“After Law School What? How to Leverage Your Legal Education In Non-Traditional Ways,” with Deborah L. Jacobs
On February 24th, the Fordham Corporate Law Center held a Business Law Practitioners Series Program entitled “After Law School What? How to Leverage Your Legal Education In Non-Traditional Ways,” with Deborah L. Jacobs. Ms. Jacobs is an entrepreneur, an attorney, and an award-winning journalist. Spending her educational career in New York City, she graduated from Barnard College, received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, and her M.S. from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She worked as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School for the legal research and writing course. Her last position was with Forbes as a financial journalist and senior editor. Her recent book, entitled Estate Planning Smarts – a guide for planning retirement, wills and trusts – is a best seller, and called a category killer by one review. She is currently working on the 4th edition of the book.
n May 20 a bill “Federal Financial Statement Transparency Act of 2014” sponsored by sixteen Congressmen from both political parties was introduced in the House of Representatives. It proposes to establish the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board as an independent establishment to develop financial accounting concepts and standards. The proposed legislation requires the FASAB to submit to the Director of OMB and the Comptroller General any federal financial accounting concepts or standards that receive a favorable vote of at least two thirds of its Board members.
Each spring, Fordham University School of Law hosts the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition. We are currently soliciting practitioners and academics to judge oral argument rounds and grade competition briefs. No securities law experience is required to participate and CLE credit is available […]
On September 19, 2012, the Fordham Corporate Law Center hosted a lecture by Lanny A. Breuer, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Mr. Breuer’s program was entitled “The Threat of Cybercrime and What the Justice Department is Doing About It.” The full text of Mr. Breuer’s speech […]
A white-collar criminal, in a fine suit and with a perfect smile, nefariously bamboozles a single-parent widow into investing $25,000 into a ponzi scheme. But wait, a dangerous gang member robs the same widow on the street, at gunpoint, stealing her car, jewelry, and other belongings, totaling $25,000. What’s worse? All sorts of people, teachers, […]
Maurice “Hank” Greenberg has had three years to think about the takeover of American International Group, Inc., and now he’s fighting back, to the tune of a $25 billion. Greenberg, once considered one of the most powerful CEOs in America, was the long time chief executive of AIG. Here is the Wall Street Journal article […]
Each spring, Fordham University School of Law hosts the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition. Held in honor of Chief Judge Kaufman, a Fordham Alumnus who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Kaufman Competition has a rich tradition of bringing together complex securities law issues, […]
Though stocks have taken a recent upswing, seeming to bring with it anticipation for a brighter, more stable future, the battle with the ever-oscillating financial status of the euro zone is far from being settled. With a new interim government in place, and new ideas and policies to be voted upon and implemented, hope runs […]
Poor decisions by high ranking company officials and board members have been the center of recent headlines. Decades of hidden investments by Olympus Corp. were uncovered by recently ousted Chief Executive Michael Woodford. Dating back to the 1990s, Olympus executives failed to disclose investment losses and then, between 2006 and 2008, tried to clean up […]
The world was rocked when it was announced in July that the News of the World was being shut down in light of cell phone hacking revelations. The aforementioned paper was 168 years old and sold approximately 3 million copies per week. The Sunday tabloid frequently targeted celebrities, the royal family and world leaders in […]