Technology and Venture Law Committee

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 lawyers.

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!

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As Approved December 28, 2005

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 issues.

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.