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# Id Submit date Submitter's Email Address Your Name: E-mail: Is the proposed panelist’s organization an HNBA convention sponsor? *You may select more than one track. Proposed Title (should not include the words "EXPERT" or "RAINMAKER") Panel Description (3-5 Sentences) Moderator Name: Moderator Organization: City State / Province / Region Moderator Phone: Moderator Email: Name: (1) Title: (1) Organization:(1) Name: (2) Title: (2) Organization:(2) Additional Comments: Phone:(1) Email:(1) Phone: (2) Email: (2)
1 11182017-09-27 21:08:04
Richard Rodriguez
richard.rodriguez@dc.gov
NO
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security – hot button areas 
Gov't: Consumer Protection in the Sharing Economy & Privacy 
Panel on consumer protection law and what firms and inside counsel should be looking to do to help clients avoid law enforcement investigations (best practices), what to do if being investigated by law enforcement agencies - specifically an AG's office, and how to deal with federal agencies and state AG's who have decided to prosecute your client. This panel would focus on sharing economy businesses which are fairly new and growing businesses in the consumer protection space: think uber, kickstarter, handy.com,  etc. 
Raffi Melanson
Crowell Moring, LLP
Washington
D.C. 
202 7276337
jmelanson@crowell.com
Richard Rodriguez
Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection
D.C. Office of the Attorney General
Phil. Ziperman
Director of Consumer Protection
D.C. Office of the Attorney General
Ideally panel would have 1/2 state AG litigators and 2/3 firm litigators who defend such cases and 1 G.C. from a sharing economy. Many firms are in this space that likely sponsor HNBA and HBA-DC. 
202 7276337
richard.rodriguez@dc.gov
202 7276337
richard.rodriguez@dc.gov
2 11192017-09-27 21:11:14
Yesenia Gallegos
ygallegos@foxrothschild.com
YES
Hot Topics In House Counsel Litigation – hot button issues
“Top 10 Mistakes Made by In-House Counsel"
“Top 10 Mistakes Made by In-House Counsel,” which addresses: conflicts, bad emails/texts, mishandling of internal investigations, social media, loss of company data, and phishing and whaling.  The panelists would be Rachelle Bin, Esq., who serves as Assistant General Counsel of Fox Rothschild, LLP, and we are recommending Alfredo Sanchez as a speaker or moderator.  ***I would also recommend Eric Alderete, GC of Molina Healthcare, as another speaker, but do not have not reached out to him yet.  
Alfredo Sanchez
Wells Fargo Law Department
Los Angeles
California
213 2537469
Alfredo.Sanchez@wellsfargo.com
Rachelle  Bin
Assistant General Counsel
Fox Rothschild
Eric Alderete
Assistant General Counsel
Molina Healthcare
Rachelle Bin is a former Senior Legal Counsel with Univision Communications, Inc., both in Los Angeles and New York, where she worked with the employees/executives on a bi-lingual (Spanish-English) basis. Rachelle is fluent in Spanish and is Cuban-American.
609 8956737
rbin@foxrothschild.com
562 528.5543
eric.alderete@molinahealthcare.com
3 11202017-09-29 20:59:11
Karen Davila
karen.davila@walmartlegal.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Beyond Consumer Insights/Data Analytics:  Legal & Ethical Considerations for Marketing in the 21st Century
This session will provide, both in general terms and through personal experiences of panelists in several industries, the various legal and ethical considerations in using data analytics to optimize marketing and communication strategies.  Panelists will discuss the real world challenges of navigating the myriad of applicable, and often inconsistent or unclear, laws and regulations, including:•	Changing disclosure requirements;•	Ethics of selling data or data insights to third parties; •	Considerations under various laws, including the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, among others.A key take-away from this discussion is the importance of spotting issues and properly evaluating risks on behalf of the company or companies the attorney may represent.
Nestor Ramirez
Liberty Mutual
Boston
MA
617 6544129
nestor.ramirez@libertymutual.com
John Rosero
VP
Prudential Financial
Karen Davila
Senior Associate Counsel
Walmart
973 8024336
john.rosero@prudential.com
479 2775147
karen.davila@walmartlegal.com
4 11212017-09-29 21:44:03
Ed Guerra
ed.guerra@ey.com
NO
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
EY Regulatory Compliance Leader and FINTECH Subject Matter Advisor 
As FinTech companies continue to emerge, regulatory scrutiny has increased. Although it requires significant effort, many FinTech companies are choosing to embrace regulation and ingrain it into their cultural DNA.The question many are asking is ‘How do FinTech companies  keep Innovating within an Evolving Regulatory Environment?’
Sandra Ambrocio
Liberty Mutual
San Fancisco
Ca
510 3250424
sandra.ambrocio@libertymutual.com
Ed Guerra
EY Regulatory Compliance Leader and FINTECH Subject Matter Advisor 
Ernst & Young
Michael  Winter
Principal 
EY
510 3845019
ed.guerra@ey.com
415 7251480
michael.winter@ey.com
5 11222017-09-30 01:48:37
MARITZA SOTO
soto.maritza@legalmsg.com
NO
The Art of Successful Lawyering Track
NEUROLAW: HOW BRAIN SCIECE CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER LAWYER
Neurolaw is an interdisciplinary field that links the brain to law and also helps facilitates better understanding of human behavior through neuroscience achievements and research.   Since the late 90's, this emerging field, leads to a more precise explanation for human behavior which can be used first, to understand and improve ourselves in our leadership roles as well as to also comprehend the functioning of the brain to revise legal rules and decision-makings. This presentation strives to present a brief introduction to neurolaw and the different areas that can benefit lawyers both in their personal lives and in their professions.
Maritza Soto
MSG LEGAL CONSULTANTS PSC
Bayamon
Puerto Rico
787 9301968
soto.maritza@gmail.com
Maritza Soto
LAWYER
MSG LEGAL CONSULTANTS PSC
Maritza Soto
LAWYER
MSG LEGAL CONSULTANT PSC
This can be presented within a panel or outside of a panel.
787 9301968
soto.maritza@legalmsg.com
787 9301968
soto.maritza@gmail.com
6 11232017-10-02 16:14:30
Margarita Escalante
escalante@millercanfield.com
NO
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Cross-Border Secured Lending and Borrowing
In this day and age, companies have assets and subsidiaries all around the world which they can leverage when soliciting financing. This CLE would cover the aspects of borrowing and lending against (i) assets owned by US companies but held abroad, (ii) assets owned by foreign companies but held in the US, and (iii) assets owned by foreign subsidiaries to US companies. Margarita Escalante (licensed attorney and HNBA member) heads the Mexico practice for Miller Canfield, is licensed to practice in Mexico and Illinois, and focuses a large part of her practice on cross-border secured lending with a focus on Mexico and Latin America. The panelists would include a member of Citibank Commercial Banking and a member of a company-borrower. 
Margarita Escalante
Miller Canfield 
Chicago
Illinois
312 4604225
escalante@millercanfield.com
John McGuire
Senior Vice President
Citi Commercial Bank
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
Have numerous alternatives for company-borrower panelist but have not reached out to any until CLE session is confirmed. Margarita Escalante happy to coordinate once confirmed. 
312 4604225
escalante@millercanfield.com
312 4604225
escalante@millercanfield.com
7 11412017-10-17 16:23:18
Veronica  Canton
vcanton@nd.edu
NO
The Art of Successful Lawyering Track
Practical Guide for New Associates to a Successful Career in Law and Beyond 
This panel will address the challenges and solutions to be a successful new associate.  The three proposed panelists were part of a panel at the National Latina/o Law Student Association.  Their presentation was very thorough, candid, informative, and well received by all that attended. 
