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    • 22 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Virtual

    SAVE THE DATE: Join Nyssa Chopra from Mentor In Law and Chloe Rowshani from LinkedIn!

    LinkedIn can be an incredibly powerful tool to advance your career, if used correctly. Come listen to Chloe's insider tips for law students and lawyers in this LinkedIn masterclass. It'll be on September 22 at 12pPST.

    To sign up: https://lnkd.in/eVKfx95


    • 22 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Webinar

    Register here: https://insights.skadden.com/41/1616/landing-pages/virtual-intel-diversity-inclusion-tech-summit-for-law-students-registration.asp


    September 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. ET)

    More info available HERE. 

    You are invited to join Intel Corporation's Diversity & Inclusion team for our inaugural D&I Technology Law Summit. This webinar, offered in cooperation with our partner law firms, is designed to encourage diverse law students of all backgrounds to consider a career in the technology sector, in support of our goal that the technology industry reflect the diversity we see every day in the world around us.

    Part 1 of the two-part program kicks off on September 22 with a twohour program. Through an interactive panel discussion and TED Talkstyle presentations, our speakers will address a host of top-of-mind issues, including:

    • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the legal industry and technology sector 
    • What law firms and technology companies are doing to promote racial equity 
    • Advice and inspiration from diverse attorneys working on the cutting edge of technology law, both in-house and in private practice 
    Part 2 is planned for later in the school year. 

    • 23 Sep 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online

    Register here: https://comms.wiley.law/9/3475/landing-pages/rsvp-(blank).asp

    APABA-DC is proud to host a virtual panel with prominent lawyers in professional sports, on Wednesday, September 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT. 

    The panel will be co-moderated by Michael Wu, Chief Legal Officer of Madewell, and Peter Hyun, President-Elect at APABA-DC (Wiley).

    Speakers include (bios here): 

    • Alan Chang, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the NY Yankees; 

    • Scott Wilkinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Atlanta Hawks;
    • Megha Parekh, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Jacksonville Jaguars; 

    • Kate Rodin, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Anaheim Ducks; and 

    • Noah Croom, General Counsel & Partner of Beautiful Game Group LLC

    • 24 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Virtual
    • Join the 

    • Seattle Chinese Bar Association 

    • and 

    • Premack Rogers P.C.

    • Video Game Publishing and Licensing in the US and China

      September 24, 2020
      7:00PM - 8:15 PM, PDT 


      Course Description (CLE Credit Pending Approval)

      Video games represent a multibillion-dollar industry in the Pacific Northwest. Greater Seattle alone is the home of some of the biggest names in the gaming industry: Microsoft's Xbox Game Studios, Valve Corporation (Steam), Nintendo, and the Pokemon Company. Seattle also has a vibrant community of indie and independent video game developers and is the home to some of the greatest independently developed games in the last decade. This course will introduce you to the fundamental relationship between publishers and developers and the key legal issues that often surface in a video game publishing deal.

      The United States and China are the two biggest gaming markets in the world. Evolving tensions between these two countries and different regulatory systems have directly impacted the video game industry. Since July, Apple has removed thousands of foreign games from its Chinese App store. The recent executive orders banning Tencent (WeChat) and Bytedance (TikTok) have directly impacted the ability of these two Chinese tech giants to continue investing in video games in the US.

      This course will also introduce the video game publishing regulatory framework in China and compare it with publishing in the US. The speakers will discuss an important component of publishing — content review — and explore the differences between the US model (ESRB rating) and the Chinese model (NPPA approval and licensing).


      Benjamin Premack is the co-founder and managing partner of Premack Rogers P.C., the Pacific Northwest's leading interactive entertainment law firm with more than 35 years of industry experience. Benjamin has handled and advised on numerous domestic and international video game publishing and licensing deals. Benjamin also serves as a member of the board of advisors in International Game Developers Association (“IGDA”) Seattle ChapterHe is a guest lecturer at The Game Studio at Champlain College where he teaches intellectual property management and licensing.

    • Yanfei Wang is a summer associate with Premack Rogers P.C. Yanfei is a third-year law student at the University of Washington School of Law where she is pursuing her Juris Doctor degree with a focus on international business law. Before attending law school in the United States, Yanfei practiced corporate and business law in China where she advised multinational corporations on complex cross-border transactions. She was licensed to practice law in China in 2013 and has over 5 years of experience working on Sino-US cross-border issues.


    This course is co-sponsored by Seattle Chinese Bar Association and Premack Rogers P.C..
    Washington law and legal procedure 1 CLE credit pending approval.



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