2019 All Hands Meeting
Corporate & Regulatory Track Agenda

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Tuesday, Nov 19
9:30AM-10:30AM   
  
Antitrust Roundup

Jamillia Ferris & Wendy Huang Waszmer
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

2019 has a been an eventful year for antitrust policy and enforcement - and it's not over yet! This presentation will cover key developments, emerging trends and priorities of the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice as they follow the Trump administration's aggressive stance on antitrust issues surrounding technology sector companies as well as selected international regimes at the forefront of these issues. Specific topics that will be discussed include: recent and notable Federal, state and international investigations and enforcement actions; the agencies' focus on protecting nascent competition (and blocking "killer acquisitions"); antitrust risks arising out of employment practices and standard setting bodies; and selected fact patterns giving rise to criminal liability.

Tuesday, Nov 19
10:50AM-12:20PM   
  
Corporate Governance 2019 - Tech and Life Sciences Edition

Beth George, Katherine Henderson & Amy Simmerman/Jeremiah Gordon
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC/CapitalG
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

This panel discussion will address cutting-edge governance issues and trends for technology and life sciences companies. Topics of discussion will include:
  • Cybersecurity threats and what companies can do
  • Risk management and director oversight duties, including related to legal compliance
  • Best practices and tips for drafting board minutes and building a good board record ? and avoiding later related mishaps in litigation
  • Navigating board independence issues and conflicts of interest under Delaware law
Litigation risks and exposure for large stockholders, whether strategic or financial, in governance disputes

Tuesday, Nov 19
1:45PM-2:30PM   
  
Secured, Aligned and Motivated: Getting the Most from Your Acquisition Talent

Jennifer Fitchen/Rebecca Chavez
Sidley Austin LLP/Palo Alto Networks
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Inside and outside counsel will draw on their wealth of experience in private company acquisitions to highlight a variety of important issues around retaining and incenting acquired talent that should be considered at various stages of a deal, from the initial term sheet through closing and integration.

Tuesday, Nov 19
2:40PM-3:25PM   
  
Working with Public Agencies: Regulatory Approvals, Permits and Litigation

Chris Carr & Navi Dhillon
Baker Botts LLP
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

This discussion will focus on the complex permitting by federal, state and local environmental, natural resource, and land use agencies that technology, chemical, manufacturing, and life sciences companies may encounter. The panel will include strategies for defending project approvals, an overview of environmental review documents, and how to protect ongoing operations against litigation challenges in federal and state courts.

Tuesday, Nov 19
3:45PM-4:45PM   
  
Privacy & Competition - What Does Washington Want From Us?

Maureen Olhausen/Jessica Hertz/Michael Lawrence
Baker Botts LLP/Facebook, Inc./Google Inc.
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

This session will cover both privacy and competition issues, and where they are intersecting. The panelists will discuss where the government may be going with the FTC Technology Task Force, expansive new obligations in the various high-profile settlements, new privacy laws, and new competition theories.


Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice

2019 Participating Law Firms & Companies