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

In March 2017, Vanderbilt University Law School Professors Yesha Yadav and Morgan Ricks hosted a Symposium on the future of financial reform entitled, “The Dodd-Frank Act and Financial Reform: What Next?”  The Symposium brought together scholars from all over the world to discuss regulatory implications under different administrations and included a keynote from Professor Simon Johnson, Professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT.

 

Attendees wrote brief thoughts following the Symposium on the future of financial reform, available below.

John Crawford, The Noneconomic Costs of Financial Crises, 70 VAND. L. REV. EN BANC 261 (2017)

Kathryn Judge, If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It, 70 VAND. L. REV. EN BANC 265 (2017)

Aaron Klein, Setting the Scales Dodd-Frank’s Balancing Act on Big Banks, 70 VAND. L. REV. EN BANC 269 (2017)

Lev Menand, Stilling the Pendulum Regulatory, Supervisory, and Structural Approaches, 70 VAND. L. REV. EN BANC 273 (2017)

Dermot Turing, What Do We Do with Troubled CCPs, 70 VAND. L. REV. EN BANC 279 (2017)

Yesha Yadav, We Need to Know Who Invests in Bank Equity 70 VAND. L. REV. EN BANC 283 (2017)

 

Below are video recordings of several of the Symposium proceedings.

The panel examines financial regulatory reform in 2017.  The participants include: Moderator: Margaret Blair – Vanderbilt Law School; Panelists: Sam Hanson – Harvard Business School; Hamid Mehran – Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Annette Nazareth – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Alexandra Scaggs – Financial Times; Laurie Schaffer – Federal Reserve Board.

The panel discusses Hal Scott‘s book Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics.  The participants include: Moderator: Yesha Yadav – Vanderbilt Law School; Panelists: Christine Cumming – formerly of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Kathryn Judge – Columbia Law School; Saule Omarova – Cornell Law School; Morgan Ricks – Vanderbilt Law School.

The panel examines the distress and insolvency of large and complex financial institutions.  The participants include: 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.

The panel examines the consumer finance regulatory regime.  The participants include: Moderator: Lev Menand – Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Panelists: Roberto Gonzalez – Paul Weiss, formerly of the U.S. Treasury Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Robert Hockett – Cornell Law School; David Min – UC Irvine School of Law.

Professor Simon Johnson delivered the keynote address for the Symposium.