Global TEC Forum

The Global TEC Forum: Empowering Change in Technology, Education and Careers (G-TEC) addresses diversity in the tech industry, the latest disruptions and challenges facing the legal profession, and how emerging technologies are changing the practice of law. In addition to educational panels, participants attend career development sessions and workshops specifically tailored for their career track and level of experience. The ultimate goal for each attendee is to cultivate professional relationships, learn about the latest tech developments in the legal profession and strategically advance their professional brand and career.

Rainmakers Awardees

ANAND AGNESHWAR

Partner
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Meet Anand

Amy L. Baird

Partner
Jackson Walker L.L.P

Meet Amy

Mark W. Brennan

Partner
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Meet Mark

Carolyn Fairless

Managing Partner
Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP

Meet Carolyn

 2017 Rainmakers Awardees

Arturo J. González

Partner
Morrison & Foerster, LLP

Meet Arturo

Sang Kim

Global Board US Executive Committee
DLA Piper LLP

Meet Sang

Samuel S. Park

Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP

Meet Samuel

Luis Salazar

Managing Partner and Founder
Salazar Law

Meet Luis

Christina Guerola Sarchio

Partner
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Meet Christina

Anthony N. Upshaw

Partner
McDermott Will & Emery

Meet Anthony

Event Agenda

Monday, June 19, 2017

7:30 am –
9:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

Location: Marina & Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00 am –
11:45 am

MCCA Exchange (Members Only)

Location: Union Square

The Exchange is a MCCA member-only networking breakfast that provides an opportunity for in-house counsel to network with their peers and expand their rolodex with other MCCA Member corporations, MCCA FAN’s, and sponsoring law firms. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet MCCA’s in-house members, law firm affiliates, and sponsors.

10:30 am –
11:45 am

Sources of Success

Location: Grand Ballroom A

Negotiation: Learn by Doing

Good negotiators – like good stories – hear and speak to us where we are and then take us to new places and new perspectives that allow us to look back on our prior story with new eyes. Great negotiators – like great stories – capture our hearts, make us care about another, and inspire us to look beyond our own story and become a part of a larger common story with an ending that make sense and feels right for all. The goals for this program are:

  • Have fun!
  • Learn-by-doing (“jump in” “push the envelope” “leave fear at the door”)
  • Meet someone new or share an experience with colleagues you know.

Faculty:
Carolee Hoover – Partner, McGuireWoods, LLP
Franklin Kang – Partner, McGuireWoods, LLP
Judy Estes – Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Mastercard Incorporated
Sandra A. Jeskie – Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Shirish Gupta – Mediator & Arbitrator, JAMS
Sidney Kanazawa – Partner, McGuireWoods, LLP

12:00 pm –
2:00 pm

Rainmakers Award/Luncheon Plenary – Age of AI: How is Artificial Intelligence Transforming and Disrupting the Practice of Law?

Location: Grand Ballroom C

AI’s role in the field of law is like Internet start-ups in the 1990s – everyone is talking about it, very few are actually doing it, and those that are doing it, have no idea what they are doing. Currently, AI is the talk of the town, but how will AI affect the practice of law, and what kind of value (or disruption) can AI provide? What will the practice of law look like in 20 years? As AI develops in the legal profession, remaining ahead of the AI learning curve is of paramount importance. This CLE plenary will cover a host of discussion topics to include: The general role of AI in the practice of law; Efficient use of AI to handle litigation and corporate matters (such as contract review); and how AI compliments Alternative Fee Arrangements.

