Tuesday, 25 September 2018, Miami, USA

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Chairs

Enrique Stile

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

Enrique M. Stile joined Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal in 1997 and has been a partner since 2006. He specializes in labor and employment law. 

His practice in the firm focuses on full employment advice for multinational and local corporations, especially in mergers and acquisitions, transference of employees, rightsizings, union issues, compensation programs and in adapting international policies and programs to local legislation.
 
He has also a strong background in negotiating employment conditions and termination agreements with expatriates and key employees and in multi-jurisdictional labor advice. 

He has been nominated as leader in his area by the international publications Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal and Global Law Experts.

Anthony Oncidi

Proskauer Rose, Los Angeles

Anthony J. Oncidi heads the Labor & Employment Law Group in the Los Angeles office.

Tony represents employers and management in all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including litigation and preventive counseling, wage and hour matters, including class actions, wrongful termination, employee discipline, Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, executive employment contract disputes, sexual harassment training and investigations, workplace violence, drug testing and privacy issues, Sarbanes-Oxley claims and employee raiding and trade secret protection. A substantial portion of Tony’s practice involves the defense of employers in large class actions, employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination litigation in state and federal court as well as arbitration proceedings, including FINRA matters.

2017 Programme

9.00: Welcome coffee and registration

9.30: Chairs' morning welcome

Anthony Oncidi, Proskauer Rose, Los Angeles
Enrique Stile, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

10.00: Session one: Labour developments and reforms in the region

With labour reform sweeping through Latin America and rhetoric on immigration sharpening in the US, this timely and topical panel will report on the rapidly changing landscape.

Moderator:
Carolyn Knox, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, San Francisco

Panel:
Cynthia de Uriarte Lechuga, Corporate Employee Relations Deputy Director, Banorte, Mexico City
Luiz Marcelo de Góis, Barbosa Müssnich Aragão, Rio de Janeiro
Jorge De Presno Arizpe, Basham, Ringe y Correa, Mexico City
Javier Salvador-Soto, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce, Quito

11.00: Coffee break

11.15: Session two: Workplace technology & privacy issues

How do companies deal with social media usage, cloud storage, artificial intelligence (AI), and the spread of BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policies? As workplaces become increasingly digital, it has never been more important for companies to have robust policies and systems in place to protect themselves and their businesses.

Moderator:
Ignacio García, Porzio, Ríos, García, Santiago

Panel:
Jose Alfredo Arce, Senior Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer LATAM, Citigroup, Miami
Alvaro Aguilar, Aguilar Castillo Love, San José
Enrique Stile, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

12.15: Coffee break 

12.30: Session three: Gender discrimination in the workplace

According to the World Economic Forum, the gender pay gap could take as long as 170 years to close. Unequal pay aside, women are still often treated as second-class citizens in the workplace. Latin America and the legal profession are not strangers to these problems - what role should employers and their counsel play in dealing with these issues?

Moderator:
Carolina Camacho, Posse Herrera Ruiz, Bogotá

Panel:
Ines Bahachille, Executive Director, Associate General Counsel for Latin America, Ingram Micro, Miami
Siaska SSS Lorenzo, Arias Law, Panama City
Maria Fernanda Font, Vice President & Head of Legal, DHL eCommerce Americas & DHL Express Latin America, Miami
Fabiola Moya, Corporate Counsel, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, Miami

13.30: Networking lunch

15.00: Session four: The 'gig economy' - what lies ahead?

The 'gig economy' is on the rise: informal employment affects around 130 million workers in Latin America and the Caribbean. The benefits of this trend are well-established for both companies and (often younger) freelancers. But it is not without controversy; its detractors say it benefits business at the expense of worker protections. This panel will explore both sides of the argument.

Moderator:
Anthony Oncidi, Proskauer Rose, Los Angeles

Panel:
Felipe Sandoval, Legal Director for the Andean region, Uber, Bogotá
Christy Pacini, International Human Resources Director, SBA Communications, Boca Raton
Alejandro Ceron, Founder, SP&E Consultants, Miami
Rodrigo Seizo Takano, Machado Meyer, São Paulo

16.00: Coffee break

16.30: Session five: Corruption, compliance and whistleblowers

Corruption scandals have plagued Latin America for years, with politicians and businesspeople of all stripes affected. The scandals have raised challenging questions for in-house and outside counsel. This panel will discuss how to uncover and properly respond to the prospect of corruption, how to screen for it among contractors and suppliers, and how best to weather the storm if a problem arises.

Moderator:
José Carlos Wahle, Veirano, São Paulo

Panel:
Juan José Cárdenas, Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas, Lima
Christian Perez Font, Chief Compliance Officer, OPKO Health, Miami
Susana Rubinstein Escobar, Regional Compliance Manager, Yara, Bogotá
Juan Ignacio Piña, Balmaceda, Cox & Piña, Santiago

17.30 Chairs' closing remarks

Anthony Oncidi, Proskauer Rose, Los Angeles
Enrique Stile, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

17.40 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

Testimonials

  • “Excellent overall programme. Thank you!”

    Gabriela Lanza, Corporate Counsel
    Caterpillar Inc.

  • “Latin Lawyer conferences provide a great forum for the latest industry trends and regulations as well as networking with the leading industry players in the region. The quality of speakers and topics of discussion deliver a balanced academic and practical view of the law.”

    Marco Solano
    Aguilar Castillo Love