On June 27, Bloomberg Law Big Law Business will convene legal industry leaders to discuss the key challenges facing corporate counsel today at the Bloomberg Law In-House Forum.
In-house counsel are facing increasing pressure to step up as business executives and their input in the company’s policies and functions is essential to business success. Corporate legal departments must balance complying with rapidly evolving regulations, managing internal issues, and overall business goals.
Join your in-house peers at this unique leadership event to reflect internally on your corporate legal department and your role as an in-house counsel. This program will allow you to exchange insights on opportunities to be an essential part of your business and its strategy.
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June 27, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Networking reception to follow
Grand Hyatt San Francisco
345 Stockton Street
San Francisco, California 94108
Continuing Education Credits
Earn up to 6.0 CLE credits
Who Should Attend:
Senior business leaders in the legal profession, including in-house counsel and executives.
In order to facilitate an open, peer-to-peer dialogue and provide a valuable learning experience for participants, registration is only open to in-house counsel and executives, and limited number of industry thought leaders, as well as conference sponsors. Bloomberg Law reserves the right to refuse any registrations not meeting our qualifications.
8:00 AM Breakfast & Forum Registration
8:30 AM Welcome
8:45 AM Keynote Interview: Today’s General Counsel as a Business Leader
This stage-setting interview with a leading and innovative general counsel will focus on the key challenges faced by today’s general counsel and how the role has evolved as the general counsel must take a stronger leadership role in the business’ overall strategy.
Moderator: Emily Chang, Anchor, Bloomberg Tech
9:15 AM The Critical Role of General Counsel in Preventing Internal Cybersecurity Threats
Any in-house legal department knows the importance of having a strong cybersecurity plan, but many companies still find themselves unprepared. This panel will discuss a company’s major cybersecurity threat – its own employees – and what steps general counsel should take to mitigate this risk to avoid harm to the business.
Moderator: James Dempsey, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
10:05 AM Networking Break
10:35 AM Building a Litigation Team to Mitigate Risk and Promote Success
As large portions of the litigation process are increasingly being brought in-house for cost-cutting and efficiency, in-house counsel must be more strategic in structuring their litigation teams. This panel will discuss considerations for a general counsel in developing a successful litigation team, including key members of an in-house internal team, selecting and managing outside counsel, and understanding the potential role of third-party vendors.
Moderator: Darby Green, Commercial Director, Litigation and Bankruptcy, Bloomberg Law
11:25 AM Safeguarding Your Intellectual Property in a Changing Landscape
Intellectual property theft is becoming increasingly common with the changing nature of the workforce and confusion surrounding developing regulations. This panel will discuss recent and upcoming regulatory developments in intellectual property law, the top challenges faced by companies when protecting their intellectual property in light of these developments, and the defensive and offensive measures in-house counsel must implement to protect their business against intellectual property theft.
Moderator: Charlene Morrow, Partner, Litigation, Fenwick & West
12:15 PM Lunch
1:10 PM Reconvene and Welcome Back
1:15 PM Keynote: Corporate Legal and Company Culture
This interview with a leading general counsel will discuss the essential role of the general counsel and their legal departments in impacting company culture, including creating a positive corporate environment, ensuring ethical and regulatory compliance, and encouraging strong internal relationships, and how this leads to securing their position as an influential business executive.
Moderator: Casey Sullivan, Senior Editorial Director, Bloomberg Law
1:45 PM The Legal Department’s Role in Preventing Workplace Harassment
This panel will discuss developments in the legal landscape surrounding workplace harassment, risks that businesses face when harassment exists within the business, and strategies that corporate counsel should use in working with the human resources department to develop procedures and procedures to respond to and prevent harassment.
Moderator: Paul Gibson, Commercial Director – Labor & Employment, HR
2:35 PM Networking Break
3:05 PM Fostering Relationships with Internal Leadership
In-house counsel are increasingly expected to contribute to influence business strategy and to do so must carve out their essential role in working with internal teams. This panel will how the general counsel, as a business leader, can foster relationships and work with other C-Suite executives to impact board discussions and decisions, influence business strategy, and drive business success.
