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2018 Corporate Counsel College Schedule and CLE Materials

Below you will find the CLE schedule for the 2018 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, Assistant Director of Meetings and Professional Development, at mmaisel@iadclaw.org or Ashley Hatfield, Director of Communications, at ahatfield@iadclaw.org.

To see speaker bios, please click here.

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. 
Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30 a.m. 
Opening Remarks

Speakers:
Tripp Haston, Corporate Counsel College Dean, Bradley LLP, Birmingham, AL USA
Andrew Kopon Jr., IADC President, Kopon Airdo, LLC, Chicago, IL USA

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
WIN: Reporting from the Front – Lessons Learned From Today’s Most Prominent Litigations

Newspaper headlines and Law360 feeds report almost daily on a new multi-million dollar verdict. As fewer cases go to verdict and as even fewer victories are achieved, corporate counsel face difficult decisions when seeking to set trial and overall litigation strategy. Our panel of leading corporate and outside counsel have and are currently facing complex litigation. Each have achieved significant success at trial and appeal and will share their lessons on how to WIN the battles and the war.

Moderator:
Rebecca Weinstein Bacon, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, Chicago, IL USA
Panelists:
Mark S. Cheffo, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York, NY USA
Nancy M. Erfle, Gordon & Rees LLP, Portland, OR USA
Larissa Eustice, Bayer Corporation, Whippany, NJ USA
Sarah Teachout, Trinity Industries, Dallas, TX USA

Materials:

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
PREDICT: Future of Trump and Congress – Midterms, Relevant Corporate Policies

2017 proved to be a disruptive year for U.S. politics. What policy and political changes can corporate counsel expect in 2018 and 2019? Our panel of business and civil justice standard-bearers will provide us with a TED-talk style view to PRE DICT our collective political future.

Moderator:
Mark Behrens, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, Washington, DC USA
Panelists:
Neil Bradley, EVP & Chief Policy Officer, US Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC USA
Lisa Rickard, President, US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Washington, DC USA

Materials:

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
COMPLY: It’s a Small World After All – Acting Global, Complying Local

For corporations operating in the twenty-first century, it is not enough to simply ensure compliance with local standards. We live in a global economy with interconnected regulators and standards. Pressure is now on corporate counsel to ensure compliance at “home” and “abroad” for their employers’ operations. The challenges of balancing differing standards for companies trying to maintain consistent processes and practices are real. Our global panel – with representatives from three different continents with broad compliance responsibilities - will address the challenge and provide their views on how to successfully COMPLY in today’s marketplace.

Moderator:
Colin Loveday, Clayton Utz, Sydney, Australia
Panelists:
Patrick J. Conlon, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Houston, TX USA
Matthew Lepore, BASF, Florham Park, NJ USA
Alexandra Simotta, SIX Payment Services (Austria) GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Materials:

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Rod J. Rosenstein, United States Deputy Attorney General, Washington, DC USA

1:00 - 1:15 p.m. 
Refreshment Break

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
MANAGE: Alternative Fee Arrangement Reality Check

The billable hour as a measure of compensation for outside counsel’s service is not immutable. Indeed, it did not become de rigueur until the 1960’s. Changing standard billing practice is hard culturally for both outside counsel and corporate counsel. But does it have to be? As alternate fee arrangements continue to emerge as popular alternatives to the billable hour, corporate legal departments are adopting new and
innovative pricing mechanisms to control cost, share risk, and further align the economic interests of outside counsel and clients. Hear from our experienced panel who have thrived following implementation of alternative approaches in order to MANAGE outside counsel compensation without sacrificing the quality of counsel.

Moderator: 
Dana C. Lumsden, Bradley LLP, Charlotte, NC USA
Panelists:
Tiffany Amlot, Smiths Group plc, Chicago, IL USA
Cynthia Bright, HP, Inc., San Francisco, CA USA
Brennan Torregrossa, GSK, Philadelphia, PA USA

Materials:

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
PROTECT: Best Practices for Avoiding and Managing Data Breaches

Data breaches are a pernicious and sometimes material threat to today’s businesses. The threat is real and securing your organizations’ data from criminals will only become more challenging in the coming years. While numerous organizations have suffered through such breaches, few understandably are willing to share their lessons for their peers. However, our speakers are leading consultants in the field on how to PROTECT against such threats and will share their best practices advice with our audience.

