TLA NY Brown Bag Lunch Series: Achieving Success in Non-Legal Professions
Location: Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.,1185 Avenue of the Americas, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10035
Date: July 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsor: Tufts Lawyers Association New York
Cost: Free, but please RSVP
12:00 - 12:30pm: Lunch and Networking (Lunch not provided)
12:30 - 1:30pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
The NYC Tufts Lawyers Association Steering Committee will host Jumbo alumni Gregg Felton & Marla Felton for a discussion on how to leverage your Tufts and law school degrees to achieve success in a non-legal profession.
Gregg Felton is the managing partner and co-founder of Altus Power America Management, LLC, a private company initially funded by Blackstone/GSO, Goldman Sachs and Global Atlantic Insurance. Altus invests in, owns and operates clean energy projects that provide renewable energy and solar savings to commercial and public sector clients. Until 2013, Gregg was a partner of Goldman Sachs and the Chief Investment Officer of the Credit Alternatives platform at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). He oversaw the flagship Liberty Harbor fund, a value focused, event driven credit hedge fund, as well as several private credit vehicles, mutual funds, and separate accounts aggregating over $5 billion. Prior to joining Goldman, Gregg was a senior portfolio manager at Amaranth Advisors, a multi-strategy hedge fund located in Greenwich, Connecticut. Gregg led Amaranth’s global corporate credit investment team from 2000 to 2006. Before joining Amaranth, he was a vice president at Chase Manhattan Bank. From 1997 to 1999, Gregg served as a portfolio manager and senior analyst for Chase’s Special Situations Fund. Prior to that, he worked in the High Yield Finance Department of Chase’s Global Investment Bank. Gregg earned a BA in Economics from Tufts University and a JD and MBA from the Georgetown University Law Center and School of Business.
Marla Felton is founder and director of Common Circles, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the world by designing ground-breaking, interactive and immersive experiences that seek to improve intergroup relations, increase empathy and respect, reduce bias, and encourage action in our communities. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations and receiving her J.D from George Mason University Law School, Marla worked as a commercial litigation associate at Richards & O’Neill LLP in New York City. Prior to working as a litigator, Marla clerked in the Summer Honors Program of the Department of Justice, on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for Chief Judge Thomas P. Griesa, and on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for Judge Robert E. Cowen. Following her legal career, Marla redirected her talents towards forming partnerships with various community and national organizations with missions to promote equity, advance human rights, and implement anti-bias education programs. Through her engagement with these vital community partners, Marla recognized the serious need for the creation of new types of education and experiences that provoke authentic empathy and understanding. Concerned about a rising tide of hate and inspired by her Uncle Martin Greenfield, a Holocaust survivor, Marla dreamed up new ways to confront our biases. She has drawn from her experience in Holocaust and anti-bias education, passion for the arts and storytelling, and extensive research to create powerful new ways to promote greater levels of understanding and respect.