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Sibley speaker will discuss U.S. financial system

The School of Law’s 107th Sibley Lecture will explore the aftermath of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 as well as the current vulnerability of the U.S. financial system. Featuring Columbia University’s John C. Coffee Jr., the lecture will take place March 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the law school’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Coffee, who will give a lecture entitled “Death, Taxes and Systemic Risk: Dealing with the Inevitable,” is considered a legal authority on numerous financial subjects and is the Adolf A. Berle Professor at Columbia Law School as well as the director of the school’s Center on Corporate Governance.

He has been a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers’ Legal Advisory Board and its Market Regulation Committee, and he has served on the New York Stock Exchange’s Legal Advisory Board and on Nasdaq’s Economic Advisory Board.

Coffee has testified repeatedly before U.S. Senate and House committees during the drafting of important regulatory legislation, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act.