Financial Innovation in a Changing World

Feb 07, 2013

Financial Innovation in a Changing World

Virginia Journal of International Law-J.B. Moore Society Spring Symposium

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Virginia Journal of International Law (VJIL) and the J.B. Moore Society of International Law is proud to present its 2013 Spring Symposium on Friday, February 22, 2013. The Symposium will present a set of panels discussing recent trends and changes facing the international financial sector. As the challenges confronting the global economy become more complex, the importance of innovation by the United States and other foreign entities is becoming increasingly evident.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Ethiopis Tafara, Director, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

PANELS

Crisis and the Evolution of Sovereign Debt: Significant responses to the sovereign debt crisis from financial institutions and international actors, and the potential legacy of efforts to address these challenges.

     Moderator: Pierre-Hugues Verdier, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

     Panelists:
     Mitu Gulati, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
     Jonathan Hamilton, Partner, White & Case LLP
     W. Mark Weidemaier, Assistant Professor of Law, UNC School of Law

Trends and Effects of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Exploring trends in the application of the FCPA, its interaction with international standards, and the ultimate effects on international corporate governance and behavior.

     Moderator: Paul B. Stephan, John C. Jeffries, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of law

     Panelists:
     Richard Dean, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
     Eric Kadel, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
     Mark Mendelsohn, Partner, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP
     Philip M. Nichols, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
     Richard Smith, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

The International Convergence of Banking and Securities Regulations: Assessing the impact of increasingly homogenized rules, standards, and norms across international boundaries in the regulation of global banking and securities markets.

     Moderator: John D. Morley, Associate Professor of Law, UVA

     Panelists:
     Edward Kelly, Chairman of Institutional Clients Group, Citigroup Inc.
     Galit Sarfaty, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law
     Andrew Verstein, Associate Research Scholar in Law, John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Executive Director – Center for the Study of Corporate Law, Yale Law School

SCHEDULE

TIME                                
EVENT
Thursday at 7:00 P.M. Welcome Dinner
8:00 A.M – 9:00 A.M
Check-In/Breakfast
9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Panel 1: Crisis and the Evolution of Sovereign Debt
10:30 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.
Break
10:45 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Panel 2: Trends and Effects of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Lunch
1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Keynote Speech: ETHIOPIS TAFARA
2:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.
Break
2:45 P.M. – 4:15 P.M.
Panel 3: The International Convergence of Banking and Securities Regulations
4:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Closing Remarks
4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Reception

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