Morgan Lewis sponsors exclusive LBDC (New York) event

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 LBDC (New York) Exclusive Event

Fireside Chat


Bjarne P. Tellmann

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson Plc

sponsored by


We are delighted to announce that Morgan Lewis will sponsor and host the LBDC’s  | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | exclusive evening event in New York on Tuesday, 27 October  2015. Special thanks to Charles E. Engros, Jr., the global leader of Morgan Lewis’s corporate and business transactions practice.

Morgan Lewis has a terrific conference facility which is conveniently located close to Grand Central on Park Avenue between 40th and 41st.  Pre-event drinks will start from 6pm; we hope that our guests will be able to stay on for drinks and networking after our fireside chat.

Photo from our previous LBDC event in London

We will have a brilliant guest speaker: BJARNE P. TELLMANN,  (Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson Plc) .

Bjarne P. Tellmann (Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson Plc

We are very much looking forward to having a fireside chat with Bjarne P. Tellmann.  The main topic for our conversation will be:

“Leading Legal Teams In an Age of Innovation and Disruption.”

When: Tuesday, 27 October 2015
 Time: 6.00 PM to 6.30 PM – pre-event networking:6.30 PM to 7.30 PM –  Fireside Chat with Bjarne P. Tellmann (Senior VP & GC of Pearson, Plc)7.30 PM to 8.30 PM – Post-event networking
Sponsor:  Morgan Lewis
Venue Morgan Lewis, 101 Park Avenue, New York
Invitation-Only  Invitation-only event.  For more details, email:colin[at]

Bjarne P. Tellmann

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson PLC

Bjarne P. Tellmann (Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson Plc)


Bjarne P. Tellmann is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson PLC, the world’s leading education publishing business. A FTSE 40 company, Pearson is active in over 80 countries with interests that include The Financial Times and Penguin Random House. At Pearson, Mr. Tellmann leads a global legal team of more than 200 people across five continents. He previously served in various capacities at The Coca-Cola Company, including as Associate General Counsel, General Counsel Asia-Pacific and General Counsel Japan. Prior to that, he was Deputy General Counsel of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, S.A., one of the world’s largest independent Coke bottling groups, with 550 million consumers in 28 countries spanning Russia, Eurasia, Europe and Africa. Mr. Tellmann has also held legal positions at Kimberly-Clark and at the law firms of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and White & Case LLP in various locations in Europe and the United States. The Lawyer magazine recently named Mr. Tellmann as one of its “Hot 100” lawyers for 2015 and the Pearson legal team have been shortlisted for the Lawyer Awards “2015 Technology Media Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year” (to be decided at the awards ceremony in London on June 23, 2015).

Originally from Oslo, Norway, Mr. Tellmann is a member of the New York and Georgia Bars and is a qualified Solicitor in England and Wales. He holds a Juris Doctor with Honors from The University of Chicago, a M.Sc. (Econ.) from The London School of Economics and a PG Dip. (with Merit) in European Competition Law from King’s College, University of London. He received his B.A., Summa cum Laude from Boston University.

Interview with Bjarne P. Tellmann

You may be interested to read the terrific interview Bjarne gave to The Lawyer (26 May 2015):

Interview with Bjarne P Tellmann (Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson plc).

About our Sponsor: Morgan Lewis


At Morgan Lewis, we work in collaboration. We work around the clock and around the world—always ready, always on—to respond to the needs of our clients and craft powerful solutions for them. From our 28 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, we work with clients ranging from established, global Fortune 100 companies to enterprising startups.

We provide comprehensive litigation, corporate, finance, restructuring, employment and benefits, and intellectual property services in all major industries, helping clients address and anticipate challenges across vast and rapidly changing landscapes. And we approach every representation with an equal commitment to first understanding, and then efficiently and effectively advancing, the interests of our clients and arriving at the best results.

Our team encompasses more than 2,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, patent agents, employee benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists. If a client has a question, we’ll immediately find the person in our global network with the answer. If there’s a shift in the legal landscape, we’re on top of it, and our clients will be too.

We focus on both immediate and long-term goals with our clients, harnessing our resources from strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across North America and in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. You’ll find us everywhere from New York to Dubai, San Francisco to Beijing, and London to Washington.

Founded in 1873, we stand on the shoulders of more than 140 years of achievement, but we never rest on our reputation.”

Charles E. Engros, Jr.:  Morgan Lewis, Global Leader of Corporate & Business Transactions Practice


Our thanks to Charles Engros for sponsoring and hosting our exclusive LBDC (New York) event.

Charles Engros counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, financings, and other transactions. The global leader of the firm’s corporate and business transactions practice, Charlie advises many non-US companies on acquisitions, financings, and securities law compliance in the United States and other cross-border matters.

Recognized by Chambers and The Legal 500 for his service to clients, Charlie often writes and speaks about financings and foreign investment in the United States, as well as trends in the M&A legal arena and the media industry. While he focuses to a large extent on serving media, technology, and information services industry clients, he also represents consumer products and industrial companies, and securities industry professionals.


This will be an invitation-only event.  If you would like more information, please email:


Photos:  LBDC (London) Previous Event

We were delighted that Patrick Stewart, the Head of Legal or General Counsel of Manchester United was our last guest speaker at the LBDC (London).  Patrick gave us a fascinating Talk about his personal career journey.

Some photos from our event below:


London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York |  San Francsciso

Upcoming Talks

Over the next few months, we will have some wonderful Talks taking place in:

  • London

  • New York

  • Dublin

  • San Francisco

New York

Guest Speaker: Ricardo A. AnzalduaExecutive Vice President & General Counsel of MetLife Inc.

Ricardo A. Anzaldua

More details:  Ricardo Anzaldua guest speaker at the LBDC


Guest Speaker: Stephen J. Immelt, CEO of Hogan LovellsImmelt_Stephen_Head Shot (2)

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Guest Speaker: Ronan Dunne, CEO of Telefonica UK 


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Guest Speaker: Louise Phelan, Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, MENA, PayPal

Louise Phelan (Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, PayPal)

More details:  Louise Phelan guest speaker at the LBDC


Guest Speaker:  Matthew Fawcett, Senior VP and General Counsel of NetApp

Matthew Fawcett (senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of NetApp)

More details:  Matthew Fawcett guest speaker at the LBDC (San Fran)

 Previous LBDC Guest Speakers  

LONDON:   Previous LBDC Guest Speakers

 DUBLIN:   Previous  LBDC  Guest Speakers

NEW YORK:   Previous  LBDC  Guest Speakers

BOSTON:   Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker

DUBAI:   Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker

Colin Carroll


LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
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Global Leadership Institute at Boston College

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