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Events - conferences, seminars and webinars




25 - 29 April 2017, Washington, DC

2017 Section of International Law Spring Meeting in person

American Bar Association

On behalf of the American Bar Association Section of International Law (“The Section”), we are pleased to invite you to a very special Spring Meeting in Washington, DC, April 25-29, 2017. The theme for the Meeting is New Leaders, New Laws: 2017 and Beyond. The capital of the U.S. will once again offer us its beauty, charm and elegance.

SPRING MEETING ATTENDEES WILL INCLUDE:

  • High-level practitioners from the largest and most respected international law firms from the U.S. and abroad.
  • Lawyers from the most prominent regional and national firms in the U.S.
  • Corporate counsel.
  • Small-firm and solo practitioners with significant international practices.
  • Lawyers serving in government or with non-governmental organizations and intergovernmental organizations.
  • Academics.

The Section is the home within the ABA for the world’s leading international practitioners, and the 2017 Spring Meeting is a true “must-attend” meeting for lawyers with a practice or interest in international legal issues.

Please note:
Early Bird Registration: March 17, 2017. Take advantage of the low registration rates for both individual and group attendees! For more information about group registration rates, please email intlawmeetings@americanbar.org.

Hotel Room Block at Capital Hilton: March 31, 2017. We have reserved a special nightly rate of $299 (USD) plus applicable daily tax per room for single/double occupancy. This rate includes free Wi-Fi. The number of rooms available at this special rate is limited and subject to selling out, so early booking is recommended. Reservations can be made online at: www.ambar.org/ilspring2017.

Pre-Registration Final Deadline is April 15, 2017. Online registration will be closed after this date and the onsite rate will be available via hard copy form.

WHY ATTEND? TO LEARN, NETWORK AND PARTICIPATE!

  • Over 70 substantive continuing legal education sessions with world-class speakers, cutting edge topics and the latest on international ethics issues
  • A chance to meet your ABA Section of International Law colleagues and engage in programs, policies and publications, by attending committee working business meetings, division breakfasts and committee dinners
  • Network with the best and brightest international lawyers, decision makers and potential clients throughout the meeting, particularly at our twice daily networking breaks, evening events and ticketed luncheons
  • Visit exhibitors with dynamic products and services for the legal profession
  • Earn an entire year’s worth of CLE credits

OUTSTANDING NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES!

  • Luncheons with exceptional keynote speakers including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
  • Wednesday Reception at the Newseum followed by committee dinners
  • Thursday Networking Reception at the Capital Hilton followed by committee dinners
  • Friday Chair’s Closing Reception at the Renwick Gallery

Join us for a spectacular 2017 Section of International Law Spring Meeting!

Location:
Capital Hilton
1001 16th St NW Washington, DC 20036-5794

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26 - 28 April 2017, Lisbon

IBA Annual Employment and Discrimination Law Conference The shifting sands of the global workforce: is business keeping pace? in person

International Bar Association

InterContinental, Lisbon, Portugal

A conference co-presented by the IBA Employment and Industrial Relations Committee and the IBA Discrimination and Equality Law Committee, supported by the European Regional Forum

The year’s conference will cover a wide range of current and emerging employment and discrimination law issues, from both a regional and global perspective, and provide excellent networking opportunities with lawyers from around the world.

Topics will include:

  • Employment risks causing sleepless nights for general counsel and other in-house lawyers
  • Security and privacy in the global workplace
  • Preventing recruitment discrimination: Social media and background checks
  • The new workforce transparency paradigm
  • Pensions, benefits and retirement plans: Cross-border issues and conundrums
  • Up in smoke: Legal and illegal substances in the workplace
  • Brexit, the lead up to and the post-Brexit employment law landscape. The impact on multinational employers
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28 April 2017, Seoul South Korea

IPBC Korea online

IPBC Korea

Following the huge success of the first IPBC Korea held in April 2016, IAM is pleased to announce that the second edition of this unique jurisdictional event will be held at the JW Marriott, Dondgaemun, Seoul on April 28 2017.

Building on IAM’s extensive relationships with the Korean IP community, IPBC Korea is specifically designed for senior IP executives at the leading Korean industrials and emerging Korean companies and attracts strong attendance from the across country’s corporate IP community.

The IPBC Korea programme takes the core themes of IP value creation and corporate IP best practice and discusses these from a Korean standpoint with particular attention to innovation-based growth and international expansion strategies.

