Banking Law Fundamentals

The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Banking Law Fundamentals. This program will provide a comprehensive, 2-1/2 day introduction to banking law for attorneys, consultants, regulators, and bank professionals who intend to work in the field. It is also a refresher course for experienced banking law practitioners whose practice has not provided an opportunity for the broad exposure that this course offers. The program will also delve into how the Dodd-Frank Act, the most significant piece of banking legislation since the Great Depression, affects the regulation and activities of banking organizations, and will cover a number of Dodd-Frank-related topics including regulation of systemically important financial institutions, capital requirements, mortgage- and other asset-backed securitizations, and swaps, derivatives, and hedging. Up to 18 hours of CLE will be available for this program and will include a 90-minute segment on ethical considerations in the representation of banking organizations. 

program details

Program Agenda                                                                                                                  

Who Should Register 

  • Lawyers at all levels of experience, from entry-level associates to seasoned practitioners who are involved or expect to become involved in banking law.
  • Banking law specialists seeking to expand their knowledge and practices into other growing areas of concentration.
  • All private practitioners who advise their corporate clients on banking law matters.
  • Consultants, regulatory staff, accountants, and bank executives seeking a more comprehensive understanding of these important issue.
  • Compliance officers and other in-house control personnel with responsibility for applying banking regulations and managing banking risks

Program Topics Include

  • The structure and purpose of bank regulation
  • The impact of the Dodd-Frank and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Acts on banks and financial services companies
  • The role of capital and prudential limitations
  • Permitted investments and activities of banks, bank holding companies and financial holding companies
  • Insurance, securities and capital market activities of banks and bank affiliates
  • Bank regulators’ supervision, examination, and enforcement tools
  • FDIC deposit insurance and bank failures
  • Swaps, derivatives, clearinghouses, and exchanges

Course Instructors

Courses will be taught by experienced practitioners, regulators, and law professors including:

John A. Buchman
Sara A. Kelsey 
William F. Kroener III
Edward J. McAniff
Jeremy R. Newell
Rosemarie Oda
James E. Scott
Karol K. Sparks

Early Registration (before Thursday, August 22 at 11:59 pm):

Government and Public Interest Employees - $750
Berkeley Law Alumni - $750
General Public - $1,000

General Registration (Friday, August 23 or later):
Government and Public Interest Employees - $950
Berkeley Law Alumni - $950
General Public - $1,200

To make a reservation, please call the hotel directly at:

Bancroft Hotel
Rates Starting at $129.00/night
 The Women's Faculty Club
Rates Starting at $120.00/night
When making your reservation, please mention "BCLBE/Banking Law" in order to obtain this special rate.


Monday, September 23–Wednesday, September 25, 2013
UC Berkeley International House - Chevron Auditorium
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720-2320


Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy