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General Counsel Forum

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, CA

November 7–9, 2021

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:

  • The Evolving Privacy Landscape: 2021 Review and What’s on the Horizon
  • Establishing a Culture of Mental Health and Wellness in Your Law Department
  • An Ounce of Prevention: Developing Comprehensive Internal Audit Programs
  • The New Administration: 2021 Regulatory Trends and Emerging Priorities
  • Anticipating Potential Fall Out from Trade Wars and How to Protect Your Business Against Them
  • Reducing Your Corporate Risk Level by Increasing Sustainability
  • 3 Steps You Can Take Today to Promote Inclusivity in Your Legal Team


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.

Anshu Pasricha

General Counsel

Astec Industries

Richard Garlish

Vice President & General Counsel

Rocky Mountain Power

Nathan Ganfield

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Johnsonville, LLC

Ken Seddon

Chief Executive Officer

LOT Network, Inc.

Jay Mitchell

General Counsel and Secretary

Jackson Healthcare LLC

Jonathan Truppman

General Counsel


Catherine Spicer

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Tailored Brands

Brent Reinke


Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Kelsey Nicol

Proposition Manager

Thomson Reuters

Nathan Vitan

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary

Public Storage

Lisa Hill

Vice President, Legal Services

Visionworks of America

Monte Baier

General Counsel and Senior Vice President, International Development

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.

Matthew Ayres

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

Bolthouse Farms

Sandy Grimm

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Southeastern Grocers, LLC

Patrick Kelley

Senior Customer Success Manager


Carla Newell

Chief Legal Officer


Nick Sayeedi

SVP Legal, DGC, and Chief Compliance Officer

Dish Network

Chris Woo

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Aspire Bakeries

Lauren Zajac

Chief Legal Officer & Data Protection Officer


MaryAnn Kanary

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

Barton Malow Holdings LLC

Reggie O’Shields

General Counsel

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

David Kirtley

General Counsel - Americas

Mettler-Toledo, LLC

Richard Konrath

General Counsel

CNH Industrial

Amy Norris

Executive Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal

Clif Bar & Company

Richard Sedory

General Counsel


Heather McAllister

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Penn Foster Education

Erin Illman



Matthew Hemmert

General Counsel


Ken Seddon

Chief Executive Officer

LOT Network, Inc.

Dan Ruderman

Strategic Partnership Director


Nicole Greene

General Counsel, North America

DexCom, Inc.

Jonathan Coe

Vice President and General Counsel

O’Neal Industries

Gregory Butler

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Eversource Energy

Scott Thayer

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Dawn Food Products, Inc.

Anthony Pearl

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Marc Marling

Chief Legal Officer - CMA CGM North America


Janet Serafin

General Counsel


Dylan Ramsey

Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Vista Outdoor Inc.

Noni Ellison

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Tractor Supply Company

George Peters

General Counsel North America

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

Florencia Garza Infante

Regional General Counsel, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs LATAM


David Watson

General Counsel

Reynolds Consumer Products

Alan Tse

General Counsel


Tim Triplett

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Black & Veatch

Steven Secrist

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

Puget Sound Energy

Rozan Simoni

General Counsel

COFCO International

Karen Moor

Director of ELM Sales


Matthew Geekie

Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

Graybar Electric Company, Inc.

Eric Lardiere

Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

Meggitt USA

Heather McAllister

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Penn Foster Education

Paul Gagnier

Executive Vice President and General Counsel


Catherine Paulson

Associate General Counsel - CRM&N Division

Integer Holdings

Michael Abril

Chief Legal Officer

San Joaquin Valley College Inc. -- Ember Education

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