Michele DeStefano

Professor of Law; Founder & Director, LawWithoutWalls

J.D. 2002, Harvard Law School
B.A. 1991, Dartmouth College

Phone: 305-284-2411
Office: G284

Recently recognized by the ABA as a Legal Rebel, Michele DeStefano is the founder of LawWithoutWalls, a multi-disciplinary, international think-tank of over 850 lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and law and business students that collaborate to solve problems and create innovations at the intersection of law, business, and technology.  She is also the co-founder and co-editor of the Compliance Elliance Journal, an open access e-journal that publishes engaging authors' works about cutting edge issues in compliance and ethics. In 2015 she was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and in 2016 remained as affiliated faculty for Harvard Law School's Center on the Legal Profession and Guest Faculty in Harvard Law School's Executive Education.

As a professor of law, she researches and writes about the growing intersections between law, business, and legal innovation. Her most recent scholarship focuses on the changing role of the compliance officer and is based on interviews of over 70 general counsels and chief compliance officers of S&P 500 corporations. Currently, she is interviewing chief legal officers of publicly traded corporations and leaders of innovation at law firms for her upcoming book: Winning the Innovation Tournament in Law: Tactics to Transform the Way Lawyers Collaborate. Additionally, she writes and presents regularly about Innovation/Entrepreneurship, Teaming, Collaboration/Culture Creation, Compliance and Ethics, Technology and Global Education, and Litigation Funding. Her work has been published in leading law journals and featured in a range of media including Time Magazine, the Financial Times (UK), Forbes Women, ABA Journal, National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Harvard Law Today, The National Jurist, Legal Futures (UK), Inside Counsel Magazine, Harvard Law The Practice, and Bloomberg News

Professor DeStefano has been invited to speak about her work at a number of law conferences, leading law firms, and law schools including Stanford, Harvard, IE Business School, University of St. Gallen, and Fordham.  And she has also delivered talks to legal departments within corporations and legal organizations such as Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, ABA, AALS, and NAFSA. She also regularly consults on ethics, attorney-client privilege and work product issues, and issues related to litigation funding.

Finally, Professor DeStefano is especially proud to be the mother of 3 wonderful children. | CV

 

 Publications

The Chief Compliance Officer: Should There Be a New "C" in the C-Suite? Harvard Law School, The Practice (July 2016)

How Can Law Firms Innovate, Iberian Lawyer (March 2015) (co-author with James Batham, Chief Innovation Officer, Eversheds)

Compliance and Litigation Funding, Testing the Borders of the Unauthorized Practice of Law, 82 Fordham L. Review 2961 (2014).

Claim Funders and Commercial Claim Holders: A Common Interest or a Common Problem, 63 DePaul L. Review 305 (2014).

Creating a Culture of Compliance: Why Departmentalization May Not Be the Answer, 10 Hastings Business L. J. 71 (2013).

NonLawyers Influencing Lawyers: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen or Stone Soup?, 80 Fordham L. Review 2791 (2012).

Hiring Teams, Firms, and Lawyers: Evidence of the Evolving Relationships in the Corporate Legal Market, (co-author with John C. Coates IV, Ashish Nanda, and David B. Wilkins), 36 Law & Soc. Inquiry 999 (2011).

Taking the Business Out of Work Product, 79 Fordham. L. Rev. 1869 (2011).

Advocacy in the Court of Public Opinion Installment II: How Far Should Corporate Attorneys Go?, 23 Geo. J.. Legal Ethics 1119 (2010).

Advocacy in the Court of Public Opinion Installment I: Broadening the Role of Corporate Attorneys, 22 Geo. J.. Legal Ethics 1119 (2010)First Amendment Right Against Compelled Listening, 89 B.U. L. Rev. 1259 (2009).

The Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege: Third Rate Doctrine for Third Party Consultants, 62 S.M.U. L. Rev. 727 (2009)

 News / Media

2016

Evers, Mike. “Yes, And” to Pot, Trump and 2017
Inside Counsel: 1 December 2016

DeStefano, Michele. Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano
Lawyerist: 13 September 2016

Clock, Sara M. The LawWithoutWalls Journey Through Compliance
Compliance Alliance Journal: August 2016

Geske, Dawn. University of Miami Law School’s LawWithoutWalls program extends worldwide
Florida Record: 12 August 2016

Keller, Amy. Lawsuits On Credit
Florida Trend: July 2016

Sander, Stephen. Knowledge
Sanders Dean Horizons Conference Sydney 2016 – The Vue Post: 29 July 2016

Strom, Roy. Law Schools' Tech-Training Conundrum: If We Teach Them, Will They Get Jobs?
LAW.COM: 20 July 2016

Kešytė, Laura. VU studentai ir dėstytojai: globalūs iššūkiai keičia teisininkų požiūrį į teisę ir teisės studijas
15MIN.LT: 8 July 2016
(English version)

LawWithoutWalls : multi-media tool announced as 2016 winner
Eversheds: 21 June 2016

LawWithoutWalls (LWOW) 2016: Our students collaborate with overseas partners
Sydney Law School: 15 June 2016

Rejeva, Ilina. LegalTech Knowledge: Will Law Schools React on Time?
LegalTrek: 14 June 2016

Q & A with Peter Lederer - Vanguard and Co-Founder of LawWithoutWalls
University of Miami School of Law: 27 April 2016

Ufberg, David. Legal projects, innovations presented at LawWithoutWalls
The Miami Hurricane: 17 April 2016

Choonka, Saira. LWOW 2016 - bring it on!
Eversheds Blog Spot: 4 April 2016

Li, Victor. State bar was the key to open profession to tech and collaboration
ABA Journal: 19 March 2016

LawWithoutWalls Kicks Off in Madrid with 200 Participants
University of Miami School of Law: 3 February 2016

Le Grand, Ludmilla. #LWOW2016: Life Post KickOff
Eversheds Blog Spot: 2 February 2016

Moreno, V. Más ocio y menos horas en el bufete
Expansión: 1 February 2016
(English version)

Stein, Magnus. Ten Conclusions of Law Without Walls.
Legal Tech Blog: 20 January 2016

Rosales, Clara. LawWithoutWalls Kicks off at IEU!
Going to IEU Blog: 19 January 2016

Dizon, Ashley. LawWithoutWalls Lands at IEU.
IEU Student Life Blog: 18 January 2016

2015​​

Moules, Jonathan. Millennials Demand Start-up Skills
Financial Times: 30 November 2015

Skipp, Catharine. LawWithoutWalls Receives Innovative Curriculum Award from International Association of Law Schools
University of Miami School of Law: 23 November 2015

Cohen, Mark A. Harvard Law School Turns the Page — Big Time
Bloomberg BNA: 4 November 2015

Cohen, Mark A. Schools and Firms Collaborate on Pro-Bono Clinics
Today's General Counsel: October/November 2015

Bues, Micha. Interview with Michele DeStefano: LawWithoutWalls
Legal Tech Blog: 18 October 2015

Langdon-Down, Grania. If you fancy a global legal career then get a language and learn cross-border law
The Times: 15 October 2015

Black, Nicole. Today’s Tech: ILTACON And IgniteLaw
Above The Law: 3 September 2015

McArdle, Elaine. The Laws of Adaptation
Harvard Law Today: Fall 2015

Cumming, Jean. Building Legal Education in Canada for the Future
Lexpert Magazine: 31 August 2015

Bay, Monica. Startup Snapshot: Paul DeCoster
Stanford University CodeX Blog: 26 August 2015

Dhillon, Amir S. LawWithoutWalls: Revolution Through Education
Compliance Elliance Journal: Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015

Cohen, Mark A. Ain’t No Cure For The Summertime Blues: Legal Remix
Bloomberg BNA: 16 July 2015

Deakin, Michelle. Closing Argument: Innovation, Teamwork Drive Romeen Sheth ‘15
Harvard Law Today: 21 May 2015

