HALB has sponsored events such as the following in the past year, and will continue to arrange future events of a similar nature.

Individual Speakers

David Bonderman – Founder and Principal, Texas Pacific Group
David Darst – Chief Investment Strategist, Morgan Stanley
Mitch Julis – Co-Founder, Canyon Capital
Seth Klarman – Founder, Baupost Group
Jody LaNasa – Founder, Serengeti Asset Management
Paul Roth – Founding Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
Anthony Scaramucci – Founder, Skybridge Capital
Paul Singer – Founder and CEO, Elliot Management Corporation
Alan Spoon – General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners
Kevin Warsh – Former Governor, Federal Reserve
Richard Witten – Co-head of Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities, Goldman Sachs

Panel Discussions

Private Equity Panel

James Attwood – Managing Director, Carlyle Group
Phil Bakes – President, Snapper Creek Equity Management
William Gump – Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Gary Horowitz – Partner, Simpson Thacher

The Business of Education Panel

Martha Minow – Dean, Harvard Law School
Larry Bacow – Former President, Tufts University

The Law and Business of Franchising Panel

Morton Aronson – Former General Counsel, Holiday Inn
Richard Emmett – Senior VP and General Counsel, Dunkin Brands
Steve Caldeira – President and CEO, International Franchise Association
Aziz Hashim – President and CEO, NRD Holdings, LLC

Financial Markets Regulation Panel

Peter Wallison – White House Counsel during Iran Contra and Columnist, WSJ
Roderick Branch – Partner, Latham & Watkins

Risk Management Panel

Nancy Browne – Managing Director of Tax Planning Group, Goldman Sachs
Matt Berke – Global Head of Equity Risk Management, Morgan Stanley
Ellen Odoner – Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Mitch Eitel – Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

Women in Law and Business Panel

Niloo Howe – Managing Director, Paladin Capital
Alina Zagaytova – Partner, Cleary Gottlieb
Susan Soh – Partner, Perella Weinberg

Minorities in Corporate Law Panel

Tracy High – Litigation Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell
Danielle Do – M&A Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Teena Sankoorikal – Litigation Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Joyce Xu – Corporate Partner, Simpson Thacher

Women in Corporate Law Panel

Amanda Davidoff – Litigation Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell
Catherine Skulan – Associate, Cleary Gottlieb

Life of A Transactional Attorney Panel

Kendall Fox – Associate, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Ronald Chen – Associate, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

2012 HALB Symposium

Panel 1 – Venture Capital, Private Equity and The Law

Newcomb Stillwell – Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
Niloo Howe – Managing Director, Paladin Capital
Kevin Mohan – Managing Director, Summit Partners
Michael Berk – Managing Director, TA Associates


Panel 2 – Oil, Energy and The Law

Stephen Gates – Special Counsel, Mayer Brown
Barry Volpert – Founder, Crestview Partners
Christopher Ortega – Principal, Texas Pacific Group
David Evans – Partner, Clifford Chance U.S. LLP
William Curbow – Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


Keynote Speaker

Byron Georgiou – Appointee of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
& President of Georgiou Enterprises


Panel 3 – The Present and Future of M&A

Mark Gordon – Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Howard Milstein – CEO, Emigrant Savings Bank
Peter Krause – Founding Member, Greenhill, Co.
Brackett Denniston – General Counsel, General Electric


Panel 4 – Legal Issues in Distressed Investing

Martin Bienenstock – Chair of Restructuring, Proskauer Rose
Jody Lanasa – Founder, Serengeti Asset Management
Nicholas Sakellariadis – Managing Director, Citi
Joseph Basile – Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

In addition, HALB sponsored the following events prior to 2011-12 academic year:

  • HALB Symposium featuring Larry Summers
  • Trek to Wall Street, with visits to Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Co., Morgan Stanley, CitiGroup, and Perella Weinberg Partners.
  • Women in Law and Business Panel, featuring Nancy Brown (Managing Director, Goldman Sachs), Ronit Berkovich (Partner, Weil Gotshal), Niloo Howe (Managing Director, Paladin Capital), Nicole Levin-Mesard (Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton) and Marisa Wesely (Partner, Simpson Thacher)
  • Past/Present/Future of M&A Alumni Panel, with Guhan Subramanian, Faiza Saeed (Partner, Cravath), and Keith Pagnani (Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell)
  • Lunch with Mark Granetz, Chairman of Global Investment Banking for Credit Suisse
  • Lunch with Sean Doherty, Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer of Bain Capital
  • Presentation by Kevin Mohan, General Partner at Summit Partners
  • Presentation by Richard Auhll, former Chairman and CEO of Circon
  • Private cocktail reception with investor Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money with Jim Cramer”
  • Summer cocktail reception in New York City with McKinsey & Co. recruiters
  • The Threat to Free Speech in the Investment Business: A Talk with David Rocker