Veronica  Canton 
HNBA/Notre Dame 
318 W. Half Day Road, Apt. 212
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
415 8768249
vcanton@nd.edu
Courtney  Quiros 
Associate 
Alston & Bird LLP 
Rebeca  Ojeda 
Associate 
King and Spalding 
There is a third proposed panelist - Marx Calderon of Nixon Peabody, LLP in their Boston office.  His phone number is: 617-345-1205; his email is: mcalderon@nixonpeabody.com. 
404 881.7352
courtney.quiros@alston.com
404 572 3575
rojeda@kslaw.com
8 11442017-10-18 16:00:18
Luis Salazar
Luis@salazar.law
NO
Legal Innovation Track
Mold Breakers, Difference Makers - Strategies and Technology for Creating an Innvovative New Law Firm
The legal industry is undergoing profound and disruptive changes that will forever transform the way lawyers practice law. Surviving and thriving in this bold new legal future requires new strategies and technology. Panelists will share their real world experience in building the “New Law” firms, including testing a wide-range of legal project management techniques, harnessing artificial intelligence, team-building information platforms, mobile and contract professionals, open offices and much more. Learn what works and drives profitable winning results for law firms and in-house legal teams.
Luis Salazar
Salazar Law
Coral Gables
Florida
305 7765916
Luis@salazar.law
Aida  Rodriguez
Director
Beacon Hill
Katherine Amador
Partner
Berger Singerman
786 9255588
Arodriguez@beaconhillstaffing.com
305 3444840
Kamador@bergersingerman.com
9 11452017-10-18 18:41:03
Juan Arteaga
jarteaga@crowell.com
NO
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Conducting Effectice and Ethical Internal Investigations
Corporations often must conduct internal investigations into possible violations of federal or state laws, regulations, and/or corporate policies. This program will discuss best practices for conducting ethical, effective and cost-efficient internal investigations. The panelists will discuss important issues that lawyers conducting investigations must regularly address, including strategies for collecting and preserving evidence, avoiding the obstruction of any parallel government investigation, resolving privilege and data privacy issues, terminating problematic conduct by employees, and reporting unlawful conduct to prosecutors. In addition, the panelists will discuss ethical issues that are increasingly arising during internal investigations, including attorney-client privilege issues, conflicts of interest, joint representation of companies and employees, and witness cooperation.
Richard Rosalez
Samsung Electronics America
Dallas
TX
972 6036331
r.rosalez@sea.samsung.com
Juan  Arteaga
Partner
Crowell & Moring LLP
Carlos  Lopez
Senior Regional Counsel
FINRA
Our third panelist would be Jessica Ortiz, who is a white collar partner at MoloLamken.  Her phone number is 212-607-8165 and her email is jortiz@mololamken.  Our fourth panelist would be Jessica Massey, who is an Associate General Counsel at Walmart.  Her phone number is 479-204-6061 and her email is Jessica.massey@walmartlegal.com.
212 8034053
jarteaga@crowell.com
212 4161655
carlos.lopez@finra.org
10 11472017-10-20 13:18:11
Guillermo Christensen
gchristensen@brownrudnick.com
YES
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Cybersecurity:  New Threats, New Laws, New Solutions
The panel will discuss the challenges posed by new cyber technology threats, a more demanding legal and regulatory environment, such as NY regulations and EU GDPB, and the technical and enterprise-level risk management that is now required to safeguard systems and data. Our objective is to provide in-house counsel with an intelligible yet sophisticated view of the issues around cybersecurity — to better illustrate some of the issues we will touch on, we will focus on one real life data breach to walk the audience through best practices. We will also provide practical tips on how cyber risk can be mitigated through cyber insurance, which has become a critical component of any enterprise’s cyber risk management program. Our panel is built around seasoned speakers with deep cybersecurity experience. Guillermo Christensen, partner and chair of Brown Rudnick’s cybersecurity practice, is a former CIA intelligence officer and a diplomat who has dealt with cyber issues at the international policy level. He most recently spoke to the HNBA annual conference on cyber threats in a panel that was very well received. In addition to his legal and government experience, Guillermo is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations after being the CIA Fellow there, and has been deeply involved in national security issues for decades.Alonzo Barber currently serves as commercial counsel for Microsoft where he routinely engages with enterprise customers on issues involving compliance and security of Microsoft’s enterprise cloud solutions. Alonzo is also a former US Navy officer who has unique insight into the global cyber risks and security requirements of both public and private sector customers.Sergio F. Oehninger is with the Insurance Coverage practice group of Hunton & Williams LLP, where he represents companies in complex insurance coverage disputes nationally and internationally.  Sergio counsels multinational corporations on insurance coverage and risk management issues arising in various industries – including financial services, retail, manufacturing, energy, technology and real estate. He focuses on risks such as cyber and data breach,  commercial general liability, directors and officers liability, and cross-border exposures, among others.  Sergio frequently makes presentations and writes articles on insurance coverage. In October 2017, Bloomberg Law published Sergio’s Cyber Insurance Practice Suite, which provides a comprehensive, practical guide on cyber insurance.
Guillermo Christensen
Brown Rudnick
Arlington 
Virginia
202 5361730
gchristensen@brownrudnick.com
Alonzo Barber
Commercial Counsel
Microsoft
Sergio Oehninger
Counsel
Hunton & Williams LLP
I have noted above that one of the organizations (Microsoft) is an HNBA sponsor.  We are going to include a speaker from the FBI/US Secret Service and a cybersecurity forensic company.  
425 7572313
alonzob@microsoft.com
202 9551854
soehninger@hunton.com
11 11482017-10-21 16:49:22
Peter Garcia
pagarcia@bdo.com
NO
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Fee and Expense Allocation Practices - More than an Accounting Issue
The SEC has placed a heightened scrutiny over advisers' (particularly PE firms) fee and expense allocation practices.  Due to advisers fiduciary obligation, allocation of fees and expenses to the benefit of the adviser, without adequate disclosure, is inherently a conflict of interest that violates the adviser's duty to its investors.  Even with appropriate disclosure, there are instances that such allocation is simply inappropriate and, therefore, a conflict that violates the adviser's fiduciary duty.  This panel aims to understand the regulatory enforcement trends regarding fee and expense allocation practices and cover best practices to identify and, if necessary, remediate issues regarding allocation practices.
Peter Garcia
BDO USA LLP
New York
NY
862 3774429
pagarcia@bdo.com
Mauro Wolfe
Partner
Duane Morris
Peter Garcia
Manager
BDO USA LLP
I placed myself as both moderator and panelist; however, I will likely be just moderator.  I plan to bring a former co-head of SEC's asset management enforcement division and others to the panel to provide valuable and informative information regarding this fee and expense allocation issue.  Please contact me if you would like additional information about this panel.
212 6921017
mmwolfe@duanemorris.com
212 8171741
pagarcia@bdo.com
12 11512017-10-23 19:50:51
Hasan Ibrahim
Hasan.ibrahim@prudential.com
YES
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
The Art of Successful Lawyering Track
Lessons Learned for Lawyers on Preventing and Handling Corporate Crises
Recent investigations involving companies such as GM, Wells Fargo and Equifax highlight the critical role of in-house lawyers in identifying and managing systemic risk.  Major corporate problems such as these trigger a host of regulatory inquiries, including in some cases, investigations of federal securities law violations.  Given the magnitude of regulatory and reputational risks posed by these corporate crises, industry observers cannot help but to ask, “Where were the lawyers?”  This program will provide attendees with practical guidance and strategies for issue-spotting potential securities law violations during a corporate crisis, and preventing and handling major crises within their companies.
Hasan Ibrahim
Prudential
Newark
NJ
973 8023641
hasan.ibrahim@prudential.com
Aielleen Farjardo
Managing Director & Managing Counsel
BNY Mellon
Arian  June
Counsel
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
This will be a dynamic presentation conducted by seasoned veterans, who are diverse and experts in the field of regulatory law and corporate compliance.  The same presenters conducted a panel discussion for the HNBA CCC in 2016 to acclaim and much success.  Looking forward to doing the same in San Francisco. Any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Regards,  Hasan 
212 6356613
aielleen.farjardo@bnymellon.com
202 3838053
ajune@debevoise.com
13 11662017-10-25 19:37:12
Ricardo Bonilla
rbonilla@fr.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
TC Heartland: Where can you be sued for patent infringement and what can you do about it?
