20th Anniversary · 1999 - 2019

Upcoming Events

September 25, 2019 - 12:15pm

Nancy Liao ‘05, Executive Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers.” Co-sponsored with Yale Law & Business Society and Career Development Office.

Occasional Lecture
SLB Room 121
October 2, 2019 - 12:15pm

Prof. Dr. Rainer Haselmann, the SAFE Chair of Finance, Accounting and Taxation, Department of Economics, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, "Supranational Supervision" (with Shikhar Singla and Vikrant Vig).

Wasserman Workshop in Law & Finance
SLB Room 122
October 10, 2019 - 12:10pm to 1:15pm

Say Goo, Professor of Law and Director, Asian Institute of International Financial Law, The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. Co-sponsored with the Paul Tsai China Center.

Occasional Lecture
SLB Room 109
October 16, 2019 - 12:15pm

Todd A. Maron, former General Counsel, Tesla, "From Divorce Lawyer to the General Counsel of Tesla: Anything is Possible." Co-sponsored with Yale Law & Business Society and Career Development Office.

Chirelstein Colloquium
SLB Room 122
October 23, 2019 - 12:15pm

Mark Campisano '80, Vice President, Tax, Pacific Life Insurance Company, "Influencing Legislation: Life Insurance as a Case Study." Co-sponsored with Yale Law & Business Society and Career Development Office.

Chirelstein Colloquium
SLB Room 122
October 29, 2019 - 8:00am
Corporate Enforcement in the Trump Administration

Since 2017, there has been much discussion over whether and how the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and other federal agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), have shifted their enforcement priorities and policies, and what the implications of any such shifts would be on white-collar prosecutions and corporate compliance programs.  Our distinguished panelists, Jennifer Arlen, Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law and Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, New York University School of Law, Robert J. Giuffra, Jr. ’87, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Fadi Hanna ’06, Global Chief Compliance Officer, Bloomberg LP, and Damian Williams ’07, Co-Chief, Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, will offer their perspectives on enforcement and compliance since the start of the Trump Administration, including on the following issues:

  • What are the current enforcement initiatives and priorities of the DOJ and SEC, and how have they changed since 2017? 
  • What will be the effect of the DOJ’s new “anti-piling on” policy, which encourages its attorneys to coordinate with one another and with other U.S. and foreign authorities in determining how to appropriately resolve a case with the same corporation resulting from the same misconduct?
  • What have been the enforcement priorities of the DOJ and other federal agencies under President Trump?  How do those priorities compare with the Obama Administration?
  • To what extent have state regulators changed their enforcement priorities since 2017?
  • What will be the impact of recent pronouncements by the DOJ Criminal and Antitrust Divisions of their expectations for corporate compliance programs?
  • How are corporate compliance programs responding to increasingly vigorous regulatory activity with respect to data privacy and cybersecurity in the U.S. (e.g., the $5 billion Federal Trade Commission and the $100 million SEC penalties levied against Facebook) and in the EU? 

Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director, will moderate.

Alumni Breakfasts
The Century Association, NYC
October 30, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Panel Discussion: "End of an Era? Effects of Consolidation on the Innovation Economy"

The growth of the technology industry in the last 20 years led to a boom in startup companies unprecedented in recent history. An assumption of those starting companies or investing in startups was that the dynamic nature of innovation, combined with the emergence of disruptive business culture and virtually bottomless VC financing, would allow no one company or set of companies to dominate the technology industry for long. Whereas this assumption appeared to hold true in the Internet 1.0 era (when AOL, Yahoo!, and other early winners were displaced by later, more innovative entrants), there is increasing skepticism that this pattern is repeating. Instead, the established large technology companies - particularly platform companies - have proven adept at acquiring potentially disruptive rivals or otherwise leveraging their capabilities to create or maintain advantages against rivals.

