February 29, 2012

The Congressional Briefing Series: CFP Hosts Former Hill Staffer Geduldig

Courtney C. Geduldig, former Chief Financial Counsel for Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), presented a talk entitled “Before, During and After – the Makings of Financial Reform” and led an engaging discussion on current financial policy issues in front of dozens of graduate students and professors at the Robert H. Smith School of Business in College Park, Md. This event was the second edition of CFP’s Congressional Briefing Series held in partnership with the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.

Ms. Geduldig is currently Managing Director, Head of Federal Government Relations and Chief Counsel at the Financial Services Forum. During her time in Senator Corker’s office, she advised the Senator on issues relating to financial markets, housing, banking, taxes, manufacturing, and international trade finance. She also played a key role in drafting and advising Senator Corker on the Dodd-Frank Act.

The briefing was an insider’s look into how Dodd-Frank was negotiated and enacted. As a key staffer for a high-ranking member on the Senate Banking Committee, Ms. Geduldig described how she worked in the trenches to attempt to negotiate several aspects of the reform bill, including “too big to fail” and consumer protection. She also shared her views on the final bill, saying that there were many missed opportunities to work on a bi-partisan basis. Ms. Geduldig took questions from the audience on topics such as executive compensation, housing finance, the Office of Financial Research (OFR), and the implications of a Republican administration on finance reform.

About the Center for Financial Policy (CFP)
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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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