Thursday, March 13
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introduction
William M. Treanor, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
Lawrence J. Center, Assistant Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
Thomas F. O'Neil III, Advisory Board Co-Chair
Keynote Presentation: An Insider's Perspective on the Office of the Solicitor General
Discussants: Walter Dellinger, O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Hon. Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Solicitor General of the United States
•Enforcement agency corporate focus
•Trends regarding individuals
•Impact of cooperation on fines and penalties
Moderator: E. Robert Lupone, Textron Inc.
Panelists: Anthony M. Alexis, Principal Deputy Director of Enforcement, CFPB; Brad Bennet, FINRA; Andrew Ceresny, Division of Enforcement, SEC; Gretchen L. Lowe, Division of Enforcement, CFTC; Denis J. McInerney, Department of Justice
Luncheon and Address: A Unique Perspective: Serving the President
Sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Speaker: Hon. Kathryn Ruemmler, White House Counsel
Regulatory, Compliance, and Risk Management Track: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
•Industry sectors targeted
•Trends in enforcement against individuals and companies
•Role of compliance programs in enforcement decisions and penalties
Moderator: Sharie A. Brown, Troutman Sanders LLP
Panelists: Lanny A. Breuer, Covington & Burling LLP; Kara N. Brockmeyer, Division of Enforcement, SEC; David R. Cherrington, Saudi Arabian Oil Company; Jeffrey Knox, Fraud Section, DOJ
Cybersecurity/Data Protection and Privacy Track: Data Security and Privacy (U.S.)
•The challenge of multiple state law requirements
•U.S. multinationals—the threat of cybercrime and cyberespionage
•California—trendsetter on DNT, mobile privacy, eraser
•Law and revenge porn
Moderator: Christina Ayiotis, Department of Computer Science, George Washington University
Panelists: Benjamin A. Powell, WilmerHale; Courtney Barton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts; Gary Brown, International Red Cross; Matthew McCabe, Marsh FINPRO
Small Law Department Track: DIY for the Small Law Department
•Finding free or low-cost alternatives to outside counsel advice
•Technology time and labor savers
•When to save and when to spend
Moderator: John N. Camperlengo, Gentiva Health Services, Inc.
Panelists: Gena L. Ashe, The Brickman Group; Kathleen T. Barlow, Marsh, Inc.; Ronald W. Peppe II, Canam Steel Corporation; Todd Silberman, Mesilla Valley Transportation
Regulatory, Compliance, and Risk Management Track: Litigating Against Patent Trolls
•Legislative/Administrative responses to perceived increase/abuses in NPE litigation
•Trial court case management approaches for efficient resolution of suits
•Trends in court sanctions in NPE cases (including pending Supreme Court cases Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management Systems Inc., and Octane Fitness Inc., addressing attorneys' fees awards under section 285 of the Patent Act)
Moderator: Ann G. Fort, Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP
Panelists: Marcus Delgado, Cox Communications, Inc.; Suzanne Munck, FTC; Allen W. Yee, The Coca-Cola Company
Cybersecurity/Data Protection and Privacy Track: International Data Security and Privacy Protection
•How to implement cybersecurity in global corporations
•The challenges incorporating disparate (and often conflicting) legal and regulatory schema
•The impact of evolving privacy/data protection issues
Moderator: Maureen T. Kelly, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Panelists: Undine von Diemar, Jones Day; Nuala O'Connor, Amazon; Kimberly Peretti, Alston & Bird LLP
Small Law Department Track: Managing Outside Counsel
•Negotiating the best rates even if you don't have large volume
•Assembling a go-to team for recurring topics (where the General Counsel does not have expertise)
•Ways of managing costs: e-billing, retention agreements, alternative billing
Moderator: Sheryl Wood, The Wood Law Firm PLLC
Panelists: Tamara Jack, LMI; Mary Helen Medina, Revel Entertainment; Catherine Potter, Capital Automotive Real Estate Services
Antitrust Enforcement: New Sheriffs in Town
•Representatives from the Bureau of Competition of the FTC and of the Antitrust Division of the DOJ will discuss their civil law enforcement priorities, including:
•Recent civil law enforcement activity, including merger reviews
•Non-merger law enforcement, especially in the area of single-firm conduct (i.e., monopolization)
Moderator: Howard Shelanski, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB
Panelists: Deborah L. Feinstein, FTC; David Gelfand, Antitrust Division, DOJ
Employment and Labor Law Update
•Hot regulatory issues
•Revising your policies for 2014
Moderator: Gregory R. Watchman, Freddie Mac
Panelists: Trina Fairley Barlow, Crowell & Moring LLP; Bart C. Barré, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Alyssa T. Senzel, Blackboard Inc.
Sponsored by Berkeley Research Group
Registration for Women's General Counsel Forum
Women's General Counsel Forum
Orange Jumpsuit Moments: Delivering Advice to Company Executives
Sponsored by Hogan Lovells
Corporate counsel will discuss how to tell C-suite executives that actions they are contemplating are illegal or have a high risk of being illegal. This will be contrasted with providing C-suite executives with advice that contemplated actions are imprudent or risky (in terms of image, reputation, or political impact), but not illegal. The related discussion will be when to tender or be prepared to tender your resignation.
