Nicholas Tiger joined Capital One as in-house counsel in 2017, initially providing legal guidance to the Office of the President in resolving highly escalated customer complaints and regulator inquiries. Since then, his role has expanded to provide complaint escalations and regulatory counsel to multiple customer-facing phone channels. Nicholas serves on the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Committee at Capital One and in a leadership capacity for OutFront, the LGBTQ+ employee resource group. In addition to being passionate about driving diversity in the legal field, he has also been widely recognized for his pro bono service where he has appeared in contested removal proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals. He was recently named a finalist for the 2019 Volunteer of the Year award for the Greater Washington DC metro area.
Prior to joining Capital One, Nicholas practiced at the firm of Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson, & Hornik in the area of creditors' rights where he represented multiple Fortune 500 finance companies and successfully defended federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) suits. Nicholas received his J.D. with an emphasis in International Law from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While in school, Nicholas clerked for both a Federal Magistrate Judge in the Western District of Missouri and an Administrative Court of Appeals Judge abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico. He also holds a B.A. from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jessica Golden Cortes is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert. Ms. Cortes regularly counsels and actively litigates on behalf of her clients in all aspects of employment law, and frequently conducts employment trainings across the country, educating her clients in subjects such as respect in the workplace, unconscious bias and manager best practices. Representative counseling services include:
In addition, Ms. Cortes represents employers in federal and state courts, federal, state and local administrative agencies and in arbitrations and mediations nationwide in the areas of race, sex, age, disability, failure to hire and other discrimination claims, and in breach of contract disputes arising primarily from alleged breaches of continuing post-employment obligations and for cause terminations. She has successfully defended several of the firm’s clients against claims of discrimination before the EEOC and state agencies in multiple states, including New York, Connecticut, California, Ohio and Michigan.
Ms. Cortes has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of labor and employment: workplace and employment counseling area for seven consecutive years (2013-2019). She has also been recognized as a leading lawyer for labor & employment law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2012-2016). In addition, she has been selected as a Super Lawyer (2018 and 2019) and Rising Star (2013-2016) by New York Metro Super Lawyers, and named a winner in the Esquire Industry Practice category for SmartCEO’s 2015 CPA & ESQ Awards. Before joining Davis & Gilbert, Ms. Cortes was a litigation attorney at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
Nishat Ruiter is General Counsel of TED conferences, a non profit organization that believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. Through creativity, and a deep respect for TED's mission, Nishat's work is centered on ensuring that TED's legal requirements are met through a combination of practical and creative solutions that meets its needs, while still retaining the authentic TED voice across every area where possible. She manages the legal issues with respect to TED's licensing, partnerships, TM, brand protection, TED's code of conduct, data privacy, copyright, transactions and all corporate legal matters. Prior to TED, she worked as Associate General Counsel where she spent ten years in a variety of roles including managing legal issues on all marketing and advertising, M&A integration, and led the North American legal team responsible for the legal review of $1B/year in licensing transactions at CA Technologies. She also worked as Managing Counsel at LivePerson, provided in house counsel legal support to Chubb Insurance, Binary Tree.com and Capco. She is a visiting guest lecturer at Fordham Law School (New York) since 2013, faculty for the Practicing Law Institute, and has served for over ten years on the Editorial Board of the International In-house Counsel Journal (London). Inspired by a Bahá’í perspective on things, she loves resolving the most complex problems with an elegant solution, but always with coffee on hand. She enjoys music, tennis, hosting Spiritual Cafes in her community to foster meaningful conversations, and finding connectedness with people from all walks of life. She is happily married to her better half and mother of two teenagers. You can follow her on twitter @nishatruiter.
