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technology/large/laptop-1 Created with Sketch. Leading a Distributed Legal Department

Post-pandemic legal departments are more distributed geographically which brings operational advantages and disadvantages. Hiring and housing is cheaper but controls and distribution of information and materials must be reconsidered. It is the responsibility of the GC to create a set of data feeds, alerts and KPIs to enable the legal team to act as if they were together in the same physical space.

  • Leverage data & analytics to ensure that the right kind of information can be extracted up to the GC in real time
  • Mitigate risks of sloppy contract execution, compliance issues backlogs and localized decision making
  • Embed a consistent attitude towards risk and bolster synergy as teams communicate in unfamiliar ways


  • Sandra Leung, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Lauren Thomas, General Counsel, dutchie
  • Rishi Varma, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

technology/large/laptop-1 Created with Sketch. Developing a comprehensive ESG strategy

Conceptualizing strategy around ESG issues relevant to your business with the same degree of clarity, specificity, measures, objectives and transparency that is done for other business issues can be challenging. In addition, boards and companies are increasingly expected to be more transparent and directly engaged in dialogue with key stakeholders around ESG issues including workplace diversity, inclusion and human rights.

  • Learn how to develop and implement a sound ESG strategy by examining current business strategy and the crucial elements which influence long-term value creation
  • Discuss how your shareholders and other relevant stakeholders can help you understand the regulatory environment to aid benchmarking against peer companies
  • Reveal how to collect data and think strategically and operationally about how to implement and communicate your company’s ESG strategy and related policies


  • Joanne Caruso, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, Jacobs
  • Kathlyn Card Beckles, Chief Legal Officer, Verisk

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technology/large/laptop-1 Created with Sketch. Navigating the hybrid working world of the future

Work as we know it has been changed forever. While many companies are implementing a plan for safely going back to the offices, it is evident, with the cost and growth benefits of working from home, remote working is here to stay and companies must embrace the new hybrid workforce model.

But what does this new model mean for your data management policy and what factors should you take into consideration when crafting a data policy?

Join this webinar to;

  • Understand and overcome new data management challenges
  • Revise existing data management policies to adapt to a hybrid working model
  • Plot out how hybrid data management policies should work in practice
  • Learn how changes to employee rights, obligations, liabilities and approaches will impact your counsel and policy


  • Scott McVeigh, Industry Principal, Onna
  • Richard Buchband, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, ManpowerGroup
  • Eric Hirschhorn, Chief Data Officer, BNY Mellon


  • Thomas Mazzaferro, Chief Data Officer, Western Union
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technology/large/laptop-1 Created with Sketch. General Counsel Leadership & Strategy in the new order – are you prepared?

Legal leaders today must grapple with increasingly complex social, environmental, business, and legal challenges whilst remaining a highly effective and efficient legal department in this distributed and disrupted post-pandemic world.

This webinar will delve into what you need to operate as a successful and trusted strategic business adviser in disrupted times:

  • Understand how to add value through proper collaboration with other business stakeholders.
  • Get your crisis and risk management strategies right to do more with less.
  • Fine tune and assert your critical role in your businesses’ post pandemic strategy
  • Equip yourself with what you need to effectively manage a distributed legal department


  • Amy Wilson, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Dow
  • Ann Kappler, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential
  • Jennifer Zachary, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Merck
  • Amy Tu, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Tyson Foods


  • David Bario, Legal News Editor, Reuters
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technology/large/laptop-1 Created with Sketch. Digitally Transforming the Legal Industry

The evolving role of the General Counsel is gaining ever more importance as technological innovation promises to automate high volume, low value tasks; freeing up time for today’s Legal Leaders to focus on higher value, more strategic work. But adoption remains slow, in an often tech averse industry.

This webinar will delve into how technology can improve your capacity to provide trusted and successful business advice by;

  • Defining and implementing your legal tech strategy roadmap
  • Leveraging data to drive rational decision making and enabling your legal department to slot more effectively into the wider organization.
  • Vetting technology solution vendors to gain a competitive advantage and add real value to the legal department.


  • Bill Deckelman, EVP, General Counsel, DXC Technology
  • Spyros Mellos, Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel, Coca-Cola HBC


  • Stacey Burke, Owner, Stacey E. Burke, P.C.
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GC Strategy Whitepaper 2021

Featuring the views of 10 leading General Counsels on 5 business-critical issues, this whitepaper will help GCs define the role of next generation legal departments by embedding legal across their organizations and advancing business interests in strategic and tech-centric ways.

  • Leadership and Strategy
    • Jill Sutton, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, United Natural Foods
    • Lauren Thomas, General Counsel, dutchie
  • Resourcing and Talent
    • Ann Kappler, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial
    • Kathlyn Card Beckles, Chief Legal Officer, Verisk
  • Regulation
    • Paul Gilbert, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Rite Aid
    • Julie Brill, Corporate Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy General Counsel for Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft
  • ESG and Diversity
    • Jonathan Mothner, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Synchrony Financial
    • Cameron Findlay, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, ADM
  • Transformation
    • Bjarne Tellmann, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GSK Consumer Healthcare
    • Bill Deckelman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, DXC Technology
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