Friday, July 29, 2022 starting at 12:30pm PT
Please note that the schedule below is listed in Pacific Time.
|12:30pm-1:30pm||Lunch & Fireside Chat
War Stories from the Corporate Situation Room: A Fireside Chat With Generations of In-House Counsel
The challenges faced by legal and business leaders throughout the global pandemic are often referred to as "unprecedented." Yes, in many ways the issues over the past few years have been novel and uniquely difficult. But they do not represent the first time in-house counsel have been called upon to respond to fundamental industry, business, legal, regulatory, and social changes. Join us for a casual and informative conversation discussing lessons learned and strategies for facing challenges and making tough calls. We are fortunate to have two important perspectives leading the conversation, Romy Diaz, a long-serving general counsel who has come close to seeing it all, and Cynthia Hill, a few years in the hot seat who knows a thing or two about how to dive in head first and thrive. No matter where you are in your career or in what industry you practice, there will be some great takeaways from this intimate program.
Wesley Bizzell, Senior Assistant General Counsel and Managing Director of Political Law & Ethics Programs, Altria Client Services; Past President, National LGBTQ+ Bar Association (Moderator)
Romulo L. “Romy” Diaz, Jr., Founder, Turtle on Post LLC
Cynthia Hill-Happleby, Director, Corporate Counsel-Brand Protection, Starbucks Coffee Company
|1:45pm-2:45pm||The State of Crypto
Blockchain is changing our world. Join this interactive CLE session to learn more about how the world of Blockchain and Crypto is evolving, the potential impact and opportunities it could bring to your businesses and the developing regulatory landscape. This 1-hour CLE will distill the unique characteristics of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, NFTs and the metaverse, and the legal and regulatory issues surrounding their uses, including the latest regulatory and legislative developments, such as the bipartisan Lummis-Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act.
Dario de Martino, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP (Moderator)
Jen Barrows, Corporate Counsel, Coinbase
Gregory A. Todd, Managing Director, Bank of America
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|3:00pm-4:00pm||Benchmarking a Path to DEI Success
The ACC Foundation’s new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Maturity Model has been tailor-made for use by legal departments around the world to benchmark maturity of their efforts regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across a wide range of functional areas to help support efforts to achieve maximum impact and results. The Model outlines clear descriptions for three levels of maturity for each DEI function – early, intermediate, and advanced – providing legal leaders with a critical snapshot of where their department compares against the maturity continuum and offering a roadmap of how to achieve next-level goals. This free resource was jointly developed by ACC and the ACC Foundation in consultation with an advisory committee of DEI leaders from the legal and business communities who are responsible for advancing DEI results at their organizations.
Join us for a discussion with industry leaders who participated in the development of the Model and hear about others’ efforts to identify DEI challenges particular to law departments and firms, discuss best practices and increase creativity, innovation and growth through equity and inclusion.
David Stepp, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP (Moderator)
Misha De Larkin, Sr. Director, IT Legal Operations Compliance & DEI Champion, Flex
Andrea Douglas, Director, Legal – Employment & Litigation, Pharmavite
Keilon J. Forest, Program Director, ACC Foundation
Evan Mayo, Principal Counsel, The Walt Disney Company
Shawn White, General Counsel, Smith Family Circle
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|4:00pm-5:00pm||Toast and Networking|