Bloomberg delivers business intelligence, drawn from its market-leading news and data analysis, tailored for legal industry leaders at the 3rd annual Big Law Business Summit

Unique in bringing together leaders of corporate legal departments and law firms at the Bloomberg headquarters, the Big Law Business Summit connects the business of law with the business of Big Law clients.

>> Business: The markets, deals, and long-term trends executives are watching.

>> Regulatory: The legislative and regulatory changes that affect the bottom line.

>> Security: The security concerns inherent in connected enterprises.  

Exchange insights with industry leaders on the opportunities and challenges for business, and how legal counsel can best position themselves to advise their clients.

Participation is by invitation only. To request an invitation, please fill out the form below.

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Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Bloomberg LP
731 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022

Who Should Attend:
Senior business leaders in the legal profession, including Chief Legal Officers and General Counsel, Managing Partners, practice group leaders and C-Suite executives.

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12:00 PM      Summit Opens

12:30 PM      Editorial Roundtable & Networking Lunch

With Lisa Roitman, Entity Intelligence, Bloomberg LP

Legal and compliance teams continually evolve to meet shifting regulatory requirements. Join Big Law Business for an interactive discussion of the enforcement priorities that in-house cousel are watching, pressures driving in-house strategies for successful compliance, and how outside counsel’s understanding of client structures improves the legal team. 

> Enforcement Priorities with Manisha M. Sheth, Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice Division, Office of the New York State Attorney General

> Compliance Roundtable with Michael R. Butowsky, Of Counsel, Jones Day, Deborah Kaback, Chief Legal Officer, Oppenheimer Asset Management and Patrick Speice, Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory and Compliance, United States Steel Corporation

2:00 PM        Welcome Remarks

Scott Mozarsky, President, Legal Division, Bloomberg BNA
Casey Sullivan, Editorial Director, Big Law Business

2:10 PM        Business Briefing

With Megan Murphy, Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

Insights from business leaders on the market opportunities they anticipate and the expectations they have of their legal departments in light of those goals and priorities.

> Interview with Eric Grossman, Chief Legal Officer and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

> Industry Roundtable with Matthew Cooper, Executive Vice President, Head of Legal, Capital One Financial, Eric Grossman, Chief Legal Officer and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley, and Stuart Ingis, Chairman, Venable LLP

How are top legal counsel advising their clients on current and anticipated challenges to the business? A panel of innovating counsel discuss the strategies and skills needed to advise their business.

3:10 PM        Networking Break

3:30 PM        Regulatory Briefing

Executives and legal counsel are watching what will become of Dodd-Frank as the new administration slowly fills enforcement agency positions. What questions should counsel be asking to prepare their business clients, including the board of directors?

> Conversation with Stephen Cutler, Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase and Mary Jo White, Senior Chair, Debevoise & Plimpton

4:30 PM        Networking Break

4:50 PM        Cybersecurity Briefing

A current global perspective on how threats to U.S. businesses have evolved and the ramifications for corporate legal departments. Attendees are invited to engage in an interactive discussion that will uncover offensive and defensive strategies and tips on how to handle crisis effectively – against the backdrop of what we understand today about potential risks.

> Peter J. Beshar, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies and Aristedes Mahairas, FBI Special Agent in Charge, Special Operations/Cyber Division, New York Office

5:50 PM        Summit Wrap-Up

Recap of speaker and audience insights generated at the Summit.

6:00 PM        Big Law Reception



Peter J. Beshar serves as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Marsh & McLennan Companies. MMC, which has 60,000 employees worldwide and a market capitalization over $35 billion, operates through four leading brands: Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman. Mr. Beshar supervises the Company’s Legal, Compliance, Government Relations and Risk Management Departments.

Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan in 2004, Mr. Beshar was a litigation partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP where he served as Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Group. Mr. Beshar joined Gibson Dunn in 1995 after serving as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the New York State Attorney General’s Task Force on Illegal Firearms. In 1992 and 1993, Mr. Beshar served as the Special Assistant to the Honorable Cyrus Vance in connection with the United Nations' peace negotiations in the former Yugoslavia.

