8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Hybrid Warfare: General Counsel Panel
W. Christopher "Chris" Matton, Passport, Charlotte
Christine M. Mazzone, Kymera International, Research Triangle Park (Moderator)
Kristen P. Miller, Global Lending Services, Greenville, SC
Fenita T. Morris-Shepard, North Carolina Central University, Durham
How does your legal group battle today's challenges while planning for the future? Hear how general counsels are dealing with a quickly shifting environment and the issues that keep them occupied. The panelists discuss topics such as how strategic planning is changing, how the hybrid work environment is changing the way they lead and develop their teams, whether communication with internal clients is keeping up with the quicksand of digital lives (and the sales and marketing folks too eager to jump in), but also how managing risk is changing and how (or whether) AI and legal operations are helping the legal department adjust more quickly.
10:10 The Future of Money
Michael Kraslow, Mirae Asset Global Investments, New York, NY
Deana A. Labriola, Fox Rothschild LLP, Durham (Moderator)
Erika Levin, Fox Rothschild LLP, New York, NY
Vanessa Savino, tZERO Group Inc., New York, NY
Join outside and in-house counsel to discuss how businesses are looking at new forms of monetization. This presentation discusses what alternative assets are being considered, such as the use of cryptocurrency in the diversification of payments and investments, how to create new revenue streams (NFTs, anyone?), and other alternative working capital options. Then, turn to the legal implications around such alternative assets, including valuation, privacy and regulatory issues.
11:20 Getting By With a Little Help From Our Friends†
Robynn E. Moraites, North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program (NCLAP), Charlotte
The ABA and Hazelden Foundation recently conducted a nationwide study confirming that lawyers struggle with depression, anxiety and alcoholism at rates that far exceed rates found in the general population and other professions. This presentation highlights real-world strategies that lawyers and law firms can use to 1) identify colleagues at risk, 2) create a culture of safety to reduce barriers for those in need to asking for and receiving help, and 3) intervene when it is clear a colleague needs assistance.
12:20 Adjourn for the day
12:30 Networking Social
This event does not provide MCLE credit. A separate zoom link to access this event will be provided.
† Indicates portion providing Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit
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