Santa Clara Law’s High Tech Law Institute presents

In-House Counsel Institute

Santa Clara University
March 9, 10 & 11, 2017

Intensive training for experienced lawyers to better serve the in-house legal needs of high tech companies in today’s fast-paced global environment.

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The In-House Counsel Institute offers three full days of in-depth training with opportunities for interactive hands-on practice.  The In-House Counsel Institute, directed by the High Tech Law Institute Managing Director, Tom Lavelle, features a faculty of legal thought leaders from several prominent tech companies and law firms to teach the course.

The course is aimed at attorneys transitioning from law firms or public agencies to in-house positions, and to those attorneys wishing to enhance the quality of their service to in-house counsel.

Tom LavelleTom Lavelle, Managing Director, High Tech Law Institute, served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Rambus Inc., VP and General Counsel at Xilinx, Inc., and VP and General Counsel at Next Computer, Inc. for Steve Jobs. He also spent sixteen years in senior legal positions at Intel Corporation. A 1976 graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, Tom is a member of the law school’s Board of Visitors.




Day 1, Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time Topic
8:30am–9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00am Laying the Foundation: What Does it Mean to Have the Mindset of an In-House Lawyer?

Dorian Daley, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Oracle

Mike Dillon, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Adobe Systems
10:00 – 10:15am Break
10:15 – 11:15am Supporting the Operations: Meeting the Company’s Business Goals

Stephanie Burns, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, WW Operations, Amazon

Stephanie Corey, Co-Founder and General Partner, UpLevel Ops
11:15 – 12:00pm Communications within a Corporation: How it Differs from Law Firm Practice
Ed Medlin, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Maxim Integrated
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 3:00pm Supporting the Corporate Functions
Amin Zoufonoun, VP Corporate Development, Facebook

Paul Lippe, Founder Legal OnRamp, Elevate Services


Day 2, Friday, March 10, 2017
8:30 – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15am Board Support: the Changing Role of the Board and its Committees
Aaron Alter, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Hawaiian Airlines, formerly Partner,
Jon Olson, Board Member, Invensense, Inc., former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer, Xilinx Inc.
10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 11:30am Employment Issues
11:30 – 12:15pm Ethics Issues
Jon Hoak, Co-Founder UpLevel Ops, formerly General Counsel Flextronics, formerly VP and
Ethics Officer, Hewlett-Packard
Tom Lavelle, Managing Director, SCU High Tech Law Institute, formerly St. Vice President and
General Counsel, Rambus Inc., and formerly Vice President and General Counsel, Xilinx
12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:30pm IP and Corporate Strategy
Ken Korea, Chief IP Counsel, Samsung and former Law Firm IP Partner

Mallun Yen, Executive Vice President, RPX


Day 3, Saturday, March 11, 2017
8:30 – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30am Privacy and Data Security Issues
10:30 – 10:45am Break
10:45 – 11:45am Compliance as a Key Responsibility
Jo Levy, VP and Chief Compliance Officer, Intel and an Audit Chair
11:45 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:15pm Managing Litigation
Greg Stone, Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson
Lee-Anne Mulholland, Senior Litigation Counsel, Google

MCLE Credit
Up to 12 hours of CLE credit is available, including 1.0 hour of Legal Ethics. Santa Clara Law is a California State Bar approved provider.

The registration fee for this 3-day intensive program, including tuition, course materials and meals, is $950.

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Sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara Law

High Tech Law Institute

Santa Clara Law has one of the nation’s highest-ranked intellectual property and high tech law programs, and has for years placed its alumni in key positions in both law firms and corporate legal departments focused on high tech. Our location in Silicon Valley enables us to be an integral part of one of the most dynamic and innovative economies in the world.

About Our Silicon Valley Location

  1. South of San Francisco and north of San Jose
  2. Home to world-class tech companies, such as Apple, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Yahoo!, Google, Cisco, Oracle, Genentech, and Facebook
  3. A hotbed of thousands of start-up companies working to develop disruptive new technologies in the telecommunications, computing, and biotech industries
  4. Mediterranean climate with sunshine 300 days a year