Jan. 25 Is the Date For Section CLE and Annual Meeting

We are less than one week away from the Corporate Counsel Section’s CLE and Annual Meeting.  Kicking off our agenda will be our general counsel roundtable, which will speak to our theme “Taking Care of Business: How Good Lawyers Become Great Business Partners” from a leadership perspective.

Join us Friday, Jan. 25 at the Bar Center in Cary or live via webcast. Get more details and register here.

Some of the topics our panelists will discuss include:

  • How to structure an efficient department
  • Making the business case for technology tools and additional staff
  • Outside Counsel selection
  • Contract Management processes and tools
  • Being a legal department of one
  • Working with the Board of Directors
  • Establishing partnerships within the C-Suite

This panel features a group of GCs with diverse experience and knowledge.  Joining us for the discussion will be:

  • Scott Duggan, SVP-General Counsel and Secretary of The Fresh Market: Scott joined TFM just prior to its 2010 IPO and helped build a robust Board of Directors which included leaders of well-known retail and life-style brands.  Scott also leads TFM’s real estate, development and facilities functions and recently wrapped up his second stint as interim head of human resources for TFM’s nearly 12,000 employees in 24 states.
  • Stacy Gray, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Belk, Inc.:  Stacy is on the Boards of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association and the Charlotte Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.  Stacy was named by the Charlotte Business Journal as a nominee for the 2018 Outstanding General Counsel Award and the winner of the 2016 40 Under 40 Award.  The Charlotte Business Journal awarded the Belk legal team the 2018 Outstanding In-House Legal Department.
  • Paul Griffin, General Counsel for The Select Group, LLC:  In 2013, Paul joined The Select Group (an international technical services firm) and started the legal department from scratch for the fast-growing company.  Paul’s accolades include acceptance into the 2016 North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy, recognition in 2019 Business NC’s Legal Elite, 2014 Triangle Business Journal Corporate Counsel of the Year Rising Star award, and 2014 Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business.
  • The panel will be moderated by Jill Louis, a partner in the Dallas office of K&L Gates, LLP. She concentrates her practice on various aspects of private equity representation. She also advises on the creation and implementation of contract management processes for companies. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Jill was the general counsel for a large private equity portfolio company with over US$1 billion in annual revenue.

The panel will also explore the importance of exuding executive presence in one’s interactions within the legal department, with the Board and senior leadership.  Wendy Bryant Gow (CEO and Founder of Lily Winston) will join us for this segment.  Wendy is an image consultant, stylist and brand strategist whose company focuses on personal brand development and helps clients make the right first impression in the corporate setting.

We hope to see you on Jan. 25 at the Bar Center in Cary or live via webcast!  Click here to register.