Holloran Center

for Ethical Leadership in the Professions

Past Events

2015 Deans' Forum on Advancing Professional Formation

March 1, 2015 - March 2, 2015

The 2015 Deans' Forum on Advancing Professional Formation is sponsored by Pepperdine University's Parris Institute for Professional Formation and the University of St. Thomas' Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions.

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Big Data and Privacy: Navigating Benefits, Risks and Ethical Boundaries

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Event hosted by the Center for Ethical Business Cultures and co-sponsored by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions.

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Terrorism in America: What are the current threats, and is the U.S. government doing enough to defend us?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Please join us for this special event featuring former CIA officer and Edina native Michael Hurley.

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The Future for In-House Counsel

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Richard Susskind presents: "The Future for In-House Counsel" followed by a discussion with a panel of general counsel: Laura Witte, General Counsel Cargill, Jon Oviatt, General Counsel Mayo Clinic, and Norm Linnell, Donaldson Company.

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Beyond Crisis Driven Regulations - Initiatives for Sustainable Financial Regulations

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Beyond Crisis Driven Regulations - Initiatives for Sustainable Financial Regulations

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Going Undercover as an Attorney: Inside Operation Greylord

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Featuring Terry Hake, the attorney who went undercover to investigate the Cook County Court System.

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A View from the Bench

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A View from the Bench: Perspectives on the history of the Minnesota Supreme Court from former Chief Justices Sandy Keith, Kathleen Blatz, and Eric Magnuson With opening remarks by Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea.

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The Shareholder Value Myth

Monday, February 24, 2014

Is maximizing shareholder wealth the primary purpose of a public corporation? Not according to Cornell University law professor Lynn Stout. Stout asserts there is no legal mandate for corporations or boards of directors to maximize shareholder value. Stout argues the prevailing norm – the “myth” – undermines the economy and public well-being. Join CEBC members and guests to hear Lynn Stout’s argument and to ask her a number of critical questions. Stout’s address will be followed by reflections from a panel including John Sullivan, J.D., retired senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Imation Corp.; and David Vang, Ph.D., professor in the Finance Department at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. The dialogue will be moderated by Ron James, CEBC president and CEO. 1.25 hours of standard MN C.L.E. have been approved (event code 187471). Advanced registration is required.

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Empirical Research on Law Firm Competency Models, October 28th, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

A University of St Thomas Law Journal Symposium and Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable

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Helping Each Student Internalize the Core Values and Ideals of the Profession

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sponsored by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, Univ. of Denver

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Law and the History of Corporate Responsibility

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership, the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC), the University of St Thomas Law Journal, the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and Opus College of Business invite the public, scholars, members of the legal profession, and CEBC members to a one-day conference exploring key topics and issues in the development of corporate law and the history of corporate responsibility. This program will explore continuing changes in the law that have or will influence the concept and performance of corporate responsibilities and governance.

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Building Trust to Transform Healthcare: A Dialogue Across the Professions of Law, Medicine, & Business

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A panel discussion featuring leaders from Law, Business, and Healthcare.

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Lessons in Leadership

Monday, February 11, 2013

This program brings together leaders from different components of the legal profession for a conversation in which they discuss their reflections on being leaders in the legal profession

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National Legal Mentoring Consortium: Managing Mentoring Programs in a Time of Change October 4-6, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bar leaders, judges, law firm leaders and law school faculty from around the country will gather to discuss how to create, lead and sustain mentoring programs in the legal profession during challenging times.

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“Empirical Professional Ethics”

Saturday, September 22, 2012

This one-day conference will draw upon the latest in empirical social scientific research to advance our understanding of how ethical development among legal professional occurs and can be encouraged in legal education and practice. Contributors will include professors of law, as well as social scientist, who are gathering and analyzing field data on questions of professionalism, ethical professional identity, law firm or department ethical culture, rules compliance, preventive law and risk management. The University of St. Thomas Law Journal will publish ten papers from the conference in a forthcoming edition. The legal community and others are invited to attend. CLE credit has been applied for, and lunch will be provided for participants who pre-register.

