• Day 1
  • Day 2

Thursday, 24th May 2018

08:30 – 09:30 Registration & Refreshments
09:30 – 10:45 Opening Session
Welcome Address by Aakriti Raizada, Founder & CEO, Legal Era, Legal Media Group


Opening Address CHAIRPERSON by Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, Bar Association of India & Society of Indian Law Firms


Chief Guest by Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India, New York, USA


Guest of Honor by Diane Farrell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration


Keynote Address by Puneet R. Kundal, Minister (Commerce), Embassy of India, Washington, DC


Keynote Address by Nishith M. Desai, Founder & Managing Partner, Nishith Desai Associates


Closing Remarks by Amy Hariani, Vice President & Legal Policy Counsel, USIBC, US Chamber of Commerce

10:45 – 11:00 Networking Over Tea/Coffee
11:00 – 12:00
Panel I : Data Privacy & Employment Laws
Speakers Anubhav Kapoor, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Tata Technologies Ltd.
Shruti Chopra, Associate, Morrison Cohen LLP
Richie Sancheti, Funds Practice Group, Nishith Desai Associates
Pratibha Jain, Founding Partner and Head, Delhi office Nishith Desai Associates
Moderated By Charles H. Kaplan, Member, Employment & Labor Practice Group, Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
12:00 – 13:00
Panel II : IP Regime in India & US
Speakers Amarjit Singh Monga, Senior Partner, Amarjit & Associates
Parthasarathy R, Principal Partner & Country Head, Chennai, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
Komal Kalha, Officer-in-Charge, Office of South Asia (Additional Charge), Sr. Counsel, USPTO
Douglas Graham, CEO, Ideation Inc.
Sonia Baldia, Partner, Technology & IP, India Focus Group, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Moderated By Debolina Partap, General Counsel & Vice President – Legal, Wockhardt Group
13:00 – 14:00 Luncheon
14:00 – 15:00 Panel III : Litigation Strategies: How to handle Litigation in different Jurisdictions
This session looks at what the US legal system (for commercial and individual cases) can offer to help improve the Indian legal system and strategies for clients, mired in delays and old common law procedures to the more forward-thinking and judge-controlled US cases which can accelerate litigation and keep a sharp control on costs. The session would also touch upon class actions and litigation funding.

Speakers Robert S. Friedman, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Dr. Sanjeev Gemawat, Executive Director – Legal & Group Company Secretary, Dalmia Bharat Group
Rishi Bhandari, Partner, Mandel Bhandari LLP
Moderated By Philip D. Robben, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
15:00 – 16:00 Panel IV : GC in the World of Conflicts & Crises
Speakers Fernando Victoria Pena, Legal and Compliance Director, Teleperformance Andean Region
Bjarne P. Tellmann, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer, Pearson PLC
Dr. Akhil Prasad, Country Counsel India & Company Secretary, Boeing International Corporation, India
David Wawro, Partner, Torys LLP
Moderated By Geoffrey D Creighton, Immediate Past-President, In-House Counsel Worldwide, & Member, BlackRock Canada IRC
16:00 – 16:15 Networking Over Tea/Coffee
16:15 – 17:15 Panel V : Cross Border M&A
This session discusses the tips and tricks for a successful due diligence program for US investment into India.

Speakers Dr. Manoj Kumar, Founder and Managing Partner, Hammurabi & Solomon
Jai S Pathak, Partner-in-Charge Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Michael Harrington, Managing Director, Mintz Group
Ralph C. Voltmer, Jr., Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Deepak Nambiar, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Moderated By Jeffrey Whittle, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
17:30 – 19:30 Felicitation Ceremony And Global Achievers’ Awards 2018 Followed By Wine & Dine

Friday, 25th May 2018

08:30 – 09:30 Registration & Refreshments
09:30 – 10:30 Panel VI : Dispute Resolution (ADR) Regime in India & US: Challenges & Recent Developments
This session talks about the current ADR techniques and processes in the US and India.

Speakers Rishi Bagga, Esq., President, South Asian Bar Association of North America
Kunal Tandon, Founder, Tandon & Co.
James P. Duffy IV, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Deepak Sabharwal, Managing Partner, Deepak Sabharwal & Associates Advocates & Corporate Consultants
Moderated By Ronak D. Desai, Vice-Chair, India Practice Steptoe & Johnson LLP
10:30 – 10:45 Networking Over Tea/Coffee
10:45 – 11:45 Panel VII : Blockchain – Trends & Future
Speakers Ankit Paleja, Associate Partner, Crawford Bayley & Co. (Advocates & Solicitors)
Eric Luellen, CEO & Co-founder, Bioinformatix LLC
Jaipat Jain, Partner, Lazare Potter Giacovas & Moyle LLP
David Lerner, Partner & Co-Chair, Intellectual Property, Morrison Cohen LLP
Moderated By Alan N. Sutin, Senior Chair, Global IP & Technology Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11:45 – 12:45
Panel VIII : Bilateral Trade & Services between India and the US and the Future of that Relationship
Speakers Moushami P. Joshi, Attorney, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Amy Hariani, Vice President & Legal Policy Counsel, USIBC, US Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Sanjeev Gemawat, Executive Director – Legal & Group Company Secretary, Dalmia Bharat Group
Moderated By Richard M. Rossow, Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S. India Policy Studies, The Center for Strategic & International Studies
12.45 – 13:45 Luncheon
13:45 – 14:45 Panel IX : Copyright Infringement and Digital Piracy across Borders
Speakers Deborah Robinson, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Anti-Piracy, Viacom
David K. Caplan, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Moderated By Dr. Manoj Kumar, Founder and Managing Partner, Hammurabi & Solomon
14:45 – 15:00 Networking Over Tea/Coffee
15:00 – 16:00 Panel X : White Collar Crimes
This session will cover the latest enforcement trends of MNCs operating in India. As India debates enhancing its anti-corruption regulations, foreign regulators have been enforcing long standing rules and extracting large fines and prison terms. This session will discuss those regulation, the impact they can have on businesses operating in India, and best practices to protect clients and companies. White collar crimes discussed will include bribery, corruption, sanctions, and money laundering.

Speakers Matthew Reinhard, Member, Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Christine Uriarte, General Counsel, Anti-Corruption Division, OECD
Lisa Bhansali, Advisor, Institutional Integrity Vice-Presidency (INT), The World Bank Group
Lara A Covington, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Moderated By Vasu B. Muthyala, Partner, Kobre & Kim – Disputes and Investigations
16:00 – 16:30 Conference Concludes With Closing Remarks
Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, Bar Association of India & Society of Indian Law Firms