Egil "Bud" Krogh, former Nixon White House attorney; Rodney B. Akers, vice chair, PBA In-House Counsel Committee, deputy general counsel, Governors Office of General Counsel; William Cornelius, sr vp, PNC Bank; Jay A. Dubow, Pepper Hamilton LLP;
Attendees will be able to create their own program: they will choose from topics in corporate governance, employment law, social media, international law, mergers & acquisitions, crisis management, securities, IP technology, dispute resolution and more. Among the courses are Corporate Litigation Update featuring John L. Reed, esq., DLA Piper with Delaware judiciary and others; Employment Law Update with Catherine E. Walters, Saul Ewing LLP; Managing the Corporate Legal Crisis with Stephen D. Brown and Christine C. Levin, Dechert LLP; and Hot Trends in Accounting with Brian Carroll (invited), senior special counsel, U.S. SEC, Philadelphia.
Ethics segments, beginning with an opening session titled Good People, Bad Choices and Life Lessons from the White House, will feature Egil “Bud” Krogh, co-director of the Special Investigations Unit in the 1971 Nixon White House who recruited and supervised the infamous White House Plumbers who engaged in an illegal covert operation and was sentenced to prison and disbarred. Mr. Krogh will cover examples of the threats to integrity in the practice of law, in business and in government service, and he will offer advice on how to overcome such threats. Other ethics offerings are Conflict of Interest & Other Ethical Considerations for In-House and Outside Counsel and Ethical Use of Social Media and Technology in Litigation.