New York, June 9 2016

2016 Speakers

Name Company Position
Robert E Anderson Jr Navigant Consulting Inc Managing director
Alma Asay Allegory Law Inc Founder & chief executive officer
John Banghart Venable LLP Senior director for technology risk management
Peter J Beshar Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc Executive vice president and general counsel
Richard Bistrong Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC Chief executive officer
Joe Borstein Thomson Reuters Global director
Robert E Bostrom Abercrombie & Fitch Co Senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary
Paulo Frank Coelho Da Rocha Demarest Advogados Partner
E Leigh Dance ELD International LLC President
George Georgiades FundAmerica Inc General counsel
José Ramón González QBE North America Chief legal officer and corporate secretary
Kelly Holland Penthouse Global Media Inc Chief executive officer and owner
Travis Lenkner Gerchen Keller Capital LLC Managing director
Judy McCool Home Box Office Inc Senior vice president, legal affairs
James McGovern Hogan Lovells US LLP Partner
Ildiko Mehes Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Vice president and general counsel
John Murnane Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Partner
J Stephen Poor Seyfarth Shaw LLP Chair of Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Patricia Prince-Taggart CA Inc Senior vice president, chief counsel
Ainslee A Schreiber Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc Vice president and associate general counsel
Timothy Schultz Raytheon Co Vice president, ethics and business conduct
Bart Schwartz Guidepost Solutions LLC Chairman
Mark Smolik DHL Global Business Services Chief legal & compliance officer
Peter S Spivack Hogan Lovells US LLP Partner
John Trani HookLogic Inc General counsel
Mark Van De Voorde Victaulic Chief legal and administrative officer


Robert E Anderson Jr

Robert E Anderson Jr Navigant Consulting Inc

Bob Anderson is a managing director and leader of the information security practice at Navigant Consulting. He is a recognised expert in cybersecurity, incident response, cyber hacking, counterintelligence and economic espionage matters, with nearly 30 years of experience in law enforcement. Prior to joining Navigant, Mr Anderson served as executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a position responsible for all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, international operations, critical incident response and victim assistance. He has directed strategic initiatives and operations for high-profile international investigations in partnership with several Fortune 500 companies, the US Department of Defence, the US Department of Justice, the US Intelligence Community, the US Department of Energy, the US Department of the Treasury and other federal agencies.

Alma Asay

Alma Asay Allegory Law Inc

Alma Asay is the founder and chief executive officer of Allegory in New York City. Allegory is a cloud-based collaborative litigation management tool used by many of the most prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies in the United States. Before founding Allegory, Ms Asay was a successful litigator at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, winner of The American Lawyer’s biennial Litigation Department of the Year competition in 2010, 2012 and 2016. At Gibson Dunn, she was the go-to second chair for Orin Snyder, ranked among the top 50 trial lawyers in the country, on complex, high-stakes cases. She was one of the first and only female BigLaw lawyers to found a legal technology start-up and was recently named by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Centre as one of 50 Women of Legal Tech. She earned her JD, at age 22, from New York University School of Law.



John Banghart

John Banghart Venable LLP

John Banghart is Venable's senior director for technology risk management. Mr Banghart has significant experience in risk management, government policy, standards and regulatory compliance, and incident management. He has successfully led efforts to address significant and high-profile cybersecurity issues within major government programmes and institutions.

Prior to joining Venable, Mr Banghart was the senior director for trusted engineering for Microsoft. From 2013 to 2015 Mr Banghart played a key role in developing the Obama administration's cybersecurity and technology policy as the National Security Council's director for federal cybersecurity. He served as a primary adviser on cybersecurity incidents and preparedness. Mr Banghart also worked as a senior cybersecurity adviser for the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services and spent several years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, both as a cybersecurity researcher and in the Office of the Undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology.

Peter J Beshar

Peter J Beshar Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc

Peter J Beshar is the executive vice president and general counsel of the Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC). MMC, which has 60,000 employees worldwide and a market capitalisation of $30 billion, operates through four leading brands: Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman. Mr Beshar supervises the company’s legal, compliance, government relations, communications and risk management departments.

