Executive Comments Editor
Matt Finan is an associate at Jones Day in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Prior to attending law school, Matt worked at a global public accounting firm where he obtained his C.P.A. and performed audit and consulting services for clients that included multiple Fortune 500 companies.
Matt earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington. He graduated with a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2018.
Executive Notes Editor
Thomas Canny graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2017, where he served as the Executive Notes Editor for Volume 7 of the Michigan Business and Entrepreneurial Law Review. He is admitted to practice law by the State Bar of Texas and his practice focuses on corporate and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and public and private capital markets transactions.
Prior to law school, Tom received a B.A. in Anthropology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 2012. Between his graduation from Rutgers and beginning his studies at the University of Michigan, he served in the U.S. Peace Corps (Zambia ‘12-‘14), during which time he primarily taught fish-farming in the village of Kabisapi in North-Western Province, Zambia.
Executive Production Editor
Ellen is an associate in Kirkland & Ellis’s corporate department in Chicago. During law school, Ellen served as the Executive Production Editor of the Michigan Business and Entrepreneurial Law Review and spent a semester in Geneva, Switzerland working at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Ellen has a BA in English and History from Vanderbilt University and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.
During law school Arielle served as the managing editor of the Michigan Business and Entrepreneurial Law Review. She also worked at the Entrepreneurship Clinic and the Community and Economic Development Clinic. Prior to law school, Arielle worked as a consultant at a firm in London. Arielle holds a MA Hons from the University of St. Andrews, a MSc from London Business School, and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. Arielle joined Ropes & Gray’s corporate department in 2018.
Bradley Puffenbarger graduated, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2018. During law school, Bradley served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Business and Entrepreneurial Law Review. He also worked at the Child Advocacy Law Clinic and participated on the University of Michigan Mock Trial Team. Prior to law school, Bradley worked as a paralegal at Clifford Chance LLP. Bradley graduated from Georgetown University in 2008. Currently, he works at Latham & Watkins LLP.
Executive Articles Editor
Brian Koziara graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2018, having finished his MBA from the Yale School of Management in 2017 as part of a JD/MBA dual degree. Originally from Farmington Hills, Michigan, Brian also received his B.A. in International Studies and a B.M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Michigan in 2013. Brian’s professional and academic background fits squarely in the intersection of law and finance, with shareholder activism, corporate governance, financial regulation, and antitrust being of particular interest to him. Brian’s previous work experience includes M&A advisory at both Lazard and Latham & Watkins LLP, anti-money laundering at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., and interning for the Hon. Sean H. Lane of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. In 2018, Brian joined the corporate department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, where he focuses on shareholder activism defense and public company mergers and acquisitions.