Save the Date: 2017-18 Sager Speaker Series events announced

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The Business Law Program is pleased to announce the distinguished 2017-18 Sager Speaker Series invitees.

Kenneth Feinberg
Mediator & Arbitrator
Law Offices of Kenneth R. Feinberg, P.C.

Kenneth Feinberg has been involved in resolving some of the nation’s most protracted, complex, and emotional disputes involving a wide range of interests and clients. He is publicly recognized as redefining the practice of law, bringing opposing sides of legal disputes together. He is one of the nation’s foremost mediators, arbitrators, and experts in other forms of alternative dispute resolution and negotiation strategy. From cases that affect only a few, to the largest, most complex disputes of our time such as the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Mr. Feinberg consistently bridges the gap between parties by creating imaginative and satisfying solutions.

Mr. Feinberg will join the Wake Forest School of Law community noon on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Lunch will be served.


Craig Glidden
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Legal and Public Policy
General Motors Co.

Craig Glidden is executive vice president & general counsel, legal and public policy of General Motors Co., a position he has held since he joined GM in March 2015. He leads a team of attorneys and professionals who serve GM’s regional and functional teams in more than 30 countries. Prior to joining GM, Mr. Glidden had been chief legal officer and executive vice president of legal and public affairs and corporate secretary for LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies.

Mr. Glidden will join the Wake Forest School of Law community noon on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Lunch will be served.


Edward Welch
Partner, Corporate & Securities Litigation
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

In the past three years, Edward Welch has led teams that have defeated challenges to more than $200 billion in corporate deals. He frequently has represented clients in administrative proceedings, usually in connection with mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he frequently provides Delaware general corporation law advice with respect to transactional matters.

Mr. Welch will join the Wake Forest School of Law community during the Spring 2018 semester. An exact date will be announced at a later time. Lunch will be served.


The distinguished Sager Speaker Series is named for Thomas Sager (JD ’76), former vice president and general counsel for Dupont Co., and current partner at Ballard Spahr LLP. The Sager Series is a part of the Business Law Program, which is a student-centered program 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. Professor Omari Simmons is the director of the program.