Journal of Business and Intellectual Property to host spring symposium on banking industry issues on Feb. 10, 2017

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The Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law will focus on a variety of banking issues at its spring symposium, “Banking Law: Current and Future Issues,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017,  in the Worrell Professional Center. This event is free and open to the public. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from the North Carolina State Bar has been approved for five hours.

North Carolina has strong ties to the banking industry and this symposium seeks to provide the industry with a discussion of emerging issues. Panel topics include FinTech, Consumer Protection, Regulatory Impact on Community Banks, Cyber Security and Regulatory Impact on the Life of an In-House Counsel.

The symposium will bring together leading scholars and industry professionals to discuss issues currently facing the banking industry and future issues that may arise.

Issues include:

  • Technology’s impact on banking operations and regulatory compliance and the potential regulation of third party vendors;
  • Questions surrounding regulatory challenges for community banks. Issues relating to data security and further cyber security measures;
  • Questions of credit availability for consumers, businesses, state and federal regulators roles, fair lending compliance;
  • Discussions about the life of an in-house bank lawyer after Dodd-Frank.

“These are among the many lines of inquiry the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law will explore,” says Symposium Editor Lauren Henderson (JD ’17).

Symposium speakers include:

John Douglas, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Lawrence Baxter, Duke Law School

Erin Fonte, Dykema Cox Smith

Kelly Cochran, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Don Lampe, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Art Wilmarth, George Washington University Law School

Todd Eveson, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

Katie Bosken, North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks

Chris Swecker (JD ’81), Attorney at Law

Tom Bentz, Holland & Knight LLP

Todd Stillerman, Bank of America

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