Kelsey Froehlich (London) focuses on fraud and internal investigations, and complex pretransactional diligence worldwide.
Clancy Nolan (New York) focuses on investigations involving complex civil disputes and workplace misconduct allegations
Staci Dresher (San Francisco) investigates matters involving intellectual property theft and brand protection, white collar defense, internal investigations, and responds to employment disputes and workplace misconduct allegations.
Hui Chen is the founder of HuiChenEthics. com, a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Rutgers Law School, and the former Compliance Counsel Expert at the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U. S. Department of Justice.
Matt Galvin is the Global Vice President of Ethics and Compliance for AB InBev, the largest brewer in the world. Matt manages anti-corruption, anti-competition, litigation, data privacy, sanctions, anti-money laundering for the global enterprise. Under Matt, AB InBev has developed a leading analytics platform designed to manage compliance risks and processes and reduce investigation costs. Matt is a NY and Hong Kong-qualified lawyer who practiced in leading international law firms before
Charlie Morgan, JD, Vanderbilt University, 1972; MBA, Pepperdine University, 1978; BA, Wesleyan University, 1969. Admitted to practice in Massachusetts (active), New Jersey (active), and Texas (retired). Attorney at Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company (1972-1976); attorney, registered principal, registered representative, and vice president at The Prudential Insurance Company of America (1976-2005); principal and general counsel HessMorganHouse, LLC (HMH Consulting) (2005-present); general counsel, the Florida Society of Mayflower Descendants (FSMD) (2017); Founder and general counsel of The Hungerford Family Foundation, Inc. (THFFI) (2015-present).
Harish Suryavanshi is a post graduate in English and passed his Bachelors in Law (LL. B) from University of Pune in India. He is having 15 years of professional work experience of handling commercial contracts, contractual disputes, and M&A activities across various regions. He is currently working as a Senior Corporate Counsel with Tech Mahindra Limited in Pune, India.
He can be contacted at email@example.com
In-house solicitor dealing with employment, immigration and compliance issues across Europe.
Terra Potter is a 10 years’ PQE, English law qualified solicitor with extensive international experience and a focus on collaboration and efficient, strategic, outcomes that serve both internal and external stakeholders. Terra works with the business to find practical and commercial legal solutions that fit within my organisation's acceptable risk profile.
Emiliano Berti is Head of Legal & Compliance, Europe at Nokia, besides he is serving as President of the Board of Directors at Nokia Italy.
Emiliano manages a team of lawyers and contract managers with responsibility for over 60 countries.
Before joining Nokia, Emiliano served in different legal roles at General Electric based in Florence, London and Paris and he started his career in private practice working with law firms Carnelutti and McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Emiliano is member of the Advisory Board of Foreign Investors at Confindustria.
Emiliano graduated as a lawyer in Italy from La Sapienza University in Rome and he holds a LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania – Law School and he has been admitted to the bar in Italy.
Emiliano has authored several publications and he is an habitual speaker at several international conferences.
Ioli Tassopoulou is Head of Legal & Compliance, UK & Ireland at Nokia; she manages a team of four and has responsibility over these jurisdictions. In addition, Ioli is serving on the Board of Directors at Nokia UK and Nokia Greece.
Before joining Nokia, Ioli was a partner in private practice, at international law firm Reed Smith LLP.
Ioli graduated from Oxford University (University College) with a degree in Jurisprudence and holds a LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She has been admitted to the Law Society of England & Wales and to the Bar of the State of New York.
Ioli has moderated various panels at several international conferences.
Nordely Wright is a Product Developer at Oro Agri SA (Pty) Ltd. She holds a MSc Agric in Soil Science and often assists with technical review and also patent prosecution matters. She has a passion for IP and recently completed a PG Dip in Intellectual Property Law at Stellenbosch University where she took a specific interest in researching Competition Law.
Ben serves as General Counsel and Director of Public Affairs for Kars 4 Kids, Inc. and Oorah, Inc., which are affiliated 501(c)(3) public charities.
Camelia Gardot is Senior Legal Counsel – “Mergers and Acquisitions” at Airbus (Defence and Space Division)
Practicing as in-house counsel for more than 14 years (mainly with aviation and aerospace companies), she has extensive legal experience in the areas of intellectual property, corporate matters comprising of international and French commercial transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions.
She holds a Master’s degree in international business law from the University of Toulouse (France) and a “Mergers and Acquisitions” Diploma from the College of Law of England and Wales.
Michael Lanser holds a degree of Master of Laws from Stockholm University, Sweden, and a postgraduate Master of Laws degree in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance (LL.M. CLEF) from the International University College of Turin jointly with the University of Turin, Italy. He has been practicing law professionally since 1992.
At present Michael Lanser works as a senior legal counsel at Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Company in Sweden. Additionally, Michael Lanser has served as a member of the board of directors of a Swedish asset management company and of an alternative investment fund company domiciled in Luxembourg.
Previous, after graduating from Stockholm University, Michael Lanser was admitted to service as law clerk of a district court in Stockholm, Sweden, and, afterwards, he pursued continued education for judicial office as a reporting clerk at Svea Court of Appeal, Stockholm.
The article is based on Michael Lanser's final thesis for the postgraduate degree LL.M. CLEF.
Grzegorz Pawłowski, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director - DCT Gdansk, Poland
A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, a lawyer committed to civil, commercial and corporate law in business and investment enterprises, including employee relations.
As part of his professional activity, he is involved in ensuring corporate, legal and financial security of the company's investment process. Also responsible for comprehensive procurement procedures, as well as maximizing the absorption of non-returnable funding and minimizing business risks associated with the acquisition of EU funds. He takes part in representing DCT Gdansk in external contacts with the media and conducting activities towards ensuring lon-lasting partnership in the field of sustainability and social responsibility (CSR). He is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with business organizations and industry associations as well as trade unions. He twice conducted negotiations with the trade union organization on the employer's side as part of a collective dispute and effective negotiations concluded with the signing of the collective labor agreement. He publishes in professional magazines in the field of civil, commercial and EU law as well as employee relations.
Sarah Long is a partner in the London office of Euclid Law. Sarah advises on all aspects of UK and EU competition law, and has significant experience working with both the CMA and European Commission on a number of high profile cases. Sarah’s experience spans a variety of sectors including financial services, oil and gas, residential construction, consumer goods and travel. Sarah has particular expertise in online markets and the digital economy.
Sarah is recognised as one of 30 most notable competition professionals in private practice (Women@competition/Parr, February 2017), and recommended in the Legal 500 for being ‘very hard-working and capable’ and providing ‘commercially-focused advice’ (Legal 500 EU & Competition, 2017 and 2018).
Sarah is co-editor of the Competition Law Journal and a CEDR qualified Mediator.
Xanthi G. Bitzidou is a Greek Lawyer with an extensive experience in the full range of EU and Greek competition law (antitrust, merger/acquisitions and state aid), sectoral experience in the Electronic Communications, Media and Postal markets, Corporate Law and Litigation.
Ms. Bitzidou obtained her Law Diploma at the University of Thessaloniki (Greece), holds a Master in EU Business Law from the ‘Institut d’études européennes’ of U.L.B (Belgium) and also an MPhil from the University of Kent (UK) in ‘EU Competition law and Telecommunications’.
Her EU and Greek professional experience includes a stage at the EU Commission (former DG Small-Medium Enterprises), the Brussels office of Squire Sanders and Dempsey and the EU/Brussels office of a German Telecoms/Technology Consultancy. Since 2005, she is a lawyer at the legal department of E.E.T.T (Hellenic Telecommunications and Posts Commission), where for the last 13 years she handles the full range of regulatory issues and competition matters of both the Electronic Communications and Postal sectors.
Ms Bitzidou has authored a book and relevant articles on the topics of EU Law, Competition Law and Electronic Communications/Media. She is fluent in Greek, English, French and Italian and she is a member of the Athens Bar Association.
Miriam Caley is Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal – Ireland at Optum. Before joining Optum in 2016, she was in private practice in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London, Cologne and Dubai offices between 2005 and 2013 and in Matheson’s corporate department in Dublin from 2013 to 2016. Miriam received an LL.M. in Public International Law from University College London and worked for the German Foreign Office for three years where she obtained her first degree in Foreign Affairs before continuing her studies in law in England. Miriam is fluent in German, French, Spanish and English. Miriam is also dual qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and in Ireland.
Prior to this, Miriam practised law in London and Dubai with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and in Dublin with Matheson.
Clare O’Hare is a PhD student in political science at the University of Notre Dame, where she is researching convergence across common and civil law systems. Prior to commencing her graduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2017, Clare qualified as a solicitor with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2007 and worked in its London and Dubai offices between 2005 and 2013. She joined Matheson in Dublin in 2014 and moved in-house to Optum in 2017 where she was associate general counsel. She received an LL.B. in Law & French from Trinity College Dublin and an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge. In 2016 she received a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Clare is dual qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and in Ireland.
Divya brings with her over 23 years of rich and diverse experience, having held prominent legal and secretarial positions in leading corporations. Since last 14 years with Datamatics, Divya leads all legal, secretarial, IPR, and contract management of more than 40 group companies in India and overseas and is a key player in all in-organic initiatives of the Datamatics group, such as joint venture collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, and amalgamations globally. She is credited with formulating and enforcing several legally binding policies and frameworks including the Contract Management policy, Insider Trading policy, Whistle Blower policy, and Investor Grievance policy, Prevention of Sexual Harassment policy to name a few. Her efforts to secure various copyrights, trademarks, and service mark registrations globally have served to improve the company’s IPR wealth.
She has addressed various forums in India and overseas as a guest speaker or key note speaker on topics like Contract Management, Role of General Counsel, Companies Act, POSH and other relevant topics.
She was listed as top 100 General Counsels of India in 2017 by Legal500 and was also featured as India’s Finest In-House Counsels in the 2017 Edition of “Trailblazers” published by the Ministry of Law & Justice and the Department of Commerce, Government of India in collaboration with In house Counsel Worldwide and the Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance. Recently, she was also featured in “Diversity & the Bar” in Summer 2018 edition, a reputed US publication of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) for her views about gender relations and changing workplace environment.
She has been a proud recipient of several notable awards and global recognitions viz. Leading Woman Company Secretary 2011; Leading Woman Owned Innovative Project Award 2013; Best Use of Technology & Innovation in Legal 2013; General Counsel of the Year 2014 (Female); Best IT Legal Business Leader 2017 - India by AI 2017 [UK] and Star Echelon – In-house Category during The Leadership Summit & Excellence Awards, 2017. Within Datamatics, She has been awarded with “Leadership in Business Excellence, 2018”; “Excellence in Execution 2016”; “Leadership in Business Excellence, 2014”; “Outstanding Achievement Award 2014”; “Leadership in Business Excellence, 2012”; “Leadership in Execution, 2012”; “Leadership in Execution, 2009”; “Leadership in Execution, 2008”; “Quality Award, 2008”; and “Excellence Award 2005” for her performance in various organic and in-organic matters of Datamatics Group companies.
