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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:

  • Augusto Aragone (Ingram Micro Inc.), Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel
  • Lois Bingham (Libbey), Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
  • Grant Burns (America Fujikura Ltd.), Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  • Heather Bush (Bureau Veritas), Vice President General Counsel
  • Ruchi Kaushal (Cable & Wireless Communications), General Counsel
  • LaTanya Langley BIC Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
  • Luis Machado (TopBuild Corp.), Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary
  • Tajanae Mallett (Arjo Inc.),  General Counsel
  • 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
  • Scott Thayer (Dawn Food Products, Inc.), Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
  • Teri Witteman (Beyond Meat, Inc.), Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
  • Adam Walker (Coverall North America, Inc.), Vice President and General Counsel
  • David Watson (Reynolds Consumer Products),  General Counsel
  • Bruce Wu (Deepcell, Inc.), 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

David Anderson

Vice President and Associate General Counsel

U.S. Anesthesia Partners

John Archer

Senior Vice President, Ethics and Compliance and General Counsel


Monte Baier

General Counsel and Senior Vice President, International Development

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.

Kate Bridal

Content & Community Leadership


Grant Burns

Executive Vice President & General Counsel


Bret Fausett

Chief Legal Officer and Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs

Tucows, Inc.

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.

Don Hinderliter II

Head of Legal and General Counsel

Sky Chefs, Inc.

Jerry Howe

Executive Vice President and General Counsel


Caleb Jay

Vice President and General Counsel

Arizona Diamondbacks

Michael King

Managing Partner

Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP

Kaley Karaffa

Head of Board Advisory, Americas

Nasdaq Corporate Solutions, LLC

Patrick Kassen

General Counsel

Link Logistics Real Estate

Yvette Le

Managing Director, Legal Transformation Services

Epiq Global

Eleanor Lightbody



Brady Long

Executive Vice President and General Counsel


Joshua Lute

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Dutch Bros. Coffee

Sue-Lynn Noel

Senior Vice President and General Counsel


Stephen Mar

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary


Jessica Markowitz

President and Chief Operating Officer

Paragon Legal Group LLC

Nandini Nair

Global General Counsel

L&T Technology Services

Jessica Nguyen

Chief Legal Officer


Judi Otteson

General Counsel

Gatik AI, Inc.

Deirdre Silver

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Henal Patel



Tim Parilla

Chief Legal Officer


Kim Pryor

General Counsel

2023 Innovation Champion Award Nominee

Dena Rosenzweig

Chief Legal Officer

Scientific Games

Dan Ruderman

Director, Strategic Partnerships

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.

Richard Sedory

General Counsel


Edward Smith

Edward Smith Sales Director


Scott Thayer

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Dawn Food Products, Inc.

Jerry Ting

Chief Executive Officer


Anita Turner

Senior Account Executive


Chris Young

General Counsel


Henry Wang

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Herbalife Nutrition

Jason Weintraub

Chief Legal Officer

Jacuzzi Group

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

Bruce Wu

Vice President, Intellectual Property

Nutcracker Therapeutics, Inc.

Adam Wolfe

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

United Wholesale Mortgage, LLC

Leslie Zmugg

General Counsel

Gordon Brothers

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