Moderator: Adam Sterling, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Business
3:55 PM Legal Industry Innovators
The In-House Counsel Forum will conclude with a look forward – our closing roundtable will feature leading legal industry leaders who are transforming their legal departments and firms to create more effective client relationships, utilize emerging technology for the greatest return, and deliver legal services in new ways while managing the constantly changing regulatory landscape.
Moderator: Gillian Thackray, Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief IP Counsel, The Clorox Company
4:45 PM Closing Remarks & Cocktail Reception
Ed Batts leads Orrick’s global M&A and Private Equity practice group, which includes over 60 partners globally dedicated to acquisitions and divestitures on behalf of strategic and financial sponsors alike. Orrick consistently ranks as one of the top law firms globally for M&A deal volume by delivering business acumen in the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors. Ed also is a member of Orrick’s Management Committee.
Jamie Berry is Managing Director of Litigation Services for Integreon, a global provider of legal, document and business solutions. Jamie leads Integreon’s data, analytics and client services teams and spearheads the creation of comprehensive solutions to address clients’ litigation needs. He has nearly 20 years of legal experience, working with corporate legal and global law firm clients to develop and implement custom, integrated strategies and solutions for e-discovery and information management during complex litigation and investigations.
Most recently, he was a senior vice president at UnitedLex Corporation and previously served as a managing director at Huron Consulting Group. Prior to that, Berry directed litigation consulting services at Thomson Reuters, which was later acquired by Navigant Consulting. Initially, after graduating from law school, Berry was the litigation support manager for DLA Piper.
Berry received his B.A. from Marquette University and his J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where he is currently an adjunct professor.
Susie Bokermann is an assistant managing editor in the Corporate, Tech, and IP division at Bloomberg Law. She develops legal reference content, analytics, and practical guidance tools across a variety of corporate and transactional topics including corporate governance, corporate compliance, corporate legal departments, and securities enforcement. She also serves as an editorial and business liaison for Bloomberg Law clients on the west coast, providing resources to support customer-facing teams and helping to build and manage a broader set of relationships in the IP, technology, and telecom legal spaces.
Ted Borromeo leads the employment and benefits law group at McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 5 drug distribution and healthcare technology solutions company with a global workforce of 75,000 and revenue of $199B. Ted over 30 years of employment and labor law experience representing employers, almost all in-house at Fortune 200 companies in distinct industries. In 2009 he was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, one of three California in-house employment attorneys in the College.
Prior to McKesson, Ted was the Vice President of Employment and Benefits Law at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he managed a global team of attorneys, and was recognized with the company’s corporate Leadership Award for innovation, integrity, courage, pace and collaboration. Earlier in his career Ted was Labor and Employment Counsel at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, and Labor Counsel at Lockheed Missiles & Space Company. Ted received his law degree from U.C. Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, and his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from San Francisco State University.
Ted is active in professional and social service organizations: as the first in-house Chair of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco; as co-chair of the Labor and Employment Committee of the San Francisco chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel; and as a Board and HR Committee member of Catholic Services CYO for San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo. Ted is a frequent panel speaker for continuing legal education programs, including for the American Bar Association; American Employment Law Council; California State Bar; Defense Research Institute; HRPA; International Bar Association; Bar Association of San Francisco; National Employment Law Council; California Minority Counsel Program; National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and others.
Alex Butler was named Vice President and General Manager of Corporate, Tech & IP in Bloomberg BNA’s Legal Division in October 2015.
In this position, he is responsible for the commercial strategy, growth, and development of content and solutions exploring the intersections of technology, law, and commerce for professionals in the legal and business communities.
