Program Organizers & Committee

Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing—In the US and Beyond: June 6-7, 2023

The annual conference on “Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing – in the US and Beyond” is co-organized by the Impact Investing Legal Working Group (IILWG) and the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship.

Impact Investing Legal Working Group

The IILWG is a group of approximately 300 lawyers who work in the field of impact investing and represent a diverse array of organizations, including impact investors, social enterprises, law firms, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and academic institutions.

Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship

Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU Law

The Grunin Center was launched in May 2017 through the generous support of NYU School of Law graduates Jay Grunin ’67 and Linda Kalmanowitz Grunin ’67 and the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation. The Grunin Center is advancing a global movement that creates new ways for law and lawyers to drive positive change in the world.

The mission of the Grunin Center is to enhance the community of lawyers and legal institutions engaged in social entrepreneurship and impact investing and to accelerate their effective participation in these fields. To fulfill this mission, the Grunin Center educates students and practicing lawyers about legal issues in the fields of social entrepreneurship and impact investing; disseminates knowledge and legal research about law and policy developments in these fields; and collaborates with other field-building organizations, universities, and research centers.

Program Committee Members

Amélie Baudot, Program Co-Chair
Ginny Reyes Llamzon, Program Co-Chair
Kevin Saunders, Program Co-Chair

Aaron Bourke
Stephanie Bagot
Amy Bergstraesser
Laura Bloxham
Mary Rose Brusewitz
Deborah Burand
Christina Cahill
Kaela Colwell
Connie Connolly
Leslie Cornell
Elizabeth Damaskos
Stephanie Dangel
Christian Diaz Ordonez
Ruth Gao
Chris Garner
Hal (Harold) Glasser
Maria Hermida
Ren Chun Ho
Katherine Hughes
Jonathan Klavens
David Kraut
Miranda Lindl O'Connell

Robert (Bob) McCabe
Gordon Myers
Josh Nathan
Jonathan Ng
Erik Nieuwland
Chintan Panchal
Joe Pileri
Shirmila Ramasamy
Roberto Randazzo
George Rogers
Maria Santos Valentin
Helen Scott
Kim Leslie Shafer
Akshita Singal
Bjorn Sorenson
Matt Sparkes
Julia Spencer
Scott Taitel
Carl Valenstein
Amaris White
Julie Wynne