New York City Program on Finance & Law

Student Projects

Students in the program are divided into teams which will to work on semester-long projects under the guidance of an assigned project sponsor.  The project results in a comment letter to a regulatory body (when appropriate), a memorandum, and a presentation at the end of the semester.

2014 Projects

Payday Loan Regulation: Past, Present, and Future
Sponsor: David E. Franasiak ‘78, Principal, Williams & Jensen

The Volcker Rule, Securitization, and Financial Crises
Sponsor: George M. Williams, Jr. ‘78, Special Counsel, Kaye Scholer

Stockton, California’s Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
Sponsor: Jeffrey Tanenbaum ‘76, Retired Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges

High Frequency Trading: The New Edge
Sponsor: Gary Alan DeWaal ‘80, Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman, and Retired Senior Managing Director and Group General Counsel, Newedge USA

2013 Projects

New CFTC Customer Protection Rules
Sponsor: Gary Alan DeWaal ‘80, Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman and Retired Senior Managing Director and Group General Counsel, Newedge USA

The Role of Derivatives in the Financial Crisis, and Assessment of Regulatory Reform
Sponsor: George M. Williams, Jr. ‘78, Special Counsel, Kaye Scholer

Money Market Mutual Fund Reforms
Sponsor: David E. Franasiak ‘78, Principal, Williams & Jensen

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Case Study of Reader’s Digest
Sponsor: Jeffrey Tanenbaum ‘76, Retired Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges