2012 Spring Symposium

Berkeley Law – 2012 Spring Symposium

Berkeley Business Law Journal
Berkeley Center for Law and Business


Home foreclosures continue to plague the US economy and wreck havoc in the lives of individuals, families and communities. Attempts to resolve the foreclosure crisis have sparked government programs, lender initiatives and multiple lawsuits. Speakers from UC Berkeley will join other scholars, business leaders and policymakers to address what the public and private sectors should and could do to resolve the seemingly endless stream of home foreclosures and avoid their future repetition.

Topics to be addressed will include:

  • the current state of foreclosures and their impact on the residential market
  • the recent mortgage foreclosure settlement between federal regulators, all 50 states’ attorneys general, and the largest loan services
  • lender and government initiatives to prevent foreclosures
  • how adequate financing can be made available to home purchasers without repeating the foreclosure crisis
  • foreclosure process defects and the need for modernization of the recording system

Berkeley Business Law Journal
Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Videos & PowerPoint Presentations

Panel 1- Digging Out: Government and Private Initiatives to Address Mortgages Underwater or in Default  (video)

Panel 2 – Reforming Title Recording and Transfer: Key to a 21st Century Mortgage Market (video)

Q&A Session and Closing Remarks (video)

Bill Falik — Introductory PowerPoint

Paul Leonard — PowerPoint

David Moskowitz — PowerPoint

Dwight Jaffee — PowerPoint

James Rhyne — PowerPoint

Benjamin Weber — PowerPoint

Symposium Details

For more information about the event, our speakers, or the topics that will be discussed please visit the following links.


Speaker Bios



International House
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, California 94720
Friday, April 13, 2012

Up to three (3) hours of CLE Credit is available.