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The Challenge and Opportunities for Liberal Arts and Morally Responsible Leadership in a Catholic University

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Featuring Dr. Lee Shulman - A Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable

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Lessons for Litigators: The Critical Distinction Between Law and Policy

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Feauturing the Honorable Michael Mukasey, former Attorney General of the U.S. and former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York. The Fredrikson Law Firm lecture in honor of John Byron and a Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable.

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Lessons in Leadership

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions will be sponsoring an inaugural Lessons in Leadership panel presentation featuring a panel of three leaders in the legal profession.

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Liberal Learning and the Business Major: The Challenge of Reciprocal Integration

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Presenters include William Sullivan and Anne Colby, the Carnegie Foundation

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Fredrikson and Byron lecture in honor of John Byron and Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable featuring James B. Stewart

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

James Stewart is the Bloomberg Professor of Business and Economic Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of eight books including the recent national best-seller, Disney War, and has won the Pulitzer prize for his best selling book, Den of Thieves, about Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken and the 1987 upheavals in insider trading. He has a new book coming out called Tangled Webs: How False Statements Are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff that explores the breakdown in ethics in the judicial system, academia and business. Stewart also writes "Common Sense," a column in SmartMoney that also appears in the Wall Street Journal and is a regular contributor to the New Yorker. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

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The Moral Responsibility of Investment Bankers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

“The Moral Responsibility of Investment Bankers” with Professor Richard Painter will present the St. Thomas Law Journal Lecture and comments by University of St. Thomas law professors Lyman Johnson and Chinwe Esimai

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What can Diversity Teach us about the Changing Relationship Between Companies and Law Firms?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

David Wilkins, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, gave a free, public lecture, “What Diversity Can Teach Us About the Changing Relationship Between Companies and Law Firms," at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the Schulze Grand Atrium of the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis.

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Prosecuting War Crimes: Revisiting the Siege of Sarejevo

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

This Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable featured the challenges of prosecuting Dragomir Milosevic, a former Bosnian Serb general, for war crimes and crimes against humanity, a decade later at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He was sentenced to thirty-three years imprisonment.

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MN Ethics Initiative: Partnering for Youth

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This program involved an interactive session with the following leaders who are committed to partnering for youth: Joe Cavanaugh- Founder & CEO of Youth Frontiers, Becky Roloff- CEO of the YWCA of Minneapolis, Ron James- CEO of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, Hank Shea- University of St. Thomas School of Law, Mark Sheffert- Founder & CEO of Manchester Companies, and nationally recognized educators- Sara T. Paul and Karen Rusthoven.

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A Tangled Web Unweaved: The Tom Petters Ponzie Scheme"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

This program went behind the scenes of the third-largest Ponzi scheme in history. Advocates and adversaries intimately involved in the ongoing Tom Petters saga were involved in a candid roundtable discussion on November 10. The distinguished panel (including Alan Caplan, Joe Friedberg, John Marti, and Doug Kelley) weighed the ethical, legal and policy considerations at play in untangling the $3.65 billion fraud and controlling its aftermath. It was a free, audience-driven event moderated by Joe Dixon, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief of the Economic Crime Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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What are the Legal and Ethical Boundaries for Dealing With Immigration: Is the New Arizona Law an Appropriate Response?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

In a preview of the monumental debate ultimately destined for Congress and the U. S. Supreme Court, the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions presented: “What are the Legal and Ethical Boundaries for Dealing with Immigration: Is the New Arizona Law an Appropriate Response?”

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What Can the Private and Public Sectors Do to Restore Public Trust?

Monday, January 19, 2009

This event, held in Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, featured distinguished speakers on the matters of public trust building.

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A Roundtable Exploring the Connection Between Corporate Law and Faith

Saturday, January 17, 2009

This program, held at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, brought together UST Professors Lyman Johnson, Michael Naughton and Susan Stabile with Syracuse Professor Robert Ashforld, Hofstra Professor Ronald Columbo, Catholic University Professor Sarah Duggin, and Penn Professor David Skeel in a discussion of how faith could inform and enhance corporate law and corporate life.

