2012 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum
2012 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum
September 6, 2012 - Chicago, IL
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Why You Should Attend!
Reduction and control of both risk and cost continue to be top of mind in the general counsel’s office as the economy emerges from recession. Issues around corporate governance, government investigations, and innovative alternative fee structures are taking center stage. How are leading general counsels addressing these issues and the growing prominence of legal’s place in the c-suite? These topics all will be featured at Argyle Executive Forum’s 2012 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum (Chicago).
This event will feature insights from top
Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services View Bio »
Steven Baron is vice president of Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services for the company’s North American operations. Before joining Robert Half Legal in 2011, he worked as director of sales with Document Technologies Incorporated (DTI). While at DTI, he promoted a full suite of litigation support solutions with a primary focus on forensic collection and analysis, ESI processing, and various hosted review platforms. In his current role, Baron assists clients with their litigation and discovery needs, and advises general counsel and litigators on discovery strategies. He brings more than 11 years of litigation support services experience to his role with Robert Half Legal.
Baron has spent his career working closely with law firms and corporate legal departments to provide complex solutions for their discovery needs. He works within a variety of specialty areas, including managed review, e-discovery advisement, DOJ investigations, class action litigations, pharmaceutical, M&A, and finance.
United Stationers View Bio »
Eric A. Blanchard has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at United Stationers, Inc., a leading wholesale distributor of office supplies, since January 2006. From November 2002 until December 2006 he served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Tennant Company. Previously Mr. Blanchard was with Dean Foods Company where he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Dairy Division from January 2002 to October 2002, Vice President and President, Dairy Division from 1999 to 2002 and General Counsel and Secretary from 1988 to 1999.
- J.D., Harvard Law School, Major: Law
- Bachelors Degree, University of Michigan, Major: Business Administration
Belden View Bio »
Kevin Bloomfield is Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Belden Inc. (a global manufacturer of signal transmission products). Prior to Belden, he was Senior Counsel for Cooper Industries, Inc. (a manufacturer of electrical products). He has a B.A. in Economics and a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati, and an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University.
Brunswick Corp. View Bio »
Kristin M. Coleman has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Brunswick Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange-traded manufacturer of marine engines and propulsion systems, recreational boats, fitness equipment and bowling equipment, since May 2009. Brunswick is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois. Directly prior to this appointment, Ms. Coleman was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a publicly-traded pediatric nutrition company headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.
She previously had been with Brunswick from 2003 – 2008. During that time, Ms. Coleman served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including Deputy General Counsel for Brunswick Corporation, as well as Vice President and General Counsel for Brunswick Bowling & Billiards. Prior to joining Brunswick, Coleman was a corporate attorney in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood.
Ms. Coleman holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor.
Foley & Lardner View Bio »
Patrick Daugherty is a partner of Foley & Lardner LLP, with a corporate, M&A, finance and regulatory practice devoted to capital formation, productive innovation and return of and on investment. He has helped clients monetize billions of dollars in sweat equity. As a confidential adviser, he also helps clients resolve sensitive legal matters out of court, quickly and quietly.
Corporate, M&A and Finance Practice
In his deal-making practice, Mr. Daugherty directs multi-disciplinary teams of lawyers in the planning and execution of tender offers, exchange offers, restructurings, recapitalizations, mergers, stock purchases, asset purchases, divestitures, LBOs, MBOs and "going private" transactions. He also plans and executes public and private offerings of equity, debt and hybrid securities occupying every rung of a company’s capital structure, throughout its entire life cycle: from “angel” or “seed” investment and “Series A” preferred stock to the IPO, PIPE and secondary offerings, as well as mezzanine, convertible, exchangeable, high-yield and high-grade debt issues. With help from other experts, Mr. Daugherty organizes hedge funds and private equity funds.
Mr. Daugherty is a frequent participant in both private and public change-of-control transactions, advising bidders, targets, independent directors, financiers and financial advisors. An early example was the 1996 unsolicited bid for Communication Cable by Kuhlman Corporation, where he guided Kuhlman in the first successful attempt by any bidder to acquire a target company while complying with North Carolina’s anti-takeover laws. Mr. Daugherty counseled arbitrageurs relative to the impact of Michigan anti-takeover laws and litigation on the Taubman Centers / Simon Property contest in 2002-2003. He also has been engaged by Wall Street and Magic Circle law firms in executing transactions within local markets, and he has been chosen to provide outside general counsel services to portfolio companies of private equity firms of diverse orientation such as Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts, KPS Capital Partners and Strength Capital Partners.
In 1988, Mr. Daugherty conducted the research that justified the SEC’s adoption of Rule 144A. Since then he has helped numerous companies raise money in that particular market. He also worked on the SEC team that created Regulation S and has used his knowledge of the relevant rules, practices and market participants to help U.S. companies tap off-shore capital markets.
Illustrative Transactions. Mr. Daugherty’s deal-making includes, by way of example:
- Taking Charlotte Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway public on the New York Stock Exchange in a "world first" for the motorsports industry;
- Managing a series of divestitures by Tyco International after its 2002 change of management in what was then the largest divestiture program in the U.S.; and
- Helping Cablevision secure SEC approval of a $10 billion going private transaction in less than 45 days, a project picked as "Deal of the Year" by The Deal magazine in 2008.
In recent months, he has represented underwriters led by Baird in successful initial and secondary public offerings by women’s handbag maker Vera Bradley, has advised commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors on the launch of off-shore and on-shore hedge funds and has helped Nexteer Automotive raise senior debt in the United States. Nexteer is the largest Chinese-owned automotive supplier in the world (outside China).
