2023 Tech Law Symposium

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2023 Tech Law Symposium

Premier Event for Tech Lawyers

By ACC Mountain West Chapter

When and where

Date and time

Friday, April 14 · 8:30am - 5pm MDT


The Grand America Hotel 555 South Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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About this event

  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us for ACC Mountain West's annual Tech Law Symposium on April 14, 2023 at the Grand America in Salt Lake City.

This year our keynote speaker will be Heather Meeker, General Partner, OSSC; Technology Transactions Specialist at Tech Law Partners.

As an internationally-known expert in software licensing, for over 20 years Heather has been a thought leader and trusted advisor on the use of open source software in business, and has helped scores of emerging companies structure licensing and business models.

As a lawyer in private practice, Heather has been recognized with many awards for her work in law and technology, and advised clients from startups to global enterprises on software licenses and software copyright. She is a prolific writer and speaker on software licensing, and is the author of Open Source for Business, a go-to handbook for open source licensing in commerce.

This live event will be webcast for those outside of Utah. Virtual participants will be able to interact with presenters through a constantly monitored Chat session, and all questions will be addressed. We will apply for CLE in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.

We encourage companies to send their teams. If your group purchases 3-5 tickets together, you can save 10% off each ticket with the code GROUP3. If you purchase 6 or more tickets, you can save 15% on your tickets with the code GROUP6.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Open Source: Key Essentials And Methods For Implementing Your Corporate Plan

Aaron Smith

Heather Woodward, Director Patents & Open Source,eBay

Scott Karren, Holland & Hart

The panel will discuss various open-source related topics, including key essential topics along with more sophisticated considerations and techniques for practically implementing open source adjustme...

9:55 AM - 10:55 AM

KEYNOTE: Open Source Licensing in 2023 with HEATHER MEEKER

This talk will include: Updates on the SFC v. Vizio case and the OpenAI Co-Pilot class action Hot topics in open source licensing

10:55 AM - 11:10 AM


11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

How Today's General Counsel Can Become Key Members of the Executive Team

R. Scott Wood, Curonix

Kerry Brown, former Associate GC and CPO

Adam Smoot, Maschoff Brennan

General Counsel inside technology companies are more likely today than they were a decade ago to be viewed as key members of the executive team. As a result of these shifting dynamics, general counse...

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


12:45 PM - 1:35 PM

Trade Secrets: Lessons Learned from the War Rooms

Dawn David, Quinn Emanuel

Steve Wood, Quinn Emanuel

Brad Sanders, eBay

Come hear from trial lawyers about the basics of protecting trade secrets, the impact of remote working on trade secret protection, ways trade secrets are lost through misappropriation and by compani...

1:40 PM - 2:30 PM

Mergers & Acquisitions

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

Cross-Border Data Transfers

Tomu Johnson, The Broad Axe

Lana Xaochay, Ivanti

A discussion about Data Processing Agreements with companies in the EU, Transfer Impact Assessments, and Standard Contractual Clauses.

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

Navigating the Legal (and Ethical) Landscape of AI (ETHICS CLE)

Naziol Scott, Hirevue

Karen Silverman, The Cantellus Group

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming integrated into businesses in many ways, it is critical for in-house counsel to understand the legal implications and considerations of utilizing AI. Join us ...

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Networking Social Hour/Raffle Drawing

About the organizer

ACC Mountain West is an award-winning organization made up of over 280 active in-house counsel members representing leading local, national, and international companies. Serving in-house counsel in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming, the Mountain West Chapter covers the largest geographical region of any chapter in the Association of Corporate Counsel. The Mountain West Chapter was the winner of the Association of Corporate Counsel National Chapter Challenge Award in 2010 for its programming and membership growth.

Working with our sponsors, the Chapter provides several CLE programs throughout the year, as well as a number of networking and community service events. Some highlights are the Annual Idaho Corporate Counsel Awards Gala, the Utah Best Practices Club, Operation Homeless Connect Salt Lake City, Zoo Boise event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho, and Women's/Diversity Seminars.

For more information, please contact the Mountain West Executive Director, Laurie Larsen.ACC Mountain West Website

$75 – $100