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Marty Harlow
‪Procurement Director, Global Legal Services Manager‬‬‬‬‬


Marty is one of the earliest pioneers in Legal Procurement. Having started sourcing the legal category as early as 2005, Marty has done groundbreaking work in Legal Procurement. He developed and implemented the strategy to transition GlaxoSmithKline’s high-value legal engagements (all matters over $250,000) to non-hourly, value-based fee agreements. This has been immortalized in the Harvard Business School case study GlaxoSmithKline: Sourcing Complex Professional Services (HBS 9-414-003).

Previous positions held at: IBM


Indiana University | Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Management

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


Jo Ellen Hatfield

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

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.


Defiance College | Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Criminal Justice 

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

Alan Bryan

‪Senior Associate General Counsel - Legal Operations and Outside Counsel Management


Alan leads Walmart’s Office of Outside Counsel Management, where he oversees internal operations and processes, as well as the relationship with all company law firms throughout the United States. His office reviews and improves legal department processes, policies, and cost control. as well as procuring and evaluating department vendors. Alan was named “Top Ten 30-Somethings" by the Association of Corporate Counsel and “40 Under Forty,” by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.

Previous positions held at: Friday Eldredge & Clark


University of Arkansas | Bachelor of Sciene, Political Science and History

University of Arkansas School of Law | Juris Doctor

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
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.


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

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.


Quinnipiac University School of Law / Juris Doctor

Sacred Heart University / Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice

Marco Sabanes

‪Senior Strategic Category Manager Professional Services


Marco is a dynamic professional with extensive international sourcing expertise in direct and indirect procurement categories in Fortune 500 corporations across multiple industries. In his current role, Marco partners with Pfizer’s Legal and Compliance divisions ensuring that strategic sourcing and procurement best practices are effectively employed on legal and consulting spend, while developing strong internal and external relationships in a complex evolving environment.

Previous positions held at: Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Henkel


Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain | Bachelor of Science in International Economics

Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, New York, USA | Master in Business Administration, MBA – General Management