Alert March 04, 2014

OCC and Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy to Host Symposium Commemorating 150th Anniversary of OCC

On March 31, 2014 the OCC and Boston University’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy (the “Center”) will host a symposium (the “Symposium”) commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the OCC and the national banking system. The Symposium will be held at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center.

Comptroller Thomas J. Curry will deliver the keynote address at the Symposium and other featured speakers will be:

  • Sheila Bair, former Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC);
  • Sharon Bowles, Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament;
  • Christopher Dodd, former U.S. Senator and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs;
  • Camden Fine, President of the Independent Community Bankers of America;
  • Barney Frank, former U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee;
  • Thomas Hoenig, Vice Chairman of the FDIC;
  • Professor Cornelius Hurley, Director of the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy;
  • Raymond Natter, Partner in Washington Law Firm Barnett, Sivon & Natter, P.C. and former Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency;
  • Timothy Pawlenty, former Minnesota Governor and President of The Financial Services Roundtable;
  • Karen Shaw Petrou, Managing Partner, Federal Financial Analytics, Inc.;
  • John Reed, former Chairman of Citicorp; and
  • Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Among the topics to be discussed at the Symposium are:  the state of the dual banking system; preemption in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Act; banking from the perspective of Europe; the Volcker Rule; U.S. banking reform; the future of universal banking; Too Big to Fail; the future of banking in light of globalization; and emerging alternatives to traditional banks.

Goodwin Procter Financial Institutions Group partner Bill Mayer is a member of the Board of the Center.