EVENTS & CLE

Law + Innovation: Guardians vs. Disruptors

 

Overview

The dizzying speed of technological advancement is driving new regulation faster than ever and pushing regulatory bodies to keep up. In the legal industry, rapid change continues to create challenges for counsel who are leading cases that push the boundaries of regulatory guidance to address emerging technology. During this forum you will hear perspectives from counsel, regulatory representatives, and technology executives who are navigating the line between innovation and regulation, and examples about how they manage the pace of change in their industries.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street, N.W. #600
Washington, DC 20005

Registration

Registration for the Guardians vs. Disruptors: Managing the Tension Between Regulation and Innovation is free. Please register here.

MCLE Information

The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of general CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Please visit americanbar.org/mcle for general information on CLE at the ABA.

Schedule

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Registration

 

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Palmer Gene Vance II, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, and Chair, ABA Section of Litigation, Lexington, KY

 

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

General CLE Credit

A Guardian’s View

Technology abuse and the corresponding call for oversight are common bookends of today’s news cycle. Data breaches, foreign influence, and the unauthorized use of personally identifiable information (PII) are mainstream issues and are now playing out in the courts. What do you need to know about the intersection of innovation and regulation to effectively advise your clients? Join former SEC and FCC officials for a discussion about the impact of innovation on regulatory oversight.

Moderator / Speaker: Ari Kaplan, Legal Industry Analyst, Ari Kaplan Advisors, New York, NY

Speakers: Andrea Arias, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Washington, D.C.; Thomas Sporkin, Partner, Buckley LLP, and former SEC enforcement official, Washington, D.C.; Daniel K. Alvarez, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, and former legal advisor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, Washington, D.C.

 

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

General CLE Credit

Regulation and Litigation in the Age of Disruption

The dizzying speed of technological advancement is driving new regulation faster than ever and pushing regulatory bodies to keep up. The rapid changes also create challenges for counsel who are on the front line with cases that challenge existing regulatory guidance and address emerging technology. Hear from counsel and executives working in data-heavy, heavily regulated industries (healthcare and financial services) about how they stay on top of regulation, and manage the pace of technological change in their industries.

Moderator / Speaker: Peter Gronvall, Ankura Consulting Group LLC, Washington, D.C.

Speakers: Robert D. Keeling, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, D.C.; Rishi P. Chhatwal, AT&T Services, Inc., Washington, D.C.

 

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Non-CLE

A Disruptor’s View

Justin Antonipillai is the Founder and CEO of WireWheel and is recognized as one of the leading experts on privacy and data protection. Before WireWheel, Justin served as Acting Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the US Department of Commerce during the Obama Administration, and led several high-priority international efforts around privacy and security. During this intimate interview, Justin will share his perspective about technology’s relationship with the legal industry and discuss his experience as a technology disruptor managing multiple regulatory concerns.

Speakers: Justin Antonipillai, WireWheel, Arlington, VA; Jessica Block, Ankura Consulting Group LLC, Washington, D.C.

 

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Speaker:  Palmer Gene Vance II, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, and Chair, ABA Section of Litigation, Lexington, KY

 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

 

 

Confirmed Speakers

Daniel K. Alvarez , Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, and former legal advisor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

Justin Antonipillai, Founder and CEO, WireWheel

Andrea Arias, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission Division of Privacy and Identity Protection

Jessica Block, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group LLC

Rishi Chhatwal, Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T Services, Inc.

Peter Gronvall, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group LLC

Ari Kaplan, Principal, Ari Kaplan Advisors

Robert D. Keeling, Partner and co-chair of e-discovery task force, Sidley Austin LLP

Thomas A. Sporkin, Partner, Buckley LLP, and former SEC enforcement official

Palmer Gene Vance II, Member, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, and Chair, ABA Section of Litigation

Written Materials