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Leadership and Transformation of Today’s GC: From the Eyes of the C-Suite

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 106 minutes
Recorded Date: October 03, 2018
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9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Challenges and Cautionary Tales for each GC has Faced
  • Case Study: Tesco's International Expansion
  • Case Study: Tylenol's 1982 Scandal
  • Case Study: Recall Crisis Management
  • Case Study: Workplace Drug Abuse
Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
Recorded: October 3, 2018


Measurement and performance evaluation continue to be an ongoing challenge for GCs. In this workshop, hear from the C-Suite on how they view the role of their general counsels.

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference held on October 3rd, 2018.

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Carol P. Lowe

Executive Vice President & CFO
FLIR Systems

Ms. Lowe has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since November 2017.

Previously, Ms. Lowe served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE). Ms. Lowe also worked for Carlisle Companies Inc. for over ten years in numerous executive leadership positions, including President of two business units and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Lowe also served as a board member of Cytec Industries, Inc. from 2007 to 2015, and currently serves on the board of EMCOR Group, Inc., where she is a member of the Audit Committee.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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Jill M. Wallach

General Counsel
BTG Pactual

Jill is a partner and international General Counsel of BTG Pactual, the largest independent investment bank in Brazil. She is responsible for legal, regulatory and compliance for the bank’s asset management, investment banking, and private banking divisions. She was selected by the Legal 500 in 2014 and 2013, as one of the top 100 in-house Corporate Counsel in Latin America and in the United States, respectively.

Prior to joining BTG Pactual in 2009, Jill was senior counsel Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC. During her tenure at Credit Suisse, Jill was responsible for cross-border capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions, with a particular focus on Latin America. She was also a member of the investment banking committee that was responsible for the monitoring and oversight of business, legal and reputational risk of banking activities.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2004, she spent four and a half years at Merrill Lynch, where she held a similar position as that at Credit Suisse. From 1995 to 1997, and from 1997 to 2000, Ms. Wallach was an associate with Cadwalader, Wickerham & Taft and Linklaters, respectively, where she gained significant experience in U.S. and international securities laws and complex corporate and capital markets transactions.

Jill holds an L.L.M. in international business law from the University of Salzburg in Austria and the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California. She earned her J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. from the State University of New York in Albany.

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Suzanne Law Marisa

General Counsel

Suzanne Law Marisa is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of OVH US LLC (“OVH”) based in Reston, Virginia. OVH is a global provider of cloud-based computing, storage, and disaster recovery services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of OVH Group, the largest web hosting company and alternative cloud provider in Europe with headquarters in Roubaix, France. As OVH’s first General Counsel, Suzanne started the legal function from ground zero and has worked tirelessly to build a high-quality legal department and create “best practices” process and procedures to effectively manage risk and achieve company goals. She oversees the legal, regulatory and compliance functions for OVH.

Prior to joining OVH, Suzanne provided legal counsel, business strategy and operational support to leading public and private companies and government contractors (e.g., Hughes Network Systems, Transurban) in a variety of in-house legal roles. She began her career as a transactional attorney in big law firm private practice (e.g., Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Troutman Sanders) before choosing to move in-house. Suzanne is a true world traveler and has a breadth of international experience gained by living and practicing law in Europe and the Middle East.

She received a JD from American University and a BA from the University of Maryland. As a mom of four children, she volunteers her time and talents for a variety of activities and projects in which her children are engaged. Along with the entire OVH Executive Team, Suzanne was honored to receive a silver award for Top Management Team at the 2018 CEO World Awards. Business Leader Radio interviewed Suzanne on its national radio program’s General Counsel series, and she will soon be featured in an upcoming edition of Vanguard Law Magazine.

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Julie Kinch

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
Heineken USA, Inc.

Julie Kinch is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer of Heineken USA Inc. Julie was Heineken USA’s first female Vice President, Senior Vice President and first female Management Team member. She created the in-house legal function for the company and in addition to her responsibilities on the Management Team, she oversees the legal, regulatory and compliance functions for the company as well as its affiliate Lagunitas Brewing Company. Julie also represents the company in industry trade organizations including The Beer Institute and she has spoken at legal and alcohol beverage industry conferences. She is the founder of Heineken USA Women’s Leadership Forum.

Prior to joining Heineken USA, Julie was Vice President, General Counsel for Remy Amerique, Inc. and before that was a lawyer in the New York office of White and Case. Julie is a former member of the Board of Directors for LIFT, a non-profit organization and she was one of the first members of the Advisory Council for the Women’s Leadership Institute at Manhattanville College.

In 2014, Julie was recognized as one of Westchester County’s “Women in Business” by 914 Inc./Westchester Magazine.

Julie graduated with a BA in Finance from Georgetown University and a JD from Boston College Law School.

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