Broadcast Date: Wednesday, May 06, 2020
from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)


Today’s supply chain landscape is becoming inherently complex that traditional-based operations and transactions have slowly become disadvantageous for companies and may halt their growth. Fortunately, with the promising recent applications of blockchain technology and smart contracts, certain complexities in the supply chain can now be reduced and better managed. These technology-based methods of verifying and executing diverse business transactions can improve the transparency, traceability, and efficiency in the supply chain, making it more convenient for businesses while strengthening client relationships.

In this LIVE Webcast, blockchain/smart contract experts Jimmy Royer (Analysis Group) and Dat Nguyen (LTL Attorneys) will present an in-depth analysis of the benefits of blockchain and smart contracts in the supply chain. Speakers will also provide best practices in managing risk and pitfalls to maximize the platform’s efficacy.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Blockchain and Smart Contracts in the Supply Chain
  • Key Challenges and Opportunities
  • Risk Identification and Management
  • Practical Strategies to Maximize Benefits
  • Best Practices


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE); Group-Internet Based



General knowledge of the blockchain technology


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


NASBA Field of Study:

Information Technology - Technical


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

1.5 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)

Speaker Panel:

Jimmy Royer, Principal
Analysis Group

Dr. Royer applies a broad range of quantitative tools to address client needs in data science, statistics, health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), finance, intellectual property, competition policy, and antitrust cases in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He recently authored an article called “Smart Contracts & Their Potential Tax Implications,” which was published in Lawyer Monthly where he addressed the multifaceted tax concerns that may arise from a smart contract’s underlying transactions, in which cryptocurrency is exchanged for goods or services.

Dat Nguyen, Attorney
LTL Attorneys LLP

Dat Nguyen is an associate in the firm’s intellectual property practice and complex commercial litigation groups.  His practice includes representing clients in federal and state courts, USPTO, and arbitrations involving a variety of matters ranging from intellectual property and commercial disputes.

He has extensive experience with a wide range of technologies including but not limited to: semiconductors, software, networking systems, telecommunications, blockchain, smart contracts, AI, virtual reality, augmented reality, audio, and video encoding standards, cellular and Wi-Fi standards, graphics processing, and physics processing.

Prior to joining LTL, Dat was VP of Special Projects at a smart contracts/blockchain startup called Sagewise.  He is well regarded in the blockchain space and has been invited to speak at numerous conferences, before various governments, and law firms on blockchain and smart contracts.  Prior to that, Dat served as an IP litigation associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.  Dat is also a former patent examiner at the USPTO where he specialized in video gaming technology.



Matthew ModellAssociate

Shearman & Sterling

  • What is a no-poach agreement and why they are potentially illegal?
  • FTC & DOJ HR guidance
  • The ins- and outs- of no-poach agreements:  Discussing when an agreement is per se illegal, generally permissible, and when further analysis is required.


Kenina J. LeeAttorney

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

  • DOJ Enforcement of No-Poach Agreements – covers DOJ’s lack of criminal enforcement of no-poach agreement despite 2016 guidance, as well as history of DOJ civil enforcement in the last decade.
  • Private No-Poach Litigations – overview of recent private actions relating to no-poach agreements
  • Special Case for No-Poach Provisions in Franchisor / Franchisee Relationship – covers enforcement actions taken by Washington State AG, circuit split on applicable standard of review, and single entity defense (including discussion of recent motion to dismiss opinion in Arrington v. Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (S.D. Fla. Mar. 24, 2020).

Date & Time:

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Information Technology Executives
  • Technology Lawyers
  • Supply Chain Professionals
  • Business Managers
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Jimmy RoyerPrincipal
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Dat NguyenAttorney
LTL Attorneys LLP



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