Conference Day Three: Building a High Performance In-House Life Sciences Legal Team

7:30 am Morning Coffee Networking

8:00 am Chair’s Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:10 am Opening Panel Discussion: Hiring & Developing the Life Sciences Legal Leaders of the Future

  • Edward Sturchio General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Immatics
  • Rahsaan Thompson Executive Vice President & General Counsel , Gritstone bio, Inc.
  • Roswitha Reisinger Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Kyowa Kirin International

Synopsis

• What are the fundamental characteristics of a high-performing team of in-house lawyers in a virtual
dynamic life sciences business today?
• Understanding how high-impact legal teams in life sciences can embed innovation, collaboration and
creativity into their DNA
• Developing your team from subject matter expert to a board-ready trusted adviser, in the process moving from minimizing risk to maximizing opportunity
Interactive panel discussion led by the chair.

8:50 am Action: Virtual Speed Networking

Synopsis

Like speed dating, only for lawyers!
Your chance to meet virtually face-to-face, one-on-one, with industry peers, creating valuable long-lasting relationships and expanding your network.

9:10 am Discover: Exploring the Fundamental Characteristics of a High-Functioning In-House Legal Team in a Dynamic Biotech

  • Rahsaan Thompson Executive Vice President & General Counsel , Gritstone bio, Inc.

Synopsis

• Building a proactive legal team that are key to the business decision making process
• Readying your organization for the next stage of growth and the challenges that come with moving into a new space (next generation of COVID-19 vaccines)
• Measuring the effectiveness of the in-house function and finding ways to be impactful beyond the field

9:30 am Discover: Rethinking How We Identify, Develop & Hire Tomorrow’s Legal Business Partners

  • Roswitha Reisinger Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Kyowa Kirin International

Synopsis

• As automation assumes the responsibility for low-level, repetitive tasks, tomorrow’s lawyers must become the interface to the wider business, wielding the soft skills to communicate and translate information effectively
• Identifying and hiring against the required soft skills of tomorrow’s business-savvy lawyer, with a focus on curiosity, drive and willingness to learn
• With the rapidly accelerating pace of decision-making, in-house teams must be both responsive and flexible, enabled by lawyers who are trusted and seen to be that essential voice which proactively informs business wide decision-making

9:50 am Sponsor Booth Break

Synopsis

Take a short moment to grab a cup of coffee and visit our sponsor booths before the following session starts.

10:10 am Develop: Key Trends for the Modern Legal Leader

  • Luis Vilarin Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Co-Lead Legal Innovation Team, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Alina Denis Jarjour Life Sciences Lawyer, Axiom, Former DGC & Chief Compliance Officer, Medarex
  • Susan Jacobson Senior Client Advisor, Axiom, Former Senior VP & DGC, Cardinal Health

Synopsis

Join a conversation with LS veterans from Cardinal Health, Bristol Myers Squib, and Mesarex for an analysis of key industry trends to watch.

Their discussion will explore:

  • Talent: Develop your team, cultivate engagement, and create career pathing opportunities
  • M&A/Integration: How to minimize risk, and manage costs and resources

10:30 am Action: How Do We Develop the Necessary Skills Required of Our Lawyers to Lead From Within the Wider Life Sciences Business?

Synopsis

Break out into virtual interactive action groups to discuss challenges with peers, and create a tailored plan of action to translate the lessons learned in this session to practical impact back in the office.

11:00 am Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close of Conference Day Three