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Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 1


  

Former FDIC Chair Delivers Fred Dunbar Memorial Lecture in Law and Economics

NERA Economic Consulting endowed The Fred Dunbar Memorial Lecture in Law and Economics in memory of their esteemed partner, Fred Dunbar, for his pioneering role in securities litigation. The Hon. Sheila C. Bair, former Chair of the FDIC (2006–2011), served as the inaugural lecturer. Bair gave a presentation entitled “Ending Too Big to Fail,” in which she discussed the 2008 banking crisis. Now a Senior Advisor at the Pew Charitable Trusts, Ms. Bair remains critical of the government bailouts that were given to the nation’s large financial institutions during the crisis. In her remarks, she argued for imposing greater restrictions on Boards of Directors and the “living will” provisions in the Dodd-Frank Resolution process, which requires banks to provide more detailed disclosure to their regulators of the composition of their subsidiaries.

Ms. Bair’s presentation attracted notable media attention; her speech was quoted in the Wall Street Journal and The Street.

U.S. Regulators, Government Officials, and Nonprofit Counsel Deliver Corporate Law Center Lectures

In the spring, the Corporate Law Center hosted two government regulators: Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Chancery Court and Superintendent Benjamin M. Lawsky of the New York State Department of Financial Services. These lectures brought a sizable audience to the Law School and attracted media coverage.

Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster gave the Annual DeStefano Lecture on Corporate, Securities, and Financial Law. Laster’s speech, “Revlon is a Standard of Review: Why It’s True and What It Means,” focused on the process by which the Delaware Courts apply the Revlon case today as a form of enhanced scrutiny to all negotiated acquisitions.

Superintendent Benjamin M. Lawsky delivered the Annual Sommer Lecture on Corporate, Securities, and Financial Law. Lawsky, head of a new office combining New York State banking and insurance sectors, spoke about “Regulating in an Evolving Financial Landscape” and discussed the unique challenges faced by financial regulators and our nation in today’s financial climate.

Lanny A. Breuer, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, gave a riveting and sobering discussion on “The Threat of Cybercrime and What the Justice Department is Doing About It.”

Lesley Rosenthal, VP, General Counsel & Secretary, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, discussed the role of General Counsel in meeting the legal needs of nonprofit organizations and her new book, Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits. According to Rosenthal, there are over 10 million people employed by nonprofit organizations: this is 7% of the U.S. work force with 1.4 trillion in revenues and expenditures annually. In her book, she discusses the implications of these figures and more.

Expert Panels Explore Domestic and International Issues

The Corporate Law Center co-sponsored Activist Investing – Creating Value for Hedge Funds with the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable.

Moderator
Sean J. Griffith, T.J. Maloney Chair and Professor of Law and Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center

Panelists
Jared L. Landaw, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Barington Capital Group LP
Doron Lipshitz, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP


Crowell & Moring LLP asked the Corporate Law Center to co-sponsor an international panel on Antitrust in the Americas: Is Big Bad Again? What You Need to Know. Expert practitioners discussed the increased enforcement actions of antitrust agencies across the Americas and resulting regulatory risk to companies doing business around the world. Additionally, they examined best practices for minimizing international antitrust scrutiny and effective ways to address cross-border antitrust investigations.

Moderators
Kent Bernard, Fordham Law School, New York
Olivier Antoine, Crowell & Moring LLP, New York
Alfredo M. O'Farrell, Marval, O´Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

Panelists
Tito Andrade, Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice, São Paulo
Greg Sivinski, Assistant General Counsel – Antitrust, Microsoft, Redmond, Washington
Stephane Hautbourg, Gide Loyrette Nouel, Brussels
Micah Wood, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto
Miguel del Pino, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

Crowell & Moring LLP will hold the second Annual Antitrust in the Americas panel on January 22, 2014.


The Corporate Law Center Director and T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law, Professor Sean J. Griffith, moderated a panel at the conference on “Deals and Suits: Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese Companies Doing Business in the United States,” co-sponsored by the Chinese Business Lawyers Association and Fordham's Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs. Discussion focused on both litigation issues and deal-making. Fordham Law School was very proud to have The Hon. Denny Chin ’78 of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals participate on the litigation panel and address the issue of jurisdiction.

