Legal Operations

NEW! Boot Camp for Leaders of Early-Stage Legal Operations Functions

Wednesday, October 18, 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
This half-day intensive seminar is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. Learn from corporate legal operations professionals with experience establishing the legal operations function about how to assess and prioritize legal department needs and create a legal operations road map. Plus, explore the basics and best practices in the areas of legal financial management, establishing vendor management procedures, and putting key technology in place. Small group format will allow ample Q&A.
Please Note: Participation subject to approval; corporate legal department leaders only—such as general counsel, deputy general counsel with responsibility for legal operations, and corporate legal ops professionals. Not open to sponsors. For information, email LawDepartmentOps@ACC.com
Speakers:
Reese Arrowsmith, Vice President, Head of Operations, Campbell Soup Company
Diana Barlow, AVP, Legal Operations, Voya Financial
Nicholas Bunin, Vice President Legal Operations & Technology, Fox Entertainment Group
Tania Daniels, Head of Global Legal Operations, The Walt Disney Company
Patricia Driscoll, Law Department Operations, Brother International Corp.
Elizabeth Jaworski, Director, Legal Operations, Astellas LLC
Michael Russell, Lead Leader-Legal Operations, Ingersoll-Rand Company
An Trotter, Senior Director of Legal and Compliance Operations, Harman International Industries
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How to Set Up a Best-in-class Legal Ops Function

Monday, October 16th, 4:30-6:00pm – Session #401
Considering adding a legal ops function? This program is for you. The pressure is on to deliver legal services better, faster, and cheaper. In response, many corporate legal departments, large and small, are establishing operations functions dedicated to optimizing how resources (i.e., budget dollars, people, etc.), processes, and technologies are deployed. Learn how this function can help you with everything from creating a strategic plan, outside counsel management program, and an annual budget, to defining, implementing, and measuring cost-savings initiatives. This session will also address how to make the case for a legal operations program, define its role, create its mission, and get the most out of your investment in this high-impact function.
Speakers:
Reese Arrowsmith, Vice President, Head of Operations, Campbell Soup Company
Elizabeth Jaworski, Director, Legal Operations, Astellas US LLC
Sowmyan Ranganathan, Senior Director, Legal Operations, AbbVie
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