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Effective Management of Outside Counsel 2016: Fully Leveraging the Attorney-Client Relationship

Speaker(s): Jill A. Centella, Marla S.K. Crawford, Mary E. Reisert, Pierre M. Gentin
Recorded on: Dec. 15, 2016
PLI Program #: 195467

Jill A. Centella, is a Managing Director, Global Head of Litigation, Government Investigations and Human Resources Legal for JPMorgan Chase & Co.  Ms. Centella graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1993 and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1993.  Ms. Centella has been with JPMorgan Chase or its predecessor entities since 1997.  Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Ms. Centella was an associate at Jones, Day in Chicago and was a Law Clerk to the Honorable James F. Holderman in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Jill has been married to her husband, Whit Kuhn, a public school teacher, for 23 years, and they have two children.  Julia is 21 and Luke is 18.

Pierre Gentin is General Counsel of McKinsey & Company, Inc. He was a partner in the law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel and spent nearly two decades at Credit Suisse where his roles included Global Head of Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement and Employment Law, Head of Reputational Risk for the Americas, and General Counsel for the Research Division. Mr. Gentin also served in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Gentin is a Trustee of the Practising Law Institute and Princeton University's Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance. He is co-editor (with Judge Layn Phillips et al.) of a book on the mediation of complex financial disputes and he currently teaches an inter-disciplinary ethics course at the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Gentin attended Princeton University and Columbia Law School.

Marla Crawford is a graduate of Duke University and a magna cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law.  Marla is currently a Vice President, Associate General Counsel in the Litigation Group of the Legal Department at Goldman Sachs where she has diverse responsibilities, including managing the Firm’s global e-discovery efforts,  managing civil litigation and regulatory matters, and advising on issues of law and technology.  She practiced law at Jones Day for 25 years, specializing in the discovery phase of litigation.  She has worked on securities law, product liability, commercial, bankruptcy and employment law cases concentrating on electronic discovery issues.  Marla's expertise involves counseling corporations with respect to the preservation, collection, review and production of electronic information.  Marla is a regular speaker on electronic discovery issues.

Mimi is the General Counsel of Litigation for the Institutional Client Group at Citigroup Global Markets Inc.  Mimi has been with the firm for 32 years and has spent the last 9 years concentrating on credit crisis related litigation and regulatory matters, including RMBS, CDS and CDO related litigations.  The group that Mimi manages is responsible for the defense of litigations arising out of, among other areas, the Markets businesses, Investment Banking and the Private Bank.