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Legal Lab for the CFO by The NYC CFO Leadership Council

Legal Lab for the CFO hosted by: The NYC CFO Leadership Council Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

When: October 22, 2019
8:00-10:00 AM
Where: The offices of Blank Rome
1271 Avenue of the Americas
16th Floor
New York, New York  10020
United States
Contact: Debbie Lindner
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Program description


Legal Lab for the CFO


Attend Legal Lab for the CFO and learn from seasoned attorneys about “best practices” financial executives should consider when confronted with critical legal concerns and related decisions. This 90 minute seminar will be presented by highly-specialized attorneys from Blank Rome LLP, an AmLaw100 firm, and is designed to have a beneficial impact on how you,  the CFO, execute the success of your business when particularly focusing on real estate, intellectual property, and employment and compensation/benefits.


Attendees will have an opportunity to take part in legal discussions focused on helping you:

  • Consider real estate assets specific to New York City, including key lease items, regulatory issues, security deposits, auto renewals and the option to purchase 
  • Understand employment law and reducing the risk of litigation
  • Retain talent and handle overtime issues
  • Monetize and valuate intellectual property assets
  • Prioritize insurance policyholder risk






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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


Jonathan A. Clark is a partner and chair of Blank Rome’s employee benefits and executive compensation group based in the Philadelphia office.  He concentrates his practice on a variety of employee benefits, executive compensation, and related matters, including: benefits and compensation issues arising during transactions, including plan asset transfers, management investment in leveraged buyouts, ESOPs, and other employee ownership vehicles; equity-based compensation arrangements for directors and executives, including stock option, restricted stock, and phantom stock programs; and the design, implementation, operation, communication, and termination of qualified retirement plans. 


Anthony A. Mingione is a partner and co-chair of Blank Rome’s General Litigation Practice Group based in the New York office.  He devotes his practice to providing business solutions to legal problems in the workplace and in litigating business disputes.  Anthony regularly advises clients on all aspects of labor and employment law, including: developing and maintaining workplace policies and procedures; negotiating and drafting employment contracts and separation agreements; protecting trade secrets and other confidential materials; conducting investigations in response to government inquiries and internal complaints; and litigating all aspects of labor and employment matters, including agency proceedings, arbitrations, court cases, and appeals.  He also has extensive experience in litigating complex commercial and ERISA/employee benefits matters.


Natasha Romagnoli is a partner in Insurance Recovery and is based in the New York office. She counsels a wide breadth of clients, including corporations, investment funds, universities and high schools, religious institutions, and individuals, on issues in connection with insurance coverage claims and disputes. Natasha regularly appears in state and federal courts across the country and in arbitration, representing her clients on matters related to insurance recovery, advancement and indemnification for directors and officers, employment practices liability insurance (“EPLI”), and sexual abuse coverage. She has also handled several general commercial litigation disputes concerning broker malpractice, breach of contract, securities, and tort claims.

Lisa Casey Spaniel is a partner and vice chair of Blank Rome’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group based in the Philadelphia office. Lisa concentrates her legal practice in intellectual property matters, namely software and technology licensing, data analytics and related data licensing arrangements, cybersecurity and privacy issues, outsourcing and supply agreements, mergers, acquisitions and other business agreements and transactions, software development, and promotions law.


Samuel M. Walker is a partner and co-chair of Blank Rome’s Real Estate Practice Group based in the New York office.  Sam’s clients include private equity funds, public companies, real estate investment funds, financial institutions, developers, and landlords and tenants.  He counsels clients in sales, acquisitions, and development; financing; equity investments and joint ventures; commercial leasing; and workouts and restructuring.  Sam also has extensive experience in advising tenants in national and regional leasing roll-out programs. He has successfully completed over 200 leases in the past four years for his clients.

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