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  2. 2. PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO BRIAN WARD AT BRIAN.WARD@LAW.DUKE.EDU OR RETURN TO THE CAREER SERVICES OFFICE. CONFIRMED SCHEDULES WILL BE EMAILED PRIOR TO EVENT. NAME:________________________________________________________________ CLASS YEAR: 2005 2006 2007 EMAIL:_______________________________________ I WILL ATTEND THE FOLLOWING PANELS/SESSIONS (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY): BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION, BURDMAN LOUNGE (7:30-8:30 A.M.) SPONSORED BY THE GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS CENTER (Nametags will be available at the Breakfast) PANEL I (8:40-9:40 A.M.) (CHECK ONE:) BEYOND “CORPORATE:” LITIGATION AS A CAREER OPTION This is a general panel discussing litigation, careers in litigation, and what sort of cases/practice areas one might encounter. WHAT IS TRANSACTIONAL LAW? MODERATOR: PROF. WALLENSTEIN This general panel will focus on the practice area, careers, and types of cases encountered in the practice area of transactional law. Does transactional law vary from city to city and if so, in what way(s)? CAREERS IN GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS This general panel discusses government and regulatory affairs, careers in regulatory and/or administrative law, and types of cases/practice areas one might encounter. Does government and regulatory affairs predominantly occur in D.C. or are there various types of careers that would deal with this sort of law as a related matter? IP AND THE LAW: TRADEMARK, PATENT, AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW This is a general panel discussing different types of I.P. Does interest in IP litigation effectively equate to patent law, or is entertainment law synonymous with Los Angeles? Must one have a background in these fields to be successful? PANEL II (9:50-10:50 A.M.) (CHECK ONE:) EXPLORING IN-HOUSE OPPORTUNITIES AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FIRMS AND IN-HOUSE COUNSEL This is a general discussion on professional careers as in-house counsel. This panel illustrates the comparative benefits between a law firm and private company and provides anecdotes on how one become “in-house?” WHAT DO SECURITIES LAWYERS DO? MODERATOR: PROF. COX This general panel discusses securities law as a subfield of transactional law. How does this compare to other transactional law and as a securities lawyer, what does a day-to-day schedule look like? Does a securities lawyer deal with other areas of transactional law? INTERESTED IN INTERNATIONAL LAW? WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE? This is a general panel discussion relating to career options in international law. If one is interested in international law, what sort of careers can or should one consider? WORKSHOP: ENTERTAINMENT LAW. RUN BY TERRY TUCKER * PLEASE NOTE, THIS WORKSHOP RUNS UNTIL NOON The workshop covers development, pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution and exhibition of a feature film (“Odd Man Out,” see and the accompanying sound track. The panel will also focus on the practical aspects and pitfalls in getting a film or CD produced and what lawyers should know to be better prepared to not only give legal counsel but also to assist in the production on film and music products.
  3. 3. PANEL III (11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.) (CHECK ONE:) HANGING OUT YOUR OWN SHINGLE V. “BIGLAW” This panel compares benefits between a law firm versus an independent firm, providing general information and advice to law students who may consider self-starting a law firm or business. How often does this occur and what happens to clients? EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW, I LEARNED IN LAW SCHOOL? “TRADITIONAL” CAREER DEVELOPMENT AT A FIRM This panel discusses the path of an attorney in a law firm, from associate expectations, client development, to partnership. What should a lower-level associate expect from a firm (and vice-versa)? What does a law firm consider for partnership? BEYOND LAW FIRMS: CORPORATE PRACTICE IN OTHER SETTINGS? This panel highlights alternative career paths outside of the law firm, while maintaining a corporate or business focus. What are some distinguishing features of working outside of a law firm and how might one position him/herself for consideration? WORKING WITH AND WORKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT This panel provides some anecdotal experiences on working with and working for the government, including working with/for the State Department, Foreign Service, Capitol Hill legislation, and the SEC. BREAKOUT I (12:15-1:15) BREAKOUT I CASUAL CHAT: WOMEN PRACTITIONERS ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT NAVIGATING A CAREER IN THE LAW CO-SPONSORED BY WOMEN’S LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION This discussion will provide a relaxed setting to discuss the issues women face in choosing a legal career. WORKSHOP: VENTURE CAPITAL FINANCING. RUN BY MARK MIRKIN This workshop discusses the process of raising monies from venture capital companies, beginning with the term sheet. LUNCHEON (1:30-2:45 P.M.) SPONSORED BY PAUL HASTINGS IF MORE THAN 125 STUDENTS ATTEND LUNCH, PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS ATTENDING THE ENTIRE DAY. BREAKOUT II (2:50-3:30) BREAKOUT III (3:45-4:30) FOR THE BREAKOUT SESSIONS, PLEASE LIST THE PRACTITIONERS YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET (IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE): (**See list of practitioners attending and their preferred discussion topics**) 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) BASED ON THE PREFERENCES ABOVE AND AVAILABILITY, YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR BREAKOUT SESSION SCHEDULE. RECEPTION, 4:45 P.M SPONSORED BY CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT LLP
