The General Counsels’ Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for General Counsels in North America

Hosted by Kira Systems, The General Counsels’ Virtual Roundtable offered an intimate online forum for general counsels responsible for corporate and commercial law from selected firms in North America.

Our discussions are designed to be very inclusive and interactive, ensuring to leverage the wealth of experience from your senior peers.

Reacting to Global Changes in the Market from the GC’s Office

The last few months of unforeseen disruptions in the business world have forced many employers to make difficult decisions about hiring, layoffs, furloughs, and compensation.

The unprecedented nature of this crisis has also failed to provide GC’s and Deputy GC’s with clear guidelines around the legitimacy of employment termination, as well as raised many questions on how to carry out a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) effectively. As a result, more and more businesses are seeking professional legal advice to assess their risks and receive assistance in matters such as Force Majeure applicability.

  • How are organisations’ legal departments responding to their need for workforce reduction? Do they have clear BSP objectives?
  • What strategy did GC’s employ to effectively assist business leaders in their questions around termination?
  • Did GC’s need to outsource contract termination to a consulting firm? How did they deal with the gray area of legitimacy regarding termination in a global health crisis?

2:50 pm:  Guests to check-in online
3:00 pm:  Welcome by The Ortus Club
3:10 pm:  Introduction of participants
3:20 pm:  Short address from Kira Systems
3:30 pm:  Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
4:15 pm:  End of session

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Customers, who include some of the world’s largest corporations and professional services firms, have trusted Kira on hundreds of billions of dollars of transactions to date. They also deploy Kira for knowledge management, contract search, analytics, and other use cases where visibility into contract provisions is critical.

Tuesday, 27th of October, 2020

3:00 PM EDT

Attended by:

CLO at Glanbia Performance Nutrition
CLO at APL Logistics
CRO and General Counsel at VyStar Credit Union
SVP and General Counsel at Epam Systems
SVP and Deputy General Counsel at PepsiCo
EVP & General Counsel at Volkswagen Group of America
Head of US Legal at Barings
Executive Director of Litigation at Hyundai Motor 
Director of Legal Solutions at Epiq
VP and Sr. Assistant General Counsel at Zurich 
Sr. Counsel at Pinnacle Financial Partners
Sr. Counsel of Managed Markets Legal at Walgreens
Sr. Counsel at Delta Air Lines
Sr. Counsel at Liberty Mutual
General Counsel  at GFG Alliance
General Counsel at USAID
Deputy General Counsel at Casper Sleep
Deputy General Counsel at Luminex
Principal & Legal Counsel at Avison Young
Assoc. General Counsel at USDA Office of the General Counsel
Assoc. General Counsel at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

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Martie BautistaThe General Counsels’ Roundtable