Bonzani Memorial Law Lecture

Bonzani Memorial Law Lecture

The John and Lawrence Bonzani Memorial Law Lecture is held in the fall semester and highlights a topic of interest related to the law. Prior lecturers have been Harpur College alumni who shared expertise in their field while engaging students interested in legal careers.

Join us for the 2020 John and Lawrence Bonzani Memorial Law Lecture:

Michael Zeldin '73 CNN Legal Analyst and Former Mueller Aide presents: "Duty to Disclose: When is it Okay to Remain Silent?"

  • Tuesday October 6
  • 5 - 6 p.m. (Zoom session)

Students register here

Alumni, Faculty & Staff register here

About the lecture: Issues arise across professions regarding obligations to report matters of criminal activity, child abuse and neglect, self-injury, etc. In some cases, the duty is mandatory in others it is governed by rules of professional responsibility. Recent events raise the question of what duty, if any, should apply to journalists. We will explore this topic in an effort to develop an analytical framework to answer the question: When is it okay to remain silent?

About the speaker: Michael F. Zeldin ’73 is a CNN legal analyst and provides legal commentary on various radio shows and podcasts. He is an internationally recognized financial crimes expert. He has served clients and lectured throughout the world on topics ranging from money laundering, terrorist financing and economic sanctions. 

Zeldin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Binghamton University, a Juris Doctor from George Washington University, and a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University where he was an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow.

Before joining CNN as a legal analyst, Zeldin served as special counsel at Buckley Sandler LLP’s Washington office, offering experienced guidance to companies inside and outside the financial services industry as well to individual board members and senior executives surrounding their responsibilities under anti-money laundering laws.


Past Lectures