Until April 2017, Michael D. Fricklas was one of the top executives at Viacom, reporting to Viacom's CEO and COO. He served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Viacom's most senior legal position, beginning in 1998. He joined Viacom in 1993 as Deputy General Counsel.
Viacom is home to the world's premier entertainment brands across television, motion pictures, online and on mobile platforms. Viacom's iconic brands include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central, Spike, TV Land, CMT, Paramount Pictures and many others.
At Viacom, Mr. Fricklas was responsible for legal and business affairs, managing a 270 lawyer department. He played an integral role in guiding complex transactions and resolving disputes, in coordinating the company's legal and business affairs activities, in corporate governance and in leading Viacom's Law Department. At various times during his career, he was also responsible for real estate transactions, technology, cyber security, content protection, risk management and compliance.
He is a frequent panelist and lecturer on corporate governance, cybersecurity and the law and business of entertainment.
Mr. Fricklas received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Colorado's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 1981 and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 1984. Prior to Viacom, Mr. Fricklas practiced law related to venture capital financing, technology, securities matters and mergers and acquisitions in private practice and was general counsel of the North American businesses of a global mining concern.
Mr. Fricklas was past president of the Association of General Counsel and has served in a variety of other professional and community activities, including as Secretary and a member of the Board of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and as a member of the Board of Overseers of Boston University and the Board of Visitors of Boston University School of Law. He was named one of "America's 50 Outstanding General Counsel" by the National Law Journal in 2016 and the Viacom Law
Ari Gabinet is an Executive Vice President and General Counsel of OppenheimerFunds, one of the oldest and largest independent investment management firms in the country. In his role, Ari oversees the firm’s Legal, Compliance, and Internal Audit functions, providing legal, regulatory, compliance and control testing to all OppenheimerFunds business units.
Prior to joining OppenheimerFunds in May 2010, Ari was a principal in Vanguard’s legal department, where he was responsible for legal teams covering investment management; brokerage, distribution, transfer agency and advice; litigation, shareholder services, and data security; and tax and international matters.
From 2003 through 2005, Ari was head of the Philadelphia office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, responsible for the SEC’s enforcement and regulatory examination programs in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Previously he was a litigation partner at Dechert, LLP, and began his career at Wilkie Farr & Gallagher.
Ari graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College.
Don H. Liu is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Xerox Corporation. Reporting directly to Ursula M. Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox, Mr. Liu oversees the legal affairs of the corporation. He is also responsible for the corporate security, Xerox's ethics program, the Xerox Foundation, government affairs and public policy activities on domestic and international fronts.
During 2014, the National Law Journal named Mr. Liu among "America's 50 Outstanding General Counsel." He also received the "Legend in Law" award from the Burton Foundation and the Library of Congress. Of special significance to Mr. Liu, the Asian American Bar Association of New York established the Don Liu Scholarship Program. It identifies, cultivates, inspires and helps fund future Asian American leaders of the legal profession. This effort aligns with Mr. Liu's own dedication to mentoring and supporting the Asian American legal community.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Mr. Liu and his family immigrated to the U.S. in 1972. He earned his Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law and Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College. He was a Law Clerk to Justice Stewart G. Pollock at the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He serves as vice chairman of the Asian American Diversity Advisory Council for Comcast Corporation and is affiliated with numerous professional and non-profit organizations, including Minority Corporate Counsel Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Thomas Moriarty is Executive Vice President, Chief Health Strategy Officer and General Counsel for CVS Health. In this role since October 2012, Moriarty leads the company’s legal and government affairs teams. A seasoned executive with many years of legal, regulatory and health care experience, Moriarty most recently served as General Counsel at the Celgene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for global legal strategy and served on the company’s Management Committee.
