Program Schedule
Below is the program schedule for ACC's 2012 Annual Meeting. You can search for keywords or sort by track using the search options below. You can also view each session's description by clicking on individual session titles or clicking "View All Descriptions."
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Monday, October 01
7:30 AM  - 9:00 AM
Breakfast & Program: So You Want to Teach Law School!
8:00 AM  - 9:00 AM
General Breakfast
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Track: Driving Change
100 - ACC Chair's Choice- Charting the Way Forward: The Growing Influence of the In-house Bar
Track: Compliance and Ethics
200 - Strategies for Keeping a Whistleblower Claim In-house
Track: Contracts and Negotiations
300 - Drafting and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants around the World
Track: Corporate and Securities
400 - How to Negotiate a Settlement with the SEC
Track: Employment and Labor
500 - Top 10 Issues to Consider before Resolving an Employment Dispute
Track: International
600 - Practical Considerations for Establishing a Successful Business in China
Track: Intellectual Property
900 - Hot Topics in IP - Epic Battles: Patent Wars, Trademark Throwdowns and Copyright Clashes - How Increasing Litigation Affects the Industry and Your Company
Track: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
1000 - Response Required! Legal Holds for the Small and Large Enterprise
Track: Small Law Department
1100 - Welcome to Rookie Camp: Ten Things Every New In-house Lawyer Should Know
Track: Environment and Energy
1200 - Across the Atlantic: Comparing Environmental Law in the United States and the European Union
11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM
Track: Driving Change
101 - Pro Bono Partnerships Mean Greater Value from Your Outside Counsel
Track: Compliance and Ethics
201 - Third-Party Compliance
Track: Contracts and Negotiations
301 - To Dig In or Give In: Risk Analysis in Contract Negotiation
Track: Corporate and Securities
401 - Conducting Efficient Due Diligence
Track: Employment and Labor
501 - Proving a Disability Under the ADAAA: The Big Easy?
Track: International
601 - Doing Business Overseas: Advanced Legal Issues with Managing International Subsidiaries
Track: Technology
701 - Social Media Risk & Responsibility in the Use of Health Care Technology
Track: Law Department Management
801 - Training Your Clients
Track: Intellectual Property
901 - Ethics and IP Theft
Track: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
1001 - Defensible Records Retention Planning
Track: Small Law Department
1101 - Toolbox for Small Law Departments: Managing Legal on a Nonexistent Budget
Track: Environment and Energy
1201 - Mamma Mia - There They Go Again: Dealing with Stricter Energy Regulators
12:45 PM  - 2:15 PM
Employment & Labor Committee Business Meeting
Health Law Committee Business Meeting
Litigation Committee Business Meeting
Real Estate Committee Business Meeting
Small Law Department Committee Business Meeting
Law Department Management Committee Business Meeting
2:30 PM  - 4:00 PM
Track: Driving Change
102 - Balancing Act: How to Balance Insourcing & Outsourcing
Track: Compliance and Ethics
202 - Working with a Corporate Monitor: When Your Compliance Program Isn't Enough - Sold Out
Track: Contracts and Negotiations
302 - Contract Drafting, Part 1 - Addressing Liability Issues: Warranties, Epidemic Failures and Liability Limitations
Track: Corporate and Securities
402 - Shotgun Wedding in the Boardroom: Negotiating Joint Venture Agreements with Your Worst Enemy
Track: Employment and Labor
502 - Don't Mess with the Money! Wage & Hour Compliance: Managing Risk in a New Era of Enforcement
Track: International
602 - Drafting Considerations for International Contracts: Using Choice of Law and Other Contract Terms to Maximize Profit and Minimize Risk
Track: Technology
702 - Security Breach! What Should You Have Done Before? What Should You Do Now?
Track: Law Department Management
802 - Career Development for In-House Lawyers: How to Establish Competencies, Set Goals and Build Skill Sets
Track: Intellectual Property
902 - The Advertising Report
Track: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
1002 - It's More than a Time Zone Change: When Litigation Goes Global
Track: Small Law Department
1102 - State Law Considerations for Small Organizations and Nonprofits
Track: Finance
1302 - Anatomy of a Failure: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly
4:30 PM  - 6:00 PM
Track: Driving Change
103 - Give Your Diversity Policy Some Teeth
Track: Compliance and Ethics
203 - Key Sources for Structuring Your Compliance and Ethics Program
Track: Contracts and Negotiations
303 - Contract Drafting, Part 2 - Addressing Liability Issues: Indemnification and Insurance
Track: Corporate and Securities
403 - Maintaining Corporate Continuity in the Face of Shareholder Proposals: Frequent Assaults in This Year's Proxy Season and How to Fend them Off
Track: Employment and Labor
503 - The "New" NLRB: Activist Board or Rogue Agency?
