March 15, 2016


8:00 am


11:30 am


Sidley Austin, LLP
787 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Events 5

Building an International Legal Department: Obstacles and Opportunities

Presented by Sidley Austin LLP and Major, Lindsey & Africa

NOTE: This event has been postponed to a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Building an International Legal Department, New York, NYAs businesses and organizations expand globally, their legal departments also need to consider their global reach. Join Sidley Austin and Major, Lindsey & Africa for a discussion with leading General Counsel as they discuss the challenges and decisions they faced when building—and retaining—a successful international legal team.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET

Sidley Austin, LLP
787 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Topics of discussion will include how to:

  • Organize a multinational legal department with lawyers located outside of the United States
  • Develop strategies to build and manage international legal capacity
  • Motivate, integrate and coordinate with lawyers serving in multiple jurisdictions and business units
  • Manage cultural aspects and considerations of global legal departments

Who should attend:

  • General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel or senior lawyers involved in hiring and/or managing lawyers based overseas

First Session Panelists:

  • Andrew Bonzani, - Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of IPG
  • Ricardo A. Anzaldua - Executive Vice President & General Counsel, MetLife, Inc.
  • LaTanya Langley - Vice President and General Counsel, Developing Markets, Bic International Co. 

Moderated by George W. Madison, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Second Session Panelists:

  • Barrett Avigdor - Executive Director, Latin America, Major, Lindsey & Africa
  •  Olivia Seet- Head of In-House Practice Group, Asia Pacific, Major, Lindsey & Africa
  • Bianca Thomond - Head of In-House Practice Group, EMEA, Major, Lindsey & Africa

Moderated by Lee Udelsman, Managing Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa


This event will also take place in Chicago on Tuesday, March 8 from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. and Washington D.C. on Wednesday, March 16 from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.