Prior to joining Datamatics, she was the Legal Head at Computer Sciences Corporation (India), a US MNC in India.
Divya holds a dual Bachelor's Degree in Commerce (Honors) and Law (LLB). As a Gold Medalist in LLM, her final thesis presentation was on the subject of International Arbitration. She is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (FCS) and a merit holder in ICSA, London. She has recently completed 6 months certified course on Corporate Governance, launched by IICA and MCA.
Similoluwa Somuyiwa is an Associate at Olaniwun Ajayi LP in the Firm’s Enterprise and Corporate Governance Practice Groups, where he provides legal advice on corporate structures, regulatory, and compliance matters. He has a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in complex commercial transactions and has consistently provided creative and commercially viable solutions tailored to his client’s needs.
Having previously gained considerable experience advising clients on a wide spectrum of Finance and Capital market’s transactions as well as commercial disputes, Similoluwa has a firm grasp of intricate commercial and legal issues commonly faced by clients in the corporate sector.
Similoluwa is a graduate of the University of Lagos and the Nigerian Law School; where he distinguished himself by receiving the Director-General’s prize having obtained a First Class Honors degree.
Gabriel Khoury, General Counsel and Head of Compliance:
Gabriel has been heading SHUAA’s legal and compliance team since September 2017, where he worked in serval transaction and licensing projects for SHUAA in United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Prior to joining SHUAA, Gabriel worked for Standard Chartered Bank in the United Arab Emirates for nine years. During that period, Gabriel advised on a wide range of Transaction Banking and Corporate Finance matters with emphasis on Local and Regional Regulations. He also advised on Trade Finance and Cash Management. Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, Gabriel worked for Ashurst LLP in Dubai where he was involved in Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Funds and Project Finance matters. He also worked in Riyadh for Squire Sanders and Dempsey where he advised on Conventional and Islamic Finance, Capital Market Regulations and handled Initial Public Offerings. Gabriel holds a JD law Degree (Saint-Joseph University – Beirut) , a Master in International Project Management (ESCP-Europe – Paris) and an LLM (Northwestern University – Chicago). Gabriel is a member of the Beirut Bar Association and has Arabic and French language skills.
Senior attorney with Bird & Bird LLP with a focus and specialisation on patent litigation.
- Astrid Epiney/Daniela Nüesch, Inländervorrang und Freizügigkeitsabkommen, AJP 2018 page 6.
- Benedikt Pirker/Daniela Nüesch, Europarecht: Schweiz–Europäische Union, Swiss Review of International and European Law 2018 page 111.
Andrew Hooles is a technology and outsourcing lawyer with over 20 years experience in leading complex technology deals. He is a Legal Director at Fujitsu Services Limited and has written extensively on the issues associated with technology contracts. More information can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewhooles
Ms. Medvec is Corporate Counsel at Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. Her responsibilities include global data protection compliance, general corporate compliance duties, public company SEC reporting, maintenance of corporate records, and legal systems administration.
She received a Juris Doctor from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 2013. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Society for Corporate Governance and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Ms. Medvec is a Certified Information Privacy Professional- United States (CIPP/US) and Europe (CIPP/E). She is admitted to the practice of law in Ohio.
As Chief Legal officer and Data Protection Officer, Lauren oversees all legal, regulatory, and compliance affairs for Globoforce. With more than 15 years experience, she has served as legal counsel for a broad mix of high-growth public and private companies. Prior to Globoforce, Lauren was vice president of corporate affairs and general counsel at Metatomix, Inc., a leading provider of semantic solutions that was acquired by Versata Enterprises in 2010. Previous to this, she held the role of vice president, general counsel at Riverdeep, an Irish-based, public educational software company. Lauren also served as senior counsel for Allaire Corporation, Macromedia, Inc., and counsel for Object Design, Inc. She holds a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.
Natalia D'Agostini is a paralegal at Insurance and Care NSW and is currently undertaking a Bachelors of Laws at Macquarie University.
Elliot Ganz is the General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), a 440-member financial trade association representing the interests of the stakeholders in the US syndicated commercial loan market. Since 2005 he has managed all legal issues and co-headed its government policy and advocacy efforts. In 2018 Mr. Ganz was appointed the additional role of CAO, responsible for managing the LSTA’s staff and leading its strategic initiatives. He is a 1980 graduate of New York University School of Law and a 1977 graduate of Queens College, City University of New York. Before joining the LSTA Mr. Ganz worked for three years at a Wall Street law firm and for 22 years in senior positions at four major US and international banks. He is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and served as a member of the Committee on Financing Chapter 11 of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. Mr. Ganz has supervised the filing of over 20 amicus briefs on important loan and bankruptcy related cases, including three briefs supporting successful appeals to each of the New York Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of the United States. He most recently supervised a successful lawsuit under the Administrative Procedure Act against the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Reserve Board on the critical issue of risk retention under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.
Dr Rajeev Uberoi joined IDFC as General Counsel and Group Head-Legal and Compliance in 2009. Having worked in the banking and finance space for more than three decades, Dr Uberoi commands a unique position in the legal fraternity and is looked upon by many institutional heads for his ability to effectively strategize and formulate business - legal decisions which have led to consummation of some path breaking transactions in the domestic and international markets. Having worked as an in- house counsel in multi-functional and multi-jurisdictional organizations with rich experience in banking spanning more than 30 years, he has the ability to seamlessly advice on complex matters including cross border regulatory regimes and enforcement practices, local jurisdiction issues, tax implications, capital market regulations, Mergers & Acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border) including the latest demerger of IDFC Limited and IDFC Bank Limited, corporate restructuring, Private Equity Investments, JVs, foreign collaborations, divestments, major commercial contracts, civil and criminal litigation, property matters and many other incidental issues of legal & regulatory nature. Dr. Uberoi has been instrumental in setting up the governance structure at IDFC that adheres to ethical standards, best practices and compliance of relevant laws to protect the interest of the shareholders. His global outlook has set the foundation for IDFC to collaborate with illustrious law schools like Harvard Law School and Jindal Global Law School and facilitate dissemination of calibrated course contents, allow secondments to student and publish research papers
Prior to joining IDFC Limited, Dr. Uberoi worked with Standard Chartered Bank where he was Regional Head - Operational Risk & Assurance, South Asia. In his previous experiences, he has worked with several domestic and multinational banks such as Union Bank of India, State Bank of India, Reserve Bank of India as Asst. General Manager, Dept. of Banking Supervision, Citibank as Vice President & Regulatory Head; ANZ Grindlays Bank as Head - Risk Management & Compliance - India. Dr. Uberoi is also a profound writer and has a lot of publications to his credit. He is also a member of various committees and has been active on the Speaker circuit. He is a recipient of many accolades and awards and his contribution to the legal fraternity has been recognised in the Industry.
Dr. Uberoi is a lawyer and a Canadian Commonwealth Scholar with a Masters from McMaster University and a Ph.D. in Economics. He also possesses an MBA degree from MDI, Gurgaon.
Mark Solon is the Managing Director of the Legal Division of Wilmington Plc. Mark Solon is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading experts on expert witnesses, investigatory practice, witness familiarisation and continuing professional development. He is a solicitor, a qualified Attorney at Law in California and has an MSc in Shipping Trade and Finance with distinction from the City University. He has been instrumental in improving the standard of expert evidence over the last twenty years and regularly chairs conferences of up to 500 delegates as well as speaking at many conferences. He has written numerous articles relating to evidence and several books. He has in depth knowledge of the legal and evidential issues around forensic science, emergency planning, surveillance and the work of many specialist intelligence and prosecution agencies. He frequently appears on television and radio dealing with evidential issues. He has been described by one senior expert witness under his cross-examination as “the love child of Stephen Hawking and a Rottweiler.” Mark founded Bond Solon in 1992 and the company has since grown to become the largest provider of law related training to non-lawyers in the UK. He now heads the Legal Division of Wilmington.
Corrado Druetta is a qualified Italian attorney, currently Legal Counsel at Comau S.p.A., a Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles’ company, where he acts as legal point of reference for Robotics and Automation Products business unit. Corrado started his professional career in private practice, then moved to in-housel counselling within the FCA Group. He gained a relevant experience in IT law, IP law, Freedom of Expression Online and Innovation and co-authored publications in the same fields.
Scott Macbeth is Senior Legal Counsel at The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. focusing primarily on BCG's M&A activities. He has over 10 years of M&A experience, with the last 7 acting as lead in-house counsel for a series of transactions around the world.
Chaim A. Levin is the Chief Legal Officer of Tradition America. Mr. Levin has managed important corporate transactions, intellectual property issues, regulatory investigations, employment controversies, corporate governance frameworks, and other matters in the U.S., Central and South America, England, France, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. Mr. Levin has been the Lead Counsel representing part of the Tradition Group in defending complex national investigations by the Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and 14 State Attorney Generals' offices, Mr. Levin has been awarded the 2015 Legend-in-the-Law by the United States Library of Congress, the American Bar Association and the Burton Foundation. Mr. Levin has also received a 2018 First Chair Award.
Aine Lyons is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Worlwide Legal Operations at VMware. Aine founded the VMware legal operations team in 2013. In 2015, VMware was recognized as ACC Value Champions. In 2016, VMware was named FT’s Most Innovative Legal Team. Aine is also a founder of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) and regional lead for CLOC Europe.
Christine E. Reddy, is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Fannie Mae, in charge of those matters as well, as well as corporate governance and the corporate secretary function for the company's Board of Directors. Before joining Fannie Mae, Christine was Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at a nonprofit media corporation, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). She has enjoyed over twenty years as in house counsel.
Tanguy de Carbonnieres is Deputy General Counsel at Fannie Mae in Washington, DC. He and his team are in charge of al legal aspects of Intellectual Property matters, Data licensing, IT Transactions, Privacy, Cybersecurity, and general Procurement for the company. Tanguy is a regular speaker at industry conferences on intellectual property, with a particular focus on financial services industry. Tanguy has 18 years of in-house experience and prior to that, practiced law in law firms in the US and France. His co-author and manager, Christine E. Reddy, is Vice President and Deputy Corporate Secretary at Fannie Mae, in charge of those matters as well, as well as corporate governance and the corporate secretary function for the company's Board of Directors. Before joining Fannie Mae, Christine was in-house counsel at PBS.
