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Corporate Counsel Institute 2015

 
Author(s): Randal S. Milch, Mark D. Roellig
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, International Law
Published: Oct 2015
PLI Item #: 59355
CHB Spine #: B2199

Randal Milch is a Distinguished Fellow at the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law and the NYU Center for Cybersecurity, focusing on cyber governance. He was most recently executive vice president and strategic policy adviser to Verizon’s chairman and CEO. He served as the company’s general counsel from 2008 to 2014, and before that was general counsel of several business divisions within Verizon. At Verizon, Milch chaired the Verizon Executive Security Council, which was responsible for information security across all Verizon entities. Milch was responsible for national security matters at Verizon beginning in 2006, and has served as the senior cleared executive at Verizon. Earlier in his career, Milch was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine. He clerked for Clement F. Haynsworth Jr., chief judge emeritus of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Milch holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Yale University.


Mark Roellig is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (“MassMutual”), the parent company of a global, growth-oriented, diversified financial services organization, listed 94th in Fortune’s ranking of America’s largest corporations with more than $651 billion in total assets under management. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts.  In his capacity as MassMutual’s General Counsel, Mark is responsible for all the legal affairs of the Company and advises management and the board of directors to ensure that MassMutual complies with corporate-governance requirements and safeguards the interests of MassMutual’s policyholders.  He is also responsible for the corporate secretary, corporate compliance, internal audit, government relations and the Corporate Business Resources and Real Estate and Facilities Departments of MassMutual.   Prior to joining MassMutual in 2005, he served as general counsel and secretary to three public companies before their sale/merger: Fisher Scientific International Inc., Storage Technology Corporation (“StorageTek”) and U S WEST Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan, his law degree from George Washington University and his MBA from the University of Washington.  Mark is currently an adjunct facility member at the University of Colorado Law School and teaches a class on “An Introduction to In-House Practice”.