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Fordham Corporate Law Center, established in 2001, brings together scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, regulators, members of the judiciary, and students to study and discuss current issues in business and financial law. We are proud to host public lectures with speakers of national and international renown, expert panels that offer insights into and understanding of the complexities in the current global business and financial world and scholars discussing current research for review by peers and practitioners.

Fall 2014

September 15, 2014
Launch of new student group (S.A.L.E.) Student Association for Law and Entrepreneurship with support from Fordham Law Alumni Entrepreneur Affinity Group

Panel:  "Why Startups Fail"

Charles E. Torres
Partner in the Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Charlie O'Donnell
Founder and Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
Alex Goldberg
Managing Director at Canary Ventures
Julia Shapiro
CEO and Co-Founder at Hire an Esquire

Sahar Hakakian
In-house Counsel, EuroDesign LLC
Rob Sanchez
Chief Strategy Officer, Manufacture New York
October 1, 2014
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series
"A Psychological and Economic Approach to the Duty of Care of Corporate Directors"

Uriel Procaccia
Former Dean and Law Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Law Professor, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel
October 16, 2014
15th Annual A.A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture
"The U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission - The Next 80 Years"

Daniel M. Gallagher, Jr.
U. S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner
October 30, 2014
Panel: "Antitrust Compliance - What You Need to Know Today in Dealing with DOJ"

Seasoned experts, including the Chief of the New York Office of the Antitrust Division, U.S. DOJ, examined both theoretical and practical aspects of designing, implementing, and defending antitrust compliance programs.

Theodore Banks
Partner, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC
Stacey Anne Mahoney
Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
Jeffrey Martino
Chief, New York Office, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Joseph E. Murphy, CCEP
Senior Consultig Advisor to Compliance Strategists

Kent Bernard
Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School
October 30, 2014
Panel: "Creating a Culture of Ethics, Compliance and Best Practices"
Co-sponsored with Fordham Law Alumni Compliance Affinity Group

Fordham Law Alumni experts analyzed and discussed best practices and ethics from both the financial industry and regulatory perspectives.

Elizabeth Borkin
Senior Associate, Ethics Office, Federal Reserve Bank of NY
Jennifer Juste
Compliance Manager, Interactive Data Corporation
Kathryn Lu
Chief Compliance Officer, Mutual of America
Vishal M. Mahadkar
Senior Associate, Financial Services Regulatory, PwC Advisory

Carole Basri
Adjunct Professor and Advisor to the Corporate Compliance Program, Fordham Law School
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series

Maria Isabel (Maribel) Sáez Lacave
Associate Professor of Law
Autonomous University of Madrid

Spring 2014

February 4, 2014
Book Talk

Michael B. Dorff
Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School
"Indispensable and Other Myths: The True Story of CEO Pay"

Has performance pay for CEO’s, e.g., stock options and bonuses, improved corporate performance? Michael Dorff refutes this concept with studies showing that most CEO’s of large established companies “do not typically have much impact on their companies’ results.” Professor Dorff instead advises a return to guaranteed salaries or what he feels motivates CEO’s, that is, ego, reputation and social effort norms.
February 24, 2014
Event took place at Cardozo Law School
Panel: “Attorney Client Privilege and Selective Waiver in Bank Regulation”
Co-sponsored by Fordham Law School Stein Center for Law & Ethics, Fordham Corporate Law Center and The Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance

An expert panel addressed and debated selective disclosure and selective waivers. Discussion also included broader issues of the realities of investigations and bank regulation.

