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The New Abnormal: Data Protection in a More Virtual World

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hosted by the Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal

High Tech Law Journal

Co-sponsored by Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP), High Tech Law Institute (HTLI), Internet Law Student Organization (ILSO), Chiefs in Intellectual Property (ChIPS), Law and Business Society (LBS), Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS), Privacy Law Student Organization (PLSO), and Society for Interactive Entertainment and Gaming Law (SIEGL).


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Symposium Schedule

Speaker Bios

CLE Articles

Ticket Prices:

  • Student, SCU faculty or staff member: Free
  • Attorney registering for MCLE credit: $20 – $65 dependent on number of panels attending
  • Non-SCU students/personnel not receiving MCLE but attending in person: $15
  • Non-SCU students/personnel not receiving MCLE and not attending in person: Free.

Location: this will be a hybrid symposium and will be online and in-person in Panelli Courtroom, Charney Hall, Santa Clara University.

Santa Clara Law’s High Technology Law Journal  is proud to host our annual symposium again this year on March 25th, 2022. This day-long symposium will feature well-known lawyers, experts, and scholars discussing some of the more pertinent issues affecting the high-tech space.

A continental breakfast will be served in the earlier portion of the day and lunch served in the afternoon for those who attend in person, with a follow-up networking mixer post-symposium.

Additionally, we will be auctioning off our very own NFTs! We’ll be auctioning off NFTs of the posters of our various panels. This is an event you surely don’t want to miss.

The program will qualify for up to 6 hours of continuing legal education.

Santa Clara Law is a California State Bar approved provider.

Topics covered:

The authors and presenters will address several contemporary and challenging issues facing lawyers, judges, inventors, athletes, criminal defendants, and policymakers. These topics include:

  • Content moderation and implementation during practice;
  • Providing criminal defendants access to their forensic evidence stored through source code;
  • NFTs implications on intellectual property rights; and
  • Who owns an athlete’s data once it is collected through advanced wearable technologies.

For additional information and questions, please contact the Symposium Editors, Lilas Abuelhawa and Daniel Grigore, of the Santa Clara Law High Technology Law Journal at se@htlj.org.

Symposium Schedule:

8:30 – 9:00AM

Continental Breakfast


Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Michael Wang, HTLJ Editor-in-Chief
  • Lilas Abuelhawa, HTLJ Symposium Editor
  • Daniel Grigore, HTLJ Symposium Editor
  • Erik Perez, HTLJ Managing Editor

NFTs For Dummies Legal Professionals (Hybrid)


  • Milana McCullagh, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at Coinbase
  • Brian Frye, Professor of Law at University of Kentucky
  • Gina Moon, General Counsel at OpenSea
  • Behnam Dayanim, Partner at Paul Hastings, LLP


  • Scott Shipman, Chief Legal Officer at Dapper Labs

Transition Period


Yin and Yang of Internet Data: Mixing Theory With Practice (Virtual)


  • Renee Brown, Director, Intellectual Property at LinkedIn
  • Anette Beebe, Beebe Law
  • Cathy Gellis, Catherine Gellis, Esq.
  • Rachael Tenerowicz, Director, Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal at Uber


  • Wyatt Robarts, Privacy Counsel at Roblox



The Secret Code: Balancing Defendants’ Rights with Proprietary Interests in Forensic Analysis (Hybrid)


  • Kelley Kullick, Deputy Public Defender in Santa Clara County & Adjunct Professor
  • Mark Perlin, Chief Scientific and Executive Officer at Cybergenetics
  • Rebecca Wexler, Assistant Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • Charles Tait Graves, Partner at Wilson Sonsini


  • Kelley Kullick, Deputy Public Defender in Santa Clara County & Adjunct Professor

Transition Period


Wearable Tech: Legal and Business Considerations in Data Collection Services (Hybrid)


  • Kristy Gale, President and Founder of Honor Data Right Management and Director of the Institute for Biometric Data Optimization and Protection
  • Carly Ward, Corporate Counsel at Whoop
  • Nadeem Schwen, Shareholder, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.


