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"Yale Career Panels: A Candid View of the Legal Profession" March 6, 2013 (Register only for one venue/type of ticket)

Yale University and Yale Alumni organizations

Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

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Kaye Scholer at 425 Park Avenue (Conference Room 19 D/E) Ended Free  
Yale Location - Room 116, William Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street Ended Free  
Webinar: Streaming Video and optional Dial in Number (Link will be emailed before event) Ended Free  

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“Yale Career Panels: A Candid View of the Legal Profession” Event on March 6


This event is the seventh in a series covering different professions and will feature three panelists,  a diverse group that will provide candid views of the legal profession from the point of view of corporate finance/M&A, litigation and the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. All of the panelists are Yale College graduates.


The panel discussion will be held in New York City, but will be simultaneously broadcast via video conference to Room 116, William Harkness Hall at Yale University at 100 Wall Street, and as a webinar via a streaming video over the internet. (An audio only conference call number will also be available for those who do not have internet access.)


This series is jointly supported by various organizations at Yale University and Yale Alumni organizations, including Yale Undergraduate Career Services, the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), Students and Alumni of Yale (STAY), the Junior Class Council (JCC), the Yale Alumni Association of New York (YAANY), the Asian American Cultural Center, and the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA).


Time: March 6, 2013 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST


(The panelists have agreed to stay for an additional 30 minutes after the panel to speak with the New York attendees.)





Leslie G. Fagen, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Peggy Kuo, General Counsel of the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings

Alice Young, Partner and Asia-Pacific Chair, Kaye Scholer LLP


Moderator and Organizer:

Peter Young, President and Managing Director, Young & Partners


Locations and Webinar:

New York Location: Conference Room 19 D/E at Kaye Scholer LLP, 425 Park Avenue

Yale Videoconference Location: Room 116, William Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street

Webinar: streaming video and conference call (link and dial-in number will be emailed to the webinar registrants before the event)



         Where is the profession heading (good and bad)?

         How do you get into the profession and what is the typical career path?

         What are the myths versus the realities?

         What are the characteristics of people who tend to do well and are happy in the profession?

         What types of people tend not to do well or end up unhappy and why?

         If you don’t stay in the profession until retirement, what are the exit routes to other professions?




Leslie G. Fagen


Les is a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, a major law firm. He  has a strong track record of wins and favorable settlements at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts in multiple jurisdictions, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He has represented a wide range of clients in many industries, such as major private equity companies and hedge funds in substantial commercial disputes; major public company defendants in significant securities litigations, antitrust and transactional matters and internal investigations; clients in major international and domestic arbitrations; clients in the media, fashion and information services fields in intellectual property matters including trademark, copyright and licensing disputes; major manufacturers in product liability defense work, including class action litigation, and the prosecution of plaintiffs' claims relating to defective products; real estate litigation matters including appraisal arbitrations; significant trusts and estates matters; and

a court appointment to represent all future claimants who fall victim to asbestos-related disease in connection with the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust.


Les is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also an adjunct lecturer in law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches trial advocacy, and an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches an intellectual property litigation course. Les is also an Associate Fellow, Berkeley College, Yale University.


He currently serves as a member of the Paul Weiss Management Committee. He is also a former chairman of the Partnership Committee and served as co-chair of the firm's Litigation Department.


Les is a member of the Legal Advisory Board of the Copyright Alliance, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the International Bar Association. Les is a director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He has served as President and Vice Chairman of The Educational Alliance, Inc., a multi-disciplinary social service agency, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Maimonides Medical Center. He has been a David Rockefeller Fellow (2009-2010) at the Partnership for New York City.


Les is the author of numerous publications on arbitration, intellectual property and product liability. He is a graduate of Yale College (B.A. - 1971) and Columbia Law School (J.D. - 1974).


Peggy Kuo


Peggy Kuo has been General Counsel of the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings since February 2011. The Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings provides a neutral forum for adjudicating violations of laws, rules and regulations that affect the health, safety and quality of life in New York City. As the first General Counsel of the newly independent agency, Peggy has been able to build a legal department that supports all 4 constituent tribunals. The Office handles labor and employment issues, review policies and procedures to ensure due process and compliance with all laws, respond to FOIL requests, work with the Law Department regarding litigation, draft contracts, engage in rulemaking, and provide strategic advice and guidance on agency initiatives.


Prior to her current position, Peggy was the Chief Hearing Officer of the New York Stock Exchange from February 2005 to March 2011; Counsel at  the law firm of WilmerHale, LLC from 2002  to 2005, and a Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) from 1998 – 2002; Acting Deputy Chief, Criminal SectionU.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division from September 1994 to August 1998; and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia from 1989 – 1993.


She is a graduate of Yale College (B.A. in History – 1985) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1988).


Alice Young


Alice Young is a partner and heads Kaye Scholer’s Asia-Pacific practice, advising multinationals and entrepreneurs on their business activities and investment considerations in the United States and throughout Asia. In addition to advising clients on complex cross-border transactions and sensitive legal and governmental strategies, she assists clients in identifying potential Asian partners and resources. With more than 35 years’ experience, Young has served as lead legal advisor on projects in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Malaysia and the Philippines. She worked in Hong Kong in the early 1970s and completed her first deal in mainland China in 1979. Currently based in New York and Shanghai, Young speaks Mandarin, Japanese and French. Young was in the first class of women to graduate from Yale University, and subsequently received her law degree from Harvard Law School.


In addition to her private practice, Young is extremely active in the Asian American community. She volunteers with the Asian American Legal Defense Fund (from which she received a Justice in Action Award in 2004), has served as Vice Chairman and on the Membership and Issues Committees of the prestigious Committee of 100 and is a Trustee of the Asia Foundation and Give2Asia Boards, the US-China Business Council and is a member of the Deloitte & Touche Diversity External Advisory Council. She is also a Lifetime Trustee of the Aspen Institute and a Lifetime Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where she serves on the Membership Selection Committee.


Peter Young (Moderator)


Mr. Young is President and a Managing Director of Young & Partners, a leading investment banking firm focused on the life science and chemical industries. He manages the firm and is actively involved in client transactions and financings. Under his leadership, Young & Partners has established and maintained its position as a leader in the industry. Young & Partners was founded in 1996 and is lead by a group of Managing Directors, all of whom were previously heads of their industry groups at major firms such as Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Dresner Bank, Schroders, and Salomon Brothers.


Prior to 1996, Mr. Young was head of various related industry groups at Salomon Brothers, Schroders, and Lehman Brothers for ten years.  Early in his career while with Bain & Co., Mr. Young provided strategic advice to major chemical and life science companies. He was also a senior member of J.H. Whitney & Co. the venture capital firm.


Mr. Young received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar with Highest Distinction), an M.S. in Accounting from the New York University and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified  Public Accountants.  Mr. Young is a board member of Société de Chimie Industrielle, a chemical and pharmaceutical industry association and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine.




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