Corporate Counsel Symposium

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Includes Networking Luncheon

Program Co-Chairs:
Lesley Horton Campbell
Associate General Counsel
Tiffany & Co, Inc.
Michael Patrick Hogan
Revenue Counsel
Vox Media
Keynote Speaker
Stacey Friedman
General Counsel
JP Morgan Chase & Co Inc

  • The role of in-house counsel is unique in the legal profession. Unlike their counterparts in other settings, in-house counsel not only provides legal advice to their client/employer, but also participates as a business partner in the results of the advice rendered. Effective in-house counsel create value by imparting sound legal advice, while also weaving themselves into the fabric of the business. This symposium will focus on the dual role of in-house counsel as lawyer and business person, how in-house counsel can create value for themselves and their companies, and best practices for meeting these challenges. The program will be followed by a networking luncheon for all participants.

    The program will be followed by a networking luncheon for all participants.

    Live Program: $299 for Members | $399 for Nonmembers
    In-House Counsel: Free for Members | $349 for Nonmembers

  • Keji Ayorinde
    Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment

    Tanya N. Blocker
    Executive Council, Network of Bar Leaders

    Deidre A. Downes
    Vice President, Corporate Counsel
    Distribution Law
    Prudential Financial

    Muhammad Faridi
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

    Michael D. Fricklas
    Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

    Grace Fu
    Executive Vice President of Human Resources
    General Counsel and Secretary
    Barneys New York

    Gary Kibel
    Davis & Gilbert LLP

    Elizabeth Spector Louden
    Assistant General Counsel

    Carmelyn Malalis
    Chair and Commissioner
    New York City Commission on Human Rights

    Matthew E.  Morningstar
    Executive Director and Counsel
    Morgan Stanley

    Courtenay O’Connor
    General Counsel

    Noga Rosenthal
    Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel

    Donaldine B. Temple
    Executive Director and Associate General Counsel
    The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

    Gail Wheeler
    Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
    Hermes of Paris, Inc.

    Stephanie Wilson
    Reed Smith LLP

  • 9:00 am – 9:10 am Introduction
    9:10 am – 10:10 am Managing Corporate Risk and Advising the Board/Management

    • The General Counsel’s Role in Advising Senior Management/the Board – Dos and Don’ts
    • Collaborating with Senior Management and the Board
    • Understanding the Needs of the Corporation
    • Defining “Corporate Risk” and determining what risks should be escalated

    Panel Leader: Donaldine Temple

    Panel:  Michael D. Fricklas, Grace Fu, Gail Wheeler

    10:10 am – 11:10 am Privacy & Data Security Panel

    • The landscape: GDPR, CCPA, SHIELD, COPPA, other state laws, future federal efforts
    • Knowing your data
    • Informing the consumers, business partners, and your employees
    • Knowing, acquiring, disclosing your basis for collection and sharing
    • Keeping your organization current
    • Response preparation for data incidents

    Panel Leader: Michael Patrick Hogan

    Panel: Gary Kibel, Courtenay O’Connor, Noga Rosenthal

    11:10 am – 11:20 am Break
    11:20 am – 12:20 pm Understanding Equal Pay & the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence

    • Current developments concerning equal pay regulations
    • Equal pay claims and audits
    • Issues raised by the use of artificial intelligence

    Panel Leader: Tanya N. Blocker

    Panel: Keji Ayorinde, Elizabeth Spector Louden, Stephanie Wilson

    12:20 pm – 1:30 pm Keynote Speaker and Networking Luncheon

    Speaker: Stacey Friedman

    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Diversity & Inclusion Panel

    • Diversity and inclusion from the in-house counsel perspective: initiatives, best practices regarding internal policies and practices, challenges of seeking diversity within their own ranks
    • Measures law firms are taking to address challenges in achieving diversity goals set by in-house counsel
    • Government agencies and the judiciary: diversity in the courts, the impact of diversity in state and local government on policy initiatives and legislative agendas

    Panel Leader: Deidre A. Downes

    Panel: Muhammad Faridi, Carmelyn Malalis, Matthew Morningstar

  • CLE Credit
    New York: 4.5 Total: 3.5 Professional Practice, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
    New Jersey: 4.8 Total: 3.8 General, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
    California: 4.5 Total: 3.5 General, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
    Pennsylvania: 4.0 Total: 3.0 General, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

  • Platinum Sponsor:
    Gold Sponsor:

    Sponsoring Association Committee:
    In-House Counsel, Jack G. Lerner, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |