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BANQUET LUNCHEON
12:05PM-1:30PM
Luncheon Address
TBA
 
LIFE SCIENCES
10:30AM-12:05PM
Hot Topics in Healthcare and FDA -- Evaluating Risk and Exploring Investment Opportunities
Torrey Cope, Meena Datta & Hae-Won Min Liao
Sidley Austin LLP
 An update on the latest regulatory and enforcement trends in FDA and healthcare law and policy. This discussion will highlight strategic risk areas and new opportunities for growth and legislative development relevant to Life Science companies.
LIFE SCIENCES
1:30PM-2:15PM
Life Science IP Update
Steven Carlson & Jonathan Waldrop
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
 
LIFE SCIENCES
2:20PM-3:05PM
Is Your Policy Panacea or Placebo? The In-House Lawyers’ Guide to Safe and Effective Use of Insurance Coverage
Carl Blumenstein
Nossaman LLP_
 The life sciences and high tech industries are rapidly innovating, evolving and expanding. In those fast-paced industries, risks are also rapidly changing and increasing. It is essential for in-house counsel to understand what risks insurance policies cover, what they exclude, and how to maximize benefits. This discussion will focus on issues of particular importance to the life sciences sector, as well as those affecting all technology-driven companies. Key topics to be addressed include:
  • Privacy and cybersecurity
  • Product liability
  • Product defect
  • Directors’ and officers’ coverage
  • [Surprise!] impact of merger
A practical, state-of-the art dialogue about insurance issues and risk management for in-house professionals.
GLOBAL CORPORATE & REGULATORY
3:30PM-4:30PM
International Investigations
Luis Li
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
 What happens when a criminal or civil enforcement investigation arises in a foreign jurisdiction and potential transnational litigation ensues? What are the practical consequences of such an investigation and how does a company defend its interests both abroad and in the United States? This session provides practical advice regarding coordinating defenses to transnational criminal and civil enforcement investigations and developing cost-effective and nuanced strategies to address these complex problems.
LIFE SCIENCES
3:30PM-4:30PM
International Investigations
Luis Li
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
 What happens when a criminal or civil enforcement investigation arises in a foreign jurisdiction and potential transnational litigation ensues? What are the practical consequences of such an investigation and how does a company defend its interests both abroad and in the United States? This session provides practical advice regarding coordinating defenses to transnational criminal and civil enforcement investigations and developing cost-effective and nuanced strategies to address these complex problems.
GLOBAL CORPORATE & REGULATORY
10:30AM-11:15AM
Surviving (Or Acquiring) a European Workforce
Valérie Blandeau
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
 What must you know about European employment law, and what pitfalls can you avoid when planning new activities in European countries, especially in Germany, France or the United Kingdom? And when acquiring or changing operations in an existing business, what role does a Works Council play? Is it necessary to consult the council if a corporate transaction occurs at the level of the head office in the United States? What about the employees? Do they have a right to be informed of an acquisition project of their company in Europe, and what happens if that right is not respected? Be prepared to learn about the sometimes disturbing / delaying effects of labor law in corporate matters in Europe, even after an acquisition has completed.
GLOBAL CORPORATE & REGULATORY
11:20PM-12:05PM
Global Merger Clearance
Michael Cohen & Thomas Brown
Paul, Hastings LLP
 
GLOBAL CORPORATE & REGULATORY
1:30PM-2:15PM
OFAC Update
Robert Torresen
Sidley Austin LLP
 An update on Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations and enforcement, for companies that currently or might do business in connection with nations under U.S. trade sanctions.
GLOBAL CORPORATE & REGULATORY
2:20PM-3:05PM
Key U.S. Multinational Employer Considerations in the Asia-Pacific Region
Darren Gardner & Dominic Hodson
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
 A discussion of key workforce considerations faced by U.S. multinational companies in the Asia-Pacific region. The session will cover a variety of employment law topics critical to the employment life-cycle in the Asia-Pacific region, including key aspects of employee hiring, workforce administration (including key compliance issues such as those surrounding contingent worker arrangements, international assignments, etc., and strategic solutions and approaches to each) and workforce restructuring issues.
GLOBAL IP & TECH COMMERCE
10:30AM-11:15AM
IP Disputes in China
Alexis Coll-Very & James Kreissman
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
 
