Alumni Short

Digital Recordings

"Moving the Needle - What Advancing Diversity in the Law Means for 2020 and Beyond"
(Recorded: December 10, 2020)
Panel program sponsored by the Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network
Chisara Ezie-Boncoeur, AB '09, Senior Associate at Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann
Michael Clarke, JD '89, Global Chief Compliance Officer, ConvaTec
Sonya Olds Som, JD '97, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles
Leslie Richards-Yellen, JD '84, Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Debevoise & Plimpton
Laura Wilkinson, MBA '85, JD '86, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, PayPal
Geoffrey Young, JD '06, Partner and Executive Director of Diverse Recruiting, Reed Smith
 

“Working from Purpose"
(Recorded: November 19, 2020)
Program sponsored by the Cornell Mark Kennedy Brown Society
Amy Weissman, AB ’86, JD ’92 - Public Private Venture Business Agreements Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Risa M. Mish, BS ’85, JD ’88, Professor of Practice of Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
 

"Raising a Seed: The Legal Fundamentals for Startups”
(Recorded: November 18, 2020)
Panel program sponsored by the Cornell Law Young Professionals Network
Tamim Bazzi, LLM ’09, Associate, Cooley LLP
Jennifer Chu, JD '20, MBA '20, Incoming Associate, White & Case LLP
 

“Leading the Charge for Justice”
(Recorded: October 28, 2020)
Program sponsored by the Cornell Prison Education Program and Cornell Law School Honorable
Zellnor Myrie, JD ’16, NY State Senator
Sheri Lynn Johnson, James and Mark Flanagan Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
 

“Over the Horizon – The Intersection of Business and Law During a Time of Crisis”
(Recorded: October 28, 2020)
Panel program sponsored by the Cornell Network of In-House Lawyers
Michael Brizel, BS '77, JD '80, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, FreshDirect
Daniel Duval, BS '99, JD '02, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Jefferies Finance LLC and President of the Cornell Network of In-House Lawyers
Douglas Lankler, JD '90, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Pfizer
Laura Wilkinson, MBA '85, JD '86, Senior Director, Associate General Counsel - Global Antitrust, PayPal
 

"Raising the Diversity and Inclusion Bar: Women of Color in the Law"
(Recorded: October 22, 2020)
Panel program co-sponsored by the Cornell Law School Mary Kennedy Brown Society, Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network, Latino Lawyers of Cornell, Cornell Alumni Network of Asia Lawyers and the Native American Lawyers Alumni Network
Nora Ali, JD ’15 - Associate, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
Sonya Olds Som, JD ’97 - Partner, Heidrick & Struggles
Claire Chino, JD ’91 - President & CEO, Itochu International Inc
Irene Oria, JD ’99 - Partner, Fisher Broyles
Leslie Richards-Yellen, JD ’84 - Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Debevoise & Plimpton
Jenny Champlin, JD ’02 – Associate General Counsel, Edward Jones
 

"Perspectives on Restructuring and Bankruptcy Trends in a Time of Crisis"
(Recorded: October 8, 2020)
Panel program sponsored by the Cornell Law Young Professionals Networks
Antonio M. Alvarez III, MBA '91, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Europe, Ltd.
Dan T. Moss, JD '07, Partner, Jones Day
Alexandra Bargoot, JD '16, Associate, Proskauer Rose LLP
 

"Our Broken Immigration System and How to Fix it”
(Recorded: September 24, 2020 via eCornell)
Stephen Yale-Loehr, AB ’77, JD ’81, Professor of Immigration Law Practice, Cornell Law School
 

“Women Lawyers: Talking About and Tackling Inequity in a Demanding Profession”
(Recorded: September 24, 2020)
Panel Program co-sponsored by Cornell Law School Mary Kennedy Brown Society
Judy Amorosa, JD ’05, LLM ’05, Assistant US Attorney, US Deptment of Justice
Colette Pollitt, JD ’00, President, Colette Pollitt, P.C.
Kwamina Thomas Williford, JD 00, Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP
Meghan Berglind, JD ’00 (Moderator), Of Counsel, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
 

"Racism in America: Policing and Incarceration”
(Recorded: September 16, 2020 via eCornell)
Co-Hosted with the College of Arts & Sciences and the American Studies Program.
Panel Program including Joe Margulies, Professor of Law and Government, Cornell Law School

“The Supreme Court 2020: Looking Back and Looking Forward”
(Recorded: September 10, 2020)
Michael C. Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

“100 Years Strong – A Woman’s Vote”
(Recorded: August 18, 2020)
Panel Program co-sponsored by Cornell Law School Mary Kennedy Brown Society, Cornell Women Advocacy Network and President’s Council of Cornell Women
Jason Beekman, AB ’08, JD ’11, Sr. Director, Business & Legal Affairs, RadicalMedia and Former Finance Director for Congresswoman Sharice Davids JD ’10
Elaine Engst, MA ’72, Archivist Emerita, Cornell University
Ashley Wilson, MPA 07, Director, State and Local Political Campaigns at NGP VAN
Jacquie Duval, JD ’92 (Moderator), Of Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein LLP

