About The Panelists

ACGC Roundtable Discussion:
Governance of Workforce-Related Issues in the Era of the COVID Pandemic
November 19, 2020 at 11:00am EST

Katherine Adams
General Counsel, Apple

Kate Adams is Apple’s General Counsel and senior vice president of Legal and Global Security. Kate joined Apple from Honeywell, most recently as its General Counsel.  Prior to that Kate was a partner at Sidley Austin.

Kate clerked in the First Circuit and for Justice O’Conner.  She graduated from Brown University and the University of Chicago Law School.

David McManus
Partner, Morgan Lewis

David McManus is a partner at Morgan Lewis and co-chair of its Workforce Change group.  David advises corporations and their boards on a broad range of personnel-related issues, on crisis management for matters that arise from employment practices or disputes, on effective strategies for protecting a company’s intellectual and human capital, and on the planning and implementing of the restructuring and redeployment of personnel in connection with corporate initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions.  David graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Gillian Emmett Moldowan
Partner, Shearman & Sterling

Gillian advises companies, boards of directors, executives and investors on compensation and benefit matters, including equity-based incentives, deferred compensation programs and employment, retention and severance arrangements. Her practice focuses in particular on issues that arise at the intersection of human capital management and corporate governance and in securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions transactions. She regularly counsels clients on disclosure, trading rules (including Section 16) and the negotiation of executive employment arrangements. Gillian also advises on the applicability of federal securities law, tax law and general employment-related legal issues.  Gillian received her J.D., with Highest Honors, from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Barak Orbach
Professor of Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Barak Orbach is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where he served as the founding director of the business law program. He teaches and writes in the areas of antitrust, regulation, and corporate governance. Professor Orbach is an academic fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, member of the American Law Institute, member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute, member of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar.

David Sternberg
General Counsel, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

David is the General Counsel of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., a global, privately-owned bank which offers custody, trust, capital markets and commercial lending, investment management (including public and private funds), and private wealth management products and services to the world’s largest financial institutions and to high net worth individuals.  He has held senior management, legal and compliance positions at some of the world’s leading financial institutions and has served as a board member of a mutual fund complex.  He was associated with Cravath Swaine & Moore before moving to the financial services industry.

David graduated from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Stanford University Law School (Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review).  He clerked for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, a Member of the American Law Institute and a member of the Panel of Experts of P.R.I.M.E. Finance.