Anthony Albanese is the Chief Regulatory Officer of the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Albanese leads the NYSE Regulation group of approximately 100 employees in overseeing regulatory compliance of the various NYSE exchanges, NYSE members and NYSE listed companies. NYSE Regulation monitors and enforces compliance with the exchange rules and applicable federal securities laws by the NYSE exchanges and their members. This involves conducting daily, real-time surveillance of the markets to identify, prevent and remedy misconduct in the marketplace, and investigating and prosecuting enforcement actions. The group also has responsibility for approving entities for listing on the NYSE exchanges, and monitoring and enforcing their compliance with applicable listing standards and rules.
Prior to joining NYSE, Mr. Albanese served as the Acting Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, where he ran an agency of 1,400 employees, regulating more than 3,800 financial services entities, with total assets of more than $7 trillion. Prior to assuming that position, Mr. Albanese served as the Department’s Chief of Staff. Prior to DFS, Mr. Albanese spent 13 years at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he was a partner specializing in securities litigation.
Mr. Albanese holds a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was an Editor of the Law Review, and a B.A. from Union College. Following law school, he served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Joseph W. Bellacosa, Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.
Bob Scully spent almost 35 years in the financial services sector prior to his retirement in 2009. Previously he worked at Morgan Stanley where he served in various roles, including member of the Office of the Chairman; Co-President; Chairman of global capital markets and Vice Chairman of investment banking. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1996, he served as a managing director at Lehman Brothers and at Salomon Brothers Inc.
Bob is currently a director of Chubb Limited; KKR & Co. Inc.; UBS Group AG; and Zoetis Inc., and was, previously a director of Bank of America Corporation and GMAC, and a Public Governor of FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Bob’s career in the global financial services industry includes engagement in capital markets activities, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. His board experience as a director includes serving or previously serving on six organizations’ audit committees (including FINRA); three companies’ compensation committees; two risk committees and two nomination and governance committees.
Bob holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a board member of Teach For All, and previously served on the Board of Dean’s Advisors of Harvard Business School, and was Chair or Co-chair of Teach For America NY for more than a dozen years. He and his wife reside in New York City and have one child.
Cindy Fornelli is Executive Director of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), a position she has held since the CAQ was established in 2007. In 2018, Fornelli was honored for the 10th time by Directorship magazine as one of the 100 most influential people on corporate governance and in the boardroom. Accounting Today has named her one of the 100 most influential people in accounting for 11 consecutive years.
Fornelli serves on the Advisory Board of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership, the Advisory Board of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, the Audit & Risk Oversight Committee Advisory Council of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Disclosure and Transparency Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network, and the Markets Advisory Council of the Council of Institutional Investors. She previously served on the NACD's 2010 Blue Ribbon Commission on the Audit Committee and 2009 Blue Ribbon Commission on Risk Governance.
Prior to joining the CAQ, Fornelli was the Regulatory and Conflicts Management Executive at Bank of America and the Deputy Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management. Fornelli is a graduate of Purdue University and received her JD at The George Washington University.
CORINNE ELISE AMATO practices in the area of corporate and commercial litigation. Ms. Amato’s practice primarily involves mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and other complex corporate governance and business matters in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Ms. Amato is a magna cum laude graduate of both Franklin & Marshall College and Widener University School of Law. While attending law school, Ms. Amato served on the administrative board of The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, was a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Gregory M. Sleet, United States District Court Judge for the District of Delaware. Ms. Amato was admitted to practice in the State of Delaware in 2007 and was recognized in the 2014 through 2017 editions of Super Lawyers, Delaware as a Rising Star in Business Litigation and in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Amato is a frequent speaker on developments in Delaware law and corporate litigation.
Cynthia A. Glassman is a member of the Board of Discover Financial Services where she chairs the audit committee. She was also on the Board of Navigant Consulting, Inc., until its recent sale, where she chaired the nominating and governance committee and served on the audit committee. In addition, Dr. Glassman is a Senior Research Scholar focusing on corporate governance in the Institute for Corporate Responsibility at the GWU School of Business. She is also of a member of the Dow Jones five-person Special Committee, an independent body charged with safeguarding the editorial independence of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, as well as their adherence to the highest ethical and professional standards.
Prior to her current roles, she was appointed by President Bush to serve as the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2006 to January 2009. In that role, she served as the principal economic advisor to the Secretary of Commerce and oversaw two major Federal statistical agencies
She served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2002 to 2006 and as Acting Chairman during the summer of 2005. As the only Commissioner with a doctorate in economics, Dr. Glassman brought a unique voice to the Commission, where she regularly sought greater rigor in the regulatory process. During her tenure, she was closely involved in developing and voting on the regulations implementing the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as well as a number of other regulations regarding corporate governance and financial markets.
Dr. Glassman has spent over 45 years in the public and private sectors focusing on financial services regulatory and public policy issues. Earlier in her career, she spent 12 years at the Federal Reserve and 15 years at consulting firms. She is currently on the Advisory Board of the Business and Finance Law Program at the George Washington University (GWU) Law School and has served on several nonprofit boards.
Dr. Glassman received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. in Economics from Wellesley College. She was a supervisor in economics at the University of Cambridge, England, where she has been named an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College.
Danielle Sugarman is a Vice President with BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship team. She serves as the lead analyst for BlackRock’s energy, utilities, pharmaceutical and biotech portfolios in the Americas. Danielle’s work includes engagement with executives and directors of BlackRock’s portfolio companies on matters related to corporate strategy, governance, environmental and social matters, M&A considerations, proxy contests and hostile takeover bids. Danielle also votes BlackRock’s shares at corporate annual and special meetings in relation thereto. Danielle has particular expertise in climate change, sustainability and environmental and securities law. Prior to joining BlackRock, she practiced as an attorney for over 10 years, including spending several years at the Center for Climate Change Law out of Columbia Law School. Most recently, Danielle worked as an Associate Program Officer for the Robertson Foundation, working on Julian Robertson’s environmental and medical research giving. Danielle has a JD from Penn Law School and graduated summa cum laude in History and Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University. She sits on the International Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar as well as the Advisory Board of Kids in Need of Defense.
Giles T. Cohen is Acting Chief Counsel in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining the Office of the Chief Accountant, Mr. Cohen was a counsel to Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar, where he was responsible for briefing, advising and representing the Commissioner on a broad variety of matters, including Commission rule making, enforcement recommendations, staff interpretations and other informal guidance. Prior to that service, Mr. Cohen worked with the Commission’s Division of Enforcement as a senior counsel, where he investigated and prosecuted cases involving a wide variety of federal securities law violations, including those involving misleading financial disclosures, accounting fraud, offering fraud, insider trading, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Before joining the Commission, Mr. Cohen was in private practice as a counsel in the securities group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he represented companies, boards of directors and individuals in government investigations involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the NYSE, Department of Justice and other regulatory agencies, and as an associate in the tax group at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Mr. Cohen received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University.
Joon H. Kim is a partner based in Cleary Gottlieb’s New York office. His practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, regulatory enforcement, and crisis management, as well as complex commercial litigation and arbitration.
Joon has enjoyed a distinguished career over two decades at high levels of government and in private practice at the firm, personally trying over a dozen federal jury trials and actively participating in dozens more.
From March 2017 to January 2018, he served as the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. As the most senior federal law enforcement officer in the district, he oversaw all criminal and civil litigation conducted on behalf the United States and supervised the work of about 220 Assistant U.S. Attorneys handling a wide range of cases, including securities fraud, cybercrime, domestic and foreign corruption, money laundering, tax litigation, terrorism, racketeering, Bank Secrecy Act and sanctions violations, theft of trade secrets, and economic espionage, as well as civil rights, false claims act, civil enforcement, and environmental matters. Before becoming Acting U.S. Attorney, Joon served in various leadership positions in the office, including Deputy U.S. Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, and Chief Counsel to the U.S. Attorney.
Joon joined the firm in 1997 as an associate in the litigation group. From 2000 to 2006, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. From 2006 to 2013, he was part of the firm’s enforcement and litigation group, becoming partner in 2009. He has represented major financial institutions, global conglomerates, and senior executives in criminal and regulatory matters, as well as in complex civil litigation and international arbitration. He rejoined the firm in 2018.
