International and Comparative Law

Symposium on Global Markets

Riding the High Seas of International Legal Challenges


Plano, Texas, USA

Past Event

11.5 hours of MCLE credit available

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

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On June 17, in-house and outside counsel will convene a two-day discussion on "How In-House and Outside Counsel Can Add Value to the Corporate Bottom Line." This year's Symposium is in association with the Association of Corporate Counsel. Chaired by Taiwan Semiconductor General Counsel Richard Thurston, the 2013 Symposium will include panel discussions on:

  • General Counsel Roundtable
  • Managing Litigation Costs
  • Using technologies to lower in-house costs
  • Ten ways in-house counse can add value to the corporate bottom line – and how outside counsel can help
  • Preparing and managing litigation and dispute resolution costs before the problem arises 
  • When and how to outsource 
  • Managing outside counsel fees and costs

Download the Brochure (pdf)

For more details, download the online brochure.

Conference attendees will include participants in the 2013 Academy of American and International Law, and they will present a panel on “Improved In-House Productivity and Efficiencies in Our Home Jurisdictions.” Are you an alumnus of the Academy? Come a day early and stay a day later for Anniversary Events!

Join colleagues from around the world for this timely and practical program.

Conference Co-Chair

Richard Thurston
General Counsel
Taiwan Semiconductor


  • Carlos E. Alfaro, Partner, Alfaro Abogados, New York, New York, USA
  • Jack Balagia, Vice President and General Counsel, ExxonMobil Corporation, Irving, Texas, USA
  • Ann Bruder, Sr. VP of Law, Government Affairs, & Global Compliance, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Commercial Metals Company, Irving, Texas, USA
  • Anderson Cardoso, Partner, Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados, Porto Allegre, Brazil
  • Jeffrey Carr, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, FMC Technologies, Inc., Houston, Texas, USA
  • Fernando del Castillo, Partner, Santa Marina y Steta, S.C., Monterrey, Mexico
  • Ricardo Castro, Jr., Partner, Quisumbing Torres/Baker & McKenzie, Manila, The Philippines
  • Steve Clifford, Partner, Allens, Melbourne, Austalia
  • John Cogan, Partner, Cogan & Partners, LLP, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Terry Conner, Firm Managing Partner, Haynes & Boone, LLP, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Emerico De Guzman, Senior Partner, ACCRALAW, Manila, The Philippines
  • Julio Ramalho Dubeux, Senior Associate, Veirano Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sam Ebert, General Counsel at LabCorp, Burlington, North Carolina, USA
  • Francesco Gianni, Partner, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, Rome, Italy
  • Judith Glaubig, General Counsel – Downstream Companies, ExxonMobil Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
  • Josephine Hadikusumo, Texas Instruments, Singapore
  • Marcela Hughes, Hughes & Hughes, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Johan Lambers, Partner, IUSTICA.BE, Brussels, Belgium
  • Tasuku Matsuo, Partner, Matsuo & Kosugi, Tokyo, Japan
  • Anton Maurer, Partner, CMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Jim McClain, Director - Corporate Taxes Americas at Tetra Laval Group, retired General Counsel, Tetra Pak, Denton, Texas, USA
  • David L. McCombs, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Chair – Global Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, Miami, Florida, USA
  • Mark E. Michels, Director, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, San Jose, California, USA
  • Nathan Moore, General Counsel, Mary Kay, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • D. Forrest Morgan, Owner, Principal Founder, and President, Law Department Desktop Services, LLC, North, Virginia, USA
  • Richard Mosher, Of Counsel, Anderson Kill & Olick, PC, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Homer Moyer, Jr., Partner, Miller & Chevalier Chartered, Washington DC, USA
  • Catherine Moynihan, Director of Legal Management Services, Association of Corporate Counsel, Washington, DC, USA
  • Katherine E. Perrelli, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • P. J. Putnam, General Counsel, Calvet Companies, LLC, Dallas, USA
  • Amar Sarwal, VP and Chief Legal Strategist, Association of Corporate Counsel, Washington, DC, USA
  • Greg Stern, Senior Deputy General Counsel, Ace Group of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies, Philadelphia, PA
  • Richard Thurston, Ph.D., General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Taiwan Semiconductor Mgf. Co., Ltd., Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Carlos Velazquez de Leon, Partner, Basham, Ringe y Correa, Garza Garcia, Monterrey, Mexico


Monday, June 17, 2013

9:00 am

Overview of the Program

9:05 am

"The Association of Corporate Counsel Value Challenge"

9:15 am

"Top 10 Recommendations for Managing Outside Counsel Fees and Costs: Lessons Learned with a Focus on In-house Investigations”

10:45 am


11:00 am

“Using Technologies to Lower In-House Costs Globally”

12:15 pm


12:15 pm

Hosted Luncheon

1:30 pm


1:45 pm

General Counsel Roundtable

3:15 pm


3:30 pm

“Preparing and Managing Litigation and Dispute Resolution Costs before the Problem Arises”

5:00 pm


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dinner Presentation by Jack Balagia (VP and General Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Irving, Texas, USA)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

8:00 am

Breakfast meeting of the Advisory Board of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law

9:30 am

“Determining When and How to Outsource Legal Services”

11:00 am


11:15 am

Ethics Program - “Who is the Client and What are the Ethical Responsibilities of the In-house and Outside Lawyer?”

12:15 pm

Break for Lunch

12:30 pm

Luncheon: Storey Award Presentation and Remarks from the Recipient

Lilia De Lima,
Director General, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, The Philippines

1:45 pm


2:00 pm

“Improved In-house Productivity and Efficiencies in your Home Jurisdiction”

3:15 pm


3:30 pm

“Reengineering Legal Spending, and Lessons Learned Along the Way”

5:00 pm


CLE Credits

MCLE Credit

This course has been approved by the State Bar of Texas for 11.5 hours, including 1 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 901265291. Sign‐in sheets are/or cerificates of attendance will be available for ALL States.

Hotel Information

The Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center is sold out.

Reservations are available at the Hyatt Place Dallas/Plano location only (3100 Dallas Pkwy., Plano, TX 75093) at $129/night ++. To receive this special rate, please call the hotel directly at 1.972.378.3997 and request the corporate rate for "Center for American and International Law".

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