Schedule 23rd Annual SMU Corporate Counsel Symposium
 
8:00 – 8:50 a.m.          Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
8:50 – 9:00 a.m.          Welcome
                                    Jordan T. Sawyer, Co-Editor, Corporate Counsel Symposium
                                    Christie Latimer, Co-Editor, Corporate Counsel Symposium
 
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.          Cybersecurity Trends - The Evolving Standard of Care for Companies and Management
                                    Shawn Tuma, Partner, Scheef & Stone, L.L.P., Frisco, Texas
 
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.        Is the Promise of Arbitration Illusory?
                                    E. Norman Veasey, Former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court, Wilmington, Delaware
 
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.      Corporate Integration
                                    Tony Coughlan, Tax Counsel, Majority Staff, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Washington, DC

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.      Coffee Break
 
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.      A Global Look at In-House Counsel Practice Management Trends
                                    Veta Richardson, President & CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel, Washington, DC
 
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.      Navigating the Ethical Dilemmas that Can Arise When the Dispute Reaches a Trial or Hearing—Lessons from Moncrief v. Gazprom as                                                     Reported in Bloomberg, Forbes, and The American Lawyer
                                    Van H. Beckwith, Partner, Baker & Botts L.L.P., Dallas, Texas
                                    John B. Lawrence, Senior Associate, Baker & Botts L.L.P., Dallas, Texas
 
11:45 – 12:15 p.m.      Corporate Governance Litigation from Plaintiffs’ Counsel Perspective
                                    Darren Robbins, Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, San Diego, California
 
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.        Detroit’s “Grand Bargain”: The Inside Story of the Detroit Bankruptcy
                                    Keynote Speaker
                                    Judge Gerald E. Rosen, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan
 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.          Panel Discussion: Employee Relations with Insight Into Arbitration Clauses, Confidentiality Agreements, Whistleblowing, and Unionization
                                    Panelists:
                                    Denise C. McWatters, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, HollyFrontier Corporation & Holly Energy Partners, L.P., Dallas,                                       Texas
                                    Rose Marie Glazer, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Siemens Corporation, Washington, DC
                                    James L. Baldwin, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., Plano, Texas
                                    Paul M. Jolas, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, U.S. Concrete, Inc., Euless, Texas
                                    Moderator:
                                    Marc I. Steinberg, Rupert and Lillian Radford Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas
 
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.          Managing an Internal Investigation or Investigating Potential Misconduct, Including Practice Tips for Managing an Investigation with Global                                               Reach
                                    David Woodcock, Partner, Jones Day, Dallas, Texas
                                    Emmanuel E. UbiƱas, Partner, Jones Day, Dallas, Texas
 
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.          Coffee Break
 
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.          Current State of Shareholder Activism
                                    J. Kenneth Menges, Jr., Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Dallas, Texas
 
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.          SEC Enforcement Update
                                    Kit Addleman, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas, Texas
 
 
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.          The Reasons For and the Content of an Effective Antitrust Compliance Policy in the Global Economy
                                    C. Paul Rogers III, Professor of Law and Former Dean, SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas
 
 

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