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Law School For The CFO by The Boston CFO Leadership Council

The Boston CFO Leadership Council presents: Law School for the CFO Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Networking and Light Snacks 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM - Program

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
4:30-6:30 PM
Where: The Offices of Goodwin
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA  02210
United States
Contact: Caroline Boyce

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It’s the advice you need, without the hourly fees!


Join us for ‘Law School for the CFO,’ an informative session on the legal topics today that directly affect the health of your business. Our legal experts will deliver a series of 30-minute vignettes packed with practical and actionable advice to help you avoid unintentional pitfalls and risks. 

Topics to be presented include:

• Employment Law

• Executive Compensation

• In House Counsel - interactions between in house counsel and the CFO



Scott Spelfogel

Scott Spelfogel began his career as a litigator, and has spent the past thirty years as general counsel to Boston-based financial services companies (Berkshire Group – 17 years, CWCapital – 7 years and The Davis Companies – 5 years).  Scott’s industry experience is varied, and in addition to the financial services industry includes work in the real estate, healthcare, consumer products, manufacturing, commercial services and technology industries. In addition to overseeing legal operations, Scott has had direct responsibility for the human resources, corporate insurance/risk management, customer service and compliance groups.  He has served as general counsel to both private and public companies and overseen three IPOs and multiple secondary and private offerings.  Scott received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.

Learning Objectives

Through this session, attendees will understand:

  • What you need to know about employment law to educate your workforce and reduce the risk of litigation.
  • The key considerations and implications for your organization under the newly enacted minimum wage hike.
  • Best practices for transforming outside counsel into strategic partners



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To register for this program, simply click on the green tickets button. All CFO Leadership Council members can attend this event for free.

Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $85.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Caroline Boyce, Marketing Director, Boston Chapter at

Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please email Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.

CPE Information

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:

About Our Speakers


Tim Holahan, Associate, Litigation, Goodwin

Tim Holahan is an associate in Goodwin's  Litigation Department and a member of the Labor and Employment practice.  He focuses on serving the firm’s technology, life sciences, private equity and venture capital clients, both as a counselor and a litigator.

Mr. Holahan supports the firm’s transactional practice by advising on employment-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions.  This includes analyzing the impact of employment considerations on deal strategy and structure; drafting and negotiating relevant deal document provisions; and drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements, noncompetition agreements, separation agreements and other critical employment-related documents.

Mr. Holahan also advises and advocates for clients in employment litigation in federal and state courts and administrative hearings, with a particular focus on restrictive covenant litigation and wage and hour litigation.


·         J.D., Boston College Law School, 2008

·         B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 2003 (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


James Mattus, Partner, ERISA & Executive Compensation, Goodwin

Mr. Mattus is a partner in Goodwin's ERISA & Executive Compensation practice. His practice focuses on various executive compensation and ERISA matters. Mr. Mattus joined the firm in 2008.

Mr. Mattus advises both public and private companies in structuring, implementing and administering equity-based and incentive compensation plans and programs, including providing advice with respect to tax and securities law concerns that arise in connection with such plans and arrangements. Mr. Mattus regularly advises companies in connection with the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

Mr. Mattus also represents investment managers and investment funds regarding the establishment and operation of collective investment funds, venture capital operating companies and real estate operating companies.

Mr. Mattus serves as Co-Chair of Pride@Goodwin.


·         J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2008

·         B.A., Georgetown University, 2005 (magna cum laude

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