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  • White Collar Litigation: Giselle Joffre (podcast)

    May 29, 2018

    Giselle Joffre is a partner in Foley Hoag's Litigation Department, specializing in white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, and compliance consulting for clients in the healthcare and financial services industries. Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Giselle was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston, where she specialized in the prosecution of healthcare fraud. Giselle began her career at Ropes & Gray in Boston. She says that one of the rewards of white collar litigation is getting to the advocate on the substantive issues quickly and conducting internal investigations that allow you to shape the narrative of the case.

  • White Collar Litigation: Mythili Raman (podcast)

    May 16, 2018

    Mythili Raman is co-chair of Covington’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice. She spent the first part of her career at the Department of Justice including most recently as the head of DOJ’s Criminal Division.

  • Investment Banking: Edward Manheimer ‘03 (podcast)

    April 6, 2018

    Edward Manheimer ’03 is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley working in Power & Utility M&A. Before transitioning to investment banking, Eddie worked as an Associate at Proskauer Rose in New York for 3 years.

  • Tech Transactions: Atif Azher (podcast)

    March 29, 2018

    Atif Azher is a partner in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s Palo Alto office. Atif’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and he has been recognized as a rising star for his work representing private equity clients. His representations involve software companies, internet retailers, and pharmaceutical giants, among others.

  • Tech Transactions: Jeffrey Neuburger (podcast)

    March 13, 2018

    Prokauer partner Jeffrey Neuburger is co-head of the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group in New York. Jeff advises companies on a myriad of issues ranging from use of social media, technology acquisitions, to blockchain and crypto currencies. He also represents companies in privacy and data security matters. In addition, Jeff also teaches E-Commerce at Fordham University Law School and is the co-author of two books on business, law and technology, as well as editing and writing for the firm’s New Media and Technology blog and the firm’s blockchain blog:

  • Securities Litigation: Dan Chung ’03 (podcast)

    February 23, 2018

    Dan Chung ’03 is a litigator and partner in the Washington, DC office of Gibson Dunn. He worked as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York and has a specialty as a trial litigator. Though not his only practice, a big part of what he does is securities litigation. When thinking about what you want to do in private practice, Dan advises law students to “start to think about ‘how can I be a counsellor or an advisor’ apart from being a lawyer… think about the skills or demeanor [needed in this respect].”

  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Lisa Haddad ’96 (podcast)

    February 23, 2018

    Lisa Haddad ’96 is co-head of Goodwin’s mergers & acquisitions practice and a partner in the firm’s Boston office.  Lisa has been with Goodwin since the start of her career.  In this podcast, she helps parse out the differences between “private M&A” and “public M&A” (Lisa explains that the distinction hinges on how is the buyer or seller in the transaction.)   Lisa also says that “if you have an interest in this area, you should pick up the Wall Street Journal or business sections of other newspapers – there’s a lot of interesting stories about mergers and acquisitions and market dynamics and how that might be playing into whether, and what type, of deals are getting done.”

  • Securities Litigation: John Gildersleeve (podcast)

    February 21, 2018

    John Gildersleeve is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on securities and complex commercial litigation in state and federal court. He started his career in litigation at Cravath in New York following a clerkship with a federal judge in the U.S. District Court, Southern District. When it comes to being a strong and successful litigator, he says “first of all, you need to enjoy writing, very much; maybe not to the extent of an appellate lawyer, where it’s the primary thing you do, but among trial court litigation practices, [securities litigation] tends to be fairly focused on writing.”

  • Investment Banking: David Kafafian ’18 (podcast)

    February 15, 2018

    David Kafafian ’18 will start as an associate with JP Morgan in the Fall of 2018 and serves as President of the Harvard Association for Law and Business. David spent his 1L summer as a summer associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis and his second summer at JP Morgan. Prior to law school, David worked as a consultant at IBM.

  • IP Litigation: Virginia DeMarchi ’93 (podcast)

    February 12, 2018

    Virginia DeMarchi ’93 is a Partner in the Litigation Group at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. Virginia represents technology and life sciences companies in patent litigation and in litigation involving other forms of intellectual property.

