The Legal ConfEx covers a range of topics related to Litigation, e-Discovery, Compliance, Security and Risk Management. They would attract the best of the legal professionals and thought leaders from the industry as well as enlighten the delegates about the latest in this industry.

27 october 2015

Legal ConfEx Agenda  (From 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM Eastern Standard Time)


Panel Discussions to be held in Halls A and B 
All-day Pre-scheduled One-on-One Business Meetings to be held in exhibition area (during 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM)

(Gain access to the Peer-to-Peer Networking Platform and fix your one-on-one meetings; refer ‘A Guide to Peer-to-Peer Networking Platform’ for more details)

08:00 AM – 08:45 AM

Registration and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

08:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Welcome Address and Keynote Session

Keynote Speakers


Richard Bistrong
CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC
Former FBI/UK Cooperator, FCPA Violator




Topic: A Journey to the Darkside of International Business and Steps to Protect Your Organization.


Jacqueline P. Flug, Esq.
President- Elect, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)
General Counsel for the New York State Liquor Authority



Topic: A Lifelong Relationship – How to Best Coexist with Your Regulatory Agencies.

Speakers Profile

About Richard Bistrong

  • A sales and marketing Vice President in the Law Enforcement and Defense sector for over fifteen years, most of which was as VP for International sales.
  • Worked as a Confidential Human Source (CHS) and Cooperating Witness for the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Currently, a recognized blogger, guest-writer and speaker in the field of anti-bribery compliance, reflecting on front-line issues which impact international business teams and compliance personnel.
  • Educated in Foreign Policy, UVa, Masters of Arts, 1987. Studied at the Institute for European Studies, Vienna, Austria, 1983.
  • CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC: A Consultancy dedicated to assisting organizations with anti-bribery compliance challenges as they impact front-line business teams.

About Jacqueline P. Flug, Esq.

  • Jacqueline Paige Flug,President-Elect, served two terms as a WBASNY Vice President and one term as Corresponding Secretary
  • In 2012, Ms. Flug was appointed to serve as the General Counsel for the New York State Liquor Authority
  • Ms. Flug is a member of the Bronx Women’s Bar Association and Queens County Women’s Bar Association.
  • Ms. Flug served as President of the Bronx Women’s Bar from 2007-2008.
  • Ms. Flug currently serves as Vice President for the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA) and
    spent many years as a coach for the Thurgood Marshall Junior High School Mock Trial Competition.
  • Ms. Flug received her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School cum laude and served as the Executive
    Topics Editor for the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking Tea and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

Hall A

Hall B

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Panel Discussion

Anti-Corruption Boot Camp

As anti-corruption enforcement continues to mature around the world, in-house counsel must stay abreast of the latest regulatory developments to minimize legal, financial and reputational risk.

This session provides the tools necessary to avoid investigations remain compliant and monitor the third-party conduct. A panel of anti-corruption professionals, ethics and compliance executives and government officials will cover:

• What the US Department of Justice and SEC are enforcing
• Latest on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
• OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
• Pending legislations in high risk markets
• Data privacy protections
• Audit and accounting perspectives
• How to develop a Global Compliance Program
• Anti-corruption compliance best practices

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Panel Discussion

Insights into International Arbitration

International arbitration is rapidly emerging as a preferred method for resolving cross-border commercial disputes. New arbitration centers are being established around the world and the legal industry is adapting to the changing global landscape of international arbitration.

This program will provide valuable insights involving the practice of international arbitration and its value in resolving a wide range of cross-border disputes. Session leaders will cover:

• Why arbitration?
• Advantages, drawbacks and pitfalls of arbitration
• Industries and regions on the front lines of international business deals
• Developing a Dispute Resolution Policy
• Drafting contractual provisions for dispute resolution
• Best practices in anticipating and preparing for cross-border commercial and intellectual property disputes

11:20 AM – 12:05 PM

Panel Discussion

Latest Trends in Litigation Management

• Role of the litigation department

• Case management strategies

• Pains’ for litigation department heads

• Establishing accountability

• Implications for the legal profession

• Managing conflict of interest





11:20 AM – 12:05 PM

Panel Discussion

Data, Privacy and Cyber Security

The potential for misuse of sensitive personal information has triggered legislative and regulatory action worldwide. Privacy laws vary by jurisdiction, are interpreted unpredictably and are in a constant state of flux.

Learn best practices for adopting sound privacy practices, ensuring regulatory and legal compliance, and protecting your competitive advantage. A panel of GCs, data security and cyber experts will address the latest trends and tools including:

• Understanding your organization’s legal obligations and risks
• How to engage senior management in developing a privacy approach
• How to develop a method for measuring success
• Ensuring your employees are well-informed and understand company privacy policies
• Consistent and adequate program oversight

12:05 PM – 01:05 PM

Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

01:05 PM – 01:50 PM

Panel Discussion

High-Profile Enforcement Actions and Government Investigations

Large-scale and cross-border regulatory enforcements are on the rise. These often ‘bet-the-company’ cases require a different type of analysis of risk and reward beyond day-to-day commercial litigation. They are complicated and many times involve multiple parties and complex discovery. As lawsuits grow more costly and more complex, companies have begun to reassess their compliance programs and implement new tools and processes that can reduce litigation-related risks.

• Large-scale and cross-border litigations and government investigations
• Audit controversy as it relates to income allocated in each taxing  jurisdiction and how to avoid double taxation
• Risk and reward ratio analysis
• Complex discovery process
• Compliance and management
• Tools and technology to manage such litigations

01:05 PM – 01:50 PM

Panel Discussion

A View from the Top: Compliance and the C-Suite

This interactive panel discussion of CEOs, Board Directors, Compliance Officers and General Counsel will examine how government investigations and high-stakes litigation are viewed from the role of leadership, the corporate board and legal teams.

• Compliance trends and strategies
• High-stakes compliance enforcement actions
• Managing compliance costs
• Role of the Compliance Officer, Board Directors and in-house legal teams
• Role of external service providers, including law firms




01:55 PM – 02:40 PM

Panel Discussion

How Technology Can Help Mitigate Risk

The corporate world is embracing technological innovations as a way to manage risk by working more efficiently, effectively and accurately. Learn why corporate legal departments are evaluating their IT infrastructure and looking to new options such as cloud-based processes, legal software applications and LPO models to leverage technology to its fullest potential for enterprise-wide risk management.

This panel will also highlight “How Protecting Technology can Derive Economy” with a special mention of UAEU experience in R&D and IP, as well as UAE Government in supporting innovation in general.


01:55 PM – 02:40 PM

Panel Discussion

Contracts Management and Compliance

Audit committees of boards at public companies are asking for Contract Audits. General Counsels need to work with the Board of Directors and senior management to assess and manage contracting practices in a way that decreases organizational risk and contributes to the company’s revenue by making commercial processes more efficient.

• Determining the total ‘value’ of all obligations contained in active agreements
• Determining the overall ‘risk’ level across all contracts
• Evaluating contract review cycle
• Designing and implementing a Contracts Management Program
• Partnering with sophisticatedly managed service providers

02:45 PM – 03:20 PM

Networking Tea and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

03:25 PM – 04:10 PM

Panel Discussion

Litigation Finance & Funding: Business, Legal and Ethical Issues

Global economic market forces have propelled the rise of litigation funding; it is a significant development in civil litigation today. Litigation can be expensive and risky. Litigation can help mitigate the costs and risks involved in pursuing or defending a claim, thereby increasing the access to justice.

• Need for litigation funding
• Who uses litigation funding
• The Attorney-Client-Funder relationship
• Need for regulation of litigation funding
• Effects on class action practice and management
• Business, legal and ethical issues in litigation funding

03:25 PM – 04:10 PM

Panel Discussion

Risk Management in a World of Mobile, Technology and Social Media

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and mobile devices pose new challenges in today’s evolving business world. Companies are exposed to loss of reputation, scandal, employees behaving badly, company secrets being leaked, harassment and other damaging communications. Despite the pitfalls, mobile technology and social media have become part of our normal work day.

• World of mobile, technology and social media
• Risk assessment
• Trends and challenges
• Type of risks involved
• Strategies and solutions

04:15 PM – 05:00 PM

Panel Discussion

IP Litigation around the World

• Trends and strategies
• Staffing
• Technology
• Cost management tools
• Support services
• Role of law firms in managing multi-jurisdictional litigation




04:15 PM – 05:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Compliance, Risks, Security and Confidentiality Issues in Dealing with Overseas Service Providers

Legal sourcing raises specific questions about compliance, risks, security and confidentiality. Gain a better understanding of these considerations and learn how to manage.

• Data protection laws
• Privacy of data shared with external service providers
• Overseas data flow
• Location of servers
• Challenges in vendor relationships
• Training the manpower

05:05 PM – 05:50 PM

Panel Discussion

Better Decision Making through Analysis of Litigation Risk

Today’s legal professionals are experiencing myriad challenges. With increasing litigation, thereby, it is imperative for legal departments to adopt a measured and deliberate approach to prepare for these eventualities.

This session will help delegates to learn concise evaluation of risks and costs associated with litigation enabling them to have better resource allocation, defining budget and achieving metric-driven decision making.

05:05 PM – 05:50 PM

Panel Discussion

Understanding the Regulatory Landscape

In compliance risk assessment, a company evaluates risk factors regarding compliance with state, federal and even foreign laws and regulations. Add to this the numerous policies, procedures, ethical standards, contracts and obligations; and the General Counsels need a comprehensive plan for risk management.

Attend this session to learn the latest updates on US laws and regulations that may affect your business. Panelists will offer advice on how to track and assess the potential risks and challenges these rules present.

06:30 PM Onwards

Cocktail Reception (By Invitation Only)

  • “I found the participation on the panel a very useful experience in getting my thoughts organized for an external audience and also meeting people with similar challenges.”

    Jacqueline J. ErtlGroup Vice President and General Counsel - Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls, USA
  • “It was a good, informative, enjoyable experience at the Global LPO Conference in New York City.”

    Hemant R HabbuCorporate Counsel, Expersis Inc
  • “I had a great time and thought that it was a very well put together conference”

    Matthew F. Knouf, EsqGeneral Counsel & eDiscovery Counsel - Complete Discovery Source (CDS)
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