CLE Programs

CMLAW CYBER Deep Dives: Cyber Risk Insurance

CLE credit: 
1.5 hrs
Weight: 
0

Registration $59 - $99: Register Here

Speakers:

 

ANDREW DRAKE

Andrew Drake is the Deputy General Counsel for the McGowan Companies, a leading national insurance broker and intermediary serving 50,000 brokers and +1m clients in the U.S. and abroad. With a deep technology background, Andrew was previously with Nationwide Insurance across a variety of roles in both the IT and Legal-Compliance spaces before making a leap to work for an insuretech start-up, Bold Penguin, as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Today, he’s focused on keeping McGowan growing rapidly while navigating ever changing legal and regulatory currents.

Outside of work, Andrew serves as a Trustee for a local Carnegie Public Library and is on the board of directors for the Crosley Automobile Club of America. Andrew and his family reside in Central Ohio.

Josh Gold

Joshua Gold is a shareholder in Anderson Kill's New York office. He has represented numerous corporate and non-profit policyholders in various industries, with recoveries for his clients well in excess of $1.5 billion. Josh is chair of the Cyber Insurance Recovery Practice Group and co-chair of the Marine Cargo Insurance Group.

Josh's practice involves matters ranging from international arbitration, data security, directors and officers insurance, business income/property insurance, commercial crime insurance, admiralty, cargo, and marine insurance disputes. He has been lead trial counsel in multi-party bench and jury trials, and has negotiated and crafted scores of settlement agreements including coverage-in-place agreements.

Kirk Herath

Kirk Herath is a Principal with Pillars Consulting Group. He recently retired as Vice-President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for Nationwide Insurance Companies and affiliates based in Columbus, Ohio.

For over two decades, Herath was responsible for all legal issues at a Fortune 100 financial services company impacting data, privacy, information security, technology and information systems, contracts and supply services management, third-party risk, confidentiality and data integrity. He was responsible for corporate privacy policy, data and security incident management and implementing privacy across all lines of business. Kirk has represented clients on many industry privacy and Cybersecurity policy groups and before legislative and regulatory bodies.

Under Herath's leadership, Nationwide was selected as one of the Top 10 Most Trusted Companies for Privacy (number one in the insurance sector) six times by the prestigious Ponemon Institute.

Currently, Herath is Chairman of CyberOhio, Ohio’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board, and a member of the InnovateOhio Advisory Board under the direction of Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Governor Mike DeWine. He is Past President and past board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is still active within the association. He also served on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee from 2005 to 2011. He speaks regularly on a broad array of privacy, security and technology issues.

Herath edited the privacy practitioners’ bible, “How to Build a Privacy Program”, published by the IAPP Press.

John Merchant

John Merchant has over 17 years of experience in the cyber and technology insurance space. He has held various roles in underwriting, business development and distribution at Nationwide, Hartford Financial Products and AIG. Prior to joining Ascent, John was the head of client services at Cyence, a cyber focused predictive analytics and modeling start-up. In his role at Ascent, he is responsible for business development in the North American market.


Tim Opsitnick

Timothy M. Opsitnick is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (“TCDI”). Opsitnick is at the forefront of practitioners addressing issues involved in the security and discovery of electronically stored information. He has conducted numerous continuing legal education seminars regarding electronic discovery, cybersecurity, and other technology issues. In addition, he has served as a court-appointed Special Master and as an expert witness. His clients include United States and international law firms and companies.

TCDI consults with corporations and law firms to provide litigation management software, electronic discovery, computer forensics, and cybersecurity services. TCDI is a recognized leader in technology for mass tort management, complex litigation and MDL litigation management. Opsitnick founded JURINNOV Ltd. (“JURINNOV”) in 2000. JURINNOV was acquired by TCDI in 2016, expanding their services to include data privacy, cybersecurity, and computer forensics.

Lacy Rex

Lacy has over 14 years of experience in the insurance industry, always focused on executive risk coverages. Her knowledge in Cyber Security has earned her international speaking engagements and panel opportunities. Lacy attended the Lloyd’s Broker Academy in London. She frequently travels to London to broker large, bespoke programs in the Lloyd’s of London marketplace. She has developed cyber solutions capabilities and go-to-market approach, linking business strategy, market trends, cyber events and Oswald’s skills into an integrated message to support our clients. Engaged in thought leadership
related to managing areas of cybersecurity risk along with speaking engagements and media interviews. Current speaking engagement for NetDiligence has been put on hold due to Covid-19.

