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1 4082017-05-10 21:50:07
Effie Silva
esilva@duanemorris.com
YES
Legal Technology
Business Development/Law Practice Management/Ethics
In House Counsel/Corporate
In-House multinational corporations and attorneys that service them
U.S. Multinationals: Are You Ready for Global Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") goes into effect on May 25, 2018 and this regulation will apply to all European Union ("EU") Member States. The maximum fine for a violation of the GDPR is 4% of total annual worldwide turnover or 20 million euros, whichever is higher and allows data subjects to bring legal action against organizations where a data breach has occurred. Are you ready?
If you are impacted: if you offer goods and services to EU residents; if you monitor the behavior of EU residents; or if you are a "Data Processor" of EU resident "personal data," you will want to join us to get practical guidance on how to be GDPR compliant.

Effie Silva
Partner
Duane Morris LLP
Miami
FL
305 5275331
esilva@duanemorris.com
 
Sonia Zeledon
 Regional Legal Counsel; Global Investigations and Compliance
Nokia
Miami
FL
202 9574861
sonia.zeledon@nokia.com
Irene Oria
Special Counsel
Stroock, Stroock, & Levan LLP
Miami
FL
305 7899326
ironia@stroock.com
Keikoh Park
Vice President and Global Compliance Counsel
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
Chicago
IL
312 782-5800
Keikoh.Park@am.jll.com
Amie Taal
Vice President
Deutsche Bank
New York
NY
 
amie33_uk@yahoo.com.uk
Patricia O'Prey
Senior Counsel, Litigation & Investigations COE, GE
GE Corporation
New York 
NY
203 2293568
Patricia.OPrey@ge.com
2 4172017-05-18 18:50:30
Sergio Oehninger
soehninger@hunton.com
YES
Legal Technology
In-House Lawyers, Outside Counsel, Litigators, Cybersecurity Practitioners
Shoring up Cybersecurity and Cyberinsurance Now So You Don’t “WannaCry” Later  

Massive cyberattacks like the recent ransomware software program “WannaCry”, which paralyzed businesses across the globe, continue to dominate the headlines. As blockchain technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile technologies, cloud software, and big-data analytics become more prevalent in the business world, cyber-related risks are an increasing concern for companies. To combat these risks, cyber insurance has become a critical component of any enterprise’s risk management program. Cyber insurance coverages are designed to protect businesses against cyber risks and to help them recover from cyber-attacks quickly and cost-effectively. This webinar will address cyber-related liabilities and exposures and how companies can best use their insurance coverage to protect themselves against cyber-related losses and resume operations. This webinar will cover:

• The evolving Cybersecurity landscape and its impact on cyber-related liabilities and exposures.
• Cyber insurance designed to protect businesses against cyber risks.
• How companies can best use their insurance coverage to protect themselves against cyber-related losses and resume operations.
• Common gaps in cyber insurance coverage.
• Recent case law interpreting coverage for cyber losses and liabilities.

Dara Fernandez
Head of Financial Crime 
Bupa Global
London
England
786 2000597
dafernandez@bupalatinamerica.com
 
Jenny Schaffer
Senior Counsel
UPS
Miami
FL
404  828-6000
jennyschaffer@ups.com
Jonathan Gannon
Senior Counsel
AT&T
Baltimore
MD
443 3157184
jg002g@att.com
Suhey Nevarez
Director of Professional Risk Claims
Chubb/ACE Group
Jersey City
New Jersey
201 3565280
Suhey.Nevarez@acegroup.com
 
 
 
 
3 4182017-05-18 19:10:13
Narciso  Rodriguez Cayro
nrc@stevenslee.com
NO
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
Regulatory Counsel
Practicing law in the Vice (Gaming & Marijuana)

CLE will explore the expanding practice areas of Gaming Law and Cannabis Law, looking at challenges, opportunities and Federal Prohibitions, which impact banking, state's rights, insurance, M&A and healthcare.

Narciso Rodriguez Cayro
Rodriguez-Cayro
Stevens & Lee
Harrisburg 
PA
Narciso Rodriguez-Cayro
nrc@stevenslee.com
Narciso Rodriguez Cayro
Rodriguez-Cayro
Stevens & Lee
Narciso Rodriguez Cayro
Rodriguez-Cayro
Stevens & Lee
Harrisburg 
PA
Narciso Rodriguez-Cayro
nrc@stevenslee.com
Narciso Rodriguez Cayro
Rodriguez-Cayro
Stevens & Lee
Harrisburg 
PA
Narciso Rodriguez-Cayro
nrc@stevenslee.com
Narciso Rodriguez Cayro
Rodriguez-Cayro
Stevens & Lee
Harrisburg
PA
Narciso Rodriguez-Cayro
nrc@stevenslee.com
Narciso Rodriguez Cayro
Rodriguez-Cayro
Stevens & Lee
Harrisburg 
PA
Narciso Rodriguez-Cayro
nrc@stevenslee.com
Narciso Rodriguez Cayro
Rodriguez-Cayro
Stevens & Lee
Harrisburg
PA 
Narciso Rodriguez-Cayro
nrc@stevenslee.com
4 4192017-05-22 15:45:21
Elizabeth Del Cid
edelcid@mmlawus.com
NO
Business Development/Law Practice Management/Ethics
Attorneys at Law Firms
Solicitation and Advertising by Corporate Lawyers

During the CLE, the panel will go through three hypothetical situations that apply the ABA rules on attorney solicitation and advertising. These hypotheticals are:

(1) You represent a corporation and want to represent current/former employees who may be witnesses in the case. May you offer to represent the employee?

(2) You learn a complaint was recently filed against a company. May you cold call the general counsel to offer representation?

(3) A client/colleague writes a recommendation on your LinkedIn page. May you accept the post?

Elizabeth Del Cid
Partner
Murphy & McGonigle
New York
New York
818 4041101
edelcid@mmlawus.com
 
Grissel Seijo
Attorney
Littler
Miami
FL
305 4007521
gseijo@littler.com
John Mancebo
Partner
LeClairRyan
New York
NY
212 6345024
john.mancebo@leclairryan.com
Irene Oria
Attorney
Stroock
Miami
FL
305 7899326
ioria@stroock.com
 
 
 
 
5 4202017-05-22 19:43:40
Jose Rojas
jrojas@dldlawyers.com
YES
In House Counsel/Corporate
In House Counsel who oversee Trade Secret and Intellectual Property Protection in their companies
New Protections and Challenges Under the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Panel to discuss an overview of the new law which "federalizes" trade secret protection and which provides original jurisdiction to Federal courts in matters involving trade secret misappropriation. Will discuss the differences from the Uniform Trade Secrets Act which most states follow and address the case law that has developed since the Act went into effect in May of 2016. Will address obligations affecting employment agreements and impact on whistleblower claims.

Jose Rojas
Partner
DLD Lawyers
806 Douglas Road
12th Floor
305 4434850
jrojas@dldlawyers.com
 
TBA TBA
In House Counsel
TBD
DNK Main Street
Washington, DC
202 1234567
tba@tbd.com
TBA TBA2
In House Counsel
TBD2
DNK2 Park Avenue
New York, NY
212 1234567
tba@tbd2.com
TBA TBA3
Partner
TBD3
DNK3 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA
415 1234567
TBA@TBD3.com
 
 
 
 

Panelists to be determined. Will include at least two In House counsel, at least one form a company involved in manufacturing and one from a software or other high technology company. Also a partner from a law firm involved in trade secrets litigation, ideally from an employment litigation perspective.

6 4232017-05-29 12:29:39
Javier Flores
JFlores@mgmlaw.com
YES
In House Counsel/Corporate
In House Counsel and Litigators
What is the Future of Class Action Litigation?  Impact of Current Trends

Analyzing the Future of Class Action Litigation in the context of: (1) Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez; (2) The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017; (3) Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins; and (4) the Evolving Definition of Ascertainability.

William  Delgado
Partner
Willenken, Wilson, Loh & Delgado
Los Angeles
CA/Region 18
213 955.9240
wdelgado@willenken.com
Javier Flores
Partner
Manion Gaynor & Manning
Javier Flores
Partner; HNBA Region 1 President
Manion Gaynor & Manning
Boston
MA/Region 1
860 6700220
JFlores@mgmlaw.com
Erin Oglesbay 
Director Counsel: Litigation 
Target Corporation 
Minneapolis 
MN/Region 11
612 696-2941 
Erin.Oglesbay@target.com
William  Delgado
Partner
Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado
Los Angeles
CA/Region 18
213 955.9240
wdelgado@willenken.com
 
 
 
 

Javier Flores and Erin Oglesbay have discussed an alternative panel: Less with less – the challenge of in-house counsel to provide services with fewer resources. This panel would be a discussion about ways companies are putting the squeeze on legal departments and things that can help (e.g., technology, streamlining of processes, etc.) to improve performance with fewer resources. Javier Flores would serve as moderator for a panel of in-house counsel, including Erin Oglesbay, discussing their experiences and ideas.

