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SVIPLA February 23 - National Security & International Trade: What IP Lawyers Need to Know

  • 23 Feb 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto


"National Security & International Trade:
What IP Lawyers Need to Know”

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Online registration is closed.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
(just north of San Antonio Road)
6:00 p.m. - Registration, networking, cocktails 
6:30 p.m. - Buffet Supper
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Program

From industrial espionage and cybersecurity to trade wars and immigration, changes in U.S. foreign policy have broad-reaching implications for high-tech companies that collaborate, recruit, and operate internationally. Christopher Swift, Ph.D., will discuss the impact of U.S. trade and national security laws on the technology sector, the growth in U.S. government enforcement powers, and practical strategies for addressing the legal and business risks associated with economic sanctions, export controls, and other related national security laws. This session is ideal for technology companies that operate internationally, law firms, as well as those interested in safely and successfully expanding their global footprint.

Speaker: Christopher Swift, Ph.D.,
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Dr. Swift is a member of Foley’s Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice. Focused on national security and international affairs, he represents clients in internal investigations and government enforcement actions involving anti-money laundering (AML), arms controls (ITAR), economic sanctions (OFAC), dual-use exports (EAR), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Dr. Swift also counsels clients in proceedings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and advises them on the USA Patriot Act, security clearances, and Foreign Ownership, Control, and Influence (FOCI). His representations cover several sectors, including aerospace and defense, energy, financial services, higher education, manufacturing, maritime shipping, research and development, and technology.

Dr. Swift is an adjunct professor of national security at Georgetown University and a fellow at the University of Virginia’s Center for National Security Law. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and regularly advises policy makers on counter-terrorism, defense policy, and foreign affairs. His policy experience spans roles with Freedom House, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and a White House internship in the Office of Vice President Gore. He earned a Ph.D. in politics & international studies from the University of Cambridge and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

If you have problems registering for the February meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at caseymj10@hotmail.com.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, February 21, 2017. Online registration automatically closes at that time - please make your reservation online by the deadline as there are only a few extra spaces allotted at the meeting for walk-ins. The venue may not be able to serve meals beyond the guaranteed number expected for the meeting.   

SVIPLA Tax ID#-77-0491659

MCLE: This event will qualify for 1 hour of CLE credit. The Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. 

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