Networking Event and Program: Recent Developments in NY Corporate Law 2023


Networking Event and Program: Recent Developments in NY Corporate Law 2023

Start 06/20/2023 - 5:30 PM
End 06/20/2023 - 7:45 PM


Location: NYCLA, 111 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

Program: 5:30 PM — 7:10 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception: 7:10 PM — 7:45 PM


Join NYCLA’s Corporation Law Committee and Center for Corporate Governance for a panel discussion with noted experts  Hon. Robert S. Smith (Ret.), Gregory Markel, Robert Haig  and Moderator Gerard Mantese.

Hear about the most interesting cases they have handled, recent developments in corporate law, the duty of corporate oversight by directors and MORE. There will also be ample opportunities to ask questions of our distinguished panelists.

After the program, mingle with our panelists and guests at a reception at NYCLA’s new headquarters.


This truly a fantastic opportunity to hear from the experts and is one event you will not want to miss!!!




Judge Robert S, Smith (Ret.) is senior counsel at the law firm of Friedman Kaplan Seiler Adelman & Robbins LLP. Before joining  Friedman Kaplan in 2015, he was for eleven years a Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. Previously, he practiced for many years as a litigation partner at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP.


Greg Markel is chairman of the New York Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP with extensive experience trying cases involving derivative and securities litigation, corporate governance, governance litigation and antitrust litigation. He has for years been highly ranked by Chambers for Securities Litigation, He is recognized by Best Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, Legal 500 and Super Lawyers.  LawDragan inducted Mr. Markel into its Hall of Fame as  a “legend.”


Robert Haig is a Partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP whose practice focuses on commercial and other types of litigation in federal and NYS courts. He has been described in published articles as “one of the foremost commercial litigators,”  “a noted expert, author and lecturer in the area of Commercial Litigation,” and “one of the true greats of our profession.”


Gerard Mantese, Chair of the Corporation Law Committee of NYCLA and CEO & Sr. Principal, Business Law, of  Mantese Honigman.  Mr. Mantese argued the only two oppression cases ever accepted for review by the Michigan Supreme Court. Mantese also handled a precedent setting case supporting access to applied behavioral therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder, leading to his receipt of the Champion of Justice Award in 2010 by the State Bar of Michigan.



Faculty: Robert Haig, Partner, Kelly Drye & Warren LLP;  Gregory A. Markel, Partner, Securities & Fiduciary Duty Litigation, Seyfarth; Hon. Robert S. Smith (Ret.), Senior Counsel, Litigation, Friedman Kaplan; 


Moderator & Program Chair: Gerard V. Mantese, CEO & Sr. Principal, Business Law Mantese Honigman, Chair, NYCLA’s Corporation Law Committee


Program Sponsor: NYCLA’s Committee on Corporation Law

Program Co-sponsor:  NYCLA’s Center for Corporate Governance


2 NY Credits: 2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 2 NJ Credits: 2 General



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