JLB to Host Annual Alumni Reception

The 2014–2015 Board of Editors would like to invite you to the NYU Journal of Law & Business Annual Alumni Reception.  Please join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres after the Journal‘s Spring Symposium to celebrate the 10 years of the NYU Journal of Law & Business.
Alumni Reception

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 8:00pm-10:00pm
Vanderbilt Hall – Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Sq. South

 To register, please click here.

JLB to Host Symposium on the Changing Relationship Between Shareholders and Corporations

Ownership Separation

The NYU Journal of Law & Business presents

The Changing Relationship Between Shareholders and Corporations:
The Responsibilities of Separation of Ownership

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
5:00pm – 8:00pm

NYU School of Law
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Event is free and open to the public.

Click here to RSVP

A description of the panels and speakers is available here.

Attendees may earn up to 3 hours of NY CLE credit in the areas of professional practice category of credit.  This event is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

JLB to Co-Host Conference on the Future of Class Action Litigation


The NYU Center on Civil Justice and the NYU Journal of Law & Business present
The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Class

Keynote Address by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Friday, November 7, 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

NYU School of Law
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

The event is free and open to the public.

The schedule is available here.

Register here.  Up to 6 hours of New York State CLE credit will be available to both experienced and newly admitted attorneys under the Areas of Professional Practice Category.

JLB to Host Fall Conference on “The Future and Viability of Crowdfunding”


The NYU Journal of Law & Business will be hosting a panel discussion titled “The Future and Viability of Crowdfunding.”

Our panel will bring together leaders in law and business to discuss how equity crowdfunding will impact the investment and entrepreneurial landscape in the United States. Our panel will specifically focus on the impact of the impending legislation (notably Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) on entrepreneurs and traditional sources of capital. Moreover, the panel will examine the strengths and weaknesses of the SEC’s proposed rules.

The panel will take place at the NYU School of Law on Friday, October 17, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in Greenberg Lounge, located on the first floor of Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South. A short reception will follow.

The panel will be moderated by Jill Kickul, Director of the Program in Social Entrepreneurship at NYU Stern School of Business.

The speakers will include:
Daniel I. DeWolf, Co-Chair of the Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo P.C., and Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law
Ryan Feit, CEO and Co-Founder of SeedInvest
Anindya Ghose, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, and Co-Director of the Center for Business Analytics at NYU Stern School of Business
David S. Rose, Founder of New York Angels and current CEO of Gust

Please click here to register.

This event is eligible for 1.5 CLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice category for New York State CLE credit. It will be appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

Fireside chat between Trustee Kenneth Raisler ’76 and BlueMountain Managing Director Jes Staley featured on NYU Law website.

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The NYU Journal of Law & Business 2014 Spring Symposium featured a candid fireside chat between Trustee Kenneth Raisler ’76 and BlueMountain Managing Director Jes Staley. The keynote address has been reviewed in an article on the NYU Law website. A link to the article with videos of the entire symposium is posted below.

Banker Jes Staley posits three lesser-known reasons for the financial crisis (Videos)

JLB to Host Spring Symposium on Developments in Domestic & International Financial Regulation


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The NYU Journal of Law & Business 

Developments in Domestic & International Financial Regulation

January 31, 2014
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

NYU School of Law
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Jointly Sponsored by:
NYU School of Law Symposium Fund & NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business

7 free CLE credit hours available: Transitional & Non-Transitional Areas of Professional Practice

Event is free and open to the public

Click Here to RSVP

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In the wake of the financial crisis, there has been a sea change in the regulation of financial institutions, both domestically, and internationally. Of principal importance to both domestic and international financial regulation has been the increased supervision of financial markets and banking institutions, which purports to increase transparency and reduce systemic risk. While the United States and the European Union have taken the most far-reaching steps to regulate domestic and international financial markets, international regulations, such as the Basel III accords, as well as other countries’ domestic regulations, create an as yet unresolved web of financial regulations. Some critics argue that the lack of clarity as to how the statutes will be translated into regulations, the extent of the extraterritorial application and the availability of substituted compliance, as well as the nature of regulations, such as the Volker Rule, imperil the nature of financial regulations as we know it. Others maintain that the critics of the new wave of financial regulation overstate their case, or that the financial services industry actually requires such a monumental change. The 2014 Spring Symposium will examine this debate, focusing on three key aspects of financial regulation, namely 1) the current state of domestic financial regulation; 2) the areas of harmony and discord among different countries’ regulatory regimes, including among U.S. and E.U. financial regulation, Basel III, and other jurisdictions’ domestic regulations; and 3) the impact of financial regulation on the business models and operations of the financial services industry.

