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Corporate Litigation Forum

October 8–10, 2017, Island Hotel, Newport Beach, CA

Join like-minded Chief Litigation Officers and other senior in-house counsel for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.

Faculty Members Include

  • MICHELLE ADAMS (Ten-X, LLC), Senior Corporate Counsel, Employment Law
  • JANELLE CARTER ANDERSON (Adtalem Global Education), Associate General Counsel
  • CHRISTOPHER ANTONOW (Guggenheim Partners), General Counsel, Dispute Resolution
  • JOSEPH ARONDS (Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc.), Chief Litigation & Trial Counsel
  • MELINDA BALLI (Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.), Chief Litigation Counsel
  • CHRIS BEAHN (PwC), Director, Forensic Technology Solutions
  • MARC BONORA (Envision Healthcare Corporation), Enterprise Litigation Counsel
  • PETER BROWN (PwC), Managing Director
  • DEBORAH BUTERA (Kleinfelder), Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
  • ALLEN CHIU (Genesys), Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Global Head of Litigation
  • TIMOTHY COLLINS (Convergent Outsourcing, Inc.), General Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
  • SEAN DOWSING (Orion Construction), General Counsel
  • THOMAS ECK (Huntington National Bank), Deputy General Counsel
  • JENNIFER EDWARDS (Anadarko Petroleum Corporation), Associate General Counsel, Litigation & Legal Technology
  • CORY FEINBERG (MoneyGram International), Associate General Counsel and Head of Global Litigation
  • JANE FUNK (Robert Half Legal), Vice President, Consulting Solutions
  • DIANA GESEKING (Dyson, Inc.), Assistant General Counsel
  • ROB GITELL (Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker (formerly Serengeti)), Senior Director
  • THOMAS GOTTSEGEN (Statoil), Chief Counsel
  • ANDREW GRABEN (Hilgers Graben PLLC), Partner
  • AARON GRANGER (DHL Supply Chain), Associate General Counsel
  • MICHAEL HILGERS (Hilgers Graben PLLC), Founder
  • GRACE HOROUPIAN (Fisher Phillips), Partner
  • GREGORY JACKSON (NuVasive), Senior Director, Legal Affairs
  • BENJAMIN JOHNSON (MGA Entertainment), Head of Litigation
  • MONICA JOHNSON (Ventura Foods), Assistant General Counsel
  • VICTOR JOHNSON (Dykema Gossett), Member
  • BETH KEARNEY (, LLC), Vice President and Associate General Counsel
  • KERITH KNECHTEL (, LLC), Senior Corporate Counsel
  • CHARLES LACHAUSSEE (Wedbush Securities Inc.), Corporate Counsel
  • LINDSEY LEE (LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.), Counsel
  • JOHN LUKIN (TaylorMade Golf), Associate General Counsel
  • SARAH MITCHELL (California Natural Products), Vice President and General Counsel
  • MAUREEN O’NEILL (DiscoverReady), Senior Vice President, Discovery Strategy & Data Privacy/Security
  • BRANDON PACE (LendingClub), Senior Vice President, Legal
  • SAPNA PANDYA (Red Bull North America, Inc.), Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation & Employment
  • KEVIN PODD (LexisNexis), Global Sales Manager
  • KATHY POURSANAE (CBRE, Inc.), Senior Counsel, Global Litigation
  • KATHLEEN REILLY (Ensign Services, Inc.), Associate General Counsel
  • KIM RICHARDSON (Herbalife), Senior Director, Worldwide Privacy Counsel
  • ANGELA ROACH (Maxim Integrated), Director, Associate General Counsel, Employment & Immigration
  • MARCUS RYAN (ERM), Global Litigation Director
  • KEN SEDDON (LOT Network, Inc.), Chief Executive Officer
  • CATHY SISON (Macy’s), Senior Counsel
  • PAUL STROKA (Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services), Director of Legal Solutions
  • BRIAN TREXELL (Baird), Senior Associate General Counsel
  • ROBERT TRONNES (eBay Inc.), Head of Americas Litigation
  • PETER URIAS (Airbnb), Managing Counsel
  • LAEL VAUGHN (St. John Knits), Director of Legal Affairs
  • NATHANIEL VITAN (Public Storage), Vice President and Chief Counsel, Litigation & Operations
  • HOAN VO (Hyundai Capital America), Director, Managing Counsel
  • RONALD WASINGER (Sony Electronics Inc.), Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
  • ADAM WELLS (Inventus), Managing Director, Strategic Solutions
  • BARRY WHITE (SNC-Lavalin), Vice President of Legal Affairs, Western Hemisphere
  • KATE WILLMUNDER (Apria Healthcare), Senior Director, Employee Relations & HR Compliance
  • WENDY WU (Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company), Vice President
  • JAN ZEMANEK (Kondaur Capital Corporation), General Counsel

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Topics For Discussion

  • Leading Corporate Legal Departments Point The Way To Outstanding Performance
  • Managing The Complexities Of E-Discovery & Information Governance
  • Internal Investigations: From Crisis Management to Cultural Change
  • Pay Equity and Sexual Harassment: Avoiding Costly Lawsuits And Negative Publicity
  • Using Your Funds More Efficiently

Venue: Island Hotel Newport Beach

690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

In the heart of Newport Beach, 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.


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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Attendees Rave About Consero

  • “I liked the variety of in-house counsel who attended. There was a great mix of large, medium, and small companies.”
    Angie Frye | Verizon
  • “Hearing directly from in-house colleagues was great!”
    David Hitchens | JLL