Charles Nathan ‘65, Partner and Global Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Latham & Watkins, “Beverly Enterprises Case Study: Paradigm for Hedge fund Value Creation or Shareholder Disaster in the Making.”
February 20, 2006
Paul Mahoney ‘84, Brokaw Professor of Corporate Law and Albert C. BeVier Research Professor, University of Virginia School of Law, “Did the SEC Improve Corporate Disclosure? Evidence from the 1930s.”
John Hueston ‘91, Former Lead Prosecutor of the Enron Task Force and Partner, Irell & Manella LLP, “Behind the Scenes of the Enron Investigation and Trial: Creating the Conviction Moments from the Rubble of Corporate Governance Failure.”
Patricia Geoghegan ‘74, Partner and Head, Employee Benefits Practice, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, “Stock Option Backdating: Why The Wall Street Journal won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and how the IRC Section 409A Changes to the Taxation of Executive Compensation Got Tax Lawyers Involved in the Aftermath.”
Raghuram G. Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, “Landed Interests and Financial Underdevelopment in the United States.”
Kris F. Heinzelman ‘76, Partner and Head, Corporate Department, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, “Private Equity Firms that Don’t Want to do Deals: How Defaulting on your Mortgage Turned the Private Equity Industry Upside Down.”
Ben W. Heineman, Jr. ’71, former General Counsel, General Electric and Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, “On the Frontlines of Corporate Governance.”
February 16, 2009
Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Lecture
Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and the David G. Booth Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, “The Future of Securities Regulation.”
Michael Chepiga ’79, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Joseph Polizzotto, General Counsel, DeutscheBank North Americas, and Martha Solinger, General Counsel, Lehman Estate, “The Implosion of the Financial Services Industry and What It’s Done to Lawyers.”
Henry Hu ‘79, Allan Shivers Chair, University of Texas Law School and Inaugural Director, Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, “The SEC and Innovation.”
Frank R. Jimenez ‘91, Vice President and General Counsel, ITT Corporation, “A Sin, a Win and a Spin: A Corporate Tale in Three Parts – Or, How a Corporation Pleaded Guilty to a Felony, Won a Shareholder Derivative Action and Spun Off the Business.”
David M. Zornow ‘80, Partner and Global Head, Litigation/Controversy practices and head, NY White Collar Crime Group, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, “A Tough Pill To Swallow: Attempting to Criminalize Channel Stuffing in US v. Schiff/ The Defense Perspective.”
Benjamin F. Stapleton III ‘69, Senior Counsel and member, Mergers and Acquisitions Group, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, “The Acquisition by British Petroleum of Amoco.”
February 27, 2012
Stephen A. Ross, Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics and Professor of Economics, Sloan School of Management, MIT, “Regression to the Max: The Use and Abuse of Financial Theory in Legal Disputes and Regulation.”
James R. Doty ‘69, Chairman, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, “Auditor Regulation and Corporate Governance and Practice: PCAOB Concept Releases and Proposals on Auditor Reporting, Independence and Communications.”
John M. Townsend ‘71, Partner and Co-Chair, Arbitration & ADR Group, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, “Baiting the Russian Bear – How The RosInvestCo Arbitration Established That The Taxes That Destroyed Yukos Were A Sham.”
Robert C. Baker ‘59, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, National Realty & Development Corp., “A Case Study in the Development of the Target North Haven Shopping Center: Never Forget the Perils of Personal Guarantees, Excessive Leverage, Short-Term Debt and Cross-Collateralization.”
Mark Wiedman ’96, Managing Director and Member, Global Executive and Operating Committees, BlackRock, Inc. and Global Head, Ishares, “Entrepreneurship, Big and Small.”
April 7, 2014
Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Lecture
Andrew W. Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, Professor of Finance and Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering, MIT Sloan School of Management, “Big Data, Big Brother, and Financial Regulation.”
James W. Giddens ‘66, Chair, Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy Group, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and Liquidation Trustee, Lehman Brothers, Inc. and MF Global, Inc., “Navigating Cross-Border Insolvencies Post-Lehman and MF Global.”
David Dull ‘82, Business Advisor and Corporate Director, and James R. Asperger, Partner and Co-Chair, White Collar and Corporate Investigations Group, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, “Stock Option Backdating and the Broadcom Saga.”
Alvaro Barriga, General Counsel, Corp Group; Lynn K. Neuner‘92, Partner, and David Williams, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, “The CorpBanca Deal: Fighting Off Challenges in New York and Santiago to a Chilean Bank Merger.”