The NYU Journal of Law & Business 2014 Spring Symposium will consist of three panels and a lunch keynote speaker. Each panel will be composed of a moderator and 3-4 panelists. Confirmed panelists include academics, attorneys, regulators, and asset managers. Attendees of the Symposium will earn seven Continuing Legal Education credits by the New York State Bar Association, and a transcript of the proceedings of the Symposium will be published in our Journal’s annual Spring Issue.

8:00 – 9:00 AM         Registration

9:00 – 9:15 AM         Introductory Remarks

Peter Horn, Editor-in-Chief, NYU Journal of Law & Business
Leslie C. Krusen IV, Managing Editor: Academic Events, NYU Journal of Law & Business

9:15 – 9:30 AM         Welcome Remarks

Trevor W. Morrison, Dean and Clarence D. Ashley Professor of Law, NYU School of Law 

9:30 – 11:00 AM       Panel 1: Updates on Dodd-Frank Derivatives Regulation

James B. Carlson, Partner, Mayer Brown, New York, NY and
Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law 

Ken M. Raisler ’76, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, NY USA and Board of Trustees, NYU School of Law

Ryne Miller LLM ’09, Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, NY and Former Legal Counsel to CFTC Chairmen Gary Gensler 

Gordon Kiesling, Head of Equity Derivatives Legal, Executive Director and Counsel, UBS Securities, UBS Investment Bank, Stamford, CT

11:00 – 11:15 AM     Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00 PM     Keynote Address

Fireside chat between James “Jes” Staley, Managing Partner BlueMountain Capital and Ken M. Raisler ’76, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, NY and Member of the Board of Trustees, NYU School of Law

12:00 – 1:30 PM       Lunch Break

1:30 – 3:00 PM         Panel 2: Harmony and Conflict in International Financial Regulation

Gary DeWaal, President, Gary DeWaal and Associates, New York, NY

Hélène Vletter-Van Dort, Senior Visiting Fellow, Pollack Center NYU and Professor, Erasmus School of Law of the University of Rotterdam and University of Groningen, Member of the Board Dutch Central Bank

Dietmar Rieg, President & CEO of the German American Chamber of Commerce, New York, NY

Georges Pineau, Permanent Representative in Washington, D.C., European Central Bank, Washington, D.C.

Eric Pan, Associate Director, SEC Office of International Affairs, Washington, D.C.

Dan Berkovitz, Partner, WilmerHale, Washington, D.C.

3:00 – 3:15 PM         Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:45 PM         Panel 3: Impact of Domestic and International Financial Regulation on the Financial Services Industry 

Laurie Ferber ’80 Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MF Global Holdings, New York, NY and Life Trustee, NYU School of Law

Roy C. Smith, Kenneth G. Langone Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and Professor of Management Practice, NYU Stern School of Business, New York, NY

Supurna VedBrat, Managing Director, Co-head Electronic Trading & Market Structure, Investment Management, BlackRock, New York, NY

Richard Herring, Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking, Professor of Finance, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Bonnie Litt, Managing Director, Associate General Counsel and Legal Director, Commodity and Financial Futures and Derivatives, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY

Will Rhode, Principal, Director of Fixed Income, TABB Group, New York, NY


4:45 – 5:00 PM         Closing Remarks

5:00 – 6:00 PM         Reception

JLB to Co-host Fall Conference on the Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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The Future of Fannie and Freddie

Friday, September 20, 2013
9:00 am – 5:00pm
Reception to follow

Greenberg Lounge, NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Jointly sponsored by:
The Classical Liberal Institute & NYU Journal of Law & Business

5 CLE credit hours available
1 credit per panel; 5 credits for full-day attendance
For professional practice; transitional and non-transitional

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This conference will bring together leaders in law, finance, and economics to explore the challenges to investment in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the future possibilities for these government-sponsored entities (GSEs).  Panels will focus on the reorganization of Fannie and Freddie, as well as the recent litigation surrounding the Treasury’s decision to “wind down” these GSEs.  Panelists will explore the legal issues at stake in the wind down, including the administrative law and Takings Clause arguments raised against the Treasury and Federal Housing Finance Agency.  Panelists will also look at economic policy and future prospects for Fannie and Freddie in light of legislation proposed in the House and the Senate.

