Thursday Evening, November 15, 2012

12:30 PM
  • Affiliate Leadership Summit: Luncheon Program Garden Terrace
    To 01:45 PM
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    Welcome
    John C. Truong
    Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia

    Introduction of Keynote Speaker
    Carolyn N. Lam
    Associate, Ford & Harrison LLP

    Keynote Speaker
    Frederic S. Ury
    Founding Member, Ury & Moskow, L.L.C.

    Mr. Ury is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and past President of the Connecticut Bar Association (2004-2005). In addition to his service as President of the Connecticut Bar Association in 2004-2005, Mr. Ury is an active member of numerous professional associations, including the Connecticut Bar Association’s Litigation Section, where he served as chair of the Section (1993-1996) and as vice-chair (1992-1993). He has served as chair and co-chair of the Continuing Education Committee, and was founding Editor-in-Chief of the Litigation Section’s newsletter, Sidebar. He is also co-chair of the Attorney Trustee Defalcation Committee which was established by the Connecticut Bar Association.

    In 2011, Mr. Ury began his term as President of the prestigious National Conference of Bar Presidents, which provides high-quality programming and training to state and local bar association leaders, where he has also served on the Executive Council, Programming Committee, Finance Committee, and Sponsorship Committee. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Fairfield County Bar Association, New York Bar Association, and the Stamford Regional Bar Association.

  • Pro Bono & Public Interest Summit: Luncheon Plenary Capitol E
    To 02:00 PM
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    Keynote Speaker
    Mee Moua
    President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center

01:00 PM
  • International Law Symposium: Global Antitrust Cartel Enforcement Capitol F
    To 02:10 PM
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    What does the global antitrust enforcement mean for practitioners whose clients are doing business globally? The U.S. enforcement focus is criminal with over $1 billion in corporate fines projected for 2012 and jail for all targeted individuals. There is increasing use of criminal prosecution in Brazil, Japan, Korea and Australia. Currently, the Department of Justice is targeting Asian companies, most recently, Japanese auto parts suppliers.

    What do the recent broad interpretations of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA) mean for private antitrust actions? Recent circuit court decisions and DOJ/FTC opinions point towards a trend of weakening the foreign defendant’s chances of using the FTAIA to dismiss the case.

    The Director of Criminal Enforcement, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice will talk about investigations from the government’s perspective. The in-house corporate counsel and outside counsel will talk about risk mitigation measures, both before an investigation starts and during an investigation, as well as plaintiff’s treble damage actions.

    Program Chair and Moderator
    Becky Koblitz
    Special Counsel, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

    Panelists
    Donald C. Klawiter
    Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

    Mary Erin Mariani
    Corporate Counsel, DuPont Company

    Marvin Price, Jr.
    Director of Criminal Enforcement, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

  • Visit Exhibits
    To 06:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
02:00 PM
  • Affiliate Leadership Summit: Strategies for Strengthening Your Organization Senate
    To 03:15 PM
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    This session will address ways that affiliates can build upon and strengthen their organizations. Topics to be discussed include forming strong, long lasting relationships with other organizations; increasing membership; developing new and relevant programs for members; increasing member activism; using technology to build, grow, and sustain the organization; using social media to communicate with members; and fundraising/finance.

    Facilitators
    Yang Chen
    Executive Director, Asian American Bar Association of New York

    Carolyn N. Lam
    Associate, Ford & Harrison LLP

    Karyn Linn
    Field Service Program Staff Director, American Bar Association

    Julie S. Lu
    Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice

    Anil A. Mujumdar
    Special Counsel, Adams and Reese LLP

  • NAPABA Law Foundation Board of Directors Meeting Rayburn
    To 04:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • NAPABA Prospective Partners Program (by invitation only) Russell
    To 04:00 PM
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    This program gives prospective partners, lawyers from major law firms who are within 12 to 18 months of being considered for partner, the opportunity to meet potential clients.

  • Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Meeting (Begins at 2:15 PM) Cannon
    To 03:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Tour USPTO, 600 Dulany St, Alexandria, VA 22314
    To 05:00 PM
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    Schedule

    Check in at USPTO (2:45 pm)

    Welcoming Remarks by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino (3:00 pm)

    Remarks by USPTO Solicitor Ray Chen (3:10 pm)

    Remarks by APANET President Edward Kim (3:30 pm)

    Comments and Q&A by Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino (3:35 pm)

    Comments and Q&A by Commissioner for Trademarks Debbie Cohn (4:00 pm)

    Brief Tour of USPTO-Museum and Search Room (4:25 pm)

    Tour Ends (4:55 pm)

    Contacts

    NAPABA contact: Ben Huh (benjamin.huh@finnegan.com / 410.963.1665)

    USPTO contact: Dennis Forbes (dennis.forbes@uspto.gov)

    Transportation Options

    1. Shuttle Bus
    We have hired a bus to transport guests for $10 roundtrip. The queue opens at 2:00 pm at the JW Marriott hotel Pennsylvania Avenue entrance. The bus will depart promptly at 2:15 pm (no exceptions). If you do not want to ride the bus or miss the bus, please see other options below.

    2. Metrorail (leave by 2:00 pm; takes approximately 45 minutes)
    The regional subway system is often referred to simply as “Metro.” It has five color-coded lines that intersect at various points: blue, green, orange, red, and yellow. To get the USPTO, walk to the Metro Center Metro Station. Then take either the Metrorail Blue line (in the direction of Franconia-Springfield) or Yellow line (in the direction of Huntington) to the King Street Metro station.

    From the King Street Metro station, follow the pedestrian tunnel under Duke St. The George Washington Masonic Memorial will be to your right, behind you, and the USPTO Headquarters in front of you. The Madison East and Madison West Buildings are located on Dulany St. about 2.5 blocks from the Duke Street pedestrian tunnel. You can identify them by the central glass Atrium that joins the East and West buildings.

    Google map

    3. Taxi or Uber (leave by 2:15 pm; takes approximately 20 minutes)
    Uber provides on-demand private drivers. Request a ride at any time using Uber’s iPhone and Android apps or from m.uber.com. If you are not an www.UBER.com member, please sign up for an account using the Promotional Code “NAPABADC”.

    Convention guests that are new users will receive a free $20 voucher for their first ride. If you are getting around the city with a friend, please have them sign up too. Each sedan can hold 3-4 people and you can share rides. Fare generally are 1.5x higher than a taxi on normal hours. In rush hours, they can be 2x a taxi fare, but the rides are nicer and much more reliable. The $20 new user voucher is the largest promo they offer and should be close to covering the cost of your ride.

02:20 PM
  • International Law Symposium: A Survivor’s Guide to Cross-Border Insolvency and Restructuring: Avoiding Monumental Disasters Capitol F
    To 03:30 PM
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    The current economic crisis faced by many countries has led to a growing number of cross-border insolvency and restructuring cases. Lawyers with international practices need to know the scope of legal and financial problems encountered by insolvent multi-national businesses, their creditors, vendors, and suppliers, how international insolvency laws and procedures operate in practice, how potential differences in court systems, legal precedents, public policy insolvency objectives and cultures affect insolvency or restructuring proceedings, the trend toward cohesive international solutions for insolvent multi-national businesses, and the role of international professional organizations.

    Through case studies, this panel will provide a basic overview of cross-border insolvency/restructuring law, the anatomy of cross-border litigation matters, and practical advice on handling a broad range of cross-border insolvency litigation issues including jurisdiction, COMI, provisional relief and claims adjudication.

    Program Chair & Moderator
    Stella Tsai
    Partner, Archer & Greiner, PC

    Panelists
    Stephen Packman
    Partner, Archer & Greiner, PC

    Dorothy Siron
    Partner, Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson

03:30 PM
  • Affiliate Leadership Summit: Raising Your Affiliate’s Profile and Serving the Community Senate
    To 04:45 PM
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    While affiliates focus mostly on programs and events for their members, they should also consider how they can best serve their respective local Asian communities. This session will address topics such as what affiliates can do for their respective communities, how affiliates can increase influence in their communities by raising their presence in the judicial nomination processes and in bar leadership elections, what affiliates can do as pro bono activities, and examples from affiliates who have taken active roles in their communities.

