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1 2051 2018-05-10 04:48:16
Jerry Ruiz
jruiz@alvaradosmith.com
YES
Litigation NOW Track
Legal Update on Latin@ LGBT Rights: Beyond Marriage
LGBT Latinas/os are making history as plaintiffs and litigators as the fight for greater LGBT equality continues. Under the Trump Administration, the DOJ has reversed course on various legal and policy positions it had previously taken in support of the rights of LGBT people. This CLE will cover the recent legal developments including the ruling from the Supreme Court in the Masterpiece Cake case, a case that will decide whether religious liberties can be invoked to circumvent antidiscrimination protections. Similarly, various regulatory efforts hope to expand existing federal religious exemptions. We will also cover recent rulings about transgender rights in Puerto Rico and Trump’s Trans military ban. Finally, we will explore the lasting effects of Trump’s judicial nominees to the federal bench for all Latinos. 
Jerry Ruiz
Shareholder/ CLE Coordinator
Alvarado Smith/ HNBA LGBT Division
38
Jerry Ruiz is a real estate and business transactional attorney with 30 years of legal practice and experience both in private law and in-house counsel for Fortune 50 diversified financial services companies. He is also a member of the HNBA LGBT Division and an advocate for LGBT Latinos.
None applicable. If CLE gets chosen, the LGBT Section may switch out moderator.
Los Angeles
California
213 629-7011
jruiz@alvaradosmith.com
Omar Gonzalez Pagan
Senior Attorney, Health Care Strategist
Lambda Legal
8
Gonzalez-Pagan received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. He also possesses a Master’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Cornell University. He was also lead counsel in Conde-Vidal v. Rius-Armendariz, the successful challenge to Puerto Rico’s marriage ban, and was co-counsel in Robicheaux v. Caldwell, the successful challenge to Louisiana’s marriage ban.
Recognized as an emerging leader and passionate advocate for the civil rights of LGBT people, Gonzalez-Pagan has spoken at many of America’s leading law schools, including Columbia, Cornell, Penn, and Stanford, and bar associations. He has been recognized as one of 2018’s Top Lawyers Under 40 by the Hispanic National Bar Association, 2016’s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association, a Public Interest Leader by the Boston Bar Association, and with the Young Alumni Award by the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is regularly quoted by news outlets regarding the civil rights of LGBT people and their families, and has made numerous media appearances, including MSNBC.
New York
NY
212 809-8585
ogonzalez-pagan@lambdalegal.org
Victoria Rodriguez Roldan
Senior Policy Counsel, Trans/Gender Nonconforming Justice Director, Disability Justice Project Director
National LGBTQ Task Force
4
Particular areas of expertise and focus are the intersections of issues affecting transgender people with disabilities and mental illness, anti- trans workplace discrimination and gun violence prevention from a social justice lens. She has been in trans advocacy the entirety of her adult life, including advocacy in Puerto Rico and in Maine. She has been profiled in NBC News and Latina Magazine, among other outlets and was also a plaintiff in Arroyo v. Rosselló, a first-of-its-kind federal lawsuit that challenged and overturned Puerto Rico’s categorical ban on corrections to the gender marker in birth certificates. 
Victoria is the author of “Valuing Transgender Applicants and Employees”, a gold-standard best practices guide for employers, and frequently speaks on discrimination issues impacting the trans community. Prior to joining the Task Force, she worked as an Equal Opportunity Specialist for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Civil Rights Center. Victoria holds a B.A. in Psychology with honors from the University of Puerto Rico, and a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law. 
Washington
DC
202 639-6328
vrodriguezroldan@thetaskforce.org
 
 
 
 
This CLE proposal is being submitted by the HNBA LGBT Division.
2 2050 2018-05-10 03:50:12
Richard Saenz
rsaenz@lambdalegal.org
NO
Litigation NOW Track
Prisoner and Detainee Rights in the Age of Trump
This panel will discuss developments in case law, filings and policy about the current state of prisoner and detainee rights in our current political climate. In addition to issues that affect Latinos broadly like policy reform trends to reform money bail, we hope to explore the treatment of immigrant detainees including families, their access to health care and likelihood of getting a hearing in front of a judge. We will also look at the conditions for LGBT prisoners and immigrant detainees and those living with HIV. Finally, we will explore strategies that attorneys and advocates can use in representing Latino clients and in calling for needed systemic improvements.
Kira Romero Craft
Associate Counsel
Latino Justice PRLDEF
10
Romero-Craft focuses on immigrants rights, voting rights, employment law cases and criminal justice reform. Kira began her legal career as an Equal Justice Works fellow for the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association in Orlando, Florida where she focused on representation of undocumented immigrant children in juvenile and immigration court.
Kira has organized collaborations with the private bar and law schools to lead pro bono clinics to address gaps in representation for indigent clients applying for immigration status under humanitarian benefits. Prior to joining LatinoJustice, she was the Program Director for the Children's Legal program at Americans for Immigrant Justice where she led a team of lawyers representing immigrant children in dependency and removal proceedings. Kira is the Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter.
Orlando
FL
321 250-2853
kromero@latinojustice.org
Richar Saenz
Staff Attorney, Criminal Justice Strategist
Lambda Legal
7
Saenz work spans all aspects of Lambda Legal’s impact litigation, policy advocacy and public education efforts. Prior to joining Lambda Legal, Richard established the HIV/LGBT Advocacy Project at Queens Legal Services, Legal Services-NYC, to serve low-income LGBT and HIV-affected New Yorkers. His legal advocacy has included challenging discriminatory treatment and policies of the New York City welfare agency, and representing victims of domestic violence and people with disabilities in court and administrative hearings.
Richard has trained hundreds of attorneys and law students on providing services to LGBT clients and on cultural competency in representing the communities. He has presented at national conferences on criminalization of poverty and the intersectionality of race, poverty, and LGBT issues. Richard’s awards include the Michael B. Davis-Elyse Hilton Alumni Award from the Fordham Law School OutLaw, the Community Leadership Award from Queens Pride House, and the National LGBT Bar Association’s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 and the HNBA's Top 40 Under 40. Saenz helped edit a new forthcoming report on criminal justice reform under the Trump Administration.
New York
NY
212 809-8585
rsaenz@lambdalegal.org
NIcole Gonzalez Van Cleve
Assistant Professor
Temple University
1
Van Cleve received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University where she was a legal studies fellow. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Northwestern University where she was awarded the Farrel Grant for Public Policy and the Badesch Fellowship from the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice.  She is an affiliated scholar with the American Bar Foundation.
Gonzalez Van Cleve's book, “Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court,” was an NAACP Image Award Finalist, a two-time Prose Award Winner and a recent winner of three “Best Book” distinctions by the American Sociological Association. It has been featured on NBC News, MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and CNN.Van Cleve, Nicole Gonzalez.  Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court. Stanford University Press. May 2016.Van Cleve, Nicole Gonzalez and Lauren Mayes. 2015. “Criminal Justice through “Colorblind” Lenses: A Call to Examine the Mutual Constitution of Race and Criminal Justice.” Law and Social Inquiry.Van Cleve, Nicole. 2012. “Reinterpreting the Zealous Advocate: Multiple Intermediary Roles of the Criminal  Defense Attorney” in Lawyers in Practice: Ethical Decision Making in Context. (Leslie Levin and Lynn Mather eds., University of Chicago Press, 2012).
Philadelphia
PA
773 960-4132
nvancleve@temple.edu
Lola Sophia Bovell
Managing Attorney
The Florence Project
3
Bovell and earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida and her M.A. in Women’s Studies. She received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She has interned with LatinoJustice PRLDEF and participated in the Immigrant Justice Clinic at Wisconsin Law.
The Florence Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal service organization providing free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in Arizona.
Phoenix
AZ
602 307-1008
firrp@firrp.org
Brigitte Amiri
Senior Staff Attorney
ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project
18
Brigitte is currently litigating multiple cases, including a challenge to the Office of Refuge Resettlement’s practice of blocking immigrant women in detention from access to the abortion services they seek, South Dakota's law that requires women seeking abortion to first visit a crisis pregnancy center before obtaining an abortion, a restriction on Medicaid funding for abortion in Alaska, and a law in Texas that has forced one-third of the abortion providers to close their doors. 
Brigitte is an adjunct assistant professor at New York Law School, and has been an adjunct assistant professor at Hunter College. She is profiled in this extensive article: https://www.statnews.com/2018/04/11/aclu-attorney-immigrant-abortion-rights/ 
New York
NY
212 549-2500
aclupreferences@aclu.org
This panel will analyse many current and pressing concerns and is a great opportunity for the Criminal Law Section, Immigration Law Section, the Latina Commission and the LGBT Division to collaborate. We are in the process of reaching out to the leadership of all those HNBA entities and will engage them in finalizing this CLE panel, if selected. 
3 2049 2018-05-10 00:39:21
Nestor Barrero
NBARRERO@CONSTANGY.COM
YES
Transactional Law Track
Legal Practice Management Track
Employee & Executive Harassment Training in the "MeToo" Era
The panel will discuss best practices and legal developments affecting the training of employees at all levels on anti-harassment and discrimination in the era of "MeToo". Included are a state and local regulatory review of laws requiring employee training in avoiding harassment claims, the legal effectiveness of requiring such training in the workplace under Ellerth and other decisions, coverage of what does and doesn't makes an effective program and the impact of "MeToo" on arbitration and settlement agreements. This panel should be of interest to litigation and transactional lawyers, in house counsel, government attorneys, judges and law firm managers who are on the front lines of reacting and adapting to this cultural moment.
Nestor Barrero
Senior Counsel
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete 
33
JD
see Linked In Profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/nestor-barrero-54936b5/
Los Angeles
California
310 8468772
nbarrero@constangy.com
Patti Perez
Vice President 
Emtrain
29
JD, SPHR
see Linked In Profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/patti-perez/
San Diego
California
800 242-6099
patticperez@gmail.com
Raul Zermeno
Partner
Fisher & Phillips
10
JD
See Linked In Profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/raul-zermeno-a7154a14/
Los Angeles
California
213 330.4453
rzermeno@fisherphillips.com
 
