Wednesday, April 1, 2009

2009 Spring Speaker Series

Chicago-Kent Corporate Law Society is proud to present the 2009 Spring Speaker Series! This year's Spring Speaker Series will bring together prominent practitioners and professionals to offer their perspectives and insights on the current economic and financial crisis.

Our first speaker event is this Thursday, April 2, at 4:00 pm in Room C50.

We will be joined by Ed Carter (JD '78, IIT BS, '74), Asst. Illinois Attorney General and Supervisor of the Illinois AG's Financial Crimes Prosecution Unit, and Patrick Coffey (JD '84), a partner at Locke Lord Bissell & Lidell. These two distinguished attorneys, one specializing in prosecution and the other in defense, will be discussing the topic: "White Collar Crimes in the Post-Madoff Era."

The next event will be next Tuesday, April 7, at 4:00 pm in Room C50.

Adjunct Chicago-Kent Professor Richard Mason, a partner at McGuire Woods, along with veteran bankruptcy and restructuring attorney Robert Nachman, a member at Dykema, will address "The Wave of Bankruptcies Arising from the Financial Meltdown."

The third event will be our keynote address, taking place on Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 pm in Room C50.

Paul Forrester (JD '85), a respected securities and finance attorney from Mayer Brown, and Adolfo Laurenti, Senior Economist at Mesirow Financial, will offer their views on "The Economic Crisis: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned."

The culmination of the CLS Spring Speaker Series is an Alumni Reception immediately following the final speaker, at 5:30 pm in the 10th Floor Reception Room here at Kent. Food and drinks will be served at the reception, which will be a great opportunity for students to talk with professors and network with alumni.

Please click here for more information, or contact Professor Tom Hill at