corporate responsibility

1 Day Meeting

2015 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum

Sep 30, 2015

Overview

As the economy emerges from recession, the general counsel’s office continues to grapple with how to reduce and control both risk and cost. Issues around corporate governance, government investigations, and alternative fee structures are taking center stage. How are leading general counsels addressing these issues and the growing prominence of legal executives in the C-suite? These topics amongst others will all be featured at Argyle Executive Forum’s 2015 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum (Chicago).

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Speakers

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Jean-Robert Bousquet

Jean-Robert Bousquet

Partner

CMS

Gregory Butler

Gregory Butler

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Eversource Energy

Denise Cade

Denise Cade

Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

SunCoke Energy

Christine Castellano

Christine Castellano

Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Ingredion

Peter Cohen-Millstein

Peter Cohen-Millstein

Partner

Linklaters

Mike Duffy

Mike Duffy

Vice President Legal Services

Mindcrest

Erik Dyhrkopp

Erik Dyhrkopp

Regional General Counsel Americas

Robert Bosch

Jeff Ellis

Jeff Ellis

Executive Vice President, U.S. General Counsel, Legal, Corporate & Compliance Group

BMO Financial Group

Michael Ford

Michael Ford

Senior Director of Business Development

Lighthouse eDiscovery

Hendrik Hirsch

Hendrik Hirsch

Partner

CMS

Steve Ihm

Steve Ihm

Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Assistant Secretary

Allstate

Chris Kaitson

Chris Kaitson

Vice President of Law & Deputy General Counsel

Enbridge Energy Partners, LP

Ari Kaplan

Ari Kaplan

Founder

Ari Kaplan Advisors

David Klein

David Klein

Vice President, Legal Services

Quislex

Richard Konrath

Richard Konrath

Vice President & General Counsel, North America

CNH Industrial N.V.

Barrington Lopez

Barrington Lopez

Vice President & General Counsel - Midwest Area

Verizon

Robert Macklin

Robert Macklin

VP, Associate General Counsel

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

Kathleen Mahoney

Kathleen Mahoney

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

SpartanNash Company

Hal Marcus

Hal Marcus

Director, Product Marketing

Recommind

Vanessa McKenzie

Vanessa McKenzie

Vice President, Global Leader - M&A

Emerson Electric Co.

Andy Moody

Andy Moody

Parter

Eversheds

Mark Ohringer

Mark Ohringer

Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Jones Lang LaSalle

Jason Osborn

Jason Osborn

Partner

Jenner & Block

John Peschke

John Peschke

Associate General Counsel

MB Financial Bank, N.A

Aaron Pierce

Aaron Pierce

Director of Product Planning

LexisNexis

Ira Raphaelson

Ira Raphaelson

EVP & Global General Counsel

Las Vegas Sands Corp

Meredith Ritchie

Meredith Ritchie

VP, General Counsel & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Alliant Credit Union

Patrick Sheller

Patrick Sheller

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Mead Johnson Nutrition

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Senior Director and Legal Counsel

Apttus

Thuy Vo

Thuy Vo

Chief Counsel M&A

Archer Daniels Midland

Sherilyn Whitmoyer

Sherilyn Whitmoyer

Assistant General Counsel

Brady Corporation

Steve Zipperstein

Steve Zipperstein

Chief Legal Officer

Blackberry

Agenda

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7:30am-8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am-8:35am
Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
8:35am-8:40am
Session Introduction by Lighthouse

Michael Ford
Senior Director of business Development
Lighthouse eDiscovery

8:40am-9:15am
"Developments in Cybersecurity for In-house Lawyers"

Steve Zipperstein
Chief Legal Officer
BlackBerry 

9:20am-9:40am
Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Apttus

"Predictive Contracting:  Seeing the Dangers of Bad Deals Before It’s Too Late”

We’ve all heard stories, in fact some of us have lived through them, of deals that were destined for trouble the moment they were conceived.  What if there was a way to predict which deals were likely to fail during the contract lifecycle… before the contract was executed?  This session will highlight some innovative applications that turn your “big data” into “smart data” and give you the contracting crystal ball.

Jason Smith
Senior Director and Legal Counsel
Apttus 

9:40am-10:00am
Coffee Break
10:00am-10:50am
Panel Discussion Presented by Jenner & Block and Mindcrest

“Legal Implications of New Technology and Discovery”

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • How has your role evolved/been impacted by the rise and risks of new technologies?
  • How do you evaluate claims in the marketplace for the many variations of technology assisted review:  Benchmarks? Comparative analytics? Other evaluative techniques?  Do you rely on/require court approval before implementing new technology? 
  • If you’ve adopted new technologies, do you use them as one of many tools in the tool kit?  Or do you view technology as the complete solution?
  • What was your role in identifying pre-implementation risks and what’s your role in identifying/adjusting to risks identified after implementation?
  • How are you leveraging technology to benefit your team and the e-discovery process?
    • Has it worked/not worked/what kinds of cases?
    • How have you seen the technology improve?

Panelists:
Mike Duffy
Vice President, Legal Services
Mindcrest 

Steve Ihm
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Assistant Secretary
Allstate

Jason Osborn
Partner
Jenner & Block 

Sherilyn Whitmoyer
Assistant General Counsel
Brady Corporation 

10:55am-11:15am
Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by LexisNexis

"In-House Early Case Assessment for eDiscovery: Imagine the Possibilities"

Front of mind in the decision of whether or not to bring Early Case Assessment in house is the delicate balance of complexity vs. cost vs. time.  But successfully navigating that balance can yield benefits that far outweigh the risk.  This session will highlight some of the evolving best practices and techniques for bringing eDiscovery ECA in house.

