As companies continue to improve the cyber defenses of their computer systems operating key enterprise and national infrastructure, one area that presents unique challenges is the supply chain. A single asset may depend on multiple vendors around the world, some of whom may only produce a single component or piece of software, but any of which can introduce critical vulnerabilities. Please join us for a one-hour webinar to discuss best practices in supply chain cybersecurity to mitigate these risks.
NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
Join Morgan Lewis at our Philadelphia office on April 11 for a discussion on hot topics impacting services contracts in the digital economy. Morgan Lewis labor and employment partner Sarah Bouchard, litigation partner Greg Parks, together with technology, outsourcing, and commercial contracts partners Barbara Melby and Michael Pillion, and associates Christopher Archer and Katherine O’Keefe will speak at the event.
Topics will include:
- Ethical considerations for lawyers working in a digital world
- Common issues to consider when using vendor cloud agreements
- Industry updates
- Contracting for automation solutions
A networking reception will follow the discussions. We hope you can join us!
March is a busy month for webinars at Morgan Lewis. Check out the Morgan Lewis website for a number of webinars coming up in March that are of interest to technology and sourcing lawyers and professionals. A few that caught our eye:
- March 12 - Cyber Insurance: Is Your Company Covered?
- March 12 - M&A Academy: Bridging the Gap with Transition Services Agreements
- March 13 - Global Public Company Academy: Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Developments
For a complete listing of firm events and CLE opportunities, visit our Global Events Calendar.
Reece Hirsch, Morgan Lewis partner and editor of the Bloomberg Law California Domestic Privacy Profile, is hosting a webinar, California Privacy Law Update: The California Consumer Privacy Act and More, during which he will review some of the latest developments in California privacy legislation.
California has long taken an innovative approach to privacy legislation and there were many developments in the state in 2018 and going into 2019. Webinar topics will include the following:
- Continuing evolution of the California Consumer Privacy Act, including insights from the Department of Justice’s January public forums
- Internet of Things security law
- Bot transparency law
- Endorsement of the 23 Asilomar AI Principles
- Lodging and common carrier privacy law
- Consumer reporting agency security law
The webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 13, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET.
Morgan Lewis will co-host an interactive master workshop on negotiations and contracting geared toward business leaders, sourcing professionals, and in-house counsel who work together on complex transactions such as digital transformations and vendor outsourcing. Edward J. Hansen, Vito Petretti, Donald G. Shelkey and Valerie A. Gross of our Technology, Outsourcing and Commercial Transactions practice will present and lead discussions on topics including:
The process of “going digital” has drastically affected the outsourcing market in recent years. During their webinar, Outsourcing Across the Globe—Going Digital, Ed Hansen, Simon Lightman, Barbara Melby, and Mike Pierides will discuss how to prepare for the future of outsourcing and leading trends that will impact outsourcing transactions globally in 2019. Topics will include the following:
- Privacy considerations for Europe, China, and beyond
- The increasing impact of automation
- Using the contract to mitigate risk
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET (5:00 to 6:00 pm GMT).
Knowledge sharing has long been an important element of academic research. And now collective sharing and governance of data assets throughout the scientific community, including for-profit participants, is gaining momentum. During their webinar, Out in the Open: The Knowledge Commons Framework, Emily Lowe, Ben Klaber, and Professor Michael J. Madison, faculty director at PittLaw, will discuss issues related to knowledge commons. Topics will include the following:
- A fundamental overview of knowledge commons, including the framework’s strengths and weaknesses
- Standard requirements regarding data contribution, access, use, sharing, protection, and attribution
- How to decide if a knowledge commons framework is right for your business, and if so, how to implement it successfully
During their webinar, Hot Topics in Data Privacy Regulation in Russia, Moscow partners Ksenia Andreeva, Anastasia Dergacheva, and Vasilisa Strizh will discuss trends in data privacy regulations in Russia for the upcoming year.
- News from the Russian data protection regulator (Roskomnadzor)
- New laws and legislative initiatives in the data privacy field
- Obtaining data subjects’ consents: views of the regulator
- Formalizing cross-border transfers from Russia and to Russia
- Localization rules: view from Roskomnadzor
The webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 27 from 9:00 to 10:00 am eastern time. You can register here.
Morgan Lewis partner Barbara Melby, the leader of our technology, outsourcing, and commercial transactions practice, has been invited to present at an upcoming Practising Law Institute (PLI) event, Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, in New York City. Barbara’s one-hour presentation will take place Friday, November 2, at 11:15 am. She will discuss intellectual property issues in outsourcing, including the following topics:
- Recognizing and avoiding common IP pitfalls
- Copyright, patent, and trade secret issues from vendors’ and customers’ perspectives
- IP representations, warranties, and indemnities in outsourcing transactions
- Open-source considerations
- IP issues in cloud deals
The presentation is part of a two-day PLI outsourcing event November 1–2 at the PLI New York Center, 1177 Avenue of the Americas (2nd floor), New York. You can also access the event via webcast and various groupcast locations.
To register, visit the Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO, and Cloud event page.
Please join us for the next installment of the Morgan Lewis Automotive Hour Webinar series, focused on how recent negotiations regarding NAFTA could change the landscape of automotive supply chains.
This webinar will be hosted by Carl A. Valenstein, a partner in our Boston office, and Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp, a partner in our Washington, DC office, and is a component of a 10-part series covering a variety of topics related to clients in the automotive industry. This session will focus on the potential impact on the automotive industry as a result of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) under Section 201 of the US statute that implemented NAFTA (the NAFTA Implementation Act), Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.
View past and upcoming presentations here.
The event will be presented live on June 26, 2018, from 12:30–1:30 pm (ET).
Registration and additional information for the event can be found here.