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Law in an Era of Global Challenges: Climate Risk and AI Regulation

September 5 @ 8:30 am 1:00 pm

Law in an Era of Global Challenges: Climate Risk and AI Regulation

2.5 Hours MCLE; includes 1.25 Hours Technology in Legal Practice

Join us on September 5, for the ILS Symposium at Santa Clara University, part of the CLA Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference. This year’s symposium, “Law in an Era of Global Challenges: Climate Risk and AI Regulation,” brings together experts to tackle issues like environmental risk disclosure and data privacy. Featuring panels on international and domestic corporate and regulatory approaches to climate risks and the implications of AI, the event is open to all CLA members, non-members, and international delegates. Don’t miss this opportunity to network, gain insights from leading professionals, and discuss solutions to today’s most pressing global legal challenges.


8:30 am – 9:00 am | Attendee Check-in, Networking & Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am | Welcome and Logistics
  • Margaret Francisco
    Global Trade Compliance Director, Senior Counsel
    Rocket Lab, USA
  • John Van Geffen
    Attorney IV, Public Advocates Office
    California Public Utilities Commission
9:15 am – 10:30 am | Climate Risk Disclosure: Voluntary Reporting vs. Regulatory Imperatives

1.25 Hours MCLE

Join us for an insightful legal seminar on the intersection of environmental law, corporate reporting, and climate change. Our distinguished panel of environmental law attorneys will delve into critical topics related to greenhouse gases (GHGs), corporate disclosures and California’s new climate disclosure laws. Panelists will discuss legal and practical business concerns around balancing transparency and compliance when considering voluntary reporting vs. regulatory imperatives.

Nilmini Silva-Send, Vineet Shahani
  • Nilmini Silva-Send
    Professor of Practice
    University of San Diego
  • Vineet Shahani
    General Counsel
10:45 am – 12:00 pm | AI, Privacy and the Practice of Law

1.25 Hours MCLE

This panel will explore three pivotal topics reshaping the legal landscape: artificial intelligence, privacy laws, and the use of technology in legal practice. Expert panelists will examine the transformative impact of AI on the legal profession, analyze evolving privacy regulations and their implications, and discuss innovative technological tools revolutionizing legal services. This session provides invaluable insights and practical knowledge for legal professionals navigating the complexities of modern law.

Erin Santana and Goli Mahdavi
  • Erin Santana
    Global HR Leader
    Alphabet Inc. (Google)
  • Goli Mahdavi
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm | Closing Remarks
  • Theresa Leets
    Assistant Chief Counsel
    Department of Financial Protection & Innovation
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm | Networking Lunch

Registration Info

  • ILS Section Member – $120
  • Non-Section Member – $145
  • Government or Non-Profit – $75
  • New Lawyers – $75
  • Student – $35

The registration deadline is August 29. Cancellations and refunds must be received in writing no later than August 12, 2024, and are subject to a 10% service fee. Refunds will not be available after August 12, 2024. For more information, call (916) 516-1757.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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