The popular annual series, Conversations with Bob Mundheim, kicks off its 2017 season Thursday, March 20.
The series features Professor of Corporate Law and Finance Bob Mundheim moderating informal conversations with national leaders in business and law, relating their experiences in and perspectives about corporate governance, markets, ethics, and career development.
The series is free and open to the public and will be of particular interest to law and business students.
All sessions take place noon-1:15 p.m. at the College of Law, Room 237 (Faculty Lounge). Lunch is provided, and seating is limited.
Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for the New York Public Library
Mayes previously served as executive vice president and general counsel for Allstate Insurance Company. She served as a senior vice president and general counsel of Pitney Bowes Inc. (2003–07) and in several legal capacities at Colgate-Palmolive (1992–2003). In 1982 Ms. Mayes entered the corporate sector as managing attorney of Burroughs Corporation, and then was staff vice president and associate general counsel for Unisys Corporation worldwide litigation. From 1976 through 1982, she served in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant U. S. Attorney in Detroit and Brooklyn, eventually assuming the role of Chief of the Civil Division in Detroit. She currently chairs the ABA’s Commission on Women in the Profession.
Mary Jo White, 31st Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (2013–17)
White was the first woman to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, serving from 1993 to 2002. In this role, she led the prosecution of John Gotti and oversaw the prosecution of the terrorists responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, chief among them Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and Ramzi Yousef. She received a BA from the College of William & Mary in 1970. She earned an MA in psychology in 1991 from The New School for Social Research and a law degree from Columbia Law School in 1974, where she was a Writing & Research Editor of the Columbia Law Review. For 10 years, she headed the litigation department at Debevoise & Plimpton.
Peter Tague, Vice Chairman and Global Co-Head of Citi’s Mergers & Acquisitions Department
In his current role, Tague is focused on Citi’s international clients and transactions. Prior, he was responsible for
strategy execution within Global Banking and held positions including Global Co-Head of the Energy, Power and Chemicals Coverage Group, and Head of the European Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Tague lived in London from 2000 to 2007 and he completed transactions for clients based in numerous countries across the Americas, EMEA and Asia. He has 26 years of investment banking advisory experience and several additional years in acquisition finance. His track record includes successful advisory and capital raising transactions of all types across a wide range of industries.
John J. Cannon III, Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Cannon is a senior member of the Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group and co-chair of Shearman & Sterling’s Corporate Governance Advisory Group. In his practice, he focuses on all aspects of compensation and benefits, including ERISA and corporate, securities, bankruptcy, employment, and tax laws. He has extensive experience in executive compensation and corporate governance matters, Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley, and the compensation issues raised in the mergers and acquisitions context. Mr. Cannon joined Shearman & Sterling in 1985 and became a partner in 1994.
Simon M. Lorne, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer at Millennium Management, LLC
Lorne oversees Millennium Management's compliance, legal, regulatory, and internal audit functions. Previously, Lorne served as a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson. In 1996, he became a managing director at Salomon Brothers, where he served as global head of Internal Audit. From 1993 to 1996, Lorne was the general counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He is an independent director of Teledyne Technologies Inc. and co-chairs the Stanford Directors’ College.