For the breakout sessions, please list the practitioners you ...
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2005
DUKE LAW SCHOOL
THE BUSINESS LAW SOCIETY WOULD LIKE TO THANK THESE SPONSORS:
OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES
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.
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
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 http://www.nexgenentertainment.com/films/oddmanout/) 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.
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)
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**)
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
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
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
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.
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
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 &
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