Rupert Bondy, Group General Counsel of BP

In private practice as an M&A lawyer, a senior position at GlaxoSmithKline, and experience in U.S. litigation and government investigations gave Mr. Bondy an ideal background to take command of the UK’s largest legal budget at BP in 2008. In light of recent events, Bondy used his keynote address to discuss the challenges faced by general counsel addressing mass claims issues and shared his personal experiences managing this large-scale dispute.

Prof. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Author of "The Predictioneer's Game"

Recognized as a leading proponent of using game theory to understand and influence policy choices, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has served as advisor to the U.S. government and corporations regarding forecasting and engineering outcomes in negotiations involving M&A, litigation, regulation, and legislation. In his keynote address, he shared his insights on what the future holds for the legal industry and how to best predict and plan for possible outcomes.