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Loyola Law School and Aimee Weisner '94, then-Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, Edwards Lifesciences, hosted "Enforcement Trends and Other Developments Impacting California's Corporations: How Today's Companies Are Navigating Emerging Trends" at Edwards Lifesciences' beautiful campus in Irvine on May 15, 2019. Weisner moderated a candid discussion featuring the following general and chief legal counsel: David Flattum, PIMCO; Arnold Pinkston, Edwards Lifesciences (formerly of CoreLogic); and Michael Ray, Western Digital.

John Hueston, founding partner, and Vicki Chou, of counsel, Hueston Hennigan LLP presented on enforcement and other trends for California-based businesses.

Campus Speaker Series

  • A Conversation with James Parker '08
    March 15, 2023
    James Parker '08, General Counsel, Boston Celtics
    (No recording available)
  • Jeff Marks '95 - Lawyer and Entrepreneur
    February 13, 2023
    Jeff Marks '95, Alliance Legal Partners

  • Nailing the Interview
    February 10, 2023
    Dawn Haghighi, General Counsel, PCV Murcor Real Estate Services

  • A Conversation with Andy Beal '12
    February 1, 2023
    Andy Beal '12, Forta

  • Going Public Via a SPAC Merger
    November 10, 2022
    Tammy Brandt, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Business & Legal Affairs, FaZe Clan

  • Business Law Panel
    November 2, 2022
    Serineh Baghdasarian of Sklar Kirsh, Nick Feldman '15 of Gunderson Dettmer, Alice Yuan of Massumi+Consoli
    Sponsored by TLI, the Corporations Committee of the California Lawyers Association's Business Law Section, and various student organizations

  • Transactional Lawyering Institute Information Session
    October 25, 2022
    Professor Trevino
  • A Day in the Life of a Silicon Valley Lawyer
    March 17, 2022
    Katherine Duncan '09, partner, Fenwick & West LLP and Jennifer Pesce, associate, Fenwick & West LLP

  • The Business of Entertainment and Dealmaking
    October 26, 2021
    Robert Haymer '87, retired partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, previously a partner at O’Melveny & Myers
  • How to Polish Your Resume and Nail the Interview
    February 17, 2021
    Kat Duncan ’09, Partner, Fenwick & West LLP

  • The Entrepreneurial JD: Part 2
    November 5, 2020
    Ron Miller, Co-Founder & Chairman of StartEngine and Basha Rubin, CEO & Co-Founder of Priori Legal
  • Orchestrating a Deal in the Public's Interest: Rescuing the Johnson Publishing Company Photography Archive
    October 20, 2020
    George Fatheree '07, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

  • The Entrepreneurial JD: Part 1
    September 24, 2020
    Jeff Marks '95, Managing Partner, Alliance Legal Partners; Chairman and General Counsel, Titan Brands

  • The Modern Corporation and the Role of General Counsel
    February 25, 2020
    Arnie Pinkston, Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, Edwards Lifesciences
  • From Loyola Law School to Winery Owner
    February 11, 2020
    John Dragonette '93, Founder of Dragonette Cellars
  • Going In-House - What does that Mean?
    October 22, 2019
    Tiffany Lee '12, Senior Corporate Counsel, Thrive Market
  • Networking for Transactional Lawyers: It’s About the Connections
    March 19, 2019
    Justin Gaynor ’10, Founding Partner, Gaynor Page LLP

  • Advising Cannabis Businesses: The Practitioners' Perspective
    November 13, 2018
    Richard Ormond and Oren Bitan '07, Buchalter LLP

    Reprise on September 24, 2019 featuring Richard Ormond, Buchalter LLP
  • From JD to CEO: Featuring Reza Jahangiri '04, CEO, American Advisors Group
    March 21, 2018

  • View from the Inside: So You Want to be a General Counsel?
    February 21, 2018
    Christopher Wilson ’93, Vice President and General Counsel, General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ) and Linda Barker, ’82, Managing Director and General Counsel, Los Angeles Capital Management

  • Specialized Transactional & In-House Practice Panel
    October 25, 2017
    Phil Gharabegian '99, Fox Sports Media Group, Amy Lerner Hill '01, City National Bank, and Timothy Oppelt '07, Styskal, Wiese & Melchione LLP

  • A Day in the Life of a Business Lawyer
    September 26, 2017
    Sean Wainwright ’06 of Nossaman LLP, Kathryn McCann ’06 of Brown, George & Ross LLP and Hannah Kim of OpenX. Co-hosted by the Business Law Society.