Lacy is actively engaged with insurance carriers to craft and create new coverages and manuscript forms. She integrates her product and market knowledge to find solutions for client’s issues that arise daily. Lacy works closely with insurance
companies to draft policy enhancements, providing innovative solutions to local, national and international companies. The pace of Cyber incidents continues to soar, allowing Lacy to be at the forefront of protecting clients’ largest and most valuable assets.

Catherine Rudow

Catherine Rudow is Vice President, Cyber Insurance, at Nationwide, working with many departments within the company to expand cyber insurance offerings to meet the needs of its members. Her in-depth knowledge of cyber risk extends to developing strategies for non-cyber traditional lines of business that are exposed to technology and the internet.

Catherine has over 25 years of experience in the (re)insurance industry covering a wide range of casualty lines of business. Prior to joining Nationwide, Catherine worked at PartnerRe as a senior level underwriter where she built the cyber insurance portfolio and branded PartnerRe as a lead reinsurance market for cyber insurance business.

Timothy Smit

Timothy Smit provides expertise in the areas of data protection laws, privacy liability and cyber technology best practices for protecting information and their processes. Timothy consults with clients on how best to develop strategies to manage their total cost of risk within their organizations while protecting their critical assets and information.

Timothy has over 25 years of information protection experience in Insurance, Healthcare, Medical Devices, Government, Retail Merchandising, Higher Education, and Crisis Management industries. Timothy’s extensive knowledge comes from the information technology and information protection roles he has held over his career. That knowledge and firsthand experiences enable him to translate similar exposures into cyber coverages for the C-Suite and Board Level Members to understand and comprehend.

His approach and technical acumen are unlike any other cyber broker in the market place today, which differentiates himself on how he provides both proactive loss control services and placing the appropriate cyber coverage to the respective cyber exposures that clients have.

Timothy works closely with large multi-national organizations, assisting them in data mapping exercises and process review while conducting and consulting on data privacy impact assessments for any processing of PII.

He also authored six data protection books.

 

Location: 
Zoom Webinar
Event date: 
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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CMLAW CYBER Deep Dives: Cyber Risk Insurance

Criminal Justice Forum: Defense Dialogues: Representing the Accused Before International Criminal Tribunals

CLE credit: 
1.0 credit hours pending
Weight: 
-10

Those accused of international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes are often prosecuted by international criminal tribunals, as the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and others. Although accused of such grave crimes, these defendants enjoy due process rights and benefit from the presumption of innocence. Representing such defendants, however, poses unique challenges and requires particular expertise. Kate Gibson will discuss her experience as a criminal defense laywer before the most prominent international criminal tribunals. She will discuss issues such as procedural particularities, but also specialized defenses such as superior orders, necessity, insanity, mental disease, and duress. Finally, she will focus on differences between representing defendants before international tribunals, such as the International Criminal Court, and domestic tribunals.

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Speaker

Kate Gibson

Kate Gibson has been practicing before international criminal courts and tribunals since 2005, appearing before the ICC, ICTR, IRMCT, ECCC and SCSL on some of the leading cases before these courts. Currently, Kate is the co-counsel of Bosco Ntaganda before the ICC, and also represents Rohingya victims in the Bangladesh/Myanmar situation. Kate also leads the legal team of Paul Rusesabagina, charged with terrorism in Rwanda, and is a member of the Defence team of former President of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.

Previously at the ICC, Kate was the co-counsel of Jean-Pierre Bemba, former Vice-President of the DRC who was acquitted by the ICC Appeals Chamber in 2018. She was also the co-counsel of former President of Liberia Charles Taylor before the SCSL, and the Co-Counsel of former President of the Republika Srpška Radovan Karadžić before the IRMCT. Kate was one of the youngest Lead Counsel to be appointed at the ICTR, representing Minister Justin Mugenzi who was acquitted on appeal. She was also co-counsel to Jean-Baptiste Gatete, former bourgmestre of Murambi commune before the ICTR. Between 2007 and 2008, Kate was the Associate Legal Officer of His Honour Judge Mohammed Shahabuddeen in the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY and ICTR. Kate also represented victims in the Duch case at the ECCC.

In 2018, Kate was appointed as a Legal Consultant to the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission for Myanmar. She is a Senior Legal Advisor with the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) in Washington, DC, working on transitional justice programs in Bangladesh, Libya, and the MENA region. She holds an LL.M in International Law from Cambridge University and lives in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Location: 
Zoom
Event date: 
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Criminal Justice Forum: Defense Diallgues

Faculty Spotlight Series

CLE credit: 
1.0 credit hours pending
Weight: 
-10

IMPLICIT BIAS, DEHUMANIZATION AND RACIAL DISPARITIES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Featured speaker: 

professor Reginald OH

Professor of Law


Presented in conjunction with the Racial Justice Community Conversation Work Group 

WATCH THE PRESENTATION HERE

Attendees will learn more about the racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system and how those disparities were created and remain today.

Reginald Oh brings to the law school nine years of teaching experience and a lengthy roster of publications and presentations in this country and abroad. Professor Oh is a prolific scholar whose work is most often a careful examination of distributive justice, including the ways in which justice succeeds or fails when gender and race are involved.

History, politics, linguistic analysis, and race and gender studies inform articles such as "Interracial Marriage in the Shadows of Jim Crow: Racial Segregation as Racial and Gender Subordination" in the University of California Davis Law Review (2006) and "Discrimination and Distrust: A Critical Linguistic Analysis of the Discrimination Concept" in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (2005). "Regulating White Desire," which examines the gendered nature of racial segregation, was published in the Wisconsin Law Review in 2007. "Fear of a Multiracial Planet: Loving’s Children and the Genocide of the White Race" was published in the Fordham Law Review in 2018.

At Cleveland-Marshall, Professor Oh teaches Civil Procedure, a Constitutional Law Seminar on the Fourteenth Amendment, and a seminar on Legal Issues in Education. Professor Oh is also a widely sought and widely traveled lecturer; in a two-year span he spoke at more than 30 national and international conferences. In July 2007, he presented "Race, Racism and Belonging" at the International Congress for Law and Mental Health in Padua, Italy; in March 2007 he lectured on "Reading Brown through Loving: Racial Segregation and the Promotion of White Supremacy" at the University of Iowa College of Law, and "Racial Segregation and the Thirteenth Amendment" at the Tenth Annual Conference for the Association of the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities at Georgetown University.

 

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Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Short title: 
Faculty Spotlight Series

Journal of Law & Health/Global Business Law Review Symposium Day

CLE credit: 
6.5 hours
Weight: 
-10

Two of Cleveland-Marshall's excellent journals, The Global Business Law Review and the Journal of Law and Health, are pleased to present CMLAW's 2nd Annual Symposium Day, hosting expert panels to address timely legal issues in a six-hour CLE event. 

Tickets:

Students and those not seeking credit - FREE: 

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Those seeking CLE credit - 1/2 Day - $90 or Full Day - $150: 

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PART ONE: FEMALE THOUGHT LEADERS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by the Global Business Law Review

8:30 - 9:30 AM: Female Thought Leaders in Immigration Law in Modern Day America

This panel, featuring Margaret Wong, will discuss immigration law issues that are prevalent in today’s immigration process, and Ms. Wong’s experiences in this field of law.

9:45 - 10:45 AM: Female Thought Leaders in Cybersecurity, Technology and Data Privacy

This panel will discuss hot button issues in international law and technology, as well as hot topics in data privacy and cybersecurity today. Panelists: Arianna Evers and Bethany Houghton

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Female Thought Leaders in Business Organizations

This panel, featuring Eaton Corporation General Counsel Nancy Berardinelli-Krantz, will discuss issues faced by corporations and businesses in a post-pandemic world, and what law practitioners need to know to overcome them.

**Attendance for this session earns 3.0 CLE Hours

PART Two: DIGITAL HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by the Journal of Law and Health

 12:30 - 1:30 PM: Keynote Speaker - Prof. I. Glenn Cohen - "Medical AI: Humans in the Loop, Ethics in the Loop"

Professor Cohen, Harvard Law School, will discuss an overview of hot topics in artificial intelligence in healthcare, including prominent issues in artificial intelligence in healthcare in the evolving digital age.

1:45 - 3:15 PM: Academic Individual Presentations

Sharona Hoffman: "Artificial Intelligence and Discrimination in Healthcare"

Charlotte Tschider: "Exploitation and Individual Autonomy in AI Healthcare"

Sara Gerke: "Data Privacy Questions in the Digital Health World"

3:30 - 4:30 PM: Emerging Issues in Healthcare, Technology, and Data Privacy and Protection

This panel will discuss rising concerns regarding digital health & technology with a focus on compliance for telehealth and data privacy and protection concerns in the new digital age. Round table discussion of digital health & technology with a focus on compliance and legal issues in telehealth, data privacy and protection, and the impact of evolving technology in healthcare in the new digital age. Panelists: Jeffrey Kapp, Gregory Tapocsi, Bradley Reed and Faisal Khan.

