The HB InHouse Counsel Symposium
Measuring & Tracking Your Way to Excellence
Delivering Exceptional Legal Work Without Exceptional Cost
Sponsored by LexisNexis® CounselLink®
You oversee legal teams across the country, possibly the world, that handle high-risk matters that are expensive enough when you prevail, and can be devastating if things don’t go your way. How do you know your teams are operating at peak performance? What are the metrics you can monitor? How do you set, communicate and track these metrics? In this unique program your peers from legal departments at other Fortune 1000 corporations will share the best practices they employ in measuring the value and performance of disparate legal teams that handle a variety of matters. They will speak to how they increase efficiency and productivity of their legal departments – and therefore the value they bring to their businesses – as well as the effectiveness of outside counsel who represent them in complex matters. Please join us for this complimentary CLE event during which you will hear from thought-leaders and participate in discussion with other in-house counsel in your area.
- Improve operational effectiveness through metrics and measures
- Establish invaluable scorecards for inside and outside counsel
- Navigate and manage alternative fee arrangements
- Mitigate risk of managing multiple complex matters
10:30 Panel Discussion
1:00 Coffee & Table Assignments
1:30 Panel & Audience Session
Courtney Braun is Corporate Counsel with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, the world’s largest and oldest global talent agency, with offices in Beverly Hills, New York City, Nashville, London, and Miami. Courtney graduated cum laude from New York Univeristy in 1999 and the University of Michigan Law School in 2002. After law school, Courtney worked as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City, focusing on intellectual property litigation. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2006, Courtney served as Senior Counsel at Columbia Pictures, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, and was later promoted to Business Affairs where she negotiated talent deals for major motion pictures, including “Spider-Man,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and “Battle: LA.” Courtney is now working as corporate counsel at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, where she handles corporate matters, including litigation, subpoenas, employment contracts, IP matters, bankruptcy issues, security, and submissions.”
William Mayer is Vice President and General Counsel for the West Region of D. R. Horton, the largest homebuilder in the United States. During his tenure there, he has been responsible for resolving construction defect disputes through mediation, arbitration and litigation in several states. Bill has also been instrumental in implementing Horton’s owner-controlled insurance program. Prior to joining the company, he was in private practice in San Diego, where he was appointed Chair of the Common Interest Development Subsection of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California. He has also authored a variety of articles and spoken frequently on common interest development legal issues and CSR ethics issues; and has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in business law and ethics.
Kris Satkunas is Director of Analytic Consulting at LexisNexis. Kris leads the Corporate Counsel Solutions team’s efforts to advise corporate legal department managers on improving operations with data driven decisions. Kris has over 12 years of consulting experience in the legal industry. Areas of expertise include benchmarking, practice area metrics and scorecards, matter pricing and staffing, profitability and cost management. Prior to joining the Corporate Counsel Solutions team, Kris honed her legal industry knowledge by advising and consulting with leaders in large law firms. Most recently, as Director of LexisNexis’ Redwood Think Tank, she partnered with a group of industry thought leaders to develop advances in analytics and best practices that improve law firm performance. From 2000 to 2005, Kris managed Redwood’s consulting efforts and developed analytic methodologies as director of the Redwood Analytic Services group. She has authored numerous articles and speaks regularly at legal industry conferences and events.