2019 CLS Brazil Forum - Program

Agenda - April 19, 2019

08:45 AM | Quick Breakfast

09:10 AM | Opening Remarks – CLS and Brazil: an Ever-Growing Relationship

  • Sylvia Polo, Dean of Graduate Legal Studies at Columbia Law School

09:30 AM | Human Rights: Social Issues and Diversity Challenges

  • Flavia Piovesan, Member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and Visiting Scholar at the Harvard University
  • Kendall Thomas, Nash Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture
  • Daniel Sarmento, Lawyer and Constitutional Law Professor and Founder and Head of the Human Rights Clinics of the State University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Marise Nogueira, Member of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

11:00 AM | Coffee Break

11:15 AM | Capital Markets: Recent Issues and Developments

  • John Coffee Jr., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Corporate Governance at Columbia Law School 
  • Jed Rakoff, Federal District Judge for the Southern District of New York and Adjunct professor at Columbia Law School
  • Roger A. Cooper, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Jean Marcel Arakawa, Partner at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados
  • Bruno Racy, Partner at Machado Meyer, Sendacz & Opice Advogados

12:45 PM | Lunch - distributed during the conference

01:00 PM | Corporate Social Responsibility: An Ongoing Change in Paradigms

  • Luiz Ildefonso Simões Lopes, Brookfield Brazil Executive Chairman and Member of the Board of Trustees of FGV
  • Otto Licks, Partner at Licks Attorneys

02:15 PM | Constitutional Democracy: Crisis and New Challenges

  • Luís Roberto Barroso, Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court
  • Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School
  • Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
  • Samuel Issacharoff, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at the New York University School of Law

04:00 PM | Coffee Break

04:15 PM | Mergers and Acquisitions: Current Issues

  • Miguel Tornovsky, Partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Corporate Law Professor at Insper
  • Fernando Ziziotti, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Infrastructure Group
  • Aloysio Meirelles de Miranda Filho, Partner at Ulhôa Canto Advogados
  • Gabriel Silva, Partner at Linklaters
  • Nicholas Walter, Associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

05:45 PM | Closing Speech – Brazil: Towards an Optimistic Future

  • Luís Roberto Barroso, Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court

06:30 PM | Reception at Drapkin Student Lounge (Columbia Law School)