Louise Firestone

Louise is the Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc. She joined LVMH in August 1999.

Prior to that, she was the first US lawyer and General Counsel at Credit Suisse, New York Branch, and a Director at Credit Suisse First Boston after the merger of Credit Suisse and CS First Boston in January 1997. Before joining Credit Suisse Louise worked in the legal department at Citibank, focusing on US bank regulatory advice to Citibank’s international units. She began her legal career in private practice.

Louise received her BA from the Johns Hopkins University, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a JD from Fordham Law School. Louise co-teaches a course at Columbia Law School entitled “Exploring the Role of the General Counsel” that focuses on how to combine practical business sense with legal knowledge to achieve commercial objectives.