Law Seminars International Presents: Second Annual Advanced Two-Day Conference on

The Cloud and Big Data 2014
The Law and Business of the Cloud and Big Data Today

April 22 & 23, 2014
John Davis Conference Center in Seattle, WA

Who Should Attend

Attorneys and software, technology and digital media industry professionals

Why You Should Attend

As the Cloud continues to mature for business and consumer applications, and "big data" increasingly raises commercial, privacy and security issues, we invite you to join us for a second annual deep dive into the implications of the Cloud and big data for the global legal system.

Join us to expand your knowledge on the business of data analytics and current legal issues in data collection, including the latest on pending lawsuits against the NSA and insurance options protecting against data risk. Learn about other pending Cloud contracting disputes involving the federal government and private parties. Expand your knowledge about developing legal structures to define and enforce the rights and liabilities of Cloud service providers, their partners, commercial clients and ordinary consumers. Explore current friction points in buying and selling Cloud services, and learn about developing law in the areas of interoperability, IP and open source software in the Cloud.

In each of these areas, our faculty of leading in-house lawyers, private lawyers, business leaders and academics with extensive experience in Cloud computing and big data will discuss the law and business of the Cloud and big data today, its current state and trends for the year ahead.

~ Louisa Barash, Esq. of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Hossein Nowbar, Esq., Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation, Program Co-Chairs

What You Will Learn


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:30 am

Introduction to Day 1: Key Trends and Regulatory Issues

Louisa Barash, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP / Seattle, WA

Hossein Nowbar, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA

8:45 am

Special Opening Address: A Business View of the Future Direction of Cloud Computing Services

Existing customer demands; new technologies; impact of the Cloud on organizations as well as a macro-economic level; today's customer adoption patterns and a view into the next five years

Rolf Harms, General Manager, Corporate Strategy
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA

9:30 am

Current US and International Regulatory Issues in the Cloud

Conflicts of law; licensing and online service regulations; data sovereignty; new limits on cross-border data transfers resulting from E.U. and other foreign concerns about U.S. privacy and data security

Robert Stankey, Esq.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP / Washington, DC

10:15 am


10:30 am

Big Brother in the Cloud: NSA Surveillance and Resulting Issues for Cloud Services Companies and Their Customers

Separating the truth from fiction for NSA surveillance programs

Todd M. Hinnen, Esq.
Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA

Update on pending lawsuits against the NSA: Who is suing for what and what are their prospects for success?

Robert M. McKenna, Esq.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP / Seattle, WA

12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:15 pm

Business Update on the Power of Analytics and Big Data

How can it improve your business or your client's business?

Frank H. Morrow, Esq., Assistant General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA

Kamal Hathi, Director of Business Intelligence Engineering
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA

1:45 pm

Big Data: Current Legal Issues in Data Collection and Analytics

Current legal issues: Access control; ECPA, CFA and other privacy rules; chain of custody issues for ensuring permissible use of data; ownership theories and issues; contractual protections for acquiring clear title

Randy V. Sabett, Esq.
Cooley LLP / Washington, DC

Big data risk management: Insurance options and how to evaluate the cost vs. benefits for data breaches;

Mark A. Ganley, Principal / Senior Vice President
AH&T Insurance / Seattle, WA

Data Breach: A chronology of the messy and the unexpected

Mike Simon, Adjunct Faculty Member
University of Washington / Seattle, WA

3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Payment Card Data in the Cloud

Update on advanced persistent threats targeting financial and payment industry's use of Cloud computing

Raymond A. Pompon, CISSP, Director of Security
Linedata / Seattle, WA

Managing cybersecurity risks in connection with Cloud-based emerging payment products

Karen A. Ross, Esq.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP / Washington, DC

5:00 pm

Continue the Exchange of Ideas: Reception for Faculty and Attendees

Sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8:30 am

Introduction to Day 2: Current Issues in The Nuts and Bolts of Cloud Services Deals

Louisa Barash, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP / Seattle, WA

Hossein Nowbar, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA

8:45 am

Special Day 2 Opening Address: Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth - Real Business Strategies in Action

