University of Texas School of Law
31st Annual
Technology Law Conference
Austin May 24-25, 2018 Four Seasons Hotel
$645 Individual  |  $695 after May 16
Live Webcast May 24-25, 2018
$595 Individual
EVENT SPONSORS
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Baker Botts L.L.P.

SPONSORS
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
McKool Smith
Norton Rose Fulbright
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.

UT Law CLE

2018 Technology Law Conference

Program Features
UT Law’s 31st Annual Technology Law Conference brings together a nationally-recognized faculty of technology and licensing practitioners, in-house counsel from leading tech companies, and experts in open source, data privacy and security, and emerging technology for the latest issues affecting the industry. This year’s program features:
  • A luncheon presentation by Texas Law Professor Robert M. Chesney on National Cybersecurity Policy and Security Issues.
  • GDPR is Effective Today!, with updates and discussion on compliance considerations.
  • Advanced licensing strategies and updates; plus discussion on the enforcement of open source and community licenses through copyright infringement.
  • A look at Core Aspects of Federal Procurement Law in Technology Transactions including the new cyber-security requirements for government contractors.
  • Practical tips for navigating ethical issues that arise in negotiating commercial and technical contracts abroad.
  • An in-house counsel discussion on current cybersecurity challenges and trends.
  • An easy-to-understand overview of cryptocurrencies, tokens, blockchain and other applications.
  • The latest law and policies surrounding self-driving cars and drones.
  • “Make or break” legal issues for startups, from entity formation to financing to regulatory compliance.
  • Key Considerations in the Acquisition of Private Technology Companies.
  • An essential ethics presentation on Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty for Technology Competence.
  • 3.00 hours of Ethics, including a presentation on Technology and Access to Justice.
  • Multiple opportunities for networking, including the Thursday Evening Reception for all attendees.

UT Law CLE

2018 Technology Law Conference

2/25/18
Schedule

Thursday Morning

7:30 am

Austin Only

Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

1.00 hr

Advanced Licensing

Edward A. Cavazos, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Austin, TX
Keith E. Witek, Tesla Motors - Austin, TX

9:30 am

0.75 hr

Open Source and Community License Enforcment

Enforcement of open source licenses via copyright infringement actions, in the US and abroad, is common. Address community efforts to reign in copyright trolls and describe current trolling activity.

Heather J. Meeker, O'Melveny & Myers LLP - Menlo Park, CA

10:15 am

0.50 hr

Core Aspects of Federal Procurement Law in Technology Transactions

Federal procurement law mandates that U.S. Government contractors be cyber-secure, yet provide high technology products which can be seamlessly shared by multiple U.S. Government agencies for efficiency. Is this possible, and what are the new cyber-security requirements for Federal Government contractors?

Dan Minutillo, Minutillo Law Corporation - San Jose, CA

10:45 am
Break

11:00 am

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

International Technology Contracting and Negotiating Abroad and Ethical Considerations

Discuss ethical issues that arise when negotiating commercial and technical contracts abroad with a focus on negotiations in Europe and Asia. Hear practical tips on how to navigate the issues while still supporting the business objective.

Kim M. Vo, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Austin, TX
Bret DiMarco, Coherent, Inc. - Santa Clara, CA
Michael Okada, Dolby Laboratories - San Francisco, CA

11:45 am

0.75 hr

It's 3 a.m., Do You Know Where Your Data is?

Modern companies are awash in data. Employees generate it and are usually looking for the most efficient way to share it internally and externally. Review the myriad of problems that can occur even with the most well-meaning of employees. From the possible export control risks of emailing technical information to an overseas colleague, to using Dropbox and other file sharing sites to exchange information, to providing data to contract employees, and more, explore the state of the law as it relates to data and what can happen if you lose control of it.  

David M. Hoffman, Fish & Richardson P.C. - Austin, TX
Robert Arthur Rodriguez, Advanced Micro Devices - Austin, TX

12:30 pm

Austin Only

Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Thursday Afternoon

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:50 pm

0.50 hr

Cybersecurity as National Security

Cybersecurity intersects substantially with national security giving rise to complex questions of policy and law. Hear Professor Chesney map the terrain and review important recent developments.

Robert M. Chesney, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

 
1:20 pm
Break

1:35 pm

0.75 hr

Digital Health

Ben Landry, Athena Health - Watertown, MA
Gerard M. Stegmaier, Reed Smith LLP - Washington, DC

2:20 pm

0.50 hr

Special Considerations for the Business Data Breach

Leslie C. Thorne, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX

2:50 pm

0.75 hr

Cybersecurity: In-House Counsel Challenges and Perspectives

A conversation with in-house counsel discussing salient and trending topics in cybersecurity, including balancing employee privacy and effective cyber defense, finding the “right” level of supplier cybersecurity diligence, and recommended practices for implementing data security governance.

