Lunch & Learn Speaker Series 

In October 2018, New Markets joined forces with two of the law school’s Centers of Excellence – the Center for Health Policy and Law and the Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) – to launch a Lunch & Learn Speaker Series aimed at increasing student access and engagement with graduates and practitioners in non-traditional legal roles. Monthly lunch conversations took place throughout the academic year and connected to broader initiatives that the School of Law is establishing to expand its cooperative legal education program and post-graduate opportunities for students.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 12:10 - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Learn Speaker Event Featuring:
Michael Kasdan, Partner, Wiggin and Dana
David Morris, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for TripAdvisor Inc. 

Join us for an interactive and informal discussion about the evolving dynamics between in-house and outside counsel in the digital economy where agility, entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit, and technological and business competence are highly valued.

This session will be held virtually via Zoom.
Please contact Rhonda Rittenberg at r.rittenberg@northeastern to request the Zoom meeting login credentials. 

Recent Events

April 15, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM via Zoom
Working on Privacy in a Virtual World - A Round Robin Event
Please join the New Markets Office and the Law and Information Society for a round robin event where students will have the opportunity to meet with recent Northeastern Law graduates and get their perspective on the current state of affairs in the privacy and security space and tips for working and connecting in a virtual world. 


Safira Castro ’19
Senior Associate, PwC

Tori Downey ’19
Associate, Orrick, Herrick & Sutcliffe LLP

Dayle Duran ’19
Data Privacy Consultant, Focal Point Data Risk

Erik Elliott ’19
Global Privacy Manager, Trust Arc

Angie Romero ’19
Privacy Analyst, Liberty Mutual Insurance

April 16, 2020 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Corporate Social Responsibility, ESG and a Lawyer's Potential Role
This panel will address Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles and how a lawyer can play a role in the industry. 

Andrew Droste '15
Board Advisory Specialist Russell Reynolds Associates  

Paul Hilton
Partner, Trillium Asset Management

Luciana Rivera '18
Corporate Governance Research and Operations Analyst, BNY Mellon

Questions? Please contact Alexandre Miranda

February 12, 2020
Lunch and Learn Speaker Series Featuring Forrester Liddle, Senior Director of Intellectual Property, Jounce Therapeutics (Cambridge, Mass.)
FOCUS: IP and Life Sciences

January 8, 2020
Lunch and Learn Speaker Series Featuring Peter Castellano ’03, Innovation Lead, Relationship Manager/Business Development, Nestle Skin Health and NY Chapter Organizer of Hacking Health
Focus: HealthTech/Life Sciences/Innovation

January 6, 2020 |  12:00 to 1:30PM | Knowles Sunroom
Round Robin Event: Get Your Foot in the Door

Come learn about a variety of career paths in new, emerging and growth areas with an opportunity to meet informally with NUSL alums and NU representatives from different industry sectors and roles.

December 4, 2019
Lunch and Learn Speaker Series Featuring Jamal Stockton, E ’01, VP, Head of Legal Innovation and Technology, Fidelity Investments
Focus: Technology/Innovation/Legal Operations

November 6, 2019
Lunch and Learn Speaker Series Featuring Timothy Hogan, VP, Chief Compliance Officer, Boston Children's Hospital
Focus: Health Care/Life Science Compliance & Ethics

September 12, 2019
Lunch and Learn Speaker Featuring Andrew Droste ’15, Board Advisory Specialist, Russell Reynolds Associates
Focus: Environmental, Social Corporate Governance (ESG)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Lunch & Learn Speaker Series featuring Michael Spadea '02, Senior Managing Director, PwC (West Region & Greater Texas)
Focus: global privacy and security

Friday, July 19, 2019
Rhonda Rittenberg ’87, director of New Markets, joined Counsel to Counsel podcast host Stephen Seckler ’88 to talk about innovative ways to use a law degree.

Thursday, June 13, 2019
ACC Legal Operations / New England Regional Group Meeting
Rhonda Rittenberg '87, director of New Markets, presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Legal Operations Section, Northeast Region at their regional meeting in Cambridge. ACC Legal Operations, a section of ACC, is a member-driven organization that supports corporate legal operations professionals by delivering benchmarking, resources and opportunities to collaborate. It also serves as a unified voice to advance this critical business function.

Friday, June 7, 2019
NALP Summit on Emerging Careers for Law Grads
Rhonda Rittenberg '87, director of New Markets, moderated a deans' panel titled “Setting the Tone From the Top” at the NALP Summit on Emerging Careers for Law Grads in Washington, DC. 