7 4272017-06-02 06:20:01
Cedric Soule
csoule@kslaw.com
YES
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
In House Counsel/Corporate
All attorneys, in-house counsel, and students interested in the future of investment arbitration in Latin America
Have Recent Trends Placed Bounds on the Future of Investment Arbitration in Latin America?

The panel shall provide attendees with a snapshot of the state of investment arbitration in Latin America, with a particular focus on whether recent trends have placed bounds on the future of investment arbitration in the region. The panel would be composed of representatives of the different players in Latin American investment arbitration, including attorneys for claimant companies and respondent States, in-house counsel, and arbitration institutions. The panel would showcase an interactive debate between these different perspectives to illustrate the stakeholders’ interests and concerns. Issues that would be discussed include the nationalization of particular industries, the denunciation of bilateral investment treaties, economic collapse, and institutional reform.

Cedric Soule
Senior Associate
King & Spalding
New York
NY
212 5562112
csoule@kslaw.com
 
Silvia Marchili
Partner
King & Spalding
Houston
TX
713 7513200
smarchili@kslaw.com
Diego Gosis
Partner
GST LLP
Miami
FL
305 8567723
diego.gosis@gstllp.com
José Luis Martin
Counsel
Chevron Corporation
San Ramon
California
925 8423737
jose.martin@chevron.com
Mercedes  Kurowski
Legal Counsel
International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Washington
DC
202 4733171
mkurowski@worldbank.org
 
 
8 4282017-06-02 16:44:20
Natasha Moreno
nmoreno@jamsadr.com
YES
Business Development/Law Practice Management/Ethics
In House Counsel/Corporate
In-house Attorneys, Litigators, Government Attorneys, ADR professionals
Next Generation ADR: An Evolving Landscape

The bar has been raised as the legal market has become more sophisticated in evaluating dispute resolution options. Presently and in the future, practitioners will need to sharpen their skills and broaden their arsenal of dispute resolution tools to meet the market demands. It will no longer suffice to have a one size fits all approach to court litigation and arbitration. The dispute resolution clause may not be glossed over on the negotiation table. In this presentation, hear perspectives from key stakeholders who will go beyond mediation and arbitration basics and discuss the latest ADR developments. Topics will include:
• ADR Process Design
• Arbitration Advocacy - Nomenclature, rules, procedures
• Advanced Mediation Strategies
• Neutral Analysis and other evaluative tools

Hon. Carlos Moreno (Ret.)
Retired Associate Justice; Mediator/Arbitrator
Former California Supreme Court; JAMS
555 West 5th Street
32nd Floor
213 2539733
cmoreno@jamsadr.com
 
Camilo  Echavarria
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Los Angeles
CA
213 633-6854 
CamiloEchavarria@dwt.com
Maria Dantes Sanchez
Vice President and Regional General Attorney
Liberty Mutual Group
Miami
Florida
305 341-9005
Maria.Dantes-Sanchez@LibertyMutual.com
Laura De Santos
Partner
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
Houston
Texas
713 490-4821
ldesantos@gordonrees.com
Christina  Guerola Sarchio
Partner
Orrick
Washington
DC
202 3398687
csarchio@orrick.com
 
 

Thank you for your consideration!

9 4292017-06-02 16:55:32
Maribel Reynoso Blunt
reynosolaw@gmail.com
NO
Small Business/Small Firm 
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
Women
Achieving Work Life Balance in A Gender Unbalanced Profession

This CLE would focus on how a variety of women have dealt with the pressures of balancing their law careers and their family obligations. Strategies used, sacrifices made, what worked for them. It would be great to have a panel of women from different backgrounds, areas of expertise, age. It is important that as women we support each other and discuss our challenges and struggles that we have as mujeres in the law. It would provide insight to a new generation of Latina Women.

Maribel Reynoso Blunt
Attorney
Law Office of Maribel Reynoso
Long Beach
CA
562 9838078
reynosolaw@gmail.com
 
Maggie Castillo
Attorney, Owner
Castillo Law Firm
Long Beach
CA
562 6285549
maggiecastillolawfirm@gmail.com
Maribel  Reynoso Blunt
Attorney, Owner
Law Office of Maribel Reynoso
Long Beach
CA
562 9838078
reynosolaw@gmail.com
Karen Perez
Attorney, Owner
Perez & Associates
Denver
Colorado
720 4378854
karen@perezlegalassociates.com
Erica Mason
Partner
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
Atlanta
Georgia
404 2306794
unknown@gmail.com
Alba  Cruz Hacker
HNBA Executive Director
Washington 
D.C.
 
unknown@gmail.com
10 4302017-06-02 19:58:34
Marcos Barbosa
marcos.barbosa@kutakrock.com
YES
Legal Technology
Business Development/Law Practice Management/Ethics
Lawyers, Judges, General Counsel, Legal Professionals
Get Rid of the Cobwebs – Thinking and Positioning Yourself for the Inevitable Shift in the Legal Industry Brought by Technology

Stressed about new technologies invading your practice? Discover the technology trends and prepare for the challenges facing the legal industry today. A distinguished group of panelists will tackle the industry’s changing landscape by addressing various issues, including but not limited to: (1) artificial intelligence in law; (2) the spread of data analytics; (3) privacy, data breach, and security; and (4) lawyering beyond 2020. Prepare for the challenges that are redefining the practice of law, and reposition yourself for success in the 21st Century.

Marcos Barbosa
Of Counsel
Kutak Rock LLP
Kansas City
MO
816 9600090
Marcos.Barbosa@Kutakrock.com
 
Ed Marquette
Partner
Kutak Rock LLP
Kansas City
MO
816 5024646
ed.marquette@kutakrock.com
Jack Chen
Assistant General Counsel
Microsoft
Redmond
WA
425 7067916
jackch@microsoft.com
Bryon Koepke
Senior Vice President and Chief Securities Counsel
Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Parsippany
NJ
973 4964700
bryon.koepke@avisbudget.com
Ricardo Contreras
Vice President Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase
Fort Worth
TX
817 3995508
ricardo.contreras@jpmorgan.com
Jennifer Munoz
Director, Assistant General Counsel
Bank of American Corporation
New York
NY
646 7430158
Jennifer.munoz@bankofamerica.com

Additional Proposed Panelists:

Name (First and last): Jarod G. Goff
Title: Assistant General Counsel
Organization: Garmin International, Inc.
Address (City, State): Olathe, Kansas
Phone: 913-397-8200
Email: Jarod.Goff@Garmin.com

Name (First and last): Pearl Del Rosario
Title: Associate General Counsel
Organization: Facebook, Inc.
Address (City, State): Menlo Park, CA
Phone: 650-543-4800
Email: pearl@fb.com

11 4312017-06-02 20:35:22
Mariza McKee
mariza.mckee@kutakrock.com
YES
In House Counsel/Corporate
Anyone interested in immigration.  Anyone who wants to better understand the economic impact of immigration.  Anyone trying to understand how and why companies hire specialty occupation immigrants or how the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program works.
We’re Hiring:  The Immigration Economy (Unpacking H-1B and EB-5 Visas)

Immigration is a fiercely debated topic today, which often leaves immigrants as a scapegoat for our misunderstanding of immigration processes, procedures, and programs designed to improve our economy. News, political pundits, and concerned citizens worry that immigrants are coming to take our jobs and threaten our way of life, but many immigrants are a boon providing labor, creating jobs, and enriching our culture. Panelists will discuss the mechanics, legalities, and economics of the H-1B specialty occupation immigration process and the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

Marcos Barbosa
Of Counsel
Kutak Rock LLP
Kansas City
MO
816 5024648
marcos.barbosa@kutakrock.com
 
Jack Chen
Assistant General Counsel
Microsoft
Redmond
WA
425 7067916
jackch@microsoft.com
Denyse Sabagh
Partner
Duane Morris LLP
Washington
DC
202 7767817
DSabagh@duanemorris.com
Mariza McKee
Partner
Kutak Rock LLP
Chicago
IL
312 6024112
mariza.mckee@kutakrock.com
 
 
 
 
12 4322017-06-02 20:53:53
William Rivera
warivera@aarp.org
YES
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
In House Counsel/Corporate
Labor and Employment and Civil Rights attorneys
Hot Topics in Employment Discrimination Litigation

2017 is the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the federal courts are split on whether Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and other forms of discrimination continue to affect the workplace. A balanced panel of experts will discuss current hot topics in employment discrimination litigation, including discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/identity, and disability. They also will address tools, skills, and resources that parties may use to avoid discrimination claims as well as those needed to successfully litigate them when necessary.

William Rivera
Senior Vice President, Litigation
AARP Foundation
Washington
DC
202 4343392
warivera@aarp.org
 
Yesenia Gallegos
Partner
Fox Rothschild
Los Angeles
CA
310 5984159
ygallegos@foxrothschild.com
Michael Marin
Partner
Boulette Golden & Marin LLP
Austin
TX
512 7328924
mmarin@boulettegolden.com
Karl Tetzlaff
Trial Attorney
EEOC
Denver
CO
800 6694000
karl.tetzlaff@eeoc.gov
Jacquelynn Ruiz
Director, Employment Practices
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Chicago
IL
312 8693856
jackie.ruiz@raymondjames.com
Emilio Gonzalez
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Los Angeles
CA
213 6336829
emiliogonzalez@dwt.com

David Lopez, former EEOC GC, also would be a good panelist. He is in Washington, DC, with Outten and Golden.

13 4332017-06-02 22:21:31
Cedric Soule
csoule@kslaw.com
YES
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
In House Counsel/Corporate
All attorneys, in-house counsel, and students interested in the future of investment arbitration in Latin America
Have Recent Trends Placed Bounds on the Future of Investment Arbitration in Latin America?

The panel shall provide attendees with a snapshot of the state of investment arbitration in Latin America, with a particular focus on whether recent trends have placed bounds on the future of investment arbitration in the region. The panel would be composed of representatives of the different players in Latin American investment arbitration, including attorneys for claimant companies and respondent States, in-house counsel, and arbitration institutions. The panel would showcase an interactive debate between these different perspectives to illustrate the stakeholders’ interests and concerns. Issues that would be discussed include the nationalization of particular industries, the denunciation of bilateral investment treaties, economic collapse, and institutional reform. As a result, attendees will learn about the challenges facing investment arbitration in Latin America, the different perspectives of the key players on the hot topics in the region, and possible solutions for the ways forward.

Cedric Soule
Senior Associate
King & Spalding
New York
New York
212 5562112
csoule@kslaw.com
 
Silvia Marchili
Partner
King & Spalding
Houston
Texas
713 7513200
smarchili@kslaw.com
Diego Gosis
Partner
GST LLP
Miami
Florida
305 8567723
diego.gosis@gstllp.com
José Luis Martin
Counsel
Chevron Corporation
San Ramon
California
925 8423737
jose.martin@chevron.com
Mercedes Kurowski
Legal Counsel
International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Washington
DC
202 4733171
mkurowski@worldbank.org
 
 

This is an amended proposal based on my proposal sent yesterday.

14 4482017-06-06 16:48:50
Joseph Linares
jlinares@walsh.law
NO
Business Development/Law Practice Management/Ethics
In House Counsel/Corporate
In-House Counsel, law firm attorneys, business development and outreach coordinators, and bar association leaders
ARE YOU IN? DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY.

On Behalf of the HNBA Young Lawyers Division:

In today's divisive political climate, how have in-house and outside counsel exhibited a commitment to diversity and inclusion? Why is it important such initiatives continue to evolve? The panel will explore diversity and inclusion efforts in the context of corporate social responsibility and civic engagement. The panelists will offer guidance on how to empower community leaders and nurture emerging voices.

Specifically, this timely topic will provide a forum to evaluate the impact of recent developments concerning diversity and inclusion. The panel will examine the deficiencies and strengths of diversity initiatives both for in-house and outside counsel.

Diana Santos
Associate
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
New York
New York
212 728 8460
Diana.Santos@gmail.com
Joseph Linares
Associate
Walsh Pizzi O'Reilly Falanga
Andres Acebo
Counsel
Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs LLC
Oakland
New Jersey
973 8456700
aacebo@cgajlaw.com
Asker Saeed
Diversity & Inclusion Advocate, Thought Leader, and Change Agent
Fried Frank
New York
 New York 
212 8598051
asker.saeed@friedfrank.com
Neysa Alsina
Counsel
New York City Bar Association
New York
New York
212 3826696
neysa.alsina@gmail.com
Hasan Ibrahim
Vice President
Prudential Financial
Newark
New Jersey
973 8023641
Joseph  Linares
Associate
Walsh Pizzi O'Reilly Falanga LLP
Newark
New Jersey
973 7571025
jlinares@walsh.law

Additionally, the panel will explore the impact and anticipated results of the American Bar Association's Diversity efforts as compared to the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firm's (NAMWOLF) Inclusion Initiative that has successfully directed over $1 Billion Dollars to minority firms from some of the largest corporations in the country (e.g., Prudential Financial, Inc., NBC Universal, Bank of America, AllState, Walmart, etc.). Additionally, the panelists will also offer their unique perspectives on the ethical impact of diversity and inclusion initiatives. The panel will address the significance of the ABA's recent approval of Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g), which makes it professional misconduct for a lawyer to harass or discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or socioeconomic status.

15 4522017-06-06 21:13:34
Jose Sierra
sierra@laredosmith.com
YES
Legal Technology
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
In House Counsel/Corporate
Private practice attorneys, in-house counsel, public interest lawyers
How to Conduct a Cyber Investigation

This panel will address and explore the unique aspects of conducting a cyber investigation following a cyber incident, such as a data breach. Topics will include an overview of the current cyber landscape, recent high-profile breaches (Anthem, Ebay, JP Morgan, Target) and the consequences to the victim organizations and the public from those breaches, including enforcement actions and litigation. The panel will specifically address the elements of conducting a cyber investigation once it has been determined that a breach occurred, including how such investigations differ from other kinds of internal investigations.

Jose  Sierra
Partner
Laredo & Smith, LLP
Boston
Massachusetts
617 5994049
sierra@laredosmith.com
 
Jason  Gavejian
Principal
Jackson Lewis
Morristown
New Jersey
973 5386890
gavejialj@jacksonlewis.com
Mauricio  Paez
Partner
Jones Day
New York
New York
212 3267889
mfpaez@jonesday.com
Israel Martinez
CEO
Axon Global
Washington
D.C.
202 2485050
israelm@axoncyber.com
 
 
 
 
16 4592017-06-07 22:35:05
Helena Marissa Montes
helena.montes@lls.edu
NO
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
Open to All Practicioners
Stand up, Fight Back!:  Advocating for Vulnerable Immigrant Populations through Community Lawyering Under A Trump Administration

In light of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies, many immigrants, including those lawfully in the United States, are vulnerable to deportation. Trump’s executive orders and immigration enforcement priorities suggest that the federal government will continue to aggressively detain and deport immigrants. In this workshop, we will provide an overview of Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders, as well as discuss principles of movement and community lawyering that can be adopted by all practitioners to support advocacy efforts in their communities and across the nation to protect immigrant communities. At this moment, attorneys are forced to utilize creative and new forms of advocacy to ensure the proper administration of justice. Additionally, participating practitioners will be provided with concrete action steps that can be taken to protect those most vulnerable to deportation under Trump’s policies, including those in immigration detention, DACAmented students, and survivors of violence and trafficking.

Helena Marissa  Montes
Co-Director and Clinical Attorney
Loyola Law School Immigrant Justice Clinic
919 ALBANY ST
CA
213 7368136
helena.montes@lls.edu
Sabrina  Rivera
Clinical Attorney and Adjunct Professsor
Western State College of Law
Sabrina Rivera
Clinical Attorney and Adjunct Professor
Western State College of Law
Irvine
CA
714 4591157
srivera@wsulaw.edu
Helena Montes
Co-Director and Clinical Attorney
Loyola Law School Immigrant Justice Clinic
919 ALBANY ST
CA
213 7368136
helena.montes@lls.edu
Gina  Amato
Senior Staff Attorney
Public Counsel 
Los Angeles
CA
213 385-2977 x 232
gamato@publiccounsel.org
 
 
 
 

Ideally, our panel set up would consist of a moderator and four panelists. The moderator would provide a brief overview of the administrations current policies and the principles of movement/community lawyer (20 min). The remainder of the conversation would be centered on the panelists and how they utilize community lawyering principles to best serve vulnerable populations of immigrants and how others can adopt such practices despite practice area. Ms. Rivera specializes in serving immigrant detainees and Ms. Amato specializes in serving victims of crime and trafficking. We are currently looking for two additional panelists, who specialize in serving DREAMERS and in immigrant policy advocacy.

17 4622017-06-09 12:22:39
Maritza Rodriguez
maritza@rodriguezlawllc.com
NO
Small Business/Small Firm 
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
Young Lawyers
Tips for Screening Clients: Deciding Whether to Take a Case

Panel for new and young lawyers or folks going out on their own. Panel will discuss how to assess whether the matter is in your wheelhouse and warning signs to look for when screening potential new clients as well as tips for managing the challenging client once you've decided to take the case.

