Outreach Workshop on Global Financial Crisis: Implications for Wisconsin March 25, 2009 2:45-6:00pm Lubar Commons (7200 Law) University of Wisconsin Law School Agenda 2:45-3:00 3:00-3:05 Registration Welcome Professor Heinz Klug Evjue-Bascom Professor in Law & Director, Global Legal Studies Center UW Law School Financial Crisis and Wisconsin Professor Mark Copelovitch Assistant Professor, Depart of Political Science UW-Madison Global Financial Crisis – Practical Implications for Addressing Legal Issues Attorney Sara Jensen Deputy General Counsel, Promega Corporation Madison Q&A 3:05-3:25 3:25-3:50 3:50-4:15 4:15-4:35 The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Crisis Professor Darian Ibrahim Assistant Professor, UW Law School Break Implications for Developing Countries Professor Menzie D. Chinn Professor of Public Affairs & Economics Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs UW-Madison Discussion Reception 4:35-4:45 4:45-5:10 5:10-5:30 5:30-6:00 XXXX Biographies of Speakers Menzie D. Chinn is Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin’s Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs. His research examines macroeconomic interactions between countries, including the behavior of exchange rates, the measurement of currency misalignment, and the origin of current account imbalances. He has published in the Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Oxford, Economic Papers, and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. He is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and formerly an associate editor of the Journal of International Economics. In 2000-2001, Professor Chinn served as Senior Staff Economist for International Finance on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He is currently a Research Associate in the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the Congressional Budget Office, the Federal Reserve Board, and the European Central Bank. Prior to his appointment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, Professor Chinn taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and his AB from Harvard University. Mark Copelovitch is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Copelovitch studies and teaches international political economy, with a focus on global financial governance, exchange rates and monetary institutions, the effects of global capital flows on national economic policies, and theories of international cooperation. Professor Copelovitch is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in 2005. Prior to his appointment at Wisconsin, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. Professor Copelovitch has published several articles including “Financial Regulation, Monetary Policy, and Inflation in the Industrialized World” (with David Andrew Singer). 2008, Journal of Politics 70(3): 663-680, for which he received the Kellogg/Notre Dame Award for the Best Paper in Comparative Politics from the Midwest Political Science Association in 2007. His book Banks, Bonds, and Bailouts: The International Monetary Fund in the Global Economy is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Sara Jensen serves as Deputy General Counsel for Promega Corporation, an international biotechnology company with over 900 employees worldwide. Ms. Jensen, who has been with Promega for ten years, previously worked for Michael, Best and Friedrich where she specialized in tax and corporate matters. In her current practice, Ms. Jensen manages all contractual matters for Promega Corporation, including acquisitions, financing transactions, supply and distribution contracts, technology licensing and real property transactions. She serves as Assistant Secretary of the Corporation, supporting the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee and Promega’s sixteen national and international affiliates. Ms. Jensen received her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Utah and her law degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin. Sara firmly believes, however, that her greatest education comes from raising her two sons, ages four and ten. Darian Ibrahim joined the University of Wisconsin Law School faculty in fall 2008 from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. While at Arizona, Professor Ibrahim was voted the Teacher of Year (2006-2007) by the student body and co-created and co-directed the University’s Business/Law Exchange. Professor Ibrahim’s scholarly interests include corporate and securities law and the intersection of law and entrepreneurship. His current research analyzes and compares the various financing options that are available to high-tech startups, including angel finance and venture capital. He has current articles on angel investing, Delaware corporate law, and a macro look at the field of law and entrepreneurship (with Gordon Smith) in the Vanderbilt, Iowa, and Arizona law reviews. At UW Professor Ibrahim teaches classes in business organizations (public corporations), securities regulation, and a seminar in law and entrepreneurship. Professor Ibrahim is a 1999 graduate of Cornell Law School (magna cum laude), where he was Articles Editor of the Cornell Law Review, Order of the Coif, and a recipient of the Fredric H. Weisberg Prize for Constitutional Law. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University in 1996 (magna cum laude) and was the recipient of a number of honors, including an internship with Dow Chemical Company. During law school, Professor Ibrahim was a summer associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York. After graduation, he was an associate in the Corporate and Securities Group at Troutman Sanders in Atlanta, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and private placements of securities for high-tech start-ups. Following his law firm experience, Professor Ibrahim clerked for Chief Justice Norman S. Fletcher of the Georgia Supreme Court. His recent articles include: The (Not So) Puzzling Behavior of Angel Investors, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1405 (2008), Individual or Collective Liability for Corporate Directors?, 93 Iowa L. Rev. 929 (2008), and Entrepreneurs on Horseback: Reflections on the Organization of Law (with D. Gordon Smith), 50 Ariz. L. Rev. 71 (2008).
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