27th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference

Austin, Texas
Thursday, February 20, 2014

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27th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference
Thursday, February 20, 2014 8:00 AM -
Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:00 PM (Central Time)

Barton Creek Resort and Spa
8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin, Texas 78735
United States

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NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION - COMMERCIAL LAW SECTION
2014 Corporate Counsel Conference

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE AGENDA
                                           Thursday, February 20, 2014
6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.   Fitness Class
 Three Springs Spa
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.   Conference Registration
 Sign-up for Corporate Dine-Arounds
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.    Welcome Session
8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.    In-House Superstars-Why are They Considered General Counsel Ready?
   - Kimberly R. Phillips, Associate General Counsel, Shell Oil Company
 - Rhonda S. Ferguson, Vice President, Corporate Secretary & Chief Ethics Officer, First Energy Corporation
 - Taa Grays, Assistant General Counsel, Chief of Staff to the General Counsel, Metlife

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Lawyer's MBA Boot Camp
   Facilitators:
 • Tamika Tremaglio, Principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
 • Phebe Neely Ciulla, Sr. Manager, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
 • Jenae A. Daley-Henry, Director, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
 • Michele L. Cross, Principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
 The Power Play Within Law Firms: Feast or Famine
   Facilitators:
 • John Page, Corporate Vice President, General  Counsel, Golden State Foods
 • Ron Jordan, Principal, Carter-White & Shaw LLC

12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m.  Networking Lunch - What Keeps Chief Litigation Counsel Up at Night?

 (Presentation of Awards to Bronze, Benefactor and Partner Sponsors)
 • Hon. Gregory D. Winfree, Moderator, Administrator, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
 • David S. Allen, Deputy General Counsel, MassMutual
 • Jill Dessalines, Chief Counsel, McKesson Corporation
 • Tracy Elise Poole, Assistant General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m   3 Concurrent CLEs
CLE 1
 Navigating the Maze of Change in the World of Intellectual Property

 Panelists:
 • Moderator: Kenya Pierre, Assistant General Counsel Litigation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
 • Eric W. Lee, Assistant IP Counsel, Pratt & Whitney
 • Leisa Smith Lundy, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
 • Valyncia Simmons, Partner, Baker Williams Matthiesen LLP
 • Patrice P. Jean, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

CLE 2
 Compliance as a Gateway for Your Business Client
   Panelists:
 • Moderator: Mandy Price, Corporate Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
 • William ("Bill") C.E. Robinson, Corporate Secretary, GEICO
 • Windy Lawrence, Chief Compliance Officer, Lead Dir. and Assoc. GC, AXA Distributors, LLC
 • Sherry Williams, Former SVP & Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Halliburton Company
 • Terrie Devonish, Chief Counsel, Aon Canada Inc.

CLE 3
 Mergers & Acquisitions in Today's Changing Economy
   Panelists:
 • Moderator: Demetra Liggins, Partner, Thompson & Knight, LLP
 • Kristopher Simpson, Associate General Counsel, RadioOne, Inc.
 • Dominic Blue, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, MassMutual Financial Group
 • Chipman Flowers, Jr., President & Managing Member, The Flowers Counsel Group, LLC
 • Angela Gomes' Associate', Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom LLP

3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.    Law Firm Interviews & Networking Expo
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.    Private Reception: In-House Counsel & Platinum and Gold Sponsors Only
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.   Welcome Reception
7:45 p.m.-10:30 p.m.    Corporate Dine-Arounds
 (Buses start to leave for Dine-Arounds at 7:45 p.m.)
11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.   Hospitality Suite
 (An environment designed to allow participants to continue networking opportunities.  Open to all conference attendees.)
   
   Friday, February 21, 2014

 
6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.     Fitness Class
 Three Springs Spa
7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.    Conference Registration
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.    Networking Buffet Breakfast
   Compensation Trends: Know What You Are Worth And How To Ask For It
 • Kathy Richardson, HR LegaI Search, LLC
8:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.  Judicial Forum

Panelists:
 • Moderator: Hon. Louis B. ButIer, Jr., Ret. Judge, Wisconsin Supreme Court and Current Partner, GonzaIez, Saggio & HarIan LLP
 • Hon. CarI E. Stewart, Chief Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of AppeaIs
 • Hon. Ann CIaire WiIIiams, Seventh Circuit Court of AppeaIs
 • Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., Third Circuit Court of AppeaIs
11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  General Counsel Roundtable