 
TBD 
 
We believe this is a timely and important topic that will be of interest to all levels of HNBA Annual Convention attendees including litigation and transactional lawyers, in house counsel, government attorneys, judges and law firm managers. We have not filled out the panel yet but are reaching out to law firm and in house lawyers.
4 2048 2018-05-09 23:15:27
Abran Vigil
vigila@ballardspahr.com
NO
Litigation NOW Track
The Fair Credit Reporting Act:  Recent Litigation Trends and Best Practices for In-House Counsel
This program will provide an understanding of the general application of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  Notable industry panelists will discuss who is affected by it and what the general provisions are. Attendees will learn about the latest lawsuit filing trends nationwide from both a practitioner and in-house perspective. 
Abran Vigil
Partner
Ballard Spahr LLP
18
Moderator is part of a nationally recognized Consumer Financial Services practice at Ballard Spahr. Chambers USA ranks the Group in the highest tier nationally in the category of Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance and Litigation)
The moderator has delivered presentations on FCRA to JPMorgan Chase's in-house legal department and has given FCRA webinar presentations.  Below are Ballard Spahr's legal alerts, article and events on FCRA issues.Link to FCRA Legal Alerts: https://www.ballardspahr.com/advancedsearch.aspx?query=FCRA&sections=Legal+AlertsLink to FCRA Articles: https://www.ballardspahr.com/advancedsearch.aspx?query=FCRA&sections=ArticlesLinks to FCRA programs:https://www.ballardspahr.com/advancedsearch.aspx?query=FCRA&sections=Events
Las Vegas
NV
702 868-7523
vigila@ballardspahr.com
Lindsay  Demaree
Associate
Ballard Spahr LLP
13
Panelist is part of a nationally recognized Consumer Financial Services practice at Ballard Spahr. Chambers USA ranks the Group in the highest tier nationally in the category of Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance and Litigation)Lindsay regularly represents financial institutions in actions involving contract disputes, mortgage disputes, lien priority issues, as well as federal and state consumer protection laws such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Recent PublicationsCo-author, "Alleged FCRA Violation Sufficiently Concrete for Article III Standing, Ninth Circuit Holds in Spokeo II," Ballard Spahr alert, August 17, 2017Co-author, "FCRA Class Plaintiff Lacked Concrete Informational Injury Required for Standing Under Spokeo, Fourth Circuit Holds," Ballard Spahr alert, May 19, 2017Co-author, "Eleventh Circuit Weighs In on the FCRA’s Furnisher Investigation Requirement," Ballard Spahr alert, August 2, 2016
Las Vegas
NV
702 868-7514
demareel@ballardspahr.com
Tom Tollison
Senior Counsel
Early Warning
21
Significant experience in FRCA issues as an in-house lawyer for Early Warning.
NA
Scottsdale
AZ
480 656-5063 
ttollison@hotmail.com 
 
 
 
 
5 2047 2018-05-09 22:37:32
Yesenia Gallegos
ygallegos@foxrothschild.com
YES
Litigation NOW Track
Achieving Breakthrough Professional Development Split Track
10 Tips for Avoiding Malpractice Claims/Ethics Charges
This program benefits both in-house and outside counsel, and addresses conflicts of interest between current and former clients, when and how to use conflict waiver letters, documenting certain communications with clients to mitigate risk, and appropriate use of technology (email, text messages and tweets) to mitigate risk.  Rachelle Bin, Assistant General Counsel of Fox Rothschild, has several "war stories," to assist in understanding and avoiding ethical pitfalls. She can serve as either a moderator or panelist and would invite other in-house counsel to participate from Univision, Wells Fargo, Molina Healthcare, Liberty Mutual, etc.
Rachelle Bin
Assistant General Counsel
Fox Rothschild, LLP
22
Experienced in professional rules of conduct in most jurisdictions within the U.S.
Rachelle Bin has previously presented on this topic in New Jersey and throughout the country
997 Lennox Drive, Bld. 3
New Jersey
609 895-6737
RBin@foxrothschild.com
Matthew  Moschella
Partner
Sherin & Lodgen
19
Licensed in MA
Experience handling malpractice claims and defending attorneys due to these ethical pitfalls.
Boston
MA
617 646-2245
mcmoschella@sherin.com
Alfredo Sanchez
Sr. Legal Counsel
Wells Fargo
25
TBD
TBD
Los Angeles
CA
213 253-7469
Alfredo.Sanchez@wellsfargo.com
Glenda Martinez
Sr. Vice President and General Counsel
Univision
25
Los Angeles
CA
310 348-3673
gemartinez@univision.net
 
 
6 2046 2018-05-09 21:59:32
Wandaly Fernandez
wfernandez@sidley.com
YES
Transactional Law Track
Latest Developments: Innovation and Disruption in Health Care 
A diverse panel, representing different industries, will address the latest developments in the innovation of the health care industry and what these recent developments mean for a variety of stakeholders. The panel will discuss recent initiatives in the insurance industry, pharma, the opioid crisis, telehealth and the recent announcement by Amazon, Berkshire, and JPMorgan to form an independent health care company for their US-employees. The panel will also address various legal obstacles to innovation such as state licensure, corporate practice of medicine, and HIPAA. The panel will touch on a number of hot topics in the quickly changing health care landscape and is likely to appeal to a broad audience.
Wandaly Fernandez
Associate
Sidley Austin, LLP
4
Health Care Certificate (part of JD program)
Significant Changes by the VA in Country of Origin Requirements for Federal Supply Schedule Contracts, Sidley Update, May 2016. Trump Administration Releases Fiscal Year 2018 BudgetRequest, Including Significant Cuts to Health Programs, Sidley Update, June 2017. U.S. Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on President’sFiscal Year 2018 Health and Human Services Budget Request, Sidley Update, June 2017.
Washington 
DC
202 736-8212
wfernandez@sidley.com
Karen Davila
Senior Associate General Counsel
Walmart Stores, Inc.
30
Board Certified in Health Care Law, Florida Board of Legal Specialization, Florida Bar
HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference 2016 - Can You Afford It? Health and Life Sciences Product Development and Prescription Drug PricingHNBA Corporate Counsel Conference 2017 - Domestic and InternationalRegulation Impacting Healthand Life Sciences Technologies
Fayetteville 
AR
479 277-5147 
karen.davila@walmart.com
William Rivera
Senior Vice President, Litigation
AARP Foundation 
23
n/a
Recent health-related speeches:2017 National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care Conference – Nursing Home Resident Empowerment LuncheonJustice in Aging Senior Poverty Forum – Advocating to Improve Seniors’ Health and Economic SecurityVictory Fund Conference – Addressing the Hidden Needs of LGBTQ Older Adults2018American Health Lawyers Association Long Term Care & the Law Conference – Discharge or Dumping: Nursing Home Law, Policy, and PracticeRecent health-related briefs:Burnett v. Express Scripts, Inc., No. 18-346 (2d. Cir.) (fiduciary duties of pharmacy benefit managers)FTC v. Quincy Bioscience Holding Co., No. 17-3745 (2d Cir.) (consumer protection/dietary supplements)GlaxoSmithKline v. Dolin, No. 17-3030 (7th Cir.) (product liability/pharmaceuticals)Ass’n for Accessible Medicines v. Frosh, No. 17-2166 (4th Cir.) (prescription drug pricing)Maryland v. Neiswanger Management Servs. (Md.) (consumer protection/nursing homes)McNair v. Johnson & Johnson, No. 17-0519 (W. Va.) (product liability/pharmaceuticals)Amgen v. Sanofi, No. 17-1480 (Fed. Cir.) (pharmaceutical patents)
Washington
DC
202 434-3392
warivera@aarp.org
 
 
 
 
7 2045 2018-05-09 21:45:48
Raul Ayala
raul_ayala@fd.org
NO
Legal Practice Management Track
Attorney Work-Life Balance:  Fact or Fiction?
Is your life zen or zany?!  While we all may know that the legal profession is stressful and demanding, recent studies reflect an alarming rate of substance use and mental health issues.  This distinguished panel will discuss how to better identify the issues that may bring a disruption to your work-life balance and, perhaps more importantly, how you might engage in cultivating a healthy harmony within your own mind, body and soul.
Raul Ayala
Co-Chair, HNBA Attorney Wellness Committee
Federal Public Defenders Office, Central District of California
36
No certificates; 14 years of recovery and several years working in substance use and mental health treatment federal court programs;  Past member of the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) and The Other Bar, Inc., a California non-profit organization assisting law students, lawyers and judges with similar issues.
All events related to attorney well-being, recovery and Lawyer Assistance Programs:Noticias article (Spring, 2018):  "Attorney Well-Being:  HNBA As A Catalyst For Change."Presentations:HNBA Annual Conventions (Hollywood, Minneapolis);HNBA Corporate Counsel Conferences (San Diego, New Orleans, San Antonio);ABA, Criminal Justice Section (2018 Mid-Year Meeting, Vancouver);ABA, CoLAP (2011 Annual Meeting, Toronto);California Public Defenders Association (Specialty Credits and DUI Defense Seminars);Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (CLE presentation); and others.
Los Angeles
California
626 833-5215
raul_ayala@fd.org
Debra Norwood
Co-Chair, HNBA Attorney Wellness Committee
DebraNorwood.com
30
Certified Laughter Leader;Expert Level Practitioner, World Laughter Tour;Certified Brain Health Coach, Amen Clinics;Member, Positive Psychology Association, and The Association of Applied and Therapeutic Laughter; endorsed by the World Laughter Tour. 
Debra has taught, presented and written numerous articles and other publications over the years, on her own and in conjunction with her husband, Dan Norwood, co-presenter and author of "The Resilient Lawyer."Executive Director, Laughter Lawyer USA
Memphis
Tennesee
901 210-2824
dnorwood@yahoo.com
Laurie Besden
Attorney;  Executive Director, LCL (Invited)
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvanis, Inc. (Lawyer Assistance Program)
19
Recovery attorney, with extensive experience serving law students, judges and lawyers in Pennsylvania relating to substance use and mental health issues.
Laurie is the subject of an ABA video ('The Besden Redemption") and several articles on her background and recovery, including "Back From Addiction and Sharing the Lessons" in the New York Times (3/23/2008).First as Deputy Executive Director and now as Executive Director of LCL, she is responsible for all LAP outreach to law students, lawyers and judges in Pennsylvania on related issues, conducting over 200 presentations a year.
Camp Hill
Pennsylvania
717 737-9660
laurie@lclpa.org
Judi Cohen
Attorney, and Principle, Warrior One
Warrior One, LLC
33
Formed Warrior One and created Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers;Founding member, Bay Area Working Group for Law and Meditation;Chair, Teachers Division of the Mindfulness in Law Society.
Law professor, Mindfulness for Lawyers at Berkeley Law;Featured in various publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Oregon Bar Journal, and others;Author, numerous articles and blog posts, including The Wake Up Call at Warrior One.
Sonoma
California
707 934-8653
judi@warriorone.com
 
 
Thank you for considering this submission.  We may decide to add another speaker, depending on time constraints, and I am open to suggestions on the title and seminar description.  A comprehensive list of references and other documents will be made electronically available to all participants.
8 2044 2018-05-09 21:37:41
Aracely Muñoz
amunoz@reprorights.org
NO
Litigation NOW Track
The Evolving Role of Amicus Briefs in Appellate Litigation
Amicus briefs have become a significant part of appellate litigation and can help shape the outcome of a case. In the last decade, record numbers of briefs have been filed with the Supreme Court (700+ per term). This number is double the number of submissions in the 1990s, and 12 times the rate of what it was in the 1940s-50s. Amicus briefs are an effective way to influence the courts and can address arguments that fall outside the narrow scope of issues in a case. An effective amicus curiae brief can complement the brief of a litigant and can assist a court in deciding issues that have potential ramifications beyond the case at hand. During this panel, our speakers will discuss the role of amicus briefs and the undeniable impact of the strategies they developed around them in recent cases including Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. et al., v. Texas, et al. 
Michelle Gallardo
Legal Director, Global Supply Chain 
Harman International
24
N/A
N/A
Detroit
MI
917 6373682
mgallardo123@gmail.com
Lourdes Rivera
Senior Vice President, U.S. Programs
Center for Reproductive Rights
20
N/A
Biography: https://www.reproductiverights.org/profile/lourdes-rivera
New York
NY
917 6373682
lrivera@reprorights.org
Camilla  Taylor
Director of Constitutional Litigation
LAMBDA Legal
15
N/A 
Biography: https://www.lambdalegal.org/about-us/staff/camilla-taylor"Common Threads: Examining State Restrictions on 14th Amendment Rights" March 7, 2018
Chicago
Illinois
212 8098585
ctaylor@lambdalegal.org
Thomas Saenz
President and General Counsel
MALDEF
20
N/A
Biography: http://maldef.org/about/thomas_a_saenz/
Los Angeles
CA
 
