On Thursday, March 29th, at 4-6:30 pm, the Rutgers Business Law Review (RBLR) will host its annual Symposium, this year addressing "The Law & Income Inequality."
Location: Rutgers School of Law - Newark, 3rd Floor Atrium (with a gourmet meal & refreshments served).
To start off: A Wall Street “insider” will discuss his insights into what’s causing the growing income inequality in the U.S. AND he will discuss legal jobs in the securities and investment industries.
Followed by: A panel of legal experts to discuss significant legal and policy changes in the past 30-35 years that may (or may not) be the cause of growing income inequality, and information needed by policymakers to address the issue.
The panel consists of:
Donald Gross, Senior Advisor, Summit Capital Resources & Managing Member, Global Equity Holdings, LLC.
Todd Poland, Esq., McCarter & English, LLP (with expertise concentrated in banking and corporation & securities laws)
Richard West, Esq., U.S. Social Security Administration, Administrative Law Judge (expertise in labor law focused on policies influencing wages & salaries)
Cynthia Blum, Esq., Professor of Law, Robert E. Knowlton Scholar, Co-Director of Rutgers Federal Tax Law Clinic (to discuss whether tax policies are driving incomes inequality)
Leonard Schiro, Esq. Mets Schiro & McGovern (who argued a pivotal NJ Supreme Court case, IFPTE Local 196 v. NJ Highway Authority, addressing employee rights and labor laws)
The panel will be moderated by Rutgers’ own Professor Robert Holmes, Director of the Community Law Clinic with an introduction by Robert Hylas, Editor-in-Chief of the 2011-2012 Rutgers Business Law Review.
After brief remarks by each panelist, there will be Q&A and a lively discussion of this important and under explored topic.
The panel will explore: What is (or is not) causing growing income inequality in the U.S.? What laws or policies have (or have not) contributed to growing income inequality over the last 30-35 years? Is growing income inequality a bad thing (or a good thing)? What we know (and don’t know) about what’s causing growing income inequality? And how should laws change (or not change) to address growing income inequality?
PLEASE RSVP -- to help us order the food, please let us know if you are currently planning to attend.
The Symposium sponsor is Debevoise & Plimpton, the global law firm founded in 1931 that has major office locations in New York, Washington, DC, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Assisting with the event as co-sponsor is the Rutgers Finance and Business Law Society.
We look forward to seeing you there.