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    • October 12-13: Business Law Section Fall Meeting

      FINANCIAL REGULATION AND DEREGULATION: WHAT’S NEXT?

      Business Law Section Fall meeting | October 12-13, 2017

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      Registration Now Open >

      Section Chair:
      Kathleen A. Scott, Esq. 
      Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, New York, NY

      Program Chair:
      Peter W. LaVigne, Esq.
      Goodwin Procter LLP, New York, NY

      Panel Chairs:
      Edward G. Eisert, Esq., Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York, NY
      Anastasia T. Rockas, Esq., Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY


      AGENDA

      October 12 (Thursday)

      3:00-5:00 p.m. | Committee Meetings (optional)
      Hosted at law firms in midtown NYC - Details will follow soon.

      Banking Law
      Bankruptcy Law
      Insurance Law
      Technology & Venture Law

      5:30-9:00 p.m. | Section Dinner (optional)
      Yale Club of New York City | 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY
      5:30-6:30 p.m. Reception | 6:30-9:00 p.m., Dinner
      “Money Makes the World Go ‘Round”
      Musical entertainment!
            With thanks to Peter LaVigne, Esq. for entertainment sponsorship 

      October 13 (Friday) - Live and Webcast

      FINANCIAL REGULATION AND DEREGULATION: WHAT’S NEXT?

      6.0 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice
      This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York State for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years)

      The University Club of New York / Webcast
      One West 54th Street (btw. 5th & 6th Avenues) | NYC
      Note University Club dress code (at bottom of page)

      8:00-8:50am          Registration and networking breakfast

      8:50-9:00am          Program Introductions

      9:00- 9:40am         Keynote - Maria T. Vullo, Esq., Superintendent, NYS Department of Financial Services

      9:40-11:00am         The Impact of FinTech Innovations on the Delivery of Financial Services (1.5 credits)

      11:00-11:15am       Break

      11:15 am-12:15pm The Future of Financial Services Regulation (1.5 credits)

      12:35-2:00pm        Lunch Buffet (included with registration)
                                     Keynote: Manisha M. Sheth, Esq., Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice 

      2:00-3:20pm          Securities Regulation, Deregulation and Enforcement (1.5 credits)

      3:20-3:30pm          Break

      3:30-4:50pm          Changes in Banking Regulation in the New Administration (1.5 credits)

      4:50-5:00pm          Closing remarks/Adjourn

      PANEL DESCRIPTIONS AND SPEAKERS

      The Impact of FinTech Innovations on the Delivery of Financial Services
      The delivery of traditional financial services, such as investment management, lending and money transmission, are being transformed by the advent of computer technology, including the use of blockchain protocols.  This panel will explore the impact of FinTech innovations on these and other traditional financial services.  Panelists will include in-house experts at innovative advisory firms, non-bank lenders, and service providers to the financial services industry. 

      • Richard H. Neiman, Esq., Head of Regulatory & Government Affairs, Lending Club
      • Seth Rosenbloom, Esq., Associate General Counsel, Betterment LLC
      • Subhankar Sinha, Director, Emerging Technology and Blockchain Co-Lead, PwC
      • Edward G. Eisert, Esq. (Moderator), Senior Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

      The Future of Financial Services Regulation
      The panel will discuss two aspects of the financial services of the future.  The first is aspirational:  the creation of a leaner and more flexible and targeted regulatory scheme that reduces the burdens on regulated persons and the economy while still guiding behavior in ways that serve the public interest.  The second is inevitable:  the use of sophisticated technology to monitor and control financial activity and enforce regulatory policy.  The panel will describe efforts already under way in these areas and weigh the pros and cons of different techniques.

      • David W. Blass, Esq., Partner, Investment Funds Practice, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
      • Prof. John C. Coffee, Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
      • IBM Watson Team Representative
      • Peter W. LaVigne, Esq. (Moderator), Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

      Securities Regulation, Deregulation and Enforcement
      Even in an era of federal deregulation, SEC, FINRA and state securities rules continue to change to adapt to new economic trends, business models and legislation. Meanwhile, despite reports of a reduction in penalties by the SEC under the new administration, enforcement agencies continue their work, bringing cases involving new frauds, abusive practices and misuses of the capital markets. The panel will discuss what’s new and what we can expect in coming months.

      • Robert L. D. Colby, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
      • Daniel S. Kahl, Esq., Chief Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
      • Katherine C. Milgram, Esq., Chief, Investor Protection Bureau, Office of the New York State Attorney General
      • Anastasia T. Rockas, Esq., Moderator, Partner, Investment Management, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

      Changes in Banking Regulation in the New Administration
      As soon as Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, he signed numerous executive orders charging his appointees to review the regulatory landscape and recommend how to trim regulations.  Some of these executive orders charged the Treasury Department to review and recommend changes to current banking law and regulations.  Many of the proposals coming out of these reviews have been suggested before and several have bipartisan support.  So what has happened since these recommendations came out?  Our panel of lawyers from the federal banking agencies will discuss changes going on at their agencies and the General Counsel of the New York Bankers Association will provide insight into the potential impact of such changes on New York State banks.  She will also discuss legislative and regulatory developments at the state level.

