Ingram Symposium @ Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building
Jan 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

You are cordially invited to the twelfth annual

Judge William A. Ingram Memorial Symposium

on Civility in the Legal Profession

presented by
William A. Ingram Inn American Inns of Court

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

Free of Charge
One hour of MCLE credit available

R.S.V.P. to lmcgeehon@scu.edu no later than JANUARY 5, 2015

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception – Adobe Lodge

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion – Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building

Please join us for an evening of fellowship and reflection,
to remember Bill Ingram and to ponder:


Hon. Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court

Hon. Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of California

Moderator: Gerald F. Uelmen, Professor of Law,
Santa Clara University School of Law

This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour for ethics. Santa Clara University School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

This event is sponsored by the Heafey Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy and Santa Clara University School of Law.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please call Laura McGeehon at (408) 554-4630 one-week prior to the event.

Judge IngramJudge William A. Ingram

Judge William A. Ingram served as a Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for twenty-six years, including three years as its Chief Judge. The William A. Ingram Inn of Court, which draws its pupils from Stanford, Santa Clara and Lincoln Law Schools, was renamed to honor Judge Ingram, one of the Inn’s founders, and Judge Ingram’s family designated the Inn to receive memorial contributions to endow this Memorial Symposium.

Judge Ingram was a mentor to many lawyers and judges in our community, and the Inn and this symposium seek to promote the ideals of civility, collegiality, and professionalism that he personified.

Ingram Memorial Symposium

2014 – “The Lawyer Bubble: When Will It Burst?”
Steven Harper, Author of “The Lawyer Bubble,” Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, IL
Lisa Kloppenberg, Dean, Santa Clara University School of Law
David Balabanian, Partner, Bingham Law Firm, San Francisco

2013 – “The Ethics of Marketing a Legal Education in a Shrinking Job Market”
Frank H. Wu, Dean, UC Hastings College of the Law
Donald Polden, Dean, Santa Clara  Clara University School of Law;
Joseph H. Moless, Jr., Dean, Lincoln Law School of San Jose.

2012 – “Judicial Nominations and Paper Trails”
Justice Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court,
Dennis Brown, Gerald Uelmen

2011 – “Maintaining Collegiality in a Contentious Climate”
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, California Supreme Court
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

2010 – “Campaigns for Judicial Office: The Impact of Caperton v. Massey
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court
Justice Ming W. Chin, California Supreme Court

2008 – “Can Law Schools Teach Civility?”
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, U.C. Irvine School of Law
Professor Deborah Rhode, Stanford University School of Law

2007-08 – “What Can We Learn From Lawyer Jokes,”
Professor Marc Galanter; Judge Patricia M. Lucas, Santa Clara County Superior Court; Thomas Hogan; James Towery

2006 – “The Labeling, Rating and Ranking of Judges”
Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Judge Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

2005 – “Civility in the Process of Choosing Judges”
Judge Ronald M. Whyte, U.S. District Court, N.D. California; Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl, Los Angeles County Superior Court; Professor Joseph Grodin, Hastings College of the Law

2004 – “Judges, Lawyers and Law Reform”
Justice Anthony Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court; Justice Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian, California Court of Appeal, Sixth District; Thomas Hogan; James Towery

2003 – “Lawyers and Judges: A Common Destiny?”
Chief Justice Mary Schroeder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Judge Ronald M. Whyte, U.S. District Court, N.D. California; Mary Alexander; James McManis

Santa Clara Law
Special Projects Office
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0428

Phone: (408) 554-4630
Email: lmcgeehon@scu.edu

The 5th Annual Solo Practice Seminar @ Locatelli Center
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Santa Clara Law Office of Career Management and Law Alumni and Development present

The 5th Annual Solo Practice Seminar

Thursday, January 22, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Followed by a Reception with Dean Lisa Kloppenberg


Please RSVP by Friday, January 16, 2015. Seating is limited!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your own law practice? Do you fear the unknown of what solo practice entails?

The Solo Practice Seminar will help you build the courage and confidence to succeed as a solo practitioner!

On Thursday, January 22, the Office of Career Management and Law Alumni and Development will host a seminar on how to build a solo practice. Whether you are a law student, just graduated, or you have been in practice for years and are thinking about transitioning out of a firm, this program is for you.

Don’t miss this 5th annual seminar! This year our topics include:

  • The Big Decision: Should You Go Solo?
  • The Logistics of Starting a Solo Practice
  • Legal Ethics For Solo Practitioners
  • Marketing and Getting Clients
  • Fees: How to Get Paid, Arbitration, Upfront Collection
  • and more!

Attendees are invited to attend a hosted Networking Reception immediately following this event. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win fantastic prizes from our many sponsors, including gift cards, free classes, and free MCLE offerings!

This is a FREE event for current law students. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Up to 6 hours of California MCLE credit will be available, including 1 hour of Ethics credit for Legal Ethics for Solo Practitioners.

Please direct questions to law-ocm@scu.edu or call (408) 554-4350. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, please call (408) 554-4350 or e-mail at law-ocm@scu.edu at least 72 hours prior to the event.

*Attendance is on a first come, first served basis


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2015 Santa Clara Journal of International Law Symposium @ Benson Center, Williman Room
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am
2015 Santa Clara Journal of International Law Symposium  @ Benson Center, Williman Room | Santa Clara | California | United States

The 2015 Santa Clara Journal of International Law presents
“Critical Global Business Issues: When Theory Meets Practice”

Hosted by Santa Clara Law, the Santa Clara Journal of International Law, and the Center for Global Law and Policy

Friday, February 6th, 2015 (all day)
Saturday, February 7th, 2015 (morning session)

Register Online

Symposium Schedule

Speaker Bios

The Santa Clara Journal of International Law and the Center for Global Law and Policy cordially invite students, faculty, practitioners, and members of the international legal and business communities to our International Law Symposium. The event will focus on critical issues currently affecting international law and business on a global scale.

The symposium will host panel discussions on topics such as labor and employment, export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corporate social responsibility, antitrust, and privacy and cyber security. Our panelists come from all across the country to offer us their expertise in these fields. Finally, we are honored to have Richard Boucher, Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and former Ambassador, as our keynote speaker.

Ambassador Richard BoucherKeynote Speaker: Ambassador Richard Boucher

Ambassador Boucher was formerly the Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), promoting international standards in major developing markets. Prior to joining OECD, he was the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia and served as Spokesman for six Secretaries of State. He joined the Foreign Service in 1977 and achieved the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank obtainable by a career officer. From October 1993 to June 1996 he served as Ambassador to Cyprus, and from 1996 to 1999 he headed the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong as the Consul General. He led US efforts as the U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) from July 1999 to April 2000.Mr. Boucher is fluent in English, Chinese, and French.

Symposium Schedule

Friday, February 6, 2015
8:30–9:00 a.m.


9:00–9:15 a.m.


9:15–10:45 a.m.

Panel 1: Export Controls

Stanley J. Marcuss, Bryan Cave
Jonathan C. Poling, Akin Gump
James Bartlett, James E. Bartlett III, PLLC
John McKenzie, Baker & McKenzie

10:45–11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m–12:15 p.m.

Panel 2: Antitrust

Doug Melamed, Intel
Thomas J. Horton, South Dakota Law School
Daniel C.K. Chow, Ohio State Univ. School of Law

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

1:45–3:15 p.m.

Panel 3: the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Mary Doyle, Oracle
Mike Koehler, Southern Illinois Univ. School of Law
H. Lowell Brown, Northrop Grumman Corp.
Lucinda Low, Steptoe & Johnson
Jason Chang, DLA Piper

3:15–4:00 p.m.


4:00–5:30 p.m.

Panel 4: Corporate Social Responsibility

David Yosifon, Santa Clara Law
Larry Backer, Pennsylvania State Univ. Law School
Rachel Anderson, Univ. of Las Vegas Law School
Lan Cao, Chapman Univ. School of Law

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Reception in Williman Room

Saturday, February 7, 2015

8:30–9:00 a.m.


9:00–9:05 a.m.


9:05–10:35 a.m.

Panel 5: Labor & Employment

Rachel Courtney, Salesforce.com
Daniel Rabago, Lam Research Corp.
Donald C. Dowling, Jr., White & Case
Susan Eandi, Baker & McKenzie

10:35–10:50 a.m.


10:50 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

Panel 6: Privacy & Cyber-Security

Ruby Zefo, Salesforce.com
Sheila FitzPatrick, FitzPatrick & Associates
Catherine Lotrionte, Georgetown University
Lauren Gelman, BlurryEdge Strategies

12:20–12:45 p.m.

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Speaker Bios

Rachel AndersonRachel J. Anderson
Professor Rachel J. Anderson teaches business organizations, consumer law, and international business transactions at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Professor Anderson’s research and teaching focus on business law, civil and human rights, empirical legal studies, and international law. Before joining the law school she worked on international development projects and general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities matters at MVV Consulting GmbH in Berlin, Germany, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, respectively. Professor Anderson serves on the Advisory Board of the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities and the Battle Born Venture Capital Investment Committee. She is the recipient of the Medal of Justice from the State Bar of Nevada, a Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congressman Steven Horsford, and was selected for Lawyers of Color Magazine’s Law School Diversity 50 Under 50 List. Professor Anderson did her undergraduate work at the Humboldt University in Berlin and earned her M.A. from Stanford and her J.D. from U.C. Berkeley. Professor Anderson has published numerous articles in reputed general and specialty law journals, as well as publications for legal practitioners. Her work is widely cited in law reviews, books, and other publications.

Larry Backer – bio coming soon

James E. Bartlett III
A goal of the current U.S. Export Control Reform Initiative is to bring together the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce to create one system regulating U.S. exports. However, the methods used by the Departments of State and Commerce to investigate and enforce export law violations differ widely. Should there be a unified enforcement agency? How would the combination of enforcement personnel into a single civil enforcement agency affect enforcement? Will the agencies be able to agree on the management of enforcement officers and their methods? This article discusses the differences between the State and Commerce export control enforcement methods, and recommends changes to improve present and future export enforcement.

H. Lowell Brown
H. Lowell Brown is an attorney whose practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and corporate compliance. Mr. Brown was the Assistant General Counsel for Compliance at Northrop Grumman Corporation for ten years.  Prior to joining Northrop, Mr. Brown had been Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and Assistant General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as well as a partner in private law practice in Washington, D.C.  Since leaving Northrop, Mr. Brown was Counsel to the firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft, and has served a special compliance monitor for Raytheon Company and the DirecTV Group.  Mr. Brown has published law journal articles on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corporate governance, and ethics.  He is also the author of a treatise on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, entitled Bribery in International Commerce (published by Thomson-West), as well as books on the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) (published by Thomson-West), money laundering (published by Lexis-Nexis), and presidential impeachment (published by Palgrave Macmillan).  Mr. Brown is a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Maine Law School, where he has taught the courses in white collar crime, international criminal law and procedure, and jurisprudence.  Mr. Brown recently testified as an expert in corporate programs for compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Lan CaoLan Cao
Lan Cao is a professor at Dale E. Fowler School of Law, where she teaches courses in corporations, international business transactions, and international trade law. She previously spent more than a decade on the faculty at William & Mary Law School, where she was the Boyd Fellow and Professor of Law. She clerked for Judge Constance Baker Motley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She practiced with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York City. Professor Cao was a Ford Foundation Scholar in 1991. She has published scholarly articles in the area of international trade and finance, international economic development, finance and culture in law. She is also the author and co-author of several books and supplements, including the novel Monkey Bridge (Penguin 1997), about the Vietnamese War and its impact on a young Vietnamese American girl. Professor Cao holds the Betty Hutton Williams Endowed Professorship in International Law. She received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. from Yale University.

Jason Chang – bio coming soon

Daniel CK ChowDaniel C.K. Chow
Daniel C.K. Chow is the Frank E. and Virginia H. Bazler Chair in Business Law at the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. He writes and teaches in the areas of international business transactions, international trade law, international intellectual property and the law of China. He is the author of numerous books and articles in all of these areas.

Rachel Courtney – bio coming soon

Donald DowlingDonald C. Dowling, Jr.
Donald C. Dowling, Jr. is a partner at a global law firm in New York City, practicing exclusively outbound international employment law (advising U.S. multinational headquarters on cross-border employment law issues like global codes of conduct and human resources policies, global reductions-in-force, global human resources information systems, HR issues in global M&A deals, corporate social responsibility issues regarding the global workforce, and expatriate matters). Don is a member of the NYU Labor Center Advisory Board, he is an officer of an International Bar Association committee, and he is ranked in Chambers, Super Lawyers, Legal 500 and others.

