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Baker & McKenzie


Baker & McKenzie has been global from our inception.  We offer clients and talent both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving — as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.

We seamlessly combine an instinctively global perspective with the nuanced local insights of more than 4,100 locally qualified lawyers in 74 offices around the world.  This includes the knowledge and experience of more leading lawyers in more countries in the Chambers Global Directory than any other global Top 20 law firm.  Chambers lists 23 of our practices in its global rankings of the world’s leading practices.

But being global is not only about size or geography.  It requires thinking, working and behaving in a distinctively global manner.  Over six decades, we have organized, governed and managed our Firm to cultivate the global mindset, awareness of distinct business cultures, collaborative nature and practical knowledge required to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.

We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have had a global presence from the start.  Since our founding in 1949, we have been advising leading multinational and domestic companies on the issues of an integrated global market.  Nearly two thirds of our fees come from clients we serve in five countries or more.  We serve more than 500 of the world’s largest companies.

As a community of citizens of 60 nations, we have a deep understanding and appreciation for the language and culture of business all over the world.  This gives us a distinctive ability to help clients anticipate and address the nuances of local markets as they pursue their global and regional business objectives with confidence.

We also are leaders in talent management, with a focus on developing both top-tier technical legal skills and sophisticated interpersonal skills, allowing us to deliver consistently, everywhere we operate, world-class service tailored to the preferences of our clients.

Our clients and lawyers appreciate these differences. Surveys of general counsel and other law firms rate our client service among the “absolute best.” We are frequently cited for the quality of our training and workplace experience.

Our lawyers and professionals embrace opportunities to help others through pro bono legal services, community leadership, public service and assistance for the disadvantaged. Our pro bono and community service activities are as diverse as our Firm.

Women Leaders Profile: Regine W. Corrado

regine-corradoRegine W. Corrado's cross-border practice includes the coordination and implementation of multi-country corporate transactions and restructurings outside the US. In addition, she counsels US multinationals in connection with their international operations, as well as corporate and foreign investment compliance and maintenance of their global corporate portfolio. Ms. Corrado is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, and currently serves as Co Vice-Chair of the Alliance for Women. Ms. Corrado is also a member of the American Bar Association, International Law Division.


Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLPrssm

Listed as one of the Top 100 Accounting and Consulting firms in the United States and Top 25 in the New York Metropolitan area, Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP ("RSSM") is a full service Certified Public Accounting firm headquartered in New York City with offices in New City, Garden City and White Plains, New York. In addition to the traditional services of accounting, auditing, tax planning & preparation, RSSM offers consulting services including; litigation support, forensic accounting, business valuations, mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, retirement planning, estate planning, fiduciary services, employee & executive benefits, and full service outsourcing. We offer services on both a national and international level through our membership in PrimeGlobal, a worldwide association of independent accounting firms.Our clients are widely diversified and include; real estate, manufacturing, construction, wholesalers, wine & beverage, importers & distributors, apparel, modeling agencies, publishing & printing, insurance, broker dealers, hedge funds/investment partnerships, not-for-profit organizations, retail, service & trade contractors, as well as attorneys, physicians and other professionals, including high net worth individuals.Our extensive and practical experience assists our clients to operate and expand successfully, while minimizing taxes and retaining more of their profits.

Vision and Solutions that Foster Growth and Preserve Wealth

Women Leaders Profile: MaryAnn Schugman

Maryann Schugmann CPA, is a Tax Partner in the New City office and directs both the Trust and Estate Division and the individual tax group within the New City office. Ms. Schugmann is highly acclaimed within the legal and accounting community for her expertise and has been instrumental in the growth the firm has experienced in these disciplines. Ms. Schugmann not only has the technical ability to excel in this field, she also has the interpersonal skills required when dealing with clients at a time when emotions may impact decisions. Ms. Schugmann is a CPA licensed in New York, and has an MBA in Professional Accounting from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a BA in Mathematics from Hunter College of the City of New York. She is a member of the AICPA, the NYSSCPA and The Estate Planning Council of Rockland County, Inc.


Gibbons P.C. Profile

gibbons-pcWith 230 attorneys, Gibbons is a leading law firm in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and Delaware, ranked among the nation’s top 200 firms by The American Lawyer. Gibbons is one of only 20 law firms nationwide to be named to the National Law Journal's inaugural "Midsize Hot List," which recognized firms with fewer than 300 lawyers that have found innovative ways to position themselves and demonstrated creativity and success in recruiting and retaining top talent, developing practice areas, managing operations, and generally navigating the economic downturn more effectively than many larger firms.

A 2009 winner of the prestigious Catalyst Award for its innovative Women’s Initiative, Gibbons is ranked one of the top 50 firms nationwide for working women by Working Mother magazine and among the top 100 for diversity by MultiCultural Law magazine, and has earned the  Gold Standard Certification by the Women In Law Empowerment Forum. The firm has also been recognized among the Best Places to Work in America by the Society for Human Resource Management and Great Place to Work Institute, as well as in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania by NJBIZCrain's New York Business, Philadelphia Business Journal, and Central Penn Business Journal.

Women Leaders Profile: Christine Amalfe

Christine Amalfe chairs the Gibbons Employment & Labor Law Department and is a member of the firm's Executive Committee. She is a cofounder of the Catalyst Award winning Gibbons Women’s Initiative, which extends opportunities for mentoring and networking of women professionals.

Ms. Amalfe is a member of the New Jersey Council on Gender Parity in Labor and Education and was named to the New Jersey  State Bar Task Force on Work-Life Balance. She is also a member of the Board of the NAWL Foundation and, is a Trustee of the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.



pwcAbout PwC’s Forensic Services - PwC's Forensic Services team of experienced professionals is dedicated to meeting the challenges caused by fraud allegations, financial crimes and other irregularities. Our portfolio of services includes: Financial Crime Examinations, Forensic Technology Solutions, Regulatory Compliance Reviews, Fraud Risk Management and Fraud Prevention, Dispute Analysis and Litigation Support. The Forensic Services team also manages the PwC Fraud Forum, an exclusive community where members can gain knowledge, participate in events and share important insights on preventing, detecting and investigating fraud, corruption and economic crime. See and for more information.


Women Leaders Profile: Jane Allen Carlock


Jane Allen Carlock is a Principal in PwC's San Francisco office.  Jane possesses nearly 20 years of experience in Records & Information Management, eDiscovery, and law department operations.  Spending time between assisting clients respond effectively to Investigations, Regulatory, and Litigation matters, in addition to  helping them proactively prepare in advance to these events, Jane focuses on the Technology, Utilities, Retail & Consumer, and Pharmaceutical industries.  Jane is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley in the Political Economy of Natural Resources.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her Daughter, and wine tasting with her husband.

Jane Allen Carlock
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