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March 6, 2009 | 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Barrister Club
The Ohio State University Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal Symposium 2009 will feature panelists from the legal practice, business sector and academia presenting their insights on the Credit Crisis of 2008. The symposium will provide attorneys with an understanding of the causes of the credit crisis, the $700 billion governmental bailout, and the further regulations proposed to avoid such a crisis in the future.
The panel on the Causes of the Crisis will focus on issues and events that contributed to the credit catastrophe of 2008. In particular, the discussion will focus on the roles of both private and public sector actors in the events that created the crisis.
The panel on the bailout will provide an in-depth analysis of the $700 billion plan approved by Congress in September 2008. The focus will discuss the aftermath of the bailout, as well as a consideration of a government’s proper role in “bailing out” nongovernmental financial institutions.
The Keynote Address, to be given by Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law at Boston University School of Law, will provide commentary on the future of government regulation of financial markets after the credit crisis. Mr. Hurley will provide legal and business analysis based on his experiences throughout his career.
The panel on Proposals for the Future will analyze proposed re-regulations and whether such proposals will better prevent such a financial crisis in the future or whether they will hinder America’s market growth. Additionally, panelists will discuss the future of America’s economy and the American attorney’s role in the reregulated aftermath of the credit crisis.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal is privileged to host its fourth annual symposium. We at EBLJ hope that you will join us in Columbus, Ohio to participate in this event.
CORNELIUS HURLEY Cornelius Hurley is a professor of the practice of banking law and director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law at Boston University School of Law. Mr. Hurley has more than 30 years of diversified legal and entrepreneurial management experience in financial services. He is a director of Computershare Trust Company, N.A. and recently served as a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston. Mr. Hurley established the Boston office of The Secura Group, Washington, D.C. Formerly he was general counsel of Shawmut Corporation, and assistant general counsel of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Active in the American Bar Association, he is a faculty member of Banking Law Basics and Investment Management Basics, institutes conducted jointly by the Morin Center and the ABA. He teaches the Thesis Seminar in the Graduate Program and Government Regulation of Financial Institutions in the J.D. program.
Sharon Alvarez is professor of business at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, where she was the founder of the Center for Entrepreneurship. Her research expertise is in entrepreneurship and strategy, with a developing interest in poverty alleviation through entrepreneurship. She has served on the board of directors for small businesses and consults in the biotechnology industry.
Olufunmilayo Arewa is a professor of law at Northwestern University, School of Law. Her primary research interests are in intellectual property, accounting, corporate and securities law, private equity and entrepreneurship. Her recent research focuses on the implications of financial networks for financial market regulation in the face of economic crisis.
Norman Bartczak is a faculty member at Columbia University Graduate School of Business, an adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School and also teaches in Northwestern University’s and Yale University’s Executive Education Programs. Dr. Bartczak’s expertise focuses on areas of accounting, corporate finance, security analysis and management of financial institutions. In addition to authoring over 30 case studies at Harvard Business School and publishing in both practitioner-oriented and academic journals, Dr. Bartczak is the founder and managing director of Financial Statement Investigation, Inc.
Steven Davidoff is a professor of law at the University of Connecticut Law School and a visiting professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he focuses on corporate governance, corporate finance, regulation of hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions and securities regulation. Mr. Davidoff currently teaches a seminar in capital markets at Moritz and writes as the Deal Professor for the New York Times DealBook. Previously, Mr. Davidoff was a senior attorney at Shearman & Sterling in their London and New York offices.
George Geis is a professor of law at the University of Virginia Law School where he teaches contract law, agency and partnership, corporations and corporate finance. He is also the co-author of a book on business partnership and alliance strategies and regularly visits the Indian school of Business in Hyderabad, India, started in conjunction with Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Claire Hill teaches at the University of Minnesota Law School and heads its Institute for Law and Rationality. She is the 2008-9 Vance K. Opperman Research Scholar, and was the 2007-8 Julius E. Davis Professor. She previously taught at Chicago-Kent College of Law, George Mason School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Sloan Visiting Professor. Professor Hill teaches corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and seminars in law and economics. Her research and writing has been in the areas of capital structure, structured finance, rating agencies, secured debt, contract theory, law and language, and behavioral economics.
Renee Jones is a professor at Boston College School of Law where she teaches Corporations, Securities Regulation, Corporate Governance. Her scholarship focuses on corporate governance and corporate ethics. She has written several articles on the federal-state relationship in corporate regulation. Professor Jones has served as co-chair of the Securities Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association and is a member of the American Law Institute.
Dale Oesterle is a professor of law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he teaches the law of mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and law and finance for entrepreneurs. He is currently the editor of the Business Law Prof Blog.
Houman Shadab is a senior research fellow in the Regulatory Studies Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research focuses primarily on financial regulation, in particular such areas as hedge funds, corporate governance, and derivatives.
Frederick Tung is a professor of law at Emory Law School where he writes and teaches in areas of corporate, securities law and bankruptcy, both domestic and international. In the past, he has served as consultant for the government of Ethiopia, the Center for Commercial Law and Economics in Indonesia, and the California Law Revision Commission.