Download Lehman Event Program
Date: February 24, 2012
Time: 9:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Sutherland Moot Courtroom
Free and open to the public.
No participant in the financial markets would have dreamed that three years after the Lehman crisis, the world financial markets would still be lurching from crisis to crisis. No one would have imagined that unemployment in the U.S. would still be 9% or that Europe would find itself on the brink of financial disaster. The conference attempts to put into perspective the Lehman failure (and the crisis generally) and to understand the effectiveness of the reforms that were enacted in the crisis’s aftermath. Given the general state of the U.S. and the global economy, such reflection and analysis becomes critical as regulators and policy makers further consider their options and responsibilities.
Three years after Lehman Bros. filed the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. history, world financial markets are still unsettled, unemployment in the U.S. remains stubbornly high, and Europe may be on the brink of financial disaster. This symposium considers the role Lehman Brothers’ failure played in the current economic downturn and whether reforms enacted in the wake of the failure are adequate to protect economic markets going forward.
Keynote Address – Anton Valukas, Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Examiner, Chairman, law firm of Jenner & Block
On the Ground: Reliving the Lehman Failure and its Aftermath
Moderator: Professor Christian Johnson, S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah
Ronald H. Filler,Professor of Law, Director, Center on Financial Services Law, New York University, former Managing Director in the Capital Markets Prime Services Division at Lehman Brothers
William F. Kroener, III, Sullivan & Cromwell, former FDIC General Counsel
Robert McLaughlin, partner, Fried Frank
George R. Sutton, partner, Jones Waldo, former Utah Commissioner of Financial Institutions
Assessing the Legislative and Regulatory Answers to Lehman
Moderator and afternoon keynote speaker: Professor Jerry W. Markham, Florida International University School of Law, former secretary and counsel, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc.; chief counsel, Division of Enforcement, CFTC
Professor andre cummings, West Virginia University School of law
David Marshall, Senior Vice President, Associate Director of Research and Director of Financial Markets, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Professor Steve Ramirez, Loyola University School of Law, Director Corporate Law Center
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