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October 2018 Evening Meeting

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY


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October 2018 Evening Meeting 

Guest Speaker: Sheila Murphy - Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at MetLife

DateWednesday, October 10, 2018

Time: Networking starts at 6:30 p.m. and meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.

Location: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Sheila is the Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at MetLife, where she leads the United States Regulatory and Retail Litigation Group. Sheila is active in many networks including the Advisory Board to MetLife’s U.S. Women’s Business Network (WBN), co-chairs the Legal Affair’s Academy, and participates on the Legal Affairs’ Diversity Committee. She is also a Board of Director of Power Play and the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL). 

Sheila’s commitment to helping others advance in their careers was recognized by the Women’s Venture Fund which awarded her the highest Leaf Award in 2010. In 2011, she was named a Most Influential Irish Woman by the Irish Voice. In 2015, Sheila received the Benchmark Litigation In-house Award at the Americas Women in Business Awards and the Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award from NAWL. 

Sheila is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served on the Comparative Labor Law Journal and the School of Management at the State University of New York at Binghamton where she graduated magna cum laude. Prior to joining MetLife, Sheila was at the law firm of Thacher Proffitt & Wood.

Special Guest: Patrick G. O’Shea Murphy - President of University College Cork

In 2017 Professor Patrick O’Shea became the 15th President of University College Cork, and in 2018 he became Chair of the Irish Universities Association. Sensing renewed optimism and opportunity, he returned to Ireland following a three-decade career in the United States where his most recent leadership appointment was as Vice President and Chief Research Officer of the University of Maryland near Washington DC.

At UCC he and his team are committed to an ambitious agenda of excellence as documented in their 2017 Strategic Plan: Independent Thinking, Shared Ambition.

Universities are places where modern societies build capacity and talent to tackle the uncertainties and opportunities of the future. Therefore, he is a firm believer that the modern university must embrace a connected curriculum in which education, creative scholarship, research and impact on society and the economy are intimately related.

Professor O’Shea’s scholarly and research expertise lies in creating light where there is darkness in the spectrum using free electron lasers. For his accomplishments in science, engineering and education, he has been elected to Fellowships in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and the Irish Academy of Engineering. His interests include history, linguistics, athletics, and cycling.

IBO Executive Board Nominations: Nominations of officers for the 2019 Executive Board (President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Communications Officer, Treasurer, Membership Officer & Secretary) will be taken at the October Evening Meeting. Nominees must be members in good standing as of the date of nomination. Nominees must be present when nominated or give consent to be nominated in writing, via email, or other previously authorized electronic means. Nominees must be members in good standing for two (2) years by the date of installation in office in January 2019. If you have any questions about your eligibility to be nominated or other questions about the process, please email


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