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Corporate Legal Operations Forum

The Woodlands Resort, Houston, TX

June 12–14, 2023


The key to modernization of the corporate legal function rests squarely on the shoulders of legal operations leadership.

Today’s law departments face an urgent need to shed the inefficiencies of old and leverage new practices and tools to stay competitive. The time for transformation is now, and legal operations executives must lead this effort.

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Advisory Board:

  • Cynthia Allen-Whyte (Huntington Ingalls Industries), Manager, Legal Operations
  • Vicki Brandt (Texas Roadhouse), Senior Program Manager, Legal Operations
  • Kevin Behan (Yum! Brands), Senior Manager, Legal Operations
  • Ryan Black (DoorDash), Chief of Staff, Legal
  • Mark Boone (Bausch Health Companies Inc.), Head of Global Enterprise Risk Management & Legal Operations
  • Carol Bouw (Xcel Energy), Director, Legal Operations
  • Richard Brzakala (CIBC), Senior Director, External Global Legal Services
  • Heather Cowan (Vista Outdoor), Director, Legal Operations
  • Alexandra Cuevas (Petco), Manager, Legal Operations
  • Tammy Dickerson (Envista), Senior Manager, Legal Operations
  • Sheena Ferrari (Zendesk), Director, Legal Operations
  • Sabrina Gesto (Weatherford), Senior Director, Global Legal Operations
  • Aime Hadnot (AT&T), Assistant Vice President, Legal Operations
  • Vivek Hatti (Booking Holdings (, Priceline, Open Table, Kayak, Agoda,, Senior Manager, Legal Operations
  • Don Hinderliter (Sky Chefs, Inc.), Head of Legal and General Counsel
  • Julie Hines (Verizon), Vice President, Innovation, and Strategic Business Operations
  • Katrina Keiffer (Navistar International Corporation), Associate Director, Legal Operations
  • Deisha Ling Vazquez (Zelis), Director, Legal Operations
  • Michael Lordi (Equitable), Head of Law Department Operations
  • Kali McKee (Dutch Bros. Coffee), Director, Legal Operations
  • Robert Mignanelli (Haleon), Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, Legal
  • Carl Morrison (Cosmopolitan Las Vegas), Manager of Legal Services
  • Monique Morreale (MUFG), Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel
  • Susan Nelson (Virgin Orbit), Senior Manager, Legal Operations
  • Jamie Newell (BT Americas Inc.), Legal Director, Americas & UK
  • Rich Robinson (Toyota Motor North America Inc.), Director of Legal Operations & Litigation Support
  • Yesenia Santiago (TelevisaUnivision, Inc.), Vice President and Global Head of Legal Operations
  • Hunter Simon (Technicolor Creative Studios), Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel
  • Lynn Simpson (The Chemours Company), Manager, Legal Operations
  • Bianca Weber (Otsuka), Senior Manager, Legal Affairs Strategy & Operations
  • Monique White (Genesys), Director, Legal Operations
  • Ashley Willoughby (II-VI Incorporated), Senior Manager, Legal Operations
  • Lyndsey Wurst Somsen (Securian Financial Group, Inc.), Manager, Legal Operations
  • LaResa Young (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital), Administrative Director, Legal Operations

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Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

Hear from and interact with some of the most influential voices in this space.

Matt Beshany

Director, Business Transformation


Ryan Black

Director of Legal Operations


Vicki Brandt

Senior Program Manager, Legal Operations

Texas Roadhouse

Chris Bennett

Vice President, Strategy

Onit and SimpleLegal

Jason Buck

Director, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement & Vendor Management

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Tom Bowes

Associate General Counsel

Precision Drilling

Meredith Brown

Senior Managing Director

FTI Consulting

Bernadette Bulacan

Chief Evangelist


Hope Cannon

Senior Legal Manager

Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Adrie Christiansen

Legal Operations Lead


Natalie Cohen Smith

Senior Vice President


Miranda Craft

Director, Contract Managements

The E.W. Scripps Company

Ericka Davis

Legal Project Manager

EDP Renewables

Suzanne Dinsmore

Associate Director, Legal Operations

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

Stuart Douglass

Vice President, North America Corporate Sales


Ashlyn Donohue

Director, Legal


Olivia Fanning

Manager, Legal Operations


Timothy Fraser

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Toshiba America, Inc.

Robert Flint

Vice President, Sales & Customer Strategy


Liz Gama

Chief of Staff, Legal & Security Organization


Sabrina Gesto

Senior Director, Global Legal Operations


Elizabeth Gonzalez

Director, Operations Office of Legal Affairs

Northwell Health

Wafik Guirgis

Senior Managing Director

FTI Consulting

Vincent Grase

Manager, Contracts Manager Team

Texas Instruments Inc.

Matthew Hemmert

General CounselGeneral Counsel / Privacy Officer


Jeff Ikejiri



Christina Kim

Manager, Legal Operations

CF Industries

Nicolas Leroux

Chief Executive Officer


Samantha Lofton Moss

Senior Director, Global Legal Operations

Zimmer Biomet

James Lord

Vice President, TIS & SCM Legal Services


Eleanor Lightbody



Emily Lippincott

Legal Futurist


Sheryl Maiden

Senior Specialist, Legal Operations

CenterPoint Energy

Kiran Mallavarapu

Executive Vice President, Legal Strategic Services

Liberty Mutual Group

Arthur Medina

Vice President

Thomson Reuters Document Intelligence

Brian McGovern

Executive Director, CLC Solutions


Robb Miller

Senior Account Executive


Samantha-Anne Nadolny

Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Select Water Solutions, LLC

Jamie Newell

Legal Director, Americas & UK, Global Legal, Regulatory & Company Secretary

BT Americas Inc.

Alex Pearson

General Counsel


Matt Patel

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder


Henal Patel

Chief Executive Officer


Richard Robinson

Principal Sales Engineer, Financial Services & Insurance


Dan Ruderman

Director, Strategic Partnerships

LexisNexis CounselLink and Parley Pro

Heidi Rudolph

Managing Director


Kristin Satterfield

Director, Legal Operations


Adrienne Schaal

Director, Legal Operations

TIBCO (now Cloud Software Group)

Kevin Shook

Director of Legal Operations and Senior Managing Corporate Paralegal

ORIX Corporation USA

Ken Seddon

Chief Executive Officer

LOT Network, Inc.

Deana Simon

Program Manager, Legal Affairs Operations

Parkland Health & Hospital System

Mike Stephens

Senior Strategic Consultant


Gordon Thompson

Executive Vice President, Presales & Business Strategy


Nick Vandivere

Vice President, Product

Thomson Reuters Document Intelligence

Katie Young

Legal Administrative Manager


Bianca Weber

Senior Manager, Legal Affairs Strategy & Operations


Mark Wilcox

Global Vice President, Business Development


Kimberly Williams

Director, Legal Operations

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Marc Zamsky

Chief Executive Officer


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