Mary Doyle – bio coming soon

Susan EandiSusan F. Eandi
Susan F. Eandi is the leader of Baker & McKenzie’s Global Employment and Labor Law sub-practice group for North America, and co-chair of the San Francisco/Palo Alto Compensation and Employment Law Practice Group. Ms. Eandi focuses her practice on cross-border employment matters arising throughout the employment relationship. She serves as trusted counsel to companies on various employment law matters, helping them enter — and succeed — in new jurisdictions, manage global workforces and terminate employment relationships. Ms. Eandi likewise advises on employment law matters arising from mergers, acquisition and divestitures, tax and supply chain restructuring, post-acquisition integration, outsourcing and online marketplace models. She speaks regularly for organizations including SHRM, ASINTA, ITAA, TEI, NFTC, Argyle and in partnership with the US Department of Commerce. Ms. Eandi has been published extensively in various external legal publications in addition to handbooks/magazines published by the Firm. Ms. Eandi is recognized as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers of Northern California and a recommended lawyer for US Workplace and Employment Counseling by Legal 500. She was also selected as a leading employment lawyer in California and one of the top 20 lawyers under the age of 40 in California by The San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal. Ms. Eandi also serves on the advisory board of Practical Law Company (PLC).

Sheila FitzPatrickSheila M. FitzPatrick
Sheila FitzPatrick is President and Founder of FitzPatrick and Associates, a global data governance, data privacy and employment law consulting firm.  Sheila has thirty years of experience as an international employment and data protection attorney.  Sheila is considered one of the world’s leading experts in data privacy laws and is recognized worldwide as a thought leader and innovator in the field of global compliance. She works closely with Government Agencies around the world, the Council of the European Union Commissioners, country-specific data protection agencies in Europe, Asia/Pacific, and The Americas, as well as, National Works Councils, European Works Councils and Law Enforcement Agencies. Sheila works with multinational companies to help build worldwide data privacy compliance programs that includes responsibility for compliance with global laws related to data protection, cybersecurity, data breach notification, cloud computing and records management.   She is currently the Vice-Chair of TechAmerica’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Committees and is actively involved in their Big Data and Cloud Computing Subcommittees.  Sheila also sits on the European Union Data Protection Advisory Council, the Asia Pacific Data Protection Framework Advisory Board, and the Latin American data Privacy Council. Sheila holds degrees from both Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.  She is a US, European and Asia/Pacific qualified attorney.

Lauren Gelman – bio coming soon

Anna C. Han
Professor Anna Han specializes in the areas of Chinese law, corporate law and technology licensing. She is well-published, primarily on topics relating to the developing legal system of the People’s Republic of China and is the author of the casebook “Doing Business in China”, published by West. She has served as the director of Santa Clara University School of Law’s summer programs in Hong Kong, Geneva/Strasbourg, Istanbul and Oxford and is currently the director of the Shanghai summer program. She has also lead students on a study abroad program in Cuba. She frequently serves as an expert on issues relating to corporate governance and Chinese law. Prior to joining the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 1991, Professor Han worked as an associate at Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe and, subsequently, as an associate and then partner at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enerson (now Bingham, McCutchen). She has also served as Counsel to the international firm of White and Case based in Palo Alto. Between 1994 to 1996, Professor Han served on the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar of California, and she is currently the Chair of the China Law Committee of the San Francisco Bar Association. Professor Han received her B.A. from University of California, Berkeley, in 1978, graduating cum laude, and her J.D. from Hastings College of Law, University of California, in 1981.

Thomas HortonThomas J. Horton
Professor Thomas J. Horton is an Associate Professor of Law and the Johnson, Heidepriem & Abdallah Trial Advocacy Fellow at the University of South Dakota School of Law. Professor Horton’s 28 years of practice have included both the private and the public sectors. His experience included Washington, DC-based partnerships in the international law firms of Howrey & Simon and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, as well as stints with the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. In 1990, he was appointed By Rhode Island’s Governor and Legislature to serve as Assistant Special Counsel to investigate the collapse of RISDIC-insured financial institutions. The investigation and subsequent televised public hearings uncovered a web of political and economic corruption and organized crime activity in the state’s banking system. Professor Horton earned his B.A. from Harvard University (cum laude) in 1977 and earned his J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Order of the Coif) in 1981, and a MALS (American Studies) from Georgetown University (Class Marshal) in 2007. He is an advisory board member of the American Antitrust Institute and the Capitol Forum, and a member of the Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law. His research interests include studying China’s 2008 Anti-Monopoly Law and its enforcement. He also is a leader in applying evolutionary models and theories to structural and behavioral competition and antitrust analyses.