Track: International
603 - Risks in Acquiring International Real Estate and Managing a Foreign Acquisition or Disposition
Track: Technology
703 - Leveraging Technology to Defensibly Manage Electronic Records
Track: Law Department Management
803 - Crisis Management in Case Studies
Track: Intellectual Property
903 - IP Nuts and Bolts
Track: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
1003 - Straight Talk: In-house Litigation Tips and Management Techniques
Track: Small Law Department
1103 - Eight Big Litigation Pitfalls of Companies that Don't Get Sued Often
Track: Finance
1303 - Optimize Lien and Bond Processes and Case Management to Boost Company Revenue
Tuesday, October 02
7:15 AM  - 8:45 AM
Compliance & Ethics Committee Business Meeting
Environmental & Sustainability Committee Business Meeting
Financial Services Committee Business Meeting
Insurance Staff Counsel Committee Business Meeting
Intellectual Property Committee Business Meeting
Sports & Entertainment Committee Business Meeting
8:00 AM  - 9:00 AM
General Breakfast
9:00 AM  - 10:30 AM
Track: Driving Change
104 - Outside Counsel Management - Using Value-based Fee Structures to Align Risks and Rewards
Track: Compliance and Ethics
204 - Doing Business in Difficult Countries: What Would You Advise in this Scenario?
Track: Contracts and Negotiations
304 - The Ink Is Dry. Now What? Fulfillment of Sponsorship Contracts in Sports & Entertainment
Track: Corporate and Securities
404 - When Nobody Knows What the Company is Expected to "Know:" Defending Corporate Designee Depositions in Challenging Circumstances
Track: Employment and Labor
504 - Employment Law Update
Track: International
604 - The Wild, Wild West (and East and North and South): Legal Risks in the Frontier Markets
Track: Technology
704 - Software as a Service and Cloud Computing: What Are They and What Should You Watch Out For?
Track: Law Department Management
804 - Risk Management: The Corporate View
Track: Intellectual Property
904 - Innovation: How to Handle Ideas Your Company May or May Not Own - Sold Out
Track: Small Law Department
1104 - Beginning and Growing Your Compliance Program: From Birth to the Toddler Years
Track: Environment and Energy
1204 - The Growing Trend toward Supply-Chain Transparency: Conflict Minerals, Human Trafficking and More
11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM
Track: Driving Change
105 - Project Management for In-house Counsel - Sold Out
Track: Compliance and Ethics
205 - Officers in the Crosshairs: The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine and Other Theories of Individual Liability
Track: Contracts and Negotiations
305 - Achieve Success as a Negotiator: Learn a Simple, Effective & Practical Framework as Chief Negotiating Officer for Yourself and Your Company
Track: Corporate and Securities
405 - Redefining the Corporate Form for the 21st Century
Track: Employment and Labor
505 - Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds You: Managing the Legal - HR Relationship
Track: International
605 - Doing Business in Brazil, the Sixth Largest Economy in the World
Track: Technology
705 - A Technology Primer for the Non-Tech Lawyer
Track: Law Department Management
805 - Finding Your Way in Cyberspace: Implementing the Paperless Environment - Sold Out
Track: Intellectual Property
905 - International Licensing of IP - Sold Out
Track: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
1005 - How to Survive a C-Suite Scandal
Track: Small Law Department
1105 - Are We Great or Just So-So? Finding the Benchmarks Necessary to Assess the Performance of Your Law Department
Track: Environment and Energy
1205 - Risk Assessment Best Practices: Lessons from Compliance Programs
12:45 PM  - 2:15 PM
General Lunch & Program: ACC Value Champions
Corporate & Securities Committee Business Meeting
Energy Committee Business Meeting
International Legal Affairs Committee Business Meeting
IT, Privacy & eCommerce Committee Business Meeting
New to In-house Committee Business Meeting
Nonprofit Organizations Committee Business Meeting
2:30 PM  - 4:00 PM
Track: Driving Change
006 - 1+1=3: Aligning Corporate Social Responsibility and Pro Bono
Track: Driving Change
106 - Lessons Learned on the ACC Value Challenge Journey
Track: Compliance and Ethics
206 - Best Practices for Managing Federal Funding and Government Contracting
Track: Contracts and Negotiations
306 - Advanced Issues in Leasing
Track: Corporate and Securities
406 - Advising Your Independent Directors: Help Them to Help You
Track: Employment and Labor
506 - Covering the Bases: Does Your Code of Conduct Address Key Risks?
Track: International
606 - Investing and Doing Business in India: What Are the Critical Challenges?
Track: Technology
706 - Cyber Attacks and Hacking: Prevention and Response
Track: Law Department Management
806 - Strategic Planning and Demonstrating Success as a General Counsel
Track: Intellectual Property
906 - Let's Go to the Videotape: What You Should Know about Licensing Music, Videos and Photos
Track: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
1006 - Seeking Recovery for Self-Insured Losses
Track: Environment and Energy
1206 - How Many Lawyers Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb? How to Manage an Electric Generation Project - Sold Out
4:30 PM  - 6:00 PM
Track: Driving Change
107 - ACC Value Challenge Clinic