Seven alumni of Catholic University's Securities Law Program returned on February 20 to participate in a career discussion panel for current students at the Columbus School of Law. The panelists included Michelle Curth '12, Financial Regulatory Authority, Philip Feigen '93, Polsinelli PC, William P. Lane '17, Goodwin Proctor LLP, Samuel K. Thomas '13, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Robert J. Rhatigan '12, Dechert LLP, Andriana M. VanderGriend '17, London Stock Exchange Group, and Amy W. Perskow '99, Vedder Price.
The alumni on the panel had a strikingly impressive array of talents and past and present positions.
One panelist served as an analyst for Market Manipulation Investigations at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and interned in the Office of Enforcement at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission while in law school. Another panelist was a Regulatory Law Fellow at the London Stock Exchange Group, while attending Law School. Upon graduation, she became Manager, US Regulatory Strategy at the Exchange. A third panelist was a Partner in a Corporate and Securities practice. Those credentials just touch on the highlights of some of the backgrounds of those speaking on the panel. All of these speakers took a number of the securities courses offered by the Securities Law Program (SLP) and most received the SLP certificate upon graduation.
The program was sponsored by the Securities Law Program and the Office of Career and Professional Development and drew a crowd of current and prospective securities program students. The panel was arranged and moderated by CUA Law Professor and director of the Securities Law Program, David Lipton.
Following the panel, students were invited to a reception with alumni in the Keelty Atrium for a chance to network and engage in conversations.