Before joining MMC in 2004, Mr Beshar was a litigation partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he served as co-chair of the securities litigation group. He 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 he served as special assistant to former US Secretary of State Cyrus Vance in connection with the United Nations' peace negotiations in the former Yugoslavia.

Mr Beshar graduated from Yale University and Harvard Law School.

Richard Bistrong

Richard Bistrong Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC

Richard Bistrong spent much of his career as an international sales executive and currently consults and speaks on foreign bribery, ethics and compliance issues from that front-line perspective. He was previously vice president of international sales for a publicly traded manufacturer of police and military equipment. In 2007, as part of a cooperation agreement with the US Department of Justice, he assisted the US, UK and other governments in their understanding of how Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), bribery and other export violations occurred in international sales. In 2012 he was sentenced as part of a plea agreement and served over 14 months at a federal prison camp.

Mr Bistrong now consults, writes and speaks about front-line anti-bribery and compliance issues. He was named one of Ethisphere's 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics for 2015 and is a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog.

Joe Borstein

Joe Borstein Thomson Reuters

Joe Borstein serves as global director of Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services, delivering people and process expertise.

Mr Borstein manages a global team dedicated to counselling law firm and corporate clients on how best to leverage Thomson Reuters legal professionals to improve results, cut costs, raise profits and have a social life. He frequently speaks on global trends in the legal industry and, specifically, how firms are leveraging those trends to become more profitable. He collaborates with his colleague and fellow Penn Law graduate Ed Sohn on the ‘’ column for Above the Law.

As a seasoned US litigator, Mr Borstein has extensive legal and analytical experience, which includes managing the collection, review and production of electronically stored information. He has personally managed and conducted complex document reviews or productions in litigation involving regulated financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity consortiums, insurance companies, real estate investment trusts and pharmaceutical companies.

Robert E Bostrom

Robert E Bostrom Abercrombie & Fitch Co

Bob Bostrom has worked at the highest levels of leadership in the banking sector and private legal practice, and in a government-sponsored enterprise. He has advised boards of directors and committees on corporate governance, compliance and enterprise risk management and crisis management. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions in regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters.

He joined Abercrombie & Fitch from Greenberg Traurig, where he was co-chairman of the financial regulatory and compliance group. Previously, he was co-head of the global financial institutions and funds sector at SNR Denton.

Before this, he served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Freddie Mac, where he managed all legal and regulatory strategies, services, resources and corporate governance matters.

His previous positions include managing partner of the New York office of Winston & Strawn LLP and executive vice president legal, regulatory and compliance and general counsel of National Westminster Bancorp.

Paulo Frank Coelho Da Rocha

Paulo Frank Coelho Da Rocha Demarest Advogados

Paulo Coelho da Rocha is an M&A partner at Demarest Advogados, Lex Mundi member firm for Brazil. Mr Rocha graduated from the University of Sao Paulo Law School in 1993 and earned an LLM in corporation law from the New York University School of Law in 1997.

Mr Rocha is chair emeritus and a member of the board of directors of Lex Mundi, and a member of the International Bar Association and the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. He is also on the advisory board of the Working Group on Legal Opinions of the American Bar Association.

Mr Rocha co-authored Business Laws of Brazil (West, 5th ed, 2014) and several articles on corporate law. He has also been recommended as a leading lawyer by rankings such as Chambers, Legal 500, International Financial Law Review and Who's Who Legal.
E Leigh Dance

E Leigh Dance ELD International LLC

Leigh Dance leads global legal services consultancy ELD International, founded following her management roles in legal and financial services globally. She assists global corporate legal teams with structure, strategy, performance and productivity, business partnering, corporate governance, crisis management, global compliance, law firm management and communications.
Ms Dance is founder and executive director of the Global Counsel Leaders Circle, a group of legal and compliance chiefs in multinationals in 11 countries. She also advises international law firms on multi-jurisdiction client partnering.
Ms Dance writes the regular ‘Global In-House’ column for American Lawyer’s Corporate Counsel publication. An accomplished facilitator, she has moderated more than 90 roundtables of senior corporate counsel in 28 cities.
Ms Dance’s work takes her around the world, aided by her fluency in English, French and Italian. She has published extensively on in-house issues and challenges, including in the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.
George Georgiades

