Our Interest Group Leaders
We organize peer-to-peer Interest Groups for different industries and geographies. Each Interest Group meets every eight to ten weeks via conference call/webinar.
Members will receive calendar invites to the calls. Please email us if you are interested.
Click here to see the Interest Group schedule.
Upcoming Call: "Managing/Reducing Costs in the Patent Portfolio" - Q1 2018
Recent Interest Group Call:
"AI Enabled Med Legal Services: Medical Economic Damage Analysis Capabilities Overview" (with Pratik Patel, Elevate Services)
"FDA in 2017: What to Expect" (with Bethany Hills, Mintz Levin)
Legal Sourcing Manager
Johnson & Johnson
A lawyer by training, and former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut, she now spearheads Johnson & Johnson’s legal procurement initiatives. Former Vice Chair Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section with the American Bar Association (ABA).
Previous positions held at: Chubb Insurance; Department of Social Services in Boston; State of Connecticut
Rutgers University | Bachelor of the Arts, Economics and Labor Studies
Howard University School of Law | Juris Doctor
Director, Alternative Fee Intelligence and Analytics
Justin’s groundbreaking work of implementing a strategy to transition GlaxoSmithKline’s high-value legal engagements to non-hourly, value-based fee agreements has been immortalized the Harvard Business School case study “GlaxoSmithKline: Sourcing Complex Professional Services” (HBS 9-414-003).
He is a frequent speaker on leading alternative fee arrangements and strategic sourcing of legal services.
Previous position held at: US Army
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School | Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Recent Interest Group Calls:
"Legal Technology" (with Nyembo Mwarabu, Conduent)
"Alternative Fee Arrangements" (with Ian Gilbert, Herbert Smith Freehills)
Strategic Buyer – Legal & Insurance
A lawyer by training with over a decade of experience in corporate compliance and procurement, Philada now leads Philips legal procurement initiatives.
Speaks English, Spanish, Dutch, and French.
Previous positions held at: Akzo Nobel; Reynolds Porter Chamberlain; Shoosmiths
University of Nottingham | Bachelor of the Arts (Hons), Hispanic Studies
Nottingham Law School | Postgraduate Diploma and LPC, Law
King’s College London | Postgraduate Diploma, EC Competition Law
Head of Procurement
Nationwide Building Society
Vincent is a seasoned procurement professional with over a decade of experience in direct and indirect procurement. Speaks English, French, and German.
Previous positions held at: Solvay, Tetra Pak
University of Manchester | Bachelor of the Arts (Hons), Politics and European Studies
Lyon Business School | MBA, Procurement
Recent Interest Group call:
"Financial Regulatory Reform in the Trump Administration and the Future of Dodd-Frank" (Matthew Dyckman, Goodwin Procter)
Vice President, Sourcing & Vendor Management
Olivia is a seasoned supply chain professional with over 10 years of experience. After working in direct material procurement she has been managing the procurement of professional services for the past five years.
Previous positions held at: Siemens, Schilling Robotics
California State University-Sacramento | Bachelor of Science, International Business, Marketing
UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy | M.P.I.A, International Politics and Business
Senior Legal Sourcing Director
The Bank of New York Mellon
In his role at BNY Mellon, Bill partners with his legal department stakeholders to drive value and efficiencies through their supplier network. He brings over sixteen years of procurement experience across multiple professional services categories, with a focus on legal services since 2009.
Previous positions held at: Prudential Financial, Fidelity Investments
State University of New York at Cortland| Bachelor of Arts, Communications