Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
In this one-hour program, bankruptcy attorneys will provide a general overview of bankruptcy preference law and defenses before focusing on insider preference issues.
Co-sponsored by the Business Law Section of California Lawyers Association, Santa Clara University School of Law,
the High Tech Law Institute, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals
Thursday, November 1, 2018
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Santa Clara University
Charney Hall, rooms 102 and 103
This event is free, but registration is required.
Click here to register.
Joshua de Larios-Heiman, Chair, Internet Law & Privacy Committee, California Lawyers Association Business Law Section
Joshua de Larios-Heiman, CIPP/US, is an attorney and managing director of the Data Law Firm. He advises companies, investors, and law firms globally on data-driven matters. Joshua serves as chair of Internet and Privacy Law Committee for the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Business Law Section. He serves as an advisor for the privacy program at the University of San Francisco’s School of Law. Joshua has served as product counsel to the Free Law Project and general counsel to Night Float. Prior to practice, he completed a post-graduate scholarship at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS).
Alastair Mactaggart, Chair, California Consumer Privacy Association
Alastair is a real estate developer and investor based in San Francisco. In 2016-2018 he created and led a ballot initiative which resulted in the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act, the most extensive consumer protection legislation regarding personal data ever passed in the State of California.
For the last twenty years Alastair has been a partner at Emerald Fund, one of that city’s leading developers, and has built condominiums, apartments, shopping centers, a self-storage facility and a hotel in San Francisco. Currently he invests throughout the Bay Area, with a strong focus currently on Oakland.
Lindsey Tonsager, Covington & Burling LLP
Lindsey Tonsager leads the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice on the West Coast and has been working with clients across a wide range of industries in the adoption and amendment of the California Consumer Privacy Act. In addition to assisting clients engage strategically with the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Congress, and other federal and state regulators on a proactive basis, she has experience helping clients respond to informal investigations and enforcement actions. Her practice focuses on helping clients launch new products and services that implicate the laws governing the processing of personal data, the use of artificial intelligence and connected devices, behavioral advertising, endorsements and testimonials in advertising and social media, the collection of personal information from children and students online, e-mail marketing, and new technologies.
Lydia F. de la Torre, Santa Clara Law
Professor de la Torre teaches comparative data protection law at Santa Clara Law School and is the co-director of SCU’s Data Privacy Certificate program. Professor de la Torre has over ten years of experience working on data protection and privacy on both sides of the Atlantic. She started her career at the Spanish law firm Garrigues and has worked as a consultant and in-house counsel for fortune five hundred companies such as eBay, PayPal, Intuit and HP.
The Business Law Section of California Lawyers Association (CLA), together with the Santa Clara University School of Law, the High Tech Law Institute, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), will co-sponsor a panel on the California Consumer Privacy Act at Santa Clara University on November 1, 2018. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 will widely impact businesses and individuals alike, prompting changes in privacy policies, contracts, and data handling practices at both statewide and national levels. The panel will conduct an important discussion on the new law and its potential impacts.
Panelists will feature California Consumer Privacy Association Chair Alastair Mactaggart, whose ballot initiative led to the passage of the 2018 law, as well as Microsoft’s Attorney Jasbir Kaur Khalsa, and Santa Clara Law Professor Lydia F. de la Torre. Joshua de Larios-Heiman, Co-Chair of CLA’s Business Law Section’s Internet and Privacy Law Committee, will moderate the panel.
“We at CLA are honored to be co-sponsoring a panel of thought leaders to promote better understanding of the California Consumer Privacy Act,” said Joshua de Larios-Heiman. “CLA is mandated to educate California attorneys on important legal developments, and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is one of the most important legal developments in recent history. The CLA is fulfilling its mandate by co-sponsoring events such as this one, and I look forward to moderating the panel and helping to extract practical insight from the esteemed panelists,” added de Larios-Heiman.
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 grants California residents the right to access their personal information; know which categories of personal information about them are being collected and shared; request deletion of personal information; and opt-out of data “sells.”
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
This program offers 1.5 hours participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
The program will cover procedures in state and federal courts for retention, discovery, and presentation of experts at trial and provide a methodology for maximizing the effective use of experts at trial.
Moderator: Neil J. Wertlieb
Welcome to the first Business Law Section eNews for the 2018-2019 State Bar year! I am both privileged and excited to serve as the new Chair of the Business Law Section (BLS), as we also enter into this, our first full year as a part of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). The CLA is comprised of all 16 Sections and the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA). Statutorily separated from the State Bar of California effective January 1, 2018, the CLA is approximately 100,000 lawyers strong, the new largest statewide voluntary bar association in the country.