Rosa A. Testani‘88, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, “Managing Your Law Firm Career as a Corporate Attorney: Lessons Learned After Leaving YLS.”
Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office, Yale Law Women, and the Yale Law & Business Society
April 6, 2016
Josh Targoff‘96, Partner, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Third Point LLC, “Tales from the Activism Front: A Conversation with Josh Targoff.”
Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society
September 21, 2016
Brenda E. Rosen, President and CEO and Carrie Bloss, Vice President of Leasing and Quality Assurance, Breaking Ground, “Intersecting Law with Supportive Housing: Acquisition to Eviction Prevention.” Co-sponsored by the Career Development Office and Yale Law & Business Society.
Kimberley D. Harris`96, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NBCUniversal, “A Conversation with Kimberley D. Harris.” Co-sponsored by the Yale Law & Business Society, Yale Law Women, Yale Black Law Students Association, and the Career Development Office.
February 8, 2017
Ronald E. Creamer, Jr. ‘91 (J.D./M.P.P.M), Partner, Head of the Tax Group and Leader of M&A Tax Practice, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, “Right and Wrong in Tax Law - Inversions as a Test Case.” Co-sponsored by the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.
February 21, 2017
Gabriel D. Rosenberg‘09, Partner, Financial Institutions Group, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, “The Future of Financial Regulatory Reform under the Trump Administration.” Co-sponsored by the Yale Law & Business Society.
March 8, 2017
Michael Held, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, “Reforming Culture and Conduct in the Financial Services Industry: How Can Lawyers Help?” Co-sponsored by the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.
April 6, 2017
Robert J. Giuffra, Jr. ‘87, Partner, Litigation Group, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, “Navigating the Volkswagen Emissions Crisis: From Start to Landmark Settlement in Record Time.” Co-sponsored by Yale Law & Business Society.
Vivek Ramaswamy ‘13, CEO, Roivant Sciences, Inc., “Reimagining Biopharma: A Conversation with Vivek Ramaswamy.” Co-sponsored by the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School, Yale Law & Business Society, and the Career Development Office.
* For more information about Vivek Ramaswamy ‘13 and Roivant Sciences, Inc., please see this Forbes article.
September 20, 2017
Tracey L. McNeil, Ombudsman, Securities and Exchange Commission, “The Importance of Investor Protection.” Co-sponsored by the Yale Law & Business Society, Yale Black Law Students Association, and the Career Development Office.
October 25, 2017
Fred P. Phillips IV ‘90, Chief Executive Officer, Innovative Card Systems, and Majid Dawood, Chief Executive Officer, Yasaar Limited, “Islamic Finance: Historical Roots and Contemporary Applications.” Co-sponsored by the Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization.
Starting a Start-Up in a Regulated Space: One FinTech’s Narrative
Co-sponsored by Yale Law & Business Society and Career Development Office.
February 7, 2018
Andre G. Bouchard, Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery, “A Conversation with Delaware Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard.”Co-sponsored by Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.
February 21, 2018
Alisa F. Levin, Co-principal, Greene-Levin-Snyder LLC, Legal Search Group, “Big Law Today: Myths & Realities - Insights from a Veteran Recruiter.” Co-sponsored by Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.
February 28, 2018
Jon Steitz ‘07, Partner and Head of the Digital Payments Group, Financial Services Practice, McKinsey & Company, “Transforming Advice: What’s Digital Got to Do With It?” Co-sponsored by Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.
March 29, 2018
David Richter ’92, Global Head of Business & Corporate Development, Uber, “The Future of Ridesharing.”Co-sponsored by Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.
April 19, 2018
Joanna Calne Hendon‘91, Partner, Spears & Imes LLP, “Why I Love Practicing Law: From Paul Weiss, the DOJ and Merrill Lynch to Boutique White Collar Defense.”Co-sponsored by Yale Law & Business Society, Yale Law Women, and the Career Development Office.
September 5, 2018
Janet Langford Carrig‘83, Senior Vice President Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, ConocoPhillips, “Changes in Corporate Governance: A Conversation with Janet Langford Carrig.” Co-sponsored with Yale Law & Business Society and Yale Law Women.
October 3, 2018
Tom Teles, Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Philip Bowman‘01, Partner, Cooley LLP, “Asset Management and the Law: A Conversation with Thomas D. Teles and Philip Bowman ‘01.”Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.
September 11, 2019
Mark Campisano‘80, Vice President, Tax, Pacific Life Insurance Company, “Life Insurance and Legislative Change.”