Bank Counsel Seminar

Agenda

Agenda

Wednesday, October 14
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

CA MCLE 1.0 Hour
LIBOR, CARES Act, PPP: What You Need to Know Today

Joel Cook
Principal
Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC

Victor Liang
Counsel
Morrison & Foerster LLP
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

CA MCLE 1.0 Hour
CCPA: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?

Nicholas Adams
Senior Counsel
Bank of the West

Robert Olsen
Principal
Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

CA MCLE 1.0 Hour
Building the Digital Bank: New Technologies and Key Challenges

Marina Gracias
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Varo Money

Hisham Salama
EVP, Chief Digital Officer
Bank of the West
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Presentation of the Almon McCallum and Robert Frandzel Awards
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

CA MCLE 1.0 Hour
Employment Law Issues for 2020

Jahmal Davis
Partner
Hanson Bridgett LLP

Steve Ganotis
VP & Associate General Counsel
First Republic Bank
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

CA MCLE 1.0 Hour
Bank Operations Update: Ted and Keith’s Excellent Adventure

Ted Kitada
Senior Company Counsel
Wells Fargo Bank

Keith Forrester
Principal
Aldrich & Bonnefin PLC
3:30 PM Program Adjourns
Speakers

Joel Cook
Principal
Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC

Mr. Cook is a principal of Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC, and has been with the firm since 2011.  Mr. Cook regularly advises financial institutions and their boards of directors on various matters, including corporate governance issues, commercial lending matters, contracts and bank regulatory matters. He frequently speaks at events in the financial industry, including Bankers’ Compliance Group® events. Mr. Cook is a member of the State Bar of California and the Orange County Bar Association. He led the OCBA’s Banking & Lending Section as its Chair for 2018, having previously served as its Vice-Chair and Treasurer.

Speakers

Victor Liang
Counsel
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Victor Liang is Of Counsel in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office and is a member of the firm’s Finance and Projects Group. Victor’s practice focuses on the representation of lenders and borrowers in connection with domestic and cross-border financial transactions, including: first-lien/second-lien facilities, unsecured financings, mezzanine financings, unitranche loans, syndicated lending, asset and cash-flow based lending, warehouse facilities, acquisition finance, refinancings and restructurings.

Speakers

Nicholas Adams
Senior Counsel – Data Protection & Privacy
Bank of the West

Since 2018 Nick has been Senior Counsel in charge of Data Protection and Privacy at Bank of the West. Before that, he was with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld for over 10 years, and clerked with the US Department of Justice. After graduating from Bowdoin College, Nick received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School. Last year, he received a certificate as a Digital Lawyer from Assas University in Paris,

Speakers

Robert K. Olsen
Principal
Aldrich & Bonnefin

Robert Olsen is a principal of Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC. He associated with the firm in January 1996 and became a shareholder in 1999. Mr. Olsen is head of the firm’s Consumer Practice Group. He specializes in consumer regulatory compliance, financial privacy, fair lending and other financial regulatory matters.

Speakers

Marina Gracias
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Varo Money

Marina Gracias is General Counsel / Corporate Secretary of Varo Money, Inc. Varo’s mission is to help people improve their financial lives by providing them with a suite of digital first financial tools. Marina led the effort for Varo to obtain the first digital only OCC national bank charter, deposit insurance from the FDIC and also approval for a bank holding company from the Federal Reserve.

Speakers

Hisham Salama
EVP, Chief Digital Officer
Bank of the West

As Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer at Bank of the West, Hisham Salama is focused on creating customer experiences which drive adoption, leading to increased satisfaction, engagement and profitability. He is responsible for developing strategies and initiatives that further strengthen Bank of the West’s digital platforms and continue to deliver best-in-class products and solutions to customers.