Thomas C. Baxter, Jr.
General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal Group, New York Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Bruce A. Green
Louis Stein Professor and Director of the Louis Stein Cener for Law & Ethics, Fordham Law School
Deborah Morris
Deputy Enforcement Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
John F. Savarese
Partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
Harry J. Weiss
Partner, WilmerHale

Michael H. Stone
Senior Fellow, Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center of Corporate Governance, and Adjunct Professor, Cardozo Law School
March 6, 2014
14th Annual Albert A. DeStefano Lecture

Speaker: Myron T. Steele, former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice, presently Partner in the Corporate Group, Potter, Anderson & Corroon LLP
"Continuity and Change in Delaware Corporate Law Jurisprudence"

Judge Steele described preditable changes in corporate governance and their application to the internal affairs of Delaware corporations.
He focused on the following:
• The impact of ever-increasing multi-forum litigation
Competition between states, including the Nevada-Delaware-North Dakota Debate
The impact of shareholder activism.
March 24, 2014
Journal of Corporate & Financial Law Annual Symposium
JOBS Act: The Terrible Twos, General Solictation & Crowdfunding: the Next Frontier of Securities Regulation

Panel I: General Solicitation
Title II of the JOBS Act has changed the general solicitation restrictions applicable to private funds. This panel will focus on the implications this will have, and specifically the effect private fund advertising may have on investment companies.

Mitch Ackles
President, Hedge Fund Association
Andrew J. Donohue
Deputy General Counsel, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Robert C. Grohowski
Senior Counsel, Investment Company Institute
James P. Jalil
Partner, Thompson Hine LLP

Emily Chasan
Senior Editor, Wall Street Journal's CFO Journal

Panel II: Crowdfunding
Title III of the JOBS Act will create equity crowdfunding. This panel will focus on finding the balance between the competing interests of protecting investors and encouraging capital formation under the crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act.

Douglas Ellenoff
Partner, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP
Alon Hillel-Tuch
Founder, RocketHub
Joanne Rutkowski
Senior Special Counsel, SEC Division of Trading & Markets
Kim Wales
Founder, Wales Capital

Catherine Clifford
Senior Writer,

Patrick McHenry
U.S. Congressman, Deputy Republican Whip (NC-10)

Keynote Address
Troy A. Paredes
Former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
March 27, 2014
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series

Tobias Tröger
Professor of Private Law, Trade and Business Law, Jurisprudence
Goethe-University Frankfurt, Institute of Private and Business Law
"New Rules for Corporate Groups in Europe"
April 3, 2014
Second Annual Fred Dunbar Memorial Lecture in Law and Economics

The Honorable Ralph K. Winter, Jr.
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
"The Limits on the Use of Economics in Law"

Judge Winter, one of the forefathers of law and economics, discussed the implications of the study of economics on the law. He questioned the influence he originally posited as possibly due to the difficulty of economic analysis, the contrary nature of economic analysis to the norms of the legal academy, and that economic analysis strives for allocative efficiency while the law has many other goals.
April 10, 2014
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series

Pierre-Henri Conac
Professor of Financial Markets Law; Member of the SMSG of ESMA; Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance University of Luxembourg
"Is the new European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) the equivalent of the US SEC?
May 11, 2014
Biennial Eugene P. and Delia S. Murphy Conference on Corporate Law

Conference focus is on bankruptcy and international securities regulation with three panels moderated by Fordham Business Law Faculty.
May 11, 2014
Panel: Antitrust Enforcement in the Americas and Consumer Harm - How Does Enforcement Help Consumers?

An expert panel representing law firms in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. in addition to seasoned in-house antitrust experts, examined these antitrust issues.

Fall 2013

September 17, 2013
Panel:  "Say on Pay" - International Trends in Regulating Executive Compensation

Experts from both Europe and the United States discussed and compared international legislative trends in regulating executive compensation, in light of the relevant provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act as well as recently enacted or anticipated legislative changes in Switzerland, Germany and the European Union requiring mandatory "say on pay" shareholder votes and imposing other restrictions on compensation regimes.

