Ms. Dryden concentrates her professional attention on resolving disagreements that arise in the context of contract negotiation, either as a consultant to one of the negotiating parties or in the role of mediator to all parties. She has served as general counsel for Lucasfilm Ltd., Charles Schwab & Co. and Del Monte Foods. During her illustrious career she has negotiated numerous assets sales and corporate acquisitions for domestic and multi-national companies, financings, underwritings of IPO’s and numerous license arrangements. She has negotiated critical regulatory agreements with both federal and state agencies. More recently she has served as an independent director of the Gartmore international family of funds and currently she serves as a independent director for each of the Nationwide Insurance family of funds. Prior to her service as a corporate general counsel, Ms. Dryden was engaged in the private practice of law where she worked with Mr. Ferguson representing energy companies.