Cynthia J. Cole and Amy Conway-Hatcher

Cynthia J. Cole was the general counsel and became the CEO of Spectra7 Microsystems when company founder and CEO Tony Stelliga died suddenly in 2016. She is now Special Counsel at Baker Botts in Palo Alto representing global companies, start ups and private equity in complex strategic business transactions, technology and commercial, data privacy especially GDPR compliance for US Companies and big data. Amy Conway-Hatcher is a litigation partner at Baker Botts and a former federal prosecutor. Her practice focuses on corporate investigations, crisis management, and compliance and white collar matters, including defending corporate and individual clients in criminal and civil enforcement matters before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal and state enforcement authorities. She is consistently recognized by Chambers, Global Investigations Review Who's Who Legal: Investigations and Best Lawyers in America for her experience in white collar and government investigations.

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