technology

Navigating global legal issues for tech companies

2nd Annual Silicon Valley International Legal Conference

Event Details


October 03, 2019 | 08:00 - 15:00 PT | Menlo Park

The technology sector is facing intense geo-political headwinds and is subject to ever increasing regulatory scrutiny across the world.

The Norton Rose Fulbright 2nd annual international legal conference agenda has been curated to examine these progressively complex regulatory environments.

Convening global legal advisors and Bay Area tech leaders for half a day of dynamic discussions, panelists will be sharing their strategic insights on the state of play, common challenges and real world solutions regarding legal and regulatory risks when operating across the globe.

Agenda

  Session Description Presented/moderated by
08:35

Lifecycle of a start-up: Exploring the new threat landscape and legal risks in 2019 and beyond
         

 

This interactive session will explore the top issues for in-house lawyers when advising the board

Moderated by Lior Nuchi, San Francisco

Panelists:
Wei Chen
John Delfino
Ken Elefant, Managing Director, Sorenson Capital
Nir Hasson, Board Member, Isramco
Carla Newell, General Counsel, Ancestry
Walied Soliman, Toronto
           

 09:20 Regulatory Investigations This session will outline key procedural and legal risks associated with multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations. These investigations may relate to anti-trust, privacy, tax, finance, employment compliance, safety, corruption, export controls, IP or a range of other issues.

Moderated by Robin Adelstein,  Head of Antitrust and Competition, New York

Panelists:
Chris Cwalina, Washington DC
Barbara Li, Beijing
Keith Rosen, Washington DC
Laila Paszti, Calgary
Caroline Thomas, London
                                   

 10:20 Coffee break    
 10:35 Global Regulation of Tech Companies Focusing on the numerous countries that are enacting legislation designed to specifically regulate tech companies, especially in relation to privacy, competition and content.

Moderated by Nick Abrahams, Global Head of Technology and Innovation, Sydney 

Panelists:
Rafael Petrone, Assistant General Counsel, Silicon Valley Bank
Stella Cramer, Singapore
Marcus Evans, London
Barbara Li, Beijing
Laila Paszti, Toronto
Caroline Thomas, London

 11:25 Artificial Intelligence is Everywhere Global update on AI developments and the way various jurisdictions are choosing to regulate AI.

Moderated by Sean Murphy, EMEA Head of Technology and Innovation, London

Panelists:
Charlotte Lewis Jones, AR/VR Associate General Counsel, Facebook
Nick Abrahams, Sydney
Marcus Evans, London
Maya Medeiros, Canada
Jeewon Serrato, San Francisco
Dr John Villasenor,  Professor of electrical engineering, law, public affairs, and management; UCLA

 12:25 Lunch    
 1:00 Dealing with data in a global business (including “front end” privacy issues, i.e. not breach)

This session will cover:

  • Key types of data and products of data
  • What legal protection is currently available for data from a global perspective
  • Key areas where data ownership becomes an issue
  • Creating effective global privacy policies
  • Global compliance in a patchwork regulatory environment
  • Possible solutions

Moderated by Anthony de Fazekas, Canada Head of Technology and Innovation, Toronto

Panelists:
Stella Cramer, Singapore
Marcus Evans, London
Barbara Li, Beijing
Jeewon Serrato, San Francisco
                       

 1:45 Data Breach Simulation In this session we will work through a live multi-jurisdictional breach situation, including strategies on consumer notifications and dealing with multiple regulators. Moderated by Chris Cwalina, Global Co-Head of Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Washington DC 

Panelists:
Nick Abrahams, Sydney
Stella Cramer, Singapore 
Marcus Evans, London 
Jeewon Serrato, San Francisco