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Corporate Counsel Institute


Co-sponsored with the Association of Corporate Counsel – Baltimore, the CCI will offer guidance on optimizing communication between in-house and outside counsel as well as your board; maximizing the benefits of captive insurance; managing employment law issues that have changed the practice since the pandemic; managing RFP’s, client audits, compliance and vendor risk management issues; and speaking the language of your CFO.

Employment Law Issues Arising from the Pandemic & Related to Managing a Remote Workforce
Lindsey White, Esq. and Mark Swerdlin, Esq., Shawe Rosenthal, LLP

Optimizing Communication as In-House Counsel
Understanding and managing the dynamics of the in-house/outside counsel relationship is crucial to effectively advising and representing your company. Similarly, knowing how and when to communicate with your internal board and committees is also critical to success for corporate counsel. This session will offer practical guidance on optimizing these important relationships, explore example scenarios, and cover best practices to be a successful in-house counsel.

I. DeAndrei Drummond, Esq., Allegis
Randolph Sergent, Esq. CareFirst

Maximizing the Value of Captive Insurance
A “captive” is a licensed insurance company utilized to insure a wide range of risks depending on business needs. Many businesses begin with coverages such as the deductible or self-insured portions of general liability, auto, casualty, property and workers compensation losses, but often expand coverages to include unique risks such as management liability, environmental liability, terrorism, cyber, professional liability, and extended warranty claims. Risks can be first-party or third-party, and companies can be creative in how they utilize their captive programs. Learn how from experienced in-house counsel.

Ryan Mihalic, Esq., CareFirst

RFP’s, Client Audits, Compliance and Vendor Risk Management Issues: Best Practices for Law Firms
In today’s world, the global pandemic has created an increased risk environment of cybersecurity threats, data breaches, vendor risks and third-party supply chain issues. Increasing directives from clients for changes in business practices has made it imperative for all law firms to include documented evidence of compliance and risk mitigation practices in their business continuity programs. Compliance with audits issued by clients, stricter RFP guidelines, regulatory requirements and meeting industry standards have now changed the playing field for business continuity globally. This session will share best practices for responding to audits and RFP’s and address how best to create a comprehensive vendor risk management program that will keep your law firm resilient in the face of any threat.

Kathryn Scourby, CBCP, KNS Consulting, LLC

Speaking the Language of Your CFO: Building a Business Case as a Legal Leader
Corporate counsel advise on a wide and diverse range of issues from a risk management perspective, but must also view those issues through the financial and business lens of their company. Learn how to increase your effectiveness and value to the company by understanding the company’s strategic business goals and how to align your counsel to achieve those goals.

Maureen R. Dry-Wasson, Esq., Allegis
Michael Sawicki, Esq., Elliot Sidewalk Communities
Marisa Trasatti, Esq., Cipriani & Werner, P.C/General Counsel, Sciton, Inc
John Sly, Esq., Waranch & Brown

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Business Law
Employment Law
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
Lindsey White Mark Swerdlin Dee Drummond Randolph Sergent Ryan Mihalic Kathryn Scourby Maureen Dry-Wasson Michael Sawicki Marisa Trasatti John Sly
Event Information
Available 24/7
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