2023 Annual Bank Counsel Conference Held

The 2023 Annual Bank Counsel Conference was held at The Westin Hotel in New Orleans. Pictured above are attendees at the Thursday, Dec. 14 General Session.

(above) Holly Logue of Logue Advisory Group closes out the conference with a session on CDFI Banks: Final Rule Changes & Other Developments.

(above, from left) State banking commissioners Russell Weigel, III from Florida, Katie Bosken from North Carolina, Greg Gonzales of Tennessee and Scott Jolly of Louisiana participated in a regulatory panel discussion.

(above) Friday lunch speaker Adrienne Slack of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch gave an economic update.

(above) Dr. Melissa Thompson of Success Labs presented on Professionalism: Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace.

(above) Adam Griffin with Maynard Nexsen spoke about data breaches. 

(above) Delvan Irwin of FNBB Insurance Agency spoke about cyber insurance. 

(above) Ryan Miller of American Bankers Association spoke on Setting Your Compass in an AI World: Legal Standards and Risks.

(above, standing) LBA Bank Counsel Committee Chairman Hank Arnold of Baker Donelson addresses the group on day two and introduces the first speaker (seated) John Coleman of Orrick.

(above and below) Conference attendees at the Thursday night cocktail reception sponsored by Adams and Reese and Kean Miller.

(above) LBA Director of Government Relations Joe Gendron moderated a panel on Climate Change and ESG: Discussion of State Legislation and Federal Issues. 

(above, from left) Members of the climate change and ESG panel were Eric Bennett of Mississippi Bankers Association, Kenneth Pratt of Florida Bankers Association, Anthony DiMarco of Florida Bankers Association, Amy Heaslet of Tennessee Bankers Association, Justin Allen of Wright Lindsey Jennings and DeMarion Johnston of Virginia Bankers Association.

(above) Robert Reynolds of Reynolds, Reynolds and Little spoke on Bankruptcy Issues for Bankers.

(above) Paul Carrubba and Scott Jones, both of of Adams and Reese, spoke on Payments Fraud: An Overview of the Law and Cases Interpreting UCC 3, 4 and 4A.

(above) Lunch speaker Felton Joseph of the U. S. Secret Service spoke on current financial fraud trends.

(above) Thursday luncheon

(above) Kevin O’Brien of King and Spalding presented a session titled National Survey of Secured Lending Cases.

(above, from left) John Whitehead of Sabine State Bank and Trust introduced speaker David Cromwell of Pettiette, Armand.

(above) Speaker David Cromwell of Pettiette, Armand gave a Louisiana secured lending update.

(above) Billy Newman of University of Southern Mississippi spoke on Trending Ethical Issues for Attorneys: Work Product, Frogs and Gen Zers.

(above) LBA General Counsel David Boneno gave a Louisiana state legislative update 

(above, from left) Eric Bennett of Mississippi Bankers Association, Rob Carothers of Jones Walker and Justin Allen of Wright Lindsey Jennings gave a Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas state legislative update.

(above, from left) Anthony DiMarco and Kenneth Pratt, both with Florida Bankers Association, DeMarion Johnston of Virginia Bankers Association and Amy Heaslet of Tennessee Bankers Association gave a Florida, Virginia and Tennessee state legislative update.

(above, from left) Chris Fisher of American Bankers Association and Jenna Burke of Independent Community Bankers of America gave a federal banking law update.

(above) LBA Chairman Joey Quinlan of First National Bankers Bankshares started the conference with welcome and introductory remarks. 

(above and below) The annual Bank Counsel Conference kicked off with welcome reception Wednesday night.