Ricardo A. Anzaldua is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MetLife, Inc. He was appointed to this position in December 2012. Anzaldua leads the company’s global legal operations, and oversees MetLife’s corporate secretary’s office and corporate ethics and compliance group.
Ricardo joined MetLife from The Hartford Financial Services Group, where he was Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel. There, he led legal support for the two largest operating divisions (commercial and consumer markets) after a three-year tenure leading the legal teams supporting the corporate secretarial, securities, corporate governance, tax, mergers & acquisitions, technology, bankruptcy and real estate functions.
Prior to joining The Hartford, Ricardo was a Partner with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York. He began his legal career with the firm upon graduation from Harvard Law School in 1990. Before law school, Ricardo was the Publications Director and Senior Editor of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, a University of California think tank focusing on research relating to Mexico and U.S.-Mexican relations, as well as Latin America more generally.
Since 2015, Ricardo has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) and LatinoJustice. He also became a member of the Board of Directors for Breaking Ground, a New York City Supportive Housing Developer and Manager, in 2014. Since 2007, Ricardo has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation and currently serves as its President. He is also a Trustee and Pro-Bono General Counsel of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, an international nonprofit focused on economic and community development and empowerment in the developing world.
Mark J. Ohringer has been Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated since April 2003. He oversees the firm’s legal, compliance, ethics and insurance programs on a global basis.
With over 52,000 employees in more than 75 countries, Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL; www.jll.com) provides comprehensive integrated real estate and investment management expertise on a local, regional and global level to owner, occupier and investor clients. Its LaSalle Investment Management subsidiary is one of the world’s largest and most diversified real estate investment management firms, with over $47 billion of assets under management.
From April 2002 through March 2003, Mark served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Kemper Insurance Group. Prior to that, he served as General Counsel and Secretary of Heller Financial, Inc., a commercial finance company, since September 2000. Prior to joining Heller, Mark was a Partner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn.
In 2011, Mark was named by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the world’s “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.” In 2012, he was named by Corporate Board Member as one of America’s Top General Counsel. Mark has a B.A. in Economics (summa cum laude) from Yale College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Catherine Castaldo is currently the Chief Privacy & Data Protection Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for GE Capital. In this capacity, Ms. Castaldo is developing and managing privacy and data protection program operations, providing leadership on privacy matters, and chairing GE Capital’s Privacy & Data Protection Council.
Prior to her Chief Privacy role at Capital, Ms. Castaldo has served two other businesses at GE Capital as Senior Governance & Operations Counsel. These roles included providing compliance counsel, information security counsel, operational risk counsel, and corporate governance management as well as providing business-specific privacy and data protection counsel. Prior to joining GE Capital, Ms. Castaldo was a senior associate at White & Case LLP where she provided global, legal support to clients of the firm in intellectual property, internal investigations, corporate defense, and commercial litigation.
Nick’s experience includes advising law firms and law department in developing and developed markets on issues related to strategy, business development, market intelligence, and operations. Prior to joining ALM, Nick was an Associate with Huron Consulting Group’s Law Firm Strategy Practice in New York and London. Nick holds a Masters of International Business from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from DePaul University. Nick has also written extensively on the legal market on topics ranging from market segmentation, and market entry to future industry trends.
Daniella’s experience includes advising law departments in relation to strategy, technology, market intelligence and operations. Prior to joining ALM, Daniella was an Analyst with Huron Consulting Group’s Law Department Management practice in the firm’s New York office and as a secondee in London. A member of the New York Bar Association, Daniella holds a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a Bachelors of Arts in International Affairs (magna cum laude) from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
Bill took leadership of ALM in March 2012, and has since championed acquisition strategies advancing the growth and expansion of markets ALM serves. In 2013 and 2015, Bill was honored as a C-Level Visionary with a Folio: 100 Award. He joined ALM from Thomson Reuters where he led the successful reorganization and growth of the Small Law Business Unit. An accomplished expert in the digital and legal services industry, Bill also drove significant value creation at LexisNexis, Epiq Systems, Gerson Lehrman Group and GES Exposition Services.
Sunny Hostin is ABC News’ senior legal correspondent, appearing frequently on Good Morning America, Nightline, and 20/20. In addition to her ABC News duties, Sunny officially joined the cast of The View for the talk show’s 20th season.
From 2007 to 2016, Hostin was a host and legal analyst at CNN. She covered many high profile trials, from George Zimmerman to Casey Anthony, and a number of other major stories, including the AME church shooting in Charleston, and the unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore. Prior to working at CNN, Sunny filled in as co-anchor for ABC News’ World News Now and America This Morning. She began her legal career as an appellate law clerk, trial attorney for the Justice Department and lastly a federal prosecutor. She received a Special Achievement Award from then Attorney General Janet Reno during her time as a federal prosecutor prosecuting child sex crimes.
Sunny graduated from Binghamton University and Notre Dame Law School. She currently resides in Westchester County with her two children and husband.
His research investigates how information technology changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete. At a higher level, his work also focuses on how computerization affects competition, society, the economy, and the workforce. In addition to having numerous papers published, Professor McAfee also writes a widely read blog, which is at times one of the 10,000 most popular in the world. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 articles, case studies and other materials for students and teachers of technology. Prior to joining MIT Sloan, McAfee was a professor at Harvard Business School. He has also served as a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. McAfee received his doctorate from Harvard Business School, and completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT. He speaks frequently to both academic and industry audiences, and has taught in executive education programs around the world.