The experts from legal as well as IT industries would share the dais bringing their views about the concerns and solutions one has in outsourcing.
Barbara Hoey, a shareholder in Littler Mendelson's New York office, is a member of the Jury Trial, Healthcare and Whistleblower and Retaliation practice groups. Barbara has more than two decades of experience counseling her clients in all areas of employment law, and then representing them in single-plaintiff and class action litigation. She has litigated and won more than a dozen jury and bench trials involving claims arising under: Title VII; The Americans with Disabilities Act; The False Claims Act; New York State Whistleblower Law; The Fair Labor Standards Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Barbara has also litigated cases concerning breach of non-compete contracts and theft of trade secrets. She appears regularly in state and federal courts and before the federal and state human rights agencies.
Jay G. Safer is a partner in the New York City office of Locke Lord LLP and handles complex litigation and arbitration in the United States and abroad. Jay represents clients in matters concerning contracts, antitrust, securities, RICO, qui tam, international litigation and arbitration, including application of the New York Convention and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, insurance, construction, real estate, employment, media, product liability, health care, professional ethics, financial, constitutional and regulatory issues. He also counsels clients on commercial matters, including protection and preventive measures, creation of risk litigation plans, e-discovery, e-signature, and e-readiness, and pre-litigation analysis.
Jay was named a leading expert in commercial arbitration by the EuroMoney Legal Media Group. He has represented clients from the United States and around the world in international arbitrations and international litigations. He was also named as a 2012 New York Super Lawyer.
Jay is Co-Chair of the Foreign and International Law Committee, New York County Lawyers Association; Co-Chair, International Litigation Committee, International Section, New York State Bar Association; Chair, International Law Committee, Federal Bar Association; and Member of the Section of International Law, American Bar Association.
Mark Grossman is a 30-year business lawyer who began focusing on technology over 20 years ago. He is also an author and frequent speaker on technology, telecom, outsourcing, and the art and science of negotiating deals.
An AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level attainable, and was a member of the Florida Bar's Computer Law Committee. Further, his peers chose him to appear in the last several editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Since Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
Since the mid-1990's, Mark has spoken to hundreds of groups domestically and internationally including multiple appearances at Georgetown University Law Center's Advanced Computer Law Institute, COMDEX in Las Vegas, and seminars offered by the American Corporate Counsel Association. He has also been a guest on many television and radio shows including ABC's "Nightline."
He has authored the book Technology Law – What Every Business (and Business-Minded Person) Needs to Know, and released a revised edition in 2009. He has also written for Washington's "Legal Times," the "Texas Lawyer," "The Recorder of San Francisco," the "University of Texas School of Law Review of Litigation," and the Florida Bar's "Computer Law Journal." He also co-authored a chapter called "Web Development Agreements" in the American Bar Association's book titled Internet Law for the Business Lawyer.
Joseph has over 30 years of international experience across a wide range of sophisticated and complex commercial transactions, in industries including advertising, entertainment and media, financial services, travel-related services, technology and much more. Joseph specializes in the law and policy arising at the intersection of advertising, technology and media, including online and behavioral advertising, social media, entertainment, finance, e-commerce, information security and digital rights, online gaming, promotions, privacy, security, risk management, and data protection, among others.
Joseph chairs Reed Smith’s global Advertising Technology & Media law practice and his book “Outsourcing Agreements Line by Line: A Detailed Look at Outsourcing Agreements & How to Change Them to Fit Your Needs” was published in 2004. He is also one of the leaders of the firm’s Digital and Social Media Task Force, and co-editor of the groundbreaking, Social Media White Paper entitled “A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon” as well as an author and editor of the firm’s white paper “Transcending the Cloud: A Legal Guide to the Risks and Rewards of Cloud Computing.
Joseph’s work has been cited by appellate courts, law reviews and journals, industry and trade periodicals. He is regularly quoted in widely respected publications such as the National Law Journal, Advertising Age, the American Banker, Euromoney, and the Times of India, he has been interviewed by National Public Radio and appeared as a commentator on CNBC’sSquawkbox and Business Unusual CNN Financial. Joseph is General Counsel & Secretary, and an ex officio member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and a member of the Advisory Board and the Executive Committee of the Center for Law, Science and Technology at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU.
Eileen Breslin is a partner at Jaspan Schlesinger LLP. Her deep experience as both outside and in-house counsel includes mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, international and domestic joint ventures, and other transactional matters. She has extensive knowledge of licensing, distribution, manufacturing, sales and purchase agreements, industrial bonding, commercial bank financing, and global compliance, including anti-corruption, privacy, and import-export.
Ms. Breslin is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is also a member of the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Yale Law School Alumni Association of New York City.
Ms. Breslin is an Assistant Professor in the Business Department of SUNY Farmingdale. She regularly contributes articles to bar association publications as well as business publications, and lectures on corporate and intellectual property law for various professional organizations. Ms. Breslin is a Hall of Fame member of Long Island Business News’ Top 50 Women.