**Attendance for this session earns 3.5 CLE Hours


Speakers

Nancy Berardinelli-Krantz is General Counsel for the Eaton Corporation, a Fortune 500 multinational power management company with multi-billion dollar sales. She was previously featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business 40 under 40 in her role as Senior Legal Counsel for The Goodyear Tire Company.

 

Professor I. Glenn Cohen is a leading expert in digital health & technology, bioethics and law and health. His current research is focused on artificial intelligence, medical tourism, and digital health including artificial intelligence, mobile health, and reproductive technology. He is Faculty Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

 

Arianna Evers is Special Counsel with WilmerHale and advises and advocates for clients on privacy, data security and consumer protection issues arising under federal, state and international laws. Ms. Evers represents clients in investigations and litigation with state attorneys general concerning alleged privacy and consumer protection violations, and in enforcement actions and regulatory investigations brought by the Federal Trade Commission under its Section 5 Authority. Ms. Evers advises clients on their obligations under federal and state data breach notification laws and coordinates data breach investigations, including working with forensic firms and providing notice to regulators and affected individuals. She also consults on privacy and data security issues for congressional inquiries, including preparing senior executives for hearings and meetings with Capitol Hill staff. 

 

Professor Sara Gerke joined Penn State Dickinson Law as Assistant Professor of Law in July 2021. She previously served as a Research Fellow in Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and Law at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School for the Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (PMAIL). Professor Gerke’s current research focuses on the ethical and legal challenges of artificial intelligence and big data for health care and health law in the United States and Europe. She also researches comparative law and ethics of other issues at the cutting edge of medical developments, such as the clinical translation of stem cell research, biological products, such as somatic cells, tissues, and gene therapy, reproductive medicine, such as mitochondrial replacement techniques, and digital health more generally. Professor Gerke’s work has appeared in leading law, medical, scientific, and bioethics journals, and she is also the first editor of a stakeholder book on the clinical application of human induced pluripotent stem cells published with Springer in 2020. Professor Gerke was also recently named a 2021 Health Law Scholar by the American Society for Law, Medicine & Ethics and the Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies.
 

Professor Sharona Hoffman is the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law, Professor of Bioethics, and Co-Director of the Law School's Law-Medicine Center. She teaches Health Law courses, Employment Discrimination, and Civil Procedure and has won several distinctions for her teaching and scholarship. Professor Hoffman received her B.A. from Wellesley College, her J.D. from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. in health law from the University of Houston, and an S.J.D. in health law from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to becoming an academic, Ms. Hoffman was a Senior Trial Attorney at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Houston, a litigation associate at O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, and a judicial clerk for U.S. District Judge Douglas W. Hillman (Western District of Michigan). In 2013, Professor Hoffman was selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a scholar-in-residence fellowship in public health law. Professor Hoffman has published over sixty articles and book chapters on health law and civil rights issues and is the author of two books. She has developed particular expertise and a national reputation in the area of health information technology. Her work has appeared in numerous law review journals. Professor Hoffman has lectured throughout the United States and internationally and is widely quoted in the media.

 

Bethany Houghton is Assistant Counsel at the Public International Law and Policy Group. She is highly experienced in working with local NGOS and in technology. The Public International Law & Policy Group is a non-profit organization, operating as a global pro bono law firm providing free legal assistance to developing states and sub-state entities involved in conflicts.

 

Jeffrey L. Kapp, Partner - Jones Day, counsels health systems, hospitals, emergency medical service providers, academic medical centers, and medical device companies regarding compliance matters, including Medicare fraud and abuse and Stark Law compliance, tax-exempt organization rules, HIPAA's privacy and security regulations, security breach notification laws, and other general health law issues. Jeff's outsourcing practice focuses on negotiating and drafting customer-side transactions for information technology, benefit plan administration, and other administrative services. Jeff is a member of the Firm's COVID-19 Task Force and has counseled dozens of clients regarding compliance with governmental orders and return to work issues.

