MARQUEE EVENT: 2019 General Counsel Panel

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (Panel Discussion)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM (Reception)

As competition intensifies in the legal industry, in-house lawyers have increased options and buying power when determining who will fulfill their internal and external support needs.

Join us for an interactive discussion with in-house leaders as we explore their thoughts on the future of the legal industry. Topics to consider:

  • Client service delivery and the evolving needs of in-house counsel in today's marketplace
  • The impact of alternative legal service providers and the big four accounting firms in legal
  • Advances in legal service delivery through innovative technologies and collaboration
  • Price sensitivity, AFAs, and decision making in today's legal market

Moderator

Jean Cumming, Market Director and Editor-in-Chief at Lexpert Magazine

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Panelists

Alice Davidson, Vice President and General Counsel at Mogo
Alice Davidson is the Vice-President and General Counsel at Mogo – a financial technology company offering a finance app that empowers consumers with simple solutions to help them get in control of their financial health. Prior to her role at Mogo, she was an associate in the Corporate/Securities group at Stikeman Elliott LLP. Alice has supported Mogo from a legal & compliance perspective in the launch of all six of Mogo's current products and in its expansion across Canada. She serves as Mogo's Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer and Privacy Officer.

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Nicola-Jane McNeill, Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Impark
Nicola-Jane McNeill is the former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Impark. She led a seven-member corporate Legal Department, responsible for overseeing budget and legal expenditures, managing relationships with external counsel, administering contract negotiations and managing processes and developing systems for efficient service delivery.

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Kieran Moore, Director, Intellectual Property, Legal at lululemon
Kieran Moore has been a Director on the legal team at lululemon since May 2013.  During this time, lululemon has quickly grown to be one of the world’s most iconic and valuable brands. Kieran is responsible for guiding lululemon’s global intellectual property protection and litigation. He is the past chairperson of the Fashion Industry Group of the International Trademark Association, and leads lululemon’s Fit to Practice, which brings lawyers and law students together to sweat and explore mindfulness in connection with legal practice.

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Lisa Skakun, General Counsel and Chief Corporate Development Officer at Coast Capital Savings
As General Counsel and Chief Corporate Development Officer, Lisa Skakun is responsible for all legal, corporate development, public affairs and corporate governance-related functions at Coast Capital Savings.  In 2017 she was a recipient of the Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Women in Law and in 2015 was named to Canada’s Diversity 50 list by the Canadian Board Diversity Council. She is also the recipient of the Association of Women in Finance’s PEAK award for “Rising Star” and the National Post Award for “Tomorrow’s Leader” at the Western Canada General Counsel Awards.

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Location:

McCarthy Tétrault, Vancouver Office
745 Thurlow Street, Suite 2400
Vancouver BC

Cost:
Members $20
Prospective Members $40
Associate Members (BCLMA, CSMPS) $40

 

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