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Special Lectures


November 4, 2013

“The Eurozone Debt Crisis, Greece and the Fate of Nations: A Discussion with Lee C. Buchheit”
Lee C. Buchheit

Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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.


September 19, 2012

Special Lecture
"The Threat of Cybercrime and What the Justice Department is Doing About It"

Lanny A. Breuer

Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
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 4, 2011

The Gannon Lecture (Presented in partnership with the Fordham Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)

"Progress in Corporate America: Diversity and Governance, A Personal Perspective"

Ellen M. Hancock, GSAS '67
Former Chair and CEO, Exodus Communications


April 26, 2011

Special Program on Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions

Scott V. Simpson '82

Partner and Co-Head of Global Transactions Practice in the London office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
Mr. Simpson is an internationally recognized expert on Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions. His recent cases include the representation of: Fresenius SE, in its agreement to acquire APP Pharmaceuticals Inc for US$5.6 billion; Basell Polyolefins in its US$22.2 billion acquisition of Lyondell Chemical Company; International Paper in its acquisition of a 50 percent equity interest in Ilim Holding, the largest forest products enterprise in Russia; and Tele Atlas N.V. in connection with an agreed takeover proposal from TomTom N.V. and an unsolicited takeover proposal from Garmin Ltd.