2018 All Hands Meeting
October 15 Session
Global Corporate & Regulatory Track Agenda

9:00AM-10:00AM   Room 210
CFIUS: Washington Disrupts Silicon Valley

Stephen Heifetz
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which conducts national security reviews of inbound investments, looks set to become a central reviewer for a broad range of transactions involving foreign persons, not only acquisitions but also small minority investments. Because of new legislation, even US funds making investments in US companies may be subject to CFIUS review if there is a foreign limited partner in the fund. Further, in some circumstances CFIUS filings will be mandatory under the new legislation. CFIUS -- previously known primarily to international M&A attorneys and national security specialists, and for occasional high-profile blocks of deals such as Qualcomm/Broadcom and Lattice Semiconductor/Canyon Bridge -- now is likely to become a regular feature of Silicon Valley dealmaking. This discussion will explain the new legislation that is causing CFIUS to become a more disruptive force, the types of transactions that face CFIUS risk, and how those risks can be addressed.

10:30AM-12:00PM   Room 210
48 Hours: Responding Effectively to Public Allegations of Misconduct in the C-Suite

Eric Holder, Aaron Lewis, Catharina Min and Carolyn Rashby/Tammy Albarrán
Covington & Burling LLP/Uber Technologies, Inc.

The first 48 hours after a public report of alleged misconduct in the C-Suite can make all the difference. As the last year has shown, this is especially true when allegations raise questions involving harassment, discrimination, or other examples of a toxic workplace culture. When the board turns to you and your legal team for guidance, what steps should you recommend to ensure that the company responds effectively—and credibly—in the midst of a rapidly evolving crisis? Join this panel of experts, including former Attorney General Eric Holder, and Uber's Deputy General Counsel, Tammy Albarrán, as they discuss best practices for leading companies through suddenly-erupting, multifaceted crises, to build stronger, more equitable workplace cultures.

1:30PM-2:15PM   Room 210
Cyber, Crisis and Reputation

Ashley Hurst, Emily Jones and Chia-Ling Koh/Prashant Mara
Osborne Clarke/BTG Legal

This panel discussion will focus on the legal and practical ways in which companies can mitigate reputational damage from an international cyber or data crisis. Partners from Osborne Clarke's offices in the UK, India and Singapore will use a hypothetical scenario to highlight key practical tips in managing cross-border cyber incidents and legal remedies available to protect reputation.

2:20PM-3:05PM   Room 210
Managing Cross-Border M&A Deals

Brandee Diamond and Louis Lehot/Eunice Kim/Adam Dolinko
DLA Piper/Symantec Corporation

Tariffs, trade war threats and deal scrutiny have all been on the rise this year, raising the stakes for careful management of cross-border transactions. This presentation will review recent trends and techniques for keeping international deals on track.

3:30PM-4:30PM   Room 210
Identifying and Managing Risks in an Era of Global Compliance

Matthew Jacobs & Jessica Heim/Landon Edmond
Vinson & Elkins LLP/SAP Cloud Business Group

In what is becoming an ever increasing global world, companies must be well-positioned to identify, mitigate and manage compliance risks on an international level. This panel discussion will walk through risk scenarios, tips for identifying risks proactively, and lessons learned from the defense side when things go awry. The panelists offer both in-house perspective on tackling the massive job of managing a legal department on a global level in a quickly evolving technology sector as well as insight when defending companies and their compliance programs to government regulators, and effective ways to both develop and implement an effective global compliance program.

Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice

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