intellectual property (ip)

1 Day Meeting

2011 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum

San Francisco, CA - May 05, 2011

Overview

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 2011 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum, taking place in San Francisco.

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Speakers

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Bill Abrams

Partner

Bingham McCutchen

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Todd Albright

Managing Director - Western Region

IntraLinks

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Alex Arato

Vice President & Associate General Counsel

CA

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Sharon Barner

Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office (2009-2011); currently, partner

Foley & Lardner

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Larry Boyd

EVP, Secretary & General Counsel

Ingram Micro Inc.

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Connie Brenton

Chief of Staff

NetApp Inc.

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Frederick Felman

Chief Marketing Officer

MarkMonitor

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Michael Fox

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Jamba Juice

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Samuel Gesten

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Allergan, Inc.

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Robert Gordon

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Safeway Inc.

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Kimberly Griffin

VP & Corporate Counsel

24 Hour Fitness USA

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Jon Hoak

General Counsel

Flextronics International

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Seth Jaffe

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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Michael Kennedy

Partner

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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John Kuo

Corporate VP, General Counsel & Secretary

Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

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Wendy Lazerson

Partner

Bingham McCutchen

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Mark LeHocky

SVP, GC & Corporate Secretary

Ross Stores, Inc.

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Mark Meltzer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Intuitive Surgical

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Rosanna Neagle

VP & Chief Legal Officer

Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc.

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Steve Niparko

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

ARCADIS U.S., Inc.

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Kam O'Keefe

Account Director

CPA Global

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Thomas Onda

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Levi Strauss & Co.

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Arnold Pinkston

SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

Beckman Coulter, Inc.

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Andrew Pollack

General Counsel and Secretary

JDS Uniphase Corporation

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Michael Pontrelli, Esq.

Senior Director, Western Region

Applied Discovery Inc.

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Will Prickett

Partner and Chair of Securities & Financial Litigation Practice

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Thomas Sabatino

Executive Vice President - General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Walgreen Co.

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Kimberley D. Sprouse

Principal - LPO, Knowledge Services

Infosys

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Daniel Tyukody

Partner, Securities Litigation

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, L.L.P.

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Stephen Whetstone

Vice President & General Manager, Legal Discovery Services

Iron Mountain

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Hoyt Zia

SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05am
Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
9:05am - 9:10am
Introducing Mark LeHocky:
Bill AbramsPartner Bingham McCutchen
9:10am - 9:40am
"Fixing What Gets in the Way"
Mark LeHocky SVP, GC & Corporate Secretary Ross Stores, Inc.
9:40am - 9:45am
Introducing "The Need to Anticipate - Best Practices for Litigation and Compliance Readiness" Panel Discussion:
Will PrickettPartner and Chair of Securities & Financial Litigation PracticeSeyfarth Shaw LLP
9:45am - 10:25am
Panel Discussion
"The Need to Anticipate - Best Practices for Litigation and Compliance Readiness"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying the key regulations that drive the need to prepare, including SEC regulations and the FCPA
  • Examining data management issues before, during and after preservation and discovery obligations trigger
  • Mitigating risk by establishing an efficient information governance and retention policy
  • How to enhance institutional memory through technology and team management
Moderator:Connie BrentonChief of StaffNetApp Inc.Panelists:Alex Arato Vice President, Associate General Counsel CA, Inc. Arnold Pinkston SVP, General Counsel & Secretary Beckman Coulter, Inc.Daniel Tyukody Partner, Securities Litigation Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, L.L.P. Stephen Whetstone Vice President & General Manager, Legal Discovery Services Iron Mountain
10:30am - 11:10am
Panel Discussion
"General Counsel Spotlight: M&A Outlook 2011"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Integration
  • Cross-border issues
  • Due diligence/cost-benefit analysis
Moderator:Thomas Sabatino Jr.Former Executive Vice President and General CounselUnited Airlines Panelists:Jon HoakGeneral CounselFlextronics InternationalMichael Kennedy Partner, Global M&A Group Shearman & Sterling LLP Andrew Pollack General Counsel and Secretary JDS Uniphase Corporation Michael Pontrelli, Esq. Director, Western Region Applied Discovery
11:10am - 11:40am
Coffee Break
11:40am - 11:45am
Introducing Robert Gordon:
Todd Albright Managing Director - Western Region IntraLinks
11:45am - 12:15pm
"Litigation: Let's Handle That In-House"
Robert Gordon Senior Vice President and General Counsel Safeway Inc.
12:20pm - 1:00pm
Panel Discussion
“Leadership Speaks”

