Annual Meeting 2022 Event Overview

Event Overview

During this program, we will provide updates on recent case, trends and best practices that impacted corporate counsel in 2021 and provide an outlook for 2022. Potential topics include mental health and wellness, emerging technology/cybersecurity, ethics, and diversity.

Section Chair: Yamicha Stephenson, Esq., Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, New York, NY

Annual Meeting 2022 Agenda

Monday, January 24, 2022

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

3.0 MCLE Credits
1.0 Credit in Ethics; 2.0 Credits in Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Corporate Counsel Section Chair

Yamicha Stephenson, Esq., Deloitte, New York, NY

Program Chairs

Howard Shafer, Esq., Partner, Shafer Partners LLP, New York, NY
Evette Stair-Radlein, Esq., Deputy General Counsel, Schrödinger, Inc., New York, NY
Jonathan Barbee, Esq., Counsel, MoloLamken, LLP, New York, NY

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

EC meeting: Yamicha Stephenson

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Welcome, Introductions

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

NYDFS Cybersecurity Rule: Enforcement Actions and Ethical Considerations

Panelists will discuss everything from email account-related data breaches and non-compliance with the NYDFS Cybersecurity Rule, employment law, unfair trade laws, potential fraud, negligence that may more than verge on criminal, cybersecurity regulatory failures, SEC violations and knowingly false certifications to the New York State Department of Financial Services.

Seth M. Arbital VP, Enterprise Security Architect New York, NY Taa Grays, Esq. VP & Associate General Counsel of Information Governance - MetLife Legal Affairs New York, NY Yanai Z. Siegel, Esq. Counsel - Shafer Partners, LLP New York, NY
Howard S. Shafer, Esq. Partner - Shafer Partners LLP New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Ethics

2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Setting up for Success

A panel discussion with in-house counsel on how to successfully transition to an in-house role

Donald Shum, Esq. Deputy General Counsel Schrödinger, Inc. New York, NY Zalika T. Pierre, Esq. Associate General Counsel, Instagram New York, NY Meah Clay NYC Economic Development Corporation New York, NY
Evette Stair-Radlein, Esq. Deputy General Counsel Schrödinger, Inc. New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

3:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

The 2022 IP Forecast for In-House Counsel

The panel will discuss trends in IP protection, strategy, and litigation for 2022 and will focus on what in-house counsel should be aware of in the upcoming year.

William Kim Senior Director, IP Strategy  10x Genomics Pleasanton, CA
Jonathan Barbee, Esq. Counsel, MoloLamken, LLP New York, NY

1.0 Credit Areas of Professional Practice

4:20 p.m.

Closing Remarks/Adjourn 

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Virtual Networking Event

Learn about the section and meet other in-house and law firm practitioners.

Annual Meeting 2022 Pricing and Registration

Virtual Programming Pricing


Virtual Meeting General Registration Fee


Required to attend any virtual CLE programs



$99: Section Member | $130: NYSBA Member | $255: Non-NYSBA Member

REGULAR REGISTRATION (1/1/22 and after)

$140: Section Member | $185: NYSBA Member | $350: Non-NYSBA Member

Annual Meeting 2022 Speakers

Speakers coming soon!

Annual Meeting 2022 Awards

Awards coming soon!