New York Senate Hearing Information

On April 23, American Task Force Argentina (ATFA) co-chair Robert Shapiro and Executive Director Robert Raben were invited to speak before the New York State Senate Committee on Banks as witnesses, providing expertise on the impact of the Argentine debt default on the United States and encouraging the legislature to help bring pressure on Argentina to resolve its’ outstanding debts.  Dr. Shapiro and The Honorable Raben emphasized the impact of the Argentine debt crisis on New York State and outlined concrete steps for the legislature.

Additional hearing witnesses included:

  • Carolyn B. Lamm – Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Dr. Claudio Loser – Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue; President, Centennial Group Latin America LLC; Former Western Hemisphere Director for the IMF
  • James M. Roberts – Research Fellow for Economic Freedom and Growth, Center for International Trade and Economics (CITE), The Heritage Foundation
  •  Mark Botsford – Argentine creditor, U.S. taxpayer
  • Dr. Thomas Halper – Political Science Department Chair, Baruch College
  • Dr. Richard W. Rahn – Chairman, Institute for Global Economic Growth
  • Dennis Hranitzky – Counsel, Dechert LLP
  • Alexander Yanos – Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Dr. Arturo Porzecanski – Distinguished Economist-in-Residence, American University School of International Service
  • John Missing – Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Robert Cohen – Partner, Dechert LLP

See below for materials from the April 23 hearing: