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Arizona Law's Business Law Program and the Eller College of Management present

Spring 2015


About the Mundheim Series

In this popular annual series, Professor Bob Mundheim will moderate informal conversations with national leaders in business and law, relating their experiences in - and perspectives about - corporate governance, markets, ethics, and career development.

This series is free and open to members of the University of Arizona community, and will be of particular interest to law and/or business students. Lunch will be served. All programs will be held NOON - 1:15 PM in the Faculty Lounge (Room 237) at the James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway.



March 9


Wesley von SchackDr. Wesley von Schack is lead director of Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, which has been a target of activist investor Nelson Peltz and Edward Lifesciences Corporation. He also serves on the boards of Teledyne Technologies Inc. and AEGIS Managing Agency, Ltd., which manages Syndicate 1225 at Lloyds of London. In addition he serves as chairman of AEGIS Insurance Services Inc.

Dr. von Schack most recently served for 12 years as chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Energy East Corporation, an energy services company, which he built through a series of mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Energy East, for 11 years he was chairman, president, and CEO of Energy Services Company DQE based in Pittsburgh, Pennsyvania. He is also a former vice chairman of Carnegie Mellon University.



March 23

Timothy P. Flynn

Tim FlynnTim Flynn has been the chief executive officer and chairman of KPMG, LLP (2005 - 2010) and chairman of KPMG International (2007 - 2011). He also served as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Presently, he is a director of JPMorgan Chase (since 2012), Walmart Stores, Inc. (since 2012), and Chubb Corporation (since 2013). He is also a trustee of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.





March 30

Simon M. Lorne

Simon LorneSimon Lorne serves as the vice chairman and chief legal officer at Millennium Management, LLC, overseeing its compliance, legal, regulatory, and internal audit functions. Previously, Mr. Lorne served as a pPartner at Munger, Tolles & Olson. In 1996, he became a managing director at Salomon Brothers, where he served as global head of Internal Audit.


From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Lorne was the general counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He is an independent director of Teledyne Technologies Inc., and co-chairs the Stanford Directors' College.


April 6

Brandon Becker

Brandon BeckerBrandon Becker is executive vice president and chief legal officer at TIAA-CREF, where he leads the company's legal and compliance, government relations, and internal audit functions.
Previously, Mr. Becker was a partner in the securities department at the law firm WilmerHale. He was also chair of the firm's broker-dealer compliance and regulation practice group.


He specialized in a range of regulatory, financial and corporate matters on behalf of companies, banks, broker-dealers, trade associations, and other organizations. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Becker was a lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1976 to 1996. He served as director for the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets, and was responsible for the program to oversee securities professionals and markets.



April 13

John J. Cannon III

John CannonJohn Cannon is practice group leader of the Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group and chair of Shearman & Sterling's Corporate Governance Advisory Group. In his practice, he focuses on all aspects of compensation and benefits, including corporate, securities, bankruptcy, employment, and tax laws, and ERISA.


He has extensive experience in executive compensation and corporate governance matters, Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley, and the employee issues raised in the mergers and acquisitions context. Mr. Cannon joined the firm in 1985, and became a partner in 1994.






Robert Mundheim

MundheimBob Mundheim is professor of corporate law and finance at the James E. Rogers College of Law. He previously served as professor of law and finance and dean at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; general counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department; special counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission; and executive vice president and General Counsel for Salomon Inc. Professor Mundheim chaired the ABA's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and served on the Council of the ALI for nearly 30 years. He is Of Counsel to the firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York.


Additional Information

Seating is limited. RSVP (for each presentation) to: Nancy Stanley at 


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Updated: 02/24/2015