ALF Welcomes New Board Members & New Counsel Advisory Members

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 13:31

Atlantic Legal Foundation welcomes new board members:

Scot Elder was named Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel of Medtronic Surgical Technologies (a $12B division with Medtronic) in 2014 and also recently took over as lead lawyer over the Commercial Operations for the Restorative Therapies Group. Prior to that time, Scot served as Senior Legal Director and Chief Compliance Officer of the business. Prior to joining Medtronic in 2009, Scot practiced commercial litigation and business transaction at Holland and Knight, LLP and was also Chief Litigation Officer for the St. Joe Company. He earned a bachelor’s degree in History and Japanese.

Thomas E. Evans is Vice President and General Counsel of Merchandising, Marketing and Supply Chain for Walmart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he currently has responsibility for the legal affairs of Walmart’s domestic Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain, Healthcare, Import and Customs Compliance. Prior to joining Walmart, he was Associate General Counsel at McLane Company, Inc. in Temple, Texas, a former Walmart subsidiary, and now a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. He received a B.A. from Trinity University and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University.

Timothy (Tim) E. Flanigan is Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. Mr. Flanigan’s experience spans 35 years at the highest levels of private practice, government service and in-house corporate representation, including serving in the White House as Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President and in the Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel. Mr. Flanigan was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Corporate and International Law at Tyco International Ltd. He holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and J.D. and MBA degrees from the University of Virginia.

Maryanne R. Lavan is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Lockheed Martin Corporation. She is responsible for management of the Corporation’s legal affairs and law department, including serving as counsel to Lockheed Martin Corporation’s senior leadership and the Board of Directors. Prior to her current position, she served as Vice President of Corporate Internal Audit, providing independent assessments of governance, internal controls and risk management across Lockheed Martin Corporation. Ms. Lavan graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany. She received her J.D. from the Washington College of Law.

Alinne Majarian is a dedicated Business Development and Escrow Banker for Community Bank in the West U.S. markets. She previously held a similar office with BNY Mellon, a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets. Alinne has over 10 years of experience in business development and contract negotiation for large financial institutions. Her previous roles include working as Vice President within the Strategic Alliances Division and Bank of America and the Retail Partnership Channel at Citibank. Alinne earned her J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law, has a Level 6 Business Management QCF Securities Certification, and a B.A. from California State University Fullerton.


New Advisory Counsel Members:

Steve A. Matthews is a Shareholder of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. in Columbia, South Carolina. He is experienced in a wide range of practice areas including corporate and government finance, M&A, intellectual property, complex litigation, and government and administrative law. Much of his current practice is concentrated in the area of entrepreneurial start-ups where he represents both developers and licensee-purchasers of software, hardware and other innovative technology. He is also an active litigator in complex corporate, IP, information technology and appellate matters involving mission critical aspects of his firm’s clients’ businesses. Mr. Matthews is also a certified mediator for civil court actions in South Carolina.

Thomas V. Walsh is a Shareholder in the White Plains, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has a senior role in the firm’s Labor Practice Group and has been instrumental in developing strategic initiatives and guidelines for labor lawyers in various aspects of practice before the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Walsh is admitted to the courts of New York, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth and District of Columbia Circuits, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. He received a B.A. from Long Island University and his J.D. from St. John’s University.

Hank Campbell is the President of the American Council on Science and Health. Prior to joining the Council, he was the founder of the Science 2.0 movement and brought science to tens of millions of people since its inception in 2006. Along with Science 2.0, his articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Wired and many more. His early career was spent in business and executive positions at various physics software companies, one of which resulted in an IPO. He attended Duquesne University and was commissioned as a U.S. Army Officer in 1987.

Dr. Julianna LeMieux received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from Tufts University School of Medicine, where she studied the pathogenic bacteria Streptococcus pneumonia. She followed that with a post-doc at MIT. After teaching as an assistant professor for four years, she realized her passion for science communication and left her faculty position to join the team at the American Council on Science and Health in 2016. She also served as a faculty members in the Citizen Science program at Bard College for two years, and stays on in a training role and as art of a working group.

Sean Casey is an  attorney specializing in several distinct areas of IP law with a strong background in mechanical and electro-mechanical design engineering, as well as software engineering. He has more than 20 years of experience managing worldwide patent and technology portfolios in both law firms and large corporate law departments. He received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the Boston University College of Engineering and is J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.

Kristin Calve is co-founder of Law Business Media and Publisher of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, an integrated digital and print media platform that celebrates its 25th year of providing cutting-edge news and analysis to corporate law departments, executives and board members in 2018. Law Business Media also publishes In-House Tech and In-House Ops, and hosts a number of webinars for lawyers and legal professionals. Kristin is a former ALM executive where she helped launch the Daily Deal and created and led the VerdictSearch division of the NLJ Litigation Network. Prior to ALM, Kristin held key leadership positions at other media companies, including A&E/The History Channel International. She is the founder of Topstone Angels, which focuses on funding and advising early-stage companies.