David G. Carlson

Professor of Law
Phone: 212.790.0210
Courses: Debtors' and Creditors' Rights, Distressed Real Estate, Consumer Bankruptcy, Property
Professor Carlson is the author of more than 50 articles on the subjects of debtor-creditor law and legal philosophy.  He was editor-in-chief of the Hastings Law Journal and an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.  His books range from a revision of Gilmore's classic treatise, now titled Gilmore and Carlson on Secured Landing: Claims in Bankruptcy, to two books on Hegel.
Please read his full bio here

Laura E. Cunningham

Professor of Law
Phone: 212.790.0214
Courses: Federal Income Taxation, Partnership Taxation, Trusts & Estates, Estate and Gift Taxation
Professor Cunningham has written on income tax, partnership tax, estate tax, and trusts & estates and is coauthor ofThe Logic of Subchapter K: A Conceptual Guide to the Taxation of Partnerships, now in its fourth edition.
Please read her full bio here

Mitchell L. Engler

Professor of Law
Phone: 212.790.0217
Courses: Corporations, Corporate Taxation, Federal Income Taxation
Professor Engler was an acting assistant professor at New York University School of Law from 997 to 1999 and was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson for five years.  He was an editor of the New York University Law Review and the Tax Law Review.  His scholarship focuses on the income tax.
Please read his full bio here

Elizabeth Goldman

Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director, Securities Arbitration Clinic
Courses: Securities Arbitration Clinic, Securities Regulations, Pretrial Practice
Professor Goldman spent seven years as senior counsel at the division of enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Northeast regional office in New York, prosecuting federal securities law violations. While at the SEC, she received many awards, including the chairman's Award for Excellence. She began her career as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Clarence C. Newcomer in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania before joining Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where she worked on commercial and securities arbitrations.
Please read her full bio here

Melanie Leslie

Professor of Law
Phone: 212.790.0266
Courses: Nonprofit Governance, Evidence, Trusts and Estates, Property
Professor Leslie is coauthor of both a leading trusts and estates casebook and Concepts and Insights in Trusts and Estates (both published by Foundation Press). Her scholarship has focused on wills, trusts, and fiduciary duties in the trust, corporate and nonprofit contexts. Before joining the Cardozo faculty, Professor Leslie clerked for Justice Gary S. Stein of the New Jersey Supreme Court and was a litigation associate at the law firm of McCarter & English.  Professor Leslie graduated magna cum laude from Cardozo, where she was executive editor of the Cardozo Law Review.
Please read her full bio here

Jeanne Schroeder

Professor of Law
Courses: Securities Regulation, Corporate Finance, Payments, Secured Transactions

Professor Schroeder practiced in corporate finance for 12 years as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and a parter at Milgrim Thomajan & Lee.  Her scholarly interests range from commercial law doctrine to feminist jurisprudential theory.  Recent publications include a much-cited article on Martha Stewart's legal troubles under the securities laws, and two books that develop a feminist theory of law and economics incorporating Hegelian political philosophy and the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan. 

Read Professor Schroeder's full bio here.

Charles Yablon

Director Emeritus of The Heyman Center, Professor of Law
Charles Yablon is Director Emeritus of The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance and Professor of Law at Cardozo. He brings to Cardozo experience as an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and was clerk to Chief Judge Irving R. Kaufman, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is the author of numerous articles on corporate law, jurisprudence and civil procedure and teaches Corporations, Mergers and Acquisitions and Comparative Corporate Governance at Cardozo. Professor Yablon has taught corporate law at Columbia University, New York University and the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BA from Columbia University and a JD from Yale University.
Read Professor Yablon's full bio here

Michael H. Stone

Director of Compliance at The Heyman Center and Adjunct Professor of Law
Mike Stone is a Senior Fellow of The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance and Adjunct Professor of Law at Cardozo. He formerly was a Managing Director and General Counsel of Morgan Stanley Individual Investment Group (formerly Morgan Stanley Dean Witter) and interim Chief Legal Officer of Morgan Stanley & Co. Prior to joining Dean Witter in April 1982, Professor Stone was Chief Attorney, Branch of Enforcement at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. From 1973 to 1977, Professor Stone served as a law clerk in the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Mr. Stone is a Past President of the Compliance and Legal Division, Executive Committee of the Securities Industry Association (SIA) and served on the SIA’s Federal Regulation Committee. He presently serves on the Mediation Panel for the Federal District Court in the Eastern District of New York. He is a member of the ABCNY Committee on Professional & Judicial Ethics, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility. Previously, he served on the Chicago Board Options Exchange Business Conduct Committee. Professor Stone teaches Ethics for the Business Attorney at Cardozo. Professor Stone holds a BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton, JD from Brooklyn Law School and LLM from New York University.
Read Professor Stone's full bio here

Andrea M. Corcoran

Heyman Center Senior Fellow
Andrea M. Corcoran is a Senior Fellow of The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York City and a Principal of Align International, LLC, a regulatory consulting firm, specializing in public sector solutions, in Washington, DC. Ms. Corcoran served as the first head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Office of International Affairs from July 1997 through February 2006. In this position, she represented CFTC at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), where she chaired the Implementation Committee that developed benchmarks for assessing implementation of the Principles and Objectives of Securities Regulation and designed the strategy for the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR)/CFTC Transatlantic Dialogue. She also has served as the Chairman of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Toronto Centre on regulatory leadership. Ms. Corcoran previously was Director of the CFTC's former Division of Trading and Markets (now the Divisions of Market Oversight, Clearing and Intermediary Oversight, and Office of International Affairs), receiving 2 Presidential Executive Rank awards (1988, 1996) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to government service. Among these were the policy responses to the collapse of Barings Bank and the Sumitomo Copper manipulation, known respectively, as the Windsor Accord, the Tokyo Communiqué and the "Boca Declaration," and other cross border initiatives. Ms. Corcoran was CFTC staff representative to the President's Working Group on Financial Markets from 1987 to 1997. She received her BA with honors from Stanford University and an LLB from Harvard Law School where she held a teaching fellowship at Harvard University. From 1999 to present Ms. Corcoran is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown Law Center. 

Sophie L'Helias

Heyman Center Senior Fellow
Sophie L'Helias is a Senior Fellow of The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance and Principal of L'Helias LLC. Ms. L'Helias has extensive experience advising companies and investors about corporate governance practices and initiatives. She founded the first French consulting firm focused on corporate governance and proxy solicitation strategies and campaigns and has served as a managing director of a New York-based hedge fund, developing corporate governance campaigns in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland and Germany. Ms. L'Helias was a founding member of the International Corporate Governance Network and has authored over one hundred articles and a book on corporate governance practices in Europe and the United States. Ms. L'Helias has an MBA from INSEAD and law degrees from the University of Pantheon Sorbonne Law School, the European Institute of Comparative Law of Saarbrücken and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Peninah Petruck

Heyman Center Senior Fellow
Peninah Petruck is a Senior Fellow of The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Ms. Petruck is the Supplement Editor of State Limited Liability Company and Partnership Laws and State Limited Partnership Laws, leading loose leaf publications of Aspen Publishers and the American Bar Association Business Law Section. Previously, she was an Assistant Circuit Executive for the U.S. Second Judicial Circuit. Ms. Petruck has a Ph.D. from The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Val Myteberi

Program Director of The Heyman Center
Phone: 212.790.0257
Val Myteberi holds a Masters in Laws with a concentration in corporate law from Cardozo School of Law. She is in charge of developing domestic and international programs, externships and events both scholarly and industry-focused, increasing exposure to and engagement with contemporary banking, corporate and securities laws. She identifies research topics for the center and provides comprehensive reports in conjunction with new banking regulations and regulatory agency proposals. As a senior fellow of the center, Val has conducted extensive research and analysis on new comprehensive financial reform regulations in the U.S., UK and the EU with a special focus on: systemic risk, prudential supervision, expansion of agency enforcement powers and supervisory regimes after the Dodd-Frank Act, Basel III requirements, and FSA directives. Val works on an international scale and across academic, research, diplomatic and non-governmental partners, acting as a persuasive advocate for the center’s priorities, organizing symposiums, colloquiums and conferences with top professionals in various areas of the law. She maintains media relationships and responds to expert inquiries.