Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum New York 2020

November 17 & 18, virtual event | EST

Sponsors
Blakes
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg
MoloLamken
Proskauer
Validity Finance

The Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum is going virtual

The seventh annual Women in Litigation Forum for US based lawyers will take place virtually across two days. Interactive discussions will combine panels of women lawyers discussing the top legal issues facing in-house counsel in employment, privacy, IP, trade regulatory compliance in addition to leadership and career development skills and tips needed for women to rise in their organizations or get noticed by other companies.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Through the use of a specially designed events platform, all content, presentations, panel discussions, and participation in breakout sessions and networking groups can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.
Network

NETWORK

Network with a regional audience of women litigators and lawyers via chat functions and virtual networking rooms. Arrange meetings with others that suits your schedule and theirs. Experience a new way of building your network like never before.

Debate

DEBATE

Get access to exclusive insights from the speakers, share in best practice and take away valuable advice to implement in your own strategies. Engage with our speakers in live Q&A and polling to get insights and answers to your questions like never before.

Interact

INTERACT

The online event platform means you can do all the things you would expect at a physical, you just now do it online. Get full interaction from visiting sponsor booths, downloading resources, joining the main presentation or breakout sessions and using one of our virtual open or private meeting rooms.

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Sign up online
REGISTER ONLINE
Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions.
access your invitation
ACCESS YOUR INVITATION
An exclusive attendance link will be sent to you. This link will provide you with access to all of the event's content and sessions.
watch live or on demand
WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND
Once logged in, you can view all sessions live, at a later date to suit you and can download any available presentation materials.

VIRTUAL AGENDA 2020

Keynote addresses, panel discussions, presentations and breakout sessions will be hosted over two days. All session times are in EST unless stated otherwise.

NOVEMBER 17

NOVEMBER 18

Tuesday, November 17

All times are EST

Welcome from Benchmark Litigation

09.00

Successfully managing complex litigation

09.10 

  • Managing the relationship between internal counsel, external counsel and the business
  • Cost management strategies to track, control and project litigation costs
  • Use of experts to assist in decoding complex issues
  • Alternative strategies to litigation – ADR, arbitration, settlements
  • In-house concerns: risk assessment, due diligence, privilege
  • Using insurance and litigation financing as protection
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Laina Miller Hammond

Laina Miller Hammond

Litigation finance investment manager, Validity Finance 

(moderator)

Lisa Davis George

Lisa Davis George

Director and senior litigation counsel, Discover Financial Services

Stephanie Goldstein

Stephanie Goldstein

Managing director litigation & regulatory, Goldman Sachs

Anna Volftsun

Anna Volftsun

Associate general counsel, Humanscale

Changeover

09.50 

COVID-19 and the workforce

10.15

  • The pros and cons of remote working
  • Increased use of social media to voice workplace complaints and the challenges with a remote workforce
  • Discrimination and wage and hour issues
  • Best practices for protecting yourself with workers returning to the workplace
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Elise Bloom

Elise Bloom

Partner, Proskauer Rose 

(moderator)

Anastasia Danias

Anastasia Danias

EVP and general counsel, Major League Soccer

Cara Schembri

Cara Schembri

General counsel, Rent the Runway

Noa Baddish

Noa Baddish

Associate, Proskauer Rose

Coffee break and interactive sessions

11.05 

Handling government investigations and regulators

11.20

  • Investigations and crisis management
  • Keeping up on compliance changes
  • Privilege changes during an investigation
  • Internal corporate investigations and whistleblower protections
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Jessica Ortiz

Jessica Ortiz

Partner, MoloLamken 

(moderator)

Dorothy Heyl

Dorothy Heyl

General counsel, Prima Capital Advisors

Nancy Washington

Nancy Washington

SVP and GC, New Jersey Resources

Coffee break and interactive sessions

12.10

Leaders creating leaders

12.25

  • Building your “tribe” - hiring for and developing talent with critical in-house skills
  • In-house training programs including sponsorship and mentoring
  • Stretch assignments to develop new skills 'for the next step'
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Rukhsanah Singh

