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Fordham Corporate Law Center, established in 2001, is the Law School’s nexus for discourse on issues of business and financial law and policy. The Center’s public lectures bring speakers of national and international renown to the Law School.  These experts include regulators, policymakers, scholars, members of the judiciary, and practitioners, who offer insights into and understanding of the complexities in the current global business and financial world.

Fall 2013 Corporate Law Center Events  ||  Programs and receptions are free and open to the public, except as noted.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013  || "Say on Pay" - International Trends in Regulating Executive Compensation
Room 430B/C
6:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion
Experts from both Europe and the United States will discuss and compare 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.

Panelists:
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

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

CLE credit: 1.5 New York State non-transitional and Transitional Professional Practice ($110)
SALA members, Fordham Law Alumni, Public Interest Attorneys and academics ($55)
Free and open to the public (no CLE)
Fordham Law School has a financial haradship policy for this program.

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.

Registration: law.fordham.edu/sayonpay


Wednesday, September 18, 2013  ||  Recent Developments in the Taxation of Intangibles
Room 430B/C
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion
Experts in various industries, including in-house international taxation and transfer pricing practitioners, will discuss 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 will discuss how these proposals will affect their respective industries and taxpayers in general.

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

Moderator:
Brian Power, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown LLP

CLE credit will be available through the Federal Bar Association

Registration: law.fordham.edu/intangibles


Thursday, October 3, 2013  ||  14th Annual A.A. Sommer Jr. Lecture
McNally Amphitheatre
6:30 p.m.

Speaker: 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.

A reception will follow immediately in the Platt Atrium   Registration: law.fordham.edu/white

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 || The AIG Story with Maurice R. Greenberg and Lawrence A. Cunningham
Room 430B/C
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Discussion with the authors of the recently published book, "The AIG Story."

The AIG Story first chronicles the origins of the company ad its relentless pioneering of open markets everywhere in the world from 1970 - 2005.  It then explores how the company faltered after it adopted a one-size-fits-all corporate governance structure that turned the company upside down and put it at the center of the 2008 financial crisis where the authorities seized upon it as both scapegoat and solution to the crisis.

Based on a combination of co-author Hank Greenberg's personal involvement and the craftsmanship and objective writing of Professor Lawrence Cunningham, The AIG Story carries important lessons and implications for the U.S., especially its role in international affairs, its approach to business, its legal system and its handling of financial crises.

A light reception will immediately follow the program.

Registration: law.fordham.edu/aigstory


Monday, November 4, 2013 ||  The Eurozone Debt Crisis, Greece and the Fate of Nations: A Discussion with Lee C. Buchheit
Room 430B/C
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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.

A light reception will immediately follow the program.

Registration: law.fordham.edu/buchheit


Spring 2013 Corporate Law Center Events  ||  Programs and receptions are free and open to the public, except when noted.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013  ||  Antitrust Enforcement in the Americas: Is Big Bad Again? What You Need to Know
McNally Amphitheatre
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

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.

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, 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

CLE credit (Professional Practice credits, non-transitional and transitional) is available at no charge.
1.5 credits in New York
1.8 credits in New Jersey
To qualify for CLE credit, be sure to sign in and out at the event.
CLE certificates will be e-mailed directly to you after the program.
Please contact Sarah Stein at Crowell & Moring (SStein@crowell.com) with any CLE-related questions.

Registration required:  www.law.fordham.edu/antitrustenforcement

Co-sponsored with Crowell Moring LLP


Monday, 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
South Lounge, Lowenstein Building, 113 West 60th Street (Columbus Avenue)
6:30 p.m. Light reception
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

Panelists :
James Bernard, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Scott Green, CEO, Pepper Hamilton LLP;
Bruce MacEwen, President, Adam Smith, Esq.

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.

CLE credits: 2 non-transitional & transitional (1 professional practice and 1 ethics)
$55 CLE;
$35 Fordham Law Alumni, public interest attorneys and government attorneys
$0 General Admission
Fordham Law has a hardship policy for this course.   To apply, please fax a written request to: Director of Public Programming and CLE (212) 636 - 6984.

This program is the first in a three-part series co-sponsored with The Stein Center for Law and Ethics.
Part Two: Monday, February 25th - New, Smart and Ethical Business Models
Part Three: Monday, March 18th - The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms

Registration: www.law.fordham.edu/managinglawfirms/lessonslearned


Monday, February 11, 2013  || Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law Annual Symposium  ||  Harmonization versus Diversification of Global Financial Regulations
McNally Amphitheatre
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (includes light lunch in Lowenstein Atrium)

The panel discussion will address the general question of regulatory design, focusing in particular, on global efforts to contain systemic risk.  Topics include 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. 

