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 [More Info]
Speaker: Cynthia M. Krus, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
9:15 am - 11:45 amPHASE I Workshop + Interactive Exercise: The Basics of Financial Statement Analysis & A Deep Dive into Budgeting for the Legal Department [More Info]
Moderator: Cynthia M. Krus, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

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]
Speaker: Maria Barton, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Purdue Pharma
Speaker: Stacy Cozad, SVP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Spirit AeroSystems
Moderator: Maureen Knight, Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
Speaker: Dawn E. Oakley, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Swissport USA, Inc

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]
Speaker: Carol Sankar, Founder, CSE & The Confidence Factor for Women in Leadership
Speaker: Ann Bruder, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Blucora
Speaker: Natalie Krodel, General Counsel, Wenner Media
Moderator: Dana Rosen, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, ALM Media, LLC

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]
Speaker: Judy Smith, Crisis Management Expert & Inspiration for ‘Scandal’, Smith & Company

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: Establishing a Holistic Data Privacy/Anti-Spam Policy Across Borders [More Info]
Speaker: Estela Valdez, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Browz
Speaker: Cora Han, Senior Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Moderator: Wendy Mee, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

In today’s global economy businesses have customers and data from around the world. But when your marketing, sales or operations team asks for data pertaining to global customers, this can raise complex cross-border data privacy, transfer and anti-spam issues. Cross-border privacy laws can sometimes pose conflicting obligations for any organization with global reach. In this session we will discuss how organizations can build a holistic program to navigate their way through this global labyrinth. Discussion points will include: 

- Update on the current global data privacy/anti-spam regulatory landscape 
- Assessing your company’s data collection, use, and sharing practices 
- Building holistic and adaptive privacy/anti-spam governance and risk-management policies and procedures
201: Exploring The Professional Journey of Four Successful Lawyers [More Info]
Speaker: Marie Oh Huber, SVP Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Secretary, eBay
Speaker: Kim Sinatra, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Wynn Resorts
Speaker: Eulonda Skyles, Assistant General Counsel, Privacy, Capital One
Speaker: Jennifer Clark, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, The RMR Group
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: Legal & Compliance as Gatekeepers: How Regulatory Agencies are Changing the Game [More Info]
Speaker: Kimia Setoodeh, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Pulse Capital Partners
Speaker: Lisa Lechner, Chief Compliance Officer, Mercari, Inc.
Speaker: Monica J. Palko, Deputy Chief Counsel, BAE Systems Platforms & Services
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.
Speaker: Melissa Orlen, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MovieTickets.com
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: Privacy by Design: A Proactive Approach for Privacy Programs [More Info]
Speaker: Anne Bradley, Chief Privacy Counsel, Nike
Speaker: Rebecca Davis, Director of Privacy, Walmart
Speaker: Maryann Besharat, Vice President, 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
Speaker: Alice Eldridge, Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel, BAE Systems Platforms and Services
Speaker: Jennafer Watson, Director of Compliance, Senior Counsel, Oxy
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: Trademark Audits, Protecting Value & Innovation for Your Brands [More Info]
Speaker: Sudipta Rao, Head, Global Trademarks, Copyright and Domain Names - Oncology, Novartis
Moderator: Vanessa Ignacio, Partner & Chair, Trademark Prosecution and Enforcement Practice, Lowenstein Sandler

Trademarks are often businesses’ most valuable assets and they are integrally identified with the quality of companies’ products and services. Regular periodic audits and active management of trademark portfolios is critical to align brand management with present and future business plans, and extract additional value from these vital, intangible assets. This program will discuss internal and external measures for businesses to identify vulnerabilities and redundancies in the portfolio, as well as how to pinpoint key areas to strategically grow the portfolio with an eye towards maximizing brand value.
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: The Recent Developments in Cyber Security and Data Privacy Law That Induce Insomnia [More Info]
Speaker: Shreya Vora, Corporate Counsel - Privacy, Salesforce
Speaker: Patricia S. Kim, Legal – Ethics & Compliance, Global Functions & Litigation, Micro Focus
Moderator: Zuzana Ikels, Principal, Polsinelli

Developing a sound and workable privacy and data security strategy and protocol is not easy. It evolves over time as a company moves into different stages of maturity. It also changes based on shifts in the law, regulatory activity and public perception. Each of these items can have a dramatic effect on the organization’s program. Our panel will discuss the most important developments in the legal landscape: 