    Facilitators
    Franz Hardy
    Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP

    John C. Truong
    Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia

  • First-Time Attendee’s Meeting Dirksen
    To 04:00 PM
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    Is this your first NAPABA Convention? Then come to this meeting where you will learn how to choose and navigate through the various Convention events over the next few days.

  • International Law Symposium: International Technology Licensing: Seriously Practical Tips for In-House and Outside Counsel (Begins at 3:40 PM) Capitol F
    To 04:50 PM
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    This will be a mock negotiating session between a domestic licensor, “Team USA,” and a foreign licensee, “Team World.” This will be a lively cross-cultural experience involving general contract law, multiple types of intellectual property, and dispute resolution provisions.

    Each team will negotiate a technology licensing agreement over the development or distribution of a product containing patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. As they do so, they will discuss differences in their respective laws and cultural styles. The teams will focus on those especially important for international deals, including: (i) the license grant terms, such as exclusivity, territory, and term of the license, which may raise fair competition issues; (ii) revenue and tax withholding issues; (iii) ownership of jointly developed technology; (iii) compliance with applicable international law, such as anti-corruption, export controls, data security, and privacy; (iv) reps and warranties, indemnities, IP enforcement, and infringement claims procedures; and (v) the all important “boilerplate” provisions of choice of law, jurisdiction, arbitration, and assignment.

    We will also discuss how to find reliable expert local counsel and resources regarding the relevant laws of other countries.

    Program Chair & Moderator
    Gordon Endow
    Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP

    Panelists
    Carlton S. Chen
    Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC

    James Derry
    Associate General Counsel and Chief IP Officer, Arbitron, Inc.

    Camilla Eng
    General Counsel, JM Eagle

04:30 PM
  • NAPALSA Board of Directors Meeting Rayburn
    To 06:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
05:00 PM
  • Best Under 40 Reception (Sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP) Garden Terrace
    To 06:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • International Law Symposium Reception Russell/Hart/Cannon
    To 06:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • Solo and Small Firm Committee Reception Commerce
    To 06:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
06:00 PM
  • NAPABA Welcome Reception (Co-sponsored by Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP) Grand Ballroom
    To 07:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
08:00 PM
  • International Law Symposium Dinner (advanced registration required) Pesce, 2002 P Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
    To 10:00 PM
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    Join members from around the world for a dinner in the heart of Dupont Circle at Pesce. The event is limited to the first 70 registrants.

    The fee is $75, but in-house counsel can request complimentary registration for this event. In-house counsel should first complete registration online, and then email registration@napaba.org to request complimentary registration for this dinner.

  • Leadership Advisory Council Dinner (limited to members of the Leadership Advisory Council) Lincoln, 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
    To 10:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • NAPALSA Social Event (first 150 people with convention badges will be admitted) Ping Pong Dim Sum, 900 7th St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
    To 10:00 PM
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    Food and drink provided. Please dress in semi-casual attire.

  • Solo and Small Firm Committee Dinner (co-sponsored by Hudson Court Reporting & Digital Media, Precision Discovery, and Ward Kim Vaughn & Lerner LLP) Tony Cheng's Seafood Restaurant, 619 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
    To 10:00 PM
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    This dinner is limited to members of the NAPABA Solo and Small Firm Committee. Advanced registration required.

  • Young Lawyers/Affiliate Leadership Summit/First-Time Attendees Dinner (advance registration required) The Hamilton, 600 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
    To 10:00 PM
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    Are you relatively new to NAPABA? Is this your first time at a NAPABA Convention? Would you like to meet a lot of new people? Then join us for a lively dinner at the Hamilton, just a few blocks from the Convention hotel.

10:00 PM
  • Late Night at Capitale Capitale, 1301 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
    To 02:00 AM
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    End the first day of the NAPABA Convention with drinks, music, and mingling at one of D.C.’s sleekest lounges in the heart of downtown, just a few blocks from the Convention site.

    This is a free event, and you don’t need to register ahead of time.

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