"363" Sales. One example of Mr. Daugherty’s deal-making success in the restructuring field is the sale of Noble European Holdings to ArcelorMittal in 2009. Noble International was a Nasdaq-traded automobile industry supplier whose business had been damaged in 2008 by the drastic downturn in demand for cars and trucks manufactured by the "Detroit 3" car companies (GM, Ford and Chrysler). Attempts to refinance Noble’s maturing debt obligations failed as the global credit crisis persisted, and the company was forced to file into Chapter 11 in Detroit. Thousands of jobs were put at risk by this bankruptcy. Noble had purchased the European laser-welding operations of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company, a year earlier. In bankruptcy, Noble obtained DIP financing from the Detroit 3, then Mr. Daugherty negotiated the resale to ArcelorMittal of the European operations acquired a year earlier, together with similar businesses in Mexico and Asia. This timely resale saved the jobs of all directly-affected employees. Likewise, the restructuring team managed by Mr. Daugherty effected several other "363" sales for Noble, each of which prevented a business shut-down and thus saved jobs while raising cash proceeds with which to repay the car companies.
Advisory and Regulatory Practice
Mr. Daugherty is called upon routinely to counsel boards of directors, board committees, senior officers and trustees with respect to challenging questions of business judgment (and the consequences of that judgment). He regularly coaches principals and fiduciaries in the course of decision-making calculated to comply with securities laws, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, stock exchange rules, corporate codes and best practices.
Independent Counsel. Increasingly in recent years, Mr. Daugherty has been engaged to advise directors of companies with which he and his firm have no other professional relationship. He helps independent directors grapple with the thorny questions, such as whether, when and how to replace senior managers and report financial crimes to the government. His experience is not limited to a single industry but, on the contrary, includes industries as diverse as automobile manufacturing, biotechnology, consumer discretionary, consumer staples, finance, food processing, forest products, health care, insurance, media and entertainment, mining, motorsports, real estate, restaurants, retail, robotics, security, steel, utilities, telecommunications and textiles.
Comprehensive SEC Experience. As a young man, Mr. Daugherty was counsel to SEC Commissioner Edward H. Fleischman in Washington, D.C. Mr. Daugherty advised Commissioner Fleischman on all major initiatives of the SEC, including the reform of U.S. financial market regulation after the 1987 stock market crash and the storied prosecutions of Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken and Drexel Burnham. Building upon this experience, today Mr. Daugherty routinely represents clients in dealings with every large "Division" of the SEC – not only the Division of Corporation Finance that regulates public offerings, public M&A and public companies, noted above, but also the Division of Trading and Markets, the Division of Enforcement and the Division of Investment Management.
Examples of projects led by Mr. Daugherty involving these other regulators include:
- upon application to the Division of Trading and Markets – organizing NCNB Capital Markets, which became Banc of America Securities and is now one of the largest investment banks in the world;
- in line with the Division of Enforcement – recovering money for defrauded investors in the Lancer Partners hedge fund, the largest "penny stock" swindle in U.S. history; and
- in close consultation with the Division of Investment Management – inventing, with his colleagues, the CurrencyShares Euro Trust. Judged "the trade of the year" by SmartMoney magazine in 2006, this was the first currency-based exchange-traded fund ("ETF") listed on a stock exchange anywhere in the world.
Continuous ETF Innovation. Mr. Daugherty and the Foley ETF team have capitalized on the success of the Currency Shares Euro Trust, noted above, by launching eleven other currency-based ETFs, representing equity investments in currencies such as the Australian dollar, the British pound sterling, the Canadian dollar, the Japanese yen, the Swiss franc and, in 2011, the Chinese renminbi. All are managed by Guggenheim Investments.
ETFs have been the most rapidly-growing form of investment in the world, exceeding $1 trillion under management today versus zero in 1992. This trend is continuing as investors are entrusting more dollars to ETFs than they are to mutual funds. Until 2008, however, all versions of the ETF were passive investment strategies according to which investors would buy shares in a trust that would use the money to invest systematically in an index of securities or commodities, without exercising judgment. The holy grail of the ETF industry, in contrast, has been an actively-managed fund, in which the managers of the trust would employ subjective investment judgment in deciding what to buy, sell or hold for the trust. For years, five major financial firms raced to produce the first actively-managed ETF approved by the SEC and launched on a stock exchange. In 2008, Mr. Daugherty and his Foley colleagues won that race for their client, launching the Bear Stearns Current Yield Fund on the New York Stock Exchange ahead of all competitors.
An Expert Witness. In recognition of the breadth of his regulatory experience, Mr. Daugherty also has been called as an expert witness in litigation. He has been tendered and qualified as an expert in securities law in criminal fraud proceedings brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and has been tendered and testified as an expert witness for the defendants in civil fraud matters.
Patrick Daugherty earned a bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from Northwestern University and a law degree, cum laude, from Cornell University. He trained as a corporate and securities lawyer in Wall Street after clerking one year for Lloyd F. MacMahon and Edward Weinfeld, each a (late) Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (New York City). Today Mr. Daugherty participates in the MacMahon Association, a charity organized by Rudy Giuliani and other lawyers who clerked for Judge MacMahon.
Mr. Daugherty was invited to join the American Law Institute at age 37 and participates in continuing education programs of the ABA Sections of Administrative Law and Business Law (Committees on Federal Regulation of Securities, Legal Opinions, Mergers and Acquisitions, Professional Responsibility and Small Business). In the course of building client service teams at Foley, he won the firm’s Carl H. Hitchner "Mentor of the Year" award in its inaugural year upon the recommendation of associates in six different offices.
