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Financial Services Technology 2018: Avoidance of Risk


Speaker(s): Alicja Cade, Benjamin Fitzpatrick, Delphine Cottin, Heath N Weisberg, Jennifer Finnegan, Jeremy Pomeroy, John Gliedman, John Rogers, Liza Mermegas, Michael J. Cammarota, Patrick Jones, Rashmi Chandra, Richard Raysman, Timothy Belevetz, William E. Bandon
Recorded on: Apr. 30, 2018
PLI Program #: 220318

Jeremy Pomeroy, a Partner at the law firm of Pomeroy Law Group PLLC, focuses his practice in the areas of information technology, digital media, intellectual property, First Amendment and advertising law. His clients include Internet startups and established media and technology companies, among others.

Mr. Pomeroy previously worked as Vice President & Associate General Counsel at Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc. At Reed, Mr. Pomeroy spearheaded the company's expansion into China and India and provided counsel to data services and media properties, including Variety, Publishers Weekly and Interior Design magazines.

Before working at Reed, Mr. Pomeroy was the General Counsel at Dash.com, Inc., a venture-backed Internet company, where he managed all legal matters as a member of the senior management team.

Prior to Dash, Mr. Pomeroy worked at the then-leading information technology firm of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner and at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York.

Mr. Pomeroy has written, counseled and presented on cutting edge legal issues relating to social media, copyrights, trademarks, blogging, licensing, software, podcasting, database protection, libel, marketing, advertising, sweepstakes, marketing, webcasting, and user-generated content, among other topics. Mr. Pomeroy has published articles on a wide variety of topics in numerous publications including the National Law Journal, New York Newsday, the Multimedia & Web Strategist, the Computer Law Strategist, and the New York University Law Review.

Mr. Pomeroy graduated from Yale College and the New York University School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor on the Law Review.

Work History: 

·         Associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher

·         Associate at Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner

·         General Counsel, Dash.com, Inc.

·         VP & Associate General Counsel, Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.


Aon’s Professional Services Group is the only insurance broker with a dedicated loss prevention team to serve its law firm clients. As a member of the loss prevention team, Jennifer Finnegan advises Aon’s 275+ law firm clients on risk management, professional responsibility, professional liability, and legal ethics issues. 

Prior to joining Aon in 2018, Jenny was the General Counsel of Herrick, Feinstein LLP, a mid-sized, full service law firm based in New York. Before taking on the General Counsel role, Jenny was a litigation partner at Herrick, focusing her practice on civil litigation for financial institutions and for manufacturers in the pharmaceutical, consumer products, and automotive industries. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a litigator and over 12 years’ experience in professional responsibility counseling and defense of professional liability claims.

Jenny graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995 and earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey.

She is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.


John Gliedman is an Assistant General Counsel with Conduent, a BPO provider and parent company of Buck Consultants.  His primary expertise is negotiating services arrangements for digitized employee benefits delivery, and related consulting, to a wide variety of corporate users.


John Rogers is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for MSCI, a leading provider of financial markets data for the investment community. In this role, John is responsible for all aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Business Continuity / IT Disaster Recovery Planning.   

Prior to joining MSCI, John spent three years at BNP Paribas, a top 10 global bank, as its CISO for the Americas region. Prior to his role at BNP Paribas, John worked in a variety of consulting firms as a cyber security expert. While his consulting experience primarily focused on clients in the financial sector, he also worked in other industries including technology, retail, higher education, and non-profit.  Before joining the consulting industry, John worked as an information security specialist at Bank of America.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and has held numerous certifications, including CISSP, Series 99, PCI QSA, and CRMA. John has also devoted time to helping others learn more about cyber security, demonstrated through his five years of volunteer experience as the President of the ISSA Charlotte Chapter and his participation in numerous cyber conference discussions over the years.


Mike supervises a team of lawyers that facilitate ease of doing business in deal shaping and negotiations with clients in North America. Responsibilities include supervising and occasionally participating in the drafting and negotiating of technology and business process licensing, outsourcing, reseller, confidentiality and numerous other types of agreements with commercial and public-sector entities; antitrust analysis; dealing with issues pertaining to employment and contract law, intellectual property, general corporate, mergers and acquisition, and tax; supervising outside counsel on contracting matters.  Mike is also the legal department’s lead for legal community in North America.

Prior to joining Accenture in 2005, Mike held various positions in IBM’s legal department.  His responsibilities included antitrust analysis, contract drafting and negotiation of all types of customer and supplier contracts, dealing with issues pertaining to employment law, intellectual property, general corporate, mergers and acquisition and tax and supervising outside counsel on litigation.

Mike received a BA from St. John’s University in 1982 and graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1985, where he was a St. Thomas More Scholar and a published member and editor of the Law Review. 