Speakers

Jahmal Davis
Partner
Hanson Bridgett LLP

Jahmal chairs the labor and employment section at Hanson Bridgett. He is a trial lawyer who specializes in employment law, representing public and private employers in state and federal employment litigation. His litigation and trial work encompasses all aspects of employment-related claims, including discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, retaliation and wrongful termination. Jahmal also has significant experience assisting clients with respect to state and federal wage-and-hour laws.

Speakers

Steve Ganotis
VP & Associate General Counsel
First Republic Bank

Steve Ganotis is Vice President and Associate General Counsel at First Republic Bank since 2017, where he advises executive management, Human Resources and business partners on law and employment issues, wage and hour compliance, internal investigations, employee discipline and termination matters, retaliation and harassment, and numerous other matters.

Speakers

Ted Teruo Kitada
Senior Company Counsel
Wells Fargo

Ted Teruo Kitada is a senior company counsel in the legal department of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, providing advice and guidance on many payment matters, including primary payment systems (wire transfers, checks, ACH, and prepaid and debit cards); deposit services and products; bank operations; Check 21; image exchange arrangements; mobile banking; electronic banking; unclaimed property; and compliance with a variety of state and federal laws and regulations relating generally to bank deposits and operations.

Speakers

Keith Forrester
Principal
Aldrich & Bonnefin

Keith R. Forrester, Esq., is a principal of Aldrich & Bonnefin. Since 1993, Mr. Forrester has been extensively involved with advising financial Institutions on a variety of general banking operations and compliance matters. Mr. Forrester is a member of the firm’s Operations and FinTech Practice Group and in that capacity assists financial institutions in areas such as Bank Secrecy Act compliance, negotiable instruments, electronic banking, new accounts, treasury services, right to financial privacy laws and legal processes.

Sessions

LIBOR, CARES Act, PPP: What You Need to Know Today

The panel will discuss (a) recent developments on how the market is preparing for the transition from LIBOR, and (b) key programs and changes under the CARES Act (such as the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, forbearance and loan modifications, eviction moratorium and others) and recent developments.

Sessions

CCPA: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became effective January 1, 2020, but has been in a state of flux since then, due to the delayed issuance of regulations by the California Attorney General and the prospect of a ballot measure, the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA). Final CCPA regulations were issued effective August 14, and the CPRA will appear on the November ballot as Proposition 24; if approved by the voters, the CPRA will supplement and supersede the CCPA. This panel will discuss where these developments leave banks now, and in the near future.

Sessions

Building the Digital Bank: New Technologies and Key Challenges

Banking institutions are under pressure to rapidly build digital platforms that can compete with fintechs and changing customer demographics. We will hear how a start-up company built a fully digital bank from the ground up and how an established commercial bank is moving ahead with its digital transformation. Our panelists will discuss the challenges in building a digital platform that enhances the customer experience and engagement and how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, block chain and biometrics, can speed customer due diligence and authentication, onboarding and transaction processing.

Sessions

Employment Law Issues for 2020

The unprecedented events of 2020 have brought new aspects to not-so-new employment legal issues. The pandemic have compelled financial services firms to address new questions and approaches around familiar employment law issues such as wage and hour claims, privacy, worker’s compensation, paid family leave, “return to office” requirements, and employee wellness. Panelists will discuss questions, learnings and approaches in regards to employment law as events unfolded this year.

Sessions

Bank Operations Update: Ted and Keith’s Excellent Adventure

This panel will explore issues surfacing under the recently enacted automatic exemption granted through S.B. 616; ACH updates on same day settlement; FinCEN’s new FAQs on beneficial ownership and guidance on hemp-related businesses; and FRB Q&As on Removal of Six-Per-Month Limit For Saving Accounts and MMDAs. A UCC update regarding recent cases will also be highlighted.

Pricing

Pricing

One Registration Fee, Unlimited Attendees per Organization

Pricing For

Price
WBA Bank Member $250
Law Firm Member $350
Bank Non-Member $350
WBA Member Season Pass Holder $250
Law Firm Non-Member $500