About the Speakers
Howard Brod Brownstein
President of Brownstein Corporation
Howard Brod Brownstein, CTP, is a nationally-known turnaround and restructuring professional, and regularly provides programs for Women in the Boardroom. He is President of Brownstein Corporation, which provides turnaround management and advisory services, as well as investment banking, fiduciary services, litigation consulting, investigations and valuation services. He regularly serves on the boards of directors of public and private companies, and currently serves on the boards of: P&F Industries (Nasdaq: PFIN) where he chairs the Nominating/Governance and Strategic Planning & Risk Assessment Committees, Renew Financial, where he serves as chair of the Risk Committee, and Merakey, a nonprofit with over 10,000 employees. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional, and also an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and Immediate Past President and Board Chair of the NACD Philadelphia Chapter. He has authored ninety articles and textbook chapters, is a Contributing Editor at two publications, and is a regular guest-lecturer at Harvard Business School, Wharton, NYU and elsewhere. He received JD and MBA degrees at Harvard, and B.S. (Wharton) and B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
Emily V. Burton
Partner at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
Emily V. Burton is a Partner at the law firm of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor in Wilmington, DE. She litigates internal governance issues and complex commercial disputes, primarily in the Delaware Court of Chancery. She has deep and broad expertise with Delaware corporate and alternative entity law, as well as a particular expertise representing special committees and litigating compliance with Delaware’s corporate formalities, including issues involving corporate control. She is a creative litigator who prioritizes solving clients’ problems over winning a particular fight, and has worked on teams in both a lead and co-counsel role for both corporate boards and individual stockholders. Emily attended Boston University where she received B.A. and J.D. degrees.
Founder of Tinianow Consulting LLC
Andrea Tinianow has been dubbed the “Blockchain Czarina” for her role in bringing blockchain to Delaware and securing the First State’s imprimatur on the nascent technology. She is the founder of Tinianow Consulting LLC, a boutique consultancy that helps clients to reimagine and elevate their organizations, including identifying new revenue streams and creating strategies that leverage disruptive and cutting-edge technologies, such as blockchain technology. Andrea launched Delaware’s Division of Corporate and International Development, and founded the Delaware Blockchain Initiative (DBI), the first endeavor designed to deploy blockchain technology in government and enact blockchain-friendly legislation. It gave rise to the “Blockchain Amendments” to Delaware’s General Corporation Law, which authorize corporations to maintain their corporate records, including stock ledgers, on a blockchain. Andrea serves on the Advisory Board of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance and is the founding chair of its Enterprise Solutions Working Group. She also serves as an advisor to BlockchainCT, a nonprofit working to bring blockchain business to the State of Connecticut. She is a frequent contributor to Forbes.com, and MarketsMedia awarded Andrea its “Women in Finance Award” for Excellence in Blockchain. Both Forbes and KPMG have selected Andrea for their “Great Rewrite” video series. Andrea received her undergraduate degree in economics from Brown University, and graduated from Delaware Law School.