Everything You Always Wanted to Learn About Breaking Into Tech, Financial Services & Startup Companies & Current Trends

New York, NY
January 25, 2016

The New York State Bar Association will host the Twelfth Annual Edith I. Spivack Symposium sponsored by the Committee on Women in the Law on January 25, 2016. Partner Carol C. Villegas will be moderating a dynamic group of female leaders titled, “Everything You Always Wanted to Learn About Breaking Into Tech, Financial Services, & Startup Companies & Current Trends.” The panelists include:

  • Stephanie Benedetto, Esq. – CEO and Founder, Queen of Raw
  • Wendy Callaghan, Esq. – Associate General Counsel, AIG IT Law Department
  • Sally Mulligan, Esq. – Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • Noha Waibsnaider, MBA – CEO and Founder, Peeled Snacks
The panelists will discuss the intersection of law and business and how both a legal perspective and a business perspective are important to success in these industries. The panelists will also discuss hot legal trends that permeate all three industries, including: cloud transactions, data privacy issues, angel funding and crowd funding, intellectual property issues, IPOs, corporate culture, providing effective counsel in an aggressive and changing regulatory environment, the need for expert legal advice in the digital space as customers shift to increased use of digital channels, development of processes to proactively assess emerging legal risks, working with outside counsel, and what CEOs look for when hiring a lawyer to represent them in these industries.