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The Future of Financial Regulation: What Should We Be Looking For in 2018 and Beyond?

October 10, 2018

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act brought about serious changes to how financial markets and institutions are regulated. Among others, it created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which has added significantly to the regulatory burden of the financial industry.

The Trump administration has sought to reform the regulatory state. But in the world of financial regulation, many questions remain. What would proposed congressional reforms such as the Financial Choice Act mean for America’s financial markets? What will happen with the CFPB and other parts of Dodd-Frank? What reforms can individual agencies undertake on their own? Please join us for a panel discussion featuring three of America’s leading financial and regulatory policy experts— including the General Counsel for the U.S. Treasury Department—as they discuss these important questions and more.

Brent McIntosh is General Counsel for the U.S. Treasury Department. In addition to a successful career in private practice, McIntosh previously served in the White House as Associate Counsel to the President and then as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary; and in the Department of Justice as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

James Copland is a senior fellow and director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute, where he focuses on reforming the administrative state.

Adam White is director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He also is a contributing editor to City Journal and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.


October 10, 2018