Mr. Beshar is the recipient of the Business Leadership Award from the Citizens Union of New York, the Burton Award for Leadership in the Law, and the Law and Society Award from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. In 2015, Mr. Beshar was appointed by President Obama as a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington and by Governor Cuomo as a director of the Empire State Development Corporation. Mr. Beshar serves as a Trustee and Chair of the Veterans’ Committee of John Jay College for Criminal Justice and is a board member of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. Mr. Beshar was selected as a David Rockefeller Fellow by the Partnership for the City of New York. Mr. Beshar has testified multiple times before Congress on topics ranging from cybersecurity to terrorism.

Mr. Beshar graduated from Yale University and Harvard Law School.


Michael Butowsky has more than 25 years of experience providing securities regulatory and transactional legal advice to a broad spectrum of financial services industry participants, including investment advisers, private investment funds, broker-dealers, registered investment companies, and others. His practice focuses principally on: investment advisers (including registration, disclosure, and trading issues); the formation and ongoing regulation of private investment funds (such as hedge funds, private equity funds, and venture capital funds); advising broker-dealers with respect to soft dollar arrangements; and advising financial services industry participants and operating companies with respect to investment company, investment adviser, and broker-dealer "status" issues. Michael also has provided organizational and ongoing advice to registered investment companies and business development companies, their boards of directors, and their service providers. He has written and spoken extensively on financial services industry topics.


Matt Cooper serves as Head of Capital One’s Legal Department, comprised of 300 attorneys and legal professionals supporting the corporate holding company and all of Capital One’s lines of business – Global Card, Retail Bank, Investing, Commercial Bank, Auto Finance, Digital, and Home.  Prior to joining Capital One, Matt was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Genworth Financial, a successor to GE Capital, which he joined after practicing law at McGuireWoods, LLP.

Matt obtained a B.A. with High Honors and a J.D. from the University of Virginia and he clerked for David M. Ebel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  

Matt serves on the boards of several community organizations, including Venture Richmond and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.


Eric F. Grossman is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley.  He is Morgan Stanley’s Chief Legal Officer and a member of the Firm’s Operating and Management Committees.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2006 as Global Head of Litigation, Eric was a partner at Davis Polk and Wardwell.  In addition to his position as Global Head of Litigation, Eric was appointed General Counsel of Global Wealth Management in 2008.  In 2010, Mr. Grossman joined Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee and was appointed Global Head of Legal.  He became Morgan Stanley’s Chief Legal Officer with responsibility for the Legal and Compliance Division in January 2012.

Eric graduated from Hamilton College in 1988 and in 1993 received his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the law review.  Eric clerked for the Honorable Richard J. Cardamone, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, from 1993 to 1994.  

He is the President of the Board of Directors of Advocates for Children of New York. He serves on the Dean’s Planning Council at Fordham Law School and as a board member of the Fordham Law Alumni Association. Mr. Grossman also served on the New York City Bar Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession.


Stuart Ingis, Chairman of Venable LLP, is nationally recognized as a leading attorney on privacy, marketing, advertising, eCommerce, and Internet law. He co-leads Venable's privacy practice, which won the ChambersUSA Award for Excellence for the top privacy practice and top advertising practice in the United States. He has been repeatedly listed in the first tier of privacy attorneys in Chambers USA, Legal 500, and ComputerWorld magazine. 

Mr. Ingis regularly represents companies in the media, communications, Internet, information services, advertising, retail, and financial services industries before the U.S. Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal and state agencies. He is well-known for representing clients in crisis management situations. He defends companies in investigations by the FTC and State Consumer Protection Authorities. He regularly counsels clients on privacy and marketing issues and practices. He conducts internal assessments of company practices and products, and works with companies to design and implement compliance systems and best practices.