Mr. Daugherty also has led pro-business initiatives of state and local bar associations. As a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, he authored a white paper in 1982 that supported New York’s enactment of path-breaking governing-law-selection and forum-selection legislation, enabling business executives and financiers to contract cross-border with full confidence that their choices of New York law and New York courtrooms would be respected should a dispute arise. A decade later, in North Carolina, he served on Governor Jim Hunt’s Entrepreneurial Development Board, boosting investment and job growth throughout the Tar Heel State.
A recognized thought leader on the SEC, the capital markets, M&A, corporate governance, financial innovation and regulatory reform, Mr. Daugherty has taught classes and made presentations at Cornell, Duke, Howard, Michigan State, Northwestern, Seton Hall and Wayne State law schools. He has published scholarly articles (e.g., "Rethinking the Ban on General Solicitation" in the Emory Law Journal), co-authored one book (Securities Arbitration: Practice and Forms, published by Matthew Bender) and edited another (Decennial Review of Developments in Business Financing, published by the ABA).
Most recently Mr. Daugherty co-authored "Introduction to the Securities Act of 1933 and to the Securities and Exchange Commission" (in the Federal Securities Act of 1933 treatise, published by Matthew Bender). He lectures frequently to legal, accounting, business and financial groups, has been interviewed about legal developments on radio, TV and cable news programs, and has been quoted for his insight on legal topics in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune.
Peer Recognition and Awards*
Mr. Daugherty was first selected in 1995 by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, which currently lists him in three unique categories: Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, and Securities Law. In 2010, the Legal 500 recognized his mergers & acquisitions work. Also selected for the first and all subsequent editions of Super Lawyers® for his achievements in securities and corporate finance, he is now Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, and has been so rated since his first evaluation 20 years ago.
Mr. Daugherty was selected as "Michigan Lawyer of the Year" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2007. The only corporate lawyer so honored, he was labeled a "financial wiz" and a "mastermind." In 2011, he was named to DBusiness magazine's list of Top Lawyers in the areas of corporate governance and compliance law and securities law. According to Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Mr. Daugherty is "very practical and business-oriented" and is "top of the class for capital raising."
Mr. Daugherty is admitted to practice law and is a member in good standing of the bar in New York, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Michigan and Illinois. He also is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York (New York City) and for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
* The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no certificate, award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. View Bio »
Nathan Fagre is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., a global consumer products company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to joining Spectrum Brands in January 2011, Mr. Fagre served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ValueVision Media, Inc. (operator of the ShopNBC television home shopping network), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Prior to joining ValueVision in 2000, Mr. Fagre was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the oil and gas exploration and production division of Occidental Petroleum Corporation in Los Angeles, CA. Previously, he practiced corporate and securities law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Sullivan & Cromwell. He received his undergraduate and law degrees at Harvard University and a master’s degree in international relations at Oxford University.
Mr. Fagre is a director of the National Security Advisory Board at the William Mitchell School of Law in Minnesota. Previously, he served on the board of directors of Polo.com (a joint venture between Polo Ralph Lauren Co., NBC and ValueVision), and was the chairman of the board of directors of the Electronic Retailing Association, a global trade association of 350 businesses engaged in the e-commerce, TV home shopping and direct-to-consumer retailing industries.
Mr. Fagre is married to Constance H. Fagre and has four sons. He lives in Middleton, Wisconsin.
Clutch Group View Bio »
Brian Flack is the General Counsel and Vice President of Client Services at the Clutch Group. In this role, Mr. Flack is responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s legal, risk, compliance, and governance functions, as well as the development and implementation of our global managed review strategy and service delivery. He works with corporate clients to manage the risks and costs associated with discovery and document management in complex criminal and civil litigations, internal investigations and business transactions. In addition, Mr. Flack has worked with companies to develop best practices to ensure legal and ethical compliance with discovery rules and procedures as well as developing internal document retention, preservation and litigation hold policies and procedures. He has extensive experience managing and supervising large complex litigation and regulatory matters across multiple industries.
Before joining Clutch Group, Mr. Flack was Senior Counsel and Global Practice Head of the Litigation & Investigations Practice at CPA Global, a legal services outsourcing company. Prior to CPA Global, Mr. Flack was a Partner at Venable LLP in Washington DC, where he worked extensively in all aspects of white collar criminal defense and enforcement-related litigation, including representing corporations and individuals in grand jury investigations, managing parallel criminal and civil proceedings, going to trial, and advising on voluntary disclosure and compliance issues. He has responded to search warrants and grand jury subpoenas and has also performed numerous internal investigations for public and private companies and counseled those companies regarding disclosures, reporting, compliance, corporate governance and document retention issues. Prior to Venable, Mr. Flack was an attorney in New York City focusing on civil environmental litigation.
Mr. Flack earned his JD and Environmental Law Certificate from Pace University School of Law and his BS in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
SNR Denton View Bio »
Alan Gilbert is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in successful litigation and alternative dispute resolution before trial and appellate courts, bankruptcy courts, arbitration tribunals and administrative agencies throughout the United States.
He concentrates on complex commercial cases, with a particular emphasis on financial disputes and class actions.
Alan’s litigation experience covers a wide range of areas, including contracts, securities, commodities, class actions, insurance, insolvency, real estate, construction, products liability, constitutional law, trade secrets, banking, lender liability, employee benefits, fiduciary responsibility, corporate control and partnerships.
Before joining SNR Denton in 1981, Alan served as law clerk to the Hon. William J. Bauer, formerly the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and spent four years representing the poor in individual and class actions with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, an affiliate of the federal Legal Services Corporation. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago Law School.
