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ANNOUNCEMENT: Amazon’s Kelly Jo MacArthur and Lia Moeser will be the #MsJDPROPEL Keynote Speakers!

Ms. JD is excited to announce that Kelly Jo MacArthur, VP & Associate General Counsel at Amazon, and Lia Moeser, Corporate Counsel at Amazon, will be the keynote speakers for #MsJDPROPEL!

The conference will be held on March 3, 2017 at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. To see the full conference schedule and purchase tickets, please click HERE. Read on to learn more about our keynote speakers!

Kelly Jo MacArthur

Kelly Jo MacArthur is VP & Associate General Counsel at Amazon. In her current role she wears two hats – she leads legal efforts for Amazon’s physical retail initiatives (Amazon Books and Amazon Go), and also heads real estate strategy and site selection for those initiatives. She is also the Executive Sponsor of Amazon Legal’s Diversity and Inclusiveness initiatives. Prior to this role, she served as VP IP Acquisitions and Investments for Amazon. She has previously served as VP and Deputy General Counsel of Nintendo of America; General Counsel of Linden Lab (Second Life virtual world); SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and Chief of Staff of RealNetworks, Inc., managing also Corporate Development, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, and Government Affairs; General Counsel of MusicNet (the first legal Internet music business and a joint venture between RealNetworks, AOL and three major record labels); General Counsel and head of Legal and Business Affairs for The Tribune Company subsidiary Compton’s NewMedia, and attorney at Sidley Austin in Chicago. Ms. MacArthur is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Illinois. She has taught at the University of Washington Law School, Columbia College, and University of Illinois- Springfield. She was a founding board member of the Digital Media Association (DiMA), and served on the boards of the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA), the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), the RealNetworks Foundation, and other non-profit and for profit boards. She has three children. 

Lia Moeser

Lia E. Moeser is Corporate Counsel at Amazon.  In this role, she advises Amazon’s retail business on regulatory, transactional, and intellectual property matters.  Previously, Ms. Moeser was an attorney at Allstate Insurance Company, where she served as counsel to Allstate’s investment subsidiaries.  She advised on a variety of institutional investments including, private equity, joint ventures, and direct investments and counseled Allstate on mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions.  In addition, Ms. Moeser served as legal counsel for The Allstate Foundation.  Prior to joining Allstate, she was an associate at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Ms. Moeser graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Economics and received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin.  Prior to attending law school Ms. Moeser played tennis professionally on the Women’s Tennis Association tour. 

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