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MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011, 10:25 A.M.

Former GU law school dean will provide overview of Dodd-Frank reform act

Are you ready to talk Dodd-Frank? Do you want to?

Former Gonzaga Law School Dean, current GU Professor Daniel Morrissey will deliver the keynote speech for “The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act Symposium,” a daylong event starting at 8 a.m., Friday at Barbieri Courtroom at the Gonzaga University School of Law.

Sponsors are the GU Law School and the Gonzaga Society for Law & Business.

Morrissey's overview of the Dodd-Frank legislation will run from 12:30-1:30 p.m. He'll examine the litigation issues of the act, passed in July 2010 as a way to shore up the oversight of the financial services industry.

Among the areas covered are the “Say on Pay” provision of Dodd-Frank, which deals deals with executive pay, and several other issues, including the broker fiduciary duties, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, whhistleblower provisions and derivatives regulation.

The symposium provides 5.5 CLE (continuing legal education) credits. The cost is $200 per person , or $25 for non-GU law students.

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