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The Role of Ethics in Negotiations and Beyond


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded Date: October 06, 2021
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Agenda

  • Common Ethics Issues for In-House Counsel
  • Who is the client?
  • Confidentiality
  • Up-the-Ladder Report
  • Lawyer vs Business Partner
  • Conflicts
  • Communication Outside the Company
  • Supervisors/Outsourcing
  • Installing Good Ethical Guidelines
Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded: October 6, 2021

For NY - Difficulty: Experienced Attorneys (Non-Transitional)

Description

With the advent of social media platforms and the digitalization of nearly every document and conversation, the ethical line of negotiations has been blurred. Panelists in this session will explore the ethical obligations of negotiation tactics and mechanisms, and answer the question, how far is too far when it comes to securing a win?

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence, and Power in Law Conference held on October 6th, 2021.

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Panelists

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Leigh Checchio

General Counsel
The Trevor Project

Leigh Checchio (she/her) is the General Counsel of The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people. As General Counsel, she oversees all legal issues and considerations at The Trevor Project, including corporate governance, nonprofit compliance, marketing and advertising compliance, technology and data privacy matters, employment and people-related legal matters, all contracts from vendor agreements to corporate partnership agreements, and litigation.

Prior to joining The Trevor Project, Leigh was the Deputy General Counsel at Droga5, an award-winning advertising agency. There, she managed all legal subject matter areas, including corporate, advertising, and HR matters. Before that, Leigh started her legal career at White & Case in the intellectual property transactions group.

Leigh is a graduate of Tufts University and Harvard Law School, and spent time studying abroad at Oxford University.

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Audrey Taranto

General Counsel
Enstar Group Ltd.

Audrey has been practicing law since 2005 and is currently General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ: ESGR), a leading global insurance group that offers innovative capital release solutions through its network of group companies in Bermuda, the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, and other international locations. A market leader in completing legacy acquisitions, Enstar has acquired over 100 companies and portfolios since its formation in 2001. Audrey joined Enstar in 2012, initially focusing on SEC reporting and building Enstar’s corporate governance program and later supporting M&A transactions and other areas. Audrey became the company’s first Head of Legal in 2017 and was appointed as its first General Counsel in 2019.

Previously, Audrey was Senior Legal Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary at Cigna Corporation. Prior to that, she was an Associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in the Corporate & Securities practice group where she represented public and private clients in securities compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions.

Audrey attended The College of New Jersey (B.A., Business Marketing, magna cum laude, 2002) where she was an Academic All-American in softball, and Temple University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2005). Audrey currently lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband, Damian and children, Logan (10) and Alexis (8).


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