Johnson Speaks at CFTC in Chicago

Christian Johnson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, spoke to the Chicago office of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) on June 18. The CFTC has primary responsibility for regulation of the derivatives markets, one of Johnson’s primary research interests. Johnson focused on the progress of the mandatory […]

Johnson presents on Ethics for Transactional Lawyers

Christian Johnson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, presented a CLE on Ethics and Accounting for Lawyers to the Business Law Section of the Utah State Bar on Tuesday, May 20. He used the failure of Lincoln Savings and Loan as a case study on the kinds of ethical issues transactional […]

In D.C. Presentation to Nigerian Jurists, Johnson Focuses on Roots of Financial Crises

On April 22 and 23, Professor Christian Johnson presented a two-day Program titled “Troubled Asset Resolution – National Economic Objectives” to a group of 30 Nigerian judges, regulators and lawyers in Washington D.C.  The participants included the Chief Justice from the Nigerian Appellate Court and from the Nigerian High Court (their trial level court), representatives from […]

Downtown CLE: Understanding International Charities

Understanding International Charities International charities have become an important part of humanitarian work done by Utahns, from individuals to large corporations.  Although very similar in structure and organization to domestic charities, there are distinct considerations both in applying for tax-exempt status and protecting the deductibility of charitable contributions for donors.  This program will focus on […]

How the Filmmaking Business and Law Really Work

// see related news story // Hollywood Insiders to Reveal Inner Workings of Film Biz and Law at Oct. 25 Seminar 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sutherland Moot Courtroom Join presenters Bob Rubin, Jeffrey Korchek, Julie Spielberg-Senet, and Roger Armstrong for a daylong exploration of how movies really get made. These four veteran Hollywood insiders […]

Hollywood Insiders to Reveal Inner Workings of Film Biz and Law at Oct. 25 Seminar

Since the earliest days of cinema, Hollywood has come to Utah for its scenery. The dramatic buttes of Monument Valley have been favored backdrops for iconic westerns. The sylvan mountain valleys have “stood in” for locales from Switzerland to Colorado, and the eerily empty Salt Flats have approximated locations ranging from airless Mars to a […]

Johnson Speaks on Clearing at Central Bank of Ireland

On June 27, Christian Johnson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law,  spoke at the Central Bank of Ireland on issues relating to clearing over-the-counter derivatives. His talk was titled “The Brave New World of OTC Derivatives Clearing: Comparing the U.S. and the European Regulatory Approaches” and focused on the […]

Johnson Presents at the University of Stockholm and Oxford on OTC Derivative Clearing

Christian Johnson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, presented “Comments on Professor Craig Pirrong’s Paper titled “A Bill of Goods:  CCPs and Systemic Risk,” at Oxford University’s Derivatives Regulation After the Crisis conference, held June 22-23.  On June 25, Johnson presented “Clearing of Derivatives and its Systemic Implications” at […]

Johnson Presents on Close-out Netting to Central Bank of Latvia

On June 19, Christian Johnson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, addressed a group of central bankers at the Central Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) in Riga, The presentation focused on the importance of Latvia revising its statutes to permit close-out netting for derivative transactions. Johnson also addressed the […]

Johnson Presents on OTC Derivative Clearing to CFTC and NFA

As the regulatory environment in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market has heated up, Christian Johnson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has made frequent presentations on the issues involved in clearing OTC derivatives.  On May 20t, Johnson presented “Preparing to Clear OTC Derivatives: Potential & Realities” to over […]