announced today that it will be hosting the 2018 TAGLaw® Midwest and Southeast regional law conference at the Hilton (downtown), July 20th -21st for members of the TAGLaw® Alliance Group (international legal organization). The purpose of the annual conference is to share current best practices and a look at emerging areas of law. This year’s “centerpiece” topic is focused on legal and regulatory implications around autonomous and connected vehicles. “We have recruited a distinguished panel of experts from the legal, regulatory and insurance areas who are directly ‘touching’ the exploding autonomous space. They will be discussing impacts on various industries and market sectors including: public safety, transportation, insurance, trucking & logistics, and data privacy along with sharing guidance on how law firms can fold this niche area of legal expertise into their existing practice areas,” said CPM Managing Partner, Bryan Hogue.
Carlile Patchen & Murphy pursued the “tech” topic for the annual conference based on the high level of mobility innovation here in Columbus in support of the Smart City Initiative. “When we were deciding on content that would be interesting and unique for the conference, it was difficult to ignore the daily news updates about Drive Ohio, the TRC (Transportation and Research Center) and the various technology and infrastructure ‘players’ looking at our city as a test bed for their mobility products. Typically, disruptive innovation is met with a slower regulatory process and that is exactly where this industry is finding itself in 2018. There are a number of firms in the TAGLaw membership who have clients in the ‘thick’ of this ‘push-pull’ between technology and regulatory movement and they are coming together to talk about how autonomy will play into administrative, civil, and criminal law,” said Brenda Jump, Director of Marketing for Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP.
The conference is slated to kick-off Friday night (6:00 pm) at the Columbus Museum of Art with an opening reception and dinner for attendees, featuring test drives in a Tesla Model S semi-autonomous vehicle. Saturday (7/21) will include speaker panel and discussions and Q &A from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm at the Hilton, downtown. Peter Voderberg, Managing Director, Regulations and Policy, from Drive Ohio will be one of the distinguished panel experts who will address recent legislation in Ohio and other states promoting autonomous and connected vehicle testing and infrastructure build-out.
Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP has been providing legal excellence to businesses, families and individuals for over 50 years. We value building long-lasting relationships with our clients and we are dedicated to protecting and preserving what is important to them. At CPM, we foster collaborative, innovative problem solving and are structured to leverage the expertise of all our staff in order to provide the individual attention our clients have come to expect. CPM is a respected regional law firm with unrivaled expertise in Business Law, Litigation, Employment, Family Wealth & Estate Planning, Real Estate, Banking, Taxation, Securities, and Insurance.
TAGLaw®, founded in 1998, is a worldwide alliance of independent law firms. The alliance today ranks among the five largest legal alliances in the world. TAGLaw members are highly-respected, value-driven law firms with local market knowledge and expertise. Members are carefully chosen based on their reputation and record, and on recommendations from existing members. Members undergo a rigorous screening process prior to invitation to the alliance, and are ultimately reviewed and approved by the TAGLaw Advisory Board.