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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Michael Avalos Assistant General Counsel
AIG
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Yen Chu Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Equinox
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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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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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Susan Steinthal Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Head of Consumer Legal
Citizens Financial Group
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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 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 sessions
    Our 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 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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