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In-House Counsel Network National Launch Conference

May 14, 2022

The Federalist Society has launched its In-House Counsel Network to provide a place for balanced discussion of the most pressing legal issues facing the business community. We are very pleased to present this day-long national launch conference. It will be held on Saturday, May 14 at Chicago's Union League Club.

Tickets, which include full-day attendance, CLE credit, lunch, cocktails, and a banquet dinner, are $350.
The conference is now sold out. Registration has closed.

The deadline for refunds is Friday, May 13 at 6:00pm ET.

This conference is off the record.

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Sponsors:

Platinum
King & Spalding
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center 


Gold
Cooper & Kirk
Eimer Stahl
Kirkland & Ellis
Foley & Lardner
McGuireWoods
Sensient Technologies
Sidley Austin
Vinson & Elkins


Silver 
Georgia-Pacific
Jones Day
Koch Industries
SouthBank Legal
Taft


Bronze 
Greenberg Traurig
Marshall Gerstein
Veridis Management

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Recommended lodging for attendees: 

Palmer House

JW Marriott

Kimpton Gray

W Chicago City Center

 

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11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Registration
Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

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11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch
Lincoln Ballroom
Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

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12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Panel One: Do Corporate Lawyers Care About Federalism?

Co-sponsored by King & Spalding

Lincoln Ballroom
Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

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Corporations are often subject to a variety of state and federal standards that govern their conduct. On the one hand, federal regulations provide predictability and uniformity, but in a “one-size-fits-all” manner. On the other hand, state regulations offer flexibility and room for experimentation, but may subject corporations to inconsistent or even incompatible standards. How do corporations balance these tradeoffs when deciding whether to advocate for state or federal regulation? And in balancing those tradeoffs, do they weigh general considerations of federalism? If not, should they?

Our panel of distinguished practitioners will address these questions. This panel is co-sponsored by King & Spalding.

Featuring: 

Shawn Fagan, Chief Legal Officer, Citadel

D. Cameron Findlay, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Archer Daniels Midland

Hester Peirce, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Hon. Myron Steele, former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court

Moderator: Rachel Brand, Executive Vice President of Global Governance, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Walmart

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Speakers

1:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

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Breakout Sessions

Emerging Legal Issues in the Digital Economy, King & Spalding

Ethics in Government Investigations, King & Spalding

Federalism and State Litigation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center

Strategies for Pushing Back on Government Enforcement and Regulation, Foley & Lardner

International Compliance in an Era of Increasing Geopolitical Risk, Foley & Lardner

The Lightning Round: All the Things Keeping You Up at Night (ESG, Environmental, FCPA, Corporate Enforcement, Monitors and Regulatory Overreach, Criminal Antitrust-No-Poach, and CFIUS), Vinson & Elkins

The Antitrust Revolution: What Every In-House Lawyer Needs to Know, EimerStahl

Climate Change Law: Risks and Trends that Companies Should Follow, EimerStahl

Confirmed participants to date:

  • Amy Boring, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Will Chang, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, UpStream
  • Eric Ciesielski, Vice President - Counsel, State Farm
  • Stephen Cox, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Bristol Bay Industrial
  • Sumon Dantiki, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Makan Delrahim, former Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Noel J. Francisco, Partner-in-Charge Washington, Jones Day
  • Ashley Garry, Head of Compliance Investigations, Roche Diagnostics
  • Daryl Joseffer, Executive Vice President & Chief Counsel, U.S. Chamber Litigation Center
  • Dina Kallay, Head of Antitrust (IPR, Americas & Asia-Pacific), Ericsson
  • Catherine Keller, Senior Advisor, Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
  • Katherine Kirkpatrick, General Counsel, Maple
  • Matthew Krueger, Partner, Foley & Lardner
  • Tara Morrissey, Vice President & Deputy Chief Counsel, U.S. Chamber Litigation Center
  • Paul Ray, Senior Advisor, Patomak Global Partners; former Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
  • John Richter, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Corinne Snow, Counsel, Vinson & Elkins
  • Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • G. Zachary Terwilliger, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
  • Patrick Traylor, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
  • Mike Walsh, Partner, Foley & Lardner
  • Ephraim (Fry) Wernick, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
  • Hon. Evan Young, Justice, Texas Supreme Court

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These sessions are off the record.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Panel Two: How Should Corporate Lawyers Handle Cybersecurity Concerns?
Lincoln Ballroom
Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

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The threat of cyber attacks is becoming increasingly apparent to businesses and corporations. Both state and non-state actors have in the past year conducted significant cyber warfare campaigns against businesses, threatening fuel and food supplies, divulging personal information, and more. What has been the fallout from these events and others? How should businesses respond to calls for regulation of critical infrastructure, cryptocurrency, and retaliation? Should companies pay ransom payments? Should companies assist the government in responding? What are best practices for ensuring company-wide security? These and other pressing issues will be covered by our panel. 

Featuring: 

Hayley Chang, Director & Associate General Counsel, Cybersecurity & Investigations, Meta 

Sujit Raman, Partner, Sidley Austin; former Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Rick Sharma, Chief Legal Advisor, Bridgewater Associates

Moderator: Brent McIntosh, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Citigroup

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Speakers

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
Presidents Hall
Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Dinner & Keynote Address: "New Challenges for In-House Counsel"

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center

Lincoln Ballroom
Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

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The conference will conclude with a banquet dinner and a keynote address:

"New Challenges for In-House Counsel"

Delivered by the Honorable William P. Barr

Barr served as the 77th and 85th Attorney General of the United States, as well as the general counsel of Verizon Communications. He also served for nine years on Time Warner's board of directors and has extensive experience in government and private practice.

This address is co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center. 

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