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New York Annual Luncheon


Date:
Friday, January 25, 2013
Time:
12:00PM-2:00PM
Location:
New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Thomas A. Russo, MBA '69, JD '69
Open To:
Alumni
Contact:
Law School Alumni Affairs
607-255-5251


The Cornell Law School Alumni Association coridially invites you to the

New York Annual Luncheon

Friday, January 25 , 2013

Reception: 12:00 noon / Lunch: 12:30 P.M.

Le Parker Meridien
119 W 56th Street
New York, NY 10019

Cost: $75 / $50 for Public Service or Young Alumni (Classes 2002–2012)

Table Sponsorships are also available.

Featured Speaker : Thomas A. Russo, MBA ’69, JD ’69
Executive Vice President, Legal, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs and Government Affairs, and General Counsel, AIG

The 2008 Financial Crisis and its Aftermath: Addressing the Next Debt Challenge

Mr. Russo will discuss the causes, responses and the future outlook of our economy after the 2008 financial crisis.

Please register online or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at 607.255.5251 by Friday, January 18, 2013.

See Who's Coming

Annual Luncheon Sponsorship Levels:
Myron Taylor – $1,000 Reserves ten seats at a priority table
Peace Tower – $500 Reserves five seats at a priority table
Sponsorship Promotion Offers:

  • Prominent listing on program distributed at the event.
  • Recognition in Dean Stewart J. Schwab’s speech.
  • Display at the registration area.
  • Inclusion in all marketing materials for the event, including Cornell Law School’s website.

Please contact the Alumni Affairs Office at (607) 255-5251 to confirm your sponsorship and secure your reserved seating.

 

Thomas A. Russo, MBA ’69, JD ’69
Executive Vice President, Legal, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs and Government Affairs, and General Counsel, AIG

Thomas A. Russo joined AIG in February 2010.

Mr. Russo earned his J.D. degree at Cornell Law School and his M.B.A. at Cornell Graduate School of Business Administration in 1969.

Mr. Russo is an industry leader who, in his 40-year career, has served as a lawyer, regulator, author and academic. He has authored more than 70 articles related to financial market regulation and has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” Mr. Russo co-wrote “The 2008 Financial Crisis and its Aftermath: Addressing the Next Debt Challenge,” which was published by the Group of Thirty in 2011. Mr. Russo also authored the “Regulation of the Commodities Futures and Options Markets,” a two-volume treatise on federal commodities laws, and co-authored the federal securities law treatise “Regulation of Brokers, Dealers and Securities Markets.” Mr. Russo is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, where he taught a course on the 2008 financial crisis.

He came to AIG from the New York office of Patton Boggs LLP, where he served as Senior Counsel. He was Chief Legal Officer of Lehman Brothers Holdings until December 2008. Before joining Lehman in 1993, Mr. Russo was a Partner at the Wall Street law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and a member of its Management Committee.

Mr. Russo has significant experience in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement and broker-dealer operations, and worked for the SEC as an attorney in its Division of Trading and Markets. He was an Advisor to the Brady Commission, as well as Deputy General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the first Director of its Division of Trading and Markets.

In 2011 Mr. Russo was recognized as a “Legend in Law” by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement and in 2012 Mr. Russo received the “Humanitarian Award” from the Institute of International Education.