Prior to that, Moriarty spent 12 years at Medco Health Solutions where he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and also as President of Global Pharmaceutical Strategies. He served on the company’s Executive Committee and was a critical advisor to the team that developed and executed Medco’s strategic merger with Express Scripts. Previously, Moriarty worked at various positions in the Office of the General Counsel at Merck & Co., the global biopharmaceutical company. He began his career at the law firm of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander and Ferdon in New York.
Moriarty received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College.
Position/Title: Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Firm or Place of Business: The Hearst Corporation
Primary Areas of Practice: Overall responsibility of day-to-day management for the Office of General Counsel, which provides legal services to all of Hearst’s 250 businesses around the world, including labor relations, government affairs and corporate human resources. She is also one of Hearst’s leaders in establishing worldwide strategic enterprise deals with partners, including Apple, Amazon and Google, among others. Eve is a member of CEO’s strategic advisory group and also a member of the Hearst Venture Investment Committee.
Education: J.D. Columbia University School of Law
Work History: Prior to joining Hearst, Burton served as vice president and chief legal counsel at Cable News Network (CNN) where she oversaw all legal matters relating to news and other programming on CNN networks and websites.
From 1998 to 2000, Burton was vice president and deputy general counsel at the New York Daily News. She joined the Daily News in 1995 as vice president and assistant general counsel. She began her career at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, after serving as a law clerk for the Hon. Leonard B. Sand in the United States District Court, New York. Burton was a Fulbright Research Scholar at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Professional Memberships: Burton is on the Board of Directors at The Hearst Corporation and AOL (acquisition by Verizon pending). She is also a Trustee of Middlebury College and a member of the advisory board of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford and Columbia Universities, as well as a visiting lecturer of constitutional law and journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
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Law School: JD, summa cum laude, University of Texas School of Law
Work History: Lisa Blatt heads Arnold & Porter LLP's Appellate and Supreme Court practice. She has argued thirty-three cases before the Supreme Court, prevailing in thirty-two.
Ms. Blatt has been hailed by The National Law Journal as a "visionary" in the law and one of "the 100 most influential lawyers in America," twice distinguished by Washingtonian as one of the "100 Most Powerful Women in Washington", singled out by Chambers USA as one of the "leading former government officials" in Appellate Law, noted for her "meticulous oral argument preparation and 'great presence before the court,'" and consistently rated as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Law.
Ms. Blatt frequently lectures on the Supreme Court and is quoted regularly in the national press on the Supreme Court.
She also teaches Appellate Advocacy and Procedure at Georgetown University Law Center and coaches middle school debate.
Primary Areas of Practice:
Criminal, Civil and Administrative Litigation
University of Michigan Law School
Yale College, Yale University
Colin Owyang serves as the Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Colin was appointed by Attorney General Maura Healey in 2015 to provide executive oversight of the Criminal Bureau, Public Protection Bureau and related policy and strategic initiatives. Colin previously served as Senior Vice President and U.S. General Counsel at National Grid, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston, MA, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, DC, a Trial Attorney in the Environmental Crimes Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, a judicial clerk to three U.S. District Judges in Detroit, MI and Boston, MA and as an associate at the Boston law firm of Foley Hoag.
Boston Bar Association, American Law Institute
Alfreda Bradley-Coar, as a legal leader and strategic business partner, has built a record of leading in regulated industries. During her 20 years at GE, she has held leadership positions in Healthcare, Insurance and Financial Services businesses.
Areas of Practice
Labor and Employment
Mr. Poor is a partner based in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw. Mr. Poor is Chair and Managing Partner of the Firm with overall responsibility for the leadership, direction, growth, profitability and culture of the organization. He has held that position since mid-2001. In that capacity, he serves as Chair of the Firm’s Executive, Compensation and Administrative Committees. He has served on the Firm’s Executive Committee since 1998. Prior to joining the Executive Committee, he was Chair of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Law Group from 1994 through 1998.
