The Corporate Counsel Institute is open only to corporate counsel and requires advance registration. Any corporate counsel members interested in attending may reach out to Paul Thaler at email@example.com for more information.
The Corporate Counsel Institute schedule for 2022 will be released closer to the event. Please check back in summer 2022 for updates!
2021 Program and Schedule
(Sponsored by White & Case LLP)
Friday, July 30, 2021 starting at 11am ET/10am CT/8am PT
Please note that the schedule below is listed in Eastern Time.
|11:05am-12:15pm||Pandemic Nation: Understanding Its Impact on Lawyers From Underrepresented Communities
By any measure, the pandemic brought by COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on working professionals from marginalized communities. You are invited to join the ACC Foundation in partnership with the Association for Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP) and the Thomson Reuters Institute to gain insights from our recent research analyzing the impact of the pandemic and other seismic events, including racial injustice, on the careers of lawyers identifying as LGBTQ, attorneys of color and women lawyers in the US and UK. Download CLE Materials.
Speakers: Brenda Carr (Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer), Jennifer Chen (ACC Foundation), Monica A. Johnson (Darigold), Tracey West (WilmerHale)
|12:20pm-1:30pm||Peeking Around Corners: Visa/Travel and Immigration Compliance Concerns for Inside Counsel
Immigration matters are a top concern of corporate legal departments, and the issues are only more complex during the pandemic. Please join our distinguished panel while they discuss:
• Travel: (i) COVID-19 travel bans (US and global bans); (ii) consular closures and impact on companies/individuals (immigration/tax/employment issues for folks stuck abroad); (iii) COVID-19 passport.
• Compliance: (i) I-9/E-Verify Enforcement (compliance liability is not going away under the Biden administration and what organizations should be doing to shield themselves from liability); (ii) virtual I-9s and compliance issues (iii) WHD litigation; (iv) IER/DOJ issues; (v) sponsorship issues.
The panel will provide up-to-the-minute information on these issues and is an important resource for all in-house counsel. Download CLE materials.
Moderator: Jake Campbell (Seyfarth Shaw, LLP)
Speakers: Kai Lo (Amazon), Allen Orr (Orr Immigration Law Firm PC), Douglas Hauer (Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.), Michele Frangella (Re:Sources, A Publicis Groupe Company)
|1:35pm-2:45pm||Diversity In Outside Counsel: How Corporate Legal Departments Can Support Diversity Efforts In The Firms They Hire
Corporations, long a leading voice in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the law, are increasingly looking for ways to support diversity in the firms that represent them. This panel explores how outside counsel can support DEI in the firms they hire, how to think about and implement a plan of action, and the benefits of doing so. Download CLE Materials.
Moderator: Travis Torrence (Shell Oil Company)
Speakers: Eva Almirantearena (Intel Corporation), Rebecca Benavides (Microsoft), Chris Grant (LinkedIn), Austin Phillips (Facebook)