 
 
9 2043 2018-05-09 21:19:04
Sean Andrade
sandrade@andradefirm.com
YES
Litigation NOW Track
Making Sure You Are Covered:  Navigating Difficult Bet-the-Company Litigation with Complex Insurance Coverage Issues
For companies facing a potentially massive claim or an avalanche of difficult claims, the first thought is "how can we manage this," but the big question quickly becomes "are we insured?"  This panel - which includes seasoned litigators and insurance recovery specialists and a sitting judge - will provide insights on creatively handling complex litigation while maximizing insurance coverage. Designed for in-house counsel and litigators, the topics will include creative processes for early resolution, preparing media strategies, formulating discovery/litigation/trial plans, mapping out potential coverage, duty to cooperate, and how to demand and obtain defense and indemnification.
Andre De La Cruz
Superior Court Judge
California Superior Court
12
TBA
YBA
Orange
CA
000 0000000
adelacruz@occourts.org
Sean Andrade
Managing Partner
Andrade Gonzalez LLP
16
Post Baccalaureate Cert. in Business and Public Policy, The Wharton School
"Who has you covered? Let's talk insurance." July 2017
Los Angeles
California
213 9863951
sandrade@andradefirm.com
Thomas Delaney
Superior Court Judge
California Superior Court
26
N/A
RECENT LECTURES / ARTICLESGravamen Theory in Anti-SLAPP – A New Conflict?  Daily Journal, Vol. 130 / No. 172 (September 6, 2017), p. 7Doss v. Bernal – How Orange County Started the Beginning of the End of Racially Restrictive Covenants --Presentation Can the Internet Provide Reliable Case-Specific Facts?Daily Journal, Vol. 130 / No. 205 (October 30, 2017), p. 8Ending Racially Restrictive CovenantsDaily Journal, Vol. 130 / No. 221 (November 14, 2017), p. 1Fighting for Fair Housing in the OCDaily Journal, Vol. 130 / No. 235 (December 5, 2017), p. 1What You Never Knew You Needed to Know: Be Intelligent, Emotionally and Otherwise
Santa Ana
CA
714 9145763
tdelaney@occourts.org
Sergio Oehninger
Counsel
Hunton Andrews Kurth
16
Publications•	Co-author, Maximizing Insurance Coverage for Concussion Injury Claims, Risk Management Magazine, November 15, 2017•	Co-author, Bloomberg Law Practice Suite – Cyber Insurance, Bloomberg BNA, October 12, 2017•	Co-author, Blockchain: Tapping Its Potential and Insuring Against Its Risks, ABA Business Law Today, September 2017•	Co-author, Connecting the Risks: EVs and Insurance, Electric Light & Power, September 13, 2017•	Co-author, Insurance Coverage for Employee’s Claims, Lodging Magazine, August 22, 2017•	Co-author, Oehninger and Fehling: A Primer on Insurance Coverage for FCPA Claims and Investigations, The FCPA Blog, August 2, 2017•	Co-author, New Opportunities – and New Risks – in an Era of Autonomous Vehicles, Risk & Compliance, July-September 2017•	Co-author, A Cyber Coverage Warning for Hospitality Insureds, April 2017Panels•	Panelist, Cyber Insurance for Global Businesses, Brickell City Center, Miami, Florida, May 8, 2018•	Panelist, Protecting the C-Suite and Your Board: Hot Topics in Insurance Coverage for Directors and Officers, May 8, 2018•	Moderator, Spy Craft - The Next Wave of Cybersecurity Threats & Risk Management from a Global Perspective, Corporate Counsel Conference, Hispanic National Bar Association, San Francisco, CA, March 16, 2018•	Panelist, Indemnity and Insurance Requirements in Commercial Contracts,  DC Bar CLE, February 8, 2018Presentations •	Presenter, Cyber Insurance: What You Need to Know to Advise Your Clients, Virginia CLE, October 16, 2017•	Speaker, Maximizing Insurance Recoveries, Client Summit, DRI Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 5, 2017•	Moderator, Shoring up Cybersecurity and Cyberinsurance, Hispanic National Bar Association’s Annual Conference, Kansas City, September 7, 2017•	Presenter, Cyber Insurance: Protecting Against Cyber-Related Losses, FC&S Legal and The National Underwriter Company Webinar, April 25, 2017
Washington
DC
202 9551854
soehninger@HuntonAK.com
 
 
10 2042 2018-05-09 21:12:19
Rogelio Carrasquillo
rcarrasquillo@cozen.com
YES
Transactional Law Track
Rebuilding of Post Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico during the Financial Crisis
The purpose of the panel is to discuss different efforts to develop and grow the economy of Puerto Rico and the integration of the people of Puerto Rico who have emigrated to the mainland.  We will hear from members of the business and legal community in the mainland and Puerto Rico about the legal and business challenges of rebuilding Puerto Rico.  
Rogelio Carrasquillo
Member
Cozen O'Connor
19
https://www.cozen.com/people/bios/carrasquillo-rogelio
https://www.cozen.com/people/bios/carrasquillo-rogelio
New York
NY
212 8822230
rcarrasquillo@cozen.com
Justin Velez
Executive Director
National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce
10
https://www.nprchamber.org/
Multiple panels. https://www.nprchamber.org/news/
Washington
DC
302 4150985
jorges@nprchamber.org
Neysa Alsina
Counsel
New York City Bar
16
https://www.linkedin.com/in/neysa1/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/neysa1/
New York
NY
646 4694210
neysa.alsina@gmail.com
Ivan Rodriguez
Player/Philantropist
MLBPA Players Trust 
http://playerstrust.org/programs/disaster-relief/news/players-trust-provides-funding-for-distribution-of-approximately-1-5m-lbs-of-food-water-supplies-to-puerto-rico/
 
Sebastian Vidal
Executive Director
Parallel18
7
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sevidal/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sevidal/Sebastian Vidal is the Executive Director of Parallel18 an international Startup Program based in Puerto Rico where they support and invest in 80 global companies per year with the goal of having an economic and social impact in the island. 
San Juan
PR
 
11 2041 2018-05-09 21:11:37
Hillary Davis
hdavis@alixpartners.com
NO
Legal Practice Management Track
Sorting This Mess Out: Structured vs Unstructured Data
Speaking of messes, most experts agree that the average company’s data is 20% structured, and 80% galactic nightmare (unstructured email and documents.) This course is an ideal introduction to data analytics for commercial litigators and white collar/regulatory defense attorneys who are often faced with overwhelming amounts of client data. Understanding the combined insights gained from unstructured data review with that of structured data analytics gives a more complete understanding of events that have transpired, and therefore, gives attorneys the insight needed to make better informed, strategic decisions. Plus, get a preview of the new tool integrating structured & structured data in a single standard review platform!
Philip Hodgkins
Director
AlixPartners LLP
10
Barred in New York State, in good standing.Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy InstituteRelativity Certified Administrator
Multiple presentations and panels on
New York
NY
212 4902500
phodgkins@alixpartners.com 
Saul Infante Fernandez
Senior Vice President
AlixPartners LLP
16
Multiple technology-based expert credentials.
n/a
New York
NY
212 4902500
sinfantefernandez@alixpartners.com
Neil Goradia
Director
AlixPartners LLP
17
ACAMS Certified
n/a
New York
NY
212 4902500
ngoradia@alixpartners.com 
 
 
 
 
AlixPartners is currently evaluating sponsorship opportunities for the fall conference.  We hope to join your programming lineup, and thank you for your consideration!  Happy to discuss any questions related to this submission.
12 2040 2018-05-09 20:23:31
Adrian Snead
acesnead@gmail.com
NO
Transactional Law Track
Cannabis Law is Flying High: Staying on Top of this Growing Market
A panel of marijuana law and policy experts will discuss the growing field of Cannabis law including developments on Capitol Hill.  This emerging field is already a multi-billion dollar business that remains illegal federally.  Panelists will discuss the risks and potential rewards of practicing in this area and discuss the various policy proposals circulating at the Federal level that could open up this multi-billion dollar market nationwide.  This will include a discussion of the risks and challenges facing financial institutions servicing the industry.
Adrian Snead
Associate
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
7
N/A
Worked as Counsel to U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and drafted two of the first three pieces of cannabis reform legislation to pass the U.S. Senate.  Presented at panels on this topic in New York and Boston sponsored by the World Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in New York City and Boston in 2017.
Washington
DC
202 659-6771
asnead@wtplaw.com
Joshua Sanderlin
Partner
Cogent Law Group
7
N/A
Presented at panels on this topic in New York and Boston sponsored by the World Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in New York City and Boston in 2017.
Washington
DC
202 641-5084
jsanderlin@cogentlaw.co
Adrian Snead
Associate
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP 
7
N/A
Worked as Counsel to U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and drafted two of the first three pieces of cannabis reform legislation to pass the U.S. Senate.  Presented at panels on this topic in New York and Boston sponsored by the World Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in New York City and Boston in 2017.
Washington
DC
202 659-6771
asnead@wtplaw.com
Steven Cash
Partner
Day Pitney, LLP
21
N/A
Marijuana Memo Raises Need for Lawyers’ Involvement, New York Law Journal
Washington
DC
202 218 3900
scash@daypitney.com
 
 
13 2039 2018-05-09 19:57:20
Hillary Davis
hdavis@alixpartners.com
NO
Legal Practice Management Track
Tag Me Sometime: Social Media & eDiscovery
What a quagmire—today’s employees are using their phones, their home computers, their kids’ computers, anything they can get their hands on to engage in all manner of social media-driven cyber noise. How can forensic data analysts keep up with this uncontrollable explosion of insecure and unmonitored data? What are the various examples of case law that exist with regards to the tricky navigation around authenticating evidence? An overview of cutting-edge forensic technologies rounds out this presentation, and the open discussion format makes it an ideal session for attorneys, legal support staff and IT professionals alike.
Saul Infante Fernandez
Senior Vice President
AlixPartners LLP
16
Multiple technology-based expert credentials.
n/a
New York
NY
212 4902500
sinfantefernandez@alixpartners.com
David White
Director
AlixPartners LLP
21
- Six Sigma Green Belt- Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US/E)Admissions:• California (2009)• Massachusetts (2001)• Multiple Federal Courts, Including ND IL Trial Bar• Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent Trademark Office (2001)
• Information Governance Insights, A Compendium of Articles from his Monthly Column, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, February 2017• Guarding Against Cyber Threats, Supply Chain Management Review, Jan/Feb 2017• The Use Of Data Analytics In Global Anti-Bribery And Anti-Money Laundering Investigations, Innoxcell Global Anti-Corruption Newsletter, August 2016• Is Your E-Discovery Program Safe from Hackers, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, April 2015• Taking Control of Data Debris, Computer World, September 15, 2014• Capturing and Reinvesting the Savings from Information Lifecycle Governance, Accounting Today, July 30, 2014• Die Rechtlichen Auswirkungen von Social-Media- und Mobile-Strategien, e-Commerce Magazin (2013)• The Impact of U.S. Privacy Laws on Enterprise Marketing, Mashable.com (2012)• Social-Mobile Strategies: The Legal and Regulatory Impacts, BrandChannel.com (2012)
New York
NY
212 4902500
dwhite@alixpartners.com
Nick Chambers
Senior Vice President
AlixPartners LLP
8
-SANS FOR585: Advanced Smartphone Forensics-EnCase Advanced Computer Forensics, Guidance Software 
n/a
Washington
DC
212 4902500
nchambers@alixpartners.com
 