All sessions will be bilingual, with simultaneous Korean-English translations (and vice versa where relevant). As with all IPBCs, particular focus is attached to the networking aspect of the event, with over five hours dedicated to facilitating opportunities for local and international delegates to socialise and do business. 

We anticipate very high demand for the limited number of available tickets. If you would like to confirm your interest in attending IPBC Korea or would like to find out more about our multi-event packages available, please contact us at cs_asia@GlobeBMG.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to Seoul!
 

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2 - 3 May 2017, San Francisco CA

The Connected Product Intensive: A Framework for Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management Seminar in person

Keller and Heckman LLP


 

Keller and Heckman is pleased to announce a new seminar, The Connected Product Intensive: A Framework for Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management, taking place May 2-3, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. This highly anticipated seminar presented by Keller and Heckman’s Connected Products Team will focus on the regulatory and litigation risks affecting connected products, and offer practical tips on compliance, risk avoidance, and risk management. Learn how to keep your customers safe and secure and to protect your company’s reputation and investments.

Highlights from the agenda include:

 

  • Guidance on developing compliance frameworks
  • Drafting privacy policies
  • Responding to a security breach and best practices for encryption
  • Environmental considerations including California’s Proposition 65 and state green chemistry laws
  • FCC issues from equipment certifications through spectrum availability
  • Handling product recalls, crisis management, and product liability litigation
  • Energy efficiency considerations
  • Advertising and marketing emphasizing claims, price, safety, and social media
  • Rules surrounding In-app purchases
  • End-user License Agreements

 

Whether you are making a connected appliance, fitness device, children's product, or other consumer product, one key to success is the ability to identify regulatory risks, and to develop compliance frameworks designed to keep your customers safe and secure and your company's reputation and investments intact. Keller and Heckman's Connected Product Team will address these issues offering practical tips and guidance for navigating the evolving legal landscape of the Internet of Things.

Yes, I would like to attend The Connected Product Intensive Seminar!

Click here to view the tentative seminar agenda.

Seminar Details:
 
Dates:
May 2-3, 2017

Cost:
$795
 if registered by March 31; after March 31 the registration fee will be $995

Location: 

Hyatt Regency San Francisco 
5 Embarcadero Center 
San Francisco, CA 94111


Room Block Reservations

Keller and Heckman has reserved a room block at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco at the rate of $329 a night plus tax. Please click here to make your room reservations. Reservations must be made by April 17, 2017.

 

Continuing Legal Education:
If state CLE credits are sought, Keller and Heckman will apply and cover the fees associated with the applications.
 
For additional information, please contact:


Justine Bedard
Marketing  and Events Coordinator
Keller and Heckman LLP
bedard@khlaw.com

 

Date: 5/2/2017 - 5/3/2017

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3 May 2017, Webinar

Mark Thy Words: Advanced Trademark and Branding Strategies for Corporate Counsel online

Dilworth IP

Frederick Spaeth of Dilworth IP will present a free webinar on Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:00 PM EDT. This installment in the Dilworth IP Webinar Series is entitled, “Mark Thy Words: Advanced Trademark and Branding Strategies for Corporate Counsel" and will focus on providing in-house counsel with sophisticated strategies for their company’s brand protection. Global companies face a long list of challenges when it comes to protecting their brands from confusion and counterfeiting in an environment where globalization and international trade still dominate. Trademark protection, including valuable non-traditional marks such as product design and packaging, is more important than ever. Employing a sophisticated US trademark strategy to protect your brand is a crucial component of any global enterprise’s overall business strategy. This webinar will give the corporate trademark counsel insight into some of the dynamic issues they face today and explore some of the avenues that may be pursued such as seeking monetary and injunctive relief in the US when protecting brands overseas. A brief overview of recent key US case law will also be discussed.

About the Panelist

Frederick A. Spaeth has more than twenty years experience serving clients in the area of intellectual property law, including preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark and copyright applications in the U.S. and abroad, and rendering opinions on validity and infringement. He provides counseling in connection with the formation of R&D-based joint ventures, intellectual property licensing, patent landscape studies and a variety of commercial transactions and agreements including consulting contracts, direct sales and consignment sales, SELA and SaaS agreements. Fred has worked closely with in-house general counsel and intellectual property managers, and his experience spans a wide range of industries. He also has experience assisting in various aspects of intellectual property litigation. With an educational background that includes a BS degree in Chemistry, study in engineering, a JD degree and an MBA, Mr. Spaeth is well prepared to address a diverse range of legal, technological and business issues.

