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The Disruptor GC: Effectively Driving Growth & Successful Outcomes in SMEs

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded Date: October 13, 2021
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  • Business Needs vs Strategic Initiatives
  • Balancing Roles
  • Technology & Data Analytics
  • Risk Management
  • C-Suite Relationships and Board Interactivity
  • Outside Counsel
  • Q & A 
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 13, 2021

For NY - Difficulty Level
: For experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


During this discussion, we will highlight how small legal departments can achieve more with less by utilizing whatever resources are available to them in an attempt to avoid relying heavily on outside counsel. Also, the experts will share their views on what additional resources are available and where to find them so that small legal departments can keep their organizations safe while helping them grow.

This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's Annual General Counsel Conference Midwest on October 13th, 2021.

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Ateet Adhikari

Chief Operating Office & General Counsel

Ateet Adhikari is the Chief Operating Office & General Counsel at ShopRunner. He received an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and his JD from the University of Illinois College of Law.

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MeLisa Banks

General Counsel

MeLisa Banks is a recovering litigator, efficiency lover and General Counsel for Kasasa?. Kasasa? is an award-winning financial technology and marketing services company that provides reward checking accounts consumers love, the first ever loan with Take-Backs™, relationship-powered referral programs, and ongoing expert consulting services to community financial institutions. MeLisa’s experience in technology, process and procedure improvement led Kasasa to contract automation, legal department efficiencies and reduced corporate liability. She has earned corporate-wide and executive level trust through performance, efficiency, decisive decision-making and strategic planning0

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John Harrington

General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer

John Harrington is General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer of Flyreel, an early-stage insuretch company based in Denver that has raised more than $18M in capital, led primarily by Google's AI-focused VC fund, Gradient Ventures. Mr. Harrington also has been a member of Flyreel's Board of Directors and was an early angel investor in the company.

Prior to Flyreel, Mr. Harrington was Senior Vice President - Regulatory, Litigation & Human Resources at Inteliquent, a Chicago-based telecom provider. Before that, he was a partner and practice group co-chair at the Chicago-based law firm Jenner & Block.

Mr. Harrington graduated magna cum laude from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. He received his undergraduate degrees from Northwestern University.

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