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Corporate Litigation Forum

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Irving, TX

October 24–26, 2021

Today’s corporate litigation function must master not only the pursuit of and response to new matters but the ability to anticipate and prepare for what looms beyond the horizon.

Modern litigation is increasingly complex, as new laws evolve around a dynamic marketplace, and old laws find unexpected application in the digital era. Corporate litigation leadership must be nimble and creative but also keenly aware of where the law is headed in order to protect fully the company’s interests.

Topics for discussion include:

  • A Look Ahead in Emerging Trends and Litigation
  • Protecting the Keys of the Kingdom: Best Practices for Preventing Trade Secrets Claims With New Hires, Disclosing and Protecting Trade Secrets in Litigation, and Protecting Trade Secrets With Remote Working
  • Class Action Trends and Defense Strategies
  • How to Include and Support Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Constant Evolution of eDiscovery
  • Prioritizing and Sustaining Mental Wellness Over Time
  • Importance of Corporate Governance and How It Can Scale Your Company
  • How To Start Your Data Journey
  • Project Management and Collaboration With General Counsel on Litigation
  • Shifting Corporate Culture From Reactive To Proactive
  • Identifying Litigation Metrics and KPIs That Enhance and Empower The In-House Team
  • Best Practices for Assembling and Structuring A Strong Team
  • What To Expect When Headed to Arbitration/Trial
  • Effective Partnering Strategies for In-House and Outside Counsel in High-Stakes Litigation
  • Reducing Litigation and Cybersecurity In A World of Remote Work
  • Top Compliance and Regulatory Challenges Facing Today’s Litigation Counsel

Advisory Board:

  • Norma Garcia Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Risk Management & Safety, and Chief Diversity Officer Rent-A-Center
  • Richard Lopez Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment The Boeing Company
  • Janie Perelman Vice President, Assistant General Counsel Michaels Stores, Inc.
  • Jennifer Scoliard Deputy General Counsel, Litigation Cenlar FSB

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Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

Hear from and interact with some of the most influential voices in this space.


Executive Vice President and General Counsel, U.S. Litigation

HSBC North America

Brent Dyer

Senior Legal Counsel

Trend Micro

Janie Perelman

Vice President, Assistant General Counsel

Michaels Stores, Inc.

Jennifer Scoliard

Deputy General Counsel, Litigation

Cenlar FSB

Natalie Gray

Vice President, Associate General Counsel


Philip Laffey

Senior Associate General Counsel

Global Payments

Sherri Nagel

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel

Discover Financial Services

Douglas Shaw

Chief Risk Officer

Nuvance Health

Amy Klug

Associate General Counsel, Litigation & Corporate Operations Legal Affairs

Daiichi Sankyo

Trip Ruby

Vice President Senior Managing Counsel

TMX Finance Family of Companies

Allen Chiu

Chief Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation


Marianne Ibrahim

Executive Counsel, Director of Global Compliance

Baker Hughes, a GE company

Franz Espanol

Senior Assistant General Counsel – Employment

Prime Healthcare

Steven Cole

Vice President, Corporate Markets


Vijay Bondada

Vice President, Litigation

Duke Energy Corporation

Shelby Angel

Vice President and General Counsel

Gold's Gym

Gene Besen



Victor Johnson



Malika Herring

Senior Litigation Counsel

bp America Inc.

Eric Crawley

Vice President, Advanced Technologies and Review


Michael Gibeault

Vice President, Legal Services


Jennifer McIver

Director of Strategy - US


Eric Lipman

Director, Litigation & Global Competition


Alec Schultz


Hilgers Graben PLLC

Michael Merriman


Hilgers Graben PLLC

Carly Kligler


Hilgers Graben PLLC

Karen Wagshul

Senior eDiscovery Consultant


Olivia Howe

General Counsel


Kaitlyn Burke

Senior Counsel – Litigation and Labor and Employment

Rent-A-Center, Inc.

Melissa Zujkowski

Vice President, Global Litigation & Disputes


Ki’Jhana Friday

Deputy General Counsel

US Anesthesia Partners

Walt Grollitsch

General Counsel and Head of Intellectual Property

Amberjack Capital Partners

Sinead Soesbe

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

The Rosewood Corporation

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