Judith H. Germano is a nationally recognized thought leader on cybersecurity governance and privacy issues. A former federal prosecutor for 11 years and founder of GermanoLaw LLC, Judi advises public and privately-held companies on cybersecurity and privacy matters, and represents companies and individuals on issues relating to fraud and other financial crimes, and regulatory-compliance. Judi is a Professor and Distinguished Fellow at the NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) (teaching incident response, cybercrime and emerging threats), and an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Judi spearheads the NYU Cybersecurity Leaders roundtable series, engaging corporate executives and senior government officials to address critical cybersecurity concerns, and chairs NYU’s Women Cybersecurity Leaders annual conference.
Judi is a current Member on the Board of Advisors for TruePic, a photo and video verification platform, #16 on Fast Company's list of Most Innovative Companies, and #1 in the Social Good Category.
Judi previously was Chief of Economic Crimes at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey where she supervised and prosecuted complex criminal cases of national and international impact, involving cybercrime, securities and other financial fraud, identity theft, corruption, export enforcement and national security. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judi worked at the global law firm Shearman & Sterling, and served as a law clerk to federal judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Judi’s publications include, among others: Cybersecurity Partnerships: A New Era of Collaboration; Third-Party Cyber Risk & Corporate Responsibility; and After the Breach: Cybersecurity Liability Risk. Judi is a frequently sought-after public speaker, and has spoken at numerous national and international events for companies, government agencies, and academia. Judi has appeared on BBC World News and HuffPost Live, and been quoted in Forbes, the Washington Post, CNBC and elsewhere.
GermanoLaw LLC is a wholly woman-owned and run law firm. Judi founded GermanoLawLLC in 2013 to provide client-focused advice, representation and education for companies and individuals.
Ken Bertsch was named Executive Director of the Council of Institutional Investors in 2016. He has more than 30 years of experience across a wide range of investment, consulting, management and corporate governance roles.
He most recently served as a Partner at CamberView Partners. He previously was President and CEO of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals; Executive Director for corporate governance and proxy voting at Morgan Stanley Investment Management; Managing Director for corporate governance analysis at Moody's Investors Service; Director of the governance engagement program at TIAA-CREF; and in various roles at the Investor Responsibility Research Center.
He holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law and an undergraduate degree from Williams College.
Les Brun is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sarr Group, LLC, a diversified holding company for his investments. He is also Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor of G100 Companies, a unique business partnership that combines the world's best C-level learning communities with a handful of premier professional services firms. Previously, he was a Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations in the New York office of CCMP Capital Advisors. Les also founded and was Chairman Emeritus of Hamilton Lane, the world’s leading Private Equity advisory and management firm. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Richcourt Group, a Hamilton Lane company specializing in hedge fund of funds management.
Les is currently Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE “BR”) and CDK Global, Inc. (NASDAQ “CDK”). He is Lead Director of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE “MRK”) and also serves on the Board of Directors of Corning, Inc. (NYSE “GLW). Les was formerly Chairman of the Board of Directors of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NYSE “ADP”) until November 2015 and Chair of the Compensation Committee of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE “HPE”). He also serves on the Board of Directors of NXT Capital and is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition, he was Chairman of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s S.B.I.C. Advisory Council, and a member of the Committee for the Reinvention of the S.B.A.
Les has over 39 years of investment banking, commercial banking and financial advisory experience. Les holds a B.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus, and is a former Trustee of the University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc. He is also a former Trustee of Widener University, as well as Episcopal Academy in Merion, PA. Most recently, Les was recognized by the NACD as one of America’s top 100 Corporate Directors in 2015.
Lillian Brown is a partner in the Transactional and Securities Departments and a member of the Corporate Practice Group in WilmerHale's Washington, DC office. Ms. Brown advises clients, including public companies and their boards, on federal securities law compliance and corporate governance matters. She has extensive experience in SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, shareholder proposal and proxy matters, proxy access and shareholder activism and engagement. Before joining WilmerHale in 2013, Ms. Brown served in a number of capacities in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, including Counsel to the Division Director.