Maritza Rodriguez
Attorney
Rodriguez Law Firm, LLC
24 Commerce Street
Suite 1729
862 2411228
maritza@rodriguezlawllc.com
 
Maritza Rodriguez
Attorney
Rodriguez Law Firm, LLC
24 Commerce Street
Suite 1729
862 2411228
info@rodriguezlawllc.com
Maritza Rodriguez
Attorney
Rodriguez Law Firm, LLC
24 Commerce Street
Suite 1729
862 2411228
maritza@rodriguezlawllc.com
Maritza Rodriguez
Attorney
Rodriguez Law Firm, LLC
24 Commerce Street
Suite 1729
862 2411228
maritza@rodriguezlawllc.com
 
 
 
 

I have listed myself on here because i have given this CLE several times already. I would also suggest and propose that we also include on this panel other folks from YLD on this panel

18 4652017-06-11 17:54:47
Laura Maechtlen
lmaechtlen@seyfarth.com
YES
Business Development/Law Practice Management/Ethics
Small Business/Small Firm
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
In House Counsel/Corporate
Broad audience - anyone interested in key importance of Mexico and Latin America more broadly to  theUS.
Imporance of Mexico and Latin America to US in 2017 and beyond

Leon Rodriguez, former Director of the USCIS (the top immigration official) under the Obama Administration can lead discussion re: the key importance of Mexico and Latin America more broadly to theUS.

Some issues that could be introduced and discussed with a panel of top experts:
1) Strong, secure and prosperous Southern neighbors are good for the U.S.
2) Mexico has been moving in a very positive direction economically in the last two decades.
3) The two economies are highly interdependent
4) Current stances on migration and trade are inconsistent with the relationship
5) Latino lawyers have a key role to play in establishing a balance that promotes the interests of the U.S.
6) As the crackdown on migration unfolds, it will create challenges for US businesses which lawyers will need to assist in navigating.

Leon Rodriguez
Partner
Seyfarth SHaw LLP
975 F St NW
, Washington, DC 20006
202 828-3572
lrodriguez@seyfarth.com
  
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD 
TBD
TBD
202 202
lrodriguez@seyfarth.com
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD1
TBD
TBD
202 9999999
lrodriguez@seyfarth.com
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
202 999
lrodriguez@seyfarth.com
  
 
 
 

We can ID additional panelists as desired, but we wanted to submit Leon's name as a potential panelist for a plenary or other discussion - given his former role as the top immigration official of the Obama administration and the current landscape in Washington.

19 4722017-06-14 20:38:15
Mayling Blanco
mblanco@blankrome.com
YES
Business Development/Law Practice Management/Ethics
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
In House Counsel/Corporate
Criminal and civil practitioners
Tips for Successfully Navigating Parallel Proceedings 

In various areas of the criminal law – including, for example, False Claims Act, FCPA, FDA, and securities cases – the government often commences a civil or regulatory case or investigation to run concurrent with an ongoing criminal investigation. Even when it does not, a government criminal investigation in these areas may lead to private civil lawsuits. Attorneys that represent companies and individuals facing such a situation must carefully balance the at-times competing interests of the client in the different forums and avoid potential pitfalls such as inadvertently waiving a privilege by the actions taken in one proceeding. The panel will discus strategies for successfully navigating parallel proceedings, handling discovery issues, protecting client privileges, and opportunities for using the different proceedings to the client’s advantage.

Carlos Ortiz
Partner
Blank Rome LLP
New York
New York
212 8855122
cortiz@blankrome.com
 
 
Tom  Albus
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of Missouri, Dept. of Justice
St. Louis 
Missouri
314 5392200
thomas.albus@usdoj.gov
Ricardo Solano Jr. 
Partner
Friedman Kaplan Seidler & Adelman LLP
Newark
NJ
973 8776421
rsolano@fklaw.com
Mayling Blanco
Partner
Blank Rome LLP
New York
NY
212 8855502
mblanco@blankrome.com
 
 
 
 
20 4842017-06-16 02:45:10
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Legal Technology
Business Development/Law Practice Management/Ethics
In House Counsel/Corporate
Attorneys interested in the impact of technology on the business and practice of law
Practicing Law in the Age of AI

This panel will discuss the ways attorneys can partner with artificial intelligence to strengthen the future of law. First, the panel will provide a brief background on the trends in the changing business of law -both at law firms and in-house. The panel will then discuss the ways attorneys are currently partnering with basic artificial intelligence to practice law more efficiently and enhance client service. Finally, the panel will discuss the future of attorney/AI partnership in the practice of law, including anticipated developments in technology and the impact on the business structure of law firms and their clients.

Jolene Negre
Partner
Jenner & Block
Los Angeles
CA
213 2392221
jnegre@jenner.com
Kirsten Spira
Partner
Jenner & Block
Andowah Newton
Vice President, Legal Affairs
LVMH Moet Hennesy Louis Vuitton Inc.
New York
New York
111 1111111
andowah@gmail.com
Ana Acevedo
Senior Corporate Affairs Counsel
PCV Murcor and Vendor Resource Management, Inc.
Los Angeles
CA
888 6234001
aacevedo@pcvmurcor.com
Kirsten Spira
Partner
Jenner & Block
Los Angeles
CA
213 2395148
kspira@jenner.com
Nelly Almeida
Associate
Milbank
New York
New York
 
 
 
21 4892017-06-16 18:08:16
Grissel Seijo
gseijo@littler.com
YES
In House Counsel/Corporate
Corporations With Domestic and Latin American and Carribbean presence.
Top Law Traps for Global Employment

The panel will focus on maneuvering out of tricky situations lurking in global business operations. Considerations for risk management, international investigations, privacy with big data, global migration, multijurisdictional compliance, and bridging cultures globally are essential in unveiling potential traps that can snag any cross-border initiative. Spotting precautions and enforcing preventative measures to advance worldwide enterprise will be discussed.

Grissel Seijo
Associate Attorney
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
333 SE 2nd Avenue
Miami
305 4007521
gseijo@littler.com
Mishell Parreno Taylor
Shareholder
Littler Mendelson, P.C. 
Sonia Zeledon
Regional Legal Counsel, Americas
Nokia Corporation 
Miami
FL
305 8490765
sonia.zeledon@nokia.com
Michael  Cammarota
Managing Director, Senior Director of Legal Services, Global Transactions
Accenture, LLP
Danburry
 CT
203 3120544
michael.j.cammarota@accenture.com
Ivelisse  Clausell
Senior Counsel, Privavy Law
Johnson & Johnson Law Departement
1 Johnson & Johnson Plaza
New Brunswick, NJ
732 5241239
iclausel@ITS.JNJ.com
 
 
 
 
22 4902017-06-16 18:21:53
Robb Hern
Robb.Hern@unitedlex.com
NO
Legal Technology
Law firm practitioners, In-House counsel, Law students
Sustaining/Disruptive Legal Technologies and Lawyers of the Future

This panel will explore how technology is dramatically changing the practice of law and strategies to adapt, starting in the law school classroom, with special emphasis on cyber security and e-discovery issues. We will discuss an innovative model in which corporations, law firms, and law schools can partner to provide the most up to date education in rapidly evolving legal technologies, and the effectiveness of these tactics from both the employer and employee perspectives.

Raquel Matas
Associate Dean for Administration & Counsel to the Dean
Miami School of Law
Coral Gables
FL
305 2845652
rmatas@law.miami.edu
 
Robb Hern
Director of Legal Residency Programs and Adjunct Professor at Ohio State Law & Miami Law
UnitedLex
Columbus
OH
614 2054663
Robb.Hern@unitedlex.com
Kayla Prieto
Litigation Manager & Seconded Counsel
UnitedLex
Columbus
OH
614 3750273
Kayla.Prieto@unitedlex.com
James Lechter
Associate Compliance Counsel
Diebold
North Canton
OH
305 4581418
jlechter@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
23 4912017-06-16 18:39:51
Zinelle October
zoctober@acslaw.org
NO
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
Litigators, Non-profit attorneys, civil rights attorneys, government attorneys, immigration attorneys
The Role of State Attorneys General

In the current environment, state attorneys general have stepped up to seek justice, as they have been doing for decades. Most recently on immigration, but certainly before that in other areas like tobacco, mortgages, consumer protection, environment, criminal justice, and many other areas. Yet, the average person (including lawyers and law students) does not know the role of the state attorneys general. This panel will explore the role and why we should care. It will also discuss the need for increased diversity in these offices and encourage the audience to consider this as a career path.

