Bank Counsel Seminar




Tuesday, October 2  
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Bank Counsel Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.        Hot Topics in Commercial and Real Estate Lending

The panel will discuss important legislation and recent case law developments involving commercial and real estate lending.

Hilary Gevondyan
Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel
First Republic Bank

Peter S. Munoz
Reed Smith LLP
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. What Goes Up, Must Come Down

Is the economy’s long growth cycle nearing its end? Where are the weaknesses in commercial and real estate lending, and what events could signal a rise in defaults? This panel will discuss preparing for and dealing with a change in the credit cycle, including identifying and managing potentially distressed commercial and real estate credits, mitigating lender liability litigation risk, and applying lessons learned from the Great Recession.

Amy Lerner Hill
Senior Vice President, Senior Counsel
City National Bank

Jenny Park
Vice President, Associate Counsel
Pacific Premier Bank
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.            Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.       The Empire Strikes Bank: An Operations Update

Explore key impacts arising from the recent amendments to Regulation CC, including changes to the ECCHO Operating Rules; modifications to consider to terms governing indemnity in an account agreement; and new check-related payment standards in light of updates to ANSI X9.100-140. The panel will also discuss issues to consider when implementing the new beneficial ownership rule; and recent UCC issues related to instruments.

Ted Kitada
Senior Vice President, Senior Company Counsel
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Keith Forrester
Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC
11:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Hot Topics in Human Resources Law

Hear from seasoned labor and employment law experts who will highlight current major employment and labor law challenges for the banking industry, including emerging trends in wage and hour law, recent cases, litigation trends, and best practices. This panel will examine these and other developments and consider what the law currently is, how it got there and where it may be going in the future.

Steve Ganotis
First Republic Bank

Greg Glazer
Hirschfeld Kramer
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Regulators’ Changing Views on Bank Boards of Directors and Governance

The penalties levied against Wells Fargo for its account-opening practices included an agreement to replace members of its Board of Directors, not for any specific wrongdoing, but for alleged inadequate oversight of the bank’s incentive compensation and marketing. The panelists will discuss what this might mean for bank directors generally, and the effect, if any, of the change of administration and senior regulatory officials.

Mike Flynn
Goodwin Procter, LLP

Samantha Kirby
Goodwin Procter, LLP
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Hot Topics in Bank Litigation and Bankruptcy

This panel will focus on privacy/data security cases, BSA/AML and CFPB enforcement actions, the PHH set of cases, and an update on class actions.

Isabelle Ord
DLA Piper

Deborah Daniloff
Asst. General Counsel & Director, Global Transaction Services
Bank of America, N.A.
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Party in Marketplace

(Includes attendees of Regulatory Compliance Conference) 


Hotel and Accommodations

The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
500 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Direct: (916) 545-7100
Reservations: (877) 678-6255

Hotel accommodations can be made here or by calling The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel reservations department at (877) 678-6255. Please ask for the “WBA Group Rate.” The WBA Room Rate is $210, single or double occupancy, plus taxes and fees.

Rooms are limited, please make your reservations by Saturday, September 1, 2018. If the WBA room block reaches capacity before this date, the hotel may accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates.

Overnight parking for guests is $29 per day with in and out privileges. Day Use parking (8am-5pm) is $12 per car.