Public Speaking and Testimony

Public Speaking and Testimony

He was invited and provided expert testimony (economic analysis and policy strategy regarding capital markets as an investment banker) before hearings of the United States Congress.

Other speaking engagements include:

  • Blockchain Technology & Organizations Research Symposium, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT, August 15-16, 2018. Bitcoin, Virtual Currencies, and the Struggle of Law and Regulation to Keep Pace.
  • 2018 Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) Annual Conference, Portland, OR, August 10-13, 2018. Bitcoin, Virtual Currencies, and the Struggle of Law and Regulation to Keep Pace; WannaCry, Ransomware, & the Emerging Threat to Corporations, (w/ Peter Ormerod).
  • Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas, March 23, 2018; Bribery and Corruption: The COSO Framework, FCPA, and The U.K. Bribery Act.
  • Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 63rd Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 9-11, 2017. How Google Perceives Customer Privacy, Cyber, E-Commerce, Political and Regulatory Compliance Risks.
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 19, 2017. “Cybersecurity and Corporate Governance,” discussion presented to cybersecurity law Course.
  • 2017 “How Law Operates in a Wired Society,” Legal Scholars Roundtable Sponsored by Korea Legislation Research Institute (Korean Government-funded think tank), Seoul, Korea, September 21-22, 2017.
  • 2017 Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) Annual Conference, Savannah, GA, August 6-10, 2017. “Cyber Threats to Business: Identifying and Responding to Digital Attacks,” (Chair); “Industrial Cyber Vulnerabilities: Lessons from Stuxnet and the Internet of Things (IoT)”; “Digital is Different: Carpenter v. United States, The Fourth Amendment, The Stored Communications Act, and Cell Site Locational Information”; Moderator, Development Track Session: Curriculum / Pedagogy
  • Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2017 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 23-25, 2017. “Governing Risk and The Information Silo Problem: Engineering A Systemic Cultural and Communications Solution for Cyber.”
  • Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group (ASIL) (Wharton & U Miami) Conference, University of Miami, Miami, FL, January 13-14, 2017. “Following the Money: Lessons from the “Panama Papers;” Part 1: Tip of the Iceberg.”
  • Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 62nd Annual Meeting, Durham, NC, November 10-12, 2016. “International and Comparative Business and Financial Regulation,” (moderator of academic session); “Personal Ethics and the Financial Collapse of 2007-08.”
  • 2016 Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) Annual Conference, San Juan, PR, August 7-12, 2016. “Following the Money: Lessons from the “Panama Papers;” Part 1: Tip of the Iceberg.”; “Governing Risk and the Information Silo Problem: Engineering a Systemic Cultural and Communications Solution for Cyber” (Developmental Paper); “Entrepreneurship Law” panel discussion with: Josephine Nelson, Stanford University (Chair); Connie Bagley, Yale University; and Bonnie Persons, Chico State.
  • University of Florida, January 29, 2016 (Business School) “The GM Switch Crisis and Lessons in Governance” (one section, graduate ethics symposium).
  • UC Davis School of Law, Davis, CA, November 6, 2015. “Corporate Data Breaches: What Companies Can Learn From Recent High Profile Attacks,” Annual Symposium of the UC Davis Business Law Journal.
  • 2015 Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 6-10, 2015. “Some Key Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Law and Lawyers.”
  • 2015 Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 6-10, 2015. “The Value of Legal Writing, Law Review, and Publication.”
  • 2015 Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 6-10, 2015. “E-Commerce, Cyber, and Electronic Payment System Risk: Lessons from PayPal.”
  • USASBE and 3rd Annual Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship, Kansas City, MO, May 18-19, 2015. “Crowdfunding for Social Entrepreneurship”.
  • Texas Tech University, March 31, 2015 (College of Media and Communication). “Enhancing Team Meetings and Corporate Governance”.
  • George Washington University, March 24, 2015 (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Engineering Management and System Engineering Department). “If An Electronic Pearl Harbor Were Possible, What Would It Look Like?” EMSE 6537; Julie J.C.H. Ryan’s Information Operation’s class.
  • University of Florida, March 16, 2015 (Business School). “Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Directors” (one section, undergraduate bus. law class). “Cyber Ethics” (one undergraduate business ethics class).
  • Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida, March 13, 2015. “Entrepreneurship: Financing the Early-Stage Enterprise” (Emphasis on Crowdfunding).
  • Annual meeting of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), Tampa, Florida, January 25, 2015. “The Roar of the Crowdfunding.”
  • Annual conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), Seattle, Washington, August 5, 2014. “Entrepreneurial Risk in International Markets: Focus on Bribery and Corruption”.
  • Annual conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), Seattle, Washington, August 6, 2014. “Boardroom Diversity: Why It Matters.”
  • Paper presented at the Academy of Management (AOM) Content Analysis Professional Development Workshop, Philadelphia, Friday, August 1, 2014. Identifying E-Commerce Strategic Risks: Mining the SEC Filings of eBay and PayPal, (with David Altounian).
  • George Washington University, November 16, 2013. “Board Nominating Essentials,” segment of GWU ON THE BOARD program.
  • University of Florida, November 13, 2013. The Importance of Truth-Telling in Corporate Culture.
  • University of Florida, November 12, 2013. The Role of Ethics in Management, GEB 6930 (Guest Speaker).
  • George Washington University School of Law, October 21, 2013. Denit Trust Challenges in Corporate Governance Series: “The Role of Corporate; Directors In a Crisis,” with Alan Beller (Cleary Gottlieb), John Olson (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher), and Former SEC Commissioners Cynthia Glassman and Laura Unger.
  • ISIS-San Antonio International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, Oct. 18-20, 2013. Corporate Information Governance Under Fire (w/ Jason Triche & James C. Wetherbe).
  • Harvard University- Summer 2012. Corporate Governance MGMT S-5018 (Guest Speaker); “Board of Directors: Selection, Compensation, and Removal,” July 5, 2012.

