Santa Clara Law’s High Tech Law Institute presents

In-House Counsel Institute

June 28, 29 & 30, 2018

Lucas Hall, Forbes Family Conf Room (#126), Santa Clara University

Intensive training for experienced lawyers to better serve the in-house legal needs of high tech companies in today’s fast-paced global environment.

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The In-House Counsel Institute offers three full days of in-depth training with opportunities for interactive hands-on practice.  The In-House Counsel Institute, directed by the High Tech Law Institute Managing Director, Tom Lavelle, features a faculty of legal thought leaders from several prominent tech companies and law firms to teach the course.

The course is aimed at attorneys transitioning from law firms or public agencies to in-house positions, and to those attorneys wishing to enhance the quality of their service to in-house counsel.

Confirmed instructors include:

  • Christine Coats, VP Legal Operations, Oracle
  • Doug Crisman, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • Dorian Daley, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, Oracle
  • Mike Dillon, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Adobe
  • Sheeva Ghassemi, Partner, Fenwick & West
  • Heidi Keefe, Partner, Cooley
  • Katie Martin, Managing Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Ed Medlin, Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Maxim Integrated
  • Mark Michels, Managing Director, Deloitte
  • Michael Moore, AGC Products and Patents, PureStorage, former Director of IP Rambus
  • Jon Olson, Board member TDK Invensense, and former CFO Xilinx
  • Ralph Pais, Partner, Fenwick & West
  • Mike Schroeder, VP of HR, View Glass
  • James Yoon, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

Schedule (subject to change)

Day 1 – June 28, 2018
8:30am – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 9:15am Introduction and Opening Remarks
9:15am – 10:15am What Does it Mean to Have the Mindset of an In-House Lawyer?
10:15am – 10:45am Know the Business
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:15pm Evolving Roles of the Board, its Committees and In-House Legal
12:15pm – 1:15pm Networking Lunch
1:15pm – 1:45pm Communication within a Company
1:45pm – 3:00pm Legal Operations – Managing the Legal Function as a Business
3:00pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 4:00pm Compliance as Key Role of Legal
4:00pm – 5:00pm Interactive Exercises for Participants – Key learning of the Day
Day 2 – June 29, 2018
8:30am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 9:45am Public Relations and Handling Crises
9:45am – 10:30am Cybersecurity
10:30am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 12:00pm Privacy and GDPR
12:00pm – 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm – 2:15pm Commercial and Licensing Transactions
2:15pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 3:30pm Corporate Transactions
3:30pm – 4:30pm Interactive Exercises
4:30pm – 5:30pm Reception Charney Hall
Day 3 – June 30, 2018
8:30am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am IP and Corporate Strategy
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:45am Issues in Employment Law
11:45am – 12:45pm Networking Lunch
12:45pm – 1:45pm Managing Litigation
1:45pm – 2:45pm Adapting to Changes in the Private Practice of Law – Technology, Economic and Business Changes
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:30pm Pulling it all together – Creative Problem Solving

MCLE Credit

Up to 12 units of CLE is available. Santa Clara Law is a California State Bar approved provider.


The registration fee for this 3-day intensive program, including tuition, course materials and meals is $950.00. Members of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) can receive a discounted registration fee of $650.00.

Space is limited. Register Online Now!

This event is sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara Law and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Association of Corporate Counsel Bay Area High Tech Law Institute