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

Distressed Municipal Financing: Navigating Uncharted Waters

Friday, February 7, 2014

This Symposium, presented by the Boston University Review of Banking & Financial Law, brings together practitioners, judges, and leading scholars to discuss key financial issues arising in debt-laden communities across the nation, including: historic bankruptcies in Detroit and San Bernardino, pension obligation conflicts, and the tension between austerity measures and bailouts. Perspectives on municipal use of volatile securities and the effect of voter mobility on local finance policy, among others, will be presented. Participants will examine how state and local governments can navigate conflicting interests to generate workable financing solutions.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

CLAYTON GILLETTE
New York University School of Law

SPEAKERS:

STEPHAN ADAMS
Harvard Law School

JACK BEERMANN
Boston University School of Law

VINCENT BUCCOLA
University of Chicago Law School

PETER CANZANO
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

CHRISTINE SGARLATA CHUNG
Albany Law School

PETER CONTI-BROWN
Stanford Law School

EURIPIDES DALMANIERAS
Foley Hoag LLP

TAMAR FRANKEL
Boston University School of Law

JOHN HUTTON
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

RICHARD HYNES
University of Virginia School of Law

JOHN LOUGHNANE
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

AMY MONAHAN
University of Minnesota Law School

GUY NEAL
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Georgetown University Law Center

HON. ELIZABETH PERRIS
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon

ERIC ROITER
Boston University School of Law

DAVID SKEEL
University of Pennsylvania Law School

ZACHARY H. SMITH
Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Boston University School of Law

LARY STROMFELD
Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

FREDERICK TUNG
Boston University School of Law

DAVID WEBBER
Boston University School of Law