Lawyer As Legal Risk Manager

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  • Lawyer As Legal Risk Manager
  • Rutgers Law School - Newark

Lawyer As Legal Risk Manager

Thursday, April 5, 2018  | 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Networking reception to follow

Rutgers Law School
Center for Law & Justice | Baker Trial Courtroom, 1st floor
123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

The Rutgers Law School Center for Corporate Law and Governance and Rutgers Institute for Professional Education are pleased to present a panel discussion of the role of an in-house lawyer as a proactive legal risk manager. Lawyers need to do more than simply react when the client has a question to be answered, a contract to be drafted or a dispute to be defended. They need to fully understand not just the legal risks facing their clients, but all other risks such as reputational risks, strategic risks, and operational risks, to name just a few.

This program will explore how today’s general counsel identifies, manages and mitigates all those different risks on behalf of a multitude of stakeholders such as the CEO, the Board of Directors, the employees, the shareholders, the regulators, the media, and the communities in which the company operates. The program will also explore how the in-house lawyer can proactively uncover misconduct that may be ongoing within a company and more importantly how to work to eliminate the root causes that may be incenting that misconduct.

The panelists include:

Stuart Alderoty, is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CIT Group Inc. He is the Chief Legal Officer, responsible for overseeing all legal, corporate governance and insurance risk management matters for CIT and its operating groups. Mr. Alderoty also serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Rutgers Law School Center for Corporate Law and Governance.

Professor Miriam Baer, is a professor at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches criminal law and related courses, and a visiting professor for the Spring 2018 semester at Yale Law School. She also serves as an Associate Director of the Center of the Study of Business Law and Regulation. Before entering academia, she was an assistant general counsel for compliance with Verizon and an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Matthew L. Biben, is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, co-leader of the firm’s Banking Industry Group, and member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Biben served as EVP and General Counsel for Chase Consumer & Community Banking, which included JPMorgan Chase’s Private Wealth Management, Card and Merchant Services, Auto Finance, Student Loan, Consumer Banking, Business Banking, and Mortgage Banking businesses.

Free for guests who do not want CLE credit. CLE credits available for $25. CLE: NJ: 1.5 | NY: 1.5 | PA: 1.0

Register at rutgerscle.com. Use promo code NOCLE433 if you do not want CLE credits.

If you have questions, please contact rlaw.cclg@law.rutgers.edu or 973.353.5928.