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General Counsel Forum

The Langham Huntington Pasadena CA

June 25–27, 2023


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.

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Advisory Board:

  • Paul Gilbert (Rite Aid), Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
  • LaTanya Langley BIC Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
  • Luis Machado (TopBuild Corp.), Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary
  • Divya Mehta (KONE), Senior Vice President and 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
  • Teri Witteman (Beyond Meat, Inc.), Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
  • Bruce Wu (General Inception), Chief Legal Officer

Topics for discussion include:

  • Critical Leadership Skills for Today’s General Counsel
  • Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day: Creating a Successful Legal Operations Function
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Preemptive Strategies for Boosting Your Recession Resilience
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Does One Size Fit All?: Developing Global Compliance Solutions
  • Innovation For The Modern Legal Department
  • Maximizing Strategic Partnerships with Outside Counsel
  • Beware the Troll: What General Counsel Can Do To Protect Corporate Innovation and Combat the Growing Patent Troll Issue
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Creating an Offensive Litigation Portfolio
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Mitigating Risk When Contracting With Third Parties
  • The Critical Importance of Investing in Mental Health in the Legal Profession
  • KnowledgeBridge™: GC, What Now?: Strategies for Transitioning to CEO and the Board
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Navigating Shareholder Activism
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Moving the Needle in the Legal Profession
  • Regulatory Roundup: Identifying Trends and Responding to Recent Changes
  • KnowledgeBridge™: Succession Success: Strategies for Incentivizing and Developing Your Talent Pipeline
  • Town Hall: Developing Creative Alternative Fee Agreements That Fit Your Organization’s Needs

Rotating Roundtable Discussions: 

  • Developing Your ESG Strategy
  • Managing a Remote Team
  • M&A Integration Challenges
  • Investigation Best Practices
  • Cultural Considerations When Working Globally
  • Future of the Legal Department and Technology
  • Demonstrating the Value of the Law Department to Stakeholders
  • Strategies for Success in Mass Arbitration

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Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

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

J. Paul Allen

General Counsel

Fischer Homes

Monte Baier

General Counsel and Senior Vice President, International Development

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.

Grant Burns

Executive Vice President & General Counsel


Virginia Griffith, JD

Vice President of Business Development

Chris Gaskill

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary

Summit Materials, Inc.

Scott Hampton

Vice President and General Counsel

Forever 21

Victoria Harvey

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Smile Brands Inc.

Caleb Jay

Vice President and General Counsel

Arizona Diamondbacks

Kaley Karaffa

Head of Board Advisory, Americas

Nasdaq Corporate Solutions, LLC

Elizabeth Lewis

General Counsel

Turtle Wax, Inc.

Jessica Markowitz

President and Chief Operating Officer

Paragon Legal Group LLC

Jessica Nguyen

Chief Legal Officer


Tim Parilla

Chief Legal Officer


Dena Rosenzweig

Chief Legal Officer

Scientific Games

Dan Ruderman

Strategic Partnership Director

LexisNexis CounselLink and Parley Pro

Josh Sangster

Director of Product Management


Tracy Scanlan

Vice President, Client Development & Legal Affairs

Paragon Legal Group LLC

Ken Seddon

Chief Executive Officer

LOT Network, Inc.

Scott Thayer

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Dawn Food Products, Inc.

Chris Young

General Counsel


Henry Wang

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Herbalife Nutrition

Brandon Wiebe

General Counsel and Head of Privacy


Teri Witteman

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Beyond Meat, Inc.
2023 Innovation Champion Award Nominee
2023 Leadership Champion Award Nominee

Leslie Zmugg

General Counsel

Gordon Brothers

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