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.
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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
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.