Suits: Litigation Challenges Facing Chinese Companies in the United States
Moderator: Fordham Law Professor Carl Minzner

Long Arm Jurisdiction, Hon. Denny Chin
Client-Related Issues, Geoffrey Sant, Esquire and Lanier Saperstein, Esquire
Intellectual Property Litigation, Professor Mark Cohen

Deals: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Capital Markets
Moderator: Fordham Law Professor Sean Griffith

The Chinese Firm Perspective, Alex Hao, Esquire
The U.S. Firm Perspective, Selig Sacks, Esquire
The Investment Banker Perspective, Euan Rellie


A panel on Beyond the Checkbox: Reflections on Diversity in Business Law was organized by student members of the new Committee on Diversity in Business Law and co-sponsored by the Corporate Law Center. Brenda Gill ’95, Head of Strategic Analysis, GSAM, ThomsonReuters, served as the moderator. Panelists offered perspectives on in-house, business, and law firm practice. Discussion centered on how organizations are fostering cultures and building brands supportive of diversity and inclusion, a day in the practice life, and challenges faced by the panelists as diverse attorneys.

Panelists
Rhonda Oliver '95, Practice Director at H5
April Plana, Assistant General Counsel, Verizon
Squire Servance, Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

The Business and Ethics of Managing a 21st Century Law Firm

The Corporate Law Center partnered with the Stein Center for Law and Ethics on a new three part series, The Business and Ethics of Managing a 21st Century Law Firm

Leading expert panels examined how the business of law is changing, addressing ethical considerations of new law firm models, the impact of technology and innovative practices on the traditional law firm hierarchy, and the effect on future lawyers. Each session attracted a capacity audience drawn from the Law School community, practitioners, and business professionals and included media coverage.

January 28, 2013
The Business & Ethics of Managing a 21st Century Law Firm: Lessons Learned and Reflections on the State of “Big Law” in 2013
Moderator: Silvia Hodges, Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School

"Thinking About Conflicts and Waivers in Large Firm Practice"
James Bernard ‘95, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

"The State of the Legal Profession"
Scott Green, CEO, Pepper Hamilton LLP

"Was Dewey Different?"
Bruce MacEwen, President, Adam Smith, Esq.

February 25, 2013
The Business & Ethics of Managing a 21st Century Law Firm: New, Smart & Ethical Business Models
Moderator: Bruce Green, Louis Stein Professor, Director (Stein Center), Fordham Law School

"Looking Backwards into the Future - Regulation in New York of Nonlawyer Ownership of Legal Service Providers"
Anthony Davis, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

"ABSolutely Fabulous? Alternative Business Structures and the Emerging Legal Services Paradigm"
Andy Daws, Vice President, North America, Riverview Law

"Working with Legal Tech Startups"
 James Peters, Vice President, Legal, Attorney Services, Legalzoom

March 18, 2013
The Business & Ethics of Managing a 21st Century Law Firm: The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms
Moderator: Ron Lazebnik, Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property & Information Law Clinic, Fordham Law

"At the Corner of Where We're Been and Where We're Going"
Larry W. Bridgesmith, Chief Relationship Officer, ERM Legal Solutions LLC

"Innovation in the Legal Services Industry: The Future is Already Here, It is Just Not Evenly Distributed"
Daniel Martin Katz, Assistant Professor of Law & Co-Director of ReInvent Law: A Law Laboratory Devoted to Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship at Michigan State University College of Law

"At the Corner of Big Data and the Business of Law"
Dr. Silvia Hodges, Director of Research Services, Tymetrix Legal Analytics (Dr. Hodges substituted for the advertised speaker, Craig Raeburn)

"The Virtual Lawyer: Virtual Law Firms and Other Legal Models”
Suzie Scanlon ‘95, Professional, Berger Legal LLC

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Academic Programs

The Market for Preclusion in Merger Litigation

Professor Griffith presented his current research, "The Market for Preclusion in Merger Litigation", to an expert panel that included The Hon. Loretta A. Preska ‘73, Vincent R. Cappucci ’84, and Alan J. Stone.