  • Mauricio Uribe, Partner at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

Closing Remarks

  • Michael Wang, HTLJ Editor-in-Chief
  • Lilas Abuelhawa, HTLJ Symposium Editor
  • Daniel Grigore, HTLJ Symposium Editor
  • Erik Perez, HTLJ Managing Editor

Speaker Bios:

Anette BeebeAnette Beebe is an Internet and Small Business attorney based out of Phoenix, Arizona and joined Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, as a Professor of Law (Faculty Associate) in August of 2021 teaching Introduction to Internet Law. She’s been in the legal field for nearly 23 years in various capacities including nine years working for an online consumer complaint forum heading up their legal department as In-house Counsel, later being promoted to General Counsel before departing in February of 2021. Anette has also operated her own solo practice, Beebe Law, PLLC, since 2012 to help small businesses and individuals with Internet law related matters.

In April 2019, Anette was involved with efforts to maintain the Texas Citizens Participation Act (the Texas anti-SLAPP law), testifying before the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence committee on HB2730, and subsequently had a hand in the redraft of the modified law.

Her teaching, at ASU and elsewhere focuses on Internet, IP, data privacy and advertising law topics and she periodically blogs on these topics. Further, Anette regularly speaks on internet law related topics and has been interviewed, in her different capacities, by various mainstream news publications including Fox 11 Los Angeles, ABC Action 15 Tampa, Bloomberg, Daily Herald, Forbes, New York Post, Search Engine Land, The Boston Globe, The Capital Forum, and The New York Times.

Anette serves as a Co-Chair of the Digital Communications Committee within the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law and as a Member-at-Large for the Executive Council for the Business Law Section of the Arizona State Bar Association. Additionally, Anette is a member of: the Internet Lawyers Leadership Summit group; First Amendment Coalition; International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); ChIPs which is an organization connecting women in technology, law and policy; and a member of the Internet Society.

Anette received her AA, with honors, and Phi Theta Kappa, from Northland Pioneer College in 2001; received her BS, magna cum laude, and Phi Theta Kappa, in Administration of Justice, with a minor in Pre-Law, from Arizona State University in 2003; and received her JD from the University of Wyoming in 2011, where she was a member in, and officer for, the Intellectual Property Law Club and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

Renee BrownRenee DuBord Brown currently serves as Director, Intellectual Property for LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. Renee has extensive in-house counsel experience at leading technology companies, including positions at Knowles Electronics, Motorola Mobility, and Tessera Intellectual Property Corp. Prior to going in-house, Renee was an IP litigation partner in private practice at Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder LLP and Howrey, LLP.

Renee’s practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property counseling, including patent portfolio development, trademark and brand protection, and open source issues. Her litigation experience includes patents and reexaminations, IP-related antitrust litigation, trademarks/copyrights, false advertising and trade secrets. Her commercial contracts expertise includes patent licensing, technology and software licensing, and OSS and standards issues.

Renee is a former clerk for the Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger, III on the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. She has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.S./M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from M.I.T. She is a member of the California bar, a registered USPTO attorney, and privacy certified under CIPP/US.

Behnam DayanimBehnam (Behn) Dayanim is a partner based in Washington, DC, with Paul Hastings LLP, where he serves as global chair of the Firm’s Gaming and Privacy & Cybersecurity practices, and is also a member of its Global Fintech & Payments and National Security practices. Behn works extensively with blockchain and crypto-asset companies, advising at the intersection of financial services regulation, sanctions, gaming and data protection. He is ranked in Chambers for his work in gaming, data protection and Fintech.

Brian FryeBrian L. Frye is the Dogecoin Professor of Law & Grifting at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He is a securities artist and conceptual lawyer, whose scholarship focuses on plagiarism advocacy and the obsolescence of intellectual landlordism.

