2016 SuperConference
 
November 15, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 amBreakfast & Registration
10:10 am - 11:10 amKeynote: Redefining How Legal Departments Provide Value [More Info]
11:20 am - 12:35 pm Business Partner Strategies Regulatory Concerns
GC & CIO: Dealing w/ Information, Privacy & Data Security [More Info]
With data breaches happening daily and privacy concerns mounting from the huge amount of data being stored from all sorts of applications, the GC and CIO need to be sure they are following all the latest regulations to avoid risk and insure the company's risk.
IP Law: The Interplay Between Agency Decisions & District Courts [More Info]
Learn about the latest developments in patent, trademark and copyright law, including discussions on the interplay between the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, District Courts and the Federal Trade Commission.
12:35 pm - 1:25 pm Networking Lunch
1:35 pm - 2:50 pm Business Partner Strategies Regulatory Concerns
GC & HR: Employment Law & Labor Relations [More Info]
Wage and hour actions are on the rise and the Department of Labor is on the lookout for non-compliant corporations. Despite the increased wage and hour actions, corporate counsel can avoid wage and hour actions by taking proactive steps to educate and work with their HR professionals about the fundamental principles of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Managing Global Litigation [More Info]
Managing the hiring of outside counsel, determining who is authorized to practice in that jurisdiction, handling complex cross-border transactions, keeping costs in check, and communicating to all parties involved are just some of the concerns that will be discussed.
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm GC & CFO: Managing Corporate Risk As Partners [More Info]
Both CFOs and GCs are highly evolved risk managers who bring to the company very different perspectives on risk management. The panel discussion will highlight key components of the GC & CFO roles as risk managers, departmental interactions and interactions with the board.
Insider Threats: Who Is Watching Your Employees? [More Info]
How different industries have defined insider threats (financial versus manufacturing versus food). Provide an understanding of various types of cyber security risks of insiders to your company and customers. What are the legal and regulatory issues when developing and implementing an insider threat risk management program.
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Networking Break
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Creating Ethically Compliant Companies [More Info]
In today's legal and regulatory environment, CEOs are looking to the legal department to establish a culture of compliance and ethical behavior. Some of the questions raised in doing this include: where is the responsibility for compliance? How are you training employees at all levels (including board, management and third parties) to identify red flag issues? How is this culture conveyed following a merger, acquisition or globally?
5:45 pm - 6:45 pmCocktail Reception

November 16, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am Networking Breakfast
10:10 am - 11:10 amKeynote - GC & CEO Fireside Chat: How Companies Manage This Relationship [More Info]
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Legal Department ManagementLegal Hot Topics
Allocating Legal Department Resources & Internal Workflow Analysis & Metrics [More Info]
From maximizing your core law department personnel to incorporating innovative third party services, every General Counsel is challenged to allocate talent efficiently. We will discuss organizational structure, such as Centers for Excellence and other internal service models. Use of non-lawyers, contract attorneys and managed services will be addressed. Add your best practices solutions to ours in a robust conversation.
Ethics Bootcamp: In-House Counsel vs. Business Advisor [More Info]
Corporate counsels are the organization's ethics watch dogs. But they  are often asked to give strategic business advice.  This runs a risk of jeopardizing the attorney-client privilege, and potentially exposes the company to liability.  This session will focus on the ethical framework and best practices for this dual role and how to prepare the attorney and the organization for potential liability 
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Networking Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Legal Hot Topics
Crisis Management: Guiding Your Organization Through Disruptive Events [More Info]
When an event threatens the viability or integrity of your company, you have a crisis on your hands. The crisis could start with a natural disaster, government investigation, media exposed, high profile litigation, environmental or industrial accident, product recall, privacy breach, whistleblower case, or labor and employment issue. Whatever the case may be, is your company ready to handle a crisis that can threaten its very existence? During this session, our panel experts will explore the following topics for sudden and evolving crisis events: 

  • Preparedness – advance planning and assessing potential risk areas
  • First Response – responding in the critical first hours and days to minimize long term impact
  • Communications – balancing the need to inform competing constituencies with not getting ahead of the facts
  • Resolution Strategy – managing various actions stemming from the crisis to enable the best resolution for the company 

The moderator will interview the panel members about their insights and observations gained from firsthand experience guiding companies through a variety of crises.
2:35 pm - 3:50 pm Legal Department Management
Tips For Effectively Managing Small Legal Departments [More Info]
When running a small legal department, GCs must handle legal issues and act as adviser, compliance officer and staff manager all rolled into one. Here this panel of experts who have answers to your questions on how to provide value with small budget and staff.
3:50 pm Conference Adjourns

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