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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2014

Capital Center Lecture Series The 2013-2014 lecture series hosted notable speakers who provided insightful commentary on issues relating to government and public law and policy Dark Money: The $11 Million Problem Defined On Nov. 13, 2013, the Capital Center hosted a lecture at the Sutter Club in downtown Sacramento titled “Dark Money—The $11 Million Problem Defined.” The lecture featured Chip Nielsen, ’71, senior political law partner at Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP, and Lance H. Olson, ’77, senior partner at Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP. Nielsen and Olson spoke about the $11 million dark money campaign contribution case, including an analysis of its resolution and what it means to California, and the state’s role in a national effort to require greater disclosure of donors. Individual Privacy in the Internet Age The Inaugural Mike Belote Annual Endowed Capital Center Lecture was held on Dec. 5, 2013, at the Sutter Club in Sacramento. Three experts addressed the topic of “Protecting Individual Privacy in the Internet Age: Where, If at All, Should Lines be Drawn, and Who Should be the Artist?” Drew Liebert, chief counsel of the Assembly Judiciary Committee; Hanni Fakhoury, ’07, staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation; and Eric Goldman, professor of law at Santa Clara Law School, composed the panel. They discussed how big data is intersecting with the traditional privacy expectations of Californians, and how these expectations should be protected—or if it is even possible, or desirable, to do so. Professor Leslie Gielow Jacobs, director of the Capital Center, moderated the discussion. Water and Sustainability The Capital Center Lecture Series presented “Water & Sustainability,” sponsored by the Witkin Legal Institute, on April 11, 2014, as part of the McGeorge Law Review Symposium. Dr. Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, shared insights about how to ensure that California has sufficient water resources. Gambling Wave Forum Dean Francis J. Mootz III moderated a discussion on May 23, 2013, about off-reservation gaming and Internet gambling, hosted by CalChamber. Cathy Christian, a partner at Nielsen Merksamer, joined prominent tribe lawyer Howard Dickstein on the first panel. Attorney David Fried, a leading expert on Internet gambling, and Cheryl Schmit, the director of public interest organization Stand Up California, discussed Internet gambling. Top: Drew Liebert; Eric Goldman; and Hanni Fakhoury, ’07. Left: Chip Nielsen, ’71; Dean Francis J. Mootz III; Lance Olson, ’77; and Professor Leslie Gielow Jacobs. S T E V E Y E AT E R Areas of Excellence PACI F I C L AW 13


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2014
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