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ACC Israel 2016 Annual Summit: Management of Change


A CC Israel held its 14th Annual Summit on June 22, 2016, at the Tel Aviv Hilton. The topic of this year’s event was “Management of Change – The In-house Counsel Perspective,” and it was held with the cooperation and sponsorship of Greenberg Traurig, Tadmor & Co. Yuval Levy & Co., Alston & Bird, Simmons & Simmons, and Taylor Wessing.

Ron Belkine opened the summit and greeted new in-house counsel members. He reported that the chapter has seen significant growth during the past year, with membership increasing by almost 40 percent. He added that most of Israel’s large law firms are now ACC Israel sponsors.

 

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Sharon Berlin, chair of ACC Israel's Women's Forum, describing the group's activities.

 

Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, shared his insight about the economic challenges facing Israel both domestically and internationally.

Rudolph (Rudy) W. Giuliani, former Mayor of New York and Head of the Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice at the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, captivated the audience with his presentation “Leadership – Make Yourself Indispensable to Your Organization.”

Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, one of Israel’s most successful companies, was interviewed by Adv. Lior Nuchi, partner and head of the Israel Practice Group at Alston & Bird, and provided interesting insights on the role of general counsel in his company. He emphasized that although the function of in-house counsel is indispensable, he prefers legal advice that is short and to the point.

 

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In-house counsel enjoying networking opportunities.

 

Further presentations were delivered by Alex Brown, head of the Data Protection and Privacy Group at Simmons & Simmons, Gali Baharav-Miara, of Tadmor & Co. Yuval Levy & Co., former Tel Aviv district attorney (civil affairs), and Adv. Sarit Dana, former deputy attorney general (civil law), followed by a panel debate — “FinTech! Disrupting Your Financial Future?” by Taylor Wessing and Alston & Bird.

The conference was attended by 325 corporate counsel members. The chapter offered non-members a special ACC trial subscription, which led to the registration of many prospective members. The event was accompanied by a professional exhibition of legal service providers.


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