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Corporate Legal Operations Forum

November 5–7, 2017 | 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

  • MIKE BAER (CME Group), Manager of Legal Operations
  • DIANA BARLOW (Voya Financial), Assistant Vice President
  • CLIFF BARR (Andeavor),Associate General Counsel, Legal Operations, Records & Information Governance
  • WILLIAM BARTHELL (Symantec Corporation), Vice President, Legal
  • LUCY BASSLI (Microsoft Corporation), Assistant General Counsel, Legal Operations
  • NADINE BERGE (TransCanada Corporation), Director, Corporate Compliance & Legal Operations
  • BRENDA BIRKEN (SI Group, Inc.), Senior Legal Counsel
  • CONNIE BRENTON (NetApp, Inc.), Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Legal Operations / Chairman of the Board, CLOC
  • LISA BRZYCKI (Northwestern Mutual), Director, Legal Operations & Technology
  • LAURA CAPONI (Bristol-Myers Squibb), Head of Strategy & Operations Law Department
  • VINCENT CORDO (Shell Oil), Legal Global Sourcing Officer
  • HEATHER COWAN (Vista Outdoor), Director, Legal Operations
  • BINDU CUDJOE (BMO Financial Group), Deputy General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer
  • SOPHIA DAVIS (Oracle, Inc.), Senior Legal Operations Program Manager
  • SHEILA DUSSEAU (NCR), Law, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Legal Operations
  • MAXINE ERSKINE (British Columbia Automobile Association), Manager, Legal Operations
  • JAKE FRAZIER (FTI Consulting), Senior Managing Director
  • MONICA GALLANT (Shopify, Inc.), Director of Legal Operations
  • TRACEY GALLEGOS (Argonne National Laboratory), Legal Operations Manager
  • ROB GITELL (Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker (formerly Serengeti)), Senior Director
  • LAURIE HANSEN (Mutual of Omaha), Director, Legal Management & Operations
  • PHYLLIS HARRIS (Walmart Stores, Inc.), Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Legal Operations
  • MIKE HAVEN (Gap Inc.), Senior Director, Head of Legal Operations
  • DANIEL HENDY (General Electric), Associate General Counsel
  • FELICIA HICKEY (Equifax, Inc.), U.S. Legal Department Legal Administrator
  • ERIC HILDENBRAND (McLane Company, Inc.), Vice President and General Counsel, Grocery
  • MALVINA IANNONE (General Electric Company), Executive Counsel, Global Legal Shared Services
  • SUSAN KAISER (Abbott Laboratories), Senior Legal Counsel, International Legal Operations, Canada
  • ANDREA KIRIMIS (InvenTrust Properties Corporation), Director of Leasing/Legal Operations
  • LISA KONIE (Adobe Systems Incorporated), Senior Director, Legal Operations
  • DEBRA KUPER (Kubota), Vice President and General Counsel
  • ADRIENNE LEDER-SCHRINER (The Clorox Company), Director, Legal Operations
  • MALVINA LONGORIA (Mastercard), General Counsel, Strategy & Transformation
  • JUANITA LUNA (Pacific Gas & Electric Company), Director, Office of the General Counsel
  • KIRAN MALLAVARAPU (Liberty Mutual Group), Senior Vice President, Legal Strategic Services
  • SCOTT MARS (Exari), General Manager, Field Operations
  • SHARON MAYERS (Pernod Ricard USA), Corporate Secretary and E-Discovery Manager
  • DELORIS MCCLENDON (Mondelez International), Global Legal Operations and Associate Director
  • TRACY MCMAHON (DaVita, Inc.), Director, Legal Operations
  • LEIGH MCSALLY (Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.), Senior Manager, Legal Operations & Global Legal
  • MAUREEN O'NEILL (DiscoverReady), Senior Vice President, Discovery Strategy and Data Privacy/Security
  • MARK PADILLA (Cox Communications, Inc.), Vice President, Legal Operations
  • JASON PARKMAN (Mitratech), Chief Executive Officer
  • LAUREN PHILLIPS (Seagate Technology), Director, Legal Operations
  • TIM RING (MetLife), Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief of Operations for Legal & Compliance
  • JAMES ROBERTS (UF Health Shands), Senior Vice President and General Counsel
  • MARK ROSS (Integreon), Global Head, Legal Process Outsourcing
  • DAN RUDERMAN (LexisNexis CounselLink), Strategic Business Development Manager
  • MATEO SANCHEZ (Uber Technologies, Inc.), Head of Global Legal Operations
  • RONALD SARIAN (eHarmony, Inc.), Vice President and General Counsel
  • LIZZIE SHILLIAM (The Hertz Corporation), Senior Director, Law Department PMO
  • RAVI SITWALA (Hearst Corporation), Senior Counsel
  • MARK SMOLIK (DHL), Vice President and General Counsel
  • TOM SPAULDING (Inventus), Managing Shareholder, Northern California
  • JOE SURPRENANT (SunPower Corporation), Director, Legal Operations
  • SHELLEY SYLVA (TD Bank), Director, External Counsel & Knowledge Management
  • WINSTON YEUNG (T-Mobile), Senior Manager, Legal Operations
  • MIRANDA ZOLOT (TriNet), Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Business Operations

Advisory Board

  • LUCY BASSLI (Microsoft Corporation), Assistant General Counsel, Legal Operations
  • CONNIE BRENTON (NetApp, Inc.), Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Legal Operations/Chairman of the Board, CLOC
  • MIKE HAVEN (Gap Inc.), Senior Director, Head of Legal Operations
  • MARK SMOLIK (DHL), Vice President and General Counsel
  • MONICA ZENT, Founder & Managing Counsel (ZentLaw) and Founder (Foxwordy Inc.)

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Topics For Discussion

  • Focusing On The Must-Have Metrics
  • What You Need To Be Getting Out Of Your E-Billing Solution
  • Discovering What’s New In E-Discovery
  • Teamwork Makes The Dream Work: Partnering With Procurement, HR & Other Corporate Functions To Drive Success
  • It’s All In The Numbers: The Economics Of Legal Pricing

Venue: Lakeway Resort & Spa

101 Lakeway Drive, Austin, TX 78734

Enjoy lakeside reflections at the Lakeway Resort & Spa. Perched above the shimmering waters of Lake Travis, the 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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Attendees Rave About Consero

  • “This was a fantastic opportunity to network with my counterparts at other companies while learning from them and understanding opportunities that I am able to implement at my company.”
    Timothy Daniel | Ceva Logistics
  • “Collaborative environment with great information sharing by a variety of GCs from different industries, backgrounds and companies.”
    Nasym Afsari | Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.
  • “The forum is a fantastic and fun way to network and keep current on relevant topics in the GC arena.”
    Jim Ballard | Landcare
  • “A top-notch networking conference for busy general counsels to share best practices.”
    Debbie Swartz | Access Group
  • “Very solid content and discussion; excellent panelists and networking.”
    Sean Gaffney | Encompass Home Health & Hospice
  • “Best practical forum for a GC. Make time for it; you won’t regret it!”
    Anna Alvarado | First Cash Financial Services
  • “It is a focused approach to current issues I deal with at my company.”
    Jim Edwards | Cubic Corporation
  • “Highly recommend this forum to others. Unique delivery—preferable to traditional CLE conferences. Very helpful staff!”
    Cindy Becker | Concerto Healthcare, Inc.
  • “Very collaborative and focused on current topics of interest.”
    Allyn McGinley | Morpho Detection
  • “Outstanding and informative, especially learning from networking.”
    Rick Heller | Legal Sea Foods, LLC