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Please join us for the Texas A&M University School of Law San Antonio ​Business ​Speaker Series on Tuesdays ​during​ your lunch hour.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

HOW COMPARATIVE LAW MATTERS FOR BUSINESS IN A GLOBAL AGE

Nuno-Garoupa-Fav-L3Presented by Nuno Garoupa, Professor of Law, Texas A&M School of Law

        Noon - 1:30 p.m.
        ​The Mercantile Building​
        ​40 NE Loop 410

Professor Nuno Garoupa, an expert on law and economics, comparative law and comparative judicial politics, uses the traditional distinction between common law systems (prevailing in the Anglo-American world) and civil law systems (with significant variations across Europe, Asia and Latin America) to highlight different lawyering and business practices across the world. Topics include the impact of legal traditions on the structure of legal professions, billing practices, organization of law firms, regulation of lawyering and business, the influence of lawyers and business interests in lawmaking. Professor Garoupa also addresses how globalization (a flat world) has reshaped lawyering and business outside of the United States.

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Past ​Speakers

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Susan Saab Fortney

THE ETHICS AND BUSINESS OF BILLABLE HOUR PRACTICE BY ATTORNEYS
Presented by ​Susan Fortney, Professor of Law, Texas A&M School of Law

Professor Susan Fortney, an expert on legal ethics and malpractice, ​uses an interactive approach to tackling professional responsibility and business issues related to hourly billing by attorneys. Attendees examined concerns related to use of hourly billing and how attorneys and clients can avoid traps and misunderstandings related to fees based on billable hours. Professor Fortney draws on her empirical work to help attendees consider the cultural and organizational factors that influence ethical conduct related to billing and compensation.

Tuesday, ​October 10, 2017

Glynn Lunney

THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC: A STUDY OF COPYRIGHT, MUSIC REVENUE, AND MUSIC OUTPUT
Presented by ​Glynn Lunney '84, Professor, Texas A&M School of Law & Professor, Texas A&M College of Engineering

Professor Glynn Lunney (’84), an expert in intellectual property and the economic analysis of the law, discussed how the copyright system does not necessarily accomplish the goals that business and society expect. Using the recording industry since the 1960s as a decades-long case study, Professor Lunney showed how changes in copyright law, technology, and markets affected industry revenues in surprising ways, raising questions of how businesses today should create and monetize their intellectual property. Did copyright achieved its stated goal, where more revenue led to more and better music? Attendees gained insight into the real-world operation of the copyright system and its implications for business.

Tuesday, ​September 19, 2017

Saurabh-VishnubhakatPATENT EXPOSURE IN BUSINESS
Presented by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Associate Professor, Texas A&M School of Law & Associate Professor, Texas A&M College of Engineering

Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat, an expert in patent and administrative law and a former Patent Office advisor, discussed how businesses should think strategically about patents—their own as well as those of their competitors. ​Attendees explored the changing landscape of patent law, litigation, and intellectual asset management.

Tuesday, ​August 22, 2017

Randy GordonTHE BUSINESS OF MANAGING LEGAL RELATIONSHIPS
Presented by Randy D. Gordon, Professor of Law
Texas A&M School of Law

Professor Randy D. Gordon brings some three decades of experience in representing business clients when he speaks on how legal issues are a reality of modern business practice. Accomplishing business goals often turns on the effective management of relationships with lawyers across multiple dimensions: economic, temporal, and pragmatic. Attendees learned about both the challenges of legal relationships in a business setting and also how business professionals can set and manage the related expectations to achieve better outcomes where law and business intersect.

Tuesday, ​August 1, 2017

Angela MorrisonIMMIGRATION COMPLIANCE IN BUSINESS
Presented by ​Angela Morrison, Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M School of Law

Professor Angela D. Morrison, an expert in immigration and workplace law, will address the timely topic what employers should do in light of existing and expected changes in immigration policy and law. Come learn what every business and legal professional should know about best practices regarding challenges to businesses’ staffing strategies, shifting international travel policies, and potential increases in worksite raids.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Michael GreenBUSINESS COMPLIANCE IN VALUING HUMAN RESOURCES
Presented by ​Michael Z. Green, Professor of Law
Texas A&M School of Law

Professor Michael Z. Green, an expert in labor and employment law, address​ed concerns for businesses in managing their most valuable asset—their human resources. Employers and employees both stand to gain when businesses seek proactive compliance with legal requirements and resolve disputes in an environment where employees perceive their value. Every business and legal professional can benefit from an improved understanding of workplace law.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Holland_Brian1THE BUSINESS OF DATA AND PRIVACY
Presented by H. Brian Holland, Professor of Law
Texas A&M School of Law

Professor Brian Holland, an expert in internet and technology law, discussed trends in innovation of the use of data and toward the erosion of privacy—matters about which every business and legal professional should be aware. Attendees learned about exposure and risks that exist in today’s business environment, along with first steps toward their minimization.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Byrnes-William-2016THE BUSINESS OF RISK MANAGEMENT
Presented by William H. Byrnes, Executive Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Special Projects
Texas A&M School of Law
     
Our session on May 23 featured William Byrnes, a professor and former member of a major accounting firm, who spoke on trends in risk management that every professional should know, addressing the need to manage risks and leverage opportunities in the current legal and political environment.

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