Law & Business Speaker Series Features Alumni

Press Date
November 6, 2020

Jeff Stoops meets with students as part of the Law & Business Speaker Series.

This semester, our business law program has hosted or will host six FSU Law alumni as part of a new Law & Business Speaker Series. The virtual series offers students interested in business law opportunities to hear from alumni practitioners whose jobs are concentrated in a variety of areas. Each speaker has provided valuable insight and advice to students.

On October 12, Alan “A.C.” Nash (’07), a shareholder at Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in Ft. Lauderdale, was the first featured alumnus to speak with students via Zoom. He discussed his practice in the defense of claims made and suits brought against insureds and businesses in product, automobile, commercial, liquor liability, construction and premises liability matters. Later the same week, Jacquelyn Thomas Watts (’14) spoke to students about business torts, the difference between business transactional lawyers and business litigation lawyers, and how law and business play a role in her practice. Watts is an associate at Holland & Knight in Atlanta. Jeff Stoops (’84), who is president and CEO of SBA Communications and a generous supporter of the law school and FSU Law students through scholarships, spoke to students on October 22. Stoops discussed his career and offered advice to students who are hoping to enter the business world after law school. Christina Strasser (’17), an associate at Williams Parker in Sarasota who previously clerked for a judge at the U.S. Tax Court in Washington D.C., met with students on October 27. Strasser spoke about her experience earning an LL.M. after law school and working as an associate with a focus on corporate and tax law. Earlier this week, Alexandra Holt (’14) spoke to students about her work as a trademark attorney and how law and business affect her practice. Holt is an associate at Greenberg Traurig in Atlanta. Marlon Hill (’95), a partner in the Miami office of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel who practices in the areas of corporate law, intellectual property and government transactions, will speak to students on November 10. Hill will provide general advice and will discuss his practice and what it means to him to be a law and business lawyer.

Published on November 6, 2020