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Reagan administration counsel to participate in symposium at McKinney

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A former Reagan administration official will join the group of academic, government and business leaders making presentations next month at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law’s symposium on the Law and Financial Crisis.

Peter J. Wallison, who was general counsel for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and later White House counsel during the Ronald Reagan administration, will participate on a panel examining the law’s role in causing the Great Recession.

Wallison, currently the Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, was tapped to serve on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, created as part of the 2009 Fraud and Enforcement Recovery Act. His recent scholarship includes the paper, “Did the ‘Repeal’ of Glass-Steagall Have Any Role in the Financial Crisis? Not Guilty; Not Even Close.”

The symposium, sponsored by the Indiana Law Review, will be from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. April 5 in Inlow Hall. Attendees can earn continuing legal education credit.

Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh will give the keynote address at 8:30 a.m. He was chairman of the Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

Also, Joe Hogsett, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, will be part of a panel that considers the law’s effectiveness in addressing the financial crisis.

The symposium will be preceded by a dinner on April 4. Kevin T. Kabat, vice chairman and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp, will give a speech entitled “Perspectives on the Financial Crisis.”

For more details or the register for the dinner and symposium, visit indylaw.indiana.edu/ilr/symposiumreg.htm.
 

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