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Conferences

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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. 

Panelists at the Higher Education Legal Conference.

Higher Education Legal Conference

Join us for the 2024 Annual Higher Education Legal Conference!  Dedicated to the emerging legal issues impacting higher education, this annual event brings 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

Join us on March 21st for the annual IP Year in Review Conference. Panelists will provide attendees with updates and insights on IP Law developments impacting the life sciences, high tech, artificial intelligence, and arts and entertainment industries.
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.

 

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.

A panelist speaking at the Employment Law conference.

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.

Real Estate conference attendees.

Real Estate Conference

This conference engages top firm practitioners, in-house counsel, premier developers, government agencies, and more from across the industry for a full-day event examining trends, challenges, and opportunities facing Boston’s commercial real estate and development 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.

Bankruptcy Meets Bar conference attendees networking.

Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

The BBA held the 33rd annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference on May 18, 2023, bringing together bankruptcy professionals and the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to share insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2023 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.