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Tech Law Career Series

This annual series is a chance for law students to explore various careers in technology and information law in a casual setting. CLIP brings practitioners to the law school to discuss their practice with a small group of students. The format offers a unique opportunity for students to find out about different practices and ask questions in an intimate setting.

2021 Schedule:

Thursday, March 11 - Information Law in State Government

Clark Russell, Deputy Bureau Chief, Bureau of Internet and Technology at the Office of the New York State Attorney General

Clark Russell is the Deputy Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Internet and Technology at the New York State Attorney General’s Office. The Bureau is committed to protecting consumers from online threats and has brought a number of ground-breaking cases involving internet and technology issues. Clark’s investigations included Secure Our Smartphones, where the office convinced smartphone manufacturers to install a “kill switch” in their smartphones; Operation Clean Turf, the largest investigation into companies flooding the Internet with fake positive reviews; and Operation Child Tracker, the largest state AG investigation of violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) by major child brand websites, and a well-known ad network. Clark oversees the office’s data breach notification program, and secured numerous record-setting results in data breach cases. He is also the principal draftsperson of the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act ("SHIELD Act") which overhauled New York State’s data security and notification, establishing new and unprecedented safeguards of personal data.

Monday, March 15 - Information Law in a Plaintiffs' Law Firm

Douglas Cuthbertson (FLS ’07), Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Douglas Cuthbertson is a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office. Before joining Lieff Cabraser, Douglas worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he was involved in civil litigation, including various shareholder and employment suits. Douglas also represented a domestic violence survivor facing malicious prosecution and false arrest suit brought by her abuser in Brooklyn Supreme Court, and represented an incarcerated individual in cooperation with the Legal Aid Society in a petition for resentencing under New York’s amended Rockefeller drug laws. In addition, Douglas successfully filed suit in the Brooklyn Housing Court on behalf of a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenant in cooperation with South Brooklyn Legal Services securing settlement requiring NYCHA to make needed repairs to the tenant’s apartment. Douglas served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Andrew J. Peck from 2007 to 2009, where he worked to draft legal opinions and orders including Habeas Corpus petitions, Social Security appeals, and various suits involving New York State contract issues, Title VII employment discrimination, due process and First Amendment violations, and intellectual property claims. Douglas is a Board member of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Monday, March 22 - Information Law in a Small Firm

Jordan Kovnot (FLS ’11), Associate, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC

Jordan Kovnot is a general corporate and technology attorney whose practice focuses on contract drafting, negotiation and matters relating to e-commerce and compliance with privacy laws. Jordan has extensive experience drafting software licensing agreements including platform licenses, white label and reseller agreements, and database licenses, confidentiality agreements, and online terms of service and privacy policies. Jordan regularly advises companies of varying size, from start-ups to mid-size firms, on licensing strategies, contract negotiations, settlement negotiations, trademark registrations, business formation, and data breach response. Jordan was previously an associate at OlenderFeldman, LLP where he worked extensively with software and technology clients, with a focus on businesses servicing the pharmaceutical industry that handle sensitive healthcare data. Jordan also served as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School in New York City, teaching a course in Internet Law. Jordan was the Privacy Fellow and Interim Director of Fordham Law School’s Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP). Jordan also worked as the Privacy and Technology Analyst at the New York law firm DeVore & DeMarco, LLP, where he specialized in analyzing complex issues related to information privacy and security and compliance with international, regional and local laws on data security. He also previously worked as a legal intern with the New York Attorney General’s Office Internet Bureau.