Mr. Ingis brings coalitions together and leads self-regulatory efforts in the eCommerce, privacy, and data security space. He serves as general and policy counsel to the Data & Marketing Association and the Digital Advertising Alliance, policy and advertising counsel to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, and counsel to the newly formed Coalition for Better Ads.



Deborah Kaback is Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer at Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc., an affiliate of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Prior thereto, she was Executive Director at CIBC Oppenheimer, Vice President at OppenheimerFunds Inc and Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Oppenheimer Capital.


Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Aristedes Mahairas entered on duty with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1996. He has served as the FBI’s Legal Attache’ in Athens, Greece, and was a Supervisor on the Joint Terrorism Task Force. SAC Mahairas also served as a Section Chief of the Strategic Operations Section in the Counterterrorism Division of FBI Headquarters, and as the Chief of Staff to the Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch. In 2015, FBI Director James B. Comey appointed him as the SAC of the FBI’s New York Special Operations/Cyber Division. Prior to his entry into the FBI, SAC Mahairas served as a Police Officer in New York City. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science from Baruch College and his Juris Doctor from New York Law School.


Manisha M. Sheth serves as the Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice for the State of new York. She leads five litigation bureaus, including Investor Protection, Antitrust, Internet and Technology, Consumer Frauds, and Real Estate Finance. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, Ms. Sheth was a partner at the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP where she focused on a wide range of complex commercial litigation, including securities litigation, structured finance and derivatives litigation, healthcare litigation, and government investigations and white collar. Previously, she served for five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and was based in the Philadelphia office. In that position, she secured indictments in more than 35 cases and brought eleven cases to trial. She prosecuted a wide range of misconduct, including health care fraud, financial institution fraud, money laundering, tax fraud, and regulatory crimes. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Sheth was a law clerk for the Hon. William H. Pauley III in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Sheth was named to Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40” list in 2013, and to The National Law Journal’s “Minority 40 Under 40” list in 2011.


Mary Jo White is a litigation partner in the New York office of Debevoise and Senior Chair of the firm.

Ms. White’s practice focuses on counseling boards of directors and representing clients on significant and sensitive matters, including companies facing crises involving multi-faceted government investigations and cases. Ms. White has decades of experience prosecuting and defending a wide range of white collar criminal and civil cases, having served as Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and as a well-known private practitioner in high-profile matters.

Prior to rejoining the firm in 2017, Ms. White served for nearly four years as Chair of the SEC. She was nominated by President Obama to lead the SEC and was one of the Commission’s longest-serving Chairs. Under Ms. White’s leadership, the Commission strengthened protections for investors and the markets through transformative rulemakings that addressed major issues raised by the financial crisis, and created the framework for the future regulation of the asset management industry, enhancement of equity market structure and disclosure effectiveness. The Commission also instituted changes to enforcement that resulted in greater accountability and record levels of actions and monetary remedies ordered.

Ms. White is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International College of Trial Lawyers. She is the recipient of numerous awards and is regularly ranked as a leading lawyer by directories that evaluate law firms. In addition, Ms. White has served as Director of The Nasdaq Stock Exchange, and on its Executive, Audit and Policy Committees. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ms. White graduated from William & Mary, Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Psychology, The New School for Social Research with an M.A. in Psychology, and Columbia Law School with a J.D., where she was an officer of the Law Review.


Scott Mozarsky

Scott Mozarsky, President, Legal Division, Bloomberg BNA

Scott Mozarsky was named President of Bloomberg BNA’s Legal Division in November 2016. In that role, Mozarsky is responsible for driving the growth of the company’s legal products, including the flagship Bloomberg Law product.

Mozarsky joined Bloomberg BNA in March 2014 as President, Cross Platform Businesses, where he was the driving force behind the division, which leverages content and market expertise to deliver a range of marketing and live event services to the company’s clients.

