Photos | LBDC New York Talk with GC of MetLife


LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

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

Previous guest speakers include:
| The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy 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 CEO of the Law Society of England & Wales |  The GC of the Intercontinental Hotels Group | The GC of The Weir Group plc | The GC of Manchester United FC | The Irish Ambassador to Great Britain |
Upcoming guest speakers
San Fran |  The GC of NetApp Inc |
Dublin | The CEO of Facebook (Ireland) |
London | The GC of BT plc |


PHOTOS  |  45th LBDC Talk  |  New York


Guest Speaker

Ricardo A. Anzaldua

Executive Vice President & General Counsel
MetLife Inc.
sponsored and hosted by


Ricardo A. Anzaldua  | General Counsel of MetlLife Inc

Ricardo A. Anzaldua gave us a fascinating, thought provoking and inspiring Talk about his personal career journey.

Steve Immelt | CEO of Hogan Lovells

We were delighted that Steve Immelt, the CEO of Hogan Lovells (based in the Washington D.C. office) joined us at the LBDC  in New York and introduced our wonderful guest speaker.  [Incidentally, Steve was our brilliant guest speaker at the LBDC in London in October 2015].

Colin Carroll | CEO of the LBDC

Colin Carroll, welcomed guests to the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | in New York.

Oliver Armas | Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells (New York)

Following Ricardo’s Talk, Oliver Armas (on behalf of Hogan Lovells) thanked our guest speaker for an incredibly powerful and thought provoking presentation.

Pre-Event at Hogan Lovells (New York)


Our guests (lawyers from law firms in New York and corporate in-house lawyers) having a drink and chat after Ricardo’s Talk.

Ricardo A. Anzaldua | Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MetLife Inc.


Ricardo photo MetLife

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

Oliver Armas | Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells (New York)


Oliver Armas is the Office Managing Partner of the New York office of Hogan Lovells and handles complex domestic and international disputes. 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.

Upcoming Talks

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


San Francisco



Guest Speaker: Gareth Lambe, CEO of Facebook (Ireland)


More details:  Facebook (Ireland) CEO


Guest Speaker | Dan Fitz General Counsel of BT plc


More details |  Dan Fitz GC guest speaker at 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


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
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