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249.7 sec. 001 - Introduction to the New Financial Regulation (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Randall Guynn  
Instructor: Jai Massari  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meetings:

    Th 6:25 PM - 9:05 PM
    Location: Law 170
    On 2021-09-30

    F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Law 170
    On 2021-10-01

    F 3:10 PM - 6:10 PM
    Location: Law 170
    On 2021-10-01

    Sa 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Law 170
    On 2021-10-02

    Sa 1:30 PM - 4:10 PM
    Location: Law 170
    On 2021-10-02

Course Start: September 30, 2021
Course End: October 02, 2021
Class Number: 31720

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 35
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 35
As of: 10/16 04:18 PM


The last several years have seen the fast rise of new entrants into the financial services markets: large and small technology companies seeking to provide financial services in innovative ways. At the same time, banks and other more traditional financial services providers are examining how their business models may be affected, for better or worse, by these new technologies. Policy makers and regulators are themselves considering how best to address new developments. Our course will examine these issues through the lens of financial regulatory policy and law. The course will be grounded in the fundamentals of financial regulation - monetary policy, financial stability, the promotion of safe and open markets, and consumer protection - and will explore these fundamentals in light of new fintech and financial services developments, ranging from new approaches to bank charters, changes how retail consumers trade in securities and commodity markets, and cryptocurrency and payments innovations.

This course will take a case-study, interactive approach to developing these themes. It will involve a lively debate (we hope) about the goals of financial regulation, the approaches taken by policy makers and regulators to new developments, and whether and how financial regulation can be improved to promote economic growth, financial stability, and consumer protection.

The course will meet over three days:
Thursday, September 30th 6:25 PM - 9:05 PM
Friday, October 1st 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 3:10 PM - 6:10 PM
Saturday, October 2nd 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:10 PM

The instructors for this course are Jai Massari and Randall Guynn.

Jai is Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Davis Polk and is a member of its Financial Institutions Group and the Trading and Markets Practice. She represents banking organizations, industry groups, asset managers, and other financial market participants, focusing on financial regulatory reform. Her practice more recently focuses on financial regulation of fintech activities, including payments and digital asset activities. She is ranked in Chambers for Fintech, Cryptocurrency & Blockchain and Financial Services Regulation. Jai received her law degree from the Duke University School of Law in 2007.

Randy is a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell and has been head of its Financial Institutions Group since 1994. He is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading banking lawyers and a thought leader in financial regulatory reform. He was named the most highly regarded banking lawyer in the world in 2014 and 2017 by the International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers and one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the U.S. by the Financial Times in 2013. He is currently ranked as a star banking lawyer in Chambers USA. He has published several books and articles, most recently a book co-authored with U.K lawyer Simon Gleeson and published by Oxford University Press on solving the too-big-to-fail problem. He is also the editor of Regulation of Foreign Banks & Affiliates in the United States, soon to be in its 9th edition. He graduated from UVA law in 1984, and was a law clerk for Justice William H. Rehnquist and 9th Circuit Judge J. Clifford Wallace.


Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.


Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Business Law

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