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Kevin B. Jordan

Kevin B. Jordan is the Global Legal Lead for the Leap at McKinsey client service line at McKinsey and Company and is an Associate General Counsel of McKinsey Digital. In his current practice, Mr. Jordan is responsible for providing advisory and transactional support to newly built businesses and supporting the digital and analytics business with respect to equity investment, intellectual property protection, data privacy concerns, AI/ML techniques and advanced analytics.  Prior to joining McKinsey, Mr. Jordan was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase where he supported the firm’s consumer bank on the use, access and protection of consumer data, particularly as it relates to artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques.   Mr. Jordan also managed the bank’s Global Intellectual Property Litigation and Enforcement Practice where he counseled clients on a wide array of matters including intellectual property litigation, domain management, use of third party IP, regulatory issues involving IP, trademarks, trade secrets, M&A due diligence and varied transactional needs.  

Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Jordan practiced as an associate at the law firm of Kenyon & Kenyon LLP in New York, where he advised clients on patent litigation, opinion work and e-discovery matters.  

Mr. Jordan began his career as a data scientist in the consumer packaged goods industry using advanced database techniques to target consumers for domestic and international marketing campaigns.  

Mr. Jordan is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering with a B.S.E in Industrial & Operations Engineering, and earned his J.D. at the American University – Washington College of Law in the nation’s capital. 

Phillip Hamilton

Phillip C. Hamilton is an experienced trial attorney and litigator in the areas of complex state and federal criminal defense, civil rights actions, and contractual formation and disputes.
Phillip began his legal career at The Bronx Defenders, working within its world renowned
Criminal Defense Practice. While there, he successfully defended over 2,000 clients, and tried several cases to acquittal. As a supervisor, Phillip taught the art of criminal defense to a team of Ivy League-educated lawyers, and had his work featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and the New York Daily News.

Since 2015, Phillip has primarily defended white-collar professionals charged with serious, high-profile offenses. His successes include a full acquittal for a senior financial analyst charged with attempted murder, a full dismissal of criminal charges for the son of a prominent NYC attorney, and a number of favorably negotiated pleas for international dignitaries hailing from Luxembourg, Turkey, and South Africa. Phillip regularly appears as a legal analyst across cable platforms, including BBC World News, CourtTV, and the Fox News Channel.

Phillip received his law degree from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he was honored as a David Berg Fellow for the Public Interest. He is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Eric A. Love

Eric A. Love is an associate in Jones Day’s New York Office and a member of the Financial Markets Practice, where he focuses on the formation and regulation of private investment funds (such as hedge, private equity, venture capital, and real estate funds), and on the regulation of private fund managers, investment advisers and broker-dealers.  Recognized by Law360 as a “Rising Star” in Fintech in 2019, Eric also concentrates his practice on the dynamic and evolving areas of blockchain, digital currencies, and emerging payments.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Eric was an associate at an international law firm in Washington, D.C. Before practicing law, he served as a special assistant at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and worked for the U.S. House of Representatives for six years in a number of positions, including as a senior legislative assistant for financial services.

Eric serves on the associate recruiting and diversity committees in Jones Day’s New York Office, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Private Investment Funds Subcommittee.


Mirlande Telfort

Mirlande Telfort maintains a busy debt finance practice with an Am Law 50 law firm, while actively promoting diversity and inclusion and serving her community. She focuses her practice on representing banks, private equity funds and other investors in a variety of complex financing transactions. She counsels clients in a broad range of industries, with a focus in the healthcare, manufacturing, technology and retail sectors. Prior to joining her current law firm, Mirlande practiced in the corporate department of New York-based international law firm, where she represented leading investment banks and other institutional investors in corporate transactions involving high-yield debt and equity offerings. In addition to her robust legal practice, Mirlande serves on various leadership committees focused on the recruitment, retention and promotion of women and diverse attorneys and continuously devotes her time and resources to non-profit organizations committed to assisting disadvantaged groups. Mirlande received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from Emory University and her juris doctorate from Howard University.

Eric Cottle

Eric Cottle is an experienced trial attorney and litigation partner and resides at K&L Gates’s New York and Pittsburgh offices. He practices in a variety of areas, including complex commercial disputes, consumer product defect claims and advises clients in the manufacturing and technology industries. Eric has extensive first chair trial experience and has successfully argued cutting edge legal issues before various courts in hearings and in trial with great success, and represents clients across the country in multidistrict and multinational jurisdictions and in high volume and high-stakes trials. Eric also advises clients in several key areas, including managing risk and developing and implementing company-tailored solutions to complex legal issues that align with the client’s current and long term business objectives. Eric’s litigation and risk management experience extends to the industries of commercial coatings, metal manufacturing and fabrications, heavy-duty industrial port machinery and off-shore products, energy and technology.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Cottle was a partner at a Pittsburgh-based law firm where he focused his practice on a wide-range of commercial disputes and consumer litigation, including unfair competition, employment litigation, fraud and deceptive and misleading acts, class actions, multi district litigation, and products liability.

Prior to embarking on his legal career, Eric worked as an analyst for an asset-based company that provided an alternative source of funding to new and emerging companies; and as an account executive for major insurance carrier where he interpreted key provisions of insurance
policies and coverage issues for business clients involving general commercial liability, mass tort, and construction defects and managed workers compensation and general liability risks of insured.

Mr. Cottle has lectured at several regional and national seminars on a variety of topics, including, best trial practices and tactics, defending the corporate representative, and current developments and emerging trends in mass tort and personal injury litigation.


Christopher Binns

Christopher Binns is a trial attorney and litigator and practices corporate
and commercial litigation, white collar defense and investigations, and labor
and employment.

Inga O’Neale

Inga O’Neale is a graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook and Hofstra University School of Law.  Ms. O’Neale is currently a Principal Law Clerk in the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term.  Ms. O’Neale volunteers as a Small Claims Court Arbitrator and serves in her local Lions Club.  Ms. O’Neale is also a member of various professional organizations and is the former President and current board member of the Association of Law Secretaries to the Justices of the Supreme and Surrogate’s Court of the City of New York. 

Nicole Lester Arrindell

Nicole L. Arrindell is currently Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. In this role, Nicole manages a team that helps consumers resolve complaints against city businesses and she manages two litigation teams that investigate and prosecute illegal, deceptive, and fraudulent business practices, with a focus on schemes and scams directed at vulnerable populations, immigrants, and low-income communities.

Before joining city government, Nicole was a Senior Staff Attorney in the Consumer Rights
Project at MFY Legal Services (“MFY”), where she represented low-income and
underrepresented New Yorkers facing legal issues such as unfair debt collection practices,
identity theft, foreclosure, and foreclosure rescue scams.

Barbara Graves-Poller

Barbara Graves-Poller is a Senior Counsel in the Appeals Division of the New York City Law Department and Chair of the Women in the Courts Task Force at the City Bar, the committee that has organized public programs on language access in the courts for many years.  Prior to joining the Law Department, Ms. Graves-Poller advocated for low-income New Yorkers at The Legal Aid Society’s Harlem Community Law Office and MFY Legal Services.  She also served a variety of commercial clients while in private practice before transitioning to full-time public service.  Ms. Graves-Poller earned her law degree and a master’s degree in human rights education at New York University.  

Jomaire Crawford

Jomaire Crawford is a Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. In this role, Jomaire specializes in complex commercial litigation and white-collar investigations with a focus on securities and antitrust lawsuits, breach of contract disputes, cross-border criminal and regulatory enforcement proceedings, anti-money laundering (AML) compliance, Swiss data protection and bank secrecy, and arbitration.