 
 
 
AlixPartners is currently evaluating sponsorship opportunities for the fall conference.  We hope to join your programming lineup and thank you for your consideration!  Happy to answer any additional questions pertaining to our application. 
14 2038 2018-05-09 19:49:49
Chezare Palacios
chezare.palacios@gmail.com
YES
Legal Practice Management Track
Achieving Breakthrough Professional Development Split Track
Rainbow Relations 101: Building Better Bonds with LGBT+ Clients and Coworkers
This program is designed to assist lawyers at all levels of experience in building and strengthening effective, and trusting relationships with their LGBT+ clients and coworkers. This program will introduce terminology and definitions used to communicate one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, etc, as well as provide lawyers with strategies that they can utilize in initial interviews and all interactions with LGBT clients, which will assist the lawyer in connecting with the client and making them feel at ease. Historically, LGBT issues are under discussed in the Latin community. In fact, there has not been an LGBT basics CLE at the HNBA in over 10 years. However, with shifting policies and mindsets, LGBT issues are at the forefront of social cognition. This program aims to educate Latin lawyers on the LGBT community so that they can build stronger bonds, have more effective communication, and zealously advocate on behalf of their LGBT clients.
Chezare Palacios
Litigation Attorney
The Ticktin Law Group, PLLC
2
1. Member of the HNBA LGBT Division2. Intellectual Property Certificate from University of Florida
N/A
Pembroke Pines
Florida
954 4784756
Chezare.Palacios@gmail.com
Laura Maechtlen
Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
16
1. Chair, Employment Institute, National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (August 2015)2. Co-Chair, Employment Institute, National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference, New York, NY (August 2014)3. “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40,” National LGBT Bar Association (2011)
1. “Developing LGBT Latino/a Professionals for Success and Leadership in Law firms, Academia, the Government and Judiciary,”  National Hispanic Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Conference, Las Vegas, NV (March 16, 2016)2. “Insights and Best Practices For Managing Transgender Issues In The Workplace,” Employment Roundtable of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (November 5, 2015)3. "Bias and the Lavender Bar: LGBT Identities and Beyond," Continuing Education of the Bar, California (August 14, 2014)4. “Annual Employment Law Update,” National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference, New York, NY (August 2014)5. “From Charge Practice To Pattern Or Practice: Litigating With The EEOC,” National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (August 2013)6. “The ABC’s of LGBT,” Texas Minority Corporate Counsel Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX (October 2012)7. Co-Author, "What marriage ruling means for employers," Daily Journal (July 2, 2015)
San Francisco
California
415 5441011
lmaechtlen@seyfarth.com
Daniel Mateo
Partner
ReedSmith
25
1. Member of Reed Smith’s LGBT – pRiSm Affinity Group2. Co-chair of the HNBA’s Health and Life Sciences Committee3. Chair of the HNBA LGBT Section (2007 to 2008)4. LGBT Bar Association of Greater NY ("LeGal") - Member (2010 to 2012)
1. Speaker at ReedSmith's LGBT In-House Counsel Perspectives
Princeton
New Jersey
609 9870050
dmateo@reedsmith.com
Simone Chriss
Staff Attorney
Southern Legal Counsel
2
1. LGBTQ+ Child-Welfare Task Force member (2017 - present)
1. Co-Author, After Obergefell v. Hodges: The Continuing Battle Over Equal Rights for Sexual Minorities in the United States, (December 1, 2015). GenIUS, December 2015, at 18; University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 16-4. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2710969.2. Co-Author, The Case for Trauma-Informed, Gender-Specific Prevention & Early Intervention Programming in Reducing Female Juvenile Delinquency in Florida, 12 Nw. J. L. & Soc. Pol'y. 1 (February, 2017). Available at: http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/njlsp/vol12/iss2/1.3. “Delivering Innovative and Inclusive Legal Services for Transgender Clients” (May 2018)Breakout session, ABA/NLADA’s Equal Justice Conference. San Diego, CA.“Moving Towards Inclusivity” and “Trans 101: What Housing and Homeless Service Providers Need to Know” (April 2018)4. Training for the Housing Services Network of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.5. Transgender Cultural Competency and Title IX Discrimination@ (October 2017)Guest Lecturer for Social Justice Lawyering, University of Florida Levin College of Law6. Sexual Minorities: The Movement for Equality and Liberation@ (October 2017)Guest Lecturer for Social Justice Lawyering, University of Florida Levin College of Law7. Transgender Name Change and Identification Documents Workshop and Legal Clinic@ (October 2017)Organized and presented legal workshop and pro bono clinic in Lee County for the protection of transgender individuals8. Inclusive Housing and Homeless Services for Transgender Individuals@ (October 2017)Presentation at the 2017 Supportive Housing Summit
Gainesville
Florida
352 2718890
simone.chriss@southernlegal.org
Raquel Matas
Associate Dean
University of Miami School of Law
37
1. Chair, LGBT Division of the Hispanic National Bar Association(“HNBA”)2. Member, University of Miami LGBT Task Force
1. “AIDS Legal and Ethical Issues” training module included in materials prepared by Universityof Miami School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Biopsychosocial Learning Center onAIDS, 1992.2. Panelist, “Unconscious Bias in the Workplace,” at the Hispanic National Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting3. Moderator, Panel discussion on Marriage Equality following UM Law’s stage production of “8,” which chronicles constitutional challenges to California’s proposition 84. Moderator, “Gay Adoption in Florida,” co-sponsored by UM Law’sOUTLaw and Family Law Groups.5. Presenter, “LGBT Family Issues in the Latino U.S. community,” to the U. S. Department of State’s Latin American LGBT delegation, part of its International Visitor Leadership Program6. Speaker, “Thoughts on Empowerment,” at the Women’s Empowerment Lunch of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Miami
Florida
305 2843418
rmatas@law.miami.edu
15 2037 2018-05-09 19:38:05
Jorge Vasquez
jvasquez@latinojustice.org
NO
Litigation NOW Track
Census2020 How a citizenship question affects your clients, and community 
The panel will provide up to date information regarding the on going litigation throughout the U.S. around the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 Census. The panel will discuss the constitutional challenges to the 2020 Census. Additionally, the panel will discuss the impact an erroneous census will have on the Hispanic community, including the private and public impact. 
Jorge Vasquez
Associate Counsel
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
5
LL.M, in Trial and Advocacy (Temple University School of Law); Raising Star of the Bar, New York County lawyers Association. 
Forthcoming Panel's on this topic at: NAACP Legal Defense Fund brown bag luncheon June 21, 2018; New York 2020 Counts Conference Summer 2018; 
99 Hudson Street
New York
212 7397580
jvasquez@latinojustice.org
Kira Romero Craft
Managing Attorney
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
10
Certified trial attorney.
2020 Census and its impact on Florida - panel. 
523 West Colonial Drive
Orlando Florida 
321 4186354
kromero@latinojustice.org 
Jorge Vasquez
Associate Counsel
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
5
LL.M, in Trial and Advocacy (Temple University School of Law); Raising Star of the Bar, New York County lawyers Association. 
Forthcoming Panel's on this topic at: NAACP Legal Defense Fund brown bag luncheon June 21, 2018; New York 2020 Counts Conference Summer 2018; 
99 Hudson Street
New York
212 7397580
jvasquez@latinojustice.org
 
 
 
 
Please note, we are currently in contact with NALEO, and are waiting on a confirmation on who from their organization will be sitting on this panel. 
16 2036 2018-05-09 19:25:15
Ysatis Trujillo
ytrujillo@riveromestre.com
YES
Litigation NOW Track
Simplifying Blockchain Technology and Regulations in the U.S. and Abroad
The CLE will introduce blockchain technology, or “blockchain,” by providing a non-technical and simply-stated explanation of how it works, followed by a demonstration that will involve attendee participation. The introduction will also describe how blockchain is used to support Bitcoin and introduce its importance and potential applications beyond Bitcoin. The CLE will go on to describe the emergence and potential uses of blockchain in highly regulated industries, existing laws and regulations relating to blockchain in the U.S. and abroad, and what those laws suggest about how blockchain will be regulated in the future. The presenters will explain how regulations and centralized control of a system using blockchain may diminish its accuracy and expose users to liability. In addition, the CLE will address potential liability and other legal issues, including disputes relating to governing laws and jurisdiction, that may arise from the use of blockchain and its implementation. The CLE will conclude by introducing attendees to the potential future uses of blockchain in law, including the possibility of “smart contracts,” and related benefits, costs, and risks.
Andres Rivero
Attorney
Rivero Mestre, LLP
30
N/A
N/A
Miami
FL
305 4452500
arivero@riveromestre.com
Jimmy Nguyen
CEO
nChain Group
21
N/A
N/A
London
England
 +4 +44040 2072691430 
media@nChain.com
Robert Macaulay
Share Holder
Carlton Fields, P.A.
20
N/A
N/A
Miami
FL
305 4601512
racaulay@carltonfields.com
Maria Fernandez
Senior Counsel, Power Systems and OpenPOWER, Systems Group IBM
IBM
26
N/A
N/A
New York
New York
 
 
 
17 2035 2018-05-09 17:37:18
Jessica Ortiz
jortiz@mololamken.com
NO
Litigation NOW Track
Protecting Attorney Client Privilege: Investigations and Beyond
Today's challenging political and legal times have shined a new light on the attorney client privilege. One of the many challenges facing attorneys, individuals clients and companies is how to protect the privilege from being pierced as a collateral conduct to other legal proceedings.  For companies conducting internal investigations there is often a tension between how to gather information in a timely and effective manner while encouraging employee candor and preserving as much privilege as possible. Recent court decisions both in the U.S. and abroad have shifted the privilege playing field, leaving many questioning how they can best protect their companies. The panel will focus on strategies for protecting privilege in the wake of these recent shifts particularly when balancing parallel criminal investigations and civil proceedings.  
Jessica  Ortiz
Partner
MoloLamken
13
None
Government Investigations and Compliance, Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum, New York, New York, Sept. 19, 2017Preparing for the Globalization of Corporate Internal Investigations, ABA Second Global White Collar Crime Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 8, 2017Navigating Internal Investigations and Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls, 2017 Corporate Counsel Conference, Hispanic National Bar Association, Miami, Florida, Mar. 31, 2017
New York 
NY
212 607-8165
jortiz@mololamken.com
Juan  Arteaga
Partner
Crowell & Moring
15
Unknown
"From Congress to the Courtroom: Congressional Investigations and Their Impact on Parallel Proceedings," GICLI Annual Meeting, Dove Mountain, AZ (October 10, 2017). Speakers: Jason C. Murray, James G. Flood, and Juan A. Arteaga.
New York
NY
212 803-4053
jarteaga@crowell.com
Anna Maria  Tejada
Partner
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck
18
Unknown
See: https://www.kdvlaw.com/professional/anna-maria-tejada/
Hackensack
NJ
201 708-8209
atejada@kdvlaw.com
Sonia Zeledon
Regional Counsel
Nokia
18
Unknown
Unknown
Miami
FL
 
 
 
