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Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State

Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State is a program of The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. The nonpartisan program aims to further the study of capital markets and corporate law. The program hosts multiple events throughout the year in Columbus and key financial centers. These events generate open and vigorous exchange about the leading problems and issues dealmakers face and are commonly co-sponsored by private organizations.

Roundtable on Public Pension Reform

On February 22, 2013, the Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State program presented the Roundtable on Public Pension Reform, in Columbus, Ohio. 

  1. A videorecording of the event can be found here.
  2. The following are links to materials presented during the Roundtable:

More information about the Roundtable below:

Sponsored by Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State
February 22, 2013, 8 a.m.- Noon
Barrister Club (located at 25 W. 11th Ave., across the street from Drinko Hall and above Panera Bread. Click here for directions to Drinko Hall.)
Conference organizer: Professor Paul Rose

The Roundtable on Public Pension Reform will bring together leading academics, pension fund managers, and pension fund advisors to discuss the difficulties facing state and local public pension systems, and how governments and pension funds are responding to these challenges. The roundtable will include discussions from expert panels focused on three key areas: the state of public pension reforms, pressing governance issues at state and local pensions, and investment strategies to tackle the many challenges faced by public pension funds. Expert panelists include:

  • Regina Burch, Associate Dean and Professor Capital University School of Law
  • Karen Carraher, Executive Director, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
  • Hank H. Kim, Executive Director and Counsel for the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems
  • Luke Martel, Senior Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Amy B. Monahan, Professor of Law and Solly Robins Distinguished Research Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Siona Robin Listokin-Smith, Professor, George Mason University School of Public Policy
  • Paul Rose, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Chris Tobe, Principal, Stable Value Consultants; Columnist, Wall Street Journal MarketWatch
  • Richard Schafer, Deputy Director of External Management, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)


8 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:15 a.m. Welcome / Opening Remarks
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Panel 1 – Recent Pension Reform Efforts (Dean Donald Tobin, Moderator
i. Amy Monahan
ii. Luke Martel
iii. Karen Carraher
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Panel 2 – Public Pension Fund Governance (Professor Paul Rose, Moderator
iii. Siona Listokin-Smith
iv. Regina Burch
11 a.m. – Noon Panel 3 – Public Pension Fund Investment Strategies and Challenges (Professor Charles Lee Thomason, Moderator)

i. Chris Tobe

ii. Hank Kim 

iii. Richard Schafer

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