped over 150 years of banking law from the passage of the 1863 National Bank Act 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 16 hours, including two hours of ethics.


  • Materials include a detailed outline for each class prepared by the lawyer teaching the particular class session.
  • Faculty members are present for the entire course. Classroom discussion often involves a variety of faculty viewpoints.
  • In addition to lawyers from firms and financial institutions seeking greater regulatory knowledge, attendees often include lawyers new to this area of law from government agencies, as well as non-lawyers, including compliance officers, bank examiners, risk managers, and consultants.
  • Course enrollment is limited to 50 or less to encourage class interaction and informality.

Segments taught by Karol and John:

Welcome and Introductions; Summary of Course
Tuesday, June 20 | 8:00 AM
Karol K. Sparks, Senior Counsel

Overview of Bank Regulatory Structure, Themes & Law
Tuesday, June 20 | 8:30 AM
Karol K. Sparks, Senior Counsel

Examination and Enforcement
Tuesday, June 20 | 1:45 PM
John M. Geiringer, Partner & Regulatory Section Leader

The Role of the Banking Sector in Preventing Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing (AML-BSA)
Tuesday, June 20 | 4:15 PM
John M. Geiringer, Partner & Regulatory Section Leader

Understanding a Bank Through Its Financial Statements
Wednesday, June 21 | 8:00 AM
Karol K. Sparks, Senior Counsel

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