Overview

UT Law CLE’s 34th Annual Technology Law Conference virtually 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/security, and emerging technology for the latest issues affecting the industry. This year’s virtual program is three half-days and features:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Legal and Ethical Considerations, including real-world examples of such concerns, the role AI and ML systems may play, and the associated legal implications
  • Compliance and Cooperation for Open Source in Business focuses on what practicing attorneys should know about the risks and rewards of using open source software, as well as contributing or releasing open-source software written by private companies.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions of Private Companies—discussions on both Recent Developments in Deal Terms and Case Law and Post-Acquisition Integration as Seen from Both Houses.
  • Living it Up in Privacy Law California: Hot Topics in CCPA and CPRA
  • Goodbye Third-Party Cookies: Why They’re Going Away, and What’s the Impact to Adtech for Our Companies?
Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year.

Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.
All times are Central Time Zone.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon, May 26, 2021
    Presiding Officer:
    Bart W. Huffman, Reed Smith LLP - Houston, TX
  • 12:10 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 12:20 pm
    1.00 hr
    Advanced Data Licensing and Other Data-centric Transactions
    An overview of fundamental IP concepts as applied to data and practical pointers on drafting and negotiating agreements involving data assets.

    Edward A. Cavazos, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Austin, TX

  • 1:20 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 1:30 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Employees, Trade Secrets, and Antitrust
    Employee covenants not to compete, non-disclosure agreements, and no-poach agreements are at the intersection of trade secret and antitrust law. This presentation addresses the most recent developments on employee issues and competition as well as other trending issues in trade secret and antitrust law.
    This presentation was recorded and will be broadcast during the live webcast. The speaker will not be available in real-time to answer questions.

    Danielle Joy "DJ" Healey, Fish & Richardson P.C. - Houston, TX

  • 2:15 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 2:25 pm
    0.50 hr
    Section 230: Rorschach Test?
    Section 230 has been blamed as the law that gave rise to the ills of Big Tech, the root of anti-conservative bias, and the spread of rampant online misinformation. This presentation attempts to separate fact from fiction, and to look into the crystal ball to see what's next for the future of Section 230 and content-based liability in the U.S.

    Michelle C. Lee, Pinterest - San Francisco, CA

  • 2:55 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 3:05 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Employment Issues Post-COVID
    An exploration of the post-COVID workplace, including legal issues surrounding the use of technology to scan and monitor employee symptoms, implement and enforce vaccine mandates, and expand remote and dispersed work arrangements.

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

  • 3:50 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 4:00 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Advanced Contract Formation in the Digital Age
    Learn how to navigate “clickwrap” agreements, the linked terms, and other digital transactions, while on the journey to contract formation. Plus, Is your technical competence sufficient? And how do you deal with vendors who won’t employ counsel?
    This presentation was originally scheduled on Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

    Harold Federow, Port of Seattle - Seattle, WA
    Michael Standard, GSK - Warren, NJ

  • 5:00 pm
    Adjourn

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Afternoon, May 27, 2021
    Presiding Officer:
    Courtney S. York, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Dallas, TX
  • 12:05 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Compliance and Cooperation for Open Source in Business
    This presentation covers recent developments in litigation relating to open source licensing and business, new licensing trends such as source available and ethical licensing, and the state of the art in compliance best practices. It focuses on what practicing attorneys should know about the risks and rewards of using open source software, as well as contributing or releasing open-source software written by private companies.

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

  • 1:05 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 1:15 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Mergers and Acquisitions of Private Companies: Recent Developments in Deal Terms and an Overview of SPAC Transaction Structure
    Discussion of key issues in private company mergers and acquisitions, including best practices in due diligence, use of representation and warranty insurance, and an overview of structuring a SPAC transaction. The discussion includes the perspectives of internal counsel and outside M&A counsel.

    Moderator:
    J. Robert Suffoletta, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. - West Lake Hills, TX
    Panelists:
    Tracy Feanny, NI - Austin, TX
    Cori Ulrich, RealPage, Inc. - Dallas, TX

  • 2:00 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 2:10 pm
    1.00 hr
    Mergers and Acquisitions of Private Companies: Post-Acquisition Integration
    Discussion from internal and outside counsel on the importance of M&A integration, including process, best practices, and the role counsel plays in identifying issues.  

    Moderator:
    Bart W. Huffman, Reed Smith LLP - Houston, TX
    Panelists:
    Erin R. Boase, Aviat Networks - Austin, TX
    Kim Erlanson, Dell Technologies - Round Rock, TX

  • 3:10 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 3:20 pm
    0.50 hr
    The Supreme Court’s Decision in Google v. Oracle
    It was billed the "copyright case of the century." Now that the Supreme Court has weighed in, what is next? How broad—or narrow—is this ruling, and what does it mean for software? And what does the court's discussion of fair use mean for copyrighted works outside of software? This presentation deconstructs the Supreme Court's opinion to identify exactly what the Supreme Court said—and where the next battle lines are likely to be drawn.

    Van Lindberg, Taylor English Duma LLP - San Antonio, TX

  • 3:50 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 4:00 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Legal and Ethical Considerations
    How can people help AI to avoid picking up bad habits or worse, perpetuating discrimination? AI and ML are transforming people’s daily lives, but at the same time raise legal and ethical concerns like bias and discrimination, fairness, IP ownership, and data rights and privacy. This panel discusses real-world examples of such concerns, the role AI and ML systems may play, and the associated legal implications.
    This presentation was originally scheduled on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

    Moderator:
    Hong Shi, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Adam Berry, Fourth - Austin, TX
    Maria De-Arteaga, The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business - Austin, TX

  • 5:00 pm
    Adjourn

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, May 28, 2021
    Presiding Officer:
    Steve Borgman, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP - Houston, TX
  • 9:00 am
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Living it Up in Privacy Law California: Hot Topics in CCPA and CPRA
    California continues to lead the way in passing comprehensive data privacy legislation at the state level. The recently passed CPRA is no exception. This panel covers the recent developments in enforcement actions under the CCPA, preparing for compliance with the CPRA, and a reminder of other existing California privacy laws, such as Shine the Light and the California Online Privacy Protection Act.

    Moderator:
    Devika Kornbacher, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX
    Panelists:
    Thomas Cioce, National Football League - New York, NY
    David Manek, Ankura Consulting Group - Chicago, IL

  • 10:00 am
    10-Minute Break

  • 10:10 am
    1.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Freedom of Motion? Global Developments in International Data Transfer
    Just when you think you’ve got things straight for protecting personal data that must cross borders in business, the regulators, legislators, and courts change up the rules. This panel discusses what steps companies can take to assess and simplify their international data transfers in this evolving global landscape, as well as give some more detailed insights into such developments as the July 2020 Schrems II (III) decision, new draft EU Model Clauses, Brexit implications, the ASEAN voluntary Model Clauses, Japan’s APPI amendments and more. 

    Moderator:
    Lisa E. Zolidis, NI - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Nicholas Accomando, GSK - Raleigh, NC
    Andreas Splittgerber, Reed Smith - Munich, Germany

  • 11:10 am
    10-Minute Break

  • 11:20 am
    0.50 hr
    New Administration Changes Impacting Technology
    New leadership in Washington, in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as the Commerce, Treasury, and State Departments, is expected to impact regulation and oversight of technologies every company uses, and the technology sector, in a number of ways. In this presentation, learn more about the issues that are top of mind in Washington and how you can prepare for them.

    Shiva Aminian, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Los Angeles, CA
    Jennifer L. Richter, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Washington, DC

  • 11:50 am
    10-Minute Break

  • 12:00 pm
    0.75 hr
    Goodbye Third-Party Cookies: Why They’re Going Away, and What’s the Impact to Adtech for our Companies?
    The passage of the GDPR and the CCPA forced businesses to make operational and structural changes on their websites that accomplished the lawmakers’ desired effect of granting consumers greater choice over the data that is collected during a website visit. Industry and legal experts discuss what’s next now that the Cookies are crumbling. Will concepts like a universal personal ID satisfy the rigid consent requirements of the GDPR and other privacy laws that regulate tracking technologies? Tune in to the conversation and the solutions they are implementing to help the adtech industry survive.

    Moderator:
    Elizabeth Rogers, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Cynthia Cole, Baker Botts - Palo Alto, CA
    Rebecca L. Gerard, Walgreens Co. - Deerfield, IL

  • 12:45 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • 12:55 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Emerging Trends in Incident Response: Active Defense, Ransomware Mitigation, and Security in a Remote-Work World
    This discussion addresses emerging issues in incident response including: What constitutes active defense? What are the legal and practical limitations on active defense? What are some examples of active defense in the real world? How is ransomware changing the cybersecurity landscape? What issues should organizations consider when deciding whether and how to pay ransoms? How has the threat profile changed as a result of increased remote work over the last year?

