Speaker Series: A Panel Discussion on Law & Finance

Speaker Series
February 26, 2018
Wasserstein Hall 2009
Speaker Series

The Center on the Legal Profession, along with the Harvard Association for Law and Business, will be hosting a panel discussion with Blackstone’s Chief Legal officer, John Finley, Goldman Sachs Partner, Stacy Selig, and McKinsey Senior Partner, Kevin Buehler to be moderated by Prof. David Wilkins. They will discuss each panelists career path from law school to their current positions as well as address how they transitioned out of law practice and why and what a day in the life at their organization looks like. They’ll finally provide some advice for current law students and take questions from the audience. Lunch will be Provided!

About the panelists:

John G. Finley, a Senior Managing Director, is Blackstone’s Chief Legal Officer and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Finley was a partner at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he headed the global mergers and acquisitions group. Mr. Finley has a BS in Economics, summa cum laude, from The Wharton School, a BA summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD cum laude from the Harvard Law School.

Stacy D. Selig is head of the Equity Structuring and Marketing Group for the Americas for Goldman Sachs. Previously, she was a member of the Equity Macro Trading desk. Before that, she was a member of the Equity Structured Products Group, the Hedge Fund Industry Group and Structured Equity Solutions from 2006 to 2009. Stacy joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 as a vice president in the Tax Planning & Advisory group in the Finance Division and moved to the Securities Division in 2006. She was named managing director in 2010.

Kevin is a senior partner in our New York office. He co-founded our global Risk practice and now leads our global Risk Advanced Analytics efforts. In addition, he is a co-leader of our global Corporate & Investment Banking practice. Since joining McKinsey in 1993, he has advised a broad range of leading financial institutions on their most complex strategic, risk, operational, and investment decisions.Kevin’s thinking on risk and financial institutions has appeared in numerous publications, including American Banker, the Harvard Business Review, and the Wall Street Journal. Kevin received an AB in Economics, summa cum laude, from Harvard College and a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.