Dates: March 3 - 4, 2022
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut
The Forum is a private gathering of 40 in-house and outside counsel, well versed in this field, personally selected from major financial institutions to meet and discuss the most pressing issues and questions they face today.
Using candid, peer-driven discussion, this Forum explores key trends and developments in the evolving enforcement environment and emerging litigation risks.
This advisory group of leading consumer finance counsel drafted the Agenda and personally nominated all invitees to the Forum.
Matt Pearson is Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President in the Bank of America Legal Department’s Regulatory Inquiries Group. Matt and his team are primarily responsible for leading the response to investigations by federal and state regulators and government agencies relating to the bank’s consumer businesses. Matt also directs stress testing for the Legal Department in support of the bank’s Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) exercise. In prior roles, Matt managed significant consumer, antitrust, and government litigation and class action matters, including the bank’s consumer False Claims Act litigation, and coordinated regulatory engagement with state and federal government stakeholders following the 2012 National Mortgage Settlement.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Matt handled consumer financial services, securities, and other corporate litigation matters at McGuireWoods. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Washington and Lee School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Washington and Lee Law Review.
Emma is Senior Forum Director and Financial Services Lead at Cambridge Executive Connections (CEC), a subsidiary of Cambridge Forums, Inc. Naturally curious and a lifelong learner, Emma has developed and managed a variety of meetings in both the profit and non-profit sectors. Before joining Cambridge, Emma was Assistant Vice President, Global Marketing at State Street in Canada, where she spent close to two decades of her career, offering her a great depth of knowledge and understanding of the financial and investment sectors. In Emma’s current role, she leads CEC’s Financial Services portfolio, including programs for institutional investors, banking, private funds, risk, and governance professionals.
The Forum offers a private environment for leading practitioners to gain guidance from peers on unprecedented and grey areas in potential fiduciary conflicts and prohibited transactions while building diverse and valuable connections from across the nation.
"The key, valuable distinction is the Forum’s participatory format. Through the participation of everyone, we learned so much more about current developments and our colleagues’ and clients’ approaches to the most difficult issues of the day."Noah A. Levine Partner Wilmer Culter Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
"I would recommend this program to colleagues practicing in regulatory compliance and enforcement because it gives you the inside perspective of leading attorneys in the industry."Elizabeth A. Corbett Counsel Alston & Bird LLP
"The Forum on Consumer Finance Litigation and Enforcement was time very well spent. The Steering Committee – comprising active and respected practitioners – selected topics of acute interest to participants and our clients. The makeup of participants, relative to the discussion topics, made for lively and informative discussion."Danielle Oakley Partner O'Melveny & Myers LLP