Winter Roundtable

Feb 27th - Feb 28th 2018
Harvard Club
New York

A peer-to-peer Roundtable for the heads of the legal function at asset management organizations. The II Legal Forum Winter Roundtable is a day-and-a-half-long meeting that emphasizes global legal and regulatory trends and business management issues. Topics are member driven and focus primarily on the institutional side of the business

2017 Featured Speaker

Jed S. Rakoff

United States District Judge
Southern District of New York

Jed S. Rakoff has served since March, 1996 as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.  He also frequently sits by designation on the 2nd, 3rd, and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals.  In addition, Judge Rakoff holds the position of Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses in white collar crime, science and the law, class actions, and the interplay of civil and criminal law. He has co-authored five books, written over 140 published articles, delivered over 600 speeches, and authored over 1500 judicial opinions.  He is also a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. 
Judge Rakoff holds a B.A. degree from Swarthmore College (1964), an M.Phil. degree from Oxford University (Balliol, 1966), and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School (1969).  Following law school, he clerked for the late Hon. Abraham L. Freedman, US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, and was then an associate at the Debevoise law firm. From 1973-80, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney Office in the Southern District of New York , the last two years of which he was Chief of Business & Securities Fraud Prosecutions.  Thereafter, before going on the bench, he was a partner at two large law firms in New York, specializing in white collar criminal defense and civil RICO.

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2017 Advisory Board

Scott R. Plummer
Former SVP, Assistant General Counsel and Head of Global Asset Management Legal
Ameriprise Financial

Rachel Wheeler
General Counsel
Aviva Investors

​Ian Rose
General Counsel
Brandes Investment Partners

Peter Kelley
President, Capital Guardian Trust Company
Capital Group

Catherine Newell
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Dimensional Fund Advisors

Adam Fletcher
General Counsel
Investec Asset Management

David Flattum
Managing Director & Global General Counsel

​Lori C. Seegers
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
PPM America, Inc.

Cynthia M. Clarke
Senior Managing Director, Partner & General Counsel
Wellington Management Company, LLP


Harvard Club

35 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
United States

The Harvard Club of NYC is a warm and friendly place; an oasis of calm in hectic midtown Manhattan.The Club offers an array of services for your enjoyment. A landmark building designed by McKim, Mead & White, the Clubhouse is also the hub of an extraordinary array of programming and events. Read or relax in the Library or be productive in the Work Center. Work out in our fully equipped athletic facility complete with squash courts, and then relax with a drink on the Rooftop.


Registration is limited to members of the II Legal Forum. If you wish to obtain more information on joining this membership, please contact us and a member of our team will be in touch shortly. We look forward to having you with us.


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