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Jurisdiction II: Global Networks/Local Rules

September 11-12, 2000
San Francisco, CA

Speaker Biographies

Perry J. Viscounty

Latham & Watkins LLP, USA

Perry Viscounty is a partner, and chairs the Litigation Department in the Orange County office of Latham.& Watkins.

Mr. Viscounty has represented top tier companies in a wide array of industries. He has represented sporting bodies such as The United States Soccer Federation, and market leaders in the sports and apparel industries such as Taylor Made Golf, St. John Knits, Mossimo, Scope Imports, Ecko Unlimited, and Billabong. Clients in the internet, new media and telecommunications fields include InterVu, Global Crossing Ltd., AMFM (Chancellor Media Corporation), Metamor Worldwide, Weider Publishing, Freerealtime.com, PictureWorks, Entrepreneur Media, and USinternetworking. Mr. Viscounty has also gained considerable health care industry experience through clients such as D.J. Orthopedics, drkoop.com, Hemotherapies, General Medical Corporation, Clonetics Corporation and Quality Care Pharmeceuticals. He has represented various other clients including Nissan, Corestaff, Mikasa, Roth Staffing Services, Bank of America, The Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort, Viva America, Office Depot, Countrywide, Fannie Mae, Kelly Services, Lehman Brothers, and C.J. Segerstrom & Sons.

Mr. Viscounty is a well-respected speaker on intellectual property and technology issues and has taught several seminars. Recently he was a speaker at the following seminars: e-Commerce: Doing Business in the Global Marketplace, Newport Beach, April 26, 2000; Preventing Digital Disasters from the legal, banking, insurance and employment perspectives, Newport Beach, September, 14, 1999; Digital Coast 99, presented by Silicon Alley at the Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles, September, 9, 1999; Digital Defamation, Infringement and Fraud; The Orange County Patent Law Association, Costa Mesa, July 21, 1999; 1999 Food Marketing Institute Legal Conference, Napa, June 13-15, 1999.

Mr. Viscounty has published a number of articles including: Clicking Past the Competition With Keyword Advertising, Orange County Business Journal, June 12, 2000; Legal Issues Surrounding the Internet and Electronic Commerce, Journal of Internet Law, December 1999; The Hidden Dangers of Internet Meta Tags, Orange County Business Journal, November 1997; Smart Cards - A Solution Looking for a Problem, Orange County Business Journal, August 1997; Directing Traffic on the Information Superhighway, Orange County Business Journal, July 1997.

Mr. Viscounty is a member of the Meetings Committee for the International Trademark Association and also chairs the Trade Secret Committee of the Orange County Patent Law Association.

Mr. Viscounty obtained a J.D., at the University of Southern California Law School in 1987 and a B.S, at the University of Southern California in 1984.


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