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General Counsel Forum

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

March 6–8, 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:

  • Foundations of Good Communication: Establishing Your Outside Counsel Billing Guidelines
  • Rapid Ransomware Response: Developing Comprehensive Plans to Address Cyberattacks, Mitigate Risk, and Maintain Brand Reputation
  • Protecting Innovation Through Strong Peer Networks: How Are General Counsel Dealing With the Growing Patent Troll Issue?
  • Process Optimization: Reducing Time Spent on Inefficiencies to Alleviate Budget Strain
  • 3 Steps GCs Can Take Today to Evaluate and Improve the Culture of Belonging in Their Organization
  • Risk Management Toolbox: Avoiding Costly Errors by Establishing Fastidious Compliance Programs
  • Maximizing the Law Department’s ROI: Identifying the Role of the GC in Executing ESG Initiatives


Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

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

Memme Onwudiwe

Executive Vice President, Legal & Business Intelligence


Karen Cheek

Managing Director

Ernst & Young

Jennifer McIver

Director of Strategy, U.S.


Rishi Varma

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

David Klein

General Counsel


Hansal Patel

Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary

The Timken Company

Laura Budzichowski

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

National Gypsum Company

Matt Vaughn

Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.

Eric Hildenbrand

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

McLane Company, Inc.

Char Dalton

General Counsel, Vice President

SEKO Logistics

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