BU Law Partners with ABA to Welcome Alumni to ABA MAGNITUDE360 Annual Meeting

Weekend will include alumni reception, expo booth, ABA Ignite Program, and presentations by faculty, staff and alumni

abaBoston University School of Law has teamed up with the American Bar Association to welcome BU Law alumni to the ABA MAGNITUDE360 Annual Meeting at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, August 8-10, 2014. All BU Law alumni attending the ABA Meeting, as well as graduates in the Greater Boston area, are invited to an alumni reception, hosted by Dean Maureen A. O’Rourke, on Friday, August 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel.  

BU Law alumni with 10 years or less of experience are also invited to the ABA Ignite Program on Friday, August 8 at 4 p.m. to hear from ABA President Jim Silkenat and other ABA members and staff who will provide quick and useful information about the benefits of ABA membership.To enhance the 2014 Boston Magnitude360 Annual Meeting event experience for attendees, exhibitors, and speakers, the ABA has created a mobile app that is currently available to download.

 

Throughout the weekend, BU Law will have a booth at the Annual Meeting Expo, which will be staffed by representatives from the offices of Development & Alumni Relations, Graduate & International Programs, and Communications & Marketing. Stop by the booth to learn about what’s happening at BU Law!

BU Law faculty, staff and alumni* will participate in several presentations during the ABA Meeting:

Thursday, August 7

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

"Mind Your Own Business- Just DO IT! Tips for Understanding What Your Law Firm Needs from You"
Sona Pancholy ('95) Director of Business Development, Venable LLP

Hilton Boston Back Bay
Westminster
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"Tracing Food: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You"
Sheri LIttlefield-Moreno ('94) General Counsel, GE Intelligent Platforms

Omni Parker House
Press Room
1:30 - 2:45 p.m

“Fellowship Programs: Opportunities for Leveraging Resources”
Carolyn Goodwin BU Law Director of Public Service and Pro Bono

Hyatt Regency Boston
2 - 3:30 p.m.

"Transformers: Making the Complex Understandable and Compelling"
James Masterman ('79) Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Westin Copley Place
Essex Ballroom Center
2:30 - 4 p.m.

"Moving Out, Moving In: New Developments in Housing Access 2013"
Steven Fischbach ('83) Community Lawyer, Rhode Island Legal Services

Hilton Boston Back Bay
3:30 - 5 .p.m

"Insuring Against Terrorism - TRIA and Private Insurance in the Wake of the Boston Bombings"
Robert Whitney ('84) Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel, Massachusetts Division of Insurance

Omni Parker House
Press Room
3:45 - 5:15 p.m.

"Disruptive Innovation and the Legal Services Market: Are Upsets on the Horizon"
Bradford Young ('04) Senior Counsel, TripAdvisor

Westin Copley Place
Essex Ballroom Center
4:30 - 6 p.m

"Infrastructure Fees and Exactions After Koontz"
Timothy Hollister ('82) Land Use Attorney, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Hilton Boston Back Bay

Friday, August 8

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"Recent Cases Interpreting the False Claims Acts, and Consequences for Conducting Internal Investigations"
Scott MacKay ('81) General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions

Hyatt Regency
Grand Ballroom B
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

"Career Advice Series: Top Issues to Master for a Thriving Career"
Stewart Hirsch ('80) Business Development Coach and Trainer for Lawyers and Consultants

Sheraton Boston
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

"Don't 'Play with Your Food' - The New Federal Crackdown on Food Fraud"
Sheri LIttlefield-Moreno ('94)
General Counsel, GE Intelligent Platforms

Hynes Convention Center
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

"Best Practices for Managing Religious Diversity in the Workplace"
Ellen J. Messing ('77) Partner, Messing Rudavasky & Weliky PC

Hynes Convention Center
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

"Combating Insurance Fraud - Insurance Regulators, Insurers and Attorneys"
Tom Pursley ('88) Attorney, Lynch & Lynch

Rob Whitney ('84) Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel, Massachusetts Division of Insurance

Omni Parker Hotel
Kennedy Room
3:30 - 5:00 p.m

"Collision Course Ahead? Personal Data Privacy vs. Corporate Security in a BYOD World"
Ken Mortensen, Adjunct Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Hynes Convention Center

Saturday, August 9

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

“Privacy and Cyber Security: New Issues on the Horizon”
George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University

Hynes Convention Center

Sunday, August 10

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

“Forging New Frontiers: The Intersection of Bioethics and Biotechnology Law”
George Annas, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University

Hynes Convention Center
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

“From Kindergarten to the NFL: Combating Bullying Without Violating Rights”
Kay Hodge (JD ’72, LL.M. ‘ 77)
, Partner, Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP and Massachusetts State Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates

Hynes Convention Center
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"Legal Challenges to Hate Speech: Historical Perspectives and Current Controversies"
Maureen A. MacFarlane ('89) Legal Counsel, Cambridge Public Schools

Hynes Convention Center

 

*If you're a BU Law alum who is presenting at the ABA Annual Meeting, please email your name, graduation year, and title of your presentation to lawcomm@bu.edu.

Reported June 16, 2014

 

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