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Thursday June 28

Location

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SABA North America Board Meeting*
Open to all SABA Leadership

Alvin & Carnegie

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration Opens

Alvin & Carnegie Foyer

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
with keynote Rep. Grace Meng

Jones Day
250 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281

 9:30 p.m.  SABA's Got Talent Variety Show  The Cutting Room
44 E 32nd St
New York, NY 10016
 11:30 p.m.  SABA's Got Talent After Party  The Cutting Room
44 E 32nd St
New York, NY 10016

Friday June 29

Location

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Registration

Ballroom Coatcheck

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

Ballroom Foyer

 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Partners' Section Networking Breakfast  Empire State Ballroom

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

Ballroom Foyer

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

The Fight Continues: Voting Rights, Citizenship, and Civic Participation

Ballroom I

 

Global M&A Transactions in an Era of Enhanced Compliance Enforcement

 Ballroom V

 

Tax Reform: Last Year We Debated It, This Year We Analyze the Results

 Alvin & Carnegie

 

The Data Revolution and The Law

Booth & Imperial 

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Coffee Break

 Ballroom Foyer

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Challenges of Litigating Cases in the Public Eye

Ballroom I 

 

The State of South Asian Americans 95 years after United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind

Ballroom V 

 

Young Associates Round Table - Competing & Succeeding as a New Lawyer

 Alvin & Carnegie

 

3 Patent Law Game Changers – Have AliceAkamai and the AIA Really Changed the Game?

 Booth & Imperial

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Plenary – South Asians Carrying the Torch
Sponsored by Fried Frank

Presentation of Public Interest & Corporate Counsel Achievement Awards

Empire State
Ballroom

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Shattered Glass: Female GCs Share Advice on Breaking Through
Sponsored by Walmart

Ballroom I 

 

Ok Legal, Does Connected Equal Exposed?: Consumers, Regulators, and Connected Devices

 Ballroom V

 

Pivot to Offense: Agile Counseling in Regulated Spaces

 Alvin & Carnegie

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Coffee Break

Booth & Imperial 

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Fostering Greater Inclusion in the #MeToo Era

Ballroom I 

 

Judge Advocate Generals Corps: Breaking down Barriers to Serve Our Country

Ballroom V 

 

When a Small Case Becomes a Big Case:
Keeping E-Discovery Cost in Check

Alvin & Carnegie 

 

Banking and Finance Law Developments

 Booth & Imperial

5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.  Corporate Counsel Reception*
Sponsored by Milbank

The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017

5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

IP Section Reception*
Sponsored by Fox Rothschild

TBD
5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.   Solo/Small Firm Section Reception*
Park Avenue Tavern
99 Park Ave, New York, NY 10017
 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.  SABA Foundation Benefit and Presentation of Grant Recipients Empire State
Ballroom 

9:00 p.m.

SABA Foundation VIP Dinner with Hari Kondabolu

Junoon
27 W 24th St
New York, NY 10010

9:00 p.m. 

Dinner Reservations 

*Sign up at registration table starting Thursday evening 
(Until all spaces have been filled)

Various Locations 

Saturday, June 30

Location

8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration

Ballroom Coatcheck

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

Ballroom Foyer

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

Ballroom Foyer

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

National Advisory Council Meeting*

Palace

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Things I Wish I Had Known
Joint panel with NASALSA

Ballroom I

 

Immigration in the Age of "America First," "Buy American Hire American," and "Extreme Vetting"

 Ballroom V

 

Hot Topics in International Arbitration

 Alvin & Carnegie

 

Doing Business in India

 Booth & Imperial

10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Networking Coffee Break

 Ballroom Foyer

11:05 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Clerkships, Diversity, and Judicial Decisionmaking 
Joint Panel with NASALSA

 Ballroom I

 

Lawyering Meets International Activism 

 Ballroom V

 

The Legal Ethics of My Cousin Vinny

 Alvin & Carnegie

 

It’s Happening: The Legal Implications of Ride Share, Driverless Car and Drone Technology

Booth & Imperial 

12:20 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Lunch Plenary – Supreme Court Review

Presentation of Rising Star and Outstanding Program Awards

Empire State
Ballroom

2:25 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Marijuana Legalization: Civil Rights and States' Rights

Ballroom I

 

Where the Case Is Won - Picking the Perfect Jury

 Ballroom V

 

It’s A Crypto World: Evolving Legal Regulations and Cryptocurrency

Alvin & Carnegie 

 

Responding to a Crisis: Trips and Traps

 Booth & Imperial

3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Coffee Break

Ballroom Foyer 

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Diversity in the Law: Perspectives from the Bench 

 Ballroom I

 

The Path(s) to Going In-House

 Ballroom V

 

Legal, Policy, and Public Health Approaches to the Opioids Epidemic

 Alvin & Carnegie

 

IP in Fashion and Wearable Technology

Booth & Imperial 

 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Barrels & Bubbles Meet and Greet with Foundation Grantees
Hosted by SABA Foundation

 The Lounge at
New York Central

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Apple's SABA Mixer

 RSVP

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Gala Cocktail Reception

Ballroom Foyer

7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

SABA North America 15th Annual Gala
with MC Reena Ninan

Keynote Speaker: Sen. Cory Booker
Featured Speaker: Preet Bharara

Entertainment: DJ Rekha

Empire State
Ballroom

 11:30 p.m. SABA North America 15th Annual Gala After Party  Ainsworth Midtown
45 E 33rd St
New York, NY 10016
 

Sunday, July 1

Location

9:00a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

2018-2019 Executive Committee Meeting*

TBA

11:00 a.m.

Brunch Reservations
*Sign up at registration table by Saturday afternoon 
(Until all spaces have been filled)

Various Locations

* indicates that invitation or RSVP is needed