 

Faisal Khan, Senior Counsel - Nixon Gwilt Law, inaugural Chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Affinity Group for the American Health Law Association's Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group, and mentor for Plug and Play Tech Center’s health program. Faisal draws upon years of experience as a healthcare attorney in both the public and private sectors to guide clients through legal, regulatory, and financial complexities and identify pragmatic solutions to their challenges. He is an expert in human subjects research compliance, quality improvement initiatives, virtual care services, labor and employment law, governmental investigations, policy development, enterprise risk management, procurement, and litigation (including tort, labor and employment, commercial, opioid, and healthcare fraud and abuse). Faisal provides regulatory compliance, corporate transactions, dispute resolution/litigation, and risk management services to clients in the healthcare industry.

 

Bradley Reed, Partner - Frantz Ward, works on a wide range of corporate, transactional, regulatory, data privacy/cybersecurity and employee benefits matters. Specifically, his practice focuses on working with hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers regarding complex regulatory and compliance issues. Brad regularly advises clients with respect to HIPAA compliance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, health care fraud and abuse regulations, and medical staff management issues. He also works on a wide range of various data privacy and cybersecurity issues, financial services regulations, ERISA compliance, service provider and vendor agreement negotiations, and other commercial contracts for clients in numerous industries and sectors. Additionally, he has experience handling ERISA, general litigation and intellectual property matters. He assists in investigating data security incidents and advises clients with respect to data breach reporting, mitigation and responses. He regularly prepares breach risk assessments and notifications under HIPAA and various state data breach notification laws. 

 

Gregory Tapocsi, Of Counsel – Dinsmore & Shohl, focuses his practice on health care law, and leverages his background dealing with cybersecurity, data privacy, and health care issues to provide trusted counsel to clients on a variety of matters including risk assessment, operational compliance concerns, provider credentialing, administrative proceedings, and compliance program implementation and training.

 

Professor Charlotte Tschider is the author of International Cybersecurity and Privacy Law in Practice (Wolters Kluwer 2018), which will be published in its second edition in 2021, and of Cybersecurity Law: An Interdisciplinary Problem (West 2020, with Derek Bambauer, Gus Hurwitz, and David Thaw). Her academic writings have appeared or are forthcoming in the Washington University Law Review, BYU Law Review, Denver Law Review, the Oxford Journal of Law & Biosciences, and chapters in the ABA’s The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines (2019), amongst others. She has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and has been featured in a variety of news media publications, including USA Today, Forbes, The Hill, and Morning Consult. Prior to her time in academia, Tschider served in various upper management and consultative capacities in information technology, cybersecurity, privacy, and legal compliance, for Target Corporation, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and, most recently, for Medtronic Corporation, for nearly two decades. She holds certifications in the ISC2’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) for both the U.S. and the European Union. She currently teaches at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in the areas of information privacy, cybersecurity law, and artificial intelligence, with a focus on the global health care industry.

 

Margaret W. Wong, an award-winning practicing immigration lawyer, born in Hong Kong, is founder and managing partner of Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC, with offices in nine cities. Adjunct professor of immigration law at Case Western Reserve University Law School, and author of the book, “The Immigrant’s Way”, Margaret Wong is also a National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Trailblazer, was listed in US News & World Reports’ Best Lawyers, enjoys a “Preeminent AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell, and was appointed by The Ohio Supreme Court as charter member of the Continuing Legal Education Commission for Attorneys. She is a civic leader who educates and inspires others. While she was serving as the first Asian-American president of the Cleveland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Cleveland chapter won the coveted Chapter Activity Award. She has presented numerous seminars on immigration and naturalization law for bar associations and the public. Committed to giving something back to the community and to mentoring young professionals, Ms. Wong has volunteered her time and expertise on boards of diverse organizations, including Notre Dame College, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, Northeast Ohio Commission on Higher Education, Cleveland Bar Foundation, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asian Bar Association, Town Hall, University Hospitals Health System, St. Vincent Hospital Health Care System, United Way Services, and the Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University Law School Advisory Boards. Ms. Wong is also a life member of both the Eighth Judicial District Court and the Federal Sixth Circuit Court.

