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Cross-Border Privilege, Corporate Governance, Litigation Best Practices to be Spotlighted at ACC Conference in Canada
Jolan Storch of Canadian Olympic Committee to Deliver Keynote Address on Managing Globally Recognized Brands

Posted: May 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (May 29, 2014) – The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 33,000 in-house counsel employed by over 10,000 organizations, will host Emerging Global Trends for Corporate Counsel in Canada June 19-20. Throughout the day-and-a-half program, in-house lawyers with business operations around the world will meet to address the biggest legal challenges facing corporations today.

Sessions topics will encompass global anti-corruption regulations, privacy issues, risk management, litigation trends reshaping in-house counsel's focus and management practices that enhance the value of legal service spending, among others.

"ACC continually strives to make certain that its members and the in-house community stay ahead of the curve on matters affecting their in-house practice," said Veta T. Richardson, president and CEO of ACC. "This is especially vital for in-house lawyers working in Canada who are advising their companies on enforcement of the much-anticipated anti-spam law, ever-expanding cybersecurity perils and latest anti-corruption regulations around the world."

Delivering the conference's keynote address is Jolan Storch, general counsel and business development advisor for the Canadian Olympic Committee. Storch has worked extensively for national sports organizations, sport funding organizations and Olympic legacy groups. As an athlete, she was a member of two national indoor and beach volleyball teams, as well as two professional indoor volleyball teams, in Switzerland. She also held the position of president of the Beach Volleyball Professionals Union and was a member of Athletes Canada.

During the keynote address, Storch will share her wealth of experience in sports marketing and sponsorship law, in addition to discussing brand management legal issues, such as how to successfully manage globally recognized brands.

Various in-house counsel from leading companies to serve as conference panelists include:

  • Av Maharaj, Vice President & Chief Counsel, Kellogg Canada & Kellogg International.
  • D. Casey Flaherty, Corporate Counsel, Kia Motors America.
  • Jane Chung, Senior Counsel, Royal Bank of Canada.
  • Dorothy Quann, Vice President & General Counsel, Xerox Canada.
  • Ildiko Mehes, Vice President & General Counsel, North America, Generics/Leader, U.S. Generics Products & Portfolio, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
  • Ernest A. Tuckett, General Counsel, DuPont Canada.

For additional details and to register for the Emerging Global Trends for Corporate Counsel, visit www.acc.com/egt.

About ACC: The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. With more than 33,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations, ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.® For more information, visit www.acc.com and follow ACC on Twitter: @ACCinhouse.

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