Chartered in 1961 by:
Roland A. Anderson
Assistant General Counsel for Patents, U.S.
Atomic Energy Commission
Arthur H. Behrens
Assistant General Counsel, U.S. Patent Office
T. Hayward Brown
Chief, Patent Section, Civil Division,
Department of Justice
GOVERNMENT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Maurice A. Crews
Assistant Commissioner of Patents, LAW ASSOCIATION
U.S. Patent Office
Ernest A. Faller
Primary Examiner, U.S. Patent Office
Michael N. Lau
President of GIPLA
William W. Fleming
Trial Lawyer, Patent Section, Civil Division,
Department of Justice Dear colleagues, Tuesday, April 5, 2011, is the date of the
Albert H. Helvestine 21st Annual Government Intellectual Property Law
Deputy & Patent Administrator, Office of Association (GIPLA) Conference. This year also marks
GIPLA’s 50th year anniversary, a major milestone for our
Naval Research, Department of the Navy
Harry A. Herbert, Jr. .
organization. On this celebratory occasion, we want to honor
Assistant Chief, Patents Division, Office of the
Judge Advocate General, Department of the and recognize our GIPLA Distinguished Achievement Award
Air Force recipients, Chief Judge Paul R. Michel from the Court of
Major Joseph A. Hill
Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Under Secretary David
Chief, Patents Division., Office of the Judge Kappos from the United States Patent and Trademark Office who is also the Under
Advocate General, