Posted: February 18th, 2016 | By: Maggie Garrison
The Business Law Program and Business Law Society will host two new events as part of the Learn@Lunch series on March 22 and 24. The first will feature Keir D. Gumbs, partner at Covington & Burling, LLP and vice chair of the Securities and Capital Markets Practice Group, from 12-12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 in Worrell 1302. Gumbs’ talk is entitled “Practice Perspectives from a Washington, D.C. Law Firm Partner.” Then on March 24, Shauna Barnes (JD ’10), Off-Centered Counsel for Dogfish Head Companies, will present at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 in Worrell 1302.
In addition to his current position at Covington & Burling, LLP, Gumbs previously spent 6 years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he held positions including counsel to SEC Commissioner, Roel C. Campos. Gumbs is recognized as a leading authority on securities regulation and corporate governance who represents a cross-section of constituencies ranging from Fortune 500 companies, venture-backed firms, public pension funds, hedge funds, faith based investors and trade associations.
Visit Learn@Lunch – Keir D. Gumbs to RSVP. A pizza lunch will be served and the presentation will be via WebEx.
The second Learn@Lunch will feature Off-Centered General Counsel for Dogfish Head Companies, Shauna Barnes (JD ’10), and is scheduled for Thursday, Mar. 24 from 12 p.m.-12:50 p.m. in Worrell 1302. Barnes is responsible for all legal matters involving Dogfish’s brewery, cidery, pub, inn and distillery. However, she focuses most of her time on advising Dogfish on alcohol regulatory and distribution issues, managing their trademark portfolio and negotiating contracts on behalf of the brewery and its affiliates. Prior to Barnes’ position at Dogfish she was an associate in the Antitrust and Competition practice group at McDermott Will & Emery.
A pizza lunch will be served and the presentation will be via WebEx.
Wake Forest Law’s Business Law Program began in the Fall 2015 semester, led by Professor Omari Simmons. The program is designed to expand student opportunities that strengthen knowledge of business law concepts, as well as develop skills to assist professional development and readiness for practice. The program targets four core areas: academic enrichment, professional development and ethics, experiential learning and joint degrees. Its goal is to engage students, faculty, alumni, practitioners, and the broader community in an important dialogue on emerging business law issues.