Hunt Scanlon Media’sHow Today’s General Counsel Helps Drive Strategy Across High Growth Organizations

March 14th - 12:00pm EST

Join Daversa Partners on March 14th for an interactive webinar supported by Hunt Scanlon Media. This session will focus on how the General Counsel has become a critical and invaluable member of leadership teams everywhere. With no end in sight for the demand of these leaders, GCs have become a true strategic partner while acting as an accelerant across organizations.  

This is a great opportunity to hear first-hand from some of the key players in our industry. They will share valuable insights into the evolution of this role, how to identify and evaluate talent within the legal ecosystem, and the impact that GCs are making within businesses, and more broadly across the regulatory landscape.

Leading this session will be the co-founders of Daversa Partners’ legal practice, Partner Alex Lebow and Associate Director Brittany Rosenfeld. Special guest Mike Heath, Partner at Gunderson Dettmer, who represents emerging growth companies, technology incubators and venture funds, along with Celaena Powder, VP of Legal at Seismic, an AI-powered global sales  enablement platform, will be joining the panel to provide unparalleled legal insight and expertise. 

Topics to be discussed include

● How the role of Legal evolves as a company grows – how does a GC operate at a private vs. public company?

● Hiring in Legal – how to identify, attract, and retain top talent across the legal landscape.

● Legal across industries – similarities and differences within this role across different industries (i.e. Fintech, HealthTech, SaaS).

There will be an opportunity for audience members to put their questions to panel members and join the conversation. 


Mike Heath

Gunderson Dettmer

Mike Heath co-founded Gunderson Dettmer’s Los Angeles office in 2012. He represents emerging growth companies, technology incubators and venture funds. Mike helps founders and Boards form, finance and sell companies, and he serves as outside general counsel on day-to-day legal matters. His clients’ industries include e-commerce, media, medical device, real estate, enterprise SaaS, fashion and hardware. Mike also advises leading venture funds and technology incubators in equity, debt and token investments.

Mike was recently named a “Next Generation Partner” by the Legal 500. Clients noted that he is “incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and always helpful” and “my favorite external counsel of all of the attorneys that we work with.

Celaena Powder

Vice President, Legal

Celaena Powder serves as the Vice President, Legal at Seismic, a global SaaS company and leader in the sales enablement space. In her role, Celaena oversees legal, compliance and information security for the company, and serves as a valuable strategic advisor for all business functions. Before joining Seismic, Celaena was an attorney at Gunderson Dettmer where she represented emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycles as well as venture capital funds in their investments. Celaena is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and NYU.

Alex Lebow

Daversa Partners

Alex Lebow is a Partner in Daversa Partners’ Los Angeles office. Since joining Daversa Partners in 2009, Alex has worked closely with top-tier VC firms such as Bond, Benchmark, SoftBank, Upfront, NEA, and Expa, among others. Some of Alex’s recent work includes senior placements at Canva, Brex, Hippo, C2FO, Calendly, Sprout Social, Current, Dapper Labs, Faire, and Autograph. Alex is originally from Connecticut but now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. Alex’s passions include golf, hiking, cooking, and his family. He is a graduate of Fairfield University where he earned degrees in Philosophy and Entrepreneurship.

Brittany Rosenfeld

Associate Director
Daversa Partners

Brittany Rosenfeld is a passionate and fearless executive who brings an unparalleled degree of creativity and hustle to her search work. She started her career with Daversa in their New York City office before making the move to sunny Los Angeles. She is one of Daversa’s top recruiters throughout our Southern California ecosystem. Some of Brittany’s most recent work includes placements at Brex, Wildlife Studios, Varo Money, Sprout Social, Liquid Death, and C2FO. Brittany graduated from Fordham University with a B.S in Finance.

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Alex Lebow

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