Second Stage: Your Legal Career – What’s Next?
Join our panel for a discussion of options to leverage a law degree. Listen as they share and discuss their career paths and strategies for the “next stage.” The panel will offer insights into alternative career choices and share industry opportunities. Don’t miss this unique Law School alumni event!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:00 PM - Networking Reception
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Program
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Q&A
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Continued Networking
InterContinental Boston Hotel
510 Atlantic Avenue
Cost: $20 per person
Please register on-line by Thursday, October 4th or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at 607.255.5251.
David B. Currie, JD ‘88 General Counsel, The Davis Companies
Scott M. Davis, JD ‘88 Senior Vice President & General Counsel, US Operations Sun Life Financial U.S.
Ruth H. Silman, AB ‘90 Partner, Nixon Peabody, LLP
Elizabeth Tauro, JD ‘87 -- Moderator
David B. Currie, JD '880 is General Counsel of The Davis Companies, a real estate investment and management firm located in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the company, he was Corporate Counsel at Whittier Health Network and Senior Vice President & General Counsel at CareMatrix Corporation, and was in private practice at the firms of Choate, Hall & Stewart and Hale & Dorr (now Wilmer Hale) in Boston, and Bacon & Wilson in Springfield.
David received his Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he was an Editor of the Cornell Law Review.
Scott M. Davis, JD '88 is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Sun Life Financial’s U.S. Operations. He was named to this position in 2007. Mr. Davis joined Sun Life Financial’s legal department in 1995, and held a number of different positions before being named Vice President and General Counsel in 2004.
Prior to joining Sun Life Financial, Mr. Davis was an attorney with Latham and Watkins in Los Angeles, an attorney in the Boston office of McDermott, Will and Emery, and an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Mr. Davis graduated from Georgetown University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and Cornell Law School from which he received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude.
Ruth H. Silman, AB ’90 is a Partner in the Energy and Environmental Practice Group at Nixon Peabody LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, where she has worked since 2000. Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, she was an associate at Anderson & Kreiger LLP, an environmental and land use boutique in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ms. Silman began her legal career at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in the Environmental Protection Division.
During law school, she interned at the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York. Ms. Silman received her law degree in 1994 from the Boston University School of Law.
In her community of Harvard, Massachusetts, Ruth serves on the Board of the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden which provides integrative therapies to breast cancer patients and their families.
Elizabeth Tauro, JD ’87 started in private corporate practice at the law firm of Hale & Dorr (now Wilmer Hale) and then spent 5 years as the Associate General Counsel at Arthur D. Little, Inc., an international consulting firm. With the birth of her second daughter, she elected to spend the next 10 years at home with her children while also providing extensive volunteer service as a Trustee and in other Executive Board roles working on marketing, communications, development and alumni relations projects for Brown University, The Winsor School, and Belmont Day School. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Special Olympics of Massachusetts. Beth returned to the workforce in 2007 as the Business Development Manager for 160 member Business Law department at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge (now Edwards Wildman). She is currently looking for a role in the corporate social responsibility or not for profit world to combine her marketing, communication, legal, and not for profit experiences.
Beth graduated from Brown University ’84 and Cornell Law School, cum laude, ’87.