Why You Should Attend!



EXPLORE THE LATEST TRENDS AND REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior legal executives for our annual Chief Legal Officer Forum in New York City. Throughout a full day of thought leadership content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that legal executives are facing in 2017, with an agenda geared specifically towards General Counsels, Chief Legal Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, as well as Deputy GCs, Assistant GCs, Corporate Secretaries, and VPs of Compliance, Legal, Ethics, and M&A in a leadership role.  Topics will include:

  • How economic, geopolitical, and regulatory changes are impacting the global business landscape in 2017, particularly with regards to regulation and compliance
  • Effectively identifying and communicating top areas of risk to the management team
  • Understanding how the GC’s role will continue to evolve with regards to global data privacy management and the modern security environment
  • Driving effectiveness and efficiency as a modern in-house lawyer
  • Predictions on the M&A landscape and how leading GCs are driving strategic alliances and divestitures
  • How to build and maintain an effective ethics program
  • Best practices in recruiting and leading a high performing legal team

 

Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. 

 

We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 legal leaders hailing from the heart of New York City and beyond!

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Diana Caldera at dcaldera@argyleforum.com.

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Alexandros Aldous General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
The Chefs Warehouse
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Ricardo Anzaldua Executive Vice President, General Counsel
MetLife
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James Batty Vice President of Account Management
Intelligize
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Darren Bowie Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel
AIG
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Michael Brizel Executive Vice President & General Counsel
FreshDirect
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Ronald Brown Legal Officer
State of New Jersey Office of Information Technology
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Yen Chu Senior Vice President - Associate General Counsel
Ralph Lauren
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Susan Gruesser Product Line Director, Legal Markets
Wolters Kluwer, Legal & Regulatory US
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Matthew Heinz Senior Managing Director/Co-Practice Leader
Aon
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Hih Song Kim Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Stoli Group
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Michael McQueeney Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Affairs
Pearson
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Catherine Muldoon Chief Legal Officer
BDP International
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Laura Mutterperl Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Dream Hotel Group
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Joseph Polizzotto Senior Vice President, Strategy and Client Services
QuisLex
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Pilar Ramos General Counsel, North America
Mastercard
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Andrew Reidy Partner
Lowenstein Sandler
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Kevin Rothman Chief Technology Counsel
American Express
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David Shapiro Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
Air Canada
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Susan Steinthal Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Head of Consumer Legal
Citizens Financial Group
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Scott Vernick Partner; Privacy and Data Security Practice Chair
Fox Rothschild LLP
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Richard Wingate Vice President Compliance & General Counsel
LG Electronics
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  • 8:00am – 9:00am Arrival and Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:05am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am – 9:40am Keynote Presentation featuring MetLife: "Organization and Strategy for the In-house Legal Function in a Rapidly Changing World"
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    Anzaldua will explore the imperative to structure and staff legal organizations with a new kind of legal talent to meet the needs of rapid change in business, technology, law, regulation and society at large. He will discuss how, given the growing reliance on lawyers as strategic business advisors as well as legal experts, in-house departments might approach the recruitment of legal talent and its development into the flexible, foresighted and creative thinkers that business needs today and will increasingly need in the future.

    Ricardo Anzaldua
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel
    MetLife

  • 9:40am – 10:05am Networking Break
  • 10:05am – 10:10am Session Introduction featuring Intelligize
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    James Batty
    Vice President of Account Management
    Intelligize

  • 10:10am – 11:00am Panel Discussion: “Developments in Data Privacy and Security”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • The evolvement of the GC role to include cybersecurity and data privacy
    • How cybersecurity fits in the organization’s risk management structure
      • Proactive risk assessments to identify and prioritize critical assets and data for your business
    • Handling BYOD and developing comparable policies for employees
    • New regulatory challenges associated with BYOD
    • Collaborating with the CEO and the board to advise them properly and help them understand their role on cybersecurity issues
    • Partnering with other executive functions around cybersecurity (CIO/CTO etc, Compliance, Privacy)
    • Working with outside counsel on these issues and associated risks
    • Key questions that General Counsel should be asking around cybersecurity

    Moderator:
    Susan J. Steinthal
    Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Head of Consumer Legal
    Citizens Bank

     
    Panelists:
    Darren Bowie
    Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel
    AIG

    Ronald Brown
    Legal Officer
    State of New Jersey Office of Information Technology

    Kevin Rothman
    Chief Technology Counsel
    American Express
     
    Scott Vernick
    Partner; Privacy and Data Security Practice Chair
    Fox Rothschild LLP

  • 11:00am – 11:20am Networking Break
  • 11:20am – 11:25am Session Introduction featuring Wolters Kluwer
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    Susan Gruesser
    Product Line Director, Legal Markets
    Wolters Kluwer, Legal & Regulatory US

  • 11:25am – 12:15pm Panel Discussion: “The New GC: Adding Value as a Strategic Advisor”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Driving effectiveness and efficiency as a modern in-house lawyer
    • Best practices around assembling and leading a high performing legal team
    • Identifying top areas of risk to the management team
    • Developing a collaborative relationship across the C-Suite
    • Building and maintaining an effective ethics program
    • Adding value to the organization in regulation and compliance

     

    Moderator:
    Yen Chu
    Senior Vice President - Associate General Counsel
    Ralph Lauren 

    Panelists:
    Alexandros Aldous
    General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
    The Chefs' Warehouse Inc.

