Dean’s Roundtable with Jerome Feldman ’51, executive chairman and founder of the alpha-En Corporation on Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Throughout the school year, the dean hosts roundtable discussions with prominent guests who have utilized their law degrees in a variety of nontraditional ways. Over lunch with a small group of students, guests discuss their work experiences, sharing valuable insights about how they found their chosen path. Please note that the roundtables are informal and off-the-record.


Jerome Feldman ’51, who will be the Dean’s guest on Thursday, February 22, is executive chairman and founder of the alpha-En Corporation. Alpha-En is an innovative clean technology company focused on enabling next generation battery technologies by developing and bringing to market state of the art materials produced in an environmentally sustainable manner. The corporation has been primarily focused on developing sustainable technologies to produce the purest lithium metal for use in batteries and the nuclear power industry, and in 2013 developed a new patent-pending process to produce pure lithium.


Prior to his role at alpha-En, Mr. Feldman founded National Patent Development Corporation (now Wright Investors’ Service Holdings, Inc.), which was devoted to searching out new inventions and assisting major corporations in licensing their technologies. Among the technologies Mr. Feldman helped introduce are soft contact lenses in 1971, surgical staples (via US Surgical, which was sold to Tyco for $3 billion in 1998), and high silica glass to store nuclear waste (via Duratek, which was later sold to the Carlyle Group). Mr. Feldman has taken eleven companies public.


Mr. Feldman earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a LLB from NYU School of Law. He is also chairman of the New England Colleges Fund and a trustee of Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation.


The roundtable will begin at 12:30 PM and end at 1:50 PM in Snow Dining Room. It is open to 18 interested JD and graduate students. In order to achieve a representational mix of students, we will designate a proportionate number of seats to JD students and graduate students. Within each group (JD or LLM), attendees will be selected randomly from all students who have signed up.


If you would like to attend, please email Ken Seagreaves at Please indicate whether you are a JD or graduate student, and whether you have any dietary restrictions. If you are allotted a space, you will receive a confirmation email.

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