About the Institute

NYU Law’s Institute for Executive Education creates legal programs for organizations and individuals at the intersection of business, policy, and strategy. Our courses empower professionals, giving them fluency across disciplines and a deeper context for decision making.

A Tradition of Excellence at NYU Law

The Institute for Executive Education is proud to be part of NYU School of Law, one of America’s top law schools. The Law School has a distinguished history as a leader in international law and public service, home to the Hauser Global Law School Program and the most comprehensive public service infrastructure of any law school in the nation. NYU Law is also known for its progressive history; it was among the first to admit women. The institute draws on this tradition of innovation to set the pace for continuing legal education.

Partner with Us

The Process

Based on your organizational goals, our programs can be customized to meet your learning objectives:

  • Design practical training with content that draws upon our faculty expertise, relevant to your organization’s strategic needs.
  • Schedule programs to fit your timeline with modularized offerings or multiple sessions delivered throughout the year.
  • Format the curriculum in a blended learning environment to engage participants beyond the classroom.

Learn more about how you can partner with us by emailing iee@law.nyu.edu or visiting our Contact Us page.




Gerald Rosenfeld

Faculty Director
Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Senior Lecturer; Co-Director, Leadership Program on Law and Business

Gerald Rosenfeld is advisor to the CEO and vice chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard Ltd. He has been an investment banker for over 30 years, working at Salomon Brothers (1979-1988), Bankers Trust Company (1988-1992), Lazard Freres (1992-1998) and Rothschild (2000-2011), before rejoining Lazard in 2011. Prior to investment banking, Dr. Rosenfeld was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. (1976-1979.) In his investment banking career, Dr. Rosenfeld has worked primarily in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring, including representing General Motors, Chrysler, ITT Corporation, Tenneco, Lotus, TRW, Thermo-Electron, United Airlines, TWA, and US Airways, among many others. Dr. Rosenfeld has served on several public Boards of Directors and is currently a director of CIT Group and executive director of Continental Grain Co. Full Bio >

Erin O’Brien

Executive Director
Before coming to NYU Law to be the founding executive director of the Institute of Executive Education, Erin O’Brien served as associate dean of Global Degree Programs and Executive Education at NYU Stern School of Business. Over the course of a decade, O’Brien led the development of several new blended-learning programs (online and in-person) including the top-ranked TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program, Masters’ programs in Business Analytics, Risk Management, and Global Finance, and the NYU Stern Advanced Management Program. O’Brien has extensive international experience working in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Program Staff


Richard Chen

Associate Director
Prior to joining NYU Law, Richard Chen managed logistics and coordinated short-term international courses for the MBA program at NYU Stern School of Business. A graduate of NYU Stern with a BS in Finance and International Business, Chen has also worked as a fund accountant for JP Morgan.

Hannah Crane

Assistant Director
Hannah Crane comes to NYU Law from NYU Stern School of Business, where she was the assistant to Leadership Development. A graduate of NYU College of Arts and Science with a BA in Anthropology and a double minor in Spanish and Art History, Crane has also worked at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.