Public Lectures

Online Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference

CLE credit: 
8 Hrs pending
Weight: 
0

RESCHEDULED and now ONLINE: SEPTEMBER 17-18, 2020

A truly cross-sector event now in its 5th year, Cleveland-Marshall’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference is one of the leading educational and networking events in the Great Lakes Region, and features rich content of interest to legal and compliance professionals, information technology and security experts, and executives responsible for developing security and privacy policies.

Registration opens at 11:45 pm each day. Program begins at 12:15 pm each day.

Conference Details

 

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:15pm to 5:15pm
Short title: 
Online Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference

CSU CMLAW Event Status

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Event Status

The following is a list of upcoming events that have been canceled or postponed. We will continue to update the list as more infomation becomes available. 

Rescheduled dates for postponed or canceled events will be announced as they become available.

March 18 

Faculty luncheon CANCELED

March 19 

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Wed, 05/13/2020

Canceled- Icebreaker Wind Project - LEEDCo Visits CMLAW

CLE credit: 
1 hour pending
Weight: 
-10

***This event has been postponed

Icebreaker Wind is a 6-turbine demonstration project to be built 8 miles off downtown Cleveland’s Lake Erie shoreline by Laker Erie Development Corp. (“LEEDCo”). While it will be the first freshwater offshore wind project in North America, there are over a hundred turbines in freshwater throughout Europe with more on the way.

LEEDCo is a non-profit, public-private, regional economic development partnership whose members include the City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Foundation, Port of Cleveland, and the Ohio counties of Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula and Lorain, as well as Erie County, PA. LEEDCo is partnering with Fred Olsen Renewables of Norway to permit, construct, and operate the Icebreaker Wind project in Lake Erie.

About the Presenter: Dave Karpinski

As President of LEEDCo, Dave is responsible for many aspects of LEEDCo’s demonstration project, including project management, budget & finance, contract administration & commercial matters, and power offtake agreements. Prior to joining the LEEDCo management team in 2012, he served as a Vice President of NorTech where he launched and went on to lead their advanced energy work in Northeast Ohio.

Mr. Karpinski will discuss the background of Ohio’s energy mix and LEEDCo’s Icebreaker Wind Project. Mr. Karpinski will analyze the process LEEDCo underwent to become certified to operate a small wind farm off Lake Erie. Mr. Karpinski will discuss any surrounding policy that impact the implementation of this new project, provide resources for those interested in supporting this new initiative, and answer any questions from event participants.

Sponsored by the Environmental Students Association

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Room 237)
Event date: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Canceled -Icebreaker Wind Project

Criminal Justice Forum: Preventing Human Trafficking

CLE credit: 
1 free hour pending
Weight: 
-10
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Special Guest: Jonathan Todres - Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law.

Human trafficking has been recognized as one of the priority issues of our time. The federal government and all state legislatures have adopted law and policy to address this criminal activity, and hundreds of organizations have implemented anti-trafficking initiatives. Yet despite such efforts, it is unclear whether the prevalence of human trafficking has declined. In this lecture, Professor Todres—coauthor of the newly published book, Preventing Child Trafficking: A Public Health Approach— examines current responses to human trafficking and maps out a strategy for how we can advance efforts to combat this grave form of exploitation of human beings.

The cost of the program is FREE, but registration is requested.

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum

Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Night

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THE DISTINGUISHED JUDGES:

Honorable Mary J. Boyle
Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals

Honorable Anita Laster Mays
Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals

Honorable Kim Denise Amponsah
Senior Magistrate, Cleveland Municipal Court

The Case: Diego Delacruz (an illegal alien) was stopped by police and charged under 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5) for gun possession. The case focuses on issues related to the Second Amendment, Sixth Amendment, interstate commerce, and the rights of illegal/legal immigrants. 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Short title: 
Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Night

Fighting Back Against Elder Fraud

CLE credit: 
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Speakers/Special Guests: 

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 2019 in the Moot Court Room at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law on the Cleveland State University campus to learn how you can fight back against elder fraud. Complimentary refreshments will be provided, along with free Continuing Education Credits for social workers, counselors, and attorneys.

