Bank Counsel Seminar

Hotel

Hotel & Travel

Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109-8933

Hotel accommodations can be made online here
or by calling Caesars Palace at 1-866-503-4782. Please mention the Western Bankers (WB) or the 2022 Regulatory Compliance to receive the special group rate. The group rate is starting at $239/night, single or double occupancy, plus taxes and fees. Rooms are limited, please make your reservations as soon as possible. The hotel room block cut-off date is Friday, October 14, 2022. If the room block reaches capacity, the hotel may accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates.

Resort Fee: A daily resort fee of $35.00 per room, per night plus the current occupancy room tax will be charged in addition to the room rates set forth above. This fee includes:

  • Unlimited local phone calls (no long distance or international calls)
  • Two (2) guest admissions per day to the Fitness Center (Does not include the use of the spa)
  • In-Room internet access to include two (2) devices per room per day (Property-wide roaming may be available for an additional fee.)
Agenda

Agenda

*All times listed below are in PT

Monday, November 14
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM General Counsel Roundtable
Tuesday, November 15
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CPRA Session

John Davis
Associate Attorney
Aldrich & Bonnefin PLC

Jim Packer
Head of Privacy, Compliance
First Republic Bank
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Bankers Under Attack – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Recent and upcoming California legislation and
court decisions all Bank Counsel should be aware of


Kevin Gould
EVP, Director of Government Relations
California Bankers Association

Robert McWhorter
Shareholder
Buchalter


Moderator:
Barry Smith
Shareholder
Buchalter
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM BSA/AML/OFAC Session

Deborah Thoren-Peden
Partner
Pillsbury

Matt Rabinowitz
Counsel
Pillsbury


Moderator:
Mark Aldrich
Founder & CEO
Aldrich & Bonnefin PLC
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM TOP GUN MAVERICK: Bank Operations Advice from the Best!

Susan Somuri
SVP, Senior Managing Legal Counsel
Zions Bancorporation

Tod Beebe
Managing Partner Barton
Klugman & Oetting LLP


Moderator:
Ted Kitada
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM 2022 Employment Law Update

Theodora Lee
Shareholder
Littler Mendelson P.C.
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Navigating Uncertain Times Through Prudent Workouts,
Accommodations and Thorough Documentation


Isabelle Ord
Partner
DLA Piper

Barry Smith
Shareholder
Buchalter

Moderator:
Mike Zandpour
SVP & Associate General Counsel

City National Bank
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Free Time
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Reception
6:00 PM Program Adjourns
Speakers

John Davis
Associate Attorney
Aldrich & Bonnefin PLC

John Davis joined Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC in May 2017 as a Summer Associate and remained with the firm as a law clerk until he became an Associate Attorney in June 2019. Mr. Davis is part of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, specializing in corporate and commercial lending matters. Mr. Davis also regularly advises clients on matters related to data privacy and information security laws, including with regard to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and the California Consumer Privacy Rights Act.

Speakers

Jim Packer
Head of Privacy, Compliance
First Republic Bank

Jim Packer is an experienced privacy professional and compliance leader who joined First Republic Bank’s Office of the General Counsel in July 2020 as the Bank’s Head of Privacy, Compliance and Privacy Officer. In his role at First Republic, Mr. Packer, or his team under his direction, provides reports and presentations to the Bank’s Executive Leadership and Board of Directors, works with state and federal regulators, and provides guidance, training, process, procedure, policy, and operationalizes matters related to state and federal data privacy and information security laws or regulations across all the enterprise’s businesses, functional groups, products, and services.

Speakers

Kevin Gould
EVP, Director of Government Relations
California Bankers Association

Kevin Gould joined the California Bankers Association (CBA) in 2004, bringing with him more than seven years of experience as staff in the California Legislature. In his role as executive vice president and director of government relations, he oversees the management and operation of CBA’s government relations department and also serves as one of CBA’s three registered lobbyists.

Speakers

Robert McWhorter
Shareholder
Buchalter

Robert McWhorter is a Shareholder in Buchalter’s Sacramento office, and is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He is the Chair of Sacramento’s Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on representing financial institutions and business entities in commercial, business and bankruptcy litigation. He has extensive experience handing lender liability actions, franchise litigation, bankruptcy, insolvency law, creditors’ rights, real estate disputes, corporate dissolutions, loan workouts and restructuring, receiverships, and litigation involving business torts and contract law. He has handled multiple complex liability claims against officers and directors of corporate entities. Through his bankruptcy and commercial practice, Mr. McWhorter possesses substantial expertise handling Article 9 issues under the Uniform Commercial Code.

