Corporate Counsel

2016 Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar

February 11– 14, 2016 | The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, AZ

Speaker Bios and Course Materials

Thursday, February 11

 

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Plenary Session

 

General Counsel Forum

In this consistently popular program, outstanding general counsel from diverse industries candidly share their perspectives on developing trends in business and law, as well as how in-house and outside counsel can best serve the companies they represent.

Moderator: Laurence F. Pulgram

Speakers: Timothy R. DonovanNima KellyCheree McAlpineSteven R. Rodgers

Written Materials

 

Friday, February 12 

 

8:00 am – 9:15 am
Plenary Session

 

Cheaper and More Efficient Litigation Under the New Federal Rules

The new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure dramatically change the scope of discovery, require more active case management, and create a new sanctions regime.  Hear from Rules Committee members, judges, and practitioners on what these changes will do and how you can use them to save costs and expedite litigation.

Moderator: Jeffrey J. Greenbaum

Speakers: John M. BarkettElizabeth CabraserHon. David G. CampbellLaurence Pulgram


Written Materials

  • Rules Amendments Roadshow Resources

 

9:40 am – 10:40 am
Breakout

 

Faster, Cheaper, Better Arbitration:  The Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act & Beyond


The new DRAA and the revolutionary alternatives it offers to traditional arbitration, whether in Delaware or elsewhere, promises extremely rapid resolution of business disputes. This panel will explore this new arbitration regime, its optimal uses, how you can use it in your jurisdiction, and when to avoid using it.


Moderator: Gregory V. Varallo


Speakers: Louis F. BurkeMary Craig CalkinsBobby MajumderAlisa E. Moen


Written Materials

 

9:40 am – 10:40 am
Breakout (Ethics)

 

Your Handbook For Effectively and Ethically Handling Commercial Lending Litigation


Using recent commercial lending decisions as teaching aids, this diverse panel will impart litigation tips, practice aids, and best practices for in-house and outside lawyers when faced with commercial lending disputes.


Moderator: Zachary G. Newman


Speakers: Molly N. BookerNicole C. DavisKami M. Hoskins


Written Materials

 

9:40 am – 10:40 am
Breakout (Ethics)

 

Hidden Dangers in the Early Stages of an Internal Investigation


Conference panels often cover the entire (often completed) internal investigation process and after-the-fact assessments without delving too deep into any one area. This panel session will highlight the early stages of an internal investigation, which are often a critical time for organizations, and how to develop and maintain a good rapport with federal regulators.  Seasoned speakers will address key questions that are often raised at the onset of an investigation, such as when to call outside counsel, how to sort the types of allegations, and whether to self-report.  They will discuss the hidden, subtle and often under-appreciated dangers and the ethical and legal implications of management decisions.


Moderator: 
Brian Miller


Speakers: Roberto M. BracerasJoan E. MeyerDamian WilmotBernard Woolfley


Written Materials

10:50 am – 11:50 am

Breakout (Ethics)

Secure Your Data and Your Dollars: How to Effectively and Ethically Deal with Cyber Attacks


Cyber-attackers are using increasingly sophisticated methods to steal data and initiate fraudulent wire transfers.  What do these attacks look like? What is the best way to respond? What are the ethics traps to avoid?   What can lawyers do to minimize risk and ethically secure their clients’ information and money?


Moderator: 
Moses Vejil


Speakers: Stephen E. ReynoldsAshley A. SmithScott Ernst


Written Materials

10:50 am – 11:50 am

Breakout

Sustainable Compliance: A Model for Preventing the Repeat (or Three-Peat)


Corporate compliance programs tend to emphasize prevention and detection while often falling short on remediation; companies “fix” the specific violation but fail to learn from it.  Learn how to practice “Sustainable Compliance,” in which companies internalize and institutionalize lessons from past mistakes and engage internal stakeholders in creating a truly comprehensive remediation solution to avoid repeating compliance breaches.