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Crime, Punishment, & Redemption: Three Unique Reunions

Monday, January 12, 2009

Four individuals who went to prison for white collar crimes in Minnesota were joined by their respective federal sentencing judges and prosecutors to explore their offenses, the consequences, and life after prison.

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Ethical Leadership in Professional Firms

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

David Maister, the leading authority on management of professional service firms and author of many books including the bestselling Managing the Professional Service Firm (2004), True Professionalism (1997) and The Trusted Advisor (2000), spoke at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

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Exxon Valdez Revisited: Justice Achieved or Denied?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

This public forum followed the UST Law Journal's Fall symposium, Exxon Valdez Revisited: Rights and Remedies. The Holloran Center's companion event included appearances by WCCO news anchor Don Shelby, Twin Cities lawyer Brian O'Neill, who represented the plaintiffs in the Exxon Valdez trial, NTSB investigator William Woody, who investigated the spill, Twin Cities attorney and author David Lebedoff, Tom Holloran, and others.

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Leadership, Gender, and Judicial Selection

Thursday, January 17, 2008

This program was co-sponsored with the Infinity Project and focused on the challenge of increasing women judges generally but on the Eighth Circuit in particular. University of Maryland law professor Sherrilyn Ifill spoke, followed by a panel of Eighth Circuit judges including Judge Diana Murphy, explaining the work of an Eighth Circuit judge.

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Dr. James O'Toole Gives Lecture on Values-Based Leadership in the Professions

Saturday, January 12, 2008

James O’Toole, known internationally for his writing and speaking on values-based leadership, spoke at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in the Schulze Grand Atrium. Michael DeMane, Chief Operating Officer, Medtronic and Kim Nelson, President, Snacks Division, General Mills responded to Dr. O'Toole's remarks on a panel following his presentation.

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Going Undercover as an Attorney: Inside Operation Greylord

Sunday, January 6, 2008

This dynamic event featured Terry Hake, who as a young attorney served three and a half years in an undercover capacity in Cook County, Illinois in the early 1980s in one of the largest federal investigations of judicial and other public corruption in our nation's history. In posing as a corrupt state's attorney taking payoffs and then as a corrupt defense attorney paying bribes, Hake's undercover efforts led to federal indictments and convictions of judges, attorneys, court and law enforcement personnel. His is a remarkabole story of dedication, sacrifice, and courage. Ethics CLE credits received.

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Visions of Women's Leadership

Friday, January 4, 2008

This forum presented two panels on Women's Leadership in Business and in Law, sponsored by the Holloran Center, Center for Ethical Business Cultures, and many other organizations. Keynote addresses were given by Mary Pawlenty, former state court judge, and Jill Wine-Banks, former Watergate prosecutor, Army General Counsel, and Illinois Deputy Attorney General. Elimination of Bias CLE credits received.

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How an Attorney Can Lose Everything By "Borrowing" Client Funds

Thursday, January 3, 2008

This event featured Tom White, former attorney and felon; Mike Colich, White's defense counsel; and moderator Hank Shea, UST Law Professor and White's Prosecutor. They presented at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, sharing lessons learned from white collar crime with students, lawyers and community members.

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Watergate Revisited: The Ethics of the Lawyers

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

This Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable Public Forum, hosted by the School of Law’s Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, featured four attorneys -- two White House insiders and two members of the prosecution team -- involved in unraveling and resolving the Watergate scandal that forced President Nixon’s resignation discussed what the legal profession did and did not learn from this historic event. This marked the first joint public appearance for two prominent Watergate defendants, John Dean and Bud Krogh, since serving as attorneys in the Nixon White House more than 30 years ago, not to mention their first public discussion of these events with former prosecutors Jill Wine-Banks and Charles Breyer.

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Symposium: Formation of Professional Identity

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Holloran Center hosted several respected scholars across a range of professions at the St. Thomas Law School campus on the topic of professional development.

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Mortgage Fraud: Its Victims, Consequences, and Remedies

Monday, January 8, 2007

This event focused on what Minnesotans, including members of the legal community, can do to help individuals affected by mortgage fraud. As part of the forum, several victims shared their stories and many organizations were present to discuss how everyone, including law students and lawyers, can get involved in being part of the solution.

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