 

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Short title: 
Journal of Law & Health/Global Business Law Review Symposium Day

Faculty Spotlight Series

CLE credit: 
1.0 credit hours pending
Weight: 
-10

Intellectual property law issues in non-fungible tokens (nfts)

Featured speaker: 

professor Christa J. laser

Assistant Professor of Law, Intellectual Property & Innovation

 

 


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Attendees will learn more about how copyright, patent, and trademark law intersect with issues of minting and selling the hottest new blockchain asset, non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Professor Christa Laser comes to Cleveland-Marshall after nearly a decade of practice experience as an intellectual property litigator at the law firms WilmerHale and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She has deep expertise in patents, trademarks, copyrights, false advertising, pharmaceutical litigation and regulation, and technology law. She has represented leading life sciences and technology companies in all stages of trial and appellate matters and consulted on legislative changes to intellectual property laws.

Professor Laser's research focuses on intellectual property and innovation. Her patent law scholarship has been cited by numerous scholars, by judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her research envisions an intellectual property system that supports innovation, investment, and competition across all technology areas. Prior to law school, she worked as a scientific researcher, where her work studying protein dynamics of photosynthesis using genetically modified bacteria and laser spectroscopy was published in the prestigious journal Science.

Prof. Laser has a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School (World Champion, International & North American Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition; Research Assistant, Professor Lawrence Cunningham; Notes Editor, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal); and a B.S. from Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College (Beckman Scholar; Biochemistry Award).

 

 

Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Faculty Spotlight Series

Criminal Justice Forum: January 6, Domestic Terrorism and Illiberalism in America

CLE credit: 
1.0 hours pending
Weight: 
-10

This lecture will trace the origins of the political movement that expressed itself violently at the Capitol Riot on January 6, 2021, the schisms in modern American society resulting in the current domestic terrorism threat, and strategies for preventing future violence from this movement.

Speaker:
David H. Schanzer

David H. Schanzer is a Professor of the Practice at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security. In these capacities, he teaches courses, conducts research, and writes about national security issues, with a focus on domestic terrorism, counterterrorism, Middle East policy, and the intersection of technology and security. 

Schanzer is a frequent commentator on domestic and national security issues. He is the author of over 60 op-ed columns and has appeared on international, national, and local television and radio. Schanzer is currently a guest curator for the National Law Enforcement Museum and Memorial’s exhibit commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11. He created two free on-line courses – Understanding 9/11 and Responding to 9/11 – on the Coursera platform that have been used by approximately 20,000 people around the globe. 

Schanzer is the lead author of three National Institute of Justice funded studies: “Engaging Communities to Prevent Violent Extremism: A Review of the Obama Administration’s CVE Initiative,” (2019), “The Challenge and Promise of Using Community Policing Strategies to Prevent Violent Extremism” (2015) and “Anti-Terror Lessons of Muslim Americans” (2010). 

Prior to his academic appointment, Schanzer was the Democratic Staff Director for the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security from 2003-2005. He previously served as the legislative director for Senator Jean Carnahan (2001-2002), counsel to Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (1996-1998), and counsel to Senator William S. Cohen (1994-1996). His positions in the executive branch include Special Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Department of Defense (1998-2001) and Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice (1992-94). Schanzer was a clerk for United States District Judge Norma L. Shapiro and in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States. 

Schanzer is a graduate of Harvard College, where he received a B.A. cum laude in Government in 1985 and the Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review from 1987-1989. 

 

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum

IP+ The National Non-IP IP Conference: Innovation Law, Intellectual Property, Emerging Tech, and Business

CLE credit: 
5.0 hours pending
Weight: 
-10

The Cleveland State Law Review and C|M|LAW IPTA's First Annual Symposium, presented virtually at CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio 

Keynote speaker: 
Judge Kathleen O’Malley of the Federal Circuit 
 

Featuring panels on why innovation keeps general counsels up at night, how intellectual property and innovation law can respond to emerging tech like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and medical innovation, academics presenting new theories and proposed changes to innovation law, and financial experts on the valuation and market for innovation assets.

It will be an event you won't want to miss! 

 

 

Registration:

Those seeking CLE credit - $99: Register Here

Those not seeking CLE credit - Free: Register Here

 

Agenda:

9:30am - 9:45am: Welcoming Remarks – Dean Lee Fisher, John Cipolla, Chair, C|M|LAW IP Advisory Council, Professor Christa Laser, Nathan Hill, CSLR

9:45am - 10:30am: Intellectual Property Strategy, Monetization and Liquidity: An Update on How Companies are Analyzing, Managing and Leveraging their Intellectual Property.