Moderator: Marsha M. McIntyre


Speakers: Julie J. GreshamCharles A. NeffLuis A. Reyes


Written Materials

10:50 am – 11:50 am

Breakout

Town Hall Debate: Witness Preparation Re-Examined


Most lawyers feel that, during depositions and cross, clients should keep their answers short, not volunteer information, and not answer ambiguous questions.  But a new school of thought believes these witness preparation techniques belong in the past.  Hear thought leaders debate each other—and the audience—on old vs. new ways of preparing clients to testify.


Moderator: Denise Zamore


Speakers: Kenneth R. BermanDaniel Small


Written Materials

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Workshop

Litigation Budgeting—Practical Advice and Useful Tools


Litigation budgets are often the bane of existence for both in-house and outside counsel. Come to this workshop to hear from a litigation partner who spearheaded his firm’s efforts to use in-house data to create more accurate budgets and from a legal project management consultant who will talk about using data-driven tools to benchmark legal expenses.


Speakers: Holly MontalvoPatrick E. Premo


Written Materials

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Workshop

Negotiation and Settlement Strategy in Major Business Litigation


A workshop for litigators and in-house counsel involved in major business litigation.  Topics will include the proper timing and approach to settlement discussions and the optimal use of traditional ADR processes, including mediation and the engagement of specialized Settlement and Negotiation Counsel to pursue settlement while frontline trial counsel litigates.


Speakers: Christopher NollandChristopher Skelly


Written Materials

 

Saturday, February 13

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Plenary Session

Teaching the Board of Directors and Corporate Counsel About Managing Cybersecurity


Abundant survey evidence shows cybersecurity as a top concern of corporate directors and general counsel.  Discover how companies should manage cybersecurity risks, including how to implement CISO reporting structures and cyber-incident response plans, navigate the patchwork of data breach notification laws, mitigate litigation risk after a data breach, and use cybersecurity insurance.


Moderator: David R. Singh


Speakers: Maja BerlinEdwin B. MedlinHarry Valetk


Written Materials

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Plenary Session

Can I Get A Witness?  Speaking for the Company in Litigation


A corporation may be a legal “person,” but it can only testify through individuals.  This interactive program will show how to identify, prepare, and present a corporate witness effectively, and will review recent—and scary—case law on the consequences of failing to prepare.


Moderator: David E. Cannella


Speakers: Elizabeth S. FentonMichael LazinskAmy M. Stewart


Written Materials

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Breakout

‘Busting’ Big Data With the 3 P’s: People, Process + Platforms


Data volumes are skyrocketing, but costs don’t have to. In this session, learn how several large companies are managing huge volumes of information in their complex litigation, how they use process/project management and targeted collections to achieve consistency and reduce costs, and which technologies work best for which data.


Moderator: Eric Schultenover


Speakers: Martha MazzoneClinton P. SankoBrian E. Seward


Written Materials

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Breakout (Ethics)

Jeopardy? .... Press Your Luck? .... This Is Your Life!  Ethical Considerations for In-House Counsel


In-house counsel face a multitude of ethical quandaries on a day-to-day basis.  This fast-paced program will cover a range of topics including personal representation of individual employees, potential conflicts of interest, protecting the attorney-client privilege, the SEC's recent guidance on non-disclosure agreements, and more.


Moderator: 
Joshua D. Jones


Speakers: Hassan A. AbediDominique Bright-WheelerDennis J. Capriglione


Written Materials

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Breakout

Social Media and the Stored Communications Act: Protecting Your Company and Streamlining Litigation


In light of the explosion of social media and its influence on the business world, corporations are increasingly faced with issues arising from social media.  Both corporate counsel and outside counsel need to understand this evolving area of the law and be prepared to deal with the often challenging issues involved.  This panel of litigators and in-house counsel will discuss common social media issues facing corporations and strategies for dealing with them.


Moderator: Nicole K. Atkinson


Speakers: 
JoAnn DalrympleFabienne FahnestockRandy E. HaymanCurtis Lu


Written Materials

 

Sunday, February 14

 

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Plenary Session

Litigation Management Roundtable


A roundtable discussion, led by in-house and outside counsel, discussing the newest and best techniques to manage litigation and client expectations.


Moderator: Anthony J. Carriuolo


Speakers: John ChildsLeonard HirschSabrina MizrachiKathleen Turland


Written Materials