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2019 In-House Counsel Institute

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - April 27 @ 3:00 pm

In-House Counsel Institute

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

April 25, 26 & 27, 2019


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The In-House Counsel Institute offers 2 1/2 days of in-depth training with opportunities for interactive hands-on practice. The In-House Counsel Institute 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.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Thursday, April 25, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm Registration, Lunch & Introduction
Lisa Kloppenberg, Dean, Santa Clara Law
Nikki Pope, Managing Director, High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara Law
Kerry MacLean, Sr Vice President, General Counsel, Intuit
1:00pm – 1:45pm The Mindset of an In-House Lawyer
Kerry MacLean, Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, Intuit
1:45pm – 2:30pm Know the Business
Damien Eastwood, VP Commercial Legal, Spunk
Ed Medlin, Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, Maxim Integrated
Christian Munoz, Manager, Regulatory & Compliance, Oportun
2:30pm – 5:00pm Reception
Honorable Zoe Lofgren, U.S. House of Representatives
Dorian Daley, Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, Oracle
Friday, April 26, 2019
8:30am – 9:30am Breakfast & Interactive Exercises
9:30am – 10:30am IP & Corporate Strategy
Harper Batts, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Jeremiah Chan, Director & Assistant General Counsel, Patents, Facebook
Tanya de la Fuente, Assistant General Counsel, Facebook
Gregory Lundell, Partner, Haley Guilian
10:30am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 12:15pm Public Relations & Crisis Management
Nikki Pope, Managing Director, High Tech Law Institute
Jed Repko, Partner, Joele Frank
Nancy Wojtas, Partner, Cooley
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch
Christopher Sundermeier, General Counsel, Reputation.com
1:15pm – 3:15pm Compliance, Cybersecurity & Privacy
Mark Lyon, Partner, Gibson Dunn
Lara Bleisner, Sr. Counsel, Data & Privacy, Arm
Virginia MacSuibhne, Vice President, Chief of Compliance, Roche
Aradhana Raj, Director & Sr. Counsel, Global Policy, PayPal
3:15pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 4:45pm Employment Law: Hot Topics
Margaret Keane, Partner, DLA Piper
David Pilson, Sr. Director, Compliance/Benefits, eBay
Michael Schroeder, Vice President, Human Resources, View Dynamic Glass
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:30am – 9:30am Breakfast & Interactive Exercises
9:30am – 10:30am Ethical Challenges
Salvador Casente, General Counsel, EPRI
Michelle Galloway, Law Lecturer, Santa Clara Law
Sarah Whitney Moore, Associate, Cooley
10:30am – 12:00pm Working with Outside Counsel
Karen Robinson, Sr. Director, IP Litigation, Adobe
Tashica W. Amirgholizadeh, Patent Litigation Counsel, Gilead Sciences
Heidi Keefe, Partner, Cooley
Mariana Antcheva, Vice President, Legal, Sage Intacct
Josh Seidenfeld, Partner, Cooley
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
Steve Haines, Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Governance & Litigation, Seagate
1:00pm – 2:00pm Putting It All Together
2:00pm – 3:00pm A Discussion with the CEO
Howard S. Charney, (retired), Cisco, Grand Junction, 3Com


The registration fee for this 2 1/2 day intensive program, including tuition, course materials and meals, is $1250.


This event will qualify for up to 12 hours of cle credit. Santa Clara Law is a California State Bar approved provider.



A full refund will be issued through midnight, Pacific Time, on 4/11/2019.

Cancellations requested after midnight Pacific Time on 4/11/2019 and before midnight on 4/22/2019 will receive a partial refund of 80%.

No refunds will be issued after midnight, Pacific Time, on 4/22/2019.

This event is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara Law, Sheppard Mullin, and the California Minority Counsel Program.

High Tech Law Institute Sheppard Mullin California Minority Counsel Program


April 25 @ 12:00 pm
April 27 @ 3:00 pm
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Charney Hall 101, Lawyers Lab
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050 United States
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    2019 In-House Counsel Institute

  • April 25 @ 12:00 pm - April 27 @ 3:00 pm
  • Charney Hall 101, Lawyers Lab