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Understanding the Language of Business Essentials


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 89 minutes
Recorded Date: October 16, 2019
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Agenda


  • The New Legal Department
  • New Reporting Models vs. Traditional Models
  • Taking on a Business Role
  • How Can Legal Impact the Business?
  • Tips and Strategies
Runtime: 1 hour and 29 minutes
Recorded: October 16, 2019

Description

You may have gone to law school and not business school but, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to understand important business concepts as a GC. This session will explore business skills that will enhance and sharpen your management, financial, and marketing knowledge.

This program was recorded as part of ALM and Corporate Counsel's 2019 Women, Influence and Power in Law Conference on October 16th, 2019.

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Panelists

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Leah Yadegar

Senior Corporate Counsel
Material

Leah Yadegar is the Senior Corporate Counsel for Material, (formerly LRWGroup), a leading integrated marketing services company that leverages deep human understanding to help brands deliver material outcomes and experiences for their customers and the communities they serve.

Along with her General Counsel, Leah supports over 1250 employees in over 20 offices around the world. Leah is responsible for enterprise-wide legal, and risk management functions spanning across Material’s eleven entities. Leah most enjoys spearheading client contract negotiations, vendor onboarding, employee and independent contractor matters, data security and training others in the art of negotiation.

Before joining Material, Leah was a litigator in a boutique civil litigation practice in Beverly Hills. Leah has been active on the board of several international non-profit organizations and in 2017-2018 was appointed the Director of the StandWithUs legal fellowship, which provides practical, hands-on legal training to law students from the five Los Angeles based law schools. Leah holds two bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, Santa Barbara in History of Public Policy and Sociology (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa), a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a Certificate in A.D.R. from the prestigious Straus Institute.

Outside of her passion for law, business and negotiating, Leah is an avid international traveler, and enjoys skiing, and tennis. When she’s not at work, she is busy running after her three young sons and adventuring with her attorney husband.

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India Boulton

Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs
T-Mobile

India Boulton is Vice President of Legal Affairs at T-Mobile. India provides legal guidance to senior executive management and others on a variety of strategic and operational issues including advertising, sales, customer care and public relations.

India earned her bachelor of science in journalism with an emphasis in business communications from the University of Kansas and her juris doctor from Washburn University School of Law.

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Heather Nevitt

Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Counsel
ALM

Heather Nevitt is the Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel and Global Leaders in Law. Heather brings Valuable content to the various publications sites she manages while building communities and developing new event ideas to engage readers.

Heather joined ALM in 2005 and was the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Lawyer. Before joining ALM, she practiced law and earned her JD from Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Heather McAllister

General Counsel & Secretary
Penn Foster, Inc.

Heather McAllister serves as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Penn Foster. Heather has overall responsibility for Penn Foster’s legal, compliance and governance matters. She is also a member of the executive management team that sets strategic direction for the company. Heather most recently was Vice President, Legal and Compliance of K12 Inc. (LRN) where she counseled the company on a wide range of legal, compliance and business matters.

Prior to K12, Heather served as Counsel for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and worked for two prestigious law firms based in Washington DC and New York City. She has also served as Special Counsel to public companies including Unilever (UL) and Hilton Worldwide (HLT).

Heather has a strong and proven record in effectively promoting strategic business goals in a variety of sectors including education, biotech, hospitality, energy and manufacturing and tech, working with multidisciplinary teams across business functions, supporting domestic and international business relationships, and managing day-to-day legal, compliance and business issues. She is also a frequent speaker on legal, compliance and governance issues at a variety of conferences, law schools and firms and has lectured at Georgetown Law School.

Heather earned a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and a MBA from The George Washington University. She also holds a certification from the Harvard University Program on Negotiation and CCEP and CIPP licenses in compliance and privacy, respectively.


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