Rukhsanah Singh

Senior counsel, BASF (moderator)

Lucy Malcolm

Lucy Malcolm

Associate general counsel, IEX Group

Jordan Razza

Jordan Razza

VP & associate general counsel – demand, Diageo North America

Michelle Sullivan

Michelle Sullivan

Associate general counsel & assistant corporate secretary, AdvanSix

Closing comments and close of day one

1.15

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NOVEMBER 17

NOVEMBER 18

Wednesday, November 18

All times are EST

Welcome from Benchmark Litigation

09.00

“Finding your voice as a woman in law”: Credibility, confidence, and resilience

9.10

  • Techniques to ensure your voice is heard and respected
  • Conveying confidence in your daily role
  • Importance of active listening and critical thinking
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Eileen DeLucia

Eileen DeLucia

Counsel, Holwell Shuster & Goldberg (moderator)

Nicole Bearce

Nicole Bearce

VP, associate GC, global head of litigation, Conduent

Louisa Daniels

Louisa Daniels

VP & assistant GC, Pfizer

Kristin Mykulak

Kristin Mykulak

Assistant general counsel, litigation & compliance, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

Layne Behrens

Layne Behrens

Associate general counsel, litigation, AIG Investments

Changeover

10.00

Global regulatory outlook

10.15

  • Best practices for navigating compliance pitfalls
  • Keeping up on anti-corruption enforcement and government investigations including the DOJ and U.S. and foreign regulators
  • The interplay between international arbitration and enforcement
  • Internal investigation vs. cross-border investigations
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Seetha Ramachandran

Seetha Ramachandran

Partner, Proskauer Rose 

(moderator)

Christine Magdo

Christine Magdo

Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of NY

Rebecca Rohr

Rebecca Rohr

VP anti-corruption and global trade, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ana Vermal

Ana Vermal

Partner, Proskauer Rose
Mimi Lee

Mimi Lee

Managing Counsel, Chevron

Coffee break and networking sessions

11.05

Protecting privacy and data

11.20

  • Preparing for new privacy laws
  • States enactment of personal data (biometric and genetic) laws
  • AI systems: are they overcoming possible biases
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Cathy Beagan Flood

Cathy Beagan Flood

partner, Blakes (moderator)

Tiffany Hartkemeyer

Tiffany Hartkemeyer

global chief privacy officer, Mercer

Annie Bai

Annie Bai

Senior counsel & privacy lead, Socure

Elizabeth Lash

Elizabeth Lash

Privacy counsel, Axiom

Coffee break and networking sessions

12.10

Resolving the challenges facing in-house legal departments

12.25

  • Becoming innovative and cost efficient in the delivery of in-house services
  • Legal department metrics and KPIs
  • Hiring, retention and compensation to build a successful, diverse, multi-generational team
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Joyce Johnson

Joyce Johnson

fractional general counsel (moderator)

Tania Ali

Tania Ali

Head of legal, Velo Payments

Christina Sindoni Ciocca

Christina Sindoni Ciocca

General counsel, Travelzoo

Susanna Gray

Susanna Gray

VP & corporate counsel, Prudential Financial

Lola Ladeinde Temple

Lola Ladeinde Temple

Deputy general counsel, Fareportal

Closing discussion

1.15

Close of forum

1.30

Back to top

ATTENDEE PROFILE

The Forum welcomes over 150 women litigators and lawyers every year and now that the event is virtual, we expect more participation than ever on a global scale. As an in-house focused event, the event welcomes all seniority levels, from those just starting in their careers to those at the top of it. The event is inclusive and men are also welcome to join to hear more on the substantive topics.
Delegate experience
Attendees
Industry attendance
"Great choice of speakers and ideas!

 

"Very strong panels and good public speakers. I enjoyed the mix of panels and interactive sessions.
"I think this was on of the best programs I have attended recently.

 

Speakers

If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Beth Ranney for corporate speaking inquiries or Rebecca Synnott for law firm or service provider opportunities.

