Amanda Allen, Team Lead – Regulatory & Compliance, Law
Amanda Allen is a senior legal editor on the Content & Analysis team at Law. She develops legal reference content and practical guidance tools across a variety of corporate and transactional topics including corporate compliance and investigations, corporate legal department management, antitrust, and alternative entities. At Law, Amanda volunteers with youth mentoring programs and is a co-chair of the company’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group. Amanda received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Chicago and her JD from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.
Jonathan Anastasia, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Enterprise Security Solutions, Mastercard
Jonathan J. Anastasia is Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel supporting Enterprise Security Solutions at Mastercard. In his role, Jonathan is responsible for leading a team of attorneys that help develop product solutions to ensure the safety, security and experience of Mastercard products and solutions for consumers, merchants, partners and governments around the world. 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, biometrics, cybersecurity, and digital identity.
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.
Fernanda Beraldi, Senior Director, Ethics & Compliance and Counsel, Cummins Inc.
Fernanda Beraldi works for Cummins Inc. in Indianapolis as Senior Director, Ethics and Compliance. Cummins is a Fortune 150 multinational with operations in more than 190 countries and that has been selected 12 years in a row as one of the Ethisphere’s “Most Ethical Companies”. Fernanda has 15 years of legal experience, and started at Cummins in July 2015 as Director, Ethics and Compliance – Latin America, after having worked for more than 6 years for the third-largest aircraft manufacturer, Embraer SA. She is a dual-licensed (Brazil and Indiana) lawyer from Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fernanda completed her Master of Laws program in Corporate and Commercial Law at Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, graduating cum laude. She was also one of the commencement speakers.
Fernanda’s past work experience exposed her to a broad array of foreign countries, cultural aspects and several subjects related to compliance, such as export control and anti-bribery regulations and enforcement, interaction with government officials and state-owned entities, conflicts of interest, creation of worldwide sales agents policies, and creation of the content and provision of global and/or customized training to Embraer’s employees and third parties on these important matters.
Josh Block, Executive Producer, Next
Josh Block is the Executive Producer of Big Law Business, the website from Next that focuses on the legal industry.
Block began his career producing television interviews for Charlie Rose on PBS, including interviews with David Bowie, Phil Jackson, David Letterman, Wynton Marsalis, Benjamin Netanyahu and Martin Scorsese. After that, he joined the staff of Late Show with David Letterman, where he prepared David Letterman for his guest interviews. Block has contributed to the Peabody Award-winning programs, Studio 360 (WNYC) and EGG the arts show (PBS). He profiled the improvisational comedy troupe and training center Upright Citizens Brigade for the former, and the satirical news organization The Onion for the latter. He was also part of the production teams that launched award-winning television programs for HBO, PBS, and ESPN.
In 2005, Block enrolled in law school. After earning his J.D. he joined where he created and produced videos and podcast on legal topics. In 2014, he launched Big Law Business. The site was honored by the American Society of Business Publication Editors as Website of the Year in 2017.
Block received his B.A. in English from DePauw University and earned his law degree, cum laude, from New York Law School. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.
Todd Braunstein, Head of Legal Investigations, Willis Towers Watson
Todd F. Braunstein is an in-house attorney at Willis Towers Watson, an insurance broking and consulting company with $8 billion in annual revenue and 40,000 employees around the world. Todd recently became General Counsel – International at his company, serving as chief legal officer for a geographic region covering more than 100 countries spread across six continents.
Todd is simultaneously serving as the Head of Global Investigations at Willis, where he oversees both internal and government investigations in all 140+ countries where the company does business.
In his pre-Willis career, Todd worked as a federal prosecutor, as a legal policy advisor in the White House, and as an attorney at two leading law firms based in Washington, DC.
He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
Ingrid Busson-Hall, Associate General Counsel, Head of Financial Regulation, PayPal Holdings
Ingrid Busson-Hall is Associate General Counsel, Head of Financial Regulation at PayPal. She is a leading expert in financial services regulation, with deep expertise in investment banking, consumer finance, blockchain technology, and payment processing. At PayPal Ms. Busson-Hall advises senior management and PayPal’s global businesses on U.S. and international regulations related to consumer protection, licensing, fraud, AML, sanctions, cybersecurity, and anti-bribery. She leads internal and government investigations and advises on regulatory due diligence and integration planning related to strategic transactions. Prior to joining PayPal, Ms. Busson-Hall held similar positions at Morgan Stanley and Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank. She began her career as an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, and Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Washington, DC.
Ms. Busson-Hall earned her J.D., cum laude, and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law, magna cum laude, from Vermont Law School. She graduated summa cum laude from Clark University with high honors in Government and Geography.
Ms. Busson-Hall is a member of the bars of the State of New York and the District of Columbia.
Wendy Callaghan, Chief Innovation Legal Officer and Associate General Counsel, AIG
Wendy Callaghan is Chief Innovation Legal Officer and Associate General Counsel at AIG, a position to which she was appointed in early April 2018.In this role, she leads a team of attorneys supporting AIG’s businesses, technology organization and functional areas on legal issues regarding innovative technologies and technology-fueled business models, including Blockchain/DLT, Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence/machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Autonomous Vehicles and Sharing Economy.Wendy joined AIG in 2002 and, prior to her current role, has servedas a technology attorney atthe firm, providing legal support for strategic IT initiatives, vendor relationships and methodologies, including use of cloud services, open source software and agile software development methodology.
Prior to her tenure with AIG, Wendy served as an Associate Attorney in the Technology Practice Group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, and as an Associate Attorney in the Internet Law and e-Commerce Group at Bryan Cave, LPP (formerly Robinson, Silverman, Pearce, Arohnson & Berman).She received herJuris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law –Newark in 1993, graduating with High Honors and achieving membership in the Order of the Coif.
María González Calvet, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
María González Calvet is an anti-corruption and international risk partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Recognized for her deep understanding and experience in the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery statutes, she has worked with leaders in government, business and finance to investigate and assess risk for more than a decade. She has substantial experience conducting investigations on behalf of companies and individuals concerning multi-jurisdictional matters involving corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial fraud.
María has conducted internal and government investigations in more than 20 Latin American countries and draws on her past work in government and the corporate sector to help clients across industries and geographies to identify and mitigate corruption risks and implement effective compliance programs. In addition to her Latin America knowledge, María has experience in anti-corruption and other investigative matters in Asia, Africa, and Europe, and in every significant business sector.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray in 2018, María served as Executive Counsel, Global Investigations for General Electric where she led and managed government, regulatory and internal investigations for the company’s business in Latin America. Earlier in her career, she was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section, and was a member of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit where she led some of the Department’s most important investigations involving allegations of corruption and other white collar offenses in Latin America.
Julie Cantor, Corporate Counsel, Compass
Julie Cantor is the Corporate Counsel at Compass, a tech-driven real estate brokerage. At Compass, she’s led the company’s legal efforts related to real estate agent independent contractor recruiting, and has recently transitioned to becoming a full-time employment and equity counsel. Outside of Compass, she’s working on a memoir, and is a proud mother to her 50-lb “mini” Goldendoodle, Noodle Rodham Cantor.
Michael Cavadel, Deputy General Counsel, The Brookings Institution
Michael Cavadel is the Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for the Brookings Institution, which has been consistently ranked as the best think tank in the world by the Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. In this role, Michael advises Brookings’s Senior Management team on a wide range of legal matters with a focus toward helping the Institution achieve global impact while managing risk. Michael serves as the lead employment counsel at Brookings and, in this role, he provides legal advice on employment matters, including developing Institutional policy, hiring, benefits, employee discipline, terminations, and restructuring. Michael also serves as lead counsel on internal investigations and litigation. In addition to employment matters, Michael also supports the Office of General Counsel’s work on contracts, compliance, corporate governance, insurance, and nonprofit law.
Prior to joining Brookings, Michael began his legal career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Michael worked as an associate for Wolf Block LLP, an Am Law 200 law firm. He then became Assistant General Counsel at Legion Insurance Company (in Liquidation). The Legion liquidation was one of the largest insurance liquidations in United States’ history, with billions of dollars in assets to be distributed among tens of thousands of potential claimants.
Michael is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Kevin Chapman, Associate General Counsel, Dow Jones
Kevin G. Chapman is Associate General Counsel (labor/employment) for Dow Jones & Company in Princeton, New Jersey (1995-present), where he is responsible for collective bargaining, labor relations, EEO and NLRB litigation, international employment issues, and corporate labor/employment law compliance (among other things). He is currently the Chair of the Employment & Labor Law Network of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a former co-chair of the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association and a former Secretary of the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Mr. Chapman was a management-side labor and employment attorney at Kauff, McClain & McGuire and at Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn, both in New York City. He has served as an adjunct Associate Professor of Legal Writing at New York Law School and is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars. Mr. Chapman is also an amateur author and recently published his second novel, “A Legacy of One,” available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1535048425.
Mr. Chapman is a graduate of Columbia College (‘83) and Boston University School of Law (magna cum laude ‘86).
Yen Chu, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Equinox
Yen D. Chu is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and leads the legal department of Equinox Holdings, a global luxury lifestyle fitness company with a portfolio of brands or business interests in Equinox Fitness, SoulCycle, Blink Fitness, PURE Yoga, Furthermore (digital magazine), and the upcoming Equinox Hotels. She oversees a team with responsibility for financial/commercial transactions, dispute resolutions/complex litigation, corporate governance, employment/labor matters, intellectual property portfolio, privacy/data protection matters, and marketing/sponsorship/retail initiatives.
Prior to Equinox, Yen was Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel of Ralph Lauren Corporation where she oversaw all public company and Board of Directors governance and global regulatory compliance matters, including SEC/securities, anti-bribery/FCPA, consumer product safety, and international trade/customs compliance. In addition, Yen and her team were responsible for legal aspects of corporate social responsibility and philanthropic matters as well as global transactions, including corporate financing, licensing, and distribution.
Yen began her legal career at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in 1997 where she focused on corporate transactions, representing private equity firms, financial institutions, and public and private companies.
