Corporate Litigation Forum

Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Executive Roundtable
October 3, 2018
CHRO Forum
October 20, 2018

October 13–15, 2019 | Four Seasons Hotel | Westlake Village, CA

Join like-minded Chief Litigation Officers for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.

Faculty Members Include

  • DANIEL ALTMAN (Oncor Electric Delivery Company), Senior Counsel
  • SHAGHA BALALI (WestRock), Senior Legal Counsel
  • NICOLE BARTOW (Uber), Acting Assistant General Counsel, Litigation, Government and Regulatory Investigations, Competition & E-Discovery
  • BROOKS BEARD (VMware, Inc.), Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, Employment, Cybersecurity & Regulatory Compliance
  • MARC BONORA (Envision Healthcare Corporation), Enterprise Litigation Counsel
  • TERESA BURLISON (Dropbox, Inc.), Head of Litigation, Regulatory & Employment Law
  • MEGAN CALLAN (Pacific Science & Engineering Group), General Counsel
  • AMANDA CHILDS (7-Eleven, Inc.), Senior Counsel
  • FLOR COLON (Xerox), Associate General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer
  • RYAN DEBSKI (Sun Pharma), Head of Litigation
  • MUSTAFA EL-FARRA (Advantage Solutions), Assistant General Counsel
  • MICHAEL ELLIOTT (Carriage Services, Inc.), Legal Counsel
  • DANIEL FLORES (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.), Executive Vice President, Litigation
  • NORMA GARCIA (Rent-A-Center), Associate General Counsel, International Legal Affairs
  • LISA GOK (Cetera Financial Group), Deputy General Counsel
  • LOWELL HAKY (Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.), Associate General Counsel
  • BRYANT HALL (Danaher Corporation), Litigation Counsel
  • KATIE HARVALIS (Mindcrest), Director of Delivery
  • KIM HENSLEY (Nationwide Mutual Insurance), Vice President, Employment & Agent Litigation
  • KATHRYN HERMES (Copart, Inc.), Associate General Counsel
  • MARCY HERONINMUS (CenturyLink), Associate General Counsel, Litigation
  • MIKE HILGERS (Hilgers Graben), Founder and Partner
  • HAMILTON HILL (Bartlit Beck LLP), Partner
  • BONNIE HOBBS (Accenture), Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Litigation & Dispute Management, Americas
  • JULIE HOPKINS (Ashland), Senior Group Counsel, Litigation, Labor & Employment
  • TWILLA CASE (UnitedLex), Vice President, Global Legal Solutions
  • GREGORY JACKSON (NuVasive), Senior Director, Legal Affairs
  • VICTOR JOHNSON (Dykema), Member
  • ASHLEY KRAMER (Comfort Systems USA, Inc.), Assistant Vice President and Senior Counsel
  • TIMOTHY LUCEY (Pacific Gas and Electric Company), Director and Chief Counsel, Litigation
  • RYAN MARKS (AMN Healthcare, Inc.), Senior Corporate Counsel
  • SALONI MAVANI (Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, P&O Australia & Cunard NA), Assistant General Counsel
  • RACHEL MCCALL (Weyerhaeuser), Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel
  • MINH MERCHANT (Myriad Genetics, Inc.), Associate General Counsel
  • STERLING MILLER (Hilgers Graben), Senior Counsel
  • DAN MONTENARO (Alorica), Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Corporate & Regulatory Affairs
  • PHYLLIS MOREY (Ingersoll Rand), Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
  • JANIE PERELMAN (Michaels Stores, Inc.), Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
  • BILLIE PIERCE (Prime Healthcare), Senior Litigation Counsel, Employment
  • STEPHANIE REID (Varex Imaging Corporation), Senior Corporate Counsel
  • TRACY RICHARDSON (Buc-ee's Ltd.), Deputy General Counsel
  • HANNAH ROGERS (Principal Financial Group), Assistant General Counsel, Litigation
  • BRYAN ROHM (Total), Assistant General Counsel, U.S. Major Claims & Litigation
  • KATHERINE ROSENBAUM (NW Natural), Chief Litigation Counsel and Claims Manager
  • BOB RUDNICKI (Raymond James Financial Inc.), Associate General Counsel, Director of Litigation
  • NEIL SCHNURBACH (Paysafe Group), Director, Global Litigation
  • KEN SEDDON (LOT Network, Inc.), Chief Executive Officer
  • CALVIN SIEMER (Las Vegas Sands Corp.), Senior Vice President and Deputy Global General Counsel
  • FARAH SPAINHOUR (Change Healthcare), Chief Counsel, Litigation & Investigations
  • CATHERINE SPICER (Tailored Brands), Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Contracts
  • LISA SPINELLI (EY Pangea3), Senior Manager
  • ALEXA SUMMER (Airbnb, Inc.), Senior Counsel, Litigation
  • GERALD WALDEN JR. (The Fresh Market, Inc.), Interim Head of Legal
  • COLIN WARD (Viasat Inc.), Associate General Counsel and Head of Litigation
  • DERYL WARD (Builders FirstSource, Inc.), Vice President and Associate General Counsel
  • JACKIE WELCH (The J. M. Smucker Company), Vice President, Litigation
  • LINDSAY WHITE (Applied Materials), Director, Global Litigation & Investigations
  • DREW YODER (CITGO Petroleum Corporation), Senior Corporate Counsel
  • JIYON YUN (ABM Industries Incorporated), Associate General Counsel

