Multi-National Counsel Boot Camp:

Practical Solutions for International Lawyers

- in Plano, Texas, USA

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Online registration is closed. Walk-in registrations will be accepted at the door.

Past Event

Credits:MCLE credit available


Are you an "MNC"? If so, this program is for you. MNC's are Multi-National Counsel representing companies with a global or multinational reach. MNC's can be in-house counsel or they can practice in private firms. MNC's are a unique and talented subset of attorneys and have unique and specialized CLE needs.

The MNC Boot Camp is designed to provide practical, real world solutions to the challenges presented by representing multinational companies. The faculty of this program are experienced MNC's as well as private practitioners. They have been selected because they have the experience to help attendees examine real world problems that can and do arise in the representation of multinationals. MNC's will learn how to avoid, solve or mitigate those problems. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to connect and network with lawyers from approximately 20 different countries. Both experienced and newer counsel for multinational corporations will benefit greatly from this program.

Boot Camp Tuition

  • $345 / $395 - Regular Registration Fee
  • $195 / $195 - SWIICL Member or Representative (SWIICL)
  • $225 / $225 - ITA Advisory Board Member
  • $225 / $225 - In-House Corporate Counsel

Combined Boot Camp and Symposium on Global Markets Tuition

  • $445 / $495 - Regular Registration Fee
  • $195 / $195 - SWIICL Member or Representative (SWIICL)
  • $245 / $245 - ITA Advisory Board Member
  • $245 / $245 - In-House Corporate Counsel

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Ann Bruder, Former General Counsel, Commercial Metals Corporation, Dallas, Texas
  • Wilson Chu, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Dallas, Texas
  • Richard Thurston, Former General Counsel, Taiwan Semiconductor, New York


June 15, 2015

9:00 am

The Lurking Risks for the Unsuspecting -- Social Media and Crisis Planning

  • Amy Howell, General Counsel, Zimbra, Inc,, Dallas Texas
  • Andy Stern, Chairman and CEO, Sunwest Communications, Dallas, Texas 

10:00 am


10:15 am

Data Privacy and Data Security - What is Most Likely to bring a Company's Business to a Halt

  • Sylvia Fang, General Counsel, Taiwan Semiconductor, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Dana G. Nahlen, International Compliance Director, SunGard Systems

11:15 am

Subsidiary and JV Board Oversight

  • Ann J. Bruder, former General Counsel, Commercial Metals Corporation
  • Steve Milton, Corporate Secretary & Associate General Counsel, Sabre Corporation
  • Frank Weidema, Weidema Van Tol, Zurich, Switzerland

12:15 pm


1:30 pm

Compliance and Sanctions - Part I - An Overview

  • Kit Addleman, Haynes & Boone, Dallas, Texas
  • Jordan W. Cowman, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Jeffrey Spears, L-3 Communications
  • Scott Sullivan,  Vice President - Ethics, Compliance & Legal, Flowserve Corporation
  • Joseph Vicario, Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Compliance and Sanctions, Part II - ITAR and EAR Case Studies

  • Nelson Dong, Dorsey & Whitney, Seattle, Washington
  • Jeffrey Spears, L-3 Communications
  • Dick Thurston, Former General Counsel, Taiwan Semiconductor, Wappingers Falls, NY
  • Joseph Vicario, Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas

4:15 pm

Whistleblowers - Are You Prepared?

  • Barrett Howell, K & L Gates, Dallas, Texas
  • Clay Scheitzach, Senior vice President, Xerox Business Services, Dallas, Texas

5:00 pm


June 16

8:00 am

Ethics - How Unethical Business Conduct can ruin Shareholder Investment

  • Jay Martin, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Baker Hughes Inc., Houston, Texas

9:00 am

A Never Ending Saga - Sarbanes Oxley and Doing Business Abroad

10:00 am


10:15 am

Expensive and Damaging Antitrust Trip-Ups

  • Rachel S. Brass, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Scott Ewing, Haynes & Boone, Dallas, Texas
  • Jacob Hodges, Commercial Metals Co.

Multi-National Boot Camp Adjourns at 11:15 am.

Symposium on Global Markets

11:15 am

General Counsel Roundtable - What do you think about the issues we’ve just discussed? What keeps you awake at night? What are your most serious concerns about off-shore counsel?

  • Susan M. Aldridge, General Counsel, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, L.L.C.
  • Ann J. Bruder, former General Counsel, Commercial Metals Corporation
  • Sylvia Fang, General Counsel, Taiwan Semiconductor
  • Jon Hustis, General Counsel, Phillips & Reiter, PLLC, Dallas, TX
  • John Torres, Executive Vice President Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Lennox International

12:30 pm

Lunch Address by Robert G Storey Award Recipient Enzo Moavero, former Italian Minister of European Affairs

1:45 pm

Roundtable Session on Hot Topics in International Law

  • ModeratorFrancesco Gianni, Senior Partner, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
  • Julio Dubeux, Veirano Advogados 
  • Dr. Anton G. Maurer, LL.M., CMS Hasche Sigle Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwaelten Und

5:00 pm


CLE Credits

MCLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 9.25 hours, including 1.0 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 901320055. Credit hours for other states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

For this conference, IEL will directly apply (if requested) for course accreditation in the following states: California, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Some of these states may not approve a program for credit hours before the program occurs. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. IEL conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states.

Overnight Accommodations

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