Illinois Tool Works View Bio »
Maria Green is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), a Fortune 200 diversified manufacturer of highly engineered components and industrial systems and consumables. With $17.8 billion in revenues, ITW is a multinational manufacturer of a diversified range of value-adding and short lead-time industrial products and equipment.
Ms. Green joined ITW’s Legal Department in 1997. Prior to joining ITW, Ms. Green was General Counsel of the Midwest Division of Amtrak, a senior associate at the law firm of Akin Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C. and in the legal department of Continental Illinois Bank and Trust Company. Ms. Green has completed over 150 mergers and acquisitions since joining the Company. In 2008, Ms. Green was promoted to Deputy General Counsel with responsibility for the Risk Management Group and ITW’s in-house attorneys in France and China. Ms. Green was elected Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in August, 2011.
Ms. Green has also been an adjunct professor at the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.
Ms. Green received a Juris Doctorate degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Professional and Personal Affiliations
Ms. Green is a member of the bar in New York, Illinois and the District of Columbia. She is also a Board Member of the DuSable Museum and the Chicago Urban League. She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the American and Chicago Bar Associations, International Women’s Forum, Executive Leadership Council and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Jenner & Block View Bio »
Joseph P. Gromacki is Chair of Jenner & Block’s firmwide Corporate Practice and oversees all of the firm’s transactional practices.
Mr. Gromacki is a highly experienced corporate attorney with a focus on complex M&A and securities transactions. Companies and their boards seek his assistance with structuring and negotiating public and private mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, public securities offerings and other highly complex corporate transactions. Mr. Gromacki also regularly counsels clients on corporate governance, fiduciary and disclosure matters.
Mr. Gromacki was recognized by The American Lawyer as one of 2011’s Dealmakers of the Year for his representation of GM in connection with its $23.1 billion IPO in 2010. He was also named an AmLaw 2008 Dealmaker of the Year for his representation of Sam Zell in the Tribune Company $8.2 billion going-private transaction in 2007.
Mr. Gromacki is an active patron of the arts, serving on the board of trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago and several other museums and arts organizations. He is a member of the National Trust Council, a supporting organization for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
NiSource Inc. View Bio »
Carrie J. Hightman is executive vice president and chief legal officer of NiSource Inc. Her responsibilities include all legal functions, as well as compliance, environmental, health and safety. She serves as a member of the company's senior management team.
Prior to joining NiSource, Hightman served as President of AT&T Illinois (formerly SBC). In that position, she was responsible for all regulatory, legislative, governmental and external affairs activities, as well as community and industry relations, throughout Illinois. During her tenure at AT&T, Hightman led the company through a series of important public policy initiatives that helped AT&T evolve from a traditional telephone company into a provider of diversified communications and entertainment services.
Prior to joining AT&T, Hightman practiced telecommunications and energy law for more than 17 years. She was a partner in the Chicago law firm of Schiff Hardin, where she led its Energy, Telecommunications and Public Utilities practice group. Hightman is Vice Chair of the Telecommunications Committee of the Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section of the American Bar Association and past Chair of the Public Utility Law Section of the Chicago Bar Association.
Hightman began her career in the public sector in 1983, serving as Staff Counsel at the Florida Public Service Commission. In 1986, she served as associate counsel at the Florida Office of Public Counsel, handling a variety of public utility cases on behalf of consumers.
Hightman earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois and her juris doctor from Florida State University. Hightman serves as Chairwoman of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois State Universities Retirement System Board. She also serves on the boards of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Urban League and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.
Hightman is based at NiSource's headquarters in Merrillville, Indiana.
VaporStream View Bio »
Howe is the CEO of Vaporstream and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. As CEO of Vaporstream, Howe is responsible for driving the company's growth and profitability by executing its mission to deliver solutions that provide organizations a universal recordless platform for safe digital communications. Under Howe's guidance, Vaporstream aims to usher in a new era, providing a place where information never lasts.
Howe has more than 20 years of experience leading and managing revenue generation and directing operations at a variety of companies, small and large. Howe has successfully led five early stage high-technology companies to profitability on four continents. Most recently, Howe was the CEO of Awarepoint Corporation, a market leader in providing intelligent workflow automation solutions to acute care facilities. Howe was successful in taking the company from $3 million to more than $87 million in market valuation. He was also instrumental in making Awarepoint one of Modern Healthcare Magazine’s “Top 100 Places to Work in Healthcare” from 2008 to 2010.
Howe previously served as the CEO of CBS2 Consulting, an executive level advisory and consulting company focused on developing innovative solution sales strategies for new market penetration into Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to running CBS2, Howe was Interim CEO and Senior Vice President of Sales at Federation Software, Senior Vice President of Sales at CreekPath Systems, Senior Vice President at OuterForce Systems, Unibex and Edgix Corporation and a senior executive at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), Genzyme Bio-Surgical and Eli Lilly.
Howe graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, a Bachelor of Science in Operational Management, and a minor in molecular and cellular biology. He holds an Executive MBA from the Marshall School of Business in Entrepreneurship and Executive Management. Howe is an acclaimed thought leader on solution selling methodology, with a focus on early stage software companies in emerging markets. Howe has trademarks and copyrights on numerous sales processes and forecasting models including: the Campaigner Based Selling Model™, IFURCLOSING and the Acu-Forecast™. He has also authored the book “Fear and Fame – The True Solution Sell” (Pending Publication – March 2012). Howe was named one of the “Top CEO‘s Under 40 by the San Diego Tribune” and one of the “Most Influential In Healthcare” by Modern Health Magazine.
