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  • Vivian Rivera-Drohan was selected for inclusion within the 2016 Super Lawyers New York Metro Edition. Vivian Rivera-Drohan has been featured four years in a row in the business litigation category.
  • The Execution Debate live from FXIC New York: Prime of Prime, Exchange or aggregator Article: https://leaprate.com/2015/06/the-execution-debate-live-from-fxic-new-york-prime-of-prime-exchange-or-aggregator/
  • Feature Article on DL Partner Jack Drohan in FCM360 News: http://www.fcm360.com/fcm360-news/forex-summit-newsletter/fcm360-forex-summit-newsletter-fall-2015/
  • DL Partner Jack Drohan Steps in as President of Financial Markets Association for the Americas: http://financefeeds.net/new-york-lawyer-fx-industry-specialist-john-p-drohan-iii-becomes-president-of-aci-financial-markets-association-for-the-americas/
  • DL Partner Jack Drohan featured in January 2016 Risk.net article "Personal Accountability": http/www.risk.net/risk/news/2440387/personal-accountability-wukk-be-focus-in-2016-us
  • DL Partner Vivian Rivera Drohan featured on Bronxnet as Chair of the Board of Directors of FamilyKind: http://www.bronxnet.org/open-vidoes/featured-interviews/viewvideo/6948/open--featured-interviews/familykind-gala
  • DL Partner John P. Drohan III moderated a round table on BIS Conduct Code for FX dealing in December, 2016.
  • New Legal Alert: Regulation of Money Transmission and Money Services Businesses,
  • Vivian Rivera-Drohan moderated "An Evening with the Magistrates of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York" sponsored by the New York Women's Bar Association on May 11, 2015.
  • Christopher Riano was recently appointed to Manhattan's Community Board 7 by New York City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal. Community Board 7 is the local government unit serving community members of the Upper West Side of Manhattan. http://www.nyc.gov/html/mancb7/html/home/home.shtml
  • Christopher Riano was the keynote speaker at the annual 2015 New York City Law Conference, sponsored by the New York County Lawyers' Association, the NYCLA Justice Center, and the Justice Resource Center.
  • Christopher Riano was the featured speaker at the Spring Celebration of the New York Legal Assistance Group's LGBT Law Project. Christopher is a founding member of the Advisory Board, and he spoke about the importance of providing direct legal services to members of the LGBT community. The Project works to provide free legal clinics, as well as direct legal advocacy, across the New York Metro area. http://nylag.org/units/lgbt-law-project/spring-celebration
  • Vivian Rivera-Drohan and Christopher Riano were selected for inclusion within the 2015 Super Lawyers New York Metro Edition. Vivian Rivera-Drohan has been featured three years in a row in the business litigation category. Christopher Riano received his first recognition this year as a Rising Star in the area of Constitutional Law.
  • Vivian Rivera-Drohan moderated "Injunctive Relief: A Judge's Perspective" sponsored by the New York Women's Bar Association. Justices Jeffrey Oing and Eileen Bransten spoke about their view of injunctive relief in the Commercial Division.
  • Christopher Riano was featured in USA Today, where he was quoted discussing that, “The greatest thing that happens in the classroom is the ability to be with people with different backgrounds and be with people who have had different experiences, and be in an environment where you can have a debate about very very difficult questions.” http://college.usatoday.com/2015/01/25/the-importance-of-understanding-historical-reoccurence/
  • Christopher Riano was selected as one of the Inaugural Co-Chair's of the Young Alumni Council for the School of Law at Washington and Lee University. Starting in January 2015, Christopher will spearhead relationships with recent alumni from the law school in order to foster and grow the school's dedicated young alumni community.
  • Christopher Riano ended his term as the Inaugural Co-Chair of the General Studies Alumni Association in December 2014, after leading the General Studies alumni community in various capacities for over three and a half years. Starting in January 2015, Christopher will serve on the Columbia Alumni Association's Leadership Development Committee.
  • Christopher Riano was selected as the Chair of the Columbia University Senate's Rules of University Conduct Committee. The committee is charged with protecting free speech and expression on campus.
  • Christopher Riano moderated a panel at the annual Lavender Law Conference for the National LGBT Bar Association. The panel focused on discussing transgender rights under the United States Constitution. http://lgbtbar.org/annual/program/friday-august-22-2014/
  • John P. Drohan III was a featured speaker at the Forex Industry Conference on June 20, 2014. John will be speaking on a panel discussing high frequency trading and the market structure within the current FX landscape. http://www.fxic.com/new-york/speakers.html
  • Christopher Riano was the featured keynote dinner speaker at the 2014 Alumni Reunion Weekend for The School of General Studies at Columbia University where he spoke to announce the re-launch of the General Studies Alumni Association. https://gs.columbia.edu/news-alumni?article=alumni-celebrate-their-stories-reunion-2014
  • Vivian Rivera-Drohan will again be featured as a 2014 Super Lawyers in the New York Metro Edition, specifically in the business litigation category. This is the second year in a row she has been given this recognition.
  • Christopher Riano began teaching his signature courses in Constitutional Law and Government at Columbia University for the Summer of 2014. Christopher teaches two courses, one on Comparative Constitutional Jurisprudence and one on Constitutional Law and Higher Education.
  • John P. Drohan III was quoted in Institutional Investor, where he discussed the launch of a new charitable stock buyback program launched by Caritas Partners. http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/Article/3331750/Corporations-Archive/Buybacks-for-Charity-Shares-for-Sharing.html
  • Christopher Riano was a featured alumni and gave out the 2014 Alumni Key Award at Columbia University's School of General Studies Class Day for 2014.
