The Ortus General Counsel Virtual Roundtable

A virtual roundtable for senior legal peers in North America

The Ortus General Counsel Virtual Roundtable is set up to offer a relaxed virtual forum for senior legal peers to discuss, debate and share knowledge with one another. 

During this session, we will be discussing ‘The State of Digital Accessibility’. How digital accessibility is evolving and then what that means for legal heads in North America.

The virtual roundtable will last approx. 1 hour and will be confidential but participation is encouraged. It is, of course, complimentary for those invited.

The State of Digital Accessibility in 2020

Each year brings new developments in technology and new challenges for accessibility. That means that more must be done to be inclusive so that everyone can benefit equally from the advances that make our lives more efficient, more fun, and more interesting. The digital advancements that are coming in 2020, just as those seen in recent years, will be influenced by the need for accessibility to be at the front of each development effort. We can thank the Americans With Disabilities Act and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines for this.

We are bringing together a group of prominent general counsels and senior legal decision-makers in North America to discuss and learn about the following issues:

  • How will digital accessibility evolve? And what will the next version of the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines look like?
  • What are companies in the US doing to become and/or remain compliant?
  • What are the specific challenges general councils face when driving change within their organisations?

3:00 PM:  Introduction from The Ortus Club
3:10 PM:  Introduction to ‘The State of Digital Accessibility’
3:30 PM:  Roundtable Discussion – Breakout groups of 10
4:20 PM:  Q&A
4:30 PM:  Conclusion and end of the session

eSSENTIAL Accessibility

eSSENTIAL Accessibility is a comprehensive digital accessibility platform that helps organisations create inclusive web, mobile, and product experiences through digital accessibility testing, evaluation and remediation. Organisations can then enhance the digital experience for people with disabilities, comply with regulatory and statutory accessibility standards, and project an inclusive and disability-friendly presence. eSSENTIAL Accessibility delivers instant impact by virtue of its assistive technology application, a suite of keyboard, mouse and touch replacement tools designed to make the digital world accessible to people with physical disabilities.

  • Founder, Chief Strategy Officer & General Counsel at NYIAX
  • CEO & General Counsel of Children’s Advocacy Centers at Georgia
  • Chief Legal Officer at BDP International
  • Chief Legal Officer at Affirm, Inc.
  • Chief Legal Officer at Workhuman
  • Interim Chief Legal Officer at Alliance Laundry Systems
  • Partner at Bailey Brauer
  • Partner at Dinsmore & Shohl
  • Partner at Tong Tejani
  • Senior Paralegal & Head of Legal Operations at Mitratech Holdings, Inc.
  • Head of Legal at Greenhouse Software, Inc.
  • Head of Security Compliance at ForgeRock
  • Senior VP & AGC at Sotheby’s
  • VP & General Counsel of Stefanini
  • VP & GC of Legal and Operations at Hired, Inc.
  • VP & AGC of Employment Law at TriNet
  • VP & AGC at Primary Residential Mortgage
  • VP Counsel at Leaf Group
  • Director of Heading Legal Operations at Ameriprise Financial
  • Chief Counsel of US Commercial & M&A atThe Hershey Company
  • GC at Simplus
  • GC at Coinsource
  • GC of Procurement at Honeywell
  • GC at HarborOne Bancorp, Inc.
  • GC at GOWell International
  • GC at Givsum, Inc.
  • GC at Undisputed Studios
  • GC at New Season
  • GC at Rack Room Shoes
  • Legal Counsel at Kazoo
  • Corporate Counsel at StockX
  • Deputy GC at Fareportal
  • Deputy GC at eHealth
  • Deputy GC at QOL Medical 
  • AGC of Digital Media at Ziff Davis
  • AGC at Calendly
  • AGC of Robinhood Markets
  • AGC at McGraw-Hill Education
  • AGC at McKinsey & Company
  • Managing Corporate Counsel of Dispute Resolutions at Subway
  • Attorney at McAfee&Taft
  • Accessibility & Compliance Coordinator at MPAC

Thursday, 28th of May, 2020

3:00 PM EST

Hosted by:

Hannah HodkinsonThe Ortus General Counsel Virtual Masterclass