18 2034 2018-05-09 17:26:41
Lauren Weinstein
lweinstein@mololamken.com
YES
Litigation NOW Track
Legal Practice Management Track
Managing Complex Civil Litigation: From Filing to Summary Judgment
This panel will provide perspectives from the bench, clients, and outside counsel on managing complex litigation.  The discussion will focus on taking a case through discovery, from filing to summary judgment.  The audience should expect to gain an understanding of the key steps in conducting discovery in complex civil litigation: from crafting a discovery strategy to managing associated costs.  The panel will also address the complexities associated with expert discovery, e-discovery, and discovery disputes.
Lauren Weinstein
Attorney
MoloLamken LLP
6
None
None
Washington
DC
202 556-2018
lweinstein@mololamken.com
Sanket Bulsara
United States Magistrate Judge
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
16
None that I am aware of
I am not aware of any, however, he actively handles discovery in U.S. District Court in New York.  He is also the former Acting General Counsel of the SEC and a former partner at WilmerHale.
Brookyln
NY
718  613-2550
sbulsara@edny.uscourts.gov
Keisha Stanford
Attorney
Jenner & Block
8
None that I am aware of
None that I am aware of
Washington
DC
202 639-6889
kstanford@jenner.com
Rachel Gallagher
Associate Director, Legal Counsel
Teva Pharmaceuticals
7
None that I am aware of
None that I am aware of
Philadelphia
PA
 
Julia Mirabella
Attorney
Sidley Austin
6
None that I am aware of
None that I am aware of
Washington
DC
202 736 8486
JMIRABELLA@SIDLEY.COM
19 2033 2018-05-09 16:59:04
Peter Reyes
Peter.Reyes@courts.state.mn.us
YES
Legal Practice Management Track
Achieving Breakthrough Professional Development Split Track
“How to Use Professionalism and Civility to Advance Your Career”
No matter what position you are in, engaging in professionalism and civility can make or break your career.  This CLE will discuss the subject of professionalism and civility in the legal profession and in day-to-day law practice.  Panelists will present different hypotheticals to encourage thoughtful discussion regarding professionalism and civility (or the lack thereof), including real-world examples experienced by the panelists.  The session will be interactive, and should stimulate questions and audience participation.  The subject matter to be discussed include:  •	What is professionalism?•	What is civility?  •	Why are they necessary?•	State and federal courts statement on professionalism and/or a bar association’s statement on professionalism.   Are they relevant? If so, why?•	Candor toward a judicial tribunal.  What are the different ways advocates exhibit professionalism, and why does it matter? •	What about professionalism in law firm or corporate legal department?  How does one display professionalism day-to-day?•	Takeaways as to how to use professionalism and civility to advance your career.
Thomas Warnock
Associate General Counsel
Corporate Affairs at Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™
17
Mr. Warnock is a current HNBA member.
Mr. Warnock is a frequent speaker on the corporate counsel perspective regarding the practice of law.
Wilmington
DE
302 773-3050
thomas.a.warnock@usa.dupont.com
Peter Reyes
Judge
Minnesota Court of Appeals
21
Judge Reyes is a Registered Patent Attorney.  Judge Reyes is also a past national president of the HNBA.  Judge Reyes is a Lifetime HNBA member.
Judge Reyes has spoken extensively on the topic of perspectives from the bench, including professionalism and civility by practitioners before the court, in oral arguments, and in writing.
St. Paul
MN
651 297-1008
Peter.Reyes@courts.state.mn.us
Mara Garcia Kaplan
Director Counsel - M&A, Target; Legal Counsel - Dermstore.com
Target Corporation
14
Target is a sponsor of the HNBA.  Ms. Garcia Kaplan is an HNBA member.
Ms. Garcia Kaplan is a frequent speaker on the corporate counsel perspective regarding the practice of law and also has extensive international experience in dealing with people from a variety of backgrounds.
Minneapolis
MN
612 696-8321
Mara.Kaplan@target.com
•	Román Hernández
Partner
Troutman Sanders LLP 
18
Troutman Sanders LLP is a sponsor of the HNBA.  Mr. Hernández is an HNBA member.
Mr. Hernández has spoken extensively on the practice of law, ethics, and professionalism.
Portland
OR
503 290-2327 
roman.hernandez1@troutman.com
Cynthia Mares
Associate Judge
Aurora Courts
29
Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Executive Management Certificate.  NITA Trial Advocacy.  Judge Mares is a past national president of the HNBA and an HNBA member.
Judge Mares speaks on a variety of issues in the legal profession.
Aurora
CO
303 739-7000
cdiannemares@gmail.com
This panel is comprised of HNBA members who are active in the HNBA and have decades of experience in private practice, corporate, and in the judiciary.  This panel is applicable to practitioners at all levels and in various practice areas.  We thank you in advance for your careful consideration of our CLE panel proposal.
20 2032 2018-05-09 15:53:28
Joseph Linares
jlinares@walsh.law
NO
Litigation NOW Track
Legal Practice Management Track
Achieving Breakthrough Professional Development Split Track
Another MPC - Modernizing Professional Conduct
This CLE will explore some do's and dont's for building a successful practice and personal brand by exploring the meaning of being a professional in today's contemporary legal practice. The Panel will reflect upon the fundamental premises of lawyer professionalism (i.e.: competence, civility, integrity) and explore how those principles can be parlayed into building a successful practice and personal brand. Additionally, the panel will explore landmines and pitfalls for new or transitioning lawyers, professional decorum, and appropriate uses of social media.
Ela Hernandez
Associate
Wood & Assocs.
7
N/A
N/A
Miami
FL
305 6701903
ehernandez@woodlawyers.com
Hon. Jose Linares
Chief Judge - District of New Jersey
United States Judiciary
36
too numerous
Panels - Federal Bar Assoc. CLE's at NJ Dist. Court
Newark
New Jersey
973 6456042
judge_jose_linares@njd.uscourts.gov
Joseph Linares
Associate
Walsh Pizzi O'Reilly Falanga LLP
5
Distric of New Jersey Pro Bono Award 2017
presenting on a similar topiuc at the HNBA CCC 2016
Newark
New Jersey
973 7571100
jlinares@walsh.law
Anna Maria Tejada
Partner 
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP
18
Hackensack
New Jersey
201 7088209
atejada@kdvlaw.com
Julia  Lopez
Assocaite
Reed Smith
12
Princeton
New Jersey
609 5242022
jalopez@reedsmith.com
Moderator and Panelists subject to change based on developing needs of conference and sponsors. An attempt was made to have practictioners from various levels opine and speak to their experiences. Parts of this CLE will feature presentations directed to young lawyers to assist in their professional development.
21 2031 2018-05-09 15:21:30
Katherine Culliton Gonzalez
kcullitongonzalez@gmail.com
NO
Litigation NOW Track
Transactional Law Track
The Census, Redistricting and Latino Vote Dilution?
For the first time since 1950, the 2020 U.S. Decennial Census may be including a question on citizenship, posing a number of challenges to equal access to political power for the Latino community. In the past, this type of Census data was used for the shameful purpose of sending Japanese Americans to internment camps, and in the present, many Latino groups have denounced the sudden addition of the citizenship question because they fear it will dramatically decrease participation and result in an undercount of Latino citizens and immigrants alike. If the citizenship question remains in the 2020 Census (which is likely), there will be dramatic consequences for redistricting: as HNBA stated in our amicus brief in the Evenwel case decided by the Supreme Court case in 2016, the failure to count immigrants are not counted as residents in Congressional districts would be unconstitutional and it would severely decrease access to political power and resources for Latinos. That case was won, but the looming issue of the citizenship question on the 2020 Census brings the same issues forward again. Given the ongoing context of other voting rights issues impacting Latinos as well as the loss of the full power of the Voting Rights Act since the Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Shelby, this panel (moderated by the Chair of the HNBA Voting Rights Section, and will include nationally-known experts in relevant voting rights law) will discuss what the Latino community can expect in the next redistricting cycle and how HNBA lawyers can get involved in defending equal access to political power. 
Katherine Culliton Gonzalez
Chair, HNBA Voting Rights Section
HNBA/US Commission on Civil Rights (in personal capacity)
25
JD, Washington College of Law (1993), ValedictorianD.C. and Supreme Court bars
Please see this short list: https://works.bepress.com/katherine_culliton/. 
Silver Spring
MD
202 531-8139
kcullitongonzalez@gmail.com
Nina  Perales
Vice President, Litigation
MALDEF
25
Please see Nina's bio here: http://www.maldef.org/about/offices/national_headquarters/index.html. 
She has litigated numerous cases involving redistricting and Latino voting rights, and is a nationally-recognized expert on the topic.If Nina isn't available, moderator can recommend other MALDEF lawyers.
San Antonio
Texas
210 224-5476
nperales@maldef.org
Myrna  Perez
Deputy Director
Brennan Center
25
Myrna has litigated, written and spoken about redistricting and Latino voting rights. Here is her bio: http://www.brennancenter.org/expert/myrna-perez
They are numerous. Please see her bio: http://www.brennancenter.org/expert/myrna-perez. 
New York
New York
646 292-8316
perez@brennancenter.org
Mauro Morales
Staff Director
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
30
Please see Mauro's bio here: http://www.usccr.gov/about/bio/MMorales.php. In addition, Mauro has engaged in election protection for Latino communities across the country, and brings deep expertise in that regard.
The US Commission on Civil Rights has been instrumental in protecting voting rights, since its founding in 1957. It's initial investigations in Mississippi led to the establishment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Commission recently held a briefing on Voting Rights and will be issuing a report on the status of minority voting rights in the post-Shelby era.
Washington
DC
202 376-7700
mmorales@usccr.gov
Debo  Adegbile
Partner, Co-Chair, Anti-Discrimination Practice
Wilmer, Hale
25
As a leading attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Debo argued a number of voting rights cases on behalf of minority voters, including the Shelby case before the Supreme Court. He continues to engage in the field through private practice: https://www.wilmerhale.com/debo_adegbile/ (He is also a member of the US Commission on Civil Rights.)
In addition to subject matter expertise as a litigator, please see the following: https://www.wilmerhale.com/debo_adegbile/#!4 (including voting rights pieces). 
New York
New York
212 295-6717
debo.adegbile@wilmerhale.com
If these panelists are not available, the moderator would like to invite other subject matter experts. As is our practice, this panel will be interactive and leave HNBA members with tools and opportunities to get involved in protecting Latino voting rights.
22 2030 2018-05-09 01:08:13
Juan Sempertegui
juan.sempertegui@bankofamerica.com
NO
Legal Practice Management Track
Two Peas in a Pod.  Keys to an Effective In-House and Outside Counsel Relationship.
A critical aspect of practicing law is the relationship between in-house and outside counsel. Panelists will address the in-house and outside counsel perspective on the importance of creating and maintaining meaningful and constructive partnerships. Topics to be discussed include the appropriate content for retention letters, proper billing, effective communication, bringing value to a company as outside counsel, networking with in-house attorneys and relationship building strategies.
Juan  Sempertegui
Assistant General Counsel
Bank of America, NA
11
JD
N/A
Washington
DC
202 4423917
juan.sempertegui@bankofamerica.com
Louis Ramos
Partner 
DLA Piper LLP
16
N/A
N/A
Washington
DC
202 799-4574
louis.ramos@dlapiper.com
Maria Gonzalez Calvet (Invited)
Executive Counsel
General Electric
15
N/A
N/A
Bethesda
MD
202 442-3917
juan.sempertegui@bankofamerica.com
 
 
 