This session will start with an overview of the patent market including data on who is buying IP, who is selling IP, the size of the transactions and the price that companies can expect in any patent deal. Next, the panel will transition into a discussion of IP strategy and what companies are doing to manage and right-size portfolios, steps on how to ensure that the IP a company generates is strategic and cost-effective. Finally, the panel will discuss how litigation finance is a tool that can be used to monetize patent assets and how the litigation finance market has evolved over the last few years.

Panelists
  • Russ Binns, CEO, Allied Security Trust
  • Katharine Wolanyk, Managing Director, Burford Capital
  • Karl Maersch, CEO, West Four IP

10:30am- 11:45am: What Keeps General Counsels Up at Night?

The scope and responsibilities of the General Counsel have increased in importance during the past year, and GCs have more reasons than ever to be up at night—they are expected to assess and mitigate risk, ensure compliance with emerging regulatory regimes, and manage a budget while advancing the organization’s strategic objectives. Our esteemed panel of GCs from around the country will provide insight into significant areas of concern facing corporate law departments today on topics ranging from privacy and data security, legal risk across multiple jurisdictions, protection of intellectual property assets, and crisis management.

Panelists
  • Ann Aber, Joann Stores
  • Ed Gecovich, Surgical Theatre
  • Lisa Kunkle, Avient
  • Nona Lee, Arizona Diamondbacks 
  • Jonathan Leiken, Diebold Nixdorf
  • Georgia Yanchar, MRI Software 
  • Moderated by Ari Sherwin - Senior Legal Counsel, The Sherwin-Williams Company

 

11:45am-12:10pm: Lunch Break

12:10-12:15pm: Introduction of Federal Circuit Court Judge Kathleen O’Malley by Dean Lee Fisher

12:15-1:00pm: Keynote: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley

Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley will discuss the relationship between intellectual property law and innovation, including how patents incentivize innovation and how innovation laws and policies affect competition.

1:00 pm- 1:15pm: BREAK 

1:15pm- 2:15pm: Emerging Tech

This panel will feature lawyers and industry leaders in emerging technology including blockchain, artificial intelligence, mRNA vaccines, and healthcare. The panel will discuss how changes in technology affect the law and how intellectual property law and society should adjust to address innovation.

Panelists
  • Moderated by Christa Laser, Assistant Professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Tanveer Kathawalla, founder of Pioneer 1890, former COO of Hedron (formerly Analytical Space)
  • Mike Stovsky, Partner and Leader of Firmwide Technology Transactions, Intellectual Property, and Global Data Protection Group at Benesch
  • Ahmed Mousa, SVP Corporate Operations & General Counsel at Pieris Pharmaceuticals
  • G.I. Zaratsian, founder and CEO of Fandem
  • Laura Montoya, Partner at Accel Impact Organizations
  • Chris Nalevanko, General Counsel of Zoox

2:15pm- 3:30pm: The Academic Perspective

This panel will include academic experts in the fields of innovation and emerging technology including artificial technology, blockchain, and medical technology. Each academic expert will present research on a topic related to one of the included areas and discuss how their research will affect innovation and emerging technology in the future. 

 

Panelists
  • Carys J. Craig, Associate Professor at the Osgoode Hall School of Law
  • Camilla Hrdy, Associate Professor, Akron Law
  • Ryan Abbott, Professor of Law and Health Sciences at the University of Surrey School of Law and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Charlotte Tschider, Assistant Professor of Law at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law

 

3:30-4:30pm: Happy Networking

Bring your beverage of choice for afternoon entertainment and networking, including pub trivia and prizes.

Thank you to our sponsors: Benesch, Renner Otto, and John Cipolla.

Location: 
Zoom Webinar
Event date: 
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
IP+ The National Non-IP IP Conference

Witness to History: Reflections on January 6, 2021 by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

CLE credit: 
1 hour
Weight: 
-10

Join us for this special Law Day program featuring U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown giving his reflections on the January 6th Capitol insurrection with moderator U.S. District Judge Benita Y. Pearson '95, Northern District of Ohio.

Law Day is held annually by the American Bar Association to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession.

 

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

A lifelong Ohioan, Senator Sherrod Brown has spent his career fighting for the Dignity of Work – the idea that hard work should pay off for everyone, no matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of work you do.

He has held nearly 500 roundtables across Ohio, because he believes the best ideas don’t come out of Washington – they come from conversations with Ohioans. Senator Brown serves as Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Finance Committee, the Agriculture Committee, and is the longest serving Ohioan on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Sherrod was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio, where he earned his Eagle Scout award and spent summers working on his family’s farm. He is married to author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz. They live in Cleveland, Ohio, with their rescue dogs, Franklin and Walter, drive Jeeps made by union workers in Toledo, and have three daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren.