The Supreme Court's May 2017 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC altered the landscape of proper venue in patent infringement cases. District courts and the Federal Circuit have grappled with this case over the last few months, resulting in differing opinions on issues such as waiver of a venue defense, what it means for a company to have a regular and established place of business in a state, and whether the law should be applied statewide or on a district-by-district basis. This panel would explore the recent case law and offer in-house counsel some advice on the state of the law and things they can advice their companies to do to potentially avoid being sued in certain jurisdictions.
Ricardo Bonilla
Fish & Richardson PC
Dallas
TX
214 2924012
rbonilla@fr.com
David Conrad
Principal
Fish & Richardson PC
Todd Garcia
Principal
Fish & Richardson PC
I have listed two principals from Fish as panelists, but I do not expect them to be the actual panelists. I am reaching out to other HNBA members and some in-house counsel to have a more diverse panel, but I have not yet secured those spots. I hope to have them secured soon and will certainly increase my endeavor to do so if this presentation is selected for next March.
214 7475070
conrad@fr.com
214 7475070
garcia@fr.com
14 11672017-10-25 20:34:30
Nikki Adame Winningham
nadame@lowenstein.com
NO
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Environmental Hot Topics: Resiliency, Emerging Contaminants, and Other Regulatory Updates
The end of 2017/beginning of 2018 was an eventful time for environmental law and this panel will provide not only highlights, but also lessons learned. Join us for a discussion of resiliency and recovery preparations, state actions regarding emerging contaminants, the impacts of the administration’s rule revisions, and the Supreme Court’s most recent review of the Clean Water Act. 
Nikki  Adame Winningham
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Roseland
NJ
973 5972534
nadame@lowenstein.com
Hana Vizcarra
Associate
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Lewis Maldonado
Attorney
USEPA
Lowenstein Sandler's decision about sponsorship has not yet been made and will, at least in part, be based on whether this proposal is accepted. 
202 789.6006 
HVizcarra@bdlaw.com
415 972-3926
Maldonado.lewis@Epa.gov
15 11712017-10-26 22:40:24
Joseph Linares
jlinares@walsh.law
NO
The Art of Successful Lawyering Track
Another MPC - Modernizing Professional Conduct
This CLE will explore some do's and dont's for building a successful practice and personal brand by exploring the meaning of being a professional in today's contemporary legal practice. The Panel will reflect upon the fundamental premises of lawyer professionalism (i.e.: competence, civility, integrity) and explore how those principles can be parlayed into building a successful practice and personal brand. Additionally, the panel will explore landmines and pitfalls for new or transitioning lawyers, professional decorum, and appropriate uses of social media.
Ela Hernandez
Wood & Assocs.
Miami
FL
305 6703838
EHernandez@woodlawyers.com
Anna Maria Tejada
Partner
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP
Joseph  Linares
Associate
Walsh Pizzi O'Reilly Falanga
This submission is on behalf of the HNBA Young Lawyers Division. 
201 7088209
atejada@kdvlaw.com
973 7571100
jlinare@walsh.law
16 11722017-10-27 17:53:47admin@hnba.com
Jennifer Chen
j.chen@acc.com
NO
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
The State of Cybersecurity and Client Data
The most critical threats to business are taking the forms of data breaches and cyber attacks. Security is a particular concern for attorneys because of their ethical duties of competence in technology and confidentiality. This session will discuss the increasingly active role in-house counsel play in cybersecurity strategy and management, identify key legal and regulatory issues related to an organization’s data breach response, and provide tips to enhance cybersecurity preparation and recovery. It will also discuss the issue of cybersecurity for law firms, and how both in-house and outside counsel can fulfill their ethical obligations under ABA Model Rules 1.1 and 1.6.  Key insights and trends from the Association of Corporate Counsel’s 2018 State of Cybersecurity Report will be highlighted.
Mary Blatch
ACC, Director of Advocacy & Public Policy
Washington
DC
202 2934103
m.blatch@acc.com
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
202 2234777
m.blatch@acc.com
202 2234777
m.blatch@acc.com
17 11812017-10-30 12:26:09
Karen Davila
karen.davila@walmartlegal.com
YES
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Cybersecurity:  Emerging Threats, Issues & Challenges
Cybersecurity has taken on a new urgency with the emergence of ransomware attacks, the spread of crippling global viruses and state-sponsored cyber-attacks. Our panelists will tackle the complex issues involved in addressing this pervasive challenge and discuss the strategic, tactical, legal/regulatory and technology issues faced by businesses and all stakeholders in keeping their collective enterprises safe from cyber-attacks.Using a fact pattern from an actual data security breach, our panel will explore the challenges faced by a victimized organization including its legal department, leadership and board, when confronted with the reality of a data breach.We will also look at the wave of new regulation – especially at the state level – that will likely serve as a national blueprint for cybersecurity regulatory efforts in the future and the new burdens and responsibilities this places of U.S. companies.
Juan Roman
Ambac Assurance Corporation
New York
New York
202 2101979
jroman@ambac.com
Tom Brown
Global Director of Cybersecurity
Berkeley Research Group
Craig Newman
Partner
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP
646 8620979
tbrown@thinkbrg.com
212 3362330
cnewman@pbwt.com
18 11822017-10-30 13:48:07
Karen Davila
karen.davila@walmartlegal.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Ethics Tales from the Front:  What Can We Learn 
This session will explore the implications of recent ethical corporate debacles that have cost companies billions of dollars in value, consumer confidence and regulatory scrutiny.  The review will explore the specific examples of General Motors, Volkswagen and Wells Fargo, among others, and discuss the critical failures in each instance, along with the role of corporate counsel in each instance.
Nestor Ramirez
Liberty Mutual Group
Boston
Massachusetts
617 654-4129
nestor.ramirez@libertymutual.com
Karen Davila
Senior Associate Counsel
Walmart
Claudia Coscia
Deputy General Counsel
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc.
479 2775147
karen.davila@walmart.com
817 6155824
ccoscia@bbumail.com
19 11832017-10-30 16:01:53
Nikki Simon
simonn@gtlaw.com
YES
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Corporate Compliance and Cyber Security
Panel will discuss how an increasing connectivity to internet-based platforms and services has raised the risk of cyperattacks on businesses, governments and individuals, and how the adoption of strong corporate compliance, cybersecurity and anticorruption measures across the business platform, including multiple jurisdictions and technology platforms, can help address these valid concerns.  
Jacqueline Becerra
Greenberg Traurig LLP
333 SE 2nd Ave., Ste. 4400
Florida
305 5790500
becerraj@gtlaw.com
Hugo Lopez Coll
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig LLP
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
Jackie Becerra and Hugo Lopez Coll are prepared to staff this panel if selected in collaboration with the HNBA.  One of them will serve as a moderator and the other as a panelist.  This topic can also be tweaked based on the HNBA's preferences.
52 15550290000
lopezh@gtlaw.com
000 0000000
simonn@gtlaw.com
20 11842017-10-30 16:11:49
Nikki Simon
simonn@gtlaw.com
YES
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Data Privacy in an Increasingly Globalized World
This discussion will feature real world concerns and solutions related to data privacy, online security, encryption, censorship, free expression and countering violent extremism online.  The panel will also touch on the key issues that were at stake in the Apple v. FBI matter and what these issues mean for start-up and Fortune 500 technology companies going forward. Learn how the private sector, civil society, government and academia ask and answer questions about the hottest topics in technology, innovation and privacy.