This event is presented by the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs - Division of Senior and Adult Services, the FBI Department of Justice - Elder Justice Initiative, the Office of the Inspector General, the U.S. Treasury, the Ohio Attorney General's Office, the Federal Trade Commission, the Cuyahoga County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and Cleveland State University's Student Public Interest Law Organization.

Event Highlights Include:

Introductions by U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Smith. Moderated by Mark Naymik from WKYC Channel 3 News.

Please register here:
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fighting-back-against-elder-fraud-registration-75145980651
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Short title: 
Fighting Back Against Elder Fraud

1st Annual Cleveland-Marshall Symposium Day

CLE credit: 
5 hrs (3 panels) pending
Weight: 
-10

 

Cleveland-Marshall's three excellent journals, The Cleveland State Law Review, The Global Business Law Review, and the Journal of Law and Health, are pleased to present CMLAW's 1st Annual Symposium Day, hosting expert panels to address timely legal issues in a five-hour CLE event. Cosponsored by The Gnoêsis Group. 

 

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Panel 1: Trustbusting Big Tech

Sponsored by The Cleveland State Law Review

9:00 AM – 1: 00 PM

This panel will discuss the applicability and enforcement of antitrust law in the twenty-first century. In particular, our symposium will focus on the challenges posed by “big tech” platforms like Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple and whether federal (the Sherman Act) and state antitrust laws are adequate to support competition in the marketplace.

The topic is important and timely because the practice of antitrust law is evolving as various lawmakers and regulators propose different frameworks for enforcement. The states, the federal government (DOJ/FTC), and the European are stepping up enforcement against big tech platforms and presidential candidates are laying out new frameworks for American antitrust policy. We believe that our symposium will benefit any attorney who advises business entities.

This panel will be educational because attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the antitrust field: prominent antitrust professors in the region. Moreover, they will hear from lawmakers, like two Ohio state senators, who are currently investigating big tech companies and rethinking the state's antitrust legislation. Finally, they will hear from regulators and individuals associated with startups to learn about the potential harm to small business without government action.

Speakers:

Rita Bryce, JD, LISW is an antitrust professor at Case Western Reserve University Law School. Bryce worked for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division, and as a federal prosecutor. She is also a Licensed Independent Social Worker. 

Senator John Eklund is a member of the Ohio State Senate, representing the 18th District. He is a member of the Judiciary Committee (Chairman), Energy and Public Utilities Committee, Finance Committee, General Government and Agency Review Committee, Rules and Reference Committee, and Ways and Means Committee. Eklund is also Senior Counsel at Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, where much of his work has been centered on areas pertaining to anti-trust litigation, trade regulation, price fixing, class actions, and mergers and acquisitions. He has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer in antitrust litigation and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Antitrust Law.

Diana Moss is the President of the American Antitrust Institute in Washington, D.C. She is an economist whose work spans both antitrust and regulation, with industry expertise in electricity, petroleum, agriculture, airlines, telecommunications, and healthcare. She is editor of Network Access, Regulation and Antitrust (2005). Dr. Moss is Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Senator Larry Obhof is the President of the Ohio Senate for the 133rd General Assembly, representing the 22nd District. President Obhof serves on the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade (IGPAC), which provides policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representative on issues involving trade and development, including the impact and implementation of trade agreements. He also chairs the Ohio Senate’s Rules and Reference Committee and is Vice Chair of the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee. Prior to his election as President of the Senate, he served as both President Pro Tempore and as Majority Whip.

Daniel Rauch serves as Senior Counsel to the Colorado Attorney General. Rauch was formerly an associate at Wheeler, Trigg & O’Donnell and a Tenth Circuit Clerk for current Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Rauch’s article, Sherman’s Missing “Supplement”: Prosecutorial Capacity, Agency Incentives, and the False Dawn of Antitrust Federalism is being published in issue 68.2 of Cleveland State Law Review.