Edward Brooks runs The LPO Program, a new-wave consulting business that he describes as “Consulting for the 21st Century”. It does 50% of its work online, giving clients all the Tools, Knowledge, Data and Live Support they need to carry out complex Legal Process Outsourcing projects. The Program enables Law Firms and In-House Legal Counsel to quickly determine the appropriate LPO Strategy for their specific circumstances. As well as giving clients the equivalent of an MBA in Legal Process Outsourcing, The Program significantly cuts project timetables and risks, delivering a tailored strategy for implementation.
Since joining Accenture in 2000, Edward has had 12 years in the outsourcing and offshoring sector leading over $5 billion worth of deals, in areas as diverse as Finance and Accounting, HR, Clinical Research, and Customer Services. This experience has covered the full project life cycle from designing and selling delivery models, through to implementation and operation.
Living in New York, Edward is thankful for BBC Radio 4′s Now Show and News Quiz for keeping him informed and entertained about what is happening back home in the UK.
Sabeena is head of the legal department at Alpari US. She is an active member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law before several U.S. federal courts.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Political Science from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts in International Relations from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law.
Sabeena has been with Alpari since 2008. Before joining Alpari company, she worked in Merrill Lynch’s Office of General Counsel, the Division of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Bank of New York Mellon’s Legal Division and the Securities Fraud Prosecution division of the Attorney General's Office for the State of New Jersey.
Christopher M. Gallagher, Esq. is Senior Vice President and National Director of Discovery Services for Special Counsel. Christopher spent a number of years in the finance and consulting industries most recently as Vice President and Counsel for an offshore consulting company before moving to Adecco which acquired Special Counsel in 2010. Christopher’s experience supervising offshore/onshore processes along with his background in the consulting field was the driving force behind his introduction of a modified Six Sigma approach to document review.
Christopher has been vice-chair of the Connecticut Bar Associations Corporate Counsel section and has been appointed to the leadership Studies Counsel of the Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University. Christopher is a frequent speaker and contributing author to various publications including “eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel” by Mary Mack & Carol Basari.
With more than two decades of work experience and enriched exposure in the legal arena Mr. Rakesh Sharma serves as a practicing lawyer at Supreme Court of India & High Court of Delhi. He is the Chief Executive Officer for Draft n Craft Legal Outsourcing Pvt. Ltd. and Partner for Draft n Craft Law Firm a global law firm dealing with multiple areas of law.
Apart from practicing in the courts and managing his law firm and the LPO, Mr. Sharma actively speaks and writes on the current legal profession trends and topics of general importance be it on legal or social issues. He has and continues to participate in various National and International Legal events, seminars and workshops.
He is also an active member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association, American Bar Association, the Law Society of the England & Wales and the Birmingham Law Society.
Rahul Khosla is a partner at eDynamic. He has spent over a decade helping leading B2B organizations get the most out of their digital marketing and technology investments. He has immense knowledge and experience in working with the legal industry and has clients from AMLAW 100 law firms and Fortune 100 companies to vouch for it.
Rahul has deep expertise in digital strategy and NET CMS Industry. He has spent multiple years in building customer, partner and analyst relationships for companies like Sitecore USA.
His clients spread across Legal, High Tech and Financial Services including American Express, WilmerHale, DELL, New York Life,JP Morgan and Aviva.
In the capacity of Vice President, Anjali oversees the working in all departments and is actively involved in the decision making. She consults with law firms on meeting their objectives through outsourcing legal and paralegal services in a cost effective and efficient way. Having graduated from a top law school in India, she further went to UK to complete her Masters in Law from University of Leeds in order to broaden her horizon and gain international experience. Her sharp intellect, logical reasoning and analytical skills along with her unparalleled domestic and offshore outsourcing experience has been an asset to the company. She is the primary offshore contact for the clients. She has an expertise in liaising with clients and produce top-tier results in services such as litigation support, contracts related solutions, document review and others paralegal services. A regular participant in International conferences and webinars, she has been representing the company globally.
Bipul (Bips) K. Mainali is an attorney in the Corporate and Securities Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Mr. Mainali focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, finance and general corporate representations. He has extensive experience representing corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds and other principals and advisors in a range of corporate and securities matters. He also advises clients on complex cross-border transactions involving India and the United States. He is a graduate of the National Law School of India University and Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Bips focused on negotiations-related work, including preparing a blue print for negotiating the political crisis in Nepal brewing at the time, and he also served as the Harvard '06 LL.M. commencement speaker. Bips worked with Luthra & Luthra Law Offices in New Delhi prior to joining Harvard Law School. He is a member of the American Bar Association and also serves on the board of SAB Media Software Services Private Ltd. (www.barandbench.com).