Bank Legal Risk Management Conference Virtual Series

This virtual series focuses on topics of interest to both bankers and their legal counsel. Banks reduce the risk of financial and reputational loss by achieving awareness, understanding and clarity of the application of laws and regulations to bank relationships, processes, products and services.

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Friday, Oct. 22

Recent Developments in the Law: A Litigation Update for Lenders and Financial Institutions

Dave Mangian, Thompson Coburn

Dave Mangian

    Maria Zschoche, Thompson Coburn

Maria Zschoche

Thompson Coburn

9 – 9:55 a.m. 

This session covers recent court decisions and statutory changes relating to lenders and financial institutions.

Business and Data Risks When Employees Leave or Are Hired: Legal Principles and Practical Tips

Heidi Doerhoff Vollet, Cook Vetter Doerhoff

Heidi Doerhoff Vollet

    Dale Doerhoff, Cook Vetter Doerhoff

Dale Doerhoff

    Shelly Kintzel, Cook Vetter Doerhoff

Shelly Kintzel

Cook Vetter Doerhoff Landwehr

10 – 10:55 a.m.

This presentation will cover current law on noncompete agreements and drafting suggestions; potential legal remedies when an employee abruptly jumps ship to a competitor, potentially having taken valuable data; and practical tips to mitigate risk and protect your bank’s interests in the immediate aftermath of an employee having jumped ship or when vetting a potential new hire from a competitor. 

Understanding the Need for Cyber Insurance and How It Impacts Incident Response Preparation

Shawn Tuma, Spencer Fane

Shawn Tuma
Spencer Fane

    Travis Holt

Travis Holt

Brush Creek Partners

11 a.m. – Noon
In today’s environment, every bank has substantial cyber risk, and every bank needs cyber insurance. Cyber risk is not covered by typical business insurance, and even cyber policies have many nuances and exclusions, meaning banks must have the right cyber insurance for their unique risks. How do you make sure you get the right coverage? Also, many cyber insurance policies strictly limit which service providers can be used for incident response services. Frequently used service providers in incident response are often cyber forensics, cybersecurity, incident response, public relations, breach logistics, forensic accounting and, of course, legal. Effective incident response takes a team, and the team needs to be prepared in advance. How will your cyber insurance then impact your incident response planning, and how should the two work together?

Friday, Oct. 29

Risk Management for Banking - Limited Liability Companies

James Borchers, InNovare Law LC

James A. Borchers
InNovare Law LC
9 – 9:55 a.m.

Risk Management for Banking - Powers of Attorney and Trustees

 Laura Duncan, Thompson Coburn

Laura Duncan


Mike Bartolacci, Thompson Coburn

Mike W. Bartolacci

Thompson Coburn

10 – 10:55 a.m.

This session offers an overview of the legal and practical issues encountered by financial institutions when transacting business with attorneys-in-fact, trustees and other persons acting on behalf of others in a fiduciary or representative capacity.

Customer and Regulatory Risk Under the Corporate Transparency Act

William Quick, Polsinelli

William E. Quick


Larry Harris, Polsinelli

Larry K. Harris

11 – 11:50 a.m.

On January 1, 2021, the U.S. Congress enacted The Corporate Transparency Act. The CTA established new beneficial ownership reporting requirements for both existing companies and companies newly formed, making compliance critical for all companies that fall within the scope of the CTA. A portion of the compliance enforcement burden will fall upon the banking community. This program is designed to provide an overview of the CTA and how its provisions will interface with banking customers and pose regulatory risk to all involved.

Friday, Nov. 5

Accelerating Success: Navigating Barriers/Opportunities to Diversifying Today’s Banking Workforce

Paul Cambridge, Armstrong Teasdale
Paul J. Cambridge

    Beverly Weber, Armstrong Teasdale

Beverly M. Weber

Amber Gonzales, Armstrong Teasdale

Amber R. Gonzales

    Khristopher Johnson-DeLoatch, Armstrong Teasdale



Armstrong Teasdale

As new detail and data emerges around the banking industry’s talent landscape, the challenge with attracting, recruiting and retaining diverse talent remains top of mind. To aid in the ongoing strategic DEI discussions, many banking executives and team leaders are eager to identify strategies that hone in on the issues. Learn more on navigating barriers and opportunities in diversifying today’s banking workforce.” 

A Conversation with Chief Disciplinary Counsel: Current Trends and Recent Decisions in Legal Ethics

Alan D. Pratzel, Chief Disciplinary Counsel
Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel 

For More Information

Contact the MBA Education Department at 573-636-8151 or email.


We thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions for the Bank Legal Risk Management Conference.

Armstrong Teasdale

Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford



Thompson Coburn

Registration Fees

The fees include session handouts.

  • MBA Member - $450 per person - entire conference
  • MBA Member - $200 per person - per day
  • MBA Member Bank All-Access Pass - $1,250 - entire conference
    • Bank pays one fee of $1,250 for all employees, officers and directors to attend all sessions.
    • Fee includes handout materials and session recordings for all three days for all employees, officers and directors to attend.
  • Nonmember Fee - $1,800 per person  



Full refunds will be granted for cancellations received by MBA at least 10 days before the program. After that date, an administrative fee of $15 per canceled registration will be retained. Cancellations will not be accepted four days before the program. Substitutions are always permitted.

Continuing Education

CPE Credits - Program Objectives – This virtual series focuses on topics of interest to both bankers and their legal counsel. Banks reduce the risk of financial and reputational loss by achieving awareness, understanding, and clarity of the application of laws and regulations to bank relationships, processes, products, and services.

Specialized Knowledge – October 22 - 3.5 credits, October 29 - 3.2 credits, November 5 - 3.4 credits - Entire series - 11 credits

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live presented online due to COVID-19

Continuing Legal Education

submitted to the Missouri Bar and Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for CLE

Webinar Instructions

The sessions will be presented through GoToWebinar or Zoom platforms. We recommend that you join us via computer - PC, Mac, iPad, or Android device. You will receive a confirmation email two days before the session with login information.