Dates: May 4 - 5, 2023
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut
The Steering Committee welcomes 48 leading attorneys and senior in-house counsel personally selected from across the United States, and a select few from the United Kingdom and Europe, who are at the forefront of financial institution litigation. During the Sessions, high-level discussions are conducted between lawyers at banks who deal with enforcement matters and the major law firms who advise them.
Using candid, seminar-style discussions at this annual meeting, the group shares the most pressing issues they face on behalf of their clients or companies. Participants examine trends and developments in every jurisdiction to learn how others address these problems and work together to identify solutions. The group also has the opportunity to have meaningful discussions with key players from the Department of Justice and other regulatory bodies.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Andrew Stemmer is Deutsche Bank’s Deputy Global Head and Americas Head of Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Group, and a Managing Director. Andrew has been at Deutsche Bank since 2013, prior to which he was associated with the law firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he focused on securities, complex commercial disputes and bankruptcy.
John Driscoll is Managing Director, Senior Counsel and Head of Litigation, Enforcement & Investigations for Société Générale in New York. He has responsibility for litigation and governmental and internal investigations for SocGen and affiliates in the Americas. This business includes SocGen’s New York branch activity, as well as the activities of its Broker-Dealer, Futures Commission Merchant, and US-registered Swap Dealer. John has been involved in the full range of litigation and enforcement matters affecting financial institutions, both US-focused and internationally. Prior to joining SocGen, John was a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton. He clerked for the Hon. John M. Walker, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and received his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College.
Shona graduated from the University College Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish. She has a background in medical, insurance and financial administration. In her spare time, Shona loves to travel and enjoys planning trips all around the world.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for practical discussions among preeminent lawyers, from leading law firms and banks from the United States and Europe, who specialize in financial institutions enforcement.
"The Forum provides a unique opportunity to discuss and consider topics affecting financial institutions from multiple vantage points. Whether in-house counselor or private practice, everyone can benefit from the exchange of ideas with this incredible group."Jacqueline Carle Chief of Bank Staff to US General Counsel of TD TD Bank New Jersey
"Most relevant and topical "conference" that I attend all year. Great exposure to the counsel who is trying the cases you read about in the financial press or resolving enforcement matters on behalf of financial institutions. Wonderful networking opportunity with fellow in-house counsel."Krista Ellis Head of Litigation, Enforcement, and Investigations Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank New York
"I look forward to the Forum all year round. It is a gathering of friends and colleagues who engage; a day and a half of high-level discussions about the most significant issues facing financial institutions today. I always come away from the panel with new friends, having reconnected with old friends, having learned an enormous amount, and having had a wonderful time. I feel privileged to be included in this fantastic group year after year."Nola B. Heller Partner Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP New York