Prior to joining Bloomberg BNA, Butler served on the leadership teams of international service providers delivering growth strategies through improved innovation and IP management to corporate executives and investors. Before that, he served in senior positions within Thomson Reuters’ IP business and Information Holdings Inc.’s IP management division.
Butler has a B.A. from the School of International Service of The American University in Washington, D.C., and an MBA from Villanova University.
Emily Chang is the San Francisco-based anchor and executive producer of “Bloomberg Technology,” Bloomberg Television’s weekday technology program airing at 5 pm ET / 2 pm PT from the network’s San Francisco studio. She is the author of the forthcoming book,”Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley,” to be published by Portfolio Books in February 2018.
Chang reports on global technology and media companies and the startups that may become them. She regularly speaks to top tech executives, investors and entrepreneurs, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and Alibaba Founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma. She is also the host of Bloomberg Television’s interview series, Studio 1.0, where she’s interviewed Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, author Malcolm Gladwell, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom while he was under house arrest at his New Zealand mansion, among others.
Currently, she sits on the board of BUILD, a national non-profit organization that uses entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.
Jim Dempsey is Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at the UC Berkeley law school, where he teaches a course in cybersecurity law and policy. From 1997 to 2014, he was at the Center for Democracy & Technology, where he held a number of leadership positions, including Executive Director. From 2012 through 2016, Jim served as a Senate-confirmed part-time member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), an independent federal agency charged with advising senior policymakers and overseeing the nation’s counterterrorism programs. Prior positions include Deputy Director of the non-profit Center for National Security Studies and Assistant Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights. Jim is co-author of Terrorism & the Constitution (New Press, Third edition, 2006) (with David Cole) and co-editor (with Fred Cate) of Bulk Collection: Systematic Government Access to Private-Sector Data (Oxford 2017).
Michelle Finneran Dennedy is Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco, where she works to raise awareness and create tools that promote privacy, quality, respect, trust, and asset-level possibilities for data. She is a unique visionary in the field of privacy and the IT industry, bringing together multifaceted approaches that provide sincere privacy protections and drive business value.
Throughout her career, Dennedy has led security and privacy initiatives, ranging from regulatory compliance, privacy engineering, advocacy and education efforts, and litigation at companies including Cisco, and previously McAfee/Intel Security, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems. She foundedThe iDennedy Project, which seeks to change how people think about information and data, and co-authored The Privacy Engineer's Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value.
Dennedy is a highly sought-after public speaker who sits on the boards of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Northern California. She has been honored with many industry awards including California’s Most Powerful and Influential Women, by the National Diversity Council; the IAPP Vanguard Award; Woman of Influence for Security and Privacy, from the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) and CSO Magazine; and most recently Woman of the Year in Technology and Transformation, by the Stevie American Business Awards.
Dennedy has a Doctorate of Law degree from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology and Economics from The Ohio State University.
Alex Feerst is Head of Legal at Medium, where his work includes setting and enforcing policies related to content and intellectual property. Before joining Medium, he practiced at Durie Tangri, representing clients including Twitter and Wikimedia. His copyright cases include three heard at the Supreme Court -- representing streaming service Aereo, conductor Lawrence Golan, and bookseller Supap Kirtsaeng.
He holds a BA and JD from Columbia and a PhD in English literature from Duke. He's a non-resident fellow at Stanford University's Center for Internet & Society, a board member of the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section’s CLE Committee, and an officer of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association.
Conor leads US legal, regulatory and government affairs for Funding Circle, the world’s leading marketplace for business financing. Funding Circle helps investors lend money to great small businesses looking for safe and affordable financing to grow, create new jobs and ultimately accelerate economic growth. Since 2010, Funding Circle has helped 75,000 investors lend more than $5.2 billion to over 40,000 small businesses globally.
Conor previously served as CEO of Indego Africa, a social enterprise and lifestyle brand that supports artisan women through economic empowerment and education. He began his career practicing law at Latham & Watkins, where he was a member of the firm’s corporate department.