Madelein Kleyn is a chemical engineer, an admitted attorney and a registered patent attorney in South Africa. She holds a PhD in intellectual property.
She served as in-house corporate patent counsel for South African based international petrochemical company Sasol Group Services for 16 years and is presently the General Manager – Legal and Intellectual Property for the boutique international agriculture company Oro Agri International Ltd where she is responsible for the protection and enhancement of the company’s sustainable competitive advantage through strategic IP management and oversees general legal governance and compliance. She is based in the R&D head office in South Africa.
Dr Kleyn tutors part time for the World Intellectual Property Organisation e-learning programme on IP management; lectures on patent attorney practice to candidate patent attorneys in South Africa; and is appointed as research associate and fellow of the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property, University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Law an appointment recognizing proven specialised expertise. She moderates and teaches the patent and design module of the Anton Mostert Chair of IP LLM (intellectual property) course at Stellenbosch University.
She publishes and presents papers at various fora internationally.
Dr Kleyn’s main areas of expertise include IP strategy development and implementation, M&A transactions, IP portfolio management (including prosecution of patents and trademarks), IP litigation (United States, Europe and South Africa) and patent and trademark opposition matters. She regularly advises on corporate governance and IP risk management and specialises in drafting and advising on IP-related business transactions, including technology transfer and licensing. Dr Kleyn has authored and presented various articles, papers and publications on IP matters internationally. She is the co-editor of the journal “International Pharmaceutical Law” published by LexisNexis of which she co-authors the South African Chapter.
She is a member of American Chemical Society, INTA, LESI, LES SA (Director) and SAIIPL
Gerald (Jerry) Hansen is a CPA and forensic accountant with extensive experience across a variety of accounting, audit, and financial forensics services including purchase price dispute arbitrations, audit services, expert services, forensic due diligence, and fraud investigations. He has served at a Big 4 public accounting firm, a multinational consultancy, as well as global corporations in a career spanning over 25 years. Jerry is currently a partner with Forensic Risk Alliance and leads their M&A dispute practice globally. Jerry previously served as the Southwest Region leader of Ernst & Young’s Transaction Forensics practice, a specialty practice that focused on disputes, investigations, and forensic due diligence services that stem from contemplated and completed merger and acquisition transactions. Jerry also has in-house experience in software revenue recognition, mortgage banking and insurance claims.
Jerry has provided dispute, forensic and audit related services to clients in a wide range of industries including real estate, technology, energy, transportation, manufacturing, software, food services, publishing, automotive, healthcare, retail, staffing services, advertising and financial services. Jerry is the author (along with another colleague) of the book M&A Disputes – A Professional Guide to Accounting Arbitrations, a contributing author to The Litigation Services Handbook as well as the AICPA book The Guide to Investigating Business Fraud, in addition to other articles and presentations. He holds a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University and an MS in Accounting from the University of Virginia. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas.
Professor Charles Chatterjee who studied law at the University of Cambridge and the University of London is a Barrister in England and Wales and has also acted as an arbitrator
Mary Kennard is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law at American University. In addition, for the past 23 years, she served as the Vice President and General Counsel for American University. Having recently retired, she serves on a number of boards including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society national board, the HERS Institute at the University of Denver, and the National Student Clearinghouse. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and a past Board member of the ACC, Secretary of the ACC Board and Chair of Membership. For 8 years, she served as the General Counsel for the public higher education institutions for the State of Rhode Island, prior to joining American University. In 2018, Ms. Kennard will begin serving as a public member of the Middle States Accreditation Commission, and an American Bar Association law school site team member.
Michael L. Grazio is Assistant General Counsel supporting Digital Payments and Labs at Mastercard. In his role, Mr. Grazio is responsible for leading a global team that provides support for innovation and product development that enables Mastercard’s Digital Payments business. His team provides integrated legal and transactional support with partners such as Alphabet (Google), Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, PayPal, Square and other digital customers. His team is also responsible for providing legal support in connection with the evolution of the Mastercard standards for digital activities.
Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Grazio was Managing Counsel for Privacy and Data Protection at Mastercard where he led a team providing privacy support in connection with product development for Global Core Products, Digital Payments, Labs and Marketing teams. He was also responsible for privacy and data protection due diligence, assessing the privacy practices of potential acquisition targets and managing integration of acquisitions into Mastercard’s Global Privacy and Data Protection program. Earlier in his career at Mastercard, Michael was Worldwide Marketing and Communications Counsel where he supported various business units with their sponsorship, advertising, promotion and marketing needs.
Before joining Mastercard in 2006, Mr. Grazio worked in-house at Reebok International Ltd. and as an associate in the Advertising, Marketing and Media Division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP.
Mr. Grazio graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Psychology from Ithaca College in 1992. After a successful career in the advertising business as an account executive for Time Warner, he received a Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law in 2000. He is a member of both the Massachusetts and New York bars and is CIPM and CIPP/US certified.
Jonathan J. Anastasia is Senior Managing Counsel supporting Mastercard Labs at Mastercard. In his role, Jonathan is responsible for leading a team that helps drive innovation across all products at Mastercard. His team provides integrated legal and transactional support in the development of products and services in the areas of blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet-of-things, chatbots, conversational commerce, mobile applications, digital & product consulting and data research.
Before joining Mastercard, Jonathan was in the Intellectual Property group of Crowell & Moring LLP. Jonathan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. After serving as a Captain in the United States Army, he received a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.
Paul G. Petta is Chief Franchise Officer at Mastercard. In this capacity, Mr. Petta has responsibility for the full suite of global franchise functions for Mastercard. He and his team enable new and existing business at scale through licensing, registration, brand standards and exploring new ways to leverage our brands, platforms and network and have full accountability for supporting healthy business growth by preventing, detecting, and remediating undue risk.
Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Petta served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Global Businesses. He was responsible for leading the Global Businesses Legal Team consisting of 80+ lawyers and legal professionals located around the globe. The team was tasked with providing integrated world-wide legal support to Mastercard's full suite of businesses, mergers & acquisitions, public and private partnerships, intellectual property matters, technology operations, franchise operations and all products and services, including: Fintech & Digital Products, Core Consumer & Commercial Payments, Loyalty Solutions, Advertising, Marketing, Communications, Operations and Technology, Enterprise Security Solutions, Processing, the Advisors Data Services & Consulting Business and the Mastercard Labs innovation incubator.
Throughout his tenure, Mr. Petta has also served as Group Executive, Senior Associate General Counsel, Group Head, Global Markets Managing Counsel and Vice President, Managing Global Key, U.S. Regional, Key and National Accounts Counsel.
Before joining Mastercard, he was an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, an international law firm located in New York City, where he represented clients in connection with public and private company mergers, stock purchases, asset purchases, spin-offs, venture capital investments, joint ventures, and public and private securities offerings.
Mr. Petta graduated, cum laude, from The College of the Holy Cross and received a Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was elected to the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, where he served as editor, and to the Order of the Coif at Penn.
Mr. Petta is a member of the Bar in New York and Connecticut. He is also an active member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Corporate Counsel Association.
Andrew Goldstein is an experienced Head of Legal in the financial services and products area with a demonstrated history of working in funds management, life insurance and superannuation. Prior to his time at Challenger, Andrew worked with the Macquarie Group in their Banking and Financial Services division. Andrew is also a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and since 2014 he has been a member of the Legal and Compliance Experts Group at the Financial Services Council of Australia.
Jarrod Brooks is a Senior Legal Counsel at Challenger, having joined in September 2011. In this role, Jarrod is responsible for all legal aspects of real estate transactions spanning acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and investment structures, development and financing, as well as funds management and leasing. In addition, Jarrod is responsible for the appointment and management of external legal service providers for the Challenger real estate business. His expertise is consolidated by his previous roles with top tier law firms in Sydney, New York and London. Jarrod holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours/Bachelor of International Business and a Bachelor of Commerce. Jarrod has been recognised in Doyle's Guide for 2015, 2016 and 2017 as one of the leading in-house real estate lawyers in Australia.
Sanjay Agrawal is Senior Counsel with Elekta, based in St. Louis, Missouri. Sanjay is responsible for building a strategic patent portfolio that is aligned with Elekta’s business objectives in the areas of radiotherapy, medical imaging, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning. He helps the business understand what their IP is and how it can be better leveraged in business. Sanjay has over 12 years’ experience as an in-house Counsel and has worked with legal teams spread across different countries. Sanjay is admitted to practice in Missouri and registered before the US Patent and Trademark Office. His undergraduate degree is from Washington University in St. Louis, and he has graduate degrees from the University of Texas, St. Louis University School of Law, and Washington University in St. Louis.
Mr. Giordano was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ironshore Inc., a global specialty insurance group, and currently acts as an advisor to Kadena LLC, a blockchain technology company. Before Ironshore, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Syncora Holdings Ltd., a financial guaranty insurance and reinsurance group listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Giordano also was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of XL Capital, a publicly traded global property and casualty insurance and reinsurance group where he also held senior business leadership roles. Mr. Giordano was in private practice with leading global law firms headquartered in New York and London. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a B.A. in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri. Mr. Giordano is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
General Counsel, Americas, Advisor, Global Legal and Compliance and Senior Executive Vice President for Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
Kingsley Osei is a United States-based attorney specializing in project finance, bond finance and appropriations finance of both conventional and renewable energy projects in both the US and developing countries.
He also advises his clients on energy management and planning. In connection with this, he works with an electricity rate intervening consortium on utility rate-making matters before the New York State Independent System Operator (NYISO) and New York State Public Service Commission.
Previously, he was counsel with the Volta River Authority in Ghana where he advised the electric utility on the construction and operation of hydroelectric and thermal plants.
He holds a Masters of Law degree (LLM) from Boston University School of Law, University of Ghana Law School (Barrister at Law) and the University of Ghana, Faculty of Law (LL.B).
Kingsley is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the Republic of Ghana. He has published extensively on procurement and infrastructure finance. He also teaches/lectures on policy and transactional courses on structured and topical issues about the development and operation of conventional and renewable power plants.
Recently, Kingsley has been very instrumental in advising his clients in the implementation of New York State energy policy through the regulatory overhaul that will require power utilities and Load Serving Entities that buy power from the New York State wholesale market to utilize fifty percent renewables by the year 2030.
Josh is Corporate Counsel for Jazz Pharmaceuticals, where he has been the lead legal and compliance counsel for the Hematology/Oncology, Sleep, and Pain Business Units, R&D, Corporate Affairs, and Market Intelligence. Josh created and leads the Best Practices and Optimization Platform, designed to achieve corporate objectives, demonstrate leadership, and develop leaders by working through the organization for the success of the company.
