"Who's in the House? The Changing Role and Nature of In-House and General Counsel" This symposium will bring together leading scholars and attorneys to discuss the under-explored, but growing, role of in-house and corporate general counsel in the rapidly changing market for legal services. It also will launch the UW Law School's new Business Law Initiative.
Keynote speakers include Cynthia M. Fornelli (Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality Control), Gail A. Lione, (Retired Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Harley-Davidson, Inc.), and David Wilkins (Director of the Program on the Legal Profession and the Center on Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry at Harvard Law School).
Distinguished panel chairs and commenters include Daniel C. K. Chow (Ohio State University Moritz College of Law), Kathleen Cully (New York), Deborah A. DeMott (Duke University Law School), Michael Falk (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation), Lawrence A. Hamermesh (Widener University School of Law), Christoph Henkel (Mississippi College School of Law), R. Thomas Howell, Jr. (American Bar Association), Mike Koehler (Butler University), John J. Huber (FTI Consulting), Donald C. Langevoort (Georgetown University Law Center), Stephanie A. Lyons (Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.), Matthew Neco (Docstoc, Inc.),Thomas P. Newman (AIG, Inc.), Jerome D. Okarma (Johnson Controls), Larry E. Ribstein (University of Illinois College of Law), William H. Simon (Columbia Law School), Steven L. Schwarcz (Duke University Law School), Andrew Brady Spalding (Chicago-Kent College of Law), Bill Stone (Outside GC), Eli Wald (University of Denver Sturm College of Law), Jolene Yee (E. and J. Gallo Winery), and Joseph Yockey (University of Iowa College of Law).
Distinguished Symposium Fellows, including David S. Ruder (Northwestern University Law School), will participate as audience commenters.