Corporate Counsel Institute


Join the MSBA on Day 2 of the MSBA Legal Excellence Week as they present Corporate Counsel Institute (CCI) on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 8:30 am!

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. 

With the Legal Excellence Weekly Pass, you can attend one program, or all programs, in person or virtually, with nearly 40 hours of Learning and Accredited CLE. Plus you can access all programs on-demand for 90 days after the event! See details and savings HERE. Legal Excellence Week is free for Passport Members!


COVID Guidelines & Protocols

The MSBA is committed to holding a safe event for all participants, and is following all CDC, Federal, State, and Local regulations, as well as venue requirements.  As of today, the MSBA encourages attendees to be vaccinated as the CDC notes this is the best way to avoid contracting COVID and preventing serious disease. 

In accordance with CDC guidelines, faculty or attendees that have tested positive for COVID within 5 days of their in-person presentation, are experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID, including fever, cough, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath, should not attend the in-person event. If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID within the ten days prior to LEW but are symptom free per the above criteria, we ask you to mask while in the venue. 

These guidelines may change if the CDC or other agencies, or the venue noted above change their recommendations.

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Business Law
Employment Law
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
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Event Information
Nov 16, 2022
8:30 am - 4:00 pm EST
Live! Casino and Hotel
7002 Arundel Mills Cir
Hanover, MD 21076 US
Total CLE Credits
In-Person + Webcast Live


Day 1

8:30 am
Employment Law Issues Arising from the Pandemic & Related to Managing a Remote Workforce

 Lindsey White, Esq. and Mark Swerdlin, Esq. , Shawe Rosenthal, LLP

10:00 am
10:15 am
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

11:15 am
11:30 am
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 

12:30 pm
1:45 pm
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

2:45 pm
3:00 pm
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

4:00 pm
Program Adjourns


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