2017 WIPL - Women, Influence & Power in Law
October 10, 2017 - Executive Leadership Forum (Pre-Conference Forum)
8:00 am - 9:00 amWIPL's Executive Leadership Forum Registration
9:00 am - 9:15 amWelcome Remarks @ the 2017 Executive Leadership Forum: Building Business Acumen & Mastering Leadership Moments of Truth
9:15 am - 11:45 amPHASE I Workshop + Interactive Exercise: A Deep Dive into Budgeting for the Legal Department [More Info]
A departmental budget is essential for decisions about hiring employees, negotiating rates with outside counsel, determining internal raises and bonuses, and planning for outlays on new technologies, training and productivity enhancements. This deep dive into budgeting for the legal department will cover concepts like accruals, variable outcomes, comparable data sources, root cause analysis and insight to uncover common errors. Creating and maintaining effective departmental budgeting is a key skill set for managing the relationship with your chief executive as well as the CFO; the discussion will be followed by interactive group exercises to put concepts into practice.
11:45 am - 1:15 pmWIPL's Executive Leadership Forum Networking Luncheon
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm PHASE II Panel + Strategy Think Tank: Bet-the-Company Cases: Emerging as the Leader When the Game Is Over [More Info]
Moderator: Maureen Knight, Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
When it comes to class action defense, a company is likely to pull in its C-suite lawyers and outside counsel. How can you stack the deck in your favor with such bet-the-company cases? Consider a Chinese proverb: "if you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes and the quitting time.” This session will equip you with the tools you need (from the financial to the strategic to the operational) - for when it’s your turn to demonstrate and executive leadership role in class action defense.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon Refreshment Break
3:30 pm - 5:15 pmPHASE III Roundtable + Whiteboard Session: Mitigating Today's Toxic Corporate Risks & Navigating Board-Level Conversations [More Info]
Today's General Counsel work with their C-Suite and Board to control risk, grapple with corporate governance, determine policy and devise shareholder strategies. The interactive workshop will cover up-to-the-minute information on uncovering, communicating and mitigating the minefield of corporate risks in complex organizations. Discussion topics include:
-- Simplifying complex information for stakeholders to effectively digest and make decisions
-- Deciding on the frequency in which high-level risks should be discussed with the Board
-- “Shareholder Management” - navigating activism, hostile takeovers, and outreach strategies
-- The shift of legal adviser to strategic adviser: skills and strategies
-- How are you leaning into the business so that they come to you, and not vice-versa?

5:15 pm - 6:45 pmWelcome Cocktail Reception (Open to All Attendees)

October 11, 2017 - 5th Annual Women, Influence & Power in Law: Main Conference
8:00 am - 9:00 am5th Annual Women, Influence & Power in Law: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 amWelcome Remarks with Co-Chairs
9:15 am - 10:15 amKeynote Address: Preparing for Crisis Management & Guiding Crisis Recovery in Disruptive Times [More Info]
Corporate crises - exaggerated or not - are prevalent in the media. Coordinating a response in the immediate aftermath also throws up heaps of problems – how are you communicating with regulators quickly within the stated timeframes? How are you communicating to management and key stakeholders? What business continuity plans do you have in place when the unthinkable becomes a reality?
10:15 am - 11:00 amNetworking Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pmCybersecurity and Data PrivacyPower and PotentialGovernment EnforcementValue and Innovation in the Legal Department
101: Policies Regarding Data Privacy, Protection and Enforcement [More Info]
Speaker: Tanuja Garde, Vice President, Intellectual Property & Liscensing, Raytheon Company
Moderator: Wendy Mee, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
This session will provide a detailed insight into how you could be impacted by regulatory and legislative changes on both a federal and state level. What do you need to know and how best should you prepare?
-   Changes to the regulatory and legislative landscape
-    Federal focus: policies, standards regarding data privacy & protection
-   State focus: key areas of focus for AGs: compliance trends; case studies of enforcement activity
201: Exploring The Professional Journey of Four Successful Lawyers [More Info]
Speaker: Kim Sinatra, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Wynn Resorts
Speaker: Eulonda Skyles, Assistant General Counsel, Privacy, Capital One
Speaker: Phyllis Golden Morey, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, Ingersoll Rand
Moderator: Carrie Mahan, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Never have the opportunities been so diverse from a career development perspective. Here you will hear from four leading lawyers who have undertaken differing approaches and career paths, and hear their insights from both the bumps and celebrations on the ways.
