(Webcast) Corporate Counsel Symposium: What Lawyers Can Expect in the Next Presidential Term

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Includes Virtual Networking Session

Program Chair:

Michael S. Solender
Global Vice Chair and General Counsel, EY

  • What a month — indeed what a year — this has been! We finally know who will be President of the United States next year. The question on everybody’s mind is what comes next. What can we lawyers expect from a Biden Administration? To answer that question, we have assembled a highly distinguished group of speakers from across the profession and broader national scene to help us look ahead. We will do this in a virtual program on the afternoon of December 4 that I hope will be of particular interest to you. Loretta Lynch, former U.S. Attorney General, will be our keynote speaker and address to the role of lawyers in upholding the rule of law. Four panels will cover the subjects we expect are foremost on your mind with respect to the new administration – Justice and Law Enforcement, Environmental Policy and Regulation, Healthcare Policy and Regulation and Business Policy and Regulation (including trade, tax, technology and China). For each panel, we have recruited top experts in their fields who will offer diverse perspectives from a range of different vantage points, including:

    • Current and former public officials U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell, Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Former Federal Judge John Gleeson and New York Commissioner of Environmental Conservation Basil Seggos
    • Top academics including Abbe Gluck of Yale, Michael Gerrard of Columbia, and Mary McCord of Georgetown
    • Leaders from the private bar including Barry Berke of Kramer Levin, Antoinia Apps of Milbank, William Bernstein of Manatt Phelps, and Claire Reade and Jonathan Martel of Arnold & Porter
    • New York Times Journalists Sarah Kliff and Ana Swanson
    • Senior in house lawyers Roger Martella from General Electric, Helena Sullivan of Bunge and Michael S. Solender from EY
    • Public interest lawyer and leader Abigail Dillen
    • Tax leader and practitioner Kate Barton of EY

    Live Program: $149 for Members | $249 for Nonmembers
    In-House Counsel: Free for Members* & Nonmembers*

    *To register, please call Customer Relations at (212) 382-6663.

  • Keynote Speaker:

    Loretta Lynch
    Former U.S. Attorney General


    Barry Berke
    Kramer Levin

    Michael Gerrard
    Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice
    Columbia Law School

    Abbe Gluck
    Professor of Law
    Founding Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School
    Yale Law School

    Claire Reade
    Senior Associate (Non-resident)
    Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
    Center for Strategic & International Studies


    Antonia Apps

    Kate Barton
    Global Vice Chair – Tax

    William Bernstein
    Manatt Health

    Abbie Dillen
    Earth Justice

    The Honorable John Gleeson
    Debevoise & Plimpton

    Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
    Foreign Secretary
    National Academy of Medicine

    Sarah Kliff
    Investigative Reporter
    The New York Times

    Roger Martella
    General Counsel
    General Electric’s Environment, Health, and Safety

    Jonathan Martel
    Arnold & Porter

    Mary McCord
    Visiting Professor of Law
    Legal Director, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection
    Georgetown University Law Center

    Helena Sullivan
    Associate General Counsel, Global Trade and Sanctions Compliance
    Bunge Limited

    Congressman Eric Swalwell
    California’s 15th District

    Ana Swanson
    The New York Times

  • 1:00 pm – 1:10 pm
    Michael Solender

    1:10 pm – 2:00 pm
    What to Expect in Justice/Law Enforcement
    Moderator: Barry Berke
    Panel: Mary McCord, Antonia Apps, The Honorable John Gleeson, Congressman Eric Swalwell

    2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
    What to Expect in Environmental Policy and Regulation
    Moderator: Michael Gerrard
    Panel: Roger Martella, Abbie Dillen, Basil Seggos, Jonathan Martel

    2:50 pm – 3:00 pm

    3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
    What to Expect in Healthcare Policy and Regulation
    Moderator: Abbe Gluck
    Panel: Margaret Hamburg, Sarah Kliff, William Bernstein

    3:50 pm – 4:30 pm
    Keynote:  The Role of Lawyers in Upholding Rule of Law
    Speaker: Loretta Lynch

    4:30 pm – 5:20 pm
    What to Expect in Business Policy and Regulation
    Moderator: Claire Reade
    Panel: Kate Barton, Ana Swanson, Helena Sullivan

    5:20 pm – 6:00 pm
    Online social hour (with separate chat rooms)

  • CLE Credit
    New York: 4.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 4.0 General
    California: 4.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 3.5 General
    Connecticut: Available for Licensed Attorneys

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    Gold Level Sponsors:

    Sponsoring Association Committee:
    In-House Counsel, Michael Patrick Hogan, Chair

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