Agenda

Earn Up To 15 CLE Credits - Including 4 Ethics Credits, 2 Diversity and 1 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Credit

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM | Welcome Remarks at the 2019 Executive Leadership Forum


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Executive Coaching for In-House Counsel

Individuals who join in-house legal departments are typically driven and competitive individuals by nature. Executive coaching helps these individuals elevate performance and increase personal and professional happiness while acquiring additional skills for success. This session will encourage attendees to challenge themselves and build professional and interpersonal skills.
 
Speakers: 

Julie Fenster, General Counsel and Secretary, Vibrant Media Inc.

Jennifer McCool, Chief Legal Officer, Related Companies

Theresa Mohan, General Counsel and Secretary, Reef Technology

Barrett Avigdor, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa




3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Afternoon Refreshment Break

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Getting the Best Deal: Best Practices for Negotiations

Negotiation skills are a necessity in executive management and they enhance conversations around things like, increasing department budgets, resources and compensation. Unfortunately, there are no magical phrases that can guarantee success. Even the most seasoned managers and executives need a compelling strategy before going into a campaign. In this discussion, participants will share their strategies on how to demonstrate confidence, congeniality, and the knowledge necessary to secure positive results.
 
Speakers: 
Nadria Clarke, Partner, Baker Botts
Lisa Anastos, General Counsel, Payfone
Teresia Bost, General Counsel, Quartet Health

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Welcome Cocktail Reception (Open to All Attendees)


Thursday, October 17, 2019

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | 7th Annual WIPL Registration and Breakfast

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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM | Welcome Remarks


9:15 AM - 10:15 AM | Keynote: A Conversation with Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Attorney General Loretta Lynch shares her journey to become the first female African American Attorney General and how businesses can navigate and thrive in a changing global workforce. 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Attorney General Loretta Lynch 

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | Post Keynote Networking Break

Please join us for coffee and snacks following the keynote presentation. 
 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Annual WIPL Networking Luncheon

12:45 PM - 1:20 PM Spotlight Presentation: Supreme Court Update: Referred to as a SCOTUS Legend by the National Law Journal, Lisa Blatt, joins us to discuss current trends and decisions from the Justices. Additionally, she’ll cover her perspective on why  women are only arguing a fraction of the cases in front of SCOTUS and how that can change. Lisa Blatt has argued in front of the Supreme Court 37 times and is currently the chair of Williams & Connolly's Supreme Court and Appellate practice.
 
Lisa Blatt, Partner, Williams & Connolly
Moderator: Sarah Harris, Partner, Williams & Connolly


2:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Transition Break



3:45 PM - 4:15 PM | Networking Break

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5:15 PM - 6:30 PM | Networking Cocktail Reception

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Friday, October 18, 2019

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM | Morning Yoga

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8:00 AM - 8:45 AM | Registration & Breakfast


8:45 AM - 9:45 AM | Keynote: On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership

Imagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world. You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude--along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds, and a climbing team that's counting on all of its members to make smart decisions. There's simply no room for poor judgment -- one mistake or misstep can result in an "unrecoverable error." In any situation where lives on are the line or the stakes are exceptionally high--there's no better training ground for leaders than settings where people are pushed beyond their perceived limits. Drawing on her experience as team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, Alison Levine makes a compelling case that the leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure also apply to today's rigorously competitive business environments.
Alison Levine, Women's Everest Expedition Team Captain & New York Times Bestselling Author

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM | Networking Break

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11:15 AM - 11:20 AM | Transition Break



12:20 PM - 1:30 PM | Roundtable Focused Networking Luncheon




2:30 PM - 2:35 PM | Transition Break