C-LEAF in New York

GW's Center for Law Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) hosted its second annual "C-LEAF in New York" set of events with an alumni reception June 7 and a symposium on hedge fund regulation June 8.

The evening reception at Barclay Towers was co-hosted by alumni and Business and Finance Law Advisory Board members Margarita "Ari" Brose (J.D. '89) and Jeff Schweon (J.D. '89) and the Office of Law Alumni Relations. The gathering gave more than 50 professors, alumni, students, staff, and guests a change to mingle and also celebrate Lawrence Mitchell's leadership of C-LEAF as they helped send him off to be dean of Case Western Reserve University Law School. Professor Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr., now serves as executive director of C-LEAF.

The next day, C-LEAF hosted their symposium, "Hedge Fund Regulation and Current Developments," which provided a timely and interesting discussion with experts and audience members. The event featured a keynote address by Commission Troy A. Paredes of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Paredes was introduced by Professor F. Scott Kieff, C-LEAF's director of planning and publications.

Professor Theresa A. Gabaldon, who serves as director of academic programs and administration for C-LEAF, moderated a panel on Regulatory Challenges. The second panel on Current Legal Developments was moderated by Mr. Schweon. Mr. Schweon, Ms. Brose, and John Pollack (J.D. '98) played key roles in organizing the conference and in recruiting the speakers.

Visit the C-LEAF site to learn more about its mission, programming, and members.


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Pictured left to right: Kristie Blase (J.D. '06), Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP; Aditya Shukla (LL.M. '11); Matthew Algeri (J.D. '03), court attorney, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division; and C-LEAF Executive Director Arthur E. Wilmarth. View Photos

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