GLOBAL IP & TECH COMMERCE
11:20PM-12:05PM
The Top 5 Issues to Consider When Selling Digital Services in Europe
John Davidson-Kelly, Beatrice Delmas-Linel, Konni Ewald & Steve Wilson
Osborne Clarke
 Selling goods or services in the European marketplace is becoming a key strategy for many Bay Area companies. Our panel of European specialists will discuss the top 5 issues which are vital for success in the digital market ranging from privacy to issues relevant for business-to-business and business-to-consumer sellers.
GLOBAL IP & TECH COMMERCE
1:30PM-2:15PM
Arbitrating International Disputes Involving Technology Goods and Services
Maria Chedid
Baker & McKenzie LLP
 
GLOBAL IP & TECH COMMERCE
2:20PM-3:05PM
Freedom-To-Operate: How to Effectively Conduct a FTO Analysis Including a Discussion of Options for Clearing the Path in Both Europe and the US
Anthony Tridico
Finnegan
 For any company working at the leading edge of technology it is essential to understand the competitive landscape, and in particular the ability of your competitors to block your progress with their IP rights. We will consider strategies for assessing freedom to operate, including the timing and scope of any searching and how to analyze the search results obtained. We will outline particular considerations in Europe and the United States relating to the scope, validity and enforceability of any conflicting IP rights. If problems are identified, what can be done? We will consider the options that may be available for clearing the path in Europe and in the United States.
PRIVACY & DATA SECURITY
3:30PM-4:30PM
Cyber Incident Response: Preparing for What's Coming Next? An EMEA Perspective
Alexander Duisberg
Bird & Bird
 As data and cyber security risks rocket, Europe is - next to the US - the region where regulations are most stringent. When EU law makers finalize new hard line data laws, fines may go up as much as 5% of worldwide turnover for failing to comply with regulations. Cyber incident management is among the main concerns, including in countries such as Germany, which has just recently adopted an IT Security Act. The session, headed by leading German and UK data experts, discusses practical experience and makes suggestions on how to prepare in going forward.
GLOBAL IP & TECH COMMERCE
3:30PM-4:30PM
Cyber Incident Response: Preparing for What's Coming Next ? An EMEA Perspective
Alexander Duisberg
Bird & Bird
 As data and cyber security risks rocket, Europe is - next to the US - the region where regulations are most stringent. When EU law makers finalize new hard line data laws, fines may go up as much as 5% of worldwide turnover for failing to comply with regulations. Cyber incident management is among the main concerns, including in countries such as Germany, which has just recently adopted an IT Security Act. The session, headed by leading German and UK data experts, discusses practical experience and makes suggestions on how to prepare in going forward.
PRIVACY & DATA SECURITY
10:30AM-11:15AM
Privacy and Data-Security Litigation Update
Matthew Brown
Cooley LLP
 As information increasingly moves to the cloud, as systems become ever more interconnected, and as remote access to data becomes the norm, issues concerning privacy and data security have received increased attention. The aggregation and sharing of information have led to significant innovations and improvements in a variety of settings. Yet consumers, citizens, and businesses alike have become more concerned and engaged given increasingly frequent reports of cyberattacks and allegations concerning the misuse of personal information. This update will discuss trends and developments in litigation concerning privacy and data-security issues, including government investigations and enforcement actions and private class action litigation, and their role in addressing past conduct and shaping future behavior.
PRIVACY & DATA SECURITY
11:20PM-12:05PM
California Privacy & Data Security Update
Lothar Determann
Baker & McKenzie LLP
 A cross-practice discussion of trends and developments for privacy regulations, privacy disputes and workforce privacy in the Golden State.
PRIVACY & DATA SECURITY
1:30PM-2:15PM
New Technology In The Workplace
Philip Gordon
Littler Mendelson P.C.
 New technologies used by the workforce and for workforce management are raising new issues of privacy in the workplace. This discussion will examine these new developments and trends, including BYOD, location tracking, cloud computing, "user-based analytics" (electronic monitorinig using big data techniques), and "continuous background checks."
PRIVACY & DATA SECURITY
2:20PM-3:05PM
Top Ten Privacy Issues for 2015
James Snell
Perkins Coie LLP
 Looking for an inside perspective on privacy issues? This segment will discuss hot topics and timely areas of interest for all in-house counsel, ranging from the Internet of Things, class action litigation, areas of FTC interest, and biometrics, to name a few. Is your company prepared for a data breach? What's the buzz about Big Data, consumer tracking, and cross-device connections? Learn how to spot and address these issues and more in our Top 10 list of "What You Need to Know Now."

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