Conor helped found the Marketplace Lending Association (supporting responsible financial innovation and access to capital for small businesses and consumers) and the Responsible Business Lending Coalition (driving best practices in small business lending and which authored the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights), and serves on the governing body of each. He previously helped found the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise (supporting the global artisan sector through public-private partnership). Conor is a Truman National Security Fellow, chairs the advisory board of Indego Africa and serves on the financial institutions committee of the CA bar. He was recently selected as a 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar and recognized as 2017 Bay Area Corporate Counsel of the Year.
Conor received his JD from NYU Law and his BA from Georgetown. He is admitted to the CA, DC, MA and NY bars.
Dr. Michael is a director with Deloitte Consulting LLP Federal practice, consulting in the areas of law enforcement, intelligence, and security. Mike is a thought leader and widely published author on critical national security issues to include, insider threat, security processing, secure workforce, asset loss, exploitation, sabotage, and workplace violence. Previously, Mike served as a naval officer and the chief psychologist for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
Darby Green is the Commercial Director for Litigation and Bankruptcy at Bloomberg Law. In this role, she is responsible for product development and go-to-market strategies focused on the business intelligence and legal research needs of litigators and bankruptcy professionals. Darby is the Chair of the Bloomberg Law Litigation Innovation Board, a group of twenty top litigators who provide input and consultation on product offerings. She also spearheaded the creation and launch of Bloomberg Law Litigation Analytics, a tool that enables users to search millions of legal data points by company, law firm, or judge; and Points of Law, a solution that applies machine learning to court opinions in order to highlight language critical to a court’s holding and link this language to governing statements of law and relevant on-point case law. Darby has been working on Bloomberg Law since 2009, prior to which she practiced as a commercial litigator in New York. She has an A.B. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.
Lisa has extensive experience defending and advising companies with regard to all aspects of California employment law.
She takes a highly strategic and thorough approach to defending clients in employment litigation and has led the defense of many employment lawsuits across numerous industries. Her high percentage of summary judgement wins speaks to both her skill and experience. In addition to her litigation practice, Lisa provides advice and counsel to clients on all aspects of California employment law, has significant experience drafting and revising employment policies and handbooks, and has worked to develop and provide employee training on a number of employment related topics. Lisa’s clients value her focus on and awareness of the realities of running a business when defending litigation and advising on workplace issues.
Whether in litigation, advising employers in their dealings with problem employees, or creating company policies, she is an ally and asset to her clients.
Marie Oh Huber, SVP of Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Secretary at eBay, heads the global legal and government relations function for the company. She and her team partner with the businesses to drive the purpose and success of eBay and its buyers and sellers. Her responsibilities include overseeing the company's global legal department, risk management program, and its policy group. She has 25 years of strategic business and legal experience in global Fortune 500 companies and an extensive track record as a business leader. She has a B.A. in Economics cum laude from Yale, studied at the London School of Economics and received her J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law.
Whitney Hudak is Corporate & Commercial Counsel for the San Francisco based ridesharing app, Lyft. Whitney manages the company’s domestic and international trademark portfolio and is the lead attorney for the brand, marketing and entertainment teams at Lyft. In her role, she devotes much of her focus toward trademark protection and enforcement along with developing global strategy consistent with company growth. Whitney advises on a wide range of aspects related to brand promotion, including brand campaigns, product and services advertising claims, offers and promotions, and working with celebrities and influencers. In addition, Whitney negotiates and provides strategic counsel for commercial transactions, including partnership deals, promotional agreements, licensing deals, marketing agreements, and product integrations. As the second attorney hired by Lyft in 2013, Whitney and the company’s General Counsel handled all commercial, corporate, litigation, regulatory and compliance work for the company. During her first year with Lyft, Whitney oversaw all regulatory filings and compliance both in the state of California and across the U.S., negotiated commercial agreements, worked with the Government Relations team on emerging markets, and oversaw Lyft’s litigation caseload, managing outside counsel on numerous matters, including labor and employment cases and personal injury matters. Prior to joining Lyft, Whitney was an associate at the Labor and Employment firm, Righetti Glugoski. Whitney was also an Assistant District Attorney with the Marin County District Attorney’s office.
