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Conferences

Conference attendees.
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Conference attendees.
A group of attendees at a conference.

We host a broad range of industry-based conferences throughout the year, featuring top experts in their fields and focusing on areas that make Boston a hub of research and innovation. Tapping into our city’s network of higher education institutions, science and technology companies, hospitals, financial institutions and law firms, we offer a unique and immersive educational experience that brings together in-house counsel and private practitioners. 

A group of women in conversation at the White Collar Criminal Law Conference.

White Collar Criminal Law Conference

This annual event brings together law firm defense counsel, government prosecutors, in-house counsel, judges, and corporate professionals for the signature professional development and networking event for Boston’s white-collar crime bar.  Panel discussions provide timely guidance and analysis on recent white-collar crime cases and practice developments, followed by a networking reception.

 

Bankruptcy Meets Bar conference attendees networking.

Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

This is an annual opportunity for bankruptcy professionals and Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to meet and share insights, observations, and analysis on key issues for 2024 and beyond.

Energy Law Conference

The energy sector is rapidly changing, bringing about complex legal and regulatory challenges, along with emerging opportunities. The BBA’s annual Energy Law Conference connects lawyers with cutting edge insights into some of the changes that are shaping the sale, use, and conservation of energy resources.

Real Estate conference attendees.

Industry Insights: The State of Office Real Estate in Boston

Join us on May 9 to hear from industry experts, attorneys, project stakeholders and municipal leaders as they tackle the real estate topics that have been dominating headlines.

Panelists at the Life Sciences conference.

Life Sciences Conference

Home to biotech startups, leading research institutions, multinational pharmaceutical companies, and venture capital firms, Boston is at the forefront of the life science industry. Amidst these emerging technologies and rapidly expanding business sectors, come new legal issues. This conference brings together industry leaders and experts to explore the interplay between the life sciences sector and the law, spanning across corporate, regulatory, and IP law.

Two attendees of the Privacy & Cybersecurity conference.

Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference

The 2024 Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference featured expert panelists covering new developments in the legal and regulatory landscape, and sharing their insights into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  Focusing on everything lawyers need to know about Generative AI, the conference also covered a wide range of topics, including data breach response, litigation, compliance and transactional issues.
Health Care conference attendees.

Health Law Conference

Each year, practitioners working within the health care sector come together for important updates on a variety of legal issues and developments affecting providers and institutions, payers, insurers, physicians and medical groups, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

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Employment Law Conference

Employment laws protect employees from discriminatory treatment, unfair labor practices, unsafe work conditions, and more. With thousands of employment law firms and professionals in Boston, this conference provides practitioners with an opportunity to network and learn from industry experts on critical developments to help better advise clients in this ever-changing landscape.

A speaker at the Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants conference.

Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants

Serving practitioners working in trade secret and restrictive covenant protection and litigation, this conference covers state and federal developments, practical guidance for mitigating risk during the departure of key employees, insights from the bench, and key practice tips for both outside counsel and in-house lawyers.

Panelists at the Higher Education Legal Conference.

Higher Education Legal Conference

The 2024 Higher Education Conference brought together college and university in-house legal departments, administrators, and firm practitioners to discuss the complex legal needs of these institutions in a changing world.

IP Year In Review Conference

The 2024 conference featured in-house speakers alongside expert practitioners from top firms covering the most pivotal court decisions, legislative reforms, and rule changes in the ever-shifting landscape of IP law.