Lori Zyskowski is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Ms. Zyskowski advises public companies and their boards of directors on corporate governance matters, securities disclosure and compliance issues, executive compensation practices, and shareholder engagement and activism matters.
Ms. Zyskowski advises clients, including public companies and their boards of directors, on corporate governance and securities disclosure matters, with a focus on Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements, proxy statements, annual shareholders meetings, director independence issues, and executive compensation disclosure best practices. Ms. Zyskowski also advises on board succession planning and board evaluations and has considerable experience advising nonprofit organizations on governance matters.
Before joining Gibson Dunn, for over a decade Ms. Zyskowski served as internal securities and corporate counsel at several large publicly traded companies, including most recently at General Electric Company. Her in-house experience provides a unique insight and perspective on the issues that her clients face every day.
Ms. Zyskowski is a frequent speaker on governance, proxy and securities disclosure panels and is very active in the corporate governance community. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Society for Corporate Governance and served as the President of its New York Chapter from 2016-2017.
She graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1996 and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Ms. Zyskowski received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University.
Luke Dembosky co-chairs Debevoise & Plimpton’s global Cyber and Data Privacy Practice. He advises companies on managing cyber risks, responding to cyber incidents, and handling related internal investigations and regulatory defense. Mr. Dembosky is ranked among the top privacy and data security attorneys by Chambers and as an industry leader by The Legal 500 US. He was named by the National Law Journal to its list of “Cyber Security Trailblazers” and by Cybersecurity Docket to its “Incident Response 30” – the 30 “best and brightest data breach response lawyers.”
Mr. Dembosky joined Debevoise in March 2016 after serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he oversaw DOJ’s first national security cyber portfolio. Prior to that, Mr. Dembosky served in various roles over 14 years with DOJ, including as Deputy Chief for Litigation at the Computer Crime and IP Section; DOJ representative at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia; and as a federal cybercrime prosecutor in Pittsburgh. He was the senior DOJ official on the Target, Sony Pictures, Home Depot, Anthem and OPM breaches, among many others, and received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for leading the GameOver Zeus botnet takedown. He participated in the negotiation of a 2013 cyber accord with Russia and the historic 5-point agreement signed by President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China in 2015, and has co-represented DOJ in cyber negotiations at the United Nations Group of Government Experts.
Mr. Dembosky co-chairs the International Bar Association’s Cyber Crime Subcommittee and has taught cyber issues at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Executive Leadership Program.
Marc P. Berger, former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Division of Enforcement and Director of the New York Regional Office at the SEC, and former Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, represents companies, boards and executives in government and internal investigations, regulatory enforcement matters, and high-profile disputes.
As Acting Director and Deputy Director of Enforcement at the SEC, Marc oversaw thousands of investigations and hundreds of litigations addressing a broad range of securities matters, including issuer disclosure and accounting violations, foreign bribery, investment advisory issues, securities offerings, market manipulation, insider trading, broker-dealer misconduct, cyber threats, initial coin offerings, digital assets and COVID-related fraud. He first joined the SEC as Director of the New York Regional Office, where in addition to supervising all New York enforcement matters, Marc oversaw all of the New York office’s compliance examinations of investment banks, investment advisers, broker-dealers, mutual funds and hedge funds.
As a federal prosecutor, Marc tried 13 cases in district court and as Chief of the SDNY’s Securities Unit he supervised some of the nation’s most significant financial and investment fraud matters, including those related to corporate and accounting fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, and violations of the FCPA. Marc’s SEC and DOJ work involved extensive coordination of cross-border and multi-agency investigations.
In between Marc’s tenures at the SEC and DOJ, Marc was a litigation partner at another international law firm where he represented global financial institutions, public companies, investment firms and individuals in numerous high-profile matters.
Nancy Kestenbaum is a partner in Covington’s New York office and is Co-Chair of Covington's White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. Earlier in her career, Nancy served for nearly ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Over the past fifteen years while at Covington, Nancy has represented many companies, individuals and boards in a wide variety of criminal and civil enforcement investigations and internal investigations, including clients in the financial services, life sciences, energy, defense, consumer products and technology industries.
