RECAP: Silicon Valley General Counsel Panel

We are all in uncharted territory with two major culture changes happening simultaneously: the COVID-19 global pandemic and the resulting economic impact, as well as a focus on improving diversity and inclusion within the legal community.  Regardless of industry, company size, geography or practice area, law firms and in-house counsel alike are impacted by this new reality and are re-calibrating their business models.  Shifting cultural changes also drive law firm marketing, business development, communications and technology professionals to reimagine their strategies.  As law firms pivot their focus, innovative client service in a virtual world becomes crucial to successfully retain and continue growth.  What does this look like to in-house counsel? 

Join the virtual discussion with leading in-house counsel from Bay Area companies as they share the effects of the global pandemic, collaborative diversity and inclusion efforts and how both impact their relationship with outside counsel.  Hear directly from decision-makers about their hiring criteria, how they define “value” and what makes for a successful long-term relationship with their outside counsel. 

Moderated by Michael Colacchio, Partner at Michael Colacchio Consulting Group, join this discussion with leading in-house counsel from Silicon Valley corporations as they discuss the changing relationship, demands and expectations of long-term successful partnerships. The panel includes: 

  • Derrick Boston, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Virgin Orbit
  • Cynthia Kao, Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Viacom
  • José Lopez, Senior Director, Samsung NEXT
  • Minh Merchant, General Counsel, Genome Medical, Inc.

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