The Technology and Venture Law Committee focuses on the law and
business of technology and emerging growth industries. Our members
include practitioners, corporate counsel, government and venture
We organize events, create and sponsor CLE programs, write articles,
and comment on and draft legislation that affects the growth of these
industries. Our committee has existed for over 20 years and our
members have had a profound effect on the development of technology law
in New York and nationally.
Join us and get to know some of the smartest, best connected venture
and technology lawyers in New York!
Focus: The Committee focuses on
legal issues relating to the use, development and protection of
technology, the impact of new technologies on business law practice and
the new industries created by advances in technology.
Activities: The Committee provides a forum for
discussion and analysis of evolving issues at the intersection of
technology, information law and business, including the protection of
intellectual property, computer systems security, outsourcing, drafting
issues and effective use of law office technology; challenges relating
to representing clients in early stage and newly-emerging industries,
such as analyzing the impact of the convergence of business and
entertainment systems, the uses of mobile devices, the impact of
developments in biotechnology and analysis of possible revenue models
that promise to support sustainable corporate development. We also
review, analyze and comment on proposed legislation involving these
Meetings: The Committee meets in conjunction
with Business Law Section Meetings, Annual New York State Bar
Association meetings, and at other times throughout the year, including
sponsoring CLE-accredited programs with guest speakers.
Members: Members include lawyers in private
practice, corporate counsel and lawyers in civil service whose practices
involve legal issues relating to the development,
protection, use and abuse of new technology. The Committee was
formed in 1981 as the Computer Law Committee, making it one of the
earliest technology focused legal groups in the New York State Bar
Association. Many of the original members, whose careers span the
growth of computer and digital technology, attend our regular meetings
and contribute their wealth of experience to every discussion.
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