The recent financial crisis has cast in sharp relief the intertwined dynamics of both coordination and conflict in the international legal order. Across varied regulatory spheres, attempts to respond to the crisis have necessitated a negotiation of the balance between cooperation and competition in a global marketplace.
This panel will explore the implications of the financial crisis for competition among exchanges for securities listings, and of harmonization of international accounting standards and derivatives regulation. The panel will also examine other reforms, including an alternative global reserve currency. The panel will highlight the dynamics of coordination and conflict in reforming the architecture of global finance.
Moderator: Anupam Chander, University of California, Davis-School of Law
Robert B. Ahdieh, Emory University Donald C. Langevoort, Georgetown University Law Center Barbara C. Matthews, BCM International Regulatory Analytics LLC Joel Trachtman, Tufts University
Robert B. Ahdieh is a graduate of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Yale Law School and served as law clerk to Judge James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before his selection for the Honor's Program in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
During the 2007-2008 academic year, Professor Ahdieh was a Visiting Professor and the Microsoft/LAPA Fellow at Princeton University's Program in Law and Public Affairs.
Prior to joining the Law Center faculty in 1999, Professor Donald Langevoort was the Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 1981.
Langevoort has testified numerous times before Congressional committees on issues relating to insider trading and securities litigation reform.
Barbara C. Matthews founded BCM International Regulatory Analytics LLC in 2008 to help clients in the corporate, financial, and official sectors address issues raised by the current financial crisis.
Matthews has been involved in global financial regulatory policy issues for over 17 years.
Joel Trachtman is a professor of international law at Tufts University. He received his BA from Columbia College and his law degree from Harvard Law School.
He is a member of the editorial boards of American Journal of International Law, European Journal of International Law and Journal of International Economic Law.
Barbara Matthews, founder of BCM International Regulatory Analytics LLC, identifies the common factor between the recent economic collapses: "Domestic economic necessity ended up overriding diplomatic interests in comity and previously established frameworks focused on home country regulation."