Event Details


May 16, 2019 9 AM - 10 AM CDT




Elizabeth Andrews

DLA Piper

Elizabeth Andrews is a leader in the international corporate restructuring space. Her practice focuses on both external transactions, such as acquisitions, spin-offs and other divestitures as well as internal transactions, which are composed of post-acquisition integration work and legal entity rationalization projects. Working with large cross-border teams, Elizabeth designs and implements transactions that bring significant value to multinational corporations while minimizing disruption to their day-to-day operations.

Before joining DLA Piper, Elizabeth ran Tax Planning at Marriott International and Laureate Education. She also spent three years at Marriott in the Development Department where she was Sr. Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions - International.


Moderated by Patrick Begley

TMF Group
Director of Transaction Services

Patrick Begley is Sub-Regional Business Development Director for TMF Group Americas, based in New York, USA.  Patrick has an extensive background in advising U.S. based multinationals as they expand to new markets globally, and supporting the back office across multiple jurisdictions.  Before joining TMF Group, Patrick spent a significant part of his career assisting executive leadership in navigating the challenges of achieving operational readiness in the Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA, and scaling the accounting, HR and legal functions to meet the needs of the global business. Patrick has particular expertise in advising multinationals through mergers, acquisitions and divestitures involving both strategics and Private Equity, and the nuances of organic expansion.


Larry Harding

TMF Group
President Consultancy Solutions

Larry launched TMF Group’s Consultancy Solutions practice in 2017.  His earlier career roles include Senior Audit Manager and M&A consultant at Ernst & Young; CFO at numerous high-tech companies; VP International Finance for CIENA Corporation; and Founder & CEO of High Street Partners, where in 2013 he was awarded EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Maryland region.  At CIENA, Larry was responsible for the HQ-based leadership of all Finance, HR and Legal requirements of 30+ overseas subsidiaries.  Larry has a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a dual major in Finance & Accounting.  He was certified as a CPA in 1987.