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Chambers Diversity Summit: Miami 2017

We are delighted to announce details of our upcoming Chambers Diversity Summit, in association with Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Date: POSTPONED

Venue:
Greenberg Traurig
333 SE 2nd Avenue
Miami
FL 33131

Agenda:
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 – 09:30 Keynote address
09:30 – 10:30 Panel (Diversity in the Legal Profession)
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Panel (Women in the Legal Profession)
12:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch

Speakers will engage in a morning of insightful discussion into the current state of diversity and innovative advancement of diversity best practices across the legal spectrum.

 

This event is free to attend.

CLE accreditation is pending



 Speakers:

Randy A. Bullard
Chair, Miami Corporate and Securities Practice
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Randy A. Bullard is Co-Chair of the Miami Corporate & Securities Practice, a member of the M&A Committee, and a founding member of the Global Practice. He has advised multinational clients in connection with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities and finance transactions throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States. He has represented numerous European global corporations in connection with establishing and developing their U.S. presence as well as managing their Latin American operations. He is also experienced representing public and private issuers and underwriters in equity and debt offerings and exchange listings. Randy's work has focused on international cross-border mergers and acquisitions across a broad range of sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, media, entertainment, food and beverage, agriculture, and manufacturing. Randy has been recognized every year since 2008 by Chambers and Partners as a Foreign Expert in Latin America for Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A.

Randy serves as the Liaison Officer for Law Firm Management for the LGBT Law Committee of the International Bar Association and is actively involved in LGBT initiatives on behalf of the firm. Randy received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his A.B. from Princeton University.

Lin Cherry
General Counsel
HBO Latin America

Lin Cherry has over 20 years of experience working with companies in the media, sports and technology industries. 
 
Ms. Cherry is currently Senior Vice President – Business & Legal Affairs and General Counsel for HBO Latin America Group, a group of companies that own, operate and distribute HBO, Max and Cinemax programming services and perform various distribution services for other programming services which include: A&E, AXN, E! Entertainment, Sony Entertainment Television, Lifetime, The History Channel, Warner Channel, H2 and Telemundo.  These programming services are distributed throughout Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean.  In addition to providing distribution services, HBO Latin America Group also produces and acquires content and handles the technology operations relating to these programming services.

Prior to joining HBO Latin America Group, Ms. Cherry was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Business Development Officer of America Movil subsidiary, DLA, Inc., the operator of the Clarovideo video on-demand service; Executive Vice President & General Counsel of MySpace, a social media platform; General Counsel of Tata Sky Limited, a joint venture formed by News Corp.’s Star Group and the Tata Group to provide DTH satellite television throughout India; and Vice President of DIRECTV Latin America, a DTH satellite provider in Latin America.  Prior to working as in-house counsel, Ms. Cherry practiced with Akerman Senterfitt in its corporate department.

Lin graduated Cum Laude from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Florida.


Carolina Menichetti
Partner
AyG Abogados

Carolina Menichetti is a partner at AyG Abogados. Her practice is focused on real estate project financing and development, corporate reorganizations and M&A. She also has experience working in the area of joint ventures, public and private investment funds structuring, shareholders’ agreements, capital and debt issuance and derivatives.

She is currently a member of the International Steering Committee of the Women in the Profession (WIP) Program, Vance Center, and of the board of directors of MEDS S.A. and Parque Capital S.A. She previously worked at Carey in the M&A and Capital Markets Group (2003-2008) and at Barros y Errázuriz in the Tax Group (2008-2010). She graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a law degree, before later undertaking her MBA.

She is recognized as leading lawyer in the real estate and urban area, and was ranked 2nd place in the 2014 Leading Lawyers Chile Ranking published in Qué Pasa Magazine.

