Associate Round Table: “Executive Education: “Asked and Answered”


Featured Speaker:

Professor Doug Lichtman
Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law
Financial Statement Analysis, Valuation, and Corporate Development
UCLA Executive Education

Sponsored by Anderson School of Management, Executive Education Department


Our guest speaker, Doug Lichtman, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law, will draw on a variety of literatures and experiences to think through the art of asking and answering questions. Some of the materials will be drawn directly from interactions familiar to the HARRT audience; for example, we will think about questions an interviewer can effectively use to elicit useful information from an interviewee. Other materials will invite participants to think about the world from an unfamiliar perspective, however; for example, we will think about the questions a lawyer asks potential jurors in order to quickly ferret out harmful biases. The presentation will involve a mix of faculty lecture, group conversation, and small-group simulations.

*We are also very excited to announce that HARRT has been approved as a Recertification Provider by SHRM, so you can now earn Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP by attending all our Round Tables.

About the presenter:

Doug Lichtman is a tenured professor of law at UCLA, with teaching responsibilities in the Law School, the Anderson School of Management, and the Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Lichtman’s research focuses on the strategic use of intellectual property, considering questions about how firms harness patent, copyright, and related legal regimes to support and define their products. Lichtman is also increasingly focused on issues related to argumentation, and indeed recently launched a first-year seminar at the Law School focused on persuasion in oral and written forms. Lichtman’s academic work has been featured in journals including the Journal of Law & Economics, the Yale Law Journal, and the Harvard Business Review. He also on occasion writes for mainstream publications like the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. In addition to his academic pursuits, Mr. Lichtman maintains an active consulting practice, advising Fortune 100 clients, institutional investors, and the State of California on patent, copyright and antitrust strategy. Professor Lichtman has undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University, and a JD from Yale Law School.