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John J. Witmeyer III Dean’s Colloquium 2012

Ira Sorkin

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center
Free and open to the public, with a reception to follow

Ira SorkinAttorney Ira Sorkin ’65, best known for representing Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, is a Member of the Firm in Lowenstein Sandler’s White Collar Defense group. Early in his career, he was a trial attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, and he went on to serve as director of the S.E.C.’s New York office. He has also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in New York, prosecuting federal violations from organized crime to securities fraud. He has spoken nationally and internationally on white collar crime, regulatory defense, internal investigations, and corporate governance, and has been listed in publications including Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. Sorkin holds an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he serves on the Board of Governors.

This event is sponsored by the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs. For more information, contact 865-5728 or

Previous Dean’s Colloquia
2016-17 Dean's Colloquium: Roger Ervin
2015-16 Dean’s Colloquium: Steven Paul
2014-15 Dean’s Colloquium: Meria Carstarphen
2013-14 Dean's Colloquium: Alex McMurray
2011-12 Dean's Colloquium: NASA Astronaut Doug Hurley
2010-11 Dean's Colloquium: Actor Bryan Batt
2009-10 Dean's Colloquium: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
2008-09 Dean's Colloquium: NPR Correspondent Gwen Thompkins
2007-08 Dean’s Colloquium: Appraiser and “History Detectives” star Elyse Luray