Reed Smith sponsors LBDC event with Dan Fitz GC

LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
Est’d London 2011

Official Partner | Global Leadership Institute at Boston College |

Previous guest speakers include
The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Worldwide Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica | The CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi (MENA) | The CEO of PwC (Ireland) | The CEO of Bank of Ireland (UK) | The CEO of Sunderland FC
The GC of MetLife Inc. | The GC of Pearson Plc | The GC of Manchester United FCThe GC of the Intercontinental Hotels Group | The GC of The Weir Group plc  | The GC of Network Rail | The GC of Carillion plc | 
Upcoming Speakers
Dublin | The CEO of Facebook (Ireland) |
San Francisco | The GC of NetApp |

LBDC Interviews

Arianna Huffington |Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group and named as one of “the world’s 100 most influential people” [Time Magazine]


LBDC (London) 

Exclusive Event


Guest Speaker

Dan Fitz

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, BT Group plc


sponsored by


Good morning,

We are delighted to announce that Reed Smith will sponsor the LBDC’s  | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | exclusive event in London.

Guest Speaker | Dan Fitz, the GC of BT plc 

We will have a wonderful guest speaker for our first event of 2016: Dan FitzGroup General Counsel & Company Secretary, BT Group plc.  DAN has kindly agreed to give us a Talk about his personal career journey.

LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |
London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
46th  Guest Speaker Event
When: Wednesday, 13 January 2016 
Time: 7.30 AM to 8.00 AM | Continental Breakfast

8.00 AM to 9.00 AM | DAN FITZ TALK

Cost: FREE
RSVP: Email:  colin[at]
Venue The stunning Innholders’ Hall


DanFitzGCDan is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.  Dan joined BT Group plc in April 2010 as General Counsel and became Company Secretary in 2012.  Dan is also Diversity & Inclusion Champion at BT.

BT has changed dramatically over the last 5 years.  It has rebuilt is balance sheet, moved into new markets such as TV and Sport and is currently on the cusp of acquiring the UK’s largest mobile provider, EE.  Outside the UK, BT is active in over 170 countries and territories.

This is Dan’s third General Counsel role in the UK.  He previously fulfilled that role at Misys plc (a software company) and Cable &Wireless plc.  Dan started his career in New York City at the US law firm, Pillsbury Winthrop.

At BT, Dan leads the Legal, Governance and Compliance functions (LGC).  LGC provides the full array of legal, governance and compliance services to BT.

Dan studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (JD Hons.1985); economics at UNC (BA Hons.1981); and international and comparative politics at the London School of Economics (Diplo. Distinction 1982).

Dan is an attorney (New York) and a solicitor (England & Wales).

Dan is from North Carolina and has lived in the UK since 1987.

-October 2015


About our Sponsor | Reed Smith


Reed Smith represents many of the world’s leading companies in complex litigation and other high-stakes disputes, cross-border and other strategic transactions, and crucial regulatory matters.

With lawyers from coast-to-coast in the United States, as well as in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Reed Smith is known for its experience across a broad array of industry sectors. Reed Smith counsels 13 of the world’s 15 largest commercial and savings banks; 25 of the world’s 35 largest oil and gas companies; and the world’s three largest pharmaceutical distribution and wholesale companies. Reed Smith’s shipping practice has been designated among the most preeminent in the world, and its advertising law practice is regarded as among the legal industry’s finest.

Thomas Ince | Reed Smith


Our thanks to Thomas Ince for sponsoring our exclusive LBDC event.

Thomas is a partner and Deputy Practice Group Leader of the Employment Group, with responsibility for Europe and the Middle East.

Thomas practises all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law.

Thomas focuses on the employment aspects of outsourcing and commercial transactions. He has considerable experience in multi-jurisdictional and local government outsourcing transactions. Thomas regularly provides strategic advice on restructuring situations. He is noted for finding solutions to complex issues and ensuring his client’s risks are well managed and minimised where possible. He is a tenacious negotiator and will always achieve the best deal in the circumstances for his clients.

Thomas has particular experience in guiding employers through disciplinary, grievance and investigatory issues, along with performance and sickness management, including issues related to cyber matters. Thomas is a real risk manager who seeks to reduce the exposure of his clients.

Thomas regularly conducts Employment Tribunal litigation, including claims for unfair dismissal and sex, race, disability and age discrimination.

Thomas prides himself on his ability to provide commercially focused, practical and responsive advice. One client commented “Thomas is responsive at all times, however complex the issues are and has guided us through the minefield that is employment law. His analysis and advice is noted for its clarity and attention to detail“.


It would be great to see you if you were interested in joining us at the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |.

Places will be limited and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.  A waiting list will be in operation once all the places have been allocated.

To RSVP, please email me:

I look forward to hearing from you.


Upcoming Talks

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

New York


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: Gareth Lambe, CEO of Facebook (Ireland)


More details:  Facebook (Ireland) CEO


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


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speakers


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speakers

Bjarne P. Tellmann, Senior VP & GC of Pearson Plc

More details:  Bjarne Tellmann guest speaker at the LBDC


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker

Colin Carroll


LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
Telephone:   0044 7917 301 070
Official Partner:

Global Leadership Institute at Boston College



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