Oct 10 2019

LACCA Live Regional Miami Meeting 2019

Organiser: LACCA Sponsorship opportunities

10 October 2019 at 09:00 to 18:00

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association will be holding its annual regional meeting in Miami on Thursday, 10 October 2019. 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 6th Annual Awards Ceremony on the same evening. Please visit the website for further details.

LACCA Miami programme 2019

9.00: Arrival, registration and coffee

9.30: Welcome - Alison O'Connell, Editor, LACCA

Roundtable begins                                     

Session one: Crisis management: a practical guide from those who have survived to tell the tale.

In today’s uncertain world, risk management can seem a daunting task. A crisis can come in many forms, be it a whistle-blower shedding light on wrongdoing, an environmental disaster or a public relations nightmare. The situation can quickly get out of control if a company is not prepared. This panel seeks to pair prominent general counsel who have lived through a crisis with up to two private practitioners from different jurisdictions with experience of helping companies through a range of emergencies. Panellists will draw on their experiences to equip the audience with the tools to navigate a crisis and limited further damage to the company. They will also share hard-learned lessons on how to avoid such scenarios in the first place.

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: Session two: Privacy in the workplace: A delicate balancing act

Growing dependence on technology is often at odds with heightened concerns about protecting personal information and nowhere is the tension between technology and privacy rights more prevalent than in today’s workplace. Corporate interest in employee surveillance in order to boost efficiency is on the rise and major companies including Walmart, UPS, Amazon and Microsoft have all started using advanced technology to listen-in on and analyse the behaviour of their staff, but this has also brought into question important concerns about what is reasonable. This session will focus on how businesses must strike a delicate balance when managing employee privacy issues and the legal and ethical factors that come into play.

12.30: Networking lunch

14.00: Session three: Managing regulatory hurdles across borders

While cross-border transactions can generate new market opportunities for companies, they can also often bring heightened risk. The wave of new regulations being implemented both locally in Latin America and internationally mean that companies rely heavily on their in-house lawyers to overcome jurisdictional hurdles. This session will focus on how legal teams can best navigate regulations across borders, the challenges of compliance monitoring and spotting risks, as well as the benefits of strategic planning.

15.00: Session four: The Latin American GC of today: Challenges & opportunities

Working as a corporate counsel in Latin America can often require a very specific set of skills. While local GCs share key concerns with their colleagues around the globe including regulatory hurdles, cybersecurity and data protection issues, they are also often faced with fundamental political and economic structural risks, not to mention the regional challenges of operating across multiple jurisdictions– all of which make it a unique place to do business. Drawing on extensive research conducted by CMS on GCs in today’s Latin America, this session will discuss some of the specific challenges and opportunities facing counsel in the region, including best practices in managing sub-regional clusters, overcoming regulatory barriers and cultural differences and other key topics.

16.00: Coffee break

16.30: Session five: Making the most of disruptive technologies

The legal landscape is changing with in-house teams seeking to transform ways of working through the use of new and innovative legal technology tools. This session will see legal technology experts and GCs share insights in how technology is being used in practice, the success stories and the pitfalls which can result in the impact falling short of expectations. Plus we look ahead to future technology developments which could change the nature of the relationship between in-house legal functions and external providers of legal services.

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

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