2016 WIPL - Women, Influence & Power in Law
8:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration and Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 amWelcome Remarks [More Info]
Erin Harrison, Editor-in-Chief, Multi-Platform Content, ALM Media, LLC
Megan Belcher, Vice President and Chief Counsel – Employment Law and Compliance, ConAgra Foods Inc.
9:15 am - 10:15 amKeynote Address [More Info]
Anita Hill, University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies, Brandeis University
10:15 am - 11:00 amNetworking Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pmCybersecurity and Data PrivacyCorporate LeadershipLabor & EmploymentGlobal Risk Management
101: Developments and Uncertainty in International Data Protection & Compliance [More Info]
Anjli Garg, Director, Associate General Counsel , Citibank, N.A.
Mary J. Hildebrand, CIPP/US/E Founder and Chair, Privacy and Information Security Practice, Partner, The Tech Group, Lowenstein Sandler
Karen M. Sheehan, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Tupperware Brands Corporation
201: Fireside Chat: Where Companies and Activist Shareholders Have the Same Goals [More Info]
Elizabeth Bower, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Margaret (Peggy) Foran , Chief Governance Officer, SVP and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Kate O'Leary, Global Executive Litigation Counsel, General Electric Company
301: Update with Commissioner Feldblum on EEOC Procedures and Priorities [More Info]
Chai Feldblum, Commissioner , U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Danielle Hultenius Moore, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
401: ETHICS SESSION Surprisingly Common Ethical Missteps in Professional Liability for In-House Attorneys and Company Executives [More Info]
Tammy Westerberg, Partner, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP
Meredith Ritchie, Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Alliant Credit Union
Clare McCown, Associate General Counsel, Rakuten USA
Nicole Theophilus, EVP & CHRO, West Corporation
Jennifer Lepentis, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Luncheon
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmCybersecurity and Data PrivacyCorporate LeadershipLabor & EmploymentGlobal Risk Management
102: You Can’t Just Cross Your Fingers and Hope for the Best - Proactively Addressing Risk in Your Third Party Contracts [More Info]
Cheryl Satin, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Angela Chien, Senior Counsel, Google Inc.
Jodi Golinsky, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Board Secretary, FS Card Inc.
Maria C. Anderson, Associate University Counsel, Office of the President, Montclair State University
202: Culture of Compliance - How the SEC, CFPB and FINRA Are Changing the Game [More Info]
Nanci Weissgold, Partner, Alston & Bird
Susan Goetz Markel, Former Chief Accountant - Division of Enforcement, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Managing Director, AlixPartners
Kristen Prohl, Vice President, Chief Regulatory Counsel, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Kara Brockmeyer, Chief, FCPA Unit, US Securities & Exchange Commission
302: Big Brother is Watching, Just So We Don’t Get Sued – Where to Draw the Line on Employee Monitoring and Privacy [More Info]
Danielle Urban, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
E. Jewelle Johnson, Senior Counsel and Chief Employment Counsel, Graphic Packaging International
Megan Belcher, Vice President and Chief Counsel – Employment Law and Compliance, ConAgra Foods Inc.
