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We are so glad many of you could join us on Thursday, April 22, for the Harvard Law School JD/MBA Virtual Reunion 2021. It was wonderful to meet virtually for a thought-provoking program and engaging social gatherings. We look forward to our next Reunion, when we can be all together on campus.

This special Reunion program included a warm welcome from fellow alumnus Lawrence E. Golub JD/MBA ’84, as well as remarks from Srikant Datar, Dean of HBS, and John Manning JD ’85, Dean of HLS.

The main program also included an interesting and timely presentation on Deals in the Time of Pandemic from Guhan Subramanian MBA ’96, JD ’98, the Joseph H. Flom Professor of Law and Business at HLS and the H. Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law at HBS.

If you missed Professor Subramanian’s presentation, you may download his slides from the Reunion. For those who may be interested in reading more about his work on deals in the time of pandemic, you may download two of his recent publications, “Deals in the Time of Pandemic” and “LVMH’s Bid for Tiffany Co.

Virtual Reception and Reaching Out to Fellow Attendees

Following a short break after the main program, attendees joined fellow JD/MBA alumni for a virtual reception to catch up with classmates and old friends in small virtual breakout rooms.

In an effort to help facilitate further reconnection, we have put together a list of attendees for your convenience and emailed it to all attendees.

For privacy reasons, we have not included email addresses on the list, but if you would like to reach out to a particular attendee, we encourage you to visit HLS Amicus, HLS’s online alumni directory and community-building platform. Once you sign in using your HarvardKey, you will be able to search for fellow alumni and find contact information. If you have trouble logging in or have any questions, please email

The Harvard JD/MBA Virtual Reunion is made possible through the generous support of the Lawrence E. Golub Endowed Fund for JD/MBA Reunions.

Final Program

4:00-4:30PM ET: Event Kick-Off and Remarks from the Deans

  • Welcome by Lawrence Golub JD/MBA ’84
  • Remarks from HBS Dean Srikant Datar, George F. Baker Professor of Administration, Dean of the Faculty
  • Remarks from HLS Dean John Manning, JD ’85, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law

4:35-5:35PM ET: Special Presentation by Prof. Guhan Subramanian MBA ’96, JD ’98: Deals in the Time of Pandemic

How are corporate deals affected in a time of pandemic? In this session Professor Guhan Subramanian will discuss several recent Merger and Acquisition (M&A) deals that were “broken” due to the COVID-19 crisis. Using evidence from a hand-collected sample of 1,300 M&A transactions, Professor Subramanian will describe the typical way that the buyer’s exit rights are structured, with case studies such as LVMH’s acquisition of Tiffany and Simon Property’s acquisition of Taubman Centers. The presentation will draw from his article Deals in the Time of Pandemic (co-authored with Caley Petrucci, HLS ’20; forthcoming June 2021 in the Columbia Law Review).

5:50-7:00PM ET: Virtual Reception Via Zoom Breakout Rooms

Following a short break after the main program, we invite all attendees to join your fellow JD/MBA alumni for a virtual reception. Catch up with classmates and old friends in small virtual breakout rooms. We hope you’ll join us for this rare opportunity to reconnect with fellow Harvard JD/MBAs!

Speaker Bios

John F. Manning AB ’82, JD ’85

John F. Manning AB ’82, JD ’85 is the Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, whose faculty he joined in 2004. He was Bruce Bromley Professor of Law from 2007–2017 and Deputy Dean from 2013–2017. Prior to coming to Harvard, Manning was the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he began teaching in 1994.

Manning teaches administrative law, federal courts, legislation and regulation, separation of powers, and statutory interpretation. His writing focuses on statutory interpretation and structural constitutional law. Manning has published more than 40 articles in a range of leading law journals and is a co-editor of Hart & Wechsler’s Federal Courts and the Federal System (6th ed., 2009) (with Richard Fallon, Daniel Meltzer, and David Shapiro) and Legislation and Regulation (2d ed., 2013) (with Matthew Stephenson).

Prior to entering teaching, Manning served as an assistant to the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice (1991-94), an associate in the D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (1989-91), and an attorney-advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice (1986-88). He served as a law clerk to Hon. Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court of the United States (1988-89) and to Hon. Robert H. Bork on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1985-86). Manning is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Srikant M. Datar, George F. Baker Professor of Administration and Dean of the Faculty

Srikant M. Datar became the eleventh dean of Harvard Business School on 1 January 2021. During his tenure at the School, he has served as Senior Associate Dean for University Affairs (including Faculty Chair of the Harvard Innovation Lab), for Research, for Executive Education, for Faculty Development, and for Faculty Recruiting.

A graduate with distinction from the University of Bombay, Datar received gold medals upon graduation from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. A Chartered Accountant, he holds two masters degrees and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Datar’s research and course development have been in the areas of cost management and management control, strategy implementation, governance, and, more recently, management education, design thinking and innovative problem solving, and machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has published his work on activity-based management, quality, productivity, time-based competition, new product development, bottleneck management, incentives, and performance evaluation in journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Management Science. He is a co-author of the leading cost accounting textbook, Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis (Prentice-Hall) and of Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads (Harvard Business Press). He has authored more than 30 cases on topics ranging from Data Science at Target to Nippon Steel.

Datar has taught MBA and executive education classes in design thinking, innovation, big data, and strategy implementation. Before joining the HBS faculty he held appointments at both Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University, where he received the George Leland Bach Award for Excellence in the Classroom and the Distinguished Teaching Award, respectively.

Datar serves on the Board of Directors of ICF International, Stryker Corporation, and T-Mobile US, and has worked with many corporations on consulting and field-based projects. He was honored by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as the Public Company Director for 2020. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Management Accountants. He has served on the editorial board of several journals and presented his research to academic and executive audiences in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Lawrence Golub AB ’80, JD/MBA ’84

Lawrence Golub AB ’80, JD/MBA ’84 is CEO of Golub Capital, a market-leading, award-winning direct lender and credit asset manager, with over $35 billion of capital under management. Golub Capital partners with institutional investors and family offices offering tailored solutions for investors’ credit asset strategies.

Mr. Golub is a member of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows, a member of the Columbia Medical School Board of Advisors, President of the Harvard JD-MBA Alumni Association, a member of the Advisory Council of Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government and a trustee of the American Repertory Theater. Mr. Golub was a private member of the Financial Control Board of the State of New York for over twelve years. He was a White House Fellow and served for fifteen years as Treasurer of the White House Fellows Foundation. Mr. Golub and his family actively support medical research to advance treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

Mr. Golub received an AB degree from Harvard College, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Guhan Subramanian AB ’92, MBA ’96, JD ’98

Guhan Subramanian AB ’92, MBA ’96, JD ’98 is the Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at Harvard Law School and the Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law at the Harvard Business School. He is the first person in the history of Harvard University to hold tenured appointments at both HLS and HBS. Professor Subramanian is the faculty chair for the JD/MBA program at Harvard University, the HLS Program on Negotiation, the Mergers & Acquisitions executive education course at HBS, and the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility at Harvard University. Prior to joining the faculty, he spent three years at McKinsey & Company.

Professor Subramanian’s research explores topics in corporate law, corporate governance, and negotiations. He has published articles in the Stanford Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Business Review, and the Harvard Law Review, among other places. He is the author of Dealmaking (W. W. Norton 2nd ed. 2020) and a co-author of Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization (Aspen 4th ed. 2012). He serves as the Lead Independent Director and Governance Committee Chairman at LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ: LKQ), a Fortune 500 company in the automotive sector.