Bank Counsel Conference

Conference/Seminar/School Kristen Reid

The VBA is excited to join forces with the Louisiana Bankers Association and six other state banking associations to host the 2023 Bank Counsel Conference. The conference agenda focuses on topics of interest to both bankers and their legal counsel. 

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Who Should Attend?

This program is designed to benefit in-house bank counsel, private practitioners focusing on banking and commercial transactions and litigation, bank officers, compliance officers and other senior bank executives.


You can view the full conference agenda here.

Agenda Overview:

December 13 – Opening and Welcome Reception – 6 pm-7 pm
December 14 – Registration begins at 7:15 am and sessions run from 8:00 am-5:20 pm; Cocktail Reception from 5:30 pm-7 pm
December 15 – 7:45am-3:55pm

Session Spotlight: Regulatory Panel Discussion
Featuring Joe Face, Virginia State Corporation Commission

The panel of state banking commissioners will review and discuss recent state banking regulatory activity and new state laws affecting banking and other financial services. Joe will be joined by regulators from Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee and North Carolina.

VBA General Counsel DeMarion Johnston is also on the agenda for two sessions:

  • Climate Change & ESG: Discussion of State Legislation & Federal Issues
  • Florida, Tennessee and Virginia State Legislative Update Concurrent Session


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Conference Registration (Includes Ethics & Professionalism and Electronic Materials) – $600 member*; $950 non-members

*For online registration, please note:  During the registration process, choose your affiliated state association to get member pricing.  You are a member if: you are an in-house attorney who is employed with a bank that is a member of a participating state association OR a member of a participating state association’s attorney or affiliate membership group. 

Hotel Information

The Westin Hotel New Orleans
100 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

To ensure the group rate of $209 + tax/night, please call 1-888-627-8180 and identify that you are booking with the LBA Bank Counsel Conference Room Block. Click here to book your reservation online. This room rate is available through November 20. After November 20, reservations will be made based on availability and the hotel may not be able to honor the discounted rate. 

Sponsor Information

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please click here to view opportunities. 

CLE Credits

LBA has applied for CLE* in Virginia for 13 hours, including 2 hours of ethics (professionalism counts as ethics). 

*Please note: While the application for Virginia CLE has been submitted, it is likely Virginia CLE will not be approved until after the conference. Virginia requires conference materials to be submitted along with CLE applications. The CLE application will remain pending until we submit conference materials for all conference sessions, which we will likely receive from presenters about 10 days prior to the conference.