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August 17, 2020

Transcript: Closing Remarks for Ten Years After Dodd-Frank Conference

Closing Remarks
Dodd-Frank Act 10th Anniversary Conference
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 1-5 p.m.
Dennis Kelleher, President and CEO, Better Markets
Jeremy Pam, The George Washington University of Law School Director, Business and Finance Law Program;
Professorial Lecturer in Law
Transcript of Video
Dennis Kelleher
Before handing it over to Jeremy, I want to say it has been a pleasure working with him and the entire George Washington Law School team. We are grateful for Dean Bracey’s participation and we look forward to the new Dean—Dayna Bowen Matthew—who will be arriving soon.
As I said at the beginning, we have been honored to partner with GW over the last decade, and we have always come away the better for it, and the events have always provided not just information, but insight and often inspiration. That comes from an impressive, dedicated administration and faculty and really smart, energized students. 
Jeremy epitomizes the best of GW Law. In addition to teaching, he serves as the Director of the Business and Finance Law Program, and quietly goes about shaping minds, envisioning a better future, helping students achieve their potential, and then sending them off to make the world a better place. Jeremy, thank you for your partnership, good cheer, insights and hard work! It’s been a pleasure working with you putting on this conference.
Jeremy Pam
Well, thank you, Dennis, and let me first add my thanks to …all the great speakers today who’ve given us much to think about and continue to work on. Beginning shortly after the signing of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 and continuing to 2015, GW Law School initiated a series of annual conferences examining various aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act—from the new derivatives regulations to the political economy of regulation, including the problem of regulatory capture mentioned by Sheila Bair, to the fate of the too-big-to-fail phenomenon post Dodd-Frank. In a number of these earlier events, Dennis Kelleher, individually, and sometimes Better Markets, institutionally, were valued partners.
It’s thus particularly fitting that we’re able to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the signing of theDodd-Frank Act in close partnership with Dennis and Better Markets again. So, on behalf of GW Law School and interim Dean Chris Bracey, who helped open the conference, and our business and finance law program that it’s my honor to direct, my thanks to Dennis and the entire Better Markets team for their generous and professional collaboration.
Of course, it’s a great pleasure for me to thank our terrific GW Law team for their steadfast work on this, particularly Reni Saula and Saurabh Prabhakar of our Business and Finance Law program; Nazeer Nizamuddeen and Matt Bocniak of our IT department and media center; Liz Field, Kara Tershel and Emily Branham of our communications department; and Alicia Garvin of the dean’s office.
Finally, many thanks to all of you in the audience for your sustained interest in this important subject. Thank you and good evening.


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