Panelists:
James Lee – Partner, LTL Attorneys LLP
Jill Bronfman – Program Director of the Privacy and Technology Project / Adjunct Professor, the Institute for Innovation Law / UC Hastings
College of Law
Neil Sahota – Worldwide Head of Business Development, IBM Watson Group

2:15 pm –
3:30 pm

Owning the Rights (and Wrongs) to your Invention: The Highs and Lows of Patent Litigation

Location: Grand Ballroom A

In light the current state of patent litigation, this CLE will focus on the skills necessary for proper and effective preparation and presentation of a patent trial. There are numerous practical considerations and nitty-gritty logistics involved in a patent trial that are often overlooked in purely academic or theoretical discussions of patent law. This panel proposes a more real-world presentation of potential pitfalls and lessons learned for representing clients in patent trials, especially in patent-heavy venues such as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Panelists:
Deanna Kwong – IP Litigation Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company
Irene Yang – Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP
Matthew Ahn – Senior Corporate Counsel, Oracle Corporation
Peter H. Kang – Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Designing and Deploying Corporate Dispute Resolution Programs (DRP) in the Technology Space: Risk Management, Cost Reduction and Disruption Containment

Location: Grand Ballroom B

Corporations, domestic and foreign, are increasingly using internal dispute resolution programs to reduce financial exposure from lawsuits, protect intellectual property, avoid organization disruption resulting from such disputes and lessen the potential impact of negative consequences flowing from the public resolution of internal corporate disputes. Counsel to technology firms are often confronted with complex and messy internal conflicts or disputes implicating the protection of intellectuals property and technology rights. DRP are programs through which an organization uses a defined alternative dispute resolution process to resolve disputes between itself and its employees usually in lieu of the option to resolve the dispute in a court of law. First, this panel will provide an overview of corporate experience with DRP programs including the structure of the programs, their effectiveness, and current utilization rates. Next, the panel will discuss the benefits and challenges of these programs and address best practices for presenting, implementing and operating DRP programs. Lastly, the panel will then use a hypothetical example to illustrate the practical use of a DRP to resolve a wrongful termination claim implicating corporate intellectual property rights.

Panelists:
Merriann M. Panarella – Arbitrator/Mediator/Consultant, Panarella Dispute Resolution Services
Neil Currie – Vice President, American Arbitration Association
Reginald A. Holmes – President, The Holmes Law Firm, APC

2:15 pm –
5:00 pm

3:45 pm –
5:00 pm

How to Get Sued Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA): Spotting Trends in 30 Years of CFAA Data

Location: Grand Ballroom A

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (CFAA) is the primary piece of U.S. federal legislation on cybercrime. It’s 30 years old and almost universally considered unclear, overbroad, and a poor fit for the kind of crimes it aims to deter. This is a real problem for attorneys and information security professionals as they often struggle to interpret the law, and practical guidance on CFAA legal risk can be difficult to find. This panel has conducted original research in this field over the last 18 months. There are hundreds of hours of original research under pinning this detailed presentation, which will discuss: what CFAA enforcement looks like in practice; statistics regarding CFAA risk and “hacking”; and the likelihood of a given CFAA action being a criminal prosecution rather than a civil suit. Inferences drawn from these findings are relevant to infosec practitioners and lawyers alike as they think about CFAA risk issues. Attend this session to explore these statistics.

Panelists:
Cara Marie – Senior Security Consultant, NCC Group
Gabe Holloway – Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Jeremy Sosna – Counsel, Valspar Corporation
Laurie M. Glapa – Associate, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Preparing for a Ransomware Attack

Location: Grand Ballroom B

In 2016, hackers attacked about half of all U.S. companies with some type of ransomware. Not only are the attacks on the rise, but every week new ransomware variants appear in the internet ecosystem.

Ransomware attacks can pose an immediate threat to a company’s business, with the potential to shut down operations if effective safeguards and response protocols are not in place. While the technological aspects of data protection may be left to IT departments, the GC will likely be called upon to author data protection and ransomware response policies and procedures, and to ensure that the appropriate ransomware coverages are included in the company’s insurance policies.

The panel will provide information on variants of ransomware, the scope of the threat to your business, the steps each company should take to prevent ransomware attacks, and how to respond should one occur. The panel will also review the coverages consideration in cyber insurance policies.