-The seminal changes in the law that must be considered in developing a compliance plan, and how to morphs and should be scalable as the organization changes and shifts from a start-up to an established company.
- The value and benefit of being transparent and obtaining opt-in/agreement in the privacy policies, and integrating privacy safeguards into the IoT, products, systems and software. 
- War stories about how to get the CIO involved and organization to implement and follow data security and privacy practices. 
- Recent state legislative/regulatory activity: the headaches and practical advice about how to approach and comply with the convoluted matrix of state laws. 
- Best practices for managing breach and incidence reports
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, Corporate Counsel, Northrop Grumman Corporation
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 and Corporate Secretary, RioCan
Speaker: Rachel R. Stern, Senior Vice President, Strategic Resources & General Counsel, FactSet
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: Cheryl Call, Director & Deputy General Counsel, Blackbaud
Speaker: Karin Ashford, Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, Penn National Gaming, Inc.
Moderator: Jami Mills Vibbert, Venable LLP

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, Managing 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: Rebecca Rohr, Vice President, Anti-Corruption and Global Trade, Office of the General Counsel at, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Moderator: Jennifer L. Spaziano, Partner, Litigation, 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]
Speaker: Genevieve (Eve) Wachtell, General Counsel, AltSchool
Moderator: Mimi H. Justice, Partner, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

This session will feature a panel discussion of effective tactics and strategies for General Counsel to present to Management and the Board using a hypothetical scenario. Panelists will take a deep dive into a dollar-driven legal decision through a hypothetical dilemma that the CEO could bring to you, the GC.  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
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: Allyson Hale, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Amherst Holdings
Speaker: Shazmah Hakim, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Marriott International, Inc.
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: Making IP Part of Your Risk Management Program [More Info]
Speaker: Tanuja Garde, Vice President, Intellectual Property & Liscensing, Raytheon Company
Speaker: Linda J. Zirkelbach, Partner, Venable LLP
Speaker: Amber Shaver, Chief Legal Affairs & Compliance Officer , Stellar Energy

Intellectual property can be central to the success of many organizations. IP is not just limited to patents. Copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets are others forms of IP that also generate value. However, many firms do not consider IP protection alongside other strategic, operational, compliance, financial and reputational risks in enterprise risk management programs. Potentially, IP piracy can interrupt daily business, impact profits and admonish a company’s ability to compete in the marketplace. In this session, we will discuss how organizations can seamlessly incorporate IP in their total enterprise risk program.
701: Litigation Crisis Triage [More Info]
Speaker: Nicole D. Bearce, Associate General Counsel - Litigation, Unilever United States, Inc.
Speaker: Rhonda Barnat, Managing Director, Abernathy MacGregor
Moderator: Jan P. Levine, Partner, Litigation, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Moderator: Pamela S. Palmer, Partner, Commercial Litigation Department, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Speaker: Laura Danysh, Vice President & Senior Counsel Global Regulatory Dispute Resolution, Hilton

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, managing the media, including social media, 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
Speaker: Stephanie A. Scharf PhD, JD, Chair of the ABA Commission on Women, ABA
Speaker: Christina Halliday, Senior Counsel, Blue Apron
Moderator: Daniella Isaacson, Senior Analyst, ALM Intelligence

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
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: Avoiding the Litigation Vortex: Effectively Managing Risk for Not So Simple Cases [More Info]
Speaker: Susan F. Duarte, Senior Counsel - Litigation, Sprint
Speaker: Cara Ciuffani, Vice President & Senior Legal Counsel, sbe Entertainment (f/k/a Morgans Hotel Group Co)
Speaker: Rachel Lubert, Assistant General Counsel, JDC
Moderator: Hailyn J. Chen, Partner - Litigation, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

