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Second Annual Central Banking and Financial Regulation Conference

The Dodd-Frank Act and Financial Reform: What Next?

The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 transformed U.S. financial regulation in the wake of the 2008 Financial Crisis. Today, its future is uncertain. This conference brings together leading experts in financial regulation from law, finance, economics, and policy to examine the future of Dodd-Frank and to reflect on what’s next for financial regulation in the U.S.






Lunch and Keynote Address by Chief Justice Leo Strine, Delaware Supreme Court Dinner with remarks from Professor Chris Brummer, Georgetown Law Center
7:00 p.m.



Moderator:  Margaret Blair – Vanderbilt Law School

Panelists:   Hamid Mehran – Federal Reserve Bank of New York (formerly)
Annette Nazareth – Davis Polk & Wardwell
Alexandra Scaggs – Financial Times
Laurie Schaffer – Federal Reserve Board

  • Break
    10:45-11:00 a.m.


Lunch and Keynote Address by Chief Justice Leo Strine, Delaware Supreme CourtLunch & keynote address
Simon JohnsonRonald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
11:00-12:45 p.m. (keynote begins at 11:00)

Moderator: Yesha Yadav – Vanderbilt Law School

Panelists:   Christine Cumming – Federal Reserve Bank of New York (formerly)
Kathryn Judge – Columbia Law School
Saule Omarova – Cornell Law School
Morgan Ricks – Vanderbilt Law School

  • Break 2:30-2:45 p.m.
  • PANEL 3: The Future of SIFI Resolution
    2:45-4:15 p.m.

Moderator: John Crawford – UC Hastings College of Law

Panelists:  Mike Hsu – Federal Reserve Board
Dermot Turing – Clifford Chance
David Wall – Associate General Counsel, FDIC
Yesha Yadav – Vanderbilt Law School

  • PANEL 4: Rethinking Financial Regulation in an Altered Landscape
    4:15-5:45 p.m.

Moderator: Greg Feldberg - Office of Financial Research

Panelists:   Jesse Eisinger – Pro Publica

Amias Gerety – U.S. Treasury Department (formerly)
Andy Green – Center for American Progress
Aaron Klein – Brookings Institution
Mike Konczal - Roosevelt Institute

7:30 p.m.



  • PANEL: Consumer Finance at the Crossroads
    9:15-10:45 a.m.

Moderator:  Lev Menand – Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Panelists:   Roberto Gonzalez – Paul Weiss; formerly U.S. Treasury and CFPB
Bob Hockett – Cornell Law School
David Min – UC Irvine School of Law

  • Group discussion, takeaways, and boxed lunch
    11:00-12:00 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Vanderbilt Law & Business Program Coordinator, Rachel Harrell .