Corporate Counsel Business Institute Announces The Inaugural Inner Circle Events

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CCBI’s Inner Circle Legal Operations Beverly Hills will take place on February 9-11, 2020, at The Beverly Hilton

Corporate Counsel Business Institute, the educational arm of Corporate Counsel Business Journal, published by Law Business Media, announces our inaugural event, the Inner Circle Legal Operation Beverly Hills, Feb. 9-11, 2020, at The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA, 90210.

Inner Circle Legal Operations Beverly Hills provides an interactive, robust, peer-driven conversation about the trenches of everyday legal operations challenges and proposed peer solutions, geared towards legal operations managers and directors, in-house counsel, as well as legal operations support staff.

The Chairs include Robert Brownstone, Technology & eDiscovery Counsel and Chair, EIM Practice Group, Fenwick & West LLP; Jill Fukunaga, Director of Legal Operations, Blue Shield California; and Shailesh Mathankar, AVP-Data Analytics, Office of General Counsel, AIG. Connie Brenton, Chief of Staff, Senior Director of Legal Operations, NetApp, will deliver the keynote address.

“CCBI’s Inner Circle events create an inclusive environment for legal operations workers at all levels to participate in open, roundtable discussions about current issues and challenges they face on a day-to-day basis,” said Chair Robert Brownstone. Brownstone, who has held a number of varied legal operations roles for several decades, also noted that, “This event has a unique peer-to-peer conversational format. As a result, attendees glean many tips they can use right away to start implementing the discussed solutions back at their companies and firms.”

“CCBJ and CCBI are designed to be powerful tools for our audience. With the addition of the CCBI Inner Circle series, we will have more opportunities to engage with our audience and offer them more incredibly valuable content as well as networking opportunities that will fuel their professional and personal development,” said Kristin Calve, publisher of CCBJ.

CCBI Inner Circle topics under consideration include Structure and Strategy for Legal Operations Departments; Legal Spend, Talent and Technology Management; Metrics & Measurement; Data Governance and Privacy; and Ethics of 21st Century Technology.

Current Faculty confirmed include AIG; Blue Shield California; Change Healthcare; DaVita, Dreamscape Immersive; FAIR; Fenwick & West; InStyler; Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith; NetApp; University of California; and UpLevelOps; U.S. Veterans Initiative/U.S. Vets; and ValueStrategies LLC.

Current Sponsors include: Onna, Practice Aligned Resources, Reveal and Thomson Reuters.

Registration and additional information on the Inner Circle Legal Operations Beverly Hills can be found at:

About Law Business Media
Law Business Media, publisher of Corporate Counsel Business Journal, is a leading provider of information and insight focused on the corporate legal ecosystem. Through an array of high-quality digital and print publications, live conferences, interactive colloquia, webcasts, bespoke roundtables, and other products and services, LBM continues to focus on understanding and meeting the information and analytics needs of chief legal officers, general counsel and senior legal executives, operations professionals at corporate law departments, corporate executives and board members, and the many elite law firms, technology companies, law companies, academics, consultants and other individuals and organizations whose mission is to help corporate counsel continuously improve the vital services they provide to their organizations.

About Corporate Counsel Business Journal
Corporate Counsel Business Journal was founded more than 25 years ago as Metropolitan Corporate Counsel by Al Driver, the esteemed longtime General Counsel of JC Penney. Al, with his wife Martha Driver, a senior finance executive with TIAA-CREF, developed, launched and operated MCC for 20 years following their retirements from their very successful corporate careers. Law Business Media acquired MCC in 2014 and rebranded as Corporate Counsel Business Journal in 2018.

About Kristin and Joe Calve
Kristin and Joe Calve are the co-founders of Law Business Media. Kristin, a serial entrepreneur with experience in startups, M&A, joint ventures and new product development, serves as publisher and editor of LBM’s flagship publication, Corporate Counsel Business Journal. A former publisher with ALM Media and business analyst with A&E Television Networks, she is the founder of Topstone Angels, a private investment group, and the former VP, Revenue, for LiftMetrix, a SaaS platform designed to enable brand marketers to maximize ROI across social media channels. (LiftMetrix was acquired by Hootsuite in 2017.) Kristin has an B.A. in English from Fordham University and an MBA in Finance & Marketing from Fordham Gabelli School of Business. Joe, a former practicing lawyer on Wall Street, has served as Chief Marketing & Business Development for four Am Law 50 law firms. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at ALM Media as an editor, publisher, director of business development and vice president. Joe, along with his J.D. from Western New England College School of Law, has a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master’s Degree in Literature from New York University.

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