2018 Annual Convention CLE Proposals
Entries
45
Export to    
# Id Submit date Your Name: E-mail: Is the proposed panelist’s organization an HNBA convention sponsor? *You may select more than one track. Proposed Title (Should not include the words "EXPERT" or "RAINMAKER") Panel Description (3-5 Sentences) Moderator Name: Moderator's Title: Moderator Organization: Moderator's Years of Practice: Moderators: list any specialization certificates: Moderators list any papers/panels presented on this topic: City State / Province / Region Moderator Phone: Moderator Email: Name: (1) Title: (1) Organization:(1) Years of Practice List any specialization certificates: List any papers/panels presented on this topic: City State / Province / Region Phone:(1) Email:(1) Name: (2) Title: (2) Organization:(2) Years of Practice(2) List any specialization certificates:(2) List any papers/panels presented on this topic: (2) City State / Province / Region Phone: (2) Email: (2) Name: (3) Title: (3) Organization:(3) Years of Practice (3) List any specialization certificates:(3) List any papers/panels presented on this topic: (3) City State / Province / Region Phone: (3) Email: (3) Name: (4) Title: (4) Organization:(4) Years of Practice (4) List any specialization certificates:(4) List any papers/panels presented on this topic:(4) City State / Province / Region Phone: (4) Email: (4) Additional Comments:
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.