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Being Your Own Entrepreneur: Define Your Success. Own Your Career

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS SCHOOL OF LAW
1000 LASALLE AVENUE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Join experienced women in-house counsel to discuss building your in-house legal career at NAWL’s 2015 Regional General Counsel Institute (“RGCI”) on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you are in-house counsel at any seniority level who wants to advance your legal expertise, improve your communication and management skills, and enhance your C-suite presence to add greater strategic value to your company’s business, then you should attend RGCI. Network with in-house peers and presenters and be positioned to achieve your definition of success! CLE credit application to be filed.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Corporate counsel of public, private, large and small companies, non-profits, government, and educational institutions. Registration is limited to in-house counsel. Scholarships are available for in-house attorneys who wish to attend, but may not be able to do so due to cost considerations.  Scholarship Form>>


PROGRAM AGENDA

11:30am -12:00pm
Registration

 12:00 - 1:30pm
Luncheon and General Counsel Panel Debunking Myths of Career Success
The panel of General Counsel will draw from their own experiences to debunk common myths surrounding professional success and offer strategies on how to define your success and own your career. 

KAREN CLAUSON (Moderator), Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Integra
EMILY C. DECKER, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
MARY GIESLER
, Vice President and General Counsel, Minnesota Twins
KATHY MAHONEY, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, SpartanNash Company
LAURA WITTE, Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Cargill, Incorporated

1:30 - 1:45pm
Networking Break

1:45 - 2:45pm
Cyber Security & Data Privacy "Hot Topic"
Hear from a panel of experienced practitioners on how to handle cybersecurity incidents. In addition to in-house counsel, who will explain their incident response plans, you’ll hear from a public relations expert who will speak to how to balance the need to be transparent with the need to protect your company’s attorney-client privilege. In addition, the Special Agent in Charge of the local Secret Service office will explain what threats you should be watching for and how to build relationships with law enforcement before they knock at your door unexpectedly. 

CANDICE CIRESI, Head of Stratasys US Legal and Legal Counsel to SSYS, Inc. and LATAM, Stratasys, Ltd.
LISA BETH LENTINI, Vice President of Global Compliance, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
ANNE M. LOCKNER (Moderator), Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP
STACY L. BETTISON, Founder, Bettison Consulting LLC
LOUIS STEPHENS, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service

 2:45 - 3:45pm
Employment Law "Hot Topics"
Hear from two experienced practitioners on how to handle unusual situations, like when the transgender intern tweets about using medical marijuana (and other emerging issues in the workplace). Whether or not you have responsibility for employment matters, this session will enlighten you about new and recurring employment issues relevant to supervisors, employers, and employees. 

ANGELA BERANEK BRANDT, Partner, Larson King LLP; Vice President, National Association of Women Lawyers
LAURIE KNOCKE, Senior Employment Counsel, Boston Scientific Corporation

3:45 - 4:00pm
Networking Break

4:00 - 5:00pm
Keynote Presentation*
Women In Leadership: Passion and Purpose

Having ushered many professional women into next-level careers, Tara Jaye Frank knows a little something about career planning. She believes, however, that a truly successful career isn't about ladders or titles; it's about alignment. Passion and purpose play important roles in crafting a meaningful career experience. With personal stories and practical principles, Tara Jaye Frank will inspire the purposeful leader in you.

TARA JAYE FRANK, Author, Speaker, and Vice President of Multicultural Strategy, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

5:00 - 6:30pm
Networking Reception hosted by Faegre Baker Daniels LLP*

 *Open to all attorneys, including those practicing at law firms


 

INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICING

 

Extended
"Early Bird"
Until
August 17
August 31



After
August 17

August 31

NAWL MEMBER IN-HOUSE ATTORNEY FULL-DAY PROGRAM PASS:

$100

$150

NON-NAWL MEMBER IN-HOUSE ATTORNEY FULL-DAY PROGRAM PASS:

$150

$200

KEYNOTE & COCKTAIL RECEPTION ONLY (Open to In-House and Firm Attorneys):

$75

$75


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

DIAMOND SPONSOR LEVEL
 
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PROGRAM CO-SPONSORS

Diversity & Flexibility Alliance
Hamline Law
Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
Minnesota Mother Attorneys Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Ms. JD
Ramsey County Bar Association 


THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!

Regional Program Chair:
Cathy Landman
General Counsel, Jostens Inc.

 

Peggy Steif Abram
Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

National Program Chairs from NAWL’s Board:

Angela Beranek Brandt
Partner, Larson·King LLP

 

Jenny Champlin
Director, Walmart U.S. HR

Planning Committee

Ann Anaya
Senior Counsel, 3M Company

Lori Brown
General Counsel, Portico Benefit Services

Susie Byers
Vice President, Litigation and Employment Law, Carlson

Mary "Betsy" Clark
Corporate Counsel& Vice President, U.S. Bancorp

Karen Clauson
General Counsel, Integra

Amanda M. Daeges
Vice President & Senior Corporate Counsel, U.S. Bancorp

S. Renee Dotson-Gill
Counsel, 3M Company

Sarah Erickson
General Counsel, Capital Safety

Emily Faber-Densley
Counsel, 3M Company

Michelle Gierke
Senior Counsel - Real Estate, Target

Donna Gies
Copyright Counsel, Thomson Reuters 

Jodie Hagstrom
Senior Counsel, Best Buy Company Inc.

Ann Marie Hanrahan
Vice President and Associate General Counsel,
Litigation & Preventive Law, 3M Company

Cheryl Hauch
Corporate Counsel, Best Buy Company Inc.

Tracy Wessel Johnson
Senior Employment Lawyer, Cargill

 Christine Kucera Kalla
Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Group General Counsel, Travelers

Jean F. Lance
Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Worldwide Businesses, Boston Scientific Corporation

Wendy Mahling
Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Xcel Energy

 Elizabeth "Liz" Maiser
Vice President & Corporate Counsel, U.S. Bancorp

Susan Matthees
Counsel, Food Law Center of Excellence, General Mills, Inc.

Laura Moret
Chief Counsel - Asset Management and Managing Director, Piper Jaffray Companies

Margaret D. Price
Principal Legal Counsel, Medtronic, Inc.

Deidre Rehfeld
Senior Counsel - Marketing, Sales, Communications & Enterprise Services, 3M Company 

Lisa Riedesel
Senior Corporate Counsel - Sourcing and Procurement, Target

Alona V. Rindal
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, U.S. Bancorp

Gretchen Skarolid
Senior Intellectual Property Lawyer, Cargill 

Suzanne M. Taylor
Vice President & Group Counsel, Ameriprise Financial

Ann Teynor
Senior Counsel - Regulatory, Target

Elizabeth "Betsey" Temple
Vice President and Corporate Counsel, U.S. Bancorp

Molly B. Thornton
Lawyer, Cargill

Ugo Ukabam
Senior Counsel - Labor & Employment, General Mills, Inc.

Gail Van Horn
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel; Chief Legal Officer- U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.

Emily Van Vliet
Intellectual Property Counsel, 3M Company

Liz Revnew Wolf
Senior Legal Director, Medtronic, Inc.