Zinelle October
VP of Network Advancement
American Constitution Society
Washington
DC
202 3936181
zoctober@acslaw.org
Faisal Sheikh
Director of Network Advancement
American Constitution Society
TBD TBD
Senior AG official
AG office
TBD
TBD
222 2222222
zoctober@acslaw.org
TBD TBD
Former AG
Former AG
TBD
TBD
222 2222222
zoctober@acslaw.org
TBD TBD
Senior AG official
AG Office
TBD
TBD
222 2222222
zoctober@acslaw.org
 
 
 
 

Happy to suggest panelists if we think this is a good idea. I would want to include several Latinos in senior positions in AG offices. They would need to seek approval from their offices to participate, so I'll include them only if they get approval & HNBA approves of them for the panel. Also I'd likely include at least one former AG who can speak openly about the offices and nature of the position. I'd like to have a good geographical balance too. Happy to discuss further.

24 4922017-06-16 18:42:40
Joseph Kubes
joseph.kubes@thomsonreuters.com
YES
Legal Technology
Business Development/Law Practice Management/Ethics
All practicing lawyers
Artificial Intelligence: Driving Business Success for Legal Professionals 

The session will be designed to demonstrate how new technologies such as A.I. or cognitive computing is helping law firms improve their efficiency and achieve business goals. This next wave of technology that will create better, faster and more relevant operations and processes to help drive business success, while introducing some new legal challenges in the areas of Intellectual Property, Legal Ethics and Data Security. Participants will learn the opportunities and potential risks that should be considered when using data and A.I. and how to position their firm to take advantage of the technology.

Susan Garcia
Associate General Counsel
Thomson Reuters  
New York
New York
(646)  2234097
susan.garcia@thomsonreuters.com
 
David Curle
Director, Marketplace Intelligence
Thomson Reuters
Eagan
Minnesota
651 8484906
david.curle@thomsonreuters.com
HNBA Member or Sponsor
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
000 0000000
joseph.kubes@thomsonreuters.com
HNBA Member or Sponsor
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
000 0000000
joseph.kubes@thomsonreuters.com
 
 
 
 

We will work with the HNBA to develop the curriculum and select the panelists. We may be able to incorporate an ethics component to this session, as AI gives rise to attorney competence, ethics in the use of AI, and organizational policy issues.

25 4932017-06-16 18:48:50
Mayling Blanco
mblanco@blankrome.com
YES
Business Development/Law Practice Management/Ethics
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
In House Counsel/Corporate
Criminal and civil practitioners as well as in-house counsel
Successfully Navigating Parallel Proceedings 

In various areas of the criminal law – including, for example, False Claims Act, FCPA, FDA, and securities cases – the government often commences a civil or regulatory case or investigation to run concurrent with an ongoing criminal investigation. Even when it does not, a government criminal investigation in these areas may lead to private civil lawsuits. Attorneys that represent companies and individuals facing such a situation must carefully balance the at-times competing interests of the client in the different forums and avoid potential pitfalls such as inadvertently waiving a privilege by the actions taken in one proceeding. The panel will discus strategies for successfully navigating parallel proceedings, handling discovery issues, protecting client privileges, and opportunities for using the different proceedings to the client’s advantage. The panel presentation will strengthen the future of law by helping practitioners navigate the dynamics of dual investigations.

Carlos Ortiz
Partner
Blank Rome LLP
New York
NY
212 8855122
cortiz@blankrome.com
 
Tom Albus
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of Missouri, Dept. of Justice
St. Louis
MO
314 5392200
mblanco@blankrome.com
Hasan Ibrahim
Vice President and Regulatory Counsel, Law Dept.
The Prudential Insurance Company of America
Newark
NJ
973 8023641
hasan.ibrahim@prudential.com
Ricardo Solano Jr. 
Partner
Friedman Kaplan Seidler & Adelman LLP
Newark
NJ
973 8776421
rsolano@fklaw.com
Mayling Blanco
Partner
Blank Rome LLP
New York
NY
212 8855502
mblanco@blankrome.com
 
 
26 4942017-06-16 19:47:44
Nikki Adame Winningham
nadame@lowenstein.com
NO
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
Inhouse and Outside Environmental Counsel 
Environmental Law at the Boundaries

The rise of global business practices triggers the need for increased vigilance in business dealings. Add to that the evolution of global environmental regulation, and each expansion or new venture can become a minefield of environmental and other issues. In addition to providing background on each regulatory paradigm, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, CITES, and the Lacey Act, this discussion will also highlight some of the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Nikki Adame Winningham
Counsel
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Roseland
New Jersey
973 597.2534
nadame@lowenstein.com
 
Zarema Jaramillo
Senior Counsel 
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Washington
D.C.
202 753.3830
zjaramillo@lowenstein.com
Maria  Coor
Partner
BakerHostetler
Washington
D.C.
202 861.1644
mcoor@bakerlaw.com
Hana Vizcarra
Associate
Beveridge & Diamond
Washington
D.C.
202 789.6006
hvizcarra@bdlaw.com
Yesenia Villasenor
Assistant General Counsel
Exelon Legal Services
Chicago
IL
312 394.8073
yesenia.villasenor@exeloncorp.com
 
 

I have not yet approached Lowenstein about becoming a sponsor for this fall's conference specifically, but have raised the idea with leadership.

27 4952017-06-16 20:00:31
Maria Salcedo
mariasalcedo0@gmail.com
YES
Legal Technology
Small Business/Small Firm
In House Counsel/Corporate
Litigation attorneys of all experience levels. 
Jury Selection in Personal Injury Litigation: The Basics and Techniques To Select  A Jury More Likely to Support Your Client's Position

The panel will address the basics of jury selection, including cause, preemptory, and Batson challenges. The panel will also discuss jury selection techniques such as effective questioning, determining bias, and using social media as part of the selection process.

Maria  Salcedo
Associate
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Kansas City
Missouri
816 4746550
mariasalcedo0@gmail.com
 
Bruce  Tepikian 
Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Kansas City
Missouri
816 4746550
bbt@shb.com
Stephen Paterson 
President and CEO 
Vison & Company
Los Angeles
California
310 5318740
sjp@vinsoncompany.com
Marco Roldan
Circuit Court Judge
16th Circuit Court, Jackson County, Missouri
Kansas City
Missouri
816 8814416
Div16.cir16@courts.mo.gov
 
Plaintiffs' Litigation Attorney - Female - East Coast
 
 
 
28 4962017-06-16 20:00:34
Maria Salcedo
mariasalcedo0@gmail.com
YES
Legal Technology
Small Business/Small Firm
In House Counsel/Corporate
Litigation attorneys of all experience levels. 
Jury Selection in Personal Injury Litigation: The Basics and Techniques To Select  A Jury More Likely to Support Your Client's Position

The panel will address the basics of jury selection, including cause, preemptory, and Batson challenges. The panel will also discuss jury selection techniques such as effective questioning, determining bias, and using social media as part of the selection process.

Maria  Salcedo
Associate
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Kansas City
Missouri
816 4746550
mariasalcedo0@gmail.com
 
Bruce  Tepikian 
Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Kansas City
Missouri
816 4746550
bbt@shb.com
Stephen Paterson 
President and CEO 
Vison & Company
Los Angeles
California
310 5318740
sjp@vinsoncompany.com
Marco Roldan
Circuit Court Judge
16th Circuit Court, Jackson County, Missouri
Kansas City
Missouri
816 8814416
Div16.cir16@courts.mo.gov
 
Plaintiffs' Litigation Attorney - Female - East Coast
 
 
 
29 4972017-06-16 21:20:32
Jamie Cotera
jamie.cotera@kobrekim.com
NO
Business Development/Law Practice Management/Ethics
In House Counsel/Corporate
Trial lawyers and in-house counsel who supervise trial lawyers
How and When to Break the Rules: Effective Cross-Examinations

For decades, famous trial lawyers, books and how-to guides have all espoused the same set of rules that lawyers everywhere are taught to use when conducting a cross-examination. Perhaps the most well-known of these rules is that a cross-examiner should never ask a question to which he or she does not know the answer. Contrary to conventional wisdom, one of the most powerful things that an advanced practitioner can do on cross-examination is use nonleading questions to elicit damaging testimony directly from the witness. Our interactive panel will discuss the power of preparation and planning, factual analysis and understanding the story lines, discrediting the testimony and the importance of asking “Why?”

