Agenda

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM | Registration


8:45 AM - 8:50 AM | Opening Remarks


8:50 AM - 9:50 AM | Keynote Presentation: Leadership for Today's General Counsels & Strategic Business Alignment

Speaker:
Adam Markel, Bestselling Author, Executive Business Mentor & CEO, More Love Media, Inc

9:50 AM - 10:50 AM | Biggest Challenges Facing the Modern GC

The GC is a proactive member of a corporation’s C-Suite, and their role as counsel is often utilized across the organization in different ways. GCs are collaborating with CEOs and COOs, HR and Finance departments to help drive strategic business decisions across the board. As the scope of the GC’s responsibilities continue to broaden year after year, this session will explore the GC’s evolving role, the business challenges they face in risk management, compliance and regulation across different industries, and discuss how they are dealing with the pressures that are keeping them up at night.
 
Speakers:
Eric Dinallo, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Dave Kerstein, Chief Risk Officer, Validity Finance
Brian T. Markley, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel
James Sheehan, Chief, Charities Bureau, NY State Department of Law
Moderator:
Steve Kovalan, Director of Research, ALM Intelligence

10:50 AM - 11:15 AM | Morning Networking Break



12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | Lunch


Regulatory Updates & Government Enforcement
Business Partner Strategies
Law Department Operations
Hedge & Private Equity

Regulatory Updates & Government Enforcement
Business Partner Strategies
Hedge & Private Equity

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Afternoon Networking Break



Thursday, September 26, 2019

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM | Opening Remarks


8:35 AM - 9:35 AM | Examining the Current Events that are Impacting Litigation

In this session, panelists will sound off on current hot topics in the news that are impacting litigation, discussing the legal issues that the organization at hand is working through. Panelists will examine what went wrong in each instance, and discuss what the organization could've done to mitigate and/or prevent the fallout. Panelists will also discuss examples of how to mitigate legal and reputational risks in similar scenarios if they were to occur within their own organizations, and share strategies for response.
 
Moderator: Allison Chock, Chief Investment Officer-US and Legal Counsel, Bentham IMF
 
Speakers:
Christina Deats, Senior Litigation Counsel Pullano & Farrow PLLC
Ryan Roman, Partner, Litigation - Akerman LLP

9:35 AM - 10:00 AM | Morning Networking Break


Technology Management & Data Protection
Executive Leadership

Technology Management & Data Protection
Executive Leadership

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | Lunch



2:20 PM - 3:20 PM | Driving a Culture of Diversity & Inclusion: Moving the Needle Forward

D&I has become a priority in the legal industry, and many corporations already have initiatives in place to create and maintain a diverse culture across the workplace. What does a successful initiative look like and which indicators should you use? In this session, GCs discuss the steps they’ve taken to move the needle forward, and evaluate how they measure success.
 
Moderator:
Heather D. Nevitt, Esq., Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel and Global Leaders in Law
Speakers:
Carlos Dávila-CaballeroDirector of Diversity and Inclusion - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Eduardo Santiago-Acevedo, Vice President & Senior Regulatory Counsel, Prudential Financial

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM | Closing Remarks & End of Conference