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Financial Reform: A Special Event with Assistant Secretary Michael Barr (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
11:00 am
The Chicago Club, 81 E Van Buren St, Chicago, IL  60605 312-726-3860   (Driving Directions)

Michael Barr

The Honorable Michael S. Barr, Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, United States Department of the Treasury

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
11:00am - 12:00pm
The Chicago Club - 81 East Van Buren Street

In the wake of the financial crisis, many Americans began to call for an overhaul of the financial system. In response, President Barack Obama has just signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a package of sweeping reforms aimed at stronger oversight of financial products and banks. The Honorable Michael Barr was one of the primary architects of this reform package. Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the CFA Society of Chicago for a real-time update from Assistant Secretary Barr, who will deliver remarks and answer questions on the new legislation and the path forward for implementing these historic reforms.

Michael Barr

Presenter Background Information:
The Honorable Michael S. Barr was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 21, 2009 to serve as the Department of the Treasury's assistant secretary for financial institutions. In this role, Barr is responsible for developing and coordinating Treasury's policies on legislative and regulatory issues affecting financial institutions, including the comprehensive Wall Street and consumer protection reforms in the Dodd-Frank Act. Barr previously served as Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin's special assistant, as deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury, and as special advisor to President William J. Clinton. He has also served as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and at the Brookings Institution. At the University of Michigan Law School, Barr has taught financial institutions, international finance, transnational law, and jurisdiction and choice of law, as well as cofounded the International Transactions Clinic. Barr received his J.D. from Yale Law School, an M. Phil in International Relations from Magdalen College, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and his B.A., summa cum laude, with Honors in History from Yale University.

10:30 a.m. - Registration
11:00 a.m. - Remarks and Q & A
12:00 noon - Adjournment

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