Overview

Agenda

Oct 21   

Sunday, October 21
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Room: Exhibit Hall 4

Oct 22   

Monday, October 22
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

ACC Runs (and Walks) Austin

Room: Concierge Desk, JW Marriott Austin

Join your fellow attendees for an informal gathering for a run or walk! Meet at the concierge desk in the lobby of the JW Marriott Austin. All speeds and distances welcome. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with your peers before the day’s sessions start.

Monday, October 22
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

Room: Exhibit Hall 4

Monday, October 22
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Opening Plenary-Crossing the Generational Divide: Unlocking the Power of Generations to Grow Your Business

Presented in cooperation with Lex Mundi
Room: Exhibit Hall 5

We work in a time of unprecedented generational challenge and change. Four generations in the workforce. Five generations in the marketplace. And making matters worse, there is a tremendous amount of misinformation around generational differences. What we know for a fact-strategies that work for one generation can be a complete turn-off for others. This generational divide makes your job more difficult and more important than ever. Arrive early because you want to hear why Gen Y doesn’t like vowels and the one tool Baby Boomers never leave home without.

Speaker:
Jason Dorsey, Co-Founder & President, Center for Generational Kinetics

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

101 - 2018 ACC Value Champions Series (I): Legal Leadership Within the Enterprise

Curricula: Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Ballroom FG

Speakers:

Doris Gilliam, Associate General Counsel, AARP

Michael Moore, Associate General Counsel, Products and Patents, Pure Storage

Catherine Moynihan, Associate Vice President, Legal Management Services, Association of Corporate Counsel

Joseph Rodgers, Head of Litigation, Eaton Corporation


Driving change within the legal department is challenging enough – and these Value Champions have some approaches you will want to hear about, from adjusting organizational structure to adjusting culture. What’s even more impressive is leading change initiatives that affect the business side – realigning how lawyers interact with their clients, who’s responsible for what (and how), and driving change in business practices based on lessons learned in Legal.

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

102 - Stop Playing Games of Chance with Your Employees' Legal Issues

Curricula: Ethics
Room: Meeting Room 14

Ethics

Speakers:

Stephanie Cannaday, Associate General Counsel, OptumRx, Inc.

Tyler Carlson, Senior Writer, ARAG Legal Insurance

Ann Cosimano, General Counsel, ARAG Insurance Company

Del Sabzerou, Assistant General Counsel, DaVita, Inc.


Although you may not think you’re impacted as a corporate counsel by access to justice issues, you are, even when you’re asked simple, personal legal questions by employees. After all,  you’re probably the most approachable attorney they know—and while you want to help them, there are serious ethical risks associated with even starting that conversation. States are looking for ways to bridge the access to justice gap as well; they may even be asking you to do pro bono work. In this interactive presentation, learn to avoid the pitfalls of providing unethical advice and arm yourself with tools to help others handle legal issues successfully in the United States and other countries.

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

103 - Internal Investigation Workshop  This session is full

Presented by the New to In-house Network
Curricula: Compliance, Employment & Labor
Room: Ballroom BC

Basic Interactive

Speakers:

Allison Feldstein, Partner, Labor and Employment Group, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Miranda Rapport, Counsel, Bayer Corporation

Steven Sokolow, Senior Managing Director, Guidepost Solutions LLC

Angelique Strong Marks, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, MAHLE Industries, Incorporated


Experienced panelists will present tips for conducting internal investigations related to human resources complaints and regulatory inquiries. Attendees will receive practical guidance on how to prepare for an interview, which topics to cover, and how to deal with pushback and dig for more detail. After covering the basics, mock interviews with expert commentary, both on stage and by pairing up audience members, will provide opportunities for practice and scenarios to take back to the office for future training purposes.

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

104 - Nuts and Bolts of Responding to a Privacy Breach  This session is full

Presented by the IT, Privacy & eCommerce Network
Curricula: Compliance, Data Privacy & Security, Government Regulation, Information Governance, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 9C

Advanced Interactive

Speakers:

Lisa Larson, Vice President, Client Services, AllClear ID

Heather Marsden, Legal Manager, Tarian Underwriting Limited

Steven Roosa, Head of Digital Analytics & Technology Assessment Platform, Norton Rose Fulbright

Mark Walker, Associate General Counsel, Legal, comScore, Inc.

Amy Yeung, Deputy General Counsel, Contracts, Privacy & Compliance, comScore, Inc.


In this day and age, it's no longer an "if," it’s a “when.” All of us eventually will have to deal with responding to a data privacy or security breach response. Led by experts who have experienced a breach and learned some tough lessons, dig into such specifics as how to properly conduct a fire drill to ensure your company's response plan doesn't have holes, the players who need to be on your team in the event of a breach, how to work with other departments within your company effectively and much more. You will walk away with specific, practical and actionable to-do's.

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

105 - Breaking Bad (News): How to Keep Your Stakeholders Calm When Your Litigation Takes a Turn for the Worse

Presented by the Litigation Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Room: Meeting Room 18CD

Advanced

Speakers:

Mike Gehrig, Vice President and General Manager, Pierpont Communications

JC Miller, Chief Legal Officer, Athena Consulting LLC

Joseph Odea, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Evan Slavitt, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, AVX Corporation


A universal truth for all in-house counsel is that at some point you will be called upon to convey troubling news to a client. Attend this lively discussion with in-house counsel experienced in crisis management cases to discover the technical issues in breaking bad news (such as reservation of rights letters, Upjohn warnings, insurance notifications, media communications) and the necessary soft skills (such as finding the right time, the right words, and the psychology of hand-holding) to guide stakeholders through the bad times.

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

106 - Insurance and Indemnity in Vendor Contracts

Presented by the Small Law Department Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Contract Drafting, Negotiations
Room: Ballroom D

Speakers:

Mark Fowler, VP, General Counsel, Conga

Andrea Rawlins, Associate General Counsel, Luther Burbank Savings

Christopher Wintrode, Admin. Director - Bus. Ops. & Strategic Initiatives & Contracts, Stanford Health Care

Ruthe Wynne, General Counsel, Jensen Precast


This session will review the most common insurance requirements in vendor contracts and explore how they interact with indemnification requirements. Attendees will discover proven best practices such as which types of insurance requirements to request from vendors and customers, as well as those that should be dealbreakers.

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

107 - Setting Up International Corporate Governance

Presented by the International Legal Affairs Network
Curricula: Corporate Governance, Cross-border/Global
Room: Ballroom A

Webcast

Speakers:

Roger Barton, Manager Partner - Barton LLP, International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Aline Drucker, General Counsel, Invicta Watch Group

Augusto Lima, Head Legal Transactions, Novartis International AG

Ann Straw, U.S. General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, VCNA US, Inc.


Translating the concepts of corporate governance principles established in one jurisdiction can sometimes prove challenging when doing business abroad. Harmonizing corporate rules to ensure that the values and risk tolerance of the organization remain consistent across local offices, subsidiaries and affiliates requires a good understanding of the local rules and that corporate governance rules are adequately transmitted to the local entity. Topics addressed will include: board management, differences in corporate documentation, conflicts of interest, parent–subsidiary relationships and risk mitigation strategies for setting up international corporate governance.

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

108 - Pay Equity Laws and Salary Inquiry Bans

Presented by the Employment & Labor Network
Curricula: Employment & Labor, Government Regulation
Room: Meeting Room 19

Speakers:

Rachel Barack, VP-Corporate Compliance & Managing Counsel, The Clorox Company

Christine Binotti, Lead Counsel, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Tritia Murata, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Jody Riger, Senior Corporate Counsel, Employment & Labor/Ethics, Sun Chemical Corporation


Many states and local jurisdictions are adopting expanded pay equity laws, and the federal government has shown increased interest in this area. These proposed and new laws require equal pay for comparable work (and not just the same work). Many of these laws also contain bans on salary history inquiries in the recruiting process and protect employees’ rights to inquire about and discuss compensation paid to others. Some require equal pay not just on the basis of gender but also on the basis of other legally protected categories. In this review of current legal developments (both adopted and proposed laws), attendees will learn to review pay equity issues at the global level and provide practical guidance to employers about how to evaluate and establish compensation for roles in a compliant manner.

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

109 - Closer Together and Further Apart: Critical Changes in Canadian Trademark Law

Presented in cooperation with Gowling WLG
Curricula: Cross-border/Global, Intellectual Property
Room: Meeting Room 12

Gold Sponsor

Speakers:

Stuart Ash, Partner, Gowling WLG

Kristen Fancher, Chief Legal Officer - General Counsel, Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC

Sarah McElvaney, General Counsel, iTradeNetwork

Richard Sabbagh, Assistant General Counsel, Bell Canada Enterprises Inc.


Companies in the United States know that Canadians love American products and services. As a result, US businesses file thousands of Canadian trademark applications every year to protect their brands in Canada. In early 2019, sweeping changes will be made to the way that trademarks are registered and enforced in Canada. Some of these changes will make it easier to register marks in Canada, while others will make registration and the enforcement of trademark rights more challenging. Using the US trademark registration process as a guide, an experienced panel of experts will identify and discuss what they expect to be the key similarities and differences between trademark law and practice in the United States and Canada following implementation of the imminent changes. Attendees will walk away understanding how the similarities and differences can help US businesses better protect their brands in this critical market.

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

110 - Taking Your Seat at the Table: Being Board-ready In-house Counsel Women  This session is full

Presented in cooperation with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Curricula: Business & Management, Corporate Governance
Room: Ballroom E

Gold Sponsor Interactive

Speakers:

Catherine Arrowood, Advisory Board Member, DirectWomen

Noralee Bradley, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Deneen Donnley, EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, USAA

Laura Formusa, Former President & CEO & General Counsel, Hydro One, Retired

Cynthia Gibson, EVP, Chief Legal & Business Affairs Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.

Sylvia Kerrigan, Former EVP, General Counsel & Secretary, Marathon Oil Corp., Retired

Tracy Preston, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Neiman Marcus

Jennifer Wuamett, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, NXP Semiconductors


Legislators, regulators and diversity champions have increasingly focused their efforts on improving gender diversity on boards. Momentum and commitment to the number of women on boards internationally are building, but how do we accelerate this momentum and intensify the level of engagement across key stakeholder groups to support meaningful progress? In the first part of this program, a panel of general counsel diversity champions who serve on corporate boards will share their personal journeys and thoughts on the role in-house counsel can play. In part two, through small group discussions, you will have the chance to create your personal board-ready plans as you contemplate developing your board value proposition, preparing your résumé, and building out your network.

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

111 - Building a Government Affairs Compliance Program  This session is full

Presented in cooperation with Perkins Coie LLP
Curricula: Compliance, Government Regulation
Room: Meeting Room 11

Gold Sponsor Advanced Interactive

Speakers:

Rebecca Gordon, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Dorothy Hersey, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Terma North America Inc.

Wendy Lawrence, Director, Compliance, Privacy & Risk Management, The Hospital for Sick Children


Any organization that interacts with the US government on policy or sales matters must manage its legal liability for compliance with federal and state laws that govern those interactions. These include lobbying registration and reporting, procurement laws, gift and ethics rules, campaign finance and pay-to-play laws. Relying on sales staff or local lobbyists to handle those issues, although often initially an attractive choice, will often ultimately prove inadequate. Centralizing this function under the general counsel can be the clearest path to managing liability. This presentation will provide recommendations for building a scalable compliance program that can cover multiple jurisdictions and real-world risk management examples. Participate to initiate the framework for your own compliance program and receive the guide, “Five Tips When Building a Government Affairs Compliance Program.”

