General Counsel Forum

Corporate Legal Operations Forum
November 17, 2018

November 10–12, 2019 | Fashion Island Hotel | Newport Beach, CA

Join like-minded General Counsel for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.


Faculty Members Include

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  • RAFAEL ANDRADE (Emerson), Vice President and General Counsel, Latin America
  • MONTE BAIER (Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.), General Counsel and Senior Vice President, International Development
  • ALYSON BARKER (Drybar Holdings), Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
  • MIKE BAYER (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation), General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs
  • ILJA BEDNER (LOT Network, Inc.), Vice President of Licensing
  • MARC BONORA (Envision Healthcare Corporation), Chief Litigation Counsel
  • KURT BRASCH (Uber), Head of Patent Transactions
  • LAURA BUDZICHOWSKI (National Gypsum Company), Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
  • DANIEL BURKE (Pacific Dental Services), Senior Vice President, Platform Strategy and General Counsel
  • KIMBERLY CHAINEY (Panasonic Avionics Corporation), General Counsel
  • COLLEEN CONNELLY (Orora Packaging Solutions), Vice President and General Counsel
  • LOUIS DIPIETRO (Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.), Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
  • MARGARET EGAN (Hyatt Hotels Corporation), Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
  • TODD EMERSON (SkyWest Airlines), General Counsel
  • ANJALI FEHON (PwC), Crisis Management Director
  • RAJ GOYLE (Bodhala), Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
  • BOB GRIER (ContractPodAi®), Vice President, North America West
  • BENJAMIN GROSS (rue21), Senior Vice President and General Counsel
  • MICHAEL GROSS (EMR USA), General Counsel
  • SARA HALL (ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), Chief Legal Officer
  • ERIC HILDENBRAND (McLane Company, Inc.), Vice President and General Counsel, Grocery
  • BRYAN HUMPHREY (PwC), Principal
  • CHRISTINA IBRAHIM (Weatherford), Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary
  • MARK JAEGER (Jockey International, Inc.), Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
  • JOHN KAHLE (Kimball Electronics, Inc.), Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer
  • MARYANN KANARY (Barton Malow Company), Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
  • MARY KASPER (99 Cents Only Stores), Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary
  • GENEVIEVE KELLY (Petco), Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
  • LEWIS KINARD (American Heart Association), Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Assistant Corporate Secretary
  • STEPHANIE KROON (Mitchell International), Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
  • SCOTT LANE (The Red Flag Group), Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
  • TAJANAE MALLETT (Arjo), General Counsel
  • TRICIA MARTINEZ (Greyhound), Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs
  • ARLYN MILLER (Breakthru Beverage Group), Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  • CAROL NEWMAN (Confie), Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
  • SARAH O'DOWD (Lam Research Corporation), Chief Legal Officer
  • JEN OLMSTED (Integreon), Vice President, Sales Leader
  • JACKSON PEK (AirAsia Group), Chief Legal Officer
  • SLOANE PERRAS (Foss Maritime Company), Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Ethics Officer
  • DREW PETTY (Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker), Account Executive
  • BENCE RABO (International Vitamin Corporation), General Counsel
  • RONAK RAY (TaskUs), Vice President, Global Head of Legal & People Operations, and Corporate Secretary
  • MARTY RIPS (Raytheon), Senior Counsel, International
  • ANDY ROBISON (Bradley), Partner
  • JIM ROGERS (Cars.com), Chief Legal Officer
  • PETER SABA (Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.), Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
  • WILLIAM SAWYERS (Del Monte Foods, Inc.), Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer
  • NICOLAS SCHIFANO (Microsoft, Cloud IP Policy & Strategy), Senior Director and Assistant General Counsel
  • JARED SINE (Match Group Inc.), Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
  • ANGELA SPEIGHT (Petro Star Inc.), General Counsel
  • JON SQUIRE (ContractPodAi), Chief Growth Officer
  • DAVID STAINBACK (PwC), Principal
  • MICHELLE TAIGMAN (HARMAN International), Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
  • SCOTT THAYER (Dawn Food Products, Inc.), Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
  • CLAUDIA TOUSSAINT (Xylem, Inc.), General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • DENELLE WAYNICK (UCB), Vice President, Legal Affairs (Americas) and U.S. General Counsel
  • KATE WEIR (PwC), Director
  • RYAN WILKINS (Stradling), Corporate Attorney
  • SCOTT WITLIN (Barnes & Thornburg), Partner
  • CHRIS YOUNG (Ironclad), General Counsel

Advisory Board

  • BETHANY APPLEBY (Franchise World Headquarters (Subway)), Chief Legal Officer
  • CHRISTOPHER CLANCY (Panduit Corporation), Vice President, Legal & General Counsel
  • JILL GREENE (Faurecia), Vice President and General Counsel, North America
  • LAWRENCE JACOBS (Las Vegas Sands Corp.), Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel
  • JAMES KERR (Southern Company), Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  • LATANYA LANGLEY (BIC), Vice President and General Counsel
  • R. SCOTT SLIFKA (LEGO Group), Vice President and General Counsel, Americas

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Topics For Discussion

  • Identifying Metrics & KPIs That Enhance & Empower Your In-House Team
  • Crisis Management In The Age Of Social Media
  • From Board Law To The Boardroom: How Legal Developments Are Transforming The Workplace
  • Managing A Board Succession & Onboarding Program
  • Creating A Culture Of Diversity & Inclusion: How Cross-Cultural Differences Impact Your Role & Practice As GC

Venue: Fashion Island Hotel

690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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

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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.
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KnowledgeBridges™

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

  • Jami Segota
    "Very interesting topics & great opportunity to learn, share and feel like being part of a community."
    Jami Segota
    Ricoh USA, Inc.
  • David Watson
    "This forum brought together a group of CLOs that face many similar challenges and issues, and the panel discussions provided much helpful information and varied perspectives."
    David Watson
    Reynolds Consumer Products
  • Andrea Newborn
    "Consero put together a great group of GCs, and between the panel format and opportunities for networking, we had the chance to meet many of them, while also getting introduced to vendors with products we are actually interested in."
    Andrea Newborn
    ABM Industries
  • Nasym Afsari | Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.
    “Collaborative environment with great information sharing by a variety of GCs from different industries, backgrounds and companies.”
    Nasym Afsari | Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.
  • Jim Ballard | Landcare
    “The forum is a fantastic and fun way to network and keep current on relevant topics in the GC arena.”
    Jim Ballard | Landcare
  • Debbie Swartz | Access Group
    “A top-notch networking conference for busy general counsels to share best practices.”
    Debbie Swartz | Access Group
  • Sean Gaffney | Encompass Home Health & Hospice
    “Very solid content and discussion; excellent panelists and networking.”
    Sean Gaffney | Encompass Home Health & Hospice
  • Anna Alvarado | First Cash Financial Services
    “Best practical forum for a GC. Make time for it; you won’t regret it!”
    Anna Alvarado | First Cash Financial Services
  • Jim Edwards | Cubic Corporation
    “It is a focused approach to current issues I deal with at my company.”
    Jim Edwards | Cubic Corporation
  • Cindy Becker | Concerto Healthcare, Inc.
    “Highly recommend this forum to others. Unique delivery—preferable to traditional CLE conferences. Very helpful staff!”
    Cindy Becker | Concerto Healthcare, Inc.
  • Allyn McGinley | Morpho Detection
    “Very collaborative and focused on current topics of interest.”
    Allyn McGinley | Morpho Detection
  • Rick Heller | Legal Sea Foods, LLC
    “Outstanding and informative, especially learning from networking.”
    Rick Heller | Legal Sea Foods, LLC

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