2017 All Hands Meeting
October 18 Session
Corporate & Regulatory Track Agenda

U.S. Antitrust Update

Jamillia Ferris
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

New admininstrations are expected to bring new priorities to the antitrust arena, but it takes time for patterns to emerge. This presentation will review the expected changes, emerging trends and surprising developments in current U.S. antitrust policies, priorities and enforcement, focusing on the key issues facing companies in the technology sector.

Designing Joint Ventures: Managing Legal, Governance, Tax and Capital Complexity

Stephen Salmon & Ron Cami
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Our multidisciplinary panel of attorneys will present a joint venture case study which highlights the complex legal, governance, finance, and tax issues to be addressed at the establishment of a joint venture to maximize the prospect of a successful partnership. The panel will discuss key considerations in joint venture formation, including legal structure alternatives, governance and control protocols, capital contributions and calls, allocating financial and legal liabilities, and exit rights.

Corporate Governance Update

Kathleen Wells & Tad Freese
Latham & Watkins LLP

The arc of U.S. corporate governance may be long, but it has an unmistakable bend towards shareholder empowerment, risk management, board diversity, and other trends that will be reviewed in this year's Update.

For this I went to law school? In-house counsel as risk manager

Tyler Gerking & Erica Villanueva
Farella Braun + Martel LLP

As companies restructure or streamline their operations, in-house counsel must manage an ever-broadening array of tasks. One of the many functions migrating into corporate law departments is risk management – assessing the company’s insurance requirements, purchasing adequate insurance coverage and managing insurance claims. While these tasks may seem like an odd fit within the corporate law function, good risk management is often intertwined with tasks that are clearly within the province of the legal department. Understanding that an effective risk management strategy will always depend on strong external support from insurance brokers and insurance coverage counsel, in-house counsel must understand their companies’ risk profiles and goals, as well as learn to delegate effectively various tasks to the correct internal resource or external service provider. In this presentation, we will provide suggested guidelines and best practices for in-house counsel handling the risk management function, particularly in today’s cyber-focused environment.

Stop Thief! or All's Fair In Love, War and Employee Mobility?

Carolyn Luedtke & Laura Smolowe
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Crimestopper Tips for protecting trade secrets and protecting against claims of trade secret theft, with an emphasis on the impact and application of the 2016 Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act.

Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice

2017 Participating Law Firms & Companies