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Fifth Annual Financial Regulatory Reform Symposium: “The Road Traveled: Assessing Dodd-Frank Five Years After the Crisis,” Oct. 31

202-994-3087; [email protected]
Liz Field
202-994-5609; [email protected]


The GW Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) will host its fifth annual symposium on regulatory reform, featuring keynotes by Eugene A. Ludwig, founder and CEO of Promontory Financial Group and 27th comptroller of the currency; The Honorable Thomas M. Hoenig, vice chairman of the FDIC; and The Honorable Gary S. Gensler, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.


Thursday, October 31, 2013; 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Jack Morton Auditorium
The George Washington University
805 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20052
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)


Media interested in attending should contact Angela Olson at 202-994-3087 or [email protected], or Liz Field at 202-994-5609, 202-510-1702 or efield[email protected]


7 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

8:15 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks – Dean Gregory E. Maggs

8:30 a.m.: Keynote Address

  • Eugene A. Ludwig, founder and CEO, Promontory Financial Group and 27th comptroller of the currency

9:20 a.m.: Panel Discussion – “Global Systemically Important Banks: Too Big (and International) to Regulate?”

•    Richard J. Osterman, Jr., acting general counsel, FDIC

•    Michael Helfer, vice chairman, Citigroup, Inc.

•    Anna Gelpern, professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center

•    Paul Lee, of counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


V. Gerard Comizio, partner and chair, Global Banking Practice Group, Paul Hastings LLP

11 a.m.: Coffee Break       

11:10 a.m.: Keynote Address

•    The Honorable Thomas M. Hoenig, vice chairman, FDIC

Noon: Luncheon

1:10 p.m.: Keynote Address

•    The Honorable Gary S. Gensler, chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

2 p.m.: Panel Discussion – “The Future of Housing Finance: Finding a New Direction?” 

•    Peter Carroll, assistant director, office of mortgage markets, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

•    Michael Fratantoni, vice president, single-family research and policy development, Mortgage Bankers Association

•    Tom Deutsch, executive director, American Securitization Forum

•    Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns fellow in financial policy studies, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

•    Julia Gordon, director, housing finance and policy, Center for American Progress


Laurence E. Platt, partner, K&L Gates LLP 


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