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Louise M. Parent

Louise M. Parent

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Ms. Parent served as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of American Express from 1993 until 2013, and was a member of the company’s Operating Committee, Global Management Team and Enterprise Risk Management Committees. She was a director of American Express Travel Related Service Company, the company’s principal operating subsidiary, and American Express Centurion Bank, a U.S. banking subsidiary with assets exceeding $30 billion. She also has deep experience in corporate governance and board matters, and worked extensively with the board of directors’ Audit, Compensation, and Nomination and Governance committees at American Express.

During much of her time at American Express, Louise worked to remove anticompetitive barriers in the global credit card industry in Europe, Latin America and the U.S., involving a DOJ investigation and a court decision upheld on appeal, which struck down Visa and MasterCard’s anti-competitive rules and allowed American Express to compete more effectively in the payment card network business.

Ms. Parent is currently Of Counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.  She is a director of Zoetis Inc. and Fidelity National Information Services Inc., better known as FIS. She served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG from 2014 to 2018.  She is also a director of the Calvary Fund of Calvary Hospital in New York. She was previously a trustee of Smith College where she was also Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Presidential Search Committee. She has served on the Board of the YWCA of New York, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, A Better Chance, and the Cooke School and Institute. Ms. Parent is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 
Louise M. Parent is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters With the Benefit of Hindsight: The Wells Fargo Sales Practices Investigation Report (May 3, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Selected Issues for Boards of Directors in 2018 (January 9, 2018) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, Responding to a Politician’s Social Media Attack (February 16, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, Confronting Sexual Harassment in Today’s Workplace: 8 Questions Companies Should Be Asking Themselves (February 6, 2018) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
Late-Breaking Developments in Compensation Design and Regulation (June 15, 2018) (PowerPoint slides) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Goverance, Shareholder Activism—Bringing the #MeToo Movement into the Board Room (February 27, 2018) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual), Thursday, November 29, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises? - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) 2018, Thursday, December 06, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual) 2018, Thursday, December 06, 2018, New York, NY
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises? - Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises?, Thursday, December 06, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises? - Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises?, Thursday, December 06, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises? - Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises?, Thursday, December 06, 2018
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