Carolina Machado Dufau
Managing Director and Head of the ICG Legal in Mexico
Citi Banamex

Carolina Machado is a licensed lawyer by ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) who obtained  an LLM from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. At the beginning of her career, Carolina worked at the law firms Creel García Cuéllar y Muggengburg in the Mexico City and Shearman & Sterling in New York. In 1997, she joined JPMorgan´s Legal and Compliance Department in Mexico, which she led as General Counsel from 1999 to 2015, dealing with financial transactions in Markets and Structured Products, M & A, Capital Markets, Private Bank, Treasury Services, Agency and Trust Services and Private Equity. In 2015, she transferred to New York to assist in the establishment of the Global Financial Crimes Legal Department for Latin America at JPMorgan.

Carolina was appointed General Counsel for ICG (Institutional and Corporate Clients) of Citibanamex (part of Citigroup) in June 2016, reporting to Mexico´s General Counsel.

Carolina Machado is part of the Women´s Council (“Consejo de Mujeres”) at Citibanamex, and is a founding director and board member of Abogadas MX, a Mexican Association whose mission is to promote the inclusion of women in the legal profession in leadership positions.

Carlos Ernesto González Ramírez
Partner
Morgan & Morgan

Carlos Ernesto González Ramírez is a Partner at Morgan & Morgan and heads the Antitrust and Consumer Protection and Insurance and Reinsurance practice groups of the firm. He also plays a key role in the corporate law practice group, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, regulatory and commercial law in various industries.

Mr. González Ramírez has served also as adviser on local and international arbitration proceedings. He was appointed by the Panamanian Government, as arbitrator and conciliator of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), based in Washington, U.S.A.

Currently, Mr. González Ramírez heads the first case in favor of same sex marriage in Panama, all the way to the Supreme Court of Justice.

Mr. González Ramírez holds a Master (LL.M.) in International Legal Studies, in the Washington College of Law, at American University, and a Bachelor of Science in Law and Political Science from the Universidad Santa María La Antigua in Panama.

He has been awarded with the “Pedro Boyd Galindo Medal” granted by the Panamanian Business Executives Association, as recognition of his work, trajectory and dedication to this organization, as well as his permanent contribution to the development and protection of Panama as an International Business and Financial Center.

 

Amy A. Quintana
Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary
World Fuel Services

Amy Quintana has been an in-house attorney at World Fuel Services Corporation since December 2012.  At World Fuel, Amy provides legal support and advice on securities, finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate and subsidiary governance matters.  Prior to joining World Fuel, Amy worked for the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. from 2008 to 2012 where she specialized in the areas of securities regulation, corporate finance, corporate governance, private equity and venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions.  Prior to that, she was at a boutique law firm advising venture capital firms on securities and corporate governance matters. 

Amy earned her Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law and her Master of Business Administration from the Florida State University College of Business.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.

Vanessa Velasquez
Corporate Legal Manager
Grupo Terra

Bio to follow.


Sally Ng
Vice President Business and Legal Affairs
NBCUniversal International Networks

Sally Ng is responsible for overseeing business and legal affairs matters for NBCUniversal International Networks, Latin America, and providing legal advice on a range of subjects from channel regulatory compliance, programming licensing and acquisitions, channel distribution, advertising, and marketing, among other areas.

She is also responsible for establishing a corporate reporting structure and managing internal relationships between all NBCUniversal entities across the Latin American region. Her responsibilities additionally include leading the identification of business opportunities in jurisdictions with regulatory challenges that may impact the company.

Considered a natural leader with more than 10 years of experience in business and legal affairs, Sally has extensive knowledge of international television and distribution services. Prior to joining NBCUniversal International Networks, she held internal positions in other multi-national media companies such as Viacom International Media Networks and Fox International Channels, where she served as director and counsel of  business and legal affairs, respectively, and was responsible for intellectual property, corporate affairs and content licensing agreements.

Sally is a licensed attorney in the State of Florida, USA, as well as an English Solicitor.   She holds a degree from Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, an Executive Education Certificate from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University. Sally is fluent in English, Spanish and conversational Portuguese.