      • James P. Bergin, Esq., Deputy General Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
      • Ashby G. Hilsman, Esq., New York Regional Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
      • Roberta Kotkin, Esq., General Counsel and COO, New York Bankers Association
      • Jonathan H. Rushdoony, Esq., New York Regional Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
      • Kathleen A. Scott, Esq. (Panel Chair), Senior Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

      REGISTER ONLINE >


      COST

      Cost: (Fall Meeting registration is a la carte -- attend one function, or all three) 
      Committee meetings (Oct. 12, 3-5 p.m.) 
      Free for Business Law Section Members | $25 all others

      Section Dinner (Oct. 12, 5:30-9:00 p.m.) 
      $90 Business Law Section Members | $50 BLS Members admitted to practice 5 years or less 
      $115 NYSBA Members* | $160 Non-Members
      Members may bring 1 guest at the same rate as the primary registrant ($50, $90, or $115); for subsequent guests, the non-member rate applies.

      MCLE Program - Live or Webcast (Oct. 13, 8:50 a.m.-5 p.m.) 
      $150 Business Law Section Members | $50 BLS Members admitted to practice 5 years or less 
      $180 NYSBA Members* | $215 Non-Members 

      *Are you a NYSBA member but not a member of the Business Law Section? Dues are only $25. Join now to receive the member rate (or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 to join by phone).


      Questions? Contact businesslaw@nysba.org or call Kathy Plog at (518) 487-5681.

      University Club Dress Code - Please be advised of The University Club's dress code which is in effect at all times. Male members and guests are required to wear jackets, dress shirts and ties. Female members and guests are required to wear clothing meeting similar standards: tailored clothing that otherwise conforms to this rule including suits, dresses and skirts or tailored trousers with dress shirts, blouses or sweaters. Cell phones must remain silent and may not be used in public areas of the Clubhouse. Cell phones and PDAs may be used in the telephone booths throughout the Clubhouse 

      Discounts and Scholarships - New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under that policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis of his/her hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. To apply for a discount or scholarship, please send your request in writing to Stephanie Bugos at: New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or sbugos@nysba.org 

      Cancellations - Full refunds are given up to 5:00 p.m. two business days prior to the date of the event function for which you are registered. Cancellations thereafter may be subject to a cancellation fee.  To cancel, call (800) 582-2452 or email MRC@nysba.org.


    • Free Program Archives: Crowdfunding and Cybercrime

      MISSED OUR 2016 ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM? 

      Never fear... We recorded it!

      Now available free for Business Law and Corporate Counsel Section members. (If you're not a Business Law Section member... Why not join? Dues are just $25 with NYSBA membership. Join online, or call 800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)


      PART 1: CROWDFUNDING: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS AFTER REALLY TRYING TO RAISE CAPITAL

      All the general business lawyer needs to know about Crowdfunding but is too busy to ask

      Crowdfunding AM16

      Presented by the Business Law Section at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City, January 27, 2016. 

      1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys
      Those who attended the live presentation are not eligible to receive credit twice.

      So your client wants to use Crowdfunding to raise capital . . . A practical presentation in the form of a client conference to explore how businesses can raise capital under the SEC's new crowdfunding regulations. This presentation is designed primarily for the general business law practitioner representing small businesses or small investors.

      > ACCESS THE RECORDING

      Business Law Section Member Access Instructions: Please log in to your NYSBA member record before attempting to access the recording. Once you do so, the "Your Price" listing at the bottom of the page of the access link will show as $0. Add the program to your cart and check out as you would for an ordinary purchase, but you will not be asked for payment, and you will not be charged (BLS members only). Non-Section members will be charged the member/non-member fees indicated.

      For log-in assistance, visit the log-in help page, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 (M-F, 8am-5pm).


      PART 2: CYBERCRIME - BEFORE AND AFTER

      Key Legal and Strategic Considerations and Practical Tips on How Organizations Can Navigate Issues of Civil Liability, Regulatory Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution.

      Presented by the Corporate Counsel Section at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City, January 27, 2016. 

      2.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys
      Those who attended the live presentation are not eligible to receive credit twice.

      > ACCESS THE RECORDING

      Business Law Section Member Access Instructions: Please log in to your NYSBA member record before attempting to access the recording. Once you do so, the "Your Price" listing at the bottom of the page of the access link will show as $0. Add the program to your cart and check out as you would for an ordinary purchase, but you will not be asked for payment, and you will not be charged (BLS members only). Non-Section members will be charged the member/non-member fees indicated.

