Dodd-Frank: The New Office of Minority & Women Inclusion for Banks (Sec. 342)
In addition to being massive, the Dodd-Frank regs have a number of fairly obscure components which may have a huge impact on financial services. On such provision is Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act which mandates covered governmental agencies to establish an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) to oversee diversity efforts of the agencies, regulated entities and agency contractors. Interestingly, experts say that depending on how it will be implemented, this section of the Act would have a great impact on how diversity issues are handled by covered agencies. Will you be ready?
The Knowledge Group is producing Dodd-Frank: The New Office of Minority & Women Inclusion for Banks (Sec. 342) LIVE Webcast to help you understand the nuts and bolts of Dodd-Frank’s Section 342 and its impact. Our distinguished panel will present their expert opinions in a two-hour live webcast. A Q&A session is also included in this event.
Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Partner,
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Macro-Level Talking Points:
- Section 342’s reach — who does it affect?
- An OWMI’s duties and powers (including the termination recommendation)
- The meaning of “fair inclusion,” especially with respect to contractors
- Implementation to date and anticipated developments
- How should contractors and regulated entities respond?
Sheryl L. Axelrod, Esquire, Founder and President, The Axelrod Firm,
Chair, Dodd-Frank Ad Hoc Committee, NAMWOLF
- Background about NAMWOLF member law firms
- The efficiency of diversity
- Tips for agencies to satisfy Section 342’s requirement that they “ensure, to the maximum extent possible, the fair inclusion and utilization of … minority-owned and women-owned businesses in all business and activities of the agency at all levels”
- Tips regulated entities can use to create “diversity policies and practices” in conformity with Section 342
Lisa Finkelstein, Senior Principal,
Accenture Talent & Organization
- Inclusion and diversity reduces risk in organizations:
- What is the impact on risk when the organization is more effective at integrating Inclusion & Diversity throughout the business strategy?
- Inclusion and diversity is much more than compliance, it leads to high performance business results
- How can inclusion and diversity impact high performing business results?
- Build competitive advantage through a comprehensive inclusion and diversity strategy and infrastructure:
- In what ways does inclusion & diversity in the workforce impact the connection to the customer?
Who Should Attend:
- Policy Makers
- Sr. Executives, D&O’s Financial Services Companies
- Human Resource Managers/Officials
- HR and Personnel Professionals
- Compliance Officers
- Employee Relations Professionals
- Employment Law Advisors
Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, a member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group and co-leader of the Business and Commercial Litigation team, has extensive experience handling complex commercial and labor and employment matters. She has successfully defended primarily Fortune 100 companies throughout the country and abroad in numerous trials, arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Allegra has extensive experience negotiating complex settlements and finding creative solutions. She is regularly quoted in the media as a leading practitioner in her field. She also is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Before joining Sutherland in 1997, Allegra served as a law clerk for the Honorable Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She has been recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Super Lawyers, and Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite. She co-authored “Blowing the Whistle: New SEC Rules Set the Stage for Increased Reporting of Potential Securities Law Violations,” Practical Compliance & Risk Management for the Securities Industry (September-October 2011), “SEC’s Whistle-Blower Rules Effective Soon: What Employers Need to Know Now,” HR Magazine (July 25, 2011), and “Raising the stakes: Effective internal whistle-blowing programs are essential in the Dodd-Frank era,” Westlaw Journal Employment (January 22, 2011).
Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, a member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group and co-leader of the Business and Commercial Litigation team, has extensive …
Sheryl L. Axelrod is the founder and President of The Axelrod Firm, a four-attorney, certified woman-owned Philadelphia law firm. She is the Chair of the Dodd-Frank Ad Hoc Committee of NAMWOLF, the National Association the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms. She primarily represents companies, providing strategic, results-driven advice and representation in: (1) business, employment and general liability matters; and (2) disputes over money, contracts and real estate. Sheryl previously worked at Blank Rome, one of the largest law firms in the country. Her depth of experience is such that one of her trial victories was published in “Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review and Analysis” which covers the most significant state verdicts. At the Superior Court of Pennsylvania’s request, she spoke on television on “Pennsylvania Appellate Practice.” Two of her briefs have been published. Her article on “The Dollars and Sense of Diversity” is the July-August cover story of The Pennsylvania Lawyer, the magazine for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 28,000 members. She has been recognized by her fellow lawyers as one of the Top 50 Female Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania. Sheryl is also the President of the Temple Law Alumni Association (TLAA), TLAA’s 4th female to ever hold the post.
Sheryl L. Axelrod is the founder and President of The Axelrod Firm, a four-attorney, certified woman-owned Philadelphia law firm. She …
Lisa Finkelstein is a senior principal in the Accenture Talent & Organization practice. She has more than 25 years of experience working with executive leaders to define human capital strategies that allow their workforces to better execute their organization’s business strategies. Her particular area of expertise is in helping organizations develop diversity in their workforces. She works with Fortune 100 companies and government agencies, and earned her MBA from The Wharton School.
Lisa Finkelstein is a senior principal in the Accenture Talent & Organization practice. She has more than 25 years of …
Print and review course materials
Method of Presentation:
On-demand Webcast (CLE)
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Unlock All The Knowledge and Credit You Need
Leading Provider of Online Continuing Education
It's As Easy as 1, 2, 3
Get Your 1-Year All Access Pass For Only $199
About Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. Seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.
About Chair, Dodd-Frank Ad Hoc Committee, NAMWOLF
The Axelrod Firm, PC is a certified woman-owned, Philadelphia law firm helping individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations with their commercial, employment, appellate, bodily injury, product liability, real estate, and estate planning needs.
At The Axelrod Firm, they get to know their clients — who they are, their goals, their concerns, and their interests. They listen to what their clients want and work together with them to develop a strategy aimed at maximizing results. Every step the attorneys at The Axelrod Firm take thereafter is designed to effectuate that strategy, and is done in consultation with their clients. Throughout the process, attorneys at The Axelrod Firm demonstrate their commitment to their clients’ success. That is why The Axelrod Firm’s clients are the Firm’s best source of repeat business.
The Axelrod Firm is a member of NAMWOLF, the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms. NAMWOLF law firms are a study in excellence. Every law firm seeking membership in NAMWOLF is rigorously pre-screened both for quality — each must receive a rating of Av by Martindale Hubble, the highest rating possible by this nationally recognized leader in the legal industry — and to ensure that it is certified either as women or minority owned. Every NAMWOLF member law firm must also have a minimum of three Fortune 500 companies or their equivalently large major non-profit or governmental counterparts as clients. Each of those clients must in turn give any law firm seeking membership in NAMWOLF unqualified praise, as The Axelrod Firm received. For more information, visit www.theaxelrodfirm.com.
About Accenture Talent & Organization
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 246,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.