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May 28, 2018 4:05 PM | Kirsten Lovett

Marta Carreira-Slabe is the chief counsel for Aon plc in Latin America. She is responsible for managing Aon’s team of in-house attorneys throughout Latin America and for advising the business on legal, and compliance issues related to key corporate and regional initiatives as well as on overall business strategy. She also is responsible for supervising corporate transactional matters on mergers and acquisitions as they relate to Latin America; managing litigation and regulatory matters; and counsels and educates Aon Latin America on FCPA/anti-corruption policies, including third party compliance, as well as AML and date privacy issues. 

Before joining Aon in 2006, Marta was an associate with Sidley Austin, LLP in Chicago from 2003 to 2006 where she practiced civil litigation, including copyright, media access and publishing-related issues, class actions and ERISA. Marta was responsible for several aspects of litigation and also represented clients before the International Chamber of Commerce.

She began her legal career in 2001 as a law clerk for the University Of Illinois Office Of Legal Counsel in Champaign, Illinois.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Marta was a television news anchor and reporter at WCIA-TV, in Champaign, Illinois.

Matt Nolan is Vice President of The Heico Companies, a family-owned global group of 40+ manufacturing companies spanning a number of industries.  In his role as General Counsel of the Ancra Group, one of Heico's four platforms, Matt handles corporate, commercial, litigation, real estate, labor, employment, regulatory and all other legal matters for 18 companies operating on five continents.  In his role as Director of Heico Compliance, Matt oversees and operates Heico's global compliance program (policies, training and process).

Prior to joining Heico, Matt served a brief stint as General Counsel of the American Football League of China (AFLC), an American-rules football league comprised of 90%+ domestic Chinese players headquartered in Shanghai.  He spent two years in Shanghai as Manager of Ethics & Compliance for Greater China for Dow Corning Corporation at the end of a seven-year span with that company that also included commercial counseling and lobbying law.  Matt started his career with Kirkland & Ellis LLP's private equity practice in Chicago.

In 2016, Matt was named one of the Association of Corporate Counsel's Top Ten Thirtysomethings.  He was Chair of the ACC's 6,000+ member Law Department Management Committee in 2017, served two years as Vice-Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai's Legal Committee from 2014-2015.  Matt received his JD from Michigan Law School, where he serves today on its Development & Alumni Relations Committee and as Co-Chair of his class's reunion committee.  He is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), and speaks increasingly-less-fluent-with-time Mandarin.

David Cambria is the Director of Global Operations – Law, Compliance and Government Relations for Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) where he works with the General Counsel to develop and lead a “best-in-class” law department operations function with a primary focus on aligning the department’s day-to-day operations with the business strategy. His team is responsible for overseeing the non-legal and tactical aspects of running the department, including day to day management of the following: finance, information technology, law firm and vendor management, client service/delivers and general administration. Prior to this position, David was the Senior Director of Enterprise Information Management for CDW Corporation. There he led CDW’s Information Management program by driving information security, data management, records management, eDiscovery and intellectual property initiatives across the organization. 

In 2013, David was named by the National Law Journal as one of the Top 50 Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers. He is chairman of the advisory board for the Annual Law Department Operations Survey, where he also serves as editor and contributor. He received his BA, with honors in Political Science and Economics from St. John Fisher College and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Dayton, School of Law.

John Cunningham will lead this fast-paced panel will be unlike any you have seen, featuring: direct one-word, one-sentence and one-minute answers to poignant questions about client concerns with legal service and sales; specific examples of sales or service techniques that have annoyed GCs or produced results; and insight into what clients value in terms of technology use, process improvement, service training, or other approaches to legal service and marketing.

John Cunningham is a freelance writer and communications consultant who practiced law for nearly 17 years. During nine of those years, he served as V.P. and General Counsel to a publicly held international company and as General Counsel and Secretary to a Fortune 100 subsidiary.

He also served as a news editor and reporter for Lawyers Weekly publications for more than four years. As a reporter and writer, John has produced articles for more than 20 press publications, covering stories about virtually all legal practice disciplines, as well as the marketing and management of law firms.  As a freelancer, he has also written white papers, newsletters, marketing materials and Web site content for trade associations and professional service firms.

John attended Boston College Law School, where he was a magna cum laude graduate, member of the Order of the Coif, and an editor for the Environmental Affairs Law Review. For a complete profile, including information about his business, click on the “About” tab at:

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