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ARTICLES – Thomas P. Vartanian

December 29, 2020, Country, banking long overdue for cyberdefense upgrade | American Banker

November 23, 2020, American Banker What President-Elect Biden can do to fix the outdated financial system
https://www.americanbanker.com/opinion/what-president-elect-biden-can-do-to-fix-outdated-financial-system

October 24, 2020, The Hill What do Google, banks and chicken salad have in common?
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/522583-what-do-google-banks-and-chicken-salad-have-in-common?rnd=1603558945

September 26, 2020, The Hill Policymakers must ensure more COVID relief doesn’t damage the economy
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/518211-policymakers-must-ensure-more-covid-relief-doesnt-damage-the-economy?rnd=1601053187

September 10, 2020, The Hill Colorado truce won’t end the fight for regulatory supremacy
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/515380-rocky-mountain-truce-wont-end-fight-for-regulatory-supremacy

June 26, 2020, The Hill FinTech calls the question: Different rules for digital and traditional banking?
https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/504656-fintech-calls-the-question?rnd=1593140269

June 18, 2020, The Hill The Fed and the Pottery Barn Doctrine
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/503320-the-fed-and-the-pottery-barn-doctrine?rnd=1592442552

June 17, 2020, American Banker (BankThink) OCC’s proposal rightfully directs banks to upgrade
https://www.americanbanker.com/opinion/occs-proposal-rightfully-directs-banks-to-upgrade

May 21, 2020, The Hill Dealing with Troublous Times
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/499038-dealing-with-troublous-times?rnd=1590092077

May 4, 2020, The Hill If the second economic ‘shoe’ drops, Congress must avert a collapse,”
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/495952-congress-must-address-the-two-financial-shoes-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic?rnd=1588604088

March, 24, 2020, American Banker (BankThink) Calls for CECL delay expose standard’s flaws
https://www.americanbanker.com/opinion/calls-for-cecl-delay-expose-standards-flaws

May 28, 2019, The Hill – A Broken Accounting System in Need of Repair https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/445753-a-broken-accounting-system-in-need-of-repair

May 19, 2019, The Hill – The Unintended Consequences of Interest Rate Caps https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/444334-the-unintended-consequences-of-interest-rate-caps

April 17, 2019, American Banker (BankThink) – With Stress Test, Less is More https://www.americanbanker.com/opinion/with-stress-tests-less-is-more?brief=00000160-700b-dbf5-a562-788b36110000

February 26, 2019, American Banker (BankThink) – Criticism of BB&T-SunTrust deal is overblown https://www.americanbanker.com/opinion/criticism-of-bb-t-suntrust-deal-is-overblown

February 3, 2019, The Hill – The Bigger Data Gets, The Bigger the Risks it Poses https://thehill.com/opinion/cybersecurity/428087-the-bigger-big-data-gets-the-bigger-the-risks-it-poses

December 12, 2018, The Hill – Nefarious nations will take the lead on AI if the US doesn’t https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/421059-nefarious-nations-will-take-the-lead-on-ai-if-the-us-doesnt

November 16, 2018, The Hill – Financial overregulation wasted the last eight years https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/417104-financial-overregulation-wasted-the-last-eight-years

November 6, 2018, American Banker (BankThink) – Financial technology needs rules of engagement https://www.americanbanker.com/opinion/financial-technology-needs-rules-of-engagement

Sept 20, 2018, American Banker (BankThink) – Why reg relief is moving in the right direction  https://www.americanbanker.com/opinion/why-reg-relief-is-moving-in-the-right-direction

SPEECHES AND PANELS – Thomas Vartanian

DATE SPONSOR TOPIC COMMENTS
October 24, 2018

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Center for the Study of the Administrative State Permits, Licenses and the Administrative State
November 4, 2018

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Reg Tech Enable DC 2019 Strategic Partnerships: Panel discussion moderator with Brian Brooks (CoinBase), Kathy Reimann (Treliant) and Neima Ghamsari (BlendLabs) on tech deals
February 19, 2019

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy Housing Finance & GSE Reform Luncheon panel @ 2011 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
March 1, 2019

8:00 – 4:00

LEC/Program on Financial Regulation & Technology AI, FinTech, Peer to Peer Financial Services and Administrative Judgment First Research Roundtable for Inaugural Policy Conference for the LEC/Program
March 14, 2019

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Investment Advisers Association FinTech and the Use of Big Data Annual Compliance Conference for 400 Investment Advisors

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC

March 27, 2019

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Scalia Law School; Program on Financial Regulation & Technology- Meet the Policymakers Meet the Policy Makers: A Discussion with Joseph Otting First of monthly series with Washington Policymakers
April 3, 2019

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

LEC Open Banking: A New Era in Financial Services Panel with Banking and FinTech Execs
April 4, 2019

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Financial Managers Society Artificial Intelligence & Financial Regulation Webinar with AI experts from the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia
April 10, 2019

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Scalia Law School; Program on Financial Regulation & Technology- Meet the Policymakers Meet the Policy Makers: A Discussion with Randall Quarles- Vice Chair of the Fed Monthly series with Washington Policymakers
April 12, 2019

10:00 – 10:45 am

Minnesota Banking Law Committee of the Minnesota Bar Financial Regulation and Technology: The Coming Revolution 200 Minnesota financial services lawyers’ annual meeting
April 15, 2019

