May 22 - 24, 2016
Trump International Beach Resort, Miami, Florida

Selena Loh LaCroix

Global Leader, Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Practice
Egon Zehnder

Selena Loh LaCroix is global leader of Egon Zehnder’s Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Practice. Based in the firm’s Dallas office, she works with companies ranging from Fortune 500 firms to private equity owned portfolio companies to help them recruit general counsels and strategic legal talent who combine legal acumen with a deep understanding of business objectives. She also leads the firm’s global Semiconductor Practice, advising CEOs and boards on board composition and performance, succession planning and CEO selection. 

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Selena was a senior international attorney with major international law firms as well as serving in-house at Texas Instruments and Honeywell International, where she was Asia Pacific General Counsel. Her legal experience includes U.S. and cross-border joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing and monetization, global corporate governance and compliance and litigation management.  Selena began her career as an attorney in private practice in Singapore, focusing on intellectual property and admiralty law.

Selena completed the Graduate Program in American Law at the University of California at Berkeley and Davis. She holds an LLB from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to practice law in Singapore, California and the United Kingdom.

13:05 The General Counsel as Board Member in the Cyber Century

General Counsels are frequently called on to present to their Boards and advise them on key deliberations. However, it is still uncommon for GCs to sit on an outside board as a Non-Executive Director. In today’s world, where issues with heavy legal and regulatory content —from cybersecurity to data privacy to social media—become central to many organizations’ business strategy and challenge, the GC experience may be emerging as a realistic Board profile for the seasoned legal officer.

In this roundtable, Selena Loh LaCroix, global leader of the Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Practice at executive recruiting firm Egon Zehnder, will discuss how the role of the General Counsel has evolved from technical expert to member of the strategic executive leadership team, and how General Counsels can prepare for the next step in this evolution by positioning themselves as potential directors. She will draw on her experience consulting with boards on a range of issues to give a “board’s eye view” of how nominating committees identify, evaluate and select candidates and will provide insights into how General Counsels can prepare to be first-time board members.

10:00 Doing Business in Emerging Markets—Asia and Latin America: Current business environment, uncertainty, and legal challenges

Join this field of experts on doing business in emerging markets and current challenges in business environments, geo-political uncertainties, volatilities, cultural challenges not only abroad but between foreign leadership and management globally and impacts on talent and more.

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Selena Loh.

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