Monday, March 29 - Intellectual Property Law

Eleanor M. Lackman (FLS ’03), Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Eleanor M. Lackman is a nationally recognized leader in copyright and trademark law, with a particular focus on litigation and counseling in the media, entertainment, and sports industries. Among other recognitions, Eleanor has been repeatedly named as one of the top 100 lawyers in the New York Metro area by Super Lawyers, one of the top 250 women in IP worldwide by Managing IP, a “Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal and New York Law Journal, and one of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” by Variety. Chambers USA has included her in its rankings each year since 2014, noting most recently her reputation for “being especially strategic, thoughtful and creative.” Eleanor’s clients include leading names and up-and-coming companies in the media, entertainment, sports and games, ecommerce, fashion, technology, and consumer goods industries. Eleanor also is dedicated to the community, including representing clients on numerous pro bono matters and serving on the board of New York’s Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Eleanor maintains a broad-based practice covering copyright and trademark issues – from creation and protection through litigation – and pivots easily from being a “hired gun” to serving as outside general counsel for innovative and forward-thinking clients. During her 17 years of practice, she has served successfully as lead counsel at trial, won multiple appeals in federal and state courts, and won a wide array of motions in IP and commercial cases in courts across the country and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Major industry players routinely call on her to draft amicus briefs in the most closely watched copyright and trademark cases in the country. At the same time, she works hand-in-hand with brand owners on brand development and rebranding, trademark clearance and protection, brand enforcement and anti-counterfeiting, risk assessment and mitigation, and licensing, acquisitions, and sales of trademark and copyright assets.

Monday, April 5 - Information Law in Big Law

Lisa Zivkovic (FLS ’18), Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Ms. Lisa V. Zivkovic, Ph.D is an associate in the New York Office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the Firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Consumer Protection, Technology Transactions, and Litigation Practices Groups. Ms. Zivkovic advises a wide range of clients, including technology, financial services, data aggregation and analytics, vehicle, and telematics companies, on new and complex legal and policy issues regarding global data privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and big data. Her practice focuses on assisting clients with data breach response and planning, cyber fraud, cloud computing, as well as government investigations and regulatory compliance with state, federal, and international privacy regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act, EU General Data Protection Regulation, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, and other proposed laws. Ms. Zivkovic completed her Doctor of Philosophy in the history of data privacy in the United States and Europe. Pursuant to winning the Tradafir Writing Competition, her article, entitled “The Alignment Between the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation: Reform Needs to Protect the Data Subject,” was published in University of Iowa’s College of Law’s Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems Journal. She also completed a legal externship in the Bureau of Internet and Technology at the Office of the New York Attorney General. At Fordham Law, she was a Decennial Fellow at the Center of Law and Information Policy and a member of Fordham Law’s Urban Law Journal.

2020

March 9, 2020 - Information Law In-House
Noga Rosenthal (’02) - Chief Privacy Officer & General Counsel at Ampersand

March 24, 2020 - Information Law in a Small Firm
Carrie Goldberg – Founder, C.A. Goldberg PLLC

March 30, 2020 - Information Law in a Large Firm
Kathleen McGee – Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler

March 31, 2020 - Information Law at a Tech Company
Tara Whalen – Privacy Engineer, Google

April 7, 2020 - Information Law In State Government
Noah Stein (FLS ‘08) – Assistant Attorney General, Bureau of Internet & Technology for the New York State Attorney General’s Office

2019

February 27, 2019: Information Law in Federal Government
David Feder (FLS '07) - Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey

February 28, 2019: Information Law in State Government
Kathy Walter (FLS '17) - Program Counsel, NYS Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection

March 7, 2019: Privacy, Cybersecurity, and E-Discovery in a Large Firm
Kenneth Rashbaum - Partner, Barton LLP

March 28, 2019: IP Law in a Boutique Firm
Michael Jenks (FLS '15) - Associate, Desmarais LLP

April 4, 2019: Information Law In-House
Samantha Vaughan (FLS '96) - Group Vice President, Corporate Compliance, and Chief Privacy Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

April 11, 2019: IP Litigation
Maxim Price (FLS '08) -  Founding Partner and Co-Partner-In-Charge, Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP

2018

Thursday, February 22nd: IP Law in a Boutique Firm
Lauren Emerson (FLS ’07), Counsel, Leason Ellis LLP

Wednesday, February 28th: Information Law in a Large Firm
Jenna N. Rode (FLS ’13), Associate, Hunton & Williams LLP

Thursday, March 8th: Information and Technology Law In-House
Nafees Nuruddin (FLS ’08); Associate Counsel, Online & Digital; The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

Thursday, March 15th: Information Law with the Government
Michael Pastor, General Counsel, NYC Department of Information Technology and Communications

Thursday, April 19th: Consulting in Information Law and Technology
Adam I. Cohen, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group

2017

Wednesday, March 1st: Information Law in Tech Start-ups
Adrienne Meisels (FLS ‘96), CEO & Founder, myPlanit Inc.