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, Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center, Fordham Law School

Panelists:
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

This program is free and open to the public

CLE Credits: 3 Non-transitional & transitional, Professional Practice NYS CLE Credits are available for $65 ($55 for Fordham Law alumni and public interest attorneys).

Registration: http:// www.law.fordham.edu/jcflsymposium2013


Monday, February 25, 2013  ||  The Business & Ethics of Managing a 21st Century Law Firm: New, Smart & Ethical Business Models
South Lounge, Lowenstein Building, 113 West 60th Street (Columbus Avenue)
6:30 p.m. Light Reception
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

New economic realities, new technologies, new clients.  As the traditional law firm struggles to adapt to the demands of the 21st century, this panel will take a look 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.

Panelists:
Anthony Davis, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Andy Daws, Vice President, North America, Riverview Law
James Peters, Vice President, Legal, Attorney Services, LegalZoom

CLE credits: 2 non-transitional & transitional (1 professional practice and 1 ethics)
$55 CLE;
$35 Fordham Law Alumni, public interest attorneys and government attorneys
$0 General Admission
Fordham Law has a hardship policy for this course.   To apply, please fax a written request to: Director of Public Programming and CLE (212) 636 - 6984.

This program is the second in a three-part series co-sponsored with The Stein Center for Law and Ethics.
Part Three: Monday, March 18th - The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms

Registration: www.law.fordham.edu/managinglawfirms/businessmodels


Wednesday, March 6, 2013  ||  Thirteenth Annual Albert A. DeStefano Lecture on Corporate, Securities and Financial Law
McNally Amphitheatre
6:30 p.m. Program

J. Travis Laster Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery   "Revlon is a Standard of Review: Why It's True and What It Means"

Registration: www.law.fordham.edu/laster


Monday, March 18, 2013  ||  The Business & Ethics of Managing a 21st Century Law Firm: The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms
South Lounge, Lowenstein Building, 113 West 60th Street (Columbus Avenue)
6:30 p.m. Light Reception
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

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

Panelists:

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


CLE credits: 2 non-transitional & transitional (1 professional practice and 1 ethics)
$55 CLE;
$35 Fordham Law Alumni, public interest attorneys and government attorneys
$0 General Admission
Fordham Law has a hardship policy for this course.   To apply, please fax a written request to: Director of Public Programming and CLE (212) 636 - 6984.

Registration: www.law.fordham.edu/managinglawfirms/technology 


Tuesday, March 26, 2013  ||  Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series Room 430B/C
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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."

Registration: www.law.fordham.edu/eidenmuller


Monday, April 8, 2013  ||  Inaugural Fred Dunbar Memorial Lecture in Law and Economics
McNally Amphitheatre
6:30 p.m.                                           
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"

Registration: www.law.fordham.edu/dunbar2013

The Fred Dunbar Memorial Lecture in Law and Economics is endowed by NERA Economic Consulting.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013  ||  "The AIG Story" Room 430B/C 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. || RE-SCHEDULED to FALL 2013
Conversation with Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, moderated by Larry Cunningham, Visiting Professor, Fordham Law School; Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor, The George Washington University
Registration:
www.law.fordham.edu/AIGStory


Thursday, April 11, 2013  ||  Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series
Room 430 B/C
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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”

The Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Fordham Law Office of International & Non-J.D. Programs and the Corporate Law Center.  This series, established in 2010, invites distinguished international scholars to present current research on issues in global financial law.

Registration: www.law.fordham.edu/mazzoni


Thursday, April 18, 2013  ||  Re-scheduled: Thirteenth Annual A.A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture on Corporate, Securities & Financial Law
McNally Amphitheatre
6:30 p.m.                          
Benjamin M. Lawsky, Esq.
Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services

"Regulating in an Evolving Financial Landscape"

Registration: www.law.fordham.edu/sommer

The A.A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture is endowed by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.



Fall 2012 Corporate Law Center Events  ||  Programs and receptions are free and open to the public, except when noted.   Thursday, August 30, 2012  ||  Business Law Faculty/Student Reception
Room 430 B/C
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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.

Registration: rakoff@law.fordham.edu
(212) 636  7985


Thursday, September 13, 2012  ||  Legal Context of Nonprofit Organizations
Lesley Rosenthal, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Room 430 B/C  ||  5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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.

Reception immediately following the program.
The program and the reception are open to the public without charge

Registration is required: www.law.fordham.edu/rosenthal


Wednesday, September 19, 2012  ||  Special Lecture
Lowenstein building, 113 West 60th Street, 12th Floor Lounge  || 6:30 p.m.

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.

Reception immediately following the program.
The program and the reception are open to the public without charge.

Registration is required:  www.law.fordham.edu/Breuer


Tuesday, October 16, 2012  ||  Panel Discussion
Generoso Pope Memorial Auditorium, Lowenstein Building, 113 West 60th Street  || 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
"The Market for Preclusion in Merger Litigation"
Moderator: Sean J. Griffith
, T.J. Maloney Chair and Professor of Law, Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center  
Panelists:
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

The program is free and open to all students and to the public.

Registration is required: www.law.fordham.edu/mergerlitigation


Thursday, October 18, 2012  ||   Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series
Room 430 B/C  ||  5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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"

Light reception immediately following.
The program and the reception are open to the public without charge.

Registration is encouraged but not required:  www.law.fordham.edu/Reisberg


Tuesday, October 30, 2012  ||  Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series (POSTPONED TO SPRING 2013 due to Hurricane Sandy)
Room 430 B/C  ||  5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Luca Enriques, Professor of Business Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bologna and Member, Commissione Nazionale per le Societa e las Borsa (CONSOB)

Light reception immediately following.
The program and the reception are open to the public without charge.

Registration is encouraged but not required:  www.law.fordham.edu/Enriques


Thursday, November 1, 2012  ||   6:30 p.m.  ||  James B.M. McNally Amphitheatre
The 13th Annual A. A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture on Corporate, Securities and Financial Law

Speaker: Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent, New York City Department of Financial Services

Reception immediately following in the Platt Atrium.
Registration is required: www.law.fordham.edu/sommer2012


Thursday, November 8, 2012  ||  Panel: "Beyond the Checkbox: Reflections on Diversity in Business Law"
Co-sponsored with the Fordham Committee on Diversity in Business Law
South Lounge, Lowenstein Building
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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.

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

Reception immediately following.



Wednesday, November 14, 2012  ||  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  || Panel: "Activist Investing - Creating Value for Hedge Funds"
Co-sponsored with The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable

Lowenstein Building, 113 West 60th Street  ||  12th Floor Lounge  || 

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

Reception immediately following the program.
The program and the reception are open to the public without charge.

Registration is required: www.law.fordham.edu/hedgefund



Spring 2012 Corporate Law Center Events  |  Programs and receptions are free and open to the public, except when noted.

Monday, January 23, 2012      James B.M. McNally Amphitheatre     ||     1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.      

"Representation Without Accountability?"
Fordham Corporate Law Center will present a public forum on whether financial reporting by the federal government comports with Constitutional requirements.
Panelists:
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
Moderator: Sean J. Griffith, T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law and Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center, Fordham Law School
Light Reception immediately following.


February 7, 2012          Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series    
Room 430 B/C     ||     5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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"
Reception immediately following.


February 13, 2012          Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law Symposium, "Regulation of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivatives"
Lowenstein Building (113 West 60th Street) 12th Floor Lounge     ||      8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (lunch following)      
3 Non-transitional, Professional Practice NYS CLE credits available for $65.  Fordham Law alumni and public interest attorneys ($55). 
Fordham has a financial hardship policy for this program.

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
Moderator: Sean J. Griffith, Fordham Law School, T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law and Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center


Tuesday, February 14, 2012    International In-House Counsel Breakfast Forum Series
Room 430 B/C  ||  8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Anne Nielsen, Vice-President and Associate General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New York

This brand new series, co-chaired by Adjunct Professor Kent Bernard, brings distinguished in-house counsel to the law school for an informal breakfast and follow on conversation.  Our speakers will talk about in-house practice in large multi-national organizations, including issues raised by dealing with operations across multiple countries.


Thursday, February 16, 2012     Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series         
Room 430 B/C     ||     5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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".
Reception immediately following.