As Chair of the Firm, Mr. Poor has helped lead the Seyfarth team in its effort to continue to provide the highest quality legal services while driving value and efficiency through proprietary process improvement techniques, known as SeyfarthLean. Derived from Six Sigma and Lean methodologies, SeyfarthLean is a disciplined way of thinking about the delivery of high-quality legal services in a way that delivers value to the Firm’s clients. Seyfarth was recently recognized by BTI Consulting Group as “best of the best” among law firms for our ‘market leading’ innovative approach to the practice of law. Mr. Poor was named the 2011 Legal Innovator of the Year by the Financial Times in recognition of this work.
Mr. Poor regularly speaks and presents on a number of topics, most typically around transformation in the legal industry. He publishes periodic essays on that topic at Rethink the Practice on medium.com (medium.com/rethink-the-practice). 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. You can follow him on Twitter (@stephen_poor) and connect with him on LinkedIn.
Andy Hinton is the Vice President of Global Ethics and Compliance at Google. In this role, Mr. Hinton leads the company’s efforts to identify and mitigate compliance risk and to nurture and expand upon the company’s core value of “Don’t be evil.”
Mr. Hinton joined Google in November 2006. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Hinton was the Chief Compliance Officer at two GE Capital financial services businesses. From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Hinton was a federal prosecutor in New York City, focusing on white-collar crime. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Hinton was a litigation associate at the New York City law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he focused on commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense.
Mr. Hinton is a 1989 graduate of Fordham School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, and a 1982 graduate of Harvard University, where he majored in Economics.
Mr. Hinton lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife, Joy, an accomplished securities lawyer, and their two children, Sarah and Eric.
Assistant Director for Enforcement
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Tony Alexis is the Enforcement Director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Tony previously served as the Deputy Enforcement Director for Field Litigation at the Bureau in which capacity he was responsible for enforcement work conducted out of the CFPB’s four regional offices. Before joining the Bureau, Tony was a partner at Mayer Brown LLP in its Washington, D.C. office where his practice focused on government investigations and complex litigation. Tony spent 13 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, where he served as the senior attorney in the Fraud & Public Corruption Section and as the Deputy Chief of the Federal Major Crimes Section. Prior to his service in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Tony was a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Fraud Section of the Civil Division. A graduate of George Washington University, Tony received his J.D. from the Howard University School of Law and served as a Judicial Law Clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in St. Louis.
David Allen is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of MassMutual.
During his career with the Company, beginning in 2000, David has held various individual contributor and leadership positions in the Legal and Corporate Finance Departments, including federal and state tax controversy and litigation, transactional and structured finance tax matters and the development of legislative and regulatory tax policy. Since May, 2007, he has continuously served as a member of the General Counsel’s senior leadership team with varying areas of responsibility: From 2007 to 2013 as head of Dispute Resolution (Litigation and Investigations) and Tax; for the year 2014, as the leader of a cross-functional team charged with deployment and implementation of MassMutual’s “Lean” business system across the Law, Audit and Compliance Departments; and, from 2015 through present as head of Dispute Resolution and Legal Operations. In overseeing the development of the Legal Operations function, David and his team are responsible for business processes and technologies focused upon driving efficiency and effectiveness across the legal function of the organization.
Born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in 1971, Mr. Allen received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Syracuse University and his law degree and LL.M. (taxation) from the University of Denver. Mr. Allen, his wife Hilary and their three children reside in West Hartford, Connecticut.
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 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.
Mark D. Nielsen is an attorney who has worked in the public and private sectors.
In the 1990s, Nielsen worked as a lawyer at the Hartford law firm of Murtha, Cullina, Richter & Pinney, while simultaneously serving in the Connecticut Legislature. Later, he served as Mitt Romney's legal counsel, and then chief of staff, when Romney was Governor of Massachusetts (2003–2007). Nielsen served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Raytheon Company from 2007 to 2009 and Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Praxair, Inc. from 2009 to 2014.