-   Defining your long-term career pathway in a world of multiplying choices
-   Dealing with circumstances beyond your control e.g. unconscious bias, toxic bosses and large-scale life changes 
-   Evaluating options to ensure career progression and honoring your personal code
301: Compliance – How the SEC, CFPB and FINRA Are Changing the Game [More Info]
Speaker: LaTanya Langley, Vice President, General Counsel & Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Leader, BIC International
Moderator: Susan Goetz Markel, Former Chief Accountant - Division of Enforcement, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Managing Director, AlixPartners
This interactive session will delve into the common trends in regulatory priorities – how can you ensure you achieve continued compliance?
-   Changes to the regulatory landscape
-   Enforcement case studies
-   Regulatory and enforcement trends
401: Triage Advice for GCs – What to Take Care of First [More Info]
Speaker: Denise McWatters, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, HollyFrontier Corporation (#214 on the Fortune 500)
Speaker: Jodi Golinsky, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, FS Card Inc.
Moderator: Nadira Clarke, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Corporate counsel are finding that agility and resilience are increasingly important skills as they deal with brewing crises, technology disruption, volatile geopolitics affecting regulation and reputational risk, diverse stakeholder needs, and the need to help their teams manage stress- while also managing their own careers. In this session, global leaders will share what works to initiate, manage and respond to change.
-   A step by step guide to managing Triage priorities
-   Key considerations for creating agile and resilient teams
-   Insights on dealing with regulatory uncertainty in turbulent times

12:00 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Luncheon with Constructive Networking Options [More Info]
In addition to open networking tables, NEW! for 2017: Sign up for constructive networking tables by region, practice area, or interest. Menu of topic options will be provided onsite.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmCybersecurity and Data PrivacyPower and PotentialGovernment EnforcementValue and Innovation in the Legal Department
102: Incorporating a Privacy Program into Your Corporate Culture [More Info]
Speaker: Anne Bradley, Chief Privacy Counsel, Nike
Speaker: Rebecca Davis, Director of Privacy, Walmart
Speaker: Maryann Besharat, Director, Legal & Compliance, Intact Financial Corporation
Moderator: Devika Kornbacher, Partner, Intellectual Property, Vinson & Elkins LLP
This panel will discuss proactive measures for integrating privacy into all aspects of your company’s and client’s business before the regulators come knocking. Topics will include: 
- 7 foundational principles of Privacy by Design 
- Designing a compliant and implementable privacy program
- Best practices for creating a corporate culture of privacy
202: Strategies for Negotiating Salary [More Info]
Speaker: Lynne Puckett, Senior Vice President‚ General Counsel & Secretary, Colfax Corporation
Speaker: Holly Hearn, Global Employment Counsel, Nike
Speaker: Laura Schiesl, Senior Corporate Counsel, Insight Enterprises
Moderator: Robin Cohen, Principal, McKool Smith
Salary negotiation continues to be a contentious topic, particularly in the legal field. In this panel discussion, you will become equipped with the vital tools to becoming your best advocate.
-   How can women push back when the package is insufficient
-   How to negotiate better packages
-   Navigating equal opportunities for partnership
-   Salary negotiation strategies
302: Protecting Attorney Client Privilege in Defense Investigations [More Info]
Speaker: Ilona Korzha, Counsel, Litigation and Consumer Finance Practices, Sprint
Moderator: Amy Lamoureux Riella, Partner, Government Investigations, Vinson & Elkins LLP
The focus of this panel discussion will be on formulating strategies to safeguard privilege and work-product protection. Key discussion topics include:
-   Establishing and maintaining protections
-   Parameters of attorney-client privilege
-   Protocol for the sharing of privileged information
402: Case Studies –Applying Technologies to Supercharge Your In-House Practice [More Info]
Speaker: Alicia White, National Transactional Counsel, Whole Foods
Moderator: Vanessa Ignacio, Partner & Chair, Trademark Prosecution and Enforcement Practice, Lowenstein Sandler
The array of technologies available to transform legal practice is overwhelming with the tech landscape constantly changing. Here participants will learn how to:
-   Evaluate cutting edge technologies innovations to transform in-house practice
-   Calculate ROI – where to focus
-   Ensure tech solutions are scalable in line with future requirements
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmTransition Break
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmCybersecurity and Data PrivacyPower and PotentialGovernment EnforcementValue and Innovation in the Legal Department
103: Managing Your Preservation Obligations in an Evolving World of New Technologies [More Info]
The challenge of navigating your preservation obligations in today’s tech-driven world is a daunting prospect, as the amount of electronic records, the places they reside and complexity of storing it all grows each year. This session will provide a step by step analysis of what you need to know to stay ahead of the legal and regulatory curve, while preventing your organization from drowning in stale data.
