Chief Legal Officer

1 Day Meeting

2015 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum

Jun 16, 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 (Washington).

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Speakers

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Terry Burston

Terry Burston

Vice President, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

USI Holdings

Scott Chaplin

Scott Chaplin

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Vista Outdoor

Theresa Coetzee

Theresa Coetzee

Vice-President & Assistant General Counsel

Marriott

Luke Dembosky

Luke Dembosky

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division

U.S. Department of Justice

John Donofrio

John Donofrio

Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel

Mars

Michael Duffy

Michael Duffy

Vice President Legal Services

Mindcrest

Sam Eberts

Sam Eberts

Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary & SVP of Corporate Affairs

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

Michelle Gluck

Michelle Gluck

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Peter Jaffe

Peter Jaffe

Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

AES Corporation

Christopher Jensen, Esq.

Christopher Jensen, Esq.

Senior Vice President

Xerox

John Kahle

John Kahle

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Kimball International

Scott Kenney

Scott Kenney

Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Counsel - Compliance

Towers Watson

Dori Kuchinsky

Dori Kuchinsky

Assistant General Counsel - Litigation & Global Privacy

W.R. Grace

John Lynch

John Lynch

Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

U.S. Department of Justice

Scott McLester

Scott McLester

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

Lynn Reilly

Lynn Reilly

Director of Hosted Solutions

Lighthouse eDiscovery

Stephen Reynolds

Stephen Reynolds

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

ARAMARK

Michel Sahyoun

Michel Sahyoun

Chief Technology Officer

Quislex

Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz

General Counsel

SAIC

Leslie T. Thornton

Leslie T. Thornton

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

WGL Holdings

Peter Wexler

Peter Wexler

SVP & General Counsel

Schneider Electric

Jennifer Wuamett

Jennifer Wuamett

Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

Freescale Semiconductor

Agenda

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8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05am
Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
9:05am - 9:40am
"More Than Chocolate: Navigating the Complexity of Legal Operations at a Large, Private Company"

John Donofrio is the General Counsel of Mars Inc, one of the largest private companies in the world and one of the world’s largest chocolate companies, largest confectionary companies, largest pet care companies and largest gum companies. Mars also has robust food and coffee businesses. Mr. Donofrio joined Mars in 2013 after spending most of his 30 + year career in publicly traded companies. Mr. Donofrio is also presently on the Board of Directors of a publicly traded company. Mr. Donofrio will discuss Mars Inc, its brands, its history, its law department and some of the legal issues one of the world’s largest private companies faces and how those legal issues differ from issues one would see in a public company.

John DonofrioVice President, Secretary & General CounselMars*Please note this session is off the record.
9:45am - 10:05am
Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Lighthouse eDiscovery
“Controlling costs in litigation: is your discovery risk analysis up to date?”

E-discovery law and technology evolve quickly—and with them, associated risks. This discussion will help counsel identify true cost drivers and distinguish exaggerated from legitimate risks.

Lynn ReillyDirector of Hosted SolutionsLighthouse eDiscovery
10:05am - 10:30am
Coffee Break
10:30am - 11:15am
Panel Discussion
“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?
Moderator:Terry BurstonVice President, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Compliance OfficerUSI HoldingsPanelists:Theresa CoetzeeVice President & Assistant General CounselMarriottMichael DuffyVice President of Legal ServicesMindcrestJennifer WuamettSenior Vice President, Secretary, and General CounselFreescale Semiconductor
11:20am - 11:55am
Fireside Chat
Featuring: Scott ChaplinSenior Vice President, General Counsel and SecretaryVista OutdoorSam EbertsChief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary & SVP of Corporate AffairsLaboratory Corporation of America Holdings
11:55am - 12:15pm
Coffee Break
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Panel Discussion
“Developments in Data Privacy and Security”

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • 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?
  • 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 on these issues and what are the associated risks?
  • What are the key questions that General Counsel should be asking around cybersecurity?
Moderator:Dori KuchinskyAssistant General Counsel - Litigation & Global PrivacyW.R. GracePanelists:Michelle GluckSenior Vice President and General CounselFederal Reserve Bank of RichmondScott McLesterExecutive Vice President, General CounselWyndham Worldwide CorporationMichel SahyounChief Technology OfficerQuislex Mark Schultz  General CounselSAIC
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Panel Discussion
“Understanding the Regulatory, Compliance and Legal Landscape”

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • What are the key regulatory trends you are facing?
  • How to effectively execute a global FCPA risk assessment
  • Testing and monitoring of anti-corruption compliance programs using technology
  • Leading practices in third party risk assessments and due diligence
  • Proactive third party auditing for potential corruption red flags
  • Developing warning systems to keep the company ahead of emerging global risks and trends
  • Best practices and lessons learned on how to effectively run a legal department in multiple countries
  • Evaluating the risks of company data overflow, with regards to cost, privacy, and security breaches
  • Developing an effective information governance strategy. How are you working with compliance and IT to get a proactive handle on data?
Moderator:Peter JaffeChief Ethics & Compliance OfficerAES CorporationPanelists:Christopher Jensen, Esq.Senior Vice PresidentXeroxScott KenneyChief Compliance Officer and Managing Counsel - ComplianceTowers WatsonStephen ReynoldsExecutive Vice President, General Counsel, SecretaryARAMARKPeter Wexler   Senior Vice President & General Counsel and Chief Compliance OfficerSchneider Electric
2:45pm - 3:05pm
Coffee Break
3:05pm - 3:40pm
"Avoiding Dizziness - Observations from a Spin"

A focus on observations made and lessons learned from the General Counsel of a recently-spun company in the areas of new public company formation, empaneling a new Board of Directors and assessing potential shareholder activism.

John KahleExecutive Vice President, General Counsel, SecretaryKimball Electronics
3:45pm - 4:20pm
Fireside Chat
Luke DemboskyDeputy Assistant Attorney General, National Security DivisionU.S. Department of JusticeJohn LynchChief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property SectionU.S. Department of JusticeInterviewed by:Leslie T. ThorntonSenior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate SecretaryWGL Holdings*Please note this session is off the record.
4:20pm - 4:25pm
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
4:25pm - 5:25pm
Closing Reception

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