Ingredion View Bio »
Mary Ann Hynes was appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Corn Products International, Inc. (now known as Ingredion Incorporated) in 2006. She came to Corn Products with a wealth of experience in the role of Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer as she has served at IMC Global Inc. from 1999-2004, Sundstrand Corporation from 1998-1999, and Wolters Kluwer U.S. Corporation from 1996-1998. Mary Ann began her career with CCH Incorporated and rose to Vice President and General Counsel in 1979 and continued until it was acquired by Wolters Kluwer in 1995.
Mary Ann serves on the Board of Directors for The Doctor Scholl Foundation and as a Trustee of John Marshall Law School. She is a member of the Manufacturing Advisory Council to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mary Ann is also a member of many professional associations and is an active volunteer.
Mary Ann received a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago, a Juris Doctorate degree in 1971 and a Legal Letters Master’s degree in Taxation in 1975 from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL, and an executive master’s in business administration (MBA) from Lake Forest Graduate School of Business in Chicago, IL. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1971. She resides in Niles, Illinois.
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. View Bio »
Brad Kohn is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer for MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR), a global leader in semiconductor and solar technology. MEMC has been a pioneer in the design and development of silicon wafer technologies for over 50 years. Through its SunEdison subsidiary, MEMC is also a developer of solar power projects and a worldwide leader in solar energy services. Mr. Kohn has been the General Counsel at MEMC since September 2005. Prior to joining MEMC, Mr. Kohn was with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP) in its Palo Alto office, most recently as a Partner in the Corporate Securities Group.
Datacert View Bio »
Jared Lane is Vice President for North America Sales and Strategic Account Management at Datacert. In this capacity he oversees all sales activities in North America, including sales to new clients, with a focus on growing and maintaining Datacert’s extensive client base and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. To that end, Lane has built a strategic account management team with a combined experience of over 60 years in the legal technology industry. This team ensures Datacert clients maximize the ROI of their Datacert solutions, which is routinely in the range of 10% to 20% of annual legal spend. The trusted relationship between Datacert clients and strategic account managers is evidenced by the 95% annual client renewal rate.
Since joining the company in 2002, Lane has participated in over 100 implementations of legal technology software at Fortune/Fortune Global 500 corporations. He brings to Datacert clients over 10 years of legal technology experience, including best practices consulting in areas such as outside counsel guideline development, global rollouts (including tax compliance), intellectual property spend management, and legal department process flow.
Lane holds a bachelor’s degree in Information and Operations Management from Texas A&M University.
Applied Discovery Inc. View Bio »
Allen McNee is President of Applied Discovery. In this role, Mr. McNee will initially lead the company’s Sales, Marketing, and Data Collection and Forensic Services (DCFS) teams and is responsible for increasing the company’s visibility and revenue streams as a full-service data management professional services organization.
Mr. McNee’s team is composed of former practicing attorneys, legal professionals, and technology experts dedicated to working with clients from the nation's top corporations and law firms to navigate the challenges of complex discovery matters. The team counsels clients on a wide range of discovery matters, including data gathering, identifying potential sources of relevant electronically stored information, negotiating scope limitations, formulating e-discovery and document review strategies, and producing documents to government agencies and other requesting parties. Mr. McNee’s team also works with clients to develop cost-saving strategies in matters involving the collection, processing, and review of large amounts of e-mail and other electronic data. Mr. McNee and his team have particular expertise in the government investigation, antitrust, and commercial litigation areas.
Prior to joining Applied Discovery, Mr. McNee spent several years in various roles at Integreon, a provider of legal process outsourcing services. Prior to that, he spent twenty years building Merrill Corporation's multimillion-dollar legal business in various positions, the last ten as its division president.
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation View Bio »
George Miller is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, a global life sciences company, where he directs the following functions: legal, intellectual property, ethics & compliance, risk management, environmental, health & safety, sustainability and government relations. Prior to joining Sigma-Aldrich in 2009, Mr. Miller was with Novartis, the Swiss-based pharmaceutical and healthcare multinational, in a number of senior legal function roles including Deputy General Counsel and Head of Group Legal based in Basel, Switzerland, Executive Vice President and General Counsel Americas, General Counsel of the Global Consumer Health Division and General Counsel Japan. He joined Novartis in 1997 from FedEx, where he was Managing Director and Regional Counsel based in Tokyo. Mr. Miller was in private practice with the Tokyo-based firm now known as Anderson Mori Tomotsune and with the Hawaii-based firm Carlsmith Ball. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and is licensed to practice law in the States of Hawaii, Missouri and New York. Mr. Miller holds an Advanced Management Program certificate from INSEAD, a MBA from the Thunderbird, School of Global Management and a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Allstate Insurance Company View Bio »
David G. Nadig, Sr. Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Allstate Insurance Company. Mr. Nadig is the senior legal officer for Allstate’s $26 billion property and casualty insurance operations and is part of the business unit’s Senior Management Team. He joined Allstate’s Law Department in 1985 and progressed through the company with increasing levels of responsibility inside and outside the Law Department. He currently oversees a team of 40 lawyers who are accountable for all legal compliance, counseling and litigation matters impacting the business unit. Mr. Nadig received his J.D. in 1985 from Loyola University of Chicago, where he earned a position on the National Moot Court Team, and, in 1982, received a Bachelor of Science Degree with highest honors in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Mindcrest View Bio »
Ganesh, co-founder of the world’s first legal outsourcing company, has ensured Mindcrest’s position as industry leader since its inception in 2001. Under his leadership, Mindcrest has become synonymous with quality and value to lawyers in the U.S. and Europe.
