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Dodd-Frank: The New Office of Minority & Women Inclusion for Banks (Sec. 342)
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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.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124270
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Dodd-Frank: The New Office of Minority & Women Inclusion for Banks (Sec. 342) LIVE Webcast :

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Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Partner,
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

  • • 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

  • • Statement
    • o Question
  • • Inclusion and diversity reduces risk in organizations:
    • o 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
    • o How can inclusion and diversity impact high performing business results?
  • • Build competitive advantage through a comprehensive inclusion and diversity strategy and infrastructure:
    • o In what ways does inclusion & diversity in the workforce impact the connection to the customer?

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy
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Chair, Dodd-Frank Ad Hoc Committee, NAMWOLF
Sheryl L. Axelrod, Esquire
Founder and President, The Axelrod Firm
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Accenture Talent & Organization
Lisa Finkelstein
Senior Principal
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Who Should Attend?

− Policy Makers
− Lawyers
− Sr. Executives, D&O’s Financial Services Companies
− Human Resource Managers/Officials
− HR and Personnel Professionals
− Compliance Officers
− Employee Relations Professionals
− Employment Law Advisors

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event to anyone interested in learning the significant issues surrounding Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

- Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

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Dodd-Frank: The New Office of Minority & Women Inclusion for Banks (Sec. 342)
LIVE Webcast

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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.

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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

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