Ed O'Keefe and Sarah Byrne served as speakers for UNC Banking Institute’s Virtual Event

Speaking Engagements

Moore & Van Allen’s Co-head of Financial Regulatory Advice & Response Member Ed O'Keefe and Financial Regulatory Advice & Response Senior Counsel Sarah Byrne served as speakers for the UNC Banking Institute’s Virtual Event that was held March 31- April 1. Sarah joined the discussion for the panel, “Emerging ESG in Banking & Finance: Principles, Products, Regulations & What's Next” which focused on how commitment to environmental, social and governance principles continues to rise among financial services institutions, issuers, and customers, monitoring the ESG marketplace is now an integral aspect of financial services. Our panelists are on the forefront of ESG in finance, including monitoring shifting local, national, and international ESG-related regulations; developing financial products promoting racial equity and human rights; and navigating reporting, GHG offsets, and other practicalities of ESG in banking and finance. 

Ed joined for the panel, “Privacy and Data Protection" which highlighted how data security and privacy continue to be critical risk and compliance issues for financial institutions. One of the key risk and compliance drivers for data security and privacy is the engagement and management of third-party providers. In many ways, third parties are often the “weakest link”. In response, privacy and security regulation and enforcement are developing rapidly, and not entirely consistently, globally. Here in the United States, the primary bank regulators have issued proposed guidance on risk management of third parties. 

The University of North Carolina School of Law's Center for Banking and Finance is proud to sponsor the Banking Institute, a continuing legal education program that focuses on important issues for bankers and their lawyers. The Institute is designed to provide the highest quality CLE on cutting-edge issues related to banking law. 



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