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the Role of the General Counsel in Advancing the Objectives of the Business
  • Best Practices for Managing the In-house Team
  • Using Legal Process Outsourcing to cut costs and gain efficiencies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Due Diligence in Evaluating and Negotiating Bad Purchases
  • Recent developments in labor and employment law
  • Alternative fee structures
Moderator:Wendy Lazerson Partner Bingham McCutchen Panelists: Samuel Gesten Executive Vice President, General Counsel Allergan, Inc. John Kuo Corporate VP, General Counsel & Secretary Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Rosanna Neagle VP & Chief Legal Officer Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc. Kimberley D. Sprouse Principal - LPO, Knowledge Services Infosys
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm - 2:40pm
Panel Discussion
"Building & Protecting Core Assets - Extracting Value from Intellectual Property"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Intellectual Property as an Asset versus a Copyright
  • Managing IP issues in M&A, Divestitures & Strategic Alliances
  • Controlling IP Assets in the Global Marketplace
  • Strategies for Protecting your Brand
Moderator:Frederick Felman Chief Marketing Officer MarkMonitor Panelists: Sharon Barner Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office (2009-2011); currently, partnerFoley & LardnerSeth Jaffe Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Mark J. Meltzer Senior Vice President and General Counsel Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Thomas OndaChief Intellectual Property CounselLevi Strauss & Co.
2:45pm - 3:25pm
Panel Discussion
"The True Role of a General Counsel"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the difference between the General Counsel title and the day to day functions of the job
  • Best practices in building a leading in-house team
  • Moving beyond the “first lawyer” mentality: Examining the General Counsel’s role and impact through a corporation
Moderator:Kam O’KeefeAccount DirectorCPA Global Panelists:Michael FoxSenior Vice President and General Counsel Jamba JuiceKimberly GriffinVP & Corporate Counsel 24 Hour Fitness USASteve Niparko Senior Vice President & General Counsel ARCADIS U.S., Inc.Hoyt ZiaSVP, General Counsel & SecretaryHawaiian Airlines, Inc.
3:25pm - 3:45pm
Coffee Break
3:45pm - 4:15pm
"What's Wrong With the FCPA, and Can We Make It Right?"
Session Description:The FCPA today is having tremendous impact on the conduct, strategy, and operating expenses of U.S. multi-nationals. But is there predictability under the statute, and is it having unintended consequences for U.S. companies and economies in the developing world? What can corporate counsel do to better protect their clients? How can the FCPA be improved as a more effective and understandable regulatory tool?Larry Boyd SVP, Secretary & General Counsel Ingram Micro Inc.
4:20pm - 4:50pm
"The CLO and the Transformational Transaction"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The CLO’s role with the board and the rest of management
  • Getting to a deal agreement – what really matters
  • Keeping focused between signing and closing
  • Integration planning and execution
  • After the champagne
Thomas Sabatino Jr.Former Executive Vice President and General CounselUnited Airlines
4:50pm - 4:55pm
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
4:55pm - 5:55pm
Closing Reception

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Hotels

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


The following hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.

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Chancellor Hotel

433 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Telephone: (415) 362-2004

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San Francisco Marriott Union Square

480 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Telephone: (866) 912-0973

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Sir Francis Drake Hotel

450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102

Telephone: (800) 795-7129

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The Warwick Hotel

490 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102

Telephone: (415) 928-7900

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The Westin St. Francis

335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102

Telephone: (415) 397-7000