Mike KoehlerMike Koehler
Mike Koehler is a leading expert on the FCPA and other similar laws. Professor Koehler has testified before Congress on the FCPA, has served as an expert in FCPA and related matters, and is a frequent speaker before business and academic audiences. Leading law reviews and journals have published Professor Koehler’s scholarship and his work has been cited in legal briefs, judicial decisions, policy papers, and Congressional testimony. Professor Koehler is also a frequent featured source on the FCPA and related topics in various national and international media. Professor Koehler’s expertise and views are informed by a decade of FCPA practice experience at a leading international law firm during which he conducted FCPA investigations around the world, negotiated resolutions to FCPA enforcement actions with government enforcement agencies, and advised clients on FCPA compliance and risk assessment. Professor Koehler owns and operates the website FCPA Professor, described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA,” FCPA Professor has been named a Top Law Blog for in-house counsel by Corporate Counsel and a Top 25 Business Law Blog by LexisNexis. Professor Koehler is a law professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law and was previously a law professor in the College of Business at Butler University.

Catherine-LotrionteDr. Catherine Lotrionte
Dr. Catherine Lotrionte is the Director of the Institute for Law, Science and Global Security and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She teaches courses on national security law, cybersecurity law, U.S. intelligence law, and international law. In addition to teaching, Professor Lotrionte coordinates research projects and events for the Institute for Law, Science and Global Security at Georgetown. In 2006 she founded the CyberProject at Georgetown University.  Her work focuses on the role of international and domestic law and policy in recent and upcoming developments in cyber technology and cyber threats.  In 2002 she was appointed by General Brent Scowcroft to be Counsel to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at the White House, a position she held until 2006. In 2002 she served as a legal counsel for the Joint Inquiry Committee of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Prior to that, Professor Lotrionte was Assistant General Counsel with the Office of General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency, where she provided legal advice relating to “information warfare,” foreign intelligence and counterintelligence activities, and international terrorism.  She holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from New York University and is the author of over 100 publications, including a forthcoming book, Cyber Policy as An Instrument of International Relations.  She is a frequent speaker at cyber conferences and has founded and hosted for 5 years the annual International Engagement on Cyber conference at Georgetown University.  Dr. Lotrionte has recently joined the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Cybersecurity and the ICANN Accountability Process as an advisor on accountability and governance. 

Lucinda LowLucinda Low
Lucinda A. Low is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP where she heads the firm’s FCPA and anti-corruption practice and the firm’s Regulation, Enforcement and Public Policy Department. Her practice focuses on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other U.S. laws and regulations, including economic sanctions and AML laws, that have an extraterritorial impact on multinational businesses, as well as multijurisdictional regulatory and enforcement matters. She advises clients on the compliance issues they face in their foreign operations, on their joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactions, advises on corporate governance and compliance program development and implementation, conducts internal corporate investigations, and represents clients in government investigations and enforcement matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the World Bank and other international financial institutions. Ms. Low also represents investors in investment disputes with commercial partners and host governments, including disputes involving issues of fraud and corruption. She received a #1 Ranking, Chambers Global 2010-2014, International Trade: FCPA Experts. Ms. Low is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2012-2014, International Arbitration: Government and International Trade and Finance Law. Ms. Low is in Washington, DC Super Lawyers, International, 2014. Ms. Low has been named to the Ethisphere Institute’s “Attorneys Who Matter” Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Transparency International-USA. She chaired the ABA Section of International Law from 1996-1997 and is a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law.

Stanley MarcussStanley J. Marcuss
Stan Marcuss is one of the country’s foremost experts in international trade. As counsel to the International Finance Subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee, he played a central role in the development of legislation relating to export controls, antiboycott law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the Export-Import Bank. As the Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce, he headed U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty programs and administered U.S. export controls and antiboycott laws, as well as a variety of other international trade regulatory schemes. While in government, Mr. Marcuss was also a member of the U.S. delegation to China that negotiated the current U.S.-China trade agreement and an end to the U.S. freeze on Chinese assets. Mr. Marcuss’ practice covers virtually all aspects of U.S. law pertaining to international trade and investment, including such subjects as foreign payments, international boycotts, economic sanctions, unfair trade practices, customs, and U.S. import remedies. He has had experience in defending U.S. government civil and criminal investigations, appearing before U.S. appellate courts, and establishing internal corporate compliance programs. Mr. Marcuss is a graduate of The Harvard Law School, Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and Trinity College, Connecticut. He is on the boards of the Studio Theatre and the Cambridge Society in Washington, D.C. He is a former member of the Trinity College and the Potomac Boat Club. He is also the author of numerous articles in his field.