  • Regulatory Law: Susan Lee ’02 (podcast)

    February 9, 2018

    Susan Lee ’02 is a Partner in the Healthcare Group at Hogan Lovells. Susan specializes in FDA work and works primarily with the pharma and biotech industries. Prior to practicing law, Susan served as a vice president for economic policy at a Washington, D.C. think-tank and as a consultant and manager at a premier global management consulting firm. In this podcast, Susan gives an overview of regulatory work and notes that regulatory work can be particularly attractive for those looking to develop a deep expertise in one particular subject matter and for those who are interested in the dynamics of a particular highly regulated industry.

  • Capital Markets: Ellen Ching ’07 (podcast)

    February 4, 2018

    Ellen Ching, a 2007 graduate of HLS is a partner in the corporate department at Paul Weiss in New York City. Ellen focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. She has represented both publicly traded and privately held companies in a broad range of industries and has been named a “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal.

  • Management Consulting: Natalie Perez ’14 (podcast)

    December 21, 2017

    Natalie Perez '14 is an Engagement Manager in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company.  At McKinsey, Natalie works primarily with financial institutions. She worked as an SEO Intern at Cleary Gottlieb before law school and spent her 1L summer at the SEC and 2L summer working as a summer associate at Bingham McCutchen.

  • Management Consulting: Madison McGreal ’18 (podcast)

    December 5, 2017

    Madison McGreal '18 will start as a consultant in the Boston office of BCG in the Fall of 2018 and serves as a Management Consulting Chair for the Harvard Association for Law and Business. Madison spent her 1L summer at BCG and her second summer working as a summer associate at Ropes & Gray. Prior to law school, Madison worked for 2 years in asset management at BNY Melon.

  • Trademark and Copyright: Dale Cendali ’84 (podcast)

    November 8, 2017

    Dale Cendali ’84, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, New York, NY Dale Cendali, head of Kirkland & Ellis’s Copyright, Trademark, Internet and Advertising practice group,…

  • Trademark and Copyright: Louis Ederer and John Ulin ’95 (podcast)

    April 26, 2017

    Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer’s Lou Ederer has represented companies from Tommy Hilfiger to Tom’s (the shoe maker) in precedent-setting cases involving counterfeit and brand protection disputes. His law firm partner John Ulin’s practice deals prominently protecting media and entertainment companies against piracy and unauthorized streaming. Hear about their cases and their careers in this podcast.

  • Energy Law: Neil Levy (podcast)

    March 16, 2017

    Neil Levy is a partner in King & Spalding’s Energy Regulatory practice who is based in Washington DC. He represents power producers, marketers, developers, pipeline and distribution companies before federal and state agencies and courts of appeal. His work covers regulatory, litigation and transactional issues arising under the Federal Power Act, the Natural Gas Act, and other laws related to the energy sector. Earlier in his career, Neil also served as a Trial Attorney and Attorney-Advisor in the FERC Office of General Counsel. He has been recognized in band one by Chambers Global for his expertise in energy matters.

  • M&A: Jonathan Benloulou ’05 (podcast)

    March 15, 2017

    Jonathan Benloulou '05 was a Partner in the Corporate Group in the LA office of Proskauer. His practice at Proskauer encompassed mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, corporate governance and securities laws matters. Jon started his career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and in this podcast touches on how corporate practice differs in those markets.

  • Capital Markets: Richarch Fenyes ’95 (podcast)

    March 2, 2017

    Richard Fenyes ’95, Partner, Simpson Thacher, New York, NY Richard Fenyes ’95 is a Partner in the New York office of Simpson

  • Private Equity: Becky Zelenka (podcast)

    December 12, 2016

    Becky Zelenka is a corporate partner in the Washington, DC office of Fried Frank. Her practice focuses on “asset management work,” which is a broad description for what she does. Day-to-day, her work focuses on working with private equity firms and creating investment funds. She says, “we raise the funds for an M&A [mergers & acquisitions] team to go and use that money to buy a company or sell a company.” Becky’s practice is unique – and has a surprising “global nature” to it. In the podcast, she connects the type of corporate work that she does to the types of work that hedge fund, M&A and capital markets lawyers do.

  • Private Criminal Defense Law: Blair Berk (podcast)

    March 17, 2016

    Blair Berk, Partner, Tarlow & Berk Blair Berk, a partner at Tarlow & Berk, details her experience as…