Andrea Brancatelli, is currently based in Rome and responsible for all legal matters of MoneyGram within Southern Europe, which includes 19 countries.
Previously Andrea Brancatelli worked in General Electric, in Milan, where he acted as Senior Legal Counsel for the “Capital” division of GE. His first in-house experience was in 2009, when he entered LSE-Borsa Italiana S.p.A. to follow the integration with London Stock Exchange Group.
From 2006 to 2011 Andrea was Senior Associate of the Law Firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, within the Corporate and M&A department. At the beginning of his career he worked with the Law Firm CMS Italy - Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni, in the fields of employment law, banking, corporate and M&A.
Andrea Brancatelli holds a Law Degree from the University of Rome, is admitted to Bar since 2006 and is author of various publications on fintech and international law. Andrea appears in the 2017 GC Legal 500 Powerlist and was shortlisted for the 2014 “Emerging In-house Counsel” by Top Legal.
Daniel Trujillo is the Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Walmart International. He joined Walmart in 2012, leading a rapidly expanding division that spans over 27 countries outside the United States. In his role, Daniel supports Walmart’s organization that includes over 1,900 compliance and ethics professionals spread across the world managing 14 different subject matters.
In 2014, he was featured on the cover of Corporate Counsel magazine in an article that discussed his focus on integrating technology and efficiency into compliance programs. Daniel has also been named several times to Ethisphere’s list of Attorney’s Who Matter. In addition to several speaking roles, he has authored a number of articles on developing and implementing risk-based compliance programs using empirical data, including how to use statistics and analytics to forecast compliance risk—the so-called “Moneyball” approach to compliance.
Originally from Argentina, Daniel speaks five languages and has worked in over 60 countries on five continents—addressing compliance areas ranging from anti-corruption to trade. Before joining Walmart, he served as Deputy General Counsel and Director of Compliance at Schlumberger Ltd.—a global supplier of technology, integrated project management, and information solutions for customers working in the oil and gas industry. During Daniel’s 15-year tenure at Schlumberger, in addition to oversight of the compliance program, he worked in numerous legal and compliance roles providing advice on international operations and mergers and acquisitions. He previously worked at Cargill and Impregilo S.p.A.
Daniel graduated from Buenos Aires University Law School and went on to complete a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at Salvador University (Argentina) and Deusto (Spain), as well as a Master in International Commercial Law (LLM) at University of California, Davis.
In his free time, Daniel enjoys travelling with his wife Deborah and their two young children. He is also an avid triathlete, participating in several races per year.
Dr Solomon Osagie is Chief Legal Counsel at TSYS International. He also has responsibility for data protection and regulatory compliance matters.
A leading General Counsel ranked in the 2016 FT GC rankings, he was named in the Hot Lawyer rankings for 2016. In 2011 Dr Osagie was appointed to the Law Society’s Company Law Committee and he sits on advisory boards at a number of organisations like Acritas, GOAL, The Lawyer Financial Services Forum and the Brussels GC Advisory Board. In 2014, he was invited to join the Westminster Policy Forum on Legal Education and Training in the UK.
Dr Osagie was a partner in private practice and then held senior roles in Industry. In 2016 he was invited to join the Lafferty Brexit Council, the International Cards & Payments Council and the International Retail Banking Council (IRBC).
Before his appointment at TSYS International, Dr Osagie was Group General Counsel & Company Secretary at Global Switch.
Solomon read law and international relations at Cambridge. He holds an MBA as well as a doctorate in management and law. He speaks and writes regularly about regulatory matters in the financial services sector and has been influential in the commentary on subjects like data protection and strategic management.
Camelia Gardot is Senior Legal Counsel – “Mergers and Acquisitions” at Airbus (Defence and Space Division)
Practicing as in-house counsel for more than 13 years (mainly with aviation and aerospace companies), she has extensive legal experience in the areas of intellectual property, corporate matters comprising of international and French commercial transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions.
She holds a Master’s degree in international business law from the University of Toulouse (France) and a “Mergers and Acquisitions” Diploma from the College of Law of England and Wales.
Dave is a senior legal counsel with KBRwyle, the global government services business of KBR, Inc., KBRwyle provides a full spectrum of engineering and logistics capabilities, including engineering and missions operations, program and acquisition management, government healthcare security solutions, information technology, science, test and evaluation, and training.
Dave, as a transactions attorney, is involved in all phases of his divisions’ procurement process, from formation to administration, for federal government and commercial contracts and subcontracts, both domestic and international. Dave conducts the full spectrum of contract litigation before the Government Accountability Office and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
Prior to joining KBRwyle, Dave served in the United States Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corp, retiring in June 2010 after 20 years of active duty service. Dave held numerous acquisition-focused leadership positions, including Command Judge Advocate, Camp Arifijan, Kuwait; Team Chief, Contract and Fiscal Law Division; Chief, Contract Law Division, Heidelberg, Germany; and Contract Attorney, Joint Contracting Center, Kosovo.
Dave received an LL.M in Government Procurement Law from The George Washington University; an LL.M from The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School; and his J.D., M.Ed., and B.A from the University of Toledo. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Colorado, Washington, D.C., and Maryland, and is a registered Corporate Counsel in Virginia.
Dave is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager, Certified Federal Contracts Manager, and a Certified Commercial Contracts Manager by the National Contract Management Association. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Corporate Counsel Committee, the Board of Advisors of the Public Contracting Institute, the Advisory Council of the recently formed George Mason University’s Chief Procurement Officer Advisory Council, and the ABA Section of Public Contract Law Contract Claims and Dispute Resolution Committee. Dave has served as a guest speaker and panelist for the ABA and various law school and law firm panels.
Dave has earned the highest award bestowed by Toastmasters International, the Distinguished Toastmaster. Dave has published numerous how-to articles, primarily for the benefit of corporate counsel, a few of which include In-House Considerations for Reviewing Indemnification Clauses: A Primer, Contract Management Magazine, May 2012; Automatic Suspensions: A Solution In Need Of A Problem, Law360.com, May 11, 2012; Registering a Branch Office Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS): The Power of Attorney, NCMA Contract Management Magazine, April 2013; and How Contract Managers and In-House Counsel Can Reduce Litigation Costs, NCMA Contract Management, October 2015, and Status of Forces Agreements in Outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS) Contracting: The Good, the Bad, and the Iffy, NCMA Contract Management, June 2016.
Wende Huehn-Brown is a full-time professor in the College of Business at St. Petersburg College. Dr. Brown received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri - Rolla in Engineering Management. She holds M.E. and B.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Dr. Brown joined St. Petersburg College in March 2007 and is academically and professionally qualified. Her research interests include implementation of continuous improvement systems, associated with lean, six sigma, sustainability, and supply chain management. She has worked in these fields for almost 20 years with a variety of manufacturing and service industries, as well as government organizations.
Deborah Cerminaro Eldridge, J.D. is a Law Professor for the College of Public Policy and Law at St. Petersburg College. Dr. Eldridge has played a critical role in developing the College of Business Sustainability Management Degree, including creation of the core sustainability law class. Dr. Eldridge received her B.A. in International Affairs from Florida State University and went on to receive her Juris Doctor Degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. She has over 17 years of experience as a trial attorney and has been teaching with St. Petersburg College since 2006 joining the College as a full-time professor in December 2007. Her research interests include legal issues associated with sustainability as well as international business.
Dr. Jürg Gassmann is an independent practitioner based in Switzerland. Since 2002, he has been acting as ‘outside in-house counsel’ for developers and investors where the business volume does not justify a senior lawyer on staff. He specialises in electricity generation (both renewable and traditional), resource valorisation, water/wastewater and similar infrastructure projects as well as advising venture capital investors.
Before establishing his own practice, he was Of Counsel with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London; in an in-house legal role with Black & Veatch in Hong Kong and Kansas City; with a Swiss venture capital investor in Zurich; and with The Sumitomo Trust & Banking in Tokyo.
Jürg took his licentiatus iuris at the University of Zurich in 1986 as well as his doctorate in law in 1989, following a research fellowship at the University of Tokyo. He is qualified as a Swiss Rechtsanwalt and as an English solicitor (not practicing), and speaks German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, and some Urdu.
He was an infantry officer in the Swiss Army and spends his leisure time with his family, historical fencing and researching history.
Anna Lefcovitch is currently employed as in-house solicitors at Arcadis LLP, and has considerable experience in commercial and construction law. She studied law at University College London and London Guildhall University. She has been working as an in-house lawyer for 19 years.
Senior Vice President, Privacy and Security
Steve Sheinberg is responsible for protecting ADL's assets, reputation, people and data.
As ADL’s chief legal officer, he has full responsibility for all elements of the corporate legal environment, including an extensive employment law practice and all contract, compliance, and technology matters (to name a few). He also leads ADL’s privacy and security functions, including deploying the forward-looking policies and practices that strengthen the protection of ADL’s personal data and that elevate and advance ADL's efforts to protect its people and facilities.
Steve also writes about the intersection of emerging technology and employment law at www.workplacetechlaw.com. Modern risk management requires employment lawyers to have an extremely deep and sophisticated understanding of emerging technology and its uses. Workplacetechlaw covers this important field and provides very practical advice to employment lawyers.
Prior to becoming ADL’s General Counsel, Steve was instrumental in developing several key ADL programs including those dealing with cyberhate and physical security. He also practiced employment law at Outten & Golden, LLP and has held leadership roles in the Plaintiff’s employment bar.
Steve holds a B.A. from Hofstra University, a PhD from Bowling Green University and a JD from Emory University. He is admitted in New York, Connecticut and various federal courts including the United States Supreme Court.
Heather Innes is currently engaged as Counsel to LexSage Professional Corporation based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada providing practical legal advice on international trade matters. She brings to her practice, over 20 years of in-house experience with General Motors where she served as the Global Process Team Leader, International Trade law.
Graduate of a Master degree in a real estate law from Paris University, Stéphane has an extensive experience in the real estate development industry. After an experience in investment development, Stéphane is now Head of the development and property management department of BNP Real Estate. Previously he worked for another developer and a French global construction company.
Beverly M. Tompkins is Vice President and Corporate Counsel for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH).
Katharine Dunn is an experienced Corporate Counsel with five years of in-house experience and eight years of litigation experience prior to that. She serves as sole legal counsel for Rising Medical Solutions and is a member of the senior management leadership team. She graduated from law school at the Loyola University Chicago and obtained her undergrad degree at Boston College.
I am an England and Wales qualified Solicitor and Advocate of the Sindh courts in Pakistan. I have been in Dubai for over five years working as a legal counsel for ABB covering the United Arab Emirates and oversight countries, including most of the Middle East. I have completed my LLB from Queen Mary, University of London, Legal Practice Course from the College of Law, London and LLM from SOAS, London. I was born and raised in London and am a hardcore supporter of Tottenham Hotspur and Anthony Joshua.
