Mallun Yen, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, ChIPs Network, Inc.
Federal Circuit Judges Panel
Speakers: Hon. Sharon Prost, Chief Circuit Judge; Hon. Kimberly Moore, Circuit Judge; Hon. Pauline Newman, Circuit Judge; Hon. Kara Stoll, Circuit Judge.
Moderator: Kathi Vidal, Winston & Strawn LLP
10:05 am – 10:55 am Grand Ballroom
Beyond The Rhetoric: Gender Diversity Is Not An Option, It’s Reality. Now What?
Speakers: Sarah Beth Jansen, Senior Director, Government Affairs & Policy Counsel, Information Technology Industry Council; Andria Thomas, Associate Partner, Dalberg Advisors; Barbara Whye, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and Vice President of Human Resources, Intel Corporation.
Moderator: Dr. Patti Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, PSDNetwork, LLC.
Panel Description: When it comes to achieving gender equity and business impact, the last thing we need is another research report justifying the reason for more women in leadership. Women are half of the workforce and we are responsible for 80% of all consumer-based buying decisions. We have a big economic impact to make. Yet, despite billions of dollars spent on diversity and inclusion programs, the needle for gender inclusion in key positions beyond middle management has yet to move. In fact, in some cases, the needle has moved the wrong way. It’s time to move beyond rhetoric and accelerate toward real change. During this panel, we will get real about what it’s going to take to finally create cultures of inclusion where all talent can thrive.
10:55 am – 11:05 am Grand Foyer
Morning Break. Juice Bar Sponsored by Baker McKenzie.
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Grand Ballroom, Oriental Ballroom A, Oriental Ballroom C
TRACK 1 – Technological Innovations Rapidly Developing In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence – Is The Legal And Policy Landscape Keeping Up? – Grand Ballroom
Speakers: Stephanie Burns, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, WW Operations, Amazon.com; Carol W. Carroll, Deputy Center Director, NASA Ames Research Center; Celine Jimenez Crowson, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Hear from those in industry, government and the law how Robotics and Artificial Intelligence innovations are being applied in the real world and could very well be applied in the future. How do we as lawyers, business people, policy makers and technologists keep up with them, and what are our key challenges and opportunities in doing so?
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TRACK 2 – Supreme Court Highlights – Oriental Ballroom C
Speakers: Marcia Coyle, Chief Washington Correspondent, The National Law Journal, Deanne Maynard, Co-chair, Appellate & Supreme Court Practice, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Join a fast-paced, point-counterpoint conversation between a Supreme Court journalist and a high Court advocate. Marcia Coyle, who covers the Court for the National Law Journal, the Legal Times, and Supreme Court Briefs, will join Deanne Maynard, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, for a discussion of the hot-button issues facing the Supreme Court this Term, including the travel ban, cake artists, and political gerrymandering, as well as the effect of Justice Gorsuch.
TRACK 3 – The Future Of FinTech: Blockchain, E-Wallets And The End Of Cash – Oriental Ballroom A
Speakers: Jessie Cheng, Deputy General Counsel, Ripple; Sarah Dodds-Brown, Senior Vice President & Managing Counsel, American Express; Maria Gotsch, President & Chief Executive Officer, Partnership Fund for New York City; Nicky Goulimis, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Nova Credit Inc.
Moderator: Lori Lesser, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Our panel includes a fintech investor, CEO and two senior fintech lawyers to discuss trends in fintech, including the next generation of platforms, currencies, consumers and financial institutions, and the crazy quilt of laws and regulations in the field. If you or your clients provide technology to financial clients or create financial technology for a broad base of customers and users, this panel will discuss the hot topics of interest.
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Oriental Ballroom A, Oriental Ballroom C
Track 2 – Hot Topics In Pharmaceutical And Biotech Litigation – Oriental Ballroom A
Speakers: Lydia McNally, Vice President, Patent Head Oncology and US IP Site Head, Novartis; Susan Morrison, Managing Principal, Fish & Richardson LLP
A discussion of the hottest topics in pharmaceutical and biotech litigation from an in-house and outside counsel perspective. Topics will include the unique issues faced by pharmaceutical and biotech companies in IPR proceedings, venue strategy, and more. Come with your questions!