  4. 4. Carolyn Zander Alford, T ’89, J.D. Harvard ‘92 is a partner at Mr. Hedrick focuses on syndicated loan transactions and the Atlanta office of King & Spalding in the Financial international transactions. Transactions Practice Group. Ms. Alford’s practice focuses on WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: international transactional law, lawyers’ representing lenders and borrowers in debt financings, including role in lending, underwriting, and investment activities of bankers. syndicated and single lender senior credit facilities (for both leveraged and investment grade credits), asset-based loans, Michael Hoffman, J.D. ’89 is a partner in Skadden, Arps, mezzanine financing and third-party sponsored loan programs. Meagher & Flom’s New York office and is a member of the WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: Tips for the young professional, firm’s Investment Management Group. Mr. Hoffman represents managing career and family, women in the law firm. public and private investment funds, investment advisors, underwriters and investment banks in connection with the Daniel S. Bowling III, J.D. ‘80 is Senior Vice President, structuring and distribution of financial products in domestic and Human Resources at Coca-Cola Enterprises and has served cross-border transactions. He also has provided corporate and in that capacity at the company since 2001. Prior to securities law advice in connection with private equity and merger becoming a Senior Vice President, Mr. Bowling most and acquisition transactions. recently was a group vice president and general manager in Winston Henderson, B.S.E. ’90, J.D. ’96 is Vice President and the Western North America Group and has served the General Counsel with Surface Logix, a biotech company located company in various legal, human resources and sales in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Henderson previously worked positions. with Kenyon & Kenyon and Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). His experience covers many areas of IP, including Erik Belenky, J.D. ’97 is an associate at the Atlanta office of Paul patent, trademark and copyright litigation, licensing, valuation, Hastings. As a member of the firm’s corporate department, Mr. and due diligence, focusing on life sciences, biotechnology, and Belenky has handled mergers and acquisitions, corporate medical-related devices. governance, and private equity transactions in a range of WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: private practice, Boston, biotech field, industries, including consumer products, telecommunications, Intellectual Property. energy, and health care. Katherine Kessler, J.D. ‘93 is in-house counsel at Citigroup Antonio Braz, J.D. ’86 is in house counsel at Hamilton Global Markets, the investment and brokerage arm of Citigroup, Sundstrand, one of the largest global suppliers of technologically representing the firm and its employees in regulatory advanced aerospace and industrial products. investigations by federal and state governmental agencies. WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: in house v. law firm work, keys to Previously, Ms. Kessler spent over ten years at Morgan, Lewis & success in a corporate setting Bockius LLP and Latham & Watkins focusing on securities regulatory litigation matters, NYSE, NASD and state securities Harold Freilich is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of regulators for securities fraud. Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Mr. Freilich focuses on international and WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: investment banks in connection to domestic financing transactions and emerging markets including corporate work, flex-time arrangements, firm v. in-house counsel, Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, South America, and Asia. WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: International law, corporate and business Patricia Lehtola, J.D. ’84 is President of Lehtola and Associates, transactions, M&A, commercial real estate matters. a firm she started after becoming partner and co-chair of the commercial litigation section in a Dallas law firm. She currently Stuart Goldstein is the hiring partner in the Charlotte office of practices insurance law, commercial litigation, and construction Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft, where he has focused on law. global capital markets, including structured finance, interest rate WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: Starting up a law firm, insurance law, swaps, caps, and derivative instruments. Mr. Goldstein has banking and lending litigation, practicing in Dallas. previously worked in Los Angeles and New York before residing in Charlotte. Bob Link is Chairman of Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft and WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: Structured finance, Charlotte (as also serves as Chair of the Capital Market department. compared to LA and/or NY). Specifically, he has worked with clients on real estate, mortgage banking, structured finance, and corporate matters. He has Robert E. Harrington, A.B. ’84, J.D. ’87 is a partner at the substantial experience with commercial multifamily and Charlotte office of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, where he has residential loans, real estate partnerships, and joint ventures. focused his practice on commercial litigation. His practice includes the defense of sales fraud cases, consumer lending lawsuits, unfair trade practice claims, contract disputes and employment litigation. Thomas Magill, J.D. ’76 is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: The role of a minority partner in corporate law firms, firm, practicing in Charlotte and similar mid-sized Crutcher’s Orange County office. Mr. Magill has extensive markets, lessons learned from professional experiences. experience in corporate law, with an emphasis on domestic and international mergers and acquisition work. Mr. Magill is James Hedrick, Jr., J.D. ’94 is a partner in the banking and involved in hostile and friendly tender offers, strategic alliances, finance practice group at Kennedy Covington’s Charlotte office. leveraged buyouts and proxy contests.
