Catherine Paulson has almost 20 years in the legal field in a variety of businesses, from heating & air conditioning, to paper towels to luxury movie theaters. She has a proven track record of success in holding multiple leadership positions. She started her career in environmental compliance, before going to law school at SMU and since then has held multiple roles with increasing responsibility up to her current role as General Counsel for Cinepolis USA, the US division of Cinepolis – the 2nd largest movie theater chain in the world. As the first GC for Cinepolis USA, Catherine has been instrumental in establishing key partnerships with her colleagues both in the US and around the world. Catherine is passionate about compliance, engagement and diversity. Building a culture of compliance is one of her top priorities within her organization. Catherine’s diverse experience includes securities, corporate governance, ethics & compliance, M&A, real estate, procurement and advertising. When she is not working, Catherine enjoys spending time with her dachshund, training for and racing triathlons and traveling.