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Successfully Leading in the Digital Age

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 63 minutes
Recorded Date: October 04, 2018
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Has the definition of success changed in the digital age?
  • What are the paths to success in the current business environment?
  • What leadership challenges are faced by today’s General Counsels?
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 4, 2018


The traditional role of GC's continues to evolve as digital transformations, technological integration and the regulation landscape continue to change. Hear from leading GC's who have successfully undertaken transformation in the digital age. Our panelists will share insights through their professional journey.

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference held on October 4th, 2018.

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Aimie Kileen

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Aimie Killeen is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Cardtronics. In this role, Killeen is responsible for leading the company’s global legal and corporate affairs departments, overseeing all legal, corporate governance and compliance programs. Killeen is an experienced General Counsel with a demonstrated history of working in complex global businesses in the financial services, and information technology and services industries.

Prior to joining Cardtronics, Killeen was General Counsel for DirectCash Payments Inc. Earlier in her career, Killeen was in private practice for nine years serving on the banking and finance team of one of Australia's premier global law firms, where she practiced in the areas of leveraged and acquisition finance, aviation finance, structured asset finance, securitization, debt capital markets, general corporate banking and restructuring.

Killeen is a graduate of the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, with a Bachelor of Business degree (awarded with merit) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (awarded with Honors). She earned a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice, and was admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and the High Court of Australia in 2004.

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Caroline Tsai

EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Western Union, Inc.

Caroline Tsai is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Western Union and a member of its executive leadership team. Tsai is responsible for the overall strategic leadership and oversight of Western Union’s global legal affairs, compliance and corporate secretarial functions. Tsai also oversees the global public policy team, ethics and privacy functions.

Prior to joining Western Union, Tsai was Deputy General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer at BMO Financial Group. While at BMO Financial Group, Tsai advised on advocacy and policy initiatives, as well as all bank regulatory and supervisory issues for BMO’s global operations, including Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets. She also served as Chief Legal Officer, U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking.

Earlier in her career, Tsai served as Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel at Bank of America Corporation where she was responsible for a broad range of issues, including litigation, bank regulatory matters and business transactions. She began her legal career at the global law firm, Jones Day.

Tsai is a strong champion for diversity and inclusion and serves as Co-Chair of the Women's Leadership Network of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tsai is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from The American University, Washington College of Law.

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Katherine I. Hargis

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Key Energy Services, LLC

Ms. Hargis was appointed Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary on January 1, 2016. Ms. Hargis joined the Company in July 2013 serving as Associate General Counsel, Corporate and Transactional and Assistant Secretary and then as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary in November 2015.

Prior to joining Key, Ms. Hargis served for 7 years with U.S. Concrete, Inc., where she last served as their Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.

Ms. Hargis holds a B.S. in Administration of Justice from Arizona State University and a J.D. from Tulane University.

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Sharon Underberg

General Counsel, Secretary & Senior Vice President
Eastman Kodak

Sharon Underberg has served as General Counsel, Secretary and Senior Vice President since January 2015. She is responsible for leading the company's global legal function and for providing legal guidance to senior leadership and the Board of Directors. Underberg reports to Chief Executive Officer Jeff Clarke. Underberg has been an attorney with Kodak for over 26 years, previously serving as Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Department, from June 2006 until September 2014.

For much of her tenure with Kodak, she has specialized in global commercial transactions, particularly acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and corporate financings. Underberg has led the legal team on numerous deals, including the completion of the acquisitions of the Kodak Polychrome Graphics and NexPress joint ventures, the divestiture of the Health Imaging business, and the spinoff of the PI / DI Business. She has advised on every major financing transaction the company has completed in the past 15 years. In addition, Underberg was an instrumental part of the team that led the company through its Chapter 11 restructuring, providing advice on a wide range of contractual, litigation, financing, and divestiture activities. Underberg has been a manager in the Legal Department since 2006. During this time, she led legal teams in a wide variety of substantive areas, including corporate, transactional and commercial matters worldwide.

From 2004 to 2006, Underberg served as Assistant Secretary working with the Board of Directors and senior management on matters related to corporate governance, executive compensation, and SEC reporting and disclosure. Prior to joining Kodak, Underberg was an attorney in the New York office of international law firm Fulbright & Jaworski (currently Norton Rose Fulbright).

Underberg received a B.A. degree in political science from Brandeis University and a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

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Carrie Mahan

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Carrie C. Mahan is a partner in Weil’s Washington DC office, where she focuses on antitrust and consumer protection counseling and litigation.

Ms. Mahan has a diverse practice advising clients on antitrust and consumer protection issues in government investigations and private litigation, as well as mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Her clients operate in a wide range of industries, from consumer products, chemicals, industrial products, and oil and gas, to financial products, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, retail, technology, and entertainment.

Ms. Mahan has extensive experience representing clients in all of the major antitrust venues, including both state and federal courts and federal, state and international competition and consumer protection enforcement agencies. Her ability to develop unique arguments under complex antitrust theories has led her to play a leading role in the defense and overall strategy for many key clients, including large joint defense groups.

She also provides general antitrust and consumer protection counseling, such as assisting clients in developing novel strategies for improving compliance programs and mitigating risk. Ms. Mahan is consistently recognized for Antitrust Litigation by Super Lawyers and recommended for Civil Litigation/Class Actions by Legal 500 US, where clients have noted she is “very smart and assertive.”

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