Nielsen's current position is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), at the company's headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. Frontier is the fourth largest ILEC telephone company in the United States. It provides wireline voice, data and video services to 3.2 million residential customers and 0.3 million business customers. Nielsen helped negotiate Frontier's $10.5 billion acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Texas and Florida, a transaction that was announced on February 5, 2015.
Nielsen was an advisor to Romney’s presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012. In both campaigns, he served on Romney’s Advisory Committee on the Constitution and the Courts.
Nielsen has argued appeals in the supreme courts of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and is frequently quoted on the topics of corporate governance and compliance.
Nielsen is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. He resides in Ridgefield, CT and New York City with his wife and two children.
Nicolas Bourtin is a litigation partner and the Managing Partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Criminal Defense and Investigations Group. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and internal investigations, regulatory enforcement matters, and securities and complex civil litigation. He is one of the coordinators of S&C’s FCPA and Anti-Corruption practice group.
Mr. Bourtin has represented individuals, corporations and financial institutions in numerous high-profile matters involving accounting fraud, antitrust, FIRREA, the FCPA, insider trading, money laundering, mortgage orientation and servicing, OFAC sanctions, securities fraud, tax fraud, and trading. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions in parallel regulatory and criminal investigations and representing non-U.S. companies and individuals in connection with U.S. investigations.
Mr. Bourtin has conducted numerous jury trials and has argued frequently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
He is frequently recognized as a leading practitioner in the area of white collar criminal defense.
Mr. Bourtin also serves, on a pro bono basis, on the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Eastern District of New York, representing indigent defendants in federal criminal proceedings.
Prior to joining S&C, Mr. Bourtin served for four years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he was involved in investigations, prosecutions and trials involving fraud, corruption, money laundering and other white collar offenses.
In addition, Mr. Bourtin successfully prosecuted the bosses and senior leadership of three of the five New York City-based Italian mafia families for crimes such as murder, racketeering, extortion, loansharking and narcotics trafficking. In total, Mr. Bourtin convicted over 75 members and associates of La Cosa Nostra and was involved in several historic prosecutions, including the first death penalty-eligible murder indictments of Italian mafia bosses in modern history.
Mr. Bourtin also coordinated the Eastern District U.S. Attorney’s Office’s cooperation with the Italian government on matters involving organized crime and led several successful collaborative efforts with the Italian Ministry of Justice, National Antimafia Bureau, National Police, Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza.
Sheila Kearney Davidson is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel of New York Life Insurance Company. In addition to leading the company’s legal operations, she also oversees its compliance, governance and public relations functions.
Ms. Davidson joined New York Life in 1991 and has served in many leadership positions in legal, compliance and administrative areas. She was appointed to New York Life’s Executive Management Committee in January 2001.
Ms. Davidson is a member of the New York State Bar. She serves on the boards of Fairfield University, Madison Square Park Conservancy, St. Luke’s School, the Citizens Budget Commission and the Life Insurance Council of New York.
Ms. Davidson graduated cum laude from Fairfield University with a B.A. She received her J.D. from George Washington University. She resides in New York City with her husband and two sons.
Teresa Wynn Roseborough is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer. Teresa leads The Home Depot’s legal functions, including securities, litigation, employment, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, store operations, risk management and intellectual property. As corporate secretary, Teresa supports the board of directors and is responsible for corporate governance matters. She also is responsible for the company’s government relations.
Before joining The Home Depot in 2011, Teresa was MetLife’s Deputy General Counsel. Prior to MetLife, Teresa was a partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Teresa’s background includes government service as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel of the Justice Department, service as a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge James Dickson Phillips of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and service in West Germany as a Department of Defense civilian.
Teresa earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in education from Boston University, and a juris doctor with high honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was editor in chief of the Law Review.
Tim Erblich is the CEO of the Ethisphere Institute. Mr. Erblich is tasked with leading the overall growth and revenue of the business as well as charting strategy.
He is the former President, NYSE Governance Services, which includes Compliance and Board Services businesses Corpedia & Corporate Board Member, respectively.
