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Law School for the CFO by The NYC CFO Leadership Council

Law School for the CFO hosted by The NYC CFO Leadership Council Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Networking | 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Program

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
8-10:00 AM
Where: Goodwin Offices
The New York Times Building, 620 8th Avenue
26th Floor
New York City 10018
United States
Contact: Debbie Lindner

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Program Description


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 that directly affect the health of your business. Our legal experts will deliver presentations packed with practical and actionable advice to help you avoid unintentional pitfalls and risks.


Topics to be presented include:

  • Employment Law: Employee vs Contractor in the Gig Economy and the Minimum Wage Hike - Eric Roth
  • Working with Outside Counsel – Adam Chud & Maureen Naughton


Join us for our Law School for the CFO program, which continues to be one of the CFO Leadership Council's most popular events.


This is a great opportunity to learn straight from the experts!


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 $75.

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 Debbie Lindner, Marketing Director, NYC 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

Instructional method: Group-Live
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.8 CPE credits in Business Law
Experience Level: Basic
Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

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


Eric D. Roth, Counsel, Goodwin

Eric Roth is a counsel in the firm's Labor & Employment practice. Mr. Roth represents clients in all aspects of labor and employment relations. His practice involves counseling corporate clients on complying with the full array of laws affecting the workplace and avoiding litigation, as well as representing employers in employment-related litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings. Mr. Roth has represented major corporations in, among others, the financial services, banking, insurance, retail, manufacturing, publishing, media, legal, education, entertainment, technology and health care industries. He joined Goodwin in 2003.


Mr. Roth handles all types of employment litigations and disputes, including single and multiple plaintiff cases, class actions and collective actions before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and various arbitration and mediation forums across the country. His litigation practice includes claims of sexual and other forms of harassment, employment discrimination, breach of contract, executive compensation and bonus claims, discipline and discharge disputes, and tort claims arising in the employment context. Mr. Roth also has a wealth of experience both prosecuting and defending non-competition, non-solicitation, trade secrets and other restrictive covenants matters.


In addition to employment litigation, Mr. Roth has an active counseling practice, and regularly provides advice and guidance to employers on a host of employment-related matters and issues, including reductions in force, restructuring, terminations, hiring, discipline, internal investigations, employment agreements, non-compete and other restrictive covenant agreements, leave and accommodation issues, and employment policies and manuals. He also provides advice and counsel to employers on avoiding or minimizing the risk of litigation and on achieving their employee relations objectives through such techniques as proactive human resources policies and procedures, training and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Roth has been regularly involved in devising and conducting training programs for clients' managers and staff in connection with discrimination and harassment prevention, class action claims avoidance and defense strategies, and other employment law developments and issues. He also regularly provides employment and labor advice and analysis in connection with various forms of corporate transactions, and negotiates and drafts employment contracts and related agreements for high-level executives, officers and corporate management.


Mr. Roth is a member of the American Bar Association, and a member of the ABA's Labor and Employment Law Section.


Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Roth was an associate in the Labor & Employment Law department of Proskauer Rose LLP in New York from 1995 to 2003.


While attending law school, he was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding member and Editor of the Cornell Reporter.


Mr. Roth has authored and contributed to a number of articles for HR Advisor: Legal & Practical Guidance magazine on a host of employment law topics including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act.



J.D., Cornell Law School, 1995 (cum laude)

A.B., Princeton University, 1992



Mr. Roth is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


Adam M. Chud, Partner, Goodwin

Adam Chud is a litigation partner. He is focused on helping clients resolve complicated business challenges, particularly those involving insurance claims, from identification of the problem through resolution. Practical and solution-focused, Mr. Chud relies on his legal, investigative, and litigation expertise to focus on creating successful outcomes so that clients can focus on their business.


Mr. Chud has decades of experience helping companies across a wide range of industries resolve their most important disputes. His current practice focuses heavily on insurance claims counseling and dispute resolution with particular emphasis on business-interruption insurance, bad faith insurance claims, and significant coverage disputes.


Mr. Chud has litigated many significant cases on a pro bono basis, including two landmark cases that advanced the novel tort theories related to illegal incarceration and prisoner’s rights.


Mr. Chud serves on the Board of Trustees of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Lawyers’ Committee, and on the Board of Directors of the Council for Court Excellence. He is a graduate of the D.C. Bar’s John Payton Leadership Academy.



J.D., Cornell Law School, 1999 (cum laude)

Senior Note Editor, Cornell Law Review

M.P.S., Cornell University, 1997

B.A., American University, 1994 (cum laude)



Mr. Chud is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third and Fifth Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


Maureen Naughton, Managing Director of the Program Management Office, Goodwin

Maureen Naughton joined Goodwin in 2015 as the Managing Director of the Program Management Office (PMO). In this role, she oversees the firm’s project portfolio and key initiatives to ensure successful delivery, performance and strategic alignment to the firm’s goals and objectives. The PMO focuses on maximizing firm investments through project prioritization, organizational strategy, annual business planning and process engineering. In 2018, Ms. Naughton took on an additional role leading litigation practice management for the firm. Reporting to the Litigation Department Chair, she manages the operational, administrative and strategic initiatives functions of the department.


Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Naughton served as the Global Business and Operations Director of Legal and Compliance at BlackRock as well as the Americas Operations Officer for Legal and Compliance at Morgan Stanley. Ms. Naughton has over 15 years of legal operations experience covering all aspects of global administration and operations including headcount, expense and financial management, strategic planning, vendor management including outside counsel, professional development and talent management, business planning, operational risk, project management and process improvement, governance, cross functional and organizational alignment, technology as well as data management and analytics.

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