speakers.

Faculty, Practitioners and Mentors

Academic Faculty

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

Philip Halpern
Professor
University at Buffalo School of Law

Stuart Lazar
Professor; Co-Director, New York City Program in Finance and Law
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; Co-Director, New York City Program in Finance and Law
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 - Of 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 - Managing Attorney, Cellino & Barnes

Jennifer Buchner ‘08 - Medici Technologies, LLC 

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 - Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Consultant

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 - Of Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & 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 - Senior Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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 - Retired Executive Director and General Counsel, NYS Commission on Public Integrity

Jeremy Gold - Principal, Jeremy Gold Pensions

James A. Gouwar - Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

Justin Greatorex ‘11 - Associate, Finn Dixon & Herling

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 - Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, WDNY

Enam Hoque ‘06 - Vice President, Moody’s Investors Services, Inc.

Jacob Inwald - Director of Foreclosure Prevention, NYC Legal Services

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

Bruce Karpati ‘96 - Member, Global Chief Compliance Officer, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts 

James Kim - Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

Barbara D. Klippert ’75 - Senior Counsel with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Sachin Kohli ‘06 - Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Jason Lee ‘07 - Founder & CEO, Celant Innovations

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

Erik D. Lindauer ‘81 - Of Counsel with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Jay Lippman ‘87 - Executive Director, UBS Bank USA

Michael Mann ‘06 - Partner, 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 - Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

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

Christopher Nagy, CEO, KOR Trading

Stephen 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 - Partner, 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 - Managing Director, 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 ‘13 - New York University, Office of Equal Opportunity

Tess Weil - Partner, Purrington Moody Weil

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

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

George M. Williams, Jr. ’78 - Counsel, King & Spalding LLP

Gregory Zerzan - Deputy and Principal Deputy Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior

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

Mentors

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

Jason Almonte ’07 - Special Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Northeast District

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

Jennifer Buchner ’08 - Medici Technologies, LLC 

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

Robert Crawford ’87 - Partner, Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP 

Joshua Dilk ’09 - Associate, White & Case

Patrick Fitzsimmons ’09 - Senior Associate, Hodgson Russ

Justin Greatorex ’11 - Associate, Finn Dixon & Herling

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

Darice Hickey ’09 - Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank USA N.A.

Enam Hoque ’06 - Vice President, Moody’s Investors Services, Inc.

Charles Kacherski ’01 - Associate Counsel, Masterworks Development Corporation

Naz Kahn - Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Benjamin Kallos ’05 - Attorney, Carlisle Capital

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

Elliot Kowalski ’08 - Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, AIG 

Jason Lee ’07 - Founder & CEO Celant Innovations 

Michael Mann ’06 - Partner, Sidley Austin

Tatiana Markel ’08 - Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP 

Noel Mendez ’09 - 

Jennifer Pacella ’08 - Assistant Professor, Indiana University Kelley School of Business

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

Anshu Pasricha ’07 - Shareholder, Koley Jessen P.C

Yadira Ramos ’05 - Dean of Students, Columbia Law School 

Regina Readling ’08 - Special Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell

Patrick Reinikainen ’12 - Associate, Davis Polk & Wardell

Larry Rosenthal ’07 - Associate, Ostrolenk Faber LLP

Aparnaa Saini ’09 - Manager of Professional Development, McKinsey & Company

Patricia Sandison ’07 - Partner Hodgson Russ LLP

Luis Segura ’09 - Kings County District Attorney’s Office 

Ryan Seher ’11 - Director, Global Markets Documentation Group, TD Securities 

Sarah Sprague ’08 - Executive Director, Legal, Morgan Stanley

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

Brenna Terry ’09 - General Counsel, Dollar Shave Club

Daisy Tomaselli ’12 - Associate, Bond Schoeneck & King

David Turner ’08 - 

Ann Zhu ’08 - Director, UBS Investment Bank