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June 6, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Microsoft Campus Building 92 15010 NE 36th St. Redmond, WA 98052

Members: $50
Non-members: $100

Overview (Program Summary)

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ACCW brings you another outstanding full-day technology focused summit at the Microsoft campus in Redmond. 

Schedule of Events:

8:00AM – 9:00AM


Export Controls, Technology and Compliance

This panel will provide an overview of the different U.S. export control regulatory regimes with specific attention to technology, data and IP.  We will also discuss practical challenges associated with working across borders (for US companies abroad and foreign companies doing business in the US) including updates related to ever-shifting U.S. sanctions requirements.


Philip Bezanson, Bracewell
Doug Stewart, Bracewell

Joaquin Hernandez, B.E. Meyers

9:00 – 10:00 AM


Han Santos
Lifecycle of Data-Centric Machine Learning Transactions

The development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology that incorporate machine learning software is by its nature a data-centric process which can create various legal risks. This session will substantive legal issues including contractual considerations and risks parties face from different stakeholder perspectives including in house counsel considerations.

The presentation will review these and other critical issues:

  • Practical applications of AI that create legal risks related to data provenance and access rights:
    • Data Provenance
      • Model creation and validation
      • Blockchain
    • Access Rights
      • Data access policies and acceptable usage
      • Dataset sensitivity
      • Anonymization and encryption
      • Data ownership
  • Laws and regulations associated with AI in the US and abroad
  • Liability exposure and best practices in handling transactions involving AI

Best practices for contracts involving AI based systems, including access policies and anonymization of data


Christine Coldiron (T-Mobile USA)
Shamim Mohandessi (Han Santos, PLLC)

Patrick Santos (Han Santos, PLLC)

Gloria Steinberg (Han Santos, PLLC)

10:10 – 11:10 AM



Ethical Challenges for In-House Counsel in the Digital Age


In-house lawyers practicing in today’s digital environment face ethical challenges that simply did not exist years ago. How do we interpret and apply the old rules of professional conduct in the context of ever-changing technology, and when dealing with massive volumes of electronic information, and as we use new methods of creating, communicating, and storing information? This program will explore the impact of technology on the practice of law, and how counsel can recognize and comply with their ethical obligations around competency, preserving the attorney-client privilege, protecting client confidential and sensitive information, and supervising other lawyers and non-lawyer professionals.



Maureen O’Neill, Consilio
Ellen Blanchard, T-Mobile
Richard Medway, Savers

11:10 AM – 12:10 PM


Robert Half Legal
Challenges in Managing Third Party Risk


The widespread adoption of cloud-based services has significant implications for third party risk, legal, and contract management.  The number of service relationships that companies are exposed to has dramatically increased (along with associated operational and legal risk) in recent years to unmanageable numbers. Robert Half Legal will discuss some of the measures companies can take to: incentivize outsourcing decision-makers to utilize ‘trusted providers’; align risk and legal frameworks to create ‘fit for purpose’ legal contracts; establish consistency in contract clauses; implement ‘fast-track’ onboarding; and establish robust governance over the vendor risk and contract management process.


Moderator:  Jessica Gil, Roberth Half Legal
Roger Parsley, Robert Half Legal

Jolene Marshall, Smartsheet
Joel Emans, Pokémon


12:45 PM – 1:45 PM


Baker McKenzie
GDPR 1 Year After Implementation

Strategies for building a durable compliance program appropriate for your company, trends in EU enforcement, and more. On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect imposing new obligations on companies handling the personal data of any EU individual. But how has GDPR actually affected businesses operating in the EU? What are some of the current practice tips lawyers need to know to support clients facing GDPR compliance?

Key topics, risks and issues relating to GDPR compliance to be discussed:

  • Consumer data collection and processing
  • Non-EU data transfers
  • Transborder commercial contracts, and
  • Cyber security framework standards.

We’ll also review the current enforcement environment and specific country updates that can affect your GDPR compliance program.


Lothar Determan (Baker McKenzie)
Kevin Fay (VMWare)

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM


Fox Rothschild
Blockchain in the Real World

Panel discussion, including one attorney and two industry experts. The discussion will help in-house counsel understand the rapidly-growing real-world applications for blockchain, including:

  • Intellectual Property:  Stronger digital rights management and automated royalty payments
  • Real Estate:  Deeds and title records recorded efficiently and more securely
  • Transactions:  Eliminating the escrow agent through self-executing “smart” contracts
  • Stock:  Exchanges processing trades within hours rather than days
  • E-tail:  Closing the transaction loop, so reviews can only be written by real purchasers


Kristen Howell, Fox Rothschild
Tamara Rogers, Pithia
Wendy Wallace, New Alchemy

2:55 PM – 3:55 PM


Data Breach and Cybersecurity

A security incident can leave your organization exposed to significant litigation and business risk. Advanced preparation can help avoid costly errors. This course will show how to work effectively with initial responders and forensic teams when security is compromised. We will also discuss what it means to reduce the likelihood of a cyber-attack and the degree of destruction and loss in the event of a hack.


Samantha Green - Manager of Thought Leadership, Epiq
Emily Johnston - Senior Director, Epiq

Chris Hale – Senior Counsel, Cybersecurity, Ratheon

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Sex, Lies and Patents


(Except we probably won’t be talking about sex. Just lies and patents.)

A core value that has been at the heart of the patent system from its very genesis is openness. But we will be discussing several notable times in recent history where patents were at the heart of a deception, and what that meant for the people caught up in the lies and their consequences— investors, employees, and the public. We will explore our ethical obligations as lawyers (and humans) where technology or legal rights are misrepresented.


Brenna Legaard, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Alice Garber, T-Mobile
Sarah Kalemeris, T-Mobile


Reception to follow.

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