David R. Richie, II, and Jarina D. Duffy Present at Association of Corporate Counsel Conferences

READING AND VALLEY FORGE, PA, May 2, 2018 – David R. Richie, II, Of Counsel, and Jarina D. Duffy, Associate, of Stevens & Lee presented at two recent Association of Corporate Counsel events. The pair spoke at “Under the Magnifying Glass: Emerging Challenges Facing In-House Counsel as the Trusted Advisor,” hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and held April 23, 2018, in Marietta, PA. They also presented at the 10th Annual In-House Counsel Conference hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Philadelphia, PA, on April 25, 2018.

At both events, Mr. Richie and Ms. Duffy presented “Artificial Intelligence and the In-House Lawyer.” At the Greater Philadelphia event, they were joined by Cheryl Maddox, General Counsel for PFM Asset Management. The presentation covered how artificial intelligence will affect the practice of law in-house, whether artificial intelligence will help corporate counsel better serve clients and in what respects artificial intelligence is a cost-effective tool.

Mr. Richie focuses his practice on information technology matters, such as software licensing and implementation, data processing and other outsourcing agreements; e-commerce; technology transfer, development and licensing; cybersecurity and data breach; and data privacy. He also handles joint venture, distribution, manufacturer’s representative, marketing and other commercial agreements in technology and other sectors.

Mr. Richie handles legal matters for financial institutions relating to core processing functions, and transfer of technology systems and other bank operations for acquisitions. In the health care field, Mr. Richie has represented major health care providers in the negotiation and closing of electronic medical records systems procurement projects.

Among other engagements, Mr. Richie has spoken at continuing legal education and other technology forums regarding e-commerce. He holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from the Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Music from the Catholic University of America and a B.A. in French from Yale University.

Ms. Duffy focuses her practice on intellectual property and franchise matters. Her work includes all aspects of trademark registration and the negotiation and drafting of license agreements, franchise agreements and supply agreements, the performance of IP due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and other matters and attention to regulatory matters related to IP and franchising.

Ms. Duffy also assists the firm’s clients, including financial institutions, in drafting, negotiating and implementing vendor and other third-party agreements. She has a J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and a B.S. from Boston University.