Black, Roy. Law Without Walls, UM Law School
Black’s Law, A Blog: 13 May 2015

Cohen, Mark A. A Feel Good Story for Law?
LegalMosaic Blog: April 2015

Batham, James and DeStefano, Michele. How can law firms innovate?
Iberian Lawyer: April 2015

Schulich-Osgood MBA/JD Students Take Home LawWithoutWalls Awards
Schulich News & Events: 16 April 2015

LawWithoutWalls (LWOW)
The University of Sydney, Sydney Law School News: 9 March 2015

Asahi Shimbun: 9 March 2015

Dhillon, Amir S. LawWithoutWhatNow?!
Axiom Newsletter: Amir's Corner: 6 March 2015

LawWithoutWalls Kicks Off its Fifth Year at University College Dublin
University of Miami School of Law: 28 January 2015

Fennell, Edward. Lawyers with Solutions 
The Times: Law Diary: 22 January 2015

LawWithoutWalls Sponsored by Eversheds
Eversheds: 22 January 2015

2014

Bilbao-Bastida, Vasco. Alumni Perspective: Teaming Up with Law School Students to Pitch a Social Enterprise
Wharton: Social Impact Initiative: 9 December 2014

Verel, Patrick. Fordham Law Grads Embracing Startup Culture
Inside Fordham: 17 November 2014

Thompson, Barney. A Changing Market Means Additional Skills Are Crucial for Law Students
Financial Times: 17 November 2014

Rossignol, Agnès. Trio de nouvelles de l'UdeM
DROIT-INC: 11 November, 2014
(English version)

Futures, Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada
Canadian Bar Association Report: Fall 2014

Harrison, Carlos and Horowitz, Emily. Innovating into the Future: With an Eye on Tradition, Technology and Trends, Miami Law Leads the Way to Tomorrow
Miami Law Magazine: Fall 2014

Lamm, Carolyn B. My View: Legal Education Needs to be a Global, Not Local Issue
Miami Herald: 28 September 2014 

Arribas, Roberto. LawWithoutWalls 2014
IE University: 29 April 2014 

An Interview with Miami Law Professor Michele DeStefano about LawWithoutWalls
University of Miami School of Law: 22 April 2014

Pedersen, Zachary. Bridging the Gap Between Law and Business
Canadian Lawyer Magazine: 21 April 2014

Pauwelyn, Joost. Graduate Institute Students Get Innovative with LawWithoutWalls
The Globe, Graduate Institute Geneva: March 2014

Great Minds Tackle Law; Hey Albany, Not so Fast with Layoffs
National Jurist Online: 3 February 2014

2013​​

Scocuglia, Livia. Faculdades de Direito estão presas em um túnel do tempo
Consultor Jurídico: 17 November 2013
(English version)

Fontela, Greg. Law Without Walls: A Global Response to Legal Education Reform Rooted at Miami Law
Miami Law Review: 15 November 2013

Innovative Law Schools: Firms want Lawyers with Practitioner Skills
Financial Times: 11 November 2013

Law Students Can Collaborate Globally to Solve Problems in the Industry, says Michelle DeStefano
ABA Journal On Line: 25 September 2013

SenGupta, Reena. Alliances shift up a gear
Financial Times: 3 October 2013

Clark, Andrew. Tomorrow Law
The National Jurist: September 2013

Carter, Terry, Ward, Stephanie Francis, and Zahorsky, Rachel. Meet the 2013 Legal Rebels
ABA Journal Print: September 2013

Carter, Terry, Ward, Stephanie Francis, and Zahorsky, Rachel. Meet the 2013 Legal Rebels
ABA Journal On Line: 1 September 2013

Martinez, Leo P. Legal Education and Change
AALS Newsletter: August 2013

The Peer Awards: 12 June 2013

Mui, Sarah. Schools that are nailing Law Practice Technology
ABA Journal On Line: 10 May 2013

New Center For Law Practice and Technology
eLawyering Blog: 27 August 2013

Trailblazing Program LawWithoutWalls Wraps Another Year, Enthusiastically Melding Teamwork, Goodwill, and Creativity
University of Miami School of Law: 19 April 2013

