2016 Transatlantic General Counsel Summit New York

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

8.00 am – 9:00 am 
Breakfast & Registration

9:00 am - 9:20 am
Welcome Comment: The Year in Review- Fact, Fiction & Everything in Between
Michael Fricklas, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Viacom, NY, USA
Peter J. Beshar, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies, NY, USA 

9:20 am – 10:05 am
The Inside Counsel Revolution: Going Global?
Ben W. Heineman, Former Senior Vice President & General Counsel, General Electric, MA, USA

10:05 am – 11:05 am
The Next Cyber Frontier for the General Counsel
Peter J. Beshar, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies, NY, USA
Ari Mahairas, Special Agent in Charge of Cyber-NYC, FBI, NY, USA

11:05 am – 11:35 am
Refreshment Break

11:35 am – 12:30 pm
From the Frontline: Negotiation War Stories
On the one hand, hardball negotiation tactics and costly legal battles or, on the other hand, early capitulation and unnecessary concessions are some of the well-known negotiation tactics that can go very wrong. Our expert panel will start by sharing their very own war stories. Once they have identified what not to do they will provide a framework for you to apply in your international business negotiations that will enable you to understand your counterpart better and to anticipate possible misunderstandings. Whether it’s a crucial M&A deal or part of tough litigation, the diversity of cultures adds another layer of complexity for the General Counsel to navigate. This session will help you better understand where you may not be listening or may be making erroneous assumptions, and will provide you with a set of guidelines for the future.
Moderator: Dr Ernst-Markus Schuberth, Partner, Head of Corporate, M&A Group, CMS, Germany
Dr Maximilian Grub,
Partner, Head of Corporate, M&A Group, CMS, Germany
Oscar Romero, General Counsel, Credit First National Association, IL, USA
Michael Fricklas, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Viacom, NY, USA
Jonathan Knee, Senior Adviser, Evercore Partners, NY, USA 

12:30 pm – 1:25 pm
Agility & Resilience: How General Counsel Weather Big Change 
Global corporate counsel find that agility and resilience are important skills in these times of change and uncertainty. Transatlantic GCs deal with brewing crises, technology disrupting business and legal service delivery, volatile geopolitics affecting regulation and reputational risk, diverse stakeholder needs, helping their teams manage stress- while also managing their own careers responsibility. At this session, four global legal/compliance leaders will discuss what agile and resilient means to them, and how they succeed. They'll share what works as they initiate, manage and respond to change. 
Moderator: Leigh Dance, President, ELD International, USA & Belgium
Jack Campo, Chief Legal Officer, Smith & Nephew, MA, USA & UK
Alvaro Ramos, Head of Global Antitrust, Qualcomm, CA, USA
Ingrid Busson, Head of Financial Regulation, Paypal, NY, USA
Ricardo Anzaldua, Executive Vice-President & General Counsel, MetLife, NY, USA

1:25 pm – 2:20 pm
Lunch & Networking

2:20 pm – 3:10 pm
Caution and Opportunity in Collecting Data today: Structuring and leveraging your data collection
Is Privacy Dead? Must we approach data as a potential enemy? Businesses today have more information about individuals than ever before. That information potentially presents great opportunities, and significant risks. Join our expert panelists as they consider the ethical considerations, reputational and logistical risks, to keep in mind in collecting and using personal information, as well as the opportunities in data analysis for legal and business decision making.
Moderator: Harriet Pearson, Partner, Hogan Lovells, WA & NY, USA
Judith Germano, Founder, Germano Law, NJ, USA
Rachel Barnett, General Counsel, Travelzoo, NY, USA 
Justin Castillo, Head of Legal, BT Americas, WA, USA
Jan Van Hoecke, CTO, RAVN, UK

3.10 pm - 3.30 pm
Refreshment Break

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Investigations, Litigations and Regulations: Risk Management in Your Transatlantic Trade
Our expert panellists will start by providing an overview of the realities and differences on both sides of the Atlantic when a corporation is faced with (potentially simultaneous) investigations or litigation in the US and Europe. The discussion will also assess how the organisation can best address such a crisis and keep management focussed on furthering the business, notwithstanding the distractions of producing evidence, testifying, and having matters play out in the public eye?
Moderator: Katie Barrett, US General Counsel, Anheuser-Busch, MO, USA 
Timothy M. Meehan, Senior Deputy General Counsel, ING Financial Holdings Corporation, NY, USA

Leigh Dance, President, ELD International, USA & Belgium 

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Brexit? What you know, don’t know and should know
Ros Kellaway, Head of EU & Competition, Eversheds, UK

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Networking drinks reception