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03 Dec 2022 Conference: Hong Kong China

As part of Morrison Foerster’s commitment to the startup and venture capital ecosystem in Asia, we are proud to sponsor the Asia Technology Entrepreneurship Conference (ATEC) Startup Competition 2022, the largest university alumni club-led technology conference and startup competition in Asia. MoFo Partner and Co-Chair of Asia Private Equity practice, Thomas Chou, will moderate the panel “Bio Eats the World – New Opportunities in Biotech, Medtech & Healthtech” at 2:15-3pm HKT on Saturday December 3, 2022.

Read more and register for the event.

05 Dec 2022 Conference: London UK

Global AgInvesting (GAI), the world's premier agriculture investment conference series, returns to London, 5-6 December, for the 13th annual GAI Europe conference. Join an international gathering of allocators, fund managers, and industry executives who come together to raise capital, negotiate deals, and discuss the burgeoning asset class of agriculture and its surrounding themes, such as impact investing, sustainability, agtech innovation, and many more. At the conference, Mitchell Presser and Fredo Silva will discuss "ESG Investors & the Ag Sector" on December 5 at 2:00 - 2:30 PM.

06 Dec 2022 Conference: London UK

Marie-Claire Strawbridge will speak at GCR Live's Foreign Investment Control conference on December 6, 2022. Marie-Claire will participate in a panel titled "Taking Stock: War Stories from the First Year of the UK NSIA, " discussing the challenges investors and advisors have faced in the first year of the UK’s National Security and Investment Act. The panel will review the approval process for non-issue transactions and their challenges. Panelists will dissect mitigated cases and debate if this direction operates productively for the UK government in balancing security and the need for investment. This panel will be held at 9:30 am GMT. The conference will be held at Butchers' Hall in London, UK.


06 Dec 2022 Conference: New York United States

ACI’s Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference has united leaders in the pharmaceutical and medical device product liability defense bar for the last quarter century. Designed for master’s-level strategy-sharing and bringing together hundreds of industry leaders from in-house, private practice, and government, this is the forum at which to gain essential life sciences product liability litigation strategies.

On October 7, Julie Park will moderate a session entitled “Maximizing the Chances of Success in a ‘Bet-the-Company’ Product Liability Litigation” at 5:00 p.m. ET.

On October 8, Jessica Grant will speak at the “Examining Risks and Liabilities Associated with New Cutting Edge MedTech and HealthTech” session at 1:00 p.m. ET.

The conference is scheduled for December 6–7, 2021 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Register for this conference.

06 Dec 2022 Panel: New York United States

On December 6, Morrison & Foerster's Corporate Finance | Capital Markets practice group co-chairs Dave Lynn and Scott Lesmes will speak on multiple panels at PLI's Annual Disclosure Documents 2022: Current Developments and Best Practices.

Scott Lesmes will serve as a chair of the conference and will speak on the panels "Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices" and "Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges Related to Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents." Dave Lynn will speak on the panels "SEC Division of Corporation Finance Developments’ Impact on Annual Disclosure Requirements" and "ESG and Other Disclosure Developments."

PLI's one-day Annual Disclosure Documents 2022: Current Developments and Best Practices conference will highlight the important changes and updates over the past year in disclosure requirements.


07 Dec 2022 Conference: Washington, DC United States

Morrison Foerster is proud to sponsor the Food and Drug Law Institute’s (FDLI) Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Conference: For the Drug, Device, Food, and Tobacco Industries. The program will focus on the trends and issues in enforcement and compliance, as well as the latest developments in litigation. At this year’s conference, attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from and interact with top officials from FDA, DOJ, FTC, and other government agencies.

For more information or to register, please visit the FDLI website.

09 Dec 2022 Podcast: Berkeley Heights United States

The 23rd Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute will be held December 8-9, 2022 at Stanford University. The event presents a roster of judges, academics, litigators, patent prosecutors, and senior IP counsel from major corporations offering a results-oriented, in-depth look at the latest developments in patent law and practice. On Friday, December 9th from 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., MoFo partner Hogene Choi will present “Key Updates on U.S. Patent Prosecution Techniques,” during the prosecution room track with Brad Lytle, Xsensus and Eugene Kim, Twilio.

For more information, please visit the BCLT website.

09 Dec 2022 Forum: Hong Kong China

Morrison Foerster is proud to sponsor the 2022 Asia Pacific Ethics & Compliance Virtual Forum. This event will feature forward-thinking industry leaders who will share proactive approaches to addressing ethical culture, training and awareness, geopolitical influences, cybersecurity, and much more.

Morrison Foerster partner and global chair of the firm’s Private Equity Group, Marcia Ellis, will speak at the session “How ESG Can Address the Biggest Global Challenges and Work to Promote Value Creation” on December 9, 2022.

This session will cover how companies are moving ESG beyond ethics and compliance to address global challenges such as managing the confluence of geopolitical risks. It will also reflect on how companies are incorporating ESG into an organization's authority structure to hold leaders accountable for achieving ESG goals and drive value across the company.


09 Dec 2022 Conference: Amsterdam Netherlands

Join Morrison Foerster at FORUM Institut’s 10th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Protection for Plant Innovation. The conference, which will be held in Amsterdam on December 8-9, 2022, will bring together world-class international experts, key decision makers, and leading players in the plant IP market from across the globe to discuss critical IP developments in the plant innovation sector.

On Friday, December 9 from 11:55 AM - 12:30 PM CET, Michael Ward, MoFo partner and head of the firm’s Plant IP Group, will speak at the conference on the topic of “Update: US SECURE Rule - Impact on Gene Edited Plants in the U.S.?”

For more information or to register for the conference, please click here.

14 Dec 2022 Seminar: New York United States

Morrison Foerster is delighted to host the New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Securities Litigation Committee’s 2022 Securities Litigation Annual Review at our midtown Manhattan office.

The Securities Litigation Annual Review presents a day of networking and educational programming on the most groundbreaking developments in securities litigation.

The event will be led by the co-chairs of the NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Securities Litigation Committee, Jim Beha (Morrison Foerster) and Jane O’Brien (Paul Weiss).


8:15 am – 8:50 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:50 am – Securities Litigation in New York’s Commercial Division
10:00 am – 10:50 am – Emerging Trends in SPAC Litigation
10:50 am – 11:10 am – Break/Snacks
11:10 am – 12:00 pm – Ethical Issues in Securities Litigation
12:10 pm – 1:00 pm – Goldman Sachs, Class Certification, and “Price Impact”
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Lunch and Networking Reception

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