Our Industry Groups

We organize peer-to-peer Industry Groups. Each Group meets regularly via conference call/webinar.

Members in the respective industry will receive calendar invites to the calls. Please email us if you are interested.


Pharma/Healthcare
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)

Felicia Suggs

‪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 

Education:
Rutgers University | Bachelor of the Arts, Economics and Labor Studies 
Howard University School of Law | Juris Doctor
 

Justin Ergler

‪Director, Alternative Fee Intelligence and Analytics‬‬
GlaxoSmithKline‬


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

Education:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School | Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

 
Financial Services/Banking 
Upcoming call: Regulatory update: What you need to know in 2018 (Q1 2018)

Recent Interest Group call:
  • "Financial Regulatory Reform in the Trump Administration and the Future of Dodd-Frank" (Matthew Dyckman, Goodwin Procter)

Olivia Knight

‪Vice President, Sourcing & Vendor Management
Credit Suisse


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

Education:
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

Bill DeMarzo

‪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 

Education:
State University of New York at Cortland| Bachelor of Arts, Communications


Insurance
 
We have just started a new industry group for buyers of legal services from the insurance industry.
The next meeting is on December 11. 
Reggie Plac

Legal Procurement Manager
American Family Insurance

Previous positions held at: The Northern Trust Company, JP Morgan Chase

Education:
Southern Illinois University | BA Political Science

Matt Rossman

Category Manager, Legal & Claims Sourcing
XL Catlin 

Previous positions held at: AIG, Citigroup, Travelers, AON

Education:
St. John's University, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business | BBA, Insurance
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law | JD