Aimee M. Adler
Counsel, Executive Compensation Group, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York,
Robert J. Jackson, Jr.
Associate Professor of Law and Milton Handler Fellow; Co-Director, Ira M. Milstein Center, Columbia University School of Law, New York
Dirk Sievert, Rechtsanwalt (Germany)
Senior Associate, Noerr LLP, New York and Berlin
Dr. Oliver Triebold
Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Zurich

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

The program is sponsored by The Swiss American Lawyers Association (SALA) of Greater New York in conjunction with the Fordham Corporate Law Center.
Generous support of the reception is provided by Noerr LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.
September 18, 2013
Panel: “Recent Developments in the Taxation of Intangibles”

Experts in various industries, including in-house international taxation and transfer pricing practitioners, discussed recent governmental proposals regarding the international taxation of multinational enterprises and intangibles assets. These are topics that have attracted much attention in Congress and the press over the past year. After examining some of the specific provisions of the recent Obama Administration, Congressional, and OECD proposals, panelists examined how these proposals affect their respective industries and taxpayers in general.

Marc M. Lewis
Vice President of Tax & Insurance, Novartis Corporation
Karen Milhoua
Director - Transfer Pricing, IBM Corporation
Stanley Sherwood
International TaxCounsel, KERING

Brian Power
Senior Associate, Mayer Brown LLP
October 3, 2013
14th Annual A.A. Sommer Jr. Lecture

Mary Jo White
Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Mary Jo White was sworn in as the 31st Chair of the SEC on April 10, 2013. Chair White arrived at the SEC with decades of experience as a federal prosecutor and securities lawyer. She served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1993-2002), as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney and later Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (1990-1993) and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1978-1981) and Chief Appellate Attorney of the Criminal Division.

Following her service as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Chair White became chair of the litigation department at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. Ms. White has received numerous awards in recognition of her outstanding work both as a prosecutor and a securities lawyer.
October 9, 2013
Book Talk
The AIG Story with Maurice R. Greenberg and Lawrence A. Cunningham

Discussion with the authors of the recently published book, "The AIG Story."
Mr. Greenberg is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). Under his leadership, AIG became the largest insurance company in the world and generated unprecedented value for AIG shareholders. During the nearly 40 years of his leadership, AIG's market value grew from $300 million to $l80 billion.
The authors discussed the inside story of the rise and near-destruction of AIG and how Maurice Greenberg transformed a scattered collection of insurance businesses into American International Group, a global financial colossus with nearly $1 trillion in assets on its balance sheets—and revolutionized the insurance industry.
November 4, 2013
The Eurozone Debt Crisis, Greece and the Fate of Nations: A Discussion with Lee C. Buchheit

Mr. Buchheit is a partner based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. His practice focuses on international and corporate transactions, including Eurocurrency financial transactions, soveriegn debt management, privatization and project finance. During his 35-plus years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Mr. Buchheit has secured groundbreaking debt restructuring deals in numerous countries in Latin America, and more recently in Iraq and Iceland. Mr. Buchheit was recognized by the Financial Times' U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report as one of the ten most innovative individuals of 2012 for his work on the Greek debt restructuring.

Spring 2013

January 23, 2013
Panel: “Antitrust Enforcement in the Americas: Is Big Bad Again? What You Need to Know”
Co-sponsored with Crowell Moring LLP

An expert panel from five leading law firms in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the U.S., and the European Union, along with seasoned in house antitrust experts, will provide practical insight on the current environment, and comment on best practices for minimizing international antitrust scrutiny and effectively addressing cross-border antitrust investigations.

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

Kent Bernard
Fordham Law School, New York
Olivier Antoine
Crowell & Moring LLP, New York
Alfredo M. O'Farrell
Marval, O´Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires
January 28, 2013
Panel:  The Business & Ethics of Managing a 21st Century Law Firm: Lessons Learned and Reflections on the State of "Big Law" in 2013

Over the past few years, large and established “big law” firms have experienced financial and structural shake-ups that have many wondering what the future holds for the traditional law firm. This panel will address some of the ethical problems, lessons learned, and future opportunities coming out of the economic crisis and the shifting legal landscape.

