April 18, 2008

Jenner & Block Partner Andrew Weissmann will speak at the Black Law Student Association of Columbia Law School’s 14th Annual Paul Robeson Conference titled, “The 40th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act: Continuing Housing Inequality and Ideas for Change,” to be held April 18 at Columbia Law School in New York City.  This year's conference will analyze why homeownership remains out of reach for much of today's minority population.

Mr. Weissmann will speak on a panel titled, "Subprime, predatory lending and the foreclosure crisis," which will explore predatory lending and its various types, how subprime works, whether subprime is a form of predatory lending, the effect of subprime and foreclosures on communities and individuals, among other things.

Mr. Weissmann, the former Enron Task Force Director and former Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, was recently was selected by a panel of top ethics experts as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by Ethisphere magazine.  An internationally-recognized white collar litigator, Mr. Weissmann’s practice concentrates on internal corporate compliance and investigations, including representation before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and state and local authorities.

For more information, please click here to view conference agenda.