2019 Women’s Power Summit on Law & Leadership

Advisory Board


    Kimberly S. Lubel

Ms. Lubel is the former Chairman and CEO of CST Brands, Inc., a Fortune 250 North American convenience and fuel retailer with over 14,000 employees that was acquired by Circle K in June 2017. Ms. Lubel serves on the boards of directors of WPX Energy, Inc., an NYSE-traded oil and gas company, and PBF Energy, Inc., an NYSE-traded petroleum refining company. Prior to her role at CST Brands, Ms. Lubel spent over 15 years with Valero Energy Corporation, including six years as Valero’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Among her professional recognitions, Ms. Lubel has twice been named to Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women list (2013 & 2015) and was named Executive Leader of the Year in 2014 by the San Antonio Business Journal. She recently was appointed to the Texas Law Foundation Board.


    Hilda C. Galvan

Ms. Galvan is the Partner-in-Charge at the Jones Day Dallas office. For more than 20 years, Ms. Galvan, a nationally recognized trial lawyer who focuses on complex intellectual property litigation, has represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across the country. She has served as lead counsel for IBM, Texas Instruments, and Essilor in the enforcement of their patent portfolios and in defending against allegations of infringement. In 2016, Ms. Galvan was named a global IP leader by World IP Review. She has led cross-border litigation matters involving courts in Europe, Asia, Texas, and the ITC. IAM magazine identified Ms. Galvan as a “powerhouse litigator” and lauded her “extensive experience in big-ticket patent litigation.” Ms. Galvan has litigated more than 100 patent cases, with 50+ in the Eastern District of Texas. She recently chaired the board of the Dallas Regional Chamber, serves on the board of trustees of The University of Texas Law School Foundation, and on the boards of Parkland Hospital Foundation, Dallas Women’s Foundation, and the Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation. She was named one of “The Most Powerful Business Leaders” in Dallas-Fort Worth” by D CEO.


    Beth P. Hecht

Beth Hecht is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Xeris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: XERS) a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing injectable products.  As Xeris’ chief legal officer, she leads the legal, compliance, security and corporate secretarial functions and is a member of the Company’s seven-person Executive Leadership Team.  Before joining Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Hecht served as Managing Director and Chief Administrative and Legal Officer of Auven Therapeutics, a private equity life science firm. Ms. Hecht is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School.  Ms. Hecht currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Nominating and Governance Committee of Neos Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NEOS) a publicly traded life science company based in Dallas, Texas.


Advisory Board

Linda L. Addison
Immediate Past Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Dolores S. Atencio, Esq.
Visiting Scholar, , Sturm College of Law; University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement & Scholarship

Sharon R. Barner
Vice President – General Counsel, Cummins Inc.

Janet Bawcom
Senior Vice President, Corporate, Securities, & Finance Law, Dell Inc.

Janice Block
Chief Administrative and Legal Officer, Kaplan Inc. (Ret.)

Susan Blount
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial (Ret.)

Janet Carrig
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and  Corporate Secretary, ConocoPhilips

Patricia Diaz Dennis                                                        Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, AT&T Inc. (Ret.)

Gemma Descoteaux
Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Lori Erwin
Litigation Attorney, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Claudia Frost
Partner, Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe LLP

Elisa Garcia
Chief Legal Officer, Macys Inc.

Deborah Gilg
Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Operating Officer, Time Health Management

Leslie Goldman
Managing Director, Major, Lindsey, and Africa

Marcy Greer
Partner, Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP

Juanita Harris
Assistant Vice President – Senior Legal Counsel, Human Resources, AT&T Inc.

Susan Feigin Harris
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Cisselon Nichols Hurd
Senior Litigation Counsel, Shell Oil Company

Anne Johnson
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Kimberly Leach Johnson
Partner and Firm Chair, Quarles and Brady LLP

Arleas Upton Kea
Director of Division of Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Kim Koopersmith
Chairperson, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Jean Lee
President and CEO, Minority Corporate Counsel Association

Roberta “Bobbi” Liebenberg
Senior Partner, Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.

Michele Coleman Mayes
Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, The New York Public Library

Julie Mayo
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Jami Wintz McKeon
Partner, Chair of the Firm, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Elizabeth Moore
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Consolidated Edison Inc.

Carey O’Connor
Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University

Karyn Polak
Deputy General Counsel, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Karen Popp
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Sandra Phillips Rogers
Group Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Legal Officer, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Julia Simon
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Mary Kay Inc.

Debra Wong Yang
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Jenny Yang
Fellow, Open Society Leadership in Government