Throughout his career, Ganesh has acted as an advisor to several Fortune 500 companies in areas, such as market-entry strategies, capital raising activities, joint venture arrangements, strategic alliances and various commercial arrangements, including mergers and acquisitions. His vast cross-border experience and deep insight into international investment issues enabled him to guide U.S. and U.K. clients on investment propositions in India. His keen global legal acumen was instrumental in guiding numerous multi-nationals in making their entry into India.
Prior to Mindcrest, Ganesh was a partner and spearheaded the India practice at McGuire Woods LLP, an international law firm of 900 attorneys. It was there that Ganesh met George Hefferan, and together with Rohan Dalal and Teju Deshpande, they founded Mindcrest.
With his vast and varied experience, Ganesh has become a leading authority in the international legal industry, and has addressed many industry forums, bar associations and law schools internationally.
Ganesh has an MBA from Brigham Young University in Utah and a JD from Washington University in St. Louis. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Bombay and a graduate degree in management from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune.
Ganesh brings 20 years of business and legal experience to Mindcrest.
Motorola Mobility View Bio »
Scott Offer leads the global Law Department of Motorola Mobility.
His team plays a key role – handling all legal matters for Motorola Mobility. This includes setting overall legal strategy; partnering with business leads; negotiating all strategic deals with customers, suppliers and partners; managing the global Motorola Mobility patent, trademark and litigation portfolio; and maintaining legal compliance.
His team is leading the current multi-jurisdictional patent litigations with both Apple and Microsoft.
In August 2011, he worked with the CEO to negotiate the acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google Inc. His team (working with Google) has cleared regulatory approvals for the transaction in all jurisdictions except China.
He served as a key leader and contributor in the planning and structuring of Motorola’s businesses into two independent, publicly traded companies for separation and listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in January 2011. This included creating a new Law and Intellectual Property Department for Motorola Mobility.
Offer also led the formation of the combined Intellectual Property (IP) business and Legal teams, which consistently generate significant licensing revenues. The organization delivers a significant impact to both cash flow and operating earnings for Motorola Mobility. Offer played a lead role in the 2010 RIM patent cross-license and litigation settlement.
Since joining Motorola in 1990, he has served in leadership roles in the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region and the U.S. Offer received his LLB law degree from The London School of Economics & Political Science. Prior to joining Motorola, he worked for the law firm Boodle Hatfield, and Royal Dutch Shell plc.
MillerCoors View Bio »
Karen Ripley is Chief Legal and Corp Services Officer for MillerCoors LLC. She also serves as Secretary to the MillerCoors Board of Directors. Karen and the legal department provide legal support for all functions at MillerCoors and governance advice on shareholder relationships. Karen also heads the Business Integrity, Safety and Real Estate functions for MillerCoors. She and her teams work to ensure an ethical, safe and comfortable work environment for all MillerCoors employees, contractors and guests. She is also a member of the MillerCoors Senior Leadership Team and focuses her role on people development, leadership and inclusiveness.
Previously, Karen was Vice President—Deputy General Counsel of Miller Brewing Company. She managed legal issues related to sales, operations, compliance and staff functions. She also handled administration of Miller’s legal department. Karen began her career at Miller in 1990. From September 2003 to July 2005, she was a member of the Philip Morris USA law department before returning to Miller. Earlier in her career, Karen practiced at Quarles & Brady and in several government roles in Wisconsin.
Karen serves as a Board member of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation. Under her leadership, the MillerCoors legal department supports the National Association for Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and the Center for Legal Inclusiveness. She participates in a number of legal seminars and forums and has been recognized as a 2011 Women in Law (Wisconsin) honoree.
Karen earned both a bachelor’s degree with honors and a law degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is a member of the Wisconsin and Illinois Bar Associations.
Karen and her husband enjoy keeping up with their two sons’ (21 and 18) activities. She also swims, reads (her Kindle is counted a best friend), enjoys the theater, sports and her city life/country life as a resident of Chicago, IL and Waukesha, WI.
Cleveland Clinic View Bio »
David W. Rowan has served as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Cleveland Clinic since June 2005. In 2006 he was appointed to a newly-created position of Chief Governance Officer and serves on the Clinic’s Board of Governors. From 1995 to 2005, Mr. Rowan served as General Counsel and Secretary of the Cleveland Clinic while remaining a partner in Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP. Mr. Rowan received his J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1978 and a B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Toledo in 1975. He joined the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP upon graduation from law school and became a partner in 1987. Mr. Rowan served on the Squire, Sanders & Dempsey Management Committee from 1993-1996. He left Squire, Sanders to become the Chief Legal Officer of the Cleveland Clinic in 2005. The 30 attorney law department that Mr. Rowan leads is responsible for all legal matters of the Cleveland Clinic and its health system.
Mr. Rowan is a frequent speaker on health law and governance topics and has served on many not-for-profit boards. He currently serves as a Trustee of Cleveland Council on World Affairs and the Diversity Center, which is committed to social justice.
Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,100 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. In addition to its main campus, Cleveland Clinic operates nine regional hospitals and 15 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2012, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2009, there were more than 4.6 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 170,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries.
Walgreen Co. View Bio »
Thomas J. Sabatino, Jr. is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Walgreen Co., based in Deerfield, Ill.
He joined Walgreens in September 2011 after having held general counsel roles with United Airlines, Inc., Schering-Plough Corporation, Baxter International Inc., and American Medical International, Inc.
