Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior legal executives for our annual Chief Legal Officer Forum in New York. 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 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 East Coast 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 Diana Caldera at dcaldera@argyleforum.com.

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Joseph Accardo Deputy General Counsel
PSEG
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Julian Ackert Managing Director
iDS
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Michael Avalos Assistant General Counsel
AIG
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Stuart Blythe Partner
CMS UK
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Yen Chu Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Equinox
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Noreen Fierro Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Guardian Life
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Tara Hunt General Counsel, Diageo North America
Diageo
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Hih Song Kim Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Stoli Group
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Alan Konevsky Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Counsel
Mastercard
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Carrie Parikh Vice President, Legal
Wyndham Hotel Group
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Joseph Polizzotto Senior Vice President, Strategy and Client Services
QuisLex
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Neil Rosolinsky EVP & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Employment
Citizens Bank
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Elizabeth Sanders Chief Counsel - Transactions and Mergers and Acquisitions
Panasonic Corporation of North America
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Eric Sarner Associate General Counsel and Chief Litigation Counsel
Praxair
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Deirdre Sheridan Senior Counsel, Litigation & Compliance and Privacy Officer
New Avon
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Allam Taj Associate General Counsel, M&A Legal
Citigroup
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Scott Vernick Partner; Privacy and Data Security Practice Chair
Fox Rothschild LLP
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  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:05am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am – 9:45am Keynote Presentation featuring Praxair: "Building Your Brand: Developing and Sustaining Outside Counsel Relationships"
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    Most organizations rely on outside counsel to handle their litigation.  While their performance is the most important measure of success, how they are perceived as an extension of you and your in house team is equally important as they are effectively extensions of your personal brand.  In this regard, taking the time to develop and sustain mutually beneficial long-term outside counsel relationships is an important goal.  While it sounds simple, it takes time and effort on both sides.  The result, however, is well worth the investment.
     
    Learnings will include:

    • How to find new counsel that can assist you and your organization
    • How to nurture a new counsel relationship
    • How to build value into the relationship that goes well beyond fees
    • How to communicate effectively – both positives and negatives
    • How to instill loyalty and dedication to your organization

    Eric Sarner
    Associate General Counsel and Chief Litigation Counsel
    Praxair

  • 9:50am – 10:10am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring iDS
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    Julian Ackert
    Managing Director
    iDS

  • 10:10am – 10:35am Networking Break
  • 10:35am – 11:20am Panel Discussion: “The Evolving Landscape of Data Privacy and Security”
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:

    • The evolving GC role in cybersecurity and data privacy
    • Collaborating with the IT/Security team to achieve GDPR compliance
    • Key cyber trends impacting data privacy and security
    • Legal and technical challenges in protecting the organization’s privacy rights and securing sensitive data
    • How Privacy/data security is affecting M&A transactions
    • Advising the CEO and board to understand their role on cybersecurity issues
    • Collaborating with outside counsel and associated risks

    Moderator:
    Hih Song Kim
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel
    Stoli Group
     
    Panelists:
    Carrie Parikh
    Vice President, Legal
    Wyndham Hotel Group

    Deirdre Sheridan
    Senior Counsel, Litigation & Compliance and Privacy Officer
    New Avon

    Scott Vernick
    Partner; Privacy and Data Security Practice Chair
    Fox Rothschild LLP

  • 11:20am – 11:45am Networking Break
  • 11:45am – 12:30pm Panel Discussion: “The General Counsel Role in 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 and the transaction process
    • The GC’s role in driving strategic alliances and divestitures
    • Collaborating with outside counsel, internal legal teams, and external advisors to successfully manage complex transactions
    • The GC expectations from the outside counsel and what roles they play in the M&A process
    • 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
    • The GC role in post M&A integration and merging the in-house legal team

    Panelists:
    Stuart Blythe
    Partner
    CMS UK

    Alan Konevsky
    Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Counsel
    MasterCard
     
    Elizabeth Sanders
    Chief Counsel - Transactions and Mergers and Acquisitions
    Panasonic Corporation of North America
     
    Allam Taj
    Vice President and Global Head Financials/Enterprise Performance Management/Grc at Sap Labs
    Citigroup

  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm – 2:15pm Panel Discussion: “Building a Strategic Legal Department”
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:

    • Best practices around assembling and leading a high performing and strategic legal team
    • Skills and capabilities most critical for the legal team to achieve its goals
    • Challenges in contract management and overall spend
    • How the role of the modern legal executive has evolved in being more of a strategic and collaborative leader
    • Leveraging technology to empower the legal team and increase workflow effectiveness
    • Working with external legal teams and advisors
    • Developing a collaborative relationship with the C-Suite
    • The future of the in-house legal department

    Moderator:
    Joseph Polizzotto
    Senior Vice President, Strategy and Client Services
    QuisLex

    Panelists:
    Joseph Accardo
    Deputy General Counsel
    PSEG
     
    Michael Avalos
    Assistant General Counsel
    AIG
     
    Yen Chu
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel
    Equinox               

    Neil Rosolinsky
    EVP & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Employment
    Citizens Bank

  • 2:15pm – 2:35pm Networking Break
  • 2:35pm – 3:10pm Keynote Presentation featuring Diageo
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    Tara Hunt
    General Counsel, Diageo North America
    Diageo

  • 3:15pm – 3:50pm Keynote Presentation featuring Guardian Life
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    Noreen Fierro
    Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
    Guardian Life

  • 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! 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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The Fitzpatrick Grand Central


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