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World Recognition of Distinguished General Counsel:
Dr. Richard Thurston
General Counsel of TSMC
A Leading Global High Tech Corporation

Thursday, March 27, 2014
8:30 – 10:45 A.M. (8:00 Registration)
Latham & Watkins Conference Center, 885 Third Avenue/E. 53rd St., New York

There is no fee to attend and continental breakfast will be served.
2.25 hours of New York CLE credits are approved.

Agenda

General Counsel are more important than ever in history. Boards of Directors look increasingly to them to enhance financial and business strategy, compliance, and integrity of corporate operations. In recognition of our distinguished Guest of Honor’s personal accomplishments in his career and his leadership in the profession, we are honoring Dr. Richard Thurston, General Counsel of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) with the leading global honor for General Counsel. TSMC is the world’s largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry and a major supplier to most of the world’s largest electronic companies. His address will focus on key issues facing General Counsel of leading technology manufacturing firms. The panelists’ additional topics include strategic competition and innovation in the global high tech industry; dealmaking in high tech; strategic patent development; and major intellectual property litigation. The transcript of this event will be made available worldwide in electronic copy.

Co-hosted by Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by (i) the State Bar of California in the amount of 2.25 hours of general credit, (ii) the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois in the amount of 2.25 hours of general credit, (iii) the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.70 hours of total CLE credit (all of which qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law), (iv) the State Bar of New York in the amount of 2.50 hours of areas of professional practice credit and is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys, and (v) the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 2.25 hours of general credit. In addition, 2.25 hours of CPD credit (SRA ref. 2500/LAWA) is available for lawyers qualified in England and Wales.

Distinguished Speakers

  • Guest of Honor:
    • Dr. Richard Thurston, Senior Vice President & General Counsel
      Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
  • Distinguished Panelists:
    • L. Norwood Jameson, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
    • David O’Dell, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
    • Scott Cohen, Partner, Jones Day
    • Brian Ferrall, Partner, Keker & Van Nest LLP
    • Christopher Kaufman, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
    • Jack Friedman (Moderator), Chairman, Directors Roundtable

Selected Biographies and Materials