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BOYLAND: 973-809-9006
Corporate Counsel and Compliance Officer, VP Human Resources, and Former Federal
Prosecutor who proactively manages the contracting, sales and marketing, and re
gulatory affairs functions for corporate clients from diversified industries, in
cluding global equipment manufacturers. True generalist and decisive business a
ttorney with strong risk management, training, litigation, employment, and intel
lectual property background, specializing in launching new products, brands, and
services, while ensuring compliance with corporate missions, laws and regulator
y requirements. Highly collaborative leader of interdisciplinary project teams,
and demonstrated success serving as first in-house counsel for companies.
TRI-MARK CONSULTING, LLC, Chatham, NJ (Legal, Contracting, HR and Compliance ser
vices for start-up ventures including B2X CORPORATION, Jersey City, NJ, China (E
-Commerce, B2B); BLACK ARROW TV, New York, NY (Media and Advertising); and BIG N
Trenton, NJ (Web-based national expansion of Scholastic's traditional book fairs
, Founder)). Present
INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS, 137 countries, including China, Middle East
, U.S., India, Europe; based in Montvale, NJ (Financial Services Products and Ac
counting Group).
GC, Legal & Human Resources, Chief Compliance Officer
2006 - 2009
SCHOLASTIC INC., New York, NY (Publishing and Manufacturing Company); PLATFORM,
(Internet-based Tutoring Company, co-founded as a spin-off business from Scholas
Senior Counsel: Contracts, Finance, Information Technology, Product Development
1998 - 2006
WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES, New York, New York
Senior Associate, Contracts/ Trade Regulation/International IP/M&A
1996 -1998
Senior Trial Attorney, Merger Enforcement & Products-related Criminal Investigat
Special Assistant United States Attorney (32 Trials)
1992 - 1996
HOWREY & SIMON, Washington, D.C.
Associate, Antitrust/Litigation/Government Contracts
1988 - 1992
Contracts, Commercial, IT, & Product Development
Legal Counsel preparing, negotiating and implementing many hundreds of vendor an
d distributor contracts; software, hardware and product development and acquisit
ion licenses; technology and media procurement, outsourcing, supply, merchandisi
ng and franchise agreements; independent contractor agreements, NDA's, RFP's and
equipment leases relating to cross-departmental matters such as IT/Digital Medi
a, Sales/Marketing/Advertising, Product Development/Manufacturing, HR/Labor and
Employment, Finance/Investor Relations; completing due diligence for joint ventu
res and strategic alliances with other institutions; and creating, auditing and
maintaining document retention programs and insurance portfolios. Drafted and
negotiated all agreements single-handedly for prior three employers.
Compliance, Corporate Polices, HR, Trainings:
Compliance Officer responsible for ensuring corporate compliance at all levels a
nd across subsidiaries with state, federal, local and international laws and reg
ulations pertaining to antitrust, insurance, finance/securities, import/export,
telecommunications, HR/employment, environmental, product safety, advertising, t
echnology, trademark, tax, and other legal and regulatory disciplines. Authored
guidelines and trainings (conducted in-house), regarding all matters relating t
o Human Resources initiatives, i.e., IRS regulations, code of conduct, conflicts
of interest, employee handbooks, anti-harassment, records retention rules, and
outside counsel management guidelines.
Transactional, M&A, Corporate Governance:
Advisor to Senior Management and Boards of Directors for private and public U.S.
-based and multinational companies regarding corporate governance matters, inclu
ding the acquisition, divestiture, and management of corporate entities, subsidi
aries and joint ventures, constitution of Board committees, bylaws and policies,
development of international affiliates and sales territories, structuring of m
ergers and acquisitions (from HSR filings through regulatory approval), and prep
aration of public securities (SEC) filings and analyses and strategic plans for
Board and shareholder meetings. Launched publicly-traded company's national ret
ail products chain, including manufacturing, construction, and related operation
Litigation, Dispute Resolution
Litigation Counsel resolving domestic and international vendor claims and govern
ment investigations through aggressive negotiation and strategic litigation (32
trials), conducting internal investigations of suspected breaches of corporate p
olicies and laws (i.e., securities, environmental), selecting and managing outsi
de counsel and insurance brokers, drafting pleadings and briefs, responding to s
ubpoenas and discovery, preparing witnesses for testimony, and conducting deposi
tions and oral argument. Led all phases of investigations and trials in multipl
e industry sectors, advising Attorney General re civil merger enforcement and cr
iminal indictments and presenting cases to grand juries; Commendation: "AAG Awar
d for Outstanding Contribution" in U.S. v. General Motors (D. Del. 1994).
Intellectual Property, Branding, and Advertising
Manager of intellectual property portfolios, managing copyright processes, filin
g new trademark applications, internationally policing corporate marks through c
ease and desist efforts, promoting marks through creative branding, advertising,
and marketing initiatives, implementing extranet-driven portfolio management sy
stems and trademark-watch functionalities, and executing global settlement agree
ments with adverse rights holders. Acted as a primary counsel for obtaining FDA
and DOJ regulatory approval for the DVD disc and LASIX patent pools.
Government Relations, Regulatory and Legislative - Registered Congressional Lobb
Corporate Advocate regarding federal legislative and regulatory initiatives impa
cting corporate core businesses and products, brokering and leading all governme
ntal meetings on behalf of corporations, forming and moderating "roundtable" mee
tings with Congressional and regulatory agency leaders, testifying, writing posi
tion statements to relevant regulatory agencies (i.e., SEC, PCAOB, Treasury, EPA
), and forming partnerships with other government entities and associations (i.e
., the White House, Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Administration). Drafte
d a Sarbanes-Oxley reform bill recently passed by the House of Representatives.

Juris Doctor with Honors, Concentration Corporate and International Law
Commendations: Best Oral Argument and Best Brief (co-author) Awards, Jessup Int
ernational Moot Court Competition; First Runner Up, Mid-Atlantic Regional Jessup
Competition; Honors, Legal Research and Writing (top 8% of class); Moot Court B
oard (top 6% of class).
Note: The Admissibility of Grand Jury Testimony at Trial: New Jersey's Aberrant
Approach, 21 Rutgers L.J. 633 (1990).
Bachelor of Arts, Government/Economics (G.P.A. 3.6)
Commendations: Dean's List (six semesters); Cornell-in-Washington Fellowship (2
0 students selected); Teaching appointments in College of Arts and Sciences and
School of Industrial Labor Relations.
Thesis: The Joint Chiefs of Staff Reform - An Organizational Mistake, on perman
ent reserve at Center for Defense Information, Washington, D.C.
Clerk: Chambers of Judge Eric Bruggink, U.S. Claims Court (1988)

Professor: George Washington University, Seton Hall and Fordham Law Schools, Leg
al Research & Writing, Adjunct status (1997-2005).
Panelist: Rutgers Business School: SOX at 5, a Candid Assessment of the Law (20
Lobbyist: Registered Lobbyist with U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Director: American Corporate Counsel Association, 2001-2006.
Member: Executive Steering Committee, Education Industry Association, 2004-2006.
Education: Sarbanes-Oxley Act, 5 Years later, a Guide to Practical Compliance.
Top Ten Corporate Human Resources Policies for the In-house Practitioner.
Advanced Brief Writing, United States Department of Justice.
Advanced Antitrust Skills and Methods.
Governance, Risk & Compliance Methodologies for Small Corporations.
Enterprise Risk Management Training.