Alnisa Bell is a Labor & Employment Partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey. Alnisa defends employers against individual and multi-plaintiff discrimination cases and high-stakes litigation. She has served as counsel for several high profile employment disputes and has litigated over one hundred cases in state and federal courts across the country. Not only is Alnisa a skilled litigator, but companies look to Alnisa to provide advice and counsel on compliance with state and federal laws. As an advocate for diversity in the legal profession, Alnisa speaks regularly on equity and inclusion and was a contributing writer of a blog that provided advice to women of color attorneys navigating law firm culture. Alnisa is also a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Committee on Minority Concerns and is active in various professional organizations in New York and New Jersey. Alnisa earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School and her A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College.
As Ampersand's Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel, Noga Rosenthal is responsible for guiding the company's privacy and legal initiatives; she holds deep expertise in the development and implementation of comprehensive privacy programs.
Noga previously served as Chief Privacy Officer at Epsilon where she led the company’s worldwide privacy, compliance and regulatory activities. Prior to Epsilon, she served as General Counsel and Vice President for Compliance and Policy for the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), helping craft industry standards around the responsible collection and use of data for digital advertising, running its compliance program and ensuring that member companies delivered on the promise of self-regulation for interest-based advertising. Furthermore, she also led global legal affairs for WPP’s Xaxis, a pioneering programmatic digital media business, as SVP and General Counsel.
Noga is a member of the Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professional (IAPP). She is currently a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Public Policy Group, State Privacy Working Group and Legal Affairs Committee.
She has also served on the IAPP’s Education Advisory Board and was an active member of the UK Data Protection Network, providing guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Noga also sat on the Advisory Board of the Digital Advertising Alliance and the Data Standards Committee of the Data and Marketing Association. Bureau. She also served as co-chair of the Privacy Committee of the Mobile Marketing Association.
Noga received her bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science from Rutgers and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.
Anjli Garg currently serves as Director, Associate General Counsel in the legal department of Citibank, N.A., where she counsels the global B2B card payments business, working with Citi’s largest global institutional clients. She is part of Citi Legal’s Global Diversity Council and Vice Chair of the ABA SIL Wellness Taskforce. Before joining Citibank, she served as V.P. and Senior Counsel in the General Counsel's Office of American Express, supporting the global commercial card and interactive businesses. In her in-house roles, she practices in a variety of legal disciplines, including privacy and data security, internet/e-commerce, intellectual property, bank regulatory, securities and bankruptcy. Before moving in-house, she was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, engaged primarily in securities and project finance transactions. Anjli has also spoken at conferences and published articles on privacy and data security. She has 20 years of experience as a corporate transactional attorney, and obtained her J.D. from NYU School of Law. Anjli is also an Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner, and in the process of becoming a Certified Professional Coach through iPEC, which is an ICF accredited coach training program.
Anushree Bagrodia is Vice President leading the Transformation of the Law Department at Mastercard based in Purchase, New York. In her current role, Anushree is responsible for the strategy and execution for transformation across all legal functions and departments including driving change management. Anushree has held a number of roles at Mastercard in London and New York where she guided senior management on complex global deal structures, provided counsel on creative solutions for product implementation, advised on risk assessment and negotiated multifaceted commercial agreements. Passionate about women issues, Anushree Chaired Mastercard’s UK Women Leadership Network and remains actively involved in a range of diversity initiatives at Mastercard. She also conceptualized and institutionalized an on-boarding program for new attorneys at Mastercard. Prior to Mastercard, Anushree worked with Sidley Austin in London, where she advised global clients from multiple industries on mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions. An alumnus of Oxford University, Anushree is a registered Solicitor in England and Wales. Anushree holds a double undergraduate degree in Finance and Law from University of Mumbai.
Jessica Taub Rosenberg is a trial lawyer with experience representing employers and prominent senior executives in all aspects of employment-related litigation before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration panels. Jessica’s litigation experience includes defense of claims of discrimination, retaliation and harassment; disputes involving the enforcement of employment contracts and non-competition covenants; and tort claims such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and defamation.
