Law Seminars International Presents: Fourth Annual Comprehensive Two-Day Conference on

Cloud Adoption and Data Analytics
Advanced strategies for identifying key issues, properly characterizing risk, and effectively advising clients

June 27 & 28, 2016
Fourth & Madison Building in Seattle, WA

Who Should Order This Homestudy

Attorneys and other software, technology and digital media industry professionals

Why You Should Order

Disruptive technologies make it difficult for attorneys to properly advise clients. By definition the business environment is changing rapidly and old rules and old approaches may not only be inapplicable; they may be outright risky. The combination of Big Data exploitation and Cloud Computing is a major disruptive technology.

Although businesses are eager to take advantage of the rapid provisioning and economies of scale offered by Cloud environments to store, analyze and exploit data, IT departments and attorneys struggle to understand the risks posed to their employers and clients. Governments, both as users and as regulators of Big Data and Cloud Computing face similar challenges when enforcing the law, promoting national economic interests and protecting national security interests.

This timely seminar will provide attorneys with a holistic view of the most important issues facing organizations that adopt Cloud services and Big Data exploitation into their business models and it will also provide a framework for understanding competing interests faced by providers, customers, business, and government. By asking the right questions, panelists will assist attorneys in identifying key issues, properly characterizing risk, and effectively advising clients.

~ Program Co-Chairs: David T. McDonald, Esq. of K&L Gates LLP and Mark Milone, Esq. of The Boeing Company

What You Will Learn


Monday, June 27, 2016

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:30 am

Introduction & Overview

David T. McDonald, Esq., Program Co-Chair
K&L Gates LLP / Seattle, WA

Mark Milone, Esq., Program Co-Chair
The Boeing Company / Seattle, WA

8:45 am

Technology Basics as an Important Foundational Element for Addressing the Legal Issues

Cloud Computing 101

Mick Pegg, IT Infrastructure Chief Engineer
The Boeing Company / Covington, WA

Big Data 101

Harish M. Rao, Senior Director, Analytics and Information Management
The Boeing Company / Seattle, WA

10:15 am


10:30 am

Addressing Risks and Issues Inside the Organization

Identifying the risks; steps to take to avoid having a risk become an actuality; evaluating insurance coverage options; positioning to ensure you're able to collect on insurance and remediate damage

Thomas Reagan, Cyber Practice Leader
Marsh USA Inc. / New York, NY

Dominic Keller, Assistant Vice President, FINEX Cyber/E&O
Willis Towers Watson / San Francisco, WA

12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:15 pm

Cloud and Big Data Contracting Issues

Key considerations for Cloud services and similar contracts where others have your data

Bruce Goto, Esq.
Riddell Williams P.S. / Seattle, WA

2:00 pm

Is There Currently a Right to Digital Privacy that Puts Certain Data Outside the Reach of Government?

Individual privacy interests vs. government social order interests: The current state of the law; privacy for individuals vs. protecting commercial interests in data to prevent industrial espionage

Jane E. Brown, Esq., Counsel
Lane Powell PC / Seattle, WA

2:45 pm


3:00 pm

Maintaining Integrity and Customer Trust: Anticipating and Managing Government Requests for Access to Data

Overview of the domestic and international issues

Aravind Swaminathan, Esq., Moderator
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP / Seattle, WA

International: Update on the Microsoft Ireland case (whether a domestic search warrant can compel U.S. companies to produce data stored outside the U.S.)

Jonathan M. Palmer, Esq., Associate General Counsel - Litigation
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA

The big domestic news: Apple vs. FBI, whether law enforcement can require access to data on devices

Jenny A. Durkan, Esq.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP / Seattle, WA

5:00 pm

Continue the Exchange of Ideas: Reception for Faculty and Attendees

Sponsored by K&L Gates LLP


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

8:30 am

Regulatory Risks and Issues in Monetizing Data: A Survey of the Many Landmines Out There

What customers worry about for HIPAA and issues related to medical research, consumer habits, product liability

Milton L. Petersen, Esq.
Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn P.C. / Savannah, GA

9:00 am

Issues to Explore When your Client Wants to Make Money Out of Data They Are Paying a Fortune to Secure

Do you own it, did you acquire it lawfully (and can you prove it), how do you find someone to buy or license it?

