CLE Program

13th Annual In-House Counsel Conference: Managing Growth in Changing Times

Date:

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location:

The Westin Waltham Boston
70 3rd Avenue
Waltham, MA, 02451

Program Code:

BLA16

Registration

MBA Paralegals : $40.00
MBA Law Students : $40.00
MBA New Admittees : $40.00
MBA Members : $80.00
Non-members : $160.00

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Managing Growth in Changing Times


The theme of the MBA’s 13th Annual In-House Counsel Conference is “Managing Growth in Changing Times.” This program will present in-house counsel with information on various topics of current interest from in-house practitioners, outside counsel and experts in selected areas.

A complimentary networking lunch will be served at the program's conclusion

Program Agenda

  • Welcome remarks:  Robert W. Harnais, President of Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Introduction to program
  • Hon. Timothy S. Hillman, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (introduced by James C. Donnelly, Esq., Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP)
  • Keynote address:  Peter Macdonald, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, loanDepot.com, LLC
  • Data security; management of cybersecurity risks in changing environment
    Moderator:  James C. Donnelly, Esq., Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP
    Stephen Cesso, US General Counsel, Computershare
    Jonathan Miller, Chief of Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
  • Controlling litigation costs
    Moderator:  Robert J. Kerwin, Chief Legal Officer, Mortgage Master
    Douglas Denny-Brown, General Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs, Mint Energy
    J. Christopher Collins, former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Unum US
    Deborah Gray, General Counsel, The Achievement Network
  • Networking Break
  • Effective contract management by in-house counsel, including determining what is market in standard commercial contracts
    Moderator:  David A. Parke, Esq., Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
    Jack Healy, Esq., Vice President, PerkinElmer
    Doug Denny-Brown, General Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs, Mint Energy
    Charles J. Gray, Vice President and General Counsel, Teradyne, Inc.
  • Massachusetts independent contractor standards and related wage-hour issues 
    Moderator:  Robert Kilroy, Esq., Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP
    Jonathan T. Mann, Vice President and General Counsel, Eliassen Group
  • Concluding remarks
  •  Networking Lunch

Faculty:

James C. Donnelly, Jr., Esq., Conference Co-chair
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Worcester
Robert J. Kerwin, Esq., Conference Co-chair
IAMERS
Peter D. McDermott, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Law Office of Peter D. McDermott, Hopkinton
David A. Parke, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, Springfield
Hon. Timothy S. Hillman, Panelist
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Peter MacDonald, Esq., Other
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, loanDepot.com, LLC
Robert W. Harnais, Esq., Other
President, Massachusetts Bar Association
Stephen Cesso, Esq., Panelist
US General Counsel, Computershare, Inc.
J. Christopher Collins, Esq., Panelist
Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Unum US
Douglas Denny-Brown, Esq., Panelist
General Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs, Mint Energy
Charles J. Gray, Esq., Panelist
Vice President & General Counsel, Teradyne, Inc.
Deborah Gray, Esq., Panelist
General Counsel, The Achievement Network
Jack Healy, Esq., Panelist
Vice President, PerkinElmer
Robert Kilroy, Esq., Panelist
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Westborough
Jonathan T. Mann, Esq., Panelist
Eliassen Group, LLC, Wakefield
Jonathan Miller, Esq., Panelist
Chief Protection & Advocacy Bureau, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

Sponsoring Sections:

Business Law Section
The Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section
Complex Commercial Litigation Section
Young Lawyers Division

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