Jessica also advises clients on a broad variety of subjects, including: terminations and other disciplinary actions; employment, consulting and separation agreements; investigations of alleged harassment and other employee misconduct; employment policies and practices; and litigation avoidance. In addition, Jessica conducts trainings for clients with a focus on Anti-Harassment, Professional Conduct and Best Practices for Human Resources Professionals.
Jessica has been shortlisted as a 2019 Labor & Employment New York Attorney of the Year and recognized as a New York “Labor & Employment Star” by Benchmark Litigation, as well as included in Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List. She has also been shortlisted as a 2019 Rising Star in Labor & Employment for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Rising Stars Awards. Jessica was also named a 2019 Woman Worth Watching by Diversity Journal and has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Employment & Labor.
Prior to joining Kasowitz, Jessica served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office where she prosecuted violent crime, grand larceny, identity theft, narcotics and firearm crimes. Jessica also was an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Fordham University School of Law.
Dawn Steele is the Vice President, Global Anti-Money Laundering and Trade Sanctions Officer for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. and the BSA/Anti-Money Laundering and Trade Sanctions Officer for ADP Trust Company, N.A. She was charged with the implementation of the global anti-money laundering (AML) and economic and trade sanctions programs and is responsible for providing oversight and strategic guidance related to global AML and economic and trade sanctions compliance with U.S. and international laws, with primary responsibility for maintaining effective AML and economic and trade sanctions compliance programs and related training across the enterprises. She collaborates with different functional areas to help drive the business initiatives and growth while ensuring compliance. Dawn was previously the AML Compliance Officer for ADP’s payroll card program, charged with the full roll out, implementation and oversight of the then newly adopted AML Program, ensuring compliance with federal and state laws, regulatory interactions with state examinations and licensing, third party compliance oversight, and AML and state money transmitter law training. Dawn’s legal responsibilities at ADP have also included supporting the legal functions for various business groups and areas, including ADP’s employment background screening, electronic I-9 employment verification and payroll card businesses, and money movement and banking areas, where she was responsible for monitoring, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations, which have included the Fair Credit Reporting Act, states private investigator licensing requirements, employment eligibility regulations, E-Verify, Bank Secrecy Act, economic and trade sanctions including the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), state money transmitter laws and NACHA. She has been a frequent presenter at industry conferences on topics related to AML, OFAC and other payroll card compliance matters and has participated in industry groups to help shape legislation and best practices related to payroll cards and employment background screening, among other compliance areas. Dawn has been actively involved in various ADP diversity initiatives, which has included serving as a member of the Southwest Regional Diversity Council, serving as the first President of the West Coast Cultivate Business Resource Group (BRG), serving as an inaugural member of the CULTIVATE - National Board of African American BRGs and is a current member of ADP CULTIVATE BRG, ADP Women in Leadership and ADP Pride BRG.
Dawn spent the first 10 years of her legal practice with the international law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, and, just prior to joining ADP, was briefly with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, practicing in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, IPOs, compliance and general corporate matters, representing both privately held and publicly traded companies. Dawn was involved in various diversity initiatives while in private practice, including having served as the Co-Chair of Pillsbury Winthrop LLP’s then newly formed Diversity Committee.
Throughout her career, Dawn has served as a mentor for different mentoring programs and has formally and informally mentored high school girls, women and other professionals, and she is currently a mentor to law students as part of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Alumni Mentor Program and Women’s Law Society Attorney Mentor Program. Dawn is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside.
Dawn received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a B.A. degree from Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York.
Heather N. Bowen, Esq. is a results-driven, solutions-oriented, problem-solving attorney who focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark, copyright, licensing, technology, new media, data privacy, and business law matters. She has experience serving as corporate counsel to global companies in both the media & entertainment and healthcare technology spaces. Heather has also helped over 125 startup businesses in New York avoid pitfalls as they navigated from newly-commenced startups to established and successful corporate entities. She continues to be a thought leader in the intellectual property and technology fields through frequent publications in the legal press as well as her effective involvement in multiple bar association committees.
