You’re invited to join Professor Murray Dry and 5 panelists for the annual Symposium on careers in law and government. Bring your questions and get ready for a good conversation. Read on for more background of our guests:
Friday, October 11 at 4 pm in Hillcrest 103
- John Goodman – He is currently the CEO of Accenture Federal. Prior to joining Accenture, Goodman served for five years in the federal government as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial Affairs & Installations), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Industrial Affairs), and a member of the staff of the National Economic Council, the White House office responsible for coordination of economic policy. He previously served on the Harvard Business School faculty. He received his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Middlebury College and his Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
- Sherri Goodman – She is an experienced leader and senior executive, lawyer and director in the fields of national security, energy, science, oceans and environment. She is a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and CNA, and the Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security. Previously, she served as the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. A summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College, she earned a law degree from Harvard Law School and a masters in public policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Amherst College in 2018.
- Rob Kirsch – He is senior counsel at WilmerHale in Boston. Mr. Kirsch has defended clients in criminal, civil and administrative investigations, and enforcement proceedings. Recent experience includes representation of a Fortune 100 company in simultaneous criminal and administrative investigations, representation of a government contractor involved in investigations by the US Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency, negotiation of the first global environmental and contract-based settlement between the Departments of Defense and Justice and a contractor, and the successful defense of a federal contractor, with no penalty, in an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act.
- Marie Horbar ’09– She graduated from Vermont Law School with a special fellowship through Middlebury and is interested in environmental law.
- Claire Abbadi ’16 – She is currently in her second year of law school at Columbia. She studied Economics at Middlebury and worked at Bank of America after graduation.