Retail's premier event for in-house counsel, held October 10-12 in Chicago, IL, is just around the corner. The RILA team is hard at work finalizing the logistics, including an all-star line-up of sessions and speakers curated especially for the retail industry's leading general counsel and their teams.
Still unsure if the Retail Law Conference is for you? Check out some of our featured event speakers below and why we know you won't want to miss hearing them address your industry peers.
Name: Martha Coakley
Title: Former Massachusetts
Topic: States Attorneys General Speak
Why you won’t want to miss
her session: Former Mass. Attorney
General Martha Coakley will lead a panel of state AG’s to discuss the issues
that are front of mind for the top legal officers in the states.
Name: Tom Goldstein
Topic: U.S. Supreme Court Update
Why you won't want to miss his session: One week after the U.S. Supreme Court opens its 2017 term, Tom Goldstein will be joined by Eric Citron and Adam Unikowsky to discuss key decisions from the last term and what we can expect from the Court in the coming months, now operating with a full bench for the first time in over a year.
Name: Susan Hackett
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Legal Executive Leadership, LLC
Topic: Legal Operations – Is There an Op for That?
Why you won’t want to miss his session: Legal Ops leaders are increasingly charged with
creating and delivering improved technology and data systems, process- and
project-managed workflows, improved productivity and performance standards, and
cost/spend controlled fee structures; they also work to better leverage outside
firm/service providers, alternative staffing models, and metrics/KPIs that
track real time results delivered … all of the stuff that none of your lawyers
were trained to do in law school or via their previous professional experience.
Susan and a panel of GC’s will offer their take on the “why, what, when, who,
and how much?” of getting a legal ops function started, or benchmarking your
current ops efforts.
Name: Ben Heineman
Title: Senior Fellow
Company: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Topic: General Counsel in an Age of Upheaval
Why you won’t want to miss his session: It’s no secret that the
retail industry is facing an age of upheaval, and leadership by general counsel
is essential during this period. Ben Heineman will draw on his insights as
former general counsel for GE and consummate corporate counsellor to discuss
the ways in which general counsel can be most helpful during periods of disruption.
To view a full agenda for this year's Retail Law Conference and register yourself or a colleague, visit here.