Monday, June 3, 2019 |  12:00 to 1:30PM | Knowles Sunroom
New Markets Round Robin: A Day in the Life Sciences World of Compliance

Not Your Run of the Mill JD Career Path

Featuring seven Life Science industry leaders who are changing the world of compliance:
Ann Beasley ‘00, Director, Navigant Consulting
Shoshanna Clark, Senior Director, Compliance Officer, Sanofi
Rupa Cornell, General Counsel, Americas - Stallergenes Greer
Nereyda Garcia ‘88, Global Head of Compliance, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Daryl Kreml, Chief Compliance Officer, Sage Therapeutics
Jessica Parker-Battle, Head of US Compliance, Biogen
Erica Powers, Director of Compliance Operations, Sage Therapeutics


NALPThursday, April 11, 2019
National Association for Law Placement's (NALP) Annual Conference

Rhonda Rittenberg, director of New Markets, presented at the 2019 National Association for Law Placement's (NALP) Annual Conference on a panel titled Living in a Legal Operations World: Lessons for Law Firms and Law Schools. Fellow panelists were from Splunk, Chapman & Cutler and Williams & Mary Law School. For more information, please refer to page 14 of this link

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Lunch & Learn Speaker Series featuring:
Jason Rifkin ’03, President, AAVP Biosystems, Inc. (New York, New York)
Focus: IP/early stage biotechnology

Robert Warren ’03, Chief Operation Officer and Chief Financial Officer, AZTherapies, Inc. (Boston)
Focus: disruptive technology and clinical stage pharmaceuticals/biotechnology

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Lunch and Learn Speaker Series featuring Michelle Anderson, Attorney, ZwillGen, (Boston)
Focus: privacy, security and consumer protection

March 13, 2019
Lunch & Learn Speaker Series featuring Luke Blackadar ’14, Director of Legal Services, Arts & Business Counsel of Greater Boston (formerly Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts)
Focus: intellectual property protection and affordable legal services for the arts and business communities

February 6, 2019
Lunch & Learn Speaker Series featuring Garth Davis ’12, Compliance Program Manager, Wellframe (Boston)
Focus: digital healthcare, compliance, privacy and security

January 9, 2019
Lunch & Learn Speaker Series featuring Fred Fedynyshyn, Senior Counsel, Perkins & Coie (Seattle, Washington)
Focus: virtual currency, blockchain technology, compliance and regulatory

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 

New Markets Round Robin Event: The Power of Your JD In An Evolving Employment Market

Join New Markets in 230 Dockser for a round robin style discussion focused on pursuing co-op and post-graduate opportunities in new, emerging and growth markets at the intersection of innovation and the law. You will have the chance to speak with a panel of NUSL graduates regarding their career paths, current roles and industry sectors.  

Cory Lamz ’17
Counsel at Buoy Health, Boston
Focus: Healthtech, Data Analytics, IP and Innovation and Product Development

Iris Leal ’18
Associate Counsel at Dataxu, Boston
Focus: Adtech, Privacy/Compliance, IP protection, Contract Management

Hajra Khan ’11
Attorney at Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc., Boston
Focus:  Pharmaceuticals, Corporate Governance, Technology Transactions, IP and Licensing

Sarah Richard ’17
Compliance Associate at Gemini, New York
Focus: Fintech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Compliance and Corporate Governance

October 24, 2018
Lunch & Learn Speaker Series featuring Rita Heimes, General Counsel, Research Director and Data Privacy Officer, International Association of Privacy Professionals (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)
Focus: privacy and innovation


May 21, 2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Boston Bar Association Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference

On May 21st, the BBA will once again host a Privacy and Cybersecurity conference at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, bringing together Boston’s top industry experts and practitioners from private practice, in-house legal departments, government agencies and academia.

This full-day conference will cover a wide range of topics from GDPR and global privacy developments to regulatory and enforcement trends across the healthcare, life sciences, financial services and digital advertising industries.

Monday, April 9, 2018 
The JD Advantage—Exploring Career Paths You May Never Have Imagined

Round Robin & Networking Reception hosted by the Massachusetts Law School Consortium (MLSC): Hear from JDs in various roles across a wide variety of industry sectors about what they do now and how they got there.
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October 20 - 21, 2017
Energy and Environmental Panel and Networking Event

Hosted by the Northeastern Environmental Law Society and the New Markets Department. An informative evening of Energy and Environmental law and policy discussions, followed by an opportunity to speak with our leading legal and academic experts.

Panel One: Environmental Law and Resilient Communities

  • Shalanda Baker ‘05, Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Law and College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Alfred Brownell, PHRGE Visiting Scholar, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Nancy D. Israel, Law Office of Nancy D. Israel and New England Chapter Director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
  • Stephen Scyphers, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, Dept. of Marine & Environmental Science/Marine Science Center

Panel Two: The Intersection of Energy and Environmental Law, Business and Technology

  • Courtney Feeley Karp ’02, Senior Counsel or Jon Klavens ’93, Principal, Klavens Law Group
  • Karl Kumli ‘16, Regulatory Attorney, Triumvirate Environmental
  • Cory Lamz ‘17, Director of Client Development, Weather Analytics Steven Meyers, Associate General Counsel-Commercial, OneEHS Legal, General Electric