Joint HBA/SABA In-House Counsel Nuts & Bolts Workshop

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Dechert LLP | 1900 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

Dechert, in partnership with the Hispanic and South Asian Bar Associations of DC, SABA North America, and the HNBA Corporate Counsel Division, will host a day-long workshop focusing on what newly in-house or transitioning in-house counsel need to know. Topics will include navigating your transition, becoming a jack-of-all-trades, having difficult conversations with business clients, what you should know to succeed when making the transition and ethical issues you may encounter. CLE credit will be available in certain jurisdictions.



8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Christina Guerola Sarchio, Dechert LLP
Juan Sempertegui, HNBA Corporate Counsel Division
Nina Tandon, SABA-DC In-House Counsel Section Chair

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Transitioning In-House
Moderator: Christina Guerola Sarchio, Dechert LLP
Edina Beasley, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Veronica Pastor, Association of Corporate Counsel
Anjali Chaturvedi, Northrop Grumman Corporation

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Becoming a Jack-of-all-trades
Moderator: Mauricio Espana, Dechert LLP

  • Employment - Hannah Breshin, CACI
  • Compliance - Paula Sternberg, Wells Fargo
  • Cybersecurity - Jay Sinha, Verizon

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Program: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Business People
Moderator: Amisha R. Patel, Dechert LLP
Aisha Ahmad, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Ivana Kriznic, Verizon
Sumeet Chugani, Apple Bank
Rose Landa, Facebook

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Jeopardy: Ethical Issues You Encounter In-House
Christina Guerola Sarchio, Dechert LLP
Amisha R. Patel, Dechert LLP

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
What I Wish I'd Known Coming In-House
Moderator: Nina Tandon, American Psychological Association
William Rivera, AARP
Angelica Matias, Rivas Solutions
Shaila Lakhani Ohri, Exelon Corporation

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.