It’s all about leadership, opportunity and taking charge of your career…
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Thursday, October 20, 2016
10:00am – 11:30am
Opening Plenary and GC Panel
Welcome from the CMCP Board and Executive Director
CMCP today – time-tested values and renewed commitment
What we want you to take from this conference
CMCP Board Co-Chairs: Mike Bennett, SVP & General Counsel of Litigation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Laura J. Maechtlen, National Vice Chair, Labor and Employment, and National Co-Chair Diversity Action Team, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
CMCP Executive Director:
Robert White, Executive Director, California Minority Counsel Program
An Eye on the Bottom Line and on Diversity – How GCs Balance the Two
Leading General Counsel talk candidly about the legal landscape and issues they face, including:
What law firms can do to help in-house counsel meet both their priorities
How a GC talks about diversity with his/her business leaders and legal department
How changes in technology, legal service providers and the business environment impact in-house legal departments and outside counsel spend
Julio Avalos, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, GitHub, Inc. Mike Moye, General Counsel, Alameda Health System Salle Yoo, General Counsel, Uber Technologies Inc. Mark Zemelman, SVP, General Counsel & Secretary, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Two Concurrent Sessions
Select your lunch during registration.
The No Bosses Allowed Lunch
CMCP’s Signature Interactive Leadership, Career Development and Networking Lunch for:
• Law firm associates & other non-partners
• In-house non-managers
This interactive session focuses on leadership and career development, with practical tips on how to get the most from the conference. It is a unique opportunity for this group to network in a small setting with their peers at other companies and firms.
Attendee drawing for CMCP’s annual ‘Lunch with a General Counsel’. Bring your business cards & enter the No Bosses drawing for lunch with a GC at the Conference Recognition Luncheon on Friday, October 21. Drawing winners will be announced at the GC Reception.
Special Guest Speakers: Paul Henderson, Deputy Chief of Staff & Director of Public Safety, Mayor’s Office, San Francisco Quyen Ta, Partner, Keker & Van Nest
The “Bosses” Lunch for Partners and Managing In-house Counsel
An interactive, participant-driven lunch featuring group discussion and networking. Participants may pick from a menu of potential topics or create their own focus area for authentic conversation in breakout groups. Potential topics:
Leading and Managing Across Generational Divides
Motivating and Retaining Talent
Thinking Like a Boss and Owner – Ensuring a Successful Transition for New Partners and New In-House Managing Counsel
Are you too busy to actually go to a store, or a cinema, or drive or hail a taxi? As consumers, we now have immediate access to an ever-expanding selection of goods and services ordered online and delivered immediately. As an in-house or law firm attorney, do you understand and would you be prepared to give counsel on the legal and business challenges facing these businesses in the on-demand economy?
This panel will discuss:
Growth areas for lawyers as start-ups, big brands and retailers join the on-demand economy
Intellectual and trademark issues in using mobile-based technology
Legal and regulatory challenges, including worker classification, privacy, tax and licensing issues
Speakers: Candice E. Kim, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Moderator Joseph Lutz, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP Bradley R. Marsh, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP Angela L. Padilla, Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Employment Law & Labor Relations, Uber Technologies Inc. Ray Sardo, Lead Counsel, Privacy, Product, and Licensing, Pandora Media, Inc.
Is Work Life Balance a Myth? Finding the Right Position and the Right State of Mind
We work in a stressful profession. Is it possible to attain a work/life balance? How have some lawyers been able to achieve such a balance? How does working at the right type/size of firm/company impact work/life balance? What is mindfulness and how can it decrease stress, lead to a better work/life balance, and make lawyers more efficient.
This panel will address:
Personal stories of managing successful but challenging careers
Finding your career at the intersection of passion and skillset
Finding the right work setting as part of achieving work-life balance, including looking at big, small firms, in-house and alternative careers
How mindfulness can be a valuable tool, particularly for attorneys of color, bringing focus, relaxation and healthfulness
Hear experienced CMCP members discuss the value of having a succinct description of what you do and why you might want different versions of your pitch to use in different situations. Fine tune what does and does not work for you. Take advantage of this opportunity to create and practice your elevator pitch in real-time in an inclusive, supportive and fun environment with your peers.
After the session, you will be able to:
Maximize your impact at business events
Express your value to clients – both internal and external
Turn social contacts into business opportunities
This is great practice to help you get the most out of the conference’s numerous networking opportunities!
In-house counsel invariably have to deal with governmental and regulatory scrutiny, whether as a result of alleged misconduct by an employee or executive, or as the victims of, or witnesses to, misconduct by others. This panel will discuss the critically important, practical steps that you should take to protect your company or your client from the unexpected knock on the corporate door by the government.
The panel will review these and other key issues:
In light of recent battles between the Department of Justice and giant tech companies (e.g., Apple and Microsoft), under what circumstances should companies consider challenging government requests for information or assistance?
What are the first steps you should take when you receive a government subpoena, or learn that the government is executing a search warrant at one of your facilities?
When is an internal investigation needed, and how should it be conducted without breaking the bank?
Rasha Gerges Shields, Partner, Jones Day – Moderator Krystal N. Bowen, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP Andy Hinton, Vice President, Global Ethics and Compliance, Google Inc. Mack E. Jenkins, Assistant United States Attorney, Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section, Greater Los Angeles Area, United States Attorney’s Office Jim S. Zeng, Chief Legal Compliance Officer for SAP Cloud and SAP Business Network Applications, SAP
The Legal Department Diversity Summit: Laying the Groundwork for Collaboration
Closed session for in-house counsel only. Attendance may be limited. If you would like to attend this session and you already registered and didn’t get to select YES or NO. You can email Oliver Santos at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can add you to the RSVP List.
This session’s focus is developing a plan for in-house counsel to drive ongoing collaboration toward diversifying the legal profession.
Share common experiences and brainstorm solutions on how legal departments can enlarge the pipeline of minority attorneys moving into legal departments and law firms
Share best practices and think creatively about methods to diversify outside counsel spend
Provide input on the opportunities and obstacles for legal departments in working collaboratively on diversity issues
Moderators: Rich Flores, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Willie Hernandez, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Angela Johnson, IP Litigation Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Melissa Souza, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
A time for in-house and outside counsel to meet and mingle in an informal setting.
Introduction of General Counsel and winners of ‘Lunch with a GC’ drawing announced. Winners must be present. Sponsored by
7:45pm – until…
The CMCP Dine-Around
Savor the cuisine from a few of San Francisco’s favorite restaurants, while networking in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. The CMCP Dine Around will take place on the first evening of the 27th Annual Business Conference at select fine restaurants near the conference hotel.
Keynote Speaker: David Kelly, General Counsel, Golden State Warriors
Interviewed by George K. H. Schell, Chairman of the Board, Council of Better Business Bureaus, and Former Chief Marketing Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company
Induction of the CMCP Diversity Leader Hall of Fame 2016 Members
Presentation of CMCP Law Firm & Corporate Diversity & Client Service Awards
Presentation of the CMCP Marci Rubin Emerging Diversity Leader Award
2:30pm – 4:00pm
From the Desk of the General Counsel
In Conversation with Corporate Leaders About the Future…
Rob Chesnut, General Counsel, Airbnb, Inc. Timothy S. Ernst, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Sergio Garcia, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. Charles F. Robinson, General Counsel and Vice President – Legal Affairs, University of California Office of the General Counsel Amy Weaver, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Salesforce