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Corporate Legal Operations Forum

Ashridge House, Hertfordshire, UK

11–13 October 2023


The key to modernisation 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.

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 (New Benevis Inc.), Director, Legal Operations and Assistant Corporate Secretary
  • 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, Regulatory, Co Sec, Data and Legal Op
  • 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
  • Tom Stephenson (Credit Karma), Director, 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

Topics for discussion include:

  • Innovation for the Modern Legal Department
  • Protecting Innovation Through Strong Peer Networks: How Are Legal Operations Leaders Dealing With the Growing Patent Troll Issue?
  • CLM Software Implementation: Case Studies From Start to Finish
  • Identifying the Best Use of Legal Technology To Support Your Growing Legal Department
  • How To Intentionally Design World-Class Legal Operations
  • Legal Ops Career Development
  • Navigating the New Headwinds of Down Markets, Inflation, Budgetary Restriction, and Leadership Changes: Approaches for Cost Optimization
  • Demonstrating the Law Department’s ROI: Showing Legal Operation’s Value to the Business
  • Best Practices in Communications and Change Management: Advancing Law Department Excellence Through Legal Operations
  • What Are the Best Law Departments For Diversity Doing?
  • Best Practices in Outside Counsel Management: Selection, Engagement, Oversight, and Matter Closure
  • How To “Right-Size” Legal Projects For Success
  • Navigating the New Headwinds of Down Markets, Inflation, Budgetary Restriction, and Leadership Changes: Approaches for Cost Optimization
  • The Legal Ops Five-Year Plan: What Will We Be Focused On?

Please view Consero’s health and safety protocols for in-person events here.


Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

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

Nisreen Alshaker

Head of Legal Operations & Strategy for Legal & Compliance, Global

Nokia Solutions and Networks

Yuvi Aravindan

Legal Operations Lead

Smart Pension Limited

Brian Corbin

Vice President, Legal Solutions and Operational Excellence


Ashley Garnett

Manager, Legal Operations

Oaktree Capital Management (UK) LLP

Jannica Houben

Vice President, Global Legal Transformation


Talita Ramos Erickson

General Counsel, Americas and Chief Executive Officer, Restaurants

Barilla Group

Nicolas Leroux

Chief Executive Officer


Robert Mignanelli

Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, Legal

2023 Leadership Champion Award Nominee

Maria Passemard

Head of Legal Operations

Johnson Matthey Plc

Dan Ruderman

Strategic Partnership Director

LexisNexis CounselLink and Parley Pro

Ken Seddon

Chief Executive Officer

LOT Network, Inc.

Kris Satkunas

Director, Strategic Consulting

LexisNexis CounselLink and Parley Pro

LaResa Young

Administrative Director, Legal Operations

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
2023 Innovation, Leadership, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Champion Award Nominee

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