Love 'em or hate 'em, eventually you're going to need a lawyer, especially in business, or in any language where commerce is done.
Emily Taylor, Gene Barton, Chris Robertson and Julio Gomez were on the TV show this morning as we filmed Episode #7 (Legal Plan) on the Language of Business. Their respective backgrounds are below. They were all terrific and this episode should air in about 6 weeks, or so. The Show is now broadcast on over 20 stations in the US, coast-to-coast. It's been extremely helpful, to date, achieving our primary objective to generate project leads for our Boston College Consulting and Business Plan courses.
Emily Taylor is a corporate associate in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins, and has a broad corporate practice with a focus on Emerging Companies, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets. She has counseled numerous private and public companies on corporate law matters. Her experience advising entrepreneurs and high-growth emerging companies ranges from company formation and capital raising to executing mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings. Ms. Taylor also advises companies on corporate governance, equity and compensation, technology licensing and securities law compliance. Her LinkedIn profile is here.
Gene Barton, Jr.
Gene T. Barton, Jr. is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Boston office. Mr. Barton’s practice emphasizes merger and acquisitions activity. He specializes in the representation of high growth companies, private equity funds and strategic acquirors. He also provides general corporate, business planning and strategic advice to corporations and their senior executives. Mr. Barton’s publications and presentations include, “Working Capital Adjustments: One Size Doesn’t Fit All,” “Are You Ready for Private Equity?” and “The Bright Side of Nuclear Winter: Opportunities in the New, New Economy." His Super Lawyers entry is here.
Mr. Robertson is Co-Chair of the National Whistleblower Team and a member of the Complex Litigation, Securities and Investment Management practice areas in the Boston Office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His areas of focus include complex commercial and financial litigation, securities litigation, consumer fraud litigation, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and internal investigations. He has defended and advised corporations, broker-dealers, investment companies, investment advisers, advertisers and media companies, Internet companies, and their officers and directors in connection with class actions, derivative and private litigation, as well as audits, investigations, arbitrations and litigation commenced by federal and state authorities, self-regulatory organizations, and shareholders. His LinkedIn profile is here.
Internationally recognized for financial services technology, marketing and e-commerce expertise, Julio Gomez is a trusted advisor to business leaders and was ranked in Time Magazine's "Fifty Most Important People Shaping Technology" and Institutional Investor's "Fifty Most Influential People on Wall Street". He is widely known as the founder of Gomez, Inc. (f.k.a. Gomez Advisors), the e-commerce benchmarking and performance monitoring service. He has served in leadership roles as a co-founder of Innovation Councils, global head of research for IDC Financial Insights, and senior analyst with Forrester Research. Here's his LinkedIn write-up.