Agenda

Earn Up to 10.5 CLE Credits, Including 1 Ethics, 1 Diversity, and 1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Credits!

April 28, 2020

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM | Registration


8:30 AM - 8:45 AM | Welcome Remarks and State of the Industry


8:45 AM - 8:50 AM | Keynote Introduction


8:50 AM - 9:50 AM | Keynote – The Future of Law: Finding Your Footing in Uncharted Waters

Keynote Speaker: Nita A. Farahany

Nita A. Farahany is a leading scholar on the ethical, legal, and social implications of biosciences and emerging technologies, particularly those related to neuroscience and behavioral genetics. She is the Director of Duke Science & Society, the Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy, and a Professor of Law & Philosophy.
 
In 2010, Farahany was appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and continues to serve as a member. Her recent scholarship includes "Searching Secrets," 160 U. Penn. L. Rev. 1239 (2012) which explores the descriptive potential of intellectual property law as a metaphor to describe current Fourth Amendment search and seizure law and predict how the Fourth Amendment will apply to emerging technology. A related article, "Incriminating Thoughts," 64 Stanford Law Review 351 (2012) demonstrates through modern neuroscience applications the need to redefine the taxonomy of evidence subject to the privilege against self-incrimination. She also is the editor of The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law (Oxford University Press), a book of essays from experts in science, law, philosophy, and policy.


10:05 AM - 11:05 AM | Care to Dance?: Concrete Tools for Encouraging and Increasing Inclusivity in Your Legal Teams

Verna Myers said “Diversity is being invited to the party; Inclusivity is being asked to dance.” The discussion around diversity is one that has been going on for a number of years now, but recent studies show that this push for diversity simply isn’t enough. To truly make the push forward, and to reap the benefits we all know that true diversity will bring, it is time to shift the focus of our discussions to inclusivity. In this session, our panel will discuss tried and true strategies they have used to increase inclusivity, what worked and what didn’t, and the stumbling blocks they encountered along the way.

Moderator: Heather Nevitt, Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Counsel, ALM Media

Panelists: 

Tammy Albarrán, Deputy General Counsel, Uber
Jenny Kim, Deputy General Counsel & VP, Public Policy, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
Lee Reichert, Chief Legal & Government Affairs Officer, Molson Coors Beverage Company


11:05 AM - 11:35 AM | Morning Networking Break


Regulatory & Compliance

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Exposing Privacy Myths, Facts, and the Future


Lisa Murphy - Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.
Legal Tech & Law Department Operations
The GC as a Business Driver

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

GC and the CMO: Successful Partnerships


Cassie Sadowitz - Jacksonville Jaguars
India Boulton - T-Mobile

12:35 PM - 1:45 PM | Lunch


Regulatory & Compliance

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

When Two Worlds Collide: Successful Integration for Today’s M&As


Derek Spychalski - Zebra Technologies Corporation
David Le - Lyft
Antony Walsh - Eversheds Sutherland
Legal Tech & Law Department Operations
The GC as a Business Driver

Regulatory & Compliance

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2020 Regulatory and Enforcement Updates


Rozan Simoni - COFCO International
Michael Clouser - Allied Solutions, LLC
Legal Tech & Law Department Operations

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Emerging Technology and It’s Best Uses for Your Legal Department


John Albright - Hub International Limited
The GC as a Business Driver

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Legal Makeover: Reinventing the Law Department’s Brand from Nay Sayer to Teammate


Jennifer Schott - Caterpillar
Susan Greenspon - SmileDirectClub
Ahna Severts - Wilton Brands

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


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Roundtables

Roundtable 1: Women, Influence & Power in Law


Roundtable 2: Concrete Tools for Guiding Your Organization Through Complex Investigations

Roundtable 3: Mental Health and the Law Department: Losing the Stigma and Gaining a More Productive Workforce


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Daily Editorial Wrap Up


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | SuperConference Welcome Reception


April 29, 2020

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM | Registration


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Onward and Upward: Developing Your Career Advancement Toolkit

Join this interactive session as our audience will be separated into groups and tasked with developing their skills to evolve their careers to the next level. Featuring panelists with diverse experiences and backgrounds, this session is designed to provide tips and tools to help attorneys advance their career. Key techniques to be developed include: 

  • Networking in the 21st Century 
  • Crafting your professional brand and elevator pitch 
  • Establishing a career goal and identifying the stepping stones

Moderator: TBD

Panelists: 

Elizabeth Dingess-Hammond, Senior Director - Chief Operations Officer - Legal, Eli Lilly and Company
Randall Lewis, General Counsel, EHC Global
Jared Sine, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Match Group    


Risk Management

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Developing Successful Crisis Response Plans


Bruce Daise - H&R Block
Michael McSunas - PrizeLogic
Pam Roberts - Golden Living
Executive Leadership Forum
(In-House Counsel Only)

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Stress-Testing Your Legal Team: Doing More with Less


Keshia Rodriguez - Sears Outlet
Ben Berman - Jobcase, Inc.

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Morning Networking Break


Risk Management

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Mitigating and Managing Third-Party Vendor Risks


Lacee C. Ecker - American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
The Future of Law

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

The Path Less Followed: The Rise in Non-Traditional Legal Careers


Candace Alnaji - The Mom at Law
Drew Amerson - LexLab
Executive Leadership Forum
(In-House Counsel Only)

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Getting the Board On Board: Making Your Case and Securing the Budget


Luis Avila-Estrada - Cox Enterprises
Ed Paulis - Zurich North America
Charlene Foss - LexisNexis

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM | Lunch


Risk Management

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Data Breaches & Ransomware Attacks


Ramona Palmer-Eason - Payless Inc.
Archana Rajendra - Henry Ford Health System and Health Alliance Plans
The Future of Law

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

The Times are A-Changing: Exploring the Potential Impact of the 2020 Election


Jason Barclay - Athletico
Micah Heilbrun - Phillips 66
Executive Leadership Forum
(In-House Counsel Only)

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Attracting and Retaining Top Legal Talent


Christina Ibrahim - Weatherford International PLC
Tim Devine - Detroit Land Bank Authority

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM | Afternoon Networking Break


3:15 PM - 4:15 PM | Walking the Ethical Tightrope: Corporate Governance and the Role of the GC

With corporate governance coming under the microscope all over, in-house counsel, and GCs in particular, need to ensure they have a handle on their responsibilities to their company and as a leader in the organization. There is a balance between providing advice and mitigating risk. In addition, GCs in today’s environment must deal with increasing scrutiny from not only the board, but also the media and government. In this session our panellists will discuss some of the top concerns for in-house attorneys and the ethical considerations they should be aware of when handling these tricky affairs.

Moderator: TBD

Panelists:
Megan Belcher, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Scoular
Verona Dorch, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Peabody Energy
Kari O’Neill, Vice President Group General Counsel, Valmont Utility 


4:15 PM - 4:30 PM | Closing Remarks