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AABANY Pre-OCI Information Session: What Do Corporate Lawyers Do?
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AABANY Pre-OCI Information Session: What Do Corporate Lawyers Do?


When: Monday, July 22, 2019
7:00 pm
Where: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York City, New York  10019-6064
United States

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AABANY Corporate Law Committee and Student Outreach Committee Present: What Do Corporate Lawyers Do? — A Pre-OCI Information Session 

Are you more of a litigator or a dealmaker? Maybe a bit of both? Ever wonder what corporate lawyers do? What makes corporate practice fun and interesting? We are gathering a group of APA law firm partners and in-house attorneys whose practices center on various different areas of the corporate practice to share their experiences with law students who may be considering joining the corporate practice. Heavy appetizers and dessert will be served. A short networking time will follow the panel discussion.

7:00 - Arrival and registration
7:15 - Panel discussion
8:15 - Post-panel reception and networking


Jasmine Ball
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 

Jasmine Ball is a corporate partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and member of the firm’s Business Restructuring & Workouts Group. Ms. Ball regularly represents debtors, investors, creditors and other parties in distressed mergers & acquisitions, workouts, debt and equity financing and refinancing, complex restructurings and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Ms. Ball is recognized by The Legal 500 US (2014–2018), where she is praised for her “strong management skills and critical thinking” and noted as “particularly good” and “thoughtful and smart.” She is listed as a Notable Practitioner for Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR 1000 (2018). Ms. Ball was among the winners of Turnaround Management Association’s 2018 “International Restructuring of the Year,” Global M&A Network’s “Turnaround Atlas Awards 2018 Corporate Turnaround of the Year” and M&A Advisor’s 2017 “Restructuring Deal of the Year ($1B to $5B)” for her role as aircraft counsel to CHC Group in its successful Chapter 11 proceedings as well as Turnaround Management Association’s 2016 “Transaction of the Year: Large Company Award” for her role in advising Altegrity in its Chapter 11 proceedings and successful restructuring of more than $1.8 billion in funded indebtedness.

Ms. Ball received her B.S. from Princeton University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan, where she was an executive editor of the Journal of International Law.

Parkin Lee
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, The Rockefeller Group 

Parkin Lee is Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for the Rockefeller Group. Mr. Lee is a member of the senior management team of the Rockefeller Group, and also serves as the President, CEO and Chief Compliance Officer of its investment management subsidiary, Rockefeller Group Investment Management Corp. He led the legal team in the acquisition of majority stakes in TA Realty and Europa Capital, real estate investment management platforms based in Boston and London, respectively, with over $15 billion of AUM, and in the successful launch of the Rockefeller Group’s first US real estate private equity fund.

Mr. Lee is a graduate of New York University School of Law, which he attended after four years as an engineer designing and testing jet engines for General Electric. His legal career also includes stints at the former law firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood and at American Express Company. He has been honored for his activities in support of the Asian Pacific American community by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Asian American Bar Association of New York, and the New York Immigration Coalition.

Marianne Chow-Newman
Counsel, The Hearst Corporation

Marianne Chow-Newman joined The Hearst Corporation in 2014, where she is a Counsel in the international corporate team in the Office of General Counsel. She is based in New York and is one of the lead advisors to Hearst’s magazine licensing and brand development businesses in over 25 countries and helps oversee all contractual, intellectual property and other corporate legal matters relating to Hearst’s joint venture businesses in Germany, Spain, Russia and South Africa. Marianne has also worked on international and domestic M&A transactions, and is the lead counsel and acting secretary for Hearst’s aviation data business. Prior to joining Hearst, Marianne was a senior corporate associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she was a member of the Finance Group and primarily represented private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in financing transactions, including acquisition and other leveraged financings and asset-based facilities. Marianne received her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School in 2007. Prior to law school, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Yokohama, Japan and earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University in 2003 where she majored in International Relations and minored in Japanese. Outside of work, Marianne currently volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), one of the co-founders of AABANY Leadership Development Program, the Chief Administrative and Regulatory Officer of the non-profit organization Don H. Liu Scholars Program, Inc., and a member of the NAPABA Steering Committee for the Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy.

Lawrence G. Wee
Partner, Paul Weiss Rifikind Wharton & Garrison LLP 

Lawrence G. Wee focuses on capital markets and finance transactions and securities regulation. Larry is recognized by The Legal 500 as a leading capital markets lawyer. His practice includes public and private equity offerings, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, convertible debt offerings and offerings of asset-backed securities. He also represents public companies in connection with their ongoing securities law and corporate governance matters and advises in connection with public mergers and acquisitions transactions. Larry also has extensive experience in debt consent solicitations, debt restructurings and exchange offers. Most recently, Larry has assisted in the restructurings of Neiman Marcus, American Tire Distributors, Windstream and Toys “R” Us.


Terry Shen
Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Terrence L. Shen represents public and private companies, financial institutions, investment funds, and government entities in connection with corporate finance and securities transactions and mergers and acquisitions. In his corporate finance and securities practice, Terry advises on debt and equity public offerings and private placements, leveraged finance transactions, financial restructurings, recapitalizations, and securities regulation. In his mergers and acquisitions practice, he counsels clients in structuring, negotiating and realizing public and private acquisitions and divestitures, private equity investments, and joint ventures. Terry also advises public companies on regulatory compliance, reporting and disclosure requirements, investor communications, corporate governance, and investigations. He has practiced both in the U.S. and internationally. Terry draws on his prior work as an investment banker and his experience in business and financial analysis to provide legal advice that reflects his clients’ commercial perspectives and helps them meet their business objectives.


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