Moderator: Marcia Wiss, Hogan Lovells
Panelists: Amy Doberman, ProShares; Stasia Kelly, DLA Piper; Karen M. Singer, Corporate Office Properties Trust; Deena Williamson, Williams Lea
Friday, March 14
Legal Ethics for Corporate Counsel: Demystifying Privilege and Confidentiality
Every pearl of wisdom that drips from the mouth of in-house counsel is covered by privilege, right? Wrong! There are a host of caveats and a few important quirks that in-house counsel needs to be aware of. And where does confidentiality fit in? It's a part of privilege,
but an ethics rule too. Join Stuart Teicher as he discusses these critical issues, including:
•What information is covered by privilege?
•Who is considered to be "the client"?
•Are you, as in-house counsel, even considered a lawyer?
•What constitutes legal advice?
•Problems for in-house counsel if you practice in Europe
•How notorious characters help us learn the rule on Confidentiality (Rule 1.6)
Speaker: Stuart I. Teicher, Law Offices of Stuart I. Teicher
Supreme Court Review
•The status of the Supreme Court's business docket
•Assessment of the potential impact of the most significant cases up for review that affect business
Moderator: Prof. Steven H. Goldblatt, Supreme Court Institute, Georgetown University Law Center
Speakers: Paul D. Clement, Bancroft, PLLC; Hon. Donald B. Verrilli Jr., Solicitor General of the United States
Regulatory, Compliance, and Risk Management Track: Dodd-Frank and Whistle-blowers
•What provisions should companies be concerned about?
•The impact of the whistle-blower provisions
•How companies can prepare
Moderator: Lee D. Augsburger, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Panelists: Tom Devine, Government Accountability Project; Christopher Ehrman, CFTC; Sean McKessy, SEC
Cybersecurity/Data Protection and Privacy Track: Cyberintrusions and Cyberespionage (Protecting Your IP)
•Guidance on distinguishing between the actions of an insider, targeted hacker, and a botnet
•The legal issues to consider in response
•The realities of obtaining assistance from law enforcement or the federal government
•Suggestions on mitigating harm and protecting shareholder value
Moderator: Jody R. Westby, Global Cyber Risk
Panelists: Steven Chabinsky, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer, CrowdStrike; David T. Fisfis, Duquesne Light Co.; Nickolas B. Savage, Acting ASAC, FBI
Small Law Department Track: Social-Media Legal Risk
•Social media dos and don'ts
•Protecting company data from employees
•Dealing with reputation issues
Moderator: Robin McCune, Northrup Grumman Corporation
Panelists: Julienne W. Bramesco, United States Postal Service; Alison N. Davis, Littler Mendelson, P.C.; Diane Allison Seltzer Torre, the Seltzer Law Firm
Regulatory, Compliance, and Risk Management Track: International Trade
•How the State Department helps companies with economic sanctions issues
•In-house counsel compliance challenges
Moderator: Laura M. Yovanoff, HSBC North American Holdings, Inc.
Panelists: Bobby D. Butler Jr., Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc.; Peter E. Harrell, U.S. Department of State; Rachel Nagle, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Cybersecurity/Data Protection and Privacy Track: Best-in-Class Strategies to Protect Your IT Systems
•What steps should companies take to protect their IT systems? How can companies ensure that their security programs are agile enough to adapt to evolving threats and changing legal requirements?
•How can a Board of Directors assess and oversee cybersecurity risks? What is the role of in-house counsel in that process?
•How should companies vet the security and data protection practices of their subcontractors and suppliers? What contractual protections should apply?
•How has cloud computing impacted the security of IT systems? What strategies can strengthen the security of data in the cloud?
Moderator: Annejanette Heckman Pickens: General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
Panelists: M. Peter Adler, SRA International, Inc.; Peter Gleason, National Association of Corporate Directors; David J. McCue, McCue Inc.
Small Law Department Track: Managing Expectations with the Board and Shareholders
•Dealing with culture—international and corporate culture clashes
•Managing board issues on a budget (Sarbox, Dodd-Frank compliance)
•Issues of private and family-held companies
•Wearing multiple hats
Moderator: Ronald W. Peppe II, Canam Steel Corporation
Panelists: Diane M. Ennist, Carey International, Inc.; Mary E. Kennard, American University; Betsy Sharon, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.
General Counsel Roundtable
•The role of the General Counsel during crisis management
•When the company interest and senior management's interest conflict
•Protecting the company with shrinking budgets/resources
Moderator: Thomas F. O'Neil III, The Saranac Group
Panelists: Sheila C. Cheston, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Julie M. Jacobs, AOL, Inc.; Leslie T. Thornton, WGL Holdings, Inc. & Washington Gas Light Company
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