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GW Law School to Host ‘Financial Stability after Dodd-Frank: Have We Ended Too Big to Fail?’

Regulators, Researchers Will Discuss Nation’s Financial Landscape with GW Center for Law, Economics and Finance

October 28, 2014
MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Jason Shevrin: [email protected], 202-994-5631
Claire Duggan: [email protected], 202-994-0616
 
EVENT:
The George Washington University’s Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF) will host a conference of leading experts to address financial regulators’ progress in developing a framework that will allow large financial institutions to “fail” without harming the economy. The conference includes current and former policymakers and will examine whether the Dodd-Frank Act ended “too big to fail” as promised.
 
Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and Thomas Hoenig, vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), will deliver keynote addresses. The event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods and Better Markets.
 
WHEN:
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014; 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
 
WHERE:
The George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
Jack Morton Auditorium (ground floor)
805 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue, Orange and Silver lines)
 
RSVP:
Media interested in attending should contact Jason Shevrin at [email protected] or 202-994-5631.
 
BACKGROUND:
The conference includes three panels: “Will ‘Orderly Failure’ Work for Large Complex Institutions?,” “Reducing the Fragility of the Financial System” and “Industry Structure and the 'Shadow Banking' System.” Panelists include experts from several top universities as well as current and former officials from the FDIC, the Department of the Treasury and the International Monetary Fund.
 
For more information, including a complete agenda, visit http://go.gwu.edu/1xv
 
GW Law School offers an integrated and intensive program for the study of the laws governing economic and financial markets and institutions. GW Law School’s location in Washington is a critical asset to those interested in business and finance and creates numerous opportunities for learning and networking outside the classroom. 
 
About the George Washington University Law School
The George Washington University Law School, long recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, pursues a distinctive research and learning mission that engages the leading law and policy questions of our time and provides students with an education that will position them to help change the world. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, the Law School was founded in 1865 and was the first law school in the District of Columbia.
 
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