The trend for corporate litigation involving Delaware companies to be filed and ultimately resolved outside of the state was examined as it may pose a threat to shareholders, to Delaware, and to the integrity of corporate law. Greater judicial oversight may be required and proposals for a more efficient market for preclusion were discussed.

Comparative Corporate Governance Lecture Series

Three visiting international scholars presented their current research to faculty, students, and alumni at The Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series  co-sponsored by the Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs. Speakers from the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy addressed the UK Stewardship Code and corporate governance, a new framework for business restructuring in Europe and European Insolvency Regulation, and UNIDROIT Principles and international shareholder’s agreements.

  • October 18, 2012
    “The UK Stewardship Code (Two Years On): On the Road to Nowhere? On the Concept of Stewardship as a Key Plank of Corporate Governance: Lessons for the Rest of the World”
    Arad Reisberg, Reader in Corporate and Financial Law and Vice Dean for Research and Director, Centre for Commercial Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London
  • March 26, 2013
    “A new framework for business restructuring in Europe: The EU Commission's proposals for a reform of the European Insolvency Regulation and beyond"
    Horst Eidenmüller, Chair of Private Law, German, European and International Company Law, University of Munich; Global Visiting Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • April 11, 2013
     "The choice of UNIDROIT Principles as rules of law applicable to international shareholders' agreements"
    Alberto Mazzoni, Mazzoni e Associati-Studio Legale, Milan, Italy; full-tenure Professor of Commercial Law and Professor of International Trade Law, Catholic University of Milan

Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law Symposium

On February 11, 2013, the Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law held its annual symposium. “Harmonization versus Diversification of Global Financial Regulations" that included international scholars as panelists.

Moderators
Marco Ventoruzzo, Director, Max Planck Institute Luxemburg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law
Sean J. Griffith, T.J. Maloney Chair and Professor of Law and Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center

Panelists
Michael S. Barr, Professor of Law, University of Michigan School of Law
Jonathan Fiechter, Former Deputy Director, Monetary and Financial Systems Dept., International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Donato Masciandaro, Professor of Economics, Bocconi University
Roberta Romano, Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
Pierre Schammo, Reader in Law, Durham University, School of Law Palatine Centre


Visit the Corporate Center blog to learn more about the symposium.

Global Finance Series

Seven distinguished scholars presented their current work at the spring 2013 Global Finance class for upper level students that is co-taught by Professor Sean J. Griffith and Fordham Business School Professor John Finnerty.

  • February 7, 2013
    Morgan Ricks, Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School
  • February 14, 2013
    Katharina Pistor, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • February 21, 2013
    David Zaring, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
  • March 21, 2013
    Kristin N. Johnson, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • April 4, 2013
    Chris Brummer, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • April 18, 2013
    José Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, NYU School of Law
  • April 25, 2013
    Luca Enriques, Nomura Visiting Professor of International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School

Business Law Faculty Recognition

Fordham’s business law professors are recognized for their prolific writing, having published 19 papers, books, and book chapters, with 7 forthcoming. There are currently 5 working papers and numerous blog posts on the Fordham Corporate Law Forum and other corporate and business-related blogs. Our professors are frequent presenters and speakers at professional conferences, having participated in 16 U.S. conferences, 13 international conferences, and already committed to participate in 2 upcoming international conferences. The Center also convenes roundtables and invites speakers and commentators to help faculty develop their research agendas.

Five faculty members received special awards:
• Richard Squire’s article How Collective Settlements Camouflage the Costs of Shareholder Lawsuits was named a 2012 Top Ten Corporate and Securities Law Article by the Corporate Practice Commentator.
• Martin Gelter’s working paper The Pension System and the Rise of Shareholder Primacy was awarded the European Corporate Governance Institute Allen & Overy Law Working Paper Award in May. Professor Gelter publishes his scholarship in German and French in addition to English.
• Sean Griffith and Richard Squire were elected to the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.
• Aditi Bagchi was selected as one of New York Law Journal’s 2013 Rising Stars.
• Susan Block-Lieb was asked by the bankruptcy judges in the Southern District of New York to study data on their loss mitigation program, which involves voluntary residential mortgage modifications between Jan. 2009 and Jan. 2011.

Visit the individual webpages of the business law faculty to find out more about their current and upcoming scholarship.

 
Aditi Bagchi
 
Susan Block-Lieb
 
Martin Gelter
 
Sean J. Griffith
 
Mark Patterson
 
Richard Squire

Update on S.J.D. Candidates

All three corporate and business law S.J.D. candidates, now in their second year of study, were profiled in the 2012 Corporate Law Center newsletter. We would like to give our readers an update on their scholarship:

Gal Golod
An S.J.D. candidate from Israel, Gal received an LL.M. degree from Northwestern University School of Law. His doctorate research focuses on Title IV of the Dodd-Frank Act and the regulation of private equity funds. He is supervised by Professor Sean Griffith. Prior to his doctorate research studies, Gal spent ten years as in-house counsel of an automotive technology company based in Michigan, primarily focusing on corporate and securities matters. For the last six months, following a successful completion of the research oral defense, Gal has been exploring the relationship between systemic risk and private equity funds as well as the role of leverage in the 2008 financial crisis and the decision of Congress to regulate private equity funds.

Zehra Kavame
Zehra’s research focuses on the adoption of international financial reporting standards across multiple nations. It includes a private NGO’s international standard setting, global harmonization efforts, and corporate governance issues. Zehra defended her research proposal this year before Professors Martin Gelter, Sean Griffith, and Steve Thel. She also taught Comparative Corporate Law in fall 2012 and has been a guest lecturer in other professors’ classes. She particularly enjoyed teaching Professor Griffith’s Corporations class and his evaluation. Another big first for Zehra was the birth of her baby boy, who was born in early January 2013. Since his arrival, focusing on anything other than him has been a challenge. Fortunately, he already likes to listen to her when she reads law journal articles aloud.

Foteini Teloni
Foteini’s research area is in business bankruptcy law with a special focus on corporate reorganization and distressed asset sales. Her research incorporates both theoretical and empirical analysis to examine the financial and legal reasons behind distressed asset sales. She is presently focusing on the possible effects of the 2005 amendments on distressed asset sales and the extent to which they might have contributed in changing the Chapter 11 landscape. Her working paper is titled “BAPCPA: Changing the Chapter 11 Landscape.” During spring semester 2013, she was an adjunct professor and taught Modern Chapter 11 Practice, a seminar focusing on the trend of going-concern sales under Chapter 11. The seminar examined in depth the relevant legal and policy issues that arise with this non-traditional form of reorganization that has been the dominant trend in business bankruptcy for the past ten years.

Corporate Compliance Institute Launched in July

Fordham Law’s inaugural Corporate Compliance Certificate Program, held July 8–26, attracted 27 participants who learned the basic aspects of compliance and the role of the corporate compliance office in implementing and evaluating programs designed to comply with statutory, regulatory, and company rules, and disseminating of such programs among management. This intensive compliance training program, run by Professor Sean J. Griffith and Executive Director Carole Basri, included site visits to Morgan Stanley, Jones Day, J.P. Morgan and Bloomberg. Attendees heard from top executives at leading businesses, including Time Warner, American Express, Dell, IBM, Citigroup, MasterCard, and many prominent law firms. Topics explored included risk assessment, attorney-client privilege, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, global codes of conduct, crisis management, deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, and corporate social responsibility. All program participants were practicing attorneys, except for three employed in the business field. The Certificate Program received glowing participant evaluations on course material, speakers, site visits, and mentorship opportunities.

This summer program serves as a launch for Fordham Law’s new LL.M. in Compliance, the first of its kind in the United States. Toni Jaeger-Fine, Dean of the Office of International and non-J.D. Programs, noted, “Compliance is an area of increasing complexity and ever-greater importance. This is also an area in which Fordham Law has expertise, having offered a number of courses and programs on compliance over the years. We believe that formalizing this program will enhance our reputation in the field and give our students an advantage as they search for compliance-related jobs.” 

CCI Executive Director and Fordham Law Adjunct Professor Carole Basri, a noted expert and textbook author in the compliance field, explained that the rise in compliance considerations first began in 1998 in the health care industry. It is now growing in the financial services industry and is a fascinating area that “combines ethics with the law; there is going to be a great growth in jobs there.” With the advent of Dodd-Frank legislation, the financial services industry is beset with new and wide-reaching regulations. LL.M. students will be able to specialize in certain areas, learning the regulations that vary by industry.

The Compliance LL.M. is a particular source of pride and excitement for Fordham Law.  According to Dean Jaeger-Fine, “Fordham will have a significant competitive advantage that will allow us to be seen as a leader in this field. We have the benefit of already offering a number of courses in the field and of having a cadre of extremely accomplished alumni who are high-ranking compliance professionals.” 

The process to receive LL.M. approval was extensive. “Initial steps were to seek approval from the Law School’s Committee on International and non-JD Programs and then from the full faculty,” said Dean Jaeger-Fine. “Externally, we sought acquiescence from the American Bar Association. We are now in the last stage of the process, which is to seek registration with the New York State Department of Education.”

Programs for Students

Business Law Practitioners Series
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This career-focused lunchtime program attracts an audience of 40–80 students. There were eight speakers during the 2012–13 academic year. Following the program, the Corporate Center invites the speaker and 3–5 students to lunch at a neighborhood restaurant for continued conversation. Speakers encourage students attending the program to contact them for further information. We thank an anonymous donor for sponsoring the fall 2012 BLPS Speakers Series.
  • September 18, 2012
    Ken Hershman ’88, President, HBO Sports
  • October 2, 2012
    Edward P. O’Keefe ’81, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Bank of America Corporation
    “It’s never what you imagined even when you did”
  • October 23, 2012
    Paul Robinson ’83, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Warner Music Group Corporation
  • January 29, 2013
    Eric F. Grossman ’93, Chief Legal Officer, Morgan Stanley
    “Law and Compliance: The industry today and future opportunities.”
  • February 12, 2013
    Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi '97, 39th District State of New Jersey, Member of Judiciary and Environmental and Solid Waste Committees, Managing Director and Member of Investment Review Committee, Clear Spring Capital Group, Public Defender, Borough of Oakland
  • February 26, 2013
    Christopher S. Brennan ’00 Senior Vice President, General Counsel NBTY, Inc.
    “General Counsel: Master of All Trades, Jack of None”
  • March 5, 2013
    Peter D. Serating ’02 Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    “The Role of the M&A Lawyer through the Transaction Lifecycle”
  • April 16, 2013
    Aaron Isaacson, Vice President, JP Morgan
    “Building Successful Business Partnerships”

International In-House Counsel Breakfast Series
This series invites general counsel of international organizations to talk informally about their work over breakfast with students. This year we had four speakers. Fordham Law Adjunct Professor Kent Bernard is the moderator. Typically a group of approximately 20 students attend, many of whom are LL.M. candidates or Visiting Scholars and Researchers. This small group setting allows for an excellent interchange between speaker and students, and speakers are most gracious about networking opportunities.

October 10, 2012
John Bergin, Chief Trademark & Copyright Counsel, Avon Products

November 14, 2012
Marianne Fogarty ’96, Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption Officer, Mastercard Worldwide

February 5, 2013
Miho Kameoka, Assistant General Counsel, International Lead Counsel for Consumer Healthcare, Pfizer, Inc.

 

April 18, 2013
Bret I. Parker ’93, Executive Director of the New York City Bar
Association, Former Vice President and Associate General Counsel Elizabeth Arden, New York




Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law

The Corporate Law Center has a close working relationship with the Journal of Corporate & Financial Law. Professor Griffith is the Journal Moderator. According to the 2012 rankings released by the Washington and Lee University School of Law, the Journal of Corporate & Financial Law is the #2 ranked student-edited banking and finance journal in the United States and is ranked fifth for corporations and associations. The Corporate Center is an active co-sponsor of the Journal’s annual symposium. Previous symposia topics include the harmonization or diversification of global financial regulation, the regulation of OTC derivatives, the regulation of investment funds, Islamic law and finance, and antitrust aspects of bank mergers.  

Committee on Diversity in Business Law
The Corporate Law Center works closely with the new student-established Committee on Diversity in Business Law. Professor Griffith and Corporate Law Center Executive Director Ann Rakoff attend committee meetings, assist with program organization, and in recruiting mentors. Fordham Law alumni are particularly committed to this program as mentors and organizing site visits for students. Barbara A. Lane ’80, Professional Advisor, offered “Bootcamp” programs for students preparing for internship and job interviews. On November 8, 2012, the Committee sponsored a panel discussion on "Beyond the Checkbox: Reflections on Diversity in Business Law" moderated by Brenda Gill ’95.

Committee members attended conferences, such as the PLI Securities Regulation Conference with sponsorship through Holland & Knight.

In addition, during spring 2013, 3L members were invited to join the new Alliance of Securities and Financial Educators (ASAFE) Seminar at the NYC Bar Association. This six-part seminar, designed for diverse students attending New York City area law schools, introduced students to current issues and careers in securities and finance law. FLS committee members gave a presentation about the Diversity Committee to other law students, as Fordham Law is the only New York City area law school with a student-established Diversity in Business Law organization.

Center Receives Donation of Paramount Communications Delaware Court Papers

In spring 2013, Michael Chepiga, a retired partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, husband of Pamela Rogers Chepiga ’73 and father of Emily Chepiga ’12, donated many of the primary source documents from the seminal corporate law cases of Paramount Communications, Inc. v. Time, Inc. (571 A.2d 1140 Del. 1989) and Paramount Communications, Inc. v. QVC Network, Inc. (637 A.2d 34 Del. 1994). Chepiga was on the litigation team for Paramount on both of these cases. These cases are still taught and studied in Corporations classes at Fordham, a testament to their importance and significance.

Recently, at the 13th Annual Albert A. DeStefano Lecture on Corporate, Securities, and Financial Law in March 2013, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery discussed the importance of these two cases, calling them the "Paramount Doctrine." These cases clarify the change of control standard for triggering enhanced scrutiny and whether and when to apply the Revlon doctrine.

The Corporate Center would like to thank Michael Chepiga for donating these documents to the Corporate Law Center. Dean’s Fellow Brittany Fishman is working with the Fordham Law Library to place the collection on the Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History (FLASH) that will be available to students and researchers in the near future.

Alumni and Mentors

Fordham Law alumni are most generous with their time and provide many opportunities for networking: they serve as mentors for student members in the Committee on Diversity in Business Law, they organize panel programs, and they serve as participants. The Corporate Center is most grateful for their support and expertise.

Alumni also support the The Corporate Law Forum with practitioner submitted reports and client memorandum.

  • Supreme Court Further Clarifies Class Certification Standards for Securities Fraud Actions by Todd Cosenza ‘98, Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (co-authored with Antonio Yanez, Jr. and Norman P. Ostrove). Cosenza was also selected as a 2013 New York Law Journal Rising Star.
  • Delaware Chancery Court Confirms That a Reverse Subsidiary Merger Is Not an “Assignment” of the Surviving Corporation’s Contracts by Eric Shube, Partner and head of U.S. M&A at Allen & Overy and Fordham Law Adjunct Professor.
  • The Statement and Account Clause and Citizens United: Parts I, II, III and IV, by  Joseph H. Marren ‘79, President and Chief Executive Officer of KStone Partners LLC.

The Corporate Law Center has a Board of Advisors, composed mostly of alumni. We are grateful for their service, support, and loyalty to the Corporate Law Center.

Pamela R. Chepiga ’73
Robert Hollweg ’67
John Laguzza ’96
John F.X. Peloso ’60
Honorable Loretta A. Preska ’73
Donna Rapaccioli, Dean, Fordham University Gabelli School of Business
Paul A. Soden ’68, Chair
Steven P. Vincent ’83
Paul F. Washington ’95
M. Holland West ’80