After beginning his career with a law firm and then moving into corporate law, Sabatino was named president and CEO in 1990 of privately-held medical products manufacturer and distributor Secure Medical, Inc., of Mundelein, Ill. In 1992, he joined American Medical International, a
Dallas-based for-profit hospital chain with 40 acute-care hospitals. Three years later he joined Baxter International and was named senior vice president and general counsel for the company in 1997.
Sabatino moved to Schering-Plough in 2004 as executive vice president and general counsel for global law and public affairs.
In March 2010, he was appointed general counsel of United Airlines and immediately took a leading role in its merger negotiations with Continental Airlines, Inc. Sabatino left United Continental Holdings, Inc. in 2011 after completion of the merger.
Sabatino earned a bachelor of arts degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., in 1980 and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1983.
He is a member of the bar in Massachusetts, Illinois and California. He serves on the board of directors of Unigene Laboratories, Inc.; on the board of directors and the executive committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel; the advisory board of Corporate Pro Bono; the board of directors of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution; and is on the general counsel committee of the American Bar Association.
Ingersoll Rand PLC View Bio »
J. Bruce Schelkopf is Vice President - Deputy General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Ingersoll Rand ($17B), and the General Counsel for its Residential and Security Businesses, as well as Asia Pacific Operations. Bruce is responsible for leading, developing and managing all aspects of the Company’s global intellectual property function, leading a world class global intellectual property team, and achieving global growth through innovation via an integrated intellectual property strategy, as well as the legal oversight for the global commercial areas of directed business responsibility.
Bruce has received numerous global awards for Law, Strategy and Operations and is a graduate of various engineering, business and legal programs at Stanford, Harvard, Rutgers and Penn State. Bruce has worked in engineering, business and legal leadership roles, including with companies such as IBM, GE, and Cummins. Bruce is also an Adjunct Professor of Law in Indiana.
Bruce is a member of various associations and technology organizations, and is admitted before the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Indiana, as well as the United States Patent Office, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, United States Supreme Court, United States Court of International Trade, and various other federal and circuit courts. Bruce is also a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Peabody Energy Corp. View Bio »
Alexander C. Schoch is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Peabody Energy Corporation. He joined Peabody in October 2006 with responsibility for all law and corporate secretary functions.
Mr. Schoch has over 30 years of extensive corporate legal experience. Prior to joining Peabody, he served as Vice President and General Counsel for Emerson Process Management. He also served in several legal positions with Goodrich Corporation, including Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Secretary. Earlier in his career he worked for Marathon Oil Company as an attorney in its international exploration and production division.
Mr. Schoch is a member of the American and International Bar Associations, as well as The Conference Board Council of Chief Legal Officers, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Law Council, the National Mining Association, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. He serves as a Trustee at Large on the Board of Trustees, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation. Mr. Schoch also serves as a member of the Board of Directors, North Side Community School, St. Louis, MO. He previously served as the Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Aerospace Industries of America.
Mr. Schoch received his B.A. degree from Kenyon College and his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Texas.
Snap-on Inc. View Bio »
Irwin leads the legal department for Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE: SNA), a $2.9 billion, S&P 500 company. Irwin has responsibility for Snap-on’s legal affairs worldwide, as well as government affairs and compliance. He also serves as secretary to the board of directors. Irwin joined Snap-on in April 2008 from Enodis plc, a publicly held manufacturer of food service equipment, where he was vice president and general counsel. Prior to Enodis, he was vice president and division general counsel for Invensys Industrial Components and Systems, and earlier served as associate general counsel for a joint venture between General Electric and Fanuc Ltd. of Japan. Prior to his time with GE, he was a litigator in private practice. Irwin has extensive experience in international business matters, and has spoken several times at ABA functions on trans-Atlantic legal issues. He holds a J.D. and a Bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology from the University of Virginia.
RR Donnelley & Sons Company View Bio »
Mary Beth Tighe is Vice President, Associate General Counsel at RR Donnelley & Sons Company. RR Donnelley is a Fortune 250 and is a global provider of integrated print services and communications using both conventional and digital print technologies. In addition to its United States operations Donnelley has global operations in Latin America, Europe and Asia. At Donnelley Mary Beth is responsible for all U.S. commercial disputes and litigation and is responsible for its global anti-bribery compliance initiatives.
Prior to joining Donnelley, Mary Beth was in private practice and was an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago and began her law career as a prosecutor in the Du Page County State’s Attorney Office.
Mary Beth received her B.S. from Michigan State University and her J.D. from the John Marshall Law School.
IntraLinks View Bio »
Andrew Vitrano joined IntraLinks in 2010. As Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Andrew is primarily responsible for IntraLinks’ securities, corporate governance and general corporate matters including related litigation and regulatory affairs. He also manages IntraLinks insurance portfolio and intellectual property concerns. Prior to joining IntraLinks, Andrew was is in private practice with a boutique law firm in New York where he served corporate clients in the areas of general corporate, securities and intellectual property law including copyright and trademark litigation. Prior to that, he was Corporate and Securities Counsel to BearingPoint, Inc., formerly KPMG Consulting, Inc. Andrew’s legal career follows a six-year business career in the securities industry. He graduated from New York University and Seton Hall University School of Law.
Deloitte View Bio »
Jack Walker, a Principal in Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, leads the Central Region Analytic & Forensic Technology (“AFT”) service line and is associated with the insurance industry group. In that capacity, he has conducted large-scale investigation and litigation support engagements, as well as providing strategy, operations, and technology consulting work for legal and regulatory compliance departments in corporations.
Jack has been a thought leader in developing the Discovery Advisory service offering within AFT in order to provide cost-effective solutions to information management and discovery that reduce risk. He is also on the task force for implementing predictive coding and text analytics techniques in order to help clients drive down discovery and data management costs in a defensible manner.
