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General Counsel Event

Presented by the NVTC General Counsel Committee

April 1, 2011

In-house Counsel in the Cross-Hairs - How to Avoid Pitfalls Presented by New and Changing Federal Laws and Regulations

Technology company in-house counsel live and work in an age of unprecedented scrutiny. All manner of pitfalls from new and changing legislative, regulatory and judicially created requirements continue to cause even the most conscientious of in-house counsel to lose sleep at night. Couple these phenomena with the dramatic increase in scrutiny focused on technology companies by government and whistleblower enforcement, as well as the media, and there remains no doubt that every in-house lawyer needs to work hard just to stay out of trouble.

Join this NVTC General Counsel Committee program to help you stay out of trouble. We look forward to you joining us for a lively program to discuss best practices and how to avoid falling into these pitfalls.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Dodd-Frank and its regulatory progeny
  • The False Claims Act (FCA)
  • The Mandatory Disclosure Rule for government contractors
  • Ruehle's Upjohn warning
  • Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)


Bobby Turnage, General Counsel, Network Solutions


Jim Fontana, General Counsel, Apptis Inc.
Richard Hills, Member, Womble Carlyle
Scott Hommer, Partner, Venable
Jim Kearney, Member, Womble Carlyle


Gold Sponsors: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP; Baker & McKenzie LLP; eTERA Consulting; Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto; Gibson Dunn; Hogan Lovells US LLP; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; Pillsbury LLP; Rees Broome, PC; Venable LLP; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

For more information about sponsorships for this event and committee, click here.

The Ritz-Carlton
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA