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The Business Law Practitioners Series, a career-focused series for students, invites distinguished alumni  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. 

Fall 2014 Business Law Practitioners Series Speakers  ||  Room 4-07  ||  12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Kenneth J. Laverriere '97
Partner, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group
Shearman & Sterling LLP
"Advising corporations on compensation and governance"

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Judith McHale '79
President, CEO at Cane Investments, LLC.
"From Manhattan to Mongolia: The Role of Law in my Career"

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Andrew M. Calamari '85

New York Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
"The Role of the Regulator: Perspectives from the Director of the New York Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Sonal Gupta '05
COO and Co-Founder
Rank & Style
"Taking the Leap ... From Corporate Law to Fashion/Tech Start-up"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Maryanne R. Lavan
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Lockheed Martin Corporation
"Life After Law School: A Look Inside Lockheed Martin"

Spring 2014 Business Law Practitioners Series Speakers  ||  Room 205  ||  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Patrick FitzGerald '01

Entrepreneur, Lecturer at Wharton business School, Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Program
"Outside the Law - a Career Outside the Courtroom"

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Brad Karp
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
"The Balancing Act: Life as a Fulltime Litigator and Fulltime Firm Chair"

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Raquel A. Thompson '10
Legal & Compliance Associate
Alphadyne Asset Management LLC

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Duncan Niederauer
NYSE Euronext
"Lessons on Career and Leadership Development"

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Patrick Foye '81
Executive Director
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
"Moving the Region Forward: Insight from a Fordham Law Alumnus"

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Edward Skyler '00
EVP for Global Public Affairs
"Integrating Law, Government and Business - A View from City Hall and a Multinational Corporation"

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Noah Heller '00
Katten Muchin Roseman LLP
"The Twists and Turns of the Modern Legal Career"

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Michael R. Rosella '81
Paul Hastings LLP
"The Transformation of Corporate Law"

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Dina J.Moskowitz

Managing Director and Associate General Counsel
Standard & Poor's Rating Services

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Frank Weigand '03
Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
"Practicing Corporate Law: Practical Insights"

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.

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

The Fall 2012 Business Law Practitioners Series is sponsored anonymously.

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.

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

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.

Pizza and soda lunch is provided.

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