Joshua Jessen is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Orange County and Palo Alto offices. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and practices in the Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Consumer Protection Group. Mr. Jessen’s practice focuses on data privacy and cybersecurity, consumer law and class actions, complex commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation. He has represented many companies in putative data privacy and data security class actions, and has been instrumental in obtaining dismissals or other successful resolutions of those actions. Mr. Jessen also has represented a wide array of clients in high-stakes patent, copyright, trademark, and right-of-publicity litigation. In addition, he was involved in the defense of a significant white collar criminal matter relating to alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Mr. Jessen earned his law degree magna cum laude in 2002 from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego Law Review. While attending law school, he served as a judicial extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge James Stiven. Mr. Jessen graduated magna cum laude in 1996 from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Jessen studied at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. In 2017, Mr. Jessen served as a Lecturer at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he taught the Cyber Victims Defense Clinic.
Evan McAlpine is Intellectual Property Counsel for Relativity. He sets and implements the company’s IP strategy, manages open source compliance, advises on IP issues in transactions, oversees all IP litigation, and manages the company’s patent and trademark portfolio. Evan earned his Master's Degree in Intellectual Property Management and Markets from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and his JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Katherine is a Senior Corporate Counsel at T-Mobile where she handles a diverse portfolio of commercial litigation, regulatory inquires, and advisory matters. Much of her work is focused on data security and privacy-related issues. Prior to joining T-Mobile in September 2016, Katherine spent a combined eight years in private practice working for two international law firms in New York, where she concentrated her practice on the representation of public and private companies, financial institutions, and corporate executives and individuals involved in high-stakes commercial litigation matters. Katherine holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and two B.A.s from the University of Washington in Philosophy and Intellectual History. Katherine has also been the recipient of several awards for her dedication to pro bono work.
Klinton S. Miyao, Assistant General Counsel and Head of Litigation at Sunrun Inc., leads the litigation function at Sunrun, where he has been since 2015. His responsibilities include consumer and employment issues, commercial disputes, government investigations, licensing and permitting, eDiscovery, class actions, and regulatory issues. Prior to joining Sunrun, Mr. Miyao was an attorney at an international law firm, and prior to law school, held positions at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and The Capital Group Companies. Mr. Miyao has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Ms. Moore has extensive experience and notable successes serving as inside and outside General Counsel at public and private technology companies and non-profit foundations. She currently serves as the SVP, Chief Legal and Administration Officer & Secretary of Echelon Corporation, where she is responsible for leading the legal, HR and investor relations functions world-wide. During her tenure, Ms. Moore managed the sale of the Company’s Grid Modernization business to a foreign public entity; the purchase and integration of a lighting controls business; and she implemented processes for the Board and management to comply with domestic and international regulations. Prior to her role at Echelon, Ms. Moore provided independent strategic legal and business development advice to a number of public and privately held clients, with a focus on intellectual property, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint development and marketing, and negotiating and closing key transactions. Prior to that, Ms. Moore served as VP Business Development, General Counsel & Secretary for Extreme Networks. She has also held the VP General Counsel roles at AristaSoft Corporation and Adaptec, Inc. Ms. Moore has served as a Director and chairperson of the Compensation Committee on the Board of the Women’s Capital Corporation (acquired in 2004); and as a Director on the Board of Directors of Wait on Me (acquired in 2011) and Searchlight Networks from 2012-2013 (acquired in 2013). She has received industry and peer recognition for her innovation in implementing legal solutions. Ms. Moore holds an A.B in Political Science from Stanford University and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.
