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Jurisdiction: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium

July 26-27, 1999
Montreal, Canada

Speaker Biography

W. Scott Blackmer

Partner
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering

Scott Blackmer, a partner in the Washington, DC office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, has practiced technology law with WCP since 1982, including four years in its Brussels office (1991-95). Mr. Blackmer represents clients throughout the world in information technology transactions, including acquisitions and investments, outsourcing and turnkey agreements, "electronic portals" arrangements, and licensing. He writes and speaks frequently on electronic commerce, telecommunications, privacy, intellectual property, and encryption.

Mr. Blackmer has advised the US and Japanese governments and the European Commission, as well as industry associations, on Internet, telecom, and privacy issues. He participates in related working groups of the American and International Bar Associations, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the US Council for International Business, and the Coalition of Service Industries. He currently chairs the ICC Task Force on Jurisdiction and Applicable Law in Electronic Commerce.

Mr. Blackmer is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Law Society of England and Wales. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (J.D. 1981, Order of the Coif) and the University of Nevada (B.A. 1975, with honors). He speaks English and French.

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