2020 FIRST CHAIR AWARD AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021

8:30 a.m. ‐ 9:00 a.m.
Registration opens

9:00 a.m. ‐ 9:30 a.m.
Welcome by the Co-chairs

9:30 a.m. ‐ 11:15 a.m.
General Counsel Roundtable
Moderator:
Craig Martin,
Firm Chair, Partner, Jenner & Block
Cindy Abbott,
Vice President, General Counsel, Chicago Public Media
Anne M. Frye,
Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary & Compliance Officer, Vertellus
Chad R. Hamilton,
General Counsel, EVP Legal and Governmental Affairs, Sargento Foods Inc.
Jason Maxwell,
 Senior Vice President – Co-Head of Legal and General Counsel for Hines Global
Income Trust and Global REIT, Hines
Jeffrey Simmons,
Chief Legal Officer, GlobalTranz

11:30 p.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m.
Lunch/Keynote
Julian Wheatland, former COO & CFO, Cambridge Analytica and SCL

1:15 p.m. ‐ 2:15 p.m.
Track 1: California Consumer Privacy Act Update
Maureen O’Neill,
Senior Vice President, Strategic Engagement, Consilio

Track 2: Secrets to a Successful Contract Management Deployment
Chase D’Agostino,
AVP of Corporate Solutions & Strategic Growth, QuisLex

Track 3: Unequal Pay in the GC Ranks
Theresa Amato,
Counsel, Sherman & Sterling

2:20 p.m. ‐ 3:20 p.m.
Track 1: Experiences with Litigation Finance

Track 2: Hot Topics in Employment Law
Cheryl D. Orr,
Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Leslie E. Wallis,
Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Track 3: Women Negotiating for Career Success
Moderator:
Carol Frohlinger,
President, Negotiating Women, Inc.
Michele Stumpe,
Partner, Taylor English Duma LLP

3:20 p.m. ‐ 3:35 p.m.
Networking Break

3:35 p.m. ‐ 4:35 p.m.
Track 1: Managing Internal & Government Investigations

Track 2: Legal Marijuana and Employment Law: What Businesses Need to Know

Track 3: News Since Last Year’s Summit Toward Advancing the Goal

4:40 p.m. ‐ 5:40 p.m.
Track 1: Update on the Illinois Biometric Act Cases
Debra R. Bernard,
Partner, Perkins Coie

Track 2: What In-house Counsel Needs to Know About Pay Equity

Track 3: Action Items for Pay Parity
Tamara Bock,
Member, Epstein Becker Green

CONFERENCE VENUE: GLEACHER CENTER

6:00 p.m. ‐ 9:30 p.m.
First Chair Awards Gala

 

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