Judging Panel

Ian E Scott, Managing Director, Scott Legal Services,P.C.

Ian E. Scott is a Harvard Law School Graduate, lawyer and author of Law School Lowdown: Secrets of Success from the Application Process to Landing Your First Job. (Barron's Publishing)  Mr. Scott is also a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) and obtained his M.B.A from the University of Toronto.  Prior to law school, Mr. Scott worked at an international investment bank (Credit Suisse) in New York structuring business transactions and providing consultation on deal structures.  As an attorney, Mr. Scott worked as a corporate transactional lawyer in the law firm Cleary Gottlieb (a top Wall Street Firm) and is currently the Managing Director of Scott Legal Services, P.C., a law firm specializing in Investor Immigration Visas and New Business set-up.  Mr. Scott has been featured and seen in many publications including; Forbes, Bloomberg, The New York Times, Super Lawyers, The Huffington Post, The American Bar Association, Business Insider, The New York Bar Association, Harvard University, Above the Law, Lexis/Nexis, The Student Appeal Journal,  Lawyerist, & other Journals.  Mr. Scott lives in Manhattan, New York, with his spouse and two lovely daughters.


April Tam Smith, Executive Director,Morgan Stanley

April Tam Smith is an Executive Director of the Equity Derivative sales-trading team at Morgan Stanley. She received her Bachelor's in Engineering from MIT and her MBA at Columbia.

Her 'other life' outside of Wall Street consists of being part of the vibrant community at Redeemer and hoping to live life in a generous and adventurous way. Over the past few years, she has served at orphanages in South Africa and Haiti, and these experiences have planted a deep seed in her to be a voice for the poor and fight for justice while leveraging the resources found on Wall Street to make a difference. One way to do so is her recent venture of Lantern Restaurant in Midtown, a social enterprise that will be using all of its net profit to fund justice work they do through nonprofit Lantern of Hope Foundation. LHF will be partnering with organizations like Yunus Social Businesses and their first project is to complete funding for Les Compotes Haiti, food transformation Social Business, working with local farmers to produce affordable, nutritious baby food for Haitian mothers.