Each year, RILA and the RLC host the Retail Law Conference, an essential event for retail general counsel and their corporate legal teams. With an ever-changing legal and retail landscape, corporate legal teams must know how to properly prepare and respond to new legal issues. Building on the success of the 2020 Retail Law conference, we’ve expanded this year’s conference to include both an education conference and a leadership summit.

The RLAW Education Conference, to be held virtually on October 26 – 28, equips your entire corporate legal team with the knowledge and updates needed to operate in the unique retail ecosystem. Elite outside counsel join with in-house lawyers to provide the educational content and practical perspective to answer your questions with strategies and leading practices that work. Explore the latest legal trends and up-and-coming issues. In addition, attendees have an unparalleled opportunity to network with hundreds of peers from other corporate legal teams facing similar challenges.

The RLAW Leadership Summit, to be held December 2 – 3 in Naples, FL, is an opportunity for collaboration on strategic issues unique to legal leaders of the top retail companies. The two-day program is included in your RLAW Education Conference legal team registration, and will allow each company the opportunity to send up to three individuals (GC and/or senior-level legal team), giving them the opportunity to collaborate with peers to examine the dual role of general counsel and their top deputies as both legal and executive leaders of their corporate companies. Small group roundtable discussions and larger cross-functional collaboration sessions will allow attendees to explore the challenges facing these contemporary retail leaders at the intersection of the retail business and the law. 

This Year's Conference Highlights

Who Attends

Who Attends

RILA and the Retail Litigation Center are excited to present a re-imagined Retail Law Conference, featuring both a compelling virtual education conference in October and an elite in-person event in December. See the list of retailers that attended last year's virtual conference.

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RLAW Education Conference

RLAW Education Conference

This year's RLAW Education Conference will be held virtually to give everyone on the legal team an opportunity to participate. Given last year's popularity, we've added even more sessions and more roundtable discussions for attendees.

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RLAW Leadership Summit

RLAW Leadership Summit

The RLAW Summit is a new addition to the Retail Law Conference. The inaugural invite-only, in-person event is designed for the top lawyers of corporate retail legal departments. GCs and their senior team leaders will gather in person to collaborate and discuss their most pressing issues.

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Thank You to Our Co-Host

The Retail Litigation Center

The Retail Litigation Center

Directed by the chief legal officers of the country's leading retail companies, the Retail Litigation Center (RLC) is the only organization dedicated to advocating for the industry's top priorities in the federal and state judiciary. The RLC also works with leading law firms and retail corporate counsel to develop forward-thinking strategies to combat meritless mass action litigation.

Thank You to our 2021 Law Firm Partners