Sabrina Jo Lewis has been a licensed attorney in the state of California since December 2013. As an undergrad, she majored in Law & Society and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She started a career in entertainment in 2007 when she was hired as an assistant to a Vice President in Business Affairs at ABC Studios (owned by the Walt Disney Company). After attending the University of La Verne College of Law, she received a Juris Doctor degree in 2012. Since obtaining her license to practice law in California, she has worked in Business Affairs at Fox21 (owned by Twentieth Century Fox) and Paramount Television.
Cristina Montanaro is an in-house senior legal counsel working for TechnipFMC.
She received her bachelor of law degree from Rome University La Sapienza and is qualified as Italian Avvocato.
During the last 15 years, she has matured an extensive international experience in the Oil & Gas industry across Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Canada and Latin America, by negotiating and supporting onshore and offshore Turn-key projects.
Michelle Carusone has practiced technology transactions for more than 15 years, including drafting, negotiating, and advising on software licenses, technology services agreements, hosted technology deals, and various other technology transaction arrangements, as well as the legal and regulatory issues surrounding such arrangements. She currently is Vice President and Senior Counsel in the Law Department of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., where she also is the lead attorney for Wells Fargo's free and open source software program.
Christian Haitz studied law at the universities of Freiburg i.Br. und Lausanne. Additionally, he completed the LL.M program in international IP law at TU Dresden and Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg. He is admitted to the bar in Germany, and has finalized his Executive MBA at Lorange / Ashridge in 2017.
As Senior Group Counsel, Christian Haitz is advising TEKA's holding company and all three business divisions. Before JOINING TEKA, he has built up the Legal Department for JTI's Swiss market and production organization. He previously served as Legal Counsel for the Swiss Wild Group Management AG as well as for the Finnish Pöyry group.
Harish Suryavanshi is a post graduate in English and passed his Bachelors in Law (LL. B) from University of Pune in India. He has more than 17 years of academic & professional work experience handling commercial contracts across various regions MEA. He has expertise in dealing with IPR, Licensing, Technology Transfer, and Data Protection and has worked on various large and complex technology and outsourcing deals. He is currently working as Senior Corporate Counsel with Tech Mahindra Limited and is responsible for managing commercial contracting and legal issues for APAC region. Prior to working with Tech Mahindra Ltd, Harish has worked with Aegis Ltd., an Africa based Hansa Group, Tech Mahindra Limited, Al Shirawi Group in Dubai, UAE and ITCube a US based IT & BPO Services Company.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
IP & IT Master at ESADE and Public Management Master at Barcelona University. Mr Rubió is Head of the Legal Service of the Union for the Mediterranean, where he also performs the duties of DPO. Certified DPO at European level, Mr Rubió started his career as IT lawyer before joining the public service as legal advisor. Member of the Barcelona Bar Association, where he is an active member of the International Law and Information Technology Law sections.
Divya Kumat has over 22 years of professional experience and has progressively held senior positions in legal and secretarial functions of leading companies in the country. As an Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary of Datamatics Global Services Limited, Divya manages the secretarial and legal compliance functions for more than 25 group companies in India and overseas. She has been actively involved in various in-organic initiatives like joint venture collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, and amalgamation in India and overseas. At Datamatics group companies, she successfully implemented the Contract Management Policy globally, Insider Trading Policy, Whistle Blower Policy, Investor Grievance Policy and enhanced the IPR wealth of the Group by seeking various copyrights, trade mark, service mark registrations in India, the UK, the US, European Union countries, China, Norway, Austria and Switzerland.
Divya is a proud recipient of several awards from the Company as well as the Industry, viz. Outstanding Achievement Award; General Counsel of the Year 2014 – Female; Leading Woman Owned Innovative Project Award; Best Use of Technology & Innovation in Legal; Leading Woman Company Secretary; Excellence Award; Leadership in Execution Award; Merger Execution Award; Leadership in Business Excellence; Quality Award etc. She was also recently listed as top 100 General Counsels of India in 2017 by Legal500. In 2017, she was also awarded as Best IT Legal Business Leader 2017 - India & Global IT & BPO Service Provider of the Year 2017 by AI 2017 and Star Echelon – In-house Category during The Leadership Summit & Excellence Awards, 2017.
She has addressed various professional forums in India and overseas on legal and company secretary related matters.
Divya is commerce and law graduate and is also a qualified company secretary from India and UK securing merit position. She completed her Masters in Law by securing 1st position in the Merit List and was awarded two gold medals.
Prior to working with Datamatics, Divya worked as Legal Head of Computer Sciences Corporation, a U.S. Multinational in India.
Dermot Knight is the Co-founder of Navigate.legal, having previously worked at the coalface of legal transformations at Accenture, PwC and DLA Piper. His front-line experiene inspired him to co-found Navigate.legal to deliver solutions to in-house counsel in a cost-effective and timely manner.
Fiorenza Provenzano was born in Torino, Italy, in 1989. From a very early age , she travelled extensively in the Middle East with her family, living and growing up for nearly a decade in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Cairo, Egypt, where she studied in International Schools and had the opportunity to grow up in a multicultural environment. Upon her return to Italy and after having terminated her studies at the International School of Turin, where she obtained both the American High School Diploma, the Italian High School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate along with numerous international recognition awards such as the ECIS Award for International Understanding, she enrolled in Law School where she graduated with maximum grades at the Law Faculty of Turin, discussing a final thesis in both English and Italian on the law grounds to new global economic scenarios. With a passion to law and international business, years later she started her career as legal in-house in several public and private institutions and was later hired as Legal Affair Specialist in a flourishing, world-leader Italian industry, SPEA S.p.A.. The company, with worldwide affiliates and distributors, has given her the opportunity to experience connections with different legal consuetudes and systems. Three years later, she is now SPEA S.p.A’s Legal Executive, serving as the Head Quarter Legal expert for all legal matters worldwide and is a member of the Associazione Italiana Giuristi d’Impresa, association of italian in-house counsels that is part of the European Company Lawyers Association.
Vincent Micciche CRCP, GFS
Vince is a nationally renowned insurance and securities expert. Vince is the CEO and Chief Compliance Officer of LifeMark Securities Corp., an independently owned national broker/dealer and registered investment advisor which he co-founded in 1983.
In 2002 he was awarded the distinguished designation of Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional CRCP from the FINRA Institute of Professional Development at the Wharton School. He also holds a Certificate in Fiduciary Governance from the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship and the professional designation of GFS™ (Global Financial Steward).
As a Chief Compliance Officer since 1983, he written and deployed policies, procedures and training to over 1,500 financial advisors.
He is a prominent lecturer, writer and expert on Fiduciary Standards. Vince created one of the first Best Interest Contracts (BIC’s) as required by the DOL Fiduciary Rule and deployed it in April of this year.
He has provided consulting services to financial institutions, state and federal regulators, attorneys and individuals for over 20 years. He has testified numerous times in FINRA arbitrations, State and Federal courts.
Vince actively supports the development of uniform Fiduciary Standards for the industry. He is a member of the Life Insurance Task Force whose purpose is to compile and publish a set of best practices for the industry and propose they be adopted as a uniform standard as called for in the Dodd-Frank Act.
He is also a member of the IRA Fiduciary Adviser Modules (IFAM) Task Force formed by the American Retirement Association which, in conjunction with Morningstar, is developing online training for advisers affected by the DOL Fiduciary Rule.
Stephen J. Shine is the Chief Regulatory Counsel for Prudential Financial, a diversified financial services company. He was previously the Senior VP and Senior Regulatory Counsel with Prudential Securities Inc. and Prudential Equity Group, LLC. Prior to assuming those positions he supervised both senior in-house litigators. He is a former state and federal prosecutor who was responsible for the prosecution of significant securities, commodities, bank fraud and FCPA cases and was awarded the US Department of Justice Special Achievement Award. As a founding co-chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Anti-Money Laundering Committee he received the Securities Industry Association Distinguished Leadership Award in 2003. He has lectured, moderated, and chaired conferences on regulatory and money laundering issues worldwide. He recently conducted training sessions for regulators from the Peoples Republic of China, and the Russian Federation regulators.
Renee Wilson is currently a senior paralegal in the Enterprise Regulatory Law Department at the Prudential Financial headquarters in Newark, NJ. In this role, she coordinates regulatory, cyber security, political law and privacy projects and initiatives, including assisting attorneys in achieving comprehensive, timely and accurate management results. She also tracks and monitors cybersecurity and privacy events, as well as draft individual and regulatory notice letters.
She previously interned at the Newark Federal courthouse for Magistrate Judge Steve Mannion, where she prepared case notes and researched and drafted judicial opinions, bench memoranda, and court orders for a variety of federal matters. She presently works with Prudential’s Tenants Facing Eviction Pro Bono Clinic, in conjunction with Legal Services of New Jersey, Lowenstein Sandler and Volunteer Lawyers for Justice. Every month, several Prudential and Lowenstein attorneys consult with six to eight clients on issues ranging from eviction to unsafe housing conditions. As a volunteer paralegal, she assists with client intake, filing documents with the court clerks, and other administrative tasks as required. In addition, she also works with Seton Hall Law’s Pro Bono Clinic, under the supervision of Professor Bernard Freamon. In this role, she assists him with various cases ranging from criminal, to civil, to basic nonprofit document review. She conducts legal research and writing for criminal and civil matters, organizes evidence, and prepares exhibits and pleadings. She also works as a summer intern for Essex Newark Legal Services (ENLS) in its Elder Law Unit, where she assists with matters involving social security benefits, Medicaid denial, and the creation of wills and advanced directives.
Renee is currently in her final year of law school at Seton Hall University School of Law, with an expected graduation date of December 2017. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rutgers University New Brunswick, Douglas College and an MBA in Marketing Management from Southern Connecticut State University,
Marcelo Souccar received his bachelor in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo- PUC-SP, a Master in Bussines Administration with emphasis in IT from FIA-USP and a Master in Science of Administration from Stanford Graduated Business School. After a 3 years internship in one of the biggest Law Firms in Brasil, Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice he founded his own company in late 2000, focusing on providing consulting services for Law Firms. In 2002, the company merged with BCS Informatica, an IT solutions provider in the Brazilian Legal Industry. BCS was then acquired by TOTVS a Public traded company in Brazil and absolute leader in the Software ERP market in Latin America, where Marcelo worked for 9 years from Senior Manager until reaching a C-Level positon. In 2017, Marcelo engaged in a New Venture to bring TOTVS Solutions to the US as CEO and Partner of Juritis USA a Software Solution Provider specialized in Professional Services (Legal & Accounting) and in Soft-landing for Latin American Companies coming to the US.