      For log-in assistance, visit the log-in help page, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 (M-F, 8am-5pm).

    • Program Archive: Doing Business in New York

      Recorded October 14, 2016: Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section Fall Meeting, Albany, NY

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      Total Credits: 1.5 in Areas of Professional Practice, for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years).

      Presented by the NYSBA Business Law Section on October 14, 2016, at the Business Law/Corporate Counsel Sections' Joint Fall Meeting in Albany, "Doing Business in NYS: Challenges & Opportunities."

      Topics:

      • I'm Not Lobbying; or Am I?: An overview of New York State's Lobbying Act
      • You Don't Know What You Don't Know: Challenges of Doing Business in New York State

      Also included - a look at NYSBA's Legislative Program and the Department of Governmental Relations (non-CLE bonus segment)

      NYSBA Member price: $50 | Non-Member Price: $75
      Business Law Section or Corporate Counsel Section Member Price: $35

      Not a member of the Business Law or Corporate Counsel Sections? Dues are only $25 (Business) and $30 (Corporate Counsel) per year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! Join online: Corporate Counsel | Business Law or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.

      VIEW DETAILS >


      See also: Emerging Technology, Automation and Ethics (Corporate Counsel Section panel recorded October 14/2016)
      1.5 MCLE credits in Ethics, for experienced attorneys - Discount for Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section members


      Bonus segment (Free)
      Keynote Luncheon Address: "Building Smarter Cities: Trends, Research & Lessons Learned"
      Speaker: Meghan Cook, Program Director for the Center of Technology in Government, University at Albany
      > View Keynote Address

    • Program Archive: 2016 Public Utility Law Institute

      RECORDED PROGRAM: 2016 PUBLIC UTILITY LAW INSTITUTE

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      6.0 Total MCLE Credits: 4.0 in Areas of Professional Practice; 2.0 in Ethics and Professionalism (for experienced attorneys only)

      The 2016 Public Utility Law Institute was presented by the Public Utility Law Committee of the Business Law Section on April 7, 2016. Co-Sponsored by: Environmental Law Section and Local and State Government Law Section

      MCLE Topics:

      • Decision on Verizon FOIL Request
      • State and Federal Jurisdiction Issues
      • Clean Power Plan
      • Ethics

      TWO FREE BONUS SEGMENTS! (non-CLE)

      Cost:
      NYSBA Member Price: $200 | Non-Member Price: $300
      Section Member Price: $90 (Member of the Business LawLocal and State Government Law or Environmental Law Sections)

      Details and Purchase >

      Not a member of the Business Law Section? NYSBA members can join for just $25. Join online or call 800-582-2452.


  • Committees

    Committees that Enhance Your Expertise

    Business Law Section committees address unique issues facing attorneys, the profession and the public. Committees allow you to network with other business law attorneys from across the state, and give you the opportunity to research issues and influence the laws that can affect your practice. Committees are also an outstanding way to achieve professional recognition.

    Banking Law Committee
    Bankruptcy Law Committee
    Corporations Law Committee
    Derivatives and Structured Products Law Committee
    Diversity Committee
    Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee
    Insurance Law Committee
    Legislative Affairs Committee
    Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee
    Public Utility Law Committee
    Securities Regulation Committee
    Technology and Venture Law Committee

    Join a Committee

    Committee membership is a free benefit of Business Law Section membership. If you are a current Section member, you may join one or more committees by emailing your request to businesslaw@nysba.org.

    If you are not yet a Section member, you may join the Business Law Section here

  • NY Business Law Journal

    View the Latest NY Business Law Journal

    The NY Business Law Journal features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of business law. It is designed to provide practice-oriented insight and guidance relevant to the business law practitioner, with special emphasis on lawyers who practice in the State of New York. The NY Business Law Journal is published twice per year by the Business Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

    Read Now >

  • Community

    New! Business Law Section Private Online Professional Community

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    We are pleased to announce the launch of an Internet-based private online professional Community for the Business Law Section. We invite you to participate. Members of our Section run the gamut from law students and newly admitted attorneys who are just finding their way all the way to national and international experts in many categories of business law. We want all of you to share your experiences and your knowledge while also being free to ask questions of others in the Section and participating in the intellectual discourse we hope to generate. 

    The Community is private for BLS members only. (Not a member? Dues are only $25/year with NYSBA membership: Join here.) Commercial search engines are excluded and only BLS members can search the site or identify other members.

    As an exciting additional feature of the BLS Community, we have created sub-Communities for our practice area committees. If you are a member of the BLS, you can access all of the committee discussions and information. If you join that committee, you can post on that committee’s sub-Community. You can also elect to get real time or daily summary emails of all new discussion posts on the BLS Community and any sub-Communities you select.

    Learn about NYSBA's private online professional Communities (video)

    View FAQs about the Business Law Section Community (PDF)

    > Enter the Business Law Section Community