Adriana  Riviere Badell
Partner 
Kobre & Kim LLP
Miami
FL
305 9676114
Adriana.Riviere-Badell@kobrekim.com
John Couriel
Partner
Kobre & Kim LLP
Eric Bustillo
Regional Director
SEC
Miami
FL
305 982-6332
bustilloe@sec.gov
Carolina Fornos
Partner
Pillsbury
New York
New York
212 858.1558
carolina.fornos@pillsburylaw.com
José Sierra
Partner
Laredo Smith
Boston
MA
617 4431100
sierra@laredosmith.com
Howard Srebnick
Partner
BlackSrebnick
Miami
FL
 
 
 
30 4982017-06-16 21:28:13
Richard  Montes do Oca
rmontes@mdopartners.com
YES
In House Counsel/Corporate
In-house counsel and compliance officers of companies as well as law firm partners and associates
Compliance Hot Topics

The increase in recent cases involving cybersecurity risks, consumer law violations, and FCPA fines make these three topics the protagonists on the compliance stage. This panel will focus on security breaches and recommended security measures. We will also explore recent TCPA violations and compliance with FCPA. The panelists will share their experience on these topics, lessons learned, ad practical tools, including future outlooks and how these regulatory laws may impact companies and clients.

Richard Montes de Oca
Managing Partner
MDO Partners
Miami
FL
305 7048452
rmontes@mdopartners.com
 
Mauricio Paez
Partner
Jones Day
New York City
New York
212 3267889
mfpaez@jonesday.com
Larissa Zagustin
Senior VP General Counsel
Viacom
Miami Beach
FL
305 5357230
larissa.zagustin@vimn.com
Jenny Schaffer
Counsel
UPS
Atlanta
GA
305 8698108
jmortiz@ups.com
Andy Hinton
Chief Compliance Officer
Google 
San Francisco 
CA
 
andyhinton@google.com
 
 
31 4992017-06-16 21:29:13
Peter Reyes
Peter.Reyes@courts.state.mn.us
YES
In House Counsel/Corporate
Young lawyers, in-house counsel, lawyers looking at making a transition
ME, Inc.—The Ins and Outs of Developing Your Brand & Owning Your Career

This panel will focus on what it takes to create success on your own terms and will share valuable insights and resources based on their experiences. Panelists will also discuss resources that are available to develop a map for career success, insight on specific approaches to develop your individual brand, and how to avoid common mistakes young lawyers often make. The panel will feature established lawyers and judges who have successfully established and executed their own person brands.

Karen Leyva Drivin
HNBA YLD National President/Ciorporate Counsel
Bloomberg LP
New York
NY
201 446-8215
karen.leyva@gmail.com
 
Erica Mason
Partner
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete
Atlanta
GA
404 2306794
emason@constangy.com
Roman Hernandez
Partner
K&L Gates
Portland
OR
503 2265776
roman.hernandez@klgates.com
Marissa Dragoo
Special Counsel
Littler Mendelson
Sacramento
CA
916 830-7200
mdragoo@littler.com
Peter Reyes
Judge
Minnesota Court of Appeals
St. Paul
MN
651 2971008
Peter.Reyes@courts.state.mn.us
 
 

This panel previously presented on this topic and received very positive reviews. Attendance exceeded expectations, and extra chairs had to be brought in. Even then, there was standing-room only. Several people approached me at the HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference, speaking positively about the CLE and that they would like to see it again. Thank you for your consideration. pmr.

32 5002017-06-16 21:30:45
Laura Maechtlen
lmaechtlen@seyfarth.com
YES
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
All HNBA membership 
The Future of Transgender Rights For Latino/as 

The future of the LGBT Rights movement will turn on securing and expanding legal rights for transgender people. Intersectionality issues impact transgender people of color. Panelists will discuss the current state of the law. The future opportunities for how to change the law, as well as innovative diversity strategies that impact latino/as who are transgender or gender queer. Beyond that, discussion of the future impact of working toward justice for all LGBT Latina/os, and how work now impacts the future of civil rights for all.

[THIS IS A PANEL BEING SUBMITTED FORMALLY ON BEHALF OF THE LGBT DIVISION OF THE HNBA]

Francisco  Duenas
Attorney
Lambda Legal
Los Angeles
CA
213 382-7600 
lmaechtlen@seyfarth.com
Raquel Matas
Professor, HNBA GC
U of Miami 
Eduardo Juarez
Attorney
EEOC
Austin
TX
888 888888
eduardo.juarez@eeoc.com
Gonzalo Martinez
Partner
Squire
Los Angeles
CA
888 8888
gonzalo.martinez@squirepb.com
Kylie  Byron
Attorney
Seyfarth
Chicago
IL
415 5441011
lmaechtlen@seyfarth.com
 
 
 
 

The panelists may change - we added people who are interested in the topic, but would work to ID someone from a corporation, as well as a transgender panelist of color

33 5022017-06-16 21:44:30
Laura  Maechtlen
lmaechtlen@seyfarth.com
YES
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
All HNBA members
From Mexico, the US and beyond - LGBT RIghts Across Latin America 

Panelists will discuss global impact of laws re: LGBT Rights, focusing on international human rights issues and ways HNBA members can get involved

THIS SUBMISSION IS ON BEHALF OF THE LGBT DIVISION - THIS IS THE SECOND TOPIC SUGGESTED AND SUBMITTED BY DIVISION MEMBERS FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION

Victor   Marquez 
Attorney 
Marquez Law Group
San Francisco
CA
415 8888888
victor@marquezlawgroup.com
Raquel  Matas
Professor, 
U Miami 
Francisco Duenas
Attorney
Lambda Legal
Los Angeles
CA
213 8888888
fduenas@lambdalegal.org
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
888 8888888
lmaechtlen@seyfarth.com
TBD TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
888 8888888
lmaechtlen@seyfarth.com
 
 
 
 

This sugguestion for a panel was submitted late, so we didn't ID the best speakers, but would likely have no problem identifying an excellent group.

34 5032017-06-16 21:49:32
Gabe Zorogastua
gzorogastua@polsinelli.com
YES
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
In House Counsel/Corporate
Attorneys and companies handling antitrust issues related to loyalty discounts and rebates
Antitrust Treatment of Loyalty Discounts in North America

Loyalty discounts and rebates present unique antitrust problems for regulators and businesses. While loyalty discounts and rebates can sometimes benefit consumers through lower prices, they also have the potential to cause anti-competitive harm when used by dominant firms. This panel will focus on how antitrust authorities in Canada, Mexico, and the United States address antitrust issues with respect to loyalty discounts and rebates, what practitioners may do to protect their clients, and what companies may do to minimize their antitrust risk.

Sofía  Biller
Compliance Officer Investigations North America
Thyssenkrupp
Chicago
Illinois
312 5252730
sofia.biller@thyssenkrupp.com
Mitchell Raup
Antitrust Attorney
Polsinelli PC
Gabe Zorogastua
Antitrust Attorney
Polsinelli PC
Kansas City
Missouri
816 3740537
gzorogastua@polsinelli.com
Denes Rothschild
Antitrust Attorney
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Toronto
Ontario, Canada
416 3676350
drothschild@blg.com
Cristina Massa
Antitrust Attorney
Gonzalez Calvillo S.C.
Mexico City
Mexico
0115255 52027622
cmassa@gcsc.com.mx
 
 
 
 

We would prefer to have an in-house attorney as an alternate moderator, and we would do our best to find one should Sofia be unable to participate.

35 5042017-06-16 21:51:13
Gabe Zorogastua
gzorogastua@polsinelli.com
YES
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
In House Counsel/Corporate
Companies and lawyers dealing with antitrust issues
Managing Antitrust Issues Across North American Borders

As the economies of Canada, Mexico, and the United States continue to become more interconnected, the number of transactions with trans-national antitrust issues has grown, and conduct must be considered with an eye to regulators in all three countries. Panelists will discuss recent developments in the antitrust laws of each of these three countries and strategies for managing antitrust issues and disputes anywhere in North America.

Sofía  Biller
Compliance Officer Investigations North America
Thyssenkrupp
Chicago
Illinois
312 5252730
sofia.biller@thyssenkrupp.com
Mitchell Raup
Antitrust Attorney
Polsinelli PC
Gabe Zorogastua
Antitrust Attorney
Polsinelli PC
Kansas City
Missouri
816 3740537
gzorogastua@polsinelli.com
Denes Rothschild
Antitrust Attorney
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Toronto
Ontario, Canada
416 3676350
drothschild@blg.com
Cristina Massa
Antitrust Attorney
Gonzalez Calvillo S.C.
Mexico City
Mexico
0115255 52027622
cmassa@gcsc.com.mx
 
 
 
 

We would prefer to have an in-house counsel as an alternate moderator, and we would propose to finding another in-house attorney in the event Ms. Biller cannot moderate the panel.

36 5052017-06-16 22:00:47
Natalie  Gonzales
natalie.gonzales@bakerbotts.com
NO
Legal Technology
In House Counsel/Corporate
Corporate, In-House, IP attorneys
Overview of early-stage incubator and accelerator programs & legal issues facing these start-ups

This program will give an overview of early-stage/small-cap/start-up incubators and accelerators and the various legal issues faced by these early-stage companies. A new company deals with a wide-range of issues, including business formation, employment, tax, data privacy, intellectual property, and other business issues. The panel will include at least Vice President, Legal Affairs for Texas Medical Center (Santos Hinojosa), who will give an overview of TMC's accelerator program - TMCx - and a legal clinic they have created to help startups with the various legal issues.

