Upcoming Lunch with Practitioner Programs
The Career Center is happy to announce the launching of the 2012-2013 Lunch with a Practitioner Series. The events are meant to encourage students to interact and ask questions of practicing attorneys to learn more about specific practice areas. With that in mind, we limit the size of each lunch to 20. RSVP is required through the events tab of Symplicity on a first come/first serve basis. Lunch will be provided.
We have two events scheduled for September:
Thursday, September 6, 2012, 12:15-1:15pm, Room 55 - INTERNATIONAL TRADE/COMPLIANCE - LATIN AMERICA
Ryan Strom, Class of 2003, is Senior Counsel of Brand Integrity for Philip Morris International, in Mexico City, where he oversees criminal and civil litigation in Latin America and Canada against counterfeiters, illicit manufacturers, importers, illegal distribution networks and points of sale. He Manages compliance issues regarding US, UK and Latin American anti-bribery laws including developing and implementing global training programs. He also develops strategic analyses of laws governing free trade zones, customs regulations, competition law, manufacturing taxes, and import/export requirements. Prior to his work at Philip Morris Mr. Strom was an associate at Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A., in Minneapolis, MN.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 12:15-1:15pm, Room 65 - INTERNATIONAL LAW - JAPAN
Matthew Wilson has 20 years professional and legal experience dealing with matters involving Asia. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wyoming College of Law where he continues to teach and engage in international legal matters. Prior to law school, he worked in Japan for electronic giants Sony and Yokogawa Electric. During law school, he interned for an international law firm on Saipan in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Western Pacific). After participating in Temple University Law School's semester study abroad program in Tokyo and completing an internship for GE Medical Systems Japan, he took an extended leave of absence from law school to participate in a multi-million dollar litigation on Saipan between two Japanese companies. After law school, he accepted a position with Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando office), where he handled a variety of international lawsuits involving intellectual property and commercial matters,
cross-border transactions, and multinational clients. He also served as general counsel for Advanced Telecommunication Network, Inc. (Tampa) prior to entering into academia. From 2003-2009, he served as an Associate Professor of Law for Temple University School of Law as well as Senior Associate Dean and General Counsel of Temple's Japan campus. In these capacities, he continued to handle international and cross-border matters.