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

112 - Managing the Human Resources Side of a Legal Department

Presented by the Law Department Management Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Compliance, Corporate Governance, Employment & Labor, Ethics, Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Meeting Room 18AB

Ethics

Speakers:

Tracy Billows, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Romulo Diaz, Vice President & General Counsel, First Law International

Atinuke Diver, Managing Director for Ethics and Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Abraham Mertens, Assistant General Counsel, Arista Networks, Inc.


Businesses must become more inclusive, and must address implicit biases and entrenched behaviors that have allowed harassment and sexism to occur all too frequently. Consider hypothetical situations and suggest strategies to address the issues presented; then take away expert feedback and tips for improving inclusiveness within your legal department.

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

113 - Corporate Wars: The Last JD

Presented by the Energy Network
Curricula: Business & Management
Room: Meeting Room 17

Speakers:

Stacey Doré, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, InfraREIT, Inc. and Hunt Utility Services

James Guy, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Joseph Limone, General Counsel, Noble Americas Corp.

Daniel Terrell, EVP/Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Stream


A roundtable discussion with chief legal officers who have faced their own international corporate Death Stars and won. Attend to hear from a CLO who quarterbacked her company's epic $45B bankruptcy, a general counsel tasked with selling his company off piecemeal by its foreign investors, and a general counsel managing the loss of bet-the-company litigation.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

201 - Crisis Response: Avoiding Complete Chaos in the Midst of a Meltdown

Presented by the Small Law Department Network
Curricula: Business & Management
Room: Ballroom A

Webcast

Speakers:

Kristin Boetticher, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Aline Drucker, General Counsel, Invicta Watch Group

Samuel Gasowski, Senior Counsel & Director of Legal Affairs, Easton Diamond Sports, LLC

Laura Vogel, Associate General Counsel, AAA- The Auto Club Group


Whether dealing with a natural disaster, a software ransom situation or a claim of sexual misconduct against a high-ranking executive, the time to learn how to deal with a crisis is before it occurs. What should be included in a business continuity plan? Should a corporation pre-emptively purchase Bitcoin in case of ransomware? Should you call your outside counsel or your insurance carrier first? In a roundtable format, learn the answers to these questions and more while sharing best practices with your peers, with an emphasis on managing a crisis with a small staff.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

202 - Patents: Mini Boot Camp  This session is full

Presented by the Intellectual Property Network
Curricula: Contract Drafting, Intellectual Property
Room: Meeting Room 11

Advanced Interactive

Speakers:

Cecilia Andrews, Intellectual Property Counsel, Novelis Inc.

Thomas Feix, Senior Corporate Counsel - Patent, The Clorox Company

Joseph Kucera, Senior IP Strategy Manager, Pure Storage Inc.

Michael Moore, Associate General Counsel, Products and Patents, Pure Storage

Renae Wainwright, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


This foundational program features interactive exercises and small-group discussions for non-IP lawyers interested in expanding their patent acumen and aligning their company patent strategy with business strategy.  Topics covered will include: invention harvesting (i.e., meeting with internal engineers, programmers and scientists and conducting inventor interviews); managing risk associated with third party patent rights and weighing your options when a third party may be infringing on your patent rights; and handling a patent budget.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

203 - Master of Some? An Environmental Primer for the 21st Century In-house Generalist

Presented by the Environmental & Sustainability Network
Curricula: Compliance, Environment & Energy
Room: Meeting Room 12

Basic

Speakers:

Maddie Kadas, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Kindra Kirkeby, Assistant Counsel, NewMarket Corporation

Melissa Peterson, Legal Counsel, Sulzer Pumps US


Counsel who are new to in-house practice or generalists may lack the experience or expertise to identify environmental health and safety issues lying in wait. But you can’t simply outsource every issue to outside counsel: Business clients want answers and actionable advice now. This program will enlighten generalists about potential environmental pitfalls and road blocks in transactions and day-to-day operations that may appear, on the surface, to be benign. Learn to identify issues that commonly arise with the help of a take-home checklist, practice spotting issues in hypothetical business situations, discuss the context in which these issues could arise and understand the mechanisms you might use to solve the issue. Come away better equipped to spot potential environmental or regulatory issues before they become legal problems or disrupt the business.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

204 - Corporate Venture Capital: Strategic Growth through Startup Innovation

Presented by the Corporate & Securities Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Compliance, Contract Drafting, Ethics, Negotiations
Room: Meeting Room 18AB

Ethics

Speakers:

Timothy Harris, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

David Le, Associate General Counsel, Lyft, Inc.

Joshua Levin, Senior Counsel, Evonik Corporation

Kevin Norman, Senior Counsel, Johnson & Johnson


Corporate venture capital is one of the hottest areas of law today. Innovation and strategic initiatives allow companies to generate significant growth and value through minority investments in startups that can move much faster than a large, matrixed organization. A seasoned panel of in-house counsel and external counsel will walk through the basics of corporate venture capital, including hot topics such as pay-to-plays, liquidation preferences and accounting concerns; ethical issues with investors or the business sitting on boards of the startups; and how to get the best deal terms while making the strategic connection through a commercial relationship between the business and the startup.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

205 - Paid Time-off Trends: Statutory and More

Presented by the Employment & Labor Network
Curricula: Employment & Labor, Government Regulation
Room: Meeting Room 18CD

Speakers:

Katie Acevedo, Associate General Counsel, Sephora USA, Inc.

Marti Cardi, Vice President, Product Compliance, Matrix Absence Management

Abigail O'Connell, Senior Counsel, Sun Life Financial Employee Benefits Group

Ronald Peppe, General Counsel & VP Human Resources, Canam Steel Corporation


Federal, state and local legislators are increasingly considering—and passing—laws requiring that employees be given paid time off, ranging from paid sick leave to paid parental and/or family leave. Many employers are evaluating their own policies and offering unlimited time off and paid parental and/or family leave. The speakers will review the legal status of paid leave requirements and voluntary policies throughout the United States, and compare them with paid leave legal requirements around the world. Walk away with practical guidance for keeping up with this ever-expanding right.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

206 - Beyond Bitcoin: Regulatory Developments in Digital Currencies, Initial Coin Offerings, and Tokens

Presented by the Financial Services Network
Curricula: Government Regulation, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 17

Speakers:

Kevin Benish, Associate, Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP

Lee Schneider, Co-Founder, Genesis Block

Josh Stein, CEO, Harbor, Inc.

Carol Van Cleef, CEO, Luminous Group, LLC


This program will be an up-to-date, cutting-edge discussion of the current state of digital currency regulatory issues, including developments with Bitcoin, ICOs, and other digital currencies. Experts will offer timely and relevant insights in this fast-moving and potentially game-changing space.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

207 - Establishing a Foreign Subsidiary

Presented by the International Legal Affairs Network
Curricula: Compliance, Cross-border/Global
Room: Meeting Room 19

Advanced Interactive

Speakers:

Teresa Holderer, Vice President - Head of Legal - Europe, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Scott Posner, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Terex Corporation

Jayne Rothman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Vertafore

Sherilyn Whitmoyer, Deputy General Counsel, Quad/Graphics, Inc.


Business growth in Country X has been phenomenal and it is expected to continue well into the second decade of the 21st century. While the parent company has managed business in Country X during this growth phase, it’s clear that these resources have been overwhelmed and there’s a risk that Country X business needs will be neglected. Your company’s leadership decides that it’s now time for you, as in-house counsel, to establish a subsidiary in Country X. Hear from corporate lawyers with significant experience establishing foreign subsidiaries as they discuss such issues as time and cost of setting up the enterprise, appointing local directors and legal representatives, establishing bank accounts, paying taxes and what to do if and when the new foreign office eventually must be closed.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

208 - Advanced Leasing in the Modern Age

Presented by the Real Estate Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Contract Drafting, Negotiations
Room: Meeting Room 14

Advanced

Speakers:

Darryl Austin, General Counsel, Forerunner Housing Partners

Angie Bennett, Director, Dell Inc.

Matt Pacinelli, Managing Director, Stream Realty Partners

Aileen Schwartz, VP, Assistant General Counsel & Privacy Officer, Hill International, Inc.

Jane Smith, Partner, Head of Real Estate, United States, Norton Rose Fulbright


No matter your industry or stage of business (startup, growing or established), your commercial lease agreement is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your business. With dramatically increasing rates, out-of-town property owners and more competition for premium spaces, you must learn to advocate for your needs and identify the potential red flags. Session registrants will receive a pre-conference questionnaire to ensure that speakers cover the audience’s most pressing needs and challenging questions.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

209 - Easy As 1, 2, 3: Developing an Information Governance Plan and Program

Presented by the Information Governance Network
Curricula: Compliance, Information Governance, Law Department Management/Legal Operations, Technology
Room: Ballroom FG

Speakers:

Meghan Brosnahan, Director, Sutter Health

Kerry Childe, Senior Corporate Counsel, Best Buy Co., Inc.

Tom Mighell, Vice President of Service Delivery, Contoural, Inc.

Matthew Nelson, Associate General Counsel, Privacy & VP Advisory Services, DiscoverReady


Trying to assert some management over electronic files, emails, paper documents and data? Concerned about compliance, litigation and risk reduction? Companies are upgrading their paper-centric records management functions to more comprehensive “information governance” programs, but the most difficult part is just getting started. Knowing the steps to take, in what order, is critical. Jumping in with an incomplete and ill-fitting plan can cause a program to stall out or even fail, while a well-designed plan can drive a successful program forward. With the guidance of IG aces, attendees will explore key program elements; assess their current state and determine how much they need to do; gather suggestions for sequencing to promote effectiveness; review sample program plans for insight regarding how to develop a good plan; and learn how to get started quickly and keep momentum over time.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

210 - GDPR’s First 100 Days: Lessons Learned

Presented by the IT, Privacy & eCommerce Network
Curricula: Compliance, Cross-border/Global, Data Privacy & Security, Government Regulation, Information Governance, Technology
Room: Ballroom D

Advanced

Speakers:

Nick Holland, Partner, Fieldfisher

Rosemary Kuperberg, Senior Global Privacy Counsel, Ellucian Company LP

Shon Ramey, General Counsel, NAVEX Global, Inc.


