Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior legal executives for our annual Chief Legal Officer Forum in Washington D.C. 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. Speakers at our 2016 Washington D.C. Forum included Leslie Thornton, SVP, GC & Corporate Secretary at WGL Holdings; Sam Eberts, CLO, Corporate Secretary & SVP of Corporate Affairs at Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings;

Brian Edge, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer at Washington Gas; Brian Ellis, SVP & GC at Danaher Corporation; Brian Brooks, EVP, Corporate Secretary & GC at Federal National Mortgage Association; 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 nation’s capital 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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Jon Brooks Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Compliance Officer
Engility Holdings
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Phil Brown Chief Strategy Officer
Intelligize
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Theresa Coetzee Vice-President & Assistant General Counsel
Marriott
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Sam Eberts Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary & SVP of Corporate Affairs
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
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Eugenia Hernandez Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Ethics Compliance and Privacy
Sodexo
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Amy Inlander Minniti Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Washington Nationals
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Joanne Kelly Chief Counsel
AOL
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Maureen McGirr Vice President Compliance
Merck
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Brian Miller Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
AES Corporation
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Julie Ortmeier Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
CARFAX, Inc.
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Charlie Platt Director
iDiscovery Solutions
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Joseph Polizzotto Senior Vice President, Strategy and Client Services
QuisLex
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Sumara Thompson-King General Counsel
NASA
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Leslie Thornton Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
WGL Holdings
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  • 8:30am – 9:30am Breakfast
  • 9:35am – 9:40am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 9:40am – 10:35pm Panel Discussion: “Driving Efficiency during Litigation”
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    Session topics include, but are not 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

    Moderator:
    Theresa Coetzee
    Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Dispute Resolution
    Marriott

    Panelists:

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

    Julie Ortmeier
    Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
    CARFAX, Inc.
     
    Charlie Platt
    Director
    iDiscovery Solutions
     
    Leslie Thornton
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
    WGL Holdings

  • 10:35am – 11:10am Networking Break
  • 11:10am – 11:15am Session Introduction featuring Intelligize
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    Phil Brown
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Intelligize

  • 11:15am – 12:10pm 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:
    Jon Brooks
    Deputy GC and CCO
    Engility Holdings
     
    Panelists:
    Eugenia Hernandez
    Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Ethics Compliance and Privacy
    Sodexo
     
    Amy Inlander Minniti
    Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
    Washington Nationals
     
    Brian Miller
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
    AES Corporation
     
    Joseph Polizzotto
    Senior Vice President, Strategy and Client Services
    QuisLex

  • 12:10pm – 1:10pm Lunch
  • 1:10pm – 1:50pm Keynote Presentation featuring Merck
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    Maureen McGirr
    Vice President, Office of Ethics
    Merck 

  • 1:50pm – 2:15pm Networking Break
  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm Fireside Chat featuring NASA and Oath Inc.
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    Sumara Thompson-King
    General Counsel
    NASA

    Interviewed by:

    Joanne Kelly
    Chief Counsel
    Oath Inc.

  • 3:00pm – 3:05pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
  • 3:05pm – 4:05pm 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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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

Grand Hyatt Washington


1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 582-1234
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Venue

Hotel Monaco


700 F St NW,
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: (202) 628-7177
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JW Marriott Hotel


1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: (202) 393-2000
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