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General Counsel Forum

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, Huntington Beach, CA

June 26–28, 2022


The role of today’s General Counsel bears but a faint resemblance to the role of the past.

The General Counsel is a dominant figure within any sophisticated company. While managing risk remains within their mandate, the modern GC must help lead the way in building the business.

Advisory Board:

  • Sabeena Ahmed Liconte (Bank of China International), Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer
  • Vaishali Bhatia (The HollyFrontier Companies),  Senior Vice President and General Counsel
  • LaTanya Langley (BIC), Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
  • Carlos Lopez (The Vitamin Shoppe), Vice President, General Counsel
  • Holly Saigo (Kimball Midwest), Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
  • Jared Sine (Match Group Inc.), Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
  • Rishi Varma (Hewlett Packard Enterprise), General Counsel

Topics for discussion include:

  • Reputation Rehab: Transforming the Law Department’s Brand from Barrier to Collaborator
  • Foundations of Good Communication: Establishing Your Outside Counsel Billing Guidelines
  • Protecting Innovation Through Strong Peer Networks: How Are
    General Counsel Dealing With the Growing Patent Troll Issue?
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Contract Automation and the Broader Picture
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Law
  • Interactive Workshop: Leveraging Analytics to Showcase Legal’s Value to the Enterprise
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Designing the Ultimate Vendor Scorecard
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Rapid Ransomware Response: Developing Comprehensive Plans to Address Cyberattacks, Mitigate Risk, and Maintain Brand Reputation
  • Acquiring Small Companies: New Strategies for Navigating the Process from Identification to Integration
  • Breaking down Silos: Reimaging your Legal Department
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Identifying the Best Use of Technology to Support Your Growing Legal Department
  • Maximizing the Law Department’s ROI: Identifying the Role of the GC in Executing ESG Initiatives
  • Ensuring Transparency and Facilitating Effective Communication with Stakeholders
  • Town Hall: Effective Strategies for Retaining Top Legal Talent in 2022
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Creating an Effective Ethics and Compliance Brand That Resonates With Employees
  • Risk Management Toolbox: Avoiding Costly Errors by Establishing Fastidious Compliance Programs

Please view Consero’s health and safety protocols for in-person events here.


Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

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

Nasym Afsari

General Counsel

Montrose Environmental Group

Ryan Anderson

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer


Vivek Arora

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Mears Group, Inc.

Matthew Ayres

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary

Bolthouse Farms

Elizabeth Benegas

General Counsel


Marc Bonora

General Counsel

Ingenovis Health, Inc.

Jeffrey Bleich

Chief Legal Officer


Char Dalton

General Counsel, Vice President

SEKO Logistics

Jonathan Dhillon

General Counsel

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

John Elliott

Manager - Legal Operations & Technology


Mariah Garcia

General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer

The Conco Companies

Ray Geoffroy

Vice President and General Counsel

Koch Industries, Inc.

Ines Gonzalez

Director, Legal Operations


Shrey Gosalia

Founder and CEO


Lisa Gressel

General Counsel and Chief Human Resources Officer

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc.

Doug Hass

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Kimball Electronics

Konstantin Heilmann

General Counsel


Eric Hildenbrand

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

McLane Company, Inc.

Justin Johnson

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Alaina Kwasizur

General Counsel

Sonos, Inc.

Sherry Lowe Johnson

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary and Head of Legal

Volvo Construction Equipment

Tyler Marion

Legal Business Solutions Principal


Kevin McMurray

General Counsel

Young Living Essential Oils

Robert Mignanelli

Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Legal, Consumer Healthcare


Karen Moor

Director of ELM Sales


Stephanie Moore

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer

Vistra Corp.

Tim Parilla

Chief Legal Officer


Hemant Pathak

Chief Legal Counsel - Microsoft Federal


Alex Pearson

General Counsel


Elizabeth Risha

General Counsel

MGA Entertainment, Inc.

Dan Ruderman

Strategic Partnership Director

CounselLink by LexisNexis

Joy Saphla

President, Strategic Solutions


Kris Satkunas

Director of Strategic Consulting

LexisNexis CounselLink

Josh Sangster

Director of Product Management


William Sawyers

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary

Del Monte Foods, Inc.

Richard Sedory

General Counsel


David Watson

General Counsel

Reynolds Consumer Products

Jerry Levine

Chief Evangelist and General Counsel


Leslie Zmugg

General Counsel

Gordon Brothers

Teri Witteman

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Beyond Meat, Inc.

Bruce Wu

Chief Legal Officer

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