Sixth Corporate Counsel Institute
Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23, 2015
9:00 a.m.—5:30 p.m. on October 22nd
8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on October 23rd
Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Benjamin Lawsky, Former Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
This program is approved for up to 10 CLE Credits (4.0 Ethics and Professionalism Credit; 5.0 Professional Practice Credits; 1.0 Skills Credit) This program is transitional and suited for all attorneys including those that are newly admitted.
The Corporate Counsel Institute brings together a distinguished faculty to address the wide array of issues important to in-house and corporate counsel. In seven content packed plenary sessions, the Institute faculty will cover vital topics, including
employment hot topics, managing the arbitration process, ethics, human trafficking, cybersecurity privacy, update on not for profit law, and valuing your company’s intellectual property. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from key in-house
counsel and outside practitioners.
AGENDA: October 22nd
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00--9:15 a.m. Introductory Remarks
9:15--10:05 a.m. Employment Hot Topics for In-House Counsel
• Medical marijuana and the workplace ramifications;
• NLRB update - new employer approaches to protected concerted activity and handbooks;
• Religious accommodation issues post-EEOC vs. Abercrombie decision;
• Immigration reform and associated employment issues.
Panel Chair: Mitchell F. Borger, Esq., Group Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Macy’s, Inc.
Moderator: Philip B. Rosen, Esq., Partner, Jackson Lewis LLP
Speakers: Mercedes Colwin, Esq., Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP; Gary H. Glaser, Esq., Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Vicki Walcott-Edim, Esq., Counsel, Macy’s, Inc.
10:10—11:00 a.m. A Guide for In-House Counsel To Realize the Intended Benefits of the Arbitration Process
Some would argue that the arbitration process no longer conjures up visions of fast and expeditious dispute resolution. But with rising litigation costs and shrinking corporate legal department budgets, arbitration can be a cost-effective solution.
This panel of experienced advocates and arbitration professionals will explore best practices for reigning in the process and realizing the intended benefits of a quicker, less expensive result. Topics to be covered include clause drafting techniques;
selecting and working with arbitration counsel; active involvement of the corporate legal department in the process; selecting the best arbitrator; and arbitration advocacy skills.
Panel Chair: Elizabeth J. Shampnoi, Esq., Director, Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
Speakers: Elizabeth J. Shampnoi, Esq., Director, Stout Risius Ross, Inc.; Richard H. Silberberg, Esq., Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Jeffrey T. Zaino, Esq., Vice President, American Arbitration Association; Eric Koster, Esq. Vice
President, General Counsel and Secretary, Ethan Allen Global, Inc.,
11:00-11:15 a.m. Morning Break
11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Ethics: The Corporate General Counsel’s Perspective
This session is designed to help business lawyers do their jobs better and faster while fulfilling their ethical obligations and professional responsibilities. The session will focus on improving the quality and maximizing the value of legal services
for corporate clients. The panelists will engage in a candid discussion about particular ethical dilemmas which corporate counsel frequently encounter. The session will identify significant ethics challenges which delivery of corporate legal services
presents and will show business lawyers how to select and implement strategies which address those challenges as effectively as possible. The format for the session will be an interactive panel discussion in which the panelists will respond to questions
from the moderator. This format is intended to encourage a lively give and take among the panelists, the moderator, and the audience.
Panel Chair: Robert L. Haig, Esq., Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Speakers: Ricardo A. Anzaldua, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MetLife, Inc.; Sheila K. Davidson, Esq., Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, New York Life Insurance Company; Michael D. Fricklas Esq., Executive
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Viacom Inc.; J. Kevin McCarthy, Esq., Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation; Thomas A. Russo, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel,
American International Group, Inc.; Michael J. Sharp, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Leucadia National Corporation; Gerson A. Zweifach, Esq., Senior Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel, Twenty-First Century
12:05—1:35 p.m. Lunch
Keynote Luncheon Speaker Benjamin M. Lawsky, Former Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services
1:35 - 2:25 p.m. Human Trafficking: An Overview for Corporate Counsel
An overview of human trafficking issues as it pertains to corporations and in-house counsel.
