On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, CUP convened our 8th Annual Lawyers Forum hosted by American Express, featuring a Keynote Conversation with Tony West, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PepsiCo., and Laureen Seeger, American Express Company's Executive Vice President & General Counsel. In addition to the conversation, we recognized our 6th Annual List of CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2017 | Law, leaders across the legal sector who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community.
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, CUP and Bloomberg L.P. held a Power Series Event - Entrepreneur or Intrapreneur? A Culture for Innovation with featured speaker Dan Matthies, Global Head of Know Your Client (KYC) Business, Bloomberg LP. Failure rates prove that the 'innovator's dilemma is tough to overcome for companies both big and small. Creating the right culture can increase your probability of success. This session shared real world stories and examples for attendees to apply in their own innovation endeavors.
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, CUP and Sony Pictures Entertainment hosted a Los Angeles Power Series Event - From The President's Suite at Sony Pictures: An Insiders Look at Innovation. The event's featured speakers included, Keith Le Goy, President, International Distribution at Sony Pictures Television, Man Jit Singh, President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The conversation was moderated by Edie Givens, Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
On Wednesday, June 28th, CUP held our 10th Anniversary Celebration at Zengo, 622 Third Avenue, NY, immediately following CUP’s 10th Annual Leadership Gala. This event featured a three-hour open bar, festive snacks, a signature cocktain, and one of New York City's hottest DJ's Quiana Parks.
On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, CUP held our 10th Annual Leadership Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street where we honored Luvvie Ajayi, Author. Writer. Speaker. Teacher. Activist.; with the Breakthrough Leadership Award; Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines, with the Lifetime Leadership Award; Steve Pamon, Chief Operating Officer of Parkwood Entertainment, with the Industry Innovator Award; and Tarrus Richardson, Chief Executive Officer of IMB Development Corporation, with the Founders' Inspiration Award.
On Thursday, May 11, 2017, CUP and the Robert Toigo Foundation Alumni Association held a conversation on managing considerations and complexities of entering or exiting a firm. Executive contract negotiations are complex and difficult to navigate, often including conversations about equity, stock options, employment agreements, separation agreements, deferred compensation, and other important HR issues. This intimate conversation helped to shed light and offer guidance on important do's and don'ts of executive transitions. The event's featured speakers included, Laurence Moy, Partner at Outten & Golden LLP, Robert Phansalkar, Associate at Outten & Golden LLP and Nicholas Sikon, Associate at Outten & Golden LLP.
The 2017 CUP Fellows Program kicked off on February 25th with a day-long session hosted by RBC. The Fellows participated in an interactive workshop designed to assess their leadership and communication styles. The day-long session also included a discussion with CUP’s Executive Director, Chanda Gibson.
On Thursday, February 16, 2016, CUP presented A Conversation on Public Service with Commissioner Gregg Bishop in honor of the 2016 CUP Fellows upon their completion of the CUP Fellows Program. The event, hosted by Baker & McKenzie LLP, featured a fireside chat with Commissioner Gregg Bishop and a 2016 CUP Fellows Panel Discussion.