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Tony Williams - Principal of Jomati Consultants

Tony Williams has more than thirty years’ etl_files/ulg/downloads/Tony-Williams 2013.jpgxperience in the legal profession, occupying senior management positions as well as direct client handling and fee earning. Tony Williams is a principal of Jomati Consultants which is a UK based legal consulting business. He specialises in advising law firms on a range of strategic issues including a firm’s strategic focus, partner review and remuneration issues. He also advises a range of primarily US and UK based firms on merger related issues including preparation, market research, deal facilitation and post merger integration. Before establishing Jomati Consultants Tony spent almost 20 years at Clifford Chance where he was elected worldwide managing partner in 1997 and prior to his managing partner role he was a corporate partner in London, Hong Kong and the managing partner of the firm’s Moscow office.

Tony mentors Craig Robinson, and also supports Ultimate Law Guide's work to help talented students and lawyers fulfil their promise and go on to forge fulfilling and worthwhile legal careers.

 

Werten Bellamy - President of Stakeholders Inc.

Werten BellamyWerten Bellamy is the President of Stakeholders, Inc., a company founded in 2007 that provides training and conference resources directed to the active career management needs of corporations and service firms. Werten focuses on the role of in-house counsel, law firm associates and partners must play in driving their career outcomes and is directed to identifying the practical career strategies of top performers. Stakeholders has delivered training and consulting to over seventy-five global law firms and law departments. Werten is also the author of The Path to Indispensable: The Junior Associate.

Werten launched Stakeholders following sixteen years of practice in both law firms and law departments.Werten began his career as an Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Kutak Rock. The next twelve years of his career he spent in in-house positions of increasing responsibility, at companies to include Merck & Co., Inc., Genetics Institute, Inc. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Werten completed his in-house career with Celera Genomics (NYSE: CRA), the biotechnology company located in Rockville, Maryland and credited with sequencing the human genome.  At Celera, Werten was the General Counsel. Werten is also a retired captain in the United States Army. Werten has been honored for his civic and professional achievements, to include: The Chairman's Award, National Bar Association, The Excellence In the Practice Award, American Corporate Counsel Association and the Trailblazer Award, CYOC Foundation.

 

Jeremy Tobias-Tarsh

Jeremy Tobias-TarshJeremy Tobias-Tarsh was the commercial director and one of the early shareholders of Practical Law, until they were acquired by Thomson ReutersJeremy joined Practical Law Company in 2002, and has also undertaken the role of head of professional support services. Jeremy co-founded Totallylegal.com, an online legal recruitment website (sold to Trinity Mirror).

Jeremy trained and qualified as a corporate lawyer at Clifford Chance in 1995. In 1999, Jeremy joined Paul Hastings corporate department.

Jeremy is a significant source of support for Ultimate Law Guide. Jeremy also assists with the management of Ultimate Law Guides growth strategy and future direction.

 

 

Elaine Hutton - EU General Counsel at Bare Escentuals

Elaine HuttonElaine is the EU General Counsel at Bare Escentuals. She was previously vice president at Paramount Pictures and former Head of Legal at Apple. Elaine was the first Europe-based solicitor for the company. Elaine advised Apple on the expansion of its retail stores across Europe.

Elaine trained and qualified as a solicitor at Clifford Chance, and has also worked in-house at Channel 4 and Goldman Sachs. Elaine was also the Legal & Business Affairs Vice President at Fremantle Media - one of the largest international creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. Fremantle Media is a truly global TV company and one of the largest international creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. These include The X Factor.