Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum
Vancouver 2020

October 2020, virtual event

The Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum is going virtual

Today’s general counsel must understand the latest developments in litigation, employment, IP, privacy, and regulatory/compliance and how to apply the laws to their businesses. The Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum will return for Vancouver based lawyers in 2020 as a virtual event to discuss best practices and practical tips in each of these legal areas, with a special focus on candid leadership and career advice for women.

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

Even though the event is online, you can still do all the things you would expect at a physical event. 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?

REGISTER ONLINE


Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions.
 
 
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




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 PDT unless stated otherwise.

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

DAY ONE

Welcome from Benchmark Litigation

08.45 PDT

The role in-house counsel play in combatting business crimes and building an ethical organization

08.55 PDT

  • Spotting potential conflicts
  • Response once flagged
  • Training programs that prepare your workforce for ethical dilemmas

Speakers

Stacey Blyth, chief compliance officer, Alitis Investment Counsel

Katie Jamieson, SVP, legal, Herschel Supply Company

Andrea Bossee, managing legal counsel, ethics & compliance, Enbridge

Erin Nicholas, VP, legal and corporate secretary, Lululemon Athletica

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
Speaker changeover

10.00 PDT

Challenges and opportunities for women in law breakout sessions

10.10 PDT

Choose from one of the following groups:

Build your brand and your tribe – “finding your voice”: credibility, confidence, resilience, and creativity

Speakers

Niamh Pollak, corporate counsel, Clio

Mary Buttery, QC, partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell

Counsel as Counselor – advising others on stress, burnout, substance abuse, and mental health awareness

Speakers

Lawson Lundell

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
Coffee and networking break

11.00 PDT

Successfully managing complex litigation

11.30 PDT

  • Role of in-house counsel on complex litigation cases
  • Courtroom perspective
  • Cross-border issues

Speakers

Karen Carteri, partner, Nathanson Schachter & Thompson

Veda Kenda, senior litigation counsel, British Columbia Securities Commission

Jung Lee, associate general counsel and director of litigation & compliance, Ovintiv

Blakes Cassels & Graydon

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
Closing comments and end of day one

12.30 PDT

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DAY ONE

DAY TWO

DAY TWO

Welcome from Benchmark Litigation

08.45 PDT

Fireside chat keynote: What’s next? How women GCs are getting seats on boards

09.00 PDT

  • General counsel, as ‘risk determiners’, have experience in providing necessary advice
  • Add strategic value for all business units
  • The importance of a strong network

Speaker

Nancy Brennan, SVP, general counsel, corporate secretary, Keyera

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
Speaker changeover

09.25 PDT

Managing internal and external investigations

09.30 PDT

  • Conducting workplace investigations to follow-up human rights or occupational health/safety complaints
  • Dealing with police, regulators and the press
  • Protecting attorney/client privilege within the organization

Speaker

Stephanie Hamilton, partner, Guild Yule

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
Coffee and networking break

10.30 PDT

The new business of litigation

11.00 PDT

  • Class action responses
  • Litigation financing, insurance, and alternative financing
  • Litigation by arbitration in Canada and internationally

Speaker

Michelle Maniago, partner, Borden Ladner Gervais

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
Speaker changeover and coffee break

12.00 PDT

The role in-house counsel play in combatting business crimes and building an ethical organization

12.10 PDT

  • Developing a culture of business advisor that supports growth and anticipate risks
  • Hiring a diverse team and navigating work/life challenges
  • Closer collaboration with external counsel
  • Successfully utilizing innovative and efficient legal ops tools

Speakers

Lilac Bosma, SVP & general counsel, HSBC Bank Canada

Keely Brown, general counsel, Oilers Entertainment Group

Alice Davidson, VP & general counsel, Mogo Finance Technology

Linsey LeClair, general counsel and chief risk officer, Valeyo

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
Closing comments

13.10 PDT

Dedicated networking session

13.15 PDT

Close of forum

13.45 PDT

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ATTENDEE PROFILE

The Forum welcomes over 200 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 the 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.
Attendees
Delegate experience
Equal attendance
"The breadth of topics are very useful for in-house counsel.

 

"Excellent presentations from 'real life' stories. Loved hearing the career paths and practical tips [from others]. [The event was] interactive, very open and honest speakers with a collaborative approach to the presentations.

 

"It was all women and it felt empowering as well share similar struggles as women in our legal practice.

 

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 Melody Mok for corporate speaking enquiries or James Murray for law firm or service provider opportunities.

Errol Bong

Noble Group
Errol Bong
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Garth Bray

Sullivan & Cromwell

Garth Bray
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Wilson Chu

IPBA
Wilson Chu
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Richard Climan

Hogan Lovells
Richard Climan
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Erika Evasdottir

HKCCA

Erika Evasdottir
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Raymond Goh

China Tourism Group
Raymond Goh
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Joel Greenberg

Arnold & Porter
Joel Greenberg
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Areej Hamadah

Legal Challenges

Areej Hamadah
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Laura Hannon

CompareAsia Group

Laura Hannon
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William Hay

William Hay & Co

William Hay
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Patricia Ho

WeLab

Patricia Ho
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Michael Horman

NISI
Michael Horman
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Bo Huo

Tencent
Bo Huo
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Kenneth Koo

Citi Orient
Kenneth Koo
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Ying Liu

J. P. Morgan
Ying Liu
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Sara Marchetta

Chiomenti
Sara Marchetta
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Michael Maté

Seawood Resources
Michael Mate
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Ong Eu Jin

Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership
Ong Eu Jin
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Martin Rock

Commerzbank
Martin Rock
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Frédéric Ruppert

FR Law – Avocat; IPBA

Frederic Ruppert
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Brent Snyder

Competition Commission (HK)
Brent Snyder
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Brian Snyder

Morrison & Foerster

Brian Snyder
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Chloe Sung

ZhongAn Technologies

Chloe Sung
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Gen Takahashi

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Gen Takahashi
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Peter Wittmann

Asia-IO

Peter Wittman
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Eric Xin

CITIC Capital
Eric Xin
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Stanley Yang

First Pacific
Stanley Yang
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REGISTER YOUR PLACE

Get access to the Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum below.
IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
The Forum welcomes over 200 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 the 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.
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

Address

Convene
75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, 10019

Transport
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Contact us


REGISTRATION ENQUIRIES


Alicia Sprott

+44 (0) 207 779 8334

registrations@benchmarklitigation.com


SPEAKING ENQUIRIES


Natalie Canter

+44 (0) 207 779 8730

natalie.canter@euromoneyplc.com

 

SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES


Rebecca Synnott

+1 212 224 3337

rebecca.synnott@euromoneyny.com