Conference Panels:

The Reorganization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Administrative Law
Conservatorship and the Takings Clause
The Future of Fannie and Freddie

Confirmed Participants:

Professor Barry Adler (NYU)
Professor Adam Badawi (Washington University)
Dr. Mark Calabria (Cato Institute)
Professor Anthony Casey (Chicago)
Charles Cooper (Cooper & Kirk PLLC)
Professor Richard Epstein (NYU)
Judge Arthur Gonzalez (NYU)
Randall Guynn (Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP)
Professor Todd Henderson (Chicago)
Professor Troy Paredes (former SEC Commissioner)
Professor David Reiss (Brooklyn)
Professor David Skeel (NYU)
Professor Lawrence White (NYU Stern)
Dr. Mark Willis (NYU Furman Center)

About the Classical Liberal Institute

The Classical Liberal Institute is devoted to the study of the core conceptions of limited government and private property in a wide range of different modern contexts, including such topics as political and corporate governance, taxation, takings, intellectual property and various forms of regulation.  It hopes to add its voice to the public debate in order to stimulate public debate and intellectual examination of some of the key assumptions of the contemporary debate over the size and function of government.

For more information, contact Peter Horn, Editor-in-Chief, NYU Journal of Law & Business, at peter.horn[at]nyu.edu.

JLB To Host First Annual Alumni/Advisor Reception

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Dear Alumni and Advisors of the NYU Journal of Law & Business,

We are pleased to announce the First Annual Alumni/Advisor Reception for the NYU Journal of Law & Business on Monday, March 11, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Sexton Lounge on the second floor of Furman Hall, located at 245 Sullivan Street. In an effort to connect with our journal alumni and advisors, we are hosting this event in your honor.

Please join us after work for food, wine, and a chance to meet JLB alumni, advisors, and current members of the Journal.

We look forward to meeting all of you soon. To RSVP, please e-mail nyulawjlb[at]gmail.com.

Now Online: JLB Volume 9, Number 1, Fall 2012

The NYU Journal of Law & Business is pleased to announce that Volume 9, Number 1 of the Journal is now posted online.  The articles, which are viewable in PDF form via the links below, are as follows:

Academic Articles

Rethinking Regulation and Innovation in the U.S. Legal Services Market
Ray Worthy Campbell
Essay: Sticky Seconds—The Problems Second Liens Pose to the Resolution of Distressed Mortgages
Vicki BeenHowell Jackson & Mark Willis
Microfinance Regulation and Supervision: A Multi-Faced Prism of Structures, Levels and Issues
Eugenia Macchiavello

Practitioner Notes

Honored in the Breach: Issues in the Regulation of Tender Offers for Debt Securities
Charles T. Haag & Zachary A. Keller
A Tale of Two Debtors: Lehman Brothers and the Availability of Equitable Subordination in the “Dueling Debtor” Context
Harrison L. Denman

Student Notes

Bankrupting the Inside Job: Alternatives to the Washington Mutual Approach to Policing Creditor Committee Insider Trading 
Matt Porcelli
Vertical vs. Core Search: Defining Google’s Market in a Mnonopolization Case
Brian J. Smith
Agreements as Contracts: Facilitating Socially Desirable Transactions Using the Doctrines of Injunction, Disgorgement and Tortious Interference
Yu Yamazaki

Ambassador Urrutia of Colombia Honors JLB as Keynote Speaker, Guest of Honor

2013 Spring Symposium Luncheon

On February 1, 2013, the NYU Journal of Law & Business was proud to host Carlos Urrutia, Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia to the United States as Keynote Speaker and Guest of Honor at our Spring Symposium entitled “Developments in the Law of International Project Finance.”  Ambassador Urrutia also served as the Guest of Honor at our Luncheon (pictured above) for the Symposium speakers and panelists.

For more information about the Symposium, see our 2013 Symposium page.  Additional pictures and video are forthcoming, and a transcript of the event will be published in April in our Spring 2013 issue (Volume 9, Number 3).