Co-author Paul Daly is the Co-founder of Navigate.legal. He is also a Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge and an international thought leader on issues of administrative law and regulation.
Co-author Dermot Knight is the Co-founder of Navigate.legal, having previously worked at the coalface of legal transformations at Accenture, PwC and DLA Piper. His front-line experience inspired him to co-found Navigate.legal to deliver solutions to in-house counsel in a cost-effective and timely manner.
Danielle Brezina studied science and philosophy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and then obtained a law degree from the University of Ottawa. She articled and worked as an associate lawyer at Milner Fenerty (now Dentons) before joining the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (now the Alberta Energy Regulator) as legal counsel in 1997. She has had full spectrum experience as in house counsel for 20 years at the administrative tribunal that oversees the energy industry in Alberta. Her career has had a particular focus on regulatory compliance and legislative development and drafting. She studies psychology in her spare time.
A lawyer with over 12 years of experience in the Middle East and GCC, with experience in Corporate and Commercial aspects, M&A, and Labor Laws. A lecturer on how to draft contracts, labor law, and consumer protection laws.
Currently Legal Affairs Director - Middle East for United Technologies Climate, Controls, Security Division
Gilles Mugnier is Deputy General Counsel of SNCF, within the group legal department.
He is in charge of the legal strategy and guidance in the SNCF group.
Before joining SNCF, Gilles was legal adviser in several companies in the energy and transportation sectors, mainly in charge or international projects and contracts.
Graduate of Paris Bar and of the Geneva University, he has participated in several projects and deals in France and worldwide.
Karen Kamelman is Senior International Corporate Counsel of The Clorox Company. Karen leads the international subsidiary management team responsible for corporate governance for Clorox subsidiaries out of the United States, reporting to Company´s Corporate Secretary. She serves as finance, tax and treasury counsel for international, which includes providing legal analysis on corporate tax law developments, tax-efficient holding company structures, financing arrangements (including debt exchanges and recapitalizations), offshore structured settlement arrangements and cross charges structures. She also serves as Lead Attorney for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Prior to Clorox, Karen practiced corporate and commercial law at NDM Holding. She graduated from the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires with a double specialization in Public International and Commercial Law. She also obtained a Master’s in Business Administration from Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (UCEMA).
Michael Ristaniemi (LL.M. Uni. of Turku) has several years of experience of working both in-house and at leading Finnish and international law firms. Mr. Ristaniemi is passionate about harnessing digital tools and has led several development projects within legal departments. Currently the author is an LL.D. candidate at the University of Turku, Finland and Legal Counsel at Metsä Group, based in Helsinki Finland.
Andy Mayer is Vice President, Legal at Acorda Therapeutics. In this role, Mr. Mayer has wide ranging responsibilities, including strategic transactions, SEC reporting, corporate governance, commercial contracts, and real estate, among others. Prior to joining Acorda in 2010, Mr. Mayer was a corporate attorney for more than nine years at Applied Biosystems, a leading manufacturer of genetic analysis systems. From 1990 to 2000, he was a corporate attorney at Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm. Mr. Mayer obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University.
Jane Wasman is President, International and General Counsel of Acorda Therapeutics since 2012, responsible for its internationalization strategy and operations. Additionally, she heads the company’s global strategic development process, including long-range planning. As Acorda’s General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, she also manages its Legal/IP, Compliance and Quality departments. Acorda's Legal Department was named one of four "Best Legal Departments" in the U.S. by Corporate Counsel in 2013.
Previously, Ms. Wasman was with Schering-Plough Corporation from 1995-2004, holding various leadership positions, including Vice President and Associate General Counsel responsible for legal support for US pharmaceuticals operations; FDA regulatory matters; licensing and M&A; and, global R&D. She also served as Vice President, European Operations—Legal and then Vice President, International.
Previously, Ms. Wasman specialized in litigation at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. She also served as Associate Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs. Ms. Wasman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University, and earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Ms. Wasman has been on the Board of Directors, including its Executive Committee, of NY BIO since 2007, and on the Board of Biotie Therapies since 2016.
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United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, 1980
Nota: Biography subject to change.
Currently working as Legal Counsel with Telstra Corporation in Australia, Melanie, an intrepid traveller, has lived and worked around the world, including in Singapore and Finland. Recent past roles have included:
• Head of Strategy Planning / Legal Counsel, with the CIOO Legal Team, Nokia Corporation, Finland;
• Business Owner, Contract Life Cycle Management, Group Legal Operations and Excellence, Nokia Corporation, Finland;
• Team Lead, Legacy Data Migration, Global Contract Management, Nokia Networks, Finland;
• Special Projects Lead, Nokia Networks, Singapore, responsible for the management and delivery of special projects for APAC as well as representing Nokia in commercial customer negotiations;
Melanie is results-orientated, innovative, senior legal professional with extensive corporate and commercial experience in the telecommunications, technology and Government industries. Over the course of her career Melanie has developed a strong intellectual property law practice and her keen interest in this area has led to extensive, active involvement within the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) at both a national and international level.
Shilpi Sneha is an in-house counsel with an experience of more than 6 years. She has graduated from New Law College, BVP, Pune, India in the year 2010 and joined an India based software MNC right after. She has a thorough experience of working on different commercial contracts. While working with her first employer, Shilpi got the chance to be part of OSS compliance team and has been interested in the subject since then. In her current role, Shilpi looks into alliance agreements globally.
Hanne Melin heads the EMEA arm of eBay’s Public Policy Lab (visit www.ebaymainstreet.com/lab) where she develops strategy and vision for policy and legislation adapted to a technology-enabled and globally connected marketplace. Prior to joining eBay, Hanne was an associate at the law firm Sidley Austin LLP, where she practiced competition law for five years in Brussels. Hanne is a guest lecturer at the law faculty of Lund University (Sweden), was a member of the European Commission’s Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship and represents eBay at the World Customs Organisation's Private Sector Advisory Group. She has written for many legal journals on the topic of online commerce and she is a frequent speaker on the topic of trade policy in the digital economy. In addition to an LLM from Lund University, Hanne holds a Master in International Business Law from King’s College London.
Lina Brown heads up the Commercial and Legal teams that support winning new business, commercial pricing and all in-house legal activity. Leveraging her extensive commercial experience in the Financial Services, Business Process Outsourcing, Technology and Services sectors obtained through her experience at Equiniti, Level 3, Serco and VT Group, as well as her international experience, Lina supports profitable organic and acquisitive growth.
Krishna Agithama Wartadiredja was born in Bandung, Indonesia, 1984. He received the S.H. (Sarjana Hukum) or equal to Bachelor of Laws degree in Business Laws from Trisakti Universty in 2006 and LL.M degree in Oil and Gas Laws from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, in 2012.
In 2004, he joined MMS Consulting as Trainee and in 2005, he joined Nurhadian Kartohadiprodjo Noorcahyo (NKNLegal) where he was an Associate. In 2011, he went to The University of Aberdeen to study Oil and Gas Laws and after he went back to Indonesia, he joined with PT Pertamina Hulu Energy Offshore North West Java as Legal Counsel.
During his time in Aberdeen, he was a President of Indonesia Student Association for Aberdeen Chapter. He is also a holder of Indonesian Bar Association since 2010.
Indonesian Bar Admission: Bandung, Indonesia
LL.M., University of Aberdeen, School of Law, 2012
S.H., (equal to Bachelor of Laws), Trisakti University, 2006
Sarah Stone is a dual qualified Australian / UK commercial lawyer with 18 years’ experience advising a broad range of businesses on technology, IP and privacy issues. Sarah holds a BSc (Honours) and an LLB from the University of Sydney, and a Business Management Certificate (Distinction) form the Australian Institute of Management. She has been working as Corporate Counsel at Optus since 2012, advising the Optus Consumer and Optus Business divisions on a broad range of commercial contracts and business issues. Prior to that, Sarah worked for 10 years in private practice in London, UK for a leading global law firm in the Intellectual Property, Technology and Sports team.
Bindu Cudjoe is Deputy General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer for the Legal and Compliance Group of BMO Financial Group. Based in Toronto, Bindu is responsible for the overall operations of the legal, compliance and investigative and security services functions—including oversight for the finance, human resources, premises, and strategic initiatives aspects of the group. She is also accountable for BMO’s outside counsel program. Before joining BMO in 2012, Bindu was a partner in McMillan LLP’s Financial Services Group and worked at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and the Ontario Securities Commission. Bindu has been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall law school, York University. She’s a graduate of the University of Calgary, Faculty of Management and obtained her law degree from the University of Toronto. Bindu is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and external events. Her personal and professional contributions have garnered her many honours. Most recently, Bindu was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession for 2016 by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In 2014, Bindu received the Lexpert Rising Star Award which honours Canada’s leading lawyers under 40 and the SABA Legal Excellence Award presented by the South Asian Bar Association.
Anna Lefcovitch is currently employed as in-house solicitors at Arcadis LLP, and has considerable experience in construction arbitration. She studied law at University College London and London Guildhall University. She has been working as an in-house lawyer for 18 years.
Professor Charles Chatterjee who studies law at the University of Cambridge and the University of London is a Barrister in England and Wales and has also acted as an arbitrator
Claire Walsh is a Partner in the Corporate, Technology and Banking and Finance team at Cannings Connolly. Prior to joining the firm in April 2016, Claire was Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel- International at Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT).
Craig Shank is the Vice President for Corporate Standards Group in Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA). Microsoft’s Corporate Standards Group is a multidisciplinary team of engineers, diplomats and policy experts working together to support Microsoft’s engagements in standards setting organizations around the world.
Since joining Microsoft in 2003 Craig has held VP and General Manager roles focused on relationships with customers, industry and government in both its CELA group and the Windows product organization. Most recently Craig led the Microsoft International CELA teams, based in Paris with teams responsible for Microsoft’s for government, industry and community affairs activities and legal work across Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Asia Pacific, Japan and Latin America. Over the years Craig has led teams responsible for supporting Microsoft’s work on government affairs, open source interoperability labs, key community relationships such as the company’s open source project hosting website CodePlex and interoperability-related intellectual property licensing.
Before joining Microsoft, Craig held business development, finance and operations executive roles for two years at Lineo, a venture-backed embedded Linux developer with teams in Japan, France, Australia, Canada and the U.S. Prior to Lineo, Craig held executive business development and general counsel roles at NetManage and Wall Data, both NASDAQ listed software companies and leaders in cross-platform interoperability for enterprise systems, connecting users and applications on Windows, IBM mainframe and Unix systems. Before that, Craig was a partner in the technology practice at Perkins Coie, the Northwest’s largest law firm.
