Kevin ArmstrongSu Sun BaiPreet BhararaBinta BrownB. Seth BryantGigi Chavez de ArnavatSenator William “Mo” CowanMaria Fernandez-WilliamsJosé GonzálezDennis HopkinsDuane L. HughesSherrilyn Ifill

Kevin Armstrong

Kevin Armstrong is Director and Managing Counsel for Pershing Advisor Solutions, a BNY Mellon company and an affiliate of Pershing LLC. Kevin serves on SIFMA’s Private Client Legal Committee and is a member of SIFMA’s Legal and Compliance Society. He is Chair of the Corporate Law Section of the National Bar Association and a member…
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Su Sun Bai

Su Sun Bai, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, heads the legal coverage of the Institutional Fixed Income Division securitization businesses and serves as Deputy General Counsel of Morgan Stanley Bank, NA.  Su has also led Morgan Stanley’s Asian Employee Networking Group since 2010 and currently co-chairs the Asian Task Force for the Legal and Compliance…
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Preet Bharara

Preet Bharara was nominated on May 15, 2009 by President Barack Obama to become the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Bharara’s nomination was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 7, 2009, and he was sworn in on August 13, 2009. As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Bharara oversees the investigation and…
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Binta Brown

Binta Brown is a corporate lawyer, startup advisor, human rights advocate and bass player, who is researching the intersection between business and human rights as a Mossavar-Rahmani Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School (Harvard University), in addition to advising 12 different early stage technology companies. Binta has been recognized as one of The Root’s…
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B. Seth Bryant

is the Managing Partner of Bryant Rabbino LLP. Seth represents large corporations and financial institutions, governmental entities and public benefit corporations, investment funds and early stage companies in a range of transactional matters. Seth has extensive experience in offerings of equity and debt securities, including institutional private placements and municipal offerings, venture capital, convertible notes…
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Gigi Chavez de Arnavat

Gigi is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Goldman Sachs. She advises the firm’s Emerging Markets Latin America businesses and serves as counsel to various internal risk committees. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Gigi was a senior managing director at Bear Stearns, an executive director at Morgan Stanley and an associate at Sullivan…
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Senator William “Mo” Cowan

Senator William “Mo” Cowan is Of Counsel to Mintz Levin and Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of ML Strategies, the firm’s government relations affiliate. Prior to rejoining the firm, Senator Cowan represented Massachusetts as interim U. S. Senator. Prior to the Senate, Senator Cowan served first as Chief Legal Counsel, then Chief of Staff, and…
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Maria Fernandez-Williams

Maria Fernandez-Williams is Senior Counsel of the IBM Microelectronics Division. In her current role, Maria and her team over-see all legal aspects associated with IBM’s Microelectronics Division which includes Semiconductor and Packaging Process Development and Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing for the OEM Microelectronics business and all legal issues associated with several development and manufacturing locations. She…
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José González

José González joined Torus as Group General Counsel in April 2011, with overall responsibility for Torus’ legal, regulatory and compliance function worldwide. He was appointed interim Chief Executive of Torus’ Americas region in July 2013. He joined Torus in April 2011 from AIG, where he was most recently Deputy General Counsel in its US operations.…
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Dennis Hopkins

Dennis Hopkins is a partner in the Patent Litigation and Commercial Litigation practices of Perkins Coie LLP.  He focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent, copyright and trade secret litigation. Dennis has significant experience in all phases of IP litigation, including mediations, trials and appeals. In addition,…
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Duane L. Hughes

Duane L. Hughes is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. Duane manages a team of lawyers focused on securities and brokerdealerlaw and regulation, international wealth management and collateral enforceability in client jurisdictions around the world. His prior employers include Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Shearman & Sterling. Duane holds a JD, joint MBA/MA degrees from…
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Sherrilyn Ifill

Sherrilyn Ifill is the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Ms. Ifill is a long-time member of the LDF family. After graduating law school, Ifill served first as a fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union and then for five years as an assistant counsel in LDF’s New…
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