Thursday, March 2nd: IP and Media Law in a Big Firm
Jared I. Kagan, Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Wednesday, March 8th: Information and Technology Law In-house
Kathy Varker (FLS ‘03), Associate General Counsel, McGraw-Hill Education

Thursday, March 30th: Information Law with the Government
Brenda L. Fischer, Chief, Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau
New York County District Attorney’s Office

Thursday, April 6th: IP and Entertainment Law in a Small Firm
Jesseca Salky (FLS ‘11), Partner, Lyons & Salky Law, LLP

Wednesday, April 19th: Information Law with the Government
Kathleen McGee, Bureau Chief, Internet Bureau,
Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York

2016

February 3, 2016 (W): Information Law In-house
Andy Blair, Chief Privacy Officer, Universal Music Group

February 11, 2016 (TH): Public Interest and Information Law
Rashida Richardson, Legislative Counsel, New York Civil Liberties Union

February 18, 2016 (TH): IP and Technology Law in a Small Firm
Marc Melzer (FLS LL.M ’10), Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP

February 25, 2016 (TH): IP and Technology Law in a Litigation Practice
Robert M. Isackson, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

April 27, 2016 (W): Information and Technology Law with the Government
Noah Stein (FLS ‘08), Assistant Attorney General, Internet Bureau,
NY Attorney General’s Office

2015

February 11, 2015 (W): In-house Counsel at an Internet Company
Todd Ruback, Chief Privacy Officer, Ghostery, Inc.

February 19, 2015 (TH): IP and Technology Law in a Small Firm
Tor Ekeland (FLS ’06), Partner, Tor Ekeland, P.C.

February 25, 2015 (W): Information and Technology Law with the Government
Clark Russell and Jordan Adler, Internet Bureau, NY Attorney General’s Office

March 4, 2015 (W): IP and Information Law in a Big Firm
Allison M. Dodd (FLS ‘07), Associate, White & Case

April 9, 2015 (TH): IP and Information Law at a Media Company
Allison Lucas (FLS ‘00), General Counsel and EVP Legal, BuzzFeed

April 15, 2015 (W): Public Interest and Information Law
Mariko Hirose, Staff Attorney, New York Civil Liberties Union

2014

February 26, 2014 (W): IP and Technology Law in a Small Firm
Maia T. Spilman, Law Office of Maia T. Spilman, LLC

March 5, 2014 (W):  IP and Technology Law at a Media Company
Seth A. Metsch, Vice President and Digital Media Counsel,
Legal & Business Affairs, A+E Networks

March 12, 2014 (W): IP in an International Government Organization
Lucinda Longcroft, Head, New York Office,
World Intellectual Property Organization

March 26, 2014 (W): IP and Information Law in a Big Firm
Min Lee, Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

March 31, 2014 (M): In-House at an Internet/IP Company
Gregg Winiarski, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, IAC

April 14, 2014 (M): In-House Information Law Practice
Andrew Reiskind, Counsel, Global Privacy/Data Protection, Mastercard

2013

February 28, 2013: In-House at an Internet Company
Sarah Feingold, Counsel, Etsy, Inc.

March 7, 2013: In-House Technology Practice
Ann Stanley, Senior Counsel, Global Technology, Commercial Operations & Communications, Avon Products, Inc.