George Georgiades FundAmerica Inc

George S Georgiades serves as general counsel of FundAmerica Stock Transfer LLC and associate counsel of FundAmerica Technologies LLC, a leading financial technology service provider. FundAmerica, together with its broker-dealer affiliate, provides issuers, investment advisers and intermediaries with the tools to raise capital online. Before joining FundAmerica, Mr Georgiades served as associate counsel and compliance officer of Garrison Investment Group LP, a registered investment adviser with $4.2 billion of assets under management. From 2010 to 2014 he served as a corporate and securities associate at Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, a leading corporate finance firm in New York, representing issuers in various private and public capital formation transactions, including crowdfunding, and intermediaries (investment advisers, broker-dealers and funding platforms) on compliance with securities regulations. His prior experience includes serving as regulatory counsel to a leading investment bank and representing investors in securities arbitration proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

José Ramón González

José Ramón González QBE North America

José Ramón González is chief legal officer of QBE North America, a division of QBE Insurance, one of the world’s largest insurance and reinsurance companies. He has responsibility over legal, compliance, corporate governance and regulatory affairs for QBE’s North American operations.  

Mr González was previously group general counsel of Torus, a Bermuda-based commercial insurance organisation operating primarily in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Mr González began practising law in 1995 as an associate with Weil, Gotshal and Manges, working in its London and New York offices. In 1999 he joined the law department of American International Group (AIG), representing it worldwide on acquisitions and investments relating to its insurance and asset management businesses. In 2005 he was promoted to deputy general counsel within AIG’s insurance businesses.

Mr González holds a BS in economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the Columbia University School of Law.
Kelly Holland

Kelly Holland Penthouse Global Media Inc

In February 2016 Kelly Holland became chief executive officer and sole owner of Penthouse Global Media Inc (PGMI). Before acquiring PGMI, from 2006 she was managing director for Penthouse Media Group, handling broadcast and content creation. In 2013 she became president of Penthouse Entertainment, overseeing not only broadcast and production but also licensing and publishing.

Ms Holland began her career as a journalist covering war zones in Central America and went on to become an award-winning documentarian. In 1994, as a result of producing a documentary series on the adult entertainment industry, she became fascinated with the genre and went on to produce and direct over 1,500 films.

Ms Holland has won several awards in the adult space, including Woman Executive of the Year in 2011 (Venus). As a sought-after speaker, she has been invited to keynote at the University of California: Santa Barbara, Mensa and Women in Film.
Travis Lenkner

Travis Lenkner Gerchen Keller Capital LLC

Travis D Lenkner serves as a managing director at Gerchen Keller Capital.

Most recently, Mr Lenkner was senior counsel at Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace firm and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defence, space and security systems. While at Boeing, he represented the company in various litigation matters and counselled senior management on regulatory issues.

Prior to that, Mr Lenkner was a litigation and appellate attorney for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he represented clients in complex civil and criminal disputes before the US Supreme Court and other tribunals. Mr Lenkner also served as a law clerk for Judge Brett M Kavanaugh of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and Justice Anthony M Kennedy of the US Supreme Court.

Mr Lenkner graduated from Kansas State University and earned his JD from the University of Kansas School of Law.

Judy McCool

Judy McCool Home Box Office Inc

Judy McCool is senior vice president, legal affairs, for Home Box Office, Inc (HBO), responsible for managing the legal team that provides guidance in marketing, advertising, social media and consumer promotions across the HBO and Cinemax networks, as well as enforcing legal protection of the company’s brand and trademark assets worldwide.

Prior to joining HBO, she worked as an IP associate at several international law firms before transitioning to in-house positions with Turner Broadcasting Systems and Pfizer, Inc.

Ms McCool currently serves on the International Trademark Association Internet Committee. She is also a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications, and was named a 2013-2014 Betsy Magness Fellow.

Ms McCool earned her BA at the University of Florida, where she participated in the undergraduate honours programme. She earned her JD, with distinction, from Emory University School of Law, where she won the national Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in trademark law.
James McGovern

James McGovern Hogan Lovells US LLP

Jim McGovern has extensive experience in the investigation and prosecution of domestic and international financial crimes, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, commercial bribery, theft and destruction of trade secrets, securities and corporate fraud and criminal forfeiture. In addition to high-profile FCPA investigations and white collar cases, he oversaw the FIFA investigation and prosecutions.