    Joseph Polizzotto
    Senior Vice President, Strategy and Client Services
    QuisLex

    Richard Wingate
    Vice President Compliance & General Counsel
    LG Electronics

    * Please note that this session will be off the record

  • 12:20pm – 12:40pm Thought Leadership Spotlight presented by Aon: "M&A Insurance - What Every CLO Needs to Know About R&W, Tax and Contingent Liability Insurance"
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    Representations and Warranties insurance has become an increasingly common feature of M&A transactions.  The coverage and process need not be a mystery, and Matt will walk our audience through the pertinent strategies, coverage features and process points involved in R&W insurance.  Matt will also touch on the other products available in the transaction liability suite, including Tax Insurance and Litigation Buyout Insurance.

    Matthew Heinz
    Senior Managing Director/Co-Practice Leader
    Aon

  • 12:40pm – 1:40pm Lunch
  • 1:40pm – 1:45pm Session Introduction featuring Lowenstein Sandler LLP
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    Andrew Reidy
    Partner
    Lowenstein Sandler LLP

  • 1:45pm – 2:30pm Panel Discussion: “Spotlight on Corporate Litigation”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Challenges faced in litigation cases
    • Managing and maintaining costs and budget during litigation
    • In-house and outside counsel collaboration
    • Responding to litigation by analyzing information and data
    • Best practices in ethical issues

    Moderator:
    Hih Song Kim
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel
    Stoli Group

    Panelists:
    Michael Brizel
    Executive Vice President & General Counsel
    FreshDirect

    Michael McQueeney
    Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Affairs
    Pearson
     
    David Shapiro
    Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
    Air Canada 

  • 2:30pm – 2:45pm Networking Break
  • 2:45pm – 3:20pm Keynote Presentation featuring BDP International: “Making the CLO Leap From Legal Expert to Trusted Business Advisor”
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    For some, procuring the in-house legal position is the goal.  For others, the in-house legal career is more rewarding as you earn your seat at the table discussing strategy with the top business executives.  This is one lawyer’s journey complete with directed focus, practical missteps and quite a bit of luck, to the end game of a trusted business advisor.

    Catherine Muldoon
    Chief Legal Officer
    BDP International

  • 3:20pm – 3:55pm Fireside Chat featuring MasterCard and Dream Hotel Group
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    Pilar Ramos
    General Counsel, North America
    MasterCard
     
    Interviewed by:
     
    Laura Mutterperl
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel
    Dream Hotel Group

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

What will be discussed? Explore legal hot topics and challenge areas such as:

The GC’s growing strategic role

Explore the evolving role of the GC and specifically how legal professionals are critical in planning the strategic growth and direction of the company. Learn about:

  • Preparing for the new era of regulatory change
  • Utilizing technological advancements
  • Managing risk exposure to the org
  • Maximizing the value of the legal team

The modern legal landscape

Examine the key regulatory trends GCs are facing, and how they are forced to adapt to a constantly changing landscape as a result. Get tips on:

  • Identifying compliance red flags
  • Maintaining compliance with FCPA
  • Effectively managing a legal department across borders
  • Making predictions for the future

The GC and M&A

Discuss best practices and lessons learned with regards to due diligence in evaluating and negotiating good and bad M&A opportunities. Learn how top CLOs are:

  • Protecting corporate reputation during growth
  • Planning ahead for an acquisition
  • Innovating within M&A
  • Enabling growth despite reduced liquidity

Driving efficiency during litigation

Review the biggest initial challenges that GCs face at the start of a litigation case, and how these challenges have evolved over the last 5 years. Gain insight on:

  • Leveraging e-discovery to manage budget
  • Collaborating to mitigate ethical concerns
  • Responding effectively to ethical issues
  • Managing costs during litigation

Technology and the GC

Hear how successful CLOs are navigating the new digital landscape and dealing with the subsequent data and security issues that have emerged because of this shift. Hear how GCs are partnering with IT teams to:

  • Managing data to meet objectives
  • Addressing the proliferation of data
  • Evaluating weak areas of e-discovery
  • Protecting from cyber security issues

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you!

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

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Venue

The Fitzpatrick Grand Central


141 E. 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (800) 367-7701
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