Craig graduated from Harvard College (1982) and Georgetown University Law Center (1986). In his spare time, Craig sails, skis and tries to keep up with his wife and their two children.
Ms. Penn is Legal Counsel with TransCanada within the U.S. Oil Pipeline Legal Department and advises the company on regulatory compliance for project development, siting, permitting and enforcement proceedings. Prior to joining TransCanada, she practiced at Winstead, P.C. and Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP in Houston, TX.
Ms. Kuperstein is Legal Counsel with TransCanada within the U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Legal Department and advises the company on regulatory compliance, rulemaking and policy assessment, and litigation and enforcement proceedings. Prior to joining TransCanada, she practiced with Locke Lord LLP in Houston, TX and Keller and Heckman LLP in Washington, DC.
Savina Stoykova is a Procurement Manager in the Legal Services Sourcing team at The Royal Bank of Scotland. She has experience in various procurement categories gained in blue chip organizations. Savina graduated from SOAS with a Masters in International and Commercial Law.
Vincent Gautheron, Head of Legal Services Sourcing for The Royal Bank of Scotland. He is an experienced procurement professional with over a decade of working in both on direct and indirect procurement categories.
John Albright, Chief Legal Officer at HUB International has 20 years of legal and commercial management experience in public, private and private equity-owned companies and large law firm settings.
Mr. Albright is a seasoned, business-focused legal executive with 20 years of experience in public, private and private equity-owned company and large law firm settings. While serving as the general counsel for several multinational corporations in complex and vastly different market segments, he amassed a record of building and leading highly efficient and effective legal departments.
Prior to accepting his current role of CLO at HUB International, Mr. Albright served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel for Information Resources, Inc., a billion dollar data, technology and market research company with operations in 14 countries. He previously served as General Counsel for Accenture HR Services, Inc., an HR outsourcing joint venture that was ultimately acquired by Accenture during his tenure, and as both Division Counsel and Intellectual Property Counsel for Network Solutions, Inc., a large, Internet products and services company. In this latter role, he supported the $21 billion sale of Network Solutions (then a public company) to Verisign.
Mr. Albright began his legal career in Atlanta as an intellectual property and technology attorney with both Alston & Bird and Finnegan Henderson, focusing on complex litigation before state and Federal courts and the International Trade Commission.
Shahab Ahmed is an American attorney with more than a decade of experience in compliance and privacy law on a global basis with focus on the EU law. Mr. Ahmed is the lead privacy counsel at Etihad Aviation Group, responsible for global privacy law across the world. He is also the Managing Counsel for the Etihad's Hala Division. Prior to Etihad, Mr. Ahmed was the Director of law at Microsoft Corporation, where he focused on global privacy law and regulatory compliance. Mr. Ahmed has a JD degree, a MBA and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and has completed post graduate work at Harvard. He is a frequent author and speaker on privacy issues. All views presented in this paper are Mr. Ahmed’s personal views and is not meant to be legal advice.
R. Mark McCareins practiced antitrust, trade regulation and unfair competition for the firm of Winston and Strawn LLP for over thirty years where he appeared in matters in nearly forty (40) federal courts. In addition, he has authored nearly twenty books or articles on antitrust related topics. While he currently chairs the Chicago Bar Association antitrust committee, Mark has served on many bar association councils including the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mark also has taught antitrust and business law at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management for over twenty-five years; he currently he is a Clinical Professor of Strategy at Kellogg.
Todd A. Sulger is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the Americas Region and US/Canada Commercial and Public Sector Sales at HP Inc. He and his team provide legal support for the Americas go-to-market and sales teams, as well as provide general legal support for HP Inc.’s corporate entities located in Canada and the Latin America region. Todd joined Hewlett-Packard Company, the predecessor to HP Inc., in 2005. While at Hewlett-Packard Company, Todd held a number of leadership roles supporting the company’s software, LaserJet printing and business PC groups. He also served as the lead commercial attorney in a number of strategic acquisitions and divestitures. In 2015, he was the lead commercial attorney for HP Inc. in the split of Hewlett-Packard Company. Before joining Hewlett-Packard Company, Todd was senior counsel for Peregrine Systems, Inc. and worked in regulatory compliance at Sempra Energy. He holds a J.D. from California Western School of Law and a BBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Peggy Chang Barber is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Global and North America Commercial Sales at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). In this role, she and her team provide legal support for a wide range of sales and go-to-market clients and transactions involving the Enterprise Group, HPE’s largest business unit. Peggy joined HPE in 1999 through its predecessor, Hewlett-Packard Company, and has held leadership roles supporting all business groups and regions, including a rotation as Asia Pacific Region Counsel for the services businesses. She has also served as the lead commercial attorney in a number of corporate transactions, including the split of Hewlett-Packard Company in 2015 where she served as lead commercial attorney for HPE. Peggy is currently the lead integration attorney for HPE’s acquisition of Aruba Networks, in addition to co-leading contract separation for the spin-merger of HPE’s Enterprise Services group with CSC. Before joining HPE, Peggy was a commercial real estate attorney at Rudnick & Wolfe (now part of DLA Piper) in Washington, D.C. She holds a J.D., MBA, BBA in Finance, and BA in Mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin.
M. Fabiana Lacerca-Allen has had more than 20 years of experience working for leading
American companies such as Elan, Mylan, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Microsoft, Merck
and AT&T. She has counseled and litigated in the field of international business transactions
and international environment law. She has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical
industry in leadership roles in charge of legal and compliance teams. She has counseled
and represented clients in a broad range of questions, including strategic business initiatives
ensuring compliance with laws and regulations, and corporate policy. Ms. Lacerca-Allen
has provided legal support and strategic advice on opportunities and trends in law
particularly within the government sector as well as with major and strategic corporate
accounts. Fabiana has established policies and oversight on key areas of compliance
affecting internationals markets and she has been able to positively impact the perception
of compliance creating compliance training programs and relevant standard operating
procedures and has been involved in validating and aiding due diligence in the
frequently requested as
speaker and participant in forum. Recognized in the industry by Hispanic Executive
Magazine in 2013, http://hispanicexecutive.com/2013/fabiana-lacerca-allen/;
theguardian, recognized as 2015 Women in Leadership, Inspiring Leaders:
be-kidnapped-with-and-four-more-tips-for-leaders; served as Chair to the Bay Area Ethics
& Compliance Association (BECA); and, served as Co Chair for CBI, an Advanstar
company serving the Life Sciences industry.
Ms. Lacerca-Allen was invited to join the Gioja Research Institute while she was a student
researching on environmental law. She was recipient of 1992 UCLA’s tuition waiver based
on merit and recognition, and she represented UCLA in the Roscoe Foundation National
Essay Contest submitting a paper on Global Warming.
Juanita Chaves is a Colombian lawyer, trained in Australia, who has worked previously in the Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. An expert in farmers rights and breeders rights, she now works for th
Anna Lefcovitch is currently employed as in-house solicitors at Arcadis LLP, and has considerable experience in construction arbitration. She studied law at University College London and London Guildhall University. She has been working as an in-house
Stephanie Hanson is Senior Legal Counsel at the Carbon Trust, and has over 10 years PQE in industry and commerce. She joined the Carbon Trust in 2007 where she provides legal advice on all aspects of the Carbon Trust’s business with a particular emphasis on corporate and commercial matters. Stephanie has primary responsibility for managing the group's international trade mark portfolio often instructing external counsel.
G. Allen Brandt (email@example.com) is a senior associate in Pillsbury’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Litigation practice. His practice has an emphasis on insurance, securities, and corporate matters. He also concentrates on tribal law and federal Indian Law and has worked with tribes to develop tribal court systems. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D., , from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.
Colin Kemp (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a partner in the Litigation group at Pillsbury and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. An experienced trial lawyer who brings pragmatism, charisma, dedication and focus to his clients and their legal matters, his practice is split between representing insurance policyholders in coverage disputes and advising life sciences, biotechnology and medical device companies in intellectual property litigation. He holds a B.S. in Biology and Philosophy from Lewis & Clark College and a J.D., cum laude, from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Joseph Jean (email@example.com) is a partner in Pillsbury’s Insurance Recovery & Advisory practice and is located in the New York office. He focuses on property and business interruption insurance for commercial property owners in various industries and has represented clients on some of the nation’s largest and most important catastrophic property losses, including the attacks on the World Trade Center and natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, hurricanes, tornados, floods and earthquakes. Over the past 5 years, Joe has helped policyholders recover more than $2 billion in damages. He also advises clients on insurance coverage for matters involving product liability, construction defects, directors’ and officers’ liability, employment liability, and governmental investigations.
Mark Van De Voorde is the Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and CorpMark Van De Voorde is the Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary of Victaulic Company, Victaulic LLC and Victaulic International Sarl (“Victaulic”). In this role, Mark deals with a wide array of legal and compliance issues around the world including but not limited to commercial law, litigation and dispute resolution, import-export, antitrust and fair trade, environmental, health and safety, SRO and regulatory approvals, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering as well as corporate development projects. Mark holds a B.B.S. in Finance from the University of Iowa, a J.D. with high distinction from the University Of Iowa College Of Law, and an M.B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago.
Shane Sondreal is a patents attorney at Crawford Maunu. His technical background is in electrical engineering. His practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications not only in the electrical arts, but in various fields as well as in litigation and client counseling.
Phillip Poland is the Regional Director of Customs and Regulatory Affairs with DHL Express “Americas region” that covers operations for North America through Latin America and South America. He is responsible for regulatory compliance related to border ag
Bob Pechman, as Chief IP Counsel at Seagate Technology LLC, leads a global team that focuses on business-aligned strategic patent portfolio development.
Eric Curtin is a patents attorney at Crawford Maunu. His respective practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in multiple fields, litigation, and client counseling. Eric also assists clients in the procurement of trademark
Simon Jenner is Chief Legal Officer for Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC, which are leaders in several important markets. He has significant experience in complex transactions and litigation, including intellectual property and L
Francie Kilborne has been practicing law in the energy industry since 1989. Her clients have included both large and independent energy producers, transporters, and large commercial consumers. In her current role as Associate General Counsel for Energy T
Sancho Guibert has been In house counsel of Citibank for 17 years plus with multiple tenures at the corporate and investment bank, private bank and currently at the consumer bank where he acted as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Citibank Spain unti
Alec Cameron is Senior Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property for Telefónica S.A. He advises on all aspects of intellectual property law including I.P. Portfolio management and contentious matters as well as I.P. Issues relating to R&D, venture capital and
Peter Quinlivian is a commercial lawyer with more than twenty years’ experience in major projects, contracts, litigation and shipping law both in private practice and in-house in the mining, government and defence sectors.
