Digital Platforms: Innovation, Antitrust, Privacy & the Internet of Things (UIC John Marshall Law School)

Digital Platforms: Innovation, Antitrust, Privacy & the Internet of Things

Friday, March 13, 2020, 8:45am–4:30pm
UIC John Marshall Law School
Room 1200A
300 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60604


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  • CLE Credit:  6.25 hours (pending). CLE credit is extended to Illinois attorneys only. Attorneys who need CLE from other states are welcome to apply to their jurisdictions on their own. The extension of CLE credit is subject to each state approval. Attorneys seeking CLE credit must sign in and out at the registration desk.
  • Registration Fees:
    • General Registration: $195
    • In-house/Nonprofits/Small Firms: $95
    • Government: Free
    • Limited scholarships available for: 2017–2019 JMLS graduates, non-UIC students, academics, and needs-based attendees.
    • Free for: UIC Students, Faculty, Adjunct Professors, Staff, and IP Center Advisory Board Members


Online platforms have become a focal point for many in the United States as well as in key jurisdictions around the world. Governments and legal advisors are struggling to understand the issues and implications these platforms raise, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, privacy, and antitrust law and practice. This Conference brings together top experts in government, industry, practice, and academia to share their cutting-edge insights on these issues as well as where things are headed. It will feature highly interactive sessions and opportunities to speak directly to these experts to have questions answered. It is the only event of its kind in the Midwest and one that is not to be missed.

Program Schedule  (as of February 20)

8:45–9:00am   Welcome Remarks

  • Daryl Lim, Professor of Law & Director, Center for IP, Information and Privacy Law, UIC John Marshall Law School

9:00–9:45am   Keynote: Christine S. Wilson, Commissioner,Federal Trade Commission

  • Discussant: Andre Fiebig, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

9:50–11:15am Session 1: Intellectual Property Issues

  • Moderator: Themi Anagnos, Head of IP for the Americas, Continental Automotive
  • Ken Adamo, Owner, Law Office of Ken Adamo
  • Kirti Gupta, Vice President, Technology & Economic Strategy, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • James Holderman (Ret.), Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
  • Erin Lothson, Senior Counsel, Uber, Inc.
  • Grant H. Peters, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Ken Adamo, Owner, Law Office of Ken Adamo (Invited)
  • Jennifer M. Mikulina, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP (Invited)
  • Adam Kelly, Partner, Loeb & Loeb (Invited)

11:15–11:30am           Break

11:30am–12:55pm      Session 2: Privacy Issues

  • Moderator: Robert H. Newman, Co-Chair, Privacy, Security & Data Innovations, Loeb& Loeb
  • Cara Dearman, Data Privacy Officer, RSM US LLP
  • Daniel Farris, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
  • Cameron Krieger, Senior Counsel, Digital Governance, Privacy & Security, Mars Incorporated
  • Divya Mathur, Vice President and Consultant, Analysis Group
  • Randy Robinson, Assistant Professor, UIC John Marshall Law School
  • Liad Wagman, Senior Economics and Technology Advisor, Federal Trade Commission, Office of Policy Planning

12:55–1:35pm Buffet Lunch

1:40–2:25pm   Keynote: D. Daniel Sokol, Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law

  • Discussant: David Schwartz, Professor of Law & Associate Dean of Research and Intellectual Life, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

2:30–3:55pm   Session 3: Antitrust Issues

  • Moderator: Matthew Sag, Georgia Reithal Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, Loyola University School of Law
  • Jeffrey Cross, Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP
  • Anne Gron, Managing Director, AlixPartners
  • Michele Lee,Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, Head of Global Litigation, Regulatory, & Competition, Twitter
  • Kate Patchen, Director and Associate General Counsel, Competition, Facebook
  • Dan Spulber, Elinor Hobbs Professor of International Business, Professor of Strategy; Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law (Courtesy), Kellogg School of Management; Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University
  • Aaron Yeater, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc.

4:00–4:30pm   Keynote: James M. Foote, President and Chief Executive Officer, CSX Corporation

4:30pm            Closing Remarks & Reception