DPELC Speaker Series

DPELC-MSL Speaker Series

The DPELC-MSL Speaker Series brings a wide range of experts throughout the academic year for dynamic conversations on the latest legal issues in the entrepreneurial world. Past guests include notable figures like XS Tennis President & CEO Kamau Murray, Uptake General Counsel Andrew Polovin, PAWS Chicago Founder Paula Fasseas, among others. 

All events will begin at 12:00pm CT. Open to all students.

Fall 2022 Speakers

Betsy Ziegler, MBA
CEO, 1871
September 20
At 1871 (off-site)

Drew Stern, MA/MBA
Founder & CEO, Stageyo
October 18


Bill Benitez, JD/MBA
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Enoch Varner, JD/MBA
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
April 5

Future of Innovation, Sustainability and the Law Speaker Series

2022 - 2023 Speakers

CD Young
CEO, Wild Thing Restaurant Group
October 11

Anne Palermo
CEO & Co-Founder Aqua Cultured Foods
Date TBD


Ilana Braverman, MA
Director of Outreach, Better Food Foundation
Feburary 7