Please join the Center on Finance, Law, and Policy on Thursday and Friday, October 23-24, 2014, for a day-and-a-half-long event focused on taking stock of where we stand six years after the financial crisis and four years after the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. We will evaluate post-financial crisis domestic and international financial reforms and discuss what still needs to be done to create a financial system that is safer and fairer, and that better serves the real economy.
The conference will begin on Thursday afternoon with a workshop and poster session for graduate and professional students. Friday will feature panels on financial stability, financial access, financial markets, and global finance, and a keynote address by Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
This conference is made possible through the support of the Russell Sage Foundation and the University of Michigan Office of Research. If you have questions about the conference, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for the conference, please click on the blue registration link below.
The Center on Finance, Law, and Policy is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Michigan focused on new thinking about the financial system in the wake of the financial crisis.
Michael S. BarrProfessor of Law
12:30-2:00 p.m. in SH1225Introduction by Professor Barr
Richard Cordray serves as the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He previously led the Bureau's Enforcement Division.
Prior to joining the Bureau, Mr. Cordray served on the front lines of consumer protection as Ohio's Attorney General. Mr. Cordray recovered more than $2 billion for Ohio's retirees, investors, and business owners and took major steps to help protect its consumers from fraudulent foreclosures and financial predators. In 2010, his office responded to a record number of consumer complaints, but Mr. Cordray went further and opened that process for the first time to small businesses and non-profit organizations to ensure protections for even more Ohioans. To recognize his work on behalf of consumers as Attorney General, the Better Business Bureau presented Mr. Cordray with an award for promoting an ethical marketplace.
Mr. Cordray also served as Ohio Treasurer and Franklin County Treasurer, two elected positions in which he led state and county banking, investment, debt, and financing activities. As Ohio Treasurer, he resurrected a defunct economic development program that provides low-interest loan assistance to small businesses to create jobs, re-launched the original concept as GrowNOW, and pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into access for credit to small businesses. Mr. Cordray simultaneously created a Bankers Advisory Council to share ideas about the program with community bankers across Ohio.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Cordray was an adjunct professor at the Ohio State University College of Law, served as a State Representative for the 33rd Ohio House District, was the first Solicitor General in Ohio's history, and was a sole practitioner and Of Counsel to Kirkland & Ellis. Mr. Cordray has argued seven cases before the United States Supreme Court, including by special appointment of both the Clinton and Bush Justice Departments. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, Oxford University, and the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Cordray was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Law Review and later clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy.
Mr. Cordray lives in Grove City, Ohio with his wife Peggy – a Professor at Capital University Law School in Columbus – and twin children Danny and Holly.
Viral AcharyaC.V. Starr Professor of Economics & Director, NSE-NYU Stern Initiative on the Study of Indian Capital Markets; NYU Stern School of Business
Martin BailyBernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development, Senior Fellow and Director of the Business and Public Policy Initiative; Brookings InstitutionMichael S. BarrProfessor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Tom BraithwaiteUS Banking Editor, Financial Times
Chris BrummerProfessor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Richard CordrayDirector, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Kathryn DominguezProfessor of Public Policy, University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy; and Professor of Economics, University of Michigan Economics Department
Mary GoodmanAdvisor, Strategy, Policy, and Review Department; International Monetary Fund
Howell JacksonJames S. Reid, Jr. Professor of Law; Harvard Law School
Aaron KleinDirector, Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative; Bipartisan Policy Center
Jonathan MaceySam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law; Yale Law School
Floyd NorrisChief financial correspondent, The New York Times
Eric PanAssociate Director, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Associate Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
John PottowProfessor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Amiyatosh PurnanandamProfessor, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Felix SalmonFinance Blogger, Reuters
Trina ShanksAssociate Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan School of Social Work; and Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan Institute for Social Research
Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO
Margaret TahyarMember, Financial Institutions Group, and Partner; Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Michael WellmanProfessor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan College of Engineering
David WesselDirector, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Brookings Institution
Lauren WillisProfessor of Law, Loyola Law School
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