This is a complimentary event; however, if your organization asks that you pay fair market value to attend, the registration form will allow you to pay $40 as the fair value of this event.
Please join SFBAA for an in-person networking event at the McGuireWoods San Francisco office. We will enjoy a wine tasting and food pairing selected by wine expert and sommelier Eugenio V. Jardim.
SFBAA welcomes all banking, financial services, and financial services adjacent legal professionals. Whether you are a current SFBAA member or not, we hope you and your colleagues will join us to network, have fun and help shape how SFBAA can best serve this community in 2023 and beyond.
In addition to the phenomenal expertise of sommelier Jardim, this event will introduce SFBAA and expand your network, and we will vote on and select a new organization name to reflect its inclusive nature. Be part of SFBAA history (while learning about and drinking great wine and eating amazing food).
|Eugenio V. Jardim
Sommelier Eugenio Jardim is an internationally recognized wine expert who enjoys sharing his passion for wine with others. He has served as a wine director for well-known fine restaurants, a wine expert on a popular PBS television series, a consultant to wine makers, and a wine educator at culinary institutes. Currently retained by Portugal, he represents the country’s wines to the world while continuing to work with wine makers and adjudicating internationally important wine competitions.
Please join us for a complimentary luncheon featuring guest speaker Manuel Alverez discussing the future of banking and digital currency.
Alverez is the former commissioner of the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI). During his tenure as commissioner, he led the department through a transition that has become the national model for regulating emerging financial technologies while fostering consumer protections and responsible innovation.
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Principal speaker will be Melissa Landay, who is the Market Executive for the Wells Fargo commercial banking San Francisco East Bay market. Jeff Browning of McGuireWoods will moderate.
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The participants are:
Moderator: Stefan Lawrence, First Republic Bank
Panelists: Kristen Larson, Ballard Spahr
Brian Montgomery, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
John Dockry, Wells Fargo Bank
James McGuire, Buckley LLP
The San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association
Alicia A. Baiardo, Partner, McGuire Woods, SFBAA President
Financial Women of San Francisco
Melissa Maquilan Radic, Managing Director, IMPACT Community Capital, FWSF President
invite you to attend a special presentation
“Regulatory Round Up: Legal, Regulatory and Technology Developments in the Financial Services Industry”
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
8:30 am registration, continental breakfast and networking**
9:00 am to 11:30 am program
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street, San Francisco, 4th Floor Market Street Dining Room
We are back and in person! A panel of distinguished financial services experts will discuss legal, regulatory and technology developments impacting the financial services industry, fintech challenges, cybersecurity threats, new payments developments, consumer protection enforcement, outlook on regulatory supervision, and more.
Who should attend? Financial services attorneys, financial services and fintech executives, compliance, audit and risk officers, and interested members of the legal and business community
Welcome: Hilary Gevondyan, Deputy General Counsel, First Republic Bank
Moderator: Maureen A. Young, Sr. Managing Counsel, Sr. Regulatory Counsel, SVP, Bank of the West
Michele Alt, Partner and Co-Founder, Klaros Group
Avery Belka, Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Elvis M. Chan, Asst. Special Agent in Charge, FBI San Francisco, Cyber Branch
Michael Flynn, Of Counsel, Buchalter
Kevin Gould, Director of Government Relations, EVP, California Bankers Association
Walter Mix, Managing Director, Financial Services Practice Group Leader, BRG
MCLE accreditation for 2.25 general hours is anticipated for California. Buchalter certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed in the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.
No admission fee but RSVP required by September 28th to Martha Pineda, [email protected], (415) 227-3571. **Please arrive by 8am to clear the FRBSF’s Security check and get upstairs. Because of construction, enter on the Main Street side of the FRBSF. Please bring your vaccination card.
Judge Hannah L. Blumenstiel (Bankr. N.D. Cal.) will provide an overview of the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, describing its advantages and disadvantages from a creditor’s perspective. In addition, Judge Blumenstiel will discuss emerging trends in litigation pertaining to the SBRA.
The program will feature Aaron Marienthal, GC of Payactiv, and David Deitchman of Tally, discussing Earned Wage Access (“EWA”) products, DFPI and a new treasury rule that proposes a change for those that offer EWA products.
The panelists are Travis Hill, Don Nguyen, and Adam Pollock with Kevin Frankel as moderator. The program will cover FCPA and AML enforcement and how the laws come into contact with banks; the current wave of deed fraud in real estate enforcement; and qui tam actions and the interplay between the plaintiff’s bar, state AGs, and how financial institutions can get caught in the mix.
While the panelists will be virtual, we are offering an in-person component at McGuireWoods’ San Francisco offices for those who would like to attend. Since the panelists are virtual, we would like to reduce the price of the lunch to $55/head.
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Dan Wheeler will be discussing the legal and policy ramifications of a U.S. central bank digital currency (the “digital dollar”). Does the Federal Reserve have the authority and ability to implement the digital dollar? What sort of efficiencies can be achieved by the digital dollar? What industries would be disrupted? How could the government use a digital dollar to invade privacy and control our lives? Dan will discuss why digital currencies are so appealing to governments such as China and whether effective safeguards are possible.
Dan Wheeler is a longtime banking and fintech regulatory lawyer and a past president of the SFBAA. He is a co-founder and the CEO of Sunstone Trust Company, the only new trust company formed in California in over 15 years. Prior to successfully chartering Sunstone, Dan was the general counsel of a cryptocurrency company. Before he became a full time entrepreneur, Dan was a partner at Bryan Cave and practiced law for over 20 years.
A pithy discussion of current state and federal legislative and regulatory developments from Kevin and Maureen.
Kevin Gould, California Bankers Association, EVP, Director of Government Relations
Maureen Young, Bank of the West, Senior Managing Counsel, Senior Regulatory Counsel, SVP