Joshua A. Jessen, Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher
Joshua Jessen is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Orange County and Palo Alto offices. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and practices in the Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Consumer Protection Group. Mr. Jessen’s practice focuses on data privacy and cybersecurity, consumer law and class actions, complex commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation. He has represented many companies in putative data privacy and data security class actions, and has been instrumental in obtaining dismissals or other successful resolutions of those actions. Mr. Jessen also has represented a wide array of clients in high-stakes patent, copyright, trademark, and right-of-publicity litigation. In addition, he was involved in the defense of a significant white collar criminal matter relating to alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Mr. Jessen earned his law degree magna cum laude in 2002 from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego Law Review. While attending law school, he served as a judicial extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge James Stiven. Mr. Jessen graduated magna cum laude in 1996 from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Jessen studied at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. In 2017, Mr. Jessen served as a Lecturer at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he taught the Cyber Victims Defense Clinic.
Mary Jummati, Director of Legal Business Solutions, UnitedLex
Evan McAlpine, Intellectual Property Counsel, Relativity
Evan McAlpine is Intellectual Property Counsel for Relativity. He sets and implements the company’s IP strategy, manages open source compliance, advises on IP issues in transactions, oversees all IP litigation, and manages the company’s patent and trademark portfolio. Evan earned his Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property Management and Markets from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and his JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Katherine McDaniel, Senior Litigation Counsel, T-Mobile
Katherine is a Senior Corporate Counsel at T-Mobile where she handles a diverse portfolio of commercial litigation, regulatory inquires, and advisory matters. Much of her work is focused on data security and privacy-related issues. Prior to joining T-Mobile in September 2016, Katherine spent a combined eight years in private practice working for two international law firms in New York, where she concentrated her practice on the representation of public and private companies, financial institutions, and corporate executives and individuals involved in high-stakes commercial litigation matters. Katherine holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and two B.A.s from the University of Washington in Philosophy and Intellectual History. Katherine has also been the recipient of several awards for her dedication to pro bono work.
Klinton Miyao, Assistant General Counsel & Head of Litigation, Sunrun Inc.
Klinton S. Miyao, Assistant General Counsel and Head of Litigation at Sunrun Inc., leads the litigation function at Sunrun, where he has been since 2015. His responsibilities include consumer and employment issues, commercial disputes, government investigations, licensing and permitting, eDiscovery, class actions, and regulatory issues. Prior to joining Sunrun, Mr. Miyao was an attorney at an international law firm, and prior to law school, held positions at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and The Capital Group Companies. Mr. Miyao has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Alicia Moore, Chief Legal and Administration Officer, SVP, General Counsel & Secretary, Echelon
Ms. Moore has extensive experience and notable successes serving as inside and outside General Counsel at public and private technology companies and non-profit foundations. She currently serves as the SVP, Chief Legal and Administration Officer & Secretary of Echelon Corporation, where she is responsible for leading the legal, HR and investor relations functions world-wide. During her tenure, Ms. Moore managed the sale of the Company’s Grid Modernization business to a foreign public entity; the purchase and integration of a lighting controls business; and she implemented processes for the Board and management to comply with domestic and international regulations. Prior to her role at Echelon, Ms. Moore provided independent strategic legal and business development advice to a number of public and privately held clients, with a focus on intellectual property, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint development and marketing, and negotiating and closing key transactions. Prior to that, Ms. Moore served as VP Business Development, General Counsel & Secretary for Extreme Networks. She has also held the VP General Counsel roles at AristaSoft Corporation and Adaptec, Inc. Ms. Moore has served as a Director and chairperson of the Compensation Committee on the Board of the Women’s Capital Corporation (acquired in 2004); and as a Director on the Board of Directors of Wait on Me (acquired in 2011) and Searchlight Networks from 2012-2013 (acquired in 2013). She has received industry and peer recognition for her innovation in implementing legal solutions. Ms. Moore holds an A.B in Political Science from Stanford University and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.
Charlene Morrow, Partner, Litigation, Fenwick & West
Charlene Morrow has a nationwide trial practice and is particularly sought after by information technology and life sciences companies. With over 20 years of experience as lead trial counsel, Charlene has represented her clients in the district courts, in arbitral fora, in the International Trade Commission and on appeal. She frequently coordinates international intellectual property enforcement and defense efforts worldwide. She also coordinates strategy on matters pending in Patent Offices. In addition to extensive experience in patent litigation and patent licensing and ownership disputes, she has handled a full range of issues for her clients including resolving antitrust, contract, copyright, standards claims, trade dress, trademark and trade secrets disputes.