 (Presentation of Awards to SiIver, GoId and PIatinum Sponsors)

 Honorary Conference Chairs:
 • AngeIique Strong Marks, GeneraI CounseI and Corporate Secretary, MAHLE Behr USA, Inc.
 • Mark D. RoeIIig, Executive Vice President and GeneraI CounseI, MassMutuaI FinanciaI Group
 • Jack BaIagia Jr., Vice President and GeneraI CounseI, Exxon MobiI Corporation
 • Jerome D. Okarma, Vice President, Secretary and GeneraI CounseI, Johnson ControIs, Inc.
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.    Elevating Your Game: In House Counsel Breakout Session & Lunch
   Facilitators:
 • Kimberly Banks McKay, Executive Director, Lead Legal Counsel, Integrated Hospital Care, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
 • Horace (Hob) W. Jordan, Jr., Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Kingsbridge Holdings LLC
 • Linda Daniels Seal, Senior Counsel, The Home Depot
 • Katrina Thornock, Director, Corporate Counsel, Starbucks
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.    Elevating Your Game: Outside Counsel Breakout Session & Lunch
   Facilitators:
 • Paulette Brown, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
 • Robert J. Grey, Jr., Hunton & Williams, LLP, Partner, Executive Director of the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity
 • Kim J. Askew, Partner, K&L Gates, LLP
 • Eugene K. Pettis, Partner, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm

2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.   3 Concurrent CLEs
CLE 4
 Advising the 21st Century Employer.
   Panelists:
 • Dionne Blake, Group Manager and Senior Counsel, Employee Relations, Target Corp.
 • Sharae Wright, Labor & Employment Counsel, Coca  Cola Refreshments USA, Inc.
 • DeAndrei Drummond, Allegis Group, Inc.
 • Karol Corbin Walker, Shareholder, LeclairRyan
CLE 5
 Business and Legal Risks surrounding Social Media - Unblurring the Lines
   Panelists:
 • Jimmie McMillian, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
 • Theresa Harris, Senior Counsel, Target Corp.
 • India Jewell, Law Director, Sony Electronics Inc.
 • Monique Gougisha Doucette, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins

CLE 6
 Crisis Management: Communicating with Clients, Management and the Media during a Disaster
   Panelists:
 • Moderator: Brian Telfair, Chief Legal Counsel, City of Petersburg, Virginia
 • Charlsa (Sandy) Broadus, Executive Director and Chief Counsel, LawyerCorps  Connecticut, United Technologies Corporation
 • Rachael Rollins, Chief Legal Counsel, Massachusetts Port Authority
 • Jerry Hamilton, Managing Shareholder, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP
 • Damian Wilmot, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.   Law Firm Interviewing & Networking Expo
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Salt Lick
 Networking Event (Casual)
 • Cora T. Walker Legacy Award
 • John Lewis Jr. Corporation of the Year Award
10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.   Hospitality Suite
 (An environment designed to allow participants to continue networking opportunities.  Open to all conference attendees.)
   
   Saturday, February 22, 2014
   
6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.    Fitness Class
 Three Springs Spa
7:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.    Conference Registration/CLE Form Submission
7:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m.    Networking Buffet Breakfast
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.    3 Concurrent CLEs
CLE 7
 Managing the Unknown: Preventative and Cost Effective Litigation Strategies
   Panelists:
 • Tiffani Lee, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
 • Douglas A. Kelly, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
 • Charles E. Harris II, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
 • Melissa Colon-Bosolet, Litigation Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

CLE 8
 Data Privacy, Cyber Security and eCommerce — Balancing Business Needs and Legal Risks
  Panelists:
 • Medina Jett, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American Medical and Life Insurance Company
 • McCray Pettway, Senior Employment and Labor Counsel, American Water Service Company, Inc.
 • Tori Silas, Counsel, New Media and Transactions - Cox Enterprises, Inc.
 • Derin Dickerson, Partner, Alston Bird LLP

CLE 9
 The Future of Voting Rights, Sponsored by ExxonMobil
   Facilitator: Craig L. Jackson, Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.    Golf Tournament
 Spa
 Shopping {Tentative} (Outlet mall)
 (Buses leave at 11:00 a.m.)
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.    Farewell Event

 

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