New York City Program on Finance & Law

Faculty, Practitioners and Mentors

Academic Faculty

S. Todd Brown
Professor; Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
University at Buffalo School of Law

Philip Halpern
Professor; Director of the New York City Program on Finance & Law
University at Buffalo School of Law

Stuart Lazar
Professor
University at Buffalo School of Law

Philip R. Perry
Associate Professor
UB School of Management

John Schlegel
Professor and Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar
University at Buffalo School of Law

David Westbrook
Louis A. Del Cotto Professor
University at Buffalo School of Law

Practitioners

Thomas J. Amico - Partner, Bingham McCutchen

Jane Azia - Chief of the Consumer Frauds Bureau, New York State Attorney General’s Office

Daniel M. Baich ‘00 - Counsel, Skadden Arps

Kevin Baldwin - Director of Education, Institute for Financial Markets

Richard Bernhard, Retired Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the New York Stock Exchange

Stephen A. Blumenthal - Principal, Williams and Jensen

Alexander Bouganim ‘12 - Associate, Cellino & Barnes

Michal Braun - Partner, Bingham McCutchen

Jennifer Buchner ‘08 - Associate, King & Spalding

John W. Butler, Jr. - Retired Partner, Skadden Arps

Ellen Buxbaum - NYS Department of Financial Services

Joseph Choi ‘91 - Managing Director, Citi Global Commitment

Gerard S. Citera ‘80 - Counsel, Davis Polk, and former Deputy General Counsel at Paine Webber

Colin G. Clark - Vice President, Competitive Analysis, NYSE Euronext

Adam C. Cooper - Senior Managing Director and General Counsel, Citadel Investment Group

Jeffrey P. Crandall ‘82 - Partner, Davis Polk

Gary A. DeWaal ‘80 - Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman, and Retired Senior Managing Director and Group General Counsel, Newedge USA

Mark A. DeWeaver - Principal, Quantrarian Capital Management

Edward M. Dreyfus - Managing Director, Project Management, Office of the President, Republic of Guyana

James Everett ‘83 - Capital Markets Counsel, N.Y. State Insurance Department

Ronald H. Filler - Former Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, and Director of the Center on Financial Services Law at New York Law School

Kenneth Forrest ‘76 - Retired Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz

Eric Foster - Partner, Patton Boggs

David E. Franasiak ‘78 - Principal, Williams and Jensen

Naomi Friedland-Wechsler - Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Reich & Tang Asset Management

Michael Fruchter ‘97 - Director and Senior Counsel in the Manhattan Office of Commerzbank (Frankfurt)

Dora Galacatos, Director, Fordham Law School Center for Social Justice

Vitor Gaspar - Finance Minister of Portugal and Former Head of the Bureau of   European Policy Advisors at the European Commission

Barry Ginsberg ‘80 - Executive Director and General Counsel, NYS Commission on Public Integrity

Jeremy Gold - Principal, Jeremy Gold Pensions

James A. Gouwar - Partner, Bingham McCutchen

Justin Greatorex ‘11 - Associate, Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Nathan J. Greene - Partner, Shearman and Sterling

Alan Grigoletto - Vice President of Education, Options Industry Council

Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer - Former Chancellor of Austria

Caitlin Higgins ‘13 - Associate, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel

Enam Hoque ‘06 - Associate, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel

Jacob Inwald - Director of Foreclosure Prevention, NYC Legal Services

Harvey L. Kaminski ‘77 - President/CEO, Prestige Capital Corporation

Bruce Karpati ‘96 - Co-Chief of the Asset Management Unit, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

James Kim, Enforcement Attorney, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Barbara D. Klippert ‘75 - Partner, Bingham McCutchen

Sachin Kohli ‘06 - Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges 

Jason Lee ‘07 - Senior Associate, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel

Robert J. Lemons - Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Erik D. Lindauer ‘81 - Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

Jay Lippman ‘87 - Executive Director, Compliance Director and AML Officer, J.P. Morgan Chase

Michael Mann ‘06 - Associate, Sidley Austin

Adam S. Miller - Bureau Chief, Major Financial Crimes, New York County District Attorney’s Office

Harvey Miller - Partner, Weil Gotschal & Manges

Ryne Miller - Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell

Chad Moutray - Chief Economist & Director of Economic Research, U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy

Christopher Nagy, CEO, KOR Trading

Steven J. Obie ‘91 Partner, Jones Day, and Former Counsel and Regional Administrator at the New York City Office of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Mark Olson, Co-Chair, Treliant Risk Advisors

Matthew Parham - Attorney, Western New York Law Center

Matti Peltonen - Bureau Chief, Capital Markets Bureau, N.Y. State Insurance Department

Stephen L. Ratner - Partner, Proskauer Rose

Michael Rodriguez ‘06 Senior Associate, Purrington Moody Weil

Joanne Rose - Former Executive Director, Global Structured Finance Ratings at Standard and Poor’s

William Ryan, Managing Director, New York State Exchange AMEX Operations

Thomas M. Salatte ‘93 - General Counsel, Secretary and Executive Director, Nomura Global Financial Products, Inc.

Lanny Schwartz, Partner, Davis Polk

Robert C. Schwenkel ‘82 - Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson       

Susan Shin, Attorney, Neighborhood Economic Development & Advocacy Project

David A. Starr - Principal, Williams and Jensen

Jeffrey L. Tanenbaum ‘76 - Retired Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Linda Chatman Thomsen - Partner, Davis Polk, and Former Director of the SEC Division of Enforcement

James Tierney - Associate, Graham and Borges

Daisy Tomaselli ‘03 Associate, Bond, Schoeneck & King

Tess Weil - Partner, Purrington Moody Weil

Mark J. Weinstein ‘81 - Partner, Hogan and Lovells

Steven Weiss ’91 - Founding Partner, Cannon Heyman & Weiss

George M. Williams, Jr. ’78 - Special Counsel, Kaye Scholer

Gregory Zerzan - Senior Director, Koch Industries, and former Asst. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Joshua Zinner - Co-Director, Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project

Mentors

Joshua Agins ’10 - Associate, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy

Jason Almonte ’07 - Senior Attorney, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Northeast District

Joseph Barker ’00 - Counsel, John Wiley and Sons Publishers

Aparnaa Bhatt ’09 - Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Jennifer Buchner ’08 - Associate, Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Britten Cosgrove ’09 - Associate, Sandler O’Neill & Partners

Robert Crawford ’87 - Associate, McGuire Woods

Joshua Dilk ’09 - Associate, White & Case

Darice Dinsmore ’09 - Associate, Berden

Patrick Fitzsimmons ’09 - Associate, Hodgson Russ

Justin Greatorex ’11 - Associate, Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Rob Gutowski ’99 - Director, Legal and Compliance, MSCI, Inc.

Enam Hoque ’06 - Associate, Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Charles Kacherski ’01 - Associate Counsel, Masterworks Development Corporation

Naz Kahn - Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Benjamin Kallos ’05 - Attorney, Carlisle Capital

Sachin Kohli ’06 - Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Elliot Kowalski ’08 - Associate, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

Jason Lee ’07 - Associate, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel

 

Michael Mann ’06 - Associate, Sidley Austin

Tatiana Markel ’08 - Associate, Baker Hostetler

Noel Mendez ’09 - Associate, White & Case

Jennifer Pacella ’08 - Associate, Shearman & Sterling

Amol Pachnanda ’03 - Partner, Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti

Anshu Pasricha ’07 - Associate, White & Case

Yadira Ramos ’05 - Director, Columbia Law School

Regina Readling ’08 - Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell

Patrick Reinikainen ’12 - Associate, Davis Polk & Wardell

Larry Rosenthal ’07 - Associate, Greenberg Traurig

Patricia Sandison ’07 - Associate, Ropes & Gray

Luis Segura ’09 - Associate, Jones Day

Ryan Seher ’11 - Counsel, Bank of America Corporation

Sarah Sprague ’08 - Associate, Nomura Securities USA

Rachel Sun ’07 - Attorney, Legal Services of New York

Brenna Terry ’09 - Associate, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

Daisy Tomaselli ’12 - Associate, Bond Schoeneck & King

David Turner ’08 - Associate, DLA Piper

Ann Zhu ’08 - Director, UBS Investment Bank