Colorado Law In House Counsel Series: Leading and Managing Change

Monday, February 11, 2013; 1:00 - 4:00 PM
@ University of Colorado Law School, Room 101

Being an effective in-house attorney requires not only excellent legal skills, but also the ability to understand the client's business, collaborate across different parts of the business, and help the business accomplish its goals in an era of accelerating change. Stated differently, in-house lawyers must be able to evaluate and mitigate both business and legal risks in a pragmatic manner, building trusted relationships with different parts of the business. At the same time, in-house law departments must master the challenge of managing and operating in an era of constant change.

In this program, we will discuss the principles for leadership that in-house counsel must master. In addition to hearing from leading General Counsels on these topics, we will engage in a conversation about how such skills can best be taught-both in law schools and law departments.

Panel I: Leadership, Collaboration, and Team Building
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Keynote
  • Mark Roellig
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel
    MassMutual Life Insurance Company
    Adjunct Faculty
    University of Colorado Law School
Moderator
  • Brad Bernthal
    Associate Professor of Law
    University of Colorado
    Entrepreneurship Initiative Director
    Silicon Flatirons Center
Break
2:00pm - 2:15pm
Panel II: Leading Inside Out
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Keynote
  • Richard Baer
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel
    Liberty Media
Moderator
Teaching Leadership and Collaboration Skills
3:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Brad Bernthal
    Associate Professor of Law
    University of Colorado
    Entrepreneurship Initiative Director
    Silicon Flatirons Center
  • Jason Mendelson
    Managing Director
    Foundry Group
  • Phil Weiser
    Dean
    University of Colorado Law School
    Executive Director
    Silicon Flatirons Center
Reception (CLE attendees only)
4:00pm - 5:30pm

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