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Leigh Dance has written, published and spoken extensively on many aspects of global legal services, at major global conferences and in business and legal industry publications worldwide, including The Wall Street Journal.  Click here for our extensive archive of past (we believe still insightful!) published articles.

Dance is author of Bright Ideas:  Insights from Legal Luminaries Worldwide, published by Mill City Press and available on Amazon.  Bright Ideas is a compilation of 23 original essays by leaders and influencers around the world.

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Dec 7: ALM Transatlantic General Counsel Summit

Leigh Dance will speak at two sessions in New York on December 7th:   Agility & Resilience: How General Counsel Weather Big Change  Global corporate counsel find that agility and resilience are important skills in these times of change and uncertainty. Transatlantic GCs deal with brewing crises, technology disrupting business and legal service delivery, volatile geopolitics affecting regulation and reputational risk, diverse stakeholder needs, helping their teams manage stress- while also managing their own careers responsibility. At this session, four global legal/compliance leaders will discuss what agile and resilient means to them, and how they succeed. They'll share what works as they initiate, manage and respond to change.

Moderator: Leigh Dance, President, ELD International, USA & Belgium Jack Campo, Chief Legal Officer, Smith & Nephew, MA, USA & UK Alvaro Ramos, Head of Global Antitrust, Qualcomm, CA, USA Ingrid Busson, Head of Financial Regulation, Paypal, NY, USA Ricardo Anzaldua, Executive Vice-President & General Counsel, MetLife, NY, USA

Investigations, Litigations and Regulations: Risk Management in Your Transatlantic Trade Our expert panellists will start by providing an overview of the realities and differences on both sides of the Atlantic when a corporation is faced with (potentially simultaneous) investigations or litigation in the US and Europe. The discussion will assess how the organisation can best address transatlantic regulatory inquires and disputes that spin into crisis, including: keep management focussed on advancing the business, manage the distractions of producing evidence, testifying, and having matters play out in the public eye.

Moderator: Katie Barrett, US General Counsel, Anheuser-Busch, MO, USA  Marcy S. Cohen, Managing Director & Chief Legal Officer, Americas, ING, NY, USA  Leigh Dance, President, ELD International, USA & Belgium