Law and Technology: Legal Disruption Facing the Retail Industry


Past Event

Law and Technology: Legal Disruption Facing the Retail Industry

June 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Program Description

Law and Technology: Legal Disruptions provides attendees with constructive insights into the legal challenges facing the retail industry.

This day-long program will focus on current developments in areas such as:

  • Blockchain. Explore the ways the retail industry can harness the power of this new technology.
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy. How do you protect customer and proprietary data from potential breaches? What are the tools you can use to respond if they do occur?
  • FCPA and anti-corruption laws. Enforcement in this area continues to be a key regulatory priority. Discuss ways to crate and maintain effective compliance structures.
  • Employment Law.  Examine best practices for enforcing sexual harassment policies, including across borders, an issue receiving increased scrutiny today.

Attendees will also hear from industry experts on how the environment is changing and what retailers can do to stay ahead of those advancements.

Please see the agenda, here.

World-Class Speakers


Keynote Speaker: Justin MacFarlane, Chief Strategy, Analytics, and Innovation Officer, Macy*s, Inc.

Featured Speaker: Rick Helfenbein, President and CEO, American Apparel and Footwear Association

  • Eric Talley, Columbia Law School
  • Matthew Waxman, Columbia Law School
  • Una Dean, Partner, Fried Frank
  • Paul Ferrillo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
  • Michelle Gyves, Associate, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Joshua Ashley Klayman, Of Counsel, Morrison Foerster
  • Daniel Ilan, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb
  • Winston M. Paes, Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Kimberly A. Parker, Partner, WilmerHale
  • Susan Linda Ross, Senior Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Ken Rossen, Director of Business Development, GRA Quantum

Program Advantages

Obtain a practical understanding of relevant current legal issues that impact your business.

  • Hear from experts on how retailers can proactively address the legal challenges they face and how to avoid potential pitfalls along the way.
  • Learn from industry thought leaders about the transformation of the retail industry.
  • The program will empower participants to help their companies innovate and stay on top of legal developments by providing practical tools they can take back to their practices.

Who Should Attend

  • Leaders and executives who have responsibility for teams and strategies from any industry or organization.
  • Team managers/leaders and small teams from the same organization.
  • Executives who have recently attained or are on the path toward leadership roles.
  • Lawyers looking to hone or build their conflict resolution skills.

Program Information

June 14, 2018

Format:  Live, in-person; Columbia Law School, William and June Warren Hall
Program Fee:  $595
The program fee includes course materials, and breakfast and lunch for each day of the seminar.
*30% Discount for Columbia Alumni*
Please contact for more information.

Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:

Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE Program will provide 6 credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. This CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of the program are not eligible for partial credit. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On final sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.

Persons seeking a hardship scholarship should register using the online form and then separately complete their registration by submitting a scholarship request, no later than June 9, 2017, to Columbia Law School Executive Education at Requests, which will be answered, should detail in a few sentences the basis of the applicant's need and the background to his or her interest. Please understand that without a complete scholarship request, the applicant may be notified that the scholarship registration has been cancelled.

For general information regarding New York CLE credit, please contact the New York Continuing Legal Education Board at