Kristy GaleKristy Gale is a sports technology law pioneer, consultant, and entrepreneur specializing in biometric and tracking data rights management. She serves athletes, sports organizations, sports data companies and content creators who seek ways to use, share and monetize their data so that the parties’ privacy, property and other rights are respected. Kristy’s SAAS company, HONORSM Data Rights Management, builds software and platforms for data governance, compliance, and revenue maximization. She also helps organizations identify and solve their data rights challenges through consulting firm Sports Data Strategies. Kristy serves as Director of the Institute for Biometric Data Optimization and Protection (IBDOP), an organization that provides stakeholders an opportunity to collaborate on ethics, best practices and proposed legislation relating to data rights. She also serves on the Cardea Steering Committee for the Linux Foundation Public Health project to provide secure, verifiable health credentials for global healthcare. Kristy is an instructor in the Sports & Wagering Integrity program at University of New Hampshire School of Law. She is also a sports tech law contributor for SportTechie and other publications. Kristy was named one of the “Top 20 to Watch on Twitter in Sports Tech.” Kristy resides in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Catherine GellisFrustrated that people were making the law without asking for her opinion, Catherine Gellis gave up a career in web development to become a lawyer to help them not make it badly, especially regarding technology. A former aspiring journalist and longtime fan of civil liberties, her legal work includes defending the rights of Internet users and advocating for policy that protects speech and innovation. When not advising clients on platform liability, copyright, trademark, privacy, or cybersecurity she frequently writes about these subjects and more for outlets such as the Daily Beast, Law.com, and Techdirt.com, where she is a regular contributor.

Charles Tait GravesCharles Tait Graves litigates trade secret disputes and provides intellectual property counseling on complex trade secret matters. Few globally have similar depth, experience, and insight in this area. For more than two decades, he has handled countless trade secret matters in Silicon Valley and around the country. He also frequently writes and lectures in the field. A number of his ideas and approaches have been adopted in important court rulings that have set new precedent in California and influenced the practice of trade secret law nationwide. He has taught trade secret law at UC Hastings since 2009.

Kelley KullickKelley Kulick is a deputy public defender for Santa Clara County with over 20 years of experience. She is adept in all aspects of litigation and was awarded Santa Clara County Public Defender Award for 2020 and CPDA’s Public Defender of the Year in 2016. Kelley is a regular presenter both locally and nationally on forensics, including at the National Convention for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Kelley also teaches forensic science and the law at Santa Clara University School of Law. Most recently, Kelley, her co-counsel Michael Ogul and their team won a complete acquittal in a death penalty trial for their client, Manuel Lopez, who was found not guilty of all charges.

Milana McCullaghMilana McCullagh is vice president for legal and deputy general counsel at Coinbase, where she leads the global product and commercial legal teams for the cryptocurrency exchange platform. She’s spent the last year at Coinbase in hypergrowth mode, starting with eight people and hiring a new team member nearly every week since. Currently she’s working on the upcoming launch of Coinbase’s NFT Marketplace.

Previously Milana worked for Google in Mountain View, California, where she led a variety of legal teams over more than 10 years. Her last role was managing the product and commercial teams for areas including Google Search, News, Maps and AI research. Before Google, Milana worked for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati in San Francisco and at Stikeman Elliott LLP in Toronto.

Milana attended law school at the University of Ottawa and obtained an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K. She lives in Washington state with her husband and three children.

Gina MoonGina Moon is the General Counsel of OpenSea. Prior to OpenSea, she was at Facebook for 4.5 years, leading a global product counseling team, and then a regulatory team focused on government investigations and policy initiatives. She also previously worked at Uber, served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William Alsup in the Northern District of California, and worked at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Clarence, Dyer & Cohen. She received her J.D. from Columbia University and her B.A. in Science, Technology & Society from Stanford University

Mark PerlinDr. Mark Perlin is Chief Scientist and Executive of Cybergenetics, maker of the TrueAllele® probabilistic genotyping system, and forensic DNA expert services provider. Perlin developed TrueAllele twenty years ago, solving the DNA mixture problem by inventing probabilistic genotyping computer methods, publishing extensively in this area. He holds doctoral degrees in mathematics (City University of New York) and computer science (Carnegie Mellon University) and a medical degree (University of Chicago). Perlin has testified for both prosecution and defense about reliable unbiased computer DNA evidence in state, federal, military and foreign courts.

