How Leading GC's are Managing Risk, Engaging Stakeholders and Expanding Influence

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 74 minutes
Recorded Date: October 12, 2017
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  • How to achieve career and leadership standout through networking and self-promotion
  • Breaking the in-house code/glass ceiling
  • Internal 'marketing' strategies for General Counsel
  • Handling today's top issues: corporate crises, regulatory uncertainty, technology disruption 
  • Tools to see through successful M&A activity
  • Addressing diversity issues to create a more inclusive workforce
Runtime: 1 hour and 14 minutes
Recorded: October 12, 2017


This high powered panel discussion will feature some of the brightest minds leading in-house law departments in today's fast-moving and nimble companies. From the current requirements of today’s GC, to leadership / diversity issues and the future of in-house departments, this session will provide an invaluable insight into the opportunities and challenges facing today's General Counsel across industries.

This program was recorded on October 12th, 2017.

Provided By

Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference


Jacqui Krum

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Wynn Resorts

Jacqui Krum is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Wynn Resorts since 2013.

Marla Alhadeff

Deputy General Counsel
The Bank of New York Mellon

Marla Alhadeff is Deputy General Counsel and the Global Head of Litigation and Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR). She is responsible for all litigation matters globally and plays a senior strategic role in managing the most challenging, complex and high-profile litigation and controversy matters facing the company. In addition, Marla has responsibility for supervising the SAR team. Before joining BNY Mellon in 2008, she was Senior Counsel at Deutsche Bank, where she managed various significant litigation and enforcement matters.

Earlier in her career, Marla served as an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. She held various leadership positions there, including Chief Appellate Attorney, Deputy Chief of the Civil Division and Chief of the Civil Division. She was recognized with a number of awards, including the Stimson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to the Office of the US Attorney, and the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service. She began her career at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, as a litigation associate.

Marla holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY-Binghamton, and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Karen M. Sheehan

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Tupperware Brands Corporation

Karen M. Sheehan has served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Tupperware Brands Corporation since January 2017, after serving as its Deputy General Counsel since December 2014. She is responsible for providing comprehensive legal support to the corporation, through directly managing a team of six in-house lawyers out of the corporation’s headquarters in Orlando, Florida, and indirectly overseeing an additional 17 in-house lawyers working in international markets across Europe, Asia and South America. Tupperware is a publicly-traded (NYSE: TUP) global marketer of innovative, premium household, beauty and personal care products utilizing a relationship-based selling method through an independent sales force of over 3.2 million people (largely women), with $2.2 billion in 2016 revenue.

Prior to joining Tupperware, Ms. Sheehan served in several in-house legal roles, where she focused in the areas of corporate finance, securities regulation, mergers & acquisitions, employee benefits, executive compensation and employment law for Church & Dwight Co, Inc., a publicly-traded (NYSE: CHD) global consumer packaged goods and medical device company with such leading brands as Arm & Hammer, Trojan, OxiClean, Orajel, and First Response, and Alpharma Inc., a formerly publicly-traded (NYSE: ALO) global specialty pharmaceutical company. Ms. Sheehan also served as Head of PLC Law Department at Practical Law Company, Inc., an online provider of legal know-how, transactional analysis and market intelligence, and she began her legal career at Lowenstein Sandler PC, an AmLaw 200 law firm.

She is a member of the bars of both New York and New Jersey, and is certified as an Authorized House Counsel under the rules of the Florida bar. Ms. Sheehan serves on the Boards of Directors of both the non-profit United Arts of Central Florida, whose mission is to support the arts, sciences and history and enhance the quality and variety of cultural experiences throughout central Florida, and the Tupperware Brands Foundation, which provides resources for organizations that empower and aid women and girls throughout the world.

Ms. Sheehan received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, and her bachelor’s degree with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa distinction from Rutgers College, Rutgers University.

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