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Intellectual Property and Technology Law chair Antigone Peyton and Erin Roberts, Deputy General Counsel with Five Guys Enterprises LLC, will discuss “Tips for Avoiding IP Pitfalls and Technology Traps” at the upcoming Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region In-House Primer full-day conference on Thursday September 12th at Westwood Country Club.

This session will include a fast-paced discussion of intellectual property and technology tips for in-house counsel.  Our panelists are ready to share their knowledge, lessons learned, and future predictions regarding IP and technology issues. Is your company using employee wearable device fitness data in its wellness program? Have your contractors really assigned their IP rights to the company? Are you thinking about putting an Alexa in your office? Is it ok to use biometric data for employee time tracking? We’ll cover all of these topics and more—you’re guaranteed to walk out with 30+ tips that you can put into practice as soon as you return to your office!

Join the Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region for this full-day conference that will address the key issues a new general counsel or small law department lawyer will face in their role. Learn to uncover and tackle challenges within a variety of subject areas so you can be successful within your department and your company.

The In-House Primer will provide in-house counsel an opportunity to attend five CLE programs and hear from subject matter experts regarding employment issues, IP pitfalls, insurance and risk management, and basic corporate governance principles. Learn what you need to know and when to call outside assistance.

In addition, there will be ample networking time over breakfast, lunch, and a reception at the end of the day, as well as a practical insight from seasoned GCs during a lunchtime panel.

Sessions

Top 5 Employment Issues a New GC/Small Law Department Must Know:  Presented by Tina Maiolo, Principal with Carr Maloney P.C.

Key Risk Management and Insurance Issues for In-House Counsel:  Presented by John Gibbons, Partner with Blank Rome LLP

Sustainable Compliance with Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Regulations: Meeting Your Obligations. Protecting Your Company:  Presented by Robert Fowler, Director of Strategic Partnerships with Jordan Lawrence an Exterro Company.

Lunch Session:  General counsel panel discussion regarding obstacles faced and lessons learned during the transition to in-house practice and beyond.

Tips for Avoiding IP Pitfalls and Technology Traps:  Presented by Antigone Peyton, Member with Protorae Law PLCC

Corporate Governance Principles, Practical Considerations, and Best Practices:  Presented by Ray McCann, Senior Counsel and Matt Vaughn, Associate with Thompson Hine