The focus of the 2012 ERAI Executive Conference will be the imminent and widespread changes all sectors of the supply chain should expect as a result of the language contained in H.R.1540: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Keith Gregory, outside general counsel for ERAI, is sitting on a panel about H.R.1540’s implications and possible plans of action. Gregory will also recommend best practices & contractual requirements as called out in AS6081 and rights and responsibilities regarding the disposition of counterfeit electronic parts. Brett Johnson will present on ITAR & the supply chain. Dan Wittenberg’s presentation, “Judge, Jury and Executioner,”
Keith Gregory, partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, practices in the areas of general business matters, corporate, franchise and partnership disputes, and intellectual property and commercial litigation. He is an experienced litigator, with considerable background in intellectual property issues, licensing agreements, trade secret matters and Uniform Commercial Code issues, especially within the electronic components and semi-conductor industries. Keith was recently appointed to the SAE International AS6081 Committee, established to develop standards proscribing counterfeit parts avoidance requirements for independent distributors.
Brett Johnson, partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, represents clients in business, export, government contracting, and health care matters, including professional liability defense and commercial litigation matters. In addition to representing large and small businesses, individuals and pro bono clients, he is the editor of the firm's International Industry Group's Global Connection newsletter.
Dan Wittenberg , partner in the firm’s Denver office, concentrates his practice in representing medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer product and heavy equipment manufacturers in product liability litigation as well as counseling companies on risk management strategies, recalls and regulatory matters, including those involving the FDA and CPSC. He represents companies in commercial litigation and works with entities in technology transfer and intellectual property matters. Representative clients also include renewable/clean energy companies, such as a leading manufacturer of solar cells, panels, inverters and imaging detectors, as well as one of North America’s largest wind energy companies.
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