The Vanguard Forum for General Counsels - New York, Sep 11-12, 2019
Harvard Club of New York City
The role of General Counsel is one of the most demanding in the C-Suite, whether you are taking the role for the first time - or are addressing fresh challenges later in your career.
That is why The Vanguard Forum program focuses uniquely on further developing the top leadership capabilities of the by-invitation members - while building valuable networks.
Chair: Tom Sabatino
Vice-Chairs: Ken Banta and Garrick Isert
A unique leadership and networking membership for General Counsels from all sectors
Pragmatic, real-world topics relevant to GCs, across the career spectrum
Session leaders will be deeply experienced GCs, Senior Counsels, CEOs/C-Suite Executives and leadership experts. Participants learn from the sessions and each other.
Year-long program launches with face-to-face forum with intimate format and vigorous, engaging dialogue around critical leadership challenges. No PowerPoint presentations or podium speeches
Membership in the custom year-long Vanguard Network extends the Forum experience with digital learning, private dinners on leadership topics, and a private networking platform
The session leaders are highly experienced General Counsels, Senior Counsels, CEOs, Board members, and top leadership experts. Confirmed session leaders include:
Bob Bailey - Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Allergan
Stephen Cutler - Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Cynthia Dow - Leader, Global Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates
Mark Goodman - Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Mary Ann Hynes - Senior Counsel, Dentons; career General Counsel
Garrick Isert - President, Executas; past M.D. of World 50, Inc.
Nancy Jessen - Senior Vice President, Legal Business Solutions, UnitedLex
Maeve O’Connor - Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Mark Pfister - M A Pfister Strategy Group; Board Advisor
Kim Rucker - Past Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Andeavor and Independent; Director of Lennox International, Celanese Corporation and Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Tom Sabatino - Board Member, Teligent; past Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Aetna; past GC of Hertz, United Airlines, Walgreens, Schering-Plough, Baxter
Bjarne Tellmann - General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Pearson
Registration and light lunch
SESSION 1: Knowing Yourself as a Leader
SESSION 2: Succeeding as a member of the top team
SESSION 3: How to work effectively with a Board
Dialogue: Board member and Law Firm Senior Partner
From 5:30 to 7 pm.
From 7 to 9 pm.
From 8:30 to 9 am.
SESSION 4: Leading through a corporate crisis
SESSION 5: Developing, focusing, and engaging your team
SESSION 6: What are the key success factors in your role - and what does success look like over time?