Ethics and Innovation in New York State: Navigating Conflicts When Government is a Partner

october 2020

tue13oct12:30 pm1:50 pmEthics and Innovation in New York State: Navigating Conflicts When Government is a Partner Event Organized By: Center for New York City Law

Event Details

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics and the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School present, “Ethics and Innovation in New York State: Navigating Conflicts When Government is a Partner.”

Ethics laws have been written in such a way that places private interests inherently at odds with government interests. This antiquated notion of adversaries fails to reconcile with the reality of government’s crucial role as a partner in innovation.

This panel will discuss: the different structures and objectives used in public-private partnerships; how commercialization and privatization of intellectual property is used as a recruitment tool in the public sector; the roles played by specific governmental organizations in joint ventures; how ethics fits within larger compliance regimes; how to define, identify, and mitigate conflicts of interest; and how participating entities and other regulators (e.g. JCOPE) can collaborate, avoid duplicative efforts, and promote research, development, and innovation while protecting the integrity of the venture under existing ethics laws and rules.

DATE
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

TIME
12:30 p.m.–1:50 p.m. EDT

COST
State and city employees: $15
General public: $30
NYLS faculty, staff, and current students: free

RSVP
www.nyls.edu/nylsrsvp
Information on how to access the webinar will be provided to registrants via email 24 hours prior to the event.

Registration is required. For payment, all major credit cards are accepted. Checks will not be accepted for payment for this event.

CREDITS
1.5 CLE credits in Ethics and Professionalism (NY transitional and nontransitional)

SCHEDULE

12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.
Check in

12:30 p.m.–12:35 p.m.
Welcome

12:35 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
Ethics and Innovation: Navigating Conflicts When Government is a Partner

MODERATOR
Martin L. Levine, JCOPE Deputy General Counsel

PANELISTS
Michelle Crew, General Counsel, Olympic Regional Development Authority
Elizabeth Fine, Executive Vice President, Legal, and General Counsel, Empire State Development Corporation
Adam Haney, Associate Counsel, State University of New York System Administration
Joshua Toas, Vice President of Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer, State University of New York Research Foundation

Following the panel discussion, there will be a Q&A session.

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