Hi TBLS Members,
I wanted to start this off by saying this will be the last Weekly Update of the semester. Best of luck to everyone on finals – you may be getting one more email from TBLS to announce a little study break once we are farther into finals-mode.
To the Class of 2016, thank you for being such outstanding members and congratulations on being so close to graduation. Hook ’em!! Texas Business Law Society
Panel on Corporate In-House Law:
Tuesday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m.
Reception to follow in the Susman Godfrey Atrium at 4:30 p.m.
TBLS and CSO are hosting a panel with Corporate In-House Attorneys. This is a great opportunity to learn about corporate hiring practices, what it is like to be in-house counsel, and how law firm and in-house practices differ. Panelists include: Tanya Avila, Worldpay SN, LLC; Scott J. Depta, Active Power, Inc.; Joe Fuqua of ARM, Inc.; Heather Johnston, Gemalto; and Jonathan Kaplan, RetailMeNot, Inc.
RSVP through Symplicity under the events tab.
General Membership Information:
Outline Bank – To gain access to the outline bank please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your UT EID. The outline bank is accessed through Canvas and is only available to dues paying members.
Term Of The Week:
Internal rate of return (IRR) is a metric used in capital budgeting measuring the profitability of potential investments. Internal rate of return is a discount rate that makes the net present value (NPV) of all cash flows from a particular project equal to zero. IRR calculations rely on the same formula as NPV does.
3 Thing to Make You Smarter:
1. A District Court ruled that MetLife was not ‘Too Big to Fail.’ Andrew Ross Sorkin asks whether determining ‘Too Big to Fail’ may be too tricky for a generalist judge.
2. China’s M&A Boom. While globally M&A has fallen, China’s voracious appetite has stymied the decline.
3. Tax season is upon us! Here are 11 charts that help explain taxes in America.