Chief Legal Officer

1 Day Meeting

2017 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum

New York, NY - Mar 15, 2017

Overview

EXPLORE THE LATEST TRENDS AND REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading senior legal executives for our annual Chief Legal Officer Forum in New York City. 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 an agenda geared specifically towards General Counsels, Chief Legal Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, as well as Deputy GCs, Assistant GCs, Corporate Secretaries, and VPs of Compliance, Legal, Ethics, and M&A in a leadership role.  Topics will 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
  • Best practices in recruiting and leading a high performing legal team

 

Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. 

 

We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 legal leaders hailing from the heart of New York City and beyond!

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Speakers

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Alexandros Aldous

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

The Chefs Warehouse

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Ricardo Anzaldua

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

MetLife

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James Batty

Vice President of Account Management

Intelligize

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Darren Bowie

Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel

AIG

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Michael Brizel

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

FreshDirect

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Ronald Brown

Legal Officer

State of New Jersey Office of Information Technology

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Yen Chu

Senior Vice President - Associate General Counsel

Ralph Lauren

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Susan Gruesser

Product Line Director, Legal Markets

Wolters Kluwer, Legal & Regulatory US

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Matthew Heinz

Senior Managing Director/Co-Practice Leader

Aon

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Hih Song Kim

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Stoli Group

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Michael McQueeney

Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Affairs

Pearson

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Catherine Muldoon

Chief Legal Officer

BDP International

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Laura Mutterperl

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Dream Hotel Group

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Joseph Polizzotto

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Client Services

QuisLex

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Pilar Ramos

General Counsel, North America

Mastercard

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Andrew Reidy

Partner

Lowenstein Sandler

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Kevin Rothman

Chief Technology Counsel

American Express

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David Shapiro

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

Air Canada

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Susan Steinthal

Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Head of Consumer Legal

Citizens Financial Group

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Scott Vernick

Partner; Privacy and Data Security Practice Chair

Fox Rothschild LLP

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Richard Wingate

Vice President Compliance & General Counsel

LG Electronics

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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8:00am - 9:00am
Arrival and Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05am
Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
9:05am - 9:40am
Keynote Presentation featuring MetLife: "Organization and Strategy for the In-house Legal Function in a Rapidly Changing World"

Anzaldua will explore the imperative to structure and staff legal organizations with a new kind of legal talent to meet the needs of rapid change in business, technology, law, regulation and society at large. He will discuss how, given the growing reliance on lawyers as strategic business advisors as well as legal experts, in-house departments might approach the recruitment of legal talent and its development into the flexible, foresighted and creative thinkers that business needs today and will increasingly need in the future.

Ricardo Anzaldua
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
MetLife

9:40am - 10:05am
Networking Break
10:05am - 10:10am
Session Introduction featuring Intelligize

James Batty
Vice President of Account Management
Intelligize

10:10am - 11:00am
Panel Discussion: "Developments in Data Privacy and Security"

Session topics include, but are not 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
  • Handling BYOD and developing comparable policies for employees
  • New regulatory challenges associated with BYOD
  • Collaborating with the CEO and the board to advise them properly and help them understand their role on cybersecurity issues
  • Partnering with other executive functions 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:
Susan J. Steinthal
Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Head of Consumer Legal
Citizens Bank

 
Panelists:
Darren Bowie
Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel
AIG

Ronald Brown
Legal Officer
State of New Jersey Office of Information Technology

Kevin Rothman
Chief Technology Counsel
American Express
 
Scott Vernick
Partner; Privacy and Data Security Practice Chair
Fox Rothschild LLP

11:00am - 11:20am
Networking Break
11:20am - 11:25am
Session Introduction featuring Wolters Kluwer

Susan Gruesser
Product Line Director, Legal Markets
Wolters Kluwer, Legal & Regulatory US

11:25am - 12:15pm
Panel Discussion: "The New GC: Adding Value as a Strategic Advisor"
Session topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Driving effectiveness and efficiency as a modern in-house lawyer
  • 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:
Yen Chu
Senior Vice President - Associate General Counsel
Ralph Lauren 

Panelists:
Alexandros Aldous
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
The Chefs' Warehouse Inc.

Joseph Polizzotto
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Client Services
QuisLex

Richard Wingate
Vice President Compliance & General Counsel
LG Electronics

* Please note that this session will be off the record

12:20pm - 12:40pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight presented by Aon: "M&A Insurance - What Every CLO Needs to Know About R&W, Tax and Contingent Liability Insurance"

Representations and Warranties insurance has become an increasingly common feature of M&A transactions.  The coverage and process need not be a mystery, and Matt will walk our audience through the pertinent strategies, coverage features and process points involved in R&W insurance.  Matt will also touch on the other products available in the transaction liability suite, including Tax Insurance and Litigation Buyout Insurance.

Matthew Heinz
Senior Managing Director/Co-Practice Leader
Aon

12:40pm - 1:40pm
Lunch
1:40pm - 1:45pm
Session Introduction featuring Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Andrew Reidy
Partner
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

1:45pm - 2:30pm
Panel Discussion: "Spotlight on Corporate Litigation"
Session topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Challenges faced in litigation cases
  • Managing and maintaining costs and budget during litigation
  • In-house and outside counsel collaboration
  • Responding to litigation by analyzing information and data
  • Best practices in ethical issues

Moderator:
Hih Song Kim
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Stoli Group

Panelists:
Michael Brizel
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
FreshDirect

Michael McQueeney
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory Affairs
Pearson
 
David Shapiro
Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
Air Canada 

2:30pm - 2:45pm
Networking Break
2:45pm - 3:20pm
Keynote Presentation featuring BDP International: "Making the CLO Leap From Legal Expert to Trusted Business Advisor"

For some, procuring the in-house legal position is the goal.  For others, the in-house legal career is more rewarding as you earn your seat at the table discussing strategy with the top business executives.  This is one lawyer’s journey complete with directed focus, practical missteps and quite a bit of luck, to the end game of a trusted business advisor.

Catherine Muldoon
Chief Legal Officer
BDP International

3:20pm - 3:55pm
Fireside Chat featuring MasterCard and Dream Hotel Group

Pilar Ramos
General Counsel, North America
MasterCard
 
Interviewed by:
 
Laura Mutterperl
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Dream Hotel Group

3:55pm - 4:00pm
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Closing Reception

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Hotels

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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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The Fitzpatrick Grand Central

141 E. 44th Street
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (800) 367-7701