Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

March 25, 2005
International IT Law Experts to Discuss Emerging Legal Issues

Anyone involved with information technology transactions, and those who litigate, arbitrate or mediate IT-related disputes should consider the 2005 International Information (IT) Law Conference for their summer calendar. The event, with 24 panel discussions, memorable keynote speeches and numerous networking opportunities, will be presented on June 9-10, 2005 by Southwestern Law School, under the auspices of its Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute.

The two-day event, with three simultaneous tracks in four major subject areas (IT litigation, open source software, domestic and international outsourcing, and current developments in IT law), will bring together nationally and internationally known experts from around the world to discuss and share their experiences with an audience of lawyers, computer industry executives and government representatives from the Americas, Asia and Europe. Speakers include attorneys from major law firms throughout the United States and Canada, as well as China and India, and in-house counsel from Disney, Microsoft and Harman Industries.

Conference panels will focus on a myriad of cutting-edge legal and business issues, including "Litigating Patent Infringement Cases Today," "Secondary Liability for ISPs and Websites," "Practical Advice for IT Outsourcing Projects in China and India," "IT Insurance: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You," "Developing Commercial Products in an Open Source World," "Simplifying Complex IT Litigation with the Trier of Fact: A Litigator's Strategy Session," and "The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on the Practice of IT Law."

During the second afternoon, the program will move from panels to practice, with three, one-hour mock trial sessions in the school’s new, state-of-the-art Julian C. Dixon Courtroom and Advocacy Center. Using a host of technologies to present their case, nationally known litigators Tom Christo (Christo Law Offices PLLC & Test Case, Boston), Michael Silverman (Duane Morris, LLP, Chicago) and Don Conwell (Fowler White Boggs & Banker, Tampa) will square off for a no-holds barred, simulated trial of a complex IT dispute.

CLE credit will be offered. Space is limited to 200 attendees and early registration is advised. Southwestern Law School is located at 3050 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Parking is available for $5. Questions may be directed to Tamara Moore at 213.738.6602.