2024 Corporate Counsel College Filing Information and CLE Materials



Filing Information

CLE Materials

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Approximately 8.25 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states and 9.9 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states has been requested for accreditation from all mandatory continuing legal education jurisdictions where we had registrants as of March 17. Opening Remarks, Closing Remarks, the Keynote Speaker, the Luncheon, and Breaks are not available for CLE credit.

How to Obtain CLE Credit:

*You must sign-in on the attendance sheet onsite each morning of the meeting.*

Shortly after the program, you will receive an email from CEU Institute with a link to enter your state bar information and the programs you attended. Once complete, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance with this information and instructions on the reporting requirements for the state(s) where you are licensed. The online form does include a place to enter information regarding teaching credits, etc.

The link/portal will stay open for 2 WEEKS. You MUST complete the online form by April 26th to have your credits reported.

For any follow-up questions on CLE credits, please email the CEU Institute at rosters@ceuinstitute.net.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (75 General Minutes)
Navigating State AG Issues: Tips From the Trenches 

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (75 General Minutes)
The Ripple Effect: Nuclear Outcome Cause and Effect  

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (60 General Minutes)
Who Speaks for the Company?: Considerations in Selecting the Corporate Representative  

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. (75 General Minutes)
Salvaging Your DEIB Programs in an Era of Cultural Resistance

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (75 General Minutes)
Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Responsible Use of AI 

Friday, April 12, 2024

8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (75 Ethics/Professional Responsibility Minutes)
A Melting Pot of Ethical Challenges to Keep You Out of Hot Water  

9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (75 General Minutes)
When Life Gives You Lemons: A Comedy of Errors and In-House Counsel’s Playbook for Business Interruption  



Below you will find the CLE schedule with materials for the 2024 Corporate Counsel College.

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, Director of Meetings and Professional Development, at mmaisel@iadclaw.org or Ashley Hatfield, Director of Communications, at ahatfield@iadclaw.org.


7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Amy Sherry Fischer, Corporate Counsel College Dean, Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, OK USA
Michele Y. Smith, IADC President, MehaffyWeber, Houston, TX USA

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Navigating State AG Issues: Tips From the Trenches   (75 General Minutes)

This panel will explore the modern role of state attorneys general, including in “regulation through litigation” lawsuits. Former state attorneys general will provide insight into their experience regarding the interaction between AGs from different states and political parties. This presentation and panel discussion will explore the authority and priorities of state attorneys general including activity at the state and federal levels. The panel will also discuss when and how in-house or external counsel might engage with state attorneys general or otherwise navigate the current regulatory and political environment in the states.

Moderator: Ashley Garry, Viatris, Indianapolis, IN USA
Panelists: Hon. Lisa Madigan, Former Illinois Attorney General, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL USA; Hon. Bill McCollum, Former Florida Attorney General, Dentons, Washington, DC USA; Hon. Greg Zoeller, Former Indiana Attorney General, Indianapolis, IN USA


9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
The Ripple Effect: Nuclear Outcome Cause and Effect   (75 General Minutes)

We are all familiar with the concepts of social inflation and nuclear verdicts. This panel is different. We’ll discuss some of the reverberations of these phenomena, including their impact on: business decision making, product development, insurance underwriting and availability, counsel retention, and settlement negotiations. 

Moderator: Emily G. Coughlin, Coughlin Betke, LLP, Boston, MA USA
Panelists: Natalie Furniss, Nationwide, Columbus, OH USA; Larry Goanos, Executive Vice President - Professional Lines Practice, Amwins Brokerage Inc., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ USA; Marco Hensel, HDI Global, Chicago, IL USA


11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Who Speaks for the Company?: Considerations in Selecting the Corporate Representative   (60 General Minutes)

A corporate representative deposition is perhaps the most important and critical deposition in a case. It is the testimony that, like no other, establishes what a company knows, what it does not know, and what it should have known about the critical facts and issues in a case. At the same time, a good corporate representative deposition can provide the opportunity for the corporation to tell its story. Given the importance of corporate representative testimony, selecting the right witness is key. This panel will discuss considerations for selecting a corporate representative and provide perspectives from both in-house and outside counsel on the decision-making involved in choosing the right witness. 

