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TLS Webinar Series - Combating Ransomware | Follow the Money: Current Issues in Crypto and Ransomware

TLS Webinar Series - Combating Ransomware | Follow the Money: Current Issues in Crypto and Ransomware

09 Nov, 2021

Please join the Tech, Law & Security and Business Law programs at American University Washington College of Law for this series of conversations with leading experts on combating the growing threat ransomware poses to businesses, individuals, and the Nation’s security.

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Professor Gerard Comizio Examines Biden Administration's Proposed Crypto Regulations

Professor Gerard Comizio Examines Biden Administration's Proposed Crypto Regulations

08 Nov, 2021

On October 13, 2021, the American Banker, a leading national publication covering U.S. and international financial industry featured an article titled “Is modernizing the National Bank Act the answer to fintech charter woes?” that included an interview with Professor Gerard Comizio, associate director of the American University Business Law Program, and other financial regulatory experts.

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The Exploding Virtual Currency Industry and Emerging Law, Regulation and Policy Issues

The Exploding Virtual Currency Industry and Emerging Law, Regulation and Policy Issues

08 Oct, 2021

As part of American University's Washington College of Law Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend events, on Friday September 24, 2021, the Business Law Program hosted a roundtable discussion with three WCL alums who are legal leaders in the exploding virtual currency and blockchain industry.

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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

20 May, 2021

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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An interview With SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce and AUWCL Faculty

An interview With SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce and AUWCL Faculty

12 Apr, 2021

On Tuesday, March 2, American University Washington College of Law hosted an interview with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester M. Peirce and AUWCL faculty on the exciting developments under the federal securities laws governing financial technology and virtual currency.

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AUWCL Announces Innovative Business Law Compliance and Ethics Certificate Program

AUWCL Announces Innovative Business Law Compliance and Ethics Certificate Program

06 Apr, 2021

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. Students will learn how to adopt and implement successful corporate compliance strategies as they acquire knowledge and skills in the legal, regulatory, and ethical framework undergirding compliance.

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Business Law Program Hosts Upper-Level Business Course Selection Panel

Business Law Program Hosts Upper-Level Business Course Selection Panel

25 Nov, 2020

AUWCL's Business Law Faculty hosts a virtual panel discussion on upper-level business law courses.

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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

18 Nov, 2020

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

10 Nov, 2020

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

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Professor Jerry Comizio Named Associate Director of the Business Law Program

Professor Jerry Comizio Named Associate Director of the Business Law Program

21 Apr, 2020

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) and the Business Law Program congratulate V. Gerard (Jerry) Comizio on his new position as associate director of the Business Law Program. Comizio is a leading authority on financial services regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters. He has extensive experience in representing a wide range of financial services companies, including both domestic and foreign banking organizations, non-bank financial institutions, fintech companies, digital currency exchanges and private equity firms engaged in covered fund, merchant banking, and so-called 4(c)(6) activities.

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A Conversation with Stephen Gardner on the Global Practice of Business Law

A Conversation with Stephen Gardner on the Global Practice of Business Law

13 Mar, 2020

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Mr. Stephen Gardner (‘91) joined students for lunch and a conversation on the global practice of business law. Mr. Gardner is an alumnus of the Washington College of Law and is the current Chief Counsel for the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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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

17 Feb, 2020

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

21 Jan, 2020

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. The two-day bootcamp, presented by the Business Law Program, introduced 1L, 2L, and 3L students to essential business concepts and skills, including interpreting financial statements, distinguishing amongst a variety of business entities, and understanding financing for business ventures.

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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

14 Oct, 2019

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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AU Business Law Review Hosts Women in Business Law Leadership Conference

AU Business Law Review Hosts Women in Business Law Leadership Conference

08 May, 2019

In celebration of the publication’s back-to-back all-women editorial boards, AUBLR’s Volumes 8 and 9 hosted this all-women conference—featuring keynote speaker Kara Stein, former SEC commissioner—  in conjunction with a call for papers, which will be published in an all-women authored issue.

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Business Basics Bootcamp

Business Basics Bootcamp

11 Dec, 2018

Monday - Tuesday, January 7 - 8, 2019 | Please join us for a two-day intensive bootcamp to introduce law students to business concepts. It is designed for students who have very little existing business knowledge, but students with more experience or knowledge are welcome. The event is open to 1L. 2L, and 3L students at AUWCL.

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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

20 Nov, 2018

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

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

12 Oct, 2018

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, in which Lew addressed the economic and political legacy of the financial crisis and future economic challenges, was moderated by American University President Sylvia M. Burwell.

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Business Law Review Holds Spring Symposium Focused on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Business Law Review Holds Spring Symposium Focused on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

18 May, 2018

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?"The event included partners from major law firms, including AUWCL alumnus Scott Levine, partner at Jones Day, and professors from AUWCL and AU's Kogod School of Business, and provided an informative and spirited discussion on the most significant reform of the United States tax code in thirty years.

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AUWCL Business Law Program Kicks Off Spring 2018 with Business Law Orientation and Resume Review

AUWCL Business Law Program Kicks Off Spring 2018 with Business Law Orientation and Resume Review

14 Feb, 2018

On January 17, 2018, over forty 1L students gathered for the Business Law Program Orientation and Resume Review. During the panel, student leaders introduced the business and transactional student groups, and the AUWCL business law faculty met with 1L students to review their resumes and discussed the school’s various business-related experiential education opportunities.

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