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Talking Fintech with Benjamin Lawsky, Former Superintendent, New York Department of Financial Services

Talking Fintech with Benjamin Lawsky, Former Superintendent, New York Department of Financial Services

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, AUWCL faculty and WCL’s Business Law Program hosted “Talking Fintech with Benjamin Lawsky, Former Superintendent, New York Department of Financial Services.” With an introduction by Professor V. Gerard Comizio, Associate Director, Business Law Program, and moderated by Professor Hilary J. Allen, the conversation covered the hottest topics in fintech today, including fintech regulation, the sector’s impact on financial industry culture, the use of technological tools for regulatory compliance, cybersecurity vulnerabilities in fintech business models, and more.

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AUWCL Announces Innovative Business Law Compliance and Ethics Certificate Program

AUWCL Announces Innovative Business Law Compliance and Ethics Certificate Program

The Business Law Program at American University Washington College of Law is pleased to announce an innovative Compliance and Ethics Certificate (CEC). Covering one of the fastest growing areas of business law, the Compliance and Ethics Certificate enables students with a special interest in business law to earn a certificate that provides a core competency and a deeper understanding of compliance laws and regulations.

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Business Law Program Offers New Cutting-Edge FinTech Course on Virtual Currency

Business Law Program Offers New Cutting-Edge FinTech Course on Virtual Currency

Furthering the Business Law Program's mission of providing cutting-edge course opportunities across emerging business law sectors, associate director of the Business Law Program Professor Jerry Comizio will teach a two-credit Virtual Currency course in the Spring 2021 semester. It will be one of the first law school courses in the country devoted to exploring the emerging legal and regulatory framework governing virtual currency activities.

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Sarah Bloom Raskin, AUWCL Faculty to Discuss Economic and Financial Regulatory Policy in the Era of COVID

Sarah Bloom Raskin, AUWCL Faculty to Discuss Economic and Financial Regulatory Policy in the Era of COVID

On Thursday, Oct. 22, join American University Washington College of Law for an interview on economic and financial regulatory policies with Gov. Sarah Bloom Raskin and AUWCL faculty.

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AUWCL Announces Innovative Business Law Compliance and Ethics Certificate Program

AUWCL Announces Innovative Business Law Compliance and Ethics Certificate Program

The Business Law Program at American University Washington College of Law is pleased to announce an innovative Compliance and Ethics Certificate (CEC). Covering one of the fastest growing areas of business law, the Compliance and Ethics Certificate enables students with a special interest in business law to earn a certificate that provides a core competency and a deeper understanding of compliance laws and regulations.

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Demonstrating How Business Law and Community Services Go Hand in Hand

Demonstrating How Business Law and Community Services Go Hand in Hand

Jason Schwartz ’09 was drawn to law school out of an interest in analytical thinking and a quest for job security after graduating as an English major at NYU in ’05. Ten years into his practice as a tax attorney in Cadwalader’s Washington, D.C office, Schwartz distills complex language into advice for clients. He recently received one of the best compliments a tax lawyer could get after publishing a practice portfolio on the taxation of collateralized loan obligations. “A non-tax lawyer called me and said, ‘You wrote everything that tax lawyers have been trying to tell me for the last 10 years but in English.’”

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Students Learn Business Basics at Annual AUWCL Bootcamp

Students Learn Business Basics at Annual AUWCL Bootcamp

Students new to the world of business took a deep dive into financial fundamentals during American University's third annual Business Basics Bootcamp, held Jan. 6-7, 2020.

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Representing Businesses Before the Supreme Court: A Conversation with Greg Garre, Former U.S. Solicitor General

Representing Businesses Before the Supreme Court: A Conversation with Greg Garre, Former U.S. Solicitor General

In honor of the start of the Supreme Court's new term on the first Monday in October, former United States Solicitor General Gregory Garre joined students for lunch and a conversation on representing businesses before the Supreme Court Monday, Oct. 7 at American University Washington College of Law.

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A Conversation with Gail Levine, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition at the FTC

A Conversation with Gail Levine, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition at the FTC

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Gail Levine, recently-appointed Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), joined students in the Business Law Program for lunch and a conversation.

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Former Secretary Jack Lew Addresses "Ten Years After the Financial Crisis"

Former Secretary Jack Lew Addresses "Ten Years After the Financial Crisis"

American University Washington College of Law’s Business Law Program presented “Ten Years After the Financial Crisis,” a discussion with former Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, Wednesday, Oct. 10. The discussion was moderated by American University President Sylvia M. Burwell.

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AUBLR Holds Spring Symposium Focused on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

AUBLR Holds Spring Symposium Focused on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On April 2, American University Business Law Review (AUBLR) held its Spring 2018 Symposium, "The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Will it Stimulate Global and Domestic Markets?"

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