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Cantor Fitzgerald Investor Conference the GSEs The Future of the GSEs 499 Park Ave, NY, NY
May 15, 2019 Nelson Mullins Annual Public Policy Forum Financial Regulation, Economic Crisis & the Technology Revolution: Who Is Determining Our Economic Future? Law Firm forum for regulators, Congressman and others

101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C., 20001

May 15, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 pm

Tucker Carlson Tonight Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Ocasio-Cortez Loan Shark Protection Act
May 16, 2019

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

LEC/Program on Financial Regulation & Technology The Future of Financial Regulation;

A Discussion with Craig Phillips, Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury

Inaugural Policy Conference for the LEC/Program
June 24, 2019

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Financial Managers Society Financial Regulation and Technology: The Coming Revolution Annual Forum for 400 Bank CFO’s, Treasurers and Financial Managers
July 17, 2019

10:20-11am

All Sides with Ann Fisher

WOSU Public Media

Financial Regulation, the CFPB and Financial Crisis Radio Interview
September 12, 2019

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Scalia Law School; Program on Financial Regulation & Technology- Meet the Policymakers Meet the Policy Makers: A Discussion with Brent McIntosh, General Counsel of Dept of Treasury
September 17, 2019

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Cybersecurity Innovation Forum The Convergence of Financial Services & Technology: Benefit or Threat? GMU Business School Series @ Fairfax Country Club
September 25, 2019 Program on Financial Regulation & Technology Webinar Libra: New Dimensions in Money Speakers at this event included Brian Brooks, the Chief Legal Officer of Coinbase, who is now the Acting Comptroller of the Currency
October 10, 2019 Scalia Law School; Program on Financial Regulation & Technology- Meet the Policymakers Armchair Discussion with Mark Calabria, Director, FHFA
October 25, 2019 Program on Financial Regulation & Technology Webinar Libra – New Dimensions for Money First PFRT Webinar
November 7, 2019 Scalia Law School; Program on Financial Regulation & Technology- Meet the Policymakers Armchair Discussion with Brian Johnson, Deputy Director, CFPB
November 18, 2019 Program on Financial Regulation & Technology Webinar Consumer Debt in America: What Would Rate Caps and Student Loan Forgiveness Mean?
November 18, 2019 Ballard Sphar Interview re National Financial Technology Commission
April 27, 2020

[Postponed]

Compliance Solutions Strategies (CCS) Annual Compliance Program Ritz Carlton, Sarasota, Florida
April 1, 2020 FMS

(w/ Bill Isaac)

The Financial Pandemic: How to Navigate the Crisis to a Soft Landing
May 29, 2020 AM560 The Answer Interview on the Need for the Government to Prepare Equity Assistance
June 19, 2020 AM560 The Answer Interview on the hangover Impact of Government Actions to Support the Economy
June 26, 2020 Dechert LLP Financial Services Group Firefighting in the Financial Pandemic
July 8, 2020 Scalia Law School Financial Services Alumni Association Webinar “COVID-19 and the Financial Path Out of the Pandemic”
July 15, 2020 Scalia Law School Program on Financial Services & Technology Fintech Webinar “FinTech: Pushing Past the Pandemic”
October 1, 2020 AM560 The Answer Interview on the hangover Impact of Government Actions to Support the Economy for COVID
October 6, 2020 Scalia Law School; Program on Financial Regulation & Technology- Meet the Policymakers Armchair Discussion with Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, FDIC (Virtual)
October 22, 2020 Scalia Law School; Program on Financial Regulation & Technology- Meet the Policymakers Armchair Discussion with Brian Brooks, Acting Comptroller of the Currency
October 26, 2020 Federal Home Loan Bank Presidents Bank President’s Council Meeting Panel Discussion with Bimal Patel, John Bowman, Chris Daniel, Richard Kim
December 9 -10, 2020 CCFL and Scalia Law School-
FinTech and Consumer Finance: Agenda for 2021
Co-Chairman of the Program and of the Crypto and True Lender Panels
February 11, 2021 CCFL and Scalia Law School-
FinTech and Consumer Finance: Agenda for 2021
Co-Chairman of the Program on the CFPB Taskforce Report on Consumer Financial Credit

SPEECHES AND PANELS – Robert H. Ledig

DATE SPONSOR TOPIC
January 12, 2021 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Bank Technology Issues
December 9, 2020 Program on Financial Regulation & Technology/ Conference on Consumer Finance Law Consumer Finance and Big Data, AI, Social Media and Alternative Credit Scoring: Opportunity or Infringement
December 7, 2020 National Credit Union Administration Credit Union Technology Issues
August 10, 2020 PLI Webinar FinTech 2020 FinTech Developments in the Banking Sector
July 15, 2020 Program on Financial Regulation and Technology Webinar FinTech: Pushing Past the Pandemic Video of Webinar
May 6, 2020 FDIC Corporate University (Arlington, VA) Bank Technology Issues
May 20, 2019 Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
2019 Financial Markets Conference (Amelia Island, FL)
Interview regarding data privacy
May 16, 2019 Law & Economics Center/Program on Financial Regulation & Technology (Arlington, VA) The Future of Financial Regulation:

Panel 2: The Emerging Peer-to-Peer Economy: How Blockchain and Marketplace Lending Can Drive Economic Innovation  (Moderator)

April 4, 2019 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (Arlington, VA) Legislative Update
April 3, 2019 Ninth Annual Financial Services Forum, Law & Economics Center, Scalia Law School (Arlington, VA) Privacy and Data Use in the Financial Sector
October 12, 2018 Scalia Law Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Arlington, VA) A Different Perspective on Big Data (Moderator)