Join the NAMWOLF Transactional  Practice Area Committee for an exciting CLE!  

More Restrictions and Potential Opportunities 
Navigating the Ever-Changing Regulatory Landscape Affecting U.S. Corporations and Financial Institutions  

Today, the regulatory landscape affecting corporations and financial institutions is constantly changing making it difficult for in-house counsel and decision-makers to navigate critical regulations affecting their organizations.  

Join us for a fast-paced session that covers recent regulatory frameworks, such as the latest CFPB consumer protection regulations, the JOBS Act, and FCPA. Understand the latest restrictions and explore potential opportunities!

Monday, February 22, 2016
1:55 pm - 3:10 pm

Learn about:
  • The current regulatory environment (including specific newly enacted regulations) and their effects on the transactional legal landscape.
  • JOBS Act and related regulations.
  • Federal Corrupt Practices Act, the recent DOJ's Yates memorandum and the impact on FCPA enforcement actions.
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's recent activities, including mortgage related regulations, auto finance-related enforcement actions and auto-debit guidance and impact of each of these on the financial industry.

Distinguished panel includes:

Vanessa K. Watson, Moderator
Vice President, Senior Managing Counsel, MasterCard International Inc. 

Vanessa Watson is the lead North America counsel for MasterCard Advisors, the professional services arm of MasterCard International. In this role, Vanessa provides solutions-oriented support to the consulting, information services, and managed services groups, as well as to subsidiaries such as 5One and APT, to help clients optimize, streamline and grow their businesses. This includes partnering with her business clients from the inception to the commercialization of new solutions, providing counsel and advice, and helping to create business solutions that comply with law, including intellectual property, antitrust, franchise, state unfair practices, capital markets and securities, technology, digital media, and marketing laws.  

Partner, Bryant Rabbino LLP
B. Seth Bryant is the Managing Partner of Bryant Rabbino LLP. Seth represents a wide range of clients, including Fortune 100 Companies, financial institutions, governmental entities and public benefit corporations, investment funds and early stage companies in a range of transactional matters.  Seth has extensive experience in offerings of equity and debt securities, including institutional private placements and municipal offerings, venture capital and other investments in preferred stock, convertible notes and warrants of early stage companies among other offerings. 

Partner, Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP
Asnardo Garro is a partner in ARHMF's Corporate and Financial Services practice. He has detailed experience in the laws and regulations governing and affecting financial institutions, money services businesses, domestic and international finance and secured transactions, and various other complex business transactions. He  regularly advises business clients in connection with general corporate and shareholder matters, acquisition, dissolution or sale related matters, asset-backed financing transactions, and related matters.
Partner, Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C.

Preston Pugh is a trial and appellate lawyer, former federal prosecutor, and compliance monitor.  He has handled cases in employment discrimination, traditional labor, whistleblower retaliation, and restrictive covenant litigation as well as criminal trials and investigations.  His investigations experience includes service as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, his work as a former in-house investigations attorney for GE Healthcare and the defense component of Boeing, and for many more clients as outside counsel.