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Corporate Counsel Institute

Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Venue: Room 25 / Univeristy of Minnesota Law School  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $125.00

Deadline to Register: February 10, 2015

The Corporate Counsel Institute was designed by the MSBA Corporate Counsel Section and the Corporate Institute at the University of Minnesota Law School for corporate attorneys looking for a quality CLE course with topics meaningful to their practice at a reasonable cost. 1 Ethics, 1 Elimination of Bias and 4 Standard CLE credits approved!

8:30-8:55 check-in and light breakfast

8:55-9:00 Opening Remarks

9:00-10:00 Hot Topics in Social Media
John Pickerill, Partner at Fredrickson & Byron
This session will discuss hot topics in social media that corporate counsel need to know.

10:00- 10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 What on Earth is on that iPhone, iPad, and Android and Why General Counsel Should Care?
Christine Chalstrom, CEO and President of Shepherd Data Services
This session will focus on the ramifications for "bring your own device" (BYOD) policies, what can be found on Apple/Android devices and how the findings affect corporations. She will also discuss the key cases that protect the employer and the employee in a BYOD world.

11-11:45 Recent Trends and Developments in Employment Litigation
Bill McNab, Shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine
This session will discuss recent trends and developments in employment litigation focusing on wage and hour investigations, lawsuits and class actions.

11:45-12:05 Break & Catered Lunch

12:05-1:05 Ethical Challenges and Responsibilities of Leaders (Ethics Credit)
Reid Schar, Partner at Jenner & Block
This ethics session will discuss the ethical challenges and responsibilities of leaders highlighted and understood in the context of the investigation and prosecution of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.  It includes a number of valuable take-aways both from the perspective of how the government approaches criminal investigations and how corporate America, including corporate counsel, generally should set a tone for compliance and foster an environment that encourages awareness and reporting of wrongdoing. 

1:05-1:15 Break

1:15-1:45 Creating and Developing Corporate Pro Bono Programs
Karen Canon, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at US Bank; Maureen Harms, Associate General Counsel at 3M; and David March, Senior Counsel at Target Corporation.
This session will discuss three successful corporate pro bono programs, the path to that success, and the Minnesota Corporate Pro Bono Council.

1:45-2:45 Cross-Border Cultural Considerations in International Business (Elimination of Bias Credit)
Chris Bercaw, Partner at Dorsey & Whitney; Sara Gross Methner, General Counsel and Secretary at University of St. Thomas; Betsy Van Hecke, Vice President and Chief Counsel at Medtronic's Cardiac Vascular Group 
Our panel will consist of three transactional lawyers who have lived and worked in Asia, Europe and Latin America.  The panel will discuss challenges of negotiating and documenting business transactions across borders.  Topics will include:
- Language barriers and asymmetries (e.g., the effect of the predominance of English as the language used in international business)
- Legal and business cultures:  different approaches to trust-building, negotiation, making contracts and resolving disputes
- Socio-economic factors:  race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, income inequality, and economic development

2:45 -3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 General Counsel Roundtable
Lynn Anderson, Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Holiday Companies; Timothy Baer, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Target Corporation; Sarah Erickson, General Counsel at Capital Safety Inc.; Mark Kimball, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Risk Officer at Select Comfort; moderated by Mary Dean, Corporate Attorney at Northern Tool + Equipment.
This general counsel roundtable will be a discussion of how each panelist made his/her way to the GC position, specific challenges and rewarding aspects of the GC role;  what they expect from the lawyers in their departments, and what some of their “pet peeves” are with respect to running the department, as well as each panelists’ thoughts on what non-GCs don’t know about the role. 

4:00-6:00 Networking Reception (catered drinks and appetizers)

CLE Credits:

4 Standard, 1 Ethics and 1 EOB CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 201367


Section Member:  $75.00
MSBA Member not in the section:  $100.00
Non-Member:  $125.00
Law Student: $20.00
Join the section and attend for $85.00 (Must call Jennifer Brask at 612-278-6305 to use this option)


Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 University of Minnesota Law School, Room 25
229 19th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing is not available.

Want more information about the Corporate Counsel Section? 
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Brask | 612-278-6305
No sessions have been associated with this event.