Madoff One Year Later: What Have We Learned?

March 10, 2010
8am-Noon

Sponsored by the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance & Labaton Sucharow LLP

The George Washington University Law School
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20052

This event will celebrate the launch of GW’s Center for Law, Economics, & Finance, a think tank within the Law School, designed as a focal point in Washington, D.C. for the study and debate of major issues in economic and financial law confronting the United States and the globe.

Our lively panels and discussions will focus on the climate and controversy surrounding the Madoff debacle—why and how it happened, and what’s next. Speakers will address these topics from diverse points of view, including the law, the media, academia, and finance.

To learn more about C-LEAF, visit the newly launched C-LEAF website.


Confirmed participants:

Javier Bleichmar
Labaton Sucharow LLP

Paul Butler
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and the Carville Dickinson Benson Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

James T. Conversano
Director, Forensic Litigation, FTI Consulting

James D. Cox
Brainerd Currie Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

David Ellenhorn
Senior trial counsel, Office of the New York Attorney General

Diana P. Henriques
The New York Times

Edward Labaton
Senior partner at Labaton, Sucharow LLP 

Stephen Labaton
Formerly of The New York Times 

Frederick M. Lawrence
Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Lawrence E. Mitchell
Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law, The George Washington University Law School, and Executive Director, C-LEAF

Ira Lee Sorkin
Dickstein Shapiro

Robert W. Tuttle
Professor of Law and David R. and Sherry Kirschner Berz Research Professor of Law and Religion, The George Washington University Law School

Josephine Wang
General Counsel, Securities Investor Protection Corporation

Participant biographies

Agenda

7:30– 8am Continental Breakfast and Registration
Dee Kelly Student Commons, Lerner Hall, 1st floor

8–8:30  Welcoming Remarks 

  • Dean of the Law School and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, Frederick M. Lawrence
  • Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law and Executive Director of C-LEAF, Lawrence E. Mitchell 
  •  Senior partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP, Edward Labaton

8:30–10:15 What Happened and Why?
Moderator: David R. and Sherry Kirschner Berz Research Professor of Law and Religion, The George Washington University Law School, Robert W. Tuttle.

Panelists:

  • James D. Cox, Duke University School of Law
  • Diana Henriques, The New York Times
  • Stephen A. Labaton, formerly of The New York Times
  • Ira Lee Sorkin, Dickstein Shaprio

10:15–10:30am Break
Dee Kelly Student Commons, Lerner Hall, 1st Floor

10:30-Noon What Have We Learned?
Moderator: Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Carville Dickinson Benson Research Professor of Law, Paul Butler.

Panelists:

  • Javier Bleichmar, Labaton Sucharow LLP
  • James Conversano, FTI Consulting
  • David Ellenhorn, Office of the New York State Attorney General
  • Stephen Harbeck, Securities Investor Protection Corporation


Registration

This event is free, but space is limited. To register, please complete the online registration form.

Conference Document Packet [pdf]

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is available for this conference.

1.  Delivery method: Group-Live; panel discussions and lectures by speakers, with limited ability of registrants to ask questions of the speakers.

2.  Written materials will be provided on the conference website and be accessible to all registrants. 

3.  CLE:  DC will provide CLE credit for 3 hours of instruction.  Upon request, GW Law School will submit applications to state CLE programs for CLE credit. Since CLE accrediting is decided by the individual states, no advance assurance can be given that credit will be granted in all cases.

4. Please indicate your interest in CLE when completing the designated portion of the online registration form. Individuals seeking CLE credit must sign in and out on the official roster each day of the program.

 


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