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March 8, 2023 | 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM EST

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street, 33rd Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Members: Complimentary for GCs & CLOs

Overview (Program Summary)

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.  Registration & Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.  Session 1
"ESG - What's New and Why It's Relevant to You"
Presented by Cozen O'Connor

The panel will discuss new developments and important issues for the in-house community to be aware of in the ESG space. Topics will include new regulatory initiatives in the United States and Europe; ESG and supply chains; voluntary standards and disclosures; and proactive steps for in-house practitioners.


  • Micah Myers, Cozen O'Connor
  • Lisa Fleischer, Chief Legal Officer, De Lage Landen Financial Services, Inc.

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Session 2
"2023 IP Outlook:  Trade secret protection given the FTC’s proposed non-compete ban; combatting trademark gridlock; challenging issued patents in the Patent Office via IPRs, and more"
Presented by Dechert LLP

This panel will discuss current hot topics in trade secret, patent, and trademark law.  The focus will be on the non-compete bans currently under consideration by the ITC and Congress, and how to protect your trade secrets in light of those proposals; new tools and procedures for combatting trademark gridlock; and challenging issued patents in the Patent Office via IPRs, using a streamlined process for invalidating patents without the need for full-fledged litigation discovery.


  • Diane Siegel Danoff, Partner, Dechert LLP
  • Kevin M. Flannery, Partner, Dechert LLP
  • Glenn A. Gundersen, Partner, Dechert LLP
  • Jami Segota, Deputy General Counsel, Integra LifeSciences

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Keynote
"Innovation Mindset:  Breaking down complex problems and building solutions that deliver powerful results" 
Presented by Lorraine Marchand

A 60-minute talk based on an advanced experiential innovation program featuring key Laws of Innovation and entrepreneurial leadership and culture change.  Speaker Lorraine Marchand, an innovation consultant and author of “The Innovation Mindset:  Eight Essential Steps to Transform Any Industry,” has taught, facilitated, and coached at Columbia Business School, Princeton University and Yeshiva University and worked with Fortune 50 companies including Johnson & Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis, Hewlett Packard, and Jabil as well as startups.  Through an eight-step process supported by a self-diagnostic tool, exercise templates and punctuated with real case studies, participants will leave the talk armed with what they need to apply the methodology outlined in the book to real challenges they are encountering in their own workplace.  This program not only fosters an innovation mindset among individual employees, but it can be an incubator for change within the organization.

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Credits: 3.0 hours
State: PA, NJ & DE
Category: Substantive

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