Conference on Trade Secrets and Algorithmic Systems
Friday-Saturday, November 16-17, 2018
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The Information Law Institute and Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy will co-sponsor a Conference on Trade Secrets and Algorithmic Systems on November 16-17, 2018.  A cross-disciplinary group of scholars and experts will examine trade secrecy's implications for data-driven decision making.  This event is by invitation only.  

This symposium will explore the increasingly important issues raised by trade secrecy protection of data-driven decisionmaking algorithms.  Its distinctive contribution will be to bring innovation policy and intellectual property law expertise to the emerging debate about these tools.  Participants will:

  • Examine the extent to which trade secrecy is a necessary and desirable means for promoting socially desirable innovation in decisionmaking algorithms and consider possible alternatives. 
  • Consider the potential implications of trade secrecy for competition among developers of decisionmaking algorithms.
  • Discuss the implications of trade secrecy for the ongoing validation, error correction and updating of these tools. 
  • Analyze the intersection between these innovation policy issues and the concerns about accountability, transparency, privacy and fairness that have so far dominated the debate about data-driven decisionmaking algorithms.

NYU Law & Tech: Impact of Innovation
October 22, 2018
Lipton Hall, 108 West 3rd Street
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Legal tech is here. So is a lot of hype. What is happening today that will actually have a meaningful impact on your practice?  Come enjoy a drink and meet NYU Law alumni who left biglaw to found successful legal technology companies, along with leaders in law firm consulting, academia, and media, as they discuss key trends in law & technology.

Featuring: CourtSolutions, Fireman & Company, Integreon, Kira Systems, Latham & Watkins, Mayer Brown, NY Legal Tech Meetup, NYU Law, Paladin, PacerPro & ReplyAll

Sponsored by NYU Law Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy; NYU Law Office of Career Services; and PacerPro.

Networking + Drinks
6:30 - 7:00pm

CLE Panel: Impact of Innovation
7:00 - 8:00pm
The pace of legal innovation, largely driven by technology, is accelerating rapidly. That brings significant opportunities—and challenges—for how lawyers can, and should, be serving their clients. During this one hour panel, experts will discuss key areas of innovation and the implications of technological change. Noah Waisberg (CEO, Kira Systems), Chris Martin (Lead Innovation and Technology Solutions Attorney, Latham & Watkins), Ron Friedmann (Partner, Fireman & Company), Alma Asay (Chief Innovation Officer, Legal Solutions, Integreon), Anna McGrane (COO, PacerPro).

Moderated by Zach Ambramowitz, CEO of ReplyAll and Above the Law columnist. Closing remarks by Christian Lang, Founder NY Legal Tech Meetup.

Drinks + Networking + Breakout sessions
8:00 - 9:00pm
Discuss key technology trends in an informal and social environment. Featured speakers include pro bono platform Paladin's CEO, Felicity Conrad, CourtSolutions CEO, Morris Massel, and Mayer Brown's first US Litigation PSL, Catherine Bernard.

*Alma Asay (NYU Law '05), Chief Innovation Officer, Legal Solutions, Integreon
*Catherine Bernard (NYU Law '02), PSL, US Litigation, Mayer Brown
*Anna McGrane (NYU Law '10), Chief Operations Officer, PacerPro
*Chris Martin, Lead Innovation and Technology Solutions Attorney, Latham & Watkins
*Christian Lang (NYU Law '10), Founder, NY Legal Tech Meetup, Dealtech, Blacklines & Billables
*Felicity Conrad (NYU Law '13), Cofounder & CEO, Paladin
*Jason Schultz, NYU Law Professor, Co-Director, Engelberg Center
*Morris Massel (NYU Law '99), President & Founder, CourtSolutions
*Noah Waisberg (NYU Law '06), Cofounder & CEO, Kira Systems
*Ron Friedmann (NYU Law '86), Partner, Fireman & Company
*Zach Abramowitz (NYU Law '10), Columnist at Above the Law, CEO ReplyAll