Law Without Wall at IE University
KickOff Video: February 2013

2012

Bradshaw, Della. Breaking Down the Boundaries of Business and Law
The Financial Times: 19 November 2012

Metcalfe, Christian. Eversheds Lawyers Join Education Project
Lawyer 2B: 13 November 2012

Zahorsky, Rachel. Law Students and Mentors Across the Globe Team Up to Develop New Approaches to the Legal Profession
ABA Journal On Line: 1 June 2012

Bacon, Roxie. Creativity Is What You Make It
Arizona Attorney: May 2012

Henderson, Bill. What is Law Without Walls? Why does it Matter?
The Legal Whiteboard: 14 April 2012

Goyal, Monica. Canada Moving Slowly on the Innovation of Legal Services
Law Times: 9 April 2012

Matthews, Ashley and Madigan, Nick. The Future of Law: Nimbleness, Dexterity, Change
University of Miami School of Law: 6 April 2012

Women Lawyers, We have an App for that
ForbesWoman: 18 March 2012

Madigan, Nick. Law Without Walls, Breaking Barriers Across the World
University of Miami School of Law: 10 February 2012

Flood, John. Law Without Walls Kicks Off in Switzerland!
John Flood's Random Academic Thoughts: 17 January 2012

Carter, Ruth. Law Without Walls- Coolest Law School Program Ever Law Without Walls - Coolest Law School Program Ever
The Undeniable Ruth: 3 January 2012

2011

Law Without Walls Wins Prestigious InnovAction Award
MiamiLaw: 11 August 2011

Furlong, Jordan. Innovation pays
Law21: 5 August 2011

Kinghan, Jaqueline. Education Without Walls- Opportunities in the Virtual Classroom
Legal Week: 21 July 2011

Allen, Stephanie West. Innovative "Law Without Walls" Program has U.S. Law Schools Partnering with Each Other as well as other Foreign Institutions 
Legal Skills Prof Blog: 30 May 2011

Guo, Tony. Law Without Walls
Legalsaurus: 23 May 2011

Padgett, Tim. Amid Changes, Law School Tries to Get Real
Time Magazine: 23 May 2011

Mangan, Katherine. A Seminar Connects Law Students Around the World
The Chronicle of Higher Education: 8 May 2011

Flood, John. Looking Back on LWOW
John Flood's Random Academic Thoughts: 14 April 2011

Cunnane, Sarah. This is an International Case: Legal Students Go Global
The Times Higher Education: 12 February 2011

Laurel Terry addresses Law Without Walls
Penn State Law: 25 January 2011

LawWithoutWalls launch
University College London Faculty of Laws: 19 January 2011

Knake, Renee Newman. LawWithoutWalls Kickoff
Legal Ethics Forum: 18 January 2011

Callaghan, Jon. Innovation in Legal and LawWithoutWalls
True Ventures Blog: 14 January 2011

Espana, Deborah C. UM law program links students across globe
Daily Business Review:  14 January 2011

UK thought leaders join groundbreaking international legal education project
Legal Futures: 13 January 2011

UM School of Law launches global program
The National Jurist: 11 January 2011​

2010

Evans, Andrew. A Trend in Going to Law School
New Era News: 5 December 2010

Sloan, Karen. Globalization: Law schools get serious; Acknowledging a business imperative
The National Law Journal: 29 November 2010

Law without Walls: Looking at the future of law practice
Idealawg: 29 November 2010

How to Get In: University of Miami School of Law
U.S. News & World Report: 2 September 2010

 

 

 Presentations

2017

Faculty Talk, “The Innovation Tournament: Changing the Way Lawyers Collaborate” University of Houston, Houston, TX (upcoming)

2016

@ ALM's InHouse Innovates Super Conference in Chicago (November 2016), Michele presented "Driving Disruptive Innovation: Redefining How Legal Departments Provide Value"

@ Chambers Diversity Seminar Chile: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in their Legal Career, in association with Carey (October 2016) Michele presented "Skills that Benefit Women in the Current Legal Working Environment: Technology, Team Work, and Creative Problem Solving"

@ Spotify Michele presented "The Changing Legal Landscape: How Lawyers Are Meeting (and Exceeding) its Demands" to the legal department

@ the Harvard Law School's, The Practice, Michele's articles and research in compliance along with the Compliance Elliance Journal (CEJ) (co-founded by Michele and Professor Hendrick Schneider, University of Leipzig) was featured (July 2016).

@ Fordham Law School ILEC 2016 Michele Presented Innovation: How Tomorrow's Lawyers Will Practice

@ the Harvard Law School's, Harvard Association for Law & Business Symposium, Michele moderated a fireside chat with Horacio Gutierrez, GC of Spotify (former GC Microsoft) re: entrepreneurship and corporate governance (April 2016).

@ the ABA Tech Show in Chicago, March 2016, Michele presented on a panel re: the importance of technology, collaboration, and diversity to solve laws future problems and provide client service.

@ IE Madrid Spain, LawWithoutWalls Kickoff and is featured in the following video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_GAedDwPOg

2015

@ the International Association of Law Schools annual meeting, Michele was awarded the Faculty Innovative Curriculum Award for LawWithoutWalls and presented on legal education, innovation, and technology.

In The Harvard Law School Bulletin, "The Laws of Adaptation," Michele was featured about her research and experience in innovating legal education and practice and about LawWithoutWalls.

In Financial Times, Millennials Demand Start-up Skills, Michele was quoted and winners from LawWithoutWalls were featured. 

@ University of St. Gallen Executive School of Management, Technology, & Law, Michele, as a member of the board of advisers, presented about her latest research on the organizational aspects of the legal and compliance function in the U.S. and about LawWithoutWalls.

@ The Clio Cloud Conference, Michele, presented "Global Law School:  Moving Legal Education into the 21st Century.

@ Microsoft (Seattle, WA) Michele gave a keynote talk about innovation in law and transforming the way lawyers and business professionals partner to solve problems.

@ Ethics & Compliance Initiative (Washington, DC) Michele spoke about LWOW X Compliance, our all-virtual initiative focused on solving problems in ethics and compliance.

@ Richard Susskind's 23rd Annual Ross Priory Conference on the Future of Legal Services (Strathclyde University, Loch Lomond, Scotland) Michele gave a keynote talk on Innovation in Legal Services and Legal Education.

In Bloomberg News, Michele was interviewed about her recent article about privilege protections for litigation funders that was cited and quoted in a recent Delaware case Carlyle Investment Management, L.L.C., et al. v. Moonmouth Company S.A., et al.

2014

Presenter, “Compliance and Current Challenges: From the Perspective of the U.S. Market,
     Leipzig Academy of Applied Criminal & Business Law + RP Lawyers, Munich, Germany

“Innovation, Profit and Growth in a Buyer’s Market,” The Future of Law Summit, London, UK

Keynote, “Legal Education, Technology, Extrapreneurship: And a Law Without Walls,”
     Florida Bar Business Law Section, Orlando, FL

Keynote, “Effective and Creative Use of Distance Technology to Internationalize the Domestic Law School Classroom,”
     Internationalizing Legal Education Colloquium, NAFSA, University of San Diego, CA

Presenter, “Innovation in the Delivery of Legal Services and Underserved Markets: Opportunities and Challenges,”
     Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA

Lecturer, “Innovating in Teams: The Practice and Theory of Creativity,”
     Harvard Law School Emerging Leaders in Law Firms Program, Cambridge, MA

Speaker, “A New Officer in the C-Suite? Keeping Up With Compliance,”
     Latham & Watkins Compliance Department Annual Retreat, Washington, DC

Keynote, “Legal Education, Technology, Extrapreneurship: An a Law Without Walls,”
     Florida Bar Winter Meeting, Orlando, FL

Panelist, “Enriching Globalization Studies with Low Cost Tech & Social Media: Serving More Than 1 Goal at a Time,”
     Association of American Law Schools, Washington, DC

2013

Panelist, "The Impact and Future of Automation on Legal Services,"
     Boston Legal-Tech-Innovation Meetup,
     Suffolk University, Boston, MA (July 2013).

