Day 1 of SuperConference kicked off with the keynote panel “The Real Story Behind ‘The Informant’–A Case of Corporate Fraud,” which focused on the embezzlement scheme of Archer Daniels Midland executive Mark Whitacre, who later was played by Matt Damon in the movie “The Informant!”. From left to right: Anthony D’Angelo, president of Pinnacle Consulting Services, Judge James Epstein of the Illinois First District Appellate Court and Kirkland & Ellis Partner James Mutchnik.
Ron Provenzano, senior vice president, deputy general counsel and chief compliance counsel of RR Donnelley, and Descartes Chief Corporate Officer and Corporate Secretary J. Scott Pagan offer advice on common issues that U.S.-based in-house counsel encounter while managing their foreign subsidiaries during the breakout session titled “Managing Your International Business.”
José Sariego, senior vice president of business and legal affairs at HBO Latin America Group, discusses various nuances of the in-house legal landscape–including the litigation process and handling opposing counsel–during the In-House Young Professionals Lunch & Learn program.
SuperConference attendees mingle and chat during the Roundtable Discussions on Day 1, which focused on day-to-day issues and challenges that in-house counsel face.
Randel Johnson, senior vice president or labor, immigration and employee benefits at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, shares insight about the most significant decisions that came from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in 2011 during “The NLRB’s ‘Race to the Finish’–The Final Months of 2011.”
During the breakout session titled “Internal Investigations–Practice and Legal Considerations,” Newegg.com General Counsel Lee Cheng (left) and Pravin Rao (right), a partner at Perkins Coie and co-chair of the firm’s Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice, discuss issues in-house counsel should consider when faced with an event or business practice that could trigger an internal investigation.
SuperConference attendees celebrate the end of a successful Day 1 at the cocktail reception.