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Nov. 15 -16 Superconference in Chicago

Please note that this year’s Inhouse Innovates series in Chicago (also and formerly known as the Inside Counsel “Superconference”), previously scheduled for May, is locked down now for Nov. 15 – 16.  There was a change in ownership and the conference is now run by American Lawyer Media.  The move to November has given ALM time to put its unique stamp on the conference and I’m excited to experience their approach.

I am pleased to be one of the panel moderators, and I hope you mark your calendar for the event.  If you previously received a Complimentary Conference Pass from Evers Legal for May, you are automatically registered for November and will receive notice of this (ping me if you don’t).  If you are not registered and wish to attend, let me know.  Depending on eligibility requirements, I may be able to assist with a conference pass or at least a discount.  Mike

Our Counsel Q&A profiles… recommendations?

Our bi-monthly eNews features a Counsel Q&A profile — these have been very well received.  General Counsel and other senior level in-house participants have enjoyed the feedback from friends and colleagues.  The process is fun and painless, handled by expert journalist Cate Flahardy.  It is also a positive way to raise one’s online profile.  Thus far, I have extended invites to participate privately and individually.  We have a couple of openings left in 2016, and I would like to widen the proverbial net.  I welcome recommendations.  Please email mike@everslegal.com or call me at 312-225-1144 to recommend a colleague (or yourself) for a Counsel Q&A.  We do reserve the right to accept or decline recommendations.  Let me hear from you!  Best regards, Mike Evers

Superconference discount via Evers (May 9 + 10)

Our friends at InsideCounsel are offering a special discount code for readers of Evers eNews and this blog.  The sessions this year are better than ever.  Here are the details:

The 16th Annual Superconference — www.inhouseinnovates.com/superconference presented by InsideCounsel, is right around the corner. No longer just providing legal counsel, in-house attorneys have become strategic business partners within their companies. They not only need to be influential in the boardroom, but must demonstrate the ability to make strategic decisions on both commercial and legal analysis. At the can’t miss event, you will: 

  • Earn up to 14.5 CLE Credits (including 2.5 Ethics Credits) PLUS if applying in Illinois credit will received by the June 30th deadline!
  • Gain Expertise in the most pressing topics facing General Counsel today through our innovative tracks such as Business Partner Strategies, Regulatory Concerns, Law Department Management, Current Legal  Hot Topics, Ethics & Compliance, Law & Technology!
  • Be eligible to attend the invitation only complimentary Global Lawyer Forum on May 9, 2016 and help your company build a thriving international presence. (In-House Counsel only). NOW CLE ELIGIBLE!
  • Learn tools and techniques from our leading industry expert speakers such as Julie Brill, former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commissioner, Co-Director Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Hogan Lovells, Colleen Batcheler, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, ConAgra Foods, Rebecca “Riv” Goldman, VP, Commercial Law, Rockwell Automation, Jason Parkman, Chief Executive Officer, Mitratech, Mark Smolik, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, DHL Supply Chain plus many more who will provide best practices you must know to reach the next level of your career.
  • Network with top legal industry professionals.

Register Today and Save $200 off Standard Rates! Use promo code “ME100” to receive discount. Register Online at  https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=156979&discountcode=ME100 or contact Frank Wolson at 212-457-9510 or fwolson@alm.com.

Evers moderating panel at In-house Innovates May 10

Friends of our firm are likely familiar with the annual Inside Counsel “Superconference.”  American Lawyer Media has acquired the conference rights and is growing it to four regional conferences re-titled, “In-house Innovates.”  I am pleased to bridge this transition and return as a moderator.  On May 10, I will moderate the panel, “GC & CFO:  Managing Corporate Risk as Partners.”  Details to come.  I encourage you to visit the conference site and consider attending:  https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/156979/agenda/

 

Career Satisfaction Survey

Please take 2-minutes to complete our first annual Career Satisfaction Survey.  It’s not all about $$$.  We hope you find the questions engaging, and we look forward to sharing results in an upcoming issue of Evers eNews.  Participation is anonymous.  Thank you.  Click:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3YBLWYQ

Our thanks to our colleague Cate Flahardy and her team at Cate Flahardy Communications for their leadership on this survey!

 

Jeff Carr’s new gig

Congratulations to my friend, and former client, Jeff Carr.  Jeff is launching a new service offering, and I’ll talk about that in a moment.  Jeff practiced the elusive art of prevention for 21 years as the General Counsel of FMC Technologies.  He might balk at my use of the word art, since Jeff is best known for his innovative use of technology in a law department context, and as an early champion of alternative fee arrangements.  But as I wrote about here when Jeff “retired” last year, I believe Jeff’s judgment and leadership skills were essential for any of that innovation to take hold.  And in my opinion those same people skills will be Jeff’s true calling card as he moves into a service provider role.

Jeff is creating a “prevention practice” at law firm Valorem Law Group under the moniker “ValoremNext.”  I suspect Jeff’s advice and counsel will be uniquely valuable to new GCs, or laterally placed GCs who seek a partner on a change management undertaking.  I’ll find out more on Jeff’s upcoming road show.  He has created a complimentary one hour program for in-house attorneys, to be held in Houston (Oct 28), Chicago (Nov. 12), and Silicon Valley (Nov. 17).  For more information or to register, email Jeff:  Jeffrey.carr@valoremlaw.com

 

Congrats to R3-100 recipients

Inside Counsel recently came out with it’s third annual list of DGC/AGC level attorneys who are ready to assume General Counsel positions.  R3-100 stands for, essentially, the 100 top women in-house counsel who are Ready for GC roles within the next three years (“R3”).  It was an honor to offer suggestions for IC to consider.  For the complete list:  R3-100, 2015

 

 

Congratulations Susan Hallsby

We are pleased to thank and congratulate Susan Hallsby on winning a long-term assignment with the law department of Hub Group, the Oak Brook based transportation industry leader.

Susan is an in-house veteran with a wide range of commercial experience, including contracts, transactions and litigation management.  Her previous employment includes Dow Chemical, and Assistant General Counsel with OSI Industries.

Call us at 312-225-1144 to talk about how we can bring the right resource (on our payroll or direct hire) to your company.