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Alison P. Buchanan to Speak at The Practising Law Institute’s Cloud Computing 2019: Key Issues and Practical Guidance May 13

By Hoge Fenton | 03.27.2019 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Monday May 13, 2019 1-Day Program 9am-5pm PLI California 685 Market Street, First Floor San Francisco, CA Overview Why You Should Attend This program will provide practical advice on the context and business realities around which cloud computing exists; key terms for cloud computing contracts; vendor and customer obligations and responsibilities associated with cloud computing services; the compliance obligations and concerns most important to potential purchasers; policies and procedures to help protect sensitive data in the cloud; transfers of data between cloud computing vendors; and the unique challenges that cloud presents in litigation. This is an opportunity to hear from professionals representing providers and purchasers alike, who will help you understand the unique attributes of cloud computing deals. What You Will Learn How cloud computing technology works and the inherent operational risks How data security may be enhanced, or hampered, by using cloud computing facilities Critical factors to consider with respect to government or other third party access to data in the cloud and how the legal landscape is changing to address those concerns Practical and contractual remedies to help secure corporate assets and intellectual property Your options in contract negotiations with cloud computing vendors, and likely leverage points Navigating international issues, including the GDPR, when deploying cloud solutions Special Features Earn one hour of Ethics credit Cyberinsurance discussion Who Should Attend This program is designed for technology and IP lawyers, in-house counsel and outside counsel, and all lawyers who need to be on the cutting edge of legal changes […]

Shareholder Crystal Riggins will be moderating “Leaders Create More Leaders: Leading and Developing Diverse Leaders In-House and in Law Firms” on April 18th

By Hoge Fenton | 03.27.2019 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Hoge Fenton will be hosting the Leaders Create More Leaders: Leading and Developing Diverse Leaders In-House and in Law Firms, presented by California Minority Counsel Program on Thursday April 18, 2019. Please join us for this program and networking event bringing together minority lawyers working in law firms and corporations for a roundtable discussion of best practices for developing the next generation of minority lawyers and leaders. Hoge Fenton, Shareholder Crystal Riggins will be moderating the program along side our panel featuring Merritt Anderson, VP of Employee Experience & Engagement of GitHub, Cassandra Knight, VP, Chief Litigation Officer of PayPal, and S. Michael Lee, Senior Associate Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. Possible Topics Include: (a) unique issues in leading and managing as a minority, (b) debating formal versus informal mentoring systems, and (c) balancing providing support with providing opportunities to succeed or learn from failure. The roundtable will be followed by a hosted networking reception. 1 hour CA MCLE Recognition and Elimination of Bias credit Location: 60 South Market Street, 2nd Floor San Jose, CA 95113 Schedule: 5:30pm – 6:00pm – Registration & Networking 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Program 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Networking Reception Pricing: CMCP Member: No Cost Non-Members: $35.00 Register Here Download Flyer Here

Hoge Fenton Welcomes Intellectual Property and Privacy and Data Security Attorney Letitia Lee

By Hoge Fenton | 03.25.2019 | Firm Post

Hoge Fenton is pleased to welcome Intellectual Property and Privacy and Data Security associate Letitia Lee. Letitia handles privacy and data security matters, such as data incident response management, and government requests for information under the Stored Communications Act (SCA), and the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA). She is also CIPP/US-certified. In addition to privacy matters, Letitia provides intellectual property counseling to clients and assistance with technology transactions. She has experience in a wide range of technologies, including computer software, biomedical devices, advanced diagnostics, and pharmaceutical products. Letitia has experience in intellectual property litigation, including representing clients for or against claims of patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and copyright infringement. She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and has experience assisting with inter partes reviews. We hope you get the chance to meet Letitia soon! To find out about Letitia, please click here.

Shareholder Sean A. Cottle to Speak at the Bay Area Real Estate Affinity Group’s Opportunity Zones and 1031 Exchange Program

By Hoge Fenton | 03.25.2019 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Time: Networking 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm; Meeting 12:20 pm-1:30 pm. Place: Wendel Rosen Black & Dean at 1111 Broadway, 19th floor in Oakland – 12th St BART station. Program Topic: Learn about ways to defer paying capital gains taxes by investing in Opportunity Zones and using 1031 exchanges. The 2017 tax law amendments established Opportunity Zones to encourage investing in certain census tracts by deferring or eliminating federal taxes on capital gains on such investments. Sean Cottle, a real estate lawyer at Hoge Fenton, and James Callejas, a vice president at IPX 1031, will explain Opportunity Zone investments and their benefits and provide an update on 1031 exchanges. About BAREL (Bay Area Real Estate Affinity Group): An “Affinity” (Interest) Group for real estate professionals who are members of Provisors. BAREL meets six times per year (1st Wednesday of even numbered months). Please visit www.provisors.com for more information about ProVisors.

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