Derek Anchondo
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Houston
TX
713 3743588
anchondod@gtlaw.com
Elizabeth Rogers
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig LLP
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
Derek Anchondo and Elizabeth Rogers are prepared to staff this panel if selected in collaboration with the HNBA. One of them will serve as the moderator and the other as a co-panelist.  This topic can also be tweaked based on the HNBA's preferences.   
512 3207256
rogerse@gtlaw.com
000 0000000
simonn@gtlaw.com
21 11852017-10-30 16:28:20
Christine Hernandez
chernandez@hdezlaw.com
NO
Legal Innovation Track
The Art of Successful Lawyering Track
How the Travel Ban affects your Business
Discussion of who is affected by the Travel Ban and how employers/general counsel can mitigate the affects of the Travel Ban on their bottom line.  
Christine  Hernandez
Chair HNBA Immigration Section 
Denver
CO
303 6231122
chernandez@hdezlaw.com
Arnulfo  Hernandez
Managing Partner
Hernandez & Associates, PC
Eric  Dominguez
Attorney
David Hirson & Partners LLP
I am flexible with speakers. 
303 6231122
ahernandez@hdezlaw.com
949 383-5568
edominguez@hirsonimmigration.com
22 11872017-10-30 16:43:14
Alex Ponce de Leon
AlexPDL@gmail.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Everything In-House Counsel Needs to Know about Discovery 
This is a panel geared at in house counsel to help them work through the complex discovery landscape. Leading thinkers from in-house legal, vendors, and law firms will set out the advanced principles of discovery in 2018.  From artificial intelligence to the new Rules of Civil Procedure.  From using vendors to minimizing litigation risk. This is geared towards litigators and in house counsel.    
Alex  Ponce de Leon
Google
San Francisco
CA
415 2169587
alexpdl@google.com
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
I can find speakers.  I've done 15 panels in the last year on a variety of discovery topics.  Google will likely be a sponsor.  🙂
415 5551212
TBD@gmail.com
415 5551212
TBD@gmail.com
23 11882017-10-30 17:32:48
Alexis Gilman
agilman@crowell.com
NO
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Antitrust Under the New Administration: Consistency or Big Changes?  And What you Need to Know
The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission were active antitrust enforcers during the eight years of the Obama administration.  Since the new administration came into office, how has antitrust enforcement changed and where is it going?  What’s happened in response to calls for greater enforcement action, such as in the tech industry?  How do these issues affect the role of in-house counsel?  This panel of in-house counsel and former FTC officials who are now in the private sector will discuss key antitrust players, recent enforcement trends, and [COMPLIANCE TRACK:  minimizing antitrust risk through compliance programs // TRANSACTIONS/LITIGATION SPLIT TRACK: navigating transactions through antitrust agency approval].
Luis Avila
c/o HNBA (prior Interim GC of US Foods)
Chicago
IL
773 5313577
luis_a_avila@hotmail.com
Alexis Gilman
Partner
Crowell & Moring LLP
Leonor Davila
Senior Compliance Counsel
Intel Corp.
If there is room for additional panelists, I would also propose Juan Artea, Partner at Crowell & Moring, NY, NY, who is the former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice; and potentially other in-house counsel as well.  Alexis Gilman is an HNBA member.
202 6242570
agilman@crowell.com
571 2307285 
leonor.v.davila@intel.com
24 11892017-10-30 18:42:04
Juan Valdivieso
jvaldivieso@bsfllp.com
NO
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
The Enforceability of Contractual Provisions to Protect IP in California
A panel discussion on companies’ ability to protect their intellectual property through non-competes or non-disclosure provisions in contracts with employees, joint venture partners, and investors, and how these provisions can withstand scrutiny under California Business and Professions Code 16600 (which generally prohibits restraints on individuals' ability to engage in any lawful profession, trade, or business). Since the California Supreme Court's 2008 Arthur Andersen decision, the viability and scope of the trade secrets exception to 16600 (which allows non-competes and non-solicitation clauses to protect a company's trade secrets) has been questioned.  This panel discussion will explain the current state of the law in California and provide the perspective of practitioners who draft and litigate agreements in this area as well as a renowned professor who is an expert in this field.  
Juan Valdivieso
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
Oakland
California
510 8741010
jvaldivieso@bsfllp.com
Mark Gergen
Robert and Hoann Burch D.P. Professor of Tax Law and Policy, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research
BerkeleyLaw
Carl Hessler
Counsel
Lowenstein Sandler
As Deputy Regional President for the region hosting the conference, I will do my best to ensure that Boies Schiller a sponsor.
510 6439577
mgergen@law.berkeley.edu
650 4335704
chessler@lowenstein.com
25 11902017-10-30 20:21:29
Nadia Bermudez
nbermudez@klinedinstlaw.com
NO
Legal Innovation Track
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Effective Internal Workplace Investigations
Employers are regularly faced with complaints from their employees of discrimination, harassment, and other claims of unethical or unlawful conduct by co-workers and supervisors within the workplace. In order to make informed decisions on how to respond to a complaint and to put a stop to any improper conduct, a workplace investigation is often required.  Depending on the nature of the complaint, botched workplace investigations can cost employers hundreds of thousands of dollars, if the internal complaint develops into a lawsuit. In addition to litigation costs, employers may also face lost profits from decreased productivity and damage to their reputation.  As the frequency of these investigations rises, so does the potential for costly mistakes. It is more important than ever for employers to minimize liability while not infringing on the rights of their employees.
Nadia Bermudez
Klinedinst PC
San Diego
CA
619 2405711
nbermudez@klinedinstlaw.com
TBA TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA TBA
TBA
TBA
Additional panelists TBA, but will include other labor & employee attorneys as well as at least one invited corporate counsel.
619 2405711
nbermudez@klinedinstlaw.com
619 2405711
nbermudez@klinedinstlaw.com
26 11912017-10-30 20:52:17
Robert Nelson
r-nelson@northwestern.edu
NO
Legal Innovation Track
The Future of Latinos Project
The session will provide a report on progress and preliminary findings from the ABF’s Future of Latinos Project (FLP), including The Network for Justice. We suggest that it falls in the Legal Innovation Track. The FLP is important because it directly addresses the “trends, threats, and opportunities that are changing the face of the legal industry as we know it” due to the changing face of our country.  This ties it directly to part of the criteria for the Legal Innovation Track.  A central feature of this panel will be to report on a new and innovative advocacy approach, the Network for Justice.
Peter Reyes
Minnesota Court of Appeals
St. Paul
Minnesota
651 2971008
peter.reyes@courts.state.mn.us
Mariano Florentino Cuellar
Associate Justice
California Supreme Court
Leticia Saucedo
Professor
U.C. Davis School of Law
The full panel we propose, is as follows:Proposed composition:Chair/Moderator, Judge Peter ReyesPresenters:Associate Justice, California Supreme Court, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar“Overview on Pressing Legal Issues Facing Latinos in California” Leticia Saucedo, Professor of Law, U.C. Davis School of Law“Progress Report on the California Network for Justice” Pilar Hernández Escontrías, Ph.D, JD Candidate U.C. Irvine Law School“Demographic Profile of California Relating to Network for Justice”Professor Rachel Moran and Professor Robert Nelson, Co-Directors Future of Latinos Project, “Findings from Midwest and Northeast Regional Roundtables”Jennifer Chacón, Professor of Law, U.C. Irvine School of Law, and Kevin R. Johnson, Dean and Professor, U.C. Davis School of Law“Immigration Law and Social Justice”
650 7239216
mariano-florentino.cuellar@jud.ca.gov
530 7523426
lmsaucedo@ucdavis.edu
27 11922017-10-30 20:55:31
Katherine Culliton Gonzalez
kculliton-gonzalez@demos.org
NO
Legal Innovation Track
Time to Step Up for Puerto Rico
Experts will provide information about legal needs and issues arising in the wake of the humanitarian crisis created by Hurricane Maria. The moderator (HNBA Voting Rights Section Chair) will discuss Puerto Rican voting rights in need of protection from HNBA lawyers. (See http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article178625691.html.) Other panelists will discuss the urgent needs on the Island and how HNBA lawyers can help ensure speedy and comprehensive recovery.
