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The Inaugural China Law & Policy Conference

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May 6, 2011 - May 7, 2011

LAW AND THE CHINESE TRANSFORMATION


co-sponsored by The Stanford China Law & Policy Association and
the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance


Registration for this event is closed.

About the Event:  Focusing on the theme of Law and the Chinese Transformation, the conference will hold discussions on the legal implications of the emergence of China, specifically: The development of rule of law in China; The current reforms in legal education in China, and the transferability of the US legal education model; The corporate, regulatory, and intellectual property issues facing cross-border transactions by US and Chinese businesses.

Conference Agenda: 
Friday, May 6, 2011

1:00 p.m. Opening Remarks
Speaker: Larry Kramer, Dean, Stanford Law School

1:15 p.m. Session I: Legal Education in China and the US
Panelists: Guo Li, Assistant Dean, Peking University Law School
Larry Kramer, Dean, Stanford Law School
William Treanor, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
Shen Weixing, Vice Dean, Tsinghua Law School
Moderator: Jeffrey S. Lehman, Chancellor and Founding Dean, Peking University School of Transnational Law

2:30 p.m. Light Refreshment – Open to all conference attendees

3:00 p.m. Keynote Speech
Speaker: Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State

4:15 p.m. Session II: Rule of Law in China

Panelists: Juan Botero, Rule of Law Index Director, World Justice Project
Brian Cabrera, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Synopsys, Inc.
Laura Stein, General Counsel, Clorox
Judge John Clifford Wallace, US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
Moderator: Yabo Lin, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

5:30 p.m. End of Sessions

Saturday, May 7, 2011

9:45 a.m. Session III: Foreign Corruption Practice Act and its Applications in China
Panelists: Nancy Boswell, President and CEO, Transparency International – USA
Bradford Berenson, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Marc Fagel, Regional Director, Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco Regional Office
Paul Marquardt, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Kendrick Nguyen, Research Fellow, Stanford Law School
Moderator: Joseph A. Grundfest, W.A. Franke Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School; Senior Faculty, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance

11:15 a.m. Session IV: Cross-border Acquisitions and Investments
Panelists: Charles Comey, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Mary Dent, General Counsel, SVB Financial Group
David Lee, Partner, Gunderson Dettmer
Yabo Lin, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Moderator: Michael Klausner, Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business and Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

1:00 p.m. Luncheon Speech: WTO & Trade
Speaker: Gao Zhansheng, Counsel General, People’s Republic of China in San Francsico
Moderator: Alan Sykes, James and Patricia Kowal Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

2:15 p.m. Session V: IP Protection and Enforcement in China
Panelists: Mark Cohen, Director, International Intellectual Property Policy, Microsoft Corporation
Victor Liang, General Counsel, Baidu, Inc; Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School
Joseph Simone, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Judge Wang Yanfang, IP judge, The Supreme People's Court of the 
People's Republic of China
Moderator: Paul Goldstein, Stella W, and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

3:45 p.m. Session VI: Opportunities for the Legal Profession
Participants: Gordon Davidson, Managing Partner, Fenwick & West LLP
Gong Jun, Partner, Jun He Law Offices
Jeffrey Lehman, Chancellor and Founding Dean, Peking University School of Transnational Law
William Urquhart, Managing Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Moderator: Mei Gechlik, Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institute; Lecturer-in-Law and Microsoft Rule and Law Fellow, Stanford Law School

5:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Registration Information: This event is open to the public and registration is complimentary free, but required for all participants. Registration for this event has been closed.

Conference Downloads
CLE Credits will be available for practicing lawyers. Download the CLE Materials below.

Session I: Legal Education in China and the US Session II: Rule of Law in China
Session III: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Its Application in China
Session IV: Cross-Border Acquisitions and Investments Session V: IP Protection and Enforcement in China

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact: Sandy Yao at sandyyao@stanford.edu or Michelle Yuan at yyuan1@stanford.edu.