DAY 1
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2022

11:00AM - 11:45AM

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Returning to the Office During COVID: Vaccinations, Hybrid Schedules, Home Offices & More (Oh, My!)

New COVID variants. Ever-changing and often conflicting government regulations and guidance from health and medical experts. Throw country, state and local differences into the mix. Couple all that with the Great Resignation, labor shortages and employee burn out. We will share and discuss how GCs, CHROs and their teams are navigating all of this and more.

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Mark Fischer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

PVH Corp.

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11:45AM - 12:00PM

 

[INTERACTIVE NETWORKING BREAK] 

Hometown & First Job Skill That You Use Today

Participants will share where they are from, their first job, and a skill/takeaway that they still use today learned from that job.

12:00PM - 12:45PM

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

How High Tech Companies are Dealing With the Costs and  Risks of Patent Troll Litigation

90% of all patent litigation in the US against high-tech companies is brought by patent assertion entities (PAEs, aka patent trolls). LOT Network is the community of over 1,700 companies who have immunized themselves from over 3 million world-wide assets. Learn why your company should join companies like IBM, Google, Facebook, etc. to protect themselves while preserving the all the traditional uses of patents.

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Ken Seddon

CEO

LOT Network

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12:45PM - 1:15PM

 

[30 MINUTE BREAK] 

1:15PM - 2:00PM

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Department Leadership and Management

In this session, we will have an interactive discussion around department leadership and management. 

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Jason Weintraub

Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel

Jacuzzi Group

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2:00PM - 2:15PM

 

[INTERACTIVE NETWORKING BREAK] 

Favorite Vacation Spot

Participants will share their favorite vacation spot (and something they like about it), and place(s) they'd like to go next.

2:15PM - 3:00PM

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Risk Management and the Role of the GC

 This session will explore the role of the General Counsel in managing risk throughout an organization,  both from a formal process perspective, and as a strategic business partner. While focusing more broadly on risk management, it will also be a lead-in for the deeper dives to follow on Cyber Security and Crisis Management.   

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Scott Thayer

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Dawn Foods, Inc.

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3:00PM - 3:15PM

 

[INTERACTIVE NETWORKING BREAK] 

Two Truths and a Lie

Participants will share 2 truths and 1 lie about themselves. Other participants will try to guess the lie.

3:15PM - 4:00PM

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity session on an in-house counsel's role in mitigating cyber risk. This session will touch on a variety of cybersecurity related topics that affect organizations and will be an open discussion on the latest trends as they are seen in practice.  

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Alicia Dietzen

General Counsel

KnowBe4, Inc.

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DAY 2
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2022

11:00AM - 11:45AM

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Planning for the Inevitable Crisis

As GC, leaders from all areas of your business will look to you in a crisis to assess risk, identify compliance issues and respond in a way that mitigates legal liability for the crisis.  Planning for an inevitable crisis is the best way to manage it.  This session will focus on identifying likely crises that may befall your organization and ways to prepare a response plan.

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Alexis Freeman

General Counsel

Lindblad Expeditions

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11:45AM - 12:00PM

 

[INTERACTIVE NETWORKING BREAK] 

Bucket List Item

Participants will share a bucket list item that they'd like to accomplish, and/or one that was recently accomplished.

12:00PM - 12:45PM

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Regulatory Review from 2021 and What’s Ahead in 2022

A look at what regulators focused on in 2021 (and how the pandemic continued to impact regulators and priorities in 2021), and a look ahead at regulation priorities for 2022.

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Ellen Murphy

Partner

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

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12:45PM - 1:15PM

 

[30 MINUTE BREAK] 

1:15PM - 2:00PM

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

From "The Lawyer" to Strategic Partner: How to staff and resource for a best in class legal function, while becoming a trusted strategic partner to the CEO and board

As companies grow and scale, every GC faces a choice: to focus solely on priorities that fall squarely within the bounds of the "legal" function, or to develop a team that enables her to staff, resource and delegate routine legal work, enabling her to focus on a broader executive role. This choice requires trust, alignment, deliberate communication both up (CEO/Board) and down (talent acquisition, team building) the management chain. GCs who do not choose themselves will be carried in one direction or another by decisions made by others. In this session, Dan will leverage his experience as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of both publicly-traded and private companies to share tips, skills, anecdotes and guideposts to help you navigate your own path, whichever route you choose.

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Dan Haley

General Counsel

Sprinklr

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2:00PM - 2:15PM

 

[INTERACTIVE NETWORKING BREAK] 

Share a Background Image

Participants will share a background image with the group, and talk briefly about it. This can be a pet, enjoyed activity, family member, hometown, vacation spot, etc. 

2:15PM - 3:00PM

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Law Department Metrics

Companies and business departments regularly utilize metrics to track performance. While law departments have historically been immune from such record keeping, that trend is changing. What are the most valuable metrics by which to manage a law department and show value to shareholders? How do you find the data without adding to already overburdened staff, and what use can be made of it? How do KPIs tie into larger Company goals? Are there unintended consequences to be aware of when implementing law department metrics?

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William J. Hochul, Jr.

SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated

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3:00PM - 3:15PM

 

[INTERACTIVE NETWORKING BREAK] 

2022 Goals/Resolutions (Personal or Professional)

Participants will share a 2022 goal with the group (either personal or professional.

3:15PM - 4:00PM

 

[INTERACTIVE SESSION] 

Best Practices for Working with (or for) an International Legal Department

  • Doing business with an international company often means working with its legal department.  What should you be thinking about when working with a non-American lawyer?

  • You may be interested in working for an international company, headquartered outside the US.  What's it like to work with international clients, and what considerations should an American in-house counsel keep in mind when doing so?

  • How does the US litigation system warp our view of contracts, and how does that influence international agreements?

  • What do concepts like diversity, inclusion, and social justice mean inside an international organization, particularly one headquartered elsewhere?

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Ryan Van Meter

Vice President & General Counsel - North America

Imerys

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DAY 2 | ONCON ICON AWARDS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2022 AT 8PM - 9PM EASTERN

AWARDS CEREMONY AGENDA:

7:30pm Eastern
Awards Ceremony Waiting Room Opens & 30 Minute Countdown Begins *Refer to the meeting link in the calendar invite.

 

7:55pm Eastern
Webcams Are Encouraged To Be Turned On At This Time

 

8:00pm Eastern
Awards Ceremony Start & Opening Remarks

 

Awards Presenters: 

  1. Stephen Roth | Vice-President & General Counsel | JTV

  2. Matt Geekie | Senior Vice President, Secretary and Genera Counsel | Graybar Electric Company, Inc

  3. Deborah Pierce | Senior VP & General Counsel | Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.

  4. Bruce Daise | Deputy General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer | H&R Block

  5. Brian Doran | General Counsel & Corporate Secretary | Investors Bancorp, Inc

  6. Regina McGregor | Vice President of Corporate Services and General Counsel | J.C. Cannistraro LLC

  7. Cordell Jung | Senior Vice President and General Counsel | NCS Pearson, Inc.

  8. Marc Ellenbogen | Chief Legal + Human Resources Officer | Foursquare Labs, Inc.

  9. Jerry Howe | EVP & General Counsel | Leidos

  10. Scott Thayer | Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary | Dawn Foods

 

9:00pm Eastern
Awards Ceremony Conclusion. *We will try to conclude the awards ceremony as close to 9pm as possible, but it is possible that we conclude before or after 9pm Eastern.