Join us for a discussion of recent events following the European Union’s enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation. Legal experts representing both European and domestic viewpoints will discuss enforcement actions that have been instituted, and explore what changes companies may be making as a result. Your participation will be heavily encouraged as you see where your company stacks up from a GDPR compliance perspective and develop a plan of action for handling changes in this evolving regulatory landscape.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

211 - Global Legal Project Management: Theory into Practice

Presented in cooperation with Eversheds Sutherland
Curricula: Cross-border/Global, Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Ballroom E

Gold Sponsor

Speakers:

Stephen Hopkins, Head of Global Client Development, Eversheds Sutherland

Bryon Koepke, Senior Vice President & Chief Securities Counsel, Avis Budget Group

Marc Rawls, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

My-Hué Tan, Legal Director, Industrial Sector (EMEA), Eaton Industries Manufacturing GmbH


Global legal project management is often taught at conferences, but external and internal legal counsel may struggle to implement its concepts on a day-to-day basis. Managing teams of people while working across locations is often difficult due to cultural and legal differences. Gather advice for implementing principles of legal project management that can be used globally, including a review of guidance from  ACC, the American Bar Association Business Section Task Force on Project Management and other thought leaders. Consider strategic and practical issues in working across borders, from methods for cost-cutting and improved performance to contract and policy issues. Learn how to manage projects affecting employees in different countries, each with different information and consultation requirements. Hear from global experts as they explain pitfalls and how to avoid them, and how to use a project management approach to ensure consistent practice.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

212 - Beyond the Sticky Note: Accelerate Change through the Practical Application of Design Thinking  This session is full

Presented in cooperation with Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Curricula: Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Ballroom BC

Gold Sponsor Interactive

Speakers:

Josh Kubicki, Founder, Bold Duck Studio

Laura Maechtlen, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Susan Perera, Chief IP Counsel, UnitedHealth Group

Stacy Schultz, Deputy General Counsel, UnitedHealth Group


Consumers are demanding experiences more than the products and services of the past. To meet the demand, organizations of all kinds are using design thinking to convert their offerings into designed experiences that provide greater value to their customers and their businesses. Studies show that design-centric companies enjoy greater profitability and brand recognition, and an advantage with talent. But while design is gaining traction in the legal sector, it faces major challenges from organizational cultures entrenched in status quo thinking. In this interactive discussion, experienced design practitioners will share true stories of success and failure of design applied in the legal context. Discover practical tools and methods to get beyond sticky notes and whiteboards and apply design thinking in your legal department.

Monday, October 22
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

CLOLL01 - General Counsel as a Strategic Adviser to the Board of Directors

Speakers:

Mark Howard, Chief Legal Officer, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Thomas O'Neill, SVP & General Counsel, Exelon Business Services Company, LLC


One of the critical roles that general counsel plays is as a strategic advisor to the company’s Board of Directors.  General counsel that have consistent contact with their board of directors sets the tone for the company’s legal, ethical, and compliance culture. How do you work effectively with your Board of Directors?  How does your Board perceive the role of the CLO? Explore strategies for influencing corporate culture through effective and consistent communication with your Board of Directors.

Monday, October 22
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Compliance & Ethics Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 16

Monday, October 22
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Employment & Labor Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 6

Monday, October 22
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Environmental & Sustainability Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 10C

Monday, October 22
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Information Governance Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 8AB

Monday, October 22
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

International Legal Affairs Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 10AB

Monday, October 22
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Litigation Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 8C

Monday, October 22
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Networking Lunch

Room: Exhibit Hall 4

This lunch is all about choice. Pickup lunch at your convenience and meet up with existing friends and colleagues or make new contacts. Use this time to help you achieve your specific meeting goals.

Tip: Remember to have plenty of business cards with you.

Monday, October 22
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

New to In-house Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 5

Monday, October 22
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Small Law Department Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 9

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

301 - 2018 ACC Value Champion Series (II): Building Tools and Harnessing Data to Make Decisions

Curricula: Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Meeting Room 17

Advanced

Speakers:

Alan Bryan, Senior Associate General Counsel, Walmart Stores, Inc.

Adrienne Coffin, SVP & Deputy General Counsel, Ocwen Financial Corporation

Catherine Moynihan, Associate Vice President, Legal Management Services, Association of Corporate Counsel

W. Stanford Smith, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Software AG USA, Inc.


In the continuing quest to run Legal like a business, these Value Champions stand out for their resourceful approaches. From building dashboards (because watched behavior improves) to building applications in-house, harnessing AI for due diligence, assessing law firm efficiency, and more - these legal professionals will show us how it’s done.

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

302 - Product Counseling: Essentials for In-house Lawyers

Presented by the IT, Privacy & eCommerce Network
Curricula: Data Privacy & Security, Intellectual Property, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 18AB

Speakers:

Steve Kim, Associate General Counsel, Spotify

Andrew Rausa, Lead Product Counsel, Facebook

Crissy Solh, Product Counsel, Square, Inc.


Counseling on product development involves several areas of law including privacy, intellectual property, marketing and consumer protection. How can you effectively mitigate risks from so many areas, while still facilitating innovation within your organization? Learn how to build a basic technical fluency that will allow you to speak the language of your product and technical teams, how to approach legal product challenges creatively and how to deploy best practices for product counseling employed at major tech companies. Role play in groups to develop your understanding of product proposals, ability to probe for necessary information to identify relevant legal risks and work cross-functionally to derive solutions.

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

303 - Being Green: Profitable or Pitfall?

Presented by the Energy Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Environment & Energy, Government Regulation, Negotiations
Room: Meeting Room 11

Speakers:

Joshua Belcher, Counsel, Eversheds Sutherland

Sebastian Kurian, Corporate Counsel, Google

Lisa Riedesel, Corporate Counsel, Target Corporation

Tara Young, Senior Attorney, NV Energy


After an overview of the rapidly developing corporate renewables market, panelists will discuss their motivations and strategies for dealmaking, sourcing and the most interesting renewable energy options available to corporations (physical power purchase agreementts (PPAs), virtual PPAs, green tariffs, and more).

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

304 - Employment Law Update

Presented by the Employment & Labor Network
Curricula: Employment & Labor
Room: Ballroom FG

Speakers:

Joanna Blake, General Counsel & VP of People Services, WKS Restaurant Group

Gregg Formella, Head of Legal, PLH Group Inc.

April Goff, Senior Counsel, JCPenney Company, Inc.

Tracie Maurer, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis P.C.


This session highlights the most important trends, legislation, regulation and case law affecting labor and employment law over the past year, including regulatory changes and enforcement trends, new and proposed legislation from Congress and hot trends at the state and local level. Join an experienced panel of experts for insight and practical knowledge on these new developments in workplace law.

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

305 - It’s Elemental: Develop an Industry-leading Compliance Program

Presented by the Compliance & Ethics and International Legal Affairs Networks
Curricula: Compliance, Ethics, Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Ballroom BC

Ethics

Speakers:

Timothy Callanan, Assistant General Counsel, J.R. Simplot Company

Melanie Condron, Corporate Counsel, Accenture Federal Services LLC

Amy Much, Ethics & Compliance Officer, Under Armour, Inc.

Claire Rauscher, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP


It is critical that all companies have an effective compliance program, but that can mean different things for different companies. The US Department of Justice is clear on the elements every program must have, but doesn’t provide details or examples. Participate in a group to represent a compliance program element, like "leadership;" define what the element means broadly; and develop numerous working examples about how the element can be applied in different types of organizations—small to large, manufacturing to retail. Discover what the DOJ views as an effective compliance program, learn to tailor your program for US federal customers, gather numerous specific examples for application in your company and maybe even win a prize!

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

306 - Transitioning from the Law Firm

Presented by the New to In-house Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Meeting Room 5

Basic

Speakers:

Michelle Brookshire, Deputy General Counsel, LSG Sky Chefs

John Buscher, Senior Counsel, In Transition

Thomas Chow, General Counsel, PubMatic

Ashley Park, Assistant General Counsel, Olympus Corporation of the Americas


Many of the basic skills you learned as a law firm attorney no longer apply when working in-house; those that do must be adapted to the responsibilities of an attorney working directly for a corporation. Play a fun and lively game of "Law Firm or In-house" to learn about everyday problems faced by in-house counsel and effective solutions that will help ease your transition to the corporate environment.

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

307 - Lean and Mean: Metrics and Best Practices for Small Law Departments

Presented by the Small Law Department Network
Curricula: Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Ballroom A

Speakers:

Amy Cline, Assistant General Counsel, Health Care Service Corporation

Cara Group, In-House Legal Counsel, Newton Family of Companies

Michael Steinig, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

David Susler, Associate General Counsel, National Material L.P.


For most small law departments, their resources and budgets are proportional to their size. But without the resources of a large department, it can be difficult to show value-add through metrics, grow your department as the business grows, and establish best practices and effective compliance programs while operating very lean. Attend to hear real examples of how other in-house counsel have successfully cleared these hurdles without simply buying a third-party vendor solution, how they are structuring metrics without the aid of expensive software, and how they have developed other techniques to operate lean and mean.

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

308 - Ethical and Practical Considerations for Artificial Intelligence in Litigation

Presented by the Insurance Staff Counsel Network
Curricula: Ethics, Information Governance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 18CD

Ethics

Speakers:

Aryeh Friedman, VP, Associate General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, Dun & Bradstreet

Carolyn Metnick, Partner, Healthcare, Akerman LLP

Charles Neff, Director of Compliance, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Arlene Zalayet, SVP & General Attorney, Liberty Mutual Group


As firms begin to integrate artificial intelligence into their operations, explore considerations in implementing cognitive technology to sort, review and analyze data from initial pleadings and disclosures, as well as the use of AI to draft initial pleadings, discovery and motions. Uncover implementation lessons learned and the ethical considerations associated with the use of this technology.

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

309 - Maximizing Impact through Corporate Philanthropy: Creating and Managing Corporate Foundations and Giving Programs

Presented by the Nonprofit Organizations Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Compliance, Contract Drafting, Corporate Governance
Room: Meeting Room 12

Speakers:

Gemma Heckendorf, Chief Counsel, CSG International, Inc.

Anna Lisa Lukes, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Golden State Foods

Robert L. Waldman, Chair, Business Division, Venable LLP

Sharon W. Ware, Counsel, State Farm


A panel of experts with experience representing nonprofit and for-profit entities will present strategic and legal considerations for setting up and managing corporate foundations and giving programs. Panelists will explore alternative financial structures companies are using for social impact investment (a topic of growing interest, particularly among millennials), compare and contrast strategies for corporate philanthropy, explain IRS private foundation rules and compliance considerations, share best practices for managing related entities and highlight considerations for making and monitoring corporate grants (e.g., avoiding self-dealing). Walk away with practical tips for maximizing companies’ philanthropic impact through such entities and programs, while taking steps to minimize potential risks.

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

310 - Public Versus Private Targets in an M&A Transaction

Presented in cooperation with Bloomberg Law
Curricula: Contract Drafting, Negotiations
Room: Meeting Room 19

Gold Sponsor

Speakers:

Julia Gray, Director, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

Diane Holt, Managing Editor, Bloomberg Law

Augusto Lima, Head Legal Transactions, Novartis International AG

Paul Pryzant, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Whether your target is a public or private company has a significant impact on the structure, negotiations and mechanics of a merger or acquisition. As more M&A work moves in-house, general counsel must be aware of the differences and be prepared to address the resulting issues in any M&A transaction. Learn about the key areas affected by those differences, including structuring the acquisition, forming a relationship with the target's management team, public disclosure requirements, purchase price form and mechanics and selected key provisions in the acquisitions agreement (e.g., indemnification).

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

311 - Quantifying Risk in Contracts

Presented in cooperation with QuisLex
Curricula: Business & Management, Contract Drafting, Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Ballroom D

Gold Sponsor Webcast Advanced

Speakers:

Chase D'Agostino, Executive Director, Corporate Solutions, QuisLex

Kevin Fumai, Senior Managing Counsel, Oracle America, Inc.

Aine Lyons, Asst. General Counsel & Senior Director , WW Legal Ops., VMware, Inc.

Sterling Miller, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Marketo


This panel will look at how legal departments are taking steps to quantify risk in their contracts—a growing trend as business best practices make their way into corporate legal departments. Quantifying risk can take many forms and be used for different purposes. Expert panelists will discuss how they use risk-based approaches in their own contracting function, including efficiently routing new contract requests, escalating negotiation approvals and remediating risk efforts in legacy agreements. Learn how these approaches can be used to apply cost–benefit analyses to guide the allocation of resources in your legal department.

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

312 - Ethical and Legal Issues Posed by Artificial Intelligence

Presented in cooperation with Dentons
Curricula: Business & Management, Data Privacy & Security, Ethics, Technology
Room: Ballroom E

Gold Sponsor Ethics

Speakers:

Lucy Bassli, Chief Legal Strategist, LawGeex

Stephen Klein, Chief Strategy Officer, Dentons

Caroline McCaffery, General Counsel, Clarifai, Inc.

Mike Philips, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation


Many top minds are convinced that artificial intelligence poses an existential threat to our society, yet others argue that it brings significant economic opportunity and societal benefits. In the legal industry, the use of AI can save time in labor-intensive processes such as discovery or research, producing better results and a higher-quality product. But the rapid onset of this technology demands even greater legal clarity without stifling innovation and efficiencies. Hear from technology experts and business leaders about the impact that AI will have on our society, how existing ethical and legal frameworks will be stretched to respond to the use of AI in business and what you need to know to be sure you are complying with your ethical obligations.

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

313 - Who Innovates? The Role of In-House Counsel, Law Firms, and Solution Providers in Legal Innovation

Presented by the Association of Corporate Counsel
Curricula: Business & Management, Cross-border/Global, Law Department Management/Legal Operations, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 14

Global

Speakers:

Richard Brait, General Counsel, Siemens Canada Limited

Dan Dagan, Associate General Counsel-Energy Sector, Siemens Canada Limited

David Kruse, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Brian Zubert, Director, Thomson Reuters Labs, Thomson Reuters


As those with oversight of the Quality/Cost/Delivery (QCD) equation for legal services, in-house law departments have real opportunities to innovate. Too often, unfortunately, these opportunities are lost.This session will explore how Siemens Canada’s legal department, inspired by its global legal department’s Legal Innovation Challenge, has used its own resources and brought together law firms and legal technology providers to create new processes and legal technologies that allow it to operate more efficiently and deliver higher quality legal service.  Attend this program to learn how to seize the opportunity when it presents itself and hear from a panel of collaborators how your law firm can employ innovative technologies to help your team innovate; how your solutions provider can work with you to find and develop new technologies; and how your department can take advantage of its role as a lead user and  process innovator.

Monday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

CLOLL02 - Leveraging a Dedicated Legal Ops Function: What Does Best-in-Class Look Like?

Speakers:

Joseph Colaiano, Director of Legal Operations, Mayo Clinic

Joshua Murphy, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Mayo Clinic


Now more than ever, legal departments are investing in a dedicated legal operations function.  There are a number of different models for this strategic shift in your legal department, each with its own benefits and costs.  Have you leveraged this dedicated function to increase the efficiency and productivity of your legal department?  What factors have you considered when deciding whether to make this strategic shift?

Monday, October 22
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Break

Room: Exhibit Hall 4

Monday, October 22
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Stretch Your Minds and Bodies!  This session is full

Room: Meeting Room 1

Come stretch your muscles, strengthen your core, and clear your head during the afternoon breaks. Carolyn Coffey of CSC and owner of Kerr Gulch Pilates LLC will teach a rejuvenating stretch class using a chair and bands. Come as you are in business attire. No prior experience is necessary.

Monday, October 22
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

401 - 2018 ACC Value Champion Series (III): External Collaboration Models In All Shapes & Sizes

Curricula: Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Meeting Room 17

Speakers:

Kristen Cook, Senior Counsel, 7-Eleven

William Deckelman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, DXC Technology

Molly Jones, Sr. Asst General Counsel, Litigation Law, Patents & Compliance, Bayer

Patricia Kim, Chief Counsel- Labor & Employment, Danaher Corporation


When two different companies establish very different collaboration models with the same law firm, you know that both started with the “voice of the client” and built their models around their needs. Whether collaborating with national coordinating counsel or leaning on a managed legal services provider to run core legal functions, these ACC Value Champions will explain how to bring value-based fees, process improvement, knowledge management, and technology to bear to drive value.

Monday, October 22
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

402 - Creating and Implementing an Effective Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise

Presented by the Small Law Department Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Compliance, Data Privacy & Security, Information Governance, Law Department Management/Legal Operations, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 18CD

Advanced

Speakers:

Debra Bromson, Assistant General Counsel, AAA Club Alliance Inc.

April Goff, Senior Counsel, JCPenney Company, Inc.

Michael McCurdy, Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel & Secretary, Brookline Bancorp, Inc.

Tanna Moore, President and CEO, Meritas Law Firms Worldwide


Although the role of corporate counsel in a company’s cybersecurity program differs from one company to the next, the consistent factor in an effective program is practice, practice, practice. In the first half of this program, a panel of experts will discuss the elements of a successful tabletop exercise. In the second half, participate in a condensed, hands-on simulation of a tabletop exercise. This session assumes a basic to intermediate knowledge of cybersecurity programs and is best suited to those counsel who have a cybersecurity program in place.

Monday, October 22
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

403 - Defending US Environmental and Tort Litigation in the New Era of Trace Contaminants

Presented by the Environmental & Sustainability Network
Curricula: Environment & Energy, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Room: Meeting Room 14

Speakers:

Nessa Coppinger, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond

Stephen Smithson, General Counsel, TechLaw Holdings, Inc.


Well-funded environmental activists and the plaintiffs’ bar are ramping up litigation against companies that have even remote connections to trace chemicals in the environment and perceived public health risks. The ability to detect compounds such as perfluorinated chemicals in minute concentrations and extremely protective standards have fueled tort claims even in the absence of damages, targeting products and facilities, drinking water, groundwater and nuisance odors. Citizen suits under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and other environmental laws are a potent part of plaintiffs’ arsenal, often in combination with tort claims. In addition, communities are passing local ordinances relating to chemicals, products and waste management that raise significant issues regarding preemption and overreach. In-house and outside counsel who have led major environmental litigation will survey the litigation landscape and provide a primer on how business can prepare for and defeat these claims.

Monday, October 22
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

404 - Beyond the GDPR: A Review of Global Privacy Laws and Tips for Compliance  This session is full

Presented by the IT, Privacy & eCommerce Network
Curricula: Compliance, Cross-border/Global, Data Privacy & Security, Government Regulation, Information Governance, Technology
Room: Ballroom BC

Interactive

Speakers:

Juan Argueta, Senior Privacy Counsel, SAP America, Inc.

Melissa Fruge, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, Spredfast Inc.

Josh Torres, Corporate Privacy and Regulatory Counsel, iCIMS

Mark Webber, Partner, Technology and Internet, Fieldfisher


Does your company operate globally? Does your privacy program account for regulatory requirements beyond the General Data Protection Regulation? Don’t miss this critical session, which will provide a comprehensive picture of global privacy laws, including detailing regulatory requirements in notable countries such as Canada, Australia and China.

Monday, October 22
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

405 - Limitation of Li

Oct 23   

Tuesday, October 23
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

ACC Runs (and Walks) Austin

Room: Concierge Desk, JW Marriott Austin

Join your fellow attendees for an informal gathering for a run or walk! Meet at the concierge desk in the lobby of the JW Marriott Austin. All speeds and distances welcome. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with your peers before the day’s sessions start.

Tuesday, October 23
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Insurance Staff Counsel Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 8C

Tuesday, October 23
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

IT, Privacy, & eCommerce Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 10AB

Tuesday, October 23
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Sports & Entertainment Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 8AB

Tuesday, October 23
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast

Room: Exhibit Hall 4

Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

501 - How Fintech Is Transforming Global Business

Presented in cooperation with Norton Rose Fulbright
Curricula: Cross-border/Global, Government Regulation, Technology
Room: Ballroom FG

Gold Sponsor

Speakers:

Scott Kearns, Senior Legal Director, Dell Technologies

Gregory Landua, CEO, Co-founder, Regen Network

Andrew Lom, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Sean Murphy, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright


Current cutting-edge developments in financial technology (“fintech”) have the potential to transform businesses on a global basis and deliver significant cost savings by automating and streamlining processes. Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are always in the news, but blockchain technology, which was used for Bitcoin, has now been embraced by financial services and other industries seeking to operate their businesses more efficiently. One of the latest innovations is the concept of the “smart contract,” which has the ability to self-perform autonomously. Experts will cover the basics of blockchain technology and smart contracts; identify various categories of use cases for financial technology; discuss the challenges of utilizing the technology under the existing regulatory framework; review the latest regulatory guidance and comment, emerging commercial and use cases; and highlight possible trends and future developments.

Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

502 - The Real Story of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Presented by the Health Law Network
Curricula: Data Privacy & Security, Health Law, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 18CD

Advanced

Speakers:

Carmelo Fontana, Senior Counsel, Google Inc.

Victoria Gage-Bernheimer, Counsel, Accenture LLP

John Lanza, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Fauzia Zaman-Malik, Senior Counsel, Accenture LLP


Research shows that 86 percent of hospitals are using some form of Artificial Intelligence, expected to be a US$150 billion market within the decade even as it lags other industries such as automotive, internet search and business management. AI is being used in supervised and unsupervised settings, in claims collection, cybersecurity, clinical decision making and radiology. But those new uses don’t happen in a vacuum. Healthcare lives within a strong ethics environment and relies heavily on standards. Are we seeing these elements in healthcare AI? Is our conservative nature holding back major advances? We have issues with transparency and human replacement vs. human augmentation. Just because we can do something does not mean we should… or should we? Join this interactive session on AI in healthcare and help to create the solution.

Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

503 - Nonprofit Event Risk Management from A to Z  This session is full

Presented by the Nonprofit Organizations Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Contract Drafting, Negotiations
Room: Meeting Room 11

Interactive

Speakers:

Thomas Cluderay, General Counsel, Yellowstone Forever

Robert Falk, General Counsel, Truth Initiative

Cynthia Lewin, Partner, Venable LLP

Jesse Raben, General Counsel, The Common Application

Christie Yang, Associate General Counsel, Brookings Institution


This interactive workshop will focus on risk management considerations when planning nonprofit events. After an introductory overview from the nonprofit experts, you will rotate every 15 to 20 minutes for guided discussions with your industry peers about such topics as negotiating event-related contracts; insurance and permit issues; health and safety issues such as alcohol, security and conduct; auction, give-away and charitable tax deductibility issues; and photo releases, waivers and social media issues.

Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

504 - Hot Topics in US Securities Law

Presented by the Corporate & Securities Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Government Regulation
Room: Meeting Room 18AB

Advanced

Speakers:

Daniel Bagliebter, Attorney, Mintz

Scott Hodgdon, Sr. Director, Corporate & Securities Counsel, NetScout Systems, Inc.

Maiken Keson-Brookes, General Counsel, Synlogic, Inc.

Scott Posner, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Terex Corporation


Despite the drive toward deregulation in Washington, DC, companies face increasingly complex securities laws and interpretations. From revised auditor reports and revenue recognition rules, to continuing focus on non-GAAP measures and other proposals on the horizon, come hear the latest in the world of securities law from our panel of experts.

Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

505 - Exploring Litigation and Ethics Through the Media (The Sequel)

Presented by the Litigation Network
Curricula: Ethics, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Room: Ballroom A

Ethics Webcast Advanced

Speakers:

Coleman Lechner, Senior Counsel, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

Sarah Maguire, Senior Counsel, BAE Systems

Ann Marie Painter, Partner, Perkins Coie

Gerald Trepkowski, Senior Associate General Counsel, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


Grab some popcorn and get ready to be entertained and engaged. Last year's session explored ethical dilemmas at trial using film clips. The sequel takes it to the next level by using video clips from all forms of media to cue up a lively discussion of legal ethics matters associated with litigation practice. Spoiler alert! Issues involving potentially scandalous breaches of the attorney–client privilege, inappropriate relationships, ulterior motives and matters of moral turpitude will keep you glued to your seat as you see legal ethics (or the lack thereof) played out in dramatic form.

Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

506 - Employment and Labor Law for Generalists and New In-house Counsel

Presented by the Employment & Labor Network
Curricula: Employment & Labor
Room: Ballroom D

Basic

Speakers:

Douglas Hass, General Counsel, Lifeway Foods

Monica Khetarpal, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Susan Tahernia, Associate General Counsel, CentralCare Incorporated

Monica Torrez, Director of Compliance and Assistant General Counsel, TrueBlue, Inc.


Back by popular demand with new topics! Whether you’re a new in-house counsel or an employment and labor law novice, attend this session to learn about a wide range of issues that US in-house counsel face daily, including: drafting and updating employee handbooks and employer policies; drafting effective offer letters, sales and bonus plans; issues associated with the trend toward agile and open workspaces; and responding to demand letters from lawyers representing disgruntled employees (and/or actual claims filed with the EEOC or state human rights commissions).

Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

507 - The Sports, Entertainment, & Employment Law Game

Presented by the Sports & Entertainment Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Employment & Labor
Room: Meeting Room 12

Speakers:

William Bensussen, Senior Deputy General Counsel, SAG-AFTRA

David Cohen, Head of Player Operations, Alliance of American Football

William Grob, Partner, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Norman Wain, General Counsel, Chief of Business Affairs, USA Track & Field, Inc.


In this interactive game-show session, test your knowledge of sports, entertainment, ethics and employment law. Questions will involve complex, real-life situations covering a wide range of topics. An automated system will keep score and reveal how your answers stack up against your peers’.

Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

508 - Disruptive Technology in Retail

Presented in cooperation with Bird & Bird LLP
Curricula: Data Privacy & Security, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 17

Gold Sponsor

Speakers:

Ian Edwards, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP

Ryan Evans, Assistant General Counsel, Qdoba Mexican Eats

April Goff, Senior Counsel, JCPenney Company, Inc.

Casey O'Connor, Associate General Counsel, Stitch Fix


Disruptive technologies present huge opportunities for retailers across the globe. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, chatbots, automation, social shopping and radio-frequency identification tools, for example, allow retailers to demonstrate their products in new ways, deliver personalized solutions and reinvent the in-store experience for consumers. Learn how a panel of retail industry corporate counsel are taking advantage of these new technologies and the associated legal issues they pose.

Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

509 - BAD (Burnout, Addiction, and Depression) Is Not Good for Your Legal Department

Presented in cooperation with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Curricula: Ethics, Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Ballroom E

Gold Sponsor Ethics

Speakers:

Maria Danaher, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Dennis Davis, Director of Client Training, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Bobbi-Sue Doyle-Hazard, Assistant General Counsel, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Gary Powell, General Counsel, North America, Emery Oleochemicals LLC


In-house counsel are often called upon to provide continuous support in stressful, critical matters. Recent studies on the health and well-being of lawyers—and on the effects of chronic stress—remind us that the practice of law involves pressures that can lead to burnout, addiction and depression. Fortunately, there are well-understood strategies and interventions to prevent or de-escalate the negative side effects of high-octane legal careers. Join our panelists, who include a nationally renowned psychologist, a practitioner with experience in mindfulness and in-house counsel, as they identify some of the most common warning signs of burnout and depression and provide positive ideas for coping. The session will present real-world scenarios and interactive simulations to help you handle unanticipated workplace challenges, reduce stress and use new communication and stress reduction skills to be your best self.

Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

510 - Digitization and Antitrust: New Antitrust Challenges in Europe and Around the Globe

Presented in cooperation with Lex Mundi
Curricula: Compliance, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 19

Gold Sponsor Advanced

Speakers:

Alexander Birnstiel, Partner - Noerr LLP, Lex Mundi

Erik Dyhrkopp, General Counsel Americas, Bosch Group

Barbara Sicalides, Partner - Pepper Hamilton LLP, Lex Mundi

Stacey van Hooven, Vice President & General Counsel, Essity GmbH


As globalization and digitization pose new antitrust challenges around the world, authorities and lawmakers are forced to focus on and quickly catch up with new conceptual work, legislative initiatives and increased enforcement activities. The European Commission and its member states’ enforcers, for example, keep a close eye on algorithm-driven cartels. Big data scenarios are being looked at under abuse of dominance rules and vertical antitrust rules serve to regulate e-commerce. An international panel of antitrust law experts will address the myriad questions on how these new regulatory activities affect businesses, explore enthusiasm from particular European enforcers and discuss other pressing questions and recent developments.

Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

511 - Managing Copyright Compliance in a Digital World

Presented in cooperation with Copyright Clearance Center
Curricula: Compliance, Intellectual Property, Technology
Room: Ballroom BC

Gold Sponsor Advanced

Speakers:

Theodore Allen, Senior Director, Intellectual Property Counsel, Hologic, Inc.

Stephen Garfield, Vice President, Client Engagement, Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

Jeffrey Smith, Contracts Counsel, Shire Pharmaceuticals


As in-house counsel, you’ve done a thorough job of developing a copyright policy that clearly defines your company’s values and obligations, resources for securing proper permissions, and even how to handle possible infringement. With employees’ ever-increasing access to online content, now is the time to bring that policy into the digital age with technology solutions that empower your users around the globe to manage compliance at the same speed as the information they are using. Join this expert panel of industry knowledge managers and in-house counsel as they explore the challenges of technology’s escalating impact on infringement and the benefits and solutions it can offer for managing compliance in your company.

Tuesday, October 23
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

Room: Exhibit Hall 4

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

601 - Choose Your Own Adventure: The Global Landscape of Attorney–Client Privilege

Curricula: Ethics
Room: Ballroom D

Ethics Advanced

Speakers:

Mary Blatch, Associate General Counsel & Director of Advocacy, Association of Corporate Counsel

Teresa Cleary, General Counsel & Company Secretary, The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

Lindsey Dates, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Wolf Frenkel, Director/ Group General Counsel, BearingPoint Service GmbH


Keeping track of new developments in attorney-client privilege law around the globe is a difficult task, and not one for which most in-house counsel have sufficient time. In this interactive session, we will explore how various topics of privilege law apply in different jurisdictions, choosing what to explore based on audience polling. For example, what privilege differences exist between internal investigations conducted in the US and those conducted in the UK? For each topic addressed, panelists will give practical tips to help in-house counsel navigate the global challenges of protecting client confidentiality.

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

602 - Trademark Harmony: How Can We Use Each Other's Marks in This Global Marketplace?  This session is full

Presented by the Intellectual Property Network
Curricula: Contract Drafting, Cross-border/Global, Intellectual Property, Negotiations
Room: Ballroom BC

Interactive

Speakers:

Relani Belous, General Counsel, Stan Lee's Pow! Entertainment

J. Scott Evans, Director, Trademarks, Adobe Systems, Incorporated

Christine James, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Heather Liberman, General Counsel, South by Southwest (SXSW)


This session is intended to take a deep dive into consent and coexistence agreements, which had been generally accepted by the PTO as evidence of likelihood of confusion, until In re Bay State Brewing Company. This program will review recent Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) proceedings, including In re Bay State Brewing Company, to explore if and where consent and coexistence agreements may work (the U.S. and abroad), and the essential elements to make them work, particularly in overcoming refusal citations from the PTO.

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

603 - Less than Zero: Launching an Information Governance Initiative with No Budget  This session is full

Presented by the Information Governance Network
Curricula: Information Governance, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 11

Interactive

Speakers:

Shannon Clark, Director, Data Privacy - Global Compliance, CBRE, Inc.

Taa Grays, VP & Associate General Counsel - Information Governance, MetLife

Linda Sharp, Associate General Counsel, ZL Technologies

Scott Whipps, Dept Mgr, Records and Information Governance, Honda North America, Inc.


So your executive team wants an information governance initiative, but won’t cut loose any money? The key is reallocating resources and leveraging partnerships, not asking for more money. Join this session to learn to identify resources and partners that your company likely already has, and how to leverage them to offset the costs of building a new initiative.

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

604 - Meet the US Health Law Enforcers

Presented by the Health Law Network
Curricula: Government Regulation, Health Law
Room: Meeting Room 12

Speakers:

James Gillingham, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney's Office

Karen Glassman, Senior Counsel, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, HHS, HHS-OIG

Eugenia La Fontaine Krieg, Managing Attorney, Civil Medicaid Fraud Division, Office of the Texas Attorney General

Lisa Noller, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Lori Rubin, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP


How has the health law enforcement landscape changed in the past year or so? There is a keen continuing focus on healthcare issues, direct and indirect. Attend this frank conversation with several ranking government individuals who will share recent trends in regulatory enforcement actions. The conversation can be directed, but it can also go where the audience is interested. Come be part of the valuable discussion that addresses these critical issues.

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

605 - Litigation Issues Arising from Mergers & Acquisitions

Presented by the Litigation Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Room: Ballroom A

Speakers:

Neville Byford, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Theresa Coetzee, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Marriott International, Inc.

Julia Gray, Director, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

Victoria Lazar, Executive Counsel - Mergers & Acquisitions, GE


An improving global economy is leading to more mergers and acquisition than ever before. This session will focus on litigation issues that can arise out of M&A matters including indemnification, brand liability, a failure in due diligence, and how to ensure a seamless hand-off in pending litigation that survives the close.

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

606 - Managing Globally: Building Relationships and Working Collaboratively Across Multiple Departments

Presented by the Law Department Management Network
Curricula: Cross-border/Global, Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Ballroom E

Speakers:

Lucy Bassli, Chief Legal Strategist, LawGeex

Norman Brothers, General Counsel, United Parcel Service of America, Inc.

Dolly Davis, Assistant General Counsel, Office Depot, Inc.

John Jenkins, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, TE Connectivity

Karin Simonson, Principal Legal Counsel, Medtronic, Inc.

Mark Smolik, VP, General Counsel & Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer, DHL Supply Chain


In an increasingly global world, in-house lawyers must build relationships and work with colleagues across long distances and with diverse perspectives. Attend this session to gather actionable intelligence about addressing the logistical and operational challenges of doing so.

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

607 - Through the Black Mirror to Westworld: Tracking, Profiling, and the Rise of the Machines

Presented by the Sports & Entertainment Network
Curricula: Compliance, Contract Drafting, Technology
Room: Ballroom FG

Webcast

Speakers:

Alexander Duisberg, Partner, Bird & Bird

Carmelo Fontana, Senior Counsel, Google Inc.

Emily Roisman, Chair and Chief Legal Officer, PRoTechos, Inc.


Netflix’s “Black Mirror” is a dystopian series that looks at the pervasiveness of technology in our lives, from social media networks to drones to tracking technology. HBO’s “Westworld” presents an amusement park where almost anything goes with the park’s robotic hosts. But are these series so farfetched? Using examples from these series, the speakers will explore cutting-edge legal, contractual and compliance issues arising from technology. This panel will take a multi-disciplinary and global approach to discussing what these issues mean to your business.

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

608 - Financial Services: New Technologies and New Opportunities (Beyond Blockchain)

Presented by the Financial Services Network
Curricula: Compliance, Government Regulation, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 19

Advanced

Speakers:

Andrew Cosgrove, Associate General Counsel, Upgrade

Maria Earley, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Sarah Elliott, Head of Compliance, Blend

Shane Foster, Senior Litigation Counsel, Office of the Arizona Attorney General


This roundtable discussion will cover new financial technologies, including robo-advisers, distributed ledger, digital currencies, tokenization, CAT, and other emerging issues. Stay on the cutting edge of legal, regulatory and compliance issues by participating in this discussion around regulatory developments, intellectual property issues, merger and acquisition issues, challenges and opportunities.

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

609 - AI Practically Speaking: Potential Legal and Ethical Issues with Artificial Intelligence

Presented in Cooperation with Microsoft Corporation
Curricula: Business & Management, Compliance
Room: Meeting Room 18CD

Speakers:

Jason Barnwell, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

Bert Kaminski, Chief Commercial Counsel, GE Digital

Hemant Pathak, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation


While artificial intelligence may be a transformative tool for practicing law at a higher level by enabling in-house lawyers to stop performing routine, repetitive, mundane tasks, it is still in its infancy. As a result, many in-house counsel have questions and  concerns regarding the use of AI solutions. This panel will explore various practical uses of AI in the legal profession, potential legal and ethical challenges and mitigation strategies.

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

610 - Sexual Harassment: Not Just a US Issue

Presented in cooperation with Jackson Lewis P.C.
Curricula: Cross-border/Global, Employment & Labor
Room: Meeting Room 17

Gold Sponsor

Speakers:

Preeti Balwani, General Counsel - India, The Kraft Heinz Company

Rustam Juma, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Eckler Ltd.

Nicole Monson, Senior Vice President, Global Employment & Compliance, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

John Sander, Shareholder, Jackson Lewis PC


With all of the media attention and political controversy surrounding high-profile sexually harassment cases in the United States, multinational enterprises can overlook that they need to establish and enforce strong policies against sexual harassment throughout the world. In this session, a group of experienced in-house and outside counsel will discuss several hypothetical situations addressed to some of the most vexing problems in maintaining a globally compliant standard of conduct, including differing definitions and concepts—both legally and culturally—of prohibited conduct throughout the world; unique sexual harassment laws such as India's, which require special committees to review claims; how to investigate claims in compliance with local employment law and privacy restrictions; and applying policies to the globally mobile employee.

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

611 - HIPAA 2018: Avoiding the Top 10 Compliance Pitfalls

Curricula: Compliance, Data Privacy & Security, Government Regulation, Health Law, Information Governance
Room: Meeting Room 18AB

Speakers:

Jenny Barnes, Vice President, Legal, Quantum Health

Jennifer Elliott, Privacy Officer, JD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Thora Johnson, Partner, Venable LLP


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is the data privacy and security law with which covered entities and their business associates must comply. While HIPAA clearly governs healthcare providers, it also affects every employer that offers health insurance benefits to its employees. The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights is actively enforcing HIPAA regulations, levying significant monetary penalties for noncompliance. This session will review HIPAA's data privacy and security requirements, identify the top 10 compliance challenges that covered entities and their business associates face in 2018 and offer strategies to minimize HIPAA violations in this high-risk environment.

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

CLOSM01 - Internal Investigations on a Budget

Speakers:

Asif Sayani, General Counsel, Pharm-Olam International, LLC


Internal investigations, robust compliance measures, and organization wide trainings come at a steep cost.  How can a smaller law department, with limited resources, handle the increasing pressure to proactively combat sexual harassment and other risks?  Share best practices on cost-effective measures to ensure that your legal department is taking the appropriate steps to address sexual harassment and other crises.

Tuesday, October 23
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Corporate & Securities Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 9C

Tuesday, October 23
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Energy Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 4

Tuesday, October 23
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Financial Services Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 8AB

Tuesday, October 23
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Health Law Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 10AB

Tuesday, October 23
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Intellectual Property Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 9AB

Tuesday, October 23
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Law Department Management Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 16

Tuesday, October 23
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Meet Your In-house Neighbors Networking Lunch

Room: Exhibit Hall 5

Do you want to get to know your local chapter leadership and find out what’s planned for the coming year? Do you have an idea that you would like the chapter to consider? Don’t miss this gathering where you can learn how to become more involved in chapter activities and meet other in-house attorneys in your local area. The chapter lunch is informal; reserved tables will be available on a first-come basis.

Tuesday, October 23
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Nonprofit Organizations Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 5

Tuesday, October 23
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Real Estate Network Business Meeting

Room: Meeting Room 8C

Tuesday, October 23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

701 - The Chief Legal Officer’s View of In-house Pro Bono

Curricula: Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Meeting Room 12

Speakers:

Tammy Sun, Director of Corporate Pro Bono, Pro Bono Institute

Wanji Walcott, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, PayPal

Michael Zukerman, Chief Legal Officer, CSAA Insurance Group


In-house pro bono continues to thrive, despite uncertainties in the market, a stressful business climate and a continuing push to control costs and do more with less. A panel of leading in-house counsel will give an overview of in-house pro bono, discuss the role of CLOs and other leaders in supporting such efforts and address the growth and importance of in-house pro bono within legal departments, companies and the communities where they work.

Tuesday, October 23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

702 - Handling Government Audits and Investigations  This session is full

Presented by the Litigation Network
Curricula: Compliance, Government Regulation
Room: Ballroom BC

Advanced Interactive

Speakers:

Griffith L. Green, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

William Hochul, General Counsel, Delaware North

Mai Robertson, Associate General Counsel, Fannie Mae


Designed for your participation, this session will be facilitated by in-house counsel experienced in handling government investigations, from the garden-variety to the complex. Learn about some of the most recent issues, cases and defenses, and collaborate with others on new strategies for response when the government comes calling.

Tuesday, October 23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

703 - Tips and Tricks for Meeting Security Standards: Lessons Learned from FTC Enforcement Actions

Presented by the IT, Privacy & eCommerce Network
Curricula: Compliance, Data Privacy & Security, Government Regulation, Information Governance, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 18CD

Webcast

Speakers:

John Bates, General Counsel/Chief Information Security Officer, Clarity Insights

Linda Emery, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

Katherine McCarron, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Protection Bureau

Sarah Sederstrom, VP, Legal, Wunderman


What constitutes a reasonable standard of security? Join our in-house experts who will discuss recent FTC enforcement actions for purposes of determining what defines “reasonable security.” Apply what you learn by working through hypothetical situations and identifying information security best practices. Experts will further evaluate current trends in information security standards (NIST, ISO) and what best practices counsel will want to follow moving forward.

Tuesday, October 23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

704 - Law and Order: HCU (Healthcare Compliance Unit)

Presented by the Health Law Network
Curricula: Compliance, Data Privacy & Security, Health Law
Room: Meeting Room 19

Speakers:

Mary Decker, VP & Chief Compliance Officer, Novant Health, Inc.

Jana Kolarik, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Christi Lunsford, Associate General Counsel, Encompass Health Corporation

Jason Stevens, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, WellStar Health System, Inc.


Taking a cue from the popular “Law and Order” US television show, the ACC Health Law Network will help solve a real-life healthcare compliance problem in 90 minutes, viewing it from different vantage points. In this interactive session, panelists will assume various roles such as general counsel, chief compliance officer, CEO, and board member as they take the audience through simulated scenarios involving a real-life healthcare compliance fact pattern, the facts of which will evolve during the session. In addition to presenting relevant substantive healthcare compliance laws, panelists will also demonstrate soft skills for advising and counseling internal clients and stakeholders in similar situations.

Tuesday, October 23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

705 - Do’s and Don’ts for Social Media in the Financial Services Industry

Presented by the Financial Services Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Compliance, Government Regulation
Room: Meeting Room 17

Advanced

Speakers:

Susan Duarte, Senior Counsel, Sprint

Nathan Howard, Chief Compliance Officer, Moneta Group Investment Advisors, LLC

Amy Mudge, Partner, Venable LLP

Andrea Negroni, Professor, American University


As social media continues to grow more prevalent every day, it’s critical to stay current on recent developments. Discover the answers to these questions and many more: Are Twitter and Facebook friend or foe? What are the do’s and don’ts for counsel using social media? What are the risks and best practices for using social media in the financial services industry? What are the latest legal and regulatory trends? What advertising law principles come into play?

Tuesday, October 23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

706 - The Most Interesting Risk Questions for Public Companies

Presented by the Corporate & Securities Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Corporate Governance, Government Regulation
Room: Ballroom D

Advanced

Speakers:

Claire Ambrosio, General Counsel, Mynd Analytics, Inc.

Bryon Koepke, Senior Vice President & Chief Securities Counsel, Avis Budget Group

Ryan Maierson, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Joelle Quilla, General Counsel-Client and Corporate Services, Cognizant Technology Solutions


Public companies, boards and officers face risks from all sides, from the ordinary (How will the US Securities and Exchange Commission interpret a rule? What are the risks associated with a new product offering?) to the extraordinary (How will a major political event like Brexit affect my organization? Should my CEO use email and social media? How might cryptocurrencies impact my business?). Seasoned in-house counsel from public companies will discuss their picks for the most interesting risks confronting their organizations, covering topics such as enforcement, fiduciary duty, disclosure and more.

Tuesday, October 23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

707 - Intellectual Property Protection for Emerging Technologies

Presented by the Intellectual Property Network
Curricula: Intellectual Property, Technology
Room: Ballroom A

Speakers:

Shawn Cheng, Associate Patent Counsel, Verily Life Sciences LLC

Kate Gaudry, Senior Associate, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Michael Moore, Associate General Counsel, Products and Patents, Pure Storage

Melissa Peterson, Legal Counsel, Sulzer Pumps US


Attend to find out what in-house IP counsel must know to address new and disruptive technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, 3-D printing, virtual reality and others. Discover the kinds of protection that are available globally, what protection your organization will need, and how to go about getting that protection in the United States and other key markets such as the European Union, China, Japan and India.

Tuesday, October 23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

708 - Cross-Border Employee Issues for US Companies

Presented by the International Legal Affairs Network
Curricula: Cross-border/Global, Employment & Labor
Room: Meeting Room 18AB

Speakers:

Julie Berryman, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Ventura Foods, LLC

Kevin Chapman, Associate General Counsel, Dow Jones

Donald Dowling, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.

Ako Williams, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Ushio America, Inc.


Multinational employers have a unique challenge: to establish a cohesive set of values and acceptable business conduct for all staff across global locations, while ensuring that such policies are not inconsistent with local laws and regulations. Attend to understand the ramifications of issuing US-style employee handbooks overseas; good alternatives to a global employee handbook; topics for a global code of ethics or business conduct; implementation strategies for global codes and policies; and how to effectively enforce global policies locally while minimizing the liability of the US employer.

Tuesday, October 23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

709 - Benchmarking Settlement Techniques and Strategies

Presented in cooperation with Littler Mendelson P.C.
Curricula: Employment & Labor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Room: Ballroom E

Gold Sponsor Interactive

Speakers:

Hunter Hughes, Mediator and Arbitrator, HunterADR

Carolyn Lam, Vice President, Stream Energy

Kim Rives Miers, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.

Kell Simon, Lawyer and Founder, Kell A. Simon Law Offices


Ever wonder how other companies settle labor and employment matters or what they are paying to settle them? This interactive workshop will walk through settlement hypotheticals and allow you to benchmark and compare your settlement and valuation strategies through the use of anonymous polling technology. Instant polling results will allow you to see how your settlement strategies compare to your peers’, and to obtain valuable information regarding average settlements and legal spend for various labor and employment matters.

Tuesday, October 23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

710 - Indispensable: Getting into the Weeds of Legal Cannabis

Presented in cooperation with Akerman LLP
Curricula: Business & Management, Employment & Labor, Government Regulation, Intellectual Property
Room: Ballroom FG

Gold Sponsor

Speakers:

James Cole, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Zachary Kobrin, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Cansortium Holdings/ Knox Medical

Jonathan Robbins, Chair, Cannabis Practice, Akerman LLP


Few legal topics are hotter today than cannabis. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis in some manner. Nearly 60 percent of the US population lives in a state where cannabis has been legalized to some extent. Meanwhile, the federal government continues to classify it as a Schedule 1 drug. In a game-show format, the speakers will provide a high-level review of this new and exciting area of law while answering questions of relevance and importance to in-house counsel. Topics include the impact of legal cannabis on employment practices and policies, such as drug testing, reasonable accommodations and workplace conduct; protecting intellectual property (Did you know there was a strain of cannabis called “Girl Scout Cookie” and another called “Gorilla Glue?”); leasing; capital raising; the investment landscape; and banking.

Tuesday, October 23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

711 - Intersection of the Gig Economy and Employment Law  This session is full

Presented in cooperation with Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
Curricula: Compliance, Employment & Labor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Room: Meeting Room 11

Gold Sponsor Interactive

Speakers:

Stephanie Blackman, Vice President and General Counsel, Schwarz Partners

Garrett Ferencz, Deputy General Counsel, TrueBlue, Inc.

Kim Seten, Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

Philip Weis, Director, Senior Employment Counsel, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc


The gig economy—in which employees work multiple temporary assignments, sometimes simultaneously, and employers contract with independent workers for short-term projects—is on the rise. Studies predict that by 2020, up to 40 percent of American workers could be independent contractors. The gig economy raises a host of legal issues for employers, ranging from independent contractor arrangements that can be questioned in costly class litigation, to audits by the Department of Labor or the IRS, to confidentiality and non-competition concerns, to joint employer issues and indemnification. This interactive session will cover the most common legal issues facing employers in the gig economy and best practices in day-to-day employment issues and in litigation or arbitration. Join fellow in-house counsel in this hands-on workshop to analyze scenarios in small groups.

Tuesday, October 23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

CLOSM02 - Efficiently Leveraging Resources in Your Legal Department

Presented in cooperation with Wolters Kluwer

Are you under pressure to decrease costs, especially those involving outside counsel?  CLOs have an increasingly robust arsenal of options available to resource litigation and corporate transactions.  From leveraging internal non-legal staff to investing in AI-enabled tools, join experienced chief legal officers in exploring strategies to ensure that your legal project is not only successful, but also cost-effective.

Tuesday, October 23
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Break

Room: Exhibit Hall 4

Tuesday, October 23
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Stretch Your Minds and Bodies!  This session is full

Room: Meeting Room 1

Come stretch your muscles, strengthen your core, and clear your head during the afternoon breaks. Carolyn Coffey of CSC and owner of Kerr Gulch Pilates LLC will teach a rejuvenating stretch class using a chair and bands. Come as you are in business attire. No prior experience is necessary.

Tuesday, October 23
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

801 - Assessing and Advancing Your Legal Operations Maturity

Curricula: Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Ballroom FG

Speakers:

Sowmyan Ranganathan, Sr. Director, Legal Operations, AbbVie

Jennifer Roth, Senior Managing Counsel, Milliman, Inc.

Thomas Trujillo, Deputy General Counsel, Wells Fargo Law Department

Daniel Young, Operations Manager, Boston Scientific


Is it time to accelerate efficiency and effectiveness internally? Assessing the maturity of legal operations activities that support the legal department objectives is an important first step! From change management through technology optimization, many operations disciplines can be initiated or improved to deliver legal services better, faster and cheaper. Legal operations pros will show how to use the ACC Maturity Model for the Operations of a Legal Department to align on priorities and how to advance in key areas, with a discussion of their approach at their respective companies.

Tuesday, October 23
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

802 - What Could Possibly Go Wrong? The Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Legal Issues in Advertising and Marketing Campaigns  This session is full

Presented in cooperation with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Curricula: Business & Management, Intellectual Property
Room: Ballroom E

Gold Sponsor Interactive

Speakers:

Jason Brown, VP, General Counsel & Secretary, Dyson, Inc.

Tywanda Lord, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Gillian Thackray, Senior Corporate Counsel, The Clorox Company


Advertising for retail and consumer brands is increasingly fast-paced, responsive and interactive. Brand owners not only want to be a part of the conversation, but they want to own it. With expert guidance based on recent case law and US Federal Trade Comission orders and guidelines, audience groups will examine a hypothetical advertising campaign that uses traditional and non-traditional channels, and tackle issues related to agency and talent agreements, production, trademark and copyright, influencer agreements, compliance with the FTC’s endorsement guidelines, right of publicity, sweepstakes and contests. Through guided peer collaboration, attendees will learn to effectively spot issues that crop up in campaigns and develop best practices for mitigating the risk of adverse legal and public relations reactions to edgy and creative ad campaigns.

Tuesday, October 23
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

803 - Comprehensive Third-party Due Diligence for Cross-border Business

Presented by the Compliance & Ethics and International Legal Affairs Networks
Curricula: Compliance, Contract Drafting, Cross-border/Global, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 18CD

Speakers:

Todd Edwards, Ethics and Compliance Director, American Bureau of Shipping

Andria Jones, Head of Legal Compliance, Cloudflare

Michael Julian, Chief Compliance Officer, Alstom

Emily Vijayakirthi, Senior Attorney, Assistant Compliance Manager, Black & Veatch Corporation


Comprehensive third-party due diligence designed to assure compliance in many subject areas of law is essential for a robust global compliance and ethics program. Cross border transactions involving third parties are generally acknowledged as having significant risk and enforcement agencies in many countries consider the existence of a thorough due diligence program a mitigating factor when problems arise.  Long gone are the days of a company bragging that it has “an FCPA program” as sufficient in the eyes of regulators.  What is really necessary, and what are best practices in 2018 and looking forward how to prepare for what may soon be considered best practices tomorrow for creating a program to review third parties?  Join our panel of experts as they discuss how they deal with third-party due diligence and learn about best practices going forward.

Tuesday, October 23
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

804 - High Anxiety: Real Estate and Environmental Considerations in Mergers & Acquisitions

Presented by the Real Estate and Environmental & Sustainability Networks
Curricula: Contract Drafting, Environment & Energy, Negotiations
Room: Meeting Room 11

Advanced

Speakers:

Elena Antonetti, Executive Counsel, Travelers

Jenny McClister, Compliance and Social Responsibility Counsel, HP Inc.

Heather Morawski, Assistant General Counsel, Robert Bosch LLC

Jason Perdion, Senior Counsel, Environmental and Regulatory, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Raymond "Rusty" Pomeroy, Of Counsel, Beveridge & Diamond


Learn from experienced real estate and environmental and sustainability lawyers as they provide practical guidance for conducting real estate, environmental and sustainability due diligence and negotiating contract terms in mergers and acquisitions involving various leased and owned real estate assets. They will highlight potential pitfalls and offer strategies for risk mitigation in North American and European Union M&A deals, and provide attendees with checklists and sample contract clauses.

Tuesday, October 23
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

805 - The Business Consequences of Bad Behavior

Presented by the Sports & Entertainment Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Compliance, Corporate Governance, Employment & Labor, Ethics
Room: Ballroom BC

Ethics

Speakers:

Relani Belous, General Counsel, Stan Lee's Pow! Entertainment

Roxanne Khazarian, General Counsel, SELF

Danielle Ochs, Partner, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Jaimie Wolf, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment


The past year saw the fall of many powerful individuals in the sports and entertainment fields and beyond due to personal misconduct, sparking the rise of the #MeToo movement and other grassroots initiatives. However, the damage went beyond people: Companies that tolerated or empowered bad behavior suffered as well. Explore what led to the groundswell of change and what it means for the future. Discuss best practices for developing a culture of compliance and the risks of failing to do so, including an exploration of the legal and public relations implications for companies and individuals.

Tuesday, October 23
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

806 - Secrets of Successful Negotiation

Presented by the Law Department Management Network
Curricula: Negotiations
Room: Ballroom D

Webcast Advanced

Speakers:

Susan Alker, General Counsel, Crescent Cove Capital Management

Todd Borow, Associate General Counsel, AmeriHealth Caritas

Hon. John DiBlasi, Arbitrator and Mediator, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Elliot Rozenberg, Sr. Counsel & Adjunct Professor, FabFitFun & USC Gould School of Law


What practical negotiation techniques are proven to maximize successful outcomes? Attend this interactive presentation to gather tips for negotiating such key provisions as representations and warrantees, intellectual property, and pricing, as well as practical guidance on partnering with management on high-stakes negotiations. Refine your negotiation skills and leave with a set of strategies to deal with difficult negotiation behaviors and hard-bargaining tactics.

Tuesday, October 23
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

807 - The Evolving Nature of Shareholder Activism

Presented by the Corporate & Securities Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Corporate Governance
Room: Meeting Room 12

Advanced

Speakers:

Kinloch Gill, SVP, General Counsel, Upland Software, Inc.

Anthony Shoemaker, Assistant General Counsel, Tenet Healthcare

Steven Stokdyk, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Gregory Taxin, Managing Director, Spotlight Advisors


Threats to the long-term interests of shareholders take many forms. Institutional investors are increasingly taking activist roles, at a time when company defenses continue to dwindle. Your directors and officers will look to you almost immediately for a playbook since their positions are on the line the minute the investment is announced. No company is small enough or large enough to ignore this risk! Join to explore the evolving nature of shareholder activism and uncover strategies you, your board and company can take to ensure that you’re ready to handle an activist threat.

Tuesday, October 23
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

808 - Emerging China: The Growing Economic Power in Asia

Presented in cooperation with Meritas - Law Firms Worldwide
Curricula: Business & Management, Cross-border/Global, Government Regulation
Room: Meeting Room 19

Gold Sponsor

Speakers:

Christopher Chan, General Counsel, RedMart

Thomas Jackson, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Knowles Corporation

Max Laun, Vice President & General Counsel, Arconic Inc.

Dennis Unkovic, Partner, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott


It was a major policy departure when the Trump Administration withdrew participation by the United States in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP was originally designed to act as a counterweight to the growing economic influence of China throughout Asia. As a result of the US withdrawal from the TPP, China’s role throughout Asia and the world as an economic powerhouse will increase greatly over the next five years. Economic expansion is a top priority for China’s leader, Xi Jinping. A panel of leading international in-house counsel will describe how the rapidly rising economic influence of China is likely to affect their companies and others within their sector. This practical session will provide valuable takeaways for companies now doing business in Asia or with plans to enter Asia in the future.