Katherine Culliton Gonzalez
Demos
Silver Spring
MD
202 5318139
kculliton-gonzalez@demos.org
Natasha  Bannan
Associate Counsel 
LatinoJusticePRLDEF
Pedro  Torres Diaz
former HNBA President
Jackson Lewis
Natasha is leading LatinoJustice PRLDEF's coordinated legal outreach and advocacy efforts to Puerto Rico, and has expertise in the need to repeal the Jones Act. Pedro's practice is on the Island and in Miami, and he could talk about the impact of the Hurricane on law practice in Puerto Rico, as well as recovery efforts. There may be other excellent panelists who could be invited as well.The sole purpose of this panel would be to encourage corporate lawyers to volunteer or otherwise contribute to assisting the Puerto Rican community.
212 2193360
nbannan@latinojustice.org
305  577-7617 
pedro.torres-diaz@jacksonlewis.com 
28 11952017-10-30 21:26:36
Gelvina  Rodriguez Stevenson
stevensong@email.chop.edu
YES
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Hot Topics in Health Care Law and Corporate Compliance
This panel is submitted in conjunction with the HNBA Health and Life Sciences Committee and will focus on Hot Topics in Health Care Law and Corporate Compliance. Topics to be covered include:-developments in privacy and security law, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the impact of these regulations on corporate compliance within pharmaceutical companies, device companies, hospitals and other health care-related organizations.-the proliferation of health apps and legal and compliance considerations surrounding those apps and telemedicine more generally.-that status of the Affordable Care Act and the impact of uncertainty in the ACA on the operations of health care-related companies.-continued challenges in the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and challenges with interoperability; how the relevant laws and regulations contribute to the challenges.  
Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson
The Children's Hospital of PHiladelphia
Philadelphia
PA
917 6933096
stevensong@email.chop.edu
Karen  Davila
Senior Associate Counsel
Walmart
Ivie Clausell
Senior Counsel, Privacy Law
Johnson and Johnson
Considering also inviting Francisco Silva, General Counsel of the California Medical Association to join the panel to speak to ACA. 
479 2775147
Karen.Davila@walmartlegal.com
732 524-1239 
iclausel@ITS.JNJ.com
29 11962017-10-30 21:33:49
Kristin Hart Bowers
kbowers@seyfarth.com
YES
Legal Innovation Track
Re-engineering the Business of Law: Lean Six Sigma
Many organizations have robust and mature process improvement programs spanning across most functional areas - with one exception, the law department.  Lean leaders have been challenged on how to apply lean methodologies, techniques and tools to the practice of law.  With continuing cost pressures and unrelenting focus on “doing more with less,” law departments are looking for that silver bullet.  Lean can be eaten in small bites, using different tools to address process variation and identifying wastes.  The disciplines of project management and process improvement play key roles in supporting legal teams in their service delivery.  With a focus on technology and key performance indicators as measures for success, make the 5 Whys a part of your daily vocabulary and learn other simple daily tools.  For bigger challenges, the lean framework can be invaluable and lead your department on a journey worth exploring.  In this session, learn how to speak the language of continuous improvement and how lean thinking and tools are relevant and practical to legal - not just the other areas of your organization.
Laura Maechtlen
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
San Francisco
CA
415 5441011
lmaechtlen@seyfarth.com
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
Seyfarth has led presentations and panels on this topic on numerous occasions and, provided we are selected to participate in the legal innovation track in this capacity we will aim to support our panel with leading individuals in this space, both within HNBA and the industry.
415 5441011
lmaechtlen@seyfarth.com
415 5441011
lmaechtlen@seyfarth.com
30 11972017-10-30 21:55:33
Eric Ubias`
eubias@akrivislaw.com
NO
Legal Innovation Track
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Know Your Commodity: Regulatory Uncertainty in a Virtual Currency World 
The slowly evolving regulatory response and differing legal frameworks at the state, federal and international levels have created risks and opportunities for individuals and companies seeking to get involved with cryptocurrencies.  Whether companies are adopting or developing blockchain-based payment platforms or seeking to raising funds through ICOs, the risks are real and penalties severe for non-compliance.  The panelist will cover the basics of cryptocurrencies and how to identify some of these risks.  The panel will then discuss provide their views on potential regulatory developments. 
Eric  Ubias
Akrivis Law Group PLLC
Washington
DC
703 203.8173
eubias@akrivislaw.com
Juan  Sempertegui
Assistant General Counsel & VP
Bank of America
Yvette Valdez
Counsel
Latham & Watkins
While Juan is confirmed, Yvette is only a proposed panelist and would still need to be confirmed.       
202 442.3917
juan.m.sempertegui@gmail.com
212 906.1797
yvette.valdez@lw.com
31 11982017-10-30 22:02:52
John Mancebo
john.mancebo@gmail.com
NO
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Current Trends in Employment Law 2018
The panel will discuss recent legislation in New York City, Puerto Rico, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and California restricting inquiries into the current or prior salary of a candidate for employment. The panel will focus on the implications of these statutes in relation to the Latino community and the legal implications for employers and employment attorneys.  
John Mancebo
Tressler LLP
New York
NY
646 8330871
jmancebo@tresslerllp.com
Adam Colon
Counsel
The Hearst Corporation
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
212 6492327
acolon@hearst.com 
TBD TBD
john.mancebo@gmail.com
32 11992017-10-30 22:08:02
Benjamin Sigel
brsigel@mintz.com
YES
The Art of Successful Lawyering Track
Tips, Tricks & Pitfalls for Corporate Counsel Working with Outside Counsel & Internal Clients
An all Latina Corporate Counsel Roundtable focused on questions and answers around diversity and inclusion in the workplace and with outside counsel, the decision making process in selecting outside counsel, what it is like to work as an in-house attorney (with a focus on being a Women and a Latina both in terms of working with outside counsel and with internal clients), and tips, tricks and pitfalls with working with outside counsel and internal clients.
Benjamin Sigel
Minzt Levin
Boston
MA
617 3481888
brsigel@mintz.com
Cristina Gonzalez
General Counsel 
Staples
Lizette Perez Deisboeck
General Counsel
Battery Ventures
Cristina was just named the new General Counsel of Staples. We just put together a similar panel with both women (and 2 other men) for the HNBA Region 1, which we hosted at Mintz Levin and was a tremendous success. In fact, several HNBA members that attended asked that we try to put on the same panel at the HNBA CCC.  If this panel is accepted, I would like to also ask the General Counsel of Shiseido - Maria Chiclana (a Latina representing one of the largest cosmetic companies in the world to join the panel). Shiseido is located in NY. The initial thought is to make this an all Latina In-House panel, which I have not seen before at the HNBA CCC or HNBA Annual Meeting.  I think it will send a powerful message and the audience (both in-house and outside counsel) will learn a lot about working with in-house counsel, helping in-house counsel become successful, and outside counsel learning additional tips, tricks and pitfalls with working with outside counsel from their fellow in-house colleagues.  We could also add a 4th Latina from the Mid West or West Coast. If the Panel Committee would instead rather a co-gender panel, then we could easily ask two male Latino GCs to join the panel.
508 253-1845
Cristina.Gonzalez@Staples.com
617 948-3600
lizette@battery.com
33 12002017-10-30 22:47:03
Eric Ubias
eubias@akrivislaw.com
NO
Legal Innovation Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Beyond Bitcoin: Navigating Innovations in Distributed Ledger Technology  
Distributed ledger technology is the engine that powers cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.  While cryptocurrency developments make the headlines, blockchain technology may have the more wide spread and lasting impact.  The potential use cases include distributed payment platforms, smart contracts, supply chain management tools, internet of things security, and even an alternative to the Swift network for interbank payments.  The panel will cover the basics of blockchain technology and how it impacts their companies and clients and share their views on where the technology is headed.   
