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BUYING LEGAL® COUNCIL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS


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.

Education:

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

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

 


Jo Ellen Hatfield

Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager - Professional Services





Bunge


Jo Ellen is a leader in sourcing and contracting process for professional services categories in global Fortune 500 companies. She is a change agent with business process re-engineering success, improving efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Jo Ellen develops policies, processes and procedures to execute procurement strategies delivering value and managing risk. She has optimized value of global category spends up to $1 billion, delivering quality services at significant cost savings.

Previous positions held at: BP, Hillshire Brands, Monsanto, Anheuser-Busch

Education:

Webster University | Master's degree, Business Management

Fontbonne University | Bachelor of Science, History/Education



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


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


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


Orazio Difruscolo

Swiss Re
Sourcing Manager


Orazio is leading a global team covering the direct sourcing for Claims Legal Services at Swiss Re Group with team members based in five countries across four continents. He has a direct working experience in six countries in EMEA, facilitating multiple transformation projects and sourcing activities across multiple categories and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.

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


Sandy Duncan

‪Senior Sourcing Manager-Legal & Fees
Lloyds Banking Group


Sandy is an experienced Purchasing & Supply Chain and Business Development executive. He has operations management and procurement experience across a range of businesses from start-ups to larger organisations.

Immediately prior to joining Lloyds in 2012 he was Head of Supply Chain Services Development for a risk management consultancy and prior to that he was with Bradford & Bingley plc for 15 years in various senior procurement roles. 

Education:
Fellow Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply


Jane Isles

‪Procurement Manager - Professional Services
ITV


Jane is responsible for the procurement of non-IT professional services to ITV. She has been involved in the procurement of legal services for over 15 years covering EMEA, US and APAC.

Previous positions held at: J P Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Prudential.

Education:
Manchester University | BSc (Hons). CIPs


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