Calvin Rowland, Vice President of Business Development
F5 Networks, Inc. / Seattle, WA

9:15 am

Successfully Navigating Government Procurement Processes

How government procurement differs from private sector contracting

Neal Suggs, Esq., Associate General Counsel, Worldwide Sales, Commercial Business Group
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA

Protecting your rights in a federal procurement protest; several basic, but critical things you should know about the federal protest process

Craig A. Holman, Esq.
Arnold & Porter LLP / Washington, DC

10:30 am


10:45 am

Interoperability vs. Intellectual Property Rights and Enforcement in the Cloud

Standards: Federated identity; credential and access management; national strategy for trusted identities in cyberspace; fair information practice principles

Scott L. David, Esq., Executive Director, Law, Technology & Arts Group
University of Washington Law School / Seattle, WA

Staying in the Cloud and not in the fog: Protecting proprietary software after seemingly inconsistent decisions coming out of the Federal Circuit on what is required under Section 101 for software and business method patents

David T. McDonald, Esq.
K&L Gates LLP / Seattle, WA

Open Source compliance issues in the Cloud

Heather C. Wilde, Esq., Senior Attorney
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA

12:15 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm

Current Friction Points in Buying and Selling Cloud Services

Identifying the core of the transaction and selecting the basic approach: Components like databases versus more comprehensive Cloud services; licenses versus service contracts; negotiating the non-negotiable contract

Melanie Morgan, Esq., Vice President and Head of Corporate Legal
Concur Technologies, Inc. / Bellevue, WA

Todd W. Smith, Esq., General Counsel
Apptio, Inc. / Bellevue, WA

Negotiating effective service-level agreement (SLA) terms; liability and enforceability issues; tips for more effective dispute resolution

Peter J. Kinsella, Esq.
Perkins Coie LLP / Denver, CO

3:00 pm

Ethical Obligations Surrounding Cloud Services and Technology

Jerry A. Riedinger, Esq.
Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA

4:00 pm

Evaluations and Adjourn



Regular tuition for this program is $1245 with a group rate of $935 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $830. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $622.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.

Continuing Education Credits

Live credits: This program qualifies for 12.25 WA CLE (incl.1 ethics) credits . Upon request, we will apply for, or help you apply for, CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.


The conference will be held at the John Davis Conference Center at 1201 Third Ave.#2200 in Seattle, WA 98101. Contact The Roosevelt hotel at 206-264-2002 and mention "LSI" (or "LAWSEM" online) for reservations at the special negotiated rate of $119.00. Rooms are on a first come, first served basis.

If You Cannot Attend

Our complete Homestudy Course, consisting of a DVD recording and the course materials, is available for $1255. The course materials alone are available for $100. We will ship your Homestudy order via UPS ground within two weeks after the seminar or from the date we receive payment.
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Cancellation & Substitution

You may substitute another person at any time. We will refund tuition, less a $50 cancellation fee, if we receive your cancellation by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. After that time, we will credit your tuition toward attendance at another program or the purchase of a Homestudy. There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders.

Faculty Bios

Louisa Barash, Program Co-Chair, partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, focuses on technology transactions, intellectual property, commercialization, and IP counseling. She is experienced negotiating and structuring strategic alliances, joint ventures, IP licenses and commercial agreements.

Hossein Nowbar, Program Co-Chair, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Microsoft's Cloud + Enterprise Business, leads their legal strategy and execution on intellectual property, antitrust, open source, interoperability, privacy, security, regulatory compliance and other issues related to their Cloud, Server, Management, Security, Database, Commerce, Datacenter, and Tools products and services.

Rolf Harms, Special Address, General Manager Cloud & Enterprise Strategy, Microsoft Corporation, advises their senior leaders on Cloud & enterprise strategy. He was the original author of "The Economics of the Cloud" whitepaper that made the early case for a rapid transition to the Cloud driven by fundamental economics.

Calvin Rowland, Special Address, Vice President of Business Development, F5 Networks, focuses on building strategic alliances with industry-leading technology providers such as Cisco, NSN, Ericsson, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and VMware.

