Financial Services Forward Focus Webinar Series

This multi-part series presented by a cross-discipline team of Goodwin lawyers explores the topics that are most relevant for the financial services industry in a challenging market. From changing regulatory guidelines to fintech, mergers and acquisitions and corporate social responsibility, Goodwin will take attendees through these topics and provide guidance to help you navigate the current market conditions.

M&A Part 2

December 9, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Please join Goodwin lawyers and distinguished panels of investment bankers for the Financial Services Forward Focus: M+A Today and Tomorrow (Parts 1 & 2). We’re excited to present a two-part series to discuss the current M&A environment for financial services companies and how buyers and sellers can make the most of these uncertain times. Part 2 will discuss the key elements of a well-crafted, well-received deal that buyers and sellers should be thinking about before announcing a transaction and best practices for a smooth pathway toward closing. 

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Recent Webinars

December 2, 2020

M&A Part 1

December 2, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Goodwin lawyers and distinguished panels of investment recently presented the Financial Services Forward Focus: M+A Today and Tomorrow (Parts 1 & 2). In this two-part series we discuss the current M&A environment for financial services companies and how buyers and sellers can make the most of these uncertain times. Part 1 discussed the current state of the M&A market (where we are and where we are going) and the important issues and process leading up to the signing of a definitive agreement.

Speakers:
Samantha Kirby
Matthew Dyckman

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November 18, 2020

Capital Markets

Please join us for our “Financial Services Forward Focus: Capital Markets” webinar, where our panelists will discuss the current state of the capital markets across the financial services and fintech sectors, and share their insights into what’s next in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Presidential election and stimulus discussions.

Speakers:
Samantha Kirby
Matthew Dyckman 


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November 5, 2020

Post Election Insights + Observations

With the 2020 general election imminent, many consumer financial services participants are preparing for what could be a major sea change in how the U.S. government functions. This includes how laws are promulgated and made, how various arms of the government collaborate, how the government functions, who critical leaders might be, and how those leaders’ strategic priorities can define the way industry participants conduct business.

Please join our experienced panelists as they share their insights on post-election predictions and thoughts on how the administration could present both opportunities and challenges among financial institutions and fintechs. Speakers will discuss potential changes concerning the CFPB and how institutions can prepare their businesses post-election.

Speakers: 
Anthony Alexis
Kimberly Monty Holzel

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October 28, 2020

COVID-19 HOT TOPICS LIGHTNING ROUND 

Join us for a “COVID-19 Hot Topic Lightning Round,” a virtual discussion and Q&A on current issues in employment, business disruption and regulatory developments led by Goodwin partners Rob Hale, Samantha M. Kirby and Richard Oetheimer

Speakers
Rob Hale
Samantha M. Kirby
Richard Oetheimer

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October 14, 2020

So You Want to be a Bank?

What does it mean to be a bank? This one-hour webinar hosted by Goodwin’s Banking and Fintech lawyers explored why a fintech company might consider forming or acquiring a depository institution, detailed how depository institutions and their holding companies are regulated, and addressed considerations relevant for fintechs and their investors when considering potential depository institution charters.

Speakers
William E. Stern
Samantha M. Kirby
Ryan LaForce
Danielle Reyes
Alexander J. Callen

 

 

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September 29, 2020

Corporate Social Responsibility In Financial Services

Now more than ever, companies are held accountable for making a positive impact on social, economic and environmental aspects of society. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a priority for many organizations as they assess their responsibility to their employees and the broader community, as well as consider the merits of forming a benefit corporation or corporate foundation.

Goodwin’s Co-Chairs of its Corporate Social Responsibility Law + Policy Practice Danielle Reyes and Carl Owens recently led a discussion of experienced CSR panelists to dissect CSR in the financial services industry, options for the design and structure of a CSR program, the OCC’s new Community Reinvestment Act Rule, and 2020 trends in the CSR space.

Speakers:
Danielle Reyes
Carl Owens

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September 22, 2020

A Conversation About Privacy + Cybersecurity

Goodwin’s Fintech 2020: A Global Survey on the State of Financial Technology revealed that privacy, cybersecurity and data protection are some of the biggest roadblocks to fintech adoption. Businesses have long feared an online virus would bring their operations to a halt. In our current world, a human virus has forced nearly all employees and customers online. It has created a brave new world for cybercriminals to take advantage of the increased vulnerability.

Hear from John Hancock Financial’s Chief Privacy Officer and Goodwin’s Chair of Privacy + Cybersecurity on how growing cybersecurity concerns have particularly impacted the financial industry. They shared key steps you can take now to help protect your company, your company data and your customer data.

Speakers:
Brenda Sharton, Partner and Chair of Privacy + Cybersecurity, Goodwin
Glenn Daly, Chief Privacy Officer, John Hancock Financial Services

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September 10, 2020

Developing A Consumer Complaint Response Strategy For Fintech Companies

During this time of unprecedented global disruption, how Fintech companies respond to complaints from consumers about a range of issues – including fees and costs, eligibility criteria and payment issues – is more important than ever. Understanding consumer complaints is critical not only as a business performance metric, but also because consumer complaints increasingly drive the enforcement agenda of federal and state regulators and reveal litigation risk. At the same time, the capacity of Fintech companies to address consumer complaints may be limited due to the effects of COVID-19: staffing challenges, shifting regulatory timetables and an increased complaint volume. This webinar discussed the importance of a comprehensive consumer complaint response strategy, identify the common pitfalls that companies experience in managing consumer complaints, and address best practices for Fintech companies in responding to consumer complaints in the current environment. 

Speakers:
Anthony Alexis 
Kimberly Monty Holzel 
Levi Swank

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July 16, 2020

The OCC and FDIC’s ‘Madden Fix’ for Permissible Interest on Sold Loans and the True Lender Doctrine

In this webinar, the Goodwin Team discussed the recent OCC and FDIC rules on permissible interest on loans sold by a bank (a.k.a. the “Madden Fix”) and the latest on the true lender doctrine. The Goodwin Team also covered state usury and interest exportation basics to set a good foundation for the discussion. This webinar was intended for the entire Fintech lending community, including Fintechs and banks in lending partnerships, servicers, credit facility providers and investors.

Speakers
Mike Whalen
Kim Holzel 
Sabrina Rose-Smith 
Danielle Reyes 
Alex Callen

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