Wisconsin Chapter

2018 Annual Conference and Meeting of Members


The Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Avenue
Elkhart Lake, WI  53020



Please join us for the 2018 Annual Conference and Meeting of Members at the luxurious Osthoff Resort located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.  This 1½ day event is a great opportunity to network with fellow in-house counsel and earn valuable CLE credits.  CLE programming is specifically designed for you as an in-house attorney.  Our registration format allows you to customize your program schedule to fit your practice needs by choosing from the many hours of programming offered.


THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00 AM – 9:50 AM

  1. Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Disputes & Class Action Waivers: What, how and why?
  2. Outwitting the Patent Troll: Lessons to Be Learned From the Troll Hunters of the Past.
  3. The Evolving Role of the General Counsel and In-house Legal Department.

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

  1. Potential Antitrust Conspiracy or Legitimate Corporate Communication?
  2. Judicial Perspectives: How Trial Court & Appellate Judges View & Understand Corporate Disputes.
  3. Does Your Commercial General Liability Policy Leave You Naked and Exposed?

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

  1. When the Whistleblower Knocks: Ethical and Counseling Dilemmas Faced by Corporate Counsel and Strategies to Empower Employees and Protect the Company.
  2. Data Privacy Considerations Following the GDPR.
  3. Small Company- Big Litigation.

12:00 PM – 2:15 PM          Lunch, Meeting & Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker:             Allison Schroeder, Oscar Nominated Screenwriter of Hidden Figures.

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

  1. Privacy Concerns in Today's Technology Based Workplace.
  2. The International Supply Chain in 2018:  Lessons Learned and What's on the Horizon.
  3. Walk the IP Line - How to Watch Your Cash in a Competitive Environment.

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM

  1. Mechanics and Ethics of Opinion Letters.
  2. Taking "Advantage" of Catastrophe: Why Every Company Needs an Emergency Response Plan.
  3. New, Exciting and Critical IRS Issues.  The New Tax Law, New IRS Audit Issues and Other "Hot" Issues for Corporate Counsel.

4:30 PM – 5:20 PM

  1. New to Corporate Counsel? Here's What They Didn't Teach You in Law School.
  2. Environmental Regulation Roll-Backs and Reforms.
  3. Work Place Violence.

5:30 PM -7:00 PM               Cocktail Reception

NETWORKING EVENTS - Trivia Night and Paddock Club Dinner


NOTE: Please only register for EITHER the Paddock Club or the Trivia Night, as they will occur at the same time on Thursday evening.


FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM - Hot Breakfast Buffet

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM

  1. Actionable Steps to Improve Risk Assessment and Prepare for Cybersecurity Threats.
  2. Get Your Ducks in a Row: Potential Pitfalls in Enforcing Your Trademarks.

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

  1. Freedom of Speech Does Not Mean Freedom From Consequence.
  2. Routes to Market in the UK - What GCs Need to Know.

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

  1. 10 Pearls of Wisdom on Negotiating Contracts.
  2. Autonomous Technology and Automated Driving: Legal Challenges and Trends.

Conference Cancellation Policy
All substitution requests (substitutes must be eligible to attend) must be received by Amy Westrup, in writing (or via email) prior to April 27, 2018.  Cancellations received in writing (or via email) prior to April 17, 2018, will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations made after April 17, 2018, will not be eligible for a refund.




Credits: Applied for in WI and Multiple States


Amy Westrup
Phone: 414-861-9006
E-mail: wisconsin-exec@accglobal.com

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