March 1, 2012  International In-House Counsel Breakfast Forum Series
Room 430 B/C  ||  8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Dorothy Watson, Vice-President and Legal head of Alcon Integration, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, New York

This brand new series, co-chaired by Adjunct Professor Kent Bernard, brings distinguished in-house counsel to the law school for an informal breakfast and follow on conversation.  Our speakers will talk about in-house practice in large multi-national organizations, including issues raised by dealing with operations across multiple countries.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012      12th Annual Albert A. DeStefano Lecture on Corporate, Securities and Financial Law  
James B.M. McNally Amphitheatre      ||     6:30 p.m.
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"
Reception immediately following in the Platt Atrium.


Monday, April 2, 2012    Corporate Compliance Conference: Managing Practitioner Risks in a Complex Global Environment    
Room 430 B/C     ||     8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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, 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

This inaugural Compliance Conference is by invitation for in-house counsel and compliance officers and limited to 75 participants.   

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 17, 2012  || RE-SCHEDULED: Book Talk with Lesley Rosenthal, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Room 430 B/C  ||  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

"Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits" (published January 2012), is an indispensable guide for the most common legal, governance, and fundraising compliance issues facing nonprofits.  The first-of-its-kind comprehensive roadmap by the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit.

The April 17th Book Talk Program is re-scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2012.

Reception immediately following the program.


April 26, 2012  ||  Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series         
Room 430 B/C     ||     5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Shruti Rana, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
"Microcredit: Money, Morality, and Myth"
Reception immediately following.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012     The Sixth Eugene P. and Delia S. Murphy Conference on Corporate Law: Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance
Lowenstein Building (113 West 60th Street)  12th Floor Lounge     ||     8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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

Current research papers will be presented by renowned national and international scholars with commentary by distinguished practitioners and academics.
Conference Chair: Sean J. Griffith, T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law and Director, Corporate Law Center, Fordham Law School
Co-Panel with 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"    


Friday, June 15, 2012  ||   POSTPONED:   Symposium        Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA): Multinational Regulatory Issues        
McNally Amphitheatre     ||     9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fordham Corporate Law Center, in conjunction with Ernst & Young LLP Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services.


Monday, June 25, 2012 - Friday, June 29, 2012  ||  POSTPONED:    The Law Firm as a Business, International Masterclass for Managing Partners     ||     Room 430 B/C        9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Co-sponsored with the Fordham Law Office of International & Non-J.D. Programs
International Masterclass for managing partners of international law firms
Director, Silvia Hodges, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Marketing and Management, Fordham Law School and Director of Research Services, TyMetrix
Designed for managing partners of international law firms, the master class encompasses concepts, management tools and skills, and showcases best practices techniques for success in today's challenging and highly competitive legal market.  Each day will focus on a different area of law firm management.  Ample networking opportunities will be available.


Monday, 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
Director: 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 Corporate Law Center Events  | Programs and receptions are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011  ||  1 - 2:30 p.m. EDT 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011  ||  1 - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar | Presented in partnership with The National Law Journal
Co-sponsored by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates; Allen & Overy LLP; and Dechert LLP

Inaugural Fordham Law Global Finance Symposium
International Perspectives on Derivative Regulation
A free, two-part CLE webinar:
Part I - Clearing OTC Derivatives: Systemic Risk Management, Governance & Competition Issues
Part II - Transparency: Regulation of Trading Markets & Execution Facilities 


Tuesday, October 4, 2011  ||  6:00 p.m. Lecture  ||  7:30 p.m. Reception
Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge, 113 West 60th Street

The Gannon Lecture (Presented in partnership with the Fordham Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
Speaker: Ellen M. Hancock, GSAS '67
Former Chair and CEO, Exodus Communications

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


Tuesday, October 11, 2011  || 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.  || Room 430B/C
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series
(Co-sponsored by the Fordham Law Office of International & Non-J.D. Programs)
 

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


“M & A in Brazil: Legal and Economic Aspects”  

Reception immediately following.  


Thursday, October 27, 2011  || 6:30 p.m.  ||  James B.M. McNally Amphitheatre
12th Annual A.A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture on Corporate, Securities and Financial Law

Speaker: Troy A. Paredes, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

"The Philosophy and Practice of Disclosure"

Reception immediately following in the Platt Atrium.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011  ||  5:00 - 6:30 p.m.  ||  Room 430B/C
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series
(Co-sponsored by the Fordham Law Office of International & Non-J.D. Programs)

Speaker: 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”

Reception immediately following.


Monday, November 21, 2011  ||  5:00 - 6:30 p.m.  || Room 430B/C
Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture Series
(Co-sponsored by the Fordham Law Office of International & Non-J.D. Programs)

Speaker: 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"

Reception immediately following.