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JPMorgan Chase & Co. kicks off 2008 Fall Speaker Series at SU
JPMorgan Chase & Co. kicks off 2008 Fall Speaker Series at SUSeptember 24, 2008SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
JPMorgan Chase & Co. opens its 2008 Fall Speaker Series with intellectual property lawyer Andrew Cadel Thursday, Sept. 25. A 5 p.m. reception in the lobby of the Heroy Geology Laboratory will precede a seminar with Cadel in Heroy Auditorium from 5:45-7 p.m.
Cadel, a managing director and chief intellectual property counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co., will speak about “Measuring Success,” focusing on a financial approach to evaluating intellectual productivity. Cadel is responsible for patents and other intellectual property and technology law matters at JPMorgan Chase. He has been active in the current patent reform efforts, including testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the subject.
While on campus, Cadel will also meet with SU College of Law students and researchers at the SU New Technology Law Center, and will meet in smaller break-out sessions with faculty and students from several SU schools and colleges.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase in 1999, Cadel was a senior attorney at IBM and handled legal coverage for the financial services sector and the City of New York. He also worked as a corporate associate for Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison from 1994-97, focusing on cases involving IP and technology issues for public and private securities offerings. He also served as a litigator focusing on trade secret and copyright disputes for Weil, Gotshal and Manges.
Cadel holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
“The speaker series brings to campus some leaders in such areas as IT governance, infrastructure management, human resources, law, and finance,” says David Dischiave, professor of practice in the School of Information Studies (iSchool), who is working with JPMorgan Chase staff to implement the speaker series. “These visits provide our students with a wonderful opportunity to interact with practitioners and to network with future employers. It also allows faculty members to gather input from professionals so they can incorporate changes into the curriculum to better meet the current and future needs of industry.”
The next speaker in the series is Larry O’Donnell, human resources executive based inMumbai, India, on Wednesday, Oct. 1.
About the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Speaker SeriesIn support of its partnership with Syracuse University, JPMorgan Chase & Co. created a Speaker Series to share the expertise of its employees to the SU campus. These practitioners bring a wealth of relevant, industry perspective that keeps faculty and students in tune with industry developments and current on workplace issues.
About the partnershipIn June 2007, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Syracuse University established a unique corporate-university collaboration and joint venture. The purpose of the collaboration is to develop education and work experience innovations in the area of financial services information technology, leveraging each other’s knowledge and expertise in the building of a best in class curriculum for entry level technologists and to collaborate on projects of joint interest that provide value to both organizations and to society. For more information about JPMorgan Chase and Co. or the Syracuse-JPMorgan Chase & Co. Partnership, visit the partnership website at http://globaltech.syr.edu.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $1.8 trillion, operations in more than 60 countries and more than 180,000 employees. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. Under the JPMorgan and Chase brands, the firm serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients.