Concurrent Session 3: General Counsel Perspectives: Lawyers, Guns and Money (Warren Zevon)

  • Internal control issues (internal auditors, audit committee, cybersecurity challenges)
  • Interacting with the Board
  • Managing the legal department and coordinating with outside counsel


  • Jeffery Curry, CLO, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.


  • Elizabeth Abdoo, EVP, General Counsel & Secretary, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
  • James Hanks, Partner, Venable LLP
  • Pamela Roper, SVP-General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Cousins Properties
  • George Schmidt, Member, Frost Brown Todd

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