General Counsel & Legal Forum
This event starts on January 22nd at 6:00 PM.
On January 22nd, 2019, YJP will be hosting its General Counsel & Legal Forum.
The forum will bring together top General Counsels to discuss best practices, insights, and ideas with legal professionals.
The breakout sessions, featuring intimate roundtable discussions formatted to maximize interaction and value and will focus on topics such as:
The Effects of Technology on the Legal Landscape
The Evolving Role of the General Counsel
Join us for stimulating conversation, gourmet food and drinks, and high-level networking with the top names in the industry.
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Matt Broad was named General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Darden Restaurants in October 2015. As the chief legal officer and chief compliance officer of the company, Matt oversees Darden’s legal affairs, including corporate governance, labor and employment law, development law, litigation, and corporate and regulatory compliance.
Darden owns and operates more than 1,700 Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V’s restaurants in North America, employing more than 180,000 people and serving nearly 390 million guests annually.
Matt brings more than 30 years of experience in business and corporate law to Darden, including extensive experience across various industries in manufacturing, distribution and retail. Most recently, Matt served as a consultant with Axiom, a provider of tech-enabled legal services. There he provided legal counsel to companies across various industries including food and beverage, manufacturing and healthcare.
Prior to that, Matt served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for OfficeMax, responsible for legal affairs, corporate compliance and public policy. Before joining OfficeMax in 2004, Matt was Associate General Counsel with Boise Cascade, a publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of forest products and distributor of office supplies.
A native of California, Matt earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Juris Doctor degree from University of California Hastings College of Law.
Nathan Goldman was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer in November 2017. In this role, he directs the company’s legal affairs, government relations, risk management, environmental, and audit functions.
Goldman joined CSX in 2003 as General Counsel-Business and later assumed responsibilities that included corporate governance. Prior to being named Chief Legal Officer, he was Vice President of Risk and Compliance and General Counsel, where he led innovative and successful work in compliance, risk management, and safety programs.
Prior to CSX, Goldman served as the president of U.S. operations for a European company, a partner at two national law firms, Foley & Lardner and McGuireWoods, and a founding partner of Stoneburner, Berry & Goldman.
Goldman earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. and went on to earn a Juris Doctor and master's degree in business administration from Duke University in Durham, N.C. He also participated in CSX’s Executive Leadership Forum with Harvard Business School in 2011 and 2012.
Now in his third year, Mr. Siegel currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
Mr. Siegel directs the Company's worldwide legal functions and activities, advising the Company on a broad range of legal matters affecting various business units. Mr. Siegel manages the Company's mergers and acquisitions activities, litigation portfolio, intellectual property portfolio, and SEC reporting. He also manages input from outside counsel on corporate and litigation matters, and oversees and participates in drafting a broad range of commercial documents and contracts between the Company's business units (and affiliates) and third parties.
Mr. Siegel comes to Henry Schein with a diverse and wide background of legal expertise, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, securities, litigation and regulatory. Mr. Siegel previously held the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Standard Microsystems Corporation, a publicly traded global semiconductor company. Mr. Siegel is a Yale Law School graduate.