Eric  Ubias
Akrivis Law Group PLLC
Washington
DC
703 203.8173
eubias@akrivislaw.com
Juan  Sempertegui
Assistant General Counsel & VP
Bank of America
Yvette Valdez
Counsel
Latham & Watkins
The speakers for this panel are only proposed names.  They have not confirmed.  In addition, I have the names of additional potential panelists, but would need to confirm with them.  
202 442.3917
juan.m.sempertegui@gmail.com
212 906.1797
yvette.valdez@lw.com
34 12012017-10-30 23:02:31
Jerry  Ruiz
jruiz@alvaradosmith.com
YES
The Art of Successful Lawyering Track
Understanding Your Personal Brand for Today and Tomorrow
Latino lawyers in both private law practice and in-house attorneys need to develop and manage their brand not only to be be prepared for change but also take advantage of opportunities. This panel will address and discuss strategies to leverage your experience for future opportunities. This panel will foster and reinforce understanding the need to strive to make yourself marketable.
Jerry Ruiz
AlvaradoSmith, A Professional Corporation
Los Angeles
California
213 2292400
jruiz@alvaradosmith.com
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This panel submission is made on behalf of the HNBA LGBT Division.
213 2292400
jruiz@alvaradosmith.com
213 2292400
jruiz@alvaradosmith.com
35 12022017-10-30 23:39:09
Aracely Munoz
amunoz@reprorights.org
NO
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
How Preventative Healthcare Impacts Diversity 
Latinas play a vital role in the US workforce and society, making up one in seven female workers.  Latinas are also vulnerable to changes in access to health care as they are two times more likely than their white counterparts to experience an unintended pregnancy.  Since 2010, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers and universities were required to offer health insurance covering all FDA-approved contraception. On October 6, 2017, the Trump administration issued new “interim final rules”, creating a broad exemption enabling employers, health insurance providers, and universities to claim a religious or moral objection to deny their employees, students, and insurance beneficiaries coverage for contraception. The religious exemption will reduce access to contraception for thousands of women across the U.S.; and if finalized could create new barriers for the advancement of Latinas who have some of the lowest levels of educational attainment, with only 19% completing a college degree.
Aracely Munoz
Center for Reproductive Rights
Washington
D.C.
202 4505715
 amunoz@reprorights.org
 Liz Fuentes
Senior Research Scientist
Guttmacher Institute
Diana Lugo Martinez
Senior Director of Community Engagement
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
212 2481111
LFUENTES@GUTTMACHER.ORG
212 4223120
diana@latinainstitute.org
36 12032017-10-30 23:57:18
Richard Montes de Oca
rmontes@mdopartners.com
YES
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Unethical Culture - How to Change it, before it Changes You?
In a society where the daily headlines are saturated with corporate misconduct, including sexual harassment, fraud, and corruption, finding ways to improve ethical culture is critical to preserve goodwill, comply with laws, and avoid reputational harm.  This panel made up of in-house and outside counsel, as well as certified accountants, who have advised companies on improving their culture in a time of crisis and will share their experiences, insights and practical tips on how to create, improve and sustain an ethical culture.
Richard Montes de Oca
MDO Partners
Miami
Florida
305 7048452
rmontes@mdopartners.com
Adrian  Sierra
Chief Executive Offier
Sierra Forensic Group
Ana Paola (AP) Capaldo
Director, Ethics & Compliance Officer
Tech Data
Other possible Panelist include:Mariana Cardenas, Compliance Assistant Director at Walmart from Walmart;Elisa Garcia, Chief Legal Officer at Macy's; Marcia Weldon, Compliance Advisor at MDO Partners; and Professor at University of Miami School of Law
312 6747100
adrian.sierra@sfg-global.com
727 5397429
ap.capaldo@techdata.com
37 12042017-10-31 00:22:36
Marcela Robledo
mrobledo@stblaw.com
NO
Legal Innovation Track
From chatbots to robots:  issues raised by machine learning 
This panel will address the legal challenges arising from use of artificial intelligence, including employment challenges with job automation, regulatory issues in connection with use of machine learning to commit crime, policy issues related to discrimination or bias created by machines, IP protection for new developments, privacy concerns arising from massive use of data and liability regimes.  Artificial intelligence touches all aspects of the law, and this panel is designed to give an overview of where we are in the use of AI and how each legal specialty will be affected.
Marcela Robledo
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
2475 Hanover Street, Palo Alto
CA
650 2515027
mrobledo@stblaw.com
Neeta  Saran
Attorney
Microsoft Corporation
Stephanie  Burns
Vice President and Associate General Counsel, WW Operations
Amazon.com
The contact details for the panelists have been omitted to protect their privacy.  Note that, although the panelist from Microsoft is confirmed, the panelist from Amazon is not yet confirmed (but someone from either Amazon.com or Amazon Lab126 will attend).  I will confirm the speakers once the CLE proposal is confirmed.
650 2515027
mrobledo@stblaw.com
650 2515027
mrobledo@stblaw.com
38 12052017-10-31 00:34:41
Carlos  Ortiz
cortiz@blankrome.com
YES
Legal Innovation Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Whistleblower Claims
This panel will provide perspectives on how to deal with whistleblower blower issues in light of recent legal decisions and guidance from the courts and SEC. We would discuss the impacts how companies must deal with securities, employment, and investigative issues given legal whistleblower protections. The panel will also discuss developing effect compliance programs to catch issues before you get to the whistleblower phase.
Carlos  Ortiz
Blank Rome LLP
Princeton
NJ
609 7502641
cortiz@blankrome.com
Giulianna  Ruiz
General Counsel
Trilantic
Hasan  Ibrahim
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Prudential Advisors
Our panelist will need to include a employment litigator, to be determined. 
212 8855502
GRuiz@trilantic.com
973 8020000
hibrahim@prudential.com
39 12062017-10-31 00:49:03
Dolly Hernandez
dhermandez@richmangreer.com
NO
Legal Innovation Track
Defending the Joinder of a Corporate Defendant in a Divorce
This program will focus on the defense of the join set of a corporate defendant in a divorce action.
Dolly Hernandez
Richman Greer, P.A.
396 Alhambra Circle, 14th Floor, North Tower
Florida
305 3734038
dhernandez@richmangreer.com
Effie Silva
Partner
Duane Morris
Robert Jeffrey
Partner
Jeffrey Enriquez
305 9602248
Esilva@duanemorris.com
305 2227921
Robert@jelawyers.com
40 12072017-10-31 00:50:16
Francisco Dueñas
fduenas@lambdalegal.org
NO
The Art of Successful Lawyering Track
The Reality of LGBT Latin@s in the Legal Profession
Whether audience members are LGBT Latin@s or have LGBT co-workers, personal narratives of fellow colleagues can sometimes be more powerful than any study or legal decision. We intend for everyone to benefit from the panelist’s stories of overcoming adversity, finding allies and creating success. Panelists will reflect the diversity of the Latin@ LGBT legal community and provide tips for others on how to overcome adversity.
Raquel Matas
University of Miami School of Law
Miami
FL
305 284-3418
rmatas@law.miami.edu
Javier Vargas
Family Court Judge
State of New York
Laura Maechtlen
Partner
Seyfarth Shaw
Proposed on behalf of the HNBA LGBT Division. Also, we intend to have a gender balance on panel.
