2017 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum
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EXPLORE THE LATEST TRENDS AND REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior legal executives for our annual Chief Legal Officer Forum in New York City. Throughout a full day of thought leadership content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that legal executives are facing in 2017, with an agenda geared specifically towards General Counsels, Chief Legal Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, as well as Deputy GCs, Assistant GCs, Corporate Secretaries, and VPs of Compliance, Legal, Ethics, and M&A in a leadership role. Topics will include:
- How economic, geopolitical, and regulatory changes are impacting the global business landscape in 2017, particularly with regards to regulation and compliance
- Effectively identifying and communicating top areas of risk to the management team
- Understanding how the GC’s role will continue to evolve with regards to global data privacy management and the modern security environment
- Driving effectiveness and efficiency as a modern in-house lawyer
- Predictions on the M&A landscape and how leading GCs are driving strategic alliances and divestitures
- How to build and maintain an effective ethics program
- Best practices in recruiting and leading a high performing legal team
Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. Speakers at our 2016 Washington D.C. Forum included Michael Bisignano, EVP, GC at CA Technologies; Michael Miller, EVP, GC & Secretary at Monster; Rachael Dugan, Chief M&A Counsel at Marsh & McLennan Companies; Ursula Wynhoven, CLO & Chief, Governance & Social Sustainability at UN Global Compact; Tom Trujillo, COO & Associate GC at Bank of America; and more.
We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 legal leaders hailing from the heart of New York City and beyond!
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
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The Chefs Warehouse View Bio »
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MetLife View Bio »
Ricardo A. Anzaldua is executive vice president and general counsel of MetLife, Inc. He was appointed to this position in December 2012. Anzaldua leads the company’s global legal operations, and oversees MetLife's corporate secretary's office and corporate ethics and compliance group. He designed and led the execution of the Company’s one-of-a-kind successful legal challenge of its too-big-to-fail designation under the Dodd-Frank Act.
Anzaldua joined MetLife from The Hartford Financial Services Group, where he was senior vice president and associate general counsel. There, he led legal support for the two largest operating divisions (commercial and consumer markets) after a three-year tenure leading the legal teams supporting the corporate secretarial, securities, corporate governance, tax, mergers & acquisitions, technology, bankruptcy and real estate functions. Prior to joining The Hartford, Anzaldua was a partner with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York. He began his legal career with the firm upon graduation from Harvard Law School in 1990.
Before law school, Anzaldua was the publications director and senior editor of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, a University of California think tank focusing on research relating to Mexico and U.S.-Mexican relations, as well as Latin America more generally.
Anzaldua currently serves on the boards of directors for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), LatinoJustice/PRLDEF, Breaking Ground (a New York City supportive housing developer and manager), the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation (of which he is president), and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, an international nonprofit focused on economic and community development and empowerment in the developing world (where he also serves as pro-bono General Counsel).
AIG View Bio »
Darren A. Bowie is Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel at American International Group, Inc. (AIG). Darren leads AIG’s global privacy and records and information management compliance program, and advises AIG and its businesses on privacy, cybersecurity, and information governance legal and compliance matters. Darren also manages the AIG policy governance group responsible for the development and implementation of corporate policies and standards.
Before joining AIG, Darren served as Legal Director for North America at Nokia, where he managed the legal group that supported Nokia's business in the United States and Canada. Prior to Nokia, Darren was Assistant General Counsel at AOL. Darren began his career at the US Federal Trade Commission, where he served in a number of positions, including as legal advisor to Chairman Timothy J. Muris. Darren is a recipient of the FTC Distinguished Service Award and the FTC Louis D. Brandeis Outstanding Litigator Award.
Darren graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an editor of the Journal of International Business Law. He graduated with high honors from the College of William and Mary, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Darren is a member of the New York City Bar Association Consumer Affairs Committee. He is a contributor to Consumer Protection Law Developments (American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law 2009, 2016), and an editor of FTC Practice and Procedure Manual (ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2007). Darren is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
Ralph Lauren View Bio »
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AMC Networks View Bio »
As executive vice president and general counsel, Jamie Gallagher serves as the chief legal counsel for AMC Networks Inc. and its business units: popular and award-winning national cable television networks AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide); feature film label IFC Films; and AMC Networks International, the company’s global division. Gallagher is responsible for all legal issues at the corporate level and for all the entertainment businesses, including securities, governance, corporate transactions, litigation, compliance, major rights and affiliation agreements, and strategic legal planning.
Gallagher joined AMC Networks in 2008 with 24 years of corporate counsel experience. Previously, he served as executive vice president and general counsel for Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. Gallagher spent six years at HSN (Home Shopping Network) as executive vice president and general counsel and prior to that served for eight years as group counsel at American Express Travel Related Services. He began his career as an associate at Kelley Drye & Warren in New York.
Gallagher earned his Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College.