Charlene Morrow has a nationwide trial practice and is particularly sought after by information technology and life sciences companies. With over 20 years of experience as lead trial counsel, Charlene has represented her clients in the district courts, in arbitral fora, in the International Trade Commission and on appeal. She frequently coordinates international intellectual property enforcement and defense efforts worldwide. She also coordinates strategy on matters pending in Patent Offices. In addition to extensive experience in patent litigation and patent licensing and ownership disputes, she has handled a full range of issues for her clients including resolving antitrust, contract, copyright, standards claims, trade dress, trademark and trade secrets disputes.
Kalinda Raina is LinkedIn’s Head of Global Privacy. She leads LinkedIn’s Privacy Team with global responsibility for overseeing compliance with data privacy laws and regulations, establishing privacy standards and policies, regulatory outreach and implementing the company's compliance framework for privacy. She is an advocate for building a Culture of Privacy within tech organizations and using GDPR as an opportunity to further develop a company’s long term digital strategy. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Ms. Raina led the Americas privacy team at Apple, and was the Chief Privacy Officer at Nintendo. She has been a visionary in the field of children’s privacy which she first began advocating for when she worked for the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. Kalinda currently serves as the Vice Chair of the IAPP Board of Directors. Ms. Raina received her J.D. from Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley in 2001 where she was one of the first graduates focused exclusively on the area of data privacy. Ms. Raina earned a BA from UC San Diego where she double majored in Communications and History and graduated summa cum laude.
Roberta L. Steele is the Regional Attorney for the San Francisco District Office of the Equal Opportunity Commission(EEOC). She is responsible for the agency’s litigation program to enforce the federal anti-discrimination laws in Northern California and Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Before joining the EEOC, Ms. Steele was a partner at the law firm then known as Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian (Oakland, CA), where she spent 17 years litigating plaintiffs’ employment discrimination and wage and hour class and collective actions nationally. She also served as the Program Director for the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) for two years directing the organization’s broad range of continuing legal education and advocacy initiatives, including NELA’s Amicus and Judicial Nominations Programs. Ms. Steele was an Executive Editor for Lindemann & Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law, 5th ed. (2013). She was a member of the Board of Directors of Equal Rights Advocates for eight years, including serving on the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Litigation Committee. Ms. Steele has been active in the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section for many years. She is a frequent lecturer and panelist on subjects relating to the fair employment and wage and hour laws, class and collective actions, and litigation practice and procedure. Ms. Steele received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH, in 1993, where she was an Associate Editor and Notes Editor for its Law Review. In 1990, Ms. Steele graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.
Casey Sullivan reports and edits stories about the business of law for Bloomberg Law. Casey previously 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 was hired by Bloomberg Law in 2015 to launch a website for the company, Big Law Business, which features news, analysis, and commentary on the business of large law firms and in-house counsel. This year, Casey became a recipient of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship at Columbia, where he will spend the 2018 / 2019 academic year studying in the university’s schools of business, law and international and public affairs.
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.
Eric Wagner joined Bloomberg BNA in March 2016 as Vice President, Content Marketing, Cross Platform Businesses. He joined the company after more than two decades in broadcast journalism, communications and marketing.
Wagner leads the Bloomberg BNA Plus content organization, which creates events, marketing services and professional learning for professionals in the legal, government, tax & accounting, energy, human resources & payroll, and environmental, health & safety industries.
Wagner was previously the director of communications and marketing at Bloomberg Government, where he was responsible for building a digital and content marketing team and growing Bloomberg Government’s presence in Washington. While at Bloomberg Government, Wagner led a complete rebranding effort for the business. In previous roles at Bloomberg LP, Wagner launched and produced three new Bloomberg Television broadcasts and was responsible for Bloomberg Television’s political conventions and debates coverage.
Wagner previously held broadcast journalism positions at PBS and ABC News.
Wanji Walcott brings more than 20 years of fintech and payments law experience to her role on PayPal’s executive leadership team as Senior Vice President & General Counsel.