He previously served as chief of the Criminal Division of the US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York and as deputy chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Sector. He is well equipped to represent companies in investigations involving government enforcement issues, such as civil, criminal and regulatory compliance.

In 2015 he received the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance by an Assistant US Attorney. In 2013 he received the New York Police Department Detective’s Endowment Association’s Person of the Year and the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s Prosecutor of the Year awards.

Ildiko Mehes

Ildiko Mehes Teva Pharmaceuticals USA

Ildiko Mehes is senior vice president and general counsel, Teva North America Generics. She is part of the Teva Americas Generics management team and the Teva global senior legal leadership team. Prior to her current role, she was vice president and general counsel of Teva Canada, with responsibility for legal affairs, regulatory affairs and R&D. Prior to joining Teva in 2005, she practised litigation at Goodmans LLP, a major Toronto law firm. She was the recipient of the 2010 Canadian General Counsel of the Year Award for Litigation Management, the 2011 Global Counsel Award for Litigation and two Milestone Case of the Year Awards in 2013.

John Murnane

John Murnane Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

John D Murnane has over 35 years’ experience as a litigator in patent and trade secret cases. He has appeared as lead counsel in such matters since 1986, representing clients in federal trial courts throughout the United States, in the International Trade Commission and before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mr Murnane has represented many companies in complex litigations involving patents in a variety of fields. Since the early 1990s, he has advised and represented pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in numerous matters, including litigations involving doxycycline, mutated enzymes and hormone replacement therapy. Mr Murnane also has an extensive practice in patent counseling, opinion work, patent re-examinations and licensing, and has supervised the patent prosecution of several major corporations. He is also a member of the firm’s management committee and chair of the chemicals practice committee.

J Stephen Poor

J Stephen Poor Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Chair of Seyfarth Shaw since 2001, Mr Poor helps to lead Seyfarth in providing the highest-quality legal services while driving value through proprietary process improvement techniques, known as SeyfarthLean. BTI Consulting Group has recognised Seyfarth as “best of the best” among law firms for its “market leading”, innovative approach to the practice of law. Mr Poor was named the 2011 Legal Innovator of the Year by the Financial Times and was recognised as one of the most innovative managing partners in the United States by Law360.

Mr Poor regularly speaks on a number of topics around transformation in the legal industry. He publishes periodic essays at ‘Rethink the Practice’ on He and the firm have been featured in a variety of publications, such as The American Lawyer, the ABA Journal, The New York Times and the Chicago Lawyer.

Patricia Prince-Taggart

Patricia Prince-Taggart CA Inc

Patricia Prince-Taggart is senior vice president, chief counsel for all field legal services at CA. She previously lived in Switzerland, where she was regional chief counsel for CA Technologies EMEA and North America, and was managing attorney of the law department from 2009 to 2014.  
As chief counsel, she is responsible for all legal affairs, leading a team of lawyers and support staff across 19 countries. She and her team advise senior management on corporate compliance and Sarbanes-Oxley matters, revenue recognition, technology and software acquisition and licensing, monetisation programmes, litigation, antitrust issues, M&A, distribution, service and support issues, advertising and marketing and employment matters.
She has worked with start-ups, spin-offs, pre-initial public offering organisations and large corporations, giving her in-depth knowledge of financial and legal principles and practices, and experience working with regulatory agencies.  
She graduated from Pace University School of Law and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.
Ainslee A Schreiber

Ainslee A Schreiber Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc

Ainslee A Schreiber is vice president and associate general counsel at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, where she has lead Starwood’s global trademark group since 2005 and is responsible for the protection and enforcement of Starwood’s global brands, including Sheraton, St Regis, Westin, W, Four Points, Le Meridien, Aloft, Element, The Luxury Collection and the recently launched Tribute Portfolio. In 2015 Ms Schreiber was named Corporate IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property. In 2014 Starwood was named Travel & Leisure Team of the Year by World Trademark Review.

Prior to joining Starwood, Ms Schreiber was trademarks counsel at Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris, Kraft Foods and Nabisco. Prior to that, she was an associate at Furgang & Adwar, LLP. Ms Schreiber received an MIP and JD from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly known as Franklin Pierce Law Centre) and a BA from Muhlenberg College.

