Sunday, September 7 and Monday, September 8, 2014
The Willard InterContinental, Washington, DC

Registration:  $1,395
First-time Attendee Registration:  $995
(available for members who have never attended an SCG meeting)

The 2014 Midterms:  What Impact Will This Year’s Elections Have on Issue Advocacy in the Upcoming Congress?
In the aftermath of the breathtakingly tense 2012 presidential campaign leading up to Barack Obama’s re-election, this session will focus on what may well be one of the most important mid-term elections in generations. Will Republicans retake control of the Senate and retain their majority in the House? If so, what will that mean for the future of such issues as the economy, immigration, health care and America’s role in the world? And what will the results in 2014 mean for the presidential contest of 2016? Our presenters will discuss the political strategies of each party, and offer predictions about the outcomes of the upcoming elections.    
Moderator: Scott Thomas, Former Federal Election Commission Chairman, Dickstein Shapiro (Washington, DC)
Presenting: The Honorable J. Dennis Hastert, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dickstein Shapiro (Washington, DC)
The Honorable Dan Glickman, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, The Aspen Institute (Washington, DC)

What’s Weighing Most on the Minds of Today’s GCs?
The scope of every GC’s responsibilities is expanding exponentially, encompassing everything from globalization to data privacy and from cybersecurity to the proliferation of regulations across agencies and jurisdictions in the U.S. and abroad.  This session will feature a discussion among several leading in-house attorneys about the surge in the number of issues with which they have to deal – and what law firms can do to help their in-house clients keep up.
Moderator: D. William Moreau, Barnes & Thornburg (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Presenters: William Deckelman, Jr., CSC (Falls Church, Virginia)
Heidi Henning, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Chevy Chase, Maryland)
Jeff Lobb, Choice Hotels (Rockville, Maryland) 
Veta Richardson, Association of Corporate Counsel (Washington, DC)

Cybersecurity:  Limiting the Harm to Lawyers & Their Client
This session will provide the latest information about recent trends in cyber threats, the global nature of hacker activities, considerations for lawyers and their clients to manage such threats, and cybersecurity best practices.            
Moderator: Susan Kohn Ross, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp (Los Angeles, California)
Presenters: R. Matthew Chevraux, U.S. Secret Service (Washington, DC)
Brian Levine, U.S. Department of Justice (Washington, DC)
Daniel Wierzbicki, Federal Bureau of Investigation (Washington, DC)
Cybersecurity: Limiting the Harm to Lawyers and Their Clients
Tips for Conducting and Internal Investigation
ABA Cybersecurity Program Resolution

Delaware:  The “Go-to” Forum for Global Business
Delaware has long been a global hub for company formation. More than one million companies are incorporated in Delaware, including 50% of all publicly-traded companies in the U.S. and 64% of the Fortune 500. But incorporating in Delaware is not just for American entities. Companies from around the world take advantage of all Delaware has to offer, which includes its world famous Court of Chancery, its cutting-edge business statutes, and its highly developed business and commercial case law. This session will address what has made Delaware the forum of choice for so many businesses. Topics will include a general overview of Delaware’s principal business statutes and issues relating to formation; a review of its system of business courts and how they combine to address the needs of U.S. and international business; and selected recent developments of interest to U.S. and international practitioners.            
Moderator: C. Malcolm Cochran, IV, Richards, Layton & Finger (Wilmington, Delaware)
Presenters: Elisa Erlenbach Maas, Richards, Layton & Finger (Wilmington, Delaware)
Chad Shandler, Richards, Layton & Finger (Wilmington, Delaware)

Delaware: The “Go To” Forum for Global Business

Trends & Developments in International Arbitration & Transnational Litigation
As international trade and foreign investment increase, so too does the amount of litigation between parties from different countries. In some cases, the litigation takes place in the U.S. At other times, in another country. And in still other cases, it takes the form of an arbitral proceeding. Regardless of the form it takes, or where it takes place, cross-border disputes pose challenges that are often different in number and degree from those that obtain in most other types of lawsuits.  Who has jurisdiction?  How is a lawsuit against a foreign defendant filed?  How is evidence obtained that may be located in a foreign country?  Will a foreign court help, and will a U.S. court reciprocate?  Will U.S. laws extend to a foreign defendant, or will a foreign defendant have a defense available under the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act or other extraterritorial jurisprudence? This session will feature a discussion about 28 USC §1782 and other international dispute resolution issues in the context of recent decisions relating to the Alien Tort Statute, the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, enforcement of arbitral awards vacated abroad and manifest disregard of the law. Strategies for promoting greater collaboration among SCG Legal member firms in handling transnational disputes will also be presented.          
Moderator: Rob Clarke, Ausley McMullen (Tallahassee, Florida)
Presenters: Andrew Manning Cox, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (Birmingham & London, England)
Alfonso Lopez Lajud, Sánchez Devanny (Mexico City, Mexico)
Deirdre McEvoy, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler (New York, NY)
Carlos Soltero, McGinnis Lochridge (Austin, Texas)

Introduction to 28 U.S.C. § 1782
Handout Introduction to 28 U.S.C. § 1782
Trends & Developments in International Arbitration & Transnational Litigation
Resolving Complex International Disputes: Use of the English Jurisdiction for Effective Dispute Resolution
International Arbitration: Play to Win!
Sherman Act Jurisdiction: FTAIA

Cooperation & Collaboration Among State Attorneys General:  A Perspective from Chief Deputy Attorneys General
Attorneys general can – and often do – collaborate on investigations and enforcement actions in order to expand their reach and maximize their resources. They also expand their influence through jointly filed amicus briefs and letters to Congress and federal regulators. This panel of chief deputies will offer insights into how state attorneys general work together and coordinate their actions in multi-state investigations and litigation, state False Claims Act litigation, interventions and filings, Class Action Fairness Act decisions, amicus briefs and sign-on letters.               
Moderator: JB Kelly, Dickstein Shapiro (Washington, DC)
Presenters: Kevin St. John, Wisconsin Department of Justice (Madison, Wisconsin)
Katherine Winfree, Federal Communications Commission (Washington, DC)
Multistate Investigations/Litigations
Guide to State Attorneys General

Key Challenges Facing the


Legal Profession
In one of his first speeches since taking office, the president of the American Bar Association, the world’s largest voluntary bar association, will spotlight some of the key challenges facing the legal profession, including the “justice gap,” evidenced by a lack of access to the legal system among large portions of poor and middle class communities, and the need for lawyers to stay relevant in a rapidly-changing, globalized, technology-infused society.               
Introduction: Claudia Barrero, prietocarrizosa (Bogota, Colombia), SCG Legal Chairman
Speaker: William Hubbard, Nelson Mullins (Columbia, South Carolina), American Bar Association President