- Insight on where to draw the line in the preservation or deletion of data based on current rules
- How to assess risk associated with data retention and make defensible business decisions that can benefit future litigation
- Best practices on how to declare, classify and manage social media records
- Step by step guide for formulating a new approach to ethical records management that avoids having to keep everything forever!
203: The Realities of Bias – Fact or Fiction [More Info]
Speaker: Diana Toman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Compass Minerals
Speaker: Anna Alvarado, General Counsel, First Cash Financial Services
Speaker: Linda Gadsby, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Scholastic
Speaker: Katie Manley, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Cantor Fitzgerald
Moderator: Randi Singer, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
This panel discussion will address the most effective approaches to dealing with inequality – identifying and overcoming gender bias. 85% of female lawyers perceive a noticeable gender bias in the legal profession
-   The challenges of double bias – gender and ethnic
-   Driving satisfaction in the practice of law
-   Overcoming negative bias from opposing counsel
-   Reducing career risk as a result of negative bias
303: An Overview of FCPA Regulatory and Enforcement Developments [More Info]
Speaker: Nancy McCready Higgins, Vice President & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Bechtel Group
Speaker: Patricia Byrne, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, International Compliance, BAE Systems
Speaker: Rochelle (Shelly) Cooper, Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, IAP Worldwide Services
Moderator: Iris Bennett, Partner, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC
Attend this session to get up to speed with the latest FCPA developments.
-   Ensuring compliance and minimising risk
-   Analysis of regulatory developments
-   Insight into enforcement developments
403: Legal is a Value Add, Not A Cost: Running Your Legal Department Like a Business Unit [More Info]
Speaker: Tracy O’Flaherty, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Baxter International
Speaker: Jennifer Suess, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Venus Concept
Moderator: Jessica C. Smith, Partner, Alston & Bird
Attend this panel discussion and walk away with top tips on how to run your legal department like a business:
-   Negotiation strategies with outside counsel
-   Strengthening strategic relations and partnerships
-   Consistently reviewing the bottom line
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmNetworking Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmCybersecurity and Data PrivacyPower and PotentialGovernment EnforcementValue and Innovation in the Legal Department
104: Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Management and Evolving Cyber Threats [More Info]
Speaker: Eulonda Skyles, Assistant General Counsel, Privacy, Capital One
Speaker: Nicole Theophilus Esq., Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, West Corporation
Speaker: Cheryl Call, Director & Deputy General Counsel, Blackbaud
To be a success, risk management needs to be implemented across the extended network. This panel discussion will focus on how to manage threats from vendors and third parties.
-   How to promote a data-centric culture
-   Cross border data privacy challenges
-   Best practices in data mining and analytics
-   Vendor management – negotiating and managing SLAs
-   Analysing data threats and breaches
204: What is Success and How to Attain It? [More Info]
Speaker: Naomi Waltman, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel; Co-Head of the Intellectual Property Section, CBS
Speaker: Rachel Priester, Associate Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Harford Financial Group
Speaker: Cathy Lueders, Senior Vice President, Group Head; Lead US Counsel & Trademark Counsel, Mastercard
Speaker: Michelle Keating, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Kennametal
Moderator: Sandra Lee, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
We’re told to “lean in.” We’re told women “can’t have it all.” We’re told “work-life balance exists” in a world where a troubling email can reach you at any hour, in the remotest parts of the world. This session will explore what we tell ourselves when it comes to success and how to embrace your personal vision of your best life without apology or hesitation.
-   Climbing the corporate ladder
-   “Having it all”
-   Creating flexibility in your job
304: I Have To Do *What*? – Process, Privilege and Self-Preservation in a Whistleblower Nation [More Info]
Speaker: Rosanne Model, Global Ethics and Compliance Lead, Bloom Energy (#6 on CNBC's 2016 Disrupter List)
Moderator: Amy S. Park, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
The increasingly significant roles legal departments are taking in business matters and the varied outcomes in recent high profile whistleblower litigation are making it trickier for in-house counsel to navigate privilege rules and ethical obligations while at the same time acting as effective corporate advisers and advocates. This interactive fireside chat will offer best practices for addressing corporate misconduct, managing risk, navigating privilege, and ensuring self-protection in this whistleblower era. Presenters also will discuss the importance of building consensus for legal and compliance obligations with internal business teams.
