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Building a Legal Community of Practice to Add Still More Value to Impact Investments
Bingham, in conjunction with the International Transactions Clinic of the University of Michigan Law School, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Legal Working Group and Impact Investing Legal Working Group, is proud to present a legal symposium on Building a Legal Community of Practice to Add Still More Value to Impact Investments.
Panel One: Building a Legal Community of Practice for Impact Investing
∙ Ana Demel, Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University Law School
∙ Chloe Holderness, Managing Director, Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation
∙ Jonathan Ng, Global Legal Director, Ashoka
∙ Keren Raz, Associate, Paul Weiss
∙ Deborah Burand, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, International Transactions Clinic, University of Michigan Law School (Moderator)
This panel will discuss impact investing and how lawyers add value to it, but also ways to grow the community of lawyers ready to serve impact investors and social enterprises in the U.S. and globally.
Panel Two: Aggregating Capital for Impact Investing
∙ Donald Crane, Independent Legal Consultant
∙ Alyssa Grikscheit, Partner, Sidley Austin
∙ Jim Mercadante, Partner, Reed Smith
∙ Kevin Saunders, Deputy General Counsel, ACCION
∙ Carl Valenstein, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP (Moderator)
This panel will discuss what organization structures for aggregating capital best accommodate the needs of impact investors and social enterprises that are intent on achieving double bottom line returns. How can impact investment funds attract a broader range of investors and achieve greater scale?
Panel Three: Embedding Mission Goals Into Impact Investment Documentation
∙ Aaron Bourke, Associate, Reed Smith
∙ Edward Marshall, Chief Counsel & Compliance Officer, Developing World Markets
∙ Lynn Roland, General Counsel, Acumen Fund
∙ Ben Stone, Director of Strategy & General Counsel, MCE Social Capital
∙ Mary Rose Brusewitz, Partner, Strasburger (Moderator)
This panel will discuss how the missions of impact investors and social enterprises are shaping investment documentation as well as how social impact goals are shaping the life cycle of impact investments.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
8:00 – 8:30 am — Coffee and Registration
8:30 – Noon — Panel Discussions
Bingham McCutchen LLP
399 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Bingham McCutchen LLP is an accredited provider of California (#2874) and New York continuing legal education. This program is approved for 2.75 general hours of CA MCLE and 3.0 NY CLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice. The content is appropriate for attorneys of all experience levels. CLE credit in all other jurisdictions is pending.