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HALB X YLBS: A Conversation with Matt Levine: Gamestop and Meme Stocks
12PM EDT, Thursday, April 8, 2021
HALB 2021 Symposium: The Path Forward
12PM EST, March 29-31, 2021
With the challenges posed by COVID-19 and increased attention on racial inequities, how should leaders in business and law think about their roles in charting the path forward? At this year’s HALB Symposium, leaders at Harvard Law School, CapitalG, and Pfizer speak about the impacts of COVID-19 and America’s reckoning with racial inequality. They discuss their own work on these issues in 2020 and their ideas for the path ahead.
3/29 Race, Social Well-Being, and the Soul of the Firm (RSVP Here) – Keynote Address by Professor Ruth Okediji with commentary from Professor Olufunmilayo Arewa
3/30 Growth Funds & Investing in Change (RSVP Here) – A Conversation with Jeremiah Gordon, CapitalG General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
3/31 Bringing a Vaccine to Market (RSVP Here) – A Conversation with Pfizer General Counsel, Doug Lankler and Professor Glenn Cohen
Introduction to Sports Finance Law with Choate
12PM EDT, Thursday, March 25, 2021
Virtual Coffee Chat With Sidley Austin
12PM EST, Wednesday, March 10, 2021
HALB will be hosting Sidley Austin on March 10th for a Virtual Coffee Chat. This event will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about corporate and transactional law in practice. This event will feature a moderated discussion followed by a breakout room session for networking.
Virtual Coffee Chat with Paul, Weiss
12PM EST, Wednesday, February 24, 2021
HALB will host Paul, Weiss on February 24th for a Virtual Coffee Chat. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about a firm representing some of the world’s largest publicly and privately held corporations, financial institutions and asset managers, and clients in need of pro bono assistance.
The coffee chat will involve a short, moderated Q&A session with a larger audience, and then an informal coffee chat in smaller breakout room settings. Students looking to connect with Paul, Weiss representatives or learn more about the firm in general are welcomed and strongly encouraged to attend.
Intro to Life Science Law with Ropes & Gray
12PM EST, Thursday, February 18, 2021
Hear about various facets of the Life Sciences practice at Ropes & Gray from Amanda Austin(HLS ‘05), Raj Banerjee (HLS ‘14) and Chris Liedl (HLS ’14). The attorneys will discuss their practice as well as recent deals they have been working on, before heading into breakout rooms to visit with students in smaller group settings.
Virtual Coffee Chat with Morgan Lewis
6PM EST, Tuesday, February 9, 2021
HALB will be hosting Morgan Lewis on February 9th for a Virtual Coffee Chat. This event will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about corporate and transactional law in practice at a strong global firm. This event will feature a moderated discussion followed by a breakout room session for networking. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.
Introduction to Emerging Companies with Latham & Watkins
12PM EST, Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Interested in learning more about the world of startups and other emerging companies? Join HALB and Latham & Watkins on Tuesday, February 2nd at 12pm EST for an introduction to emerging companies. We will be joined by Evan Smith, Belinda King, Samantha Gross, and Tyler Mills from Latham’s Boston office. This webinar is part of HALB‘s Webinar Series: “The Beginner’s Guide to Corporate Practice,” an educational series targeted at both 1Ls and 2Ls who are curious about corporate practice areas.
Fireside Chat with Akin Gump
12PM EST, Thursday, November 19, 2020
Join Akin Gump partner Barbara Niederkofler for a fireside chat about law and business! This event is part of HALB’s Diverse Leadership Series.
Ask a Professor: A 3-Part Series Event
12PM EST, Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Please join HALB and your Harvard Law School Professors to get the answers you need about your summer internship search, class selection options at HLS, and any clinical/research opportunities available to you in Business Law!
Registration is required for each event. Please see below for the registration links.
M&A, Capital Markets, and Securities
12:00PM EST, Tuesday, November 17th
Featuring: Professor Vladimir Bosiljevac and Professor Holger Spamann
Intellectual Property (IP) and Copyright Transactions
12:00PM EST, Wednesday, November 18th
Featuring: Professor Christopher Bavitz and Professor Rebecca Tushnet
Venture Capital, Private Equity, Funds Formation and Financial Regulation
12:00PM EST, Monday, November 23rd
Featuring: Professor Vladimir Bosiljevac and Professor Jesse Fried
Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions with Wachtell Lipton
12PM EST, Friday November 13, 2020
Want to learn more about the work of an M&A attorney? Join HALB and Wachtell Lipton on Friday, November 13th at 12pm EST for an introduction to the mergers & acquisitions practice. We will be hearing from Elina Tetelbaum, a Partner in Wachtell Lipton’s Corporate group. This webinar is part of HALB’s Webinar Series: “The Beginner’s Guide to Corporate Practice,” an educational series targeted at both 1Ls who are curious about corporate practice areas and 2Ls preparing for on-campus interviews in January 2021. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.
Introduction to Capital Markets and Public Companies with Morgan Lewis
12:00PM EST, Friday November 6, 2020
Interested in learning more about the capital markets practice but don’t know where to begin? Join HALB and Morgan Lewis on Friday, November 6th at 12pm–1pm EST for an introduction to the world of capital markets and public companies. We will hear from four partners and associates from the Morgan Lewis’ New York, Boston, Washington D.C., and Palo Alto offices. Click here to add this event to your calendar.