404: Making Your Case Using Facts and Figures [More Info]
Moderator: Mimi H. Justice, Partner, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
This session will feature a deep dive into a dollar-driven legal decision, made accessible through a hypothetical dilemma that the CEO brings you, the GC. Attendees may volunteer to present their rationale for the best course of action to the room. Your key takeaways will be developing business acumen to advise clients or departments on the strategic business implications of legal decisions.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmNetworking Cocktail Reception

October 12, 2017 - Women, Influence & Power in Law: Main Conference
7:45 am - 8:30 amRegistration and Breakfast with WIPL Network Book Club Discussion
8:30 am - 9:45 amHeadline Panel: How Leading GC's are Managing Risk, Engaging Stakeholders and Expanding Influence [More Info]
Speaker: Jacqui Krum, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Wynn Resorts
Speaker: Karen Sheehan, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Tupperware Brands
Speaker: Marla Alhadeff, Deputy General Counsel, Bank of New York Mellon
Moderator: Lynda Bennett, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
This high powered panel discussion will feature some of the brightest minds leading in-house law departments in today's fast-moving and nimble companies. From the current requirements of today’s GC, to leadership / diversity issues and the future of in-house departments, this session will provide an invaluable insight into the opportunities and challenges facing today's General Counsel across industries.
Discussion Topics Include:
-   How to achieve career and leadership standout through networking and self-promotion
-   Breaking the in-house code / glass ceiling - still a major issue even at progressive companies
-   Internal 'marketing' strategies for General Counsel – defining your own vision for success 
-   Handling today's top issues: corporate crises, regulatory uncertainty, technology disruption
-   Tools to see through successful M&A activity - a make or break for reputation management
-   Addressing diversity issues to create a more inclusive workforce 
9:45 am - 10:15 amNetworking Break
10:15 am - 11:15 amExecutive Leadership DevelopmentGlobal Risk ManagementLitigationLabor and Employment
501: Leaders: Born or Bred? [More Info]
Speaker: Lily Hughes, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Public Storage
Speaker: Meredith Ritchie, Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Alliant Credit Union
Speaker: Allyson Hale, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Amherst Holdings
Moderator: Sharon Morgan, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
There are certain characteristics that good leaders have in common, such as decisiveness, transparency and speed to action, however research shows that great leaders come in all shapes and sizes – with many different styles and communication strategies. This discussion will highlight how successful leaders have honed their skills while honoring individual values:
- Strategies for identifying & overcoming personal leadership gaps
- Self-promotion & business development that feels authentic – advertising the best you
- Seeking leadership experiences & coaching that build on individual strengths

601: Data Risk Fire Drill [More Info]
Moderator: Zuzana Ikels, Principal, Polsinelli
With data-centricity featuring higher on the boardroom agenda, what is the role of the legal department in mitigating data risk, data hygiene and promoting a data-compliant culture? This interactive session will provide top tips and strategies on how to safeguard company assets and effectively manage risk of today's key corporate asset (data!).
-  Identifying and mitigating key data risk across the organization 
-  Figuring out where you're vulnerable & what to do about it
-  Stress testing your data protection and data hygiene protocol
-  Setting compliance standards for data - and making sure employees follow them!
701: Litigation Crisis Triage [More Info]
Speaker: Ilona Korzha, Counsel, Litigation and Consumer Finance Practices, Sprint
Moderator: Pamela S. Palmer, Partner, Commercial Litigation Department, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Moderator: Jan P. Levine, Partner, Litigation, Pepper Hamilton LLP
This panel will discuss effective strategies for working with outside counsel to manage class actions, derivative suits, and regulatory fall out from a corporate crisis, including PR, internal communications, insurance, management of legal and other specialists, and tactics for keeping corporate constituencies informed and focused. Attendees will take away an action plan that will enable them to hit the ground running in a corporate crisis, including check lists and outlines previewing what to expect and how to successfully handle the litigation and regulatory enforcement minefields.
801: Building a Culture of Inclusion that Promotes Diversity and Strengthens Retention [More Info]
Speaker: Tracy O’Flaherty, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Baxter International
Speaker: Jennifer Awrey, Senior Counsel, Employment Law, Amgen
Developing and retaining top talent cannot be adequately addressed without creating a culture of inclusion. Diversity goes beyond a statistic on the annual report – it’s about creating a workforce that embraces differences as something valued, desired and leveraged by the organization as a whole. Therefore, the big question shouldn’t only be, ‘how can we bring in more diverse employees?’, but also, ‘how can we change our organization’s culture so that it embraces diversity’. 
