2018 Corporate Counsel Conference CLE Proposals
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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 1254 2017-11-03 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.

2 1244 2017-11-02 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

3 1243 2017-11-02 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)

4 1242 2017-11-02 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

5 1241 2017-11-02 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

6 1240 2017-11-02 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

7 1239 2017-11-02 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

8 1226 2017-10-31 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.

9 1225 2017-10-31 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

10 1224 2017-10-31 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.

11 1223 2017-10-31 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

12 1222 2017-10-31 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

13 1221 2017-10-31 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.

14 1220 2017-10-31 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

15 1219 2017-10-31 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

16 1215 2017-10-31 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

17 1213 2017-10-31 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

18 1212 2017-10-31 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

19 1211 2017-10-31 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

20 1210 2017-10-31 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

21 1208 2017-10-31 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

22 1207 2017-10-31 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

23 1206 2017-10-31 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

24 1205 2017-10-31 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

25 1204 2017-10-31 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

26 1203 2017-10-30 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

27 1202 2017-10-30 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

28 1201 2017-10-30 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

29 1200 2017-10-30 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

30 1199 2017-10-30 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

31 1198 2017-10-30 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 1197 2017-10-30 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

33 1196 2017-10-30 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

34 1195 2017-10-30 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

35 1192 2017-10-30 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

36 1191 2017-10-30 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

37 1190 2017-10-30 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

38 1189 2017-10-30 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

39 1188 2017-10-30 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

40 1187 2017-10-30 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

41 1185 2017-10-30 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

42 1184 2017-10-30 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

43 1183 2017-10-30 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

44 1182 2017-10-30 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

45 1181 2017-10-30 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

46 1172 2017-10-27 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

47 1171 2017-10-26 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

48 1167 2017-10-25 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

49 1166 2017-10-25 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

50 1151 2017-10-23 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

51 1148 2017-10-21 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

52 1147 2017-10-20 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

53 1145 2017-10-18 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

54 1144 2017-10-18 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

55 1141 2017-10-17 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

56 1123 2017-10-02 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

57 1122 2017-09-30 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

58 1121 2017-09-29 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

59 1120 2017-09-29 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

60 1119 2017-09-27 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

61 1118 2017-09-27 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