Elisa D’Amico was the keynote speaker at the BLS Breakfast at the CLA Annual Meeting in San Diego on September 15, 2018. She addressed cyber-exploitation, a growing form of digital sexual abuse, and best practices for businesses and individuals in dealing with the nonconsensual sharing of sexually explicit images. Ms. D’Amico is a litigation partner at Miami office of K & L Gates where she focuses on privacy, technology, and internet law. She regularly counsels business clients concerning internet and technology law, including defamation, online harassment, internet-based fraud, and social media law. In 2014, D’Amico co-founded the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project (CCRLP) to provide victims of cyber exploitation with pro bono legal help.
Larry Sonsini received the Business Law Section Lifetime Achievement Award on September 15, 2018 at the CLA Annual Conference from Paul Pascuzzi, the Chair of the Selection Committee. The award is given annually by the Business Law Section to a California business lawyer who over an extended period has made significant contributions to the Section or to business law generally in the State of California. “We have the perfect person this year in Larry Sonsini,” Mr. Pascuzzi declared. As one of the founding partners of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the firm he envisioned could service a technology company from infancy to maturity and beyond, Mr. Sonsini is well known in Silicon Valley, and nationwide. BLS congratulates and thanks Larry Sonsini for all he has accomplished for the business and legal community in the State of California.
Monique D. Jewett-Brewster
Vice Chair of Programs
Reno F.R. Fernandez III
Vice Chair of Member Services
Cathryn S. Gawne
Vice Chair of Legislation
Vice Chair of Publications
Corey R. Weber
Business Law News Coordinator
Steven J. Williamson
eNews Editor in Chief
David Scott Levaton
Standing Committee Coordinator
Social Media Coordinator
Courtesy of CEB, we are bringing you selected legal developments in areas of California business law that are covered by CEB’s publications. This month’s feature is from the September 2018 update to Sales and Mergers of California Businesses. References are to the book’s section numbers. See CEB’s BLS Landing Page for special discounts for Business Law Section members. The most significant legal developments since the last update include developments in such important topic areas as the internal affairs doctrine, federal taxation, and mergers.
Race, Policy, and Law (RPL) Academy at Oakland Technical High School. The mentoring program seeks lawyers, among other community leaders, who can help expose the academy’s 50-60 11th graders to the law. To learn more, click here: RPL Mentoring Program Sign Up
The United States Department of Justice maintains a List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers in immigration court and legal aid centers in California. It is located here.
Information about other Pro Bono Opportunities can be found on The State Bar of California’s website.
If you know of other opportunities for pro bono help from BLS members, please contact Dennis Wickham, email@example.com.
The 15 BLS Standing Committees publish eBulletins announcing developments in their area of law and upcoming events open to BLS members. Click HERE to sign up to receive these eBulletins from any BLS Standing Committee completely free of charge.
We all know that social media can help drive new business. Did you know that the BLS maintains a presence on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook where it posts regular updates about new cases, new regulations, key legislative developments, and news and events from the BLS’s Standing Committees? What you may not know is that you can not only send items to the BLS to post or tweet, but also suggest items from your own social media pages for the BLS to re-post, re-tweet, or like. Doing so expands the reach of what you have to say to everyone who likes or follows the BLS on its various social media platforms, and may result in the BLS following you! Please submit your suggested items for consideration or direct any questions to BLS Social Media Coordinator, Dennis J. Wickham (firstname.lastname@example.org) and join the ever expanding discussion!
Standing Committees continue to accept applications to fill vacant seats. Practitioners and other legal professionals who are members of the BLS and who have at least five years of experience are eligible to apply. Membership on a committee affords unique opportunities to participate in the creation of law in your practice area, to get to know and be known by other practitioners, to work with the recognized leaders in your field, and to stay on the cutting edge of developments and practice techniques. Membership is a rewarding experience that keeps one ahead of, and in touch with, business law developments. Most committees meet once a month, often by phone. A description of the required commitment and application process, along with a link to the application, can be found HERE.
The BLS achieves its goals through the work of its 15 Standing Committees. You are invited to attend the regular monthly meeting of any BLS Standing Committees (see below for meeting dates). These monthly meetings provide attendees an excellent opportunity to chat with committee members and other lawyers with a similar expertise. Some committees even offer free MCLE credit! Please see the contact person listed below to RSVP or request more information. Follow us on Twitter @CLABusinessLaw. Use a Standing Committee’s hashtag to search for tweets by that committee in its designated field and to re-tweet.
For a list of upcoming meeting dates and contact persons, click here.
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