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Marty Harlow
‪Procurement Director, Global Legal Services Manager‬‬‬‬‬

GlaxoSmithKline‬

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

Education:

Indiana University | Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Management


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