Tuesday, October 23
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

809 - A View from the Trenches: When Dispute Resolution Clauses Blow Up

Presented in cooperation with Thomson Reuters
Curricula: Contract Drafting, Cross-border/Global, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Negotiations
Room: Meeting Room 17

Gold Sponsor Advanced

Speakers:

John Hay, Partner, Dentons

Jeffrey Prokop, Director, Sr. Legal Counsel, Litigation & Govt Investigations, Alcon Laboratories, Inc., a Novartis Division

Steve Skulnik, Senior Legal Editor, Thomson Reuters

Christine Vargas Colmey, Senior Counsel, Sovos Compliance, LLC


This master class for transactional lawyers will focus on stepped arbitration clauses and multi-party/multi-contract issues. The speakers will present difficult situations they encountered because of issues not anticipated by dispute resolution clauses. You will vote on potential solutions to selected fact patterns and discover how the disputes were actually resolved. You will leave with best practices for drafting, including how to anticipate and prevent problems.

Tuesday, October 23
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

810 - Navigating the Legal Minefields of the Digital Health Revolution

Presented in cooperation with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC.
Curricula: Data Privacy & Security, Health Law, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 18AB

Gold Sponsor

Speakers:

Brent Henry, Member, Mintz

Joseph Charles Kvedar, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare


Laura O'Donnell, VIce President and General Counsel, GE Healthcare

David Rowan, Chief Legal Officer, Cleveland Clinic


The digital health revolution has been heralded as the future of American medicine. The rapid growth in electronic health records has fueled a plethora of digital diagnostic tools and consumer-facing apps. These tools have the potential to lower our overall healthcare cost burden by detecting life-threatening conditions, managing chronic disease and fostering healthier lifestyles. But their creation, development and use pose challenges for in-house lawyers in a range of settings: healthcare providers, insurers and employers, as well as companies producing and promoting the products. This panel will explore the vast range of regulatory oversight related to the development, application, marketing and use of digital health products by various US government agencies, as well as the employee/employer privacy concerns raised by their deployment.

Tuesday, October&

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Wednesday, October 24
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast

Room: Exhibit Hall 4

Wednesday, October 24
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Boot Camp for Leaders of Early-stage, Dedicated Legal Operations Functions

Curricula: Business & Management, Law Department Management/Legal Operations, Technology

Speakers:

Nicholas Bunin, Vice President Legal Operations & Technology, Fox Entertainment Group

Laura Caponi, Head of Strategy & Operations – Legal and Compliance, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Tania Daniels, Head of Global Legal Operations, The Walt Disney Company

Janine Dixon, Chief of Staff/Head of Legal Ops, Fannie Mae

Sheila Kennedy, Sr. Director, Legal Operations, Medtronic, Inc.

Juanita Luna, Director, Legal Operations, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Elliott Parker, External Legal Fees Manager, Citi

Daniel Young, Operations Manager, Boston Scientific


In this half-day intensive seminar, learn from corporate legal operations professionals with experience establishing a dedicated legal operations staff function. Discover how to assess and prioritize legal department needs and create a legal operations roadmap to advance along the Maturity Model for the Operations of a Legal Department. Explore the basics and best practices in the areas of legal financial management, establishing vendor management procedures and putting key technology in place. The small-group format will allow ample time for getting your questions answered. Please note: This program is appropriate for legal executives (dedicated legal ops professionals and the GCs to whom they report) in large/medium legal departments. Participation subject to approval. Not open to sponsors. For information, email LawDepartmentOps@ACC.com

Wednesday, October 24
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

901 - Business Communication Boot Camp  This session is full

Presented by the Law Department Management Network
Curricula: Business & Management
Room: Meeting Room 10AB

Advanced Interactive

Speakers:

Charlotte Bernard, Senior Legal Counsel, Lotame Solutions, Inc.

Marissa Frerk, Associate General Counsel, Brookline Bancorp, Inc.

Timothy Phillips, General Counsel, American Cancer Society, Inc.

Molly Porter, Director of Marketing, Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Communication is the cornerstone of any lawyer's practice. This hands-on workshop will teach attendees how to create compelling presentations; draft clear and persuasive written communications; manage the legal department's global social media presence, with its HR and ethical considerations; and employ effective collaboration and listening strategies. (Limited space; register early!)

Wednesday, October 24
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

902 - Leadership and Executive Presence for In-house Counsel in an Era of Disruption

Curricula: Business & Management, Corporate Governance
Room: Ballroom A

Speakers:

N. Cornell Boggs III, Former EVP – General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Toys "R" Us, Inc.

Jan Anne Dubin, CEO and Founder, Jan Anne Dubin Consulting

Margaret Egan, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Neal Suggs, VP & Deputy General Counsel – Commercial Group, Microsoft Corporation

Alicia White, Associate General Counsel, Whole Foods Market Inc.


In an era of disruption, law department leaders must serve as multi-faceted change agents operating locally and globally. They must demonstrate an executive presence to the C-suite, other management and critical constituent audiences. This interactive panel of senior and seasoned in-house counsel and other C-suite leaders will address core leadership and executive presence skills required to effectively lead a corporate law department in times of change. Content will focus on leadership skills and the challenges that impact duties and responsibilities; strategy and economic performance; support of the C-suite and business unit needs; and leading a multi-generational workforce, including mentoring, sponsorship and succession.

Wednesday, October 24
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

903 - Advanced Contracting Workshop  This session is full

Presented by the Small Law Department Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Contract Drafting, Negotiations
Room: Ballroom BC

Advanced Interactive

Speakers:

Pia Biswas, Senior Legal Counsel, SAP America, Inc.

Patrick Courtney, Senior Attorney, Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Angela Lubach, Associate General Counsel, Sargento Foods, Inc.

Martin Mellican, Associate General Counsel, Flexera


In-house counsel who are comfortable with basic and intermediate contracting will learn about issues to spot when faced with advanced contracting concerns such as unilateral indemnification agreements, insurance coverage and intellectual property ownership. Participants will walk away with proven best practices for negotiating clauses more favorable to your company.

Wednesday, October 24
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

904 - Mission-critical Cybersecurity: Navigating Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Threats from the In-house Perspective

Curricula: Data Privacy & Security, Ethics, Technology
Room: Ballroom FG

Ethics Webcast

Speakers:

Mary Blatch, Associate General Counsel & Director of Advocacy, Association of Corporate Counsel

Melloney Douce, General Legal Counsel, Rolta AdvizeX Technologies, LLC

Elimu Kajunju, Sr. Counsel & Sr. Director, McKesson Corporation

Stephen Kaplan, General Counsel and Privacy Officer, HealthPlanOne, LLC

Edward J. McAndrew, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP


Lawyers have ethical duties of competence in technology and confidentiality that inform the active role in-house counsel play in cybersecurity, data privacy strategy and management. This panel of ACC in-house counsel all-stars will discuss key insights and trends from the ACC's 2018 State of Cybersecurity Report, and will provide tips and tools regarding cybersecurity preparation, data breach response and recovery. The speakers will also discuss law firm cybersecurity, and how in-house and outside counsel can fulfill their ethical obligations under American Bar Association Model Rules 1.1 and 1.6 to minimize and mitigate data breaches and cyberattacks, two of the most critical threats facing most corporations today.

Wednesday, October 24
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

905 - Beyond the Free Lunch: How Your Small Law Department Can Build Big Relationships with Outside Counsel

Curricula: Business & Management, Law Department Management/Legal Operations
Room: Meeting Room 18AB

Speakers:

Brendon DeMay, Partner, Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP

Meghan Garber, Assistant General Counsel, SourceAmerica

Preston Hopson, SVP, General Counsel and Secretary, Tetra Tech, Inc.

Patrick Oot, Co-Chair, Data & Discovery Strategies Practice Group, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP


The standard metrics for measuring the value of an attorney-client relationship can seem impossible to align, creating obstacles to collaboration. For example, in-house personnel charged with managing a budget will never view the relationship through the same lens as outside counsel counting billable hours. These obstacles are magnified in the small legal department when budget, tools and resources are limited. This and other examples will be explored in this session about how to build successful relationships and creative collaborations with your outside counsel to help manage their time, align efforts, and coordinate strategies without blowing your budget or losing your voice.

Wednesday, October 24
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

906 - Hi Software, Meet Hardware: Advising a Hardware Business

Curricula: Compliance, Cross-border/Global, Data Privacy & Security, Employment & Labor, Intellectual Property, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 18CD

Speakers:

Charlotte Jones, Associate General Counsel, Facebook, Inc.

Amal Topf, Senior Attorney, Microsoft

Malcolm Wells, Counsel, Oculus VR


As more software companies begin to compete in the product game, their legal teams must adapt and become experts on issues specific to the intersection of hardware and software. As hardware divisions rush to compete and develop products, their legal teams must advise on a range of matters, including privacy and other disclosure laws, trade and regulatory compliance, dogfooding best practices, strategic supplier risk allocation, software development and licensing, as well as IP and trade secrets strategies. Learn how to issue-spot and advise in this fast-paced, high-stakes environment.

 

Wednesday, October 24
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

907 - Intellectual Property for In-house, from Soup to Nuts  This session is full

Presented by the Intellectual Property Network
Curricula: Intellectual Property
Room: Ballroom E

Interactive

Speakers:

Rebecca Arvizu, Former IP & Technology Transactions Counsel, Harman International Industries Inc.

Sonya Bhatia, Of Counsel, ASICS America Corp.

Leila Brown, Contractor, Twentieth Century Fox

Bill Calore, General Counsel & Secretary, Axle Tech International, LLC

Chris Courts, Deputy General Counsel, Novelis Inc.

Jennifer Fisher, Senior Counsel, The Boeing Company

Creighton Frommer, Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property, RELX Group

Ziv Glickman, Assistant General Counsel, SanDisk IL Ltd.

Jim Goepel, CEO & General Counsel; Advisor to the University of South Florida, Fathom Cyber LLC

Noah Hayward, Deputy General Counsel (IP), The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Wab Kadaba, Chair, Global Intellectual Property Department, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Anthony Malutta, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Dennis Wilson, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


This comprehensive overview is perfect for general practitioners who are responsible for intellectual property issues but not experts in patents, trademarks, copyrights or other IP topics. Understand how to file a patent, prepare an invention disclosure, register a trademark, monetize your company's IP and draft a cease-and-desist letter to defend it. Attend this session to build the foundation you need to address numerous IP issues related to patents, trademarks and trade secrets, in the United States and around the world.

Wednesday, October 24
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

Room: Exhibit Hall 4

Wednesday, October 24
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

1001 - Ethics Follies 2018: “Shyster Act”

Curricula: Ethics
Room: Ballroom D

Ethics

Speakers:

Lee Cusenbary, General Counsel, Mission Pharmacal Company

Brenna Nava, Corporate Counsel, Rackspace


Legal ethics issues come to life in an Ethics Follies® parody of the popular film and Broadway show, "Sister Act."  Lawyers, judges, and professional actors bring the parody story, "Shyster Act," to life and the audience experiences the memorable decisions made by the characters, some of whom find great success with their decisions, demonstrating why "good ethics is good for business."  Ethics Follies received the 2018 ACC Innovative Programming Award.  The fully-produced show is the product of a year of legal ethics research, writing, and rehearsal by the ACC South/Central Texas Chapter.

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