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Lily Beatty

Chief Legal Office Operations

Uber
Lily is a manager on Uber's CLO (Chief Legal Office) Operations team. She designed Uber's preferred counsel program and oversees various vendor operations and sourcing activities across the CLO. Prior to shifting her focus to legal services, her responsibilities included cybersecurity software and professional services procurement. Before joining Uber, Lily held supply chain planning and strategic sourcing positions at Nestle.

Education:

The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business

B.S. Supply Chain Management and Information Systems


Jennifer Black Sherman
Vice President-Global Procurement Legal

Bank of America

Jennifer has recently joined Bank of America’s Global Procurement Legal team located in Charlotte, NC. She is responsible for the legal department’s end to end procurement engagements with third party vendors.  She negotiates agreements at various levels of complexity in order to minimize risk and achieve measurable cost savings. Jennifer is a licensed Attorney with over sixteen years of experience in law firms, trial courts, as well as, lead the legal department and the procurement functions for a federally funded not for profit agency.


Education:
Quinnipiac University School of Law / Juris Doctor

Sacred Heart University / Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice


Laura Alexandra Buliga 

Manager Group Procurement/Legal
Adidas

Laura joined adidas in 2017. She embraced the challenge to successfully lead the build-up of the global Legal Procurement category as part of the great Procurement transformation journey adidas chose to undertake. Previously she practiced Civil Law specialized on litigation for over five years with a Madrid law firm, which proved to be a key success factor in her Procurement role and in establishing a solid and sustainable collaboration between the Legal and Procurement teams within adidas.

Education:
Universidad Complutense Madrid | Law Degree 
Universidad Complutense Madrid | Bachelor of Business Administration 
Member of the Madrid Bar Association


Orazio Difruscolo

Swiss Re
Head Claims and Legal Sourcing

Orazio is leading Claims & Legal Sourcing global team at Swiss Re Group. He builds partnerships with clients, colleagues and providers to increase revenues, reduce costs, mitigate risks and create new value, elevating sourcing beyond the traditional procurement levers. Over the last two decades he studied and practiced intersections between people, process and technology also during post-merger while living in eight countries.

Recent track record includes the application of Augmented Intelligence (combining human and artificial intelligence/machine learning), predictive analytics, product development and winning new business as part of cross-functional teams

Previous positions held at: Deutsche Bank

Education:

Bocconi University | Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; Master of Science (Hons), Organisation & IT systems

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore | PhD, Management


Stanislav Gejdos

Category Manager, Legal Services

Syngenta

Stanislav joined Syngenta in 2012. Prior to starting his Legal Procurement role in 2016, he worked in IT Procurement managing key outsourcing relationships. Stano builds effective partnerships with internal clients and providers. His main focus is on delivering sustainable savings, negotiating strategic legal contracts, increase the usage of value based billing models and to drive the SRM program with key legal providers. He is working closely with Legal Operations to enhance data analytics to drive better sourcing decisions.

Previous positions held at: Volkswagen, Hewlett-Packard

Education:

University of Economics in Bratislava | Master's degree


Andy Krebs

Global Legal Supplier Strategy and Efficiencies Manager - Legal Practice Excellence

Intel Corporation

Andy Krebs has been with for Intel almost 20 years and in that time held various positions in the Global Sourcing and Procurement Organization: he has managed sales and marketing categories, risk & controls, and served as a direct materials planning analyst. He now works closely with his internal partners in an effort to shape the future direction of both the legal and professional services as they transition into a new era of sourcing. He recently switched into a global legal operations position.


Education:

Defiance College | Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Criminal Justice 

University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business | MBA in International Business and MIS


Jon Lane 

Senior Manager, Global Legal Procurement

GSK

Jon leads the Global Legal Services category at GSK and has been with the company since 2008.  Prior to starting his legal role in 2015, he managed several categories across direct, indirect and operational roles.  Jon is responsible for procurement’s engagement with external law firms and ancillary service providers and is the procurement lead for GSK’s award winning OCSI program.


Education:

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill | BA Management/Public Policy

 


Andie Lam

Global Category Manager Legal Services

Novartis
Andie is a seasoned professional experienced in indirect procurement in complex and global organizations. She has lived and worked in multiple countries and industries, leading cross-functional teams in sourcing and process improvement projects. 
Previous positions held: Philips Electronics, Guardian Life Insurance, Pfizer

Education: 

University of Macau | BA in Marketing

University of Groningen |  MSc in International Business


Paul Lewis III

Senior Manager, Global Category Lead, Legal Services

Johnson & Johnson
Paul leads the Global Legal Services category team at J&J, with responsibility for procurement’s engagement with external vendors and the implementation of the function’s strategic vision in the legal space. He has driven strategic sourcing engagements and procurement best-value outcomes across many direct material and indirect service categories and led a global program for evaluating the financial health of key vendors and driving risk mitigation efforts where necessary.

Education:

Millersville University of Pennsylvania | Bachelor of Arts, Economics (Quantitative)


Denise Liddy

Global Sourcing Leader‬‬‬

AXA XL

Denise Liddy has been with for AXA XL twelve years and in that time held various positions within the Global Sourcing and Procurement Organization: she has managed the IT and Professional Services categories and for the past two years has supported the Underwriting, Claims and Legal areas. Her team works with global stakeholders to develop procurement and vendor management strategies that deliver value and manage risk for the products and services that support the goals of the company. 

Previous positions held at: Lehman Brothers, The New York Stock Exchange

Education:

The Pennsylvania State University | Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Business


Emily Peeroo 

Sourcing Manager Marketing & Legal Services

Lloyds Banking Group

Emily joined Lloyds in 2009 and welcomes change and new challenges having covered a diverse range of supply market roles and categories. She has led numerous Legal Panel reviews and new initiatives, including the implementation of a legal ebilling system and a legal invoice review pilot.

Previous Positions Held: Barclays, Alcatel-Lucent and Intel Corporation

Long standing business mentor & volunteer for various international charities


Education:
Royal Holloway University of London, BA German, French & Computing

Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, Marketing Management


Jessica Williams

Global Outside Counsel Operations Manager

Hearst Media

Jessica Williams is the Outside Counsel Operations Manager for HEARST’s Office of General Counsel. After nearly 15 years in the legal industry, Jessica’s experience ranges from public service to boutique law firms and Fortune 100 corporate legal departments. Today, she oversees Hearst’s global outside counsel program and is responsible for all things rates and relationships.

Previous position: Liberty Mutual Insurance

Education: 

Western Governors University – Bachelors in Business Management