Corporate Legal Operations Forum

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Corporate Legal Operations Forum

February 10–12, 2019 | Island Hotel Newport Beach | Newport Beach, CA

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

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  • DAN BAKER (Ancestry.com), Chief of Staff, Director of Legal Operations
  • RYAN BLACK (Instacart), Director of Legal Operations
  • QUINTIN CASSADY (Galderma Laboratories L.P.), Vice President and General Counsel
  • CHRISTINE DIDOMIZIO (Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC), Certified Paralegal
  • JOHN ELLIOTT (Ares Management), Head of Legal Operations
  • MIKE HAVEN (Gap Inc.), Senior Director, Head of Legal Operations
  • EMELITA HERNANDEZ-BRAVO (Fitbit), Head of Legal Operations
  • ADRIENNE LEDER-SCHRINER (The Clorox Company), Director of Legal Operations and Associate Counsel
  • TOM MCDONALD (Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker (formerly Serengeti)), Director of Sales
  • ROBERT MIGNANELLI (Pearson plc), Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Global Product/Technology
  • BART MOONEY (Ingram Micro Inc.), Director, Legal
  • ELIZABETH RISHA (MGA Entertainment, Inc.), General Counsel
  • KIRSTEN TAITELBAUM (DaVita Inc.), Head of Legal Operations
  • JENNIFER ZAJAC (Airgas), Corporate Litigation, Legal Operations, CEDS, CCP

Advisory Board

  • VINCENT CORDO (Shell Oil), Legal Global Sourcing Officer
  • MATT GEEKIE (Graybar Electric Company, Inc.), Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
  • LAURIE HANSEN (Mutual of Omaha), Director, Legal Management & Operations
  • FELICIA HICKEY (Equifax, Inc.), U.S. Legal Department Legal Administrator
  • ALEX JONAS (Autodesk), Head of Legal Operations
  • ADRIENNE LEDER-SCHRINER (The Clorox Company), Director of Legal Operations and Associate Counsel
  • 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

  • Solving The Challenge Of How To Do More Without More Resources
  • Building A New Legal Service Delivery Model With Law Firms & Outside Provider
  • The Evolution Of Alternative Legal Services Providers
  • Optimizing Your Legal Management Systems To Address The Unique Needs Of A Corporate Legal Department
  • Creating A Multi-Year Technology Roadmap

Venue: Island Hotel Newport Beach

690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

This award-winning venue is less than 6 miles from John Wayne Airport.

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.

KnowledgeBridges™

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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