Have you ever thought about getting an MBA? Save your time and money! In this series of programs, “Hack my MBA for Lawyers,” practicing lawyers who hold MBA’s take key concepts from the MBA curriculum that have real value for practicing lawyers, teach them to you in an engaging way and show how to apply them in your practice using real-world hypotheticals. In the process, you’ll also learn the unique language MBA’s employ – sometimes called “MBA-speak” – to help you better understand and communicate with your MBA-trained or other finance-type clients.
In this second program in the series, we teach you the basics of financial statement analysis that will help you answer important questions such as: Is this company doing well or poorly? Is it overvalued or undervalued relative to the price set by the market? Does its financial statements contain any “red flags” that suggest it may be hiding or misrepresenting its financial condition or performance? Topics include:
The Big Picture: Why Do Financial Statement Analysis?
Overview of Key Financial Statements: The Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows
Financial Statement Analysis Part I: Common Size and Ratio Analysis
Financial Statement Analysis Part II: Red Flag Review
This program will benefit litigators and transactional lawyers of all levels and in all areas of legal practice.
Zach McGee, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
Ted Russell, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, Digital, Home Entertainment and Television Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Los Angeles, CA
Zach leads worldwide business affairs for Sony’s home entertainment division. Before moving to Sony, he was the Senior Vice President, Head of Business & Legal Affairs at Miramax, a leading independent film and television studio. Before joining Miramax, Zach was a Vice President, Legal Affairs, with NBC Universal, Inc. Prior to moving in-house, he was an associate with Davis Polk. Zach clerked for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and he received his Masters of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Zach also has taught negotiation ethics for lawyers as an Adjunct Professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University.
Ted negotiates deals for the distribution of film and television content in digital and traditional media. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Litigation, for Fox Entertainment Group, handling all manner of legal problems faced by Fox's film, television, cable, sports and Internet properties. Ted has substantial experience litigating in state and federal courts. He has lectured on topics ranging from electronic discovery to crisis management. But his true academic interest arises in the context of negotiations, and specifically the legal, ethical, and practical limitations imposed on lawyers participating in negotiations. Ted serves as a Lecturer in Law at USC Gould School of Law, where he teaches a course in Negotiation Ethics, and as an Adjunct Professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Before joining Fox in 1998, he was a business and employment litigator at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.