Yen is a graduate of Columbia Law School where she served as editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and was the national Justice Harry A. Blackmun Scholar. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Columbia Law School Association and a mentor/workshop advisor for Columbia First Generation Professionals.
Alex Butler, Vice President, Content & Analysis Law
Mr. Butler is a member of the Law executive team where he is Vice President, Content & Analysis delivering content to the Law platform and the terminal, both all-in-one technology platforms that help professionals grow their businesses, provide world-class counsel, and maintain and increase their profitability. His business unit includes a team of highly-experienced analysts, specialists and data scientists who focus upon legal developments that drive the economy, including litigation, transactions, capital markets, securities, corporate governance and compliance, emerging technologies, and cybersecurity amongst others.
Mr. Butler’s experience includes executive positions in early and growth-stage companies, plus larger firms such as Information Holdings and Thomson Reuters. He is a passionate strategist and operator, recognized for his ability to synthesize complex legal, financial and technical perspectives into actionable insights and programs. He is recognized as one of the world’s top IP strategists by IAM Magazine and was recognized as the Disruptive Innovator of the Year by the Software & Information Industry Association in 2017.
Mr. Butler received a BA from the American University and a MBA from Villanova University. He is active in multiple professional organizations and frequently presents to executive, academic and professional audiences on corporate and innovation strategies, technology commercialization, mergers and acquisitions, capital investment decisions, diversity initiatives to drive corporate performance and portfolio-based business management.
Kevin Fumai, Senior Managing Counsel, Oracle
Kevin oversees the legal function of the Marketing Cloud and the Communications and Retail Global Business Units at Oracle. He’s responsible for all corporate and commercial activities, including the spectrum of technology transactions (cloud computing, software, hardware, consulting, outsourcing, data licensing). He also partners with executive management and key stakeholders to support the product development lifecycle, monitor and mitigate organizational risks, ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements worldwide (including data privacy), and resolve disputes with customers and partners.
Kevin has focused on the telecommunications, media, technology, financial services, and retail industries during his career. He has significant knowledge of the challenges and opportunities faced by companies in these heavily regulated and highly competitive industries, including in new and emerging markets. In addition, his tenure at Oracle has provided in-depth insight into disruptive technologies such as cloud computing, big data/analytics, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and social media, as well as the data privacy and security issues implicated by their rapid adoption.
Paul Gibson, Manager, Custom Experience, Law
Paul C. Gibson, Manager, Customer Experience, Law is responsible for managing the market leading Labor & Employment and Human Resources products for Law. His responsibilities focus on monitoring customer needs to create product enhancements and new products that assist Labor & Employment practitioners and HR professionals to meet their business goals. He has over 35 years of experience in the labor, employment and HR fields, including positions as VP of Human Resources and Vice President of Corporate Compliance Products. He received his J.D. from the University of Florida School of Law.
Rose Marie Glazer, Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel, AIG
Rose Marie E. Glazer became Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel of AIG in March 2017. She leads the corporate governance, securities, mergers and acquisitions and administrative services legal teams within GLCR.
Before joining AIG, Rose Marie was Senior Vice President and General Counsel – Americas for Siemens where she oversaw all aspects of the Siemens legal department throughout North and South America beginning in 2012. Prior to that she was General Counsel of Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division. Before becoming general counsel, Rose Marie was an Associate General Counsel and Compliance Officer at Siemens PLM Software. Rose Marie has also served as interim General Counsel of Siemens’ Mesoamerica operations in Mexico City.
In November 2004, Rose Marie joined Siemens PLM Software from Telvista, Inc., an international contact center company. Rose Marie was Telvista’s Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining Telvista, Rose Marie held in-house counsel positions at Allied Riser Communications and American Airlines. Before that, she was an attorney with the law firm Jones Day in Dallas.
Rose Marie earned her law degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas. She also has a BBA in Accounting, summa cum laude, and a BA in Spanish, summa cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.
Sarah Goldfrank, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Fannie Mae
Sarah Goldfrank is a Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in the Legal Department at Fannie Mae. In that capacity, Sarah serves as the Chief Legal Officer for the Single-Family Mortgage Business, Fannie Mae’s primary business line. She leads a large national team responsible for providing legal services related to mortgage selling and servicing contracts, customer engagement activities, technology tools, litigation, seller/servicer oversight, remedies against private label securities issuers, and lender counterparty and third-party vendor management. Sarah also serves as Legal Counsel to the Board of Directors’ Risk, Policy and Capital Committee, and on the Single-Family Risk Committee.
Prior to assuming her current position in October 2015, Sarah was a Senior Vice President in Bank of America’s Legal Department, where she led several of the bank’s most important mortgage-related legal initiatives, including the horizontal foreclosure review mandated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the joint OCC/Federal Reserve mortgage servicing consent order, and the multistate attorney-general National Mortgage Settlement. Prior to that, she served as counsel for O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she specialized in representing financial institutions in significant litigation, enforcement, and regulatory matters.
Sarah serves on the Audit Committee for Women for Women International, on the Leadership Committee of Out Leadership, and on the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem. Sarah graduated with honors from Smith College and Georgetown University Law Center.