  • Career Perspectives: Doing Deals
    October 5, 2016
    Joseph Salamunovich ’86, Strategic Law Partners LLP, Ara Babaian ’01, Encore Law Group, Sean Wainwright ’06, Nossaman LLP, Mark Sonefeldt ’12, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

  • Perspectives of an Emerging Company Lawyer
    October 22, 2015
    Bob O’Connor, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Fireside Chat with Afshin Pishevar, Chief Legal Officer, Hyperloop Technologies
    October 14, 2015

  • Career Advice for 3Ls
    September 30, 2015
    Sean Montgomery ’13, Foley & Lardner LLP, and Sujata Wiese ‘13, Fox Rothschild LLP

General Counsel and Other Perspectives

  • Enforcement Trends and Other Developments Impacting California’s Corporations:
    How Today’s Companies are Navigating Emerging Trends
    May 15, 2019 at Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

Fear and Hope in Enforcement Trends for Businesses: From the College Admissions Fraud Case to Lessons Learned
from the Successful Referral of Criminal Cases to the AGs and US DOJ
John Hueston, Founding Partner, Hueston Hennigan, LLP
Vicki Chou, Of Counsel, Hueston Hennigan LLP

General Counsel’s Perspective on Current Topics
David Flattum, Managing Director and General Counsel, PIMCO
Arnold Pinkston, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Corelogic, Inc.
Michael Ray, EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Western Digital Corp.
Aimee Weisner ’94, Corporate VP and General Counsel, Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

  • Trends in General Counsel Compensation
    March 7, 2018 at Loyola Law School
    Marty Willhite, former Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Legendary Entertainment, Sam Greenberg ’10 LLM ‘12,
    Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, Susan Schroeder & Bertha Masuda, Vivient Consulting LLC

Related Symposia

  • 1st Annual Cannabis Business Law Conference
    October 25, 2019

The purpose of the Conference was to address the myriad legal and regulatory issues that lawyers and financial advisors must be prepared to deal with when representing businesses operating within the cannabis industry in California.  The Conference featured keynote lunch speaker, former California State Treasurer John Chiang, and several afternoon sessions.  The three afternoon panels featured speakers who are experts in the financing, banking, tax, accounting, corporate governance and valuation issues that lawyers must grapple with in this heavily regulated industry.


  • Symposium on Corporations, the Constitution, and Democracy
    November 20, 2015

The Future of Corporate Constitutional Rights Litigation and Theory
Margaret M. Blair, Vanderbilt Law School; Erwin Cherminsky, UC Irvine School of Law; Sarah Haan, University of Idaho College of Law; James D. Nelson, University of Houston Law Center; Anne Tucker, Georgia State University College of Law; and Adam Winkler, UCLA School of Law

Democracy, Corporations and Money in Politics
Jeff Clements, Free Speech for People; Richard L. Hasen, UC Irvine School of Law; Michael S. Kang, Emory University School of Law; Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School; Michele Sutter, Money Out Voters In; and Abby Wood, USC Gould School of Law

Keynote Address - Corporate Power Ratchet: The Courts’ Role in Eroding ‘We the People’s’ Ability to Constrain Our Corporate Creations
The Hon. Leo E. Strine, Jr., chief justice of the Delaware Supreme Court

Closing Remarks
John Bonifaz, Free Speech for People, and Elizabeth Pollman, Loyola Law School

Aimee Weisner '94 is joined by Michael Ray, Arnold Pinkston and David Flattum to discuss "General Counsel's Perspective on Current Topics" at Edwards Lifesciences on May 15, 2019.