Hogan Lovells sponsors LBDC (New York) Event

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 LBDC (New York) 

Exclusive Event


Guest Speaker

Ricardo A. Anzaldua

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, MetLife Inc.

Ricardo A. Anzaldua

sponsored by


Good afternoon,

I am delighted to announce that Hogan Lovells will sponsor and host the LBDC’s  | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | exclusive evening event in New York on Monday, 30 November 2015. Special thanks to two partners at Hogan Lovells (New York)Chris Donoho (Business Restructuring & Insolvency) and Oliver Armas (Litigation & Arbitration).

Guest Speaker: Ricardo A. Anzaldua (MetLife)

We will have a brilliant guest speaker: Ricardo A. Anzaldua, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, MetLife Inc.  Ricardo A. Anzaldua has kindly agreed to give us a Talk about his personal career journey.

Our evening event will take place at a new venue for the LBDC: Hogan Lovells fabulous offices located at 875, 3rd Avenue. Pre-Talk drinks will start at 6pm; I hope guests will be able to stay on for drinks and networking after Ricardo’s Talk.

Photo from our previous LBDC (London) event with guest speaker PATRICK STEWART, Manchester United’s Head of Legal


LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |
London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
45th   Guest Speaker Event
When: Monday, 30 November 2015
 Time: Pre-event networking: 6.00 PM  –  6.30 PM.   Ricardo A. Anzaldua’s (Executive VP & GC of MetLife, Inc.) Talk will commence at 6.30 PM.  Post-event networking: 7.30 PM to 8.30 PM
Sponsor:  Hogan Lovells
 Venue: Hogan Lovells, 875 3rd Avenue, New York
Invitation-Only Event  Invitation-only event.  For more details, email:colin[at]lawyersbdc.com

Ricardo A. Anzaldua

Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MetLife, Inc.

Ricardo A. Anzaldua

Ricardo Anzaldua is executive vice president and general counsel of MetLife, Inc.  He was appointed to this position in December 2012.  Anzaldua leads the company’s global legal operations, and oversees MetLife’s corporate secretary’s office and corporate ethics and compliance group.

Anzaldua joined MetLife from The Hartford Financial Services Group, where he was senior vice president and associate general counsel.  There, he led legal support for the two largest operating divisions (commercial and consumer markets) after a three-year tenure leading the legal teams supporting the corporate secretarial, securities, corporate governance, tax, mergers & acquisitions, technology, bankruptcy and real estate functions.

Prior to joining The Hartford, Anzaldua was a partner with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York.  He began his legal career with the firm upon graduation from Harvard Law School in 1990.

Before law school, Anzaldua was the publications director and senior editor of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, a University of California think tank focusing on research relating to Mexico and U.S.-Mexican relations, as well as Latin America more generally.

Since 2015, Anzaldua has been a member of the board of directors for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) and LatinoJustice. He also became a member of the board of directors for Common Ground, a New York City supportive housing developer and manager, in 2014. Since 2007, Anzaldua has also been a member of the board of directors of the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation and currently serves as its president.  He is also a trustee and pro-bono general counsel of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, an international nonprofit focused on economic and community development and empowerment in the developing world.


About our Sponsor: Hogan Lovells

Fast Facts

  • 41 offices plus five associated offices around the globe
  • 2,500+ lawyers
  • 800+ partners firmwide
  • Top 12 law firm by revenue
  • Strength in a number of sectors, particularly in financial services, energy, and pharmaceuticals
  • CEO: Stephen J. Immelt

My thanks to both Chris Donoho and Oliver Armas Partners in Hogan Lovells (New York) for sponsoring our LBDC event.

Chris Donoho, Hogan Lovells Partner (Business Restructuring & Insolvency)


Chris Donoho is actively involved in the business of restructuring companies, focusing his practice on the transactional side of restructurings, but also frequently appearing in court on behalf of clients to protect their interests and assert their positions.

His experience covers all aspects of restructuring, including both in court and out of court solutions. Chris spends much of his time protecting the rights of individual or aligned creditors in restructurings (both banks and investment funds), and has spent a considerable portion of his career representing bondholders’ and creditors’ committees. He has also dedicated a significant part of his career to representing debtors, as well as purchasers of assets in Chapter 11 proceedings, either through a Section 363 or a plan acquisition. Many of his matters involve cross-border disputes and multi-jurisdictional proceedings.

Oliver Armas, Hogan Lovells Partner (Litigation & Arbitration)


Oliver Armas handles complex domestic and international disputes. He has an active trial practice in U.S. federal and state courts, and routinely represents foreign and domestic clients in arbitrations before the ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, and other arbitral tribunals. He also represents foreign product manufacturers in supply chain disputes and products liability litigation and in related regulatory matters.

Fluent in Spanish and able to understand Portuguese, Oliver routinely counsels clients on matters involving Latin America. He has acted as a legal expert in certain aspects of U.S. law in foreign proceedings (e.g., Mexico and Peru), and has supervised litigation and conducted FCPA investigations in almost every country in Latin America.


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


I look forward to hearing from you.


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

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

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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)

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Colin Carroll


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