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Jennifer Black Sherman
Vice President-Global Procurement Legal

Bank of America

Jennifer works for 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.

Quinnipiac University School of Law / Juris Doctor

Sacred Heart University / Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice

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


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


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


University of Economics in Bratislava | Master's degree

Andy Krebs

Senior Director, Head of Legal Operations


Strategic and innovative legal industry leader, known for leading, motivating, and gaining consensus in large cross-functional teams and being adept at managing in complex, ambiguous environments. Problem solver with a record of employing innovative processes and solutions to solve challenging problems and developing world class programs. Experienced at building and leading high performing teams with deep operational expertise across multiple business functions. Effective communicator and presenter who influences externally and internally across levels.

Previous positions held at: Intel


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


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.


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


Andie Lam

Global Category Manager Legal Services

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


University of Macau | BA in Marketing

University of Groningen |  MSc in International Business

Paul Lewis III

Director, Category, 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.


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

Denise Liddy

Global Sourcing Leader‬‬‬


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


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

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


Western Governors University – Bachelors in Business Management