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July 20
Law Seminars International Presents: Municipal Water Utility Ratemaking in California

Law Seminars International Presents:  Municipal Water Utility Ratemaking in California

This one-day seminar will explain recent decisions by California courts on the limitations Propositions 218 and 26 place on municipal water rates, and describe the economic principles used by COSA to develop municipal water rates. In particular, leading experts in the law and economics of water pricing will examine the legal and economic challenges that are likely to emerge as municipal water utilities cope with the ongoing drought.

This advanced seminar will help practitioners in both fields improve their overall understanding of these interrelated fields just as water issues are front-page news. We hope to see you there.

Speakers

Hanson Bridgett Senior Counsel, Adam Hofmann, will speak at the session, "The Law: When do the Substantive and Procedural Provisions of Proposition 218 and Proposition 26 Apply?"

To learn more about the speakers and sessions offered, please view the full seminar description at Law Seminars International.

Registration Fee: $695 individual, $520 group, $465 government employees

Marriott Courtyard Sacramento Midtown
4422 Y St
Sacramento, CA   95817

May 28
Intellectual Property Strategies in the Wake of Alice

Intellectual Property Strategies in the Wake of Alice

Following the Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank, software remains eligible for patent protection. However, many existing patents have been invalidated as unpatentable “abstract ideas” under the Alice framework and experience shows that it is now much more difficult to obtain software patents from the USPTO.
We would like to invite you to a panel discussion that will address Alice’s impacts in its first year and strategies for filing and defending patent claims in its wake. Our distinguished panel will include:
  • Mel Chan, named partner of Aka Chan LLP, and a prominent patent prosecutor who has extensive experience in prosecuting patents in the post-Alice world.
  • Dana Rao, Vice President, Intellectual Property and Litigation at Adobe Systems Inc. and signatory to an important amicus brief in the Alice case, who will provide insight on how software corporations are navigating IP claims after Alice.
  • Robert McFarlane, litigation partner and Technology Practice Chair with Hanson Bridgett LLP, who will address post-Alice litigation strategy.

The panel will be moderated by Professor David Franklyn, Director of the McCarthy Institute at the University of San Francisco School of Law and Russell Petersen, a registered patent attorney who specializes in patent infringement matters as Senior Counsel at Hanson Bridgett LLP.

Pre-registration is required.
Space is limited.

MCLE credit
will be available for California only

May 28, 2015
5:30 – 6:00 pm Registration & Networking Reception, 6:00 – 7:15 pm Program

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Hanson Bridgett
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

June 04
Leadership, Equity and Connection: Leveraging the Power of Business To Transform Lives

Leadership, Equity and Connection: Leveraging the Power of Business To Transform Lives

Poverty, mass incarceration, and high recidivism rates have plagued our society for the last 20 years. Through their innovative program at San Quentin State Prison, The Last Mile is leveraging the power of business, connection and education to break the cycle of incarceration and prepare men and women to become productive members of society when they leave prison. Join us on June 4th to hear the stories of two extraordinary leaders, Kenyatta Leal and Chris Redlitz, and learn new ways to be a force for equity and justice.

Moderator:

PhotoTeresa Pahl
Partner
Hanson Bridgett LLP


Presenters:


PhotoChris Redlitz
Founding Partner
Transmedia Capital

Chris Redlitz has been on the forefront of emerging technologies since the commercialization of the web. He is the Founding Partner of Transmedia Capital, a seed stage investment fund based in San Francisco. In 2010, Chris and his wife Beverly Parenti co-founded The Last Mile program, designed to teach incarcerated men and women fundamental business skills and entrepreneurial training. The Last Mile is the most progressive prison program in the world, and it is expected to be adopted across America within the next several years.

PhotoKenyatta Leal
Manager of Campus Services
RocketSpace Inc.

Kenyatta Leal spent nearly 19 years incarcerated within the California prison system for possession of a firearm under California’s Three Strikes Law. A high school dropout at 17, Kenyatta used his time in prison to turn his life around. In 2011 Kenyatta earned his Associate of Arts Degree from Patten University and graduated as the class Valedictorian. Kenyatta is a founding member of The Last Mile. Currently, Kenyatta is the manager of Campus Services at RocketSpace Inc. in San Francisco. 

SVN - Since 1987, Social Venture Network (SVN) has been the leading network of entrepreneurs who are transforming the way the world does business. SVN connects the leaders of socially responsible enterprises to share wisdom and resources, form strategic alliances and explore new solutions that build a more just and sustainable economy.

Pre-registration is required.
Space is limited.
Cost: $45.00

June 04, 2015
5:30 – 6:00 pm Registration & Networking Reception, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Program

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Hanson Bridgett
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

June 11
Data Breaches and Other Cyber-Attacks – Current Legislative Responses, and Strategies for Minimizing and Mitigating Risk

Data Breaches and Other Cyber-Attacks – Current Legislative Responses, and Strategies for Minimizing and Mitigating Risk

Hanson Bridgett invites you to a panel discussion that will address critical, current issues of data security. Data breaches and other cyber-attacks have become part of our daily news cycle, with each new attack seemingly more brazen and damaging than the last one. In Washington and Sacramento, legislators are debating various proposals, but these are partial solutions at best. For companies seeking to protect mission-critical data–from customer information to the company’s most sensitive secrets–it is essential to erect the best possible defenses, and mitigate risk to the maximum possible extent.

Speakers:

Deron McElroy is the Cyber Security Advisor, Region IX, Office of Cybersecurity & Communications, United States Department of Homeland Security.

Batya Forsyth, a partner at Hanson Bridgett and a member of the Bay Area Council’s Cybersecurity Committee, will present on the current legislative landscape in both Washington and Sacramento.

Ray Sheen, a partner at Hanson Bridgett, will present on insurance for cyberliabilities–whether “cyber-specific” insurance, or the insurance available under a company’s existing insurance program–and how it can mitigate the risks associated with data breaches.

Space is limited

This event is FREE of charge

RSVP by June 4th to Michelle Klopp at mklopp@hansonbridgett.com

June 11, 2015
5:30 – 6:00 pm Registration, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Program, 7:00 - 8:00 Reception

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Hanson Bridgett
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

June 02
San Francisco's Central SoMa Plan: Development Opportunities and New Directions in the Plan
San Francisco's Central SoMa Plan: Development Opportunities and New Directions in the Plan

This program will discuss the latest developments in the upzoning that is nearing completion that will allow a great deal of new office, residential and retail development in SoMa centered around the new 4th Street underground MUNI line under construction. It will focus on development opportunities within the area of the Plan, including those already subject to acquisition agreements.

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 am Program

Speakers:

M. Brett Gladstone, Esq.
Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP
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Tony Crossley
Senior Vice President, Colliers International
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Tracey Grose
Vice President, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
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Program Moderator

Jeff Chu, Esq.
Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP
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Cost is $25
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For more information contact Michelle Klopp at mklopp@hansonbridgett.com

June 02, 2015
8:30am - 11:00am

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685 Market Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA


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