2018 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum
Why You Should Attend!#ArgyleCLO
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 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 East Coast and beyond!
Register to Attend
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Diana Caldera at email@example.com.
PSEG View Bio »
Speaker bio coming soon...
AIG View Bio »
Speaker bio coming soon...
Equinox View Bio »
Yen D. Chu is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and leads the legal department of Equinox Holdings, a global lifestyle fitness company with a portfolio of brands or business interests in Equinox Fitness, SoulCycle, Blink Fitness, PURE Yoga, Furthermore (digital magazine), and Equinox Hotels.
Prior to Equinox, Yen was Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel of Ralph Lauren Corporation where she oversaw all public company and Board of Directors governance and global regulatory compliance matters, including SEC/securities, anti-bribery/FCPA, consumer product safety, and trade/customs compliance. In addition, Yen and her team were responsible for legal aspects of corporate social responsibility and philanthropic matters as well as global transactions, including corporate financing, licensing, and distribution.
Yen began her career at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where she focused on capital markets, representing private equity firms, financial institutions, and public and private companies.
Yen is a graduate of Columbia Law School and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Columbia Law School Association.
Stoli Group View Bio »
Hih Song Kim is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel for Stoli Group USA. She is a member of the executive leadership team and provides legal advice and support in the areas of commercial operations and transactions, litigation, marketing, sales, regulatory and legal compliance, and human resources for North America. Hih Song’s responsibilities include active management of acquisitions, joint ventures and portfolio expansion; trademark and brand activities; new product development and innovation; advertising and integrated marketing; complex contractual and commercial transactions; and strategic development and alignment with global stakeholders.
Hih Song began her in-house career at Unilever United States, Inc., where she served as Assistant General Counsel – Marketing/Regulatory & Litigation. She joined Colgate-Palmolive Company as Global Oral Care Counsel and became Chief Litigation Counsel before assuming her current role at Stoli Group. Before Unilever, Hih Song was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and a litigation/corporate associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
She has extensive litigation management expertise and experience in marketing/advertising law, food safety/regulatory, governmental and internal investigations, antitrust/competition law, FCPA/anti-bribery, and crisis and issues management.
Hih Song serves on the Board of Directors of The Door (not-for-profit providing comprehensive youth development services) and is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and a former Board member of Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) and Urban Bush Women (modern dance company).
Hih Song received her AB magna cum laude from Harvard University and her JD from Harvard Law School.
Mastercard View Bio »
Alan Konevsky is a Senior Business Leader and Senior Managing Counsel at MasterCard, where he heads the Strategic Transactions Group responsible for legal guidance and execution of MasterCard’s acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and important strategic initiatives worldwide. Prior to that, Alan was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he headed the legal coverage for the private equity and other investing businesses of the Merchant Banking Division in EMEA, and the firm’s other strategic activities as the principal M&A lawyer in the region. Prior to that, Alan was a Special Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell in NY and London, focusing on US and cross-border private equity and public and private M&A transactions. Alan holds a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard, and an A.B., summa cum laude, from Columbia.
Panasonic Corporation of North America View Bio »
Speaker bio coming soon...
Praxair View Bio »
Speaker bio coming soon...
Citizens Financial Group View Bio »
Susan Steinthal is an EVP & Deputy General Counsel at Citizens Bank, where she is the head of the Consumer Banking Legal team. Prior to joining Citizens, Susan spent over eleven years at Citigroup in a variety of roles, including General Counsel of the International Retail Banking business, Chief of Staff to the General Counsel, and a member of the institutional litigation group. Susan was previously an associate at the law firms Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe and Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Sloan scholar, and her A.B. from Princeton University. She currently serves as a member of the NYC Bar Association Banking Law Committee.
Citigroup View Bio »
Speaker bio coming soon...
Fox Rothschild LLP View Bio »
Scott L. Vernick is a litigation partner at Fox Rothschild LLP and Chair of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group. A noted authority on privacy law, he counsels multinational businesses and the middle market on how to mitigate risk and overcome challenges posed by the federal and state enforcement environment.
Vernick has a national practice and has tried cases in state and federal courts across the country and before arbitral forums. He has handled first-of-a-kind engagements that have helped define this still-emerging landscape, including defense of the FTC’s first enforcement action stemming from the use of a peer-to-peer network and federal civil rights cases arising out of data breaches. His diverse range of clients includes Fortune 500 companies Allergan, Inc., CVS Health, First Data Corp., and GlaxoSmithKline.
Consistently recognized as a leader in his field, Vernick was named to The National Law Journal’s 2016 list of Trailblazers in Cybersecurity and since 2007 has been ranked by Chambers USA as a leading litigation attorney in Pennsylvania. He also spearheaded the creation of Fox’s Data Breach 411 mobile app. Named one of BigLaw's best apps for the appeal and breadth of its content, it enables in-house counsel and compliance professionals to identify controlling statutes and relevant guidance. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from Trinity College.
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
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
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
I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to
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
To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the
venue address until
the registration process has been completed. All
details will be shared once you have requested a
pass and been
I have not only been able to hear industry leaders discuss top of mind issues but also make valuable connections with peers through their various networking opportunities.
A VP & General Counsel at Rent-A-Center Services on Argyle CLO Forums.
The opportunity to network with, and learn from, professional colleagues in an extraordinarily collegial setting is invaluable.
A VP & General Counsel at General Electric on access to networking at Argyle CLO forums.
The Argyle events are very well organized, carefully thought out and attracts not only some terrific speakers but also a great set of participants.
An EVP, General Counsel at Walgreens on the Argyle community.
Request a Pass
DON'T MISS OUT! SECURE YOUR PLACE TODAY.
Register to Attend
Reserve a complimentary ticket
*EXECUTIVES AT THE DIRECTOR-LEVEL AND ABOVE FROM ORGANIZATIONS WITH OVER 100MM IN REVENUES ONLY