AGEP Fifth Annual Public Policy Institute on Financial Services

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: The Attorneys General Education Program

This program will explore several major issues at the forefront of financial services regulation and litigation, with a particular focus on issues of interest to states. The first day will begin day with foundational lectures on lessons learned from the financial crisis and understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and its unintended consequences, followed by a more detailed discussion surrounding Dodd-Frank’s 5th anniversary. Other foundational lectures will highlight the role of debt collection in the ecosystem of consumer credit and the regulation of student lending in higher education. Panels will include topics such as pre-dispute arbitration clauses, consumer protection and financial services, and the evolving worlds of mobile banking, digital wallets, and virtual currencies.


What the Most Recent Financial Crisis Should Teach Us

Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

The Role of Debt Collection in the Ecosystem of Consumer Credit

Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Reflections on the 5th Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Act

Christopher M. Paridon, Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Alex J. Pollock, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Heidi Mandanis Schooner, Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason  University School of Law
Moderator: The Honorable Gregory F. Zoeller, Attorney General of Indiana

The Financial Crisis: Why The Conventional Wisdom Has It All Wrong

Richard M. Kovacevich, Chairman Emeritus, Wells Fargo & Company

Who Should Regulate Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses?

Karla Gilbride, Staff Attorney, Public Justice
Christopher R. Drahozal, John M. Rounds Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, University of Kansas School of Law
Jason S. Johnston, Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Archis Parasharami, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Moderator: The Honorable Samuel S. Olens, Attorney General of Georgia

Consumer Protection and Financial Services

David M. Skanderson, Vice President, Financial Economics, Charles River Associates
Jonathan L. Pompan, Partner, Venable LLP
Lauren K. Saunders, Associate Director, National Consumer Law Center
Moderator: The Honorable Joseph A. Foster, Attorney General of New Hampshire

Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and its (Unintended) Consequences

David A. Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Higher Education, Student Lending, and the Regulatory State

Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

The Evolving Worlds of Mobile Banking, Digital Wallets, and Virtual Currencies

Jeffrey A. Tassey, Principal, Tassey and Associates
Brian Russell, Senior Vice President, Payment and Transit Mobile Security, Giesecke & Devrient America, Inc.
Obrea O. Poindexter, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Kelvin Chen, Attorney Advisor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Moderator: The Honorable Lawrence G. Wasden, Attorney General of Idaho

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