Friday Evening, November 16, 2012

02:00 PM
  • CLE 301: The Zen of Discipline: What Every Lawyer Needs To Know about the Professional Disciplinary System Capitol E
    To 03:15 PM
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    State studies have shown that there often exists a perception that the lawyer discipline system “targets” solo and small firm practitioners and minority lawyers because statistically these practitioners are more often the subject of disciplinary complaints than their large and medium size firm colleagues. In today’s challenging legal services marketplace, solo and small firm practitioners increasingly have to do more with less.

    Join an expert in representing lawyers in the disciplinary process, a law practice management advisor, a representative from a legal malpractice insurer, and a lawyer discipline counsel, in a discussion about the simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of becoming the subject of a disciplinary complaint and what to do if you find yourself on the receiving end of a grievance.

    Program Chair and Moderator
    Amy Lin Meyerson
    Solo Practitioner, Law Office of Amy Lin Meyerson

    Panelists
    George R. Clark
    Attorney at Law

    Myles Lynk
    Professor, Arizona State University College of Law

    Ellyn Rosen
    Regulation Counsel, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility

    Todd Scott
    Vice President, Risk Management, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

    Gene Shipp
    Bar Counsel, The District of Columbia Bar

  • CLE 302: Ballots, Barriers, and Boundaries: The Asian American Vote in 2012 Capitol F
    To 03:15 PM
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    The recent census reflected exponential growth in the Asian American population. Developing the political influence to match, however, depends on factors like the decennial redistricting process to establish Congressional boundary lines; the enforcement of voter protection laws to combat traditional barriers that face Asian American voters at the voting booth, like access to bilingual ballots and interpreters; and the empowerment of Asian American voters to confidently take part in the democratic process and cast a meaningful ballot. This panel, comprised of nationally-recognized experts in voting rights and Asian American political participation, will discuss redistricting efforts following the recent census, including the creation of congressional districts that provide Asian American voters with the opportunity to elect a preferred candidate. Further, the panel will discuss litigation related to the redistricting process and other voting rights issues like voter identification laws. Finally, the panel will discuss Asian American voter turnout in the very recent general election.

    Program Chair and Moderator
    Phillip A. Olaya
    Attorney, Enforcement Division, Federal Election Commission

    Panelists
    Helen B. Kim
    Senior Attorney, Theodora Oringher PC

    Glenn D. Magpantay
    Director, Democracy Program, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

    Terry Ao Minnis
    Director, Census and Voting Programs, Asian American Justice Center

  • CLE 303: Patent Law: Perspectives from the Bench Capitol AB
    To 03:15 PM
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    Co-Sponsored by Fish & Richardson PC & Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    With Congress having recently passed significant patent law reform in the America Invents Act and courts at all levels wrestling with increasingly complex patent issues, come join us for a rare opportunity to get an insider’s view on the role of the courts in shaping patent law.  In a panel moderated by an attorney from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Federal Circuit Judge Alan D. Lourie and Northern District of California District Judge Jeremy Fogel will share their perspectives from the bench on the history and development of patent law.

    Program Chair
    Jennifer H. Wu
    Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

    Moderator
    Raymond T. Chen
    Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Panelists
    Hon. Jeremy Fogel
    Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

    Hon. Alan D. Lourie
    Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • CLE 304: Dealmaking in Emerging Markets: Doing Business in and with BRIC Countries Russell/Hart/Cannon
    To 03:15 PM
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    Sponsored by Jones Day
    The so-called “BRIC” countries–Brazil, Russia, India, and China–represent 40 percent of the world’s population, are among the world’s fastest growing economies, and have become a driving force in emerging markets. This panel will provide a comprehensive overview of the most pressing legal issues implicated in international deal-making involving the BRIC countries. Attorneys and other professionals in the field will benefit from the insights offered by a unique panel representing the BRIC countries. The panelists will draw on decades of combined experience to share best practices and effective strategies they have learned. Key topics will include dealing with local market practices; legal frameworks and different business cultures; opportunities and challenges in outbound investment from BRIC countries; doing business with state-owned entities; CFIUS issues; sovereign wealth funds; local regulatory framework and government approvals; and how to choose and work with local professionals.

