Past Event

121st Annual Convention/45th Annual Bank Counsel Seminar
May 3-5, 2012 in Laguna Niguel

Join us for the 121st Annual Convention/45th Annual Bank Counsel Seminar at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. This is a valuable opportunity to hear directly from bank regulators, CBA leadership and industry representatives on how the challenges of the past year will affect the industry moving forward into a new era of banking. This is the third year that these two events will be held in conjunction and conferences attendees are welcome to attend all dinners, functions and sessions of these two events.

Who Should Attend

  • Bank presidents
  • CEOs
  • Chairpersons
  • Senior executives
  • Directors
  • General counsel
  • Attorneys
  • Compliance officers

Registration & Accommodations

Early-Bird Registration through Friday, March 30, 2012
CBA Member: $795
Non-Member: $1195
Spouse: $545

Regular Registration
CBA Member: $1095
Non-Member: $1395
Spouse: $545

Cancellation Policy
The full registration fee will be refunded if a written notice is received by March 30, 2012 and a 50 percent refund by April 13, 2012. No refunds will be provided after April 13. Substitutions are allowed. Registrations made after the April 13 are not subject to refund.

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Hotel accommodations can be made by calling the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel at 866/763-2960. The CBA rate is $295/night, single or double occupancy, plus tax. Rooms are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis. Please make your reservations by Sunday, April 1 to qualify for the CBA room rate.


*Agenda subject to change


Thursday, May 3, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.                   Registration Open

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                 CBA Board of Directors Meeting

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                 General Counsel Roundtable
                                                     (Invitation only – CBA General Counsel)

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.                 General Counsel Roundtable/Young Bank Counsel
                                                     Networking Luncheon

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                  Past Presidents Luncheon

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                  Past Presidents Spouses Luncheon

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                    Bank Counsel Sessions
                                                     – Corporate Governance for Community Banks – in a Post
                                                       Dodd-Frank World
                                                     – Recent Developments in Real Estate Secured Lending
                                                     – Reg E – Consumer Wire Transfers

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                    Conference Welcome and Brief Format Overview
                                                      Steve Buster, CBA Chairman

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                     Keynote Speaker
                                                      Herbert Meyer, Author, Speaker, TV Host

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                    Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                    Concurrent Sessions – Series I
                                                      CEOs/Presidents/COO/CFO – Technology: The Competitive
                                                      Directors  – The Board, Committees and Spending Time on
                                                                        What Really Matters
                                                      Bank Counsel – Corporate Governance for Community
                                                                                Banks – in a Post Dodd-Frank World
                                                      Bank Counsel – “Running with Scissors”: Bank Operations in
                                                                                the Age of Risk
                                                      Bank Counsel – Recent Developments in Real Estate
                                                                               Secured Lending

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                    Welcome Reception, Vendor Exhibition and Wine Tour
6:30 p.m.                                       Dinner on own

Friday, May 4, 2012

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                    Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                    Introduction and Welcome
                                                      Steve Buster, CBA Chairman

8:15 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.                     An Opening Message for the American Bankers Association
                                                      Albert “Kell” Kelly
                                                      President & CEO, Spirit Bank
                                                      Chairman Elect, American Bankers Association

8:25 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                    Keynote Speaker
                                                      John C. Williams
                                                      Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                  Refreshment Break and Vendor Exhibition

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.               Concurrent Sessions – Series II
                                                    Directors/CEOs/Presidents/COOs/CFOs – Lawyer Roundtable
                                                    Bank Counsel – Hot Topics in Financial Institution LItigation
                                                    Bank Counsel – Human Resources: California Law and
                                                                              What’s Happening Now

11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.                  Lunch, Committee Member of the Year; Frandzel and
                                                   McCallum Awards Presentation

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.                  General Session
                                                    Regulator Panel – Moderator: Maurine Padden, CBA

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.                  Refreshment Break and Exhibitor Prize Drawings (exhibitors dismantle)

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.                  Concurrent Sessions – Series III
                                                    CEOs/Presidents/COOs/CFOs – Managing Regulatory Risk
                                                    Directors – IT and the Board
                                                    Bank Counsel – Who’s on First? What the CFPB (“The       
                                                                             Bureau”) Means for You
                                                    Bank Counsel – So You Think You Know Article 9 – The 2010
                                                                             Amendments to Article 9
                                                    Bank Counsel – Hot Topics and Emerging Trends in Privacy

5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.                  Gala Reception

6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                   Gala Dinner (2012-2013 Board Chair installation)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                  Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                Concurrent Sessions – Series IV
                                                   CEOs/Presidents/COOs/CFOs – Bank Reputation
                                                   Bank Counsel – Ethics in Administrative Law Practices
                                                   Bank Counsel – Payment Services: Do it Yourself, Do it
                                                                             Through Others, or See Another Do it

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.             Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.             Keynote Speaker
                                                   Dr. Christopher Thronberg
                                                   Economist and Founding Partner
                                                   Beacon Economics

12:00 p.m.                                  Conference Adjourns

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Our Current Sponsors/Exhibitors:

Aldrich Bonnefin & Moore, PLC
Brinks Inc.
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass
Crowe Horwath LLP
DCI (Data Center, Inc.)
DiCom Software
Diebold, Inc.
Elan Financial Services
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
FSI – Financial Services Inc.
*Harland Clarke
Incapital LLC
Kraft Opich, LLP
Mirman, Bubman & Nahmias, LLP
NYL Bank Client Group
Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank
Pacific Coast Banking School
*Promontory Interfinancial Network
SBS Trust Deed Network
Tuff Decisions
Vitex, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank, NA

* = CBA Strategic Partner

Why you should sponsor or exhibit:

  • An excellent opportunity to maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position
  • Gain direct access to CBA member banks and institutions in an exclusive environment
  • Raise your profile above your competitors
  • Learn about the issues confronting today’s financial service leaders and gain valuable insight into potential solutions
  • Wide selection of sponsor opportunities designed to match your exposure needs for your budget constraints
  • Shape or reinforce a positive perception of your company with California’s bank executives
  • Help support California Bankers Association, the largest non-profit banking organization serving the California financial services industry

To learn about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, please contact CBA’s events department.