Quarterly Vanguard Forum for General Counsels - Online, January 13, 2021
Transforming D.E.I. from Rhetoric to Reality
Responding to a New Administration
January 13, 2021
This Forum was presented at the request of several of our GC members. We worked on two critical challenges for 2021: how to turn DEI rhetoric into reality, and how to navigate the regulatory landscape and government relations under the new Biden administration. Each session was led by fellow GCs with deep experience in the topic. Tom Sabatino was the Forum Chair.
Throughout 2021, our quarterly Vanguard mini-forums for GCs will address leadership challenges like these through intimate, interactive dialogues in a variety of engaging formats.
Forums are complimentary for Vanguard Network members. If you are not a member, you can apply here, or you’ll be asked to contribute a guest fee of $100 when we send you your invitation link.
SESSION LEADERS and ADVISORY BOARD
Session leaders for the mini-forums are highly experienced General Counsels, Senior Counsels, board members, and top leadership experts.
Advisory board members help us plan the forum agendas, which focus on the topics most important to GCs. Board members include:
Bob Bailey, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Allergan
Noni Ellison, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Carestream
Mark Goodman, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Mary Ann Hynes, Senior Counsel, Dentons; career General Counsel
Garrick Isert, President, Executas; past Managing Director of World 50, Inc.
Michael O'Connor, General Counsel, MassMutual
Tom Sabatino, Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Aetna; past GC of Hertz, United Airlines, Walgreens, Schering-Plough, Baxter
Brandon Smith, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Tenneco
Bjarne Tellmann, General Counsel, GSK Consumer Healthcare
Caroline Tsai, CLO and Corporate Secretary, Western Union
The role of the GC in transforming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from rhetoric into reality.
As at the recent Forum for GCs, we’ll break into small groups to look closely at the issue, this time focusing on the practical question of what works and what doesn’t, based on participants' experience.