- Identifying recruitment strategies to meet the needs today's diversity & inclusion-focused organizations
- Addressing future retention issues – before they start – by shifting the organization’s culture
- Best practices for socializing the importance of tracking diversity metrics and how to measure inclusion 
11:15 am - 11:30 amTransition Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pmExecutive Leadership DevelopmentGlobal Risk ManagementLitigationLabor and Employment
502: Building a Successful Women’s Initiative [More Info]
Speaker: Sheila Murphy, Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel; Head, Regulatory and Retail Litigation Unit, Metlife
Speaker: Judith Hargrave, Assistant General Counsel, Philip Morris International
Speaker: Megan Belcher, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, The Scoular Company
Speaker: Adriana Ospina, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NYC Bar
Moderator: Cathy A. Hinger, Partner, Litigation, Womble Carlyle
Here you will gain insight in how to build and drive a women’s initiative, including resource groups and coaching & mentoring initiatives. Discussion will include a debate on the merits of ‘open groups’ vs ‘closed groups’. Additionally the discussion will expand to cover the concept of Sponsorship and its key influence on career trajectory. 
-Framework for launching or expanding a women’s initiative to make a real impact on career objectives  
-Spearheading leadership of the initiative: what to consider, how to govern  
-Analysis of core requirements to ensure success and setting the initiative’s goals to work within the corporate culture
602: Winning Strategies to Ensure Compliance [More Info]

This session will look beyond the mere implementation of basic compliance measures like a code of conduct, anti-bribery policies, compliance training etc., to discuss how General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers are measuring success in their investments in ethics and compliance. Takeaways include: 
- Assessing what is a sustainable legal / compliance ethics model for global operations in 2017 and beyond
- Picking the right opportunity: understanding the true risks to your business & how to address
- How do you measure the effectiveness and efficiency of your compliance programs in creating good corporate governance?

702: Exploring the Synergy Between Big Data And e-Discovery [More Info]
Lisa Ross, Director & Former Litigator, Everlaw
Company data volumes and the costs to manage discovery during class actions and multi-jurisdiction litigation continues to grow. During this discussion, we'll share strategies and experiences using emerging tools, technologies, and workflows in various combinations to quickly and effectively understand populations of both structured and unstructured data to lead towards forward thinking in eDiscovery. This panel discussion will address:
- Does ineffective management of big data present potential future liability? How to mitigate risk
- Developing protocols for email management to simplify governance and e-discovery
- How to take the core principles of your eDiscovery strategy to the next level
802: ACA Compliance: What the Heck Do We Do Now? [More Info]
Speaker: Lynda Noggle, Associate General Counsel, Lockheed Martin
Speaker: Susan Szafranski, Associate General Labor & Employment Counsel, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
Speaker: Anne Kyzmir, Assistant General Counsel, National Fuel
Moderator: Robin M. Solomon, Partner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker
Moderator: Jodi H. Epstein, Partner, Employee Benefits, Ivins, Phillips & Barker
In this dynamic panel discussion, you will master a best practice approach to navigating ACA rules and overcome the compliance burden. -   Understanding what the Executive Order actually means
-   Strategies to handle reporting in 2018
-   Forecasting and adapting to changes on the regulatory landscape
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Luncheon
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmExecutive Leadership DevelopmentGlobal Risk ManagementLitigationLabor and Employment
503: Principles of Leadership in a Digital Age [More Info]
As the way we share and consume media continues to change faster than you can hit “Like” – or the dozen options now available — this session will discuss how counsel can balance copyright, consumer protection, and the other considerations at play when it comes to digital brand management. 
-   Implementing a comprehensive brand protection strategy linked to risk management and corporate policies  
-   Balancing ethical, legal and promotional objectives in social media channels and implications for fair use
-   Consideration for new types of digital promotion including social endorsements and right of publicity issues
603: Developing a Healthy Appetite for Risk [More Info]
Speaker: Kathy Leo, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Chobani
Speaker: Heather McAllister, General Counsel & Secretary, Penn Forster
Speaker: Erin Abrams, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Via Transportation
Speaker: Marla Kanemitsu, Managing Director, Tusk Strategies
Moderator: Cathy Serafin, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler
To drive change, it is imperative to embrace risk, yet the in-house law department is still framed internally by its mission to mitigate risk. How do we bridge the need for innovation with the imperative to safeguard the organization, and how do we move our reputation from the department of "no" to the department of "I think we can"?