  5. 5. WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: M&A, Orange County, corporate law. York and McCarter & English in New Jersey and worked as Press Secretary for Congressmen Jim Slattery and Frank Guarini. Gray McCalley, J.D. ’79 is Vice President and Deputy General WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: Environmental Law, international Counsel at Coca-Cola Enterprises, the world's largest marketer, transactional law, politics and the law. producer, and distributor of products of The Coca-Cola Company. WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: In-house practice (generally and personal Shefali Shah, J.D. ’96 is an associate in the Corporate experiences), international business law practice, working at the State Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York. Ms. Shah Department, tips for young professionals. concentrates her practice in Private Equity & Investment Management. Mark Mirkin, B.A. ’81, J.D. ’84, is a partner in the Raleigh WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: Issues faced in cross-border transactions, office of Smith Moore LLP. Mr. Mirkin practices corporate and private equity-venture capital to buyout transactions, tips for associates. securities law, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and emerging growth companies. Previously, Mr. Mirkin worked in a Alexander Simpson, J.D. ’93 was formerly a Corporate Finance specialized corporate and securities law firm he founded in partner in King & Spalding’s New York office and was previously Florida in 1992. at Davis Polk & Wardwell for 9 years. Mr. Simpson recently WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: Engineering and the Law, opened his own practice. Mr. Simpson has substantial experience Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, M&A. representing underwriters and issuers in connection with public and private offerings of securities. He has worked on a number of Steven Naclerio, J.D. ’71, is counsel in the Miami office of spin-off transactions and initial public offerings, as well as Shook, Hardy, & Bacon. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Naclerio convertible, high yield and investment-grade debt offerings. Mr. was General Counsel at Bacardi, dealing with a wide variety of Simpson also has extensive experience advising companies with issues, including trademark, shareholder, and products liability. respect to corporate governance, general disclosure issues and the Since joining the firm, Mr. Naclerio works on complex civil preparation of periodic securities filings. matters including antitrust, trade regulation, shareholder issues, WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: working in a large firm, starting up a and trademark infringement. Mr. Naclerio is also Adjunct firm, associate-partner transition, securities law. Professor at Nova University School of Law. WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: Government affairs, complex commercial Carol B. Stubblefield, J.D./LL.M. ’92 is a partner in Coudert litigation, trademark issues, products liability, corporate practice in a Brothers' New York office and a member of the firm's private company/family business context, Miami. international securities practice. She practices primarily in the area of corporate and securities law, representing issuers and Randy Nuckolls, is a partner in the D.C. office of McKenna, underwriters in connection with security offerings, and provides Long, & Aldridge and has twenty-five years of experience general corporate counseling to public and private companies. working on federal issues in the public policy arena, dealing with WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: Tips for the young professional/associate, federal legislative, regulatory, and government contracts matters. women in the law, associate-partner transaction, securities law, issues in Mr. Nuckolls previously worked on Capitol Hill for Georgia cross-border transactions. Senator Talmadge and Georgia Senator Sam Nunn. WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: Capitol Hill experience, government Lovita Tandy, J.D. ‘96 is a partner in the Atlanta office of King contracts. & Spalding in the Employment Litigation practice group. Her practice involves litigating race discrimination, sexual harassment, John Nurkin, B.A. ’91, J.D. ’94 works in the Charlotte office of trade secret, restrictive covenant, FMLA, reduction-in-force, age Moore & Van Allen, focusing on M&A and corporate finance. discrimination, whistleblower litigation, and complex breach of Mr. Nurkin has also dealt in antitrust issues and other corporate contract matters. She also works on litigation alternatives, such as governance issues, such as rights and duties of shareholders and negotiating during collective bargaining agreement negotiations directors. and conducting internal workforce training and audits. WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: Labor law, employment law, women in Therence Pickett, J.D., '91, is the Vice President, General the law, associate-partner transition, Atlanta Counsel and Secretary of Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. and Mack Trucks, Inc. Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are Glenn Tucker, B.A. ‘77, J.D. ’80 is a partner at Greenberg corporations within the global Volvo Group, one of the world's Dauber Empstein & Tucker, in Newark, New Jersey. He is the leading suppliers of transport solutions for commercial use. Mr. head of the firm’s Corporate department, specializing in Pickett oversees a department responsible for all legal matters commercial and banking transactions. Mr. Tucker focuses on affecting both Volvo and Mack Trucks, including customs-related formation and development of start-up ventures, M&A, and matters. Mr. Pickett previously was an associate at the firm of shareholder/partnership negotiations. McGuire Woods in Richmond, Virginia, and a judicial law clerk WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: Emerging issues facing businesses, to Chief Justice Leroy Hassell of the Supreme Court of Virginia. corporate law, Business organizations, Business and Commercial Law. WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: In-house counsel, tips for young associates, transition into the private sector. Terry Tucker, M.B.A. ’98, J.D. ’04 is Vice President of Business Ken Rivlin is head of Allen & Overy’s U.S. Environmental Law Affairs and General Counsel for Bridget Dobson Enterprises in Group as well as adjunct faculty at Cardozo Law School. He Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Tucker practices in the areas of trademark, advises international clients on environmental risk in business copyright, licensing, corporate and securities law primarily transactions. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Mr. Rivlin worked involving the entertainment industry. Mr. Tucker previously in the environmental groups at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New worked as an associate with the law firm Troutman Sanders and as manager in Ernst & Young’s Technology, Communications &
  6. 6. Entertainment Consulting Practice. Mr. Tucker also serves as a member of the board of NexGen Entertainment Corp. WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS: Entertainment law, consulting as an attorney.