SAN FRANCISCO launch of LBDC next Thursday

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
  New York | The GC of MetLife Inc |
San Fran |  The GC of NetApp Inc |
Dublin | The CEO of Facebook (Ireland) |
London | The GC of BT plc


 San Francisco | LBDC launches in San Fran

Next Thursday, 21 January 2016



Exclusive Event


Guest Speaker


Matthew Fawcett

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of NetApp

sponsored by


Thursday, 21 January 2016

Good afternoon,

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday afternoon.  I am very excited about our trip to San Francisco next week.

NEXT THURSDAY (21 Jan):  I am delighted and honored that Matthew Fawcett will be our guest speaker next Thursday at the launch of the San Francisco chapter of the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | . Matthew is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of NetApp.  Matthew has kindly agreed to give us a Talk about his personal career journey.

When: Thursday, 21 January 2016 
Time: 8.30 AM to 9.15 AM | Pre-Event Networking

9.15 AM to 10.15 AM | TALK from MATT FAWCETT, General Counsel

Sponsor Goodwin Procter
Venue The Bar Association of San Francisco,

301 Battery Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA

Cost  FREE
RSVP  Email: colin[at]

Matthew Fawcett



Matthew Fawcett is NetApp’s senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary. Matt leads the worldwide legal team.

Under his leadership, NetApp’s legal team has been recognized for many achievements, including the Best Legal Department of 2014 (Best Legal Departments 2014, Corporate Counsel, June 1, 2014), one of the most innovative departments (The 2013 IC-10: Inside the Legal Profession’s Top Innovators, Inside Counsel Magazine, August 30, 2013), and as a top GC (America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel, The National Law Journal, March 31, 2014).

Matthew has advised leading technology companies on a variety of issues, including mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and litigation.

Matthew Fawcett:  Forbes

Matthew is a frequent contributor to Forbes.  You may be interested to read some of his blog posts (links below).

  1. The Collaborative, Transparent Lawyer
  2. What’s The Best Advice You’ve Had? (Here Are My Top 9)
  3. How Your General Counsel Sees Business Blind Spots

About our Sponsor: Goodwin Procter


Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. The firm was founded in Boston in 1912.

Our thanks to Brett Schuman and Shane Brun, partners of Goodwin Procter.

PHOTOS |  Our Previous LBDC event in New York 

You may be interested to see some photos from our previous LBDC event which was held in New York on 30 November, 2015.  We had an incredibly inspiring guest speaker; Ricardo Anzaldua (Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MetLife Inc.).


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

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 | Dan Fitz General Counsel of BT plc


More details |  Dan Fitz GC guest speaker at LBDC


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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