Technology companies are grappling with unprecedented changes that promise to accelerate exponentially in the challenging period ahead. We invite you to join Covington experts and invited presenters from around the world to explore the key issues faced by businesses developing or deploying cutting-edge technologies. These highly concentrated sessions are packed with immediately actionable advice. Each day closes with an industry spotlight, providing insights from leading tech authorities. This year’s industry spotlights will feature:

  • Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft – Emerging Trends for AI in Latin America
  • Janel Thamkul, Deputy General Counsel, Anthropic – The Frontier Model Landscape
  • Eric Sprink, CEO, Coastal Community Bank – Developments in the Regulatory Landscape

For more information and to register, click here.

Virtual Conference

January 23, 24, & 25, 2024

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

CA and NY CLE credit will be offered.

(This event is closed to the press.)

Photo of Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson is a partner specializing in communications, media and technology matters who serves as Co-Chair of Covington’s Technology Industry Group and its global and multi-disciplinary Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) Groups. She represents and advises technology companies, content distributors…

Jennifer Johnson is a partner specializing in communications, media and technology matters who serves as Co-Chair of Covington’s Technology Industry Group and its global and multi-disciplinary Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) Groups. She represents and advises technology companies, content distributors, television companies, trade associations, and other entities on a wide range of media and technology matters. Jennifer has almost three decades of experience advising clients in the communications, media and technology sectors, and has held leadership roles in these practices for almost twenty years. On technology issues, she collaborates with Covington’s global, multi-disciplinary team to assist companies navigating the complex statutory and regulatory constructs surrounding this evolving area, including product counseling and technology transactions related to connected and autonomous vehicles, internet connected devices, artificial intelligence, smart ecosystems, and other IoT products and services. Jennifer serves on the Board of Editors of The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law.

Jennifer assists clients in developing and pursuing strategic business and policy objectives before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Congress and through transactions and other business arrangements. She regularly advises clients on FCC regulatory matters and advocates frequently before the FCC. Jennifer has extensive experience negotiating content acquisition and distribution agreements for media and technology companies, including program distribution agreements, network affiliation and other program rights agreements, and agreements providing for the aggregation and distribution of content on over-the-top app-based platforms. She also assists investment clients in structuring, evaluating, and pursuing potential investments in media and technology companies.

Photo of Moritz Hüsch Moritz Hüsch

Moritz Hüsch is partner in Covington’s Frankfurt office and co-chair of Covington’s Technology Industry Group and Covington’s Internet of Things (IoT) Group. His practice focuses on complex technology- and data-driven licensing deals and cooperations, outsourcing, commercial contracts, e-commerce, m-commerce, as well as privacy…

Moritz Hüsch is partner in Covington’s Frankfurt office and co-chair of Covington’s Technology Industry Group and Covington’s Internet of Things (IoT) Group. His practice focuses on complex technology- and data-driven licensing deals and cooperations, outsourcing, commercial contracts, e-commerce, m-commerce, as well as privacy and cybersecurity.

Moritz is regularly advising on issues and contracts with respect to IoT, AV, big data, digital health, and cloud-related subject matters. In addition, he regularly advises on all IP/IT-related questions in connection with M&A transactions. A particular focus of Moritz’s practice is on advising companies in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare sectors, where he regularly advises on complex licensing, data protection and IT law issues.

Moritz is regularly listed as one of the best lawyers in the areas of IT and data protection, among others by Best Lawyers in cooperation with Handelsblatt, Wirtschaftswoche and Legal 500.

Photo of Micaela McMurrough Micaela McMurrough

Micaela McMurrough has represented clients in high-stakes antitrust, patent, trade secrets, contract, and securities litigation, and other complex commercial litigation matters, and serves as co-chair of Covington’s global and multi-disciplinary Internet of Things (IoT) group. She also represents and advises domestic and international…

Micaela McMurrough has represented clients in high-stakes antitrust, patent, trade secrets, contract, and securities litigation, and other complex commercial litigation matters, and serves as co-chair of Covington’s global and multi-disciplinary Internet of Things (IoT) group. She also represents and advises domestic and international clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including cybersecurity investigations and cyber incident response. Micaela has advised clients on data breaches and other network intrusions, conducted cybersecurity investigations, and advised clients regarding evolving cybersecurity regulations and cybersecurity norms in the context of international law.

In 2016, Micaela was selected as one of thirteen Madison Policy Forum Military-Business Cybersecurity Fellows. She regularly engages with government, military, and business leaders in the cybersecurity industry in an effort to develop national strategies for complex cyber issues and policy challenges. Micaela previously served as a United States Presidential Leadership Scholar, principally responsible for launching a program to familiarize federal judges with various aspects of the U.S. national security structure and national intelligence community.

Prior to her legal career, Micaela served in the Military Intelligence Branch of the United States Army. She served as Intelligence Officer of a 1,200-member maneuver unit conducting combat operations in Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Photo of Brandon Palmen Brandon Palmen

Brandon Palmen assists clients in a wide range of industries with their commercial and intellectual property transactions. He drafts and negotiates agreements with key customers, suppliers, and technology development partners, complex data and intellectual property license agreements, and agreements associated with mergers, acquisitions…

Brandon Palmen assists clients in a wide range of industries with their commercial and intellectual property transactions. He drafts and negotiates agreements with key customers, suppliers, and technology development partners, complex data and intellectual property license agreements, and agreements associated with mergers, acquisitions, investments, and joint ventures where technology and intellectual property rights are key assets or concerns. He regularly represents clients whose relevant products and services include artificial intelligence solutions, sensors, software, and services for connected and automated vehicles, virtual and augmented reality devices and services, cloud infrastructure and services, advertising platforms and services, social media platforms, semiconductors, digital health products, financial tools and software, online education services, mobile applications, and other electronics, software, cloud services, and digital content. Brandon also regularly advises clients on open source strategy and compliance and performs IP and commercial due diligence.

Photo of Winslow Taub Winslow Taub

Winslow Taub focuses his practice on patent litigation, primarily for clients in the high technology space. He has handled patent disputes involving a wide variety of technologies, including cellular communications, wired and wireless networking, graphics processing, and information security. In addition to litigating…

Winslow Taub focuses his practice on patent litigation, primarily for clients in the high technology space. He has handled patent disputes involving a wide variety of technologies, including cellular communications, wired and wireless networking, graphics processing, and information security. In addition to litigating in federal court, he has represented clients in Section 337 investigations before the ITC and in inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB. He currently serves as vice-chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation practice group.