Moderator:
Devika Kornbacher, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX
Panelists:
John D. Holmes, Forcepoint LLC - Austin, TX
Doug Weiner, Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Austin, TX

3:35 pm
Break

3:45 pm

0.75 hr

Distributed Ledger Technology

An easy to understand overview of cryptocurrencies, tokens, blockchain and other applications of distributed ledger technology. Learn about exciting recent developments in the use of this technology and innovations in how funds are raised, including recent trends in ICOs, SAFTs and token pre-sales. Also hear about the securities, tax and consumer protection issues raised by these innovations.

Samuel C. Dibble, Baker Botts L.L.P. - San Francisco, CA

4:30 pm

1.00 hr
0.50 hr ethics

A View into Trade Secret Misappropriation

Discuss trade secret case law and related intellectual property legal issues from the perspective of three United States federal district judges.

Moderator:
Jonathan Lass, Jackson Walker LLP - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Hon. Robert L. Pitman, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas - Austin, TX
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
Hon. David Horam, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

5:30 pm

Austin Only

Adjourn to Reception

Friday Morning

7:30 am

Austin Only

Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:30 am

1.00 hr

GDPR is Effective Today!

Today, May 25, 2018 is the effective date for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the world’s most comprehensive privacy law. On this day for which so many have prepared, we will share in-house and outside counsel perspectives on what the GDPR means for international companies that do business in the EU, which aspects of compliance efforts have been most challenging, and what lies ahead in maintaining GDPR “accountability” and in connection with the forthcoming, related ePrivacy Regulation.

Moderator:
Bart W. Huffman, Reed Smith LLP - Houston, TX
Whitney McCollum, AECOM - San Francisco, CA

9:30 am

0.50 hr

Self-Driving Cars: Where the Rubber Hits the Road - the worldwide race to regulate the autonomous vehicle industry. 

Countries, regions, and states are strategically considering how to regulate the emerging field of autonomous vehicles, all of the safety benefits promised by this exciting technology, as well as the local investments that early adoption and testing involves. Review the regulatory developments in the US and around the world, what those regulations can tell us about the visions those governments have about the future, and thoughts about how they will impact the evolution of this rapidly changing industry.  

Paul Keller, Norton Rose Fulbright - New York, NY

10:00 am

0.75 hr

Legal and Policy Challenges in the Age of Drone Fever

Technology has moved quickly forward and what used to be considered toys are now tools of industry and public agencies. Drones provide significant safety and efficiency benefits to industry, but also present novel safety, security, and privacy issues to policymakers. Learn about the latest in commercial drone law and policy as we move toward an era of "highways in the sky."

Lisa Ellman, Hogan Lovells US LLP and Commercial Drone Alliance - Washington, DC

10:45 am
Break

10:55 am

0.50 hr ethics

Social Media: Employee Ideology v. Company Values

As mobile technology and social media continue to evolve, individuals are increasingly able to express their personal beliefs to wider and wider audiences. Explore the practical and legal challenges presented when agents are recorded, depicted, or seen expressing views on social media in a way that conflicts with a company’s cultural values. Hear real world situations, including the events of Charlottesville, Virginia, the viral manifesto on women in technology written by an individual engineer, and the photographs, recordings, and recountings of intolerable behavior by powerful figures in entertainment, politics, and business. 

Jason Boulette, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX

11:25 am

1.00 hr

Startups - Deal Killers and Near-Death Experiences

Discuss suggestions to help startups efficiently organize and establish legal compliance and processes in a global market. Explore various topics including issues related to entity formation, IP ownership, service providers, cap tables, regulatory compliance and other due diligence issues that can be financing or M&A "deal killers" for emerging growth companies.

Moderator:
Paul R. Tobias, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Sharon McDonnell Dobbs, IBM - Austin, TX
Daniel Jauchen, Mark Cuban Companies - Dallas, TX
Noah Pittard, Cooley LLP - Broomfield, CO
Josh Pollick, Orrick - Santa Monica, CA

12:25 pm

Austin Only

Pick Up Lunch

Friday Afternoon

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:45 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Increasing Access to Legal Services Through Technology

Access to legal services is not just a problem for the poor, it affects the middle class and small business owner too. If we want to see a meaningful increase in access, our profession must embrace technology and new models for legal service delivery. 

Chas Rampenthal, LegalZoom.com, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA

 
1:15 pm
Break

1:30 pm

1.00 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Key Considerations in the Acquisition of Private Technology Companies

Discuss important actions private sellers should take to prepare for an M&A event, including buyer and seller perspectives on key deal terms and some of the ethical issues that can arise in M&A transactions.

Jordan J. Herman, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Austin, TX
J. Matthew Lyons, Andrews Kurth - Austin, TX
J. Robert Suffoletta, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. - Austin, TX

2:30 pm

0.75 hr

Data Aggregation Companies and Issues in US and Abroad

Paul Bond, Reed Smith LLP - Princeton, NJ
Simon Philp, Dell - Round Rock, TX

3:15 pm

0.75 hr ethics

Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence

As clients demand attorneys deliver legal services more efficiently by using technology it increases pressure to have technical knowledge and proficiency. Further, the American Bar Association and 28 states have created a model rule for the ethical duty of technology competence. Hear an overview of the significant material risks and impact on a law firm following a breach and the potential consequences from an ethics and disciplinary perspective. 

