Chief Legal Officer

1 Day Meeting

2017 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum

Chicago, IL Nov 30, 2017

Overview

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 2017. With a program geared specifically towards leaders in legal, compliance, ethics, and M&A, key themes we will explore include:

  • How economic, geopolitical, and regulatory changes are impacting the global business landscape in 2017, particularly with regards to regulation and compliance
  • Effectively identifying and communicating top areas of risk to the management team
  • Understanding how the GC’s role will continue to evolve with regards to global data privacy management and the modern security environment
  • Driving effectiveness and efficiency as a modern in-house lawyer
  • Predictions on the M&A landscape and how leading GCs are driving strategic alliances and divestitures
  • How to build and maintain an effective ethics program


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 Midwest and beyond!

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Speakers

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Lisa Acevedo

Shareholder

Polsinelli

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Jason Brown

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Dyson

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Stefan Brunnschweiler

Global Head of CMS Corporate/M&A

CMS

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Bruce Daise

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer

H&R Block

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Nathanael Isaacson

Divisional Vice President, Assistant General Counsel

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

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Mark Jaeger

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, General Counsel & Secretary

Jockey International

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Elliot Molk

Vice President, Associate General Counsel

World Kitchen, LLC

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Mark Ohringer

Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Jones Lang LaSalle

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Edward Paulis

Vice President & Senior Assistant General Counsel

Zurich

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Patrick Sheller

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Mead Johnson Nutrition

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Mark Standefer

Associate General Counsel

Essendant

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Courtney V. Welton

Global General Counsel, Lenovo Mobile Business Group

Lenovo Mobile Business Group

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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8:30am - 9:30am
Breakfast
9:30am - 9:35am
Argyle Opening Remarks
9:35am - 10:15am
Keynote Session featuring Jones Lang LaSalle: "The Best Lesson You Can Teach in Ethics Training - Secrets Hate Being Kept"

Mark Ohringer
Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 
Jones Lang LaSalle

10:20am - 10:40am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring CMS: "Changing Tides: European M&A Outlook 2017"

Stefan Brunnschweiler
Global Head of CMS Corporate/M&A
CMS

10:40am - 11:05am
Networking Break
11:05am - 11:55am
Panel Discussion: "Driving Effectiveness as a Modern In-House Lawyer"
Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
  • Best practices around assembling and leading a high performing legal team
  • Identifying top areas of risk to the management team
  • Developing a collaborative relationship across the C-Suite
  • Building and maintaining an effective ethics program
  • Adding value to the organization in regulation and compliance 

Moderator:

Jason Brown
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Dyson

Panelists:

Mark Jaeger
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, General Counsel & Secretary 
Jockey International

Elliot Molk
Vice President, Associate General Counsel 
World Kitchen, LLC

Patrick Sheller
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary 
Mead Johnson Nutrition

11:55am - 12:15pm
Networking Break
12:15pm - 12:50pm
Keynote Session featuring H&R Block: "Becoming a Business Enabler"

This presentation will address how in-house attorneys and legal departments can avoid being viewed as a necessary “obstacle” by partnering with their clients to deliver strategic initiatives. Transitional fundamentals and core behaviors discussed will include building credibility, keeping an open-mind, creativity, innovation, and knowing the business.

Bruce Daise
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
H&R Block

12:50pm - 1:50pm
Lunch
1:50pm - 2:40pm
Panel Discussion: "The Biggest Challenges and Opportunities in Data Privacy and Security"
Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
  • The evolvement of the GC role to include cybersecurity and data privacy
  • How cybersecurity fits in the organization’s risk management structure
    • Proactive risk assessments to identify and prioritize critical assets and data for your business
  • New regulatory challenges associated with BYOD, and developing comparable policies for employees
  • Collaborating across departments around cybersecurity (CIO/CTO etc, Compliance, Privacy)
  • Working with outside counsel on these issues and associated risks
  • Key questions that General Counsel should be asking around cybersecurity

Moderator:

Lisa Acevedo
Shareholder
Polsinelli

Panelists:

Nathanael Isaacson
Divisional Vice President, Assistant General Counsel 
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Edward Paulis
Vice President & Senior Assistant General Counsel
Zurich Insurance

Mark Standefer
Associate General Counsel 
Essendant

2:40pm - 3:00pm
Networking Break
3:00pm - 3:35pm
Keynote Session featuring Lenovo Mobile Business Group: "The Evolving Role of the Legal Function - From Cost Center to Value Center"

The right corporate legal strategy for a company at a specific time and place requires rethinking the value of the players on your team, the company’s strategy, the company’s long and short term goals, selling your team’s value to the business, and building relationships, systems and processes that allow your legal team to unlock its value for the benefit of the company. In other words, great legal departments need to proactively reset the return on investment discussion and redefine themselves as more than a cost center, risk avoidance function, compliance check or prevention department. Instead, the great legal departments transform, drive value and capture opportunities. Let’s be great.

Courtney V. Welton
Global General Counsel
Lenovo Mobile Business Group

3:35pm - 3:40pm
Argyle Closing Remarks
3:40pm - 4:40pm
Closing Reception

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Sponsorship Information

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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  • Panel Partner

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Hotels

Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby


The following hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.

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Hotel Blake Chicago

500 South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60605

Telephone: (312) 986-1234