Chief Legal Officer

1 Day Meeting

2016 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum

Washington, DC - Jun 21, 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 Washington, D.C. 

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Speakers

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James Lovett

Former Corporate SVP & GC, Covance

CEO, Aspen Strategic Advisory LLC

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Attila Bodi

Vice President and Chief Counsel, M&A

Danaher Corporation

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Brian Brooks

Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel

Federal National Mortgage Association

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Jon Brooks

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Compliance Officer

Engility Holdings

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Scott Chaplin

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Vista Outdoor

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Theresa Coetzee

Vice-President & Assistant General Counsel

Marriott

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Michael Duffy

Vice President Legal Services

Mindcrest

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Sam Eberts

Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary & SVP of Corporate Affairs

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

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Brian Edge

Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer

Washington Gas

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Brian Ellis

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Danaher Corporation

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John Gilmore

Managing Partner

BarkerGilmore

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Martin Glass

Partner

Jenner & Block

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Zafar Hasan

Vice President and Chief Corporate Counsel

AES Corporation

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Gail Levine

Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property

Verizon

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Kiran Malancharuvil

Policy Counselor

MarkMonitor

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Bradley Rush

Managing Counsel

Harris Corporation, Space and Intelligence Systems

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Chyrrea Sebree

Corporate Counsel

DuPont

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Julia Symon

Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

KBR

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Leslie T. Thornton

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

WGL Holdings

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Lakshmi Williams

General Counsel, North America

Transurban

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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7:45am - 8:45am
Breakfast
8:45am - 8:50am
Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks featuring Argyle Host James Lovett:

James Lovett
Former Corporate SVP & GC, Covance 
CEO, Aspen Strategic Advisory LLC

8:50am - 9:25am
Fireside Chat: "The Path to the GC"

Leslie T. Thornton
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
WGL Holdings

Interviewed by:
Chyrrea Sebree
Corporate Counsel
DuPont

9:30am - 10:15am
Panel Discussion: "Legal Implications of New Technology - from Document Management through Discovery"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The evolution of the role of Corporate Counsel and the impact of the rise and risks of new technologies
  • Leveraging technology to benefit your business and the e-discovery process
    • Use of e-billing and matter management systems, electronic signature solutions, and policy management systems
  • New technologies: The complete solution or one tool in the tool kit?
  • Identifying pre-implementation risks and adjusting to risks identified after implementation
  • Evaluating claims in the marketplace for the many different technology products; Considering court approval, comparative analytics and benchmarks before implementing new technology
  • Pros and cons of technology integration in litigation

Moderator:
Theresa Coetzee
Vice-President & Assistant General Counsel
Marriott 

Panelists:
Brian Brooks
Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel
Federal National Mortgage Association

Michael Duffy
Vice President, Legal Services
Mindcrest

Brian Edge
Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer
Washington Gas

10:15am - 10:40am
Coffee Break
10:40am - 11:25am
Panel Discussion: "Managing Complex Cross-Border M&A Transactions"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Challenges involved in managing a global in-house legal team
  • Key issues regarding due diligence across national borders in the acquisition process
  • Managing multiple and ongoing cross-cultural negotiations
  • Ensuring that the target company is successfully integrated into the acquiring company
  • Merging the in-house legal team of the acquired company into the existing in-house legal team

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

Panelists:
Attila Bodi
Vice President and Chief Counsel, M&A
Danaher Corporation  

Martin Glass
Partner
Jenner & Block 

Zafar Hasan
Vice President and Chief Corporate Counsel
AES Corporation

Julia Symon
Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
KBR

11:25am - 11:45am
Thought Leadership Spotlight: "CLO/General Counsel Assessment - What CEOs and Boards are Looking for from Today's Law Department Leaders"

John Gilmore
Managing Partner
BarkerGilmore

 

11:45am - 12:05pm
Coffee Break
12:05pm - 12:50pm
Panel Discussion: "Intellectual Property: Managing Risk Strategy"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the importance of intellectual property to a company
  • Developing in-house legal policies around brand protection
  • Determining the General Counsel’s role and responsibility in the IP function
  • Addressing the varied issues that arise in protecting IP assets
  • Best practices and lessons learned on how to effectively protect IP assets

Moderator:
Gail Levine
Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Public Policy
Verizon

Panelists:
Brian Ellis
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Danaher Corporation 

Kiran Malancharuvil
Policy Counselor
MarkMonitor 

Lakshmi Williams
General Counsel, North America
Transurban

12:50pm - 1:50pm
Lunch
1:50pm - 2:25pm
Keynote Presentation: "Global Compliance - The Art of Sleeping Well"

Global legal and compliance departments are continually challenged to do “more with less,” despite ever increasing regulation.  A standard response to new regulation is increasing process and paperwork, but this creates frustration with internal clients and puts strain on legal and compliance organizations. Engility has taken a strategic approach to compliance, where the emphasis is on reducing the administrative and paper burden to focus on the areas of greatest risk. As Engility’s Corporate Compliance Officer, Mr. Brooks has employed this approach with success in some of the most challenging environments, including Pakistan and Somalia, and will share his insights and experiences with you.

Jon Brooks
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Compliance Officer
Engility Holdings 

*This session is off the record

2:25pm - 2:40pm
Coffee Break
2:40pm - 3:15pm
Keynote Presentation: "Government Regulatory Changes Affecting us all Forecasted by Recent Government Contract Actions"

Due to changes in law, and increasingly through Executive Orders, the government contract regulatory environment is expanding rapidly.  Unlike laws like Sorbanes-Oxley or the Fair Labor Standards Act, many of these requirements are buried in agency budget allocations.  Because Congress frequently use these agency allocations to implement social policies, and seem to apply only to prime government contractors, commercial contractors often overlook these regulations as applying to them or worry that they might be expanded to apply to them in the future.

These are not safe assumptions which could place your company at risk.  This keynote will discuss the current government contract regulatory environment, how it has changed and how those changes can apply to your business to make all aware of the potential dangers to your businesses.  

Bradley Rush
Managing Counsel
Harris Corporation, Space and Intelligence Systems

3:20pm - 3:55pm
Keynote Presentation: "Strategic Planning for the Legal Department and Restructuring the Law Firm Relationship"

Sam Eberts
Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary & SVP of Corporate Affairs
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

3:55pm - 4:00pm
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks featuring Argyle Host James Lovett:

James Lovett
Former Corporate SVP & GC, Covance 
CEO, Aspen Strategic Advisory LLC

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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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Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Telephone: (202) 582-1234

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JW Marriott

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Telephone: (202) 393-2000

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Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Telephone: (202) 898-9000