In the past several years, Nancy has been at the forefront of investigations of sexual misconduct and abuse. For example, Nancy represents the United States Olympic Committee and has led numerous investigations into these issues including for the Board of Directors of CBS; schools around the country such as Choate Rosemary Hall and schools in New York and California; and non-profits such as the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club.
Sheila L. Birnbaum is co-chair of Dechert’s product liability and mass torts practice and focuses on complex product liability, mass torts, and insurance coverage litigation. She is one of the country’s preeminent product liability defense lawyers in some of the largest and most complex tort cases in the United States. She has also argued many influential appeals in appellate courts across the United States, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Birnbaum has represented major corporations and insurers in insurance coverage litigations and arbitrations in the United States, London and Bermuda. She has been lead counsel and successfully represented global pharmaceutical companies in multiple arbitrations and negotiated huge settlements for her clients against excess insurers, involving the expected or intended language contained in the Bermuda Form policies. She also successfully argued Buckley v. Metro North, a landmark case involving medical monitoring and risk of injury. She has successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for such pharmaceutical companies as Pharmacia (Celebrex, Bextra), Wyeth (Hormone Therapy Litigation) and Pfizer (Hormone Therapy Litigation, Shiley Heart Valve). Ms. Birnbaum is also representing Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in medical monitoring class actions and personal injury cases arising out of allegations concerning groundwater containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). She also has served as lead outside counsel for State Farm Mutual Insurance Company in the defense and resolution of numerous Hurricane Katrina insurance coverage cases brought against the company. In addition, she served as national counsel for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company with respect to numerous insurance sales practice cases brought against the company and successfully negotiated and secured court approval of a nationwide class settlement to resolve that ligation for the company.
In addition to her legal achievements, Ms. Birnbaum has led an active career as an
Steven Barg began his investment banking career over 30 years ago and, since that time, he has performed his duties for several major firms on three continents. Currently, he leads Goldman Sachs’ Global M&A Solutions business based in New York. The group’s activities include the firm's M&A Capital Markets, Activism Advisory, M&A Structuring and M&A Data Analytics practices. In addition, Steven was recently named Global Chair of Diversity for Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division.
Prior to his current role, Steven served for three years as co-head of Goldman’s M&A Shareholder Advisory – a group he helped to found. From 2012 to 2013, he was co-head of the Investment Banking Division in South East Asia and was based in Singapore. Prior to that, Steven was co-head of Asia Ex-Japan Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and was based in Hong Kong. He joined Goldman Sachs as a partner in 2010.
Prior to joining the firm, Steven was head of Asian Global Capital Markets at UBS from 2006 to 2010. Earlier in his career, Steven was a managing director in ECM at UBS in New York and at Credit Suisse in New York and London.
Steven earned a BA in English and American Studies from Wesleyan University in 1984 and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 1990. He was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in New York from 1984 to 1985 and a Henry Luce Scholar in Hong Kong from 1987 to 1988.
Tim Doyle is Vice President of Policy and General Counsel of the American Council for Capital Formation and its affiliate the Center for Policy Research. Tim has a diverse policy and legal background in multiple areas including energy, environment, oversight, corporate governance, and regulatory issues.
Before coming to the ACCF, he was Senior Counsel for the House Science Committee and Staff Director for its Oversight Subcommittee. There he successfully managed oversight staff involving multiple investigations and coordinating the assessment of potential investigations and facilitate the development of team-wide goals, achievement metrics, and operational oversight methodology. In addition, he established, developed, and maintained strategic relationships at the senior levels in Congress regarding energy policy and its corresponding regulatory frame work.
Tim was also a consultant for FTI Consulting, Inc. and contributed to Energy In Depth by providing research and writing services primarily focused on the use of hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas industry. Previous Hill experience also included his role as Senior Counsel and Director of Investigations for the House Committee on Natural Resources. In that role, he developed key relationships in Congress and the Administration, regularly briefed the Chairman and Members of the Committee on various energy and environmental related issues.
Before working for Congress, Tim worked in the private sector as Corporate Senior Vice President for CSS Alliance, Inc. There he spearheaded the company’s business development and government relations strategy in Washington D.C. as well as identified and addressed various complex legal issues. He also regularly advised senior executives to the synergy between the business objectives and the government relations strategy.