Kalinda Raina, Head of Global Privacy, LinkedIn
Kalinda Raina is LinkedIn’s Head of Global Privacy. She leads LinkedIn’s Privacy Team with global responsibility for overseeing compliance with data privacy laws and regulations, establishing privacy standards and policies, regulatory outreach and implementing the company’s compliance framework for privacy. She is an advocate for building a Culture of Privacy within tech organizations and using GDPR as an opportunity to further develop a company’s long term digital strategy. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Ms. Raina led the Americas privacy team at Apple, and was the Chief Privacy Officer at Nintendo. She has been a visionary in the field of children’s privacy which she first began advocating for when she worked for the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. Kalinda currently serves as the Vice Chair of the IAPP Board of Directors. Ms. Raina received her J.D. from Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley in 2001 where she was one of the first graduates focused exclusively on the area of data privacy. Ms. Raina earned a BA from UC San Diego where she double majored in Communications and History and graduated summa cum laude.
Sheryl Savage, General Counsel, NEXTracker Inc.
Roberta Steele, Regional Attorney, San Francisco District Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Roberta L. Steele is the Regional Attorney for the San Francisco District Office of the Equal Opportunity Commission(EEOC). She is responsible for the agency’s litigation program to enforce the federal anti-discrimination laws in Northern California and Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Before joining the EEOC, Ms. Steele was a partner at the law firm then known as Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian (Oakland, CA), where she spent 17 years litigating plaintiffs’ employment discrimination and wage and hour class and collective actions nationally. She also served as the Program Director for the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) for two years directing the organization’s broad range of continuing legal education and advocacy initiatives, including NELA’s Amicus and Judicial Nominations Programs. Ms. Steele was an Executive Editor for Lindemann & Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law, 5th ed. (2013). She was a member of the Board of Directors of Equal Rights Advocates for eight years, including serving on the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Litigation Committee. Ms. Steele has been active in the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section for many years. She is a frequent lecturer and panelist on subjects relating to the fair employment and wage and hour laws, class and collective actions, and litigation practice and procedure. Ms. Steele received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH, in 1993, where she was an Associate Editor and Notes Editor for its Law Review. In 1990, Ms. Steele graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.
Casey Sullivan, Senior Editorial Director, Bloomberg Law
Casey Sullivan reports and edits stories about the business of law for Bloomberg Law. Casey previously worked at Reuters, where he wrote breaking news and analysis on developments in Big Law for Reuters newswire and a legal news product for Westlaw. Some of his most significant stories have chronicled the rise and fall of large law firms in the years following the recession. He was the first journalist to report on the financial mismanagement that led to the collapse of the venerable New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf in 2012.
Casey was hired by Bloomberg Law in 2015 to launch a website for the company, Big Law Business, which features news, analysis, and commentary on the business of large law firms and in-house counsel. This year, Casey became a recipient of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship at Columbia, where he will spend the 2018 / 2019 academic year studying in the university’s schools of business, law and international and public affairs.
Casey earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in English with a Minor in Philosophy from Colby College. Before that, he graduated Phillips Exeter Academy in 2006.
Eric Wagner, Vice President, Content Strategy and Business Operations, Bloomberg Next
Eric Wagner joined Bloomberg BNA in March 2016 as Vice President, Content Marketing, Cross Platform Businesses. He joined the company after more than two decades in broadcast journalism, communications and marketing.
Wagner leads the Bloomberg BNA Plus content organization, which creates events, marketing services and professional learning for professionals in the legal, government, tax & accounting, energy, human resources & payroll, and environmental, health & safety industries.
Wagner was previously the director of communications and marketing at Bloomberg Government, where he was responsible for building a digital and content marketing team and growing Bloomberg Government’s presence in Washington. While at Bloomberg Government, Wagner led a complete rebranding effort for the business. In previous roles at Bloomberg LP, Wagner launched and produced three new Bloomberg Television broadcasts and was responsible for Bloomberg Television’s political conventions and debates coverage.
