The Bank Counsel Conference is the most prestigious gathering of bank counsel in Illinois. Whether you provide general advice to a bank within the scope of a general practice or concentrate on one or more specific areas related to banking, this program helps you identify and manage cutting-edge issues that are central to your clients and your practice. 

Bank officers and directors, compliance and risk management personnel, internal auditors, and independent bank consultants also will benefit from this program. 

Previous Event Agenda

Previous Event Agenda

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.  - 10:00 a.m.
M&A Secrets for a Changing Environment
Philip K. Smith, Esq., Gerrish Smith Tuck, PC

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Networking Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Regulatory Roundtable – Current Legal Issues from the Regulators’ Perspectives
Jayesh Hines-Shah, Deputy General Counsel for Banking, IDFPR
Rachel Grundmeier, Specialist Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Jerry Savoy, District Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
John J. Schroeder
, Regional Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 
Monica M. Tynan, Regional Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Illinois Update – Recent Developments in Banking Law
Carolyn Settanni, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, IBA

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Recent Developments in Payments and Addressing Risks Going Forward
Paul J. Ferak, Esq., Greenberg Traurig LLP
Benjamin M. Saul, Esq., Greenberg Traurig LLP

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Networking Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Commercial Lending Update – Recent Trends in State & Federal Court
Decisions, Legislation, and Documentation
Robert J. Lewis, Esq., Sidley Austin LLP

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Consumer Banking Update – Recent Trends in Consumer Financial Services
Marc P. Franson, Esq., Chapman and Cutler LLP

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

Previous Event Details

Previous Event Details

Hotel Accommodations

Renaissance Downtown Chicago Hotel
1 W Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(800) 468-3571
$199 ++/night *Good thru Wed, Nov. 23

Questions? | 217-789-9340

Continuing Education Credits

This program has been approved for 6.50 hours of Illinois MCLE credit.
American Bankers Association (ABA) Professional Certifications has approved Bank Counsel Conference for 8 CRCM credits.

Fee Per Person

In-Person $449 | In-Person + Binder $499

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Location Info

The Drake Hotel

140 East Walton Pl
Chicago, IL 60611
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