2020 GALA SPEAKERS | HONOREES




    



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Lifetime Achievement Award

Lawrence "Larry" P. Tu

Former Sr. Exec. Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, CBS

Former Sr. Vice President & General Counsel, Dell


Larry Tu served for nearly five years as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of CBS Corporation before retiring in May 2019.  He is a long-time supporter of NAPABA, and is involved in various non-profit organizations including the Hypersomnia Foundation.

 

Tu joined CBS after serving as General Counsel at Dell, Inc., in Austin, TX, for more than nine years, where he oversaw one of the largest go-private transactions that returned Dell to private control. Before that, he was General Counsel of NBC Universal for three years, where he oversaw NBC's acquisition of Telemundo, Bravo and Universal. Previously, Tu served as co-general counsel of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific, where he was based out of Hong Kong. He practiced law for 15 years at O'Melveny & Myers LLP, specializing in corporate finance and M&A, including five years as the managing partner of the firm's Hong Kong Office.


Tu began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Walter Mansfield on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He later served three years in the U.S. State Department's Office of the Legal Advisor, where he was responsible for international trade and investment issues while working extensively with other government agencies, and also served as a special assistant to the State Department's Legal Advisor.

 

Tu, who was born in New York City, is the son of Chinese immigrants. He attended Harvard University, where he majored in economics, then Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He later graduated from Harvard Law School.  He is married and has two sons.




Keynote Speaker

Amy Tu

Exec. Vice President & General Counsel

Tyson Foods


Amy Tu is responsible for Tyson’s legal, government affairs, corporate communications, ethics and compliance, and internal audit functions enterprise-wide.  She has oversight of all legal matters including litigation and investigations, corporate securities and governance, mergers and acquisitions, international, labor and employment, environmental and health and safety. 


Amy also leads Tyson Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed the growing world population. She is a member of Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team and reports to President and CEO Noel White.


Amy joined Tyson from The Boeing Company where she held progressive leadership positions in law and corporate development and strategy departments. She served as chief counsel for Boeing global law affairs, commercial airplanes and aviation services divisions, supporting multiple business and functional leaders worldwide. Amy was also instrumental in helping to shape the global law affairs practice as Boeing’s first regional counsel based in London, U.K., with responsibilities for commercial, military and defense matters in Europe, Russia, and Israel. Prior to joining Boeing in 2001, Amy led global transactions and international legal matters as an international corporate counsel at the Gap and Walmart. 


During her career, Amy has developed deep expertise establishing and supporting global operations, executing complex cross-border, international and domestic transactions, and developing and integrating teams and new ventures into existing businesses. Her skill set, coupled with Tyson’s experienced venture capital team, allows Tyson to unlock bold, cutting-edge opportunities through partnerships and investments, keeping the company at the forefront of new food innovations and furthering Tyson’s strategic growth initiatives.


Amy earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Wellesley College. She is a director on the University of Arkansas National Alumni Board and was selected as a Johnson Fellow for the University.




General Counsel Diversity Champion

Peter Carter

Exec. Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Secretary

Delta Air Lines


Peter Carter has served as Delta’s Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary since July 2015. As Chief Legal Officer, Peter oversees Delta’s legal, compliance and government affairs groups worldwide and serves on the Delta Leadership Committee.


Peter has worked to protect Delta’s freedom to operate by advocating against market distortive subsidies in the industry to ensure fair and open skies. He regularly engages with government stakeholders in the U.S., Mexico, Korea, U.K., China, and the E.U. on matters relating to competition policy, alliances, privacy and compliance.


Before joining Delta, Peter was a partner at the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. He chaired the firm’s Policy Committee and the Securities Litigation and Enforcement practice group. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized by numerous organizations and publications including being honored with a Burton Award for public interest, and being named one of the Best Lawyers in America for Bet-the-Company and Commercial Litigation, one of "America's Leading Business Lawyers" by Chambers USA, and Antitrust Lawyer of the year in 2013 by Best Lawyers in America.


Before joining Dorsey, Peter clerked for Judge James B. Loken at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

 

Peter serves as a member of the Boards of the Delta Air Lines Foundation, the Alliance Theater, the Chick Fil-A Foundation, The United Way of Greater Atlanta, and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He was also appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the State of Georgia Judicial Selection Commission.


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