Wagner previously held broadcast journalism positions at PBS and ABC News.
Wanji Walcott, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Paypal
Wanji Walcott brings more than 20 years of fintech and payments law experience to her role on PayPal’s executive leadership team as Senior Vice President & General Counsel.
Wanji leads the Global Legal function at PayPal, overseeing PayPal’s daily legal activities and is responsible for advancing PayPal’s mission to democratize financial services with key constituencies in the public, private and regulatory sectors. Wanji also plays an essential role in cultivating an inclusive company culture, serving as the co-founder of PayPal’s global pro-bono program, the executive sponsor of PayPal’s women’s network and an active member of PayPal’s Black employee and ally network.
She has expertise in legal and regulatory matters and extensive experience with global financial services and technology companies. Prior to joining PayPal, Wanji served in various roles of increasing responsibility at American Express and most recently as Senior Vice President and Managing Counsel, where she was the lead counsel for the Enterprise Growth Group, driving the global strategy to expand the company’s emerging and digital payments services.
Wanji received a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University.
Kimberly King Webb, Deputy General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, CHRISTUS Health
Kimberly King Webb serves as Deputy General Counsel at CHRISTUS Health — an international Catholic, not-for-profit health system headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and comprised of more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities.
Kimberly leads a sophisticated team of attorneys and other legal professionals who provide advice and counsel on a broad range of matters, including health law, contracts, intellectual property, investigations, and litigation. Kimberly also oversees CHRISTUS’s labor and employment matters, including discrimination and harassment, affirmative action, compensation and benefits, non-compete agreements, and employee trainings. She also serves on the CHRISTUS Diversity Council and participants in the CHRISTUS Mentoring Program.
Kimberly earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business at Florida A&M University. She earned her J.D. at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where she served on the SMU Law Review. Before joining CHRISTUS, Kimberly was an attorney at the international law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. She is licensed to practice law in Texas, Missouri, and Kansas.
Kimberly serves on several boards, including the CHRISTUS Health Foundation, the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, and Dallas Summer Musicals.
Tony West, SVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Uber
Previously, Tony was Corporate Secretary and Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs of PepsiCo, a Fortune 50 corporation with net revenues of more than $63 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands like Gatorade, Tropicana and Frito-Lay.
West has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining PepsiCo, West was twice confirmed by the Senate to serve as a senior official in the Obama Administration. From 2012 to 2014, West was the Associate Attorney General of the United States, the U.S. Department of Justice’s third-‐ranking official, where he supervised many of the Department’s divisions, including the Civil Rights, Antitrust, Tax, Environment and Natural Resources, and Civil Divisions, as well as the Office of Justice Programs, the Office on Violence Against Women, and the Community Oriented Policing Services Office. As Associate Attorney General, West pursued several financial institutions for their roles in precipitating the 2009 financial crisis, securing nearly $37 billion in fines and restitution for Americans who were harmed.
From 2009 to 2012, West was the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division, the largest litigating division of the Justice Department. As Assistant Attorney General, West led the Justice Department’s review of the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), advocating strongly and successfully that the Department abandon its long-‐standing defense of the statute because the law was unconstitutional.
When West left the Obama Administration in 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder presented him with the Edmund J. Randolph Award, the Department of Justice’s highest honor.
Earlier in his career, West was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of California, where he prosecuted a variety of federal crimes. He also served as Special Assistant Attorney General at the California Department of Justice and was a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco.
West graduated with honors from Harvard College, where he served as publisher of theHarvard Political Review, and received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where he was President of the Stanford Law Review.
Sivan Whiteley, General Counsel, Square
Sivan Whiteley is Square’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, where she oversees a worldwide team responsible for the company’s legal, regulatory, compliance, and security operations. Square is a cohesive commerce ecosystem that helps sellers start, run, and grow their businesses, and the Cash App is similarly creating an ecosystem of financial services for individuals. Square’s purpose is economic empowerment: building simple and accessible tools to enable anyone to participate and thrive in the economy. Sivan joined Square in March 2013 and previously served as Square’s Associate General Counsel.
Prior to Square, Ms. Whiteley served as Associate General Counsel at Better Place, Inc., as Commercial and Product Counsel at eBay Inc., and was a litigator at Bingham McCutchen LLC. Ms. Whiteley holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.