Panelists :
James Bernard
Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Scott Green
CEO, Pepper Hamilton LLP;
Bruce MacEwen
President, Adam Smith, Esq.
February 11, 2013
Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law Annual Symposium
“Harmonization versus Diversification of Global Financial Regulations”

The panel discussion addressed the general question of regulatory design, focusing in particular on global efforts to contain systemic risk. Topics included whether the global financial system is rendered more or less stable by the adoption of uniform rules; how to prevent regulatory arbitrage while encouraging regulatory experimentation; the extent to which errors in regulatory policy contributed to the global financial crisis of 2007-2008 and the ongoing European sovereign debt crisis; and ideas for reforming the architecture of global financial regulation.

Michael S. Barr
Professor of Law, University of Michigan School of Law
Jonathan Fiechter
Former Deputy Directory, 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, Yale Law School
Pierre Schammo
Reader in Law, Durham University, School of Law Palatine Centre
Charles K. Whitehead
Professor of Law, Cornell University School of Law

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, Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center, Fordham Law School
February 25, 2013
Panel:  The Business & Ethics of Managing a 21st Century Law Firm: New, Smart & Ethical Business Models

New economic realities, new technologies, new clients. As the traditional law firm struggles to adapt to the demands of the 21st century, this panel looked at new business models - from online services to flat fee legal services - and how those approaches fit into or conflict with ethical obligations of the profession.

Anthony Davis
Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Andy Daws
Vice President, North America, Riverview Law
James Peters
Vice President, Legal, Attorney Services, LegalZoom
March 6, 2013
Thirteenth Annual Albert A. DeStefano Lecture on Corporate, Securities and Financial Law

J. Travis Laster
Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
"Revlon is a Standard of Review: Why It's True and What It Means"
March 18, 2013
Panel:  The Business & Ethics of Managing a 21st Century Law Firm: The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms

The conclusion of the series focused on the many kinds of technology influencing the way today's law firm does business and the ethical questions this technology raises. Panelists shared their views on tools like e-discovery, data mining, quantitative methods for lawyers, and court prediction algorithms.

Larry W. Bridgesmith, Esq.
Chief RElationship Officer, ERM Legal Solutions LLC
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
Craig Raeburn
Managing Director, TyMetrix Legal Analytics
Suzie Scanlon
Professional, Berger Legal LLC
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series Room 430B/C

Horst Eidenmuller
Chair of Private Law, German, European and International Company Law, University of Munich; Global Visiting Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
"A new framework for business restructuring in Europe: The EU Commission's proposals for a reform of the European Insolvency Regulation and beyond."
April 8, 2013
Inaugural Fred Dunbar Memorial Lecture in Law and Economics

The Honorable Sheila C. Bair
Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), 2006 - 2011: Senior Advisor, Pew Charitable Trusts: Prominent Financial Reform and Policy Innovator
"Ending Too Big To Fail"
The Fred Dunbar Memorial Lecture in Law and Economics is endowed by NERA Economic Consulting.
April 11, 2013
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series

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
“The choice of UNIDROIT Principles as rules of law applicable to international shareholders’ agreements”

April 18, 2013
Re-scheduled: Thirteenth Annual A.A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture on Corporate, Securities & Financial Law

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Esq.
Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services
"Regulating in an Evolving Financial Landscape"
The A.A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture is endowed by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Fall 2012

August 30, 2012
Business Law Faculty/Student Reception

Full-time and adjunct business law professors will be available to talk with students about business-law courses most helpful for students' future careers.

All students are welcome. Come meet the business-law faculty and fellow students interested in business-law careers.
September 13, 2012
Book Talk:  Legal Context of Nonprofit Organizations

Lesley Rosenthal, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lesley Rosenthal will discuss the legal context of nonprofit organizations and her recently published book, "Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits." This book is the first-of-its kind overview by a sitting General Counsel that distills the legal needs of a million charitable tax-exempt organizations in the United States.

