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Stanford E-commerce Best Practices Conference: How to Deal with the Uncertainties of Online Business

Publication Date: 
June 25, 2004
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Stanford Law School

In-house counsel at Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Apple and experts from Stanford Law School will discuss emerging trends in e-commerce law and share their practical legal approaches during a one day conference called "Stanford E-commerce Best Practices Conference: How to Deal with the Uncertainties of Online Business."

The conference will address: how best e-commerce practices evolve; how U.S. companies handle incompatible regulatory environments; and the cutting-edge, practical solutions used by e-commerce businesses and Silicon Valley law firms. Specific topics include: enforcement of online contracts, regulatory challenges, piracy, privacy, security, and taxation.

Participating Stanford Law School experts include:

  • Ian Ballon, Executive Director, Stanford Center for E-commerce, and Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP;
  • Joseph Bankman, Ralph M. Parsons Professor of Law & Business, Stanford Law School
  • Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Margaret Jane Radin, Wm. Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, and Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, Stanford Law School

Guest speakers include:

  • Michael Callahan, General Counsel and Secretary, Yahoo! Inc.
  • Carlyn Clause, Director of Litigation, Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Bill Cosden, Vice President and General Counsel, Active Technologies, Inc., and former president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Brian Deagle, Corporate Attorney, Microsoft Corporation
  • David Drummond, Vice President, Corporate Development, Google
  • Honorable Jeremy Fogel, United States District Court
  • Carl Middlehurst, Assistant General Counsel, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • Gordon Yamate, Vice President and General Counsel, Knight Ridder
  • Mitchell Zimmerman, Partner, Fenwick & West LLP

The conference is being hosted by the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology (LST), its Center for E-commerce, and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsels (ACC).