April 4, 2013: Internet Law with the Government
Jordan Adler & Clark Russell, Assistant Attorneys General, Internet Bureau, New York State Attorney General’s Office

April 11, 2013: IP/Media Law in a Big Firm
James Rosenfeld, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

April 23, 2013: IP & Internet Law in a Small Firm
Michael Feldman, Partner, OlenderFeldman LLP

2012

February 16, 2012: Public Interest & Information Law
Catherine Crump, Staff Attorney, Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, ACLU

February 23, 2012: Information Law in a Small Firm
Boris Segalis, Partner, Info Law Group LLP

March 8, 2012: Business Affairs at a Media Company
Sharon Kopp, VP, Online & Mobile Distribution, MTV Networks

March 22, 2012: IP in an International Government Organization
Rama Rao, Director, World Intellectual Property Organization Coordination Office, NY

March 29, 2012: IP Litigation in a Big Firm
Andrew H. Schapiro, Partner, Quinn Emanuel

April 3, 2012: IP Practice in a Big Firm
Daren M. Orzechowski, Partner, White & Case LLP (FLS ’99)

2011

February 22, 2011: IP Litigation in a Big Firm
Eleanor M. Lackman, Associate, Hogan Lovells

March 1, 2011: Technology and National Security Work with the FBI
Sean M. Walsh, Assistant General Counsel, National Security Law Branch, FBI General Counsel Office

March 8, 2011: Technology and Information Law Practice in a Small Firm
Joseph V. DeMarco, Partner, DeVore & DeMarco LLP

March 22, 2011: Technology Transactional Work in a Big Firm
Steve Nordahl, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

April 5, 2011: In-House IP Work
Daniel Kummer, Vice President, Litigation & Content Protection, NBC Universal, Inc.

April 13, 2011: Legal Work in a Digital Forensics Firm
John Curran, Executive Managing Director & Deputy General Counsel, Stroz Friedberg
Michael McGowen, Director of Digital Forensics, Stroz Friedberg

2010

February 24, 2010: In-House Privacy Work
Flora Garcia, Director of Privacy, Time, Inc.

March 3, 2010: IP/Technology Practice in a Large Firm
Barry Benjamin, Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

March 10, 2010: Information Law and IP in a Small Firm
Scott J. Kamber, Attorney, KamberLaw LLC

March 24, 2010: Technology Work with the City Government
Mitch Ahlbaum, Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel, NYC Department of Information
Technology & Telecommunications

March 31, 2009: In-House Media Licensing
Jonathan Seiden, Vice President & Director of Intellectual Property, CKX, Inc.

April 14, 2010: Technology Work with the Federal Government
Nick Goldin, Assistant US Attorney, Southern District of NY

2009

February 17, 2009: Working In-House
Gaby Darbyshire, Chief Operating Officer, Gawker Media

February 24, 2009: Litigation in a Small Firm
Jonathan Shapiro, The Shapiro Firm LLP (FLS ‘94)

March 3, 2009: Working in the Business End of New Media
Adrienne Meisels, Senior Vice President of Media Sales & Operations, Mixercast (FLS)

March 11, 2009: Working in the Public Sector
David Szuchman, Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, Office of the NY Attorney General

April 8, 2009: Working In-House
Raphael Winick, Assistant General Counsel, ESPN

April 14, 2009: Transactional Media Practice in a Mid-Sized Firm
Elizabeth Corradino, Partner, Moses & Singer LLP (FLS ’90)

2008

March 5, 2008: IP/Technology Practice in a Small Firm
Sean Kane (FLS ’98), Partner, Drakeford & Kane LLC

March 11, 2008: IP Litigation in a Large Firm
Bruce P. Keller, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

March 25, 2008: Technology-Related Work With the Government
Justin Brookman, Assistant Attorney General, Internet Bureau, Office of the NY AG

April 2, 2008: Working In-House (Media and Technology)
Susan Greene (FLS ’93), Director, Legal & Business Affairs, EMI Music North America

April 8, 2008: Working In-House (Internet Technology)
William Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel, Google, Inc.

April 15, 2008: Technology Transactional Practice in a Large Firm
John F. Delaney, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP