New York City Program on Finance & Law

Speakers and Lectures

In numerous lectures throughout the semester, leaders from government, civil society, academia and the private sector speak to the students about international finance or world affairs more generally.

Below is a listing of those speakers and lecturers who participated in the 2014 NYC Program.

Alex Bouganim ‘12
Associate, Cellino & Barnes

  • Professional Alternatives to Financial Services: Perspectives from a Recent Program Graduate

Barbara Klippert ‘75, Michael Braun, and James Gouwar
Partners, Bingham McCutchen

  • Securitization from Multiple Practice Perspectives: Securities, Tax and ERISA

David Franasiak ‘78
Principal, Williams & Jensen

  • U.S. Regulation: The Securities and Exchange Commission's Initiatives and Update on Swaps

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

  • Bank Loans
  • Bank Loan Documents

Erik D. Lindauer ‘81
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

  • Personal Property Transfers under UCC Articles 8 and 9
  • Building Blocks of Corporate Agreements
  • Contract Fundamentals & Documentation of Corporate Transactions
  • Credit Support, Guarantees, and Letters of Credit

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

  • New Market Disruption Rules

George Williams ‘78
Special Counsel at Kaye Scholer LLP

  • Financial Regulation and the Construction of the Financial System

Gerard Citera ‘80
Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell and Former Deputy General Counsel, PaineWebber

  • Introduction to Equity Markets

Gregory Zerzan
Senior Director at Koch Industries and Former Assistant US Secretary of the Treasury

  • The Effect of Swap Regulation on Commercial Transactions

Harvey Kaminski '77
President/CEO, Prestige Capital Corporation

  • Asset-based Lending

James Kim
Enforcement Attorney, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  • Enforcement Proceedings

James Tierney
Associate, Graham and Borgesi

  • Representing Debt Buys and Debt Collectors

Jason Lee ‘07
Senior Associate, Cahill Gordon & Reindel

  • Leverage Finance
  • Securities Regulation & the Offering Process
  • Financial Statements
  • Negotiation
  • Error Management

Jeffrey P. Crandall ‘82
Partner, Davis Polk

  • Executive compensation and ERISA Qualified Investments

Jeffrey Tanenbaum ‘76
Retired Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges,

  • The World of Credit, Loan Documents, and Introduction to Fiduciary Duties
  • The World of Credit: Bank Lending and Debt Capital Market Transactions
  • The World of Debt and Capital Markets Debt Transactions
  • Out-of-Court Restructurings; Prepackaged and Pre-negotiated Plans of Reorganization
  • Chapter 11 Reorganization; UNO Reorganization Case Study

Joanne Rose
Former Executive Director-Global Structured Finance Ratings at Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC

  • The Lessons Learned about - and the Future of - Structured Finance Ratings

Joseph Choi ‘91
Managing Director, Citi Global Commitment Committee

  • Analysis of the Underwriting Agreement

Justin Greatorex ’11 and Caitlin Higgins
Associate, Cahill Gordon & Reindel

  • Overview of a Commercial Contract
  • Associate’s Life:  Corporate and Litigation Perspectives

Clinical Professor Lauren Breen ’89

  • CLARO Training
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Introduction to Consumer Law

Mark Olson
Co-Chair, Treliant Risk Advisors

  • Risk Management for Financial Institutions

Mark Weinstein ‘81
Partner, Hogan Lovells,

  • Current Topics in International Media and Entertainment Law
  • International Tax Implications of a Cross-Border Transaction

Matthew Parham
Western New York Law Center

  • Introduction to Consumer Law

Michael Fruchter
Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie

  • Career Opportunities in Finance and Banking

Michael Rodriguez ‘06
Senior Associate, Purrington Moody Weil

  • Representing Hedge Funds in Swaps Transactions

Richard Bernard
Retired Executive Vice President & General Counsel of the New York Stock Exchange Group

  • The Purpose and Function of Financial Markets

Robert Schwenkel ‘82
Partner, Fried Frank

  • Private Equity Acquisition Transactions

Ryne Miller
Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell

  • Overview and Update on Dodd-Frank Derivatives Regulation

Steven J. Obie ’91
Partner, Jonens Day, and Former Counsel and Regional Administrator at the Commodities Futures Trading Commission’s New York Office,

  • The Panther Trading Enforcement Action: Lessons in Market Surveillance

Clinical Professor George Hezel ’73 and Steven Weiss ‘91
Partner, Cannon Heyman & Weiss

  • The Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Financing