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April 18, 2022. Campus Spring Photoshoot by Martha Stewart.

The Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series was generously founded 25 years ago by the late Ross E. Traphagen Jr. ’49. Its aim is to bring students and alumni together for informal conversations about different career paths.

The 2023-2024 Traphagen Series will take place on campus. Student participants will meet with alumni speakers in a small group setting and will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Please RSVP by following the “Click to Register” links below.

Upcoming Events

  • Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series with Antonia Apps LL.M.’94 of the New York Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission

    October 17, 2023
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    Antonia Apps is the Regional Director of the New York Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining the SEC, she was a litigation partner at Milbank LLP, practicing in the areas of white-collar defense, securities enforcement, and commercial litigation. Earlier in her career, Antonia served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney’s Office for over seven years, where she led many of the government’s high-profile securities fraud and insider trading cases, including the prosecution of the hedge fund S.A.C. Capital Advisors. Click to register.
  • Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series with Taj Clayton J.D.’05 of Kirkland & Ellis

    October 31, 2023
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    Taj Clayton is a litigation partner in the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis. He has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies, major sports franchises, private equity firms, billionaires, and A-list celebrities in matters around the country. His complex litigation practice is diverse with litigation and trial experience including products liability, mass tort, antitrust, breach of contract and a wide range of intellectual property matters. Taj is also a nationally-respected business leader and an active civic leader engaged in international, national and local nonprofit organizations. Click to register.

Past Events