Past Event

2012 Directors Certification Update
October 9, 2012 in Los Angeles & October 11, 2012 in San Francisco

Keep your certification current by attending our annual update session!

Over the past two years, the Dodd Frank Act has increased the Board’s responsibility for overseeing management decisions and protecting shareholder value. An ambitious agenda of government regulation is now being implemented. Directors must be fully prepared for the challenges the future holds. Good corporate governance is more important than ever to address new requirements and responsibilities..

While this full-day update is designed for directors that hold their certification, all directors will benefit from the critical information offered in this program. This year’s session will spend a good deal of time on the new regulatory reform legislations and what it means for directors. Our speakers will discuss what makes an effective board as well as what regulators, examiners and shareholders expect of directors.


The session will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with breakfast and registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. and lunch at noon. Topics will include:

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Changing Face of Financial Services Regulation

  • Dodd-Frank Act: Two Years Later
  • Regulatory Changes
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Goes Live
  • New Compliance Requirements

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 – 12:00
Corporate Governance: What’s New?

Executive Compensation Guidelines

Insider and Affiliate Transactions Update

New Limits on Bank Powers and Investments

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ongoing Risks Presented by the Economy

Trends in Bank Supervision and Examination

Enforcement Trends

Top Ten Risk Management Issues

3:00 p.m.


All directors, including, directors new to banking, and experienced directors looking for a refresher should attend.

Scheduled Speakers

Leading this program is Mark E. Aldrich, Principal, Aldrich, Bonnefin & Moore, P.L.C., the founding attorney for the Bankers’ Compliance Group, Inc. He will be joined expert bank commentators Kirk N. Dowdell, Chief Executive Officer, Golden Pacific Bancorp, and Charles D. Kenny, formerly Chief Executive Officer, The Private Bank of California and Director, California General Bank and Plaza Bank.

Registration Fees

Early-Bird Registration through Monday, September 10, 2012
CBA or BCG Member: $550
Non-Member: $650

Regular Registration
CBA or BCG Member: $595
Non-Member: $695

Compact Disc’s
For those directors who’d like to keep their certification current but are not able to attend either one of the live sessions, you may purchase CDs of the session for the same price.  Just select the CD option on your registration form.

Cancellation Policy
The full registration fee will be refunded if a written notice is received by September 19th, or a 50% refund if notified by September 28th. After September 28th there are no refunds; however registrants will receive the CD free of charge. Substitutions are allowed.

Location Information

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

A courtesy rate has been arranged with the hotel for $299/night.  Please contact the hotel directly at 310 228 1234 to make arrangements.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Westin St. Francis

335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

CBA has a limited number of rooms at the special rate of $279 per night. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by call (800) westin1.