5th Annual Institute on Not-for-Profit Law: Non-Profits in the Age of Technology

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Networking Luncheon Included



Program Co-Chairs:                                                 Keynote Speaker:

Jennifer Reynoso
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


David G. Samuels
Duval & Stachenfeld LLP

Lesley Rosenthal
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts










  • In the modern digital era, the use of the Internet, emails, and social media create a host of opportunities and potential risks for everyone, including nonprofit organizations.  Modern methods of communication facilitate messaging, branding, fundraising, grantmaking, and generally promoting a nonprofit’s mission.  At the same time, issues such as cybersecurity, hacking, accessing of inappropriate sites, and assertions of jurisdiction by far-flung regulators raise a maze of security, compliance, employment, and other issues to be confronted.  In this full-day program devoted to trends in nonprofit law, a number of the topics will address, in whole or in part, these various issues and concerns.

    Live Program: $599 Member | $699 Nonmember
    Nonprofit/Government/Small Law Firm: $299 Member | $399 Nonmember

  • Laura Abel
    Senior Policy Counsel
    Lawyers’ Alliance for New York

    Carl L. Distefano
    Chief of the Trusts & Estates Section
    OAG Charities Bureau

    Genevieve Dorment
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

    Tracy Richelle High
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 

    Michael S. Kutzin
    Goldfarb Abrandt Slazman & Kutzin LLP

    Pamela A. Mann
    Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP

    Marcus S. Owens
    Loeb & Loeb LLP
    Former Director, Exempt Organizations Division, Internal Revenue Service

    Seth Perlman
    Perlman & Perlman, LLP

    Robert Pigott
    General Counsel
    Phipps Houses

    Lauren Simpson
    Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler LLP

    Emily Stern
    Assistant Attorney General
    New York State Office of the Attorney General

    Marina Vishnepolskaya
    Marina Vishnepolskaya, Esq., P.C.

  • 9:00 am – 9:25 am Introduction & Overview
    Jennifer Reynoso
    9:25 am – 10:15 am Keynote Address
    Lesley Rosenthal
    10:15 am – 10:40 am IRS Update
    Marcus Owens
    10:40 am – 10:55 am Morning Coffee Break
    10:55 am – 11:30 am Employment Issues in the Age of Technology
    Tracy High
    11:30 am – 11:45 am Practical Issues in Executive Compensation Under Proposed Regulations
    Marina Vishnepolskaya
    11:45 am – 12:25 pm Attorney General Update
    Carl L. Distefano & Emily Stern
    12:25 pm – 1:25 pm Networking Luncheon
    1:25 pm – 2:15 pm Fundraising Update
    Seth Perlman and Robert Pigott
    2:15 pm – 2:40 pm Lobbying Update
    Laura Abel
    2:40 pm – 3:05 pm Cybersecurity and Fraud Issues in the Age of Technology
    Lauren Simpson
    3:05 pm – 3:20 pm Afternoon Coffee Break
    3:20 pm – 3:45 pm Privacy Issues and Website Policies
    Genevieve Dorment
    3:45 pm – 4:10 pm Private Foundations and Online Grantmaking
    Pamela A. Mann
    4:10 pm – 5:00 pm Ethics
    David Samuels and Michael Kutzin

  • NY: 6.5 total: 5.5 professional practice & 1.0 ethics
    NJ: 6.8 total: 5.8 general & 1.0 professional responsibility
    CA: 6.5 total: 5.5 general & 1.0 professional responsibility
    PA: 5.0 total: 4.5 general & 0.5 professional responsibility

  • Gold Sponsor

    Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP

    Silver Sponsors




    Sponsoring Association Committee: Nonprofit Organizations | Jennifer Reynoso, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:

    Maricela Alfonso| Membership and CLE Relations Associate | (212) 382-6608 | MAlfonso@nycbar.org

    Click here for sponsorship package descriptions