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Brooklyn Law School Career Center is pleased to offer programs on career management, growth, and change for experienced alumni.

Upcoming Programs 

The Center for the Study of Business Law & Regulation and the Career Center Present:

The Compliance Role in Financial Institutions, A Case Study: How Dodd-Frank is Changing the Municipal Securities Industry

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
6:00-7:00 PM Panel
7:00-8:30 PM Networking Discussion Groups

Refreshments will be served after the panel presentation.

Brooklyn Law School
Feil Hall, Forchelli Center
205 State Street
Brooklyn, NY

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James Fanto
, Gerald Baylin Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

David Levy '83, Managing Director, Corporate Compliance, U.S. Bancorp
Howard Wynn '85, Managing Director, RBS Global Banking & Markets
Leon J. Bijou '81, Senior Corporate Counsel, U.S. Bank Municipal Securities Group

The once sleepy field of compliance has emerged and is the hottest topic on Wall Street. Our panelists will examine the role of a Compliance Department in today’s financial institutions in the context of a significant change in the regulatory environment. They will address the role of the Compliance Department, its difference from the Legal Department and its place in a financial institution. They will also discuss the various functions of Compliance Officers and their interactions with federal and state regulators.

In particular, the panelists will examine the fundamental ways the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is changing the municipal securities industry. Attendees will hear about how a statute passed by Congress leads to new rules and regulations proposed by the regulatory agencies and what role Compliance Departments play in implementing the new rules.

After panel presentation there will be small group networking discussions led by additional compliance alumni. Attendees will rotate through several discussion groups and will have an opportunity to ask questions of multiple practitioners in a small group setting, thus gaining insight and perspective into the compliance field.

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Discussion and Reception with Stanford Lotwin '54, Chair and Partner (Retired), Matrimonial Practice Group, Blank Rome LLP

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Charles Kwalwasser, General Counsel, Quirky

Robert Rosenberg ‘96, SVP, Deputy General Counsel & SVP, Digital Strategy, Showtime Networks Inc.

Larry Bortstein ’94, Bortstein Legal Group

Ari Shahdadi, General Counsel, Tumblr

Roy A. Shulman ’85, Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Operations & Systems, Prudential Financial, Inc.

Dona Fraser ’01, Vice President, Privacy Certified, Entertainment Software Rating Board

Professor Jonathan Askin, Brooklyn Law School

In Fashion: Four BLS Alumni Who Rule the Runway

Susan Posen '78, Chair of the Board, Zac Posen
Lee Sporn '86, Senior VP Business Affairs and General Counsel, Michael Kors
Sherry Jetter '86, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, HMX, LLC.
Avery Fischer '93, Senior VP, General Counsel & Secretary, Ralph Lauren

Leslie G. Fagen, Esq., Partner, Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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For more information on upcoming Career Center programs, please contact Susan Bainnson, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services.

Watch videos of previous Career Center programs:

Making Rain in the Desert: Business Development in a Down Economy

Resume Writing Workshop for Lawyers

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