Jenner & Block

Practising Law Institute Corporate Counsel Institute 2009, New York, NY

Managing Partner Susan C. Levy and Partner Richard F. Ziegler will speak at the Practising Law Institute Corporate Counsel Institute 2009, to be held September 16 in New York City.  Among other things, the program will address the impact of the current financial industry upheaval and other major changes on the role of corporate counsel. Event topics will also include the future of law firms and law practice infrastructure, international dynamic of anti-bribery laws and other conduct, how to deal with the Wall Street debt offering, what corporate counsel need to know about International Financial Reporting Standards, and enterprise risk management.   

Ms. Levy will speak in a session titled, “The Future of Law Firms and Law Practice Infrastructure,” which will discuss cost pressures, “value billing” versus billable hours, management of departments, and technology developments. Co-panelists include Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Presiding Partner Evan R. Chesler, Viacom Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Michael D. Fricklas, and Pfizer General Counsel Amy W. Schulman.

Mr. Ziegler will moderate a session titled, “Enterprise Risk Management: What, Why and How,” which will address how to distinguish ERM from compliance, implementing the ERM concept, and determining the added value of ERM. Co-panelists include United Technologies Senior Vice President and General Counsel Charles D. Gill and Mitsubishi Chemical Executive Vice President and General Counsel Donna Costa.

In addition to serving as the Firm’s Managing Partner, Ms. Levy is a seasoned commercial litigator and member of the Firm’s governing Policy Committee.  She served on the Firm’s Management Committee for five years and chaired the Jenner & Block Women’s Forum from 2003-2006. 

Mr. Ziegler is Managing Partner of Jenner & Block’s New York office and Co-Chair of the Firm's Complex Commercial Litigation and Arbitration: Domestic and International Practices.  He is also a member of the Firm's Policy Committee. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Ziegler served as Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel at the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota.

This PLI program will be simultaneously broadcast online for individual viewing on