Celebration of Black Alumni - Videos

To view videos of the Celebration of Black Alumni sessions and panels, please click on the titles below:


Watch Video: Welcome Luncheon

Introduction: Robert H. Alexander, Jr ’76, Principal, The Law Office of Robert H. Alexander, Jr., p.c.
Keynote: Kenneth C. Frazier ’78, President and Chief Executive Officer, Merck & Company, Inc.

Watch Video: Welcome and Plenary Session - CBA Unplugged: The Heart of the Matter

Moderator: Charles J. Ogletree ’78, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law; Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice
Peter Bynoe ’76, Senior Counsel, DLA Piper; COO Loop Capital
Randall L. Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Raymond C. Marshall ’78, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
Ray McGuire ’83, Head, Global Banking, Citigroup, Inc.
Terri Sewell ’92, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
Alexandra Lee ’07, Associate, Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP


Watch Video: Preparing for Tomorrow: Quality Education as a Civil Right

Moderator: Peggy Cooper Davis ’68, John S.R. Shad Professor of Lawyering and Ethics, New York University
Ronald Ferguson, Senior Lecturer in Education and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Robert Parris Moses, Founder, Algebra Project
John Payton ’77, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund


Watch Video: Government Leaders: Changing the Game for Political and Economic Empowerment

Moderator: Randall L. Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Martina Lewis Bradford, Deputy Sergeant-At-Arms, United States Senate
Anthony Brown ’92, Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland
Kurt Schmoke ’76, Dean, Howard University School of Law, Former Mayor, City of Baltimore
Terri Sewell ’92, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
David Strickland ’93, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Richard Taylor ’77, Former Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Watch Video: Morphing and Maintaining Your Competitive Advantage: Transitions from Law to Entrepreneurship

Moderator: John A. Mathews II ‘07, Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP
Robert H. Alexander, Jr. ’76, Principal, The Law Office of Robert H. Alexander, Jr., p.c.
Anthony Chase ’80, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ChaseSource LP
Joseph K. Hurd III ’95, Senior Director, Export Promotion and Trade Policy, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Yaneris Rosa ’07, Chief Marketing Officer, CouchConnect
Corliss Stone-Littles '82, Managing Member, Corliss Stone-Littles LLC


Watch Video: The Director’s Role:  Setting the Corporate Agenda and Creating Change

Moderator:  Robert J. Gerrard, Jr. ’77, Retired General Counsel, Scripps Networks
Debra L. Lee ’80, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BET Network
Deborah Lathen ’78, President, Lathen Consulting, LLC
Joel Motley ’78, Managing Director, Public Capital Advisors LLC
Frank Scruggs II ’77, Shareholder, Berger Singerman
Kelvin R. Westbrook ’82, Director, Archer Daniels Midland Company; Camden Property Trust and Stifel Financial Corp.



Watch Video: Navigating Entertainment’s New Frontier: Social Networks, Digital Media & Beyond

Moderator: Lisa Jones Johnson ’82, President & CEO, NextGen Media Group, Inc
Hill Harper ’92, Award-Winning Actor and Author
Franklin Leonard, Vice President of Creative Affairs at Overbrook Entertainment, creator of the Black List and co-creator of Blcklst.com.
Douglas I. McHenry ’77, President, Elephant Walk Entertainment
James Winston ’72, Partner, Rubin Winston Diercks Harris & Cooke, L.L.P.


Watch Video: New Rules for a Changing Landscape:  The Evolving Practice of Entertainment and Media Law

Moderator: Nancy McCullough ’92, Principal, Law Offices of Nancy L. McCullough 
Debra Martin Chase ’81, Chief Executive Officer and President, Martin Chase Productions
George Cheeks ’92, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel, MTV Networks, Music & Entertainment Groups
Tina Perry ’99, Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Kim Richardson ’95, Executive Counsel, The Walt Disney Company 
Virgil Roberts ’72, Principal, Bobbitt and Roberts


Watch Video: Women at the Top: Does It Make a Difference When a Woman is in Charge?

Moderator: Cari Dawson '93, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Stephanie Bell-Rose ’84, Managing Director, TIAA-CREF and Head of the TIAA-CREF Institute
Jacqueline A. Berrien ’86, Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Cathy Hampton ’93, City Attorney, City of Atlanta
Elsie McCabe Thompson ’84, President, Museum for African Art 
Deborah Wright ’83, President and CEO, Carver Bancorp Inc


Watch Video: Road to the Robe: Mapping a Path to the Bench

Moderator: Ron Sullivan ’94, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Harvard Criminal Justice Institute, Edward R. Johnston Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Cassandra Butts ’91, Former Deputy White House Counsel
Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. ’81, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Lisa White Hardwick ’85, Chief Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals - Western District
Laura Taylor Swain ’82, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York
Robert Wilkins ’89, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia


Watch Video: The Suites and the Streets: Recent Developments in Criminal Justice

Moderator: Glenn Ivey ’86, Partner, Venable LLP
Paul Butler ’86, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Carville Dickinson Benson Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University
Joseph W. Clark ‘97, Partner, Jones Day
Loretta Lynch ’84, United States Attorney, New York
Ron Machen, Jr. ’94, United States Attorney, District of Columbia
Cathleen Price ’96, Senior Attorney, Equal Justice Initiative


Watch Video: Corporate Compliance Officers: Blowing the Whistle and More

Moderator:  Hazel-Ann F. Mayers ’99, Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and Chief Compliance Officer, CBS
Katrina Campbell ’96, Vice-President of Training and Education, Global Compliance
Lisa Stewart Hughes ’94, Vice President, Corporate Compliance, NBC Universal
Marcellus McRae ’88, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Kathleen Simmons Laurent ’84, Ethics, Compliance and Privacy Officer, Sony Electronics


Watch Video: Law, Technology, and Emerging Economies: The Role of the International Lawyer as Everything in Trade and Development Changes

Moderator:  June M. Baldwin ’75, Vice President and General Counsel, Community Television of Southern California (KCET)
Myma Belo-Osagie, ’78, SJD'85, Managing Partner, Udo, Udoma & Belo-Osagie; Non-Executive Director, Africa Opportunity Fund Ltd.
Cynthia Cannady ’75, Principal IP*SEVA, Former Director of IP and New Technologies, World Intellectual Property Organization
Amos N. Jones ’06, Assistant Professor of Law, Campbell University, and Of Counsel, Newton & Partners LLP
Wayne M. Kennard, Partner, Wilmer Hale
Humphrey Polanen ’74, Partner, ICG Asia Capital


Watch Video: A Human Rights Agenda for 21st Century Africa:  The Role that Lawyers and Advocates Have Played in Advancing Human Rights in Africa

Moderator: Susan Page ’89, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Walter Carrington ’55, Former American Ambassador to Nigeria and Senegal
Bemma B. Donkoh ’78, Just Retired from United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Former UNHCR Representative to the United Kingdom
George Edwards ’85, Professor, Indiana University Law School; Director, International Human Rights Program
Robert C. Tubman ’69, Former Director-General of the ECOWAS Fund, Former Liberian Finance Minister, and Former Liberian Deputy Justice Minister
Winston A. Tubman ’66, Standard Bearer of the Congress for Democratic Change of the Republic of Liberia, Former United Nations Secretary General Special Representative to Somalia, Former Minister of Justice (Attorney General) of Liberia, Former Liberia Ambassador to the United Nations


Watch Video: HLSA Award Luncheon/125th Anniversary of the HLSA                  
Celebration Tent, Holmes Field

Presenters of the HLSA Award: Dean Martha Minow, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Law; Sharon E. Jones ’82, President of O-H Community Partners, Harvard Law School Association, President
HLSA 125th Anniversary Welcome:  Sharon E. Jones ’82, Harvard Law School Association, President
HLSA Award Recipient: Annette Gordon-Reed ’84, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Introduction: John R. Ettinger ’78, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardell LLP
Keynote: Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. ’79, Ph.D. ’81, President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF; Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve System


Watch Video: Gala Dinner & Harvard Law School Medal of Freedom Award Presentation
Celebration Tent, Holmes Field

Awardee:  Derek Bok ’54, Former Dean of Harvard Law School, Former President, Harvard University
Awardee:  Walter Leonard, Former Assistant Dean and Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Harvard Law School; Former President, Fisk University
Moderator: Charles J. Ogletree ’78, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law; Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice 


Watch Video: A Conversation with Dean Martha Minow 
Celebration Tent, Holmes Field

Introduction: Ron McCray ’83, Director, A.H. Belo, Knight-Ridder


Watch Video: Social Impact Ventures and Not-for Profits: Forging New Leadership Strategies to Create Change

Moderator: Raye Mitchell ’94, CEO/Founder, Making a New Reality Foundation
James O’Neal ’82, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Legal Outreach
Earl Martin Phalen ’93, CEO, Reach Out and Read
Brooke Richie-Babbage ’03, Founder and CEO, Resilience Advocacy Project
Eugene V. Wade, Jr. ’95, CEO, UniversityNow, Inc.


Watch Video: International Law and Foreign Affairs: Adding Our Voices to the Global Dialogue

Moderator: Darin Johnson ’00, Attorney-Adviser, U.S. Department of State
Susan Page ’89, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Michael Peay ’73, Assistant Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
Melvin Williams ’89, General Counsel, Millennium Challenge Corporation



Watch Video: Farewell Gospel Brunch, Remembrance of Departed Alumni and Closing Remarks
Celebration Tent, Holmes Field

Closing Remarks: Reginald J. Brown ’96 and Lorenzo S. Littles ’82, CBA III Co-Chairs
Music provided by: New England Gospel Ensemble


Last modified: September 27, 2011

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