Panelists:
Aravind Swaminathan – Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
Darren S. Teshima – Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
Monica Patel – Senior Regional Counsel, IBM Corporation

5:15 pm –
6:30 pm

Networking Reception

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

Join MCCA for a cocktail reception hosted by our Rainmakers.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

7:30 am –
9:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

Location: Marina & Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00 am –
10:15 am

Internet of Things (IoT): Legal and Privacy Issues

Location: Grand Ballroom A

The latest example of how the law is struggling to keep up with technology is seen by the growth of internet of things (IoT) technology which enables multiple devices to communicate with each other over the Internet. This CLE will explore the push and pull between data collection and privacy law and the key issues a lawyer should keep in mind while advising a client in relation to IoT products. What data privacy issues and privacy laws that are implicated by IoT devices such as autonomous vehicles, and IoT devices used in homes, and fitness trackers? What are the data security issues raised by the IoT devices and licensing terms in commercial agreements that may be necessary to allocate risk between licensor and licensee of IoT technology? The panel will also provide an analysis of how the the General Data Protection Regulation, an EU law coming into effect May 2018, will deal with IoT data collection and the impact of the GDPR on US businesses.

Panelists:
Smita Rajmohan – Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Maulik Shah – Counsel, Adobe Systems Incorporated
Shannon Yavorsky – Partner, Venable LLP

Managing Your Global Antitrust Risk (and Rewards)

Location: Grand Ballroom B

Antitrust and competition laws are actively enforced in more than 120 countries. What could be a common sales practice in one country could lead to criminal and civil exposure in another. In 2015 alone, the US Department of Justice collected a record $3.8 billion in criminal price-fixing fines. On the flip side, companies have also been taking increasing advantage of their private enforcement rights under US antitrust and international competition laws. It is more important than ever to understand the criminal and civil risks (and potential rewards) that your companies and executives face around the world.

Panelists:
Belinda Lee – Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Manish Kumar – Assistant Chief, San Francisco Field Office, US Department of Justice – Antitrust Division
Richard J. Wallis – Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft
Steve Williams – Partner, Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy LLP

9:00 am –
11:45 am

9:00 am –
5:00 pm

C-Suite Leadership Institute Part 2 (Approval Needed)

A continuation of the C-Suite Leadership Institute. Approved participants should refer to the program guide given at registration for session details.

10:30 am –
11:45 am

AI: Artificial Integrity

Location: Grand Ballroom A

The advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has the ability to completely transform how lawyers practice law. This is the first ethics CLE course of its kind that addresses how an attorney can ethically (and effectively) use Artificial Intelligence in their legal practice.

Lawyers using AI as a component of their legal practice are not relieved of ethical duties and obligations. Ethical duties and obligations continue to govern lawyers regardless of the technology utilized. Recognizing abnormalities, spotting mistakes, and analyzing shortcomings reside with the lawyer, and cannot be outsourced to AI, no matter how advanced technology may become. With the new technology, questions exist as to what ethical issues may be impacted or morph into new nuances of ethical consideration.

Panelists:
Andrew Arruda – Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, ROSS Intelligence
Ashley Kutz Kelley – Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Ericka Johnson – Of Counsel, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

12:00 pm –
2:00 pm

Luncheon Plenary – Get Ready for the Blockchain!

Location: Grand Ballroom C

There has been a lot written in the press about “distributed ledger technologies”, and in particular, the “blockchain” protocol. However, it is clear that there many misconceptions. Blockchain promises to be a crucial part of the way we conduct commerce across all industries in the future. In fact, it is highly likely that lawyers will be spending a fair amount of time in the foreseeable future trying to apply existing legal and regulatory structures to blockchain protocol implementations, and will also be involved in creating new laws and regulatory structures as necessary to accommodate the use of systems based on blockchain. As such, It is important that lawyers understand this technology at some level, and understand the issues it presents. The presentation will include a general description discuss of the anticipated benefits of the blockchain protocol; a 50,000 foot overview of how the protocol works, and a review — across industry — of some of the leading initiatives associated with the blockchain; and a review of the many legal issues presented by the potential widespread adoption of the protocol as a basis for doing business in the future.