John McKenzieJohn F. McKenzie
John F. McKenzie, a partner in the San Francisco office, has more than 35 years of experience advising on cross-border transactions and international trade regulation. His global practice covers the planning and structuring international investments, international mergers, acquisitions, consolidation and reorganization transactions, international commercial and technology development and transfer transactions, as well as customs and import regulations, export controls and international corporate compliance. Mr. McKenzie is an international thought leader and frequent speaker on United States export controls, import trade regulation, anti-boycott regulation, international antitrust matters, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the international distribution and protection of computer software. In addition, he organizes the Firm’s annual import/export developments conference, which is held each year in Santa Clara, California and is regarded by trade professionals in the region as the leading and most useful trade conference of any offered either by regulatory authorities or private consultants and advisors. In 2013 and 2014, Mr. McKenzie was the exclusive winner of the Lexology Client Choice award for Trade & Customs in both California and the United States.

Doug MelamedDoug Melamed
Doug Melamed is the Herman Phleger Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School and Vice President and Senior Corporate Counselor at Intel Corporation. From 2009 until 2014, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Intel. Before joining Intel, Melamed practiced law for more than 30 years at WilmerHale (and its predecessor) in Washington, DC.; He served in the US Department of Justice as Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division, and before that as Principle Deputy Assistant Attorney General, from 1996 until 2001. He has written numerous articles on antitrust and on law-and-economics and was for many years a Contributing Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal.

Jonathan PolingJonathan C. Poling
Jonathan C. Poling is a partner in Akin Gump’s international trade practice with significant experience handling enforcement and regulatory matters on behalf of clients. He is a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. His practice also covers anti-money laundering and fraud investigations, including investigations involving potential violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the Trading with the Enemy Act and the Arms Export Control Act. He has also handled substantial and high-profile investigations and prosecutions of non-U.S. companies and financial institutions for trade and money laundering violations. During his time with the DOJ, Mr. Poling handled a number of cases, including a matter that resulted in the first arrests and prosecution of employees of a European freight forwarding company for violations of U.S. export control laws and some of the largest sanctions cases in U.S. history. Mr. Poling received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from Villanova University, summa cum laude.

Daniel Rabago – bio coming soon

David G. Yosifon
Professor Yosifon teaches courses on business law, legal ethics, and legal theory. His scholarship is in the areas of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.
Prior to joining the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty, Yosifon served as a visiting assistant professor at Rutgers Law School-Camden, and as a visiting associate professor at New York Law School. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Patti B. Saris of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and as a litigation associate at the Boston firm of Ropes & Gray, LLP. Professor Yosifon earned his B.A. at Rutgers University in 1995, graduating summa cum laude. He also earned an M.A. at Carnegie Mellon University in 1997 and later earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School in 2002, graduating magna cum laude.

Ruby ZefoRuby Zefo
Ruby Zefo is a Vice President in the Law and Policy Group at Intel Corporation, and serves as its Chief Privacy and Security Counsel. In that role, she manages Intel’s global privacy and security legal group, whose charter is to enhance shareholder value through world-class legal counseling provided with verve and enthusiasm, on all privacy and security issues. In addition, Ruby manages teams responsible for legal support of Intel’s IT department, Intel Security Group, and Intel’s global trademark practice. Zefo began her law career at Fenwick & West LLP, specializing in intellectual property and general commercial litigation. She later joined Sun Microsystems, Inc., specializing in licensing, marketing, and trademark law. She joined Intel in 2003. Zefo has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. She is a frequent speaker on legal practice excellence and leadership topics.


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Advanced PCT Training @ Santa Clara Convention Center
Feb 11 @ 1:00 am – 8:30 am
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Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. and Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute will host “Advanced PCT Training,” featuring Carol Bidwell and David Reed, US Consultants to WIPO on PCT matters with extensive PCT experience.  You can see the agenda (topics subject to change) of the seminar and bios of the speakers below.

There is no cost for the seminar or lunch.

We have applied for 6.0 CLE credits in California.

For more information and to register online, visit the site.