 
23 2028 2018-05-09 00:54:53
David Oxamendi
david.oxamendi@klgates.com
YES
Litigation NOW Track
Is Home Where Your Client Is?
With their ground-breaking decision in Daimler, the U.S. Supreme Court drastically curtailed courts’ longstanding ability to assert general jurisdiction over out of state and foreign entities.    Jurisdiction could not be simply predicated on “doing business” in the forum.  Instead, the business had to be “at home” in the state, an unarticulated higher standard that Plaintiffs have attempted to circumvent and courts have struggled to dependably define.  Are foreign corporations immunized from litigation in the United States?  How are forum and choice of law analyses affected, if at all?   With new and conflicting court decisions arising at increasing rates, and the Supreme Court poised to express its opinion on this issue once again, this CLE will provide guidance that should assist litigators on both sides of the aisle as they navigate the changing jurisdictional landscapes.        
David Oxamendi
Of Counsel
K&L Gates
20
None
None
New York
NY
212 536-4011
david.oxamendi@klgates.com
Martha Rodriguez Lopez
Of Counsel
K&L Gates
16
Certified Fraud Examiner
None
Seattle
WA
206 370-7663
martha.rodriguezlopez@klgates.com
Gennaro Savastano
Associate Attorney, Appellate Unit
Weitz & Luxenberg
10
None
None
New York
NY
212 558-5500
gsavastano@weitzlux.com
 
 
 
 
24 2027 2018-05-08 22:39:56
Ileana Falla
fallai@gtlaw.com
NO
Transactional Law Track
Representations and Warranties Insurance in LatAm M&A Transactions: A Brief Introduction
While it would have been unheard of only a short time ago to use representations and warranties insurance in a cross-border M&A deal, the use of representations and warranties insurance has become more prevalent.  The volume of inquiries relating to cross-border representations and warranties insurance is on the rise.  Don’t get caught off guard!  This panel will provide an introduction to the availability and usage of representations and warranties insurance in Latin American M&A transactions.
Mark Lopez
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig
17
J.D., Harvard Law School https://www.gtlaw.com/en/professionals/l/lopez-mark-a 
N/A
Miami
FL
305 5790741
lopezma@gtlaw.com
Juan Delgado
Shareholder (Would serve as Co-Moderator)
Greenberg Traurig
13
J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Lawhttps://www.gtlaw.com/en/professionals/d/delgado-juan
N/A
Miami
FL
305 5790624
delgadoju@gtlaw.com
Gary Reshefsky
Principal
Century Risk Advisors
18
J.D., University of Miami Law Schoolhttp://centuryriskadvisors.com/pdf/Reshefsky_Gary_Short_Bio_2013.pdf 
N/A
Boca Raton
FL
561 4092423
gary.reshefsky@centuryra.com
 
 
 
 
25 2023 2018-05-08 18:22:30
Brianna Stellpflug
 brianna.stellpflug@lw.com
NO
Transactional Law Track
Regulating Innovation: Cryptocurrencies, ICOs and DLT
This panel will provide a deep dive into the legal and regulatory issues surrounding cryptocurrencies, ICOs and DLT technology. The audience should leave this presentation with a framework for considering the legal and regulatory risks faced by issuers, investors and other market participants in initial coin offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology (DLT).
Veronica Relea
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP
13
None.
None.
New York
NY
212 906-2967
veronica.relea@lw.com
Yvette  Valdez
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP
13
None.
Speaking Engagements - Brooklyn Law, April 2018 - Google Blockchain, April 2018 - Blockmatics Event, Blockchain & Law, March 2018 - Blockmatics Event, Blockchain & Law: Self-governance in an unregulated world, January 2018 - Cardozo Tech Talk: Structuring Legally Compliant Token Sales, November 2017 - Financial Revolutionist Conference, ICO Panel, November 2017 - 2017 Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency National Institute, hosted by American Bar Association, April 2017 - The Evolving Landscape for Cryptocurrencies and Distributed Ledger Technology, Empire Startups Fintech Conference, April 2017 - Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology - Truth or Dare, Futures Industry Association Law & Compliance, May 2016Thought Leadership - Are Your Employees Trading Bitcoin? Addressing Cryptocurrencies in Compliance Policies - CFTC Proposes Interpretation of “Actual Delivery” for Virtual Currencies - What Do the SEC's Recent Bitcoin Disapproval Orders Really Mean for Investors? - CFTC Brings Significant Enforcement Action Against Online Cryptocurrency Exchange - Enforcement Trends in Cryptocurrency - Cryptocurrencies are Commodities: CFTC’s First Bitcoin Enforcement Action - Cryptocurrency: A Primer - Regulatory Notes on Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrency DerivativesPresentations - FIA L&C Division Webinar: The Other Side of the Coin: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Regulation and Enforcement
New York
NY
212 906-1797
yvette.valdez@lw.com
Carlos Alvarez
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP
32
None.
None.
New York
NY
212 906-1269
carlos.alvarez@lw.com
 
 
 
 
Although Veronica and Carlos have not previously presented on this topic, the implications of cryptocurrency have the potential to impact their practices in finance and derivatives, respectively. If selected, the panelists would not be able to present on September 5th due to a prior engagement.Thank you for your consideration.
26 2021 2018-05-08 13:26:34
Sonia Zeledon
sonia.zeledon@nokia.com
NO
Litigation NOW Track
What To do to avoid a books and records violation under the FCPA
Most of the FCPA cases that the SEC takes on fall into categories of pure accounting violations with no violations of bribery. This panel will discuss various accounting books and records issues and practical tips on what to do to avoid such issues. This panel will also educate on what "books and records" means and touch upon basic accounting principles. 
Sonia  Zeledon
Regional Counsel- Nokia 
Nokia Corporation
15
JD, MBA
ABA: Accounting Fraud (presented at the section conference).Will discuss accounting books and records violations at the ACI Anti corruption conference in June (chicago); 
Miami
FL
202 957-4861
sonia.zeledon@nokia.com
Adrian Sierra
President 
Sierra Forensic Group
15
CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA
Contributed to Guide to Forensic Accounting; Spoken on topics of anti-corruption investigations, accounting, fraud awareness, etc.
Chicago
IL
312 4514502
adrian.sierra@sfg-global.com
Wilfredo Ferrer
Partner and Chair of White Collar Practice 
Holland & Knight 
23
JD, 
Former US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, presented numerous times on issues of anti-corruption, fraud, and other similar topics 
Miami
FL
305 789-7780
wilfredo.ferrer@hklaw.com
 
 
 
Someone from the SEC TBD
 
27 2020 2018-05-07 22:05:35
Vivian Rivera Drohan
vdrohan@dlkny.com
NO
Litigation NOW Track
Evidentiary Issues in Civil Actions that Turn Criminal
Panel would be attorneys dealing with both civil enforcement actions that have either turned criminal or can turn criminal.
Vivian  Rivera Drohan
Partner
Drohan Lee LLP
20
N/AChair of the Federal Practice of the NY Women's BarMember of the Federal and COmmercial Committee of the New York State Bar AssociationMember of the Federal Bar Association
When a Civil Enforcement Action Turns Criminal (NY Women's Bar Association April, 2018) 
New York
New York
212 7100004
vdrohan@dlkny.com
Ann Gittleman
Partner
Duff & Phelps
15
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, MemberAssociation of Certified Fraud Examiners, MemberNew York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member 
Symposium on Combatting Financial Fraud
New York
NY
646 8677831
Ann.Gittleman@duffandphelps.com
Jason Canales
Associate Counsel
Moses & Singer
10
N/A
Preserving Privilege and Maintaining Client Confidences When Dealing With Third-Party Consultants During a Crisis October 11, 2016Keeping Up With Upjohn March 1, 2016Who's the Next Target in the SEC's Quest to Protect Corporate Whistle-blowers?  July 20, 2015
New York
New York
212 5547875
jcanales@mosessinger.com
 
 
 
 
I have asked two other panelist an attorney from Winston & Strawn and an attorney from Nixon Peabody but they are checking conflicts with respect to the dates needed.  Also, I should be able to get an additional panelist which I hope will either be a judge or government representative.  Also I responded no to whether we are a sponsor since we are not but I have been looking into sponsorship for the CLE and plan to reach out to see if we can be an Amigo sponsor or the individual CLE sponsor.
28 2019 2018-05-07 21:12:20
Juan Arteaga
jarteaga@crowell.com
YES
Litigation NOW Track
Double The Trouble: Navigating The Risks And Pitfalls Of Parallel DOJ And Congressional Investigations
In-house and outside lawyers are increasingly being tasked with helping companies and their senior executives navigate the risks and challenges presented by parallel DOJ criminal investigations and congressional investigations.  In handling these parallel investigations, lawyers often have to develop strategies that protect companies and their senior executives not only from legal risks but also reputational and business harms while simultaneously developing a constructive relationship and credibility with DOJ and congressional investigators who may have very different mandates and objectives.  This panel will include former senior government lawyers and in-house counsel who have been on both sides of the table during these parallel investigations.  The panelists will discuss the different rules and processes governing DOJ criminal investigations and congressional investigations, best practices for negotiating and interacting with DOJ and congressional investigators, key considerations when preparing written submissions, how to prepare senior executives for interviews and sworn testimony, the effective use of a company’s government affairs and public relations teams, and ethical issues that often arise during parallel DOJ and congressional investigations.
Juan Arteaga
Partner
Crowell & Moring, LLP
15
Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice.  Extensive experience as a government enforcer and defense lawyer in DOJ criminal investigations and congressional investigations.  Regularly represents companies and senior executives in parallel DOJ and congressional investigations.
Juan has spoken on this topic at multiple conferences.  Most recently he spoke on this topic at the Government Investigations Civil Litigation Institute.
New York
NY
212 803-4053
jarteaga@crowell.com
Elliot Williams
Principal
The Raben Group
15
Former Deputy Assistant Attorney for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. DOJ.  Former counsel to Senator Charles Schumer and former DOJ Criminal Division prosecutor.  Regularly advises companies and executives in government and congressional investigations and in developing crisis management and public relations strategies.
Elliot regularly speaks on this topic.
Washington 
DC
202 930-6802
ewilliams@rabengroup.com
William Silcott
Senior Associate General Counsel
Walmart
16
Extensive experience working on government and congressional investigations.
Will regularly speaks on this topic.
Bentonville
AK
479 273-8282
william.silcott@walmartlegal.com
Jessica Ortiz
Partner
Mololamken
12
Former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Jessica regularly speaks on this topic
New York
NY
212 607-8165
jortiz@mololamken.com
Arivee Vargas
Chief Government Affiars Counsel
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
10
Extensive experience working on congressional and government investigations
Boston
MA
617 552-2178
avargas@vertex.com
29 2018 2018-05-07 20:25:23
Natalie  Alfaro Gonzales
natalie.gonzales@bakerbotts.com
NO
Transactional Law Track
Considerations in Joint Development Agreements 
The panel will discuss challenges in negotiating and drafting joint development agreements, and strategies for protecting the various participants’ interests in the developed technologies. The talk will address issues impacting ownership, prosecution, exploitation, and enforcement of jointly developed IP; protection of confidential information and background IP; joint ventures for technology development; and issues to consider when developing technology with universities or start-ups.
Natalie  Alfaro Gonzales
Senior Associate
Baker Botts L.L.P. 
9
Patent Attorney, USPTO
Colleague presented a similar topic at the 2ND ENERGY INDUSTRY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW CONFERENCE in Houston.
Houston
Texas
713 229-1318
natlaie.gonzales@bakerbotts.com
Ruben  Munoz
Partner
Akin Gump
11
na
na
Philadelphia
PA
215 9651263
rmunoz@akingump.com
Angela  Miller
Counsel
Lockheed Martin Corporation
10
na
na
Fort Worth
Texas
123 4567890
angela.m.miller@lmco.com
Alex Caminas
Counsel
Apple
9
na
na
Cupertino
CA
123 acaminas@apple.com
acaminas@apple.com
Adrienne Garcia
Counsel
IBM
12
na
na
Armonk
NY
123 456-7890
avgarcia@us.ibm.com
I have not reached out to these panelists, but I am confident I can line up 4 wonderful speakers for this very useful IP transactional topic.  
30 2017 2018-05-07 19:19:42
Luis  Cortes 
luis@cicayda.com 
NO
Legal Practice Management Track
Legal Tech Ethics 
Our Legal Tech Ethics CLE highlights the importance of competency with todays evolving technology, and the role attorneys play when utilizing technology to perform services. We hope that this CLE helps our audience have a better understanding on why regulations regarding technology and law are so important, not only for clients, but as well as the attorneys utilizing technology to perform work. 
Aaron  Vick
Chief Strategy Officer 
Cicayda LLC 
20
-edX Verified Certificate for Implementing Real-Time Analytics with Hadoop in Azure HDInsight-edX Verified Certificate for Digital Branding and Engagement -edX Professional Certificate for Text Mining & Analytics-Certified Forensic Consultant-edX Verified Certificate for Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security-Blockchain for Business
-https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/4-steps-avoid-discovery-overload-aaron-vick-cfc/-https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/legal-discovery-uncovering-unknown-unknowns-aaron-vick-cfc/-https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-reasons-how-cloud-helps-ediscovery-enter-adulthood-aaron-vick-cfc/
Jackson 
MS
601 9544592
aaron@cicayda.com 
Connie  Smith
VP Client Solutions 
Cicayda LLC 
26
-University of North Carolina, School of Law (JD)-UNC School of Business -Legal Project Management 
-CLE on Legal Tech Ethics 
Palm Beach 
Florida 
910 4700929
connie@cicayda.com 
Luis  Cortes 
Client Solutions Expert 
HNBA | Cicayda LLC 
1
-Chattahoochee Technical College, School of Business. -Viral Marketing -Public Speaking Foundations 
-CLE on LPM Vanderbilt University -CLE on Legal Tech Ethics 
Nashville 
TN
615 9723165
luis@cicayda.com
 
 
 
 
As a first time attendee, and new member of the HNBA, it would be a great honor for me to be able to contribute and share the knowledge and expertise we as a company have gained on these topics.  
31 2016 2018-05-07 14:53:51
Javier Flores
jflores@mgmlaw.com
YES
Litigation NOW Track
Crazy Litigation Strategies That Just Might Work (and Tried-and-True Ones That Might Not)
Litigators tend to utilize the same familiar strategies in case after case, but do they really work?  Our panel will discuss some outside the box litigation strategies that may lead to increased success, as well as some mainstream strategies that are less effective than you think.  
Javier Flores
Partner
MG+M Law Firm
12
None
N/A
Boston
MA
617 6708800
jflores@mgmlaw.com
Will  Delgado
Partner 
Willenken, Wilson, Loh & Delgado, LLP 
16
None
None
Los Angeles
CA
213 9559240
wdelgado@willenken.com
Erin Oglesbay
Director Counsel
Target 
13
None
None
1000 Nicollet Mall
MN
612 696-2941
Erin.Oglesbay@target.com
 
 
 
 
32 1987 2018-05-01 15:36:18
Lariss Maldonado
lariss.jude@gmail.com
YES
Achieving Breakthrough Professional Development Split Track 
What Does My Client REALLY Need? Delivering the Best Product
After working in house, I saw where outside counsel was failing to deliver work product that understood what the problem was to begin with and was most efficient and effective to help me solve the problem. This was true both in standard projects like depositions and in more nuanced issues like developing department policies. This panel will discuss the questions outside counsel needs to ask and how they can dig in to better understand what work product is going to be most effective and make them truly stand out for adding value to the in house lawyer and business client. It will talk about lessons learned in how you can develop skills to anticipate client needs and take your product to the next level.
Lariss Maldonado
Associate General Counsel
United Healthcare
6
J.D.
Experience working both at large law firm and Fortune 6 company.
Minneapolis
MN
361 5375028
lariss.jude@gmail.com
Monica Hennessy
Senior Corporate Attorney
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
22
J.D.
In house counsel dealing with managing corporate transactional issues and managing outside counsel.
Philadelphia
PN
000 0000000
mhennessy@otsuka.com
Kristin Mazzeo
Chief Counsel
Campbells Soup
25
JD
In house counsel dealing with managing litigation and corporate issues and managing outside counsel.
Philadelphia
MN
000 0000000
KMAZZEO@campbells.com
Richard Martinez
Partner
Jones Day
25
JD
Large law firm partner managing client relationships.
Minneapolis
MN
612 217-8853
RMARTINEZ@JONESDAY.COM
 
 
The in house lawyers are individuals I did work for while I was at FaegreBD. Because the conference is in Philadelphia, I want to use them to leverage the location and bring in more lawyers from that community. I generally communicate with them on linked in since I left the firm, so I don't have the right email addresses or phone numbers for them at the moment. I can easily get them.
33 1986 2018-04-30 20:26:14
Helena Montes
helena.montes@lls.edu
NO
Achieving Breakthrough Professional Development Split Track 
Diversity in Legal Academia: Where are the Latinx Professors?
Along with the HNBA Latina Commission, we would like to host this CLE regarding diversity in Legal academia, specifically highlights the lack of representation of Latinas. The panel is meant to (1) discuss the obstacles that confront academics of color and Latinas, and how to overcome such issues posed (2) the importance of maintaining a presence in academia (3) provide tips on how to break into legal academia as both doctrinal and clinical professors, and provide insight into how to secure deanships. 
Helena Montes
Clinical Professor and Co-Director
Loyola Law School Immigrant Justice Clinic
6
None in this subject matter
None
LOS ANGELES
CALIFORNIA
213 7368136
helena.montes@lls.edu
Sabrina  Rivera
Adjunct Professor and Supervising Attorney
Western State College of Law
5
unknown
unknown
Western State College of Law 1 Banting Immigration Clinic Irvine, 
CA 92618-3601
714 459-1157
srivera@wsulaw.edu 
Courtney Chavez
Associate Director, Officer of Inclusion and Equity 
University of Texas, Austin
10
unknown
unknown 
110 Inner Campus Drive Austin
TX 78705
512 471-1849
courtney.chavez@austin.utexas.edu
Evelyn 
Clinical Law Professor
Arizona State University 
15
unknown
unknown
111 E. Taylor St. Phoenix
AZ  85004-4467
480 727-9275
Evelyn.Cruz@asu.edu 
 
 
34 1984 2018-04-26 23:09:46
Jacqueline Romero
jacqueline.romero@usdoj.gov
NO
Litigation NOW Track
Reentry Courts:  "Pull of Gravity"
This panel will discuss the establishment and efficacy of the federal reentry program in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (EDPA), a heightened supervision program for citizens returning to the community from federal prison. The EDPA program's objectives include preventing recidivism, reducing the high rate of violent crime in the City of Philadelphia, and assisting high-risk returning citizens with the multiple social, family, and logistical issues they confront upon their return to society after years in prison. Intensive judicial oversight supplements the Probation Office's supervisory regime, with ongoing input from the Federal Public Defender and the U.S. Attorney.  This panel will be sure to attract lawyers interested in learning about federal prosecution, prison reform, and alternative supervision programs.  The discussion will be enhanced with clips from the movie "Pull of Gravity," which was partially funded by the U.S. Attorney's Office, EDPA.
Felipe Restrepo
Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
30
Judge Restrepo presides over one of the Federal Reentry Courts in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Far too many panels to name.
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
215 597-0459
Judge_L_Felipe@ca3.uscourts.gov
Jacqueline Romero
Assistant U.S. Attorney
United States Attorney's Office
22
Jacqueline Romero is assigned to one of the Federal Reentry Courts in EDPA
Far too many panels to list
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
215 861-8200
jacqueline.romero@usdoj.gov
Maria  Carrillo
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office, EDPA
25
Maria Carrillo is assigned to one of the Federal Reentry Courts in EDPA
Far too many to list
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
215 861-8200
Maria.Carrillo@usdoj.gov
Fred Crawford
Supervising United States Probation Officer
United States Probation Office, EDPA
25
Fred Crawford oversees the work of the Federal Reentry Court, EDPA
Far too many to list.
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania 
215 597-7950
Fred_Crawford@paep.uscourts.gov
 
 
35 1981 2018-04-20 20:37:09
Joe Nunez
joe.nunez@vantagelawgroup.com
NO
Transactional Law Track
Securing Site Plan Control in Real Estate Developments
Oftentimes the most critical issue in a commercial real estate development is how the site lays out.  Where will the buildings be?  How is access accomplished?  What is the traffic pattern within the development?  What kind of view corridors are there? This presentation will discuss various issues raised when attempting to resolve the conflicting interests between a developer and tenant as they document a site plan that will govern their long-term relationship.
Joe Nunez
Partner
Vantage Law Group
34
Board-Certified by Minnesota State Bar Association as a Real Property Specialist
Numerous.  Most recently with Minnesota CLE, International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference
Minneapolis
MN
612 353-1300
joe.nunez@vantagelawgroup.com
Angelita Herenandez
Director Real Estate Counsel
Target Corporation
12
None?
?
Minneapolis
MN
612 696-3665
angelita.hernandez@target.com
? ?
?
?
1
?
?
?
?
000 000-0000
joe.nunez@vantagelawgroup.com
 
 
 
 
I can find other HNBA members who handle real estate development.
36 1980 2018-04-17 20:26:34
Kenny Terrero
kterrero@sidley.com
YES
Transactional Law Track
Transacting in Digital Assets
The panel will provide an overview of digital assets and an overview of the developing market practice for offerings of digital assets (both public and private offerings).  Current trends and abandoned practices will be a key focus of the panel.  The panel will also touch on the professional responsibility and ethical considerations for lawyers advising and structuring transaction for digital assets.
Kenny Terrero
Counsel
Sidley Austin LLP
10
N/A
Co-author, “CFTC Proposes Interpretation of ‘Actual Delivery’ in Connection with Virtual Currency,” Sidley Update published on December 20, 2017.Presenter at CLE luncheon panel titled “Regulation of Digital Assets and Digital Assets Funds” 
787 Seventh Avenue
New York
212 839-5946
kterrero@sidley.com
Eric Ubias
Senior Counsel
Akrivis Law Group, PLLC
10
N/A
N/A
Washington
DC
202 730-1271
eubias@akrivislaw.com
John Liz
Managing Parner
Blackwell Hollinger
1
N/Z
N/A
New York
NY
718 938-3823
john.liz@blackwellhollinger.com
 
 
 