Wolters Kluwer, Legal & Regulatory US View Bio »
Susan Gruesser serves as the Product Line Director of the Legal Markets group of Wolters Kluwer NV. In her role, Ms. Gruesser oversees the development and launch of products such as Effacts, a cloud-based legal management solution that helps corporate counsel organize their legal information in one secure relational database, and Standard Fed Plus, a new workflow tool that provides point-in-time analysis of tax laws, regulations, guidance, and commentary back to 1986. Ms. Gruesser is responsible for developing new products and offering in the corporate counsel market as well as the specific practice areas of intellectual property, tax, litigation and antitrust. Ms. Gruesser holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
1-800-Flowers.com View Bio »
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Pearson View Bio »
Mike McQueeney joined Pearson in September 2014 as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Affairs in New York. He is responsible for litigation globally, as well as the legal groups that support various company functions including compliance, technology, and corporate affairs. Prior to that, Mike was Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Employment for The Coca-Cola Company. While at Coca-Cola, his other roles included Deputy General Counsel for the Americas; and General Counsel, Coca-Cola North America. Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Mike was General Counsel for Texaco Inc., having started with Texaco in 1983, and holding various positions of increasing responsibility over his 18 year career. While there, he handled many sensitive litigation, employment, marketing and environmental matters, as well as the completion of Texaco’s merger with Chevron Corporation in 2001.
Mike has been active with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, was Vice Chairman of the Atlanta Legal Aid Campaign, and has been active with the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network. Mike has been a frequent presenter before various professional legal organizations on such as topics as law department management, trade secrets, and litigation practice.
Mike is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
BDP International View Bio »
In 2002, Catherine Muldoon joined BDP International, Inc. (“BDP”), a global logistics company with offices in over 114 countries, as General Counsel, US. In January of 2004, Catherine was named Chief Legal Officer. In this role, Catherine is head of BDP’s global legal department with direct responsibility for all legal and contractual considerations associated with all mergers and acquisitions, joint venture and business partner arrangements, tax planning, corporate structuring and strategy, business services, personnel, intellectual property, banking relations, and real estate. She is also responsible for managing litigation. Catherine manages corporate governance and risk management programs within BDP, ensuring that best practices are identified to the Board of Directors and implemented by the business units.
In her tenure, which has been marked with an aggressive growth and integration strategy, Catherine represented BDP in 26 acquisitions most of which were cross border. Catherine authored and manages BDP’s Code of Conduct, including the anti-trust, anti-bribery, and various other legal and ethical compliance policies within BDP. Catherine is responsible for creating product offerings to BDP clients associated with the UN Working Group, foreign tax credit and REACH. She also sits on the Board of Directors of G2Link. Catherine is a professor at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Catherine was also recently recognized by the Association of Corporate Counsel as “Best Chief Legal Officer.”
Catherine earned a Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. She was named one of five finalist for ACC’s Outstanding Chief Legal Officer award in 2010. Catherine was Chair of Corporate Counsel Forum of the International Bar Association 2011-2013, a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, The Forum of Executive Women, and National Association of Professional Women. Catherine is also responsible for creating BDP’s Women’s Networking Group and BDP’s Legal Webinar Series. Catherine speaks regularly on cross border M&A activity, corporate governance and anticorruption within global organizations and has published articles in the ACC Docket and Forefront Magazine. In 2014, Catherine was awarded “Best Chief Legal Officer” in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Catherine was also recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2015 and 2016 Attorneys Who Matter.
QuisLex View Bio »
Mr. Joseph Polizzotto, also known as Joe, has been Senior Vice President of Strategy and Client Services at QuisLex, Inc. since September 2016. Prior to joining QuisLex, Mr. Polizzotto served as General Counsel of Americas at Deutsche Bank and previously, General Counsel of Lehman Brothers. He began his legal career as a Litigation Associate at Cadwalader Wickersham. Mr. Polizzotto has appeared before the United States Supreme Court, testified on behalf of the financial services industry before the Senate Banking Committee, and is a frequent speaker at conferences relating to issues affecting in-house legal departments. Mr. Polizzotto's many professional distinctions include the Alfred J. Rauschman Award in 2015 from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) for contributions to the Compliance and Legal Community and a distinguished career in the Financial Services Industry. He was also a recipient of the Visionary of Justice Award in 2012 from the New York Legal Assistance Group. Mr. Polizzotto received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law, Cum Laude and a B.A. in history, Cum Laude from Columbia College.
American Express View Bio »
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Air Canada View Bio »
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Citizens Financial Group View Bio »
Susan Steinthal is an EVP & Deputy General Counsel at Citizens Bank, where she is the head of the Consumer Banking Legal team. Prior to joining Citizens, Susan spent over eleven years at Citigroup in a variety of roles, including General Counsel of the International Retail Banking business, Chief of Staff to the General Counsel, and a member of the institutional litigation group. Susan was previously an associate at the law firms Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe and Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Sloan scholar, and her A.B. from Princeton University. She currently serves as a member of the NYC Bar Association Banking Law Committee.
Fox Rothschild LLP View Bio »
Scott L. Vernick is a litigation partner at Fox Rothschild LLP and Chair of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group. A noted authority on privacy law, he counsels multinational businesses and the middle market on how to mitigate risk and overcome challenges posed by the federal and state enforcement environment.