402: The Insurance Company Has Denied Coverage Or Agreed to Defend Subject to a Reservation of Rights. Now What? [More Info]
Lynda A. Bennett, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler
Cathy Serafin, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler
Patricia Miller Steis, Managing Director, Marsh USA
Jacqueline Haberer, Associate General Counsel, Freddie Mac
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm103: Incorporating a Privacy Program into Your Corporate Culture [More Info]
Megan Duffy, Founder, Summit Privacy
Tori Silas, Senior Counsel and Privacy Officer, Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Erica Davis, Senior Vice President/Head of Specialty E&O, Zurich North America
Zuzana S. Ikels, Principal, Polsinelli
203: Rules of the Road for Appointing Officers and Director Nominees [More Info]
Sarah Ernst, Partner, Alston & Bird
Alexandra (Lexi) Haden, General Counsel & Secretary, MiMedx Group
303: Workplace Investigations: How Does Your Official Policy Work In Practice [More Info]
Tracy Richelle High, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Nancy Reynolds, Counsel, Global Employment Law, Labor and Benefits Group, Western Union
403: Litigation Triage Fire Drill [More Info]
Cheryl LeeVan, Vice President, TM Financial Forensics, LLC
Joanne L. Zimolzak, Managing Partner, Dentons US
Vaishali Udupa, VP, AGC IP Litigation and Policy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Andowah A. Newton, Director, Legal Affairs, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmNetworking Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmCybersecurity and Data PrivacyCorporate LeadershipLabor & EmploymentGlobal Risk Management
104: Internet of Things (IoT) Data Breach Situation Room [More Info]
Sharon Klein, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Alma Murray, Senior Counsel, Privacy, Hyundai Motor America
Julie Bernard, Principal, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte
Cindy Donaldson, SVP, Products & Services and COO, Sector Services, FS-ISAC
204: Legal is a Value Add, Not A Cost: Running Your Legal Department Like a Business Unit [More Info]
Lisa T. Murphy, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.
Maryann Besharat, Director, Legal & Compliance, Intact Financial Corporation
Moderator: Elizabeth Falcone, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
304: How Companies Are Redefining "Norms" to Accommodate Changes in the Scope of Sex Discrimination [More Info]
Lori Armstrong Halber, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Jennifer Awrey, Senior Counsel, Employment Law, Amgen
404: FCPA Triage Tabletop Exercise [More Info]
Maru Gomez, Regional Compliance Officer for Latin America , General Motors
Iris Bennett, Partner, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC
Shelly Cooper, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmNetworking Cocktail Reception

8:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration and Breakfast with WIPL Network Book Club Discussion [More Info]
Erin Harrison, Editor-in-Chief, Multi-Platform Content, ALM Media, LLC
9:00 am - 10:00 amLawyers as Leaders: Storytelling and Advice from Women Leaders in Law [More Info]
Dana Rosen, General Counsel, ALM
Maryanne Lavan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Lockheed Martin
Chelsea Grayson, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer & Executive Vice President, American Apparel, Inc.
Kristin Coleman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Sears Holdings Corporation
Moderator: Megan Belcher, Vice President and Chief Counsel – Employment Law and Compliance, ConAgra Foods Inc.
10:00 am - 10:45 amNetworking Break
10:45 am - 11:45 amIntellectual PropertyLitigationBusiness StrategyExecutive Leadership Development
501: Status Update = It's Complicated: Legal Issues Associated with PR and False Advertising [More Info]
Anastasia Danias, Senior Vice President and Chief Litigation Officer, NFL
Leah Bruno, Partner, Dentons US
601: Latest Trends in Employment Litigation: Can It Get Any Worse? [More Info]
Maureen R. Knight, Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
Elizabeth Bohannon, Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment, Airbnb
Johane Domersant, Assistant General Counsel, Global Labor & Employment, Ryder System, Inc.
Ruth D. Bolden, Corporate Counsel - Employment Law, Ross Stores, Inc.
701: Pick a Deal, Not Just Any Deal – Applying Legal Expertise to Help Your Company Achieve Its Strategic Business Initiatives [More Info]
Samantha Crispin, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Nancy Saltzman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, ExlService Holdings, Inc.
Nancy Laben, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Booz Allen
Christine Zoino, ‎Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary, NRG Energy
801: Strategies for Taking Charge of Your Personal Development on Your Path to Leadership [More Info]
Jennifer Suess, Head of Legal & Compliance, Corporate Secretary, Alcon
Lauren McKenna, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Donna Branca, Director, SJL Shannon, LLC
11:45 am - 12:45 pm502: IP Strategy Questions Drop & Draw – Your Pain Points, Answered [More Info]
Tiffany Cunningham, Partner, Perkins Coie
Elizabeth Dean, Vice President, TM Financial Forensics, LLC
Tanuja Garde, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property, BASF Corporation
Moderator: Lisa Marks McIntye, Senior Patent Strategy Counsel, Google Inc.
