Catherine Kemnitz is Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Axiom and Managing Director for Axiom Advice & Counsel. Throughout her 9-year tenure at Axiom in senior roles, Kemnitz has brought her extensive legal experience to bear across a range of strategic, commercial, corporate development and operations roles. In her prior role as Chief Legal Officer, Kemnitz led the global Legal & Compliance, Corporate Development, and Corporate Secretary functions. She is known for her strengths in driving strategic growth and high stakes transformation. Prior to joining Axiom, Kemnitz held Corporate Development and Strategy leadership roles at Thomson Reuters which she joined after eight years as an Associate with Sherman & Sterling in New York. Throughout her 23-year career, Kemnitz has carved a reputation for successfully delivering innovative operational change strategies in tandem with meeting performance targets and managing risk. She is a recognized thought leader on issues related to innovation in and the transformation of the legal industry. Kemnitz also focuses on cross-functional collaboration, team leadership, DE&I, and talent retention and development. Kemnitz provides management leadership to the firm and is not practicing law or advising clients.