Chris Sagers is the James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Cleveland-Marshall Solo Practice Incubator at Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He is the author of several books, including United States v. Apple: Competition in America (Harvard Univ. Press 2019). He is a member of the American Law Institute, a Senior Fellow of the American Antitrust Institute, and a leadership member of the ABA Antitrust Section.

Charles Stack is the CEO of Flashstarts, a startup accelerator and micro-venture fund in Cleveland. In 1992, Stack started Books.com, the first online bookstore. Charles won the Ohio Venture Association (OVA) Venture of the Year award in 2007. He has mentored and/or been a judge at numerous business plan and startup competitions including multiple Startup Weekends and the many University hackathons.

Alec Stapp is a Fellow at the International Center for Law & Economics in Washington, D.C. Previously, he worked as a technology policy fellow at the Niskanen Center in Washington, D.C. and as an MA fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. He has a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University and a B.S. in economics from the University of Arizona.

**Attendance at this individual panel earns 2.5 CLE Hours

Panel 2: Rideshare Technology: Its Legal Implications & How It Affects the Way We Travel

Sponsored by the Global Business Law Review

 1:15 PM – 3:50 PM

Rideshare platforms, such as Uber, Lyft, and Waymo provide a feasible, low-cost alternative to traditional rideshare methods of technology. However, laws and regulations have not caught up with this new technology. For example, the drivers do not neatly fit in a category with taxi drivers. Unlike taxi drivers, most drivers employed by these new rideshare companies are not full-time employees; and they use their own vehicles not only to pick up customers, but also for personal driving. This panel will discuss a variety of legal issues affecting these new rideshare companies from the perspective of public and private employment, insurance, and tort litigation.

Speakers:

Sheryl King Benford is General Counsel and Deputy Manager for Legal Affairs at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA). She supervises and oversees litigation, labor issues, risk management, and safety at the GCRTA.

Mathew Parker is a partner at Fisher Phillips and works in their autonomous vehicles practice group. Mathew has been counsel in more than 20 class and collective actions involving some of the most common wage-and-hour “traps” like misclassification of exempt employees or independent contractors; failure to properly calculate the regular rate of pay; tips, service charges, and tip pools.

Dana Paris is a trial attorney at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller and McCarthy and specializes in representing victims who have suffered injuries as a result of automotive collisions; trucking collisions; motorcycle collisions; medical negligence; and birth trauma.

John P. O’Neil specializes in tort litigation involving personal injuries and has tried more than 80 jury trial in various areas of the law, including transportation and premises liability.

Dedrick Stephens, CFE is the Commissioner of Assessments and Licenses for the City of Cleveland. Dedrick oversees multiple operations in the administration of 75+ different local, state, and federal laws in the fields of excise tax administration, business regulation assessments and weights & measures regulations. He is also active in regulatory governance of emerging technologies and industries. He has participated in a National Institute of Standards and Technology subcommittee analyzing proposed legislation to regulate the measurement of distance from global positioning systems that are utilized by Uber and Lyft. 

**Attendance at this individual panel earns 1.25 CLE Hours

Panel 3: The Future of the Legalization of Medical Marijuana and its Potential Consequences

Sponsored by the Journal for Law And Health

 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

This panel will examine the history of the legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio, and the current movement to have it legalized for recreational purposes. The speakers will explore the possible public health consequences of legalization; the ways legalization might impact other areas of law; the ethical issues that arise from representing marijuana clients; and the conflict between state and federal law.

Speakers:

Ian Friedman is a partner at Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C., which is a Cleveland-based criminal defense law firm. His practice is focused on criminal, cyber, and white-collar matters. He represents individuals and entities across the United States and has served as counsel in Europe, Asia, and South America. Ian is the current President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He is a past-President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was the first lawyer to be named its “Lawyer of The Year” in 2010. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and served as President in 2018. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he has taught Cybercrime since 2006. In 2019, he was named by his peers as Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Criminal Defense, General Practice in Cleveland.

