2022 Annual Legal Conference

September 15-16, 2022 • The Kimpton Harper, Fort Worth
Hosted by the Southwest Association of Bank Counsel and the Texas Bankers Association

Thank you for attending the 2022 Legal Conference.

A special thanks goes to our sponsors and planning committee!

Please stay tuned for the date and location for next year’s Legal Conference.

Continuing Education Credits

MCLE Accreditation
This conference has been approved for 13 hours of MCLE credits (including 2.5 hours of ethics credit) and the credit breakdown will be made available on this webpage as soon as possible. Attendees should SELF-SUBMIT their MCLE credits following conference.
Credits: 13 (including 2.5 hours of ethics)
Course Number: 174169833
Sponsor Number: 100

Information about reporting your MCLE hours.

Access your "My Bar" page to report your hours.

To contact the State Bar MCLE department with questions, please call 512-427-1806 or email [email protected].

This conference is eligible for 14 CPE credits. If you did not sign the sheet at conference to request a CPE certificate, please contact [email protected]. If you requested a certificate, please allow several weeks for certificates to be produced.
Credits: 14
Course number: 2235
Sponsor ID: 2705

If you have questions, please contact [email protected].


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

6:30 p.m.
Reception for Speakers, Legal Planning Committee, & SWABC Board of Directors
(Invite & RSVP needed)

Thursday, September 15, 2022

7:15 a.m.
Registration and Buffet Breakfast

8:10 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Michael Durham, Heinton & Curry

8:15 a.m.
What’s So Special About Special Assets?
Kristina Cunningham, Crain, Caton & James

8:45 a.m.
Construction Issues
Cara Kennemer, Underwood Law

9:15 a.m.
Cryptocurrency/Blockchain/Digital Assets
Carla Reyes, Southern Methodist University

9:45 a.m.
Cannabis Banking
Nathan McDonald, Johnston Clem Gifford PLLC

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
Banking Law & UCC Case Law Update: 2022 Case Law Updates and Examples of How Your Bank or Financial Institution May Be Able to Reduce Exposure on Potential Future Losses
Pat Huttenbach, Crain, Caton, James

11:00 a.m.
Corporate Fiduciary Compensation: Dos and Don’ts
David F. Johnson, Winstead PC

11:30 a.m.
Bank Fraud
John Ortega, Larry Childs, and Brian Malcom, Waller Law

12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.
M & A Update
Chet A. Fenimore, Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford, LLP
Sandy Brown, Alston & Bird LLP

2:00 p.m.
Regulatory Panel
Tim Stearns, Federal Reserve
Tom Susany, Department of Banking
Hector Retta, Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending

3:00 p.m.

3:15 p.m.
In-House Counsel Panel

4:00 p.m.
Core Processor Agreements
Geoffrey Kay, Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford, LLP

4:45 p.m.
Unhooking From Stress: Individual Journeys and Corporate Strategies
Mark Haynie, Michelle Kinder
James Tippit, Independent Financial

5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.
SWABC Board of Directors Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 16, 2022

7:30 a.m.

8:25 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Terrance Henderson, Schwab

8:30 a.m.
How to Attract and Retain Talent
Jacque Kruppa, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

9:00 a.m.
FinTech and Digital Strategy: Top Issues that Banks Should be Aware Of
Erin Fonte, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

9:30 a.m.
So, Onward From the Retro: Transitioning From LIBOR
Alan Harris, Harris Law Firm PC

10:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m.
Litigation Update
Nancy Davis, Bracewell LLP

10:45 a.m.
Beneficial Ownership Rules
Ed Burdzinski, Spencer Fane LLP

11:15 a.m.
Role of Lawyer in Cyber Events
Ankita Puri, Independent Financial

11:45 a.m.
Ag Lending and the New Statutory Livestock Dealer Trust
David LeBas, Austin Naman Howell Smith & Lee

12:15 p.m.
Lunch and Legislative Update
John Heasley & Celeste Embrey, Texas Bankers Association

1:30 p.m.
Enforcement of Guaranty Agreements
Sarah Santos, Davis & Santos

2:00 p.m.
Fair Lending Hot Topics and Regulatory Focus Areas
Abigail Lyle, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

2:30 p.m.
Legal’s Role in the Management of Regulatory and Compliance Risks
Greg Hudson

3:00 p.m.
Bankruptcy / Foreclosure
Machir Stull and Bruce Ruzinsky, Jackson Walker L.L.P.

3:30 p.m.
Robert Bucholz and Marissa Delinks, Hinshaw & Culbertson

4:30 p.m.


714 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Special Room Rate: $199/night
Cutoff Date: August 29, 2022
Group Name: 2022 Legal Conference
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The Kimpton Harper Hotel

About the Kimpton Harper Hotel
Housed in an architectural masterpiece from the 1920s, the Kimpton Harper Hotel blends Fort Worth history with modern style. In the 24th-floor lobby, sweeping views and a lively bar scene beckon in equal measure. Guest rooms are luxurious retreats with local art, and il Modo — the bustling restaurant — puts a contemporary spin on the Italian culinary traditions. Step outside and you’re in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, where the city’s commercial and cultural scenes collide.