Vernick has a national practice and has tried cases in state and federal courts across the country and before arbitral forums. He has handled first-of-a-kind engagements that have helped define this still-emerging landscape, including defense of the FTC’s first enforcement action stemming from the use of a peer-to-peer network and federal civil rights cases arising out of data breaches. His diverse range of clients includes Fortune 500 companies Allergan, Inc., CVS Health, First Data Corp., and GlaxoSmithKline.
Consistently recognized as a leader in his field, Vernick was named to The National Law Journal’s 2016 list of Trailblazers in Cybersecurity and since 2007 has been ranked by Chambers USA as a leading litigation attorney in Pennsylvania. He also spearheaded the creation of Fox’s Data Breach 411 mobile app. Named one of BigLaw's best apps for the appeal and breadth of its content, it enables in-house counsel and compliance professionals to identify controlling statutes and relevant guidance. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from Trinity College.
LG Electronics View Bio »
Richard Wingate’s career has primarily been as a Corporate Generalist with extensive in-house experience at international Fortune 500 companies. Emphasis on Commercial Contracts, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Logistics, Product Liability, Advertising, Human Resources, e-Commerce and Distribution.
Mr. Wingate is currently Vice President General Counsel for LG’s North American Operations, headquartered at LG Electronics U.S.A, Inc’s offices in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. “Rick” began building that Legal Department in 2004. Rick led the establishment of the Legal Department policies and procedures for all American operations, including all U.S. Litigation, Antitrust and other corporate Compliance Trainings as well as general Contract Process and Management.
Prior to his appointment at LGE, Rick was Senior Counsel at Sony Electronics Inc. from 1985 to 2004. His responsibilities included Litigation Management, Contracts, Licensing and Antitrust counseling and training for the Business & Professional Products Group and Consumer Sales Division. Prior to that, Rick worked in the reinsurance industry as Counsel at Pan Atlantic Group in White Plains, NY and for Chevron USA in New Orleans, LA & Perth Amboy, NJ.
8:00am – 9:00am Arrival and Breakfast
9:00am – 9:05am Argyle Opening Remarks
9:10am – 9:45am Keynote Presentation: "Organization and Strategy for the In-house Legal Function in a Rapidly Changing World"
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Anzaldua will explore the imperative to structure and staff legal organizations with a new kind of legal talent to meet the needs of rapid change in business, technology, law, regulation and society at large. He will discuss how, given the growing reliance on lawyers as strategic business advisors as well as legal experts, in-house departments might approach the recruitment of legal talent and its development into the flexible, foresighted and creative thinkers that business needs today and will increasingly need in the future.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
9:45am – 10:10am Coffee Break
10:10am – 11:00am Panel Discussion: “Developments in Data Privacy and Security”
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- The evolvement of the GC role to include cybersecurity and data privacy
- How cybersecurity fits in the organization’s risk management structure
- Proactive risk assessments to identify and prioritize critical assets and data for your business
- Handling BYOD and developing comparable policies for employees
- New regulatory challenges associated with BYOD
- Collaborating with the CEO and the board to advise them properly and help them understand their role on cybersecurity issues
- Partnering with other executive functions around cybersecurity (CIO/CTO etc, Compliance, Privacy)
- Working with outside counsel on these issues and associated risks
- Key questions that General Counsel should be asking around cybersecurity
Susan J. Steinthal
Deputy General Counsel & Head of Consumer Banking Legal
Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Chief Technology Counsel
Partner; Privacy and Data Security Practice Chair
Fox Rothschild LLP
11:00am – 11:25am Coffee Break
11:25am – 11:30am Session Introduction presented by: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
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Product Line Director, Legal Markets
Wolters Kluwer, Legal & Regulatory US
11:30am – 12:20pm Panel Discussion: “The New GC: Adding Value as a Strategic Advisor”
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- Driving effectiveness and efficiency as a modern in-house lawyer
- Best practices around assembling and leading a high performing legal team
- Identifying top areas of risk to the management team
- Developing a collaborative relationship across the C-Suite
- Building and maintaining an effective ethics program
- Adding value to the organization in regulation and compliance
SVP, Corporate Governance, Global Compliance, Licensing & Transactions - Legal
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
The Chef’s Warehouse
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Client Services
Vice President Compliance & General Counsel
Deputy General Counsel and Vice President
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12:20pm – 1:20pm Lunch
1:20pm – 2:05pm Panel Discussion: “Spotlight on Corporate Litigation”
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- Challenges faced in litigation cases
- Managing and maintaining costs and budget during litigation
- In-house and outside counsel collaboration
- Responding to litigation by analyzing information and data
- Best practices in ethical issues
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Affairs
Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
2:05pm – 2:20pm Coffee Break
2:20pm – 2:55pm Keynote Presentation: “Making the CLO Leap From Legal Expert to Trusted Business Advisor”
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For some, procuring the in-house legal position is the goal. For others, the in-house legal career is more rewarding as you earn your seat at the table discussing strategy with the top business executives. This is one lawyer’s journey complete with directed focus, practical missteps and quite a bit of luck, to the end game of a trusted business advisor.
Chief Legal Officer
3:00pm – 3:35pm Session TBA
3:35pm – 3:40pm Argyle Closing Remarks
3:40pm – 4:40pm Closing Reception
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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