CLE Program

19th Annual In-House Counsel Conference


Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Runtime: 4:00h

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Avoiding Traps for the Unwary

The Massachusetts Bar Association is presenting its 19th Annual In-House Counsel Conference, which will focus this year on the theme of "Avoiding Traps for the Unwary." This virtual conference will be held live on a remote platform to allow for interactive discussions and audience questions. The program will present information on current topics of significant concern to in-house and outside counsel. 

 This year’s conference will feature:

  • A keynote address from Rachael Rollins, U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
  • A panel discussion regarding the development and use of industry standards, opinions and guidance documents to determine legal obligations, which will be moderated by Robert J. Kerwin, and include panelists Brian C. O’Donnell, assistant attorney general, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General Fair Labor Division; and Stephen L. Grimes, managing partner and principal consultant, Strategic Healthcare Technology Associates LLC.
  • A panel discussion regarding current cybersecurity and data privacy issues, which will be moderated by Peter D. McDermott, and include panelists Michael J. Corby, PMP, CISSP, CCP, CBCP, M. Corby & Associates Inc.; Stephanie Helm, director of the MassCyberCenter; and Jenny Hedderman, Esq., state risk counsel, Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This panel will discuss ransomware (to pay or not to pay), implementation of a cybersecurity safety net and other topics of current interest to in-house counsel. 
  • A panel discussion regarding current employment law issues, which will be moderated by Robert Kilroy of Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP. Topics will include issues relating to vaccine mandates and other pandemic-related employment issues.
  • A lightning round presentation by David A. Parke regarding the new federal Corporate Transparency Act.

This webinar will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an email from MassBar Education with the Webinar ID and Password. The email will be sent before the program on Jan. 27.

Co-sponsored by the New England Corporate Counsel Association Inc.


James C. Donnelly, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Worcester
Robert J. Kerwin, Esq., Conference Co-chair
IAMERS, West Newton
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
Rachel S. Rollins, Esq., Suffolk County District Attorney, Keynote Speaker
U.S. Attorneys Office, Boston
Amanda Baer, Esq., Panelist
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Westborough
Michael J. Corby, PMP, CISSP, CCP, CBCP, Panelist
M. Corby & Associates Inc., Leicester
Stephen L. Grimes, Managing Partner and Principal Consultant, Panelist
Strategic Healthcare Technology Associates
Jeannette Hedderman, Esq, State Risk Counsel, Panelist
Office of the Comptroller, Boston
Stephanie Helm , Panelist
MassCyberCenter, Westborough
Robert L. Kilroy, Esq., Panelist
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Westborough
Brian C. O'Donnell, Esq., Panelist
Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, General Fair Labor Division
Todd M. Torres, Esq., Panelist
UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester

Sponsoring Sections:

Business Law Section
Solo/Small Firm Law Practice Management Section
Labor & Employment Section
Young Lawyers Division

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