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Tech Law Career Series

This annual series is a chance for law students to explore various careers available 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 over lunch or wine and cheese. The format offers a unique opportunity for students to find out about different practices and ask questions in an intimate setting.

2019 Schedule:


February 27, 2019: Information Law in Federal Government

David Feder (FLS '07) - Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey

David Feder is an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey, where he serves in the Cybercrimes Unit. He has experience prosecuting and investigating cybercrimes, including ransomware, DDoS attacks, and business email compromise, securities and commodities fraud, and other financial crimes. Before becoming a federal prosecutor, he worked at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and clerked for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Paul A. Crotty of the Southern District of New York.

February 28, 2019: Information Law in State Government

Kathy Walter (FLS '17) - Program Counsel, NYS Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection

Kathy Walter is Program Counsel for the Division of Consumer Protection at New York State’s Department of State.  In her capacity as Program Counsel, Kathy enforces the State’s Do Not Call laws, works with consumer groups throughout the state on a broad range of consumer protection issues and contributes to educating consumers across the state on everything from privacy and data protection, scams and consumer debt to all issues facing consumers spanning the state. Prior to working for the State of New York, Kathy has a decade of experience managing IT projects, first as a COBOL programmer in the Utilities industry, then as an IT Project Manager in a variety of website consulting firms and the financial services industry. She also worked for nearly a decade in product management and development as a Technical Product Manager at Instinet Corporation, Associate Brand Manager at Gillette and Proctor & Gamble, and as a Product Manager for Iron Mountain.  Kathy also branched into education - worked as an Executive Director, Product Development with the NYC Department of Education, a business and strategy consulting for Macmillan New Ventures and started a edtech consulting firm, Nsoma.  Kathy graduated from Fordham in 2017.  She graduated undergrad from Union College and also has an MBA from NYU in Marketing and Operations and a graduate certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Northeastern University.

March 7, 2019: Privacy, Cybersecurity, and E-Discovery in a Large Firm

Kenneth Rashbaum - Partner, Barton LLP

Kenneth Rashbaum advises organizations in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, e-discovery for litigation and regulatory proceedings and information management. Ken has vast experience in preparation of provisions in contracts, service level agreements and license agreements relating to compliance with data protection and privacy laws in the U.S. and other countries. He also leads information security and data breach response assessments, investigations and remediation initiatives; prepares policies for social media legal and regulatory compliance; and represents technology and life sciences organizations in federal and state investigations and audits, and in litigation. Ken is a Distinguished Neutral on the Cyber Panel of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, for which he serves as a mediator in breach of contract disputes that arise from data breaches, claims of trade secret theft and disputes over cyber risk insurance coverage.  Ken also serves as special e-discovery counsel for complex litigation and in matters in which electronic evidence from beyond the U.S. is required.  He has been recognized internationally as a thought leader in electronic discovery and disclosure.

March 28, 2019: IP Law in a Boutique Firm

Michael Jenks (FLS '15) - Associate, Desmarais LLP

Michael Jenks is an associate at Desmarais LLP. Mr. Jenks's work focuses on patent infringement litigation and IP counseling. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Jenks was a chemist at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he developed and validated analytical methods for IND and NDA filings.

April 4, 2019: Information Law In-House

Samantha Vaughan (FLS '96) - Group Vice President, Corporate Compliance, and Chief Privacy Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Samantha Vaughan is Group Vice President, Corporate Compliance, and Chief Privacy Officer at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Vaughan joined Wyndham Exchange & Rentals in 2012, where she was responsible for privacy, compliance and information management for the company's global vacation exchange network program (RCI) and its vacation rental operations in North America and Europe.  Vaughan joined Wyndham Hotels & Resorts this summer upon its spinoff from Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. Prior to Wyndham, Vaughan held various compliance and legal roles at Prudential Financial, AIG and Selective Insurance. Vaughan holds several International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) certifications, including the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certifications for the U.S., Europe and Canada; the Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) certification and the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certification. She was also among the inaugural recipients of the IAPP's Fellow in Information Privacy (FIP) designation.

April 11, 2019: IP Litigation

Maxim Price (FLS '08) -  Founding Partner and Co-Partner-In-Charge, Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP

Maxim Price is a founding partner and co-partner-in-charge of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP's New York office. He is a commercial litigator with a focus on intellectual property litigation. He has litigated complex commercial and patent infringement cases for Fortune 500 companies. Maxim's have ranged from the bankruptcy litigations of a major car manufacturer to the infamous smartphone patent wars. Maxim is also a serial entrepreneur, with multiple startups under his belt, featured in inc.com and The American Genius. His startups have focused on the advancement of open innovation through crowdsourcing.

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