SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

July 08, 2010 14:57 ET

TOWN HALL LA Panel Discusses Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) -  TOWN HALL Los Angeles presents a panel discussion on the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act "Recovery with Stability: Paths to Financial Reform," on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Continuing its tradition of enhancing the public's understanding of legislation that affects our community, TOWN HALL presents a panel of experts who will explain various aspects of the bill. Panelists include Carmen Balber, Director, Consumer Watchdog - Washington, DC; Adam D. Schneir, Associate, Litigation Department, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP; Rosalind Tyson, Regional Director, Los Angeles Office, Securities Exchange Commission; and Johannes H. Worsoe, Senior Executive Vice President, Global & Wealth Markets Group, Union Bank. Moderating the panel is CNBC Reporter Jane Wells.

Panelist Carmen Balber, director of Consumer Watchdog's Washington, DC office, said about financial reform, "We must monitor implementation of the new law that leaves significant discretion in the hands of regulators. The fight will continue for stronger regulation, including stricter limits on bank size and leverage and ensuring no bank will ever again be deemed 'too-big-to-fail.'" 

When discussing the pending bill on June 28, 2010, SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro stated, "Congress took a giant step toward achieving important comprehensive financial regulatory reform. The bill... will improve oversight of large interconnected institutions, fill significant regulatory gaps, provide greater oversight and transparency over hedge funds and over-the-counter derivatives, improve the SEC's funding process and provide additional investor protections."

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When: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
  12:00 PM Luncheon; 12:30 PM Discussion with Audience Q&A
   
Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel
  506 South Grand Avenue
  Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tickets $48-65, Call 213.628.8141 or visit www.townhall-la.org.

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