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Cracking the Globalization Code

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 57 minutes
Recorded Date: January 29, 2019
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  • In-House Legal Departments
  • Global Challenges for In-House Legal Departments
  • Law Firms Working Globally
  • Staffing for Global Work
  • The Role of Technology
  • The Future of Globalization
Runtime: 57 minutes
Recorded: January 29, 2019


How are companies looking to staff their global legal departments and what types of law firms are they looking to hire. What are the benefits and disadvantages of using global law firms vs. regional or specialty shops?

This program was recorded as part of the Business of Law Forum at the Legalweek Conference held on January 29th, 2019.

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Lisa Shuchman

Senior International Editor
ALM Media, LLC

Lisa Shuchman is Senior International Editor for The American Lawyer and Previously, she was a business of law editor for The American Lawyer and a senior reporter for Corporate Counsel. Before joining ALM Media, she worked as a foreign correspondent and reporter for major newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and abroad.

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Daniel Lee

Managing Director
The Blackstone Group LLP

Daniel H. Lee is a Managing Director in the Chief Legal Office. Mr. Lee focuses on transactional and related support for the Private Equity Group, Tactical Opportunities Group, Blackstone Advisory Partners and the Firm’s strategic mergers and acquisitions.

Before joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Lee worked at Goldman Sachs in New York as a Vice President and Associate General Counsel in the Merchant Banking Division (PIA) and in Asia at the Seoul office. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Lee was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in the Mergers and Acquisitions group.

Mr. Lee received a BA from Cornell University and JD from Boston University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.

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Brian Lenihan

Department Co-Chair, Business
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Brian Lenihan is co-chair of Choate’s Business Department. He has been named to The National Law Journal’s annual list of “Mergers & Acquisitions Trailblazers.” He is listed in Best Lawyers in America for corporate and venture capital law and has been recognized in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the area of private equity since 2006. Mr. Lenihan is named in The Legal 500 for Private Equity Buyouts and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies and in Massachusetts Super Lawyers for mergers & acquisitions and corporate law. Mr. Lenihan is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.

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Erin Corbin Meszaros

Chief Business Development and Client Services Officer
Eversheds Sutherland LLP

With more than twenty-five years of hands-on professional service experience, Erin Corbin Meszaros helps Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys turn business strategies into business successes. Through various firm initiatives she develops innovative solutions designed to enhance client satisfaction and increase brand awareness.

Erin works one-on-one with attorneys on their professional and business development opportunities to help integrate and align their individual initiatives with the firm’s overall business objectives. She also guides and supports practice groups and sectors to ensure the firm’s strategic goals are met.

Erin’s career includes numerous successful business initiatives, such as implementing and executing a firm’s five year strategic plan, implementing and executing a forward thinking client feedback program, initiating and completing a re-branding campaign, conducting an in-depth client relations coaching program and creating a unique customer relationship management (CRM) database course, which effectively increased firm-wide usage.

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Bradford Berenson

General Counsel
TPG Global

Brad Berenson is the General Counsel of TPG based in San Francisco.

Prior to joining TPG in 2017, Brad served as Vice President for Litigation and Legal Policy of The General Electric Company at its corporate headquarters in Fairfield, CT and Boston.

Prior to joining GE, Brad was a Partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, DC. Brad was Associate Counsel to the President of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and had previously clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court.

Brad is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School where he was Supreme Court editor of the Harvard Law Review.

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