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Corporate Legal Operations Forum

November 4–6, 2018 | Lakeway Resort & Spa | Austin, TX

Join like-minded Heads of Corporate Legal Operations for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.

Faculty Members Include

  • MONICA ANDREWS (Equinix), Vice President, Global Legal Operations
  • ALEXANDRA BAIN (Cable & Wireless Communications Inc.), Vice President, Legal
  • JASON BARNWELL (Microsoft), Assistant General Counsel, Law Firm Engagement & Legal Operations
  • MARY BETH BLAIR (Panera, LLC), Director, Legal Operations & Corporate Counsel
  • CAROL BOUW (Xcel Energy), Director, Legal Operations
  • DIANE DIX (GE Power), General Counsel, Gas Power Systems
  • BRETT DURAND (Sempra Energy), Director, Legal Operations
  • ANGELA EDWARDS (Micron Technology, Inc.), Director of Legal Operations
  • MARK ELDRIDGE (Flowserve Corporation), Director of Legal Operations
  • AUSTIN ELMAGHRABI (Hilton), Senior Director of Legal Strategy & Process
  • KATHERINE FARGO (Tenneco Inc.), Legal Operations Manager
  • SHAUN FREDERICK (S&P Global), Director of Legal Operations
  • STAN GARBER (Scout RFP), President
  • KRISTI GEDID (Mylan), Senior Director, Global Legal Operations
  • JENITA GILLESPIE (Mercy Health), Director, Legal Operations
  • INES GONZALEZ (LinkedIn), Head of Legal Operations
  • KATIA GROW (Carestream Dental), Head of Legal Operations for U.S., Canada & Latin America
  • LAURYN HAAKE (HBR Consulting), Managing Director
  • MATTHEW HAGERTY (Pinnacle Entertainment), Associate General Counsel
  • VIVEK HATTI (Avis Budget Group, Inc.), Director, Legal Operations
  • MICHAEL HEYRICH (BNY Mellon), Director for Outside Counsel Strategy & Governance
  • MARC JENKINS (Asurion), Senior Counsel, Director of Legal Operations
  • TERI JOHNS (Nike), Senior Director, Global Operations
  • KATRINA KEIFFER (Navistar), Law Department Senior Manager, Legal Operations
  • CHRIS KRAFT (Mitratech), Chief Growth Officer
  • ZACHARY LAPLANTE (FedEx Supply Chain), Attorney, Regulatory & Compliance
  • MELISSA LAUDERDALE-WARD (Exelon Corporation), Chief of Staff
  • JUANITA LUNA (Pacific Gas & Electric Company), Director of Legal Operations & Claims
  • DANIELLE MANN (Ovid Therapeutics), Director of Legal & Compliance
  • SCOTT MARS (Exari), General Manager
  • DELORIS MCCLENDON (Mondelez International), Global Legal Operations and Associate Director
  • JASON MCINNES (American Airlines, Inc.), Director and Senior Attorney
  • SUSAN MCPARTLIN (Verizon), Head of Legal Operations
  • DON MENDEL (HM.Clause, Inc.), General Counsel
  • RYAN MURPHY (LyondellBasell), Director of Operations, Legal & Public Affairs and Director, Global Records & Information Governance
  • JASON PARKMAN (Mitratech), Chief Executive Officer
  • DREW PETTY (Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker (formerly Serengeti)), Enterprise Software Sales Consultant, Law Department Management
  • JOHN PFANNENBECKER (Franchise World Headquarters, LLC (SUBWAY World HQ)), Deputy General Counsel
  • PATRICIA PRESTON (Mastercard), Senior Vice President, Transformation
  • RICK RADICE (Prudential Financial), Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Law, Compliance, Business Ethics & External Affairs
  • JOHN RIGNEY (Osmose), General Counsel
  • ESTEBAN ROCKETT (Corning Incorporated), Head of Legal Operations
  • MARK ROSS (Integreon), Executive Vice President and Global Head of Contracts, Compliance & Commercial Services
  • MIKE RUSSELL (Ingersoll Rand), Lean Leader, Legal Operations
  • MATEO SANCHEZ (Uber Technologies, Inc.), Head of Global Legal Operations
  • KRIS SATKUNAS (LexisNexis CounselLink), Director of Strategic Consulting
  • PERRY SEKUS (Medtronic plc), Vice President, Legal Operations
  • LIZZIE SHILLIAM (The Hertz Corporation), Senior Director, Law Department PMO
  • ALLISON SILVER (UnitedLex), Manager
  • SHELLEY SYLVA (TD Bank), Director, External Counsel & Knowledge Management
  • THANE VALLETTE (HP Inc.), Associate General Counsel
  • TAGEN VAUGHN (Sargento Foods), Head of Legal Operations
  • NATHAN WENZEL (SimpleLegal), Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
  • NICK WHALEN (Bank of America), Senior Vice President, Legal Initiatives and Process Enablement
  • TERENCE WOODSOME (Cypress Semiconductor Corporation), Deputy General Counsel
  • ANDREA WYKMAN (Huntsman International), Division Counsel

Advisory Board

  • VINCENT CORDO (Shell Oil), Legal Global Sourcing Officer
  • MONICA GALLANT (Shopify, Inc.), Director of Legal Operations
  • MATT GEEKIE (Graybar Electric Company, Inc.), Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
  • LAURIE HANSEN (Mutual of Omaha), Director, Legal Management & Operations
  • MIKE HAVEN (Gap Inc.), Senior Director, Head of Legal Operations
  • FELICIA HICKEY (Equifax, Inc.), U.S. Legal Department Legal Administrator
  • ALEX JONAS (Autodesk), Head of Legal Operations
  • JUANITA LUNA (Pacific Gas & Electric Company), Director of Legal Operations & Claims
  • DELORIS MCCLENDON (Mondelez International), Global Legal Operations and Associate Director
  • LEIGH MCSALLY (Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.), Senior Manager, Legal Operations & Global Legal
  • ROBERT MIGNANELLI (Pearson plc), Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Global Product/Technology
  • DON RIDDICK (Total System Services), Associate General Counsel
  • MATEO SANCHEZ (Uber Technologies, Inc.), Head of Global Legal Operations
  • MARK SMOLIK (DHL), Vice President and General Counsel
  • SHELLEY SYLVA (TD Bank), Director, External Counsel & Knowledge Management
  • MONICA ZENT (Foxwordy Inc.), Founder and Chief Executive Officer and (ZentLaw), Founder and Managing Counsel

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Topics For Discussion

  • Defining The Metrics That Make A Difference
  • Where There’s A Bill, There’s A Way: Techniques For Better E-Billing
  • The Evolution Of Legal Staffing & Alternative Legal Services Providers
  • Dashboards & Portals: The Art & Science Of Reporting Key Metrics To Senior Management
  • Artificial Intelligence: Current Solutions & Real Results

Venue: Lakeway Resort & Spa

101 Lakeway Drive, Austin, TX 78734

This lakeside Texas Hill Country resort is a short drive from downtown Austin.

General Sessions

Address top-of-mind issues in a conversational exchange among industry thought leaders, enabling participants to share lessons, expertise, leadership skills, and practical tools.


Engage in advanced dialogue in an informal boardroom-style setting on specific topics that are particularly suited to smaller group discussions.

Networking Meals

Participate in all meals and networking functions hosted on-site by Consero. These intimate gatherings provide countless opportunities to develop lasting business relationships.

Customized Itineraries

Meet with the most innovative service providers in the industry, one-on-one, based on your individual and departmental priorities. Our reputable partners are referred and vetted by your peers.

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