Tim started his career as a prosecuting attorney in Michigan. He successfully balanced a heavy trial caseload while multi-tasking the ongoing review of criminal charges, maintaining the knowledge of changing case law, and drafting and subsequently arguing a wide variety of legal motions. He was also able to successfully negotiate and settled 90% of his cases, and achieved a 90% conviction rate on those that proceeded to trial.
During law school, Tim clerked for the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He also worked his way through law school at the Senate Majority Policy Office in the Michigan Senate. There he researched and analyzed existing and proposed legislation from a legal, public policy, and political perspective.
For over a decade, Andi has worked with companies across industries to provide strategic communications counsel on a wide range of high-profile, complex issues. Her areas of expertise include:
Mergers & Acquisitions
She advises companies involved in both friendly and unsolicited M&A transactions. Recent assignments include advising Broadcom in its proposal to acquire Qualcomm, Thermo Fisher in its acquisition of Patheon, DirecTV in its sale to AT&T, and US Airways in its merger with American Airlines.
Her recent activism and proxy fight experience includes Procter & Gamble (Trian), Deckers (Marcato), Lowe’s (D.E. Shaw), CARS.com (Starboard), Monotype (Starboard), iRobot (Red Mountain), DuPont (Trian), Procter & Gamble (Pershing Square), and Clorox (Carl Icahn).
She has advised numerous companies on management changes, data breaches, financial restatements, litigation, federal investigations, product recalls, workforce reductions and facility closures.
Investor Relations and Public Relations
She works with a number of clients to help develop and execute investor and public relations programs including Amgen, FedEx, Phillips 66, Gartner, and Ventas. She also helps private equity firms with financial communications at both the firm and portfolio company level.
Her experience with spin-offs includes advising R.R. Donnelly in its spin-offs of LSC Communications and Donnelly Financial Solutions, Sealed Air in its spin-off of Diversey Care, Ventas in its spin-off of Care Capital Properties, and McDermott International in its separation into two independent companies.
In 2012 Andi was named one of PR News’ “People to Watch.” Prior to joining Joele Frank in 2006, she worked at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in the Corporate and Investor Relations practice. She received a BA in English from Dartmouth College.
Jason Cowley is a partner in the New York and Charlotte offices of McGuireWoods LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation department. He principally represents financial institutions, investment funds, corporations, and executives in criminal investigations and trials, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and complex civil litigation. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, he served for over thirteen years in the Department of Justice including as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2011 to 2020. During his tenure at SDNY, Jason served as Co-Chief of the Office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and Chief of the Office’s Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit. As a prosecutor, Mr. Cowley tried over a dozen federal criminal jury trials.
Marko focuses his practice on advising public and private companies, investment banks and investment funds in mergers & acquisitions, capital markets transactions and corporate governance issues. He handles transactions for clients in a number of industries, including life sciences, financial services, energy/infrastructure and retail and consumer. Marko is co-chair of the firm’s energy/infrastructure group.
Mr. Riesenberg is the Director of Legal and Regulatory Policy at SASB. He is the former Deputy General Counsel of Ernst & Young LLP responsible for regulatory matters, primarily involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Mr. Riesenberg worked at EY from 1993 to 2013 where he was extensively involved in the major legislative and regulatory developments affecting the accounting profession. Previously he served for seven years as an Assistant General Counsel at the SEC, where he handled courts of appeals and Supreme Court litigation and international legal matters. He was the recipient of the Manuel F. Cohen Outstanding SEC Younger Attorney Award in recognition of his handling of several significant SEC enforcement cases. He also worked as a law clerk for a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., as a litigator at the U.S. Department of Justice Lands and Natural Resources Division, and as an associate at the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Riesenberg graduated from the New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, a Root-Tilden Scholar, and recipient of the George P. Foulk Memorial Award. He received a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, where he graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is a former chair of the Law and Accounting Committee of the American Bar Association, former president of the Association of SEC Alumni, former treasurer of the SEC Historical Society, and a current member of the Advisory Board of the BNA Securities Regulation and Law Report. For seven years he was an adjunct professor of securities law at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Turley is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young (EY), a global professional services firm comprising 200,000 people in 140 countries. He led the firm from 2001 until his retirement in June, 2013. Mr. Turley joined EY in 1977 and held various positions there until being named Regional Managing Partner for the Upper Midwest in 1994, and for New York in 1998. He was named Deputy Chairman in 2000 and Chairman in 2001.
