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FT / Paul Hastings Series: Tomorrow’s Global Business: The Rule and Role of Law

Wednesday, November 15 4:00 PM EDT to 9:30 PM EDT

New York City

With rapidly changing geopolitics, global market shifts, and massive industry disruption, the rule and role of law have never been more critical to corporate strategy and its ability to create and protect value.Today’s challenging legal environment has extended beyond the realm of the general counsel. It is reshaping the operational, reputational and organizational risks and opportunities facing corporations, making the law a board issue for corporations and stakeholders the world over. How should boards respond effectively to these changes, and sustain success in an era of such uncertainty? 

Join us, along with our distinguished keynote speakers, Robert Rubin and Lewis Kaden, and other industry and legal experts, as we consider the following key areas:

  • Does law and regulation capture the current and potential impact of digital transformation?

  • How will regulatory change affect cross-border business and investment growth? What will drive greater fragmentation or increased harmonization of regulation globally?

  • How will the evolution of fintech and alternative forms of finance affect the ability of corporates and investors to raise capital and finance growth?

  • How can organizations meet cybersecurity and data privacy challenges and still focus on developing a profitable business?

  • How do corporations juggle exposure to the increasing scale, costs and extraterritorial reach of regulatory risks—from antitrust to IP to anti-corruption?

The event will feature two dynamic panel discussions focused on the theme of the role of law in creating value and protecting value.

Confirmed speakers include:


Robert RubinCo-Chair Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations; Former U.S. Secretary of the TreasuryLewis Kaden**John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization, Harvard Law School,Former Vice Chairman of Citigroup


ModeratorGillian TettU.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

Panel Discussion: The Role of Law in Creating Value and Enabling Growth

John FinleySr. Managing Director  & Chief Legal Officer, Blackstone

**Louise PentlandChief Business Affairs & Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, PayPal

Rachel SternSenior Vice President, Strategic Resources & General Counsel, **FactSet**Seth ZacharyChairman, **Paul Hastings****

Panel Discussion: The Role of Law in Protecting and Embedding Value

Alex DimitriefSenior Vice President & General Counsel, GEAdele Gulfo**Executive Vice President and Head of Global Commercial Development, **Mylan

**Lewis Kaden**John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization, **Harvard Law School,**Former Vice Chairman of **Citigroup**

Rob SilversPartner, Paul Hastings;Former Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy at U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Location:The New York Public LibraryStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingCeleste Bartos Forum(_entrance on 42nd Street)Fifth Avenue and 42nd StreetNew York City_

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