Scott L. David, Executive Director, Law, Technology & Arts Group at University of Washington Law School, focuses on intellectual property and technology counseling and transactions. He has been active in the World Economic Forum, Identity Commons, ABA Cyberspace Committee, and Workboat.

Kamal Hathi, Director, Business Intelligence Engineering, Microsoft Corporation's Data Platform Group, is responsible for managing the overall strategy, design, and delivery of Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies. He has worked in engineering management roles and was one of the founding members of Microsoft's Business Intelligence efforts.

Todd M. Hinnen, partner at Perkins Coie LLP, focuses on civil and criminal litigation, investigations, and regulatory compliance counseling relating to privacy and network security. Previously, he was the Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Craig A. Holman, partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, is a member of the Government Contracts and Litigation Practice Groups. He litigates claims, default terminations, and protests involving government contracts. He filed Amazon's suit against the federal government relating to IBM's bid protest of a CIA Cloud computing contract.

Peter J. Kinsella, partner in Technology Transactions & Privacy Practice Groups, Perkins Coie LLP, advises emerging and large companies on technology, licensing and intellectual property transaction matters and structuring and negotiating domestic and international agreements in Cloud services.

David T. McDonald, partner and IP Practice Area Leader at K&L Gates LLP, focuses on technology-related intellectual property litigation, including contract-based disputes. He also advises on matters relating to political parties.

Robert M. McKenna, partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, is the former Attorney General of the State of Washington. His experience, stature and expertise add essential capabilities for clients seeking coordinated policy advocacy, regulatory compliance and litigation strategies across the country.

Melanie Morgan, Vice President and Head of Corporate Legal, Concur Technologies, Inc., leads the team that provides legal support for all Concur products and services worldwide as well as the team that manages all other general legal needs for Concur.

Frank H. Morrow, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft, manages the legal team that supports Microsoft's database, data warehousing, business intelligence and machine learning product development and marketing activities.

Raymond A. Pompon, Director of Security, Linedata, oversees the financial hosting services security. He has worked closely with federal investigators in major cybercrime cases including the FBI undercover Flyhook operation and the NW Hospital Botnet prosecution.

Jerry A. Riedinger, partner and former firmwide chair of the patent litigation practice at Perkins Coie LLP, focuses on patent litigation, trade secret litigation, trademark litigation and intellectual property litigation.

Karen A. Ross, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, focuses on financial services and technology sectors, with an emphasis on emerging payment systems and financial services innovation. She represents clients with mobile wallet Cloud-based products, cashless technology and SaaS transactions.

Randy V. Sabett, JD, CISSP, special counsel, Cooley, LLP counsels clients on cybersecurity, privacy, IT licensing, and intellectual property issues, including compliance with laws and regulations, government and industry standards, authentication, Public Key Infrastructure, active defense, federated identity, identity theft, and security breaches.

Mike Simon, adjunct faculty member, University of Washington, is a member of their advisory board for the Information Assurance certificate program, the Chair of the Industry Advisory Board for the Computer Science Department at the University of Idaho, and advisor to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice.

Todd W. Smith, General Counsel, Apptio, Inc., manages legal concerns for the enterprise SaaS vendor, including those relevant to the development and commercialization of its Technology Business Management Suite, related data transfer risk allocation and international expansion.

Robert Stankey, partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, focuses on global communications, technology and privacy law for U.S. and European clients. He advises providers and buyers of Cloud services on international regulatory issues. A dual-qualified U.K.-U.S. lawyer, he was in private practice and was a senior in-house lawyer in London.

Neal Suggs, Associate General Counsel for Microsoft's Worldwide Sales-Commercial Business Group, supports development of their commercial licensing and services programs, the Advertising and Online Products and Services Group, their retail store strategy, the Enterprise and Partner Group and Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partner Group.

Heather C. Wilde, Senior Attorney, Microsoft Corporation, practices licensing, counseling, and litigation in the area of intellectual property, with a special focus on digital technology and new media and currently works in the Open Source Legal Group. Previously, she worked for the IP firm Darby & Darby P.C.