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Executive Legal

Madison, NJ
March 15, 2020

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Lisa M. Furman

Morristown, NJ ***** 551-***-****


Proactive Corporate Counsel and Business Development expert in Communications and Fintech, joint venture governance and regulatory affairs including payment processing, privacy, security, fraud prevention, risk management and digital commerce.


STRYKER CORPORATION, Allendale, New Jersey December 2019-present

Contract Counsel

Key legal partner to Stryker's Global Information Systems function working closely with the Information Systems team on a broad range of matters including compliance issues, policies, and vendor transactions.

Establish and maintain standards for buy-side technology related contracts

Draft and negotiate strategic and routine information technology agreements including SaaS, software licensing, services, outsourcing etc. and proactively handle various commercial matters

Support IS compliance with regulations, contracts and software licenses

Support software license audits and negotiate settlements

Establish standards for use of open source code (e.g., when to use, license compliance).

Responsible for contributing to solutions to complex problems which could have a significant impact on the company

Responsible for prioritizing multiple issues and coordinating with large project groups to develop solutions to complex problems

Responsible for providing legal advice related to significant issues and making decisions related to legal matters which could have a large financial impact on the company including areas involving litigation, intellectual property, compliance with laws, investigations, contracting, government relations, sales agreements, tender agreements, company secretarial issues, tax matters, and supply or vendor relationships among others

Responsible for a significant number of issues, prioritizing and delivering timely results

Decisions will affect all global areas of the organization including regulatory, finance, human resources, operations, supply chain, manufacturing, and R&D

Provide timely advice and counsel to clients including contractual rights

Advise the businesses on laws, regulations, and Stryker policies

Develop and provide in-house training and education

Follow, implement, develop and improve internal processes

Collaborate and communicate with colleagues, senior management and outside counsel

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, Basking Ridge, New Jersey October 2003 – July 2019

Associate General Counsel

Primary legal point of contact for Fintech projects, including mobile payments, payment card processing, open and closed loop stored value and money transmission. Specifically responsible for providing legal and regulatory requirements related to the development and launch of mobile payment programs, mobile commerce checkout systems, mobile payment acceptance partnerships, electronic gift card programs, carrier billing service, credit builder products and prepaid card programs.

Primary legal advisor for data as a service and identity management programs for fraud

detection and prevention, personal identity federation and transaction processing.

Specifically responsible for privacy and regulatory requirements related to disclosure of

consumer data, third party access and use.

Created and implemented innovative risk mitigation strategies associated with the use and

disclosure of consumer data in light of heightened sensitivity to personally identifiable

information and the aggressive regulatory / political climate.

Created design governance of joint ventures on cross carrier assisted efforts for electronic

commerce and mobile payment acceptance and identity and access management solutions.

Provided governance, transactional functions and antitrust guidance for cross carrier,

joint venture start-up and support and advice on compliance with US and international

laws and regulations dealing with privacy, security and consumer protection.

Led the dissolution efforts of the Softcard joint venture among Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.

Ensured regulatory compliance and resolving complex issues associated with the

development and operations of the SureResponse product, a mobile personal monitoring

and alerting system with GPS tracking and call center assistance.

Managed legislation process to modify New Mexico Slamming and Cramming Act allow over

1 million Verizon consumers to securely pay for third party services via telecom bill.

Drafted and supported the Privacy Framework and Identity Management Policy with the

Mobile Authentication Taskforce and the Best Practices for Location Based Services Policy

with the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA).

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Primary legal contact providing key legal requirements, to foster corporate stewardship and

citizenship, to support acceptance of Charitable Donations for natural disasters since

Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Political Contributions in light of Federal Election Commission

requirements since 2016.

Assisted with oversight and compliance with $92m government Settlement Agreement for

Premium Messaging.

Advised executive and business teams in structuring, drafting, and negotiating complex,

multilateral agreements, licensing deals, influencer contracts, aggregator relationships,

industry standards bodies, strategic alliance arrangements and other commercial


Worked with cross functional teams internally / externally to develop innovative products and

services making life better, easier, safer and faster for hundreds of millions of consumers.


AT&T COMMUNICATIONS, Bedminster, New Jersey January 2003 – October 2003

Legal Consultant

Negotiated a $300m technology contract with a top 100 multinational company

Drafted template agreements for the AT&T Foundation including an agreement for

substantial donation to an Ivy League University


Strayer University, Jack Welch Management Institute, Herndon, VA

Executive MBA - October 2016

Touro Law School, Central Islip, NY

Juris Doctorate (JD)

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Bachelor of Arts, Major


New Jersey Bar

Rutgers TeamUP Mentoring Program

Verizon Diversity and Inclusion Council

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

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