Politics & Policy, Sponsored by Arnall, Golden, and Gregory, LLP

A View From Washington, DC

Tuesday, April 17
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Location: South Pacific D

Two D.C. insiders will walk the audience thru the political landscape in Washington, D.C. in the Trump Administration and the outlook for the payments industry leading up to the 2018 mid-term elections. Jaret Seiberg of Guggenheim Partners and Isaac Boltansky are expert DC players, known for their unique mix of political acumen and business sense. Participants will gain an understanding of how policymakers in Washington – from the CFPB to Congress - are thinking about the payments industry, the outlook for the next two years.

Scott Talbott

SVP of Government Affairs
Electronic Transactions Association

Scott Talbott is Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) in Washington, D.C. and is responsible for its governmental strategies, and directing ETA’s all of policy and advocacy efforts. Talbott has over twenty years of experience advocating for the financial services and FinTech industries. He has received numerous accolades in his tenure, including being named a top lobbyist by The Hill in from 2009 to 2017 as well as a “winner” for his work during the economic collapse of 2008 by Washingtonian magazine. In 2010, he appeared in the Oscar-winning film “Inside Job.” Once named NPR’s favorite bank lobbyist and the voice of the financial services industry, he is a frequently testifies before Congress and is a regular contributor to both national and international media. Talbott received his B.A. from Georgetown University, cum laude, and his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.


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Isaac Boltansky

Director of Policy Research
Compass Point Research & Trading

Isaac Boltansky
Director of Policy Research

As the Director of Policy Research for Compass Point Research & Trading, Mr. Boltansky coordinates the firm’s Washington policy analysis and follows financial services policy issues with a particular focus on mortgage finance, consumer lending, education services, and tax policy.

Mr. Boltansky joined Compass Point from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Congressional Oversight Panel and previously worked as an analyst at EJF Capital, LLC.

Mr. Boltansky earned his B.A. in Political Science and History from Ohio Wesleyan University.


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Jaret Seiberg

Financial Services Policy Analyst
Cowen Washington Research Group

Prior to joining Washington Research Group, Mr. Seiberg spent more than a decade following Washington policy developments as the Washington bureau chief and assistant managing editor of The Deal and The Daily Deal and as the deputy bureau chief for the American Banker. Mr. Seiberg speaks frequently to industry groups, including the Consumer Bankers Association, the American Bankers Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association, SIFMA, the National Association of Realtors, the Risk Management Association and the National Association of Home Builders. He also had addressed forums sponsored by regulators, including the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Council of Federal Home Loan Banks. And he has briefed bank management teams, Congress, and congressional staff. He has appeared on CNBC, ABC News, CNN, Fox Business, and Fox News and is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and American Banker. He has a B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C., and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park.


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