Legal Issues for Startups
Speaker: Panelists: Danielle Lauzon, Wendy Verlander, Christine Kuta, Goodwin Procter, WilmerHale, Kuta Intellectual Property Law
Date: Monday, February 25 2013
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Host: Natasha Us, AMITA; Goodwin Procter
Contact: Dorothy Curtis, 617-253-0541, email@example.comRelevant URL: http://amita.alumgroup.mit.edu/StartupsLegalIssues
Legal Issues for Startups
Panel discussion by accomplished women from the MIT community about strategies
for addressing legal issues typically faced by start-ups.
Light Refreshments and Networking at 6:30pm
Panel Discussion at 7:00pm
Sponsored by Goodwin Procter
Danielle Lauzon, B.A. ‘97 University of Michigan, J.D. 2000 Villanova University School of Law (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), is a partner in Goodwin Procter LLP’s Technology Companies Group. She represents companies in a wide range of industries, including software, hardware, information technology services, clean technology, and life sciences. She provides advice on all aspects of corporate governance and securities law compliance, including start-up and formation matters. Ms. Lauzon also has experience in merger and acquisition transactions and securities offerings. In addition, she has represented companies as well as venture capital and private equity firms in numerous venture capital financings and recapitalizations.
Wendy Verlander SB, SM II ’89, JD 1994 Columbia Law School (3-year Harlan Fiske Stone scholar), is a partner in WilmerHale’s Intellectual Property Department. Ms. Verlander has extensive experience in IP litigation, and is also experienced in arbitration, patent procurement, reexamination proceedings, drafting opinions of counsel, technology transfer and licensing and due diligence investigations for corporate transactions. She works with companies at all stages of development and growth, from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.
Christine Kuta, SB II ’83, J.D. Suffolk University Law School, is an intellectual property lawyer. Her practice includes intellectual property strategy, portfolio development and management, and patent and trademark prosecution. Ms. Kuta counsels clients in a wide variety of technical areas including computer systems and software applications, telephony and computer networks, medical devices, lighting systems, materials and manufacturing processes. Ms. Kuta has been in private practice for over ten years. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Kuta worked in the computer industry for fifteen years, first as a hardware engineer, then as a software engineer, and later as in-house intellectual property counsel.
Marta Gross Sc.B. X ’80, J.D. ‘88 Suffolk University School of Law (Evening Division, cum laude) is a partner in Goodwin Procter LLP’s Litigation Department and a member of its Patent Litigation Practice. For more than 20 years, she has focused her practice on patent matters, including patent litigation, strategic counseling and opinions, and patent-related due diligence. Ms. Gross joined Goodwin Procter as a partner in 2003, and upon joining the firm, Ms. Gross organized and developed the strategic patent counseling practice to support Teva, the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical company. She continues to lead this team which provides validity and infringement advice and opinions, as well as strategic counseling to Teva and others in the life sciences. Ms. Gross worked as an engineer for eight years after her graduation from MIT.
First 20 students free; then $5
MIT Alumni, Faculty, Staff $10
$5 extra at the door
Date & Location
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MIT Tang Center E51-315
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