Scott Forbes, Ph.D., Esq., Director, Computer Science & Engineering
IP Group / Bellevue, WA

9:45 am


10:00 am

Internet of Things: Protecting Your Product/Investment

Back to the essential technology foundation: How the Internet of Things works

Stephen F. DeAngelis, President, Chief Executive Officer
Enterra Solutions, LLC & Massive Dynamics, LLC / Newtown, PA

Identifying the laws you can break: Laws that apply when your data is a functioning part of an object that is sold, what can go wrong, FTC report issues, product liability issues

Holly K. Towle, Esq.
K&L Gates LLP / Seattle, WA

Anticipating and addressing problematic situations with intellectual property: Patent, copyright, trade dress and trade secret issues

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

11:30 am

Ethical Obligations Surrounding Cloud Services, Data Acquisitions and Use, and Analytics Technology

Thomas E. Kelly, Jr., Esq.
K&L Gates LLP / Seattle, WA

12:30 pm

Evaluations and Adjourn



Regular tuition for in person or webcast attendance for this program is $1145 with a group rate of $860 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $765. For students, people in their job for less than a year, and public interest NGO's, our rate is $572.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact our office for more information.

Continuing Education Credits

Live credits: This program qualifies for 10.25 WA CLE credits (incl. 1 ethics). Upon request, we will apply for, or help you apply for, CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.


There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders

Faculty Bios

David T. McDonald, Program Co-Chair, 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.

Mark Milone, Program Co-Chair, Senior Counsel to Information Technology, The Boeing Company, is experienced in addressing legal issues in a global environment. His practice includes cyber security, privacy, intellectual property, compliance, and business development. He is the author of Information Security Law: Control of Digital Assets.

Aravind Swaminathan, Moderator, partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, is the Global Co-Chair of its Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice. He represents companies in cybersecurity incidents and data breaches, as well as proactive cybersecurity risk assessment and management.

Stephen F. DeAngelis is President & CEO of both the cognitive computing company Enterra Solutions, LLC, and the computational intelligence firm Massive Dynamics, LLC. He is also the Visiting Professional Executive in Cognitive Reasoning Platforms in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University.

Jenny A. Durkan, partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, focuses on cyber crime, litigation, governmental policy and legislative strategy. As United States Attorney, she was the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Western District of Washington, responsible for all civil litigation and criminal prosecutions as well as coordination of various federal investigative agencies.

Scott Forbes, Ph.D., Esq., is Director of Computer Science & Engineering for IP Group, a venture capital firm focused on commercializing early stage research from U.S. universities and national laboratories. He previously held senior legal, technical, and business development roles at Intellectual Ventures, Cryptography Research, GE, and Microsoft. He is an inventor on 20+ issued patents.

Bruce Goto, principal and Chair of the Intellectual Property Group, Riddell Williams P.S., works on intellectual property and information technology issues on both the vendor and customer sides of the transaction. He advises companies with the development and licensing of various technology and content, and the providing of related services.

Dominic Keller, Assistant Vice President, FINEX Cyber and E&O team, Willis Towers Watson, represents policy holders and insurers advising on risks including privacy, cyber security and technology E&O/professional services. He advises on insurance options, coverage and mitigating cyber risk through appropriate risk transfer.

Thomas E. Kelly, partner and Assistant General Counsel, K&L Gates LLP, is a litigator and currently practices in his firm's e-DAT (Electronic Discovery and Technology) group. He is active in legal ethics, including having served on the Committee for the Evaluation of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Jonathan M. Palmer, Associate General Counsel, Litigation, in the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department, Microsoft Corporation, focuses on antitrust and commercial litigation, regulatory investigations, and cross-border disputes. His responsibilities also include advising the company on legal issues related to e-discovery and information governance issues.

Mick Pegg, IT Infrastructure Chief Engineer, The Boeing Company, focuses on the creation of continuous improvement based Information Systems operational processes. He designs, implements and operates program management of end to end Information Systems solutions.

Milton L. Petersen, partner, Information Technology and Outsourcing Practice Group, Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn P.C., is experienced in information technology, outsourcing, and health care technology. His practice covers privacy and confidentiality concerns, outsourcing, ERP, and systems integration transactions, e-commerce and internet-related issues.

Harish Rao, Senior Director of Analytics and Information Management, The Boeing Company, is responsible for business analytics strategy and to deliver productivity and revenue generating solutions through the use of analytics across the enterprise. He is also responsible for managing the Enterprise Information Management (EIM).

Thomas Reagan, Managing Director and Cyber Practice Leader with the Financial and Professional Products (FINPRO) Specialty Practice, Marsh USA Inc., oversees client advisory and placement services for cyber risk throughout the country. He also serves as the senior cyber advisor for some of Marsh's largest clients.

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

Holly K. Towle, partner, K&L Gates LLP, focuses on technology, licensing, electronics in commerce, data privacy and security. She co-writes "The Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions" and "Data Privacy, Protection, and Security Law".