Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey M. Lacker to Deliver Keynote at ABI Luncheon at NCBJs 88th Annual Meeting

Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey M. Lacker to Deliver Keynote at ABI Luncheon at NCBJs 88th Annual Meeting

Event: Dr. Jeffrey M. Lacker, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will be providing a keynote titled, “Rethinking the Unthinkable: Bankruptcy for Large Financial Institutions,” at ABI’s luncheon program on Oct. 10 at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges 88th Annual Meeting in Chicago. When: Friday, October 10, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. CT (speech to start at approximately 2 p.m. CT). Reporters looking to attend the keynote should contact Jim Strader, Media Relations for the Richmond Federal Reserve, at (804) 697-8956 or [email protected] Where: West Tower, Crystal Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Chicago. Background: Dr. Jeffrey M. Lacker took office as president on August 1, 2004, as the seventh chief executive of the Fifth District Federal Reserve Bank. In 2012, 2009 and 2006, Lacker was a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, which reviews economic and financial conditions, determines the appropriate stance of monetary policy and assesses the risks to its long-run goals of price stability and sustainable economic growth. Dr. Lacker joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in 1989 as an economist in the banking area of the Research Department. He was named research officer in 1994, vice president in 1996, and senior vice president and director of the Research Department in May 1999. Lacker is the author of numerous articles in professional journals on monetary, financial and payment economics, and he has presented his work at universities and central banks worldwide. From 1992 through 1993, he taught at The College of William and Mary, and in 1997, he was a visiting scholar at the Swiss National Bank. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Franklin and Marshall College in 1977. Following graduation, Lacker joined Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates in Philadelphia and went on to earn a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1984. Dr. Lacker was an assistant professor of economics at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University from 1984-89. Media that would like to attend Dr. Lacker’s keynote address should contact Jim Strader, Media Relations for the Richmond Federal Reserve, at (804) 697-8956 or [email protected] # # # ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 13,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit ABI World at http://www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/events/newevents.html.