Track 3 – Everything You Need To Know About Privacy Basics – Oriental Ballroom C
Speakers: Eulonda G. Skyles, Assistant General Counsel, Privacy & Data Security, Capital One Services, LLC; Heather Egan Sussman, Co-head of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, Ropes & Gray LLP
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Grand Ballroom
Lunch; Honor Roll Award Presentation & Hall of Fame Recap Video
2:10 pm – 2:55 pm Grand Ballroom, Oriental Ballroom A, Oriental Ballroom C
Track 1 – Developing A Healthy Appetite For Risk In Your Career – Grand Ballroom
Speakers: Stasia Kelly, Co-Managing Partner (Americas), DLA Piper US LLP; Caren Ulrich Stacy, Chief Executive Officer, Diversity Lab; Board Member, DirectWomen, Vice President of Policy & Partnership, US National Committee for UN Women, SF.
Moderator: Debbie Epstein Henry, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Bliss Lawyers; Founder, DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing.
Research increasingly supports the value of risk and failure to gain greater success. But, how do we get there? At this session, we will delve into how to develop a healthy appetite for risk and how to confront the fear of failure to advance in the workplace. We will debate how to take pivotal risks and reap the rewards. We will explore how to strike the elusive balance of pushing yourself appropriately out of your comfort zone while not being reckless. We will also discuss research-driven tips and techniques to manage risk when advocating for yourself and seeking recognition for your accomplishments without being tagged as the obnoxious self-promoter on the team. Through personal anecdotes and candid conversation, you will leave the discussion with steps to give you the confidence to dream bigger and the tools needed to achieve the success and status you both want and deserve.
Track 2 – The Credibility Code: What It Takes To Carry Yourself As A Leader – Oriental Ballroom A
Speaker: Cara Hale Alter, Founder and President, Speechskills, LLC.
Cara Hale Alter deconstructs what it takes to carry yourself like a leader. Using the criteria laid out in her book The Credibility Code, she emphasizes the power of the “sub-textual” conversation, and identifies the specific “codes of conduct” for body language, vocal patterns, and mannerisms that influence the perception of credibility.
Track 3 – Trademark Branding Lessons for Life – Oriental Ballroom C
Speakers: Dale Cendali, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Janice Brown, Founding Partner, Brown Law Group.
Moderator: Kathleen McCarthy, Partner, King & Spalding LLP.
Taking a cue from trademark cases, the panel will offer lessons on personal branding, addressing all possible stages of a career path from the novice to the expert. The panel will provide a mix of trademark law experts discussing actual trademark case fact patterns and holdings that can be applied to personal brands as well as branding/coaching/communications expert(s) providing concrete suggestions for developing, maintaining or refreshing and communicating one’s own personal brand.
2:55 pm – 3:10 pm Grand Foyer
Bluebird Bakery – Sponsored by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Grand Ballroom
General Counsel Panel
Speakers: Dorian Daley, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Oracle Corporation; Anirma Gupta, General Counsel, Tanium Inc.; Allison Lucas, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, BuzzFeed; Deirdre Stanley, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Thomson Reuters.
Moderator: Julia Anne Matheson, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Grand Ballroom
Gaining Global Gravitas: Effective Cross-Border Communication And Leadership
Speakers: Elena Borisenko, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management, Gazprombank, Chair of the Supervisory Council of St. Petersburg International Legal Forum Foundation; Noreen Krall, Vice President & Chief Litigation Counsel, Apple Inc.; Michelle K. Lee, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Louise Pentland, Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer, PayPal
Moderator: Annsley Merelle Ward, Senior Associate, Bristows LLP / IPKat
Cross-border teamwork is essential for success – be it in-house, private practice or in government. Managing cross-culture teams with unique norms, perspectives and competing priorities can present challenges for any manager. However, cross-border communication and management can often present novel challenges for women which are market- dependent. How do women become effective leaders on the global stage? Whether its co-ordinating global litigation strategy, getting business units on side or getting inter-governmental projects off the ground, this fireside conversation will discuss:
- real-life examples and challenges
- developing attributes for effective cross-border leadership
- being heard vs. being listened to – how to command a room (real or virtual)
- dealing with push-back
- leading with optimism