Mr. Turley holds an undergraduate degree and a master's in accounting from Rice University (and finished his term as a member of the Board of Trustees in 2015). In May, 2018, he became the National Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America. Previously, he was on the board of Catalyst from 2001-2013, serving as its Chair from 2009-2013, and until his retirement was a member of the Business Roundtable and IBLAC (International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai), and was co-chair of Russia's Foreign Investment Advisory Council. He also chaired the Governing Board of the U.S. Center for Audit Quality from 2007-2011.
Mr. Turley currently serves on several corporate boards representing diverse sectors of the global economy. These include Citigroup (a global financial leader), Emerson Electric Company (a leading global manufacturer), Northrop Grumman (a leading aerospace, defense and cyber company), Intrexon Corporation (an early stage synthetic biology company) and Kohler Company (the leading kitchen and bath and power generation company).
He and his wife, Lynne, have a married son.
Ms. Foran is Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Prudential Financial, Inc. Her role at Prudential also includes oversight of the Company’s Shareholder Services and Sustainability divisions.
She has been a corporate governance leader throughout her career at Sara Lee Corporation, Pfizer, Inc. and J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc. Ms. Foran is a director on the board of Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Chairperson of its Executive Compensation Committee. She is also a member of its Corporate Governance, Nominating and Social Responsibility Committee. She previously served on the Board of Directors of The MONY Group Inc. and MONY Life Insurance Company.
Her proactive shareholder outreach and thought leadership on key governance issues has earned her global recognition as a leader in corporate governance. She has been recognized as one of the Most Influential People in Corporate Governance by Directorship Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2011, she was identified by Treasury and Risk Magazine as one of the Most Influential People in Finance. In 2013, Corporate Secretary Magazine named Ms. Foran “Governance Professional of the Year”. In 2015, Ms. Foran received both the Linda Quinn Lifetime Achievement Award from TheCorporateCounsel.net, and Corporate Secretary Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ms. Foran currently serves as an active member of many influential advisory boards including as a liaison to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Diversity and the Corporate Law Committee, Catalyst’s Advisory Board, the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance’s Advisory Board, NACD’s Nominating and Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council, the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) Stakeholders’ Advisory Panel and Cybersecurity Advisory Panel, the International Integrated Reporting Council, the International Corporate Governance Network’s Corporate Risk Oversight Committee, and, the Society for Corporate Governance’s Environmental & Social Working Group, Executive Director of Prudential’s Sustainability Council, and Executive Sponsor of Prudential’s ADAPT initiative.
Ms. Foran received her B.A., magna cum laude, and J. D. degrees from the University of Notre Dame. She is admitted to the New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey (In-house) Bars.
Ms. Parent served as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of American Express from 1993 until 2013, and was a member of the company’s Operating Committee, Global Management Team and Enterprise Risk Management Committees. She was a director of American Express Travel Related Service Company, the company’s principal operating subsidiary, and American Express Centurion Bank, a U.S. banking subsidiary with assets exceeding $30 billion. She also has deep experience in corporate governance and board matters, and worked extensively with the board of directors’ Audit, Compensation, and Nomination and Governance committees at American Express.
During much of her time at American Express, Louise worked to remove anticompetitive barriers in the global credit card industry in Europe, Latin America and the U.S., involving a DOJ investigation and a court decision upheld on appeal, which struck down Visa and MasterCard’s anti-competitive rules and allowed American Express to compete more effectively in the payment card network business.Ms. Parent is currently Of Counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. She is a director of Zoetis Inc. and Fidelity National Information Services Inc., better known as FIS. She served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG from 2014 to 2018. She is also a director of the Calvary Fund of Calvary Hospital in New York. She was previously a trustee of Smith College where she was also Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Presidential Search Committee. She has served on the Board of the YWCA of New York, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, A Better Chance, and the Cooke School and Institute. Ms. Parent is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.