Conference

Growing Pains: Dodd-Frank’s Third Anniversary: Has It All Been Worth It?

July 22, 2013 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

Hayek Auditorium

Jeremiah Norton, Director, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, James Donnellan, Vice President, Government Relations, Metlife Inc.; Tony Fratto, Former White House Deputy Press Secretary and Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies; Paul Atkins, Former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Michael Bright, Senior Financial Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Bob Corker; Marcus Stanley, Americans for Financial Reform; moderators Louise Bennetts, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute and Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

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10:30 — 11:45 a.m. Panel 1: Did Dodd‐​Frank End Too Big to Fail or Create a New Class of TBTF Firms?

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Moderator: Louise Bennetts
Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute

Jeremiah Norton
Director, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

James Donnellan
Vice President, Government Relations, Metlife Inc.

Tony Fratto
Former White House Deputy Press Secretary and Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies

12:00 p.m. — 1:15 p.m. Panel 2: Legislation through Regulation: Dodd-Frank’s Impact on Market Efficiency and the Rule of Law

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Moderator: Mark Calabria
Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute

Paul Atkins
Former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Michael Bright
Senior Financial Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Bob Corker

Marcus Stanley
Americans for Financial Reform

1:30 — 2:30 p.m.

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Lunch Speaker: Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ)

When President Barack Obama signed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd‐​Frank) into law on July 21, 2010, he promised that “because of this law, the American people will never again be asked to foot the bill for Wall Street’s mistakes.” Three years on, the implementation of Dodd‐​Frank has turned out to be more costly, lengthy, and complex than most proponents anticipated. As of July 1, 2013, nearly 63 percent of the rulemaking deadlines under Dodd‐​Frank have been missed. To mark Dodd-Frank’s third anniversary, panelists will discuss whether Dodd‐​Frank really addressed the root causes of the 2008 financial crisis, the implementation progress to date, and the way forward.