Previously, Scott held a number of leadership roles during a13-year tenure in the UBM plc Group. As President – Media & Marketing Services for UBM Tech, Scott was responsible for building the marketing services business and driving the evolution of leading websites Information, EE Times, Dr. Dobbs Journal and Light Reading to an online community model tied to UBM Tech’s live events.

As EVP, Chief Commercial Officer of UBM subsidiary PR Newswire, Mozarsky oversaw commercial activities worldwide. Mozarsky also served as EVP and Chief Operating Officer of CMP Media. From 2002-2009, he served as General Counsel and headed up M&A and corporate development globally for UBM’s subsidiaries in North America and Latin America.

Prior to joining the UBM Group, he spent eight years at two multinational law firms representing media, technology, telecommunications, insurance and manufacturing companies. Mozarsky, who speaks Japanese and lived in Japan, has advised numerous companies on business, financial, and legal issues arising out of cross border transactions.

Mozarsky earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Williams College and his J.D. from Fordham Law School.

Megan Murphy

Megan Murphy, Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

Megan Murphy was named editor of Bloomberg Businessweek in November 2016. Prior to joining the magazine, Murphy was Bloomberg's Washington Bureau Chief since August 2015, overseeing the news organization's coverage of the Federal Reserve, government, financial regulation, campaign finance and politics. Earlier in her career, Murphy worked at Bloomberg as a legal affairs correspondent from 2004-2007.

Before her return to Bloomberg in 2015, Murphy was the Washington Bureau Chief at the Financial Times where she had worked since December 2007. In her time at the FT, she launched its award-winning Fast FT digital platform, delivering breaking financial news and information 24 hours a day, around the world. Murphy also served as the law courts correspondent, investment banking correspondent and chief media correspondent there.

Before starting her career in journalism, Murphy was a securities lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, CA. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a master’s degree from Columbia School of Journalism, and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law. She is from Chicago, Illinois.

Lisa Roitman

Lisa L. Roitman, Marketing and Business Strategist, Bloomberg Enterprise Solutions

Lisa L. Roitman is a marketing a business strategist for Bloomberg Enterprise Solutions with a focus on regulatory compliance technology. Previously she served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Litespeed Management LLC and has held multiple business, legal and compliance positions both on the buy-side and on the sell-side throughout her career.

Ms. Roitman experienced first-hand the largest US bankruptcy as Managing Director at Lehman Brothers in 2008. Ms. Roitman then spent three years running teams tasked with working on the unwind of Lehman's derivative assets and setting up a claim and valuation process for defaulted Lehman bonds before leaving the bankrupt estate to join the hedge fund industry as a General Counsel of the Kenmar Group a Fund of Hedge Funds and managed account platform. Ms. Roitman has been invited to join the National Association of Corporate Directors and is a member of Women in Derivatives and 100 Women in Hedge Funds. She has been active in the Managed Futures Association and has spoken at Hedge Fund Association, Operations for Alternatives, Fund Finance Association and Hellenic Banking Association events.

Ms. Roitman earned her LLM in International Banking Law from the Morin Center for Banking Law Studies at Boston University School of Law; her JD from New England Law and her BA from Mount Holyoke College. She is an active mentor having lectured at Barnard College and at Pace Law School and currently mentors active service men and women looking to transition to the private sector through American Corporate Partnership.

Casey Sullivan

Casey Sullivan, Editorial Director, Big Law Business

Casey Sullivan joined Bloomberg BNA in January 2015 to launch a new website for the company, Big Law Business. The site, which launched in March 2015, features news, analysis and commentary on the business of large law firms and in-house counsel.

Prior to joining Bloomberg BNA, Casey worked at Reuters, where he wrote breaking news and analysis on developments in Big Law for Reuters newswire and a legal news product for Westlaw. 

Some of his most significant stories have chronicled the rise and fall of large law firms in the years following the recession. He was the first journalist to report on the financial mismanagement that led to the collapse of the venerable New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf in 2012. Casey earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in English with a Minor in Philosophy from Colby College. Before that, he graduated Phillips Exeter Academy in 2006.  


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