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General Counsel Forum

June 9–11, 2019 | InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta | Atlanta, GA

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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  • ALEXANDROS ALDOUS (The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc.), General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Government Relations Officer
  • NII-AMAR AMAMOO (Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services), Director, Legal Managed Services
  • JENNIFER ARASIMOWICZ (FuelCell Energy, Inc.), Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • KEVIN BACKUS (thyssenkrupp North America, Inc.), Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
  • TAMMY BRANDT (Dreamscape Immersive, Inc.), Chief Legal Officer, Head of Business & Legal Affairs
  • KIMBERLY CHAINEY (Panasonic Avionics Corporation), General Counsel
  • DAVID CHAMELI (Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC), Vice President, General Counsel
  • MARK DEVITRE (Entertainment Studios, Inc./Allen Media Group), Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  • LOUIS DIPIETRO (Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.), Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
  • BRADY FRITZ (Buckle), General Counsel
  • ERIC FINKELMAN (Benjamin Moore & Company), Vice President and General Counsel
  • SONIA GALINDO (Rosetta Stone Inc.), General Counsel and Secretary
  • RAJ GOYLE (Bodhala), Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
  • JILL GREENE (Faurecia), Vice President and General Counsel, North America
  • JASON HALE (Lee Company), General Counsel
  • WILLIAM HOCHUL (Delaware North), Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
  • MICHAEL HOGSTEN (G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.), Region General Counsel, North America and Chief Compliance Officer
  • VIJAY IYER (KAYAK / OpenTable), General Counsel
  • JOSH JOHNSON (Primetals Technologies USA), General Counsel and Secretary
  • RUCHI KAUSHAL (Cable & Wireless), General Counsel
  • MARK KHALIL (Sony Corporation of America), Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
  • THOMAS KOMAROMI (Samsung Electronics Home Appliances America), General Counsel
  • LATANYA LANGLEY (BIC), Vice President and General Counsel
  • SCOTT LANE (The Red Flag Group), Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
  • JOHN LIPPINCOTT (U.S. Premium Finance, A Division of Ameris Bank), General Counsel
  • VINOD MAHBOOBANI (KFC Global and Pizza Hut International), Chief Legal Officer
  • JOSHUA MARKUS (Ardagh Group), General Counsel, North America
  • REGGIE O'SHIELDS (Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta), General Counsel
  • J. ALLEN OVERBY (Bass, Berry & Sims PLC), Member
  • RUSS OWENS (Vanderlande Industries North America), General Counsel
  • CATHERINE PAULSON (Cinepolis USA), General Counsel
  • DYLAN RAMSEY (Vista Outdoor Inc.), General Counsel
  • JASON RYAN (CenterPoint Energy), Senior Vice President and General Counsel
  • PAUL SAFRAN (iPic Entertainment), General Counsel
  • KRISTIN SEABROOK (Pilot Flying J), Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel, and Secretary
  • KEN SEDDON (LOT Network, Inc.), Chief Executive Offer
  • ELLEN SMITH (Mondelēz International), Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Global Business Services
  • JON SQUIRE (ContractPodAi®), Chief Growth Officer
  • SHANA SMITH (NII Holdings, Inc.), Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
  • DAVID STAINBACK (PwC), Principal
  • SEAN SULLIVAN (Duckhorn Wine Company), Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • MICHAEL SWEENEY (Westinghouse Electric Company), Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
  • MICHELLE TAIGMAN (HARMAN International), Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
  • SAM TOWARD (Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker), Regional Sales Manager
  • PETER TROPOLI (Luby’s), General Counsel
  • GERALD WELLS (Rita’s Franchise Company), General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
  • STEPHEN WILSON (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP), Partner
  • JOEL WUESTHOFF, JD, CISSP (Robert Half Legal), Managing Director, Consulting Solutions
  • ANTHONY YOO (Danaher Corporation), General Counsel, Water Quality, Americas
  • LESLIE ZMUGG (Gordon Brothers), 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
  • Creating A Culture Of Diversity & Inclusion: How Cross-Cultural Differences Impact Your Role & Practice As GC
  • Crisis Management In The Age Of Social Media
  • Managing A Board Succession & Onboarding Program
  • Best Practices In Managing Joint Ventures

Venue: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

A four-minute walk from Buckhead metro station, this upscale hotel is one mile from the Atlanta History Center and seven miles from downtown Atlanta.

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.

KnowledgeBridges™

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

  • "Very interesting topics & great opportunity to learn, share and feel like being part of a community."
    Jami Segota
    Ricoh USA, Inc.
  • "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
  • "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
  • “Collaborative environment with great information sharing by a variety of GCs from different industries, backgrounds and companies.”
    Nasym Afsari | Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.
  • “The forum is a fantastic and fun way to network and keep current on relevant topics in the GC arena.”
    Jim Ballard | Landcare
  • “A top-notch networking conference for busy general counsels to share best practices.”
    Debbie Swartz | Access Group
  • “Very solid content and discussion; excellent panelists and networking.”
    Sean Gaffney | Encompass Home Health & Hospice
  • “Best practical forum for a GC. Make time for it; you won’t regret it!”
    Anna Alvarado | First Cash Financial Services
  • “It is a focused approach to current issues I deal with at my company.”
    Jim Edwards | Cubic Corporation
  • “Highly recommend this forum to others. Unique delivery—preferable to traditional CLE conferences. Very helpful staff!”
    Cindy Becker | Concerto Healthcare, Inc.
  • “Very collaborative and focused on current topics of interest.”
    Allyn McGinley | Morpho Detection
  • “Outstanding and informative, especially learning from networking.”
    Rick Heller | Legal Sea Foods, LLC

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