Ms. Rosenthal will also discuss how good governance ties to mission and fundraising, how to protect the organization's name and monetize its original works, and more.
September 19, 2012
Special Lecture
Lanny A. Breuer
Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
"The Threat of Cybercrime and What the Justice Department is Doing About It"

Mr. Breuer is Head of the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice and oversees nearly 600 attorneys who prosecute federal criminal cases across the country and help develop the criminal law. He works closely with the 94 U.S. Attorney's Offices in connection with the investigation and prosecution of criminal matters in their districts. Mr. Breuer is a national leader on a range of federal law enforcement priorities, including financial fraud, health care fraud, public corruption, and violence along the Southwest Border.
October 16, 2012
Panel:  "The Market for Preclusion in Merger Litigation"

The Honorable Loretta A. Preska
Chief Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Vincent R. Cappucci, Esq.
Senior Partner, Entwistle & Cappucci LLP
Alan J. Stone, Esq.
Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Sean J. Griffith
T.J. Maloney Chair and Professor of Law, Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center
October 18, 2012
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series

Arad Reisberg
Reader in Corporate and Financial Law, Vice Dean for Research, and Director, Centre for Commercial Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London
"The UK Stewardship Code (Two Years On): On the Road to Nowhere"
October 30, 2012
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series (POSTPONED TO SPRING 2013 due to Hurricane Sandy)

Luca Enriques, Professor of Business Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bologna and Member, Commissione Nazionale per le Societa e las Borsa (CONSOB)
November 8, 2012
Panel: "Beyond the Checkbox: Reflections on Diversity in Business Law"
Co-sponsored with the Fordham Committee on Diversity in Business Law

Brenda Gill '95, Head of Strategic Analysis, GSAM, ThomsonReuters, will moderate a panel to include perspectives of in-house, business and law firm practice. Discussion will cover how organizations are fostering cultures and building brands supportive of diversity and inclusion, a day in the practice life, and callenges faced by the panelists as diverse attorneys.

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

Brenda Gill '95
Head of Strategic Analysis, GSAM, ThomsonReuters
November 14, 2012
Panel: "Activist Investing - Creating Value for Hedge Funds"
Co-sponsored with The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable

Jared Landaw
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Barington Capital Group LP
Doron Lipshitz
Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Charles Penner
Partner & Chief Legal Officer, JANA Partners (was unable to attend)

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

Spring 2012

January 23, 2012
Panel:  "Representation Without Accountability?"
Fordham Corporate Law Center will present a public forum on whether financial reporting by the federal government comports with Constitutional requirements.

Hon. David M. Walker
Founder and CEO, Comeback America Initiative; Comptroller General of the United States and head, U.S. Government Accountability Office (1998-2008)
David Mosso
Retired, Vice Chair, Financial Accounting Standards Board; Chair, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (1997-2006)
Joseph H. Marren
President and CEO, KStone Partners LLC
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Associate Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School

Sean J. Griffith
T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law and Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center, Fordham Law School
February 7, 2012
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series

Michele Perrino, Full Professor, Commercial and Company Law, University of Palermo, Italy; Senior Partner, Studio Legale Perrino & Associati
"Recent Developments in Italian and European Small Business Companies"
February 13, 2012
Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law Symposium
"Regulation of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivatives"

Panelists will examine the new regulations imposed on OTC derivatives in light of the Dodd-Frank Act, specifically, the efforts of the SEC, CFTC and other regulatory agencies to eliminate bilateral derivatives trading and move derivatives trading onto centralized clearinghouses and exchanges.

Jeffrey Golden
Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
Michael Greenberger
University of Maryland School of Law
Sharon Brown-Hruska, Ph.D.
NERA, Washington, D.C.
Craig Pirrong, Ph.D.
Unversity of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business
M. Holland West, Esq.
Partner, Dechert LLP
John Williams, Esq.
Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

Keynote Address:
Conrad Voldstad, Esq.
Immediate Past President, ISDA; Founding Principal, Arlington Hill Investment Management, LLC

Sean J. Griffith
Fordham Law School, T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law and Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center
February 16, 2012
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series

Curtis J. Milhaupt
Columbia Law School, Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law; Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law
"We are the National Champions: Understanding the Mechanisms of State Capitalism in China".
March 21, 2012
12th Annual Albert A. DeStefano Lecture on Corporate, Securities and Financial Law

James B. Stewart
Bloomberg Professor of Business and Economic Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; Columnist, Business Day Section, The New York Times; Staff Writer, The New Yorker
"Hiding Behind the Corporate Veil"
April 2, 2012
Corporate Compliance Conference: Managing Practitioner Risks in a Complex Global Environment

Compliance officers, outside counsel and government experts in the areas of corporate compliance and risk management will discuss hot-button issues in the area of global corporate compliance.

