The GC, Jeff Bullwinkel, from one of largest tech companies to speak
Thursday, 1 November 2018 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Admission: FREE for UK based Lawyers | RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve got some exciting news: Jeff Bullwinkel, Microsoft’s top lawyer in Europe, will be our guest speaker at our General Counsel Summit in London. I am delighted that Jeff will join us for a fireside chat to discuss his personal career journey, leadership and lessons he has learned along the way. Our Summit will be hosted in the very impressive auditorium at the global law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Associate General Counsel and Regional Director of Corporate, Legal & External Affairs Microsoft Europe
Jeff Bullwinkel serves as Microsoft’s Associate General Counsel and Regional Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs for Europe.
He is based in Amsterdam and oversees the company’s legal and corporate affairs teams across the region, providing support for commercial transactions and regulatory counsel on public policy issues such as IPR, cybersecurity, competition, and international trade.
Mr. Bullwinkel joined Microsoft in 2000 and previously held a number of senior roles with the company across the Asia Pacific region, based in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Bullwinkel was with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, an international law firm based in New York. Mr. Bullwinkel also served as a federal prosecutor with the Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice, where he was responsible for a wide range of matters relating to international law.
Mr. Bullwinkel is originally from the New York area. He graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his law degree from New York University. He is a member of the New York State Bar.
Mr. Bullwinkel recently celebrated 25 year of marriage to his wife Kimberly and they have two fabulous kids (a boy who’s 20 and a girl who’s 18).
General Counsel Summit
In addition to Jeff, we will have three other amazing guest speakers at our Summit including:
- Sabine Chalmers, Group General Counsel of BT Group plc
- Justine Campbell, Deputy Group General Counsel of Centrica
Sabine and Justine will join us for a series of conversations about their personal career journeys, leadership and lessons learned along the way.
Blockchain: Guest Speaker
We will have a terrific guest speaker, Lory Kehoe of ConsenSys chat to us about the exciting blockchain technology.
Group General Counsel of BT Group plc
Sabine Chalmers is the General Counsel of BT Group Plc, one of the world’s largest communications companies listed on the FTSE with headquarters in London.
Prior to BT, Sabine was the Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer and Secretary to the Board of Directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of the world’s top five consumer products companies and the leading global brewer, from 2005 – 2017.
In addition to her more than a decade at Anheuser-Busch InBev, she served in a number of leadership positions, including General Counsel of the Latin American and U.S. Businesses at Diageo plc, the world’s largest producer of spirits from 1993 – 2004. She also worked in private practice at the law firm of Lovell White Durrant and was a lecturer at University College, London. Sabine holds a law degree from the London School of Economics and is qualified to practice in England and NY State.
She serves on numerous boards, including those of Coty, Inc., one of the worlds largest consumer beauty companies; the Royal National Theatre London; and is a former chairman of the Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the largest not-for-profit professional association serving the business interests of in-house attorneys around the world with more than 34,000 members in 85 countries.
An American citizen of Indian and German origin, she has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Sabine has been married for 25 years to Richard (a British/American citizen) and they have one daughter, Natasha, who is 18 years old.
Deputy Group General Counsel of Centrica plc
Justine Campbell is Deputy Group General Counsel and Head of Secretariat for Centrica plc, with responsibility for the management of the Group’s legal function and the provision of legal and regulatory support to Centrica plc and to multiple business units across the Group and to the corporate centre. She is also responsible for leading the Group Company Secretariat function, supporting board and committee administration and advising on issues of corporate governance and compliance.
Justine also led Centrica’s response to the two year investigation by the Competition & Markets Authority into the UK energy sector, the most detailed review of the market since privatisation. She has extensive experience of regulated markets, including energy, insurance and telecommunications.
Prior to joining Centrica, Justine was Corporate & External Affairs Director of Vodafone UK for 5 years. She has been involved in the telecommunications industry for some years, having spent 7 years at O2/Telefonica, the final two as European General Counsel.
Justine qualified as a solicitor with Freshfields, in London and Brussels and holds a law degree from Trinity College, Dublin and an advanced management qualification from the Said Business School, Oxford. She is a member of the advisory council of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.
Justine lives in Winchester and is married with 3 children.
Fireside Chat with Lory Kehoe: Blockchain
He has over 11 years cross-industry consulting experience. Prior to ConsenSys he was a director with Deloitte and founded and ran Deloitte’s EMEA blockchain lab based out of Dublin. He also spent 5 years with Accenture.
Lory is a Qualified Financial Adviser, registered stockbroker and is currently (and has been for the past 10+ years) an adjunct assistant professor in Strategic Management and Information Systems with the Department of Computer Science in Trinity College Dublin.
ConsenSys is a blockchain venture production studio. Our global team is building an ecosystem of consumer-centric products and enterprise solutions using blockchain technologies, primarily Ethereum.
ConsenSys employs more than 700 people globally. It is has offices in cities around the world including New York, San Francisco, London, Dublin, Paris and Dubai.
It promises to be a fascinating evening. Please feel free to drop me a line if you would like to be added to our guest list.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Our GC guest speakers gave us amazing Talks about their personal career journeys. One of our GC guest speakers said:
“The whole event was such a credit to you Colin, so professionally executed and everyone there was cooing about how your events are the best ones they go to. I don’t think you realize how unique and how valued your events are in comparison to the usual run of the mill seminars and talks by law firms and industry bodies.” [Comment received from one of our General Counsel guest speakers on 24 May 2018]
Photos from our Summit are HERE.
I’m excited about our General Counsel Summit coming to Dublin in September.
I hope to see some of you then.
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