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The Future is Here: Managing the Modern In-house Practice (2023 Corporate Counsel Section Program)

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In-house legal departments shift and evolve in response to numerous factors: cost constraints, risk profiles, societal changes, and technology. Understanding the foundations of the legal department will help an in-house group flex through these evolutions. This year, the Corporate Counsel Section is pleased to present The Future Is Here, with our annual CLE, Managing the Modern In-house Practice.

What are the foundations of the department? Learn how managing outside counsel is changing, including how and when we outsource and the reasons why we should contemplate diversity and ethics in that process. Some functions of the legal department may not even be legal, or should they? The "Intersection of Legal and Compliance" session explores how roles and responsibilities may shift depending on the particular situation at hand and how the compliance function is structured within a company.

Of course, every in-house legal department needs to have an awareness of the legal implications arising from the information the business is collecting and using. "Capture the Privacy Red Flag: Privacy Issue Spotting for the Non-privacy Lawyer" provides you with high-level pointers to spot red flags and ask questions before calling your data privacy expert.

All of these topics (management, compliance and data) come with a healthy dose of technology that can make our practices, if not easier, at least more manageable. Join us to learn how we can be "Using Technology in the Modern In-house Practice" and get a little technology credit under your belt as well! We also take a step back to hear about the most fundamental block of our foundation with a "Supreme Court Update."

We hope this program helps ground you in the foundations of our practice. You may be feeling a little overwhelmed just thinking about these topics, but do not worry, we have you covered there as well. "The Psychology of Transitions" session talks to us about welcoming change and the transitions it brings.

Managing the Modern In-house Practice is not easy, but The Future Is Here, so join us as we build our foundation!


  • Using Technology in the Modern In-house Practice
  • Capture the Privacy Red Flag: Privacy Issue Spotting for the Non-privacy Lawyer
  • Supreme Court Update
  • Managing Outsourced Legal Matters – Panel Discussion
  • Intersection of Legal and Compliance
  • The Psychology of Transitions

Live Webcast
Tuesday–Wednesday, January 24-25, 2023
Day 1: 8:55 AM–12:20 PM
Day 2: 8:55 AM–12:20 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • Christopher G Browning, Jr., Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Raleigh
  • Michael B. Cohen, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Raleigh
  • Ken Crutchfield, Wolters Kluwer, New York City, NY (Moderator)
  • Sneha Desai, Stryker, Mahwah, NJ
  • Jonathan J. Harper, BASF Corporation, Florham Park, NJ
  • Ebony S. Johnson, Truist Financial Corporation, Washington, D.C.
  • Elizabeth H. Johnson, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh
  • Kim M. Keenan, JAMS, Washington, D.C.
  • Tanya Mitchell-Allen, Bank of America Corporation, Chapel Hill
  • Robynn E. Moraites, NCLAP, Charlotte
  • Alexander M. "Alex" Pearce, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh
  • Catherine Sanders Reach, North Carolina Bar Association, Cary
  • Warren T. Savage, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of NC, Cary
  • Casselle A.E. Smith, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Raleigh & Washington, D.C. (Moderator)

NCBA Corporate Counsel Section

  • Jennifer M. Ball, Ask-Bio, Research Triangle Park (Planner)
  • Clara Cottrell, BASF Corporation, Research Triangle Park (Planner)
  • Lori D. Mahmoud, MUFG Union Bank NA, Raleigh (Planner)
  • T. David Singer, Kymera International Inc., Morrisville (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

1.00 Substance Abuse/Mental Health
2.00 Technology Training


See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.