Chief Legal Officer

1 Day Meeting

2016 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum

Feb 24, 2016

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 2016 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum in New York. 

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Speakers

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Michael Bisignano

Michael Bisignano

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

CA Technologies

Jeffrey Brannen

Jeffrey Brannen

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Central Region

Balfour Beatty Construction

Terry Burston

Terry Burston

Vice President, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

USI Holdings

Anjanette Cabrera

Anjanette Cabrera

Partner

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

Scott Chaplin

Scott Chaplin

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Vista Outdoor

Verona Dorch

Verona Dorch

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Government Affairs And Corporate Secretary

Peabody Energy

Rachael Dugan

Rachael Dugan

Chief M&A Counsel

Marsh & McLennan Companies

Darryl Gibbs

Darryl Gibbs

Associate General Counsel

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company

Elise Greenspan

Elise Greenspan

Chief Litigation Counsel- Americas

AECOM

Dawson Horn

Dawson Horn

Associate General Counsel, Vice President & Deputy Director of eDiscovery

AIG

Donald Knight

Donald Knight

Assistant Vice President, Legal Business

PNC Bank

Alan Konevsky

Alan Konevsky

Head of Strategic Transactions Group

MasterCard

Jane Lewis-Raymond

Jane Lewis-Raymond

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal, Compliance and External Relations Officer

Piedmont Natural Gas

Ian McDougall

Ian McDougall

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

LexisNexis

Michael McQueeney

Michael McQueeney

Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Affairs

Pearson

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary

Monster

David Moran

David Moran

Senior Director of Data Management - Legal Analytics

Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions

Laura Mutterperl

Laura Mutterperl

Vice President, Associate General Counsel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Alexander Pilmer

Alexander Pilmer

Partner

Kirkland

Linda Randell

Linda Randell

Former Senior Vice President & General Counsel

UIL Holdings Corporation

Jacob Siebert

Jacob Siebert

Partner

CMS

Tom Trujillo

Tom Trujillo

Chief Operating Officer & Associate General Counsel

Bank of America

Ursula Wynhoven

Ursula Wynhoven

Chief Legal Officer and Chief, Governance and Social Sustainability

UN Global Compact

Agenda

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8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05am
Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
9:05am - 9:45am
Fireside Chat

Perspectives by:
Ian McDougall
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
LexisNexis

Ursula Wynhoven
Chief Legal Officer and Chief, Governance and Social Sustainability
UN Global Compact

9:50am - 10:35am
Panel Discussion: "Driving Efficiency during Litigation

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • What are the biggest initial challenges that GCs face at the start of a litigation case?
  • How have these challenges evolved over the past 5 years?
  • What are some best practices for managing costs during litigation?
  • How are GCs driving efficiency?How has e-discovery impacted the way in which General Counsels manage their budget and legal expenses?
  • What are some of the top challenges encountered and lessons learned with regards to e- discovery?
  • How can the in-house team and outside counsel work together to avoid ethical concerns within the e- discovery space?
  • When ethical concerns arise, what is your process for evaluating and responding to these issues?
  • Which other key executives do you collaborate with or consult?

Moderator:
Dawson Horn
Associate General Counsel, Vice President & Deputy Director of eDiscovery
AIG

Panelists:
Jeffrey Brannen
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Central Region
Balfour Beatty Construction

Elise Greenspan
Chief Litigation Counsel- Americas
AECOM

Michael McQueeney
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Affairs
Pearson

R. Alexander Pilmer
Partner
KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP

10:35am - 11:10am
Coffee Break
11:10am - 11:45am
Fireside Chat

Tom Trujillo
Chief Operating Officer & Associate General Counsel 
Bank of America

Interviewed by:
Rachael Dugan
Chief M&A Counsel
Marsh & McLennan Companies

11:45am - 11:50am
Session Introduction

Anjanette Cabrera
Partner
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

11:50am - 12:35pm
Panel Discussion: "The Importance of Defining Diversity in Corporate Legal Departments"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • How are you laying the groundwork for promoting diversity on your legal team?
    • What steps are you taking to ensure that diversity is a priority?
    • What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in implementing diversity programs?
  • What are some best practices for recruiting, hiring, and retaining legal executives from diverse backgrounds?
  • How can corporate legal departments help influence the diversity efforts of outside law firms?
  • How are corporations and law firms taking a practical and strategic approach to measuring diversity currently?
    • How can diversity metrics be merged with existing metrics to create powerful key performance indicators?
    • What should be included in Diversity reporting, and should it be consistent across the business as well as the legal profession?
    • What should department consider when leveraging advanced diversity analytics for improved vendor management?
  • How can General Counsel capitalize on the benefits of a diverse team?
  • How can legal departments attempt to quantify a successful diversity initiative? Should this be all about compliance to corporate policy or are there broader metrics? 

Moderator:
Laura Mutterperl
Vice President, Associate General Counsel 
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Panelists:
Scott Chaplin
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Vista Outdoor

David Moran
Senior Director of Data Management-Legal Analytics
Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions

Darryl Gibbs
Associate General Counsel
AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company

Donald Knight
Assistant Vice President, Legal Business
PNC Bank

12:35pm - 1:35pm
Lunch
1:35pm - 2:20pm
Panel Discussion: "Managing Complex Cross-Border M&A Transactions

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 in-house and outside counsel in the process?
  • How would you typically approach a due diligence exercise in a cross-border transaction?  How would you address compliance issues in cross-border transactions in particular give the different levels of sensitivity in European jurisdictions in the past?
  • To what extent do cultural differences play a part in cross-border deal outcomes? What are the major cultural differences between the US and Europe and how should one go about addressing them?
  • To what extent have regulatory matters, in particular over-regulation, affected transaction in which you participated?
  • Have you experienced that differences in legal systems had a major impact on the success of a transaction?
  • What are the best practices for ensuring proper communication in a transaction?
  • Share purchase agreement and contract negotiations: What are the key differences between the US and Europe in the approach to the SPA in general and to risk allocation between buyer and seller specifically?
  • Deals can fail due to poor post-acquisition integration. What should one typically do or not do to ensure a smooth integration?

Moderator:
Alan Konevsky
Head of Strategic Transactions Group
MasterCard 

Panelists:
Michael Bisignano
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
CA Technologies

Rachael Dugan
Chief M&A Counsel
Marsh & McLennan Companies

Jacob Siebert
Partner
CMS

2:20pm - 2:35pm
Coffee Break
2:35pm - 3:10pm
Fireside Chat

Jane Lewis-Raymond
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal, Compliance and External Relations Officer
Piedmont Natural Gas

Interviewed by:
Linda Randell
Former Senior Vice President & General Counsel 
UIL Holdings Corporation 

3:15pm - 3:55pm
Fireside Chat

Michael Miller
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Monster

Interviewed by:
Terry Burston
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
USI Holdings

3:55pm - 4:00pm
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Closing Reception

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