Colloquium For Spring-2012

January 23, 2012

Amy Schulman ‘89, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, President and General Manager, Nutrition, Pfizer Inc., “The Evolving M&A Landscape and the Role of General Counsel.”

January 30, 2012

Thomas H. Bell ‘83, Partner, Corporate Department, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, “Private Equity vs. Hedge Funds: What Is Different and Why?” 

February 6, 2012

Jonathan A. Knee ‘88, Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners, “The Investment Banker as ‘Trusted Advisor’: Obstacles and Aspirations.” 

February 13, 2012

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.”

February 20, 2012

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
Winter Lecture

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.”

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March 5, 2012

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.”

March 19, 2012

David Nimmer ‘80, Of Counsel, Irell & Manella LLP and Professor from Practice, UCLA School of Law, “Orphans in Alexandria.”

March 26, 2012
Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Lecture

H. Rodgin Cohen, Partner and Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, “The Financial Crisis and the Regulatory Response.”

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April 9, 2012

James C. Vardell III ‘80, Partner, Corporate Department, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, “Introduction to Syndicated Bank Financings.” 

April 16, 2012

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.”

April 23, 2012

Mark D. Cahn ‘86, General Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, “The SEC’s New Whistleblower Authority.”