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!

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.

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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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Tod Cohen General Counsel
StubHub
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Steve Jackman Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Flex
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Linsey Krolik Senior Director, Associate General Counsel
PayPal
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David Le Managing Counsel, Corporate & Commercial
Lyft
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Austin O'Flynn Senior Counsel, IT and Privacy and Data Security
Dignity Health
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Dr. Alexander Rakosi Partner
CMS
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Eve Saltman General Counsel
Asana
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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
Wine.com
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Jim Vaughn Managing Director
iDiscovery Solutions
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Donna Wanser Vice President, Legal
Panda Restaurant Group
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  • 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 9:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:35am - 10:10am Fireside Chat featuring StubHub and PayPal
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    Tod Cohen
    General Counsel
    StubHub

    Interviewed by: 

    Linsey Krolik
    Senior Director, Associate General Counsel
    PayPal

  • 10:10am - 10:35am Networking Break
  • 10:35am - 11:20am 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

    Moderator:

    Steve Jackman
    Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
    Flex

    Panelists:

    Sarah Bradley
    General Counsel
    Campari America
     
    David Le
    Managing Counsel, Corporate & Commercial
    Lyft
     
    Dr. Alexander Rakosi
    Partner
    CMS
     
    William Sawyers
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary
    Del Monte Corporation

  • 11:20am - 11:40am Networking Break
  • 11:40am - 12:25pm Panel Discussion: “Employee Mobility – Legal Strategies for Protecting the Corporate Jewels”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Onboarding best practices to integrate the new employees to your organization
    • Best practices with managing employee departures
      • Understanding the importance of IP and the protection of trade secrets
    • Handling BYOD and developing policies for employee usage
      • Mitigating data theft
    • Leveraging technology and forensics to investigate data theft

    Moderator:

    Karim Adatia
    Associate General Counsel
    Insight Enterprises

    Panelists:

    Scott Chaplin
    Senior Vice President
    General Counsel and Secretary
    Vista Outdoor

    Austin O'Flynn
    Senior Counsel, IT and Privacy and Data Security
    Dignity Health

    Jim Vaughn
    Managing Director
    iDiscovery Solutions

    This session will be off the record.

  • 12:25pm - 1:25pm Lunch
  • 1:25pm - 2:05pm Keynote Session featuring Panda Restaurant: "Who Works Here? - The New Corporate Environment"
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    Technology has changed the cultural environment of corporations.  Remote associates are the new norm and cell phones, video calls and laptops keep us connected. Complex regulations are impacting processes and policies. Globalism and nationalism are influencing the meaning of ethics. Management is out, leadership is in.  Change Management is the norm. Welcome to a whole new era of corporatism and corporate responsibility to your employees.

    Donna Wanser
    Vice President, Legal
    Panda Restaurant Group

  • 2:05pm - 2:25pm Networking Break
  • 2:25pm - 3:05pm Keynote Session featuring Wine.com: "Legal Compliance within the Alcohol Industry; How to navigate the three tier system."
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    Alcohol may be the most heavily regulated product in the United States. Many of the rules and regulations date back to the failed experiment of Prohibition. How do you navigate laws that were written in the 1930’s in 2017?

    William Tomaszewski
    General Counsel
    Wine.com

  • 3:10pm - 3:50pm Fireside Chat Session featuring Asana and Insight Enterprises
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    Eve Saltman
    General Counsel
    Asana

    Interviewed by:

    Karim Adatia
    Associate General Counsel
    Insight Enterprises

  • 3:50pm - 3:55pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 3:55pm - 4:55pm 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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  • The opportunity to network with, and learn from, professional colleagues in an extraordinarily collegial setting is invaluable.

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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

The below 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.

Venue

JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square


515 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 771-8600
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Venue

San Francisco Marriott Union Square


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