William Ridgway is an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, where he serves as Deputy Chief of the National Security and Cybercrimes Section. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Ridgway has investigated and prosecuted cases involving terrorism, cybercrime, intellectual property theft, and fraud.
Elizabeth S. Duquette teaches Advanced Legal Writing as well as Writing and Research in the US Legal System.
Previously she has taught European Union law at the Law School, Northwestern University, and DePaul University; evidence at DePaul and Pepperdine-London; and American trial law at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität-Frankfurt.
Phil has his own consulting firm, called Top Jar, LLC, where he conducts accounting engagements involving companies and government entities in a variety of industries and works with organizations to design, implement, and evaluate ethics and compliance programs, including anti-fraud controls.
John Flavin, a Chicago entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in life sciences ventures, will discuss Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE), the newly formed hub for multidisciplinary collaborations and support for business start-up activities at the University of Chicago. Mr. Flavin has been named executive director of CIE.
Chris Ekren is a Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Sony Electronics. Ms. Ekren oversees technology legal affairs of Sony Electronics' consumer and B2B electronics business segments, as well as certain digital services segments. He is currently based in Tokyo, where is focusing on strategic technology transactions.
Mandela’s promise to correct past land theft has thus far gone unfulfilled. When apartheid ended in 1994, 87% of South Africa’s land was owned by whites although they constituted less than 10% of the population. 2014 marks South Africa’s 20th year of democracy, but the post-apartheid state has transferred less than 10% of the land from whites back to blacks.