Natalie  Gonzales
Senior Associate
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Houston 
Texas
713 2291318
natalie.gonzales@bakerbotts.com
 
Santos  Hinojosa
VP, Legal Affairs
Texas Medical Center
Houston
Texas
713 7916419
shinojosa@tmc.edu
Sylvia  Flores
CEO
Manos Accelerator
San Jose
CA
111 1111111
natalie.gonzales@bakerbotts.com
Marcela  Mendoza
Principal
Jackson Lewis
Denver
CO
303 2252384
Marcela.Mendoza@jacksonlewis.com
 
 
 
 

This is a hot topic right now and there are accelerators all over the country. It is also perfectly in line with our theme of "Our Future Knows No Bounds." I have only checked with Santos Hinojosa regarding interest, and she is interested and excited about it. The other panelists are folks we could consider, but there may be other attorneys at firm sponsors that may want to participate. I am not sure yet whether Baker Botts is sponsoring this year, so I indicated no in the form. If this is a deal-breaker, please let me know and I will pass that along with the powers that be. I am excited about this panel and topic and hope that you will consider it for the Annual Convention in September. Please contact me with questions.

37 5062017-06-16 22:08:08
Christine  Hernandez
chernandez@hdezlaw.com
NO
Small Business/Small Firm 
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
Non-Immigration Attorneys
Introduction to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status - How you can get involved!

Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in the US in recent years, seeking safety from abuse, gang violence, persecution, and other dangerous conditions. KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) is a national nonprofit that works to ensure as many of these children as possible have legal representation before the immigration courts. This panel will provide a training for non-immigration attorneys or immigration attorneys not familiar with SIJS and how to represent children in immigration matters.

Christine  Hernandez
Co-Chair  - Immigration Section of HNBA
Hernandez & Associates, PC
Denver
Colorado 
303 6231122
chernandez@hdezlaw.com
Arnulfo  Hernandez
Co-Chair - Immigration Section of HNBA
Hernandez & Associates, PC
Wendy Wylegala
Deputy Director for Legal Technical Assistance
KIND
Washington
DC
212 7013893
wwylegala@supportkind.org
Christina Iturralde
Supervising Attorney - Atlanta Office
KIND
Atlanta
GA
404 8853629
citurralde@supportkind.org
Carolina  Rodriguez
Direct Representation Attorney - Houston Office
KIND
Houston
TX
832 7794030
crodriguez@supportkind.org
 
 
 
 

VP External Affairs - Juan Semprestegui has been working with the Immigration Section to put this panel together if you have any questions.

38 5072017-06-17 00:03:35
Amy Romaker
aromaker@sheppardmullin.com
YES
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
All Audience Members
Executive Orders - Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

The news over the past few months has been filled with talk of executive orders – the travel ban, the cybersecurity executive order, and an order to investigate voter fraud, and others. What exactly is an executive order? What is its legal basis? How have past Presidents used them? What are the strengths and weaknesses of going the E.O. route? In this session, we will tell you everything you were wanted to know about executive orders, but were afraid to ask.

Jonathan  Meyer
Partner
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Washington D.C.
D.C.
202 7471920
jmeyer@sheppardmullin.com
 
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Jonathan Meyer
Partner
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Washington 
D.C.
202 7471920
jmeyer@sheppardmulin.com
Jonathan Meyer
Partner
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Washington 
D.C.
202 7471920
jmeyer@sheppardmullin.com
Jonathan Meyer
Partner
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Washington
D.C.
202 7471920
jmeyer@sheppardmullin.com
 
 
 
 

If this is of interest this presentation could be a single panelist namely our moderator Jonathan Meyer or he could build a panel from his time working United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he advised the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, General Counsel, Chief of Staff and other senior leaders of the 240,000-employee agency on law and policy issues, including cyber security, airline security, high technology, drones, immigration reform, encryption, and intelligence law. In this capacity, he supervised attorneys at Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Secret Service, and the Coast Guard, among others.

39 5082017-06-17 00:49:45
Amy Romaker
aromaker@sheppardmullin.com
YES
Legal Technology
In House Counsel/Corporate
All In-house Counsel
The Blockchain’s Impact on Business and the Legal Industry 

Although the blockchain is most commonly known as the underlying technology for the digital currency, Bitcoin, it has many different applications across various industries and is seen as having the potential to revolutionize the way we do business. This program will provide a high-level overview of the blockchain and explain why the technology will have increasing relevance for numerous companies, including those the firm already advises, and outline the array of legal issues involved.

James Gatto
Partner
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Washington 
D.C.
202 7471945
jgatto@sheppardmullin.com
Laura Jehl
Partner
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Roger  Ver
CEO
Bitcoin.com
Los Angeles
CA
213 5555555
rver@bitcoin.com
Peter Vessenes
CEO
Coinlab
Seattle
Washington
555 5555555
peter.vessenes@coinlab.com
 Eduardo de Castro
CEO
Blockchain ASICs LLC
San Francisco
CA
415 5555555
aettinger@sheppardmullin.com
 
 
 
 
40 5092017-06-17 03:31:40
Francisco Duenas
fduenas@lambdalegal.org
NO
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
All, new and experienced attorneys, judges, law school students
Policing and Criminalization Issues in Latino Communities

This panel will discuss a wide range of emerging and cutting-edge policing and criminal justice issues experienced in Latino communities from use-of-force policies to decriminalization efforts to reduce mass incarceration. In addition to issues that affect Latinos broadly, we will a focus on vulnerable Latino populations like immigrants, returning felons, LGBT people and sex workers. The panel and audience will discuss the impact of legal and policy issues on our communities from various points of engagement with the criminal justice system and law and immigration enforcement. We will explore strategies that attorneys and advocates can use in representing Latino clients and organizing our community members. Finally, we will discuss lessons learned in our strategies including advancing legal arguments and theories, community advocacy, changing the culture of law enforcement and the idea of building trust and mutual respect between police and communities.

Kira Romero Craft
Associate Counsel
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Orlando
FL
321 250-2853
kromero@latinojustice.org
Francisco Duenas
Director- Diversity, Inclusion & Proyecto Igualdad
Lambda Legal
Richard Saenz
Staff Attorney, Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct Strategist
Lambda Legal
New York
NY
212 809-8585
rsaenz@lambdalegal.org
Vanessa Del Valle
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Chicago
IL
312 503-5932
vanessa.delvalle@law.northwestern.edu
Sara Baker
Legislative and Policy Director
ACLU of Missouri
St. Louis
MO
314 652-3114
sbaker@aclu-mo.org
Juan Cartagena
President & General Counsel
Latino Justice/ PRLDEF
New York
NY
212 219-3360
jcartagena@latinojustice.org
Brittany Packnett
Co-Founder
Campaign Zero
Washington
DC
800 832-1230
brittany@thisisthemovement.org

Dear HNBA CLE Committee,

Please note that if this CLE were to be selected, I (and not the proposed moderator) would be happy to join the CLE committee to shepherd this and other CLE proposals to fruition. I have participated in many HNBA CLE committees before and can commit my time and energy to this task. All of the proposed panelists are experts on policing and criminal justice reform, however, I did not get to confirm the interest of all of the panelists. I know that the rosters of these proposed panels shift as speakers affiliated with HNBA sponsors are identified. I wanted to first get the theme for this CLE approved before moving forward and approaching all the potential panelists.

Cordially,
Francisco J. Dueñas
Lambda Legal

41 5102017-06-17 03:38:52
Christine Poleski Gaona
cpgaona@bohorquezhoefkerlaw.com
NO
Legal Technology
Litigators
How Artifical Intelligence could change edisvery as we know it

Litigators know that eDiscovery is at the point of being unmanageable for humans to sort through and make sense of high volumes of data. Companies and individuals are likely to turn to new trainable AI solutions that will reduce the number of human resources and sort through thousands of emails, text messages, IMs, and documents quickly to narrow down the pile. These AI machine learning solutions, like Microsoft’s Equivio, use machine learning, text analytics, and predictive coding to easily sort through large quantities of data for eDiscovery. Volumes of data are reduced by eliminating duplicate files, reconstructing email threads, and identifying themes and data relationships to hone in on what is relevant. These trainable AI solutions are just the beginning of AI in the eDiscovery space. Come learn how this new technology will change the game!

