Category: Symposium

Schedule of Events: RBFL Symposium

February 18th, 2016 in Symposium, Uncategorized

On February 26th, RBFL and Boston University School of Law will host an academic symposium on the topic of “Dodd-Frank, the Volcker Rule, and the Future of Banking in America.”  Please find the schedule of events for the symposium below.  All are welcome!  To register for the symposium, please go here.

Coffee and Centennial Breakfast – 8:30-9:00 AM

Introductory Remarks – 9:00-9:15 AM
Room 103                                                                             

Panel 1: The Volcker Rule – 9:15-10:45 AM
Room 103


  • Jai Massari, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (Moderator)
  • Anna Harrington, Board Of Governors of The Federal Reserve
  • John Coates, Harvard Law School
  • Grant F. Butler, State Street Bank And Trust Company
  • Fadi Hanna, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co

Coffee Break – 10:45-11:00 AM

Panel 2: Dodd-Frank’s Effect on Community Banks – 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Room 103


  • Jay Tuli, Leader Bank
  • Marshall Lux, Harvard Kennedy School (Moderator)
  • John Conneeley, FDIC
  • Terry Jorde, Independent Community Bankers of America.

Lunch: Provided by BU Law – 12:15 -1 PM

Keynote Address – 1:00-1:30 PM
Room 103

Steve Kaplan, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Panel 3: Section 23A – 1:30- 2:30 PM
Room 103


  • Chris Paridon, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (Moderator)
  • Curtis Tao, Citigroup
  • Kathleen Juhase, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Phil Wertz, Bank of America

Afternoon Coffee: Sponsored by the Banking LLM program – 2:30-2:45 PM

Panel 4: Systemic Risk – 2:45-4:00 PM
Room 103


  • Art Murton, FDIC
  • Sean Collins, Investment Company Institute
  • Cornelius Hurley, Boston University
  • Laurence Kotlikoff, Boston University (Moderator)

Networking Reception: Sponsored by WilmerHale – 4:00-6:00 PM
Barristers Hall

RBFL Symposium: Dodd-Frank, the Volcker Rule, and the Future of Banking in America

February 15th, 2016 in Symposium

Please join us on Friday, February 26th for the Review of Banking & Financial Law Symposium. The Symposium will be held at Boston University School of Law from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM and will include breakfast and lunch.  The four panels will be followed by a networking reception for all attendees.

This symposium will bring together leading scholars and industry professionals to discuss key financial issues faced by the banking industry five years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act. It will feature leading experts on the impact of the Act, including banking professionals, practicing lawyers, and academics.

Four panels of experts will discuss the Volcker Rule, Super 23A, unique challenges for community banks, and the issue of systemic risk. Participants will examine how Dodd-Frank has affected the banking industry and how professionals are dealing with some of the most pressing challenges presented by Dodd-Frank today.


Steve Kaplan
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


The Volcker Rule

Grant F. Butler
State Street Bank and Trust Company

John Coates
Harvard Law School

Fadi Hanna
J. P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Anna Harrington
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

Jai Massari (Moderator)
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Dodd-Frank’s Effect On Community Banks

John Conneeley 
FDIC – New York

Terry Jorde
Independent Community Bankers Of America

Marshall Lux (Moderator)
Harvard Kennedy School

Jay Tull
Leader Bank

Section 23A 

Kathleen Juhase
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Chris Paridon (Moderator)
Davis Polk & Wardwell Llp

Curtis Tao

Philip Wertz
Bank of America

Systemic Risk

Laurence Kotlikoff (Moderator)
Boston University 

Art Murton

Sean Collins
Investment Company Institute

Cornelius Hurley
Boston University School of Law

All—including faculty, students, and the general public—are welcome to attend. To contact the symposium editors and for additional information on the Review of Banking & Financial Law, please visit

Symposium: Dodd-Frank, the Volcker Rule, and the Future of Banking in America

February 8th, 2016 in Symposium

On February 26, 2016, the Boston University Review of Banking & Financial Law will hold its symposium, “Dodd-Frank, the Volcker Rule and the Future of Banking in America.”  The program will run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM in Room 103 of the Sumner Redstone Law Building and will include breakfast and lunch for attendees.  Please check back later this week for a complete schedule of events.  We look forward to hearing from all of our wonderful speakers and panelists! 

Congratulations to Ronald Borod, Winner of a Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing!

June 24th, 2014 in Symposium

RBFL would like to congratulate Ronald S. Borod, who won a Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing in 2013 for his article, “Belling the Cat: Taming the Securitization Beast Without Killing It.” Mr. Borod, who is a structured finance and securitization lawyer at the international law firm, DLA Piper LLP (US) and who also is an Adjunct Professor at the BU Law School Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law, where he teaches a course on Securitization and Structured Finance, wrote the article in connection with his participation as a panelist at the RBFL Shadow Banking Symposium in 2012.  The article was selected by DLA Piper LLP (US) as its entrant in the Burton Awards Distinguished Legal Writing Competition, and it was ultimately selected as a Burton Award winner.  The award was formally presented at a ceremony held in June 2013 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Borod was invited to be a panelist at the RBFL Shadow Banking Symposium to speak on how the use of securitization technology as a liquidity creation and risk transfer vehicle was converted to an arbitrage delivery machine, with disastrous consequences for the financial markets and the broader economy.  His winning article, “Belling the Cat: Taming the Securitization Beast Without Killing It,” was published in RBFL’s spring 2012 symposium issue. The article develops his thesis at the Symposium into a detailed analysis of how securitization was used in the run-up to the 2008 financial collapse and how the legislative and regulatory responses need to strike the proper balance between ending all securitization—a result which would be damaging to the economy—and allowing the corruption of securitization to cause another financial meltdown—another result which is equally intolerable.

Thank you to Mr. Borod for taking the time to attend our 2012 symposium and publish your article in our journal. RBFL is proud to have published your winning article.

RBFL Holds Distressed Municipal Finance Symposium

February 15th, 2014 in Symposium

On Friday, February 7, 2014, the Review of Banking & Financial Law held its Distressed Municipal Finance Symposium.  Thank you to all the of our wonderful speakers for sharing their time and intellect to make the conference a success!

Professor Clayton Gillette’s keynote address was hit and one of the event’s highlights. View it here: “Can Municipal Political Structure Improve Fiscal Performance?