Sponsored by Thompson Hine, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
James Robenalt, Thompson Hine
James D. Robenalt is the author of Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland. The book traces Cleveland’s political climate in 1968, weaving a spellbinding story that examines the origins of violence in a city that became ground zero during the civil rights and black power struggles. The compelling story of urban race relations still resonates in 2018. He previously authored January 1973, The Harding Affair, and Linking Rings.
Robenalt is also partner in Thompson Hine's Business Litigation practice group. He has been named as one of America's Leading Lawyers in the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers. Jim has consistently been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Walter Beach, Eyewitness to events leading up the 1968 shootout. A former Cleveland Browns player and assistant to Mayor Carl Stokes.
Mutawaf Shaheed, Eyewitness to events leading up the 1968 shootout. Imam and black nationalist poet.
Moderator: Lee Fisher, Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHostetler Chair, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Concluding Remarks Roland V. Anglin, Dean and Professor, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Sponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Global Business Law Review and International Law Students Association, Cleveland State University.
Government officials in countries that have become the target of U.S. economic sanctions have publicly acknowledged that they support the use of cryptocurrency to circumvent reliance on the U.S. dollar, primarily to regain access to the international markets from which they have been blacklisted. The anonymity offered by cryptocurrencies such as the Venezuelan petro and Russian cryptoruble makes it difficult to identify violators and enforce regulations. In response, the U.S.’s banking enforcement agency, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), has begun focusing on exchanges to increase transparency in international transactions, which may help identify violators but also raises security concerns.
Panelists will discuss, inter alia, the following questions: (1) What is cryptocurrency, and how does it operate? (2) How are blacklisted countries using cryptocurrency to circumvent international sanctions? (3) What financial and/or criminal penalties do traders and investors face for direct or indirect violations of U.S. sanctions? (4) What regulatory changes is the OFAC considering to identify and block transactions with sanctioned countries? (5) How will these regulatory changes affect risk-assessment for investors and financial institutions, and with what impact on cryptocurrency markets, such as the market for bitcoin, and the larger stock market?
- Richard Gordon, Case Western Reserve University Director of the Financial Integrity Institute; Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center; Professor of Law; former Senior Counsel at the International Monetary Fund.
- Denny Murphy, Senior Manager at Skoda Minotti, Business Advisory Firm with offices in Cleveland; Certified Public Accountant concentrating in accounting and audit, as well as cost segregation studies.
- Daniel Riedl, Assistant United States Attorney in the National Security and Cyber Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Franklin County, Ohio, and former Special Prosecutor for the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
- Mark Sniderman, Case Western Reserve University Professor of Economics, with a focus on macroeconomics and financial regulation; former Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
The Association of Corporate Counsel, Northern Ohio Chapter, is hosting this exciting event for law students on Feb. 27 at 5:15 p.m. in the Learning Commons. The discussion, "A Day in the Life of In-House Counsel," will connect you with attorneys wtih wide ranging experience, including general corporate, compliance, privacy, international and litigation matters. Please block time to attend. This is a very unique opportunity to meet leaders with extensive experience. The panel, as presented by the ACC, will include:
Shelly Hillyer (Moderator) - Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., Director - Compliance, Risk & Insurance Management and Asst. General Counsel; Board Member & Past President - Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Ohio
Jennifer Miller - Hyland Software Inc., Senior Counsel - Global Privacy; President - Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Ohio
Jeff Lauderdale - Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Trial Counsel & Global Group Counsel; Vice President - Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Ohio
Joe Muha - Discount Drug Mart, Corporate Counsel/Director of Pharmacy Compliance
Patrick Haggerty - Frantz Ward LLP, Founding Partner and Chair of the Litigation Practice Group
P. Kelly Tompkins - Vice Chair of Cleveland-Marshall Law School Board of Visitors
Please join us for our first ESLA gathing of 2018 to discuss the agenda for upcoming Spring events!
Please join us for our first ESLA gathering of 2018 this Wednesday, February 14th at 12:30 pm, in LB 208 to discuss the agenda for upcoming spring events!
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Civil Litigation Clinic students Madilyn Maruna and Chris Riggi recently won a hard-fought victory for a client in an unemployment case.
In what is becoming a yearly tradition as one of the nation’s most active chapters, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) received several honors at the association’s Midwest Regional Convention, hosted by St. Louis University School of Law January 31 – February 4. C|MLAW was named Chapter of the Year in the Midwest Region for the fourth consecutive year.
Join us to meet and celebrate generations of dedicated law alumni who share a family tradition of CMLaw excellence.
A CMLaw Legacy is an alumnus, alumna or current student whose parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle or spouse/life partner also received a degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
RSVP by April 20: firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-687-2537
Sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
Five Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students had the opportunity to work on criminal justice reform in the local community firsthand this Fall as participants in Dean Lee Fisher's pop-up practicum on Cleveland Police Reform.