Our distinguished panelists, Paul T. Cappuccio, former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Time Warner Inc., Fiona Scott Morton, Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management, Howard Shelanski, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and Tim Wu, Julius Silver Professor of Law, Science and Technology, Columbia Law School, will address key issues raised by the development of these platforms, in particular the impact of established platforms and their growth strategies on the Silicon Valley model. Have established platforms and their growth strategies made that model materially less viable? If so, are there types of startups that might be most affected?  What are the likely implications for the technology ecosystem surrounding those startups (e.g., will money continue to flow into VC funds and from them to those startups?). And, finally, if established platforms and their growth strategies jeopardize the technology ecosystem as it has come to exist in the last 30 years - and the innovation that the ecosystem has come to produce – can and should governments do anything about it? Sam Mandel ‘87, Senior Vice President, betaworks, will moderate. Co-sponsored with Yale Law & Business Society.

Panels, Symposia & Conferences
SLB Room 122
October 31, 2019 - 4:10pm to 5:40pm

Michael Ewens, Associate Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology. Co-sponsored with the Law, Economics & Organization Workshop. 

Wasserman Workshop in Law & Finance
SLB Room 121
November 5, 2019 - 12:10pm to 1:30pm

Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History, Yale University, "The Achievement of General Laws in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century United States." Co-sponsored with the Legal History Forum.

Wasserman Workshop in Law & Finance
Faculty Lounge
November 14, 2019 - 12:15pm

Michael Held, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, "A Conversation with Michael Held." Co-sponsored with Yale Law & Business Society and Career Development Office.

Chirelstein Colloquium
SLB Room 122
December 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:05pm

In Commemoration of John Bogle, Founder, The Vanguard Group

The 2019-2020 Weil, Gotshal & Manges Roundtable is co-sponsored by the Society of Investment Law and also serves as the Twelfth Annual Investment Fund Roundtable.

 

Panel Discussion I: Index Investing

Panelists: Lucian A. Bebchuk, James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance and Director, Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School; John Coates, Vice Dean for Finance and Strategic Initiatives, John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics, and Research Director, Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School; Dorothy S. Lund, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law; and Edward Rock, Martin Lipton Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance, New York University School of Law.

 

Panel Discussion II: Exchange-Traded Funds

Panelists: Henry T. C. Hu, Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance, University of Texas at Austin School of Law; John D. Morley, YLS Professor of Law; and George B. Raine, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP.

 

Lunch Keynote Conversation with Dalia Blass, Director, Division of Investment Management, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and John D. Morley, YLS Professor of Law.

 

Panel Discussion III: The Future of Asset Management

Panelists: Gregory J. Fleming, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rockefeller Capital Management; Jasmin Sethi, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Sethi Clarity Advisers; Aron Szapiro, Director of Policy Research, Morningstar, Inc.; and Dirk A. Zetzsche, Professor in Financial Law and ADA Chair in Financial Law and Inclusive Finance, University of Luxembourg. 

Weil, Gotshal & Manges Roundtable
TBA
January 27, 2020 - 4:30pm

Ray Dalio, Founder, Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates.

Winter Lecture
Faculty Lounge
February 5, 2020 - 12:15pm

Umar Farooq '00, Managing Director, Head of Digital Treasury Services and Head of Blockchain, Corporate & Investment Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Co-sponsored with Yale Law & Business Society and Career Development Office.

Chirelstein Colloquium
TBA
February 13, 2020 - 12:15pm

Michèle O. Penzer '93, Managing Partner, New York Office, Latham & Watkins LLP. Co-sponsored with Yale Law & Business Society, Yale Law Women, and Career Development Office. 

Chirelstein Colloquium
TBA
February 13, 2020 - 4:10pm to 5:40pm

David Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School. Co-sponsored with the Law, Economics & Organization Workshop. 

Wasserman Workshop in Law & Finance
SLB Room 121
March 30, 2020 - 4:30pm

Joshua D. Rauh, Director of Research, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the Ormond Family Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellow Lecture
Faculty Lounge
April 2, 2020 - 12:15pm

Osamu Watanabe '85, General Counsel, Moelis & Company. Co-sponsored with Yale Law & Business Society and Career Development Office.

Chirelstein Colloquium
TBA