53rd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute
October 2 – 3, 2014 • Chicago
All sessions will take place on the third floor of Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 East Superior Street, Chicago, Illinois. Please see our Information page for more details.
Session times are subject to change.
Registration, Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Overview
Daniel B. Rodriguez, Dean and Harold Washington Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago
Robert N. Sacks, Institute Chair, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, SP Plus Corporation, Chicago
Effectively Navigating Today's Difficult Regulatory Environment
Panel discussion on recent FTC, EPA, DOJ, EEOC activity and investigations
EEOC case study with panel commentary
Julie R. Domike, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Washington, D.C.
John H. Mathias Jr., Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago
Mary Jane Saunders, General Counsel, Beer Institute, Washington, D.C.
Stephanie G. Wheeler, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York City
Michael P. Going, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, CNH Industrial America LLC, Burr Ridge, Illinois
Keeping Abreast of Recent SEC Developments
Brian V. Breheny, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, D.C.
Karen J. Garnett, Associate Director, Division of Corporation Finance, SEC, Washington, D.C.
Alison M. Rhoten, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and Securities, Tyson Foods, Inc., Chicago
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Changing Lives and Delivering Justice: Work on the Behalf of the Wrongfully Convicted
Join us for a conversation about legal work that is bringing society's grand ambition of justice for all to reality.
Karen L. Daniel, Clinical Professor of Law and Co–Director, Center on Wrongful Convictions, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago
Joshua A. Tepfer, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Project Co-Director, Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago
Robert N. Sacks
Mergers & Acquisitions: Three Timely Topics
Robert N. Sacks
Common Delaware Law Pitfalls for In–House Counsel
The General Counsel and Divided Loyalties (Ethics Credit)
Carrie Di Santo, Managing Director and Global Chief Compliance Officer, CME Group Inc., Chicago
Warren Lupel, Much Shelist, P.C., Chicago
Susan R. Lichtenstein, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, Hill–Rom Holdings, Inc., Chicago
The Role of the General Counsel in the Boardroom
Judy L. Brown, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Perrigo Company, Allegan, Michigan
Susan M. Crown, Chairman and Founder, SCE, Chicago
Kimberly K. Rubel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Chicago
Maria C. Green, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Illinois
Cyber Response: Preparing In–House Counsel for the Inevitable Hack
Eric Brelsford, Special Agent, FBI Cyber Squad, Chicago
Steven Grimes, Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago
William Ridgway, Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Chief of the National Security & Cybercrimes Section, United States Attorney's Office, Chicago
John L. MacCarthy, Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Nuveen Investments, Inc., Chicago
Boxed Lunch Break
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Best Practices in Law Department Management
Dane A. Drobny, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Groupon, Inc., Chicago
Deborah A. Golden, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, GATX Corporation, Chicago
David Schellhase, Strategic Adviser and former General Counsel, Groupon, Inc., Chicago
Breakout Sessions: Recent Legal Trends in Companies – The General Counsel Viewpoint*
Explorations of the legal matters that keep corporate counsel up at night including best practices from those who have lived through them
*Closed sessions; in–house counsel only. Separate registration required.
Public Company Breakout Session
Suzanne S. Bettman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, R.R. Donnelly & Sons Company, Chicago
Jim Kaput, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Zebra Technologies Corporation, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Susan L. Lees, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, Illinois
Thomas E. O'Neill, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, TreeHouse Foods, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois
Private Company Breakout Session
Victoria L. Donati, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Crate & Barrel Holdings Inc., Northbrook, Illinois
Eric A. Reeves, Vice President and General Counsel, The Duchossois Group, Inc., Elmhurst, Illinois
Jon Wasserman, Chief Legal Officer and Managing Director, Equity Group Investments, Chicago
Nicholas L. Giampietro, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Reyes Holdings, LLC, Rosemont, Illinois
2:15 p.m.Program Concludes