AGENDA

2019 FIRST CHAIR AWARD AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019

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

9:00 a.m. ‐ 9:30 a.m.
Welcome by the Co-chairs
Christine M. Castellano, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and
Chief Compliance Officer, Ingredion Incorporated
Neil Hayes, General Counsel, Guaranteed Rate, Inc.

9:30 a.m. ‐ 11:15 a.m.
General Counsel Roundtable
Kathleen M. Boege, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Wintrust Financial Corporation
F. Willis Caruso, Jr (Bill), General Counsel and Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, DeVry University
Char L. Dalton, General Counsel, Vice President, SEKO Logistics
Chad R. Hamilton, General Counsel, EVP Legal and Government Affairs, Sargento Foods Inc.
Joshua Markus, General Counsel, Ardagh Group
Georgia Vlamis, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Human Resources,
Freight Car

11:30 p.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m.
Lunch/Keynote
Leslie Abramson, Retired criminal defense attorney and author

1:15 p.m. ‐ 2:15 p.m.
Track 1: Quantifying Risk in Contracts
Track 2: Top Developments in Cybersecurity Litigation

2:20 p.m. ‐ 3:20 p.m.
Track 1: In-house Counsel’s Role in Insurance Risk Management
Track 2: Leveraging Analytics in Document Review 

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

3:35 p.m. ‐ 4:35 p.m.
Track 1: Hot Topics in Employment Law
Track 2: Recent developments in Litigation Funding

4:40 p.m. ‐ 5:40 p.m.
Track 1: IP Risk Management and Strategies for Defensive Litigation in District Courts and the Patent Office
Track 2: Secrets of Successful Negotiation

CONFERENCE VENUE: GLEACHER CENTER

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

AWARDS GALA VENUE: Venue SIX10