Pre-Conference Focus Day: Next-Gen Corporate Counsel

Monday July 19th 2021:  7.30am – 11am PDT | 10.30am – 2pm EDT

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7:30 am Morning Coffee Networking

8:00 am The Making of In-House Impact

  • Amy Radley Program Director, In-house Impact: Life Sciences, Hanson Wade

8:05 am Chair’s Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:10 am Discover: Moving from Individual Contributor, to Collaborative Team Member, & Legal Leader Reshaping the In-House Function

  • Matt Daniel Corporate Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, Charles River Laboratories

Synopsis

• Integrating into the business and leadership teams to add more value as a subject matter expert
• Exploring the learnings, mistakes and successes learned during a 15-year career at Charles River Laboratories
• Carving out your professional journey: What quantifiable skills and capabilities do you need to succeed?

8:30 am Discover: What I Wish I’d Known: Moving In-House to a Dynamic Life Sciences Business

  • Maggie Siegel Vice President, Head of Legal , TCR2 Therapeutics

Synopsis

• Building a different set of skills to manage the demands of having the client sitting outside the door
• Developing your own working style in the context of your organization
• Learnings from a move from external counsel to life sciences in-house legal team

8:50 am Discover: Reimagining How In-House Legal Counsel Can Foster Close Cross-Functional Relationships, From Entry Level to CEO

Synopsis

• How we engage with and educate scientists to capture opportunity
• How close relationships between legal counsel and our business partners build trust and influence
• How attorneys can boost business-wide perception of the legal department

9:10 am Develop: What Are the Changing Requirements & Characteristics of a High-Impact In-House GC?

  • Matt Daniel Corporate Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, Charles River Laboratories
  • Maggie Siegel Vice President, Head of Legal , TCR2 Therapeutics
  • Lisa Matovcik Former Assistant General Counsel , GSK

Synopsis

Q&A panel discussion moderated by the chair.

9:30 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.

10:20 am Action: What Skills, Experiences & Capabilities Do We Need to be Successful Future Life Sciences GCs?

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 Focus Day