Tiffany Hartkemeyer

Mercer
Tiffany Hartkemeyer
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Tania Ali

Velo Payments

Tania Ali
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Noa Baddish

Proskauer Rose
Noa Baddish
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Annie Bai

Socure
Annie Bai
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Nicole Bearce

Conduent
Nicole Bearce
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Layne Behrens

AIG Investments

Layne Behrens
Learn more ›

Elise Bloom

Proskauer Rose
Elise Bloom
Learn more ›

Anastasia Danias

Major League Soccer
Anastasia Danias
Learn more ›

Louisa Daniels

Pfizer

Louisa Daniels
Learn more ›

Eileen DeLucia

Holwell Shuster & Goldberg

Eileen DeLucia
Learn more ›

Lisa Davis George

Discover Financial Services

Lisa Davis George
Learn more ›

Stephanie Goldstein

Goldman Sachs
Stephanie Goldstein
Learn more ›

Susanna Gray

Major League Soccer
Susanna Gray
Learn more ›

Laina Miller Hammond

Validity Finance

Laina Miller Hammond
Learn more ›

Dorothy Heyl

Prima Capital Advisors

Dorothy Heyl
Learn more ›

Elizabeth Lash

Axiom

Elizabeth Lash
Learn more ›

Christine Magdo

Southern District of NY

Christine Magdo
Learn more ›

Lucy Malcolm

IEX Group

Lucy Malcolm
Learn more ›

Kristin Mykulak

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Kristin Mykulak
Learn more ›

Jessica Ortiz

MoloLamken
Jessica Ortiz
Learn more ›

Seetha Ramachandran

Proskauer Rose

Seetha Ramachandran
Learn more ›

Jordan Razza

Diageo North America

Jordan Razza
Learn more ›

Rebecca Rohr

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Rebecca Rohr
Learn more ›

Cara Schembri

Rent the Runway
Cara Schembri
Learn more ›

Christina Sindoni Ciocca

Travelzoo
Christina Sindoni Siocca
Learn more ›

Rukhsanah Singh

BASF
Rukhsanah Singh
Learn more ›

Michelle Sullivan

AdvanSix
Michelle Sullivan
Learn more ›

Lola Temple

Fareportal
Lola Temple
Learn more ›

Ana Vermal

Proskauer Rose

Ana Vermal
Learn more ›

Anna Volftsun

Humanscale

Anna Volftsun
Learn more ›

Nancy Washington

New Jersey Resources

Nancy Washington
Learn more ›

Mimi Lee

Chevron

Mimi Lee
Learn more ›

Cathy Beagan Flood

Blakes
Cathy Beagan Flood
Learn more ›

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IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
The event is free all in-house counsel, from those just starting in their careers to those at the top of it. As an inclusive event, men are also welcome to join.
Free registrations are limited to maintain virtual platform performance so early application to attend is advised. Registration includes:
Live presentations
LIVE DISCUSSIONS

Watch all panel discussions and presentations live

Online networking
ONLINE NETWORKING

Get access to an exclusive online networking platform to arrange meetings or have impromptu chats

Breakout sessions
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Participate in facilitated breakout groups for more in-depth discussion

Recorded sessions
ON DEMAND ACCESS

Watch any of the recorded sessions at a time that suits you

LITIGATION ADVISORS
Law firms, litigation funding firms and advisors are invited to explore sponsorship opportunities to secure online attendance for their members. To learn how to position your firm as thought leader and to discuss the opportunities available, please get in touch below:
Rebecca Synnott
+1 212 224 3337
rebecca.synnott@euromoneyny.com

Venue

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75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, 10019

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Sponsors

Blakes
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg
MoloLamken
Proskauer
Validity Finance

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REGISTRATION ENQUIRIES


SPEAKING ENQUIRIES

 

Beth Ranney

+1 212 224 3542

beth.ranney@euromoneyny.com

 

SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES


Rebecca Synnott

+1 212 224 3337

rebecca.synnott@euromoneyny.com