- How to improve your appetite for risk 
- How to operate out of your comfort zone
- Embracing risk – best approaches
703: Maximizing the Value of Relationships Between In-house Counsel and Outside Counsel [More Info]
Speaker: Wendy Hufford, Chief Operating Officer, Legal Department & Vice President, US Litigation, Boehringer Ingelheim
Speaker: Sharis Pozen, VP, Global Competition and Antitrust, GE
Speaker: Barbara Sinsley, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, FactorTrust, Inc.
Moderator: Beth Brinkmann, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
This lively panel will focus on key issues for the in-house law department when dealing with outside counsel, including insights on:
· How to manage relationships between in-house counsel and firm counsel 
· How to maximize the value of those relationships 
· How to tap into additional expertise of firm counsel on short-term issues
803:The Immigration and Workers Rights Landscape [More Info]
The focus of this panel will be on the impact of recent changes in labor laws, immigration decisions, workers' rights expansion and enforcement actions. You will leave the session equipped with everything you need to know in terms of regional and federal rule changes, recent enforcement examples and litigation trends.  
- Recent changes to national and regional wage and hour laws
- NLRB direction under the New Administration
- Cross-border employment law updates 
- Forecasted changes to the legislative landscape

2:30 pm - 2:45 pmTransition Break
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmExecutive Leadership DevelopmentGlobal Risk ManagementLitigationLabor and Employment
504: ETHICS SESSION Demonstrating Leadership and Navigating Ethical Considerations While Being Fire-Tested by A Government Investigation [More Info]
Speaker: Christina Ackermann, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Speaker: Jody Porter, Deputy General Counsel, Toyota Motor North America
Speaker: Anjali Chaturvedi, Assistant General Counsel, Investigations, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Moderator: Amy Conway Hatcher, Partner, Baker Botts
Government investigations present greater challenges to companies today than ever before. Not only are these investigations dynamic but they bring wide ranging stakeholder implications, potentially intense media coverage and collateral effects that can significantly impact business operations on a global scale. Senior in-house counsel and compliance officers must be prepared to operate in an intensely high stakes environment to advise and defend the company while minimizing impact to the business – and they must do so while deftly navigating ethical considerations to avoid potentially more serious problems. 

 This panel will discuss, among other things: 
 • The most common ethical issues that arise in corporate investigations and how they are impacted by an ongoing government investigation 
• How to forge relationships that will help resolve strategic and ethical dilemmas that may impact the investigation or follow-on litigation 
• What to do when you learn of an ethical problem after the fact

604: ETHICS SESSION Surprisingly Common Ethical Missteps in Professional Liability for In-House Attorneys and Company Executives [More Info]
Speaker: Sharon Underberg, General Counsel, Secretary & Senior Vice President, Eastman Kodak
Speaker: Mary Britton, Chief Counsel, Danaher
Speaker: Dana Douglas, Associate General Counsel, Ernst & Young
Moderator: Ellen Oberwetter, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP
Ethics quandaries may be inherent to lawyering, but this session will help in-house counsel and their advisors “have a plan” to identify and avoid common ethical pitfalls. Topics will include: · avoiding conflicts with corporate affiliates, employees, and shareholders · the duty of competent representation and when to bring in outside help · the perils of document collection and production · and more
Moderator: Elizabeth Bower, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
804: ETHICS SESSION: Big Brother is Watching, Just So We Don’t Get Sued – Where to Draw the Line on Employee Monitoring and Privacy [More Info]
Speaker: E. Jewelle Johnson, Senior Counsel & Chief Employment Counsel, Graphic Packaging International
Moderator: Cynthia Blevins Doll, Partner, Fisher Philiips
This session will explore the parameters of employee monitoring and privacy – what should you prioritize to ensure you strike the careful balance between morality and legality.
-   Exploring the ethics of online monitoring – managing digital infractions
-   Developing an online / web policy to protect employer assets and reputation
-   The fine line between monitoring and surveillance – moral / legal issues
-   Step by step guide to policy development
-   Employee education to maintain a compliant workplace
-   Evaluating the tech tools to effectively monitor computers, mobile devices and networks
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmConference Closes & Suggested Departure