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12th & High and academics. The program is designed to support academic research and to engage synergistically with private and public officials. “The Law and Capital Markets program is a great addition to what is already a strength for the College. Looking in retrospect at our business offerings, the growth has just been incredible,” said Paul Rose, a fellow in the program who teaches several business law courses. “We are building on some of the strength we had and taking it to the next level.” The program hosts multiple events throughout the year in Columbus and

focused on hot topics in private equity, including conflict-of-interest issues involving lawyers, bankers, and special committees. The second session, moderated by Davidoff, focused on special issues arising from hedge fund activism, including developments in shareholder activism and possible revisions to the Williams Act. “In today’s connected world, location is irrelevant,” Davidoff said. “We have the expertise and can apply it. We will use a mix of locations for events, including Columbus. Some events are easier to hold in Chicago or New York because the major-

“In today’s connected world, location is irrelevant. We have the expertise and can apply it. We will use a mix of locations for events, including Columbus. Some events are easier to hold in Chicago or New York because the majority of the speakers are located there.” – Professor Steven M. Davidoff, executive director of the program

key financial centers, including New York City and Washington, D.C. These events address the leading problems and issues business lawyers face and are commonly co-sponsored by private organizations. The Mergers and Acquisitions Roundtable is the program’s annual keystone event. The forum brings together academics, attorneys, and industry participants to discuss pressing issues. In 2012, the Mergers and Acquisitions Roundtable was held in New York City and was co-sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP. The event included thought leaders from law firms, investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, academia, and government engaged in an open and vigorous exchange of ideas about the top challenges facing deal-makers today. Participants included Kirkland & Ellis partner Daniel E. Wolf, Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Myron T. Steele, Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr., and Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons. The first session, moderated by Wolf,

ity of the speakers are located there.” The next Mergers and Acquisitions Roundtable is planned for April 12 in New York. The Capital Markets course offered at the College has also been revamped. “The course has historically been a reading seminar, but now we have changed it to a lecture seminar,” Davidoff said. “We have speakers coming in just about every week, and prior to class, students are writing mini-papers on the week’s topic.” In the fall of 2012, speakers included Chris Brummer, professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center; David L. Caplan, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Samuel Fried, executive vice president, Limited Brands Inc.; Michael J. Segal ’83, partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Ezra D. Singer, senior vice president, Limited Brands Inc.; Laura Holleman ’92, investment banking general counsel, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.; Robert Jackson Jr., associate professor of law, Columbia University; >>

Business Law Programs • Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State • Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal • Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic • Distinguished Practitioners in Residence • Corporate Law Moot Court Team

Business Courses: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Accounting for Lawyers Banking Law Business Associations Business and Tax Legal Research Business Bankruptcy Business of Law Capital Markets China Problem Corporate Counsel Problem Corporate Finance Corporate Governance Law Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic Federal Antitrust Law Fiduciary Responsibility Hospital Problem Hot Money Seminar International Business Transactions International Joint Ventures International Mergers and Acquisitions International Trade Investment Management Law Mergers and Acquisitions Nonprofit Organizations Securities Regulation Small Business Finance White Collar Crime

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