The Catholic University of America


Law School Alumni are Active Participants
at ABA Business Law Section Meeting


At least five graduates of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law spoke or presented as panelists at the 2012 ABA Business Law Section Meeting, held March 22-24 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The largest meeting of its kind each year, the event brings lawyers, judges, academics and law students from around the globe for outstanding educational sessions and valuable networking opportunities.
This year's meeting offered more than 60 continuing legal education (CLE) programs, distinguished expert panelists, and upwards of 300 committee and subcommittee meetings over the three-day conference.
Alumni panel speakers and participants included:
Patrick T. Clendenen, 1991, Editorial Board - Business Law Today

Andrew Miller, 1995, senior vice president and director of Regulatory Policy, PNC
Topics: “Financing Casinos,” an in-depth discussion of financing of gaming assets and the challenges associated with them; and “The CFPB at One Year: Experiences and Exposures,” which covered the development and structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the implementation of changes mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act and other rulemaking activities.

Phil Lehman, 1974, assistant attorney general, State of North Carolina
Topic: “Brave New World of Foreclosures: Litigation, Mediation, and Enforcement,” a discussion of various facets of residential housing foreclosures with emphasis on foreclosure mediations, regulatory investigations, and litigation matters.
Hon. Henry duPont Ridgely, 1973, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
Topic: “The 2012 Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation” featured interactive panels of judges and lawyers discussing developments in corporate and business litigation.
Ralph Rohner, 1963, Professor of Law and former dean, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
Topic:  “Insights from Legal Luminaries” addressed taking risks in your law career, understanding other legal systems and cultures, becoming active in international organizations and societies, and developing legal and interpersonal skills.
In addition, Nessa Feddis, 1983, president, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, hosted her organization’s Awards Dinner.