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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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Clare Pastore was interviewed about the Activision Blizzard lawsuit. “The DFEH would want to take on cases to set precedents, against particularly bad actors, if there are lot of complaints about the same employer, or to send a wake up call to the industry," she said.
“Form and Substance in the 'Private Law' of Torts,” 14 Journal of Tort Law 45 (2021).
Robin Craig accepted the invitation of the Environmental Law Institute (Washington. D.C.) to participate in its new project on Communicating the Science of Sea Level Rise. The project will involve a webinar and a conference in late 2021, with Craig slated to speak on property, water law, and constitutional issues arising from adaptation to sea level rise.
Robin Craig accepted an invitation to join the Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Center for Water Policy.