CLE Program

Eighth Annual In-House Counsel Conference


Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Runtime: 4:00h

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MBA Sponsoring Section : $0.00
MBA Paralegals : $0.00
MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA New Admittee : $0.00
MBA Member : $0.00
Non-member : $160.00
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*Sponsored by the Business Law Section

The theme of this year’s Eighth Annual In-House Counsel Conference is “Doing Business in the Electronic Age.” The conference will focus on the special legal challenges, including privacy, confidentiality and IP preservation concerns, that confront in-house counsel as a result of new electronic communication methods and recordkeeping requirements. Panel discussions are planned on a variety of topics including special litigation issues; data management including management of privacy breaches and record retention; legal issues presented by the use of on-line social networks and cloud computing; and protection of trade secrets.

Among other topics, the conference will address:

  • The importance of company policies with respect to blogging and social media;
  • Data privacy protection issues that must be managed;
  • What should happen when there is a privacy breach;
  • Issues with regard to processing and management of data from the EU;
  • Challenges presented by e-discovery and other special litigation issues;
  • How to manage the protection of trade secrets in light of the use of social media and other tools for collaboration and development; and
  • Special legal risks presented by cloud computing.

** The In-House Counsel Conference will be featured on Twitter using a hashtag. Add #MBAInHouse to your saved Twitter searches to receive all In-House Conference Tweets on Dec. 9. If you are attending the conference, please feel free to Tweet about conference highlights using #MBAInHouse. **

New England Corporate Counsel Association (NECCA)

Attention NECCA Members:
To register for the conference under the MBA co-sponsoring rate, please call MBA Member Services at 617-338-0530.


James C. Donnelly Jr., Esq., conference co-chair, Panelist
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie and Lougee LLP, Worcester
Peter D. McDermott, Esq., conference co-chair, Panelist
Banner & Witcoff Ltd, Boston
David A. Parke, Esq., conference co-chair, Panelist
Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, Springfield
Hon. Timothy S. Hillman, Panelist
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Stephen Cesso, Esq., Panelist
General Counsel, Computershare Inc., Canton
Douglas E. Cornelius, Esq., Panelist
Beacon Capital Partners, Boston
Donna Durkin, Panelist
Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Computershare Inc., Canton
Graham Gal, Ph.D., Panelist
Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Krish Gupta, Esq., Panelist
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, EMC Corporation, Hopkinton
F. Kinsey Haffner, Esq., Panelist
Vice President, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Raytheon Co., Waltham
Robert J. Kerwin, Esq., Panelist
Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers PC, Boston
Elizabeth M. McCarron, Esq., Panelist
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, EMC Corporation, Hopkinton
Scott D. Schafer, Esq., Panelist
Chief, Consumer Protection Division, Office of the Attorney General, Boston
Stephanie M. Zierten, Esq., Panelist
Deputy General Counsel, Information Technology Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Business Law Section

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When you register, you will receive a link via email to the previously recorded MBA On Demand program and its ePublication. Your member profile will also contain a permanent link to the MBA On Demand version of the program.

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