Panelists:
Jeffrey D. Neuburger – Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
Wai Choy – Associate, Proskauer Rose LLP

2:15 pm –
3:30 pm

The Changing Face of Access Control: Addressing Biometric Privacy

Location: Grand Ballroom A

Today, Biometrics is used by most smartphone owners. Whether its simply unlocking your phone or gaining access to an application, unique human characteristics are being used more frequently to control access to private information. A wide array of industries are currently testing or using biometric and facial recognition technology for various functions, such as e-commerce transaction verification, user authentication, videogames, photo tagging functions in social media, data and premises security, athletic performance, as well as for many security and marketing functions in the retail sector. So how does the law come into play? This CLE will discuss: Current applications for biometrics and facial recognition; Biometric privacy regulation and litigation; Federal and State statutes (and pending bills) that cover biometric privacy; and Legal and business issues to consider before employing biometric applications.

Panelists:
Paresh Trivedi – Senior Counsel, Proskauer Rose LLP
Wai Choy – Associate, Proskauer Rose LLP

2:15 pm –
5:00 pm

In-House Counsel Summit Part 3 (Invitation Only)

A continuation of the In-House Counsel Summit. Participants should refer to their agenda distributed at registration for session details.

3:45 pm –
5:00 pm

What a Fine Mess: Avoiding the Privacy and Cybersecurity Regulators’ Crosshairs

Location: Grand Ballroom A

Data breaches and the improper collection, use, notice, and sharing of personal information have given rise to a new wave of regulatory activity. The FTC, HHS, SEC, CFPB, FINRA, state Attorneys General, and foreign Data Protection Authorities have all levied heavy penalties against companies for violating privacy and data security laws. The panel will explain this “alphabet soup” of regulators and the scope of each one. The focus will then shift to recent regulatory enforcement actions, with an eye towards identifying the specific activity that attracts regulatory attention. The panelists will then provide practical ways to minimize the risk of a regulatory enforcement action, along with advice on what to do when one is initiated.

Panelists:
Alfred J. Saikali – Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Camila Tobon – Director of International Privacy Task Force, Of Counsel, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Neil Wilcox – Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, First Data Corporation

5:00 pm –
6:30 pm

Closing Reception

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

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Event Speakers

Alfred J. Saikali

Partner,
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Belinda Lee

Partner,
Latham & Watkins LLP

Andrew Arruda

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder,
ROSS Intelligence

Camila Tobon

Director of International Privacy Task Force, Of Counsel,
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Aravind Swaminathan

Partner,
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

Carolee Hoover

Partner,
McGuireWoods, LLP

Ashley Kutz Kelley

Partner,
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Darren S. Teshima

Partner,
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

Deanna Kwong

IP Litigation Counsel,
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company

Irene Yang

Counsel,
Sidley Austin LLP

Ericka Johnson

Of Counsel,
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

James Lee

Partner,
LTL Attorneys LLP

Franklin Kang

Partner,
McGuireWoods, LLP
 

Jeffrey D. Neuburger

Partner,
Proskauer Rose LLP

Gabe Holloway

Partner,
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
 

Jeremy Sosna

Counsel,
Valspar Corporation

Jill Bronfman

Program Director of the Privacy and Technology Project / Adjunct Professor,
The Institute for Innovation Law / UC Hastings College of Law

Matthew Ahn

Senior Corporate Counsel,
Oracle Corporation

Judy Estes

Senior Vice President,
Assistant General Counsel,
Mastercard Incorporated
 
 

Maulik Shah

Counsel,
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Laurie M. Glapa

Associate,
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
 
 
 

Merriann M. Panarella

Arbitrator/Mediator/
Consultant,
Panarella Dispute Resolution Services

Manish Kumar

Assistant Chief San Francisco Field Office,
US Department of Justice – Antitrust Division
 