Wyatt RobertsWyatt Roberts is privacy counsel at Roblox where he advises the company on all things privacy. He helps build privacy into product features, trains employees on how to protect personal information, and negotiates data processing agreements.

Prior to joining Roblox, Wyatt was a commercial and privacy counsel at PAX Labs where he worked in the heavily regulated cannabis industry.

Wyatt holds his CIPP/US & CIPM certifications in privacy and received his JD & MBA from the University of San Francisco.

Nadeem SchwenNadeem Schwen is a Shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. He focuses his legal practice on the intersection of law and technology. With more than 10 years of experience with data privacy, cybersecurity, and intellectual property matters, Nadeem helps clients navigate through the complex legal issues facing healthcare and medical device companies. His background in computer engineering further enables him to develop a deep understanding of the relevant technology, and apply that understanding to solve client problems. He also serves as Data Protection Officer for a number of tech companies including the wearable device company Oura Health, and advises boards of directors, C-suite executives, and governmental organizations on various technology-related legal issues. Nadeem also served as chair of the Minneapolis/St. Paul KnowledgeNet chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is a regular speaker and author on data privacy and security topics.

Scott ShipmanScott Shipman is Chief Legal Officer of Dapper Labs, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based digital collectibles startup behind popular non-fungible tokens like CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot. Prior to joining Dapper Labs, Shipman spent over 20 years at pioneering tech startups and enterprise companies including eBay, AppLovin, and Intuit, building their legal practices in the face of new emerging business models, preparing them for IPO, and more. He is currently responsible for all legal functions across the company including regulatory, compliance, and government affairs. Shipman earned his JD with an emphasis in High Tech Law from Santa Clara University School of Law and a BA in Environmental Conservation from University of Colorado

Rachael TenerowiczPrior to joining Uber in May 2017, Rachael Tenerowicz spent more than eight years working in litigation. Although her early career focused primarily on mass torts, products liability, and commercial disputes, she started helping clients address cybercrime through the civil litigation process and realized her true passion. At Uber, Rachael is a Director for Privacy & Cybersecurity Legal and is the primary counsel for the information security team. She supports incident response investigations into potential cyber threats and privacy incidents, and advises on legal notifications and reporting and all matters related to the bug bounty and security compliance programs. Additionally, Rachael works closely with stakeholders across legal, security, and policy on information security-related issues including transparency reports and non-regulatory reporting and disclosures, mergers and acquisitions, government and regulatory investigations, regulatory audits and assessments, and contract negotiations. Rachael received her B.S. in Zoology from N.C. State University and J.D. from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.

Mauricio UribeMauricio Uribe has extensive experience in comprehensive client counseling in all aspects of intellectual property law. Mauricio frequently lectures on topics related to intellectual property, including numerous Webinars focusing on preparation and prosecution of patent applications. He has also counseled various clients on patent and technology licensing matters, including standards essential patent licensing. He has also been very active in the prosecution of patent applications in both the electrical engineering and computer software fields. Mauricio also has wide-ranging experience in developing patent portfolios and intellectual property assets. He also provides counsel on patentability, due diligence and infringement mitigation matters and comprehensive intellectual property programs including litigation and complex, global patent and technology licensing.

Carly WardCarly Ward is Corporate Counsel at Whoop, Inc., where she has worked since February 2021. In her role as Corporate Counsel, she assists across all verticals of the business with a specific focus on member privacy, enterprise sales, and employment law. Prior to joining Whoop, Carly was a capital markets associate in the Boston office of Goodwin Procter and the New York office of Cooley. She earned her JD at the University of North Carolina School of Law and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Rebecca WexlerRebecca Wexler is an assistant professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she teaches, researches and writes on issues concerning data, technology and criminal justice. Her work has focused on evidence law, criminal procedure, privacy and intellectual property protections surrounding new data-driven criminal justice technologies. She is also a faculty co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.

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    The New Abnormal: Data Protection in a More Virtual World

  • March 25
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Charney Hall 102/103, Panelli Courtroom