Corporate Legal Operations Forum

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November 10, 2018
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December 8, 2018

November 17–19, 2019 | The Biltmore Hotel | Coral Gables, FL

Join like-minded Heads of Corporate Legal Operations for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.

Faculty Members Include

  • CYNTHIA ALLEN-WHYTE (Huntington Ingalls Industries), Legal Operations Manager
  • MIKE BAER (CME Group), Manager of Legal Operations
  • ALEXANDRA BAIN (Cable & Wireless Communications Inc.), Vice President, Legal
  • HANS BENGARD (Onit, Inc.), Enterprise Sales Director
  • NICOLE BERGKNOFF (Raymond James Financial), Legal Operations Officer
  • VICKI BRANDT (Texas Roadhouse), Litigation Manager
  • DAWN BRINDAMOUR (Textron Inc.), Senior Legal Business Analyst
  • LISA BRZYCKI (Northwestern Mutual), Senior Director, Legal Operations, Technology & Strategy
  • BRAD BUSSCHER (Incapital), Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
  • DAN COLL (Jabil Circuit), Senior Associate General Counsel, Legal Operations
  • KRISTEN COOK (7-Eleven, Inc.), Associate General Counsel
  • STEPHEN COONS (Guggenheim Insurance Services), Chief Legal Officer, Insurance
  • EMMA EDWARDS (Penumbra, Inc.), Legal Operations Manager
  • JOEL EMANS (The Pokémon Company International), Associate General Counsel
  • LAURIE GREEN (Cox Enterprises), Director, Legal Operations
  • STEPHEN HAM (Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions), Director of Sales, Eastern North America
  • COLLEEN HANKINS (Fidelity Investments), Senior Vice President, Head of Legal Strategic & Shared Services
  • ERIC HARTLINE (Guardian Life), Second Vice President and Counsel
  • MIKE HAVEN (Gap Inc.), Senior Director, Head of Legal Operations
  • KATHY HEAFEY (BanyanRFP), President
  • FELICIA HICKEY (Equifax, Inc.), U.S. Legal Department, Legal Operations
  • DON HINDERLITER II (Sky Chefs, Inc.), Head of Legal and General Counsel (Interim)
  • JEFF IKEJIRI (UnitedLex), Vice President, Legal & Business Services
  • ELAINE KARP (Baxter International), Director, Legal Operations
  • MONICA KARUTURI (CenterPoint Energy), Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
  • SAM KIDD (LawVu), Chief Executive Officer
  • DEIRDRE LEONE (ContractPodAi®), Vice President of Sales, North America East
  • KYLE MARTIN (Verizon), Director, Legal Operations Information Systems and Technology & Legal Counsel
  • MATTHEW MARTINEZ (Varex Imaging Corporation), Senior Corporate Counsel
  • BRIAN MCGOVERN (Mitratech), Executive Director
  • ROBERT MIGNANELLI (Pearson plc), Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Technology, Strategy, & Shared Services
  • JULIE NAPOLITANO (Bunge), Director, Legal and HR Operations
  • BRENDA PAGLIARO (City Furniture, Inc.), General Counsel
  • ADAM PELTZMAN (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association), Senior Associate General Counsel and Director, Blue Plan Legal Department Cooperative
  • JOHN PFANNENBECKER (Franchise World Headquarters (Subway)), Deputy General Counsel
  • TUNISIA POOLE (Southwire Company), Senior Employment/Labor Law Counsel and Head of Legal Operations
  • EMERY POPOLOSKI (Aspen Technology, Inc.), Senior Legal Operations Specialist
  • RICK RADICE (Prudential Financial, Inc.), Vice President and Chief Operations Officer: Law, Compliance, Business Ethics & External Affairs
  • MAO ROBLES (CBRE), Legal Operations Specialist
  • MARIE RUBIO (Varian Medical Systems), Legal Operations Manager
  • MIKE RUSSELL (Ingersoll Rand), Lean Leader, Legal Operations
  • DANA RUTLEDGE (Graybar), Manager, Compliance
  • JOY SAPHLA (Morae Global Corporation), President, Morae Legal
  • KRIS SATKUNAS (LexisNexis CounselLink), Director of Strategic Consulting
  • COLLEEN SMART (True Value Company), Senior Legal Operations Administrator and Paralegal
  • MATT SPANOS (Mitratech), Senior Account Executive
  • TOM SPAULDING (Inventus), Managing Shareholder
  • JON SQUIRE (ContractPodAi®), Chief Growth Officer
  • BERNADETTE BULACAN STARIN (Icertis), Lead Evangelist
  • LISA STORTENBECKER (Transform SR Holding Management), Senior Manager, Counsel & Operations
  • JOSEPH R TIANO JR., ESQ. (Legal Decoder, Inc.), Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • KIM TOBIN (Coverys), Supervisor, Legal Operations
  • SAM TOWARD (Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker), Regional Manager
  • STACI VAN DER SNICK-NOVACK (McDonald’s Corporation), Manager, Legal Operations & Development
  • BETH WAGGONER (Morgan Stanley), Head of Litigation Operations
  • CHRISTY WEISNER (Ernst & Young LLP), Client Executive
  • LINDSAY WILSON (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.), Legal Operations Supervisor
  • DANIEL YOUNG (Boston Scientific), Operations Manager, Legal

