Business of Law Institute

Learn about the Business of Law

(Master Class) Administrative Law: Pardon the Disruption

Presenter: Kathleen A. McGee,
Counsel, Lowenstein and Sandler LLP

This is a free event. Pizza will be served.

Register HERE

Wednesday, Nov. 7





Master Class) Cyber Incident Response Plans: The “How-to” Guide for Legal Counsel

A Special Two-Part CLE Series

Part 1: Friday, October 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Gain familiarity with the elements of an incident response plan required by the New York State Department of Financial Services. Work through a high-level review of a financial services incident response plan.

Part 2: Friday, October 26, 2018, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Discuss the role of an incident response plan in cybersecurity. Work through a high-level review of a law firm incident response plan.

Presenter: Lawrence Montle ’13
Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, New York State Insurance Fund

More Details: There will be an optional writing assignment for
students who wish to have a cybersecurity writing sample.

2 CLE credits are available in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional).

The program is free; pizza will be served.

RSVP online.

MATERIALS FOR DOWNLOAD (please bring on your own personal device)

 OCTOBER 26 – CLE Materials_Part

CLE Materials_Oct 26_Part 2 of Cyber Incident Response Plans


From OCTOBER 12 (Part1)

Materials for Oct 12_part 1

model insurance cyberscurity law MDL-668

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(Master Class) Artificial Intelligence, Contract Analytics, Smart Contracts, and Blockchain: Legal and Fintech Use-Cases and Opportunities

Portrait of Charles PostTuesday, October 16, 2018
12:50 p.m.–1:50 p.m.

Presenter: Charles M. Post ’11
Managing Counsel & Director, Head of Legal Data Management & Advisory, BNY Mellon

Charles M. Post ’11, Managing Counsel & Director, is the head of Legal Data Management & Advisory at BNY Mellon. He advises the enterprise on leveraging technology, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, contract analytics, smart contracts, contract generation, and contract life-cycle management. He helped lead the firm’s development of an enterprise artificial intelligent legal agreement repository and data analytics platform. He also focuses on critical operations and regulatory matters. In his previous role, he was a foreign exchange, derivatives, and fixed-income attorney advising the firm’s Global Markets (foreign exchange and derivatives), Capital Markets (securities and fixed income), and Corporate Treasury businesses on trading and services.

Launched in Fall 2018

NYLS’s Business of Law Institute will prepare law students and lawyers to meet evolving needs of 21st-century businesses, law firms, and government agencies.

The Institute’s offerings will include courses, hands-on training opportunities, and extracurricular learning labs related to risk and compliance, privacy, cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, e-discovery, and similar fields.

Goals of the Business of Law Institute

  • Develop, in consultation with industry experts, a series of curricular and extracurricular experiential course offerings to train NYLS students to be effective practitioners in the business of law.
  • Build a pipeline of jobs for students who are interested in the intersection of law and technology, especially in the corporate legal counsel space.
  • Provide Evening Division students with specialized training as part of their J.D. studies to expand their skill sets and provide a launching pad from their current full-time positions in related fields.
  • Bring the entire NYLS community together to harness the technologies most relevant to preparing students for the modern profession.

More Information

Business of Law Institute report cover




Study Acknowledgements

NYLS and Ari Kaplan Advisors are grateful to all of the qualitative survey participants who shared their perspectives for the report, including, among others:

  • Sanjay Bhandari, Partner, Ernst & Young (London)
  • Ira Coleman, Chairman, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Katie DeBord, Global Chief Innovation Officer, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Tony Gomes, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Citrix Systems
  • David Jordan, SVP & Chief Information Security Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Ann Rainhart, Chief Operating Officer, Briggs & Morgan
  • Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, Founder and Executive Director, Buying Legal Council
  • Mark Smolik, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, DHL Supply Chain Americas
  • Noah Waisberg, Co-Founder and CEO, Kira Systems
  • Christina Wojcik, Global VP, Technical and Legal Solution Consultants, Seal Software
  • John Woods Jr., Co-Head of the Global Cybersecurity Practice, Baker McKenzie LLP