MCCA 11th Annual CLE Expo


Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - Thursday, March 22, 2012


Joseph K. West, president & CEO, MCCA; Atiba Adams, vp, asst general counsel, Pfizer Nutrition Business Unit, Pfizer Inc.; David Arroyo, vp, Legal Affairs, Scripps Networks; Judy Randall Bartlett, vp, NY Life Insurance Company
Colleen Batcheler, exec vp, ConAgra Foods; Brigida Benitez, chief, Office of Institutional Integrity, Inter-American Development Bank; Brian Cabrera, vp, Synopsys, Inc.; Kathlyn M. Card Beckles, exec dir, IP & Technology Law, IPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
Jeff Davis, Senior Vice President & Treasurer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Holly S.A. Eng, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Cargill
Geraldine Eure, Assistant General Counsel, Consolidated Edison
Joan Fencik, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Exelon Corporation
Peggy Foran, Chief Governance Officer, Vice President & Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial


Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
United States





day one 5 pm-9 pm, day two 11 am-5:30 pm, day three 8 am-5:30 pm

CLE Credits:



Join the Minority Corporate Counsel Association for a two-day CLE Expo Tuesday, March 20 to Thursday, March 22. This years’ event is at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, 540 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

On Tuesday there is a Midwest Regional Networking Forum and reception starting at 5:00 p.m. On Wednesday the program runs from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Thursday the program begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.

The MCCA CLE Expo plans to deliver the most up-to-date continuing legal education with a diverse panels of speakers. It will provide attendees opportunities to sharpen practice skills and allow practitioners to keep pace with the increasingly demanding workplace. All the courses and networking receptions will be held in an environment inclusive to all.

During the two-day Expo there will be over 30 CLE sessions offered. This years’ focus is international issues as practices have become more global. There is an entire track devoted to analyzing business and legal challenges in international business markets.

Some of the topics are Trends that will Change the Legal Industry with Brian Cabrera, vice president and general counsel, Synopisis, Inc.; Demonize the Executives: Corporate Governance in a Post Dodd-Frank World presented by Bryan K. Brown, Porter Hedges LLP and Peggy M. Foran, chief governance officer, vice president, Prudential Financial, Inc.; Patent Reform: Does the New America Invents Act End the Old First to Invent IP Lottery? with David Jones, senior attorney, Microsoft; and Third-arty Litigation Financing: The Proliferation of Plaintiffs with Infinite War Chests reviewed by Michael Bennett, assistant general counsel, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Among the panelists are Robert Herst, vice president, Kraft Foods Inc.; Clement H. Osimetha, vice president & associate general counsel, Mary Kay Inc; Joseph M. Drayton, Kaye Scholer LLP; and Rafael Medina, managing counsel, McDonald’s Corporation.


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