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Stanford Law School's General Counsel Institute


November 6, 2008 - November 7, 2008

Room Offsite

Program Agenda

Program Description

With the U.S. economy in turmoil and Wall Street in the sights of both institutional and individual investors, the general counsel is and will continue to be on the front lines of crisis management like never before. What role should the GC play in helping management and the board engage in strategic planning? What techniques can a GC utilize to ensure that important but less urgent matters (that might, in turn, be the seeds of a future crisis) are not neglected during this current crisis?

Stanford Law School's General Counsel Institute brings together leading general counsel of publicly traded and private corporations as well as regulators, senior executives, jurists, scholars and other leading legal practitioners to tackle critical issues facing every in-house counsel today. Included among the key topics are risk management, regulatory compliance (including FCPA issues), executive compensation, internal investigations, the shrinking credit markets, bankruptcy and restructuring, media management and complex ethical concerns. The program will also include sessions on best corporate governance practices, the latest legal and regulatory developments, managing outside counsel, and advising the board.

Stanford Law School's General Counsel Institute is an intensive two-day program led by world-class faculty and leading practitioners. The program is designed to generate practical "take-away" pointers that can be responsibly applied across a broad range of concerns and to provide valuable networking opportunities for leading GCs and other senior in-house and outside counsel.

Session Topics

Participants in General Counsel Institute have the opportunity to participate is a series of interactive sessions on topics of immediate and long-term concern for all in-house counsel.

Topics Include

  • Advising the Board in Times of Crisis
  • Managing Legal Compliance and Risk
  • Evaluating and Managing FCPA Risk
  • Internal Investigations
  • Financial Distress: Governance Issues During Restructuring & Bankruptcy
  • Executive Compensation
  • The Media as both Friend and Foe
  • Challenges of a Cross-Border World
  • How to Protect Your IP
  • Innovation and Efficiency In-House

Program Registration

Stanford alumni can register today at:
Or, call 650.723.2730.

This event is open to all GCs and senior in-house and outside counsel from publicly traded and private corporations. Affiliation with Stanford University and/or Stanford Law School is not required.

For more information, contact the Stanford Law School Office of Alumni Relations at or 650.723.2730.

Program Benefits

  • The opportunity to learn from renowned Stanford Law School faculty, leading practitioners and senior executives, regulatory officials, jurists and peers.
  • A rigorous and balanced examination of critical areas of concern for all in-house counsel.
  • Ability to customize the program to meet individual concerns and topic interests.
  • Extensive informal networking opportunities throughout the program and evening events.
  • Program approved for up to 13 CLE credits, including ethics.

Attendance Fee

$895 for registrations received on-line by 10/24/08
$995 for registrations received on-line after 10/24/08

Additional discounts available to Stanford Law School Program Affiliates. For more information, contact Nancy Easterbrook at or 650.725.4247.

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