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Regulating Megabanks: A Conference in Honor of Arthur Wilmarth

May 24, 2021 @ 8:50 am - 5:30 pm

Join the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Colorado Law Review for a daylong online symposium regarding the regulation of large financial conglomerates.  This symposium honors Professor Arthur Wilmarth of the George Washington University Law School, who has devoted his entire scholarly career to this topic and whose book Taming the Megabanks was just published by Oxford University Press.


The public can access a recording (in two parts) of the conference at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwFq2GL-i5UiyIX9OK3fgYZKOK0BtLCbN



Conference Schedule

(all times Eastern Daylight time)

Time Panel
8:50 – 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks

Erik Gerding (University of Colorado School of Law)

Ming Newcomb (Editor-in-Chief, Colorado Law Review)

9:00 – 9:30 am Fireside Chat

Mark Van Der Weide (General Counsel, Federal Reserve Board), interviewed by Jeremy Kress (University of Michigan Ross School of Business)

9:30 – 10:00 am


Keynote Presentation

Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio) (Chairman, U.S. Senate Banking Committee), introduced by Art Wilmarth (George Washington University School of Law)

10:00 am – 10:45 am Fireside Chat: Regulating Megabanks, Transatlantic Perspectives

Sir Paul Tucker (Harvard Kennedy School; former Deputy Governor, Bank of England);

Simon Johnson (MIT Sloan School of Management)

Moderator: Anna Gelpern (Georgetown University Law Center)

10:45 – 11:15 am Panel: Financial Conglomerates and Central Banks

Kate Judge (Columbia Law School)

Nadav Orian Peer (University of Colorado Law School)

Morgan Ricks (Vanderbilt University Law School)

Moderator: Peter Conti-Brown (University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School)

11:15 – Noon Panel: Fintechs, Financial Conglomerates, and the Separation of Banking and Commerce

Hilary J. Allen (American University, Washington College of Law)

Kristin Johnson (Emory University School of Law)

Rory Van Loo (Boston University School of Law)

Moderator: Saule T. Omarova (Cornell Law School)

Noon – 12:50 pm Fireside Chat

William Coen (Vice Chair, Reference Point; former Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision)

Tom Hoenig (Mercatus Center, George Mason University; former Vice Chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)

Moderator: Jeremy Pam (Columbia University SIPA/Political Science)

12:50 – 1:35 pm A Conversation with Art

Art Wimarth (George Washington University Law School)

Pat McCoy (Boston College Law School)

1:35 – 2:25pm Panel: Dodd-Frank: What was Done, What Was Undone, and What Is Still to Be Done

Andy Green (U.S. Department of Agriculture*)

Damon Silvers (Director of Policy & Special Counsel, AFL-CIO)

Marcus Stanley (Policy Director, Americans for Financial Reform)

Lisa Fairfax (George Washington University School of Law)

Moderator: Graham Steele (Director of the Corporations and Society Initiative, Stanford Graduate School of Business)

* Affiliation for identification purposes only.

2:25 – 3 pm Panel: Conglomerates, Conflicts and Consumer and Investor Protection

Raul Carillo (Deputy Director, Law & Political Economy Project, Yale Law School)

Chris Peterson (University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law)

Moderator: Adam Levitin (Georgetown University Law Center)

3:00 – 3:30 pm Panel: Comparative Perspectives on Regulating Financial Conglomerates

Dr. Rosa Lastra (Queen Mary University of London)

Dr. Wolf-Georg Ringe (University of Hamburg)

Moderator: Heidi Schooner (Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law)

3:30 – 4:00 pm Panel: Supervision & Governance of Conglomerates

Jeremy Kress (University of Michigan Ross School of Business)

Lev Menand (Columbia Law School)

Moderator: Jennifer Taub (Western New England University School of Law)

4:00 – 4:30 pm Panel: What the End of Glass-Steagall Meant for Insurance and Securities Law

Erik Gerding (University of Colorado Law School)

Dan Schwarcz (University of Minnesota Law School)

4:30 – 5:30 pm Keynote Presentation & Fireside Chat

Remarks by John S. Reed (former Chair, Citigroup; former Chair, New York Stock Exchange)

Discussion with Dennis Kelleher (CEO, Better Markets) and Arthur Wilmarth (George Washington University School of Law)





May 24, 2021
8:50 am - 5:30 pm


Virtual Zoom Room


Erik Gerding
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