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Pepper Hamilton Hosting 'Doing Well by Doing Good - Helping Disabled Veterans Enter Our Profession' Seminar - November 15, 2012


In commemoration of Veteran’s Day, the CFA Society of Washington DC will be hosting a presentation by two distinguished disabled veterans to help us learn more about how we can assist the hundreds of thousands of disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and now seeking to re-enter the society they have so ably protected. The conflicts of the last decade are unlike any other in American history. Due to the nature of the conflict involving the use of roadside bombs, and mitigated by excellent medical attention which allows the injured to survive the battlefield, roughly one quarter of those who have served are returning home with a permanent disability. Now they are attempting to re-enter society and take on meaningful employment to support their families and maintain their dignity.

The nonprofit Wall Street Warfighters Foundation provides a six month training program to identify, develop and place service disabled veterans in careers in the financial services industry. One of the speakers, Marine and two-time Purple Heart awardee Larry Doll, co-founded this organization with his former commanding officer, General Peter Pace, the first Marine to chair the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Mr. Doll is a local resident and heads several financial services firms he founded. The other speaker, Navy Lt. Cal Quinn is a Naval Academy grad and gridiron star and served in Afghanistan in the month immediately after 9/11. Injured on the battlefield, he faced a long recovery, graduated from the training program and has now undertaken a successful second career in equities.

Join us for this moving program and learn about how we can assist returning disabled veterans who seek meaningful employment in our profession. Hiring a veteran may be the best investment you ever made. The Wall Street Warfighters Foundation has received generous support from the CFA Institute and now the CFA Society of Washington DC. The event is being fully sponsored by Drexel Hamilton, and hosted by Pepper Hamilton. Pepper partner Gregory J. Nowak will present opening remarks.

November 15, 2012 | 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Pepper's Washington, D.C. Office
Hamilton Square
600 Fourteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-2004

About the Speakers

Lawrence K. Doll is the chairman and founder of Drexel Hamilton. Prior to starting the firm in 2008, Mr. Doll achieved success as an entrepreneur in the real estate industry. He founded both The Lawrence Doll Company, which specializes in land development, and Lawrence Doll Homes, a builder of upscale homes and townhouses. Mr. Doll also is chairman of the Board of United Bank, a retail and commercial banking subsidiary of United Bankshares with more than $4 billion in assets and operations in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A service-disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Doll’s duty in Vietnam earned him two Purple Hearts, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and a prestigious appointment to U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard in Washington, DC. He also is the co-founder of the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation with General Peter Pace.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Cauldon Quinn participated in the initial phase of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in 2001, providing forward combat logistical support to Surface, Aviation and Coalition Special Forces Units operating in Afghanistan. After his military service, he became the eighth graduate of the Wall Street Warfighters Program. Mr. Quinn first began his civilian career with an equity agency execution broker-dealer, ultimately serving as the Director of Client Services/Product Specialist. Quinn has continued to serve the financial services industry with technology solutions working for SEI Investments and CorePROFIT Solutions. With expertise in electronic equity execution services, program trading and algorithmic trading, he served as a board member on the Investment Traders Association of Philadelphia (ITAP) from 2004 to the present with a brief hiatus from 2009-2010.

Sponsored by Drexel Hamilton, LLC
Drexel Hamilton, LLC is a full-service institutional broker-dealer founded on the principal of offering meaningful employment opportunities to disabled veterans desiring a career in financial services. We are committed to developing the best full-service institutional broker-dealer in the market, but most importantly earning the trust of our customers as we demonstrate our commitment to highest standards of ethics, morality and service.

Hosted by Pepper Hamilton LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.

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