Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Corporate Counsel University


Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102

PLEASE NOTE: Proper business attire required at The Union League.


Join the Corporate Counsel University Committee at The Union League of Philadelphia for a morning of CLE.

7:30 a.m.—8:00 a.m.  Registration/Networking/Buffet Breakfast

Session I, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.—Pitfalls in the Early Stages of a Transaction

This panel will focus on avoiding the kinds of problems that can arise at the outset of transactions, including issues like:

  • Practical challenges at the LOI/bid letter stage;
  • Recognizing and avoiding legal risks arising early in transactions; and,
  • Drafting considerations.

Session II, 9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.—You Have Made the Coveted Move to In-house Counsel - and Now What?

The demands on your time, your business objectives, to whom you report, your short term and long term business goals, and much of your day to day responsibilities are vastly different when you practice law as an in-house lawyer. We will discuss some of the most significant differences between practicing law at a law firm versus practicing in–house, and how to manage those differences successfully to make your legal department a true asset to your organization. Our panel will consist of in-house counsel with experience across industries, including financial services, technology, senior care, life sciences and gaming. Each of whom formerly practiced at law firms and successfully transitioned to in house, and ultimately general counsel roles.

Session III, 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.—What To Do When S#!t Happens

This program will address ways that in-house counsel can effectively respond when faced with a wide range of pressing issues, including employment/HR matters, high exposure litigation, threatened claims, governmental activity, and whistleblowers.

Cancellation Policy:  48 hours notice required to


Session I:

  • Eric Siegel, Partner, Dechert LLP - Corporate & Securities
  • Lilton “Tony” R. Taliaferro, Jr., Vice-President, Deputy General Counsel, Assistant Secretary, Independence Blue Cross
  • Josh Schmidt, Assistant General Counsel, InterDigital, Inc.

Session II:

  • Ira Gubernick, Vice Chair, Corporate Practice Group, Cozen O’Connor
  • Michael Sherman, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Genesis Healthcare
  • Eric Schwartz, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Globus Medical, Inc.
  • Jordan Savitch, General Counsel and Managing Director, Glenmede

Session III:

  • Robert C. Juelke, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Michael W. McTigue, Jr., Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Antonio ("Tony") M. Pozos, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • John Bonelli, General Counsel, Citrin Cooperman

Proper business attire is required at The Union League.

  • 7:30 a.m.—8:00 a.m.  Registration/Networking/Buffet Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m. CLE Presentations

Credits: 3.0 Hours
State: PA, NJ & DE
Category: Substantive


Chris Stewart, Chapter Administrator
Phone: 215-295-0729 (for questions only)
E-mail: (for questions and cancellations only)


Members: Free
Non-members: $75 Non-Member In-house Counsel; $225 Outside Counsel

Sponsored By:

  • Cozen O’Connor
  • Dechert LLP
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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