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Conference Attire: BUSINESS CASUAL

THURSDAY • February 20, 2014
Fitness Class • Soulful Spinning – Motown Theme

Conference Registration, Expo Setup & Sign-up for Corporate Dine-Arounds

Continental Breakfast

Welcome Session

In House Superstars – Why are They Considered General Counsel Ready?

  • Moderator: Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President & General Counsel, New York Public Library
  • Rhonda S. Ferguson, Vice President, Corporate Secretary & Chief Ethics Officer, FirstEnergy Corporation
  • Taa Grays, Assistant General Counsel and Chief of Staff to the General Counsel, Metlife Inc.
  • Kimberly R. Phillips, Associate General Counsel, Global Litigation – Strategy & Coordination, Shell Oil Company
Lawyer’s MBA Boot Camp

  • Phebe Neely Ciulla, Sr. Manager, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
  • Michele L. Cross, Principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
  • Jenae A. Daley-Henry, Director, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
  • J. Donald Fancher, Southeast Regional Managing Principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
The Power Play Within Law Firms: Feast or Famine

  • Johnine P. Barnes – Chair, Statutory Compliance and Contracts and Regulatory Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Jerry W. Blackwell, Founder and Chairman, Blackwell Burke P.A
  • Ron S. Jordan, Senior Principal Director, Carter-White & Shaw, LLC
  • Paul Lancaster Adams, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Benjamin F. Wilson, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC
Networking Lunch — What Keeps Litigation Counsel Up At Night?

  • Moderator: Hon. Gregory D. Winfree, Assistant Secretary, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • David S. Allen, Deputy General Counsel, MassMutual Financial Group
  • Laura J. Coleman, Vice President, Litigation, Dell Inc.
  • Jill Dessalines, Vice President – Chief Counsel, Corporate Affairs, McKesson Corporation
  • Tracy Elise Poole, Assistant General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
3 Concurrent CLE’s
Navigating the Maze of Change in the World of Intellectual Property

  • Moderator: Kenya Pierre, Assistant General Counsel-Litigation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Patrice P. Jean, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
  • Eric W. Lee, Assistant IP Counsel, Pratt & Whitney United Technologies Corporation
  • Valyncia Simmons, Partner, Baker Williams Matthiesen LLP
  • Leisa Smith Lundy, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Compliance as a Gateway for Your Business Client

  • Moderator: Mandisa Price, Corporate Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Terrie-Lynne Devonish, Chief Counsel, Aon Canada Inc.
  • Windy Lawrence, Chief Compliance Officer, Lead Director and Associate General Counsel, AXA Distributors, LLC
  • William (“Bill”) C.E. Robinson, Corporate Secretary, GEICO
  • Sherry Williams, Former SVP & Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Halliburton Company
Mergers & Acquisitions in Today’s Changing Economy

  • Moderator: Demetra Liggins, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP
  • Dominic Blue, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, MassMutual Financial Group
  • Chipman Flowers, Jr., President & Managing Member, The Flowers Counsel Group, LLC
  • Angela Gomes, Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Louis Mercedes, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Law Firm Interviews & Networking Expo

Private Reception: In-House Counsel, Platinum Sponsors and Gold Sponsors Only

Welcome Reception

Corporate Dine-Arounds(Buses start departing at 7:45 p.m.)

Hospitality SuiteAn environment designed to allow participants to continue networking opportunities. Open to all conference attendees.

FRIDAY • February 21, 2014
Fitness ClassSpinning – Old School and New School

Conference Registration

Networking Buffet Breakfast

Compensation Trends: Know What You Are Worth And How To Ask For It

  • Kathy Richardson, HR Legal Search, LLC
Judicial Forum

  • Moderator: Hon. Louis B. Butler, Jr., Ret. Judge, Wisconsin Supreme Court and current Partner, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP
  • Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Hon. Carl E. Stewart, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Hon. Ann Claire Williams, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Hon. Ivan L. R. Lemelle, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
General Counsel Forum

  • Moderator: John E. Page, Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, Golden State Foods Corp.
  • Jack Balagia, Jr., Vice President and General Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Jerome D. Okarma, Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Mark D. Roellig, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MassMutual Financial Group
  • Angelique Strong Marks, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, MAHLE Behr USA, Inc.
Elevating Your Game: In House Counsel Breakout Session & Lunch

  • Kimberly Banks McKay, Executive Director, Lead Legal Counsel, Integrated Hospital Care, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Horace (Hob) W. Jordan, Jr., Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Kingsbridge Holdings LLC
  • Linda Daniels Seal, Senior Counsel, The Home Depot
  • Katrina Thornock, Director, Corporate Counsel, Starbucks
Elevating Your Game: Outside Counsel Breakout Session & Lunch

  • Kim J. Askew, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
  • Paulette Brown, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • Robert J. Grey, Executive Director of the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity & Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Eugene K. Pettis, Partner, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A.
3 Concurrent CLE’s
Advising the 21st Century Employer

  • Dionne Blake, Group Manager and Senior Counsel, Employee Relations, Target Corporation
  • Irvin DeAndrei Drummond, Associate General Counsel, Allegis Group, Inc.
  • Karol Corbin Walker, Shareholder, LeClairRyan
  • Sharae Wright, Labor & Employment Counsel, Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc.
  • Ariana Wright Arnold, Shareholder, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Business and Legal Risks surrounding Social Media — Unblurring the Lines

  • Moderator: Bruce E.L.M. Strothers, Managing Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Monique Gougisha Doucette, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins
  • Theresa Harris, Senior Counsel, Target Corporation
  • India Jewell, Law Director, Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Jimmie McMillian, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Crisis Management: Communicating with Clients, Management and the Media during a Disaster

  • Moderator: Brian Telfair, Chief Legal Counsel, City of Petersburg, Virginia
  • Charlsa (Sandy) Broadus, Executive Director and Chief Counsel, LawyerCorps Connecticut, United Technologies Corporation
  • Jerry Hamilton, Managing Shareholder, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP
  • Damian Wilmot, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
Law Firm Interviewing & Networking Expo

BBQ Networking Event (Casual) • (Buses will leave promptly at 6:00pm)
Presentation of 2014 Cora T. Walker Legacy Award & Presentation of 2014 John Lewis Jr. Corporation of the Year Award

Hospitality Suite • An environment designed to allow participants to continue networking opportunities. Open to all conference attendees.
SATURDAY • February 22, 2014
Fitness Class • Boot Camp

Conference Registration/CLE Form Submission

Networking Buffet Breakfast

3 Concurrent CLE’s

Managing the Unknown: Preventative and Cost Effective Litigation Strategies

  • Melissa Colon-Bosolet, Litigation Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Charles E. Harris II, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Douglas A. Kelly, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
  • Tiffani Lee, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Data Privacy, Cyber Security and eCommerce — Balancing Business Needs and Legal Risks

  • Moderator:  Medina Jett, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American Medical and Life Insurance Company
  • Derin Dickerson, Partner, Alston Bird LLP
  • McCray Pettway, Senior Employment and Labor Counsel, American Water Service Company, Inc.
  • Janet P. Peyton, Partner, McGuire Woods LLP
The Future of Voting Rights

  • Facilitator: Craig L. Jackson, Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University
Spa & Lunch

Golf Tournament • (12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start)

Shopping (Outlet mall) • (Buses depart at 11:00 a.m.)

Farewell Event

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