Panel Chairs: Rachelle Stern, Esq., Associate Counsel, Macy's, Inc., Jessica Thaler Esq., Bliss Lawyers and Yamicha Stephenson, Esq., Associate, Deloitte Transactions & Business Analytics LLP
Moderator: Hon. Toko Serita, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Queens Criminal Court
Speakers: Ms. Tenaz H. Dubash, M.S., Victim Assistance Specialist, Homeland Security Investigations, (HSI) New York; Evelyn Chumbow, National Survivors Network, Survivor of Child Labor Trafficking in the United States; Michael Ryan, Esq., Brooklyn
DA, Former Head of Human Trafficking Bureau; Martina E. Vandenberg, Esq., Founder and President, Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
2:30 – 3:20 p.m. How Do I Know What My Company's IP is Worth?
Corporate counsel face a variety of complex issues relating to their company's intellectual property, including, enforcement, protection, purchase/sale/licensing and supply chain issues, among others. This presentation provides corporate counsel with
the tools to understand how to value the intellectual property at issue and how to use those same valuation tools to determine the best course of action from a financial perspective. Attendees will gain an understanding of the opportunities and threats
that can arise in the intellectual property context and how to assess the impact of such opportunities and threats on a company's bottom line.
Panel Chairs: Charles Chen, Esq., Hickies, Inc, Elizabeth J. Shampnoi, Esq., Director, Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services, Stout Risius Ross, Inc. and Natalie Sulimani, Esq., Sulimani & Nahoum P.C. .
Speakers: Daniel Boglioli, Esq., Assistant Chief Counsel, Time Warner Cable, Inc.; Marc Lieberstein, Esq., Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP; Michele Riley, Esq., Managing Director, Stout Risius Ross, Inc.; Alphonse Valbrune, Esq., Vice
President, Genpact, Inc.
3:30-4:20 p.m. Update: Not For Profit Law
Updates since the passage of the NYS Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013
Panel Chair: Jessica Thaler Esq., Bliss Lawyers and Jana Behe, Esq., Director of Contracts & General Counsel, NYSTEC
Moderator: John D. Feerick, Esq., former Fordham Law School Dean and Founder of the Feerick Center for Social Justice
Speakers: Courtney Darts, Esq., Director of Education, Pro Bono Partnership; Karen Kunstler Goldman, Esq., Deputy Bureau Chief, Charities Bureau, Office of the Attorney General; Lesley Rosenthal, Esq., VP, General Counsel & Secretary
of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York; John R. Vero, Esq., Partner, Couch White, LLP- Albany
4:25—5:15 p.m. Cybersecurity & Privacy Laws: What In-House Counsel Needs To Do After The Breach
This session will discuss the legal impact of cyber breaches and the applicable privacy laws. A data breach could affect profits so in-house counsel needs to know how to minimize the impact of a data breach. This session will identify the cyber criminals,
address the regulatory impact, discuss the reporting obligations and notification laws and highlight the impact of global laws.
Panel Chair: Yamicha Stephenson, Esq., Associate, Deloitte Transactions & Business Analytics LLP
Speakers: Austin Berglas, Senior Managing Director, K2 Intelligence, Cyber Investigations and Incident Response; Chris Lang, Esq., Global Privacy Officer, UPS; Joseph V. DeMarco, Esq., Partner, DeVore & DeMarco LLP; Lisa Sotto, Esq., Partner,
Hunton & Williams LLP
AGENDA: October 23rd
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45-11:30 a.m. Ethics for Corporate Counsel
Panel Chair: Steven G. Nachimson, Esq., Compass Group USA, Inc.
Speakers: Anthony E. Davis, Esq., Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; Jorge Dopico, Esq. Appellate Division, First Department, Departmental Disciplinary Committee; Michael S. Ross, Esq., Law Offices of Michael S. Ross; Jerome Snider, Esq., Professional
Responsibility Counsel, Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP; Michele Coleman Mayes, Esq., Vice President & General Counsel, New York Public Library
For Questions, please
email Beth Gould
. To Register over the phone please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452