2017 Summit Recap Video

Relive the highlights and moments from the Global Summit.


  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

    5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Oriental Ballroom B/C

    Hall Of Fame & Speaker Dinner Honoring Michelle K. Lee 2017 ChIPs Hall Of Fame

    Reception, dinner and award program honoring 2017 Hall of Fame recipient Michelle K. Lee, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

    Keynote Speaker: Senator Mazie Hirono, Hawaii Invitation only. Limited capacity.

    6:00 am – 7:30 am Garden Room 1, Lobby Level, Lobby Level

    5K Run/Walk Sponsored By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    RSVP required.

    6:00 am – 7:30 am Mandarin and Grand Foyers

    Registration, Continental Breakfast & Meet-ups


    8:45 am – 9:00 am Grand Ballroom

    Welcome General Session

    Mallun Yen, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, ChIPs Network, Inc.

    Federal Circuit Judges Panel
    General Session

    Speakers: Hon. Sharon Prost, Chief Circuit Judge; Hon. Kimberly Moore, Circuit Judge; Hon. Pauline Newman, Circuit Judge; Hon. Kara Stoll, Circuit Judge.

    Moderator: Kathi Vidal, Winston & Strawn LLP

    10:05 am – 10:55 am Grand Ballroom

    Beyond The Rhetoric: Gender Diversity Is Not An Option, It’s Reality. Now What?
    General Session

    Speakers: Sarah Beth Jansen, Senior Director, Government Affairs & Policy Counsel, Information Technology Industry Council; Andria Thomas, Associate Partner, Dalberg Advisors; Barbara Whye, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and Vice President of Human Resources, Intel Corporation.

    Moderator: Dr. Patti Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, PSDNetwork, LLC.

    Panel Description: When it comes to achieving gender equity and business impact, the last thing we need is another research report justifying the reason for more women in leadership. Women are half of the workforce and we are responsible for 80% of all consumer-based buying decisions. We have a big economic impact to make. Yet, despite billions of dollars spent on diversity and inclusion programs, the needle for gender inclusion in key positions beyond middle management has yet to move. In fact, in some cases, the needle has moved the wrong way. It’s time to move beyond rhetoric and accelerate toward real change. During this panel, we will get real about what it’s going to take to finally create cultures of inclusion where all talent can thrive.

    10:55 am – 11:05 am Grand Foyer

    Morning Break. Juice Bar Sponsored by Baker McKenzie.

    11:15 am – 12:00 pm Grand Ballroom, Oriental Ballroom A, Oriental Ballroom C

    TRACK 1 – Technological Innovations Rapidly Developing In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence – Is The Legal And Policy Landscape Keeping Up? – Grand Ballroom

    Speakers: Stephanie Burns, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, WW Operations, Amazon.com; Carol W. Carroll, Deputy Center Director, NASA Ames Research Center; Celine Jimenez Crowson, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

    Hear from those in industry, government and the law how Robotics and Artificial Intelligence innovations are being applied in the real world and could very well be applied in the future. How do we as lawyers, business people, policy makers and technologists keep up with them, and what are our key challenges and opportunities in doing so?


    TRACK 2 – Supreme Court Highlights – Oriental Ballroom C

    Speakers: Marcia Coyle, Chief Washington Correspondent, The National Law Journal, Deanne Maynard, Co-chair, Appellate & Supreme Court Practice, Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Join a fast-paced, point-counterpoint conversation between a Supreme Court journalist and a high Court advocate. Marcia Coyle, who covers the Court for the National Law Journal, the Legal Times, and Supreme Court Briefs, will join Deanne Maynard, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, for a discussion of the hot-button issues facing the Supreme Court this Term, including the travel ban, cake artists, and political gerrymandering, as well as the effect of Justice Gorsuch.


    TRACK 3 – The Future Of FinTech: Blockchain, E-Wallets And The End Of Cash – Oriental Ballroom A

    Speakers: Jessie Cheng, Deputy General Counsel, Ripple; Sarah Dodds-Brown, Senior Vice President & Managing Counsel, American Express; Maria Gotsch, President & Chief Executive Officer, Partnership Fund for New York City; Nicky Goulimis, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Nova Credit Inc.

    Moderator: Lori Lesser, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Our panel includes a fintech investor, CEO and two senior fintech lawyers to discuss trends in fintech, including the next generation of platforms, currencies, consumers and financial institutions, and the crazy quilt of laws and regulations in the field. If you or your clients provide technology to financial clients or create financial technology for a broad base of customers and users, this panel will discuss the hot topics of interest.