Keynote luncheon address:
Carlo V. di Florio
Securities and Exchange Commission, Director, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations

Conference Co-Chairs:
Carole Basri
Adjunct Professor and Advisor to the Corporate Compliance Program, Fordham Law School; Senior Vice President B3 Legal LLC; President of the Corporate Lawyering Group LLC and the Corporate Lawyering Association
Sean J. Griffith
T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law and Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center, Fordham Law School

Conference sponsors include Bloomberg L.P., Catalent Pharma Solutions, Jones Day, and Pfizer Inc.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Corporate Lawyering Group LLC
Corporate Lawyering Association
New York State Bar Association, International Section
April 26, 2012
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series

Shruti Rana
University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
"Microcredit: Money, Morality, and Myth"
May 8, 2012
The Sixth Eugene P. and Delia S. Murphy Conference on Corporate Law: Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance

Keynote Speaker:
Justice Jack B. Jacobs
Delaware Supreme Court
"Does the New Corporate Shareholder Profile Call For a New Corporate Law Paradigm?"

Conference Chair:
Sean J. Griffith, T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law and Director, Corporate Law Center, Fordham Law School
Alexandra Lahav
Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
"Multi-Jurisdictional Meger Litigation"

Panel Chairs:
Martin Gelter
Associate Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
"Labor, Pensions and Comparative Corporate Governance"

Bruce H. Kobayashi
Professor of Law, George Mason University Law School
"Business Associations and Private Law Making"

Richard Squire
Associate Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
"How Collective Settlements Camouflage the Costs of Shareholder Lawsuits"
July 16 - Friday, July 20, 2012
Recent Developments in U.S. Law
Fordham Law School and participating NYC law firms
Co-sponsored with the Fordham Law Office of International & Non-J.D. Programs

Toni M. Jaeger-Fine
Assistant Dean, Fordham Law Office of International & Non-J.D. Programs
For international attorneys seeking exposure to current issues in U.S. business law.

Fall 2011

August 23 – 24, 2011
Webinar:  Inaugural Fordham Law Global Finance Symposium
International Perspectives on Derivative Regulation
Presented in partnership with The National Law Journal
Co-sponsored by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates; Allen & Overy LLP; and Dechert LLP

Part I - Clearing OTC Derivatives: Systemic Risk Management, Governance & Competition Issues

Part II - Transparency: Regulation of Trading Markets & Execution Facilities
October 4, 2011
The Gannon Lecture (Presented in partnership with the Fordham Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)

Ellen M. Hancock, GSAS '67
Former Chair and CEO, Exodus Communications
"Progress in Corporate America: Diversity and Governance, A Personal Perspective"
October 11, 2011
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series

José Ricardo de Bastos Martins
Peixoto e Cury Advogados (São Paulo, Brazil)

“M & A in Brazil: Legal and Economic Aspects”
October 27, 2011
12th Annual A.A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture on Corporate, Securities and Financial Law

Troy A. Paredes
Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
"The Philosophy and Practice of Disclosure"
November 1, 2011
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series

Mathias M. Siems
Professor of Commercial Law, Durham University (UK)
Research Associate, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge (UK)
“The Law & Finance of Share Repurchases”
November 21, 2011
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series

Marco Ventoruzzo
Professor, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
Professor, Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), Director, Ph.D. in Corporate and Business Law Program and Vice-Director, Paolo Baffi Research Center on Central Banking and Financial Regulation
"Minority Directors in Listed Corporations: A Comparison of U.S. and European Recent Developments"