Whether your clients operate in traditional industries like manufacturing, retail, food and beverage, healthcare, construction, agriculture, or energy services, or include entrepreneurial companies commercializing e-commerce, software, and other technology and Internet or cloud-enabled products and solutions, the “innovation economy” is dramatically changing the role of the business lawyer. Now, more than ever before, understanding how your client conducts its business and keeping up with new laws (and applying old laws to new business models) is critical to counseling business clients.
Event Type: Seminar
The innovation economy has forced traditional and “technology” companies alike to restructure their business operations, infrastructures, and relationships. Business success and value are now tied predominantly to the business’ people (employees and independent contractors requiring new skills), strategic partners (vendors and distributors), and the collection, management, and security of information and data (whether proprietary or that of third parties, including customers and vendors). Today, competing means reducing the cost of providing products and services while adding value and enhancing the customer’s experience. These new realities present legal issues and evolving regulatory compliance challenges. This conference is designed to re-tool business lawyers with an understanding of the legal implications of common and increasingly dynamic business models which most companies are adopting to compete in the innovation economy.