Speakers

Barry A. Smith
Shareholder
Buchalter

Barry A. Smith is a Shareholder and a senior member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group and Chairman of the Financial Institutions Practice Group. Mr. Smith focuses his practice on representing financial institutions and other business entities, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in business and commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, real estate, loan workouts and restructuring, provisional remedies, receiverships, collections, and post-judgment enforcement. He also handles complex defense litigation including tort, contract law, and real estate.

Speakers

Deborah Thoren-Peden
Partner
Pillsbury

Deborah Thoren-Peden focuses her Chambers-ranked corporate practice on banking, electronic commerce, privacy, anti-money laundering and Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations.

Deb co-leads Pillsbury’s Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy team; its FinTech, Payments & Blockchain team, its Consumer & Retail industry team, and its Unclaimed Property Team. She represents and advises fintech companies, bank and non-bank financial institutions (both domestic and international), money transmitters, retailers, automotive and a variety of other types of companies. She is also a recognized authority with respect to the Bank Secrecy Act and the Patriot Act.

Speakers

Matt Rabinowitz
Counsel
Pillsbury

Matthew Rabinowitz advises companies on compliance with import/export regulations, anti-corruption laws and OFAC sanctions. He further assists companies in navigating the CFIUS review process.

As a counsel in Pillsbury’s International Trade Group, Matthew works with companies to obtain classifications and licenses for EAR and ITAR controlled items, advises on OFAC sanctions policies, conducts country of origin reviews, and helps companies build comprehensive FCPA policies and procedures.

Speakers

Mark Aldrich
Founder & CEO
Aldrich & Bonnefin PLC

Mark Aldrich is a principal of Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC, specializing in bank regulatory issues and corporate and securities matters. Mr. Aldrich actively advises California banking institutions, their boards of directors and audit committees. Mr. Aldrich is part of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, specializing in corporate and commercial lending matters. Mr. Aldrich has handled defense of regulatory enforcement actions, securities offerings, as well as other bank regulatory matters. He is also the Chairman and Founder of the firm.

Speakers

Tod Beebe
Managing Partner
Barton Klugman & Oetting LLP

Tod V. Beebe is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on the representation of financial institutions and the representation of business entities and individuals in complex business disputes, including the representation of our clients’ interests in equity-holder disputes, real estate matters and post-merger indemnity claims.

Speakers

Ted Kitada

Ted Kitada previously served as 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

Isabelle Ord
Partner
DLA Piper

Isabelle Ord is a trial lawyer who resolves complex and high-stakes disputes for national and international businesses and financial institutions. She is the co-chair of DLA Piper’s Class Action Litigation practice.

Sessions

TOP GUN MAVERICK: Bank Operations Advice from the Best!

This panel will explore recent developments in the payments space, including real time payments and ACH micropayments; digital banking, including application of ESIGN, Regulation E, and UCC Article 4A, and innovative banking platforms; and FinTech and bank collaborations to integrate technology, payments functionality, and data into various banking products and services.

A seasoned litigator will highlight recent cases relating to bank operations, including those arising under the UCC, with a particular focus on recent efforts to hold banks liable for transactions which were authorized by the customer.

Sessions

2022 Employment Law Update

The last few years were a blur for many reasons, but the legal developments in employment law continue unabated. From new statutes, regulations, and decisions, recent developments have only accelerated, impacting employers big and small. This program will recap the most significant recent developments, including the great resignation, remote worker issues, arbitration, employee leaves, wage and hour developments, and COVID – we can never get away from COVID. It is time to take a look at the new things happening in employment law. Join us as we walk you through the latest court cases, legislative and regulatory activity, and crucial developments that will affect your workplace and your responsibilities. More specifically, you will learn how they relate directly to you and what you should be made aware of here and now! This program will guide you through the maze of new employment law developments and prepare you for the challenges ahead.

Credits

Credits

Once we finalize the agenda, we will be able to provide the amount of CA MCLE credits that we are offering for this year’s seminar.

At our 2021 Bank Counsel Seminar, we were able to offer a total of 5 CA MCLE credits.

More information coming soon…

Pricing

Pricing

Pricing For Price Per Person
WB Bank Member $495
Bank Non-Member $695
Law Firm Member $495
Law Firm Non-Member $695

Register today. To register for the conference, please click on the “Register Online” button down below.

Register Online

Please email Gina Titus at registrations@westernbankers.com if you have any registration questions.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Tuesday, November 1, 2022. No refund if cancellations are received after Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Substitutions welcomed.