Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium

Regulatory Transparency Project Sponsored Event

Today’s regulatory landscape presents challenges for public and private entities. Private actors are often faced with conflicting, ambiguous, or altogether absent regulatory frameworks. Is it possible for them to overcome these challenges while delivering the creativity and innovation the marketplace demands? How can government regulators and legislators avoid stifling opportunity, function more efficiently, and enact and enforce sensible and effective regulatory schemes?

Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium, in partnership with the Regulatory Transparency Project, will explore these vital questions from both the academic and practical perspectives.

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Check-In and Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)

Welcoming Remarks (8:30 AM - 8:40 AM)

Opening Address (8:40 AM - 9:00 AM)

  • Donald J. Rosenberg, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm

Panel I: General Data Protection Regime & California Consumer Privacy Act (9:00 AM - 10:15 AM)

  • Anna Hsia, Head of West Coast Office, ZwillGen (Moderator)
  • Thomas Hazlett, Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, Clemson College of Business
  • Matthew R. A. Heiman, Senior Fellow and Associate Director for Global Security, National Security Institute
  • Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law Program, Nebraska College of Law
  • Chris Riley, Director, Public Policy, Mozilla

Panel II: Populist Antitrust (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)

  • Babette E. Boliek, Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission and Professor of Law, Pepperdine School of Law (Moderator)
  • Geoffrey A. Manne, Executive Director, International Center for Law & Economics
  • William Rinehart, Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, American Action Forum
  • Hal Singer, Managing Director, Econ One
  • Joanna Tsai, Vice President, Charles River Associates

Lunch and Keynote Speaker (11:45 AM - 1:30 PM)

Panel III: Emerging Technology and Regulation (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

  • Gregory S. McNeal, Professor of Law and Public Policy, Pepperdine University and Co-Founder, AirMap (Moderator)
  • William Goodwin, Head of Legal and Policy, AirMap
  • Ryan Hagemann, Senior Fellow, Niskanen Center
  • Brooks Rainwater, Senior Executive & Director, Center for City Solutions, National League of Cities
  • Caleb Watney, Fellow, Technology & Innovation, R Street Institute

Concluding Remarks (3:15 PM - 3:30 PM)