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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

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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

Online registration is available until: 4/9/2019
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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 - Brian Hail
  • 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

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


Brian D. Hail, Partner, Goodwin

Brian Hail is a senior litigator who specializes in complex financial, lending and real estate transactions. Mr. Hail represents financial institutions, sponsors, lenders and borrowers, funds and investors in complex commercial disputes in matters involving financial and contractual rights and remedies: credit instruments; intercreditor disputes and workouts; valuation disputes including disputes relating to traditional first and second lien structures, junior debt, mezzanine and subordinate financings; and other complex commercial transactions. He also has extensive experience advising real estate owners, investors and financers on disputes arising from failed transactions, joint ventures and partnership matters, and lender or financing disputes.  


Mr. Hail also has an active pro bono practice, and has represented indigents and prisoners, including having the dismissal of a habeas petition reversed by the Second Circuit. He has served on the Second Circuit’s CJA panel and has been recognized by two federal courts for his pro bono efforts. In addition, Mr. Hail is involved with various conservation organizations, including representing The Nature Conservancy pro bono in connection with a development proposed by the Trump Organization.


Mr. Hail is a member of the New York State Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Dallas Bar Association and Federal Bar Council. He received an award for his pro bono activities on behalf of indigents and prisoners and is a member of the pro bono panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.


Mr. Hail began legal practice at the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Immediately prior to joining Goodwin in 2007, he was a partner in the New York office of Haynes & Boone LLP.


Mr. Hail has written and contributed to several papers on litigation and insolvency, including articles involving international litigation and federal practice and procedure.



•          J.D., University of Michigan, 1992 (cum laude)

•          B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1989 (cum laude)

•          B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1989 (cum laude)



Mr. Hail is admitted to practice in New York and Texas, and before the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Fifth Circuits.


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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