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Corporate Legal Operations Forum

February 10–12, 2019 | Island Hotel | Newport Beach, CA

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

  • SADIA ALI (UST Global), Director of Business & Legal Operations
  • MARK ARTHUR, J.D. (Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker), Law Department Management Consultant
  • DAN BAKER (, Chief of Staff, Director of Legal Operations
  • JEFFREY BERARDI (K&L Gates LLP), Chief Marketing Officer
  • RYAN BLACK (Instacart), Director, Legal Operations
  • PAUL BROWN (UL), Vice President, Legal
  • CRAIG BUDNER (K&L Gates LLP),Global Strategic Growth Partner
  • JENNIFER BUSALACCHI (Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL)), Director of Legal Operations
  • MICHAEL CALLIER (Darigold), Senior Corporate Counsel
  • CHIP CANNON (NORMA Group), Vice President and General Counsel, Region Americas
  • CLAY DAVIS (Tech Data), Director, Global Legal Operations
  • CHRISTINE DIDOMIZIO (Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC), System Administrator, Legal Department
  • DANIELA DWYER (eBay), Head of Legal Operations
  • JOHN ELLIOTT (Ares Management), Head of Legal Operations
  • KRIS ANN ELLIS (Stoneridge, Inc.), Senior Corporate Paralegal and Legal Operations Manager
  • CORY FEINBERG (MoneyGram), Associate General Counsel and Head of Global Litigation
  • JENNIFER FRANKS (Digital Map Products), Director, Legal Operations & Contract Management
  • JILL FUKUNAGA (Blue Shield of California), Director, Legal Operations
  • ERIK GARCIA-GRANADOS (Mattel), Lead Legal Systems Administrator
  • KRISTI GEDID (Mylan), Senior Director, Global Legal Operations
  • LISA GIRMSCHEID (Rockwell Automation), Manager, Legal Operations
  • JENNIFER GREEN (Yum! Brands), Corporate Counsel
  • SARA HALL (ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital), Chief Legal Officer
  • EMELITA HERNANDEZ-BRAVO (Fitbit), Head of Legal Operations
  • JEFF IKEJIRI (UnitedLex), Vice President, Legal & Business Services
  • RYAN KNAPP (Lime), Manager, Legal Operations
  • ANDREA KOCHENSPARGER (Zimmer Biomet), Division General Counsel, Head of Global Legal Operations
  • CHRIS KRAFT (Mitratech), Senior Vice President, Product Management
  • VICKY LA CELLE (Beckman Coulter), Manager, Global Legal Operations
  • JUSTIN LANDFAIR (Digital Realty Trust, Inc.), Vice President, Legal Operations and Corporate Counsel
  • ADRIENNE LEDER-SCHRINER (The Clorox Company), Assistant General Counsel
  • STEPHANIE LAMOUREAUX (Square, Inc.), Legal Operations Lead
  • NANCI LILJA (CHS, Inc.), Director, Legal Operations
  • COURTNEY MACDONALD (Standard Insurance Company), Manager, Legal Operations
  • ROBERT MIGNANELLI (Pearson plc), Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Global Product/Technology
  • BART MOONEY (Ingram Micro Inc.), Director, Legal
  • SHARON MORRISON (Citrix), Senior Legal Operations Manager
  • PAULA PEPIN (Hootsuite), Senior Vice President, Head of Legal
  • DREW PETTY (Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker), Enterprise Software Sales Consultant, Law Department Management
  • WENDY RIGGS (Airbnb, Inc.), Lead, Information Governance & Legal Operations
  • ELSA RODRIGUEZ PRESTON (Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.), Associate Counsel, Legal Innovation & Operations
  • ELIZABETH RISHA (MGA Entertainment, Inc.), General Counsel
  • KRIS SATKUNAS (LexisNexis CounselLInk), Director of Strategic Counseling
  • SUSAN SHAW (Elementis Global LLC), Director of Legal Operations & Compliance
  • MARILEE SILVERIA (Snap, Inc.), Senior Program Manager, Legal Operations
  • STERLING SPAINHOUR (Southern Company Services, Inc.), Head of Legal Operations
  • CHRISTINA SPEAKMAN (JDA Software, Inc.), Director of Legal Operations
  • CATHERINE SPICER (Tailored Brands), Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Contracts
  • LISA SPINELLI (Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services), Director of Legal Solutions
  • KIRSTEN TAITELBAUM (DaVita Inc.), Head of Legal Operations
  • SYLVIA TISCARENO (William Hill US), General Counsel
  • DONALD WALTHER (Esterline Technologies), Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  • ERIC WILLIS (Catalyst), Vice President, Enterprise Solutions
  • MONICA ZENT (ZentLaw), Founder and Chief Executive Officer and (LawDesk360), Founder

Advisory Board

  • VINCENT CORDO (Shell Oil), Legal Global Sourcing Officer
  • MATT GEEKIE (Graybar Electric Company, Inc.), Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
  • LAURIE HANSEN (Mutual of Omaha), Director, Legal Management & Operations
  • FELICIA HICKEY (Equifax, Inc.), U.S. Legal Department, Legal Operations
  • ALEX JONAS (Autodesk), Head of 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
  • DELORIS MCCLENDON (Mondelez International), Global Legal Operations and Associate Director
  • ROBERT MIGNANELLI (Pearson plc), Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Global Product/Technology
  • DON RIDDICK (Total System Services), Associate General Counsel
  • LEIGH ROSEMAN (Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.), Director, Intellectual Property Operations
  • MATEO SANCHEZ (Uber Technologies, Inc.), Head of Global Legal Operations
  • MARK SMOLIK (DHL), Vice President and General Counsel
  • SHELLEY SYLVA (TD Bank), Director, External Counsel & Knowledge Management
  • MONICA ZENT (ZentLaw), Founder and Chief Executive Officer and (LawDesk360), Founder

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Topics For Discussion

  • Solving The Challenge Of How To Do More Without More Resources
  • Building A New Legal Service Delivery Model With Law Firms & Outside Provider
  • The Evolution Of Alternative Legal Services Providers
  • Optimizing Your Legal Management Systems To Address The Unique Needs Of A Corporate Legal Department
  • Creating A Multi-Year Technology Roadmap

Venue: Island Hotel

690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

This award-winning venue is less than 6 miles from John Wayne Airport.

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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