Sprint View Bio »
Charles Wunsch as senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief ethics officer of Sprint since October, 2008, oversees all strategic, transactional, dispute, and preventative legal and government affairs matters, provides advice to the board and senior management on various matters, and has responsibility for ethics training and legal compliance. Also he has responsibility for corporate security including physical and internal network security, investigations and subpoena compliance.
Charlie joined Sprint in 1990, as an M&A staff attorney, then advancing through various positions including director M&A, Vice President, Business Law Sprint PCS, Assistant Vice President – Intellectual Property for Sprint, and Vice President-Corporate Transactions.
Previously he was a partner in Kansas City Law firm with a practice in corporate and tax law.
Charlie was awarded the 2013 American Global Lawyer Award for International M&A and the Missouri Bar President’s Award for service and leadership, was issued US Patent 6,606,381 for a method to dynamically order the phone book of a wireless device, and served in leadership roles in various organizations.
Charlie earned a B.A. (History) from Stanford University and a J.D. (cum laude) from Cornell Law School in 1981.
7:40am – 8:40am Breakfast
8:40am – 8:45am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
8:45am – 9:15am Thomas Sabatino
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Executive Vice President - General Counsel, Corporate SecretaryWalgreen Co.
9:20am – 10:20am Panel Discussion
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"Managing Counsel: Outside and In"
Session topics include, but are not limited to:
- Where is the legal department budget being spent and how can it be improved?
- How to obtain and retain talent in today's economy?
- Using metrics and benchmarking to improve your performance?
- Building relationships with outside counsel and vendors that understand your goals
- How alternative fees work and the benefits of using them properly
10:25am – 10:45am Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Deloitte
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"In Search of Better Legal Activity Metrics: Using Text Analytics to Predict Legal Activity (UTBMS) Codes"Jack WalkerPrincipalDeloitte
10:45am – 11:15am Coffee Break
11:15am – 11:35am Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Datacert
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"Strategic Legal and Compliance Technology: What’s Next?"Jared LaneVice President, North America Sales and Strategic Account ManagementDatacert
11:40am – 12:25pm Panel Discussion
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“Best Practices in M&A Transactions: Due Diligence, Risk Management and Effective Integration”
Session topics include, but are not limited to:
- M&A today: state of the current marker and future outlook
- Due diligence in M&A transactions
- Managing operational and compliance risk
- Developing a company-specific approach to M&A
- Integrating the new business
12:30pm – 12:50pm Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by VaporStream
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"Avert Interpretation: Protect Your Attorney-Client Privilege"Jason HowePresident & CEOVaporStream
12:50pm – 1:50pm Lunch
1:50pm – 2:35pm Panel Discussion
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"Managing Litigation in this Economy: Doing More with Less"
Session topics include, but are not limited to:
- Best practices and new approaches for efficient discovery
- Coordinating inside and outside teams to maximize inside contribution
- Staffing choices that make a difference
- Managing the lawsuit with greatest efficiency
- Decision making: trial vs. settlement
- Learning how to budget for the long run
2:40pm – 3:25pm Panel Discussion
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“General Counsel as a Strategic Business Partner”
Session topics include, but are not limited to:
- Understanding the role of the GC in advancing the global business objectives of a corporation
- Maximizing and aligning the value of the legal department (inside and out) and its’ function with the overall goals of the company
- The value of lawyers in business meetings
- Seeing the value in an M&A transaction and how they can further develop a company
- Evaluating the change of business culture after an M&A purchase
3:25pm – 3:45pm Coffee Break
3:45pm – 4:15pm "Turning Lawyers into Leaders"
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Karen RipleyChief Legal and Corporate Services OfficerMillerCoors
4:20pm – 4:50pm "The Evolving Role of Ethics Programs in a Cloudy Networked World"
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Charles WunschGeneral Counsel, Senior Vice President and Corporate SecretarySprint
4:50pm – 4:55pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
4:55pm – 5:55pm Closing Reception
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*Please note, the agenda is subject to change.
What will be discussed? Explore legal hot topics and challenge areas such as:
The GC’s growing strategic role
Explore the evolving role of the GC and specifically how legal professionals are critical in planning the strategic growth and direction of the company. Learn about:
- Preparing for the new era of regulatory change
- Utilizing technological advancements
- Managing risk exposure to the org
- Maximizing the value of the legal team
The modern legal landscape
Examine the key regulatory trends GCs are facing, and how they are forced to adapt to a constantly changing landscape as a result. Get tips on:
- Identifying compliance red flags
- Maintaining compliance with FCPA
- Effectively managing a legal department across borders
- Making predictions for the future
The GC and M&A
Discuss best practices and lessons learned with regards to due diligence in evaluating and negotiating good and bad M&A opportunities. Learn how top CLOs are:
- Protecting corporate reputation during growth
- Planning ahead for an acquisition
- Innovating within M&A
- Enabling growth despite reduced liquidity
Driving efficiency during litigation
Review the biggest initial challenges that GCs face at the start of a litigation case, and how these challenges have evolved over the last 5 years. Gain insight on:
- Leveraging e-discovery to manage budget
- Collaborating to mitigate ethical concerns
- Responding effectively to ethical issues
- Managing costs during litigation
Technology and the GC
Hear how successful CLOs are navigating the new digital landscape and dealing with the subsequent data and security issues that have emerged because of this shift. Hear how GCs are partnering with IT teams to:
- Managing data to meet objectives
- Addressing the proliferation of data
- Evaluating weak areas of e-discovery
- Protecting from cyber security issues
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