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State of banking industry topic of Feb. 14 Heuerman Lecture

In this year’s Heuerman Lecture at The University of Toledo College of Law, Anthony Siciliano, chief counsel for the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions, and Jeffery Smith, a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, will survey developments in the banking industry in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

The free, public lecture “State and Federal Bank and Thrift Regulators: Who are these guys and what do they do?” will be held at noon, Thursday, Feb. 14, in the College’s McQuade Law Auditorium.

From the perspectives of banker and regulator respectively, Smith and Siciliano will provide an overview of the state and federal regulatory agencies that oversee the banking industry. The pair will examine how regulators reacted to the 2008 financial crisis, as well as the current state of regulation under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. They will attempt to answer the question: What’s next in banking and regulation?

“We are proud that two of our graduates play such an important role in the banking industry, and pleased that they have offered to share their knowledge with our students and the community,” said Daniel Steinbock, dean of the College of Law.

Jeffery Smith has more than 30 years of experience in financial institution regulatory and corporate matters. He is a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in the corporate and finance group. Smith is the former co-chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s financial institutions subcommittee and the co-author of a handbook for bank directors. He received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Toledo and his law degree from The University of Toledo College of Law. This is the second of two presentations by Smith at the College of Law on the financial crisis.

Anthony Siciliano was appointed chief counsel of the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Financial Institutions in February 2011. Before joining the Division of Financial Institutions seven years ago, Siciliano served as an assistant attorney general and law clerk to Judge Ronald E. Hadley and Judge Robert R. Cupp of the Third District Court of Appeals. Siciliano received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from The University of Toledo College of Law.

The Heuerman Lecture is made possible by the Heuerman Fund for the Study of Investment Law and Regulations established by Richard and Lois Heuerman to benefit The University of Toledo College of Law.


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