Agenda

May 21, 2019

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM | Opening Remarks


8:40 AM - 9:40 AM | Keynote Address


9:45 AM - 10:45 AM | GCs and Their Greatest Challenges

What’s keeping GCs up at night? With the role of the GC expanding to encompass more strategic leadership across the organization and collaborating with the C-suite, corporate counsels are concerned with driving business more than ever. This session will explore how GCs and corporate counsels are dealing with the most pressing strategic business, compliance and regulatory challenges their organizations are facing.
 
Speakers:
Domenick DiCiccio, Global General Counsel, Sedgwick
Steve Kovalan, Director of Research, ALM Intelligence

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


Risk, Regulatory & Global Trade Compliance
Business Transactions & Data Privacy
Business Partner Strategies

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | Lunch


Risk, Regulatory & Global Trade Compliance
Business Partner Strategies

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM | Session Transition Break


Risk, Regulatory & Global Trade Compliance
Business Transactions & Data Privacy

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


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Roundtables

*Please note that Roundtable topics are subject to change*
 
Roundtable 1: Women, Influence & Power in Law
 
Roundtable 2: Emerging Tech
 
Roundtable 3: Building Better Relationships Between Inside & Outside Counsel
 
Roundtable 4: Labor & Employment Law
 
Roundtable 5: Small Law Department
                          Moderator:
                          Roger Marks, Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, H2O Plus

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Meet the Thought-Leaders and Networking Reception


May 22, 2019

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


8:40 AM - 9:40 AM | The GC’s Role in Creating an Ethical Business Culture

In today’s era of #MeToo and #Time’sUp, among other things, there’s been a lot of talk of what exactly constitutes a “strong ethical culture”. Building a strong corporate culture requires hard work, but if employees have an appreciation of how their company defines ethical behavior and how it expects them to behave, it triggers fewer investigations and internal control audits. In addition to keeping up a morally good reputation, culture acts as a unitive force that conveys the company’s true essence; making it easier to navigate through the hard times. In this session, GCs and in-house counsel discuss the business benefits of a strong ethical culture, how ethics is valued in their corporations, and what work needs to be put in from the company and its employees to achieve success.
 
Moderator:
Howard Lavin, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
 
Speakers:
Christine Castellano, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, Ingredion
Stephanie Shirley, Senior Counsel – Labor, Employment & Compliance, Brunswick Corporation

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM | Morning Networking Break


Government Investigations & Customer Protection
Law Department Operations
Executive Leadership Strategies (Closed-Door Conversations - In-House Counsel Only)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Session Transition Break


Government Investigations & Customer Protection
Law Department Operations
Executive Leadership Strategies (Closed-Door Conversations - In-House Counsel Only)

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | Lunch


Government Investigations & Customer Protection
Law Department Operations
Executive Leadership Strategies (Closed-Door Conversations - In-House Counsel Only)

2:20 PM - 3:20 PM | Law Department Management: Managing Your Employees' Mental Wellbeing

It’s not surprising that legal work is an exhausting and mentally-taxing field. There have been many cases of law department employees experiencing mental health-related issues stemming from their job’s emotionally-draining nature, and ultimately leading to them burning out or relying on alcohol or other addictive substances to help alleviate some of the stress. Employers have to play a key role in supporting employees’ mental health, and many organizations are now starting to take notice and institute programs that help their employees manage their emotional, physical and occupational wellbeing. In this session, GCs and in-house counsel weigh in on the importance of managing stress in a healthy way -- the ability to identify and manage emotions to support mental health, maintaining a proper diet and nutrition, while minimizing the use of addictive substances, and cultivating personal satisfaction, growth and enrichment in work -- and discuss the steps that their organizations are taking to promote a healthy work/life balance and positive mental health.
 
Speakers:
Kim MetrickDirector & Managing Counsel, Employment Law Group, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Theresa Shea, Assistant General Counsel, True Value

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM | Closing Remarks