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Virtual Teams: Does Remote Working Have a Place in the Future of the Profession


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: September 16, 2020
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Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Concerns about Work From Home
  • The Human Struggle
  • Takeaways
  • Q & A
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: September 16, 2020

Description

No one could have anticipated that 2020 would be the year that the legal profession went virtual. In 2019, we talked as if this was 10 years away. Today, legal departments, law firms, and courts all across the world have embraced and implemented these technologies and new working practices. This transformative shift for the legal profession has brought new opportunities and risks for General Counsel. The imposing risks have been quick to appear, but understanding the opportunities has been much more clouded. In this new digital age, how can you manage a remote workforce, continuing to drive productivity and inclusivity, over these new digital platforms?

This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's Annual General Counsel East Virtual Conference East on September 16th, 2020.

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Panelists

Archana Rajendra

Senior Associate General Counsel
Henry Ford Health System and Health Alliance Plans

Rajendra has substantial experience preparing and litigating appellate, insurance defense and workers' compensation cases.

She is a member of the firm’s Workers' Compensation Practice Group.

She was previously an adjunct professor at Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice, an attorney at Kluczynski, Girtz & Vogelzang and an attorney at Garlington & Associates.

She received her law degree from Indiana University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

Robyn Frank

VP, Diversity & General Counsel
Centerforce USA

ROBYN MANAGES ALL LEGAL MATTERS AT CENTERFORCE USA, A LEADING PRODUCER OF EVENTS GEARED TOWARD WOMEN IN LAW AND LEADERSHIP.

IN ADDITION, SHE RUNS THE DIVERSITY DIVISION OVERSEEING SPEAKER RECRUITMENT, CREATING ALL CONTENT, MODERATING THE PANELS AND MANAGEMENT OF THE WOMEN IN THE LAW SUMMIT SERIES. PRIOR TO THAT, SHE SPENT 10 YEARS AS GENERAL COUNSEL AT GREAT EASTERN ENERGY, LLC, MANAGING ALL LEGAL AND REGULATORY MATTERS, AND LEADING THE COMPANY’S DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVES.

SHE RECEIVED HER B.A. FROM OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, HER J.D. FROM THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, AND A MASTER’S DEGREE IN ENERGY LAW FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA.

SHE IS A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF THE NEW YORK STATE BAR. SOME OF ROBYN’S PASSIONS INCLUDE VOLUNTEERING FOR A VARIETY OF NATIVE AMERICAN CAUSES AND TRAVELING THE WORLD.

Jenny Colgate

Partner
Rothwell Figg

JENNY COLGATE IS A PARTNER AT ROTHWELL FIGG IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AN EXPERIENCED LITIGATOR AND CERTIFIED INFORMATION PRIVACY PROFESSIONAL IN THE U.S. (CIPP/US), JENNY HANDLES TECHNOLOGY-RELATED CASES INVOLVING ALL AREAS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (PATENTS, TRADE SECRETS, TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHT), UNFAIR COMPETITION, UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES, AND DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY.

SHE ALSO HELP CLIENTS BY COUNSELING THEM ON COMPLEX ISSUES OUTSIDE OF LITIGATION, INCLUDING DEVELOPING AND UPDATING COMPLIANCE STRATEGIES, LITIGATION THREAT LETTERS, NEGOTIATING AND DRAFTING AGREEMENTS, AND EVALUATING THE LEGAL RISKS OF PURSUING VARIOUS BUSINESS ACTIONS.

JENNY’S PRACTICE COVERS A BROAD RANGE OF DIVERSE TECHNOLOGIES, INCLUDING COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE , SEMICONDUCTORS, FINTECH AND FINANCIAL PRODUCTS, BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, 3D PRINTING, MACHINERY, CONSUMER PRODUCTS, APPAREL, CHEMICAL COATINGS AND COMPOSITIONS, AND PHARMACEUTICALS.

Ben Berman

GENERAL COUNSEL
JOBCASE INC.

AS GENERAL COUNSEL AT JOBCASE, BEN OVERSEES THE GLOBAL LEGAL ACTIVITY FOR THE COMPANY. SPECIFICALLY, HE PROVIDES LEGAL COUNSEL TO SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT OF GLOBAL LEGAL MATTERS.

IN ADDITION TO ADVISING SENIOR MANAGEMENT, HE DIRECTS ALL LEGAL STRATEGY, PARTICULARLY STRATEGIES RELATED TO CORPORATE GROWTH. BEN'S TEAM COUNSELS THE COMPANY IN ALL FACETS OF THE BUSINESS, INCLUDING COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS, LITIGATION, LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, ADVERTISING, MARKETING, DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY, REAL ESTATE, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, REGULATORY AFFAIRS AND COMPLIANCE. PRIOR TO JOINING JOBCASE, BEN SPENT NEARLY A DECADE AT KAYAK, THE MAJORITY OF WHICH HE SERVED AS ITS GENERAL COUNSEL WHERE HE ALSO MANAGED THE GLOBAL LEGAL TEAM. IN THAT ROLE, HE HELPED GUIDE KAYAK'S SIGNIFICANT INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION EFFORTS, SUPPORTED THEIR SUCCESSFUL INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING AND SUBSEQUENT $2.1 BILLION SALE TO THE PRICELINE GROUP (NOW BOOKING HOLDINGS, INC.), AND MANAGED THE ACQUISITION AND INTEGRATION OF OPENTABLE AND THE MOMONDO GROUP. PRIOR TO HIS TENURE AT KAYAK, HE SPENT MANY YEARS ON THE ORBITZ LEGAL TEAM AS THE ORGANIZATION SCALED TO NEARLY $1 BILLION REVENUE.


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