2018 Corporate Counsel Training Academy Schedule and CLE Materials

Below you will find the CLE schedule for the 2018 Corporate Counsel Training Academy. Under each CLE program description, CLE materials are listed. Please click each hyperlink to access that specific CLE material. If you have any issues accessing these materials, please contact Melisa Maisel Vanis, Assistant Director of Meetings and Professional Development, at mmaisel@iadclaw.org or Ashley Hatfield, Director of Communications, at ahatfield@iadclaw.org.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

1:00 - 1:10 p.m. 
Welcome and Introductions

Andrew Kopon Jr., IADC President, Kopon Airdo, LLC, Chicago, IL USA

1:10 - 1:40 p.m. 
Keynote Speaker: A View from the Executive Suite with Jack M. Greenberg

1:40 - 1:50 p.m. 
Overview of the Corporate Counsel College

Tripp Haston, IADC Corporate Counsel College Dean, Bradley LLP, Birmingham, AL USA

1:50 - 2:00 p.m. 

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Expectations and Opportunities – What it Takes to Succeed In-House

You have just had your photograph taken for your corporate I.D. card. You are now being led down the hall to your new office – on the third floor of building C, you think. Faces you will remember, but names you will not, greet you on your journey. Upon arrival, you will find nicely-appointed but government-issue-looking metal furniture with an antiquated desktop computer, conference-call-capable telephone, and numerous handbooks Schedule and policy manuals stacked high. No time sheets for billing entries will ever be found. And the telephone will ring before you even sit down. It is HR with the first of many calls for guidance you will receive from various corporate departments before lunch on Tuesday, most of which present issues and problems you have never had to deal with as an outside counsel for the past five years. You may ask yourself, “what have I gotten myself into?” Please join John Gilmore, author of 14 Top Mistakes Made by New In-House Counsel, and veteran in-house lawyers Fred Paliani, Jamie Stern, and Trea Southerland as they examine what it takes to succeed in-house in 2018.

Thomas W. (Trea) Southerland, Federal Express Corporation, Memphis, TN USA
John Gilmore, BarkerGilmore LLC, Rochester, NY USA
Alfred R. Paliani, Quality King Distributors, Bellport, NY USA
Jamie Stern, UBS, New York, NY USA


3:00 - 3:10 p.m.

3:10 - 4:10 p.m.
Ethical Challenges- Unexpected and Unintended

In-house counsel face many unique challenges, many of which we are not prepared for by our specialized practices as outside counsel. As soon as you transition to in-house, these vexing challenges start cropping up immediately and you will need to be equipped to be able to handle them. Our experienced all in-house panel will help you navigate the landmines and will address ethical issues including:

  • What should you do if your CEO directs you to do personal legal work on company time for her?
  • Can you jointly represent your company and individual employees in litigation?
  • Can you simultaneously represent your company and one or more of its affiliated companies in litigation or in transactional work where there might be differing interests at stake?
  • In a family-owned business, how do you manage a situation in which one of the family shareholders who is the CEO seeks your advice regarding a direct conflict with another family member who is also a major shareholder and officer with respect to the vision for running the business?
  • How do you conduct privileged Upjohn internal investigations without exposing yourself or your company to disqualification or ethical violations?
  • When are your internal communications covered by the attorney-client privilege or work product doctrine?
  • When involved in government investigations what can you never tell your employees?

Patrick J. Conlon, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Houston, TX USA
Jill Bond, Rich Products Corporation, Buffalo, NY USA
Jerome Kraisinger, Avendra LLC, Rockville, MD USA
Aldos Vance, Altec, Inc., Birmingham, AL USA