Christine Poleski Gaona
Partner
Bohorquez Hoefker PLLC
2401 Fountainview drive Suite 801
Houston, TX 77057
713 8128787
cpgaona@bohorquezhoefkerlaw.com
 
Elizabeth Bohorquez
Partner
Bohorquez Hoefker PLLC
2401 Fountain View Suite 801, Houston
Texas
713 8128787
ebohorquez@bohorquezhoefkerlaw.com
Alex Gonzalez
Associate
Padilla Rodriguez LLP
5433 Westheimer Rd., Suite 825 Houston, Texas 77056 TEL (713) 574-4600 FAX (713) 574-4601
Houston, Texas 77056
713 5744600
agonzalez@pandrlaw.com
Catherine Romero
In house cousnel
Microsoft
1 microsoft way
redmond, WA
425 8288080
cromero@microsoft.com
 
 
 
 

In conversations with Microsoft for speakers

42 5112017-06-17 03:51:54
Aracely Munoz
amunozpetrich@gmail.com
NO
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
Public interest, governmental, health lawyers
The Connection Between State Restrictions on Women’s Rights and the Lack of Access to Health Programs Benefiting Latinas and Latino Children

Evidence shows that states with the most restrictions on reproductive rights, also tend to be the states with the worst records for overall indicators of women's and children's health. In the past few years, there has been an unprecedented volume of state legislation restricting critical health rights. State lawmakers have justified many of these laws with claims that these restrictions are necessary to help protect the health and well-being of women and children. However, research shows there is an inverse relationship between a state's number of reproduction restrictions and its number of evidence based policies that support the health of women and children. These restrictions critically impact Latinas who have the second highest mortality rate from cervical cancer, the highest rate of gestational diabetes, and are two times more liked to experience an unintended pregnancy than white women. Our expert panelists will discuss the language used to put these health restrictions in place, its impact on Latinas and their children, as well as a survey of health and well-being indicators for women and children at the state level. The panel will also discuss policies that evidence shows have a positive impact on improving the health and well-being of women and children and what this could mean for the Latino community.

Aracely Munoz
Special Counsel
Center for Reproductive Rights
New York
NY
202 4505715
amunoz@reprorights.org
 
Pilar Herrero
Human Rights Counsel
Center for Reproductive Rights
New York
NY
917 6373793   
pherrero@reprorights.org
Diana  Lugo Martinez
Senior Director of Community Engagement
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
New York
NY
212 422-3120 
diana@latinainstitute.org
Terri Ann  Thompson, PhD
Associate 
Ibis Reproductive Health
Cambridge
MA
617 349-0040
admin@ibisreproductivehealth.org
 
 
 
 
43 5122017-06-17 04:17:18
Monica Torrez Pfister
mtorrez@trueblue.com
NO
In House Counsel/Corporate
In-house Counsel and Corporate Attorneys, as well as Attorneys in private law firms who handle Employment and Labor law issues
Changing Workplaces - Changing Employment Laws

This CLE is being proposed by the HNBA Employment and Labor Law Committee. The panelist will discuss their experiences and challenges in balancing changes in our current day work environments with changing employment laws involving a range of issues such as remote work arrangements, gender identity, equal pay, state/county mandated sick leave laws, disability accommodation, etc.

The goal is for this panel to consist of 4 to 5 attorneys, with 1 attorney serving as the moderator. We are open to suggestions for the proposed moderator, and have currently just filled in the name of the Chairs of the HNBA Employment and Labor Law Committee. The panelist will be attorneys with a solid Employment and Labor law background from a variety of organizations including: 1 or 2 attorneys from the EEOC or other government enforcement agency; 1 or 2 senior in-house attorneys from a national company; and 1 or 2 attorneys from a law firm.

Given our changing and modern day workplaces; new government administration, and changing leaders of federal agencies who enforce employment laws - we see this as being a critical and relevant CLE to offer as part of the in-house counsel/corporate track to educate HNBA members not only on current employment laws, but future trends and expected changes in our continuously evolving workplaces.

Monica Torrez Pfister
Senior Corporate Counsel and Co-Chair of the HNBA Employment and Labor Law Committee
TrueBlue, Inc.
Tacoma
WA
253 5735024
mtorrez@trueblue.com
Guillermo  Escobedo
Attorney/Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.
William  Tamayo
EEOC Regional Director, San Francisco EEOC Office
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
San Francisco
CA
800 6694000
william.tamayo@eeoc.gov
Cynthia  Sandavol
Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Employment Law
Towne Park, LLC.
Orange County
CA
800 2916111
csandoval@townepark.com
Eric De Los Santos
Associate General Counsel and Senior Director of Employment Law
TrueBlue, Inc.
Tacoma
WA
253 6808483
edelossantos@trueblue.com
Lisa Hernandez
Senior Trial Attorney
EEOC, Pittsburgh Area Office
Pittsburgh 
PA
412 3955852
lisa.hernandez@eeoc.gov
TBD 
 

The above individuals have been contacted to determine only if they are interested. We have not heard back from all of the individuals listed above. At this time, we have confirmed that Eric De Los Santos and William Tamayo may be interested. We are open to suggestions and referrals for other speakers for this panel.

44 5132017-06-17 05:15:27
Francisco Duenas
fduenas@lambdalegal.org
NO
Public Policy/Government/Public Interest
All, new and experienced attorneys, Judges, law school students
Fair Courts in the Age of Trump?

Issues like judicial independence, diversity on the bench and access to justice, have rarely been as prominent in America’s consciousness as they are today, unfortunately, for many of the wrong reasons. As some push for greater diversity on the bench, others unfairly question the ability of jurists from minority communities to be impartial. Still others are working to improve the administration of law for our communities, while preserving judicial impartiality. This panel will examine efforts to make our courts fairer: from how judges are chosen and counted to enhancing diversity on the bench and how these concerns intersect with the current Trump administration.

Praveen Fernandes
Principal
Raben Group
Washington
DC
202 466-8585
PFernandes@rabengroup.com
Francisco Dueñas
Director- Diversity, Inclusion & Proyecto Igualdad
Lambda Legal
Eric Lesh
Director, Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal
New York
NY
212 809-8585
elesh@lambdalegal.org
Hannah Vasconcellos Hastings 
Assistant Director of Strategic Engagement
American Constitution Society
Washington
DC
202 393-6181
hhastings@ACSLaw.org
Natalie Roetzel Ossenfort
Director, Texas Office
Alliance for Justice
Dallas
TX
214 530-9144
Natalie@afj.org
Matthew Menendez
Cousel- Justice Program
Brennan Center for Justice
New York
NY
646 292-8310
 
 

Dear HNBA CLE Committee,

Please note that if this CLE were to be selected, I (and not the proposed moderator) would be happy to join the CLE committee to shepherd this and other CLE proposals to fruition. I have participated in many HNBA CLE committees before and can commit my time and energy to this task. All of the proposed panelists are experts on fair courts issues, however, I did not get to confirm the interest of all of the panelists. I know that the rosters of these proposed panels shift as speakers affiliated with HNBA sponsors are identified. I wanted to first get the theme for this CLE approved before moving forward and approaching all the potential panelists. For this panel, in particular, I would work on getting more geographic and professional diversity.

Cordially,
Francisco J. Dueñas
Lambda Legal

45 5202017-06-21 21:36:23
Irene Oria
ioria@stroock.com
YES
In House Counsel/Corporate
Insurance Professionals (Insurer In-House and Private Outside Counsel and Non-Lawyer Executives)
Bad Faith Nightmares: Recent Trends & Themes In Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Insurance Litigation

Hear about the most recent trends, themes, court decisions and strategies for litigating insurance bad faith and extra-contractual damages cases – the cases that keep insurers and reinsurers up at night. Panelists (insurer side in-house and outside counsel) will discuss how best to navigate the dangers of broad bad faith discovery, allegations of improper claim handling, post litigation bad faith, fraud, institutional misconduct and similar claims. This panel will provide insurance industry professionals the tips they need to avoid, curtail and defend against bad faith and other high exposure claims and lawsuits including class actions and statutory unfair business practice actions targeting the insurance industry.

Irene Oria
Special Counsel
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Miami
FL
305 789-9326
ioria@stroock.com
Sulema Medrano
Partner
Smith Amundsen LLP
Arlene  Zalayet
Senior Vice President & General Attorney
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Boston
MA
617 654-3929 
Arlene.zalayet@libertymutual.com
Megan Groeser Gonzalez
Assistant General Counsel
Nationwide Insurance
Columbus
Ohio
614 249-7111 
gonzalezm@nationwide.com
Sergio Oehninger
Partner
Hunton & Williams LLP
Washington
District of Columbia
202 955 1854
soehninger@hunton.com
Sulema Medrano Novak
Partner
Smith Amundsen LLP
Chicago
IL
312 894-3244
smedrano@salawus.com
 
 

Moderator is working on identifying other potential panelists to connect with and confirm interest should it be necessary.