 
37 1973 2018-04-15 20:08:42
Melissa Rodriguez
melissa.rodriguez@morganlewis.com
YES
Litigation NOW Track
Legal Practice Management Track
Puerto Rico's Labor Reform: Developments in Puerto Rico Employment Law Since the Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act
The panel will provide an overview of the Puerto Rico Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act of 2017 (the "PR Labor Reform"), including the changes to the PR Unjust Termination Act, wage & hour requirements, vacation and sick leave entitlements and other employment law provisions.  The panel will focus on the additional flexibility that the PR Labor Reform seeks to afford to private employers in the island.  The panel will also discuss other developments in Puerto Rico since the passage of the Labor Reform, including the Puerto Rico Pay Equity Act, new sick leave entitlements under Laws 28 and 60, and employment provisions of particular relevance in light of the impact of Hurricane Maria on employers in the island. 
Melissa Rodriguez
Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
16
JD Columbia Law SchoolHNBA Puerto Rico Task Force
Articles: "Open for Business: the Puerto Rico Labor Reform" (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Law Flash; National Law Journal"; "Puerto Rico Passes Equal Pay Act" (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Law Flash)Webinars/Panels: "Open for Business: the Puerto Rico Labor Reform" (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius webinar); "Puerto Rico Employment Law Provisions Of Particular Relevance in the Private Sector since Hurricane Maria" (PLI webinar; CUNY Law School panel)
New York
NY
212 6394
melissa.rodriguez@morganlewis.com
Pedro  Torres
partner
Jackson Lewis
20
JD
HNBA Puerto Rico Task Force
Miami
FL
305 577-7617 
Pedro.Torres-Diaz@jacksonlewis.com
Neysa Alsina
Counsel
NYC Bar Association
10
JD
HNBA Puerto Rico Task ForceNYC Bar Association Task Force
New York
NY
212 382-6674
neysa.alsina@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
38 1927 2018-04-10 23:48:16
Effie Silva
esilva@duanemorris.com
YES
Litigation NOW Track
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Bootcamp
With only a little more than four months after the institution of GDPR compliance on May 25, it is time to get serious.  No matter what your level of compliance, this panel will provide key information and insightful next steps.If you have not yet taken any steps to become compliant - - Don’t panic; this panel will provide you with the tools you need to address high risk compliance areas.If you have taken some steps but are not yet fully compliant -- this panels with guide your efforts by providing real-world scenarios and answers to your common questions.  If you have done all your homework – congratulations; this panel is your opportunity to ask last minute questions and tweak your compliance program. Attendees will learn:•	Practical steps your business should take now before the compliance deadline of May 25th•	How to identify high risk areas that need your immediate attention•	How to address real world problems through a scenario-based learning addressing common issues •	Answers to common questions about GDPR compliance
Effie Silva
Partner
Duane Morris LLP
17
Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration by the Florida Bar
Speaker, "U.S. Multinationals: Are You Ready for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance," HNBA Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, September 7, 2017Speaker, "What You Need to Know About Data Subject Rights," The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Webinar Series, February 21, 2018 (Webinar Recording)Speaker, "Data Protection Officers: Is It a Requirement? Risks and Obligations Connected with Having or Not Having One," The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Webinar Series, January 30, 2018 (Webinar Recording)Speaker, "Six Months Before GDPR: Why GDPR Is Relevant to U.S. Businesses and How You Can Comply," Duane Morris Webinar, November 30, 2017 (Webinar Recording)
Miami
FL
305 960-2248
esilva@duanemorris.com
Keikoh Park
SVP and Global Compliance Counsel at JLL
JLL
15
N/A
Speaker, "U.S. Multinationals: Are You Ready for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance," HNBA Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, September 7, 2017
Chicago
FL
312 228 2474
keikoh.park@am.jll.com
Gail Gottehrer
Partner
Akerman
20
N/A
Speaker, "U.S. Multinationals: Are You Ready for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance," HNBA Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, September 7, 2017
New York
NY
212 259 6462
gail.gottehrer@akerman.com
Sonia Zeledon
Nokia Regional Counsel- Americas ECI
Nokia
15
N/A
Speaker, "U.S. Multinationals: Are You Ready for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance," HNBA Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, September 7, 2017
Miami
FL
202 957-4861
sonia.zeledon@nokia.com
Debbie Reynolds
Director
EimerStahl Discovery Solutions, llc
15
N/A
Panelist, The Masters Conference, The new world of the EU/US PrivacyShield and the GDPR - New York, Washington DC, and Chicago, 2017❯ Panelist, The Masters Conference, How To Handle Cross-Border Data Transfers In The Aftermath Of TheSchrems Case, Post Safe Harbor And The Birth Of The GDPR, Chicago, May 2016Dan Birk and Debbie Reynolds wrote an article, “How Privacy Protections and Data Are Changing Antitrust inCONTINUED224 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, SUITE 1100, CHICAGO, IL 60604, T: 312.660.7600 F: 312.692.1718 www.eimerstahl.comTech,” that was published in Bloomberg BNA Antitrust & Trade Regulation ReportJuly 2017
Chicago
IL
312 660-7681
dreynolds@EimerStahl.com
39 1925 2018-04-10 14:55:22
Christopher Kriesen
ckriesen@kalonlawfirm.com
NO
Litigation NOW Track
Legal Storytelling
I propose a legal storytelling workshop. NAPABA has accepted a similar proposal and I will be presenting at the Northeast Regional Conference in June, 2018.The workshop (open to 50) will include a discussion on story theory, an example of storytelling by me (I have told stories on stage in addition to being a trial lawyer), a presentation on two story forms (change stories and trial stories), a six-word-story workshop, and a masterclass on storytelling.Rather than listening to a conversation, attendees will actively participate and will learn how to tell a story, the most powerful form of persuasion. 
Christopher Kriesen
Founder and Principal, The Kalon Law Firm and Cyrano Story
The Kalon Law Firm, Cyrano Story
24
Master's in English; Yale Writers Workshop.I am a licensed attorney and member of HNBA.
I am writing a book on legal storytelling, expected to be published in 2019.
Hartford
Connecticut
860 2490979
ckriesen@kalonlawfirm.com
chris kriesen
Founder and Principal, The Kalon Law Firm and Cyrano Story
 The Kalon Law Firm and Cyrano Story
24
Master's in English; Yale Writers Workshop.I am a licensed attorney and member of HNBA.
I am writing a book on legal storytelling, expected to be published in 2019.
Hartford
Connecticut
860 2490979
NA@email.com
Christopher Kriesen
Founder and Principal, The Kalon Law Firm and Cyrano Story
 The Kalon Law Firm and Cyrano Story
24
Master's in English; Yale Writers Workshop.I am a licensed attorney and member of HNBA.
I am writing a book on legal storytelling, expected to be published in 2019.
Hartford
Connecticut
860 2490979
ckriesen@kalonlawfirm.com
 
 
 
 
40 1246 2017-11-02 22:01:22
Jolene  Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Litigation NOW Track
Over Privileged
In-house counsel are often put in difficult privilege positions, particularly when they wear multiple hats within the company. This panel would provide a refresher on attorney-client privilege and how to avoid misusing it.
Kirsten Spira
Jenner & Block; HNBA Business Law Section
Los Angeles
CA
213 239-5148
kspira@jenner.com
Yesenia Villasenior
ComEd manager of Energy & Environmental Policy
Exelon
TBD
TBD
TBD TBD
TBD@TBD.TBD
Carlos Bollar
Partner
Archer
TBD
TBD
TBD TBD
TBD@TBD.TBD
41 1245 2017-11-02 21:26:36
Jolene Negre
jnegre@jenner.com
YES
Litigation NOW Track
Ethical Issues in Settlement Negotiations and Agreements
This CLE would discuss ethical quandaries that arise in settlement negotiations and agreements and how to resolve them.
Kirsten Spira
Jenner & Block
Los Angeles
CA
213 2395148
kspira@jenner.com
Yesenia Villasenior
ComEd manager of Energy & Environmental Policy
Exelon
TBD
TBD
TBD TBD
TBD@TBD.com
Ana Acevedo
Assistant General Counsel
Green Dot Corporation
Los Angeles
CA
TBD TBD
TBD@TBD.com
42 1214 2017-10-31 03:57:22
Francisco Duenas
fduenas@lambdalegal.org
NO
Litigation NOW Track
Supreme Court Wrap Up- How did Latinos Fare?
This years Supreme Court term is scheduled to be momentous, in the words of Judge Ginsburg. Among the cases, that are sure to have an impact on Latinos and Latinos in the legal profession include cases on arbitration requirements, voting rights, privacy rights, gerrymandering, and public accommodations discrimination. This review will highlight the various decisions and their impact on Latino communities.
Raquel Matas
University of Miami School of Law
Miami
FL
305  284-3418
rmatas@law.miami.edu
Juan Cartagena
President and General Counsel
Latino Justice PRLDEF
New York
NY
212 2193360
jcartagena@latinojustice.org
Omar  Gonzalez Pagan
Staff Attorney
Lambda Legal
New York
NY
212 8098585
ogonzalez-pagan@lambdalegal.org
This is being presented on behalf of the HNBA LGBT division.
43 1193 2017-10-30 21:01:09
Juan Sempertegui
Juan.m.sempertegui@gmail.com
YES
Achieving Breakthrough Professional Development Split Track 
Avoid Landmines! Avoid Landmines! In-House Politics 101:  Managing internal and external relationships.
Avoid Landmines! In-House Politics 101:  Managing internal and external relationships.In-house counsel play in crucial role in managing internal clients and outside counsel.  A major part of the role is effectively navigating the internal politics that are at play between legal and business partners as they all work to resolve many issues.  The opportunities to advance within an organization may also be impacted by your ability, or lack thereof, to manage relationships (and avoid landmines) amongst in-house colleagues.  The CLE will provide tips on managing these relationships from experienced in-house members and from outside counsel perspective. 
Jennifer  Munoz
Bank of America 
Ny
Ny
301 5298307
Juan@jhu.edu
John  rosero
Jd
Prudential
Nj
Nj
301 45
Juan@jhu.edu
Christina  darchio
Jd
Echert
Dc
Dc
301 456
Juan.m.sempertegui@gmail.com
44 1186 2017-10-30 16:35:07
Christine Hernandez
chernandez@hdezlaw.com
NO
Legal Practice Management Track
Achieving Breakthrough Professional Development Split Track
How to Protect Confidential Information While Traveling
Discussion of your privacy rights as it relates to your cell phones and computers while traveling through US airports.  What are your rights?  What happens if you refuse to let TSA/CBP access your personal/work phone or computer?  
Christine  Hernandez
Chair HNBA Immigration Section
Denver
CO
303 6231122
 chernandez@hdezlaw.com
Arnulfo  Hernandez
Managing Partner
Hernandez & Associates, PC
Denver
CO
303 6231122
ahernandez@hdezlaw.com
Janell Avila
Partner
Solorio & Avila Law Firm
Mission 
KS
913 8317300
JAvila@salawkc.com
I am flexible with speakers.
45 1174 2017-10-27 21:32:26
Lisa Hamilton
lisa.hamilton@roberthalf.com
YES
Legal Practice Management Track
Redefining the Practice of Law
How can legal teams stay ahead of trends that are reshaping the practice of law? How can they meet clients' changing expectations and requirements, leverage emerging technologies, meet the challenges of data security and eDiscovery as well as the demand for specialized legal services? Our speakers will discuss new developments influencing the practice of law and share best practices that legal professionals can implement to help their organizations remain competitive in fast-paced business environment and successful in the years ahead.
Jamy Sullivan
Robert Half Legal
Menlo Park
CA
650 2346000
jamy.sullivan@roberthalf.com
Charles Volkert
senior district president
Robert Half Legal
Menlo Park
CA
650 2346234
charles.volkert@roberthalf.com
Jamy Sullivan
Executive Director
Robert Half Legal
Menlo Park
CA
650 2346000
jamy.sullivan@roberthalf.com
Presentation will be conducted by two attorneys.