    Program Chair and Moderator
    Marvin Liang
    Associate, Jones Day

    Panelists
    Talat Ansari
    Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

    Alex Hao
    Partner, Jun He Law Offices LLC

    Sanjiv Kapur
    Partner, Jones Day

    Stefan Weber
    Associated Partner, Noerr LLP

  • CLE 305: Heart Mountain: Conscience, Loyalty, and the Constitution Capitol JK
    To 03:15 PM
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    In January 1944, the United States reinstituted the draft for Nisei-including those who were detained in internment camps. Many Japanese-Americans believed that even detainees should fight for the U.S., as their willingness to risk their lives for their country, even after they had been interned, would eliminate any doubt as to their loyalty and hasten the return of their rights as citizens. At the Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming, however, certain draftees refused induction. As one resister wrote: “I could not believe the government could actually put us in camp, strip us of everything, and then order us into the military as if nothing had happened.” Sixty-three resisters were tried for draft evasion in a “mass trial.” Eight leaders of the resistance effort were tried for conspiracy to counsel draft evasion. This program will tell the story of the draft resisters, through narration, re-enactments of court proceedings, and historic documents and photographs.

    Program Co-Chair and Moderator
    Hon. Denny Chin
    Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    Program Co-Chairs
    Vincent Chang
    Partner, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP

    Kathy Hirata Chin
    Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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

    Francis H. Chin
    Senior Administrator, Brooklyn Law School

    Jane Kim
    Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    Lauren U.Y. Lee
    Special Counsel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

    Vinny Lee
    Associate, King & Spalding LLP

    Robert Leung
    Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

    Linda S. Lin
    Counsel, Liberty International Underwriters

    Concepcion A. Montoya
    Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

    Susan Moon
    Vice President, Global Legal Team, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals

    Vinoo P. Varghese
    Principal, Varghese & Associates, P.C.

    Ona T. Wang
    Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP

    David Weinberg
    Chief Executive Officer, JURYGROUP

    Jessica C. Wong
    Associate, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

    Michael Yap
    Chief Legal Officer, Prudential International Investments

  • CLE 306: Minors at Risk in the Immigration System: Perspectives from the Bench, Government, and Pro Bono Bar Capitol H
    To 03:15 PM
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    Every year, approximately 8,000 children come to the U.S. unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian, are placed in U.S. custody, and face removal proceedings. More than half of these children do not have a lawyer. Once these children are discovered by law enforcement and placed in the custody of the U.S. government, they face a grim legal process, oftentimes alone. As a continuation of building the KIND-NAPABA Partnership, this panel will explore the challenges of assisting unaccompanied minors in the immigration system, by examining the different roles played by the judiciary, the administration, non-profit organizations, and pro bono lawyers.

    Program Chair and Moderator
    Shiraz D. Tangri
    Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

    Panelists
    Elizabeth Dallam
    National Legal Services Director, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

    Maureen Dunn
    Director, Division of Children’s Services, U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement

    Hon. John F. Gossart, Jr.
    Judge, Executive Office of Immigration Review

    Pearl Kim
    Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney, Delaware, PA

    Stacey H. Wang
    Associate, Holland & Knight LLP

  • CLE 307: Eastward Expansion: E-discovery and Emerging Privacy Laws in the Pacific Region Capitol C
    To 03:15 PM
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    Sponsored by UBIC North America, Inc.
    On this panel, e-discovery professionals will focus on logistical and legal challenges of litigation involving cross-border discovery when the data relevant to the U.S. litigation is located in foreign jurisdictions, with emphasis on Asia-Pacific region.  Many jurisdictions in the region have either enacted or are enacting rigorous privacy laws and regulations which directly impact liberal e-discovery standards in the U.S.  The missteps and mistakes in failing to comply with similar laws in Europe have resulted in government fines and sanctions, and, in at least one case, the incarceration of an organization’s lawyer.  The same challenges are now arising with a different accent in the Asia Pacific region.  The panelists will discuss relevant laws and the legal and practical strategies for ensuring that data privacy obligations are met while at the same time complying with the e-discovery obligations in a U.S. court.

