9:00 am

Networking

9:30 am Chair’s Welcome & Recap of Day One

9:40 am Opening Panel Discussion: I’m In the Room… Now What?

  • Robert Ladd Vice President & Global Head Of Integrity & Compliance, Oncology, Novartis
  • Nicole Kelsey General Counsel & Secretary , Amyris
  • Valerie Barnett General Counsel, Cytek Biosciences Inc.

Synopsis

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Panel Discussion on overcoming the challenge that is being heard by peers as a diverse individual, and how we can better support our diverse peers in our organizations

10:30 am Action: How Will You Support Your Diverse Peers in Your Organization?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:50 am

Networking & Refreshments

In-House Counsel To Business Leader

11:20 am Discover: From Lawyer to Business Leader in Innovation-centric Life Sciences Organizations

  • Squire Servance Founder & Managing Partner at Syridex Bio (former, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Repligen Corporation), Syridex Bio

Synopsis

  • Exploring becoming a savvy business advisor
  • Leaning into the pros and managing the cons of the lawyer skill set
  • Leveraging your power to influence

11:40 am Discover: How Can General Counsel Partner Successfully with the Board of Directors

  • Beth Krewson General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, BlueRock Therapeutics

Synopsis

  • Situations where the General Counsel has added value and pivoted the BODs way of thinking
  • What are the concerns about having a lawyer in the room from the perspective of a BOD member
  • How do you engage best with the board of directors without undercutting your executive team

12:00 pm Develop: Lessons Learned From the Legal Leaders Leveraging Business Partnerships

  • Squire Servance Founder & Managing Partner at Syridex Bio (former, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Repligen Corporation), Syridex Bio
  • Beth Krewson General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, BlueRock Therapeutics

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Leader

12:20 pm Action: What Can We Do To Better Support Business Partnerships?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

12:40 pm

Networking Lunch

Speed Learning

1:30 pm In this quick-fire session, each table will be hosted by a legal leader who will lead the conversation on one of these topics before moving on to the next table.

Synopsis

2:30 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference