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
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.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12:30 p.m.–1:50 p.m. EDT
State and city employees: $15
General public: $30
NYLS faculty, staff, and current students: free
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.
1.5 CLE credits in Ethics and Professionalism (NY transitional and nontransitional)
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m.–12:35 p.m.
12:35 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
Ethics and Innovation: Navigating Conflicts When Government is a Partner
Martin L. Levine, JCOPE Deputy General Counsel
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.