Symposium

Annual Spring Symposium held April 5, 2013

Transactional Lawyering: Theory, Practice & Pedagogy

The American University Business Law Review brought together academics and practitioners for its 2013 Symposium on Transactional Lawyering on April 5, 2013. We engaged in a broad conversation addressing the evolution of the field, “deal lawyers,” governance, current conditions impacting the practice, transactional law pedagogy, and the relationship between lawyers and financial markets.

The schedule of the Symposium included:

9:15 am – Keynote Speaker: Steven Schwarcz, Stanley A. Star Professor of Law and Business at Duke University

9:45 am – Panel 1:  Lawyering and compliance in evolving markets

Moderator: Ben Leff, Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

 Speakers:

Joan MacLeod Heminway, W.P. Toms Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kristin Johnson, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall University
George Cohen, Brokaw Professor of Corporate Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Michael Doran, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law
Jay Finkelstein, Adjunct Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law & Partner, DLA Piper
Stephen Hanson, Partner, Robinson & Cole, LLP
Douglas M. Jacoby, Legal Counsel-Market Regulation, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

11:15 am – Panel 2: Business planning and legal drafting pedagogy

Moderator: Barlow Burke, Professor of Law, John S. Myers and Alvina Reckman Myers Scholar, American University Washington College of Law

Speakers:

Lyman Johnson, Robert O. Bentley Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law and LeJeune Distinguished Chair in Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law
Martha Ertman, Carole & Hanan Sibel Research Professor of Law, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
James Byrne, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University, School of Law
Robert Anderson IV, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University, School of Law
Jeffrey Manns, Associate Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
Richard Pollak, Partner, Troutman Sanders
Frederick Klein, Partner, DLA Piper
Brian Foont, Principal, The Foont Law Firm, LLC

2:00 pm – Panel 3: What do transactional lawyers do?

Moderator: Anna Gelpern, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Speakers:

W. Mark C. Weidemaier, Assistant Professor of Law, University of North Carolina
Heather Hughes, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
Ross Davies, Professor of Law, George Mason University, School of Law
Richard J. Hamilton, III, Adjunct Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law & Associate, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Jarrod R. Melson, Associate, Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
Julio Guity-Guevara, Organización de Desarrollo Étnico Comunitario

3:30 pm – Panel 4: Using the classroom to create deal lawyers

Moderator: Susan Bennett, Professor of Law, Director of the Community & Economic Development Law Clinic

Speakers:

Michelle Harner, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Business Law Program, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Robert Rhee, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Business Law Program, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Theresa Gabaldon, Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law; Director of Academic Programs and Administration, C-LEAF, George Mason University, School of Law
Louise A. Howells, Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
Diana Ludet, Attorney, Law Office of Diana Ludet
Jeffrey Kihien-Palza, Legal Consultant, Global Recovery Group, LLC

 

 

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