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3 - 5 May 2017, Zurich, Switzerland

IBA Annual Litigation Forum Conference in person

International Bar Association

Marriott, Zurich, Switzerland

A conference presented by the IBA Litigation committee and supported by the IBA European Regional Forum

Topics will include:

  • ROSS, Your Artificially Intelligent Lawyer – What’s next?
  • The use of new technologies in court – internet court hearings?
  • Cutting edge ways of introducing and taking evidence
  • Brexit and changes in dispute resolution
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4 May 2017, Detroit MI

IP in the Auto Industry: Risk and Opportunity in a Changing Landscape in person

IP in the Auto Industry

Regulatory changes, new entrants to the market, and the growing influence of industry trends such as technological convergence, coupled with intellectual property moving up the corporate agenda in the automotive industry, have made patenting, brand protection, litigation, licensing, and collaboration more important than ever before in this sector.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, IP in the Auto Industry will offer IP professionals within the automotive industry a forum in which to network, share best practice, and discuss the latest strategies to exploit and protect their intellectual property to maintain a competitive edge.

Why attend?

This immersive, one-day event will provide a highly focused, content-led program with in-depth discussion on topics including:

  • Building a resilient IP R&D innovation center
  • Patent risk management strategies
  • Navigating federal and international regulations for the after-parts market
  • Maximizing IP protection across the supply chain
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4 May 2017, Detroit MI

IP in the Auto Industry: Risk and Opportunity in a Changing Landscape in person

IAM

Regulatory changes, new entrants to the market, and the growing influence of industry trends such as technological convergence, coupled with intellectual property moving up the corporate agenda in the automotive industry, have made patenting, brand protection, litigation, licensing, and collaboration more important than ever before in this sector.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, IP in the Auto Industry will offer IP professionals within the automotive industry a forum in which to network, share best practice, and discuss the latest strategies to exploit and protect their intellectual property to maintain a competitive edge.

Why attend?

This immersive, one-day event will provide a highly focused, content-led program with in-depth discussion on topics including:

  • Building a resilient IP R&D innovation center
  • Patent risk management strategies
  • Navigating federal and international regulations for the after-parts market
  • Maximizing IP protection across the supply chain
     

Register before Friday February 10 and receive $200 off your delegate place. Find out more about our super-early bird discount by viewing the pricing page here.

  • WHEN

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017
    08:00 - 18:30
    GMT Time

  • WHERE

  • Waterview Loft
    130 E Atwater Street
    Detroit, Michigan 48226
    USA
    +1 313-656-6000

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4 - 5 May 2017, Washington, DC

OOPS 2017 in person

Crowell & Moring LLP

Starts: 7:30 AM (EDT) on May 4 
Ends: 12:00 PM (EDT) on May 5
Site: Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
Address: 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Strategizing for Government Contractors' Game Plan Under the New Administration

The start of a new administration in Washington, D.C. is historically a time of uncertainty and anticipated change for contractors, and President Trump has launched 2017 with particularly bold statements about reforming the federal government, improving efficiencies, reducing regulatory burdens, and dismantling entire agencies and programs, while promising to inject significant investment into infrastructure and defense. At this early stage, the question remains – how will these dramatic changes and policy initiatives affect government contractors?

To help government contractors develop their game plans, our team will provide insider insight and practical advice across a broad range of subject areas, including an in-depth discussion of the Trump Administration’s policies and goals with respect to federal procurement, anticipated trends in enforcement (through suspension and debarment, investigations, and the False Claims Act), updates in the fast-moving world of cyber security, guidance on protecting intellectual property and data rights, what to expect with government-contracts related labor and employment law, litigation impacts on recovery/claims and bid protests, and how President Trump’s trade and national security agenda may affect international issues in government contracting.

Please see the full agenda here.

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7 - 9 May 2017, Copenhagen

23rd Annual IBA Global Insolvency and Restructuring Conference in person

International Bar Association

Marriott, Copenhagen, Denmark

A conference presented by the IBA Insolvency Section, supported by the IBA European Regional Forum

Topics will include:

  • Shipping industry insolvency: case study of the OW Bunker multijurisdictional insolvency case (Denmark and beyond)
  • Funding Insolvency estates: competitive bidding and other new models for financing insolvency litigation; and trends in estate funding from recoveries based on Cartel Law/State Aid Rule violations
  • EU initiatives for voluntary restructurings and their global analogues: towards more cost-effective, speedy procedures
  • Insurance Industry Restructurings – new perspectives on regulated industry insolvencies
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