2014 All Hands Meeting
November 7th Main Session
Corporate & Regulatory Track Agenda


Jonathan Blavin & Rosemarie Ring
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Corporate Update

Sharon Flanagan, Holly Gregory & Matthew Johnson
Sidley Austin LLP

The Gathering Storm: The Use of the China Anti-Monopoly Law to Reset the Power Matrix in Intellectual Property Rights

H. Stephen Harris
Winston & Strawn LLP

As China's Anti-Monopoly Law and enforcement activities by agencies and courts develop, companies with valuable intellectual property must understand recent developments and ongoing investigations that raise the specter of a possibly expansive constraint on the exclusionary rights of patent holders, and possible applications of the AML that could devalue Standard Essential Patents. Steve has represented, and continues to represent, numerous leading high technology companies in dealing with existing and potential threats to the value of their core IP posed by this ongoing evolution in the authorities' application of the AML in the IP context.


Douglas Cogen & Mark Stevens
Fenwick & West LLP

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Managing and Minimizing Risks in the Global Business Environment

Thomas DiBiagio & Jeffrey Silk
Baker Botts

Corporations who participate in United States capital markets are expected to conduct their global operations according to the highest ethical and legal standards. The United States Department of Justice has expressed this expectation through the aggressive international enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-competition laws. These enforcement actions have resulted in the imposition of substantial criminal penalties, injury to corporate reputation and imprisonment for senior management. The government has indicated that the scope of this compliance obligation includes not only direct acts but also action taken by corporations through third-party agents and joint ventures. Drawing on his twelve years of experience as a federal prosecutor, Tom DiBiagio will provide a practical guide as to how companies can meet these expectations and manage the risks of conducting global operations. As a former federal agent involved in numerous intelligence and law enforcement operations in China, Hong Kong, Thailand and other areas, Jeff Silk will provide unique insights as to what companies can do to avoid missteps when operating in high risk regions. Both Tom and Jeff will conclude by outlining steps that should be taken as part of any due diligence on third-party agents, joint ventures and senior management hires.

Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice

Participating Law Firms & Companies