Lunchtime Lectures

Why Business Lawyers Are Thinking About Human Rights

  • Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  • Time: 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • Location: Boardroom (W204)
  • Lunch: Provided for free
  • RSVP: Please click here.

This lunch lecture is for New York Law School students only, and is not open to the public.

Businesses are doing more to address human rights, and countries are increasingly enacting laws that require companies to disclose their efforts on various social issues.

Shubha Chandra ’13 will discuss why lawyers must take into account human rights when advising their companies and clients. As an associate at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), she provides consulting services to companies on human rights and manages a cross-industry business group focused on eliminating human trafficking in global supply chains.

Prior to BSR, she managed the human rights program at the United Nations Global Compact, the UN’s corporate sustainability initiative, where she also served as Counsel to the Chief Legal Officer.

U.S.-U.K. Tax Planning – Coping With Uncertainty

  • Co-sponsor: NYLS International Tax Program
  • Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Time: 12:30 pm–2:00 pm (Light lunch served at 12:15 p.m.)
  • Location: New York Law School, W400, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
  • CLE (no charge): 1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional)
  • RSVP: Please click here.

Tax reform in the U.S., Brexit in the U.K., and the international efforts to fight base erosion and profit shifting are changing the tax landscape. The interaction of tax and business, which has never been wholly predictable, must now be considered even more carefully. The boundaries of acceptable behavior are shrinking, and the penalties and criminal sanctions for participation in international schemes are severe. The panelists will discuss how the new environment affects companies engaged in business between the U.S. and the U.K.—and the lawyers who advise them.

Panelists: Gary Ashford, Harbottle & Lewis LLP; Anne Fairpo, Temple Tax Chambers; Alev Fanny Karaman, LL.M. ’12, Ruchelman P.L.L.C.; Stanley C. Ruchelman, Ruchelman P.L.L.C.

A Conversation with Jenifer Joyce ’90, U.S. Foreign Service Officer

  • Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
  • Time: 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • Location: Boardroom (W204)
  • Lunch: Provided for free
  • RSVP: Please click here.

This lunch lecture is for New York Law School students only, and is not open to the public.

Foreign Service Officers work on nearly every continent, promoting American interests through public diplomacy, protecting U.S. citizens abroad, and maintaining economic and political relations with other nations. Jenifer Joyce ’90 will discuss her position in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at the U.S. Department of State and her many other assignments. She has served as Consular Officer in Colombia; Embassy Political Officer in India; Program Officer in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. State Department; Chief of the American Citizens Services Unit in Taiwan; and Press Spokesperson for the Bureau of Energy Resources. Before entering the Foreign Service, she was Counsel to the Committee on Transportation of the New York City Council.

Shine a Light and Stop Aggressive Tax Plans – Disclosure Obligations for Advisors in Europe and the United States

  • Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 pm–1:50 pm
  • Location: New York Law School, 185 West Broadway (Room W-400), New York, NY 10013
  • CLE: 1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice (at no cost)
  • Registration: Both general admission and CLE credit are free, but please register here.
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  • Co-sponsor: The New York Law School International Tax Program

Disclosure requirements have existed in the U.S. for many years and are now being adopted in Europe. This program will explain transactions that must be reported as tax shelters, forms required to make a disclosure compliant with tax regulations, information that must be maintained by material advisors and participants, and penalties for recalcitrant taxpayers. The guest speakers are attorneys from Ruchelman P.L.L.C: Stanley C. Ruchelman. Esq., Chairman; A. Fanny Karaman, Esq., Associate Attorney; and Sheryl Shah, Esq., Associate Attorney.

Diversification of the Rule of Law and Dispute Resolution in Asia

  • Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
  • Time: 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • Location: New York Law School, 185 West Broadway (Room W-A10 — room change), New York, NY 10013
  • Lunch: A free lunch will be provided.
  • Registration: Please click here.

Rikiya SakamotoRikiya Sakamoto is Professor of Law at the Nihon University College of Law in Japan where he has been teaching U.S. law in the areas of constitutional law, contracts, torts, civil procedure, and international dispute resolution from the perspective of Japanese law since 2003. Before joining the faculty of the Nihon University, Mr. Sakamoto practiced international commercial litigation in the United States as a New York State-licensed attorney as well as a foreign law attorney licensed in Japan. He taught “International Litigation & Arbitration in Japan” as a visiting professor at U.C. Hastings College of the Law, and served as a visiting scholar at Pennsylvania State University Law School. Professor Sakamoto received his legal education in both Japan and United States, obtaining a Bachelor of Law degree at Nihon University College of Law, and Master of Law and Master of Comparative Law degrees at Tulane University Law School.