Presided at in excess of one hundred meetings of various chapters of the National Association of Corporate Directors and/or the Dallas Internet Society, serving as Chairman and/or President. A representative list of presentations includes:

  • Shareholder Activism, (Program Chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, May 14, 2013.
  • Healthcare 911: Oversight from the Boardroom, (Program Chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, April 10, 2013.
  • Audit Committee Developments & Overview, (Program Chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, March 5, 2013.
  • Director’s Responsibility for Information Technology Governance, (Program Chair and Moderator), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, Feb. 12, 2013.
  • Director Responsibility for Risk Management, (Program chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, Jan. 8, 2013.
  • SEC Enforcement: What to Do When the SEC Calls, (Program chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, Nov. 13, 2012.
  • The Effective Lead Director, (Program chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, Oct. 2, 2012.
  • Boardroom Demand: What Boards Desire in New Directors, (Program chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, Sept. 5, 2012.
  • Harvard University- Summer 2012, Corporate Governance MGMT S-5018 (Guest Speaker); Board of Directors: Selection, Compensation, and Removal. July 5, 2012.
  • Bribery & Extortion: What You Need to Know, with Alexandra Wrage, President, Trace International (Moderator and Program chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, June 12, 2012.
  • Role of the Director in M&A Transactions, (Program chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, May 8, 2012.
  • When the Board Needs an Investigation, (Program chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, April 10, 2012.
  • What Directors Need to Know About the Audit Committee, “Financial Expert,” & Information Technology Risk, with Dennis Beresford (Program chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, Feb. 14, 2012.
  • The Role of the Board of Directors in the Development & Execution of Enterprise Wide Strategy, (Program chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, Jan. 10, 2012.
  • Why Is Strategic Leadership Important to the American Economy? Presentation before the School of Business, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, December 6, 2011.
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Minefield for Directors, (Program chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, Nov. 1, 2011.
  • Role of the Lead Director, (Program chair), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, Oct. 11, 2011.
  • Executive Compensation Disclosures: A Look Back to 2011 and a Look Forward, (Program chair) Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, Sept. 13, 2011.
  • The Board in Crisis: What To Do When The Unthinkable Happens (Program chair & moderator) with Admiral Bobby R. Inman USN (Retired), Dallas Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors, Oct. 13, 2010.
  • Oil & Gas 2006 (conference moderator), Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK (April 27, 28 and 29, 2006).
  • Corporate Governance Issues In An Oil & Gas Setting (panel moderator) presented at OIL & GAS 2006, Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK (April 27, 28 and 29, 2006).
  • The Role Of Attorney In A Large Energy Company (moderator) with Tom McDaniel, President, Oklahoma City University and former Vice Chairman of Kerr-McGee Corporation, before the Energy Law Association, Oklahoma City University School of Law, September 7, 2005.
  • Land and Legal Relations From the Perspective Of Major Natural Gas Operators (moderator) with Henry J. Hood, Senior Vice President of Land and Legal, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, before the Energy Law Association, Oklahoma City University School of Law, October 19, 2005.
  • CEOs Speak: Reports from the Front Line (Moderator) Dallas Internet Society, March 15, 2001, Infomart, Dallas, Texas.
  • Internet Advertising: Update & Future Trends (Moderator) Dallas Internet Society, Feb. 15, 2001, Infomart, Dallas, Texas.
  • What You Need to Know About Data Security (Moderator) Dallas Internet Society, Jan. 18, 2001, Infomart, Dallas, Texas.
  • Internet Job Market: Dynamics & Update: (Moderator) Dallas Internet Society, Oct. 19, 2000, Infomart, Dallas, Texas.
  • Austin: Internet Industry Update (Moderator) Dallas Internet Society, Aug. 24, 2000, Infomart, Dallas, Texas.
  • The Internet: Report From Houston (Moderator) Dallas Internet Society, July 20, 2000, Infomart, Dallas, Texas.
  • Venture Capital: Where Do We Go From Here? (Moderator) Dallas Internet Society, June 22, 2000, Infomart, Dallas, Texas.
  • Driving Traffic To Website Via Gaming / Viral Marketing (Moderator) Dallas Internet Society, April 13, 2000, Infomart, Dallas, Texas.
  • Presided over 50-something monthly meetings of the New York and Metropolitan Washington, DC / Baltimore chapters of the National Association of Corporate Directors.