Moderator: Sarah Bunce, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Cleveland, OH USA
Panelists: Bryant Hall, Senior Counsel, Global Litigation and Regulatory, Pinterest, San Francisco, CA USA; Bonnie Mayfield, Dykema Gossett PLLC, Bloomfield Hills, MI USA; Aldos Vance, Founder and Managing Partner, Vance Dispute Resolution, PC, Birmingham, AL USA  


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Generational Kinetics: Leading, Managing, and Surviving a Multigenerational Workplace

Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, Boston, MA USA

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Salvaging Your DEIB Programs in an Era of Cultural Resistance   (75 General Minutes)

The rise in litigation challenging diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) programs as well as an increase in reverse discrimination filings has many companies reconsidering their DEIB goals, programs, and commitments. Does the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action decision provide a real foundation for this kind of lawsuit? Do such programs need to be changed or can companies stay true to their values and their commitments while mitigating the risk of landing in court defending their programs and hiring actions? This panel will provide various perspectives on how best to navigate the recent attention to these issues and preserve a company’s commitment to a variety of social goals in this challenging environment.

Moderator: Rebecca Weinstein Bacon, Bartlit Beck LLP, Chicago, IL USA
Panelists: Koriambanya (Kori) Carew, Bridge 68 LLC, Naperville, IL USA; Angela Simmons, Associate General Counsel, Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland, OH USA


3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Responsible Use of AI   (60 General Minutes)

Artificial intelligence is transforming the way companies do business and, along the way, creating advantages for those who are ready to adapt. Corporate counsel often find themselves on the front lines – asked to consider how various AI capabilities align with corporate initiatives, and challenged with developing policies related to its use. According to a recent study, nearly 70% of in-house counsel reported being overwhelmed by “low-value” work. Generative AI promises to offer a real solution to efficient management and operation of in-house legal functions, allowing in-house counsel to better serve as partners and strategic advisers to their corporate clients.   

So how do companies adapt, but still act responsibly? This session will provide an overview of the benefits, risks, and mitigation strategies related to AI use in an in-house corporate setting; provide examples of AI use cases aimed at reducing costs and increasing efficiency; explain the importance of implementing a corporate “responsible AI” policy; and discuss best practices for AI use by stakeholders across the company, including marketing, finance, and human resources (among others). The panel will provide various examples of tools that can facilitate the AI integration process, including a demonstration illustrating the significant value that adaptation can bring. 

Moderator: Jennifer Steinmetz, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, OH USA
Panelists: Michelle Bogosh, Senior Counsel, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Chicago, IL USA; Kyle Disterheft, Director, Relativity, Chicago, IL USA; Michael C. Weil, Managing Director, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory, Chicago, IL USA


5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Amy Sherry Fischer, Corporate Counsel College Dean, Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, OK USA
Michele Y. Smith, IADC President, MehaffyWeber, Houston, TX USA

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.


7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
A Melting Pot of Ethical Challenges to Keep You Out of Hot Water   (75 Ethics/Professional Responsibility Minutes)

In-house counsel can face ethical challenges that are unique to their position. This interactive program will address multiple ethical challenges facing in-house counsel today along with solutions to those challenges. Panelists will present vignettes of recent ethical dilemmas and seek audience input while discussing how to navigate those challenges. 

Moderator: Tyler Pratt, Pavlov Media, Inc., Champaign, IL USA
Panelists: John Browning, Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL USA; Allison Ray, Legal Counsel, Workday, Chicago, IL USA; Mary Robinson, Robinson, Stewart, Montgomery, & Doppke LLC, Chicago, IL USA


9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
When Life Gives You Lemons: A Comedy of Errors and In-House Counsel’s Playbook for Business Interruption   (75 General Minutes)

This program delves into the intricate landscape of business interruption issues and equips in-house counsel with the essential knowledge and strategies to effectively navigate challenges such as strikes and supply chain disruptions. Explore real-world case studies, gain insights into legal frameworks, and discover proactive approaches to mitigate risks and ensure business continuity. Join us to share best practices and strengthen your ability to safeguard your organization against disruptions that impact the bottom line.

Moderator: Joel D. Eagle, Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, OH USA
Panelists: Kirstin Abel, Daimler Trucks North America, LLC, Portland, OR USA; Dana Davenport, OSI Group, LLC, Chicago, IL USA; Christine S. Egner, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Fort Mill, SC USA


11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Amy Sherry Fischer, 2024 Corporate Counsel College Dean, Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, OK USA
Andrew S. Chamberlin, 2025 Corporate Counsel College Dean, Ellis & Winters LLP, Greensboro, NC USA