The GC & CFO Panel: Managing Corporate Risk as Partners

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 64 minutes
Recorded Date: October 04, 2018
Click here to share this program
Download PDF


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Successful Relationships
  • Challenges and Cautionary Tales
  • Key Areas of Collaboration
  • Recipe for Success: Skills to Maximize
  • Questions
Runtime: 1hour
Recorded: October 4, 2018


Both CFOs and GCs are highly evolved risk managers who bring to the company very different perspectives on risk management. The panel discussion will highlight key components of the GC & CFO roles as risk managers, departmental interactions and interactions with the board.

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

Provided By

Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference


Jennifer Levy

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jenny Levy is a litigation partner who has been with Kirkland for 18 years. She has appeared before trial courts and arbitration panels across the country. Jenny focuses on complex commercial litigation, government investigations, pharmaceutical litigation, and product liability cases. She has litigated a wide variety of cases including consumer protection actions, allegations of fraud and misrepresentation, data breaches and cyber-security, breach of contract, business torts, product liability, antitrust, false claims qui tam actions, and class actions. Her practice has involved a diverse array of subject matters and allegations including Medicaid/Medicare fraud, drug pricing fraud and unfair competition (AWP/WAC inflation), HIPAA, HITECH violations and data security breaches, contracts for the sale of energy, state and federal Fair Debt Collection Act violations, collection contracts for the sale of businesses and stock purchase agreements, alleged violations of shareholder agreements, international licensing agreements, allegations of unlawful insurance practices, conspiracy and antitrust violations, and numerous product liability cases on behalf of manufacturers of automotive products, lead products, tobacco and pharmaceuticals. Jenny is the pro bono coordinator for Kirkland’s Washington, D.C., office.

Rebecca J. Wing

CFO, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
LW Lands, Inc.

Rebecca Wing is the Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at LW Lands, Inc.

Jodi Golinsky

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)
FS Card Inc.

Jodi Golinsky serves as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of FS Card Inc., Fenway Summer LLC's credit card venture. She is also the Secretary of the FS Card Board of Directors.

Jodi has worked in house in financial services for more than a decade. She has extensive experience and expertise in various areas, including Dodd Frank (UDAAP & Durbin Amendment), Credit CARD Act, FCRA, FACT Act, Regulations Z, DD & E, FCPA, OFAC, overdraft, information security, privacy, compliance and risk management. She also has testified before two congressional committees on the subject of commercial child pornography.

Just prior to joining FS Card Inc., Jodi was the Deputy U.S. General Counsel for Wonga U.S., Inc., where she was responsible for driving the legal and regulatory strategy for expanding global financial services into the U.S. small business lending market.

Jodi was Chief Prepaid Counsel at American Express prior to Wonga. At American Express, Jodi led and managed a ten-person team there that proactively drove legal, regulatory, and compliance strategies to advance business objectives for the Global Prepaid business unit. She oversaw approximately fifteen new product launches, most notably the October 2012 launch of “Bluebird,” an industry ground-breaking banking alternative general purpose reloadable prepaid product with Walmart as exclusive distribution partner. In addition, Jodi managed American Express’s U.S. money transmitter licensing function, maintaining two sets of licenses for American Express corporate entities in 47 states. She also served on the executive leadership team for the Global Prepaid business unit.

Prior to joining American Express, Jodi was Vice President, U.S. Regulatory & Public Policy Counsel for MasterCard Worldwide, where she was responsible for managing all U.S. regulatory affairs and public policy matters, with an emphasis on regulatory and legislative issues impacting financial institutions.

Jodi began her legal career clerking first for the Honorable Denny Chin in the Southern District of New York and then for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter, who was at that time the Chief Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Jodi then worked as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she concentrated on regulatory investigations and securities fraud litigation. She is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York.

In 2008, Jodi was honored by the Westchester New York Business Council as a “Forty Under Forty Rising Star.” She also served a two-year term on the Board of Directors of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, which is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to residents of various counties in the New York Hudson Valley area.

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.

Angeline G. Chen

Founder and Principal
Cynefin LLC

Angeline Chen has over thirty years of legal and business experience, including as a General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Her operational perspective and experience informs her practice area focus and expertise in corporate governance, compliance, cyber, risk management, national security, and regulatory affairs. Ms. Chen currently serves as Principal of Cynefin Consulting, and Of Counsel with DLA Piper.

Previously, she has held the roles of GC, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at Siemens Government Technologies and at Fincantieri Marine Group, and leadership/management roles with Lockheed Martin, International Launch Services, the National Security Agency, and INTELSAT, after starting her career practicing complex litigation in private practice.

She has served as a Director on several boards, an adjunct at GMU Law School, and as Executive-in-Residence and a professor for the UMUC’s M.B.A. program. Angeline holds a B.A. and J.D. from Villanova University, an LL.M (International and Comparative Law) from Georgetown University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.

Similar Courses

Card image cap
92 minutes
#MeToo: Empowering Employees and Employers to Address Workplace Sexual Harassment & Violence
Join our expert attorneys as they discuss how employers can work to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment and violence in their workplace, and create an environment in which employees are able to respond to and report incidents without fear of retaliation. Not only is there a deep moral imperative to rectify sexual harassment in the workplace and promote an equitable work environment, but also there is significant monetary liability as a potential consequence for employers who fail to address harassment in the workplace.

American Bar Association


Add to Cart
Card image cap
77 minutes
§ 363 Sale Issues
Dive into Section 363 sales issues, including whether there are limits to “free and clear”; the GM conflict between Sections 365(h) and 363(f) (“lease-stripping”); sales free and clear of leasehold interests, restrictive covenants and override royalties; being free and clear of successorships in CBAs; selling free and clear of environmental liabilities (La Paloma, Exide); and loan-to-own strategies.

American Bankruptcy Institute


Add to Cart
Card image cap
63 minutes
2018 CA Consumer Privacy Act: The Big Tail Wagging the U.S.
In this session, two leading information governance attorneys will share why you need to and how you can be ready.



Add to Cart
Card image cap
50 minutes
2019 Regulatory Outlook: Ensuring Compliance Across SEC, DOL and NAIC Regulations
Most insurers are moving ahead with their risk and compliance initiatives, even as regulatory uncertainty poses significant and ongoing challenges. Lawmakers and regulators are striving to make necessary changes and updates to applicable laws and regulations, which insurers are expected to comply with going forward, however in some areas, the requirements aren’t yet so clear. This session will highlight some of the biggest risks within the industry and how insurers can implement strategies to stay on top of these new and at times, confusing, changes.

General Counsel Conference


Add to Cart
Previous Next