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September 12, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM EDT

Westwood Country Club - 800 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180

Members: $0
Non-members: $100

Overview (Program Summary)

Please join us for a full-day conference that will address the key issues a new general counsel or small law department lawyer will face in their role. Learn to uncover and tackle challenges within a variety of subject areas so you can be successful within your department and your company. 

The In-House Primer will provide in-house counsel an opportunity to attend five CLE programs and hear from subject matter experts regarding employment issues, IP pitfalls, insurance and risk management, and basic corporate governance principles. Learn what you need to know and when to call outside assistance.

In addition, there will be ample networking time over breakfast, lunch, and a reception at the end of the day, as well as a practical insight from seasoned GCs during a lunchtime panel.


#1: Top 5 Employment Issues a New GC/Small Law Department Must Know. Presented by Tina Maiolo, Principal with Carr Maloney P.C., and Aisha Massengill, Senior Counsel, Employment for Under Armour, Inc.

#2: Key Risk Management and Insurance Issues for In-House Counsel.  Presented by John Gibbons, Partner with Blank Rome LLP and Julie Ortmeier, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at CARFAX, Inc. and Carnot Evans, Vice President & Senior Counsel at Marriott International, Inc.

#3: Sustainable Compliance with Data Privacy &  Cybersecurity Regulations; Meeting Your Obligations.  Protecting Your Company. Presented by Robert Fowler, Director of Strategic Partnerships with Jordan Lawrence, an Exterro Company, and Troy Cahill, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for LaserShip, Inc. and Audrey Jean, VP, Privacy Officer & Associate General Counsel at AARP.

Lunch Session: General counsel panel discussion regarding obstacles faced and lessons learned during the transition to in-house practice and beyond.

#4: Tips for Avoiding IP Pitfalls and Technology Traps.  Presented by Antigone Peyton, Member with Protorae Law PLCC, and Erin Roberts, Deputy General Counsel with Five Guys Enterprises LLC.

#5: Corporate Governance Principles, Practical Considerations, and Best PracticesPresented by Francis "Chip" Purcell, Partner and Matt Vaughan, Associate with Thompson Hine LLP, and Kate Scavello, Deputy General Counsel at



8:30 am-9:00 am                  Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am- 10:00 am               Session #1: 
10:00 am-10:15 am       
10:15 am -11:15 pm      
       Session #2: 
11:15 pm-11:30 pm               Break
11:30 pm - 12:30 pm
             Session #3: 
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm               Lunch Session
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm                 Break
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm                 Session #4:
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm                 Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm                 Session #5:
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm                 Cocktail Reception


Credits: 5.0 Hours of MCLE pending
State: VA
Category: General

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Sponsored By

Carr Maloney


Blank Rome
Jordan Lawrence
Thompson Hine



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