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Legaltech Seminar Series

The School of Law’s Academic Technology department, along with School of Law student organizations and the Student Bar Association (SBA) present a regularly scheduled 8:00 – 9:00 AM seminar series on how technology affects the law. The series features guest lecturers who are prominent experts in various legal technology fields. These one hour CLE seminars are virtual, and free to University of South Carolina faculty, staff, and students.

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Fall 2022

UofSC School of Law Fall 2022 Legaltech Seminar Series

The University of South Carolina School of Law, in partnership with the Richland County Bar, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness and the School of Law's Student Bar Association, will present the Fall 2022 Legaltech Seminar Series: School of Law's Student Organizations Themed Series.   A dynamic group of presenters from the legal elite, industry experts and innovators, and legal and technical academic minds are being assembled to provide valuable insight into innovation and technical advancements taking place in South Carolina and the effects this progress has on the law. You will not want to miss this!

These one-hour CLE (CLE credit pending) virtual seminars will be held online on selected Wednesday mornings  from 8:00 – 9:00 AM.  The cost of each seminar will be $25, but free to University of South Carolina faculty, staff, and students (ask about free discount code when signing up for seminars). There are also discounts available when purchasing more than one seminar. Please email Gary Moore, Assistant Dean for Academic Technology at gmoore@law.sc.edu for more information about the discount codes.

All proceeds from our LegalTech Seminars go to the School of Law's Law School Carolina Fund benefitting University of South Carolina law students.

Business Law Association Presents - Leveraging Technology and Managing Technology's Legal Risks -An In-House Legal Counsel Perspective

September 7, 2022 @ 8:00 – 9:00 AM Online 1 Hour CLE  Credit Pending

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Jason Schmidt is a Senior In-House Attorney for Kyndryl, a 2021 spinoff of IBM that immediately became the largest IT Infrastructure Services company, serving over 75% of the Fortune 100 companies with offices in over 60 countries.

Jason’s remarks will center around how technology impacts his practice as an in-house attorney both in his day-to-day work advising internal clients and in obtaining advice from outside counsel as the client.  He will discuss how this evolution has reshaped how commercial attorneys need to advise business clients in enterprises of all sizes how to manage legal and commercial risks in a world where a single click, tweet, or server outage can expose a firm to millions of dollars in risk. He will have particular focus on how the quickly changing global data privacy and security regulatory landscape and mass migration to the cloud requires every business, regardless of industry, to become more aware of the global business risks inherent in procuring and utilizing technology and ways we can help our clients understand and manage that risk.

Since graduating from Michigan State University College of Law in 2012, Jason has practiced exclusively as an in-house attorney for multinational corporations including Whirlpool Corporation (manufacturer), Lidl US (grocery retailer), IBM (IT), and Backbase (Fintech Software).

In his current role at Kyndryl, Jason negotiates multimillion dollar complex IT outsourcing services agreements with large enterprise customers with a focus on the manufacturing and financial services sectors. He has significant expertise navigating the ever-evolving arena of data privacy regulations, particularly in advising his clients on the processing and cross-border transfer of regulated personal data.

While working remotely and paperless over the last five years, he has developed a passion for modernizing the technologically stodgy practice of law to fit a world where technology has all but eliminated the geographic hurdles that once defined the limits of our practice potential to allow us to serve our clients from practically anywhere.

Faculty

Jason Schmidt, Senior In-House Attorney, Kyndryl

 


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