More often than expected, amidst the more plain vanilla lawsuits and regulatory investigations familiar to in-house counsel, a seemingly simple case can transform into a complex situation. In such an instance, the skill and endurance of the in-house counsel is tested. During this session, our panel experts will discuss: 
- Recognizing the signs of not so simple cases 
- The critical initial tasks to reduce overall risk 
- Development and application of appropriate resource allocation and cost management strategies
702: Exploring the Synergy Between Big Data And e-Discovery [More Info]
Speaker: Kenya Dixon, Assistant Director, Division of Litigation Technology and Analysis, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Speaker: Erika Schreiber, Executive, Creative Artists Agency, LLC (“CAA”)
Moderator: 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 
- What every GC should know: How big data and ediscovery are related, including how ediscovery has benefited from the technological advances in big data.
- 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: Navigating & Surviving an IRS or DOL Audit of Your Benefit Plans [More Info]
Speaker: Susan Szafranski, Associate General Labor & Employment Counsel, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
Speaker: Anne Kyzmir, Assistant General Counsel, National Fuel
Speaker: Lynda M. Noggle, Associate General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Moderator: Robin M. Solomon, Partner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker
Moderator: Jodi H. Epstein, Partner, Employee Benefits, Ivins, Phillips & Barker

Learn the top Employee Benefit issues targeted by the IRS and DOL on audit. We will explain which issues are considered high priority for the regulators, and how to avoid their scrutiny. We will also address how to respond to the IRS and DOL upon examination, and how best to protect your client – and your job. 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Luncheon
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmExecutive Leadership DevelopmentGlobal Risk ManagementLitigationLabor and Employment
503: Building Your Personal Brand in a Digital Age [More Info]
Speaker: Gina Passarella, Executive Editor, The American Lawyer​, ALM Media, LLC
Speaker: Heather Nevitt, Executive Editor of Corporate Counsel and Inside Counsel and Editor in Chief of Texas Lawyer, ALM Media, LLC
Speaker: Lisa Helem, Editor-in-Chief, The National Law Journal | Legal Times, ALM Media, LLC

Continuing with the theme of leadership, this panel discussion will look at how leadership is defined in the digital age. What new skills are required versus what existing skills can be honed? 
-Key requirements of leadership in a digital environment 
-Implementing a personal brand development plan 
-How to take charge of your career development pathway 
-Adapting to change, i.e. social networking
603: Developing a Healthy Appetite for Risk [More Info]
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
Speaker: Diane Brayton, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The New York Times Company
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 Law & Policy, 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:Winning Strategies to Ensure Compliance [More Info]
Speaker: Cindy Durkin, Chief Compliance Officer, Gas Power Systems, GE Power
Speaker: Alyssa Senzel, Deputy General Counsel and Compliance Officer, Blackboard
Speaker: Gerri L. Kornblut, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Dwellworks, LLC
Moderator: Elizabeth Greenwood, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC and TCP Capital Corp.


Going beyond checklists, sample policies and regulatory guidance, this session will discuss the role of compliance, building a culture of compliance, and developing a compliance program that really works for your business – large or small, public or private. 

With tales from the trenches, key takeaways include how to: 

- DEFINE the role of Compliance 
- IDENTIFY and address the biggest risks and keep up with regulatory and legal uncertainty 
- INTEGRATE compliance into day-to-day operations (without boring everyone to death) 
- MEASURE the effectiveness and efficiency of your compliance program 
- BUILD the culture and deal with compliance violations 
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: Lynn Haaland, SVP, Deputy General Counsel, Global Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.
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, Vice President & Chief Counsel, Litigation, Danaher Corporation
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
704: ETHICS SESSION - Ethical Considerations for In-House Counsel Relating to the Security of Confidential Information Produced in Civil Litigation [More Info]
Moderator: Elizabeth Bower, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Speaker: Andowah A. Newton Esq., Vice President, Legal Affairs, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.
Speaker: Elise Houlik, Associate General Counsel , Fannie Mae
Speaker: Sneha Desai, Associate General Counsel, Litigation, BASF Corporation

Lawyers are required to maintain the confidentiality of information relating to their representations of a client. This professional obligation applies equally to in-house legal departments as outside counsel. This core ethical obligation is simple in concept but increasingly complicated in modern civil litigation practice. In-house legal departments are increasingly on the front line in protecting their client’s information as more e-discovery services and decisions are moved in-house, including information governance protocols and vendor selection. This interactive panel will draw from the recent large financial institution breach to discuss the escalating data privacy and security risks now inherent in civil litigation, with a particular focus on discovery. Participants will walk away with practice strategies to minimize the risk of leaks of confidential information, including: 
- data minimization techniques relating to the storage and collection of confidential information 
- tips for effective organizational information governance and records management 
- best practices for data security-based vendor selection criteria 
- tips for negotiating and securing a data-security based protective order, with confidentiality-based clawback and waiver protection
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
Speaker: Meredith Ritchie, Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Alliant Credit Union
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