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September 14 Wednesday

Chirelstein Colloquium: "Adventures in White Collar: Building a Fulfilling Practice" with David Zornow '80, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 12:10PM - 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 121
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Lunch will be available shortly after 12:00 p.m. and the Colloquium will start at 12:10 p.m.

Please register using this link by Thursday, September 8, 2022.

From 2009-2020, David Zornow '80 served as the global head of Skadden’s Litigation/Controversy practices and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee.

As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Zornow served as associate independent counsel in the Iran-Contra investigation and was a member of the trial team in United States v. Oliver L. North.

Mr. Zornow also served as an assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he supervised a wide range of white collar cases, including the investigation of corruption at the New York City Parking Violations Bureau. He was a member of the trial team that obtained the RICO conviction of Stanley Friedman, the Bronx Democratic leader. For his investigative and trial work on the Friedman case, Mr. Zornow was awarded the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award.

Mr. Zornow is a visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School, teaching courses on white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. He has taught in the trial advocacy programs at Harvard Law School and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is a frequent speaker and writer on white collar crime issues. Mr. Zornow co-authored “On the Brink of a Brave New World: The Death of Privilege in Corporate Criminal Investigations,” 37 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 147 (2000). After presenting at a Fordham Law School conference on “Bob Dylan and the Law,” Mr. Zornow published “Dylan’s Judgment on Judges: Power and Greed and Corruptible Seed Seem To Be All That There Is,” 38 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1511 (2011). He has received a Burton Award for legal writing.

Mr. Zornow also has been recognized for outstanding pro bono service to the New York City Legal Aid Society, and in 2016 he received the Milton S. Gould Award for Outstanding Advocacy from the New York Office of the Appellate Defender. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Zornow served as chairman of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, an independent agency that investigates allegations of police misconduct. He currently serves as a member of the New York City Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, having been nominated for the position by the chief judge of New York State. He also is a member of the Lawyers Council of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law

Yale Law & Business Society

Career Development Office

Chae Initiative in Private Sector Leadership