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May 13, 2011

8:30 AM - 11:45 AM Central Standard Time


The Chicago Club 

81 East Van Buren Street

Chicago, Illinois 60605

A Complimentary Half-Day Conference Presented by the Financial Institutions Group of Vedder Price


7:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Introduction
  • Robert J. Stucker, Chairman, Vedder Price
8:35 a.m. Mergers and Acquisitions/Capital Markets Update
  • Jeffrey Brand, Managing Director, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
  • James Hemmer, Managing Director, Sandler O’Neill & Partners L.P.
  • Daniel C. McKay, II, Financial Institutions group, Vedder Price
  • Daniel O’Rourke, Financial Institutions group, Vedder Price
  • Charles K. Smith, Principal, Sandler O’Neill & Partners L.P.
9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Ellen M. Costello, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harris Financial Corp.
  • Ellen M. Costello is President and CEO of Harris Financial Corp., the holding company for Harris National Association. Most recently, Ms. Costello oversaw the announced acquisition of M&I Marshall and Ilsley Bank. Ms. Costello is responsible for Harris’ personal and commercial business and has corporate and regulatory governance responsibilities for the BMO enterprise in the United States.
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Dodd-Frank Update, Fair Lending/ CRA, and Executive Compensation
  • Thomas P. Desmond, Co-Chair, Executive Compensation group, Vedder Price
  • James M. Kane, Chair, Financial Institutions group, Vedder Price
  • Jerry L. Miller, President, Regulatory Compliance Associates, Inc.
  • James W. Morrissey, Shareholder, Vedder Price
11:45 a.m. Adjourn  

Jeffrey Brand, Managing Director, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., focuses on merger and acquisition, capital markets and valuation activities for Midwestern financial institutions. Mr. Brand has over a decade of investment banking experience and has been involved in transactions totaling over $5B in the last nine years.

James Hemmer, Managing Director, Sandler O’Neill & Partners L.P., is a veteran investment banker with extensive experience in the financial services industry. He has held a number of prominent positions in investment banking firms. Most recently, he was a Sr. Vice President of Lehman Brothers with responsibility for advising banks, thrifts and other financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions.

Jerry L. Miller is President of Regulatory Compliance Associates, Inc. (also known as REGCOM), the firm he established to provide regulatory compliance products and services for financial institutions. The firm has provided consulting assistance to accounting firms, trade associations, financial institutions, regulatory agencies and other firms supporting or dealing with the financial services industry.

Charles K. Smith has responsibility for managing Sandler O’Neill Mortgage Finance, L.P. In that capacity he guides the company in securitizations and sales and acquisitions of all types of real estate loans. His experience in the mortgage banking industry spans over 25 years. In the last eight years, an excess of $23B in product has been executed under his guidance.


Thomas P. Desmond


James M. Kane


Daniel C. McKay, II


James W. Morrissey