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Title: Insights From the Top: Women Leaders in Legal Talk Shop
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour
The Future of Law: Leading Women In Legal Talk Shop.
After a decade of debate about legal sector transformation – if, when and how it would happen – it’s clear that the future evolution of law is underway, and that technology, client expectations and diversity are the key drivers. As the legal landscape changes, women are still underrepresented in the executive ranks. Join us to hear from women leaders in the legal industry who have ascended to the c-suite of global organizations. You will be inspired as they share their journey, the lessons learned and their impact in driving innovation within their organizations and beyond. They will also unveil their insights into what the future holds.
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Terry Pritchard, Co-Chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Therese Pritchard serves as Co-Chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. She previously served on the firm’s Executive and Compensation Committees, as the leader of the White Collar, Securities Enforcement and Litigation Client Service Group and as Asia Coordinator, overseeing the firm's offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. She has concentrated on securities and financial institutions enforcement and litigation for more than 30 years. Ms. Pritchard has represented major public companies, banks, accounting firms, broker-dealers, investment advisors, mutual funds, hedge funds and individuals under investigation by the SEC, the DOJ, FINRA and the federal banking agencies. She also has extensive experience conducting independent investigations on behalf of, and providing counsel to boards of directors and audit committees of public companies. Recently, Ms. Pritchard has handled numerous internal and audit committee investigations involving possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and has advised public companies and their directors on whether to self-report the results of those investigations to the government. She has also handled SEC, Board and Audit Committee investigations involving revenue recognition, the adequacy of disclosures, stock option backdating, off balance sheet financing, undisclosed compensation/perquisites to executive officers, related party transactions, acquisitions and restructuring issues and the timing and adequacy of reserves. She has handled numerous insider trading investigations as well as broker-dealer and fund matters involving, among others, manipulative trading, valuation, allocation, suitability and supervision issues. Ms. Pritchard’s areas of practice also include insider trading, disclosure questions, delisting proceedings and broker-dealer regulation.
Ms. Pritchard was with the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1982 to 1991. She served as an assistant director from 1986 on and handled many of its most notable Wall Street cases. In 1985, she received the Manuel Cohen Outstanding Younger Lawyer Award in recognition of her achievements at the SEC. From 1991 to 1994, she was deputy chief counsel of the Office of Thrift Supervision, in charge of its Washington, D.C. enforcement program, directing and managing many high-profile fraud cases brought by the government resulting from the savings and loan crisis. Ms. Pritchard then co-managed the Professional Liability Section of the Resolution Trust Corporation from 1994 to 1995, where she directed and resolved more than 300 cases against officers, directors and other professionals associated with failed savings and loan institutions.
In October 2013, Ms. Pritchard was honored by Securities Docket as being among the top 40 securities enforcement defense attorneys in the industry in its inaugural "Enforcement 40." She was also named one of the Best Lawyers in America® (2008-2014) by various publications, including the Washington Post, Washingtonian and Woodward/White, Inc.’s The Best Lawyers in America.
Ms. Pritchard served on the firm's Executive Committee from 2005 to 2011. She also served for several years as the chair of the Securities Enforcement Subcommittee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Ms. Pritchard is a frequent speaker on securities law and enforcement matters at continuing legal education programs.
Lisa Mayhew, Co-Chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
In 2018 Lisa Mayhew became Co-Chair of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner with Therese Pritchard. Previous to this, Ms. Mayhew was Berwin Leighton Paisner’s Managing Partner. In 2017, she was named as one of only two ‘eminent practitioners' in employment law in Chambers & Partners directory. Ranked as a ‘leading individual’ in employment law since 2012 by legal directory Legal 500, Ms. Mayhew is known for successfully defending employers in large and complex employment disputes.
Her work has typically been at Boardroom level, for example acting on executive hires and severances, discrimination proceedings, cases of whistleblowing, or on major corporate transformation initiatives. Work of this nature is always highly sensitive, has significant reputational ramifications and typically involves substantial, 7-figure sums. Ms. Mayhew’s clients have included eight of the world’s largest banks plus other FTSE-level or large private companies in sectors such as retail and energy. She completed in-house secondments at Merrill Lynch and John Lewis Partnership.
While keeping clients out of court is often the first priority, Ms. Mayhew has represented clients in the High Court or at Employment Tribunals over 50 times. In all cases, she has focused not just on winning, but in achieving the right outcomes for the client and protecting their reputation, based upon an appreciation of the publicity and regulatory aspects of each case. A regular guest speaker at industry events and author of multiple published articles, Ms. Mayhew also co-wrote a book published by Sweet & Maxwell on “Discrimination: Remedies and Quantum.”
|Stacey Caywood is the CEO of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, a leading provider of information, software and integrated workflow solutions for legal and business compliance professionals worldwide. The division has operations in Europe, the United States, and Asia Pacific. During her tenure as CEO, Ms. Caywood has led the transformation of legal and regulatory business to meet changing customer needs, with a focus on serving professionals with innovative solutions that help them be more productive, strengthen client relationships and deliver higher value client services. Ms. Caywood was previously President and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, where she led the creation of a customer-focused business organization and strategy, and drove the unit's transition from a traditional publisher to leading provider of specialized electronic information and solutions. Prior to that, she was Vice President of the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Legal Professional Group, where she helped drive strong growth through the introduction of new electronic products and integrated online libraries. Formerly, Ms. Caywood served as Publisher of CCH's Business and Finance group, and as Director of sales and marketing, with management responsibility for sales, marketing and the launch of the unit's Internet products. She joined CCH in 1992 as a product manager and orchestrated the launch of the company's first CD-ROM products. Stacey Caywood earned an MBA from Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Chicago, and holds a bachelor's degree from Tufts University, Medford, MA.|
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
|Debbie Epstein Henry|
Expert, Consultant, Best-Selling Author & Public Speaker
|Debbie Epstein Henry is an expert, best-selling author and public speaker on women, careers, and law. For 20 years, hundreds of news outlets have featured her work including The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, and The Wall Street Journal. Debbie’s global work includes multiple engagements in The Hague as well as in Paris at the French Senate and in London and Vienna. She runs the DEH Speaker Series that hosts thought leaders and programming, attracting more than 1,000 participants per quarter. Debbie has received numerous awards including being named among the Philadelphia Business Journal‘s "Women of Distinction” and recognized with the Anne X. Alpern Award, presented annually to a female lawyer who makes a significant professional impact on women in the law. She also co-founded Bliss Lawyers, a company employing high caliber attorneys to work on temporary engagements for in-house and law firm clients.|
Debbie Epstein Henry, Expert, Consultant,
Best-Selling Author and Public Speaker
Stacey Caywood, CEO Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Bryan Cave Leighton Paiser Co-Chairs,
Therese Pritchard & Lisa Mayhew
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