Welcome & Keynote: Introduction to Gene Editing Technology and its Legal Implications
8:30 - 9:30 AM

Presenter: Pilar N. Ossario, Ph.D., J.D., Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin Law School and Department of Medical History & Bioethics, University of Wisconsin Medical School

Gene editing can be done in any living organism, whether plant, animal (including human), fungus, or microbe.  Compared to other technologies, it is a fast, relatively easy, cheap method of making genetic changes.  The technology has already led to breakthroughs in many areas of biology, and is poised medicine, agriculture, public health and many other fields. Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, who discovered modern gene editing, won the Nobel Prize for that discovery in 2020. This presentation will introduce the technology and its legal implications, with a focus on drug development and regulation by the FDA.

BREAKOUT 1: Digital Investigation of Employee Terminations
9:40 - 10:30 AM

Presenters: Spencer K. Orin & Vaidhyanathan Swaminathan, Digital Intelligence Inc.

In today's job market, employees join and depart on a daily basis. This block will empower business, employment, and litigation attorneys with the knowledge to help investigate employee departures with a focus on protecting business assets. Examples of topics covered in this presentation include: o a guide to understanding forensic artifacts: what are they and what do they mean? o forensic best practices upon employee departure (i.e., the importance and methods of preservation, how the passage of time can harm data and compromise successful litigation, etc.) o the value in expanding the examination outside the confines of the departed employees’ computer (data sources to consider for a thorough investigation).

BREAKOUT 2: Data Privacy Legislation in Wisconsin
9:40 - 10:30 AM

Presenter: Rep. Shannon Zimmerman

Representative Zimmerman will provide a brief explanation of his private sector background relevant to the technology industry. As with any proposed legislation, Representative Zimmerman will discuss why this bill is necessary. He will follow with a look at the various state level data privacy laws on the books. Finally, he will discuss the process that we undertook to get to our current proposal and what our next steps are for further legislative action.

BREAKOUT 3: Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack
10:40 - 11:30 AM

Presenters: Kevin Hood, Habush Habush & Rottier SC
                     Andy Skwierawski, Halling & Cayo, SC

This presentation will walk you through a ransomware attack.  We will look at several stages of the attack, discuss the communications and the partners needed to get you back to your new normal, and finally we will discuss what you can proactively do to prevent the attack or mitigate the damage in the event of an attack.

BREAKOUT 4: Data Privacy Within Technology Contracting
10:40 - 11:30 AM

Presenters: Kate Campbell & Sarah Sargent, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Lunch and Keynote: Genome Editing: Beyond Human Somatic Uses
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Presenter: Henry T. Greely, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
                   Professor by courtesy of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine; Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences;
                   Director, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society; and Chair, Steering Committee of the Center of Biomedical Ethics.

The most immediately interesting uses of CRISPR technologies are in medicine, in treating conditions that exist in living people.  The most immediately controversial uses of CRISPR technologies, thanks to Chinese scientist (and convicted criminal) He Jiankui, are in editing human embryos to affect future living people and, potentially, their descendants. The most important uses of CRISPR technologies will be in using them on non-human organisms. This talk will build off Professor Ossorio’s and will emphasize the second and, especially, the third uses of CRISPR technologies.

BREAKOUT 5: Software Implementation Gone Wrong
1:00 - 1:50 PM

Presenters:  Kevin Hood, Habush Habush & Rottier, SC
                     Jeff Krause, Affinity Consulting
                     Andy Skwierawski, Halling & Cayo, SC

Your firm has decided to purchase and implement new software. How do you make sure that the
software is on time and on budget? Perhaps even more important, how do you make sure that your
people are using it and using it the right way? In this session, three veterans of legal technology
implementations will discuss the many things that can go wrong with a software implementation and
how to avoid them.

BREAKOUT 6: Governance in Blockchain
1:00 - 1:50 PM

Presenter: Jeff Glazer, OgdenGlazer LLC

Blockchain technology promises decentralized processing power to power global transactions. How do decisions that affect the networks and applications get made when users and stakeholders are not only spread around the world, but may be unknown to each other or even completely anonymous? This discussion will look at governance issues from the basic protocol level through the application tier.

BREAKOUT 7: M365 Teams: The Tools to Use
2:00 - 2:50 PM

Presenters: Peter Ferr & Renee Kodner, River Run

Teams isn't just internal chatting and video conferencing.  It is the Microsoft Spider controlling the M365 Business Web.  We will take a look at how it all comes together with shortcuts and advanced features.

BREAKOUT 8: Document Management & Retention
2:00 - 2:50 PM

Presenter: Jeff Krause, Affinity Consulting Group

It is not uncommon for firms to have hundreds, sometimes thousands of banker boxes sitting around,
with some spending thousands of dollars per month on closed file storage. Other firms have moved to a
more paperless environment but still ask “How long do we have to keep these closed files regardless of
whether they are stored in paper or electronic form?” In this session, you will learn common sense
techniques for document management, retention and destruction as well as the Wisconsin rules related
to file retention.

25 Tech Tips & Tricks
3:00 - 3:50 PM

Presenters: Olivia Kelley, DeWitt LLP
                     Jeff Krause, Affinity Consulting Group
                     Spencer Orin, Digital Intelligence Inc.
                     Mercedes de la Rosa, MWH Law Group