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    January 14, 2010  
 
REGULATION BY DAY, SCHMOOZE BY NIGHT

Where Do Women Stand? We've assembled five of Washington's most powerful women to talk about how their gender is doing in the executive workplace. In November, this event sold out when signups reached room capacity of 450. Don't miss your chance. Sequoia Restaurant, Friday, Jan 22Sign up now!

 
Yesterday, as the heads of Wall Street’s four largest investment banks were grilled on the Hill, we caught up with Sullivan & Cromwell’s Bill Kroener (former FDIC GC) and Cleary Gottlieb’s Giovanni Prezioso (former SEC GC), co-chairs of the ABA’s Task force on Financial Markets Regulatory Reform, to talk about where lawyers fit in with the change that is afoot.
 
Cleary Gottlieb’s Giovanni Prezioso and Sullivan & Cromwell’s Bill Kroener

Last August, after months of deliberation, the 15-member task force presented the ABA’s House of Delegates with 8 principles to guide financial reform, all of which were unanimously approved. That the recommendations seem simple (eg, the creation of an independent, well-funded federal entity to oversee systemic risk; regulators should work in harmony with their international counterparts; federal and state efforts should be “complimentary and coordinated”) illustrates a point, says Bill: “Looking at the reciprocals of these principles gives you a good sense of what was ignored and what caused the crisis.” 

Sullivan & Cromwell’s Bill Kroener and Cleary Gottlieb’s Giovanni Prezioso

Giovanni (who we learned is a serious tri-athlete) says the task force is principally reacting with the legislative process on the Hill via the ABA’s Office of Government Affairs. It’s also keeping key lawmakers apprised of the ABA’s perspective (representative of 400,000 lawyers) through a series of letters regarding new policy proposals, such as those relating to regulatory consolidation and the authority of non-bank systemic resolutions. Much has yet to be decided, says Bill, but one thing is clear: “The days when Wall Street titans miss the morning meeting in DC are long gone.”


THE PARTY!
 
former NBC exec Mary Paris, co-chair of Patton Boggs’ legendary public policy practice Nick Allard, and Coldwell Banker real estate sales sensation Lee Murphy.

Legal eagles turned out in spades last night for our Total Schmoozarama event at The Park at Fourteenth (we clocked over 1,100 guests in two hours) and proved what we all already knew: Legal Bisnow readers are indisputably photogenic. Case in point: former NBC exec Mary Paris, who joined Levick Stategic Communications yesterday, co-chair of Patton Boggs’ legendary public policy practice Nick Allard, and Coldwell Banker real estate sales sensation Lee Murphy.

Jones Day big-wigs John Welch (M&A) and Del Smith (Telecom/Space Law) playing bookends (as only a well-read lawyer can) to Kim Warfield, highly-employable recent G’town grad Brian Reardon, and Merrill Lynch’s Liz Bizic

We snapped Jones Day bigwigs John Welch (M&A) and Del Smith (Telecom/Space Law) playing bookends (as only a well-read lawyer can) to Kim Warfield, highly-employable recent G’town grad Brian Reardon, and Merrill Lynch’s Liz Bizic.

Holland & Knight former DC managing partner LaFonte Nesbitt, LMI General Counsel Manik Rath, Staas & Halsey’s intellectual property attorney Mark Henry, and Thompson Greenspon accounting guru Shawn Howard.
Holland & Knight former DC managing partner LaFonte Nesbitt, LMI General Counsel Manik Rath, Staas & Halsey’s intellectual property attorney Mark Henry, and Thompson Greenspon accounting guru Shawn Howard.
 
USDA’s Office of Adjudications’ Yamil Jaskille

The USDA’s Office of Adjudications’ Yamil Jaskille, a proud native of Puerto Rico, who we’ve heard is in the running to be the new president of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC. Viva Yamil!

 

Simmons College senior Julia King, along with Akin Gump buddies Kathryn Holmes Johnson and Maliana Smith. Kathryn and Maliana tell us that they’ve been busy prepping Akin Gump complex litigation guru Michelle Roberts for her Bisnow debut at next week’s “Where Women Stand II” event at Sequoia. So even though the Total Schmoozarama has come and gone, don’t despair: there’s plenty more schmoozing on the horizon.

 
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