ACC New York City Chapter hosts Conference on Being Future-Ready

The ACC New York City Chapter hosted its annual half-day conference, “2022 Technology Summit: Be Leading Edge by Being Future-Ready,” on July 13 at Convene at 237 Park Avenue. Educational sessions, presented by sponsors Jenner & Block, Cooley LLP, Cozen O’Connor, and Perkins Coie covered a wide range of cutting-edge technology topics relevant to all in-house counsel.    

ACC NYC tech summit sponsors.
The ACC New York City Chapter's annual half-day conference sponsors, including Jenner & Block, Osborne Clark, Jackson Lewis, and many more!

Jenner & Block kicked off the event with the first session, What is Fair: Enforcement Trends Concerning the Use of Consumer Data. Panelists Ali Arain, Michael Ross, and Bernadette Walli addressed recent state and federal scrutiny of corporate practices involving the use of sensitive data for decision-making. The session also advised how best to anticipate and respond to requests by authorities.

Cooley LLP presented the second session, Top Things You Should Know About AI, Biometrics, and Privacy. Panelists Liza Cotter, Justine Gauthier, Bethany Lobo, and Lei Shen covered the ever-evolving artificial intelligence field (particularly regarding biometrics and facial recognition), corporate transparency, regulatory frameworks, the impacts of American consumer data privacy laws, and recent litigation and enforcement.

Cozen O’Connor then shared their expertise on IP Issues in the World of NFTs. Panelists Lisa Ferrari and Cindy Huang’s timely presentation addressed NFT opportunities, the legal implications of minting or licensing NFTs, and steps in-house counsel can take to protect and monitor intellectual property rights.

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Engaged audience members listen to panelists discuss high-tech technology trends.

Perkins Coie wrapped the Summit with the final session, The Ride Continues: Further Unpacking of Regulatory and Enforcement Trends with Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets. Panelists Arthur Greenspan, Kari Larsen, and Cathy Yoon explained the regulatory framework and jurisdictions protecting cryptocurrency and digital assets, particularly FinCEN, the SEC, the Commodity Future Trading Commission, and banking regulators. They also discussed recent American and non-American regulatory activity.

Kate McMenamy, ACC New York City Chapter’s Vice President of Programming, noted that the Chapter is “incredibly lucky to be able to offer such innovative, forward-thinking programming to our members.” This was made possible by “the hard work of our sponsors, expert panelists, and our Chapter”, McMenamy said, “and we look forward to continue providing our members with dynamic legal education and networking opportunities and opportunities for our sponsors to share their expertise.”

We closed this year’s fascinating Summit with a networking cocktail hour and raffle. Chapter members, sponsors, and guests enjoyed reconnecting with their colleagues in-person.

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Sponsors, speakers, and guests all raise a smile while participating in a fun raffle contest.
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Individuals explore terrific networking opportunities after partaking in an informative and cutting-edge technology session.
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Speakers partnered with Mila - Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute and Cooley LLP, stand for a photo op at the ACC New York City Chapter 2022 Technology Summit.