Timothy Schultz

Timothy Schultz Raytheon Co

Timothy Schultz is vice president, ethics and business conduct for Raytheon Company. Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. Mr Schultz is responsible for developing the company’s ethics and business conduct education programmes, investigating alleged misconduct and providing counsel to leaders and employees on a wide range of issues.

Mr Schultz currently chairs the International Forum for Business Ethical Conduct, a group of companies that have endorsed the global principles of business ethics for the aerospace and defence industries. He is also a member of the Defence Industry Initiative working group, a fellow of the Ethics Research Centre and a member of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative.

Mr Schultz received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a JD from Boston College Law School. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1981.

Bart Schwartz

Bart Schwartz Guidepost Solutions LLC

Bart M Schwartz has wide experience providing advice and support to corporations, governments and individuals. He is currently the federal monitor of General Motors. He previously served under US Attorney Rudolph Giuliani as the chief of the criminal division in the Southern District of New York. In that post, he oversaw prosecutions relating to financial and business fraud, organised crime, narcotics and other criminal activities.

Mr Schwartz is currently the chairman of Guidepost Solutions and serves on the board of HMS Holdings, where he chairs its compliance committee and is a member of its audit committee. He is also chairman of the board of managers of Kadmon Corporation, a biopharma company. For more than 30 years, he has managed complex investigations, prosecutions and security assessments. He has also served as an integrity monitor or independent compliance consultant for Point72 Asset Management, BP, Milberg Weiss, Deutsche Bank, HP, DHL and others.
Mark Smolik

Mark Smolik DHL Global Business Services

Mark Smolik leads DHL’s legal, commercial contracts management, compliance and economic development teams. He also serves as global chair of the company’s supply chain legal services practice group. DHL employs 48,000 associates throughout the Americas and provides third-party logistics, supply chain management and contract packaging services to many of the world’s largest companies. It also provides general management, professional back-office support and creative marketing services through its Williams Lea TAG operations.

Before DHL, Mr Smolik was senior vice president, general counsel and chief ethics officer of Safelite Group, Inc, where he also led the human resources and government affairs departments. Before Safelite, he served as senior corporate counsel with The Sherwin-Williams Company.

Mr Smolik received his JD from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law and his BA from John Carroll University. He is a frequent speaker and the author of several publications on the changing dynamics of the legal industry.

Peter S Spivack

Peter S Spivack Hogan Lovells US LLP

Peter Spivack is one of the most experienced members of the investigations, white collar and fraud practice and served as its global co-leader for six years. His experience in the criminal arena includes antitrust, environmental, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, government contract and healthcare matters. He has worked with numerous companies and organisations in defending grand jury investigations, as well as conducting compliance audits and internal investigations and monitoring and improving compliance programmes. In addition, he has handled a wide array of civil matters, including False Claims Act and international trade litigation.

Mr Spivack has extensive experience in working with multi-jurisdictional matters and has handled investigations in many parts of the world. He has represented companies and individuals in investigations brought by multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. He also has considerable experience in representing entities and individuals in criminal and civil enforcement matters.
John Trani

John Trani HookLogic Inc

John Trani is the general counsel of HookLogic, an advertising technology company that partners with the world’s leading online retailers and travel agencies to deliver performance marketing programmes. Prior to joining HookLogic, Mr Trani served as the general counsel of Carrot, a full-service, creative digital marketing agency that was acquired by Vice Media. Mr Trani is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and the Boston University School of Management.

Mark Van De Voorde

Mark Van De Voorde Victaulic

Mark Van De Voorde is chief legal and administrative officer and corporate secretary of Victaulic Company, Victaulic LLC and Victaulic International Sarl. Victaulic is a global leader in mechanical joining and flow control technologies and does business in more than 120 countries around the world. Mr Van De Voorde has global responsibilities for all legal and administrative matters of Victaulic. Mr Van De Voorde earned his BBS in finance with honours from the University of Iowa, a JD with high distinction from the University Of Iowa College Of Law and an MBA with honours from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Victaulic, Mr Van De Voorde worked in a similar position for Olympus Corporation and as an investment banker.