Boston University School of Law

2013 Business Law Conference

Summary

2013 Business Law Conference

Description

Boston University School of Law has a storied reputation for banking, financial, and tax education. During the 2011-2012 academic year, the School of Law launched a new Transactional Law Program, which equips students with both doctrinal and practice skills necessary for executing business transactions. Kent Coit, a nearly thirty year veteran of Skadden, Arps’ mergers & acquisitions department, directs the Transactional Law Program.

Also in 2012, a group of JD students launched the Business Law Society to complement the mission of the Transactional Law Program. The Society has planned the 2013 Business Law Conference as a multi-panel event to bring practitioners to the School of Law, introduce students to emerging issues and career opportunities in several fields, and host a networking reception. On behalf of the Society, the Transactional Law Program, and the School of Law, thank you for joining us at the inaugural Business Law Conference.

For additional information, please contact Nathan Hertzog (hertzog@bu.edu), President of the Business Law Society.

Opening Remarks
3:30 PM – 3:50 PM
Location: Room 520
Kent Coit, Professor of the Practice of Law
Nathan Hertzog, Business Law Society

Panels A & B will run concurrently from 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Panel A – Mergers & Acquisitions
Location: Room 520
Panelists
Ilan Nisan, GOODWIN PROCTOR
Wendell Taylor, WILMERHALE
Mike Schell, SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP (RETIRED PARTNER)
Moderator
Professor Kent Coit

Panel B – In-House Counsel
Location: Room 1420
Panelists
Lizette Pérez-Deisboeck, BATTERY VENTURES
Gary Sutton, NOVARTIS INSTITUTES FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
Neil Winneg, JUMPTAP
Moderator
Professor Kevin Outterson

Coffee Break, 4:50 PM – 5:00 PM

Panels C & D will run concurrently from 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM

Panel C – Financial Restructuring & Distressed Opportunities
Location: Room 520
Panelists
Peter Antoszyk, PROSKAUER ROSE
Mitch Appelbaum, WILMERHALE
Chris Updike, CADWALADER
Roy Messing, FTI
Moderator
Professor Frederick Tung

Panel D – Capital Markets & Securities
Location: Room 1420
Panelists
Cristina Frangos, WILMERHALE
Stuart Fross, K&L GATES
Peter Rosenblum, FOLEY HOAG
Moderator
Professor Kent Coit

Networking Reception from 5:50 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Barrister’s Hall

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served

Starts

3:30pm on Friday, February 15th 2013

End Time

7:00pm

Location

765 Commonwealth Ave

Topics

Career Development Office, BU Law Home, J.D. Central