“Hot Topics for Start-Ups and Emerging Companies — Navigating Return to Work Issues Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic”
(Recorded: August 13, 2020)
Sponsored by Cornell Tech & Cornell Law School
Alison Gabay, BS ’16, Associate, Epstein Becker & Green
Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Associate, Epstein Becker & Green
Ian Carleton Schaefer, BS ’01, Member, Epstein Becker & Green
David Weiss, Member, Epstein Becker & Green; Adjunct Professor, Cornell Tech
Marc Vainrib, LLM-Tech ’20, MBA ’21 (Host)

“Debt for Fintechs: Structures, Advantages and Pain Points”
(Recorded: August 7, 2020)
Sponsored by Cornell Tech & Cornell Law School
Richard Davis, Partner, Paul Hastings
Irina Marinescu, Associate, Paul Hasting
Chukwuma Okoroafor, LLM-Tech ’20 (Host)

“The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Immigrants and Immigration”
(Recorded: July 30, 2020)
Jakki Kelley-Widmer, Associate Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering), Cornell Law School
Stephen Yale-Loehr, AB ’77, JD ’81, Professor of Immigration Law Practice, Cornell Law School
Camilah Hamideh, Candidate for JD ’22, Cornell Law School
 

“High Above Cayuga’s Water? Providing Legal Assistance to the Cannabis Industry”
(Recorded: July 9, 2020)
W. Bradley Wendel, Edwin H. Woodruff Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
 

“From Broken Windows to Saturation Policing: The Origin of Animosity Between Communities of Color and Police Departments”
(Recorded: June 30, 2020)
Joe Margulies, Professor of Law and Government, Cornell Law School

“The Constitution and COVID-19”
(Recorded: June 25, 2020)
Michael C. Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law, Cornell Law School


“Crisis Bailouts, Public Infrastructure, and the Need for a National Investment Authority”
(Recorded: June 18, 2020)
Saule Omarova, Beth and Marc Goldberg Professor of Law, Cornell Law School


“The Future of the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses in the Roberts Court”
(Recorded: June 11, 2020)
Nelson Tebbe, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School


“COVID-19 and its Impact on the Global Legal System”
(Recorded: June 6, 2020)
Jens Ohlin, Vice Dean and Professor of Law
Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero, LL.M. ’73, Partner, Esguerra Asesores Juridicos & Ex Minister of Justice and Law of Colombia
Pierre Descheemaeker, LL.M. 73, Partner, August Debouzy
Vikrant Pachnanda, LL.M. ’14, Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India & Aviation Attorney


“Jobs, Recessions, & COVID-19: Cornell Law Alumni discuss tips for adapting to changes in the legal industry”
(Recorded: May 29, 2020)
Kasey Ashford, JD ’19, Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of Arkansas
Tamim Bazzi, LLM ’09, Associate, Cooley
Nate Isaacson, JD ’07, Vice President of Legal, Sloan Valve Company
Natalya Johnson, AB ’07, JD ’10, Associate, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP


“When Disaster Strikes”
(Recorded: May 20, 2020)
Stephanie Sharron, JD ’92, Partner, Morrison Foerster


“The Impact of COVID-19 on International Trade and Commerce”
(Recorded: May 14, 2020)
Les Glick, BS ’67, JD ’70, Shareholder, Butzel Long


“Affordable Housing in New Jersey: Is it a Right or a Privilege?”
(Recorded: April 30, 2020)
Eduardo M. Peñalver, AB ’94, Allan R. Tessler Dean & Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Baye Adofo-Wilson, MRP ’94, Of Counsel, Post Polak, P.A.
David Cronheim, AB ’07, JD ’10, Of Counsel, Clemente Mueller and General Counsel to Cronheim Companies
David Gibbons, JD ’96, President & CEO, Elberon Development Group


"Being Smart about Smart Contracts and Secure about Security Tokens"
(Recorded: March 27, 2020)
Susan Joseph, BS ’81, Managing Parter SusanJosephLLC and Owner, Law Firm of Susan Joseph
Barry Seeman, BS ’83, MEng ’85, MBA ’87, Founder, Bear Run Partners
(Updated Resources: November 3, 2020)
Being Secure About Your Security Token Offering
Being Smart About Your Smart Contract
The Care and Feeding of the Crypto Ecos...New State Licensing Is a Win


“A Government of Laws…”
(Recorded: January 21, 2020)
Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, BS ’70, United States Court of Appeals, DC Circuit


“Being a Lawyer in the Best Sense in Today’s America”
(Recorded: November 13, 2018)
Stephen Robinson, AB ’81, JD ’84, Partner, Skadden Arps


“Cyber Space Odyssey” A Cautionary Tale”
(Recorded: September 13, 2018)
Len Kennedy, AB ’74, JD ’77, Retired Senior Advisor to the CEO, Neustar


"Commencing and Conducting the Internal Investigation: What Must Be Considered?"
(Recorded: February 21, 2018)
Barry Rashkover, JD '86, Partner Sidley Austin LLP
Program Audio Only: Click HERE to listen to Mr. Rashkover's audio file


"A Lawyer's Life: Reflections on Nearly Four Decades of Representing Poor People in New York City"
(Recorded: November 9, 2017)
Doug Lasdon, JD '81, Founder and Executive Director, Urban Justice Center
Program Audio Only: Click HERE to listen to Mr. Lasdon's audio file