WAKEFIELD, Mass.– LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – The International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), the world’s leading technology law non-profit association, today announced the newly elected officers and directors for 2007-2008. Comprised of individuals from 12 nations, the new slate of officers and board members continues to reflect ITechLaw’s vast global reach.
Led by President Enrique J. Batalla, Batalla Abogados, of Madrid, Spain, the leadership team will work to expand ITechLaw’s thought leadership and educational programs in emerging and established technology markets around the globe. President Batalla previously served as Vice President for ITechLaw in 2006-2007.
ITechLaw’s new officers are:
President, Enrique J. Batalla, Batalla Abogados, Madrid, Spain;
Vice President, John M. Carson, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, San Diego, Calif., USA;
Treasurer, Ursula Widmer, Dr. Widmer & Partners, Bern, Switzerland;
Secretary, Sandra A. Jeskie, Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia, Pa., USA;
Assistant Secretary, Alexander Blumrosen, Bernard Hertz Bejot, Paris, France.
“There are no greater challenges today to the legal profession than those posed by the globalization of world economies and societies, and nowhere is this trend more advanced than in technology sectors,” said President Batalla. “ITechLaw is addressing emerging globalization issues with new thought leadership programs and new networking opportunities for knowledge sharing.”
In addition to the organization’s officers, the following board members were elected:
Susan Barty, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, London, England;
John P. Beardwood, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Toronto, Canada;
Paulo Brancher, Barretto Ferreira, Jujawski, Brancher & Gonçalves Attorneys, Sao Paulo, Brazil;
Peter Brown, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP, New York, N.Y., USA;
Wolfgang Büechner, Lovells, Munich, Germany;
Kenneth K. Dort, McGuireWoods LLP, Chicago, Ill., USA;
Axel Funk, CMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart, Germany;
Oliver M. Habel, Teclegal Habel Rechtsanwalte, Munich, Germany;
Ole Horsfeldt, Gorrissen Federspiel Kierkegaard, Copenhagen, Denmark;
Bradley Joslove, Franklin, Paris, France;
Daniel P. Kahn, Kahn & Associes, Paris, France;
Stephen Mathias, Kochhar & Company, Bangalore, India;
Rahul Matthan, Trilegal, Bangalore, India;
Don McAleese, Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Dublin, Ireland;
Peter F. McLaughlin, Cardinal Health, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, USA;
Antonio Mille, Estudio Mille, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Rajiv Patel, Fenwick & West LLP, Mountain View, Calif., USA;
Denis T. Rice, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin PC, San Francisco, Calif., USA;
Larry Robins, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP, Boston, Mass., USA;
Kiran Sandford, Mishcon de Reya, London, United Kingdom;
Sajai Singh, J. Sagar Associates, Bangalore, India;
Karlyn D. Stanley, B.G. Fund, LP, Washington, D.C., USA;
Alan N. Sutin, Greenberg Traurig LLP, New York, N.Y., USA;
Robert M. Weis, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, Chicago, Ill., USA.
About the International Technology Law Association
Founded in 1971, ITechLaw is the world’s premier organization representing lawyers in the technology sector. The organization has more than 1000 members worldwide, representing six continents and a broad spectrum of expertise.
In addition to serving as a forum for members to discuss a wide range of legal issues, the association regularly organizes conferences that explore cutting-edge issues and trends in both information technology and intellectual property law.
For more information, visit the ITechLaw Web site at www.itechlaw.org.