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
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Sponsored by the Corporate Counsel Section and the Intellectual Property Law
Corporate Counsel and Intellectual Property Law Section members: $325 | NYSBA members: $375 | Non-members: $475
Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Benjamin Lawsky, Former Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services
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.
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., Senior 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
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
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 Fox, Inc.
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 E. 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?
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
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; Karin 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
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, Section Liaison. To Register over the phone please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452