Monica Patel

Senior Regional Counsel,
IBM Corporation

Neil Currie

Vice President,
American Arbitration Association

Peter H. Kang

Partner,
Sidley Austin LLP

Neil Sahota

Worldwide Head of Business Development,
IBM Watson Group

Reginald A. Holmes

President,
The Holmes Law Firm, APC

Neil Wilcox

Senior Vice President &
Associate General Counsel,
First Data Corporation

Richard J. Wallis

Vice President &
Deputy General Counsel,
Microsoft

Paresh Trivedi

Senior Counsel,
Proskauer Rose LLP
 

Sandra A. Jeskie

Partner,
Duane Morris LLP

Shannon Yavorsky

Partner,
Venable LLP

Steve Williams

Partner,
Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy LLP

Shirish Gupta

Mediator & Arbitrator,
JAMS

Wai Choy

Associate,
Proskauer Rose LLP

Sidney Kanazawa

Partner,
McGuireWoods, LLP

Smita Rajmohan

Associate,
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Speaker List

Alfred J. Saikali

Partner,
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Andrew Arruda

Chief Executive Officer and
Co-Founder,
ROSS Intelligence

Aravind Swaminathan

Partner,
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

Ashley Kutz Kelley

Partner,
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Belinda Lee

Partner,
Latham & Watkins LLP

Camila Tobon

Director of International Privacy Task Force, Of Counsel,
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Cara Marie

Senior Security Consultant,
NCC Group

Carolee Hoover

Partner,
McGuireWoods, LLP

Darren S. Teshima

Partner,
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

Deanna Kwong

IP Litigation Counsel,
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company

Ericka Johnson

Of Counsel,
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Franklin Kang

Partner,
McGuireWoods, LLP

Gabe Holloway

Partner,
Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Irene Yang

Counsel,
Sidley Austin LLP

James Lee

Partner,
LTL Attorneys LLP

Jeffrey D. Neuburger

Partner,
Proskauer Rose LLP

Jeremy Sosna

Counsel,
Valspar Corporation

Jill Bronfman

Program Director of the
Privacy and Technology Project /
Adjunct Professor,
The Institute for Innovation Law / UC Hastings College of Law

Judy Estes

Senior Vice President,
Assistant General Counsel,
Mastercard Incorporated

Laurie M. Glapa

Associate,
Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Manish Kumar

Assistant Chief San Francisco
Field Office,
US Department of Justice – Antitrust Division

Matthew Ahn

Senior Corporate Counsel,
Oracle Corporation

Maulik Shah

Counsel,
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Merriann M. Panarella

Arbitrator/Mediator/Consultant,
Panarella Dispute Resolution Services

Monica Patel

Senior Regional Counsel,
IBM Corporation

Neil Currie

Vice President,
American Arbitration Association

Neil Sahota

Worldwide Head of Business Development,
IBM Watson Group

Neil Wilcox

Senior Vice President &
Associate General Counsel,
First Data Corporation

Paresh Trivedi

Senior Counsel,
Proskauer Rose LLP

Peter H. Kang

Partner,
Sidley Austin LLP

Reginald A. Holmes

President,
The Holmes Law Firm, APC

Richard J. Wallis

Vice President &
Deputy General Counsel,
Microsoft

Sandra A. Jeskie

Partner,
Duane Morris LLP

Shannon Yavorsky

Partner,
Venable LLP

Shirish Gupta

Mediator & Arbitrator,
JAMS

Sidney Kanazawa

Partner,
McGuireWoods, LLP

Smita Rajmohan

Associate,
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Steve Williams

Partner,
Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy LLP

Wai Choy

Associate,
Proskauer Rose LLP

Event Sponsors

MCCA would like to take the time to thank all of our generous sponsors who supported the MCCA’s 2017 Global TEC (Technology, Education, and Careers) Forum.

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