Mike has volunteered with various charitable groups, including the Maryknoll Lay Missioners (http://www.mklm.org/) in Bolivia, Bangladesh, El Salvador, and Nepal, and Mike serves on the Board of Directors of MKLM. Mike is also on the Board of Directors of Search for Change, (http://www.searchforchange.org/), a nonprofit organization that has been a pioneer in the mental health community for more than 35 years with a reputation for providing quality rehabilitative services to individuals with mental illness. Mike is also an elected official who sits on the Board of Finance for the town of New Fairfield CT.


Patrick R. Jones is Vice President, Associate General Counsel for Fidelity Investments in Boston, MA.  He is co-lead for the Legal Department’s Transactional Center of Excellence, which provides core transactional support across the enterprise.  His responsibilities include providing support and advice to all Fidelity business units on technology and licensing agreements, strategic partnerships and global technology law issues.  Mr. Jones also provides guidance on trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, social media law, privacy and data protection, intellectual property dispute resolution, and information security. Mr. Jones has extensive experience in cloud computing transactions and data and information licensing.  He provides substantive and educational support for Fidelity’s procurement team and is the author of Fidelity’s vendor contracting standards.


Rashmi Chandra brings over two decades of experience as a technology and intellectual property transactions lawyer. In her last position she served as Executive Director and Head of the Intellectual Property/Information Technology law practice group at Aetna Inc., one of the nation’s premier provider of health care, dental, pharmacy, disability insurance. As the lead IP counsel, Rashmi played a strategic role a number of pioneering initiatives including Aetna’s launch of an Enterprise Digital Accessibility policy and a Digital Accessibility center, establishing a Patent Center of Excellence, and overseeing all legal and strategic enforcement and maintenance issues relating to the Aetna enterprise and its subsidiaries’ intellectual property assets, brand counseling, media, technology and software legal issues. 

Prior to her inhouse career, Rashmi spent eight years in private practice as an IP and Technology Transactions lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago office) specializing in technology and business process outsourcing and other IP transactions.

Rashmi has served as a faculty member with the Practising Law Institute since 2015 speaking regularly on the Legal Risks of Social Media and other IP-related topics. She recently served as a faculty member with Harappa Education in India for their course: Speaking Effectively and will be a guest lecturer at the University of Connecticut School of Law IP Clinic. Rashmi serves as President and is on the Board of Directors for the South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut. 


Timothy D. Belevetz is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., and Tysons offices. A former federal prosecutor and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) attorney, he practices in the area of white-collar criminal defense, SEC enforcement, compliance and internal investigations. Tim represents companies and individuals in a range of government investigations and enforcement actions.  He also conducts internal investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act along with other potential corporate misconduct and provides compliance counseling to companies designed to help prevent the need for such investigations.  He is a member of the firm’s National White Collar Defense and Investigations and Securities Litigation teams.

 

During his 12 years at the U.S. Department of Justice, Tim served both in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and at the Tax Division, where he prosecuted a wide array of white collar offenses against both individuals and entities.  During his eight years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he most recently served as chief of the Financial Crimes & Public Corruption Unit, he prosecuted and investigated a range of complex financial crimes.  As a trial attorney in the Tax Division’s Criminal Enforcement Section, Tim led the prosecution of federal tax offenses.  He has extensive trial experience, having served as counsel in numerous federal trials involving securities and corporate fraud, tax offenses, health care fraud, fraudulent investment schemes, money laundering, bank fraud, identity theft, and arson, among others. In addition, he has prosecuted other white-collar matters such as FCPA violations, theft of trade secrets, and campaign finance offenses.

 

Tim has extensive securities litigation experience.  Prior to his tenure at the Justice Department, he spent two years at a leading national law firm defending civil securities fraud actions and representing clients in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement matters.  Before that, he served for five years at the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, where he investigated and prosecuted federal securities law violations, including complex financial fraud, insider trader, accounting violations, unregistered securities offerings, and broker-dealer violations.

 

Tim received a B.A., cum laude, from Amherst College, a J.D. from William & Mary Law School, and an LL.M. in Securities Regulation from the Georgetown University Law Center.


Richard Raysman is a partner in the New York office of Holland & Knight.  Richard has been selected by Chambers as one of America's leading technology lawyers, and he is a regular guest columnist for The Wall Street Journal Technology Section.  He has represented clients in billions of dollars of outsourcing transactions, and he has litigated reported cases for the New York state and federal courts including Internet and licensing disputes.  Richard writes a monthly column for the New York Law Journal on "Technology Law".  He is a graduate of M.I.T. and prior to practicing law, he was a Systems Engineer for IBM Corporation for six years.