In a lead up to the US Presidential Election, ABL hosted a free webinar whereby established, experienced speakers delved into the complexities and issues surrounding the US election in general. For speakers, ABL was pleased to have each of Patrick McCarty and Joseph Klock, who shared their expert predictions and commentary on the upcoming US Presidential Election. The panel discussed the election's potential impact on US policy on vital business issues such as Taxes, Trade, and Climate Change. The panel also provided insights on timing and scope of major US policy changes which could affect both US businesses as well as foreign business which are doing business in the United States in 2021 and beyond.
Patrick McCarty, Attorney - Ruddy Gregory, PLLC Patrick McCarty has over 25 years of experience working on financial services issues in various regulatory agencies and political groups in Washington, DC, and New York, NY, including the US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, where he was the Senior Professional Staff Member working on Dodd-Frank financial reform issues, as well as other issues concerning the derivatives industry. He has also held senior positions with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Managed Funds Association, the House Banking and Financial Services Committee, as well as four federal banking agencies and other private sector organizations. Mr. McCarty has spoken at many industry seminars and conferences. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, and a JD from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
Joseph Klock, Attorney - Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto, P.L. Joseph Klock has negotiated acquisitions and mergers, counseled families on the re-structuring of family enterprises and investment portfolios, advised corporate CEOs on corporate and personal matters, and has also litigated cases through every court level in Florida, including two successful arguments in the Supreme Court of the United States that resulted in President Bush succeeding in his bid for the White House in 2000. He has previously served as a board member of a public company and on its audit and litigation review committees, as well as advising domestic and international, for-profit and not for profit, boards of directors. He received his BA from the La Salle University, and a JD from the University of Miami School of Law.