Law School for the CFO by The NYC CFO Leadership Council
Law School for the CFOhosted by The NYC CFO Leadership CouncilWednesday, June 13, 20188:00 AM to 8:30 AM Networking | 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Program
Law School for the CFO is a member-designed program to help financial executives deal with the complex legal issues they face in their roles. Many CFOs function as de facto in-house counsel and can find the role overwhelming at times.
We are fortunate to have one of the premiere law firms, Goodwin, provide an overview of the challenges CFOs face on a daily basis.
Make plans to attend Wednesday, June 13th as the team of professionals from Goodwin discuss major topics that CFOs and senior financial professionals deal with on a day-to-day basis including employment law, tax reform, and understanding contracts.
The program provides practical advice with trends/updates and real-life examples in key areas to help you limit your company’s risk. This is a great opportunity to learn straight from the experts!
Through this session, attendees will understand:
The key considerations and implications for your organization under the newly enacted tax laws within the 2018 Tax Reform.
What you need to know about employment law to educate your workforce and reduce the risk of litigation based on harassment in the workplace.
How commonly used provisions in legally binding agreements (contracts) could result in unanticipated consequences for your company.
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To register for this program, simply click on the green tickets button. All CFO Leadership Council members can attend this event for free.
Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $75.
Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.
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Program level: Advanced
Field of Study: Business Law
Recommended CPE: 1.8 CPE
Program Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Live/Group
The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org
About Our Speakers
Janet Andolina, Partner, Goodwin
Janet Andolina, a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and member of its Tax Practice, specializes in mergers and acquisitions, partnership, general corporate, real estate and international taxation. Ms. Andolina advises U.S. and non-U.S. clients on the tax aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, spin-off transactions, joint ventures, business restructurings and tax-free reorganizations. Her practice also concentrates on the representation of sponsors of private equity, real estate opportunity, venture capital and hedge funds, including fund structuring, fund operation and deal execution.
Prior to joining Goodwin in 2007, Ms. Andolina was a tax partner in the New York office of King & Spalding.
Ms. Andolina received her J.D., from The University of Chicago, 1994 (cum laude) and her B.A., from Union College, 1990 (magna cum laude)
Ms. Andolina is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.
Jennifer Fay, Partner, Goodwin
Jennifer Fay is a partner in Goodwin’s Labor + Employment Practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She is also a founding member of the firm’s Trade Secrets & Restrictive Covenants Practice. Ms. Fay focuses her employment law practice on servicing the firm’s technology, life sciences, private equity/venture capitalist and financial services clients, as counselor, a litigator and an employment law compliance expert. She has developed a particular expertise in connection with CEO and other executive transitions, complex workplace investigations and the development and implementation of proactive human resources strategies, including interactive workplace training. Ms. Fay dedicates much of her practice to investigations related to alleged discrimination/harassment, ethics and policy violations, founders’ disputes and whistle-blower claims.
Ms. Fay is also the firm’s primary specialist on employment-related issues that arise in connection with transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, asset deals and financing events. She regularly advises clients regarding complex topic areas, including IRS Code Section 409A compliance with respect to employment arrangements, sophisticated employment arrangements (including for public company executives), bonus plans and equity compensation matters.
She has special expertise in the areas of restrictive covenants including noncompetition, nondisclosure and nonsolicitation agreements. Trade secret issues often come into sharpest focus when an employee leaves one company to start another or work for a competitor. Such cases raise trade secret issues for all parties involved. Ms. Fay regularly provides strategic counseling and litigation services to clients who find themselves in these circumstances.
Ms. Fay also has in-depth knowledge of worker classification, discrimination, harassment and anti-retaliation laws, pay equity legislation and other high priority areas of interest for employers. She applies her subject matter expertise while counseling clients, negotiating with opposing counsel, handling disputes including through mediation and litigation and collaborating with the firm’s business law attorneys and clients.
Her notable work in the past year includes handling sensitive and high stakes executive-level investigations and transitions, collaborating with respected economists to conduct gender pay equity audits, and presenting in venues across the country as a subject matter expert with respect to workplace harassment and assault.
Ms. Fay is listed in the Labor & Employment category in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, where clients praise her for being "very good in a crisis" and understanding how businesses work, really knowing the law, and understanding people issues. She has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in the field of labor and employment litigation.
Brian Hail, Partner, Goodwin
Brian Hail is a senior litigator who specializes in complex financial, lending and real estate transactions. Mr. Hail represents financial institutions, sponsors, lenders and borrowers, funds and investors in complex commercial disputes in matters involving financial and contractual rights and remedies: credit instruments; intercreditor disputes and workouts; valuation disputes including disputes relating to traditional first and second lien structures, junior debt, mezzanine and subordinate financings; and other complex commercial transactions. He also has extensive experience advising real estate owners, investors and financers on disputes arising from failed transactions, joint ventures and partnership matters, and lender or financing disputes.
Mr. Hail also has an active pro bono practice, and has represented indigents and prisoners, including having the dismissal of a habeas petition reversed by the Second Circuit. He has served on the Second Circuit’s CJA panel and has been recognized by two federal courts for his pro bono efforts. In addition, Mr. Hail is involved with various conservation organizations, including representing The Nature Conservancy pro bono in connection with a development proposed by the Trump Organization.
Mr. Hail is a member of the New York State Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Dallas Bar Association and Federal Bar Council. He received an award for his pro bono activities on behalf of indigents and prisoners and is a member of the pro bono panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Hail began legal practice at the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Immediately prior to joining Goodwin in 2007, he was a partner in the New York office of Haynes & Boone LLP.
Mr. Hail has written and contributed to several papers on litigation and insolvency, including articles involving international litigation and federal practice and procedure.
Mr. Hail received his J.D., from the University of Michigan, 1992 (cum laude); his B.A., from Southern Methodist University, 1989 (cum laude); and his B.B.A., from Southern Methodist University, 1989 (cum laude)
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