The Lawyer, The Incubator, and the Egg: Innovation in Financial Services Companies

Speaker Series
November 1, 2016
Wasserstein Hall B015
Speaker Series

Join us for a discussion about how Fidelity has embraced and facilitated innovation into both its legal department and the organization as a whole from two of the people who helped foster those changes.

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About the Speakers:

Alexander C. Gavis is Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel in the Corporate Legal Department of FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments, one of the largest brokerage and mutual fund companies in the United States and the leading provider of workplace retirement savings plans.

He manages a team of attorneys and professionals and is responsible for providing legal services to the firm’s retail brokerage, college savings, stock plan and workplace retirement businesses. He also oversees and manages legal services for Fidelity’s businesses involved in electronic and mobile commerce, start-up innovation, and social media. Mr. Gavis also oversees legal advice on all of Fidelity’s national advertising and marketing initiatives.

Prior to joining Fidelity in 1997, Mr. Gavis served as Assistant Counsel at the Investment Company Institute and as Senior Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, both in Washington, DC. He also served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable William T. Allen, Chancellor of the Court of Chancery for the State of Delaware. He has worked in investment banking in New York at Salomon Brothers Inc, handling mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Gavis received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and his bachelor’s degree, with High Honors, from Swarthmore College.

Mr. Gavis serves as Chair of FINRA’s Public Communications Committee and as an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School, and he has taught at the Stanford University Law and Design Schools. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

Philippe Mauldin
is managing director within the Fidelity’s Center of Applied Technology, a unit of Fidelity Investments, which serves as Fidelity’s idea and innovation catalyst. Philippe leads corporate incubation initiatives focused on creating radically new products, services, and business models in order to bring innovative consumer solutions to market.

Prior to this role, Philippe has held various marketing and product leadership positions within Fidelity as well as with Scudder Kemper Investments, J.P. Morgan Chase, and W.R.Grace & Co.