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Sep 27 2017

LACCA Regional Miami Meeting 2017

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27 September 2017 at 09:00 to 18:00
Miami, USA

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association will be holding its annual regional meeting in Miami on Wednesday, 27 September 2017. Join us to hear critical updates on law department management, compliance and ethics, deeper substantive issues, and more.

Our meetings are popular and often fill up, so members can reserve your place now by contacting us here.

LACCA will also hold its 4th Annual Awards Ceremony on the same evening. Please visit the website for further details.

Following the recent hurricane in Miami, this event will be going ahead as planned. We expect further updates from the hotel at the end of the week, and will update this page accordingly. If anything changes we will of course let you know. Should you have any queries, please get in touch with us.

Please note the event is now being held at The St. Regis Bal Harbour.

Alberto Imberton, Regulatory Affairs Manager for Mexico & Central America, Enel Green Power

Barrett Avigdor, Managing Director for Latin America, Major, Lindsey & Africa

David Massey, Partner, Richards Kibbe & Orbe

Guy Erb, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group

Juan Francisco Torres Landa R., Partner, Hogan Lovells BSTL

Luis Rubio Barnetche, Partner, Jones Day 

José David Zúñiga Vega, Legal Director, Cuestamoras Salud

María Pía Logiovane, Head of Legal and Compliance, Philips Latin America

Matthew Todd, Vice President, Legal Business Solutions and Head of US Consulting, Elevate Services

Pedro Castro Nevares, Legal Director,Torneos y Competencias 

Valeria Plastino, Vice President and General Counsel for Latin America, Level 3 Communications

9.00: Arrival, registration and coffee

9.30: Welcome - Clare Bolton, Publisher, LACCA

Roundtable begins

Demonstrating value with data

While most corporate legal departments measure performance in some capacity or another, proper tracking and management of metrics can be a game changer. This session will discuss how legal departments can use metrics to objectively quantify, analyse, and improve operations while also providing clear evidence of how the department adds value to the company. Questions raised during the session will include:

  • Getting started/steps to take before establishing a metrics programme
  • Identifying trends/making strategic improvements
  • Metrics to develop and motivate your team
  • Using data to monitor costs/external counsel spend
  • Using metrics to increase influence of legal function

Session led by: Matthew Todd, Vice President, Legal Business Solutions and Head of US Consulting, Elevate Services and María Pía Logiovane, Head of Legal and Compliance - Latin America, Philips

3rd degree connection

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: Friends not foes: dealing with Latin American regulators

Companies and their in-house teams in Latin America are required to devote more time complying with the myriad of varying regulations across the region than those in other developing regions according to a recent report. This session will provide advice for counsel working in heavily regulated industries. Delegates will discuss some of the best practices in dealing with local regulators including building relationships and maintaining good communication lines, interacting with regulatory personnel, preparing for regulatory checks, adjusting compliance frameworks to match local requirements and how external counsel can help.

Session led by: Juan Francisco Torres Landa R., Partner, Hogan Lovells BSTL, Alberto Imberton, Regulatory Affairs Manager for Mexico & Central America, Enel Green Power and José David Zúñiga Vega, Director Legal, Cuestamoras Salud

12.30: Networking lunch

14.00: Managing an internal investigation in an evolving enforcement landscape

Latin America is seeing a dramatic increase in investigations into potential wrongdoing within large organisations in light of the many ongoing high-profile corruption scandals across the region. If an incidence of misconduct is identified however, GCs can take various steps to minimise the impact it will have on the company’s reputation as well as its budget. In this session, delegates will discuss some of the best practices in conducting an internal investigation. Some of the issues covered will include:

  • How to appropriately scope an investigation
  • Preserving documents at the right time & cost-effective document review procedures
  • Getting the right help and managing external advisors
  • Voluntary disclosure considerations

Session led by: Pedro Castro Nevares, Legal Director,Torneos y Competencias and David Massey, Partner, Richards Kibbe & Orbe

15.00:  NAFTA, TPP and trade trends in Latin America

With NAFTA renegotiations set to take place in August and Mexico set to begin talks with Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries to strike new trade deals to diversify markets for its exports and boost non-US investment, this session will look at the developments and regulation of trade agreements in Latin America with a particular focus on Mexico. During the session, questions will be raised about the impact of the NAFTA renegotiations, rules of origin and their impact on companies, challenges and opportunities for GCs, as well as future trends in trade across the region.

Session led by: Luis Rubio Barnetche, Partner, Jones Day and Guy Erb, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group

16.00: Coffee break

16.30: Developing your team

Even the most experienced managers need a reminder now and then of the potential goldmine they are sitting on in the form of latent employee talents. The final session of the day will discuss the major benefits of having a proper career development plan in place for your team. With the right strategy in place, GCs can help boost performance and efficiencies, increase motivation and drive innovation. Delegates will discuss how to establish competencies, set goals and build skill sets within your team, as well as mentoring, in addition to managing a 21st century workforce.

Session led by: Valeria Plastino, Vice President and General Counsel for Latin America, Level 3 Communications and Barrett Avigdor, Managing Director for Latin America, Major, Lindsey & Africa

17.30: Roundtable ends; drinks for the LACCA Awards Ceremony start at 17.45

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