He currently is currently Senio
As a founding partner of Seltzer Fontaine Beckwith, a legal search firm based in Los Angeles, and former practicing lawyer, Valerie Fontaine has assisted hundreds of attorneys with their career transitions. Valerie places attorneys with law firms, corpora
Claire Walsh is the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel- International at Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT). Prior to joining Liquidity in 2012, Claire was General Counsel at venture backed start-up Mind Candy, the owner of the 'Moshi Monsters' br
Jeremiah is Legal Director on Google’s Global Patents Team and leads an international team that is responsible for patent operations, analytics, and strategic initiatives. Google’s patent portfolio has received numerous accolades and has been recognized a
John Giannakakis has a 25 year experience as Corporate Counsel and freelance litigator in different and challenging industries i.e. Insurance, Real Estate, Consumer Goods, Pharmaceuticals and Security & Investigations.
John holds a BSc in Law from the U
Howard attends to matters of a legal, commercial and bio-ethical nature as the Group Legal Executive at Ascendis Health Ltd. Responsibilities include formulation of internal policy in regards to the Medicines Control Council and other regulatory bodies, n
Alexis Kerr is General Counsel and Director, Legal Services and Integrated Risk Management for the Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to joining Fraser Health in 2007, she practised commercial litigation and Freedom of Information
Emilia Petrocelli: Graduated in Law and in Economics summa cum laude, she began her career in 2002 at the Consob, Italy’s stock market and corporate regulatory body, in the Supervision Department of Banks and Financial Intermediaries, where she took part
Matthew is a Regional Engagement Director at TMF Group, a global professional services company. He is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and has 18 years of experience in professional services, having initially qualified w
Rachel Stern is Senior Vice President, Strategic Resources, General Counsel and Secretary at FactSet. In addition to the Legal Department at FactSet, she is also responsible for Investor Relations; Facilities and Real Estate Planning; and Third
Dolores Longo is a Corporate Attorney and Senior Business Analyst at FactSet. In this role her responsibilities encompass employment law, compliance and transactional matters. Prior to joining FactSet in 2004, she held positions at GE Asset Man
Bryan Yeazel is the Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officers of Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc. and leads the company’s operating businesses and integrated supply chain including souricng, procurement, product management, fleet, logistics
Robert L. Vigil is a Principal of Analysis Group, Inc. Dr. Vigil specializes in the application of economics and finance to complex commercial litigation matters. His work includes the estimation of damages and unjust enrichment in intellectual property and breach of contract cases; the evaluation of patented drug products’ commercial success in connection with generic manufacturers’ Abbreviated New Drug Application submissions to obtain early market entry; and the analysis of issues related to the granting of permanent injunctions, such as irreparable harm and causal nexus. Dr. Vigil has also analyzed issues related to domestic industry, remedy, and bonding on cases before the International Trade Commission. He has served as an expert witness on litigation matters in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, telecommunications, computer hardware and software, and electronics. In non-litigation matters, he has assisted clients in valuing intellectual property for sale or license; identifying and evaluating potential partners for licensing, acquisition, or divestiture of assets; and analyzing the impact of generic entry on prices and market shares of brand name pharmaceutical products. Vigil holds a B.A. (Pepperdine University) and a Ph.D. in Economics (University of Maryland).
Susan Taylor, General Counsel and Company Secretary, AusNet Services (2008 - current)
Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Commerce (Major: economics), University of Melbourne
Graduate Diploma in Corporations and Securities Law, Univ
Mr. John Jarosz, a Managing Principal with Analysis Group and Director of the firm's Washington, D.C. office, is an economist who specializes in applied microeconomics and industrial organization. He has provided strategy consultation across a wide range
Morgan Deane began his career as a legal and regulatory advisor at Bear Stearns in Europe in 2004. He was promoted to the position of Vice-President where he was responsible for providing legal and regulatory advice to the fixed income derivatives and dis
Richard English is Sr. Corporate Counsel with Ingram Micro Inc., a Fortune 100 company (NYSE:IM). Ingram Micro, based in the U.S., is a global distributor of technology products and services with presence in principle markets throughout the world
John Cowell is General Counsel & Company Secretary for Healthdirect Australia. John is a law graduate from Sydney University with 8 years of public practice in Australia and overseas specialising in Corporate Advisory and Commercial Litigation. With 12 y
Senior Legal Counsel Atlantic Richfield 1996-2000
Legal Counsel Agip (UK) Ltd. 2000-01
Senior Legal Counsel Shell Trading 2001-08
Senior Legal Counsel, Shell International, Upstream Non-Operated Joint Ventures 2008 to date
JD, University of Iowa, 1996 conferred with Distinction
BA in Economics, Hobart College, 1989 conferred with High Honors in Ecomomics
Articles Editor, Journal of Corporation Law
Many publishing and speaking engagements, including: Protecting IP in Com
Josephine Wang joined the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”) in 1983, assuming positions of increasing responsibility, and in 2004, becoming the Corporation’s General Counsel and Secretary. Before joining SIPC, Ms. Wang was an attorney w
Toby Unwin is Co-founder of Premonition, the only company that analyzes Attorneys by Win Rate and Inventor of the Premonition system. Toby began his career in recruitment, eventually founding NetSearch. The online headhunting firm received 4 offers in the
Bruce A. Ortwine is the General Counsel—Americas of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, and Joint General Manager and General Counsel of its New York Branch. He is also a member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Compliance Committee, a member an
Dr. Erika Ringseis is the Manager of Compliance, Diversity and Mobility at TransCanada. In this capacity, Erika oversees all compliance issues related to human resources, including harassment, privacy and acting as the HR compliance coordinator. Complian
Lorenzo Mecocci is a corporate counsel, qualified in Italy but with both domestic and international focus, with more than 10 year diverse in-house experience, including M&A and JVs, contracts, compliance, corporate governance and other matters.
Shahab Ahmed is the Director, Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft, where he focuses on International Regulatory Policy. He has more than a decade of experience in the technology industry in variety of leadership roles. His academic credentials include
Bart Goddyn is a legal counsel with several years of experience as an attorney in international law practices, as in-house counsel and as legal consultant to international companies. Bart is a Belgian-qualified attorney, with a Master of Law degree from the University of Leuven (KUL), an LL.M. in Intellectual Property law from the University of Brussels (KUB) and an LL.M. in Competition Law and Economics from the Brussels School of Competition (BSC).
Bart focuses on transactional and advisory work and has particular legal expertise in intellectual property, ICT, media, antitrust, litigation management and compliance. His practice cuts across all fields of technology, including Pharma, Life Sciences, Health Care, Food and Nutrition, ICT, Media, Manufacturing and Industrial Services and Financial Institutions. Bart was Intellectual Property lawyer EMEA at Cargill and legal consultant for Johnson & Johnson. He is currently a legal consultant to TiGenix, a leading European cell therapy company, where he covers the broad range of legal matters relevant to the bio-tech industry.
Bart is an official arbitrator at the Czech Arbitration Court in Prague and he lectures on Media and Intellectual Property law at the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB).
Jukka Muhonen is a lawyer (Master of Laws, University of Helsinki -94; LL.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -96) and MBA (Henley Business School -09) by training, Jukka V. Muhonen holds some 20 years of experience in dealing with a variety of legal, commercial and corporate issues in high tech industries. During his 16 years in the pharmaceutical industry he has lead a number of different expert organizations at Orion Corporation, Espoo, Finland, including a long tenure as Orion Corporation’s Head of Legal and IPR. For the past six years he has been responsible for the Global Business Development and Alliance Management operations at Orion. Through his varied global practice ranging from law and intellectual property to business development, licensing and alliance management he has developed extensive experience in both building, managing and restructuring commercial collaboration relationships. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator. He prides in being solution oriented and a respected and trusted negotiator and partner for his various constituencies, whether for finding new value through partnering and collaborations or reasoned outcomes in any collaboration and/or contracting challenge.
Greg Coplans has executive oversight for the general management of the Hitachi Data Systems’ Corporate Social Responsibility program. Coplans also leads the legal, global trade, security and business conduct and ethics functions of the company. In addition, he serves as Secretary to the Hitachi Data Systems Board of Directors.
Coplans joined Hitachi Data Systems in 1992 as Group Counsel for Asia Pacific Latin America, and served in a number of positions in the Legal Department, including General Counsel, before assuming his current role in April 2006.
Coplans earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and a Bachelor of Laws degree from King's College, University of London. Prior to moving to California, Coplans practiced with a London law firm as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is a member of the State Bar of California.
Jane Perrier is the General Counsel for Intellectual Property of Telstra Corporation Limited. She has been with Telstra for 16 years and oversees the administration and strategic management of Telstra’s IP interests. Jane has led Telstra’s submissions to the government on a vast range of IP issues including the Patents Act 1990; the Trade Marks Act 1995; the Ergas Competition Review; the Digital Agenda Act; the IP Chapter of the Australia/US Free Trade Agreement, the Copyright Fair Use Review and most recently the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Jane is a former member of, and consultant to, the federal government’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property and a past president of the industry IP body AMPICTA. Jane has been a member of the Internet Industry Association’s virtual taskforce on copyright and is currently a member of the government’s IP Consultative Group, looking at the IP Chapters of Australia’s various free trade agreement negotiations.
Karen Hallenstein is the Supervising Counsel for Intellectual Property at Telstra Corporation Limited. She has been with Telstra for 10 years, working on the strategic management of Telstra's IP interests and the administration of Telstra IP portfolios. Karen has a Masters of Intellectual Property Law from the University of Melbourne. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, an Honours degree in Science, and a Bachelor of Arts, all from Monash University. Karen currently advises Telstra on a wide cross-section of IP law, specialising in Trade Marks, Domain Names and Copyright. She represents Telstra on a variety of external industry bodies.
I am currently working as internal audit senior at Cosmote Mobile Telecommunications S.A. at Athens, Greece. My previous work experience was at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Athens, Greece as an internal audit consultant. My Master's and PhD degrees were awarded at Cass Business School, City University, London, UK. My main research areas are internal auditing, risk management and corporate governance and my working experience is mainly in SOX projects and operational audits.
HMH Consulting consults to Fortune 1000 companies with respect to specialized applications of life insurance. FSMD is a Florida not-for-profit genealogical association where the general counsel is prohibited by senior management from assuring compliance with Florida and other laws unless expressly requested and subject to termination for advising management about noncompliance and the risks appertaining thereto. That problem extends to the parent General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) as well as all of the other state and country members of the GSMD. THFFI is a Florida not-for-profit genealogical association.