Fundamentals of Banking Law

Fundamentals of Banking Law

Fundamentals of Banking Law is an intensive three-day executive education academy designed to familiarize participants with the basics of banking law.

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Fundamentals of Banking Law addresses the key policies, concepts and regulations surrounding the financial markets, Dodd-Frank, and the rise of FinTech. Designed as a workshop and lecture-based program, rather than a seminar or conference, Fundamentals of Banking Law is taught by experienced practitioners, from leading institutions including Berkeley Law, Boston University, Charles Schwab, the Clearing House, and NYU.

Program Highlights

  • The structure and purpose of bank regulation;
  • Understanding banks as chartered entities, and entities chartered by the federal government;
  • Prudential limitations, including affiliate rules, loans to one-borrower and loans to insiders;
  • Permitted investments and activities of banks, bank holding companies and financial holding companies;
  • Insurance, securities and capital market activities, including derivative and swap activities, of banks and bank affiliates;
  • FDIC deposit insurance and bank failures;
  • Supervision, examination, and enforcement by banking regulators and the expansion of government agencies addressing the practices of banking organizations; and
  • Assessing the opportunities and risks surrounding FinTech technologies and companies.

Program Details

When & Where

The three-day program will be held October 30 – November 1, 2019 at a San Francisco Bay Area location.


Prices will be announced soon. Tuition will cover program admission, course materials, and meals during the event. Travel and accommodation are not included. Government, nonprofit, and university employees may request a reduced rate.


We accept qualified candidates on a rolling basis and space is limited, so we encourage you to apply early.


This program will be approved for MCLE credit. The grant of MCLE credit is within the purview of the states, and we will provide a certificate of attendance and other materials to use in seeking continuing education credits.

For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Lily Yang at Please attempt to make your service request with as much advance notice as possible.

Course Instructors

The Fundamentals of Banking Law faculty consists of experienced practitioners who have also taught as adjuncts at major law schools. Past instructors have included:

John A. Buchman, Director, Legal Counsel, Charles Schwab, San Francisco; Lecturer in Law, George Washington University

Paul Clark, Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP, Washington DC; member, Executive Advisory Board for Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Hugh ConroyCounsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP, New York and current Vice Chair of the Banking Law Committee of the American Bar Association

Sara A. Kelsey, Adjunct Professor, New York University Law School and New York Law School, former General Counsel of the FDIC, Sole Practitioner

Edward J. McAniff, Counsel, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Los Angeles; Adjunct Professor, University of Oregon School of Law

Jeremy R. Newell, Managing Director and General Counsel, The Clearing House; formerly Lecturer in Law, Boston University School of Law

Camille Orme, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York

Karol Sparks, Partner, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP and author of The Keys to Banking Law: A Handbook for Lawyers, Second Edition (2017). Each registered participant will receive a copy of Karol’s book.

Interested in this program? Sign up to be notified when the application becomes available.