Elizabeth C. Rogers, Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Austin, TX

4:00 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2018 Technology Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Paul Bond
Reed Smith LLP
Princeton, NJ
Jason Boulette
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Edward A. Cavazos
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Austin, TX
Robert M. Chesney
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Samuel C. Dibble
Baker Botts L.L.P.
San Francisco, CA
Bret DiMarco
Coherent, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA
Sharon McDonnell Dobbs
IBM
Austin, TX
Lisa Ellman
Hogan Lovells US LLP and Commercial Drone Alliance
Washington, DC
Jordan J. Herman
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Austin, TX
David M. Hoffman
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Austin, TX
John D. Holmes
Forcepoint LLC
Austin, TX
Hon. David Horam
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX
Bart W. Huffman
Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX
Daniel Jauchen
Mark Cuban Companies
Dallas, TX
Paul Keller
Norton Rose Fulbright
New York, NY
Devika Kornbacher
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Ben Landry
Athena Health
Watertown, MA
Jonathan Lass
Jackson Walker LLP
Austin, TX
J. Matthew Lyons
Andrews Kurth
Austin, TX
Whitney McCollum
AECOM
San Francisco, CA
Heather J. Meeker
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Menlo Park, CA
Dan Minutillo
Minutillo Law Corporation
San Jose, CA
Michael Okada
Dolby Laboratories
San Francisco, CA
Simon Philp
Dell
Round Rock, TX
Hon. Robert L. Pitman
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX
Noah Pittard
Cooley LLP
Broomfield, CO
Josh Pollick
Orrick
Santa Monica, CA
Chas Rampenthal
LegalZoom.com, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Robert Arthur Rodriguez
Advanced Micro Devices
Austin, TX
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX
Elizabeth C. Rogers
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Austin, TX
Gerard M. Stegmaier
Reed Smith LLP
Washington, DC
J. Robert Suffoletta
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
Austin, TX
Leslie C. Thorne
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX
Paul R. Tobias
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Austin, TX
Kim M. Vo
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Austin, TX
Doug Weiner
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Austin, TX
Keith E. Witek
Tesla Motors
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Bart W. Huffman—Co-Chair
Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX
Robert L. King—Co-Chair
Silicon Labs
Austin, TX
Jeffrey B. Andrews
Bracewell
Houston, TX
Walter Earl Bissex
Bissex & Watson, P.C.
Houston, TX
Steve Borgman
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Jason Boulette
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Allison L. Bowers
Hutcheson | Bowers LLLP
Austin, TX
Christopher T. Brown
Attorney at Law, PLLC
Austin, TX
Edward A. Cavazos
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Austin, TX
Bert A. Greene
Duane Morris LLP
Austin, TX
Danielle Joy "DJ" Healey
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Houston, TX
Jordan J. Herman
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Austin, TX
David M. Hoffman
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Austin, TX
John D. Holmes
Forcepoint LLC
Austin, TX
Paul A. Huggins
Huggins Reddien LLP
Austin, TX
Joanna Jefferson
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Lance A. Jones
Jones & Spross PLLC
Austin, TX
Peter D. Kennedy
Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
Austin, TX
Alice L. King
Alice L. King, P.C.
San Antonio, TX
William L. LaFuze
McKool Smith
Houston, TX
Jonathan Lass
Jackson Walker LLP
Austin, TX
Simon Lopez
Rackspace Hosting, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
J. Matthew Lyons
Andrews Kurth
Austin, TX
Karon Macdaniel
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Austin, TX
Heather J. Meeker
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Menlo Park, CA
Eric L. Natinsky
Quick Technologies Inc.
Austin, TX
Elizabeth C. Rogers
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Austin, TX
J. Robert Suffoletta
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
Austin, TX
Michele B. Thompson
Law Office of Michele B. Thompson
Austin, TX
James M. Vickery
DLA Piper LLP US
Austin, TX
Doug Weiner
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Austin, TX
David P. Whittlesey
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
Austin, TX
Keith E. Witek
Tesla Motors
Austin, TX
W. Reid Wittliff
Wittliff | Cutter | Austin, PLLC
Austin, TX
Lisa E. Zolidis
Dell
Round Rock, TX

UT Law CLE

2018 Technology Law Conference

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: May 16, 2018
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 18, 2018
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 21, 2018
    $50 processing fee applied

Live Webcast

  • Last day for Individual early registration: May 18, 2018
    Add $0 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 18, 2018
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 21, 2018
    $50 processing fee applied

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2018 Technology Law Conference

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Four Seasons Hotel

98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701-4082
512.685.8100 (reservations)
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Accommodations

$278 room rate good through April 23, 2018 (subject to availability). Please refer to the "UT School of Law Continuing Legal Education" and "UT Law Technology Law Conference" when you call the reservations department. 

Parking Information

$12 Event Daily; $16 Valet Daily; $45 Overnight Self-Parking or Valet. 

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2018 Technology Law Conference

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