Tom Heran - Professional Ethics and Marijuana Law: Tom Haren is an associate at Frantz Ward in Cleveland, Ohio. His practice is focused on marijuana law and policy. His reputation in the Cleveland legal community has made him a go-to attorney for Ohio’s incoming medical marijuana industry. In this role, he works with the medical marijuana cultivator, processor, and dispensary applications and license holders. He assists clients in license application and acquisition, zoning and municipal law, product labeling and packaging, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Haren is a former nominee for the State Senate and often shares his experience and expertise by speaking at industry conferences and events.

David Patton -The History and Future of Marijuana Law: David Patton began his legal career in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, working in administrative enforcement. He served on the Major Appeals Group handling cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ohio Supreme Court, and other state and federal appellate courts. Since joining the private sector in Solon, Ohio, Mr. Patton assists clients in obtaining, protecting, and maintaining licenses. Mr. Patton’s interest in medical marijuana law in Ohio stems from personal experience: his son was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2013 and greatly benefits from the use of cannabidiol. After seeing positive results in his son, Mr. Patton has put his legal expertise to work in the emerging medical marijuana industry by using his experience in administrative and regulatory law.

**Attendance at this individual panel earns 1.25 CLE Hours

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Short title: 
1st Annual Cleveland-Marshall Symposium Day

*POSTPONED: Blockchain Law and Business Basics Workshop

CLE credit: 
4 hours pending
Weight: 
-10

***THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED And WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE, TBA

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the IOT Collaborative in partnership with the University College London’s world-leading Centre for Blockchain Technologies UCL CBT) invite you to attend the Blockchain Law and Business Basics Workshop.

As digital assets and currencies begin to gain wider mainstream and institutional adoption ($200+bn market cap, $20-30+bn daily transactional volumes and $1.5bn in VC investments [2019]), there is a growing demand for high-quality education on how blockchain or distributed ledger technology is changing the way business is executed; why blockchain is different; how it works and the legal issues it raises.

 This workshop is grounded in the growing number of significant industrial and governmental research engagements conducted by UCL CBT. The workshop is a thorough program that provides an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of the underlying technology and design principles behind DLT’s, its different governance structures and effects on business models, regulations, legal issues culminating with exploration of practical applications in financial services, manufacturing/IoT, law and healthcare.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in learning about blockchain legal issues and business applications. The workshop is accessible to all fields and all levels of experience.

What will I learn? 

• What is a blockchain or "Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)"?
• DLT Design
• DLT Governance and Consensus models
• Legal and Regulatory Implication of DLTs
• Use cases and applications of DLT
- Cryptocurrencies
- Financial Services
- Legal Services
- Manufacturing/IoT
- Healthcare

Presenter:

Thamim Ahmed, Researcher, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Thamim focuses on Research and Development activities within financial services sector at the leading Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL CBT). Core activities involve carrying out token economic designs, building DLT solutions for central banks, start-ups and governmental institutions and advising subject matter experts on building technical capabilities of their blockchain applications.

Thamim has a background as a physicist then engineer and product manager, and possesses deep knowledge of the fintech industry, specialising on payment systems and digital assets. Thamim has a proven ability to lead teams in defining strategy and executing software solutions. He is an expert at architecting systems through meaningful user experience that will enrich lives and build business success.

On a more personal level, Thamim has a deep-rooted belief that DLT’s will be the answer to bridging the gap between machine and human interaction, to which a ‘privacy first’ approach will play a crucial role in ensuring trust is sustained and coordinated by large organisations around their customer and business data.

Cosponsored by The Internet of Things Collaborative 

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Short title: 
*POSTPONED: Blockchain Law and Business Basics Workshop

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