Law Speaker Panel – April 2017

Come join us for our second StuyAlumni in Law event!

Theme: Finance

The panel will consist of leading Stuyvesant alums, listed below. All classes are invited to join this Events Committee activity for networking, light food and drinks. A Q & A will follow the formal presentations. Jason Katz ’02 has graciously offered to host us for this event.

Tickets are $40.00 per person for non-dues-paying members and $25.00 for dues-paying members.

If you are a dues-paying member of the Stuyvesant Alumni Association, you will be refunded $15.00 after the event. You will be asked if you are a dues-paying member on your order form. You can purchase tickets here.

Capacity for this event is limited. We invite you to RSVP as soon as possible as we anticipate this event will sell out quickly.


Steven J. Daniels ’84 (Keynote Speaker) is a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He has a broad-ranging corporate practice, focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and securities law matters. Mr. Daniels also advises clients on issues of Delaware law, including fiduciary duty and corporate governance matters. Mr. Daniels has represented numerous public and private companies and investment funds in connection with negotiated acquisitions and dispositions in both distressed and traditional settings, including mergers, tender offers, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, going-private transactions, and the purchase and sale of securities, assets and business units.

Elina Tetelbaum ’03 (Moderator) is an associate in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she focuses on mergers and acquisitions and corporate and securities laws matters. She has advised public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, cross-border deals, shareholder activism, takeover defenses and corporate governance matters. She is the secretary of the NYC Bar Association’s corporation law committee. Elina has a JD from Yale Law School, where she was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow and served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal on Regulation and editor of the Yale Law Journal. After law school, Ms. Tetelbaum served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is a graduate of Harvard College, class of 2007.

Jason Katz ’02 (Host and Panelist) is a corporate and securities attorney at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. He represents private and publicly traded entities in debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and SEC compliance matters. He also has experience representing public companies, investors, and underwriters in PIPEs (Private Investments in Public Equity) and initial and secondary public offerings of securities. Jason is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University Law School.

Serena G. (Scholz) Granger ’03 (Panelist) joined Ropes & Gray in 2015 as an associate in the finance group. Serena represents borrowers (including private equity sponsors) and lenders in a variety of financing transactions. She advises clients in connection with syndicated financings, high yield offerings, club deals and bilateral facilities, including in connection with leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Serena practiced as an associate in the finance groups of two other law firms in New York. Her experience includes first and second lien financings, mezzanine financings, bridge loans, term loans, asset-based revolvers, refinancings, structured financings, term and warehouse securitizations, debtor-in-possession financings and workouts and restructurings across many industries. Serena is a graduate of Princeton University’s Class of 2007 and has a JD from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Lenny Traps ’05 (Panelist) is an associate in the Litigation Department at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. His practice focuses on securities litigation for large financial institution defendants. In 2013-2014, Lenny clerked for the Hon. Dennis Jacobs on the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Lenny graduated from NYU in 2009 and Columbia Law School in 2012.