|2020 IHC Summit|
2020 In-House Counsel Summit
August 12-13, 2020
The NAPABA In-House Counsel Summit is a career and skills development program designed to help senior and experienced attorneys make the jump into the C-Suite, with a focus on diversifying the legal leadership of Fortune 500 companies.
Drawing on the collective experience of senior leaders in the Asian Pacific American community, participants will learn how to get where they want to be from people who are already there.
The program is designed for in-house counsel who are seeking to become general counsel or will be seeking that role in the near future (in the next five years). Participants will receive tailored guidance and training based on where they are in their career.
Participants will be exposed to experienced and established faculty, including current and former General Counsels, C-Suite Executives, and senior professionals from search firms. Through a series of panels and individual support, participants will learn how to navigate the search process, address corporate leadership challenges, and position themselves for success as a legal leader.
Questions? Contact Pang Moua.
Participation in the Virtual IHC Summit is invitation only and is limited to in-house attorneys who are "ready-soon" or "ready-now" to become Fortune 500 or 1000 General Counsels. Participants must meet one or more of the following criteria:
If you would like to be added to the invitation list, please email Pang Moua.
Costs and Fees
There are no costs or fees to participate in the Virtual IHC Summit.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Equilar
David has led Equilar since
its inception to become one of the most trusted names in the corporate governance community. David has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Players in Corporate Governance” by the National Association of Corporate
Directors (NACD), the Disruptor Award by 2020 Women on Boards and Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business. David speaks publicly on corporate governance and board diversity matters, including events hosted by The Conference
Board, Deloitte, EY, HR Policy Association, KPMG, NACD, NASDAQ, NYSE, The Society for Corporate Governance and Stanford’s Directors’ College.
Principal - Legal, Compliance and Regulatory, Spencer Stuart
Jennifer Gerney is an attorney
and a member of Spencer Stuart's Legal, Compliance & Regulatory Practice. She leads general counsel and other senior legal executive searches for clients from multiple industries, including financial services, technology,
industrial, life sciences and healthcare and consumer goods and retail.
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Bed Bath & Beyond
Arlene Hong joined Bed Bath & Beyond in May 2020 as Executive Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of Bed Bath & Beyond. Prior to Bed Bath, she spent two years as Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for FULLBEAUTY Brands and four years at Amazon, first as General Counsel of its largest retail e-commerce subsidiary Quidsi and then supporting Amazon’s core N.A. Softlines business. Arlene also previously served as Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of e-commerce retailer Ideeli, Inc. for three years and as Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of multi-channel retailer J. Crew for 10 years. Prior to going in-house, she spent several years at the law firms of Proskauer Rose and Windels Marx. Arlene holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Cornell University School of Law.
Lily Yan Hughes
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Arrow Electronics
Ms. Hughes, a direct report
to the CEO, is responsible for Arrow’s 100+ global legal, compliance and trade compliance organization and is a member of the Executive Committee. A Fortune 500 company (F110) with 18,000+ employees worldwide, Arrow guides
innovation forward for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2019 sales of nearly $29 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life. Previously, Ms. Hughes
reported to the CEO and was a member of the Executive Team of Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) – a component of the S&P 500 and FT Global 500. She provided leadership and oversight for all legal and internal audit matters, including
board, corporate securities, governance, capital markets, litigation, employment, real estate, compliance, operations, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, business continuity, enterprise risk management, government
affairs, investor relations, and external communications. The 30+ legal and internal audit teams reported to her.
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Energizer Holdings
Hannah Kim is Chief Legal Officer
and Corporate Secretary of Energizer Holdings. She oversees all worldwide legal affairs across functions, including government affairs and corporate compliance and ethics. Prior to her current role, Hannah served as Assistant
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Charles River Laboratories
John W. Kuo is the EVP, General
Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Charles River Laboratories. He joined CRL in June 2020 and oversees the Legal, Compliance, Quality Assurance, Animal Welfare, and Security organizations.
Vice Chair, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
Selena Loh LaCroix is
a Vice-Chair within Korn Ferry’s Global Technology practice and is based in Dallas.
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Sandy Leung is the Executive
Vice President and General Counsel of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. She leads the worldwide Law Department and is responsible for a wide range of legal areas including intellectual property, commercial and regulatory law, litigation,
corporate governance, securities and transactions including licensing, acquisitions and divestitures. She also has responsibility for Compliance & Ethics, Environment, Health & Safety, Corporate Security and Corporate
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Target
Don Liu is executive vice president
and chief legal & risk officer for Target and a member of its executive leadership team. He oversees all legal, risk and compliance, corporate governance and governmental affairs matters for the company. Don also serves
as Target’s chief compliance officer and corporate secretary.
Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Trans Union
Linda Lu is the Senior Vice President
and Deputy General Counsel of Trans Union. She is responsible for leading global litigation, enforcement and strategy. Prior to Trans Union, Linda was the Senior Vice President of the Property & Casualty Personal Lines
Legal Team at Nationwide Insurance. As functional general counsel, Linda led a team of 100 professionals in providing legal, regulatory and transactional counsel to the $10B insurance business. She was on the President’s Cabinet.
Previously, Linda was the Senior Vice President and Chief Litigation Officer for the Nationwide enterprise. Prior to joining Nationwide, Linda was with Allstate, where she managed class actions and provided legal counsel to
Allstate’s P&C Product and Claims organizations. Linda was with a few Chicago law firms earlier in her career.
Executive Vice President & General Counsel for Risk & Business Analytics, RELX
Bill is Executive Vice President
and General Counsel for the Risk & Business Analytics division of RELX, which includes LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Reed Business Information. In this role, he is responsible for all legal, compliance and regulatory matters
across the global Risk & Business Analytics organization. RELX PLC (LSE: REL/AMS: REN/NYSE: RELX) is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers across industries.
Partner, Bridge Partners
Debbie Tang is a Partner at
Bridge Partners, a minority-owned executive search firm with unique expertise in attracting and retaining senior, diverse executives.
Chief Legal Officer, Jones, Lang, LaSalle
Bio to come.
Wednesday, August 12
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM EDT | Welcome Remarks
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM EDT | Understanding Change: Tools to Act in the Face of Uncertainty
We are in perhaps the most enduring crisis management period of our lifetimes in the wake of COVID-19. A panel of Fortune 500 general counsel will candidly discuss the skills needed to manage and lead during these turbulent times. Specifically, this panel will seek to answer the following questions: Can we move forward with the same management and leadership skills we relied on six months ago? Have the necessary skills evolved and changed since the start of the pandemic?
Moderator: Linda Lu, Trans Union
Lily Yan Hughes, Arrow Electronics
Sandra Leung, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Alan Tse, Jones, Lang, LaSalle
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM EDT | Collaboration and Community Through Dialogue Session 1
Participants will break into smaller groups for open discussion with a general counsel to debrief the previous panel discussion. This session offers an opportunity for dialogue and learning among professionals who may be dealing and grappling with similar issues and challenges in the workplace.
Lily Yan Hughes, Arrow Electornics
Sandra Leung, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Don Liu, Target
Linda Lu, Trans Union
Alan Tse, Jones, Lang, LaSalle
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM EDT | Break
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM EDT | A (Virtual) Fireside Chat with David Chun, CEO of Equilar
David Chun, CEO and founder of Equilar, has become one of the most respected and trusted names in the corporate governance industry. He is a leader in board intelligence, shareholder engagement and governance solutions and is an avid advocate for increasing and promoting board diversity. Don Liu of Target will have a frank conversation with David regarding David’s personal journey, his keys to success, and the importance of diversity and networking in the field.
David Chun, Equilar
Don Liu, Target
Thursday, August 13
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT | How to Get the Job: Secrets from Recruitment Insiders
Top executive search firms will discuss what they look for in a prospective general counsel. They will share how the pandemic has changed (or not) the recruiting process (e.g., Zoom interviews), what companies are looking for, and share insights on what APAs can do to improve their candidate profiles.
Moderator: John Kuo, Charles River Laboratories
Jen Gerney, Spencer Stuart
Selena LaCroix, Korn Ferry
Debbie Tang, Bridge Partners
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT | Collaboration and Community Through Dialogue Session 2
You’ve made it! You’ve gotten your dream general counsel job. Yet, given the current climate, you may not have been to corporate headquarters or have met other members of the executive team in person. How do you navigate a new position from afar? A panel of new-in-position general counsel will lead a discussion from how they managed the job search process to integrating with their new company and colleagues during the pandemic and share their key tips for success.
Arlene Hong, Bed Bath & Beyond
Hannah Kim, Energizer Holdings
John Kuo, Charles River Laboratories
Bill Min, RELX
Registration is now closed.
Participation in the Virtual IHC Summit is invitation only.
After invitation, enrollment is first come, first served. Space is limited.