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ABI Competition

The Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy and the Private Equity Program, hosted the annual Restructuring Case Competition at Columbia Busienss School. Historically, only MBA students competed in the competition.

This was the first year that business school students partnered with law school students in the event. Law students brought valuable perspective to the competition given their understanding of corporate structure and creditor rights, which are crucial considerations in restructuring. Six teams of four students competed in the internal competition. CBS alumni working in restructuring, turnaround consulting and distressed investing came to campus to listen to student presentations and to provide constructive feedback and insights on restructuring space.

The alumni judges included Elisha Tropper ’95, Keith Luh ’03, Fred Steindler ’06, Rob Torti ’07, Erik Ulin ’08, Michael Livanos ’08 and Don Baxter ’09. The winning team, comprised of Michael Henderson-Cohen CBS ’13, Jonathan Lee CBS ’13, Zain Rehman CL’12, and Eli Silverman MBA ’13. The team went on to represent Columbia in the 6th Annual ABI Corporate Competition at The Wharton School.

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June 19, 2014

Jesse Greene, Richman Senior Fellow, will speak at NACD Directorship 2020: Future Trends and the Boardroom>

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April 29. 2014

Public Lecture Series: A Discussion with Neal Soss, Chief Economist at Credit Suisse>

April 2, 2014

Intelligence Squared Debate: More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete>


New Public Lecture Series

A Discussion with Neal Soss, Chief Economist at Credit Suisse

Columbia Business School
Room 141
6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

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The world economies seem to be recovering from the financial crisis of 2008, but where are they headed? What opportunities will there be? What challenges will be faced by policy makers? What new forces are at work that we haven’t faced before? Unlike past recoveries we are confronted with unique challenges. In fact three big trends are interacting in ways that will impact all economies. Potential GDP growth rates are slowing in most large economies, populations of large nations with big GDPs are aging and the economic wellbeing of everyone is being impacted by inequality of income and wealth. Join us to understand these issues better and what policy challenges our leaders will have to address. Get a grip on what it means to you, your country and those around you as Neal Soss, Vice Chairman, Research at Credit Suisse explores many aspects of these three dynamics that will impact us all.

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New Intelligence Squared Debate

More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete
April 2, 2014
6:45 - 8:15 p.m

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Participant Jonathan Cole, Provost and Dean Emeritus of Columbia University.
Event recap and video available now!

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