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The Business Law Practitioners Series, a career-focused series for students, invites distinguished alumni practitioners and friends of the law school to share insights with students about legal and business careers in an informal lunch-time setting.  Pizza and soda are provided. Students learn of the many facets of business and business law, and also develop an appreciation of the breadth of careers for which their legal education prepares them.  Our guests describe their work, explain the nature of the issues they regularly address and talk with students following their presentations. The series attracts a wide student audience, from first-year students to those in the LL.M. programs. 

Spring 2013 Business Law Practitioners Series Speakers  ||  Room 205  ||  12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Eric F. Grossman '93
Chief Legal Officer
Morgan Stanley
"Law and Compliance: The industry today and future opportunities"

Tuesday, February 1, 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

Tuesday, February 26, 2013  (Re-Scheduled from Fall 2012)
Christopher S. Brennan '00
Senior Vice President, General Counsel NBTY, Inc.
"General Counsel: Master of All Trades, Jack of None"

Tuesday, 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"

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Aaron Isaacson
Vice President, JP Morgan
"Building Successful Business Partnerships"

Fall 2012 Business Law Practitioners Series Speakers  ||  Room 205  ||  12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Fall 2012 Business Law Practitioners Series is sponsored anonymously.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Ken Hershman '88
HBO Sports

Tuesday, 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"

Tuesday, October 23, 2012   
Paul Robinson '83   
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Warner Music Group Corporation

Tuesday, October 30, 2012  ||  RE-SCHEDULED TO FALL 2013 due to Hurricane Sandy  
Dana Irvis '05     
Director, K2 Intelligence; Former Prosecutor, Major Economic Crimes Bureau, NY County District Attorney’s Office
"From Public Service to Business Intelligence: Different Ways in Which to Utilize Your Law Degree"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012  ||  RE-SCHEDULED TO SPRING 2013  
Christopher S. Brennan '00
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Fordham Corporate Law Center gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Jessica Forbes '88, sponsor of the Spring 2012 Business Law Practitioners Series.

Spring 2012 Business Law Practitioners Series Speakers  ||  Room 205  ||  12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Peter J. O'Rourke'90
General Counsel
Mariner Capital

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Andrew I. Chizzik '04
Senior Associate (Private Equity Practice)
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Rora Tanaka
RORA Client Systems, TyMetrix
Michael Comstock '05
Investment/M&A Advisory

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Thomas D. Kearns '84
Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sheldon Prentice '77
Corporate Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
NBT Bancorp, Inc.


Fall 2011 Business Law Practitioners Series Speakers  ||  Room 205  ||  12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Douglas Lankler
Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer
Pfizer, Inc.
"Corporate Ethics & Compliance: The Billion Dollar Factor in the Business Equation"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Michael J. Boccio '01
President, Legal and Business Consultant
Boccio and Associates, Inc.
EVP Kelowna Mountain Development Corporation
Former Managing Director of Business Development and Special Counsel
The Trump Organization
"How to increase your chances of professional success in any economic climate"

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Rory Cutaia '85
Executive Director
Corinthian Capital
"Law School: A Foundation for Entrepreneurs"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Robert G. Leary '86
President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
ING Insurance U.S.
"Lessons on Applying a Law Degree and Early Legal Practie to a Career in Financial Services"

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Cynthia Lo Bessette '95
Deputy General Counsel
Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC
"Asset Management and the Changing Legal and Regulatory Environment"

All students and faculty are welcome to attend.

Lunch (pizza) is provided.

Sponsored by the Fordham Corporate Law Center, Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, and Career Planning Center