Dream Big Speaker Series: Mark Cuban
12:00PM EST, Monday November 2, 2020
Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB)’s Dream Big Speaker Series for Fall 2020 features Mark Cuban. Mark is a successful entrepreneur who founded MicroSolutions and Broadcast.com. As an owner of the Dallas Mavericks, he turned a team with a playoff record of 21–32 to the 2011 NBA World Champions. In addition to the Mavs, Mark is one of ABC’s “Sharks” on the Emmy-Award winning show, Shark Tank, and an investor in an ever-growing portfolio of businesses. Click here for further details. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.
Fireside Chat with Kirkland & Ellis
5:30PM EST, Monday October 26, 2020
Join Kirkland & Ellis partner Ranesh Ramanathan and Bain Capital Credit managing director Sally Dornaus for a fireside chat about law and business. This event is part of HALB’s Diverse Leadership Series. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.
Investment Banking Panel
12PM EST, Thursday October 22, 2020
Come hear representatives from top investment banks as they talk about their careers and the steps they took to break into investment banking after law school. Learn more about what investment bankers do, the recruitment process and timeline, and special concerns and issues for J.D. students seeking to pursue a path in finance. Representatives from Goldman Sachs, Lazard, and Moelis will be present. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.
A Conversation with Former Delaware Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr. and Sabastian V. Niles of Wachtell Lipton
12PM EST, Monday October 19, 2020
Looking Ahead to 2021 and Beyond — The Future of Corporate Law and the Corporation: The Pandemic, EESG, Racial and Economic Inequality, M&A Dealmaking and Shareholder Activism
Join the Harvard Association of Law and Business (HALB), the Harvard Law School Association (HLSA) and the HLSA of New York City, for a wide-ranging discussion with Leo E. Strine, Jr., former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Sabastian V. Niles, Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and co-founder of the Harvard Association of Law and Business. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.
Introduction to Finance
12PM EST, Thursday, October 15, 2020
HALB‘s Webinar Series: “The Beginner’s Guide to Corporate Practice” is an educational series targeted at both 1Ls who are curious about corporate practice areas and 2Ls preparing for on-campus interviews in January 2021. This session on finance is hosted in partnership with Proskauer Rose LLP. We will be hearing from the Chairman of the Firm and co-head of The Private Credit Group, Steve Ellis. He will be accompanied by his colleagues: Sandra Montgomery, Partner, and Jess Shearer (HLS ’13) and Will Majeski, Associates.
Management Consulting Panel
12PM EST, Friday October 9, 2020
Does solving business problems interest you more than solving legal problems? If you want to become an expert in operations, marketing or the use of information technology across a wide variety of industries, management consulting might be for you. Come hear representatives from top consulting firms as they talk about careers in management consulting and steps to getting a job in this industry. Co-sponsored with OCS. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.
Intro to Hedge Funds and Investment Management
12PM EST, Thursday October 8, 2020
Please join HALB and attorneys from Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) on Thursday October 8th at 12:00pm to learn more about Hedge Funds and Investment Management legal market. We will be joined by Stephanie Breslow and Chris Avellaneda from SRZ’s Investment Management group and are looking forward to an informative discussion regarding Hedge Fund formation, regulation, and legal management. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.
Women’s Leadership Series: A Conversation with Female Partners
12PM EST, Friday October 2, 2020
How can women succeed at corporate law firms? Join HALB for a panel discussion with female leaders. This panel will feature Melissa Schwartz (Akin Gump), Monica Shilling (Kirkland & Ellis), Jean McLoughlin (Paul, Weiss), and Beth Newton (Sullivan & Cromwell). This event is part of HALB’s Women’s Leadership Series. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.
Case Study with Choate: Ascenty
12PM EST, Thursday September 24, 2020
Please join HALB and Choate Hall & Stewart as we discuss the 2018 sale of Latin America’s largest data center business, Ascenty, by Great Hill Partners to Digital Realty for $1.8B and the cross-border issues raised by the transaction. Guest speakers are Daniel P. Riley (Partner) and Larissa Cespedes-Yaffar (Associate) from Choate Hall & Stewart. 1Ls and 2Ls interested in learning more about cross-border transactions, private equity, technology, and the Latin American market are encouraged to join. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.
Virtual Coffee Chat with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
6PM EST, Wednesday September 16, 2020
HALB members are cordially invited to attend a virtual coffee chat with attorneys from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Davis Polk is one of the nation’s preeminent law firms, with industry-leading practices such as capital markets, M&A, finance, bankruptcy, and tax. The chat will involve a short, moderated Q&A session with a larger audience, and then an informal coffee chat in smaller breakout room settings. 2Ls looking to connect with Davis Polk attorneys and 1Ls looking to learn more about the firm in general are welcome to attend. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.
The Beginner’s Guide to Corporate Practice: Introduction to Private Equity Funds
12PM EST, Friday September 11, 2020
This week’s session, as a part of “The Beginner’s Guide to Corporate Practice” webinar series, will focus on private equity funds and will be hosted in partnership with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. We will be hearing from the Head of Simpson Thacher’s Investment Funds (Funds) practice, Michael Wolitzer, as well as two Funds Associates, Maya Reeves and Nathalie Herrand. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.
What We Wish We Knew Before 1L
6PM EST, Tuesday September 1, 2020
Transitioning to law school can be a challenge on various fronts, and we would love to ease some of that burden for you. Please join us for a webinar hosted by HALB’s own 2L and 3L student leaders as they recount their highs and lows of 1L experiences, what they have learned through the process, and what they wish they have known before they were 1Ls. Click here to add this event to your Google Calendar.