Prior to leading NYSE Governance Services, Mr. Erblich served as the Executive Vice President of the Ethisphere Institute. Before joining Ethisphere, Mr. Erblich spent more than 20 years in various executive roles at Thomson Legal & Regulatory, now Thomson Reuters. This included most recently efforts leading to serve the AMLAW 100 channel across the Thomson North American Legal business. With the acquisition of West by Thomson, Mr. Erblich was asked to lead the strategy and development of the Corporate Market.
Mr. Erblich frequently speaks at industry events and has presented on many topics relating to ethics, governance and compliance issues. These include: NYSE's This Week in the Boardroom, Annual Boardroom Summit, Annual General Counsel Forum, Ethisphere's Best Practices in Ethics and Communications, The Global Ethics Summit as well as the annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Mr. Erblich graduated from the University of Arizona. He also participated in the Thomson Executive Leadership development program in partnership with Columbia.
Mr. Friedberg is a seasoned executive with 30 years of public and private sector experience in law, cyber-crime response, IT security, forensics, investigations and e-discovery. His expertise is sought by boards, audit committees, law firms, and the courts. He has helped many Fortune 500 companies improve their governance and technology initiatives and their cyber regulatory compliance. He led Stroz Friedberg for over 16 years, from a start-up into a $150m, 550-person consulting and technical services firm with nine U.S. and four foreign offices. While always a principal business developer and leader of major client assignments, he oversaw geographic and service line growth, M&A, infusions of $150m in private equity capital, board interactions and, in late 2016, the sale of the company to Aon plc.
Before building Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Friedberg was for 11 years a federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, where he led the Computer Crime and Narcotics Units. He began his career as an intellectual property and securities litigator at Skadden, Arps.
Mr. Friedberg is national leader in all forms of computer crime, including attacks by state-sponsored agents, organized crime, hacktivists, and malicious insiders. He has led responses to some of the most serious attacks on the nation’s companies and has conducted enterprise security risk assessments in many sectors, including financial services, media and entertainment, Internet, sports, health care, law, consulting, oil and gas, and engineering. He is an expert in incident response governance, technologies, policies, and procedures. He has been quoted extensively on cyber-crime and IT security issues in print, digital and television media, including the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The New York Times, cnbc.com, and Fox Business News.
Mr. Friedberg is also a leader in the fields of e-discovery, forensics and privacy, having managed hundreds of high-profile assignments in those areas, testified as an expert, been appointed by courts as a Special Master, and led the development of methodologies for forensic and privacy investigations. He has lectured extensively and has published book chapters and articles on managing risk and conducting investigations in e-discovery and forensics. He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Mr. Friedberg holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a B.A. from Brandeis University.
Josh Rosenkranz chairs the Supreme Court and Appellate practice at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he handles high-stakes appeals for industry leaders. A former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. and then-Judge Antonin Scalia on the D.C. Circuit, Josh has personally argued more than 170 appeals in state and federal appellate courts across the nation and has served as attorney of record in some 1,500 other appeals. Josh has played a leading role in more than a dozen Supreme Court cases, having argued eleven in the past seven years. The American Lawyer named Josh “Litigator of the Year” in 2012, dubbing him “the Defibrillator” based on his streak of appellate wins for companies that “appeared to be at death’s door.”
Josh’s practice covers a wide range of subjects, including securities, intellectual property, antitrust, federal preemption, insurance law, corporate governance, criminal law and constitutional litigation. Among his recent clients are Apple, Carnegie Mellon University, DISH Network, Facebook, JPMorgan Chase, Kleiner Perkins, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, and UBS.
Laureen E. Seeger is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of American Express Company, a position she assumed in July 2014. As the corporation’s chief legal officer, Seeger oversees the Law, Compliance, Government Affairs and Corporate Secretarial functions for American Express and its subsidiaries. Ms. Seeger is a member of the company’s Operating Committee, Global Management Team and Enterprise Risk Management Committees.
