The Evolution of Financial Services in the Recession
April 9, 2009
Hosted by Kevin O'Neill
The world’s financial markets continue to be roiled by the ongoing credit crisis as failure as the federal government waits for signs that its tough-love remedies might be curing our fiscal challenges. We spend an hour examining how the world of financial services is evolving in these challenging times. Kirsten Wegner is our guest to discuss the latest twists in Presidential and Congressional efforts to rebuild the nation’s financial markets. Next, Eric White talks about how Islamic Financial instruments are leading a movement in alternative forms of financing transactions in the United States and Canada. Then, leading bankruptcy attorneys Michael Richman and Mark Salzberg are here to explain the recession and how the federal efforts to bailout various industries are impacting a corporation’s ability to reorganize under Chapter 11. Finally, news and notes on the latest political happenings in Washington.
Thur 9 AM PT on VoiceAmerica Business Network
Capital Thinking is your weekly glimpse of the intersection between politics, policy, the law, and the world of business. Capital Thinking will go beyond the typical talking head babble of traditional media to give a better understanding of what’s going on in Washington and what it means for your business and your family. Each week, we will feature a mix of influential guests - policymakers, lawyers and business leaders - who will give you an in-depth and balanced look at issues of interest in Washington, the legal arena and the business world. This is a high-energy hour of radio that will give you actionable intelligence for use as a business leader and citizen. Capital Thinking is broadcast live every Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Network.
Kevin O’Neill is a partner at Patton Boggs LLP in Washington D.C., the nation’s leading public policy law firm. Patton Boggs began as an international law firm concentrating in global business and trade but has evolved to become a full-service firm with a national presence in every major area of legal representation. In his professional experience, Kevin helps implement federal government relations plans to influence public policy and achieve a client’s strategic business objectives. Kevin’s clients include some of the nation’s most prestigious corporations, associations, colleges and universities, healthcare entities, local governments and transportation authorities. In 2004, he was one of the youngest major fundraisers for the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign. Kevin co-founded and currently serves as President of a bipartisan federal political action committee (PAC). In 2007, Kevin was a candidate for the Republican nomination in a special election in Virginia’s First Congressional District. Kevin has a dual degree in broadcast journalism and history from Syracuse University. Kevin has a law degree from the College of William & Mary, where he was an editor of the law review and is currently the President-Elect of the Law School’s Alumni Association. Kevin is married and lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife and two children.