Innovation and Technology Law Conference
Sixth Annual Innovation and Technology Law Conference: Enabling Innovation in Law and Society
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (a virtual conference)
Conference Overview: This year’s conference explores innovation in legal services, a familiar theme for this annual innovation conference, by taking a deep dive into the business models of two companies operating in the legal technology sector to aid those seeking legal services, and to innovate in the delivery of legal services for business clients and deals. The conference also continues its familiar theme of innovation in the FinTech sector, this year with a focus on regulatory developments and the appropriate role for regulation and regulators, along with a look forward from the vantage point of what has been a newsworthy year for banking and crypto. Surrounded by these bookends, the middle of the conference posits diversity as key to innovation and explores that theme through two “fireside chats” with those who have written about their experiences in diversifying the technology field, along with a panel exploration of the extent and causes of under-representation within intellectual property policies and practices, as well as law student perspectives on pipeline programs to address DEI issues.
|Time (all times PDT)||Event||Event details|
|9:00 a.m.||Welcome||Dean Anthony E. Varona, Seattle University School of Law|
|9:10-11:00 a.m.||Innovation in Legal Services||
MODERATOR: Steven W. Bender, Associate Dean for Planning and Strategic Initiatives and Professor, Seattle University School of Law
Innovation in the Delivery of Legal Services/Access to Justice
Innovation in Legal Contracts and Deals
|11:15 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.||Diversity as Key to Innovation
STEM Education (11:15-11:50 a.m.)
MODERATOR/HOST: Steve Tapia, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Seattle University School of Law
PANELIST: Richard Tapia, Maxfield-Oshman Chair in Engineering, Rice University (author of Losing the Precious Few: How America Fails to Educate Its Minorities in Science and Engineering)
Diversity Enhancing Intellectual Property (11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.)
MODERATOR: Margaret Chon, Donald and Lynda Horowitz Endowed Chair for the Pursuit of Justice, Seattle University School of Law
|1:00-1:45 p.m.||Fireside Virtual Chat with Bruce Jackson, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft||Bruce Jackson is the author of Never Far From Home: My Journey from Brooklyn to Hip Hop, Microsoft, and the Law|
|2:00-4:00 p.m.||Banking, Capital Markets & The Crypto Revolution: A Look-Back and Projection of the Future of FinTech||
MODERATOR: Joseph M. Vincent, Adjunct Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law; Former Director of Regulatory & Legal Affairs, Washington Department of Financial Institutions
|5:00-6:30 p.m.||Post-Conference Live Reception at Perkins Coie||1201 3rd Ave #4900, Seattle, WA|
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This year’s conference builds on past annual themes of Blockchain and FinTech: Innovation and Regulation (sponsored by Fenwick & West LLP) (held in 2018); 2019’s RegTech: The Transformation of Regulation & Compliance (sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP); 2020’s Data Justice: Legal and Policy Issues in Data Collection, Usage, and Ownership (sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP), the 2021 conference Innovating for the Social Good (sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP), and the 2022 conference, Deep Innovation Dives.
Sponsored by the Seattle University School of Law Program in Technology, Innovation Law, and Ethics; its SITIE institute (Summer Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship); the Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law (SJTEIL); and Perkins Coie LLP.