Why you should attend
There’s always something new coming along to keep corporate counsel on their toes, and indeed, even awake at night. The role of the corporate counsel continues to evolve to meet new challenges in relation to an increasingly global economy, recent financial turmoil and continually changing new technologies. It is essential for all corporate counsel to be informed of the latest issues and possess effective, budget-conscious strategies for managing both the legal and practical business matters of corporate law departments.
What you will learn
- Guidance for managing cyber theft and other data protection and privacy law concerns
- Pointers on preparing for patent warfare, trolls and other IP issues
- Effective strategies for advising the Board on: crisis management, executive misdeeds, activist shareholders, and corporate transactions
- Enterprise risk management: explore real-world successes - and failures
- Navigating the impact of the European sovereign debt crisis on multinational companies
- General Counsel under scrutiny: as targets of investigations, attorney-client privilege, executive compensation and related disclosures, insider trading risks, and reserve/accrual issues
- Lunch with keynote presentation
- Network with General Counsel from leading corporations
Who should attend
This program is designed to address the concerns of seasoned corporate in-house and outside counsel. Leading General Counsel of major corporations will share insights and guidance on the cutting-edge issues and concerns of corporate law departments.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Karen J. Kirchen, Scott Offer
9:15 Cyber Theft and Other Data Protection Concerns
- Role of legal counsel in data breaches
- Should there be national data breach legislation?
- Managing threats to your brand from a major data loss
- Handling state-sponsored and criminal intrusions
Joe Petro (moderator)
Thomas G.A. Brown, Mary E. Galligan, Pablo Martinez
10:30 Networking Break
10:45 Preparing for Patent Warfare, Trolls and Other IP Issues
- Preparing to bring/defend big cases, including choice of forum issues
- Defending against NPEs
- Recent developments in patent law
- Activity in Germany and EU issues
- Impact on in-house lawyers
Scott Offer (moderator)
Marcus Grosch, Jesse J. Jenner, Catherine Lacavera, Jonathan E. Retsky
11:45 Effective Strategies for Advising the Board in a Crisis
- Crisis management
- Executive misdeeds
- Activist shareholders
- Corporate transactions (spin-offs, sales and hostile transactions)
Mark Roellig (moderator)
Joele Frank, Susan Webster
12:45 Luncheon Presentation: John Cassidy, Staff Writer and Blogger, The New Yorker ; Columnist, Fortune
Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
2:00 The Value of Enterprise Risk Management Programs
- Procedural and organizational choices
- Real world successes - and failures
- A cost-benefit assessment of ERM
Richard F. Ziegler (moderator)
Anastasia Kelly, Matthew Lepore, Kevin J. O'Connor, Steven M. Post
3:00 Navigating the Impact of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis on Multinational Companies
- Latest developments and outlook
- Legal implications of a single country withdrawal from the Euro vs. EU-wide termination of Euro currency
- Enforceability of existing contract terms in the context of potential changes
- Proactive protective steps to consider
Karen J. Kirchen (moderator)
Randall M. Ebner, James A. Florack, Sarah Jones
4:00 Networking Break
4:15 General Counsel Under Scrutiny
- General Counsel as targets of investigations in an increasingly politicized era
- Reserve/accrual issues and disclosures under a shifting paradigm
- Attorney-client privilege in the multinational context
- Executive compensation and related disclosures
- Insider trading risks
Brad S. Karp (moderator)
William T. Hassler, Anastasia Kelly
Karen J. Kirchen
~ Managing Director/General Counsel, Citigroup Institutional Clients Group
~ Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Motorola Mobility, LLC
Brad S. Karp
~ Chairman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
~ Managing Director, Citi Security and Investigative Services
Mark D. Roellig
~ Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MassMutual Financial Group
Thomas G. A. Brown
~ Deputy Chief for Cyber, Complex Frauds Unit, US Attorney's Office, Southern District of NY
~ Columnist, Fortune; Staff Writer and Blogger, The New Yorker
~ Managing Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Mary E. Galligan
~ Special Agent in Charge, Special Operations/Cyber Division, FBI, NY Office
~ Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Counsel, Pfizer Inc.
~ Special Agent in Charge, Cyber Crime, U.S. Secret Service
Kevin J. O'Connor
~ Vice President, Global Compliance, United Technologies Corporation
Steven M. Post
~ Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, L-3 Communications
New York City Seminar Location
PLI New York Center, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor), New York, New York 10019. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.
New York City Hotel Accommodations
The New York Hilton & Towers, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. 1 block from PLI Center. Reservations 1-800-HILTONS or, 1-877-NYC-HILT. Please mention that you are booking a room under the Practising Law Institute Corporate rate and the Client File # is N495741. Reservations on line at www.hilton.com and enter the same Client File # in the Corporate ID # field to access Practising Law Institute rates.
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