Advisory Board

  • CARRIE CARBONE (TMX Finance Family of Companies), Chief Legal Officer
  • VINCENT CORDO (Shell Oil), Legal Global Sourcing Officer
  • DAVID ESPOSITO (Capital One), Senior Manager, Legal Operations
  • MATT GEEKIE (Graybar Electric Company, Inc.), Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel
  • COLLEEN HANKINS (Fidelity Investments), Senior Vice President, Head of Legal Strategic & Shared Services
  • FELICIA HICKEY (Equifax, Inc.), U.S. Legal Department, Legal Operations
  • ADRIENNE LEDER-SCHRINER (The Clorox Company), Director of Legal Operations and Associate Counsel
  • JUANITA LUNA (Pacific Gas & Electric Company), Director of Legal Operations & Claims
  • KIRAN MALLAVARAPU (Liberty Mutual Group), Senior Vice President, Legal Strategic Services
  • DELORIS MCCLENDON (Mondelez International), Global Legal Operations and Associate Director
  • MONIQUE MORREALE (MUFG), Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel
  • ROBERT MIGNANELLI (Pearson plc), Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Global Product/Technology
  • JOHN PFANNENBECKER (Franchise World Headquarters (Subway)), Deputy General Counsel
  • DON RIDDICK (Total System Services), Associate General Counsel
  • MARK SMOLIK (DHL), Vice President and General Counsel
  • MONICA ZENT (ZentLaw), Founder and Chief Executive Officer and (LawDesk360), Founder

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Topics For Discussion

  • Metrics & KPIs: What Are You Tracking & What’s Working?
  • Legal Operations: Driving Structural & Cultural Change In The Legal Department
  • Partnering With Outside Counsel & ALSPs To Align Operations
  • Selling Lawyers On The Value Of Technology
  • Emerging Trends In Legal Operations

Venue: The Biltmore Hotel

1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

A 15-minute drive from Miami International Airport, the Biltmore Hotel is a National Historic Landmark.


General Sessions

Address top-of-mind issues in a conversational exchange among industry thought leaders, enabling participants to share lessons, expertise, leadership skills, and practical tools.


Engage in advanced dialogue in an informal boardroom-style setting on specific topics that are particularly suited to smaller group discussions.

Networking Meals

Participate in all meals and networking functions hosted on-site by Consero. These intimate gatherings provide countless opportunities to develop lasting business relationships.

Customized Itineraries

Meet with the most innovative service providers in the industry, one-on-one, based on your individual and departmental priorities. Our reputable partners are referred and vetted by your peers.

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Attendees Rave About Consero

  • Shaun Frederick
    "Excellent event with very knowledgeable professionals."
    Shaun Frederick
    S&P Global
  • Ross Thompson
    "A great opportunity to learn about available resources and their limitations, challenges, etc. from those who have 'been there, done that."
    Ross Thompson
    Samsung Austin Semiconductor
  • Perry Sekus
    "Well organized with helpful content."
    Perry Sekus
  • MaryBeth Blair
    "This event was critical to helping me evaluate where we are in our operations model."
    MaryBeth Blair
    Panera Bread
  • Katia Grow
    "Very organized, insightful with a wealth of best practices exchange."
    Katia Grow
    Carestream Dental
  •  Julie Sullivan
    "Valuable and current event... I'm leaving with defined and specific action items to make improvements in our processes and procedures."
    Julie Sullivan
    Rimini Street
  • Jessica Starbuck
    "Very well organized with good content and a fantastic group of people!"
    Jessica Starbuck
    TMX Finance Family of Companies
  • Heather Bardeleben
    "A meeting of professionals for knowledge sharing and networking."
    Heather Bardeleben
    Adtalem Global Education
  • Gant Sowinski
    "Very insightful and valuable use of my time."
    Gant Sowinski
  • Cynthia Allen-Whyte
    "This was a very unique forum... The smaller setting and no-pressure vendor meetings were very useful."
    Cynthia Allen-Whyte
    Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Ryan Black
    "The Consero Legal Ops Forum delivered the inspiration I needed to return to work and tackle some difficult projects, and I'm doing so armed with new information and a stronger network!"
    Ryan Black
  • Bart Mooney
    "The Consero Corporate Legal Operations Forum is a top-notch event providing opportunities for networking, benchmarking and learning how other legal operations leaders are addressing priorities and challenges."
    Bart Mooney
    Ingram Micro Inc.

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