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2018 Symposium

“Recession in Retrospect: Financial Regulation and Consumer Protection Ten Years Since the 2008 Financial Crisis”

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

Location: University of Minnesota Law School, Room 25

Ten years since the 2008 Financial Crisis, the Minnesota Law Review seeks to explore the state of financial regulation and consumer protection in America. Incorporating the views of scholars and practicing professionals, the Law Review will evaluate a number of responses to the crisis and consider whether financial regulation and consumer protection have yet gone far enough.

The Symposium will feature three panels on the topics of Too Big to Fail, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB), and the role of state attorneys general in consumer protection and regulatory enforcement. Each panel will consist of presentations by panelists as well as a question and answer period.

In addition to announcing Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York as the Symposium’s keynote speaker, the Law Review is proud to announce the following panelists:

Presenting on Too Big to Fail

Ron J. Feldman, M.P.A., First Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Saule T. Omarova, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Jennifer Taub, J.D., Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

Presenting on the CFPB

Hosea H. Harvey, J.D., Ph. D., Associate Professor of Law, Associate Professor of Political Science (by courtesy), Temple University, Beasley School of Law

Patricia A. McCoy, J.D., Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor, Boston College Law School

Christopher Peterson, J.D., John J. Flynn Endowed Professor of Law, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Presenting on the Role of State Attorneys General

Martha Coakley, J.D., Partner, FoleyHoag LLP, Attorney General of Massachusetts, 2007–2015

Thomas James, J.D., Senior Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Counsel, Consumer Fraud Bureau, Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Rob McKenna, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP, Attorney General of Washington, 2005–2013

Register for the Symposium here.

Symposium Program here.

Additional Attendee Information here.

Please contact David LaBerge at for more information.