Most law school grads who began their careers at large law firms probably remember the research assignments they received as young associates, with the long hours, the frustrating Lexis searches and the overbroad results–all for an answer that a more experienced lawyer could have found in 10 minutes.
From his Times Square office overlooking Manhattan, Michael Hess ’65 surveyed his 38-year career from public to private law–and back again. A native New Yorker, he is now blending his experience in both areas as senior managing director at Giuliani Partners, a crisis management firm hatched in 2002 after former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s eight-year tenure.
In the Financial Times, Professor Lucian Bebchuk writes: The Securities and Exchange Commission formally proposed a rule this month that would provide shareholders with some access to the corporate ballot – the proxy card distributed to all voting shareholders. The rule would require some companies in certain circumstances to include the names of candidates nominated by shareholders who satisfy some minimum ownership requirements on the corporate ballot.
They are companies known throughout the world. We grew up with their corporate incarnations–from Big Bird and G.I. Joe to the Avon Lady and Hershey’s Kisses–and they still are entrenched in our culture. What’s it like to be a lawyer for these icons of Americana? We visited some alumni at work to find out.