Legal Talent Strategies: What it Takes to be Indispensable in the Digital Economy

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded Date: September 26, 2017
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8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • "Things to know" for companies/firms who are looking to dive into the legal tech pool
  • Navigating our "Always Restructuring" World
  • Agile Lawyering
  • The power of data
  • LFI Metrics
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: September 26, 2017


In this keynote, we'll highlight some key areas of digital transformation at Mastercard and the innovative legal solutions developed by the Mastercard legal team to help drive the business forward. This will include a discussion on how the Agile Lawyering approach can be applied to the next generation of in-house law departments – to not just embrace change, but find ways to use it to enhance shareholder value.

This program was recorded as part of ALM and Corporate Counsel's 29th Annual General Counsel Conference on September 26th, 2017.

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Joe Halprin

Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel

Joseph (Joe) Halprin is senior vice president, counsel, Processing at Mastercard. In this role, he leads a global team and is responsible for all legal support on behalf of Mastercard processing companies and assets across the world. These assets include issuer and acquirer processing, gateway, and prepaid program management services. He is focused on the development and delivery of innovative payment solutions that benefit consumers, merchants, business partners and governments around the world.

Prior to this role, Mr. Halprin held a variety of global roles within MasterCard’s Law Department, including responsibility for its core products (credit, debit, prepaid and ATM), emerging payments (mobile and ecommerce), worldwide marketing and communications, network solutions (switching), consulting, and labs divisions as well as its franchise and public private partnership development organizations with respect to new customer segments and market opportunities.

Before joining MasterCard, Mr. Halprin worked as in-house counsel for AT&T and a start-up retail energy business. He began his legal career as an associate in the Santa Monica, California office of Bryan Cave, an international law firm, where he represented clients in connection with corporate and commercial transactions, intellectual property licensing and litigation. Prior to law school, Mr. Halprin was a manager with Bell of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia focused on rate regulation.

Mr. Halprin holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate receiving both a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Mr. Halprin is an active alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania and has served on the Penn Fund Executive Board and the Law Alumni Society Board of Managers. Mr. Halprin is admitted to practice law in New York, California and the District of Columbia.

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