Legal and Legislative Event Series

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Zoom Video Events

June 22 and 29, 2021

The 2021 DCN Legal and Legislative Virtual Series are exclusive members-only events designed for senior policy executives from our member companies to hear from their peers and outside experts on pressing legal, legislative and regulatory issues facing publishers.

This is a free event for DCN members.  The unique, members-only attendee list allows for open conversation, information sharing and networking .

Tuesday, June 29
CPRA: Navigating the Next Privacy Frontier

Todd Daubert will lead a discussion about the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). He will lay out the key differences between the CPRA and the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) with a focus on what publishers should be focused on. With CCPA enforcement continuing and a new regulator ramping up, this session is especially timely for premium publishers looking to stay on the right side of the law and consumer expectations.

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Todd Daubert is a partner in Dentons' Washington, DC, office and chair of the Firm's Communications and Technology sectors. Todd has nearly two decades of experience advising companies that develop, integrate and deploy new technologies in transactional, regulatory, litigation and appellate matters. Leveraging a background in engineering, Todd crafts innovative solutions that help clients, from startups to global players, achieve their strategic objectives and minimize their risks, resulting in improved business results and profitability.

Todd's client base includes some of the world's largest technology companies driving the most dynamic and major growth area in the global economy.

In addition to negotiating and drafting various types of business agreements, including interconnection, roaming, backhaul, vendor, resale, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and service agreements, Todd assists his clients, in navigating a regulatory environment that is about as complex and rapidly evolving as they come. He has guided companies through investigations and audits by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and state regulatory authorities. He has represented clients before the FCC and in state and federal trial and appellate courts in matters alleged unfair billing practices, violations of truth-in-advertising laws, interconnection agreement claims, and numbering and tariff interpretation.

He has developed and implemented compliance strategies relating to 911, customer proprietary network information (CPNI), the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), universal service, truth-in-billing, numbering and number portability. And he has advocated for and against changes in policies, laws and regulations on a range of matters, including universal service, interconnection, numbering and addressability, portability, competition and privacy.

Tuesday, June 22
Digital Markets Act: What Is It and Why Should Publishers Care?

In this session, Yves Botteman and Paul Henrion of Dentons LLP will discuss the Digital Markets Act and its effect on Publishers. This discussion will be followed by a DCN Member Panel.

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Yves Botteman is a Partner at Dentons.  Yves focuses his practice on EU competition law, in particular merger control and antitrust investigations. In recent years, he secured early termination without fines or very favorable outcomes in several antitrust and cartel proceedings. His antitrust practice also includes providing tailored compliance advice as well as conducting audits and risk assessments.

Yves works relentlessly to help clients achieve their objectives, by incorporating antitrust and competition law in their vision and strategy, corporate values and business practices. He provides strategic and practical advice to clients on new distribution models in the online space, where the EU enforcement agenda has been on the rise. Yves particularly enjoys providing added-value in multi-disciplinary cases involving intellectual property and IT, including content, big data, and the Internet of Things. He has significant experience counseling global and international trade associations, particularly on the design and implementation of industry-wide codes of conduct, standards and best practices.

Over the years, Yves has gained substantial exposure to the media, entertainment, sports and leisure, smart mobility, and biotech industries.

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Paul Henrion is an associate in Dentons’ Brussels office and a member of the Paris bar and Brussels bar (E list). Paul is part of Dentons’ Competition and Antitrust team. He advises and assists clients on all aspects of European and French competition law, including cartels and anti-competitive practices, distribution, merger control, and state aid.

Prior to joining Dentons, Paul practiced in a competition and distribution law boutique in Paris and trained at the French and the Belgian competition authorities.

Paul is an alumnus of the Toulouse School of Economics and he holds an LL.M. in Comparative and European Private International law from the University of Dundee.

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William Bowes is the General Counsel of Conde Nast, the publisher of world's
leading brands including Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. In this capacity William leads the global Legal & Policy team, which provides advice and support across the full range of legal and public policy issues across all Conde
Nast's markets.

Before joining Conde Nast, William was General Counsel and Director of Policy at the Publishers Association, served on the Board of the Federation of European Publishers in Brussels and as Chair of the Copyright Committee of the International Publishers Association in Geneva. Prior to that William acquired expertise across the publishing sector, having been General Counsel at the Cambridge University Press and IP Counsel at Penguin Books and Informa PLC after qualifying and training with the law firm Gowling in London.

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Martin d’Halluin is Senior Vice President, Global Competition Law and Policy Counsel for News Corp, a global diversified media and information services company focused on news and information services (including The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London and The Australian), book publishing, and digital real estate services. Prior to his current position, Martin was Antitrust Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in New York.  He received a master’s degree in business from HEC Paris and master’s degrees in law from Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne and Harvard Law School; he is admitted to the bars of Paris and New York.

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Carolin Wehrhahn, Head of Public Affairs Brussels Office, Axel Springer

Experienced career in the publishing industry, specialized in Copyright, Data Protection and Privacy, Advertising, European Competition Law and Self-regulation. Studies in Paris, Berlin and Lyon with degrees in Law from Humboldt University, Berlin and Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France.

This is a free event for DCN members.  The unique, members-only attendee list allows for open conversation, information sharing and networking .