2018 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum
2018 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum
November 29, 2018 - Chicago, IL
JOIN LIKE-MINDED PROFESSIONALS IN YOUR FIELD FOR A FULL DAY OF LEARNING. EXPLORE CUTTING EDGE CONTENT AND EXPAND YOUR NETWORK WITH THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST EXECUTIVES IN THE REGION!Register to Attend
Why You Should Attend!#ArgyleCLO
Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior legal executives for our annual Chief Legal Officer Forum in Chicago. Throughout a full day of thought leadership content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that legal executives are facing in 2018. Speakers will address an array of topics geared towards leaders in legal, compliance, ethics, and M&A, key themes we will explore include:
- Regulations & compliance– how legal executives are taking a proactive approach to economic, geopolitical, and regulatory changes impacting the changing landscape
- Driving strategic growth – how the role of the modern legal executive continues to evolve as a strategic and collaborative leader
- Managing risk– how legal executives are hedging against oncoming risks and reporting to the board
- Maximizing the deal– effectively driving and executing strategic alliances and divestitures in the changing M&A landscape
- The rise of in-house legal operations– taking a value-focused approach to strategizing the makeup of your legal team to drive down cost and improve business initiatives
Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel 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 Midwest and beyond!
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
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Microsoft View Bio »
Dennis Garcia is an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft Corporation based in Chicago. He practices at the intersection of law, technology and business and provides a wide range of legal support to Microsoft’s Sales, Marketing and Operations teams across the United States. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dennis worked as an in-house counsel for Accenture and IBM.
Dennis received his B.A. in Political Science from Binghamton University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut and Illinois (House Counsel). Dennis is a Fellow of Information Privacy, a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He serves on the Board of Directors of Illinois Legal Aid Online, the Minority In-House Counsel Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel – Chicago Chapter, the Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on the Future of Legal Services and as Vice-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Financial and Emerging Technology Committee. Dennis is also a Fellow-Elect to the 2018 Class of the College of Law Practice Management. Please follow Dennis on Twitter @DennisCGarcia.
Duracell View Bio »
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BMO Financial Group View Bio »
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Corelle Brands LLC View Bio »
Elliot Molk is Vice President, Associate General Counsel at Corelle Brands LLC where he commenced his in-house career in 2007. World Kitchen is a private, global consumer products company located in Rosemont, Illinois that manufactures and distributes Pyrex® glass bakeware, Corelle® dinnerware, Snapware® storage products, CorningWare® ceramic bakeware and other products found in millions of homes around the world.
Elliot serves as a strategic business partner across the enterprise to clients in commercial, operations and administrative business functions. He is a member of World Kitchen’s Leadership Council and its Global Products Supply Leadership Team. Areas of focus include: products liability/consumer safety; corporate finance; commercial transactions; litigation; labor and employment; business development; contract negotiation; environmental, health and safety; real estate; compliance; and governance.
Prior to joining World Kitchen, Elliot was a partner at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum and Nagelberg, in Chicago, where he enjoyed a corporate and finance practice. He began his career at Latham & Watkins in Chicago after graduating with honors from The University of Chicago Law School in 1989. Elliot has a BBA degree from The University of Michigan, and passed the CPA exam after graduating from college with an Accounting concentration.
Elliot has two sons and two step-daughters, and recently commenced life as an empty nester.
Dover Corporation View Bio »
Speaker bio coming soon...
8:00am - 9:00am Networking breakfast and registration
Take the time to get to know the fellow attendees, speakers and sponsors that you will be sharing the day with. Continental breakfast with coffee, tea and juices will be served.
9:00am - 1:00pm Morning sessionsOur speakers share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Keynotes, panels and fireside chats will be broken up by networking breaks.
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
Enjoy a healthy buffet lunch and networking time.
2:00pm - 4:30pm Afternoon sessions
Our speakers will share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Sessions will be broken up by one afternoon coffee and snack break.
4:30pm - 6:00pm Cocktail reception
Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!) and hors d'Oeuvres. 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
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well as access to
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