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
Dublin | The CEO of Facebook (Ireland) |
London | The GC of BT plc |
PHOTOS | 45th LBDC Talk | New York
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
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
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 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.
41 offices plus five associated offices around the globe
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 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.
Over the next few months, we will have some wonderful LBDC Talks taking place in: