4th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute

Event Description

Deadline to Register: March 5, 2018

Join us for the 4th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute!  The Institute was designed by the MSBA Corporate Counsel Section for corporate attorneys looking for quality CLE courses with topics meaningful to their practice at a reasonable cost. Come for the practical education and the opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues. We look forward to seeing you!


8:00 - 8:30am  Breakfast / Registration

8:30 - 8:45am  Welcome from the Corporate Counsel Section Chair

8:45 - 9:45am  "In-house Counsel in the Crosshairs of a Government Investigation" (Ethics credit applied for)

In-house counsel know there are ethical lines that cannot be crossed. If those lines are crossed, counsel may find themselves in the crosshairs of a criminal investigation. Using a workshop format, the panel will present real-life situations in which in-house or corporate counsel found themselves the focus of a criminal investigation. The panel will address those scenarios in which in-house counsel need to be most careful and the consequences that may result. The workshop also will address the Rules of Professional Responsibility that guide counsel in those situations in which their clients insist or persist on a criminal course of conduct or when counsel’s own services are used to perpetrate a crime.

John Marti | Partner at Dorsey & Whitney
Karen Clauson | Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary at Integra Telecom
Moderator:Karl Procaccini

10:00 - 11:00am  "Sexual Harassment in a #MeToo World"

An allegation of sexual harassment is made, now what? A discussion of what has changed in light of the changes in public perception and the #MeToo movement.

Jenny Gassman-Pines | Greene Espel PLLP
Steven Smith | Nichols Kaster PLLP
Susie Byers | Associate GC, Labor and Employment at Jack Link's Protein Snacks
Greg Petouvis | Director and Assistant General Counsel at Target
Moderator: Rosa Summers

11:15 - 12:15pm  "Artificial Intelligence Panel"

Technologies that perform tasks that have historically required human intelligence are becoming a more integral part of the lives of consumers and businesses alike.  This panel will explore legal issues related to the general use of artificial intelligence ("AI") and will also address opportunities and risks of using AI technology in the legal profession.

Eran Kahana | Counsel at Maslon LLP
John Stout | Shareholder at Fredrikson and Byron
Brad Pederson | Patent Practice Chair with Patterson Thuente Pederson PA

12:15 - 12:45pm  Lunch

12:45 - 1:45pm  Keynote: "Deadliest Catch: Don't Be Another Fish in the Dark 'Net"

You've read the headlines. Unfortunately, the question now is not if your information is going to be accessed or stolen, but when. Surprisingly, neither the Federal Bench nor Bar are immune to these attacks. In an effort to inform the attendees of current developments in the digital underground as well as provide realistic advice for cyber protection, Mark Lanterman will be discussing recent high-profile cybercrime events, including website breaches impacting retailers, banks, and government agencies. Mark will discuss particularly dangerous types of threats that might affect individuals involving the Dark Web, the Internet of Things, phishing, and Wi-Fi attacks.

Mark Lanterman | Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensic Services

2:00 - 3:00pm  "Breaking Down Barriers to Justice by Building Up In-house Pro Bono Programs" (Elimination of Bias credit applied for)

Join us for a discussion on how in-house pro bono programs and partnerships can increase access to legal services for and help eliminate biases against persons of diverse race, gender, economic status, creed, color, national origin, disability, age or sexual orientation. We will address topics relevant to doing pro bono in-house, including fears, administrative considerations, leadership, recognition tools, ethical considerations and pro bono partnerships. We will also make the case for how pro bono can help your bottom line.

Karen Canon | Deputy General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Counsel at U.S. Bank
Jordan Martell | Vice President and Managing Counsel at Thrivent Financial

3:15 - 4:15pm  "General Counsel Panel Discussion"

This roundtable discussion with local general counsels will include a discussion of several topics very pertinent to in-house practice. Panelists will describe their role in their legal department, discuss the hot areas of legal focus for each department, explain how they balance the twin demands of serving as functional leader and as chief legal counsel to senior management, and talk about the challenges in running their department in 2018.

Ivan Fong | Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel at 3M
Karen Gallivan | Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Graco Inc.
Les Korsh | Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Patterson Companies, Inc.
Cathy Landman | Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Young America

4:15 - 5:30pm  Social

CLE Credits:

4 Standard, 1 Ethics and 1 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 254263


CCS Section Member:  $80 
MSBA Member not in the section:  $150 OR join the CCS section and attend the Institute for $100 (Must contact Kayla Erbach at kerbach@mnbar.org 612-278-6325 to join the section.)

Non-MSBA Member:  $200
Law Student: $25


Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 Mitchell Hamline School of Law - Auditorium | 875 Summit Ave | Saint Paul, MN 55105

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing is not available. 

Want more information about the MSBA Corporate Counsel Section
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Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy. 
Questions? Contact Kayla Erbach| 612-278-6325

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event please notify Kayla Erbach at 612-278-6325 or kerbach@mnbar.org.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this event.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Mitchell Hamline School of Law
875 Summit Av
Saint Paul, MN 55104