The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association

-presents“Views From the Corner Office”
Complimentary CLE Program
1.5 MCLE Credits
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Kaplan Penthouse, The Rose Building 165 W. 65th Street, 10th Floor
New York CityProgram Planning Co-Chairs
Hon. Barry A. Cozier, Tracee E. Davis, Esq. and  Carla M. Miller, Esq.

Section Chair
David H. Tennant, Esq. 
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4:00 p.m. – Views from the Corner Office: Diverse General Counsels Discuss How to Get There, And How to Win Their Business. A stellar panel comprised of chief legal officers, many from leading companies, share their views on career development within the in-house legal department; “winning pitches” and their priorities in selecting high-impact outside counsel (including diversity goals); the impact of the “bottom-line” focus of the modern law firm on the corporate legal department; the general counsel’s role in providing both legal and business advice to other corporate executives, with an emphasis on ethical challenges presented; as well as their role in promoting various diversity, mentoring, and other initiatives within the organizations.5:30 p.m. – Networking Reception and Award Presentations
Presentation of the Section’s Hon. George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award to Hon. Samuel L. Green, Former Senior Associate Justice, New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department.Presentation of the Section’s Minority Law Student Summer Fellowships

7:30 p.m. – Adjournment

Program Chairs
Hon. Barry A. Cozier
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
New York City
Tracee E. Davis, Esq.
Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP
New York City
Carla M. Miller, Esq.
Universal Music Group
New York City
Hon. Stephen C. Robinson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
Jeffrey Harleston, Esq.,  Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Universal Music Group
Sandra Leung, Esq. General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Don H. Liu, Esq., Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Xerox Corporation
Colonel Maritza Saenz Ryan, Esq., Head of Department of Law, United States Military Academy
Law Firm Sponsors*
Gold Sponsor
Getnick & Getnick LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Silver Sponsors
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Labaton Sucharow LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP
Bronze Sponsor
Connell Foley LLP
Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Stone Bonner & Rocco LLP
Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
Todtman Nachamie Spizz & Johns PC
Beth Gould at or (518) 487-5674
NYSBA Section Sponsors*
This program is sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and co-sponsored by theBusiness Law Section, Corporate Counsel Section, Dispute Resolution Section, Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section,  Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section, International Section, Labor & Employment Law Section, Municipal Law Section, Real Property Law Section, and the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section.  
Co-Sponsoring Committees Include: Committee on Civil Rights and Committee on Diversity
*As of April 4, 2012
For more information Contact: bgould@nysba.orgThe last day to pre-register online is April 19, 2012