Laureen earned a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Prior to American Express, Ms. Seeger served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of McKesson Corporation. Preceding her appointment in March 2006, Seeger was Vice President and General Counsel of McKesson Provider Technologies (MPT), McKesson’s health care information technology solutions business.
Before joining McKesson, Ms. Seeger was with the Atlanta law firm of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP from 1992 to 2000, where she was Partner-In-Charge of the Technology Litigation Section, and was with the firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue from 1986 to 1992. She has served as a member of the board of the California Chamber of Commerce, as a director of Umpqua Holdings Corporation, a publicly traded bank holding company with over $20B in assets, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of General Counsel; and a Chairman of the Board of the American Heart Association, San Francisco Bay area.
Sara E. Moss is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Estée Lauder Companies. She is responsible for the worldwide legal activities of the Company and its subsidiaries, including Board of Directors, corporate governance, acquisitions, U.S. and global filings, government relations, intellectual property, licensing, litigation and global security.
Before joining The Estée Lauder Companies in 2003, Ms. Moss held the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Pitney Bowes Inc., which she joined in 1996. Prior to joining Pitney Bowes, Ms. Moss was a senior litigation partner at Howard, Smith & Levin (now Covington & Burling), a New York City-based law firm. From 1978 to 1981, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she prosecuted a wide range of federal cases. Prior to that, she practiced at Davis Polk & Wardwell and was a law clerk for the Honorable Constance Baker Motley, U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of New York. Ms. Moss is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Massachusetts and New York University Law School.
Ms. Moss has received the Chambers Outstanding In-House Lawyer of the Year Award, the NYU Outstanding Alumna Award, the Anti-Defamation League Human Relations Award, and the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund “Aiming High” Award. She serves on the Board of Trustees of NYU Law School, the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society, the Board of Directors of the New York Common Pantry, and the Board of Directors of the M.A.C AIDS Fund.
Dan is known as a rebel in the legal world and the American Bar Association Journal made it official when Dan was named to the 2013 Class of "Legal Rebels," a prestigious group of change leaders in the legal profession. Dan believes that many of today's law students and practicing lawyers can benefit from hard, tech-savvy skills. He applies an innovative polytechnic approach to teaching law, meshing litigation and transactional knowledge with emerging software and other efficiency enhancing technologies to create lawyers for today's challenging legal job market. Both his scholarship and teaching integrate math, science, engineering and technology in order to further his goal of building an institution that's not your parents’ law school.
His forward-thinking ideas helped to earn him acknowledgement in the 2013 Fastcase 50, an award which "recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law." In 2014, he was named to the external affiliated faculty at CodeX – The Center for Legal Informatics @ Stanford University. In addition to teaching and researching, Dan is an Editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology (Oxford University Press) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Law (Springer Scientific). He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Law Technology News and is a member of the ABA Task Force on Big Data and the Law.
Dan has published or forthcoming work in a wide variety of academic outlets including Emory Law Journal, Ohio State Law Journal, Iowa Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Virginia Tax Review, Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, Journal of Law & Politics, Journal of Legal Education, Artificial Intelligence & Law and Physica A. His work has been highlighted in a number of media outlets including the New York Times, Wired, Vox, National Public Radio, Slate Magazine, Huffington Post, 538, Bloomburg Business Week, ABA Journal, Law Technology News and The American Lawyer.
Dan received his Ph.D. in political science and public policy with a focus on complex adaptive systems from the University of Michigan. He graduated with a Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School and simultaneously obtained a Master of Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the MSU College of Law faculty, he was a fellow in Empirical Legal Studies at the University of Michigan Law School and a National Science Foundation IGERT fellow at the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Complex Systems.
Dan is an Associate Professor of Law (with Tenure) at at Illinois Institute of Technology's Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is also the CSO of LexPredict Consulting.