Publications and Media

MVA Co-head of Financial Regulatory Advice & Response Edward O’Keefe served as a panelist during the SIFMA’s C&L Virtual Forum for the panel “Prudential Bank Regulators’ View of Compliance Programs” on June 21. During this panel discussion, Ed and his colleagues addressed issues including:
  • Evolving Regulatory Expectations for Compliance Programs
  • Compliance Challenges in a Hybrid Work Environment
  • Effective Escalation
  • Employee Oversight and Evolving Monitoring Expectations

MVA Litigation Member Tom Myrick was a featured speaker at the UNC Tax Institute meeting held on June 11. This year’s topic was “NCDOR v. Kaestner Trust: A View From the Battlefield.” Tom shared behind the scenes strategies of representing the Trust alongside Neil Bloomfield over the eight years it traveled from the NC Office of Administrative Hearings, to the NC Complex Business Court, to the NC Court of Appeals, to the NC Supreme Court, and finally to the Supreme Court of the United States where judgment in favor of the firm's client was affirmed 9-0.

MVA Litigation Associate Jules Carter served as a speaker for the Lorman webinar titled, “Potential Bank Regulation Changes Under the Biden Administration” which took place on June 8. Jules discussed how the financial services regulatory landscape may change in a Biden presidency. 

MVA White Collar, Regulatory Defense & Investigations Member Valecia McDowell was a guest speaker for the Extraordinary Women on Boards event titled, “How Corporate Board Members Detect Signs of Trouble -- Where There’s Smoke There MAY Be Fire...” On March 31, Valecia shared her actionable insights and best practices for board directors, from years of experience in conduct risk management and internal investigations.

MVA Employment & Labor Member Karin McGinnis served as a speaker for the Mecklenburg County Bar CLE titled, “Non-Traditional Non-Competes” program held on March 24. Karin joined the panel of experienced employment litigators to discuss alternative approaches to protecting legitimate business interests in these and other tricky situations.

MVA Financial Regulatory Advice & Response Members Ed O’Keefe and Neil Bloomfield, Financial Services Member Tom Pennington, and Investment Management Member Colby Jenkins served as guest lecturers in the Duke University Law School spring semester class co-taught by Alan Pope and Zach Smith. Their lecture, titled “Regulatory Oversight of Financial Products,” took place April 6. During this class, Ed, Neil, Tom and Colby discussed the role of various regulatory bodies in the supervision and regulation of commercial lenders and other providers of financial products.
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