    Program Chair and Moderator
    Mukesh Advani
    Special Counsel, Guy Kornblum & Associates

    Panelists
    Adrian L. Jensen
    Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP

    Peter Ligh
    Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

    H. Mark Lyon
    Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    Bijal Vakil
    Partner, White & Case LLP

03:30 PM
  • CLE 401: General Counsel Survival Skills Capitol E
    To 04:45 PM
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    Sponsored by Lateral Link Group LLC
    CLO surveys have shown that the in-house counsel profession is growing, strengthening, and having a greater impact within their organizations. Companies are relying on their general counsels and law departments to steer them through regulatory compliance and privacy issues, as well as other traditional substantive areas, like litigation and intellectual property. In response, general counsels are taking the reins for their organization’s legal spending and driving value-based cost practices and efficiencies. New paradigms are being developed in improving relationships between law firms and their in-house clients, creating win-win scenarios. How does a General Counsel and his/her colleagues and staff keep their skills sharpened? How are they preparing for the future and plan and mitigate the anticipated and unanticipated events? How do in-house lawyers anticipate and manage for the issues not yet defined? What are the lessons we are learning for the future? In-house counsel will walk away from this program with specific concepts of value-focused management practices, and law firm attorneys will have a better understanding of how to help their in-house counsel clients succeed.

    Program Chair & Moderator
    Don H. Liu
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Xerox Corporation

    Panelists
    Tim Cheatham
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Walmart International

    A.B. Cruz, III
    Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Scripps Network Interactive, Inc.

    Hyun Park
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel, PG&E Corporation

    Veta T. Richardson
    President and CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel

    Simone Wu
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Choice Hotels International

  • CLE 402: Showdown: Class Actions v. Arbitrations: Concepcion and Its Progeny Capitol AB
    To 04:45 PM
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    Sponsored by Wiley Rein LLP
    This panel will juxtapose the use and utility of class actions and arbitration proceedings, stemming from the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent rulings regarding arbitration clauses and their interface with class action remedies.  Companies of all sizes are threatened with costly class action litigation and prefer individual arbitrations as cost-effective mechanisms for addressing damages.  Plaintiffs view class actions as a valuable deterrent against well resourced companies that engage in misconduct that impacts individual constituents.  The panelists will analyze, from both the class action and arbitration perspectives, the holdings of AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion and will examine the positive and negative impacts of the central ruling, its progeny, and related cases.  The discussion will fairly weigh the utility of arbitrations and class actions as remedies, will trace the evolution of the Concepcion case, and will explore the practical impact of the ruling in the consumer, employment, and financial contexts.

    Program Co-Chair 
    Ambreen A. Delawalla
    General Attorney, AT&T Services, Inc.

    Program Co-Chair and Moderator
    Christina Lee,  General Attorney, AT&T Services, Inc.

    Panelists
    Deepak Gupta
    Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Andrew J. Pincus
    Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

    Romeo Quinto, Jr.
    Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

  • CLE 403: Raising the Bar: APAs on the Bench and the Do’s and Dont’s of Getting Elected or Appointed to State and Federal Courts Capitol F
    To 04:45 PM
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    This program is designed to provide information to individuals interested in serving as judges and for local bar associations and community advocates working to increase the number of APA judges. The focus will be on the election and appointment of judges at both the state and federal level, as well to state and federal administrative agencies.  A diverse panel of state and federal appellate and trial judges from different regions of the country will share their experiences and insights into the appointive and elective process and the different systems that govern various jurisdictions.

    Program Co-Chair
    Hon. Ramey Ko, Associate Judge, City of Austin Municipal Court and Partner, Jung Wakefield PLLC

    Program Co-Chair and Moderator
    Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan
    Justice, New York Supreme Court

    Panelists
    Hon. Edmond Chang
    Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District Court of Illinois

    Hon. Howard Halm
    Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court

    Hon. Sabrina S. McKenna
    Associate Justice, Hawaii Supreme Court

    Hon. Florence Pan
    Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

    Hon. Peter Sakai
    Judge, 225th District Court, Bexar County, Texas

  • CLE 404: Language Access in the Courts Capitol C
    To 04:45 PM
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    NAPABA members frequently observe the difficulties faced by limited English proficient APAs who must navigate the courts or obtain legal counsel.  This moderated discussion will bring members up to date on current efforts being made nationally to support increased access to courts for limited English proficient parties.  The lively exchange will feature review of the Standards for Language Access in the Courts adopted this year by the ABA, enforcement and technical assistance efforts by the Department of Justice under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and the day-to-day problems faced by litigants who do not speak English well.  The session will also serve to showcase the monumental roles played by NAPABA, APA lawyers, and APA judges to promote language access in courts.

