Developing A Collaborative & Adaptive Global Legal Team

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded Date: October 27, 2020
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  • Benefits and Challenges of a Global Legal Department
  • Interactions with Key Stakeholders
  • How to Deal with Disruptions
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 27, 2020


There can be many benefits that come from a 'globalized' legal function from providing rapid regional expertise to creating a more diverse work environment. However, specific challenges can also appear from establishing a remote, digital, and flexible work environment, a more astute understanding and sensitivity towards cultural differences, and ensuring that the legal function supports the core and regional business objectives.

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence, and Power in Law Virtual Conference held on October 27th, 2020.

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Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference


Lauren Bell

Boeis Schiller Flexner LLP

Lauren’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations, white-collar defense, regulatory compliance, and complex civil litigation. She is an experienced litigator who has tried more than 30 trials at both the federal and state level. As a former senior counsel at the Department of Justice, Lauren knows the regulatory and investigatory agencies involved in white-collar criminal prosecutions and understands how to obtain global resolutions while minimizing a client’s risk.

Lauren has served as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, including for a portion of that time as the Criminal Division’s Acting Chief of Staff. In that role, she managed the oversight of all 16 Criminal Division sections, advised on press and policy issues, and supervised responses to congressional inquiries. Prior to her role as Senior Counsel, Lauren was a trial attorney in the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section, where she investigated and prosecuted public corruption and fraud offenses committed by elected and appointed public officials. Lauren received the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.

Aparna Williams

Senior Product and Knowledge Counsel
Imperva, Inc.

During her 21 years of practice, Aparna has contributed to and/or managed commercial and government transactions, channel programs, product launches, M&A activity and special projects on an international scale. She is well versed in many formats of technology, including including software, appliances, cloud and related services. Additionally, she has led mentoring and training initiatives within the legal group. Aparna is admitted to the bar in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. She is excited to be a board member of the Pride Hockey Association, fostering youth hockey for girls and propelling them into success in their education and sports careers.

She is a member of the vestry of her church and on the board of trustees of the adjoining K-8 school, applying her corporate skills to assisting with running these two community organizations.

Aparna attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) for her double B.A. in Literature and History. She enjoyed the charms of UNC Chapel Hill School of Law for her legal education.

Karyn A. Temple

SEVP and Global General Counsel
Motion Picture Association Inc.

Karyn A. Temple is Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel for the Motion Picture Association. One of the world’s leading authorities on copyright, Ms. Temple oversees all of the Association’s legal affairs and content protection efforts around the world.

Prior to joining the Motion Picture Association, Ms. Temple served more than eight years in the U.S. Copyright Office, most recently as the Register of Copyrights, where she led the 400-person agency and its eight divisions.

Prior to leading the U.S. Copyright Office, Ms. Temple headed its Office of Policy and International Affairs, as well as served in policy and litigation roles at the U.S. Department of Justice; she most recently served in the Obama Administration as Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States.

Ms. Temple received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan.

Lucy Lopez

Deputy General Counsel and Head of Legal for the Americas
McKinsey & Company

Ms. Lopez is Deputy General Counsel and Head of Legal for the Americas at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. She advises senior leadership on legal and risk management issues and oversees the team of professionals providing legal support across the Americas. Before McKinsey, Ms. Lopez was a Corporate Associate with Debevoise & Plimpton, a prominent international law firm, where she focused on cross-border mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and project financings.

Ms. Lopez was a member of Latin America and International practice groups. She earned her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science from Fordham University. Ms. Lopez is President of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York, a nonprofit that provides children facing adversity in New York City with professionally supported mentoring relationships.

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