Smart Financial Regulation Roundtable

Nov 02, 2017Nov 03, 2017

Keynote Dinner - November 2  |  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Panel Sessions - November 3  |  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

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The Williard InterContinental 1402 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC, 20004

Event Speakers

Brian Knight

Director of Innovation and Governance

J. W. Verret

Senior Affiliated Scholar

Paul Atkins

Chief Executive Officer, Patomak Global Partners, LLC

Sharon Brown-Hruska

Director, Securities and Finance Practice and the White Collar, NERA Economic Consulting

Gary DeWaal

Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman

Daniel Gorfine

LabCFTC Director and Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Andy Green

Managing Director, Economic Policy, Center for American Progress

Thomas L. Hogan

Assistant Professor of Finance, Johnson Center for Political Economy, Troy University

Brian Kidd

Assistant Chief, Securities and Financial Fraud Unit, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division

Thomas A. Lambert

Professor of Law, University of Missouri Law School

Jerry W. Markham

Professor of Law, Florida International University, College of Law

David Meister

Partner, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Brian D. Quintenz

Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Roberta Romano

Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law

Benedict Wagner-Rundell

First Secretary, Economic at Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Embassy, Washington, DC

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The Mercatus Center at George Mason University and the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM) are co-hosting a conference on smart financial regulation — with a particular emphasis on derivatives.

Derivatives markets have a rich history of helping important sectors of the economy manage their risks. For these markets to continue to grow and innovate in response to market participant needs, the regulatory framework must be flexible and dynamic, so it can support an efficient and orderly market environment.

The ongoing debate over financial regulation in a Dodd-Frank Act world offers a timely opportunity for a nonpartisan roundtable that informs and fosters dialogue on appropriate and practical regulation. 

This event will bring together market participants, regulators, policymakers, and scholars to discuss how a principled approach to regulation, supported by economic analysis and effective enforcement, sustains a safe, liquid and innovative financial marketplace.

Program

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  |  Check-in and Networking Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  |  Opening Remarks

  • Benjamin K. Klutsey, Program Manager, Financial Markets Working Group, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Trish Foshee, President, The Institute for Financial Markets

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  |  Applying Economic Principles to Financial Regulation

  • Paul Atkins, Chief Executive Officer, Patomak Global Partners
  • Sharon Brown-Hruska, Director, Securities and Finance Practice and the White Collar, Investigations and Enforcement Practice, NERA Economic Consulting
  • Andy Green, Managing Director of Economic Policy, Center for American Progress
  • J.W. Verret, Senior Affiliated Scholar, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Associate Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Moderator: Thomas L. Hogan, Assistant Professor of Finance, Johnson Center for Political Economy, Troy University and former Chief Economist, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  |  Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  |  Enforcing the Rules of the Game

  • Candice Aloisi, Chief Trial Attorney, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Jerry W. Markham, Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
  • David Meister, Partner, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
  • Brian Kidd, Deputy Chief, Securities and Financial Fraud Unit, U.S. Department of Justice

Moderator: Gary DeWaal, Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP

11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  |  Keynote Lunch

  • Thomas A. Lambert, Wall Chair in Corporate Law and Governance and Professor of Law, University of Missouri Law School, and author of the new book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers'

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  |  Break

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  |  The Future of Financial Regulation

  • Daniel Gorfine, LabCFTC Director and Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Beth Knickerbocker, Chief Innovation Officer, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Roberta Romano, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
  • Benedict Wagner-Rundell, First Secretary, Economic at Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Embassy, Washington, DC

Moderator: Brian Knight, Senior Research Fellow, Financial Markets Working Group at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

3:00 p.m.  |  Closing Remarks

  • Benjamin K. Klutsey, Program Manager, Financial Markets Working Group and Program on Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Trish Foshée, President, The Institute for Financial Markets