    Program Chair
    Paul Uyehara
    Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

    Moderator
    Sunil Mansukhani, Prinicipal, The Raben Group

    Panelists
    Hon. Fernande R.V. Duffly
    Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts 

    Joann H. Lee
    Directing Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

  • CLE 405: Big Things in Small Packages: Leverage and Force Multipliers for Smaller Firms Russell/Hart/Cannon
    To 04:45 PM
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    Every client wants big firm performance at small firm billing rates. Every smaller firm–from solos to mid-size firms–wants to compete successfully against larger firms. This panel explains how successful smaller firms seek to accomplish these results through various innovative leveraging and force multiplying practices. Attendees receive an insider’s view on field-tested strategies and practices for technology, joint venturing, non-traditional staffing, alternative billing, cloud computing, and on-line marketing. With backgrounds ranging from recent startups to more established practices, and sizes ranging from solo to several-lawyer firms, our panelists offer a unique look at how smaller firms really compete for business and deliver performance against larger firms.

    Program Chair and Moderator
    Shanlon Wu
    Partner, Wu, Grohovsky & Whipple, PLLC

    Panelists
    Daniel Low
    Partner, Kotchen & Low LLP

    Lei Mei
    Managing Partner, Mei & Mark LLP

    Chun, T. Wright
    Owner, Law Office of Chun T. Wright

    Ken Wu
    Partner, Lopez & Wu, PLLC

  • CLE 406: Postscript to Chinese Exclusion: The Successful Quest for Redress 130 Years Later Capitol H
    To 04:45 PM
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    In the 112th Congress, resolutions were introduced and passed on a bipartisan basis in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate addressing the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and a series of related laws that explicitly discriminated against persons of Chinese descent solely on the basis of race —S. Res. 201 and H. Res. 683. The passage of these resolutions, in a little over a year after their introduction, is a significant historic milestone; for the first time, Congress has formally acknowledged and expressed regret for these wrongs. The story of how a non-partisan coalition of national Asian American civil rights groups—the 1882 Project—secured the passage of and built grassroots support for these resolutions serves as a case study for how Asian Americans can advocate successfully in Congress for their community.

    Program Chair and Moderator
    Erica C. Lai
    Associate, Covington & Burling LLP

    Panelists
    U.S. Representative Judy Chu (CA-32)

    Martin B. Gold
    Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

    Ted Gong
    Founding Member, Co-Chair, 1882 Project

    Dr. Michael Lin
    Founding Member, Co-Chair, 1882 Project

    Dr. Franklin Odo
    Ret. Founding Director, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

  • CLE 407: From Mediterranean Avenue to Boardwalk: Monopoly, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Other Antitrust Law Fundamentals Capitol JK
    To 04:45 PM
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    Antitrust and unfair trade laws impact all of us in important ways.  Every major industry in the U.S. is subject to antitrust scrutiny – technology, health care, energy and manufacturing to name just a few.  Federal and state agencies actively investigate a wide range of business conduct that may harm competition and consumers, including, mergers and acquisitions, joint activities among competitors, and unilateral sales, marketing, and distribution practices.  Antitrust class action lawsuits and private litigations frequently result in settlements and judgments in the hundreds of millions and sometimes billions.  These are “bet-the-company” headline-making matters.  You’ve heard the talk – “market power,” “monopolization,” “price-fixing” – now come hear from experts who do the walk.  Senior federal and state government officials and private antitrust litigation experts will discuss today’s hot enforcement topics, trends and developments in antitrust and unfair trade laws, and practical tips on steering antitrust matters through government agencies and courts.  The panelists will also discuss their personal journeys into the field of antitrust and how they reached the highest echelons of government and private practice.

    Program Chair and Moderator
    Chul Pak
    Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    Panelists
    Janet Kim
    Staff Attorney, Mergers II Division, Federal Trade Commission

    David Louie
    Attorney General, State of Hawaii

    Willard K. Tom
    General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission

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