Moderator: 
John T. Lay, Jr., Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A., Columbia, SC USA
Panelists:
Vincent H. Scott, PwC, Cincinnati, OH USA
Sarah Statz, American Express, New York, NY USA

Materials:

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
INNOVATE: Leveraging Legal Tech and Legal AI

Lawyers often lag other segments of society in innovation. Yet we arguably live in the most disruptive and transformative era in history as technology is radically changing the nature of business, and with it, the legal profession. With the advent of meaningful artificial intelligence, the promise of “AI” technology for use in the legal sector is to deliver better and more efficient services. The challenge is determining how to deploy AI in the legal arena and which technology is right for corporate counsel and their outside lawyers. Our panel of experts will provide background on the use of AI in the legal profession and share their views on how to INNOVATE in today’s legal marketplace.

Moderator:
Donald F. (Fritz) Zimmer, Jr., King & Spalding, LLP, San Francisco, CA USA
Panelists:
Andrew M.J. Arruda, CEO/Co-Founder ROSS Intelligence, San Francisco, CA USA  
Aaron Crews, Littler Mendelson, San Francisco, CA USA
Christian Lawrence, Lighthouse eDiscovery, San Francisco, CA USA

Materials:

4:30 - 4:40 p.m.
Concluding Comments for Day One

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

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception


Friday, April 27, 2018

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. 
Breakfast

8:15 - 9:45 a.m.
EVOLVE: Shifting Societal Norms Creating A New Normal for Employers

In the last several years, societal norms related to the legalization of marijuana, use of social media, freedom of speech and right to protest, telecommuting, and LGBTQ recognition experienced a significant shift. Employers and everyday citizens appear to struggle at times to process and adjust to this new normal. State and federal laws provide dissimilar and in some cases inconsistent guidance surrounding these changes. Because change is inevitable and the workforce is simply a microcosm of our society, how do we adapt to the shifting societal norms? This panel will address these societal changes and their impact on businesses from the perspective of the employee, employer, practitioner, administrative agencies, and the bench. This program will provide critical information for all lawyers and businesses facing these daily challenges.

Moderator:
Aldos Vance, Altec, Inc., Birmingham, AL USA
Panelists:
Greg Gochanour, EEOC Regional Attorney, Chicago, IL USA
Cathy Havener Greer, Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC, Denver, CO USA
Honorable Abdul K. Kallon, United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Birmingham, AL USA

Materials:

9:45 - 10:00 a.m. 
Refreshment Break

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
LEARN: Four Lessons from the Dean of the Corporate Counsel Bar

In the past 25 years, there has been a revolution in the legal profession. General Counsel and other inside lawyers have risen in quality, responsibility, power, and status. Today’s corporate counsel have become core members of top corporate management, equaling in importance the Chief Financial Officer and the finance function. They have dramatically shifted power from law firms to corporate law departments, assuming strategic direction over legal matters and exercising far greater control over law firm billing and economics.

Rhodes Scholar. General Counsel. Author. Trend-Setter. Ben Heineman has and continues to do it all. Often cited as the “Founding Father” of the inside counsel movement, during his eighteen years as General Counsel, Secretary, and Senior Vice President for Law and Public Affairs of General Electric, Ben oversaw a major transformation of its legal department that had far-reaching effects across the corporate counsel community. His recently published book, The Inside Counsel Revolution: Resolving the Partner-Guardian Tension, describes the essence of that transformation and the modern role of today’s corporate counsel. His presentation will address the four key lessons from the book: (1) The role of counsel: mission of the corporation (high performance with high integrity); (2) The role of lawyer statesperson (focus not just on what is legal, but what is right); (3) Resolving the tension between being partner to business leaders and guardian of the corporation; and (4) The lawyer’s role in creating a culture of integrity.

Speaker:
Ben Heineman, Jr., Former GC at General Electric

Materials:

  • The Inside Counsel Revolution: Resolving the Partner-Guardian Tension By Ben Heineman, Jr. (please reference the hard-copy you received onsite at the conference)

11:30 - 11:40 a.m.
Closing Remarks

Speakers:
Tripp Haston, Corporate Counsel College Dean, Bradley LLP, Birmingham, AL USA
Joseph E. O’Neil, Corporate Counsel College Dean-Elect, Lavin, O’Neil, Cedrone & DiSipio, Philadelphia, PA USA

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