347 401-9756
jvargas@nycourts.gov
415 544-1011 
lmaechtlen@seyfarth.com
41 12082017-10-31 01:42:14
Natasha Trifun
ntrifun@kslaw.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
How to establish an effective anti-corruption compliance program
Anti-corruption compliance has been a hot topic and enforcement priority in recent years, and continues to be a big risk for companies.  The government expects companies to have sophisticated compliance programs, but what exactly does that mean?  We intend to cover in detail how to create an effective anti-corruption compliance program with a panel of in-house and outside counsel experts in the area.  The outline of topics we will cover follows below:  *   7 elements of an effective compliance program  *   Specific strategies on:     *   Establishing a culture of compliance & tone from the top     *   Implementing an effective compliance communication strategy     *   Third party due diligence     *   Auditing / Monitoring and Internal investigations     *   How to balance a company’s obligations under FCPA and foreign equivalents such as UK Bribery Act/ Brazil Clean Company Act and others.
Carlos  Ortiz
Blank Rome LLP
NYC
NY
212 885.5122
cortiz@blankrome.com
thanh nguyen
Legal Director, Global Compliance and Ethics
Pepsico
Sylvia  Heredia
Senior Counsel, Compliance
Pfizer
I have three other potential panelists: *Natasha Trifun (currently at King & Spalding; former Compliance lead for Latin America at Honeywell and Brazil Compliance officer at Pfizer)      *   Mike Bruso (Anti-Corruption and Trade Manager, BHP Billiton)     *   Denis Jacob (Director, Global Commercial Compliance at Becton Dickinson)    
914 3259208
Thanh.Nguyen2@pepsico.com
212 879-3477
sheredia@pfizer.com
42 12102017-10-31 02:19:05
Francisco Dueñas
fduenas@lambdalegal.org
NO
The Art of Successful Lawyering Track
Beyond the Bar: Alternatives to Practice
This CLE will explore alternatives to practicing law for Latinos. Your JD can help open up doors to many more careers, including advocacy, public service or business development. Hear from former practitioners, talent scouts and legal career development professionals. 
Marjorie Soto
Seyfarth Shaw
Los Angeles
CA
310- 201-9319 
MSoto@seyfarth.com
Lisa Cisneros
LGBT Program Director
 California Rural Legal Assistance
Ruben J. Gonzalez
Vice President, Leadership Initiatives
Victory Institute
This CLE proposal is presented on behalf of the HNBA LGBT Division.
831 757-5221
lcisneros@crla.org
202 8428679
ruben.gonzalez@victoryinstitute.org
43 12112017-10-31 02:52:44
Mayling Blanco
mblanco@blankrome.com
YES
Legal Innovation Track
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 101: A Beginner’s Guide 
This panel will walk participants through this new technology, explaining what it is, how it works, and its potential to revolutionize how we conduct business and thus practice law.  The panel will also explore regulatory risk areas.  Finally, the panel will examine the recent advisory opinions from the SEC pertaining this topic, particularly those relating to ICO (initial coin offerings).   
Mayling Blanco
Blank Rome LLP
New York
NY
212 8855502
mblanco@blankrome.com
Eduardo Santiago Acevedo
Vice President and Senior Regulatory Counsel
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Michelle Giltilz 
Partner
Blank Rome LLP
Additional panelist will include a regulator from the government sector as well as someone with a technical expertise.  
973 802.3586
Eduardo.SantiagoAcevedo@prudential.com
212 885-5068
Mgitlitz@blankrome.com
44 12122017-10-31 02:56:53
Francisco Duenas
fduenas@lambdalegal.org
NO
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Ending Sexual Harrassment and Gender Based Discrimination at Work
The issue of sexual harassment in the workplace is once again in the spotlight. Are additional changes to the law needed? How do we change our culture that forces women into silence? Also California's new law SB396, Trans Work Opportunity Act, is designed to change the culture of discrimination that limits the employment opportunities for transgender Californians. In a recent study, 15% of transgender respondents in Californian reported being unemployed, compared to 5% for general US population. Finally, the Supreme Court may decide this term whether sexual orientation discrimination is covered under Title VII's sex protections.
Flor  Bermudez
Transgender Law Center
Oakland
CA
510 587-9696
flor@transgenderlawcenter.org
Jessica Stender
Senior Staff Attorney
Equal Rights Advocate
Omar Gonzalez Pagan
Staff Attorney
Lambda Legal
Maybe this can be in collaboration between the Latina Commission.
415 575.2394
jstender@equalrights.org
212 587-9696
ogonzalez-pagan@lambdalegal.org
45 12132017-10-31 03:51:55
Josefina McEvoy
josefina@greenstop.us
NO
Legal Innovation Track
Marijuana Spotlight: The Intersection Between Federal and State Law
Navigating opportunities and challenges in a complex legal and compliance landscape as states decriminalize production, sale, and consumption of marijuana while federal law clearly prohibits it.
Josefina Fernandez McEvoy
GreenSTOP
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach
California
310 7170671
josefina@greenstop.us
Lori  Ajax
Chief of California's Cannabis Bureau            
California Cannabis Bureau
Cat  Packer
Chief of Los Angeles Cannabis Bureau            
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cannabis Regulation
Additional Proposed Speakers:Kimberly Nelson, Executive Director of State & Local Government Solutions at Microsoft Corporation;Amanda Ostrowitz, CEO, CannaRegsEmily Paxhia, Managing Director, Poseidon Asset ManagementNote: No proposed panelist has yet been approached or confirmed. Panelists' contact information will be provided if proposed panel is approved.
310 7170671
josefina@greenstop.us
310 7170671
josefina@greenstop.us
46 12152017-10-31 05:41:16
Jorge Gonzalez
Jorge.gonzalez@finnegan.com
YES
Legal Innovation Track
Recent Advances in Intellectual Property Law
Panelists will engage in discussion that begins with a brief survey of basic IP rights (e.g., patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secret) and ends in an update on recent advances in IP law. Topics may include recent and pending IP related Supreme Court decisions such as Venue in light of TC Heartland, PTAB review in light of Oil States, and Sovereign Immunity for licensed patents in light of the St. Regis/Allergan deal. Panelists will opine on how and to what extent these decisions/issues affect in-house counsel's strategic management of their IP portfolio.
Jorge Gonzalez
Finnegan
Washington
D.C. 
202 4084356
Jorge.gonzalez@finnegan.com
Robert Maldonado
Partner
Cooper Dunham
Ricardo Bonilla
Associate
Fish & Richardson
212 2780509
Rmaldonado@cooperdunham.com
214 2924012
Rbonilla@fr.com
47 12192017-10-31 19:38:46admin@hnba.com
Juan Alcala
juan.alcala@hklaw.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Chevron/Ecuador Case
When members of an indigenous community filed suit deep in the heart of the Amazon, few expected the matter to lead to a multi-billion dollar judgment that would be litigated across multiple fora and that would lead to multiple books, a movie and an entire movement.  The case involves an environmental action brought by 48 named members of the indigenous community in Ecuador against Chevron Corporation.  Juan Alcala, one of Chevron's principal external lawyers, will interview Jose Martin, Chevron's Head of Enterprise Litigation and internal manager of the Chevron / Ecuador case, about the most salient issues that have arisen in the case, the management of multiple law firms, and the challenges of litigating across multiple jurisdictions.
Juan M. Alcala
Holland & Knight
Austin
TX
512 4660919
juan.alcala@hklaw.com
Jose Martin
Head of Enterprise Litigation
Chevron
Jose Martin
Head of Enterprise Litigation
Chevron
Note: Darcy submitting on behalf of the moderator so did not know the exact title and track to select.
512 4660919
juan.alcala@hklaw.com
512 4660919
juan.alcala@hklaw.com
48 12202017-10-31 21:04:00admin@hnba.com
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
NO
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Internal Investigations: Keeping it Lean
This CLE would explore how to get answers quickly and stay within budget on an internal investigation.  It would explore topics such as managing an investigation with a  lean staff and targeted review of documents.  
