Bank Counsel Conference

The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL  
Friday, December 01, 2023 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM   iCalendar Central Standard Time

The Bank Counsel Conference is the most prestigious gathering of bank counsel in Illinois. Whether you provide general advice to a bank within the scope of a general practice or concentrate on one or more specific areas related to banking, this program helps you identify and manage cutting-edge issues that are central to your clients and your practice. Bank officers and directors, compliance and risk management personnel, internal auditors, and independent bank consultants also will benefit from this program. View the flyer!


8:00 - 9:00           Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00  - 10:00       Illinois Update – Recent Developments in Banking Law
Carolyn Settanni, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, IBA

10:00 - 10:15      Networking Break

10:15 - 11:45      Regulatory Roundtable – Current Legal Issues from the Regulators’ Perspectives
                                Jayesh Hines-Shah, Deputy General Counsel for Banking, IDFPR
                                Rachel Grundmeier, Specialist Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
                                Jerry Savoy, District Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
                                John J. Schroeder, Regional Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
                                Monica M. Tynan, Regional Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

11:45 - 12:30      Networking Lunch 

12:30 - 1:30         The Unique Ethical and Legal Challenges in Advising Regulated Institutions
                                John Geiringer, Partner, Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group
                                Scott Alvarez, Retired General Counsel, Federal Reserve Board

1:30 - 2:30           Lincoln the Lawyer: Professionalism, Ethics, and Civility
John Lupton, Executive Director, Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission

2:30 - 2:45           Networking Break

2:45 - 3:45           Commercial Lending Update – Recent Trends in State & Federal Court Decisions and Legislation
                                 Michael L. Weissman, Of Counsel, Levin Ginsburg

3:45 - 4:45           Consumer Banking Update – Recent Trends in Consumer Financial Services
                                 Marc P. Franson, Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP

4:45 - 6:00           Networking Reception

Continuing Education
This program has been approved for 6.50 hours of general Illinois MCLE credit, including 2.0 hours of Professional Responsibility credit.

American Bankers Association (ABA) Professional Certifications is approved for 6.75 CRCM credits.

The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-2200
Room Rate: $199 plus tax

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Fee Per Person
In-Person $449 
In-Person + Binder $499

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The Drake Hotel  

140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL 60611-1545

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