New York, 23rd September 2014
Venue: midtown Manhattan
On Tuesday 23rd September 2014, The Legal 500 hosted a corporate counsel summit in association with Debevoise and Plimpton. The event had three separate parts, so attendees could attend part or all of the event, depending on their availability and preferences. Attendance was free of charge to all in-house counsel. We were delighted to see attendance from a diverse mix of in-house lawyers, from blue-chip companies and major banks, to smaller, more niche organisations. Those attending session 1 all had one thing in common: a need to learn more about how they can protect their companies from the risks associated with big data. At 4pm, Debevoise attorneys Jeremy Feigelson and David Sarratt kicked off with their seminar on this burning issue and how problems can be avoided.
Next up was Karen Dillon, former Harvard Business Review editor and co-author of New York Times bestseller How will you measure your life?. The audience, which was made up of largely the same members as the previous session, was held captive as she explained the ethos of her book, posing thought-provoking questions linking our professional and personal happiness.
The two sessions were followed by dinner and drinks at BV’s grill – conveniently located below the offices of Debevoise and Plimpton – where the attendees continued the discussion in a more informal and relaxed setting alongside more general networking. Many thanks to all who helped make this a successful and enjoyable evening. We hope to repeat the process in another US city soon.