New York, June 9 2016
|08:00 - 09:00||Registration and breakfast|
|09:00 - 10:00||
Crisis management – general counsel as quarterback?
This session will explore the role of the general counsel when a crisis hits the company. How central a role should they play?
Who else needs to be involved? How can counsel manage the timeline and respond to a constantly evolving series of events?
Relani Belous, Senior vice president, general counsel, Penthouse Global Media Inc
|10:00 - 10:15||Coffee|
|10:15 - 11:30||
Intellectual property – managing the global portfolio
An interactive discussion among peers examining best practice for protecting IP rights internationally. With an emphasis on strategy, this session will explore how those working for multinational companies can maximise value and mitigate potential threats to the IP portfolio.
Judy McCool, Senior vice president, legal affairs, Home Box Office Inc
Global employment agreements – to standardise or not
An interactive discussion among peers exploring global employment contract provisions, with particular focus on restrictive covenants, confidentiality clauses and ensuring cooperation with company investigations.
Rosamund Browne, Principal international employment and labour counsel, Rockwell Collins Inc
|11:30 - 12:00||Coffee|
|12:00 - 13:00||
The future of legal services
The legal market may be poised for a dramatic reordering based on the same type of disruptive forces that have reordered many other businesses and industries. This session will explore innovative structures for project and process management, as well as broader issues around alternative business structures and new ways for in-house counsel to find value.
Alma Asay, Founder & chief executive officer, Allegory Law Inc
|13:00 - 14:15||Networking lunch (sponsored by Lex Mundi)|
|14:15 - 14:30||
Managing the in-house career – required skill sets
George Georgiades, General counsel, FundAmerica Inc
|14:30 - 15:30||
Managing risk and exercising leadership – today’s general counsel
There continues to be much discussion about the role of the general counsel. The role is surely to mastermind the non-financial risk management strategy and, with backing from the board, to implement it by helping the operational functions to adopt legally sound management systems.
The members of our panel give their perspectives.
Paulo Frank Coelho Da Rocha, Partner, Demarest Advogados
|15:30 - 16:00||Coffee|
|16:00 - 17:00||
Cybercrime – strategies for prevention (and handling a breach)
General counsel are expected to have complete control over every last piece of information produced by their companies, and with cybercrime grabbing headlines worldwide, data privacy has never caused more headaches for the in-house legal function. Our experienced panel will discuss the importance of weaving information governance into the corporate culture and run through the timeline and best practices for breach response.
Robert E Anderson Jr, Managing director, Navigant Consulting Inc