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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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Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference

Panelists

Leah Yadegar

Corporate Counsel
LRW Group

Leah Yadegar is Corporate Counsel for the LRW Group, a global collaboration of marketing research services companies, built on a foundation of data, insights and technology. Along with her General Counsel, Leah supports over 800 employees in 18 offices around the world. Leah is responsible for enterprise-wide legal, compliance and risk management functions spanning across the Group’s eight 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 the LRW Group, 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, tennis and considers herself a foodie. When she’s not at work, she is busy running after her two young sons and adventuring with her attorney husband.

India Boulton

Vice President, Law/Marketing Practices
Sprint

India Boulton is Vice President Law/Marketing Practices at Sprint. 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 and her group are also responsible for advising on consumer financing, including leasing, installment billing and credit practices.

Prior to joining Sprint in 2004, India was in private practice primarily representing one of the largest retailers in the country on commercial real estate matters. India began her law career as an Associate Attorney at Rider Bennett in Minneapolis, MN where she practiced general business, commercial lending and real estate law.

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.

Heather Nevitt

Executive Editor of Corporate Counsel & Inside Counsel and Editor-in-Chief of Texas Lawyer
ALM Media, LLC

Heather is responsible for leading and executing the editorial vision of Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel and Texas Lawyer.

Since joining ALM in 2005, Heather has had several leadership positions, including the regional book editor for the Southern region that included Texas, Georgia and Florida book acquisitions, as well as her role as editor in chief of Texas Lawyer.

Before joining ALM, Heather practiced law and earned her juris doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan.

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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