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

9:00AM-10:00AM   Room 209
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 209
Workplace Culture, Fiduciary Duties, #MeToo and Zero Tolerance – How can general counsel and their legal teams get ahead of the curve?

Eric Holder, Aaron Lewis, Scott Anthony, and Carolyn Rashby
Covington & Burling LLP

In a time where allegations of workplace misconduct can disrupt the C-suite and cost a company millions of dollars in lost market capitalization, workplace culture is in the spotlight like never before. Last year, Uber took decisive steps to begin reorienting its workplace culture when its board of directors unanimously approved all recommendations from the Holder/Albarrán Report, the culmination of an in-depth evaluation of Uber's workplace. In this interactive presentation, leaders from the investigation team will discuss how the lessons learned from that investigation, and other, similar investigations they have conducted, can help companies assess and address the risks and challenges present in their own workplaces and corporate cultures, in the United States and around the globe.

1:30PM-2:15PM   Room 209
Cyber, Crisis and Reputation

Ashley Hurst, Chia-Ling Koh & Prashant Mara
Osborne Clarke

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 209
Managing Cross-Border M&A Deals

Brandee Diamond & Louis Lehot
DLA Piper

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 203/204
FCPA Update

Brendan Cullen & Laura Oswell
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

In recent quarters the DOJ and SEC seem to have been easing off pedal-to-the-metal growth in number and reach of Foreign Corrupt Practice Act enforcement actions. Is this statistical noise or a lasting policy turn that in-house counsel should factor into their plans and policies for international operations? This discussion will assess recent developments in geographic focus, declination policy, and other factors affecting FCPA enforcement, and how they fit into strategic global risk management.

Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice

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