Kimberly Summe

Kimberly Anne Summe

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Kimberly Summe is general counsel at a multibillion-dollar investment advisory firm and a lecturer in law at Stanford Law School.  Previously, she served as a managing director in prime brokerage at Lehman Brothers and general counsel at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association. In the latter role, she developed industry standard contracts for the global derivatives market and worked with regulators in numerous jurisdictions on a range of issues. Summe has published fifteen articles on various banking and securities law issues and previously worked in private practice at Sullivan & Cromwell and Pillsbury Winthrop.

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Resolution of Failed Financial Institutions: Orderly Liquidation Authority and a New Chapter 14

by Thomas Jackson, Kenneth E. Scott, Kimberly Anne Summe, John B. Taylorvia Analysis
Monday, April 25, 2011
Studies by the Resolution Project at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution Working Group on Economic Policy.
The purpose of this short collection of papers is to demonstrate why the "orderly liquidation authority" in Title II of the Dodd–Frank bill “Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010” should be supplemented with a new and more predictable bankruptcy process designed specifically for large financial institutions. 
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Ending Government Bailouts As We Know Them

by Nicholas F. Brady, Darrell Duffie, Joseph A. Grundfest, Richard J. Herring, Thomas M. Hoenig, Thomas Jackson, William F. Kroener III, Charles S. Morris, Kenneth E. Scott, George P. Shultz, Kenneth Spong, Johannes Stroebel, Kimberly Anne Summe, John B. Taylor, Paul Volckervia Hoover Press
Monday, March 15, 2010

The American people are clearly upset about the massive government bailouts of faltering organizations and the consequent commitment of taxpayer dollars-as well as the heavy involvement of the federal government in private sector activities.