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Counselwell Summit 2023 

 
September 13, 2023 | 8:15 am - 6:00 pm | Toronto Reference Library


Join fellow growth-minded in-house lawyers at our upcoming in-person Summit in Toronto to connect, learn and share strategies for developing your in-house skills and cultivating a successful, happy, and efficient legal department. 

 

 
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Agenda  

Note: Counselwell Summit 2023 is accredited for 4.5 Professionalism hours (Ontario).

Wednesday, September 13th   

8:15 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 AM

Welcome Remarks

Avi Weiss (Founder, Counselwell)
8:55 AM

Keynote: Your Story Changes Everything

Chris Graham (founder at TellPeople)
9:45 AM

Fireside Chat: How My Department Implemented a Legal Tech Solution & Lessons Learned

vernita tsang (gc & cco at fengate asset management)
rosy lopez gross (international operations senior consultant at athennian)
10:25 AM

Networking Break

10:50 AM

Panel: Leadership Skills for the Modern GC

pinar Ozyetis (gc at stackadapt)
will ramjass (GC at PortsToronto)
jamie greenberg (gc at wattpad)
sacha fraser (gc at Ibm canada)

moderated by: christine holmes (ceo & founder at lawyersinhouse)
11:40 AM

Panel: The ALSP Difference & How Alternative Legal Service Providers Innovate to Improve Service to In-House Clients 

Christine holmes (ceo & founder at lawyersinhouse)
josh weinberger (coo at goodlawyer)
steve monk (founder & CEO at ceo law)

moderated by: kelly kwan
 (gc at Clutch Technologies Inc.)
12:25 PM

Lunch Break 

1:25 PM

Panel: Stay for the Culture: How Legal Departments are Attracting, Developing and Retaining Talent in an Uncertain Economy

adrian lang (gc and chief privacy officer at staples canada)
craig segal (Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary at Hootsuite)
Breann Kirincich (COO, CCO & General Counsel at Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners Ltd.)

Gennady Ferenbok (VP, GC, & Secretary at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited)

Moderated by: Neda Canario (Vice President, Legal Recruitment at bjrc recruiting)
2:10 PM

Roundtable Discussions: Managing Legal Spend

2:40 PM

Panel: The In-House Lawyer's Role in an M&A Transaction

Constantinos Ragas (Partner and Co-Leader, Emerging Technology (Québec) at fasken Martineau DuMoulin llp)
Cindy Ho (Corporate Commercial Partner at ds lawyers canada llp)

moderated by: jason tsoukas (gc at foodtastic)
3:30 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM

Panel: How Legal Departments are Optimizing Processes to Add Value

david forsayeth (gc at flipp)
Julie A. Chapman (VP & Head of Legal, North America at LexisNexis)
Travis allan (Chief Legal & Public Affairs Officer at FLO EV Charging)
mark le blanc (president at thrive legal)
moderated by: steven pulver (co-founder at minutebox) 
4:50 PM

Closing Remarks

Avi Weiss (Founder, Counselwell) 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Reception Hour

Presenters

Adrian Lang
GC and Chief Privacy Officer
Staples Canada

David Forsayeth
General Counsel
Flipp

Pinar Ozyetis
General Counsel
StackAdapt

Gennady Ferenbok
VP, GC, & Secretary
Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited

Kelly Kwan
General Counsel
Clutch Technologies Inc.

Julie A. Chapman
VP & Head of Legal, North America
LexisNexis

Neda Canario
Vice President, Legal Recruitment
BJRC Recruiting

Craig Segal
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Hootsuite

Jamie Greenberg
General Counsel
Wattpad

Rosy Lopez Gross
International Operations Senior Consultant
Athennian

Jason Tsoukas
VP, Legal & General Counsel
Foodtastic

Christine Holmes
CEO & Founder
LawyersInHouse

Steve Monk
Founder & CEO
CEO Law

Avi Weiss
Founder  
Counselwell

Constantinos Ragas
Partner and Co-Leader, Emerging Technology (Québec)
Fasken

Chris Graham
Founder
TellPeople

Cindy Ho
Corporate Commercial Partner 
DS Lawyers Canada LLP

Allison Worone
General Counsel 
Evanov Communications

Travis Allan
Chief Legal & Public Affairs Officer 
FLO EV Charging

Josh Weinberger
COO 
Goodlawyer

Breann Kirincich
COO, CCO & General Counsel
Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners Ltd.

Will Ramjass
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
PortsToronto

Steven Pulver
Co-founder
MinuteBox

Sacha Fraser
General Counsel
IBM Canada

Mark Le Blanc
President
Thrive Legal

Vernita Tsang
General Counsel & CCO
Fengate Asset Management

Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Select sponsorship packages are still available. For sponsorship inquiries please reach out to [email protected].

Tickets

 

Note: Registration is closed.

Member Ticket - $205

Counselwell Members get 50% off whatever the regular ticket price is. Reserved for Members (apply here).

Regular Ticket - $410

For in-house lawyers who are not currently Members of Counselwell. Reserved for in-house lawyers / legal ops.

Service Provider Ticket - $700

This ticket is for those who provide services to in-house lawyers (e.g private practice lawyers, legal tech companies, consultants, recruiters, etc.).  

Articling Student Ticket - $285

This ticket is reserved for in-house articling students. 

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Location

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Phone number: (416) 395-5577 

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