Colloquium For Spring-2009

February 2, 2009

Sherron Watkins, Sherron Watkins and Company, former Vice President and whistleblower, Enron Corporation, “Whistleblowers: should they be embraced or banished as troublemakers?”

February 9, 2009

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.” 

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February 23, 2009

Richard Levin ’75, Partner, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, “Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC: Some Bankruptcy Issues.” 

March 2, 2009
Winter Lecture

Steven N. Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, “Are U.S. CEOs Overpaid?”

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March 23, 2009

Gina Raimondo ’98, General Partner, Point Judith Capital, “The Venture Capital Process: Financing the Growth of an Early-Stage Company.” 

March 30, 2009

Joseph Ravitch ’88, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co., “Capitalizing Value in Sports and Entertainment.” 

April 6, 2009

Roger Aaron ’68, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, “Inside the Board Room – Counsel’s Advice and Directors’ Actions.”

April 13, 2009

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.”

April 20, 2009

Robert J. Giuffra, Jr. ’87, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, “Navigating Safely Through the Bet-the-Company Corporate Crisis: Some Lessons.” 

May 4, 2009

Arthur Fleischer, Jr. ’58, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, “Fiduciary Duty of Directors in the Acquisition Context.”