    Anthony D. Glosson, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP - Atlanta, GA
    Allyn Lynd, Lodestone - Lewisville, TX

  • 1:40 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Nicholas Accomando

GSK
Raleigh, NC

Shiva Aminian

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Adam Berry

Fourth
Austin, TX

Erin R. Boase

Aviat Networks
Austin, TX

Jason Boulette

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

Edward A. Cavazos

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Austin, TX

Thomas Cioce

National Football League
New York, NY

Cynthia Cole

Baker Botts
Palo Alto, CA

Maria De-Arteaga

The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
Austin, TX

Kim Erlanson

Dell Technologies
Round Rock, TX

Tracy Feanny

NI
Austin, TX

Harold Federow

Port of Seattle
Seattle, WA

Rebecca L. Gerard

Walgreens Co.
Deerfield, IL

Anthony D. Glosson

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Atlanta, GA

Danielle Joy "DJ" Healey

Fish & Richardson P.C.
Houston, TX

Bart W. Huffman

Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX

Devika Kornbacher

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX

Michelle C. Lee

Pinterest
San Francisco, CA

Van Lindberg

Taylor English Duma LLP
San Antonio, TX

Allyn Lynd

Lodestone
Lewisville, TX

David Manek

Ankura Consulting Group
Chicago, IL

Heather J. Meeker

O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Menlo Park, CA

Jennifer L. Richter

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Washington, DC

Elizabeth Rogers

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Austin, TX

Hong Shi

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX

Andreas Splittgerber

Reed Smith
Munich, Germany

Michael Standard

GSK
Warren, NJ

J. Robert Suffoletta

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
West Lake Hills, TX

Cori Ulrich

RealPage, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Lisa E. Zolidis

NI
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Bart W. Huffman—Co-Chair

Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX

Lisa E. Zolidis—Co-Chair

NI
Austin, TX

Steve Borgman

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Houston, TX

Jason Boulette

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

Christopher T. Brown

Attorney at Law, PLLC
Austin, TX

Edward A. Cavazos

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Austin, TX

Tracy Feanny

NI
Austin, TX

Danielle Joy "DJ" Healey

Fish & Richardson P.C.
Houston, TX

Paul A. Huggins

Huggins Reddien LLP
Austin, TX

John Kaercher

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Austin, TX

Jessica Cassidy Katz

Whole Foods Market
Austin, TX

Justin Koplow

AT&T
Dallas, TX

William L. LaFuze

McKool Smith
Houston, TX

Jonathan Lass

Jackson Walker LLP
Austin, TX

J. Matthew Lyons

West Lake Hills, 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

David W. O'Brien

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX

Brian Peterman

Silicon Labs
Austin, TX

Elizabeth Rogers

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Austin, TX

Mark E. Scott

Dickinson Wright PLLC
Austin, TX

J. Robert Suffoletta

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
West Lake Hills, TX

Michele B. Thompson

Law Office of Michele B. Thompson
Austin, TX

Keith E. Witek

Google, Inc.
Mountain View, CA

W. Reid Wittliff

Wittliff | Cutter, PLLC
Austin, TX

Courtney S. York

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Dallas, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
As The University of Texas School of Law is a State Bar of Texas approved MCLE provider (Sponsor #13), our courses are presumptively approved for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour, and in accordance with the Regulations of the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education. More information and details can be found in the Board of Continuing Legal Education Regulations.

New Jersey MCLE credit is based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim New York MCLE credit, New Jersey credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your credit directly to the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on CLE.
As The University of Texas School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider (#1944), and the State Bar of California is a New York Approved Jurisdiction, our courses are approved for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour, and in accordance with the Program Rules and the Regulations and Guidelines of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board. More information and details can be found at Section 6 of the Regulations and Guidelines.

New York MCLE credit is based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim New York MCLE credit, New York credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your credit directly to the New York State CLE Board.
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #169) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Oklahoma MCLE credit, Oklahoma credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the webcast.
UT Law CLE is an approved provider of Pennsylvania credit, sponsor #236. Attorney attendance will be reported to Pennsylvania within 2 weeks of the webcast conclusion. Attorneys are not able to report this credit on their own, and UT Law CLE pays all associated fees for the credit hours. Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.
 
To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. You must claim your credit online in Your Briefcase, and will then be provided a Certificate of Attendance for your records. 

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.
MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.

Key Dates

Live Webcast – May 26-28, 2021
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