In Honor of Nobel Laureate Dr. Avram Hershko

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    Dibra International Symposium (4th Intl Symp on Laws & their Applications for Sustainable Development)


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    In today's technical and global environment, the legal landscape must be understood and carefully examined in order to protect processes and IP and assure maximum ability to monetize investments and contractual agreements.

    Increasing regulation and oversight create myriad land mines, and care must be taken at every step, from development of products, to enhancements to trade secret and IP protection, and effective and legal marketing in cross border environments.

    Companies confront these opportunities and challenges on a daily basis.

    Legal minds from across jurisdictions will be presenting and discussing how best to achieve these goals of protection and marketing with real examples for attendees. The latest legal developments and trends will be discussed in a setting that will allow for meaningful interaction.

    The major topics include but will not be limited to:
    Labor Law
    • Employment Contracts
    • Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
    • Wage & Hour Laws
    • Worker Safety & Health
    • Employee Benefits
    • International Labor Standards
    • Termination and Layoffs
    • Employee Privacy Rights

    Medical Malpractice Law
    • Standard of Care
    • Negligence
    • Informed Consent
    • Types of Medical Malpractice
      • Misdiagnosis
      • Surgical Errors
      • Medication Errors
      • Failure and Improper Treatment
    • Medical Liability Insurance
    • Damages
    • Expert Testimony

    Corporate Law
    • Corporate Governance
    • Corporate finance
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Compliance and Ethics
    • Taxation and Litigation
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

    Emerging Issues In Sustainability and Lawyers' Roles
    • The role of law firms and their practices in carbon emissions, diversity and inclusion as well as other sustainability metrics
      • Role of bar associations and lawyer groups
    • Environment and social and governance (ESG) factors and corporate duties: The role of lawyers in anticipating and developing the law and aiding their clients in navigating uncertainty
    • Cutting edge issues of human sustainability, and the law
      • Privacy
      • AI
      • Neuro rights
      • The metaverse
    • Cutting edge environmental issues
      • Rights standing of a body of water to claim legal protection
      • Emerging regulatory models for mining and resource extraction

    Access To Justice and Human Rights
    • International human rights agreements, institutions, reform
    • International human lights litigation
    • Security vs human rights
    • Pro bono and access to justice
    • Indigenous peoples and environmental issues
    • Migration and immigration
    • Of Law, Democracy, And Sustainable Self-Government
    • Private alternatives to weak states – arbitration of investor relations issues and private commercial disputes
    • Anticorruption
    • Disinformation, elections
    • Democratic decline and the lawyers’ voice

    • Free Trade Agreement negotiations
    • Investment disputes, anticorruption investigations and trade disputes
    • World Trade Organization, US trade policy, and customs, economic sanctions, and export controls topics

    • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
      • Biometric Data litigation and facial recognition software, used in the pursuit of criminals and to regulate sporting events (the introduction of electronic of tech assisted referees).
      • Biometric Data as unique identifiers on the human body that allow for identification such as fingerprints, DNA, facial features in conjunction with facial recognition software. The improper use/storage and related numerous problems.
      • GDPR age where the storage and use of personal data are fiercely scrutinised: Controversies that test the boundaries of the regulations to be protected from impropriety.
      • Face recognition issues: In April 2018, an Illinois federal judge certified a class in their claim against a famous Internet company, alleging that its photo-scanning technology used to 'tag' people in posts, was in fact gathering and storing biometric data without consent. Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act 2008, the company could be fined between $1000 - $5000 each time a person's image is used without consent. Experts say that the stored images are more valuable and more susceptible to hacking by identity thieves than names, credit card numbers and addresses. Whilst those details can be changed - biometric data is unique and immutable, which propels the concept of 'identity theft' into a whole new era of meaning.

    • Cryptocurrency: Economic Tonic or Rat Poison Squared?
      • The technology behind and the pitfalls of insufficient regulation.
      • Trade secrets
      • Consequences of lost passwords and loss of access keys to crypto accounts containing millions of irrecoverable funds. Do the accounts need to be hacked to retrieve the funds?
      • Cryptocurrency technology and the environmental/sustainability global impact. Cryptocurrency uses as much CO2 in a year as 1 million transatlantic flights. If blockchain and crypto are the future, is it really sustainable?

    • Reputational management
      • Managing both bad and fake news
      • Business Risk and Corporate Reputational Management
      • Turning Bad News into Manageable Information (Somebody Call the Spin Doctor!)
      • How can corporations deal with the aftermath of bad publicity when things go wrong either with technologies or products?
      • Saying Sorry, a new corporate culture. Recent examples of admitting liability.
      • What can publicly listed corporations say in public? Communication restrictions and the potential damage to reputation and stock prices when you say the wrong thing.
      • The link to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    • Marvels in Science: Limitations in reality?
      • Funding and capital raisings for technology advances and new ideas (cannabis science, crypto, etc).
      • Managing expectations of what technology or new products can promise, versus the reality.
      • How inflated expectations and promises, can lead to legal ramifications.
      • Marketplace and market manipulation
      • Links to sustainability

    Other potential topics:
    • Monetizing and protecting technologies (Intellectual Properties, contracts, confidentiality, Patents, Copyrights, and litigation)
    • White collar crime / Business Risk and Corruption
    • Dispute resolution from an international perspective.
    • Cyber security
    • Taxation
    • The international possibilities of cannabis science
    • Privacy in a GDPR age
    • Sustainability
    • Medical devices & Bio-Science Developments
    • International bribery and corruption impacting cross-border flow
    • International legal considerations affecting cross-border transactions.
    • Technology transfer legal and management issues
    • Legal system of antiquity and medieval times, reflections of their role and possible influence in present times
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Dr. Florian Kongoli
FLOGEN Technologies
Canada, [Bio]
Mr. Hunter Carter, J.D.
ArentFox Schiff LLP
USA, [Bio]
Dr. Yoshihisa Hayakawa
Rikkyo U.
Japan, [Bio]
Dr. Barbora Jedlickova
Senior Lecturer
TC Beirne School of Law, The U. of Queensland
Australia, [Bio]
Dr. Malcolm McNeil
Attorney at Law
ArentFox Schiff LLP
USA, [Bio]
Mr. Matthew Nolan, J.D.
Attorney at Law
ArentFox Schiff LLP
USA, [Bio]
Dr. Edna Selloriquez Pana
Attorney at Law, President and CEO
Tat Filipinas Golf Club
Mr. Daniel Shanley
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
USA, [Bio]