Wanji leads the Global Legal function at PayPal, overseeing PayPal’s daily legal activities and is responsible for advancing PayPal’s mission to democratize financial services with key constituencies in the public, private and regulatory sectors. Wanji also plays an essential role in cultivating an inclusive company culture, serving as the co-founder of PayPal’s global pro-bono program, the executive sponsor of PayPal’s women’s network and an active member of PayPal’s Black employee and ally network.
She has expertise in legal and regulatory matters and extensive experience with global financial services and technology companies. Prior to joining PayPal, Wanji served in various roles of increasing responsibility at American Express and most recently as Senior Vice President and Managing Counsel, where she was the lead counsel for the Enterprise Growth Group, driving the global strategy to expand the company’s emerging and digital payments services.
Wanji received a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University.
Kimberly King Webb serves as Deputy General Counsel at CHRISTUS Health -- an international Catholic, not-for-profit health system headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and comprised of more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities.
Kimberly leads a sophisticated team of attorneys and other legal professionals who provide advice and counsel on a broad range of matters, including health law, contracts, intellectual property, investigations, and litigation. Kimberly also oversees CHRISTUS’s labor and employment matters, including discrimination and harassment, affirmative action, compensation and benefits, non-compete agreements, and employee trainings. She also serves on the CHRISTUS Diversity Council and participants in the CHRISTUS Mentoring Program.
Kimberly earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business at Florida A&M University. She earned her J.D. at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where she served on the SMU Law Review. Before joining CHRISTUS, Kimberly was an attorney at the international law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. She is licensed to practice law in Texas, Missouri, and Kansas.
Kimberly serves on several boards, including the CHRISTUS Health Foundation, the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, and Dallas Summer Musicals.
Previously, Tony was Corporate Secretary and Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs of PepsiCo, a Fortune 50 corporation with net revenues of more than $63 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands like Gatorade, Tropicana and Frito-Lay.
West has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining PepsiCo, West was twice confirmed by the Senate to serve as a senior official in the Obama Administration. From 2012 to 2014, West was the Associate Attorney General of the United States, the U.S. Department of Justice’s third-‐ranking official, where he supervised many of the Department’s divisions, including the Civil Rights, Antitrust, Tax, Environment and Natural Resources, and Civil Divisions, as well as the Office of Justice Programs, the Office on Violence Against Women, and the Community Oriented Policing Services Office. As Associate Attorney General, West pursued several financial institutions for their roles in precipitating the 2009 financial crisis, securing nearly $37 billion in fines and restitution for Americans who were harmed.
From 2009 to 2012, West was the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division, the largest litigating division of the Justice Department. As Assistant Attorney General, West led the Justice Department's review of the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), advocating strongly and successfully that the Department abandon its long-‐standing defense of the statute because the law was unconstitutional.
When West left the Obama Administration in 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder presented him with the Edmund J. Randolph Award, the Department of Justice's highest honor.
Earlier in his career, West was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of California, where he prosecuted a variety of federal crimes. He also served as Special Assistant Attorney General at the California Department of Justice and was a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco.
West graduated with honors from Harvard College, where he served as publisher of theHarvard Political Review, and received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where he was President of the Stanford Law Review.
Sivan Whiteley is Square’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, where she oversees a worldwide team responsible for the company's legal, regulatory, compliance, and security operations. Square is a cohesive commerce ecosystem that helps sellers start, run, and grow their businesses, and the Cash App is similarly creating an ecosystem of financial services for individuals. Square’s purpose is economic empowerment: building simple and accessible tools to enable anyone to participate and thrive in the economy. Sivan joined Square in March 2013 and previously served as Square’s Associate General Counsel.
Prior to Square, Ms. Whiteley served as Associate General Counsel at Better Place, Inc., as Commercial and Product Counsel at eBay Inc., and was a litigator at Bingham McCutchen LLC. Ms. Whiteley holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
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