Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior legal executives for our annual Chief Legal Officer Forum in San Francisco. 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 a program geared specifically towards leaders in legal, compliance, ethics, and M&A, key themes we will explore 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

Our keynote presentationsfireside chatspanel sessions, and networking breaks will provide you with actionable takeaways to bring back to the office, as well as the opportunity to both strengthen and expand your network of peers. We look forward to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 legal leaders hailing from the Bay Area and beyond!

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Laura Laxamana at llaxamana@argyleforum.com.

Karim Adatia Associate General Counsel
Insight Enterprises
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Sarah Bradley General Counsel
Campari America
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Scott Chaplin Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Vista Outdoor
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David Le Managing Counsel, Corporate & Commercial
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Michael Rowles Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Live Nation
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Eve Saltman Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
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William Sawyers Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary
Del Monte Corporation
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William Tomaszewski General Counsel
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  • 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
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    Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast and networking. Connect with your peers in the legal community from a variety of industries before the morning’s content begins.

  • 9:30am - 9:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:35am - 10:10am Opening Keynote Session
  • 10:10am - 10:35am Networking Break
  • 10:35am - 11:20am Panel Discussion: "The New GC: Adding Value as a Strategic Advisor"
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    Session topics include, but aren't 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 

  • 11:20am - 11:40am Networking Break
  • 11:40am - 12:30pm Panel Discussion: "Managing Complex M&A Transactions"
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
    • Challenges in managing a global in-house legal team
    • The GC’s role in driving strategic alliances and divestitures
    • 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 

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
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    Take a midday break to grab lunch, network with your peers, and discuss the morning presentations.

  • 1:30pm - 2:20pm Panel Discussion: "Driving Efficiency During Litigation"
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
    • Challenges faced in litigation over the years
    • Leveraging data and e-discovery in litigation and investigations
    • Lessons learned in managing data
    • Responding effectively to ethical issues
    • Managing costs during litigation

  • 2:20pm - 2:40pm Networking Break
  • 2:40pm - 3:15pm Keynote Session: "The Regulatory, Compliance and Legal Landscape"
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    • How to effectively execute a global FCPA risk assessment
    • Leveraging technology to monitor anti-corruption compliance programs
    • Managing third party risk assessments and due diligence
    • Best practices on running a legal department in multiple countries
    • Evaluating the risks of company data overflow and managing security breaches
    • Developing an effective information governance strategy

  • 3:20pm - 3:55pm Closing Keynote Session
  • 3:55pm - 4:00pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Closing Reception
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    Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!), and head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office.

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! request a pass.

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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Please note the below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $349.00 per night, taxes not included. 

For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.


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480 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Telephone: (866) 912-0973