    12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Oriental Ballroom A, Oriental Ballroom C

    Concurrent Sessions

    Track 2 – Hot Topics In Pharmaceutical And Biotech Litigation – Oriental Ballroom A

    Speakers: Lydia McNally, Vice President, Patent Head Oncology and US IP Site Head, Novartis; Susan Morrison, Managing Principal, Fish & Richardson LLP

    A discussion of the hottest topics in pharmaceutical and biotech litigation from an in-house and outside counsel perspective. Topics will include the unique issues faced by pharmaceutical and biotech companies in IPR proceedings, venue strategy, and more. Come with your questions!

    Track 3 – Everything You Need To Know About Privacy Basics – Oriental Ballroom C

    Speakers: Eulonda G. Skyles, Assistant General Counsel, Privacy & Data Security, Capital One Services, LLC; Heather Egan Sussman, Co-head of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, Ropes & Gray LLP

    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Grand Ballroom

    Lunch; Honor Roll Award Presentation & Hall of Fame Recap Video

    2:10 pm – 2:55 pm Grand Ballroom, Oriental Ballroom A, Oriental Ballroom C

    Track 1 – Developing A Healthy Appetite For Risk In Your Career – Grand Ballroom

    Speakers: Stasia Kelly, Co-Managing Partner (Americas), DLA Piper US LLP; Caren Ulrich Stacy, Chief Executive Officer, Diversity Lab; Board Member, DirectWomen, Vice President of Policy & Partnership, US National Committee for UN Women, SF.

    Moderator: Debbie Epstein Henry, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Bliss Lawyers; Founder, DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing.

    Research increasingly supports the value of risk and failure to gain greater success. But, how do we get there? At this session, we will delve into how to develop a healthy appetite for risk and how to confront the fear of failure to advance in the workplace. We will debate how to take pivotal risks and reap the rewards. We will explore how to strike the elusive balance of pushing yourself appropriately out of your comfort zone while not being reckless. We will also discuss research-driven tips and techniques to manage risk when advocating for yourself and seeking recognition for your accomplishments without being tagged as the obnoxious self-promoter on the team. Through personal anecdotes and candid conversation, you will leave the discussion with steps to give you the confidence to dream bigger and the tools needed to achieve the success and status you both want and deserve.


    Track 2 – The Credibility Code: What It Takes To Carry Yourself As A Leader – Oriental Ballroom A

    Speaker: Cara Hale Alter, Founder and President, Speechskills, LLC.

    Cara Hale Alter deconstructs what it takes to carry yourself like a leader. Using the criteria laid out in her book The Credibility Code, she emphasizes the power of the “sub-textual” conversation, and identifies the specific “codes of conduct” for body language, vocal patterns, and mannerisms that influence the perception of credibility.


    Track 3 – Trademark Branding Lessons for Life – Oriental Ballroom C

    Speakers: Dale Cendali, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Janice Brown, Founding Partner, Brown Law Group.

    Moderator: Kathleen McCarthy, Partner, King & Spalding LLP.

    Taking a cue from trademark cases, the panel will offer lessons on personal branding, addressing all possible stages of a career path from the novice to the expert. The panel will provide a mix of trademark law experts discussing actual trademark case fact patterns and holdings that can be applied to personal brands as well as branding/coaching/communications expert(s) providing concrete suggestions for developing, maintaining or refreshing and communicating one’s own personal brand.


    2:55 pm – 3:10 pm Grand Foyer

    Afternoon Break

    Bluebird Bakery – Sponsored by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

    3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Grand Ballroom

    General Counsel Panel
    General Session

    Speakers: Dorian Daley, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Oracle Corporation; Anirma Gupta, General Counsel, Tanium Inc.; Allison Lucas, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, BuzzFeed; Deirdre Stanley, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Thomson Reuters.

    Moderator: Julia Anne Matheson, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.

    4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Grand Ballroom

    Gaining Global Gravitas: Effective Cross-Border Communication And Leadership
    General Session

    Speakers: Elena Borisenko, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management, Gazprombank, Chair of the Supervisory Council of St. Petersburg International Legal Forum Foundation; Noreen Krall, Vice President & Chief Litigation Counsel, Apple Inc.; Michelle K. Lee, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Louise Pentland, Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer, PayPal

    Moderator: Annsley Merelle Ward, Senior Associate, Bristows LLP / IPKat

    Cross-border teamwork is essential for success – be it in-house, private practice or in government. Managing cross-culture teams with unique norms, perspectives and competing priorities can present challenges for any manager. However, cross-border communication and management can often present novel challenges for women which are market- dependent. How do women become effective leaders on the global stage? Whether its co-ordinating global litigation strategy, getting business units on side or getting inter-governmental projects off the ground, this fireside conversation will discuss:

    • real-life examples and challenges
    • developing attributes for effective cross-border leadership
    • being heard vs. being listened to – how to command a room (real or virtual)
    • dealing with push-back
    • leading with optimism

    4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Grand Ballroom

    Jess Ladd, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Callisto.org
    Grand Ballroom

    5:00 pm – 5:55 pm Grand Ballroom

    Raising Your Voice: Increasing Your Civic Impact And Public Presence
    General Session

    Speakers:Clare Bresnahan, Executive Director, She Should Run; Kelly Kelly, Freelance Writer and Writing Teacher, OpEd Project; Kate McCarthy, Director of Programs, Women’s Media Center; Bettina Elias Siegel, Blogger, The Lunch Tray

    Moderator: Payton Iheme, Public Policy Manager, Facebook, Inc.

    A discussion on leveraging your most important resource… your VOICE! The panel of leaders from amazing organizations focused on helping you will discuss how the use of your platform and communication skills as a lawyer/ professional can make an even greater difference in the office, in your community, and the world — including writing op-ed pieces, being an expert on television, blogging, petitioning on important issues or even running for office. Feel even more empowered to change the world!

    5:45 pm – 6:00 pm Grand Ballroom

    First Day Wrap Up
    General Session

    Speaker: Emily Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Calla Nava.

    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm All Ballroom Level Foyers

    Cocktail Reception

    700 pm – 1000 pm All Ballroom Level Foyers

    Hosted After-Parties

    Receptions / After Parties

    • Karaoke hosted by White & Case LLP (Oriental Ballroom C)
    • Belly Dancing and Salsa Lessons (Oriental Ballroom B)
    • 80’s Party hosted by Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP (Oriental Ballroom A)
    • Wine and Chocolate Tasting hosted by Brooks Kushman P.C. (Capitol Room)

    7:00 am – 8:00 am Garden Room 1, Lobby Level

    Yoga Sponsored By Perkins Coie LLP

    7:30 am – 9:00 am Garden Room 1, Lobby Level

    Registration, Continental Breakfast & Meet-ups
    Grand Foyer, Mandarin Foyer, Oriental Ballroom B

  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

    9:00 am – 9:30 am Grand Ballroom

    General Session

    Speaker: Mallun Yen, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, ChIPs Network, Inc.

    9:30 am – 10:20 am Grand Ballroom

    Cyber Security Panel
    General Session

    Speakers: Rachel Brand, United States Associate Attorney General, United States of America; Alexa King, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, FireEye; Noreen Krall, Vice President & Chief Litigation Counsel, Apple, Inc.; Jennifer Morrish, Home Office Legal Adviser, UCHQ/United Kingdom.

    Moderator: Caroline Krass, Chair, National Security Practice Group, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

    From mass surveillance, to hacked elections and global ransomware attacks, cybersecurity is becoming a daily concern to all. As governments, business and civilians grapple with the threats, the importance of cyberlaw is vital because it touches almost all aspects of transactions and behavior on and concerning the internet, the WWW and cyberspace. Where should the lines be drawn in maintaining an open WWW while protecting those who use it. This panel will discuss the policy, legal and regulatory developments and trends in cyberlaw.“

    10:20 am – 10:50 am Grand Ballroom

    Fireside Chat With Sally Yates And Pattie Sellers
    General Session

    Speakers: Sally Yates, Former Acting Attorney General, United States of America; Pattie Sellers, Partner, SellersEaston Media; Executive Director, Fortune.

    10:50 am – 11:40 am Grand Ballroom

    Technology And Politics
    General Session

    Speakers: Karen Dunn, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP ; Juleanna Glover, Corporate Consultant, The Office of Juleanna Glover; Jamie Gorelick, Partner, WilmerHale LLP; Tekedra Mawakana, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Waymo;

    Moderator: Sarita Venkat, Senior Counsel, Apple Inc.

    In the past year, and including the last election cycle, we saw technology impact politics more than ever before. Then, in the aftermath of that election, technology companies raised their voices louder than ever before, taking policy and political positions at an unprecedented level. Now, technology is impacting politics and politics is impacting technology to such a degree that it is sometimes a challenge to master the dynamic interplay between the two. A conversation with key women at the intersection of technology, law and politics will explore issues that technology companies must grapple with in the current political atmosphere. Topics will include: the state of the law and policy relevant to tech/branding and positioning/corporate and civic responsibility.

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