Business Law Program, Business Law Society present Craig Glidden of General Motors Co. on Feb. 6, 2018, as part of Sager Speaker Series

Photo of Craig Glidden with GMC trucks

The Wake Forest School of Law Business Law Program (BLP) and Business Law Society will present Craig Glidden of the General Motors Co. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, as part of the distinguished Sager Speaker Series.  The event is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

Mr. Glidden is executive vice president and general counsel for the legal and public policy division 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, according to his company profile.

Prior to joining LyondellBasell in August 2009, Glidden served as general counsel, senior vice president of legal and public affairs and corporate secretary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Prior to joining Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., he was in private law practice.

Glidden earned a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1980, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained a Juris Doctor with high honors from Florida State University in 1983, where he served as editor-in-chief and managing editor of the Florida State University Law Review.

Glidden is licensed to practice law in Texas and Florida. He is a member and past chair of The General Counsel Forum and served on the board of the Houston Bar Foundation.

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.

In March 2018, the Business Law Program will present Edward Welch, partner of corporate and securities litigation for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Mr. 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 at noon on Thursday, March 22, 2018, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

In September 2017, the Business Law Program, as part of the 2017-18 Sager Speaker Series, hosted Kenneth Feinberg, mediator and arbitrator, who 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.