602: OMG! I Have to Keep That? From Apps to Email – Navigating Your Preservation Obligations in an Evolving World of New Technologies [More Info]
Angela Padilla, Managing Counsel, Litigation and Employment Law, Uber Technologies
Amy S. Park, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
702: Tales of Profit and Loss in Human Capital: How Legal Departments Are Prioritizing Building and Retaining Their Teams [More Info]
Moderator: Deborah Ben-Canaan, Partner – In-House Practice Group, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Kathryn Gilchrist Simpson, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Cynthia Gibson, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.
Julia Houston, ‎SVP, US Legal, Equifax
802: Building a Development Plan for Becoming an Effective and Inspirational Leader of Teams [More Info]
Wendy Hufford, VP, US Litigation, Risk Management & Human Resources, Boehringer Ingelheim
Sharon Morgan, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Laura Brody Heltebran, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Sonia G. Cudd, General Counsel & Secretary, Rosetta Stone
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmNetworking Luncheon
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmIntellectual PropertyLitigationBusiness StrategyExecutive Leadership Development
503: Developing and Protecting IP Assets in the Cloud [More Info]
Sandra Lee, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Pamela Liou, VP, Managing Senior Counsel, Canada and U.S. Public Sector Legal, Worldwide Law Department, CA Technologies
Eulonda Skyles, Assistant General Counsel, Privacy, Capital One
Michelle Burke, General and IP Counsel, Takasago International Corporation
603: How the DOJ’s New Worker Endangerment Initiative Expands the Scope of Criminal Penalties to Workplace Safety [More Info]
Lily N. Chinn, Managing Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Office and Co-Chair of Electronic Discovery and Information Governance Practice, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Jennifer Whitfield, Assistant Chief, Environmental Crimes, U.S. Department of Justice
Danielle Hunter, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, C&J Energy Services
Ann Rosenthal, Associate Solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health , U.S. Department of Labor
703: Government Affairs Leadership—Glad Handing and Elaborate Dinners or a Real Company Value Add? [More Info]
Kimberly Hulsey, Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.
Jennifer Warren, Vice President, Technology Policy & Regulation, Lockheed Martin
Janine Smith, VP, Global Government Relations, The Hershey Company
Nilda Gumbs, Associate Vice President, External & State Affairs, National Cable and Telecommunications Association
803: What Do You Bring to the Table? Discussing and Articulating Your Personal Brand [More Info]
Miriam Frank, Partner; Vice President and Global Head of Client Services, Leader, Executive Coaching In-House Practice Group, Major, Lindsey & Africa
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm504: ETHICS SESSION Whose IP Is It, Anyway? Ethical Issues When It Comes to Claiming Invention and Ownership of IP [More Info]
Marina Portnova, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler
Judy Shie, Senior Patent Counsel, Rambus Inc.
Gina DiGioia, EVP and General Counsel, Defy Media
604: ETHICS SESSION FCPA Spotlight: Department of Justice Pilot Program for Self-Disclosure [More Info]
Mythili Raman, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Laura Perkins, Assistant Chief, U.S. Department of Justice
Rebecca Rohr, Vice President, Global Anti-Corruption, Office of the General Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Patricia A. Etzold, Partner, Advisory Forensics, PwC
704: ETHICS SESSION Balancing the Ethical Challenges of Legal Practice with the Desire to Grow Your Business [More Info]
Erin Koeppel, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Tara Buckley, Senior Counsel, The Vanguard Group
Tanya Navar Stern, Head of CIB US Markets Advisory, Conduct & Regulatory Affairs, RBS
Sheila Murphy, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, MetLife
Sara Hays, Managing Director, Co-Leader of North American Board Practice, Allegis Partners
804: ETHICS SESSION Demonstrating Leadership and Navigating Ethical Considerations While Being Fire-Tested by A Government Investigation [More Info]
Moderator: Stavroula E. Lambrakopoulos, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Diana C. Toman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary , Compass Minerals
Ilona Korzha, Counsel, Sprint Nextel
Jennifer Heil, Assistant General Counsel - Director, MUFG Americas Legal Department