April 2020
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Conference Archive

High Tech & Emerging Tech Conference

Emerging technology presents exciting opportunities and unique legal challenges for entrepreneurs and high tech companies. This conference will bring together practitioners who advise these clients through all stages of their development and in-house counsel in the emerging technology industry to learn, network, and share ideas. Gain industry knowledge on exciting developments in blockchain, investment trends, AI, robotics and more.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Keynote Discussion: Clash of Cultures: The Law Grapples with the Relentless Speed of Technological Change

Seth Berman, Partner, Nutter



10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Due Diligence & Compliance in Business Transactions

Emily Ladd-Kravitz, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Chinh Pham, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Susan MacKay, CEO, Cerahelix

Robert Hochstein, Vice President, Legal Counsel, IGT


Remy Carpinito, Founder & CEO, Esprezzo

Margaret Rosenfeld, Partner, Smith Anderson

Chris Allen, CEO + Cofounder, Red5 Pro

Brian Assessor, Associate, Greenburg Traurig

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Managing and Growing an IP Portfolio

Al Brunett

James Coe, General Counsel, Desktop Metal

Robotics and AI

Brett Krueger, Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Julia Brickell, Esq.
Executive Managing Director and General Counsel, H5

Alex Kotran
Senior Advisor & Head of Strategic Initiatives, The Future Society

Martin Brown, Corporate Counsel, Boston Dynamics (moderator)

Rachael Donalds, CEO and Founder, Biosay, Inc. (moderator)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Legal Checklist for High Tech and Emerging Tech Companies

Karin Gregory, Founding Partner, Furman, Gregory, and Deptula

Evan Smith

Evan Smith, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Joe Teja, Partner, Smith Baluch

Peter Rosenblum, Partner, Foley Hoag (moderator) 

Big Data, Privacy, and IoT

Andy Dale, General Counsel and VP Global Privacy, Session M

Dan Gebremedhin MD, MBA, Principal, Flare Capital Partners

Peter McLaughlin, Partner, Burns & Levinson (moderator)

Catherine Castaldo, Interim Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Spreemo Health

Peter McLaughlin
Burns & Levinson

Siri Nilsson
Technology Licensing Officer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Steven Saunders

Rebecca Allen
COO and Creative Director

Martin Brown
Corporate Counsel
Boston Dynamics

Rachael Donalds
CEO and Founder
Biosay, Inc.

Boston Bar Members – $325.00

Government Members – $250.00

Law Student Members – $100.00

Non-Member Guests – $425.00

To reserve your seat, create a New User account -or- contact Rachel Andreas: 617.778.1904 randreas@bostonbar.org

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming High Tech & Emerging Tech Conference, please contact
Erica Southerland: 617.778.1930 | esoutherland@bostonbar.org

This conference is sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please contact Megan Leppert at mleppert@bostonbar.org or (617) 778-1924.

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