PCT Seminar Agenda for Schwegman Lundberg Woessner 
Santa Clara, CA
February 11, 2015

Topics (Provisional):

Overview of the PCT System

  • Brief Review of the PCT system including the timeline and major phases
  • Requirements for being accorded an international filing date
  • Naming the applicant

Choosing a Receiving Office for US Applicants

  • Requirements for filing in RO/US and RO/IB
  • Pros and Cons of using RO/US and RO/IB
  • Discussion of “applicant of convenience”

Choice of International Authorities for US Applicants

  • Review of ISAs and IPEAs available
  • Things to consider when choosing an ISA

Claiming Priority under the Paris Convention and Furnishing Priority Documents

  • Discussion of Articles 2, 3 and 4 of the Paris Convention
  • Possible legal consequences of EFS-Web filing in the USPTO
  • Discussion of “restarting” the Paris Convention priority period
  • Furnishing priority documents during the international phase
  • Using WIPO’s Digital Access Service

Procedural safeguards

  • Transmittal to RO/IB under PCT Rule 19.4
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Restoration of the right of priority
  • Fee safeguards
  • Preventing and postponing international publication
  • Recording changes in applicant, inventor and agents
  • Rectification of obvious mistakes

Internet Resources

  • PCT resources available on the WIPO Internet site and new search tools
  • Using the WIPO Internet site to view published international applications

Amendments under the PCT and Informal Comments

  • Discussion of Article 19 amendments including where to submit, time limits for doing so and purpose
  • Discussion of Article 34 amendments including where to submit, time limits for doing so and purpose
  • Informal comments on the Written Opinion of the ISA

8 Recent and Upcoming Changes

  • Review of 2013 changes to the PCT regulations
  • July 2014 changes
  • Information on ePCT

Strategies for Entering the National Phase

  • Decisions that applicant must make
  • Special requirements that may be made by Offices
  • Reinstatements of rights when national phase time limits are missed

Entry into the US national phase and By-pass Continuation Practice in view of the America Invents Act

  • Discussion of US national stage entry requirements
  • Requesting early processing instead of waiting for 30 months
  • New USPTO fee structure and a summary of national stage fees
  • Inventor’s oath/declaration both pre-AIA and AIA
  • How to make a domestic benefit claim in a national stage application
  • Claiming priority to a foreign application
  • Patent term adjustment for national stage applications
  • Filing a by-pass continuation as an option
  • Advantages and disadvantages of national stage entry and by-pass continuations
  • Transition applications for first inventor to file provisions of AIA

PCT and the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

  • Information on Global PPH and IP5 PPH pilots
  • Using the PCT work products to get onto the PPH
  • Requirements for PCT-PPH in the USPTO

Where to get help

  • Contact information for US consultants to WIPO
  • Where to get help at the USPTO
  • Contact information for WIPO staff
11th Annual Diversity Gala @ Triton Museum
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Presenting the Diversity Gala Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeanette Leach, Assistant Dean for Diversity Programs.

The recipients of the Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award and the Santa Clara University Diversity Gala Organization of the Year Award will be announced shortly.

Each year two individuals are selected for the Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award.  Past honorees have included:

  • Simao Avila ‘83
  • Michelle Banks
  • Elizabeth Birch ‘85
  • Dorian Daley ‘86
  • The Honorable Edward Davila
  • The Honorable Phyllis Hamilton ‘76
  • Victor Marquez ‘90
  • The Honorable Carlos R. Moreno
  • Leon Panetta ‘63
  • Luis Rodriguez ‘92
  • The Honorable Rise Jones Pichon ‘76,
  • Andrew Vu ‘93
  • Keith Wattley ‘99

Our inaugural Diversity Gala Organization of the Year Award was given in October 2011 and thus far the award has been presented to:

  • Intel Corporation
  • Google, Inc.
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Please RSVP by Thursday, January 22, 2015

Come join the conversation with Santa Clara Law’s 11th annual Diversity Gala on February 12th. Join us in recognizing renowned leaders in the legal profession. The Diversity Gala was developed to inspire organization leaders and students to hold a meaningful conversation regarding diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  This year, we are proud to announce Dorian Daley, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Oracle Corporation, as the Chair of this event!

Event sponsors fund the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship, which is awarded to law students who demonstrate a commitment to equality, inclusion, and social justice for the most disadvantaged members of our society. As a result of the generous support of the sponsors of the 10th Annual Diversity Gala, we were able to raise more than $40,000 to support the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship Fund.

We invite you to support the Gala and increase your organization’s profile on the Santa Clara Law campus by becoming an event sponsor. To find more information about sponsorship opportunities click here. Please feel free to contact Vicki Huebner, Assistant Dean, Office of Career Management regarding sponsorships at (408) 551-1896 or vhuebner@scu.edu.

Save the date to help celebrate and increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Bonus Program: If you are available to join an earlier discussion about diversity, you are also invited to attend a Diversity Lecture on-campus that same day!

