Chief Legal Officer

1 Day Meeting

2018 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum

New York, NY - Mar 08, 2018

Overview

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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Speakers

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Julian Ackert

Managing Director

iDS

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Michael Avalos

Assistant General Counsel

AIG

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Stuart Blythe

Partner

CMS UK

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Yen Chu

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Equinox

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Noreen Fierro

Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Guardian Life

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Steven Fleischer

General Labor & Employment Counsel

PSEG

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Lisa Hageman

Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Global M&A

Diageo

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Tara Hunt

General Counsel, Diageo North America

Diageo

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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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Aaron Lund

Director of Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer

Northwell Health

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Carrie Parikh

Vice President, Legal

Wyndham Hotel Group

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Joseph Polizzotto

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Client Services

QuisLex

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Neil Rosolinsky

EVP & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Employment

Citizens Bank

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Elizabeth Sanders

Chief Counsel - Transactions and Mergers and Acquisitions

Panasonic Corporation of North America

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Deirdre Sheridan

Senior Counsel, Litigation & Compliance and Privacy Officer

New Avon

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Allam Taj

Associate General Counsel, M&A Legal

Citigroup

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Scott Vernick

Partner

Fox Rothschild LLP

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05am
Argyle Opening Remarks

Most organizations rely on outside counsel to handle their litigation.  While their performance is the most important measure of success, how they are perceived as an extension of you and your in house team is equally important as they are effectively extensions of your personal brand.  In this regard, taking the time to develop and sustain mutually beneficial long-term outside counsel relationships is an important goal.  While it sounds simple, it takes time and effort on both sides.  The result, however, is well worth the investment.
 
Learnings will include:

  • How to find new counsel that can assist you and your organization
  • How to nurture a new counsel relationship
  • How to build value into the relationship that goes well beyond fees
  • How to communicate effectively – both positives and negatives
  • How to instill loyalty and dedication to your organization

Eric Sarner
Associate General Counsel and Chief Litigation Counsel
Praxair

9:05am - 9:25am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring iDS

Julian Ackert
Managing Director
iDS

9:30am - 10:20am
Panel Discussion: "Building a Strategic Legal Department"

 

Session topics include, but aren't limited to:

  • Best practices around assembling and leading a high performing and strategic legal team
  • Skills and capabilities most critical for the legal team to achieve its goals
  • Challenges in contract management and overall spend
  • How the role of the modern legal executive has evolved in being more of a strategic and collaborative leader
  • Leveraging technology to empower the legal team and increase workflow effectiveness
  • Working with external legal teams and advisors
  • Developing a collaborative relationship with the C-Suite
  • The future of the in-house legal department

Moderator:
Joseph Polizzotto
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Client Services
QuisLex
 
Panelists:
Michael Avalos
Assistant General Counsel
AIG
 
Yen Chu
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Equinox               
 
Steven Fleischer
General Labor & Employment Counsel
PSEG 
 
Neil Rosolinsky
EVP & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Employment
Citizens Bank

10:20am - 10:45am
Networking Break
10:45am - 11:35am
Panel Discussion: "The Evolving Landscape of Data Privacy and Security"

Session topics include, but aren't limited to:

  • The evolving GC role in cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Collaborating with the IT/Security team to achieve GDPR compliance
  • Key cyber trends impacting data privacy and security
  • Legal and technical challenges in protecting the organization’s privacy rights and securing sensitive data
  • How Privacy/data security is affecting M&A transactions
  • Advising the CEO and board to understand their role on cybersecurity issues
  • Collaborating with outside counsel and associated risks

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

Panelists:
Aaron Lund
Director of Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer
Northwell Health

Carrie Parikh
Vice President, Legal
Wyndham Hotel Group

Deirdre Sheridan
Senior Counsel, Litigation & Compliance and Privacy Officer
New Avon

Scott Vernick
Partner
Fox Rothschild LLP

11:35am - 11:55am
Networking Break
11:55am - 12:45pm
Panel Discussion: "The General Counsel Role in Managing Complex M&A Transactions"

Session topics include, but aren't limited to:

  • Challenges in managing a global in-house legal team and the transaction process
  • The GC’s role in driving strategic alliances and divestitures
  • Collaborating with outside counsel, internal legal teams, and external advisors to successfully manage complex transactions
  • The GC expectations from the outside counsel and what roles they play in the M&A process
  • Key issues regarding due diligence across national borders in the acquisition process
  • Managing multiple and ongoing cross-cultural negotiations
  • Ensuring that the target company is successfully integrated into the acquiring company
  • The GC role in post M&A integration and merging the in-house legal team

Moderator:
Alan Konevsky
Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Counsel
MasterCard
 
Panelists:
Stuart Blythe
Partner
CMS UK
 
Lisa Hagemen
Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Global M&A
Diageo
 
Elizabeth Sanders
Chief Counsel - Transactions and Mergers and Acquisitions
Panasonic Corporation of North America
 
Allam Taj
Director, Associate General Counsel - M&A Legal
Citigroup

12:45pm - 1:45pm
Lunch
1:45pm - 2:20pm
Keynote Presentation featuring Diageo: "Effective Legal Counsel in an Age of Disruption"

The extraordinary pace of change across technology, politics, communications and consumer dynamics has led pundits to declare this an age of disruption.  What does that mean for us as counselors?  How do we build high performing teams in this context?  This session will discuss some ideas that have been deployed at Diageo, as well as the role that diversity & inclusion plays in winning in a disruptive world. 


Tara Hunt
General Counsel, Diageo North America
Diageo

2:20pm - 2:45pm
Networking Break
2:45pm - 3:25pm
Keynote Presentation featuring Guardian Life: "Keeping Up with the Ethics of Big Data"

This session will discuss:
 
Big Data - How are companies using it?

  • Is consumer disclosure enough?
  • Does the consumer really understand what they are agreeing to?
  • Consumer privacy and the Heightened compliance obligations
  • What can it tell us about the culture of our own organizations?

 
The Regulatory lag

  • US regulators have not caught up yet, but what is the risk when they do?
  • International challenges

Noreen Fierro
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Guardian Life

3:25pm - 3:30pm
Argyle Closing Remarks
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Closing Reception

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including

  • Thought Leadership Spotlight & App Partner

  • Panel & App Partner

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  • Breakout Session Partner

  • Senior Supporter 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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The Fitzpatrick Grand Central

141 E. 44th Street
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (800) 367-7701