Inna Jackson is an SVP & Associate General Counsel, serving as the Regional Legal Head for North America, GLCM at HSBC. In this role, Inna leads a team supporting the liquidity, payments and cash management products and services offered to HSBC’s Global Banking and Commercial Banking customers. Prior to joining HSBC in mid-October 2019, Inna spent 9 years at American Express, most recently as member of the Digital and Data Partnerships legal group. In that role, Inna led a key team that supported the launch and expansion of numerous strategic partnerships with Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook and PayPal and served as a key thought leader and contributor in the development and evolution of Amex’s data strategy framework. Prior to Amex, Inna spent 7 years in private practice as an M&A lawyer. Inna continues to be passionate about evolution of banking, changing role of FinTechs globally and developments in the payments, privacy and data space.
Jennifer is a Partner in the firm devoting her practice to representing individuals as well as public and private employers in complex employment matters and other areas of civil litigation including civil rights and municipal law issues. Jennifer has significant experience litigating matters in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, and through arbitration and mediation. Jennifer has managed litigation involving claims of harassment and discrimination on the bases of sex, gender, pregnancy, age, race, religion, national origin, and disability, as well as whistleblower claims, family and medical leave related claims, civil rights claims, and issues of retaliation, defamation, and breach of contract.
Jennifer’s broad litigation experience bolsters her ability to provide a multifaceted and comprehensive approach to a variety of issues facing both individuals and businesses in the employment context. She regularly counsels clients regarding employment related issues, including but not limited to, disciplinary action and termination, compliance and policy matters, workplace restructuring, compensation arrangements, hiring and termination documentation, and agency investigations and audits.
Jennifer applies her vast employment litigation experience as the Co-Chair of the firm's Cannabis Law Group. She is committed to remaining at the forefront of legal considerations relevant to the cannabis industry.
Jennifer’s practice also extends into the field of Education & School Law, counseling clients in the areas of Individualized Education Plans (IEP); Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) and other education related issues.
Jennifer conducts seminars and trainings for employers on human resources and employment-related topics, including best management practices, diversity and inclusion efforts, disabled workers and reasonable accommodations, effective hiring, wage and hour compliance, unlawful harassment and discrimination, internal investigations, employee training and employment law updates.
Jennifer is the chair of the firm’s diversity and inclusion committee, which is committed to cultivating diversity of thought, action and background in an effort to better serve our clients, our employees and our community. She is also a member of the firm’s technology committee, responsible for ensuring that the firm’s technologies and innovation keep current with the needs of our clients, as well as with industry standards.
In 2012, Jennifer was selected as a fellow for the New Leaders Council, a premier leadership and professional development, training, mentoring, networking, and career advancement program for young professionals. From 2013-2019 she has been selected to the New Jersey Rising Stars list by New Jersey Super Lawyers. In 2014, Jennifer also had the honor of being named to the New Jersey Law Journal New Leaders of the Bar list, one of only 50 attorneys chosen to represent a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.
In 2016, Jennifer was named a member of the inaugural class of The Irish Legal 100’s Rising Stars, a listing of distinguished legal professionals of Irish descent under age 40 from across the United States. Additionally, in 2016, Jennifer received Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent Rating: the highest level rating based on reviews from members of the bar and judiciary for her professional excellence.
In 2017, Jennifer was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the District VIII Fee Arbitration Committee, which has the jurisdiction to arbitrate fee disputes between clients and attorneys in Middlesex County.
Jennifer is presently a member of New Jersey Women Lawyer’s Association and New Brunswick Bar Association. Previously, she served as a board member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division, member of the Middlesex County Bar Association and member of the New Jersey Defense Association.
Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with cum laude distinction. She received her law degree from Villanova University School of Law, where she served as secretary of the Pro Bono Law Society and as a managing editor of the Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.