For release: February 2, 2009
For press information, contact Jera Lynn Bradshaw, 901-678-4879
An annual symposium at the University of Memphis will examine existing financial sector
regulations and discuss the possibility of changes to those regulations. The topic
is particularly timely in light of recent events on Wall Street and throughout the
nation’s financial sector.
The symposium is set for Friday, February 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the FedEx Institute
of Technology on the University of Memphis campus. It is sponsored by The University of Memphis Law Review, a student-produced academic publication of the U of M’s Cecil C. Humphreys School
of Law, together with the law firm of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
and First Tennessee.
John R. Dearie, executive vice president for policy with the Financial Services Forum
in Washington, D.C., is slated to deliver the keynote address at 1 p.m. Session topics
will include “Risk, Rules, and Regulation,” “When the Government Becomes a Stockholder,”
“The U.S. Move to International Accounting Standards,” and “Federal-level Consumer
Protection for Modern Payments and Transactions.” There will also be two panel discussions
about financial services reform and consumer protection.
Special guests will include Greg Gonzalez, commissioner of the Tenn. Dept. of Financial
Institutions, Courtney Geduldig, chief financial counselor to U.S. Senator Bob Corker
of Tennessee, and the Honorable David S. Kennedy, chief judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court,
Western District of Tennessee.
The papers presented at the symposium will later be published in an issue of the law
Lawyers and bankers who attend are eligible to receive CLE and CPE credits. Costs
range from $140 to $260. Details are available online at: www.memphis.edu/lawreview/symposium.php
Registration may be handled online at the Web site above, by fax at 901-678-5208,
or by mail to the U of M Law Review Symposium, Room 323, 3715 Central Avenue, Memphis,
More information is available from Jera Lynn Bradshaw by phone at 901-678-4979 or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org