 

The Honorable Benita Y. Pearson '95

Judge Pearson was appointed to serve as United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio by President Barack Obama on December 27, 2010, making her the first African American female to serve as a United States District Judge in the State of Ohio. Prior to her appointment as District Judge, Judge Pearson served the Northern District of Ohio as a Magistrate Judge following her appointment on August 29, 2008.

Judge Pearson’s service as a judicial officer was preceded by an eight-year tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, where she distinguished herself while prosecuting several high-profile cases. She was also a litigator in private practice, and served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable John M. Manos.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Judge Pearson is a graduate of Hathaway Brown School, Georgetown University and Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1995), where she has served as an adjunct professor. She is a member of the C|M|LAW Hall of Fame.

Among her numerous professional and community activities, she is Past President and founding member of the Nathaniel R. Jones Inn of Court, and serves on committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and committees for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Co-Sponsors

Sherrod Brown U.S. Senator for Ohio
CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
The Nathaniel R. Jones American Inn of Court
The Willian K. Thomas American Inn of Court
The Morrison R. Waite American Inn of Court
The Judge John M. Manos American Inn of Court
The Charles F. Scanlon and Judge Samuel H. Bell American Inn of Court
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
University of Dayton School of Law
University of Toledo College of Law
Capital University Law School
Ohio Northern Pettit College of Law
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
University of Cincinnati College of Law

 

Location: 
Zoom Webinar
Event date: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Witness to History with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

Faculty Spotlight Series

CLE credit: 
1.0 credit hours pending
Weight: 
-10

Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Sex Stereotyping: The Road Not Taken

Featured speaker: 

Professor Matthew Green

Alan Miles Ruben and Judge Betty Willis Ruben Professor of Law


In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, 140 S.Ct. 1731 (2020) the U.S. Supreme Court held that an employer that fires individuals “simply for being” gay or transgender violates Title VII’s proscriptions against discrimination because of sex. The holding was decades in the making. Beginning in the early 1970s, courts began to consider whether Title VII reached claims alleging sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. Early courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency that administers Title VII, determined that such claims were beyond the reach of the statute. That position slowly began to change over the ensuing decades, which commentators have attributed, among other things, to evolving interpretations of what Title VII means by forbidding employers “to discriminate against any individual . . . because of such individual's . . . sex” (42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(a)(1)). In that regard, in 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, 490 U.S. 228 (1989), held that employers violate Title VII when they engage in prescriptive stereotyping by insisting or requiring that their employees match gender norms associated with their sex. Every federal circuit court that has addressed the issue has agreed that an individual may rely on gender-stereotyping evidence to show that discrimination occurred “because of . . . sex.” E.E.O.C. v. Boh Bros. Construction Co., L.L.C., 731 F.3d 444, 454 (5th Cir. 2013) (en banc).

However, ignoring the ways in which sexual orientation/gender identity discrimination is grounded in sex stereotypes, numerous judges pre-Bostock opined that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status was distinct from discrimination on the basis of sex stereotypes. Although the Bostock majority did not rest its holding squarely on sex stereotyping, it nevertheless continued to sanction that evidentiary route to show discrimination was because of sex. The presentation examines judicial treatment of sex stereotyping claims pre-Bostock, particularly as it pertains to LGBTQ+ individuals, and how that decision clarifies a confusing legal landscape.


Matthew W. Green Jr. is the Alan Miles Ruben and Judge Betty Willis Ruben Associate Professor of Law. He teaches first-year contracts and in the area of employment law with an emphasis on disability and LGBTQ+ discrimination. Professor Green also developed and teaches a seminar focusing on sexual orientation and gender identity workplace discrimination. His published work has appeared in the University of Kansas Law Review, the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, the Journal of Gender Race and Justice, and the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal. Professor Green also authored a chapter for e-Langdell Press on the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity employment discrimination, and he has testified before the Ohio House of Representatives in support of the Ohio Fairness Act, which would amend and modernize the Ohio Civil Rights Act to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. 

Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall, Professor Green practiced general civil litigation in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, magna cum laude; and his B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park. After law school, Professor Green clerked on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland for the Hon. Deborah K. Chasanow and on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for the Hon. Eric L. Clay.

 

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Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Short title: 
Faculty Spotlight Series

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