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2014 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum

Mar 04, 2014

Overview

As the economy emerges from recession, the general counsel’s office continues to grapple with how to reduce and control both risk and cost. Issues around corporate governance, government investigations, and alternative fee structures are taking center stage. How are leading general counsels addressing these issues and the growing prominence of legal executives in the C-suite? These topics amongst others will all be featured at Argyle Executive Forum’s 2014 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum (New York).

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Speakers

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Damien Atkins

Damien Atkins

Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

AOL

Stan Bernstein

Stan Bernstein

Attorney

Bernstein Liebhard

Chris Bowen

Chris Bowen

Chief Regulatory Counsel

CME Group

Anthony Campanelli

Anthony Campanelli

Partner, Forensic & Dispute Services

Deloitte

William Crosby

William Crosby

Vice President, Assistant General Counsel

Interpublic Group

Eric Eissenstat

Eric Eissenstat

Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Continental Resources

Ronke Ekwensi

Ronke Ekwensi

Managing Director

Huron Legal

Kevin Feeney

Kevin Feeney

Vice President & General Counsel

Air Liquide-USA LLC

Charlie Gambino

Charlie Gambino

Managing Director, Associate General Counsel

Deutsche Bank

Eric Gardner de Béville

Eric Gardner de Béville

Client Relations Officer

CMS

Sheldon Goldfarb

Sheldon Goldfarb

General Counsel Americas

Royal Bank of Scotland

Andrew Goodman

Andrew Goodman

Executive Director of Litigation Services

QuisLex

Elise Greenspan

Elise Greenspan

Chief Litigation Counsel- Americas

AECOM

Richard Harper

Richard Harper

Partner

Baker Botts

Bruce Hawthorne

Bruce Hawthorne

Corporate Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Huntington Ingalls Industries

Kirkland Hicks

Kirkland Hicks

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Towers Watson

Carrie Hightman

Carrie Hightman

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

NiSource

Russell Hochman

Russell Hochman

Deputy General Counsel

Harsco Corporation

Christopher Kearns

Christopher Kearns

EVP, Deputy General Counsel

ACE Group

Bryon Koepke

Bryon Koepke

Senior Vice President & Chief Securities Counsel

Avis Budget Group

James Manari

James Manari

Director, Discovery Solutions

Epiq Systems

Thomas Meyding

Thomas Meyding

Partner

CMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart Germany

Debora Motyka Jones

Debora Motyka Jones

Director of Product Strategy & Counsel

Lighthouse eDiscovery

Ganesh Natarajan

Ganesh Natarajan

President & CEO

Mindcrest

David Onorato

David Onorato

Partner

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Maria Pasquale

Maria Pasquale

SVP and Deputy General Counsel

Celgene Corporation

Charles Robinson

Charles Robinson

General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs

University of California

Mark Roellig

Mark Roellig

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Thomas Sabatino

Thomas Sabatino

Executive Vice President - General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Walgreens

Patrick Sheller

Patrick Sheller

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary & Chief Administrative Officer

Kodak Eastman Company

Justin Smith

Justin Smith

Deputy General Counsel - Head of Legal Operations

ING U.S.

Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Senior Director, Information Access & Management

Commvault

Leslie Thornton

Leslie Thornton

Vice President & General Counsel

WGL Holdings, & Washington Gas Light Company

Esther Wick

Esther Wick

Assistant General Counsel - Regional Legal Lead Emerging Markets Europe

Pfizer

Steve Zipperstein

Steve Zipperstein

Chief Legal Officer

Blackberry

Agenda

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7:40am - 8:40am
Breakfast
8:40am
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8:45am
Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
8:45am - 8:50am
Introducing Thomas Sabatino:
James ManariDirector, Discovery SolutionsEpiq Systems
8:50am - 9:20am
"Where are We and Where are We Going: Perspectives from a Seasoned General Counsel"
The role of the General Counsel has changed dramatically in the past 10 years.  No longer simply lawyers, GCs are now being asked to take on new strategic responsibilities that are critical for driving organizational and overall business success.  Tom Sabatino, seasoned General Counsel, has lived through this evolution and will share practical examples, war stories, and his insights regarding his outlook on the future of the General Counsel.Thomas SabatinoEVP & General CounselWalgreens
9:25am - 9:45am
Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Huron Legal
"Managing information integration as distinct element of M&A activity - how law departments can help drive value."Ronke EkwensiManaging DirectorHuron Legal
9:45am - 10:15am
Coffee Break
10:15am - 11:05am
Breakout Panels
Panel 1“Successfully Communicating with your Board”Session topics include, but are not limited to:With an ever-changing and increasingly complicated array of legal, regulatory, and stakeholder demands, communication between the Board and the CLO has come front and center. The panel will share practical perspectives,  lessons learned and leading practices on developing a collaborative relationship and enhancing communications with the Board while managing  risk exposure to the organization.  Join us to hear more about communication best practices, as well as topics you should be talking to your Board about, including:
  • Investigations
  • Risk assessments, compliance program design and implementation
  • Periodic monitoring activities
Moderator:Anthony CampanelliPartner, Forensic & Dispute ServicesDeloittePanelists:Carrie HightmanExecutive Vice President and Chief Legal OfficerNiSourceMark RoelligExecutive Vice President & General CounselMassachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.Patrick ShellerGeneral Counsel, Secretary, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice PresidentKodak Eastman CompanyLeslie ThorntonVice President & General CounselWGL Holdings, & Washington Gas Light CompanyPanel 2Introducing the Panel:Thomas MeydingPartnerCMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart Germany"The General Counsel’s Role in M&A, Divestitures and Strategic Alliances"Session topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Due diligence in evaluating and negotiating bad purchases.
  • Examining the legal implications of cross-border transactions
  • To what extent do cultural differences play a part in cross border deal outcomes?
  • Cost-benefit analysis of acquisitions.
  • Protecting corporate reputation during growth periods.
  • Planning ahead and seeing the implications of the acquisition to the structure and stance of the company.
  • Creativity in M&A transactions: Learning how to continue growth with less liquidity.
Moderator:Eric Gardner de BévilleClient Relations OfficerCMSPanelists:Damien AtkinsDeputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance OfficerAOLChristopher KearnsEVP, Deputy General Counsel, Corporate AffairsACE GroupEsther WickAssistant General Counsel - Regional Legal Lead Emerging Markets EuropePfizerPanel 3"Considerations on Resource Allocation: Opportunities and Challenges”Session topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Where is the legal department budget being spent and how can it be improved?
  • Current constraints faced by in-house counsel: budgeting, efficiency, and agility
  • Different solutions to the same problems: seeking new vendors for expertise
  • Building relationships with outside counsel and vendors that understand your goals
  • How alternative fees work and the benefits of using them properly
Moderator:Ganesh NatarajanPresident & CEOMindcrestPanelists:Chris BowenChief Regulatory CounselCME GroupWilliam CrosbyVice President, Assistant General CounselInterpublic GroupRussell HochmanDeputy General CounselHarsco CorporationJustin SmithDeputy General Counsel - Head of Legal OperationsING Investment Management
11:05am - 11:35am
Coffee Break
11:35am - 11:55am
Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Bernstein Liebhard
“Best Strategies For The Corporate Plaintiff”  Stan BernsteinAttorneyBernstein Liebhard
11:55am - 12:00pm
Introducing Bruce Hawthorne:
Simon TaylorSenior Director, Information Access & ManagementCommvault
12:00pm - 12:30pm
"Leadership Opportunities for the General Counsel"
Bruce HawthorneCorporate Vice President, General Counsel & SecretaryHuntington Ingalls Industries
12:35pm - 12:55pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented By Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
“Crisis Management: Three Key Steps”David OnoratoPartnerFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
12:55pm - 2:10pm
Lunch
2:10pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Panels
Panel 1“Understanding the Regulatory, Compliance and Legal Landscape”Session topics include, but are not limited to:
  • What are the key regulatory trends you are facing?
  • How do you successfully keep up with the constant changes?
  • Red flags to consider in designing effective compliance programs
  • Maintaining compliance with FCPA and other international anti-corruption statutes
  • Best practices and lessons learned on how to effectively run a legal department in multiple countries
  • Managing regulation that is constantly changing and diversifying as issues and problems seem to converge
Moderator:Andrew GoodmanExecutive Director of Litigation ServicesQuisLexPanelists:Charlie GambinoManaging Director, Associate General CounselDeutsche BankKirkland HicksVice President, General Counsel & SecretaryTowers WatsonLisa PalumboSenior Vice President, General Counsel & SecretaryParsons BrinckerhoffPanel 2“Legal Implications of New Technology, Discovery & Litigation”Session topics include, but are not limited to:
  • The differences between predictive coding and other types of discovery
  • Best practices for managing the cloud and protecting company’s data
  • How to keep litigation spend reasonable and predictable 
  • Creating ways to manage litigation in a timely cost effective manner with sound process.
  • Realizing parts of your eDiscovery process that could be at risk or attacked during trial
  • Handling BYOD, and developing comparable policies for employees
  • Looking at the risks of these new technologies and the speed that information travels today for a company
  • Analyzing the benefits in terms of cost and process
  • Managing the process, understanding the human element involved
Moderator:Debora Motyka JonesDirector of Product Strategy & CounselLighthouse eDiscoveryPanelists:Kevin FeeneyVice President & General CounselAir Liquide-USA LLCElise GreenspanAssistant General Counsel- Global LitigationAECOMMaria PasqualeSVP and Deputy General CounselCelgene Corporation*Please note this session is off the record.Panel 3“Attorney/Client Privilege: Issues Confronting Today's fast-paced Business World”Session topics include, but are not limited to:
  • What are the boundaries of attorney-client privilege?
  • How do you successfully wear both hats as legal and business advisor?
  • What are some best practices and lessons learned for in-house counsel to differentiate between business advice and legal advice?
  • How can discoverable facts and privileged documents be distinguished?
Moderator:Richard HarperPartnerBaker BottsPanelists:Eric EissenstatSr. Vice President, General Counsel and SecretaryContinental ResourcesBryon KoepkeSenior Vice President & Chief Securities CounselAvis Budget GroupCharles RobinsonGeneral Counsel and Vice President of Legal AffairsUniversity of California
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Coffee Break
3:30pm - 4:15pm
"Company in Crisis: Challenges for the General Counsel"
Steve ZippersteinChief Legal Officer & Corporate SecretaryBlackberry
4:15pm - 4:20pm
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
4:20pm -5:20pm
Closing Reception

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