Aaron Pierce
Director of Product Planning
LexisNexis 

11:15am-11:35am
Coffee Break
11:35am-11:55am
Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Recommind

"How Legal Operations Management, Analytics, and the Cloud are Reinventing the Corporate Law Department"

Legal operations leaders are driving an unprecedented level of focus on discovery processes, data security, and the efficiency of outside litigation teams. Ari Kaplan and Hal Marcus will present findings from the benchmark 2015 Corporate Legal Operations survey (sponsored by Recommind). The research provides valuable insight into the use of outside service providers, eDiscovery spend, cloud readiness, and overall measurement of legal operations success.

Ari Kaplan
Ari Kaplan Advisors 

Hal Marcus
Director, Product Marketing
Recommind 

12:00pm-12:45pm
Panel Discussion Presented by Quislex

"Latest Trends in Contract Management"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Compliance: How the legal team can help meet compliance obligations by implementing changes in its contract lifecycle management processes.
  • Technology:  Companies are beginning to use automated tools to extract key contract terms into their contract management systems.  Such tools are also being used in M&A transactions to assist with contract due diligence.  What are the limitations of such systems and how can they benefit the legal department?
  • Outsourcing:  Companies are increasingly outsourcing elements of their contract lifecycle management, including contract maintenance and contract drafting and negotiation, to third parties expert at these functions.  How can the legal department and such companies ensure quality control in outsourced contract lifecycle management?
  • Technology:  New technologies have enabled workflow management tools for companies and legal departments.  These can range from simple contract repositories to more complex Quote to Cash contract management systems.  Legal departments are increasingly using such systems to manage contract workflow through their departments, whether voluntarily or by corporate mandate.  How can such systems benefit the legal department, and what can legal departments do to avoid the pitfalls of such systems?

Moderator:
Erik Dyhrkopp
Regional General Counsel Americas
Robert Bosch 

Panelists:
David Klein
Vice President, Legal Services
Quislex 

Barrington Lopez
Vice President & General Counsel - Midwest Area 
Verizon

Robert Macklin
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Hill-Rom Holdings

John Peschke
Associate General Counsel 
MB Financial Bank, N.A

12:50pm-1:10pm
Thought Leadership Presented by Eversheds

"Protecting Yourself When Doing Business Internationaly"

This talk will review options for reducing risk in cross border transactions. Andy Moody, partner in the international disputes group at Eversheds LLP in London, will look at how best to protect yourself when doing business internationally. The talk will cover effective dispute resolution mechanisms and include a few case study examples. 

Andy Moody
Partner
Eversheds 

1:10pm-2:10pm
Lunch
2:10pm-2:30pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by CMS

"Spin-off and Carve-out M&A-Transactions and their Implications from a European law perspective” 

Jean-Robert Bousquet
Partner
CMS 

Hendrik Hirsch
Partner
CMS

2:35pm-3:20pm
Panel Discussion Presented by Linklaters

“Managing Complex Cross-Border M&A Transactions”

Session topics include, but are not limited:

  • What are the greatest challenges in assembling and managing a cross-border transaction team? What are some of the best practices and lessons learned? What is the role of outside counsel in this process?
  • Due diligence is the foundation for the entire transaction. How you would typically approach a due diligence exercise in a cross-border transaction to effectively identify business and legal risks?
  • What are the most important questions to ask when examining risk exposures?
    • What is the target company’s existing risk management infrastructure?
    • How thoroughly have you reviewed the risks affecting the target’s business?
  • To what extent do cultural differences play a part in cross-border deal outcomes? What are the major cultural difference between the US and Europe and how do you go about addressing them?
  • What are some of the major differences in market practice across jurisdictions? How can that impact risk allocation?
  • What are some best practices and approaches for ensuring a smooth integration post deal to ensure limited disruption to the business, customers, or risking post-transaction goals?
    • Merging the in-house legal team of the acquired company into the existing in-house legal team

Moderator:
Thuy Vo
Chief Counsel M&A
Archer Daniels Midland 

Panelists:
Denise Cade
Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
SunCoke Energy 

Peter Cohen-Millstein
Partner
Linklaters 

Vanessa McKenzie
General Counsel – Commercial Industrial Solutions & Practice Group Leader – M&A.
Emerson Electric Co. 

Patrick Sheller
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
Mead Johnson Nutrition 

3:20pm-3:35pm
Coffee Break
3:35pm-4:10pm
Fireside Chat

Jeff Ellis
Executive Vice President, U.S. General Counsel, Legal, Corporate & Compliance Group
BMO Financial Group

Interviewed by:
Meredith RitchieVice President, General Counsel & Chief Ethics and Compliance Office
rAlliant Credit Union

4:15pm-4:50pm
"The Secret to the Perfect Ethics Program is in a Bottega Veneta Handbag"

Mark Ohringer, GC at global real estate and investment firm JLL, will discuss what we can learn from the philosophy of a fashion designer about how to create an effective ethics program.

Mark Ohringer
Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Jones Lang LaSalle

4:50pm-4:55pm
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
4:55pm-5:55pm
Closing Reception

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