Gabriel Fuentes
Jenner & Block
TBD
TBD
202 2234777
vpsections@hnba.com
Jessica Massey
Senior Associate Counsel
Walmart
Laura Hamady
Head of Privacy Legal
PayPal
202 2234777
vpsections@hnba.com
202 2234777
vpsections@hnba.com
49 12212017-10-31 21:12:21admin@hnba.com
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
NO
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Litigation & Sanctuary Cities
This CLE will explore the new frontier of litigation regarding sanctuary cities.  It will provide a guide to supporting the statutes as litigators.  Topics will include how to identify, recruit potential plaintiffs to sue local officials to enforce statutes.  Enlisting strategic amici briefs, including on behalf of universities, will be explored.  It will discuss obstacles and reactions, including from DOJ, to be expected in these suits.   
Aidin Castillo
Immigration Staff Attorney, Centro Legal de La  Raza
 
Gabriel Fuentes
Partner
Jenner & Block
Burth Lopez
MALDEF
Note: this said "potential placement was only for AC-Litigation NOW track," so it may not be for CCC at all.
50 12222017-10-31 21:14:53admin@hnba.com
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Over Privileged
This panel would provide a refresher on attorney-client privilege and how to avoid misusing it.  
Yesenia Villasenior
ComEd manager of Energy & Environmental Policy (note ComEd is an Exelon company)
 
Carlos Bollar
Partner
Archer
Kirsten Spira
Partner
Jenner & Block
51 12232017-10-31 21:17:29admin@hnba.com
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
 Ethical Issues and E-Discovery
This CLE would discuss how in-house counsel and outside counsel can work together to avoid ethical dilemmas in e-discovery.
Kirsten Spira
Jenner & Block
 
Yesenia  Villasenior
ComEd Manager of Energy & Environmental Policy
ComEd (note, ComEd is an Exelon company)
Carlos Bollar
Partner
Archer
52 12242017-10-31 21:19:47admin@hnba.com
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Ethical Issues in Settlement Negotiations and Agreements
This CLE would discuss ethical quandaries that arise in negotiations and agreements and how to resolve them.
Yesenia Villasenior
ComEd manager of Energy & Environmental Policy (note ComEd is an Exelon company)
 
Ana  Acevedo
Assistant General Counsel
Green Dot Corporation
Kirsten Spira
Partner
Jenner & Block
Additional panelist: Jolene Negre, Partner at Jenner & Block.
53 12252017-10-31 21:22:09admin@hnba.com
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Hot Topics in Intellectual Property
This panel will explore the latest trends and issues in intellectual property. 
Jennifer Burdman
Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Deputy General Counsel at PolarityTE
 
Caldwell Camero
Senior Trademark Attorney
Fluke Corporation
Adam petravicius
Partner
Jenner & Block
54 12262017-10-31 21:24:27admin@hnba.com
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Legal Innovation Track
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Smart Contracts
This CLE will provide an overview of cryptocurrency, blockchain and smart contracts, include their history, current applications and potential future applications.  It will address key legal questions in this emerging field. 
Juan Llanos
ConsenSys
 
Jolene Negre
Partner
Jenner & Block
 
more information about panelist, Juan Llanos:Juan is an international thought leader in strategy, operational excellence and leadership in the anti-money laundering and regulatory compliance domains, and has been recognized as a pioneer in the development of compliance and risk management best practices for the money transfer industry and the emerging blockchain and Bitcoin industries. He is currently FinTech and RegTech Lead at blockchain venture production studio ConsenSys.  He is also a mentor and advisor at various crypto-currency and technology start-ups, and writes about risk and virtual currencies in his blog.  In addition, he serves as a member of the Bitcoin Foundation‘s Regulatory Affairs and Education Committees, co-Chair of DATA’s AML Working Group, and COALA Global’s Regulatory Oversight Working Group.
55 12392017-11-02 20:49:55
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Internal Investigations: Keeping it Lean
This CLE would explore how to get answers quickly and stay within budget on an internal investigation.  It would explore topics such as managing an investigation with a  lean staff and targeted review of documents.
Gabriel Fuentes
Jenner & Block
Chicago
IL
312  923-2808
gfuentes@jenner.com
Jessica Massey
Senior Associate Counsel
Walmart
Laura Hamady
Head of Privacy Legal
PayPal
56 12402017-11-02 20:53:53
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Over Privileged
In-house counsel are often put in difficult privilege positions, particularly when they wear multiple hats within the company.  This panel would provide a refresher on attorney-client privilege and how to avoid misusing it.
Kirsten Spira
Jenner & Block
Los Angeles
CA
213 239-5148
kspira@jenner.com
Yesenia  Villasenior
ComEd manager of Energy & Environmental Policy
Exelon
Carlos Bollar
Partner
Archer
57 12412017-11-02 21:01:32
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Ethical Issues and E-Discovery
The widespread adoption of e-discovery has given rise to myrid ethical issues.  Applying long-standing ethical rules related to discovery to this technology can prove challenging.  This CLE would discuss how in-house counsel and outside counsel can work together to avoid ethical dilemmas in e-discovery.
Kirsten Spira
Jenner & Block
Los Angeles
CA
213 2395148
kspira@jenner.com
Yesenia Villasenior
ComEd manager of Energy & Environmental Policy
Exelon
Carlos Bollar
Partner
Archer
58 12422017-11-02 21:05:38
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Ethical Issues in Settlement Negotiations and Agreements
This CLE would discuss ethical quandaries that arise in settlement negotiations and agreements and how to resolve them.
Kirsten Spira
Jenner & Block
Los Angeles
CA
213 2395148
kspira@jenner.com
Yesenia Villasenior
ComEd manager of Energy & Environmental Policy
Exelon
Ana Acevedo
Assistant General Counsel
Green Dot Corporation
59 12432017-11-02 21:13:38
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Hot Topics in Intellectual Property.  
Intellectual property is a key asset for most businesses, and protecting that asset can be complex.  This panel will explore the latest trends and issues in intellectual property. 
Adam Petravicius
Jenner & Block
Chicago
CA
312 9232621
adamp@jenner.com
Jennifer Burdman
Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Deputy General Counsel
PolarityTE
Caldwell  Camero
Senior Trademark Attorney
Fluke Corporation (formerly at General Mills)
60 12442017-11-02 21:18:28
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Legal Innovation Track
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Smart Contracts
For years cryptocurrency has operated largely unregulated.  Regulators in a number of disciplines are beginning to focus their attention on cryptocurrencies and the companies that offer them.  Simultaneously, more businesses than ever are interested in launching their own initial coin offerings with a range of features and structures.  This CLE will provide an overview of cryptocurrency, blockchain and smart contracts, include their history, current applications and potential future applications.  It will address key legal questions in this emerging field.
Jolene Negre
Jenner & Block
Los Angeles
CA
213 2392221
jnegre@jenner.com
Juan  Llanos
FinTech and RegTech Lead 
ConsenSys
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
61 12542017-11-03 18:20:29
Neysa Alsina
neysa.alsina@gmail.com
NO
Corporate Compliance/Cyber Security Track
Leading Edge Issues for In-House Counsel-Split Track
Rebuilding Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s fiscal and economic crisis has been further exacerbated by the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Maria.  In order to rebuild Puerto Rico and contain the mass exodus, federal and local government as well as private businesses must work together for the benefit of the island as a whole while keeping in mind humanitarian needs.  This panel will focus on the federal response to Hurricane Maria, compliance in the government procurement process, and Puerto Rico’s labor reform, among others. 
Ricardo Aponte Parsi
Empresas Fonalledas, Inc.
San Juan
PR
 
raparsi@gmail.com
Melissa Rodriguez
Partner
Morgan Lewis Brockius, LLP
Jaime Areizaga Soto
Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
Commonwealth of Virginia
Panel in formation.  Another potential panelist is Jose Calderon, President of the Hispanic Federation.