Day 2 - May 23rd
07:15 - 08:00 Networking Breakfast
08:05 - 09:00 Building the Cyber Literacy of our ProfessionDaniel Sutherland - Associate General Counsel, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
Daniel SutherlandAssociate General Counsel, National Protection and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
MasterClass B09:00 - 09:50 Cost Predictability in eDiscovery: The New Normal Eric Gonzales - Senior VP of Global Legal Services, UnitedLex
Eric GonzalesSenior VP of Global Legal Services
Brainweave B09:00 - 09:50 Managing the Beast: Controlling Litigation to Produce Results that Achieve Your Goals Cost Effectively Robert Waxman - Partner, Ervin Cohen & Jessup
- Creative Use of Insurance to Control Risk and Reduce Costs
- Structuring Deal Documents to Nip Claims in the Bud and Control the Environment
- Selecting the Right Litigator: The skills that Matter
- Using Budgets, Written Strategy Analysis and Reports as well as Personal Attendance to Make a Difference
Ervin Cohen & Jessup
09:50 - 10:15 Business Meetings
10:15 - 10:45 Business Meetings
10:45 - 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 - 11:50 The Most Important Assets in Your Organization: What CLO’s Need to Understand about Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets TodayPaul Adams - CEO, EverEdgeIP Global
David Magee - CEO, EverEdgeIP North America
Yet intangible assets and intellectual property remain a challenging area for CLOs today. Patents and trademark portfolios too often grow out of control, connecting intangible assets to specific business outcomes is challenging and intellectual property monetization is more difficult in practice than theory.
Join two of the world’s top intangible asset strategists as they examine three issues critical to CLO’s and intellectual property today:
- Rationalizing IP spend to improve ROI: Intellectual property spend is notoriously inefficient: the USPTO’s own data shows 97% of patents never make any money. Patent and trademark portfolios frequently become significant and impenetrable cost-centers. Yet intellectual property can also be the “Rembrandt in the attic” that releases significant value. What can CLOs do to effectively rationalize intellectual property spend, improve efficiency and generate returns on historical investments in intellectual property?
- Connecting innovation to bottom line reality: Instinctively we understand that innovation is a critical driver of company performance yet there is no causal relationship between R&D or intellectual property spend and stock price performance. Learn how the CLO plays a critical role in connecting R&D and intangible assets to tangible outcomes: to margins, market share and ultimately stock price.
- Transfer Pricing: Over 60% of all international trade is in intra-company transfer payments, the majority of which are justified by intangible assets (management processes, brand, data, content and patents). Failing budgets are driving national governments to turn their attention to these arrangements. This topic will address what CLOs need to understand about managing intellectual property strategy in a changing transfer pricing environment
EverEdgeIP North America
11:50 - 13:05 Lunch
Roundtables13:05 - 14:10 Copyright Compliance at Work: How to Minimize Risk
- What 3rd party intellectual property workers use and share and how frequently
- Types of content uses that require rights-holder permission
- Tips to simplify compliance
Roundtables13:05 - 14:10 The General Counsel as Board Member in the Cyber Century Selena Loh LaCroix - Global Leader, Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Practice, Egon Zehnder
In this roundtable, Selena Loh LaCroix, global leader of the Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Practice at executive recruiting firm Egon Zehnder, will discuss how the role of the General Counsel has evolved from technical expert to member of the strategic executive leadership team, and how General Counsels can prepare for the next step in this evolution by positioning themselves as potential directors. She will draw on her experience consulting with boards on a range of issues to give a “board’s eye view” of how nominating committees identify, evaluate and select candidates and will provide insights into how General Counsels can prepare to be first-time board members.
Selena Loh LaCroixGlobal Leader, Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Practice
14:10 - 14:50 Addressing Climate Change and Preparing for the FutureEthan Shenkman - Deputy General Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency
- How is your legal office involved with strategic efforts at your company to adapt to global trends and changes on the horizon?
- How can legal offices in agencies like EPA engage productively with in-house legal officers in the private sector?
- How can chief legal officers counsel their companies in preparing for the impacts of climate change on global enterprises and turning challenges into opportunities?
Ethan ShenkmanDeputy General Counsel
Environmental Protection Agency
14:50 - 15:35 Building a World-Class Law DepartmentJohn Gilmore - Managing Partner, BarkerGilmore
Discussion will include:
- What is the meaning of World Class Law Department?
- How do the CEO and Board evaluate and measure the performance of the General Counsel?
- What does the expanded role of the GC look like?
- How does the GC build a brand for the law department and what this means both internally and externally?
John GilmoreManaging Partner
15:35 - 16:10 Business Meetings
16:10 - 16:40 Business Meetings
16:40 - 17:00 Refreshments & Coffee
This fun and interactive session will provide General Counsel the necessary materials and understanding to manage and provide a successful business and intellectual property strategy by bridging the gap between business theory and intellectual property frameworks. This hand-on session will provide interesting real world cases to illustrate concepts and strategies about how an organization can position itself in favorable in diverse and competitive environments. Take-aways will be as follows:
- Tailoring Intellectual Property Strategy to Your Business
- Understanding the Breadth of Patent Protection
- Hands on Session Design Around Session
- Understanding Voice of The Customer
Enrique AbarcaAssistant General Counsel, IP
The Third Legal Practice Revolution centers on the seismic shift of lawyers moving from a labor-centric model of legal services to an augmented model of legal services. The Revolution starts by understanding the law department?s services as processes, disaggregating the processes, and starting the journey of continuous improvement. Next, simple technology replaces discrete tasks.
Finally, we move to augmentation. In this presentation, Ken Grady shows how to combine lean thinking with technology to create flexible, efficient and high quality legal services organizations built on a client-first model. Key takeaways include:
- Moving from a labor-centric model to a client-centric model,
- Incorporating technology with busting the budget, and
- Making your client part of your technology strategy.
Kenneth GradyLean Law Evangelist, Adjunct Professor and Member, Legal RnD Faculty
Michigan State University College of Law
17:40 - 18:15 Business Meetings
18:15 - 18:45 Business Meetings
18:45 - 19:30 Moving the Needle on Diversity and Inclusion ProgramsLee Cheng - Chief Legal Officer, SVP of Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary, Newegg
Isabella Fu - Associate General Counsel, Microsoft
Fernando Garcia - General Counsel, Nissan Canada
Lee ChengChief Legal Officer, SVP of Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary
Isabella FuAssociate General Counsel
Fernando GarciaGeneral Counsel