Chief Legal Office OperationsUberLily 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.
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 AmericaJennifer 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.
Quinnipiac University School of Law / Juris Doctor
Sacred Heart University / Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
Manager Group Procurement/Legal
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.
Universidad Complutense Madrid | Law Degree
Universidad Complutense Madrid | Bachelor of Business Administration
Member of the Madrid Bar Association
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
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
Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager - Professional Services
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
Webster University | Master's degree, Business Management
Fontbonne University | Bachelor of Science, History/Education
Procurement Manager - Professional Services
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.
Manchester University | BSc (Hons). CIPs
Global Legal Supplier Strategy and Efficiencies Manager - Legal Practice Excellence
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.
Defiance College | Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Criminal Justice
University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business | MBA in International Business and MIS
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
Global Category Manager Legal ServicesNovartisAndie 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 MarketingUniversity of Groningen | MSc in International Business
Senior Manager, Global Category Lead, Legal ServicesJohnson & JohnsonPaul 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)
Global Sourcing LeaderAXA 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
The Pennsylvania State University | Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Business
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
Global Outside Counsel Operations ManagerHearst 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