Spring 2015 Social Justice Diversity Lecture
Professor Daria Roithmayr (USC Law)

“Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage”

February 12, 2015
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Santa Clara University, Arts & Sciences Building, Wiegand Room
MCLE Credits Available

Click here for more details:  law.scu.edu/socialjustice/diversity-lectures.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Cooley LLP logo

Platinum Sponsors


Perkins Coie

Gold Sponsors

Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman LLP

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner


Hogan Lovells

Morgan Lewis

Novak Druce

Hopkins & Carley

Silver Sponsors

Baker Botts

Individual Sponsor


Diversity Gala sponsorship info

Read about current and past Diversity Gala awardees

Diversity Law Day @ Bannan 127
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

What can you do as a law student at Santa Clara to effect change? Explore the many different answers to this question during Diversity Law Day. You will hear from faculty, clinical programs, alumni and current students throughout the day. This event is open to anyone interested in law school. 

 In compliance with the ADA/504, please direct your accommodation requests to Annemarie Scott at ascott@scu.edu at least 72 hours before the event. 

Fifth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress Event
Mar 7 all-day

Fifth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress Event

Traveling to Santa Clara

Call for Papers

We invite your participation in the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference at Santa Clara University School of Law on March 7, 2015. The conference series is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law and the Institute for Information Law and Policy at the New York Law School.

The work-in-progress event was created for Internet law scholars to receive feedback about their papers and projects from their academic peers. We take a broad view of the topics that fit under the Internet Law umbrella. The conference has three categories of participation:

papers-in-progress. We might allocate additional presentation time to presentations that meet the following specifications: (1) a feedback-ready paper draft is submitted no later than February 20, 2015 at noon–no extensions!; and (2) as of March 7, 2015, the paper draft has not been circulated for publication or posted to SSRN or a similar site.

projects-in-progress. This covers presentations on any other academic project, ranging from nearly finished papers to half-baked ideas.

discussant. Space permitting, we welcome other scholars to join the conversation as active audience participants.

How to Participate

If you would like to participate, email Eric Goldman (egoldman@gmail.com) the following information by the initial deadline of November 10, 2014 at noon:

* your name, contact information and affiliation
* your preferred category of participation
* the title of your project

We expect to notify accepted participants by November 17, 2014. We will evaluate submissions after the initial deadline on a space-available basis.

There is no event participation fee, but all participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. We will provide further information about transportation and lodging soon.  There are no publication obligations associated with presenting at the event.

Game Night

Game nights have become legendary at this conference. Past events have included PowerPoint karaoke, Dungeons & Dragons and more. See, e.g.,https://secure.flickr.com/photos/81901130@N03/sets/72157633737216641/ Although the details haven’t finalized, we expect we’ll have another game night to remember on March 7. Plan your travel schedule accordingly!

More Information

Contact Eric Goldman at egoldman@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

Past Events:

NCIP Justice for All Awards Gala @ Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebration of Achievement – 2015 @ Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Celebration of Achievement

Celebration of Achievement Alumni Awards Evening

Saturday, March 14, 2015

at The Fairmont Hotel, San Jose

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The Celebration of Achievement honors lawyers who have made a difference for Santa Clara Law. The Community comes together to acknowledge the significant contributions of alumni and friends from far and wide.


6:30 pm – Reception
7:30 pm – Dinner
8:30 pm – Awards Program
9:30 pm – Program concludes


The Alumni Special Achievement Award – Paul “Chip” Lion ’82L
The Santa Clara Law Amicus Award – The Honorable Socrates P. Manoukian
The Edwin J. Owens Lawyer of the Year Award – Professor Cynthia A. Mertens
The Young Alumni Rising Star Award – Kevin J. Albanese ’96U, ’08L

See the 2014 awardees

Read about past award winners

View photos from the 2014 Celebration of Achievement

Trina Grillo Retreat 2015 @ Santa Clara University
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm

Trina Grillo Retreat 2015
  Re-Imagining Social Justice Lawyering:  The Next Generation

The Center for Social Justice and Public Service  at Santa Clara Law will host the next Trina Grillo Retreat. The Retreat provides a unique opportunity for law students, faculty, and practitioners to exchange viewpoints, explore career opportunities, and formulate creative strategies for social justice. The Retreat is co-sponsored by SALT and a consortium of law schools including Santa Clara Law. To learn more, please contact Deborah Moss-West (dmosswest@scu.edu). Thank you.

Trina Grillo

Grillo Consortium

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