Mark Litwak

Attorney at Law · Law Offices of Mark Litwak & Associates

Author and Attorney that addresses Entertainment Law issues s

Risky Business Financing and Distributing Independent Films Protecting Film Investors Film Finance

Tom Tresser

Co-Founder · The CivicLab

Creativity champion. Civic educator. Public defender.

Non-Profits Research Public Speaking Social Change Creativity

Tyler Mulligan

Associate Professor of Public Law and Government and Director, Development Finance Initiative · UNC-Chapel Hill

Tyler Mulligan is an Associate Professor of Public Law and Government at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government.

Affordable Housing Code Enforcement (Minimum Housing Codes) Community Development Downtown Revitalization Economic Development

Matt Billett

Professor of Finance · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Matthew T. Billett holds the Richard E. Jacobs Chair in Finance at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.

Financial Modeling Finance Valuation Corporate Finance Statistics

Sarah Reckhow

Assistant Professor of Political Science · Michigan State University

Sarah Reckhow is an expert on education policy, urban and state politics, and philanthropy and nonprofits in public policy.

Philanthropy Racial Politics State Politics Education Policy Every Student Suceeds Act

Donald DePamphilis

Professor Emeritus of Computer Information Systems & Finance · Loyola Marymount University

Donal DePamphilis is an expert in mergers, acquisitions and other restructurings.

Finance Mergers & Acquisitions Restructurings

T. William Lester, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Lester is an expert on the impact of minimum wage and living wage policies on urban economic development.

Economic Development Labor Market Institutions Living Wage Policies Minimum Wage Policies Labor Economics

Melissa Jacoby, J.D.

Graham Kenan Professor of Law, School of Law · UNC at Chapel Hill

Graham Kenan Professor of Law

Local Government Law Local Government State Bankruptcy Commercial Law

Howard E. Johnson

Managing Director · Veracap Corporate Finance

A leading expert in M&A and shareholder value, Howard is renowned for his lively presentations without a lot of technical jargon.

Mergers & Acquisitions Business Valuation Corporate Finance Building Value in Your Company Selling Your Company

Dra. Ida Berenice Molina Aguilera

Head of Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) · Honduras

Dr. Ida Berenice Molina Aguilera is the Head of Honduras’ Extended Program for Immunization (EPI) program.

Vaccination Strategies Vaccination Infectious Disases

Brian Fitzpatrick

Professor of Law · Vanderbilt University

Expert on class action litigation, federal courts, judicial selection, constitutional law and the Supreme Court.

campaign contributions Class action law suits women's reproductive rights Class Actions Class Action Lawsuits

Steve Yang

Senior Analyst, Communications & Mobility · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Senior Analyst, Communications & Mobility

Mobile Phones Smartphone Pricing Consumer Telecom Services Wireless Slate Tablets

Rick Eckstein, PhD

Professor of Sociology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Rick Eckstein, PhD, is an expert in sports and society, youth sports, gender and sports, intercollegiate spending and stadium financing.

Title IX College Athletics Reform Sociology of Sport Stadium Financing Labor and Unions

Xiaoyun Yu

Associate Professor of Finance · Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

Expert in theoretical and empirical corporate finance, focusing on the nuances of information economics and the politics of economy finance

Information Economics Security Design Initial Public Offering Financial Institutions and Systems Political Economy of Finance

Ann E. Harrison

Bank of America Dean | Professor · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Renowned economist and dean of the Haas School of Business

India Emerging Markets Foreign Direct Investment Multinational Firms International Trade and Global Strategy

Meng ZHANG

Assistant Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Forestry Resource Management Chinese Diaspora Political Economy Material Culture

Sam Angus

Partner, Corporate Group · Fenwick & West LLP

Entrepreneurship and venture financing for start-ups have been long-standing specialties for this lawyer and conference panel moderator

Start-Up/Venture-Backed Companies Equity and Debt Financings Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Matters Intellectual Property Licensing

Laurel Franzen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Chair, Department of Accounting

Equity Valuation Financial Distress Bankruptcy Forecasting Financial Accounting

Terence Fitzgerald

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor focused on policy, family and children, social inequality, and institutional racism.

Racism related to Public School & Higher Education Reproduction of Racism Male Gender Issues Social Development and Policy Social Work Education

Joanna Wu

Susanna and Evans Y. Lam Professor of Business Administration · University of Rochester

Joanna Wu’s research is related to financial disclosure and regulations, as well as the behavior of financial institutions.

Behavior of Financial Institutions and Intermediaries Financial Disclosure and Regulation