  • Christopher Riano spoke alongside Assistant District Attorney Col. Matthew Bogdanos with the Military Veterans at Columbia University about his legal career and why veterans should consider attending law school. http://milvets.columbia.edu/node/5204
  • Vivian Drohan will be participating as a Judge for the Inaugural 2014 Moot Court Competition sponsored by the District of Columbia Bar.
  • Christopher Riano and Vivian Drohan will be participating as Judges in the New York State Mock Trial Championships for the New York City region, a program sponsored by the New York State Bar Association. https://www.nysba.org/ NYSMockTrial/
  • Christopher Riano was the featured speaker during the Columbia University Undergraduate Law Review Launch Event on February 19, 2014. He delivered a talk on the Constitution and its influence on Higher Education. https://www.facebook.com/ events/270006099834647/
  • Christopher Riano was featured on the Voice of Veterans Radio Program with Vern Bagley on February 3, 2014. He discussed Executive Orders and the checks and balances between the three branches of government.
  • Christopher Riano was the keynote alumni speaker at Spring Orientation for the School of General Studies at Columbia University in January, 2014.
  • Vivian Rivera-Drohan was featured as a 2013 Super Lawyers in the New York Metro Edition, specifically in the business litigation category.
  • Christopher Riano was the keynote speaker at a flag raising ceremony at Columbia University in December, 2013. http://gs.columbia.edu/news-school?article=gs-dedicates-official-school-flag
  • Christopher Riano was featured in the 2013 Law Alumni Spotlight by the Law News at Washington and Lee University School of Law. http://law.wlu.edu/deptimages/law%20news/LawNewsVol41No2.pdf.
  • Christopher Riano was a featured guest on the Voice of Veterans Radio Network with Vern Bagley in 2013.
  • Christopher Riano was honored by the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York for his work as a legal clinic volunteer on October 24, 2013. Christopher has been a regular volunteer at the Manhattan LGBT legal clinic for over three years.
  • John P. Drohan III joined the New York Citizens Budget Commission as a Trustee in October, 2013. Christopher Riano joined the New York Citizens Budget Commission as a member of the Under 40 Society.
  • Christopher Riano was the keynote alumni speaker at Fall Orientation for the School of General Studies at Columbia University in August, 2013.
  • Christopher Riano was quoted in USA Today in June, 2013 regarding the US Supreme Court decision in Windsor v. United States http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/26/campus-pride-doma-prop8-reaction/2460677/
  • John P. Drohan III presented a research paper entitled Economic Incentives on Regulatory Enforcement at International Conference on Financial Regulation & Systemic Risk, Paris, June 2013.
  • Jae W. Lee was quoted in an article "22 Firms Form International Network To Fight Financial Fraud" featured on Law 360 http://www.law360.com/articles/443958/22-firms-form-international-network-to-fight-financial-fraud
  • Christopher Riano was featured on "Minding Your Business with June Middleton" on Manhattan News Network in December, 2012.
  • Christopher Riano was a featured panelist at Brooklyn Law School at the Entertainment and Sports Law CLE in November, 2012.
  • Vivian Rivera-Drohan was quoted in Law 360 relating to adversarial proceedings in In Re Peregrine in October, 2012. http://www.law360.com/articles/385989/peregrine-forex-metals-clients-to-sue-over-funds-atty-says
  • Christopher Riano was quoted in USA Today College regarding affirmative action and the upcoming US Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. Texas http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/pulse/affirmative-action-in-higher-ed-tool-for-diversity-or-discrimination
  • Christopher Riano was a featured panelist at the 2012 Annual All-Staff Retreat for the Columbia Alumni Association https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/COU/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=129287
  • Vivian Drohan was quoted in The Guardian in relation to a lawsuit involving Merchant Ivory Productions
  • John P. Drohan III was guest speaker Fordham University Graduate MBA Program: "Hedge Fund Operations and Investment Strategies", Visiting Professor - March, 2008
  • John P. Drohan III was a panel moderator and speaker at the Financial Research Association: Hedge Fund Conference: "Manager Selection, Due Diligence & Investment Oversight", London - March 2007
  • John P. Drohan was on the panel of the GAIM Cayman 2006 Conference: "Focus on Hedge Fund Blow-ups", Cayman Islands - May 2006
  • John P. Drohan III was a guest speaker at the Wharton School and Stamford CFA Society: "Pending SEC Registration for Hedge Funds", Stamford, Connecticut - December 2005
  • John P. Drohan III was a visiting lecturer at DePaul University Department of Economics Graduate Seminar: "Structure and Operation of the Modern FX Hedge Fund Program" - May, 2004
  • John P. Drohan III was a speaker at the PlanSponser and Global Custodian Hedge Fund Seminar: "Due Diligence Issues for Public Investors in Alternatives" New York - September 2004
  • John P. Drohan was a speaker at the Stamford CFA Society Conference: "What You Need to Know in Starting a Hedge Fund", Stamford, Connecticut - November 2004
  • John P. Drohan III was a speaker at the Financial Research Association: Hedge Fund Conference: "Understanding Incubation and Seeding Models", New York - September 2006
  • John P. Drohan III was a speaker NASD Broker Dealer Member's Webinar: "Hedge Fund Compliance Challenges for the Registered BD", December 2006
  • Drohan Lee hosted an annual NTS Tax Conference, a four day seminar for Korean tax professionals focused on the current U.S. tax laws and regulations at the Intercontinental Exchange located at the World Financial Center in September, 2009. READ MORE
  • Drohan Lee hosted a conference & dinner for the Korean public and private institutional investors focused on the minimization of investment fraud risk March 17, 2009. READ MORE