52nd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute
October 3 – 4, 2013 • Chicago
All sessions will take place at Northwestern University School of Law, Thorne Auditorium, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. 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
Nicholas L. Giampietro, Institute Chair, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Reyes Holdings, LLC, Rosemont, Illinois
Cyber–Security: A Shared Responsibility
Dean Crutchfield, Chief Information Officer, Zebra Technologies Corporation, Chicago
Terry Kurzynski, Senior Partner, Halock Security Labs, Schaumburg, Illinois
Eric Shiffman, A/SSA, Squad CY–2, FBI, Chicago
Scott L. Vernick, Fox Rothschild LLP, Philadelphia
Thomas J. Sabatino Jr., Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Walgreen Co., Deerfield, Illinois
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Are You Breaching Your Own Data?
Kristin Cooper, Vice President – Legal, Reyes Holdings, LLC, Rosemont, Illinois
Jonathan Fairtlough, Managing Director, Kroll Advisory Solutions Cyber Investigations Practice, Los Angeles
Mauricio F. Paez, Jones Day, New York City
Sonya Rosenberg, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, Chicago
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
What CEOs Expect From Their General Counsel – A Conversation with Senior Executives
John A. Edwardson, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CDW Corporation, Vernon Hills, Illinois
Crane Kenney, President, Business Operations, Chicago Cubs, Chicago
Christine A. Leahy, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, CDW Corporation, Vernon Hills, Illinois
Labor and Employment Law: Recent Developments
Cross–Border Activity: A Focus on China
Keyna Skeffington, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis
Thomas R. Stiebel Jr., Quarles & Brady LLP, Chicago and Shanghai, China
Carl B. Cheng, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Shanghai, China
Ethical Challenges and Responsibilities of Leaders (Ethics Credit)
The prosecution of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich sets the backdrop for a discussion of ethical leadership in today's dynamic business environment. Through a review of the case, the lead prosecutor will illustrate the important role of leaders in fostering an atmosphere of ethical and transparent behavior that adheres to the model of professional conduct and creates a strong culture that supports an organization's success.
Reid J. Schar, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago
Counseling the Board: Greed, Romance, and Numbers
Through the use of a hypothetical, this session will provide an analysis of a public company and a private company that face a crisis in connection with an acquisition.
R. Scott Falk, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago
Deborah A. Golden, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, GATX Corporation, Chicago
Michael S. Sitrick, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sitrick and Company, Los Angeles
Robert F. Wall, Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago
Supreme Court Update
An analysis of the important business cases decided during the October 2012 Term, including issues such as intellectual property and antitrust, employment and class actions, among other topics. A focus on the trends that have driven the Court's approach to business issues and a preview of the upcoming Term will also be discussed.
Carter G. Phillips, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, D.C.
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Perspectives from Washington
Deborah L. Feinstein, Director of the Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.
Nick Koberstein, Division Counsel, Licensing & Acquisitions, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois
Randall Long, Director, Competition Policy, Microsoft, Inc., Redmond, Washington
Steven C. Sunshine, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington D.C.
David P. Wales, Jones Day, Washington, D.C.
Gary Zanfagna, Associate General Counsel, Chief Antitrust Counsel, Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, New Jersey
Raymond A. Jacobsen Jr., McDermott Will & Emery, Washington, D.C.
Box Lunch Break
Recent Legal Trends in Public and Private Companies – The General Counsel Viewpoint*
*Closed session; in–house counsel only. Separate registration required.
Public company break–out session
Jim Kaput, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Zebra Technologies Corporation, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Susan L. Lees, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, 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 break–out session
Adam C. Cooper, Senior Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Citadel, Chicago
Gail Hasbrouck, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Advocate Health Network, Oak Brook, Illinois
Michael D. Lurie, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Crown Imports, Chicago
Jon Wasserman, Chief Legal Officer, Equity Group Investments, Chicago
Nicholas L. Giampietro
2:30 p.m.Program Concludes