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Law and Business Center to Host Entrepreneurial Talk April 13

Posted Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Western New England College Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship will host a talk by Karl Okamoto on Wednesday, April 13 at noon in the Blake Law Center Commons. Okamoto will discuss "The Over-confident and Unambitious Entrepreneur." The event is free and open to the public.

Okamoto will offer his insight on the latest research examining the question "will the same solutions for law and entrepreneurship problems that work for the high growth technology firms also work for a "mom and pop" business started by an over-confident, yet unambitious entrepreneur?"

lb_karl_okamoto_webjpgOkamoto is a Professor of Law at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, directing the school's program in Business and Entrepreneurship Law. Prior to joining the faculty at Drexel, Okamoto taught at the Rutgers School of Law and the University of Alabama School of Law. He was a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis and at Dechert, a consultant for Soros Fund Management, and a Senior Managing Director at Atticus Capital LP. He earned his J.D. at Columbia University School of Law.

The Western New England College Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship was established to provide graduate business and law students with an opportunity to offer practical consultation to entrepreneurs starting new or building existing businesses in the community. For more information about the Center and upcoming events, call 413-796-2030 or visit www.wne.edu/lawandbusiness.

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