The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics and the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School are pleased to announce
“Ethics and Innovation in New York State: Navigating Conflicts When Government is A Partner”
Registration is required. We cannot accept checks for this event due to limited resources. All major credit cards are accepted.
12:25 Attendees login to event
12:30 – 12:35 pm Welcoming remarks (5 minutes)
12:35 – 1:50pm
Panel discussion (75 minutes): Ethics and Innovation: Navigating Conflicts When Government is a Partner
Moderator: Martin L. Levine, JCOPE Deputy General Counsel
* Elizabeth Fine, Executive Vice President, Legal, and General Counsel, Empire State Development Corporation
* Michelle Crew, General Counsel, Olympic Regional Development Authority
* Adam Haney, Associate Counsel, State University of New York System Administration
* Joshua Toas, Vice President of Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer, State University of New York Research Foundation
Q&A will take part at the end of the discussion
Ethics laws have been written in such a way as to place private interests as inherently at odds with the interests of government. This antiquated notion of adversaries fails to reconcile with the reality of government’s crucial role as a partner in innovation. From sponsored research at higher education institutions and teaching hospitals to statutory corporations and authorities created for the purposes of facilitating economic development in different geographic or economic sectors, it is now an unassailable premise that government and private interests are more aligned than ever before.
This panel of experts will discuss the different structures used in public-private partnerships and their differing objectives; how commercialization and privatization of intellectual property is used as a recruitment tool in the public sector; the roles played by specific governmental organizations in joint ventures and how ethics fits within larger compliance regimes; how to define, identify, and mitigate conflicts of interest; and, how participating entities and other regulators, e.g., JCOPE, can collaborate, avoid duplicative efforts, and promote research, development and innovation while protecting the integrity of the venture under existing ethics laws and rules.
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