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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Last Updated: August 11, 2019
John Buchman is managing director and regulatory counsel for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., in San Francisco, Calif., where he has worked since December 2015. At Schwab, Buchman advises the Treasury Capital Markets and Deposits and Payments groups that oversee the company’s Capital Stress Testing, Liquidity Risk Management and Bank Sweep Deposits initiatives.
From 1991 to 2015, Buchman was a member of the adjunct faculty at George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C,. where he taught banking law and a financial regulatory reform seminar class, and he also guest lectured at Berkeley Law School. From 2010 to 2015, Buchman served as the first chair of the advisory board of GW Law’s Center for Law, Economics and Finance. Prior to joining Charles Schwab, from 2013-2015, Buchman was executive counsel, Regulatory Affairs with GE Capital in Norwalk, Conn.
Previously, Professor Buchman was vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of E*TRADE Bank in Arlington, Va. for more than 12 years. He has also been a director and chair of the Audit Committee of Congressional Bank in Bethesda, Md., since 2009.
Buchman received his law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
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Franita Tolson was interviewed about how federal lawsuits from North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas test the limits of the Voting Rights Act, the boundaries of state government authority, and the ability of voting rights groups to file racial gerrymandering cases. “These doctrines and approaches in these cases fundamentally reset the rules of the game,” she said. “In 2030 we will live in a completely different world than we lived in in 2020, and 2020 was not favorable to minority voters at all.”
"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.
“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.
“Who’s on First? The Mind-Blowing Attempt to Conceptualize Deference in the Midst of Decision Delays and Agency Repeals,” J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium for the George Washington University School of Law, Virtual, Washington, D.C.