2022 Annual Bank Counsel Conference Held

The 2022 Annual Bank Counsel Conference was held at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. Pictured above are attendees at the Thursday, Dec. 1 General Session.

(above) LBA Bank Counsel Committee Chairman Hank Arnold of Baker Donelson is pictured giving a welcome and introduction to the conference attendees.

(above) LBA General Counsel David Boneno presents the Louisiana Legislative update. 

(above) This year’s conference includes members of Arkansas Bankers Association, Alabama Bankers Association and Mississippi Bankers Association. Pictured are attendees in the Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi State Legislative Update session. 

(above, from left) Justin Allen of Wright Lindsey Jennings, Rob Carothers of Jones Walker, Eric Bennett of Mississippi Bankers Association and Craig Landrum of Jones Walker present the Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi State Legislative Update.

(above) Kirstin Wells of the Federal Reserve speaks on FedNow Real Time Payments.

(above) Fred Burnside of Davis Wright Tremaine speaks Regulation and Litigation Activity on Overdraft and NSF fees.

(above) Attendees at lunch listen to a presentation on the state of insurance in Louisiana by Jeff Albright and Ben Albright, both of Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana.

(above, from left) Ben Albright and Jeff Albright are pictured speaking at lunch on the state of insurance in Louisiana.

(above) Julia Gutierrez of Compliance Alliance speaks on Climate Change, ESG, Regulatory Requirements and Risk Management for Banks.

(above) Judge Stephen Wheelis and Judge Meredith Grabill present on Bankruptcy Recent Developments.

(above) Pat Huttenbach of Crain Caton and James presents on UCC 3, 4 and 4A Recent Developments and Managing Check Fraud Risk.

(above, from left) Frank Neuner of Neuner Pate and Chuck Plattsmier of Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel present on Ethics.

(above, from left) At the end of Thursday’s session, LBA General Counsel David Boneno held a raffle and gave away two of the 2023 Louisiana Banking Laws books. Pictured are winners Julia Callis of Red River Bank and Caleb Burns of Progressive Bank.

(above, from left) Conor Lutkewitte of Carver, Darden, Koretzy, Tessier, Finn, Blossma and Areaux,  LBA General Counsel David Boneno and John Dunlap of Carver, Darden, Koretzy, Tessier, Finn, Blossman and Areaux are pictured at the Thursday evening Cocktail Reception.

(above, from left) LBA Director of Government Relations Joe Gendron is pictured with David Cromwell of Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Woolley, Byrd and Cromwell and Raymond Landry of Mollere Flanagan and Landry.

(above, middle) LBA CEO Ginger Laurent is pictured with (remaining, from left) Andy and Kim Dakin of Bank of Sunset.

Pictured above (from left) are Sharisee Schwinn and Cindy Miller, both of First National Bank of Louisiana.

(above, from left) Day two of the Bank Counsel Conference begins with opening comments by LBA CEO Ginger Laurent with the speakers for the Update on Garnishments and Tax Levies—John Whitehead of Sabine State Bank, Juanita Kuhner of Hancock Whitney Bank and Darryl Hebert of Hancock Whitney Bank—look on

(above) David Cromwell of Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Woolley, Byrd and Cromwell presents the Secured Lending Update session.

(above, from left) Pictured leading the Regulatory Panel Discussion are Craig Landrum of Jones Walker, Commissioner Stan Dameron of Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, Commissioner Rhoshunda Kelly of Mississippi Department of Banking, Commissioner Susannah Marshall of Arkansas State Bank Department and Rafael Valle of FDIC.

(above) Stephen Dwyer of Dwyer, Cambre and Suffern presents the Professionalism session.

(above) Jim Engster spoke about Observations on Fall Congressional Elections and Upcoming State Elections as the guest speaker for Friday's lunch.

(above) Kevin Shepherd of Venable LLP presents the Corporate Transparency Act and Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Requirements session.

(above, from left) Rich Halfmann and Charles Greer, both of First American Title Insurance Company, present the Update on Title Insurance Policy Endorsements for Lenders session.