Advisory Board

  • TOM BOWES (Precision Drilling), Senior Corporate Counsel
  • HANNAH ROGERS (Principal Financial Group), Assistant General Counsel, Litigation
  • CALVIN SIEMER (Las Vegas Sands Corp.), Senior Vice President and Deputy Global General Counsel
  • CATHERINE SPICER (Tailored Brands), Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Contracts
  • GERALD WALDEN JR. (The Fresh Market, Inc.), Interim Head of Legal
  • KATE WILLMUNDER (Apria Healthcare), Vice President, Employee Relations & HR Compliance

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Topics For Discussion

  • Emerging Trends In Litigation
  • Best Practices For Protecting The Attorney-Client Privilege For In-House Counsel
  • Effective Outsourcing Of Litigation Support Services
  • ALSPs, Legal Analytics & AI Within E-Discovery: Today’s Catalysts In Advancing Business Interests
  • Managing #MeToo Media & Litigation

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362

Located off Highway 101, this upscale hotel is also 1.1 miles from Westlake Golf Course and 12 miles from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.


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

  • Calvin Siemer
    "Informative, thought-provoking, collegial, inviting, and well run and organized."
    Calvin Siemer
    Las Vegas Sands Corp.
  • Drew Yoder
    "This is the best CLE event available for in-house litigation managers, bringing together sophisticated in-house people, cutting-edge vendors, and skilled outside counsel."
    Drew Yoder
    CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • Elizabeth Atlee
    "Good opportunity to level set my company's practices and methods based on other companies; with a healthy side of networking."
    Elizabeth Atlee
    CBRE, Inc.
  • Catherine Spicer
    "The substantive content and speakers at this event were the most interesting and helpful I've encountered."
    Catherine Spicer
    Tailored Brands
  • Kate Willmunder
    "Fantastic opportunity to meet other in-house counsel and discuss solutions to the same challenges we all face, in a safe environment."
    Kate Willmunder
    Apria Healthcare
  • Scott Wilkinson
    "An informative CLE led by experienced professional panelists supported by an active audience."
    Scott Wilkinson
    Atlanta Hawks
  • Angie Frye | Verizon
    “I liked the variety of in-house counsel who attended. There was a great mix of large, medium, and small companies.”
    Angie Frye | Verizon
  • David Hitchens | JLL
    “Hearing directly from in-house colleagues was great!”
    David Hitchens | JLL

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