San Diego Chapter

Corporate & Securities Practice Committee


Chair: TBD

Sponsor Chair: Amit Singh

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Phone: 858-926-3000

asingh@sycr.com

The objective of this roundtable discussion group is to provide an organized forum to facilitate the identification, review, discussion and analysis of corporate and securities law issues that are of particular interest to in-house counsel in the San Diego area. To this end, the committee hopes to enhance the professional development of in-house corporate and securities practitioners by sharing information and resources, promoting continuing legal education programs and developing networks for better communication between corporate counsel practitioners.

The committee chairs' welcome input from members on discussion topics and encourage members with expertise to volunteer to present or participate in programs.

Employment & Labor Law Practice Committee

Chair: Liz Alvarado, Senior Counsel – Labor & Employment

CareFusion Corporation

Phone: 858-617-2880

Elizabeth.Alvarado@Carefusion.com

Sponsor Chair: Claudette Wilson

Wilson Turner & Kosmo

Phone: 619-236-9600

cwilson@wilsonturnerkosmo.com 

The mission and purpose of the Employment Labor and Law Committee is to act as a central resource vehicle for all its members with an expertise or interest in labor and employment law matters. The group provides a network for its members to further keep current and consult on the latest case law and legislative and regulatory actions affecting labor and employment law. The quarterly roundtable discussions provide a forum for members to share their respective works, referral sources and information relevant to the practice group's objectives. The Committee sponsors presenters with relevant expertise, and events, in its effort to gain specific knowledge an insight into relevant employment and labor law topics.

The committee chairs' welcome input from members on discussion topics and encourage members with expertise to volunteer to present or participate in programs.


Intellectual Property Law Practice Committee

Chair: Molly Holman, General Counsel

Access Equipment

Phone: 858-952-3100

molly_holman@san.rr.com

Sponsor Chair: Boris Zelkind

Knobbe

Phone: 858-707-4000

boris.zelkind@kmob.com 

The objective of this committee is to provide an organized forum to facilitate the identification, review, discussion and analysis of intellectual property issues that hold interest to in-house counsel while also providing opportunities for networking and the sharing of interesting information.

The committee chairs' welcome input from members on discussion topics and encourage members with expertise to volunteer to present or participate in programs.

Life Sciences Practice Committee

Chair: David Szekeres, SVP, Business Development, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Heron Therapeutics, Inc.

dszekeres@herontx.com

Phone: 858-356-4778

Sponsor Chair: Dennis Doucette

Procopio

Phone: 858-720-6332

dennis.doucette@procopio.com

The objective of this committee is to provide an organized forum to facilitate the identification, review, discussion and analysis of the unique issues that hold interest to in-house counsel practicing in the life sciences while also providing opportunities for networking and the sharing of interesting information.

The committee chairs' welcome input from members on discussion topics and encourage members with expertise to volunteer to present or participate in programs.


Litigation Practice Committee

Chair: Heather Anderson, Corporate Counsel

Best Buy Co., Inc.

Phone: 760-479-4461

heather.anderson@bestbuy.com

Sponsor Chair: Robert Tyson

Tyson & Mendes

Phone: 858-459-1476

rtyson@tysonmendes.com

The goal of this Committee is to provide an opportunity for the exchange of information and ideas regarding the effective handling and management of litigation issues that typically confront in-house counsel. This committee provides networking opportunities and promotes relevant continuing legal education efforts.

The committee chairs' welcome input from members on discussion topics and encourage members with expertise to volunteer to present or participate in programs.

M&A Practice Committee

Chair: TBD

Sponsor Chairs: Craig Garner and Mike Sullivan

Latham & Watkins

Phone:  858-523-5407

craig.garner@lw.com and michael.sullivan@lw.com

The M&A Committee hosts roundtable discussions which provide practical advice on legal issues that impact in-house counsel. Each program is designed as an organized forum to address keys issues companies face, as well as trends, best practices, and legal updates.  

The committee chairs' welcome input from members on discussion topics and encourage members with expertise to volunteer to present or participate in programs.


Real Estate Practice Committee

Chair: Dennis Stryker, General Counsel

Rick Engineering

Phone:  619-291-0707

dstryker@rickengineering.com

Sponsor Chair:  TBD

Allen Matkins

Phone:  619-233-1155

The Real Estate Committee is focused on issues of concern to in-house counsel, both Real Estate counsel and generalist corporate counsel. The Practice Group hosts quarterly roundtable discussions on a broad range of topics lead by experts in the field relating to real estate issues and real estate companies.  Each program will be designed specifically with the San Diego chapter membership in mind, focusing on the Real Estate legal issues, developments and trends that all in house counsel need to understand.

The committee chairs' welcome input from members on discussion topics and encourage members with expertise to volunteer to present or participate in programs.

Technology/Licensing Practice Committee

Chair: Ron Zollman, Director, Legal & Senior Counsel

EMC Corporation

Phone:  858-314-7054

ron.zollman@emc.com 

Sponsor Chair: Kandace Watson, Kilpatrick Townsend

Phone: 858-350-6100

kwatson@kilpatricktownsend.com

The Technology/Licensing Committee covers information technology, privacy, data protection, ecommerce, outsourcing, the Internet, licensing and related areas. The goals of the Committee are:1. To serve as a key resource for its members to exchange valuable information, forms, and practical approaches to legal issues; 2. To act as a center of excellence within the ACC in the practice areas of information technology, privacy, data protection, ecommerce, outsourcing, the Internet and related areas; 3. To foster the professional development of its members through education and networking opportunities; and, 4. To promote the development of best practices in the practice areas covered by the Committee. 

The committee chairs' welcome input from members on discussion topics and encourage members with expertise to volunteer to present or participate in programs.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO A PRACTICE GROUP AND E-GROUP:

To join any of these committees and its eGroup, follow these instructions:

1.  Go to the ACC website at www.acc.com and LOG IN

2.  Click on "My ACC" (in the right hand column, under the search bar).

3.  Select "My Committees" from the menu on the left.

4.  Click on "Edit My Committee Info".  It opens a new window. You need to join a committee first in order to join an eGroup.

5.  Click on "Join a Committee" at the bottom of that window, then click on the committee you want to join.  A new window opens.  Click "Join" and you will be added to the committee.

6.  Log out of your account for about six minutes and log back into "MY ACC". You will find you have been automatically added to that practice committee's eGroup under "My eGroups".

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR eGROUP SUBSCRIPTION PREFERENCES:

1.  Go to the ACC website at www.acc.com and LOG IN.

2.  Click on "MY ACC" (in the right hand column, under the search bar).

3.  Click on "My eGroups" from the menu on the left. Click on "Manage My eGroups".  It opens a new window.  Click "Add/Change Subscription" at the top right of that window to change subscription type.

If you select "Real Time", you will receive individual emails from the listserv.  If you select "Daily Digest", you will receive daily compilations of postings to the listserv.  If you select "PDA", the message will be sent to your PDA whenever it is posted to the eGroup, and you need to log in to the eGroiup online to respond.  If you select "No Emails", you will be able to view postings to the eGroup online, but will not receive emails from it.  The final choice is "Unsubscribe".

Please note that chapter committee membership and eGroups is only open to ACC-SD members.



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