Why You Should Attend!


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!

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

Alexandros Aldous General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
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Ricardo Anzaldua Executive Vice President, General Counsel
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Darren Bowie Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel
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Colleen Kearney Deputy General Counsel and Vice President
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Michael McQueeney Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Affairs
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Kristen Prohl Chief Regulatory Counsel
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
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Kevin Rothman Chief Technology Counsel
American Express
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Susan Steinthal Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Head of Consumer Legal
Citizens Financial Group
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Scott Vernick Partner; Privacy and Data Security Practice Chair
Fox Rothschild LLP
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Richard Wingate Vice President and Regional General Counsel for North America
LG Electronics
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Steve Zipperstein Chief Legal Officer
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  • 8:00am – 9:00am BREAKFAST
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    Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast and networking. Connect with your peers in the legal community from a variety of industries before the morning’s content begins. 

  • 9:00am – 10:00am OPENING KEYNOTE featuring METLIFE
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    Join Ricardo Anzaldua, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at MetLife, to start the day!

    Ricardo A. Anzaldua is executive vice president and general counsel of MetLife, Inc. Anzaldua leads the company’s global legal operations, and oversees MetLife's corporate secretary's office and corporate ethics and compliance group.

    Ricardo Anzaldua
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel

  • 10:00am – 11:00am MORNING NETWORKING BREAKS
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    Take a break to make new connections and discuss the morning presentations over coffee and snacks. 

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm “Developments in Data Privacy and Security”
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    • How have you seen your role evolve to include cybersecurity and data privacy?
    • How do you determine how and where cybersecurity fits in your organization’s risk management structure? How are you spearheading preparedness, response, and compliance initiatives?
    • Proactive risk assessments to identify and prioritize critical assets and data for your business
    • How are you handling BYOD and developing comparable policies for employees?
    • New regulatory challenges associated with BYOD
    • How are you collaborating with the CEO and the board to advise them properly and help them to understand their role on cybersecurity issues?
    • What other executive functions are you partnering closely with around these issues? (CIO/CTO etc, Compliance, Privacy)
    • How are you working with outside counsel on these issues and what are the associated risks?
    • What are the key questions that General Counsel should be asking around cybersecurity?

  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm LUNCH
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    Take a midday break to grab lunch, network with your peers, and discuss the morning presentations.

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: “The Encryption Wars: Privacy vs. National Security”
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    The presentation will cover the legal and public policy issues involving the tension between internet privacy and the government's law enforcement duties, including the need for encryption technology to safeguard sensitive data against hacking, while ensuring terrorists do not use encryption technology to evade lawful government surveillance.  Using the recent FBI v. Apple litigation as a case study, the presentation will examine issues such as the scope of the federal All Writs Act as a legal basis for requiring companies to create software to enable government access to their customer's internet and e-mail devices; the extent to which 20th century statutory and case law involving pen registers, trap and trace devices, and wiretaps applies to 21st century wireless broadband technology.

    Steve Zipperstein

    Chief Legal Officer


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    Take a break to switch tables, meet some new peers, and discuss the afternoon presentations over coffee and snacks. 

  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm “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 

  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm CLOSING RECEPTION
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    Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!) and hors d'Oeuvres. Head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office.

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

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you! request a pass.

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

Please note the below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $311 per night, taxes not included. 


The Fitzpatrick Grand Central

141 E. 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (800) 367-7701