Presenter, "LawWithoutWalls and Executive Education for Lawyers,"
     Professional Development Roundtable for Global Law Firms,
     Bracewell & Giuliani, New York, NY (June 2013).

Presenter, "Beyond Benchmarking? How Should Law and Corporate Compliance Intersect?,"
     Ethics Schmooze,
     Fordham Law School, New York, NY (June 2013).

Presenter, "Claim Funders and Commercial Claim Holders: A Common Interest or a Common Problem,"
     Clifford Chance Symposium,
     DePaul University, Chicago, IL (Apr. 2013).

Presenter, "Solving the Legal Crisis: Innovation and Entrepreneurship," 
     Stanford Center on the Legal Profession,
     Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA (Mar. 2013).

Lecturer, "Innovating in Teams: The Practice and Theory of Creativity,"
     Harvard Law School Emerging Leaders in Law Firms Program,
     Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Mar. 2013).

Lecturer, "The Future of Corporate Compliance,"
     IE (Instituto de Empresa) Lawyers Management Executive Education Program,
     IE Law School, Virtual Presentation, Madrid, Spain (Feb. 2013).

Keynote Speaker, "The Legal Network: Lawyers Embracing Social Networking,"
     Miami Law Review Symposium, Social Media and the Law,
     University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL (Feb. 2013).

Lecturer, "General Counsels and Public Relations,"
     Professor David B. Wilkins, 1L Problem Solving Course,
     Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Jan. 2013) (Jan. 2012) (Jan. 2011) (Jan. 2010).

Panelist, "Creating a New Universe: A Virtual Gateway to Learning and Connecting Across the Globe,"
     Annual Meeting: Global Engagement and the Legal Academy,
     Association of American Law Schools, New Orleans, LA (Jan. 2013).

2012

Panelist, "When Outsiders Invest in Law Suits: An Ethical Debate on this Growing Trend, II," 
     Professional Liability Seminar
     DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar, New York, NY (Dec. 2012).

Lecturer, "Commercial Claim Funding: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen or Stone Soup?,"
     Professor David B. Wilkins, Legal Profession Course,
     Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Nov. 2012).

Presenter, "Beyond Benchmarking: How Should Law and Corporate Compliance Intersect?,"
     Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession,
     Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Nov. 2012).

Panelist, "What Skills Does the 21st Century Need and LawWithoutWalls Hone?,"
     International Association of Legal Ethics Conference, Banff, Canada (July 2012).

Panelist, "Legal Ethics and Regulation Education Around the Globe,"
     International Association of Legal Ethics Conference, Banff, Canada (July 2012).

Panelist, "Lawyer Independence,"
     International Association of Legal Ethics Conference, Banff, Canada (July 2012).

Presenter, "Virtual Third Places,"
     Law Tech Camp, London, UK (Jun. 2012).

Commentator, "Comparative and International Perspectives on Professionalism,"
     The Law: Business or Profession? The Continuing Relevance of Julius Henry Cohen for the Practice of Law in the Twenty-First Century,
     Fordham Law School, New York, NY (Apr. 2012).

Panelists, "Best Practices and Ethical Considerations in Corporate Compliance,"
     Managing Practitioner Risks in a Complex Global Environment,
     Fordham Law School, New York, NY (Apr. 2012).

Panelist, "When Outsiders Invest in Law Suits: An Ethical Debate on this Growing Trend, I,"
     DRI Webcast
     DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar, Chicago, IL (Apr. 2012).

Panelist, "Best Practices and Ethical Considerations in Corporate Compliance," 
     Commercial Litigation Funding and Investment 2012, New York, NY (Mar. 2012).

Lecturer, "The Future of Compliance in Large Publicly Traded Corporations,"
     IE Lawyers Management Executive Education Program,
     IE Law School, Virtual Presentation, Madrid, Spain (Feb. 2012).

Panelist, "Ethical Issues in International Litigation: Fee Sharing, Suit Financing,"
     10th Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, Miami, FL (Feb. 2012).

Presenter, "The "New" Corporate Governance and Compliance,"
     Business Section Paper Competition,
     Association of American Law Schools, Washington D.C. (Jan. 2012).

Panelist, "Busting Out Scholarship: Becoming Relevant Outside the Legal Academy with Non-Traditional Scholarship,"
     Association of American Law Schools, Washington D.C. (Jan. 2012).

2011

Presenter, "Outside Influence on Lawyers, Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen or Stone Soup," 
     Florida State University Speakers Series,
     Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (Nov. 2011).

Presenter, "LawWithoutWalls,"
     Citizens Board Membership Meeting,
     University of Miami, Miami, FL (Nov. 2011).

Presenter, "The Government's Unofficial Stance on Compliance Departments: To Comply or Not To Comply?," 
     In-House Club Working Breakfast,
     Iberian Lawyer, Miami, FL (Nov. 2011).

Presenter, "Alternative Litigation Funding: Current Status and Issues in the US, UK, and Australia,"
     Arbitration Master Class, 
     Iberian Lawyer, Miami, FL (Nov. 2011).

Panelist, "The Government's Unofficial Stance on Compliance Departments: To Comply or Not To Comply?,"
     Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2011 
     Practising Law Institute Conference, New York, NY (Nov. 2011).

Award Winner and Presenter, "LawWithoutWalls and the InnovAction Award,"
     Futures Conference,
     InnovAction Awards, Chicago, IL (Oct. 2011).

Presenter, "Active Third Party Litigation Funding: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen or Stone Soup?,"
     Globalization and the Legal Profession Colloquium,
     Fordham Law School, New York, NY (Oct. 2011).

Keynote and Co-Chair, "The Government's Unofficial Stance on Compliance Departments: To Comply or Not To Comply?," 
      Corporate Council Summit, Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 2011).

Moderator and Co-Chair, "Developing and Negotiating Alternative Fee Arrangements that Will Save You Money and Time," 
     Corporate Council Summit, Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 2011).

Presenter, "LawWithoutWalls: Year in Review," 
     Future Ed 3: New Business Models for U.S. and Global Legal Education,
     Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Apr. 2011).

Moderator, "Crisis War Room – General Counsel's Role in Shaping the PR Strategy,"
     11th Annual Super Conference,
     Inside Counsel Magazine, Chicago, IL (May 2011).

Panelist, "The "New" – Third Party Funding of International Arbitration Claims: Similarities and Differences from Funding Litigation Claims, Products, Services, Issues, Recent Jurisprudence, Status,”
     Fordham Law School, New York, NY

2010

Presenter, "LawWithoutWalls," 
     Future Ed 2: Making Global Lawyers for the 21st Century,
     New York Law School, New York, NY (Oct. 2010).

Panelist, "The Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege and Third-Party Consultants, Ethical Pitfalls In An Unethical World,”
     Annual Convention,
     Turn Around Management Association, Orlando, FL (Oct. 2010).

Panelist, "The Year in Review in Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege,"
     National Conference on Professional Responsibility,
     American Bar Association, Seattle, WA (Jun. 2010).

Presenter, "Hiring Teams from Rivals: Theory and Evidence on the Evolving Relationships in the Corporate Legal Market,"
     Law Firm Evolution: Brave New World or Business as Usual Conference,
     Georgetown Law Center, Washington D.C. (Mar. 2010).

Panelist, "Hiring Teams from Rivals: An Overview of the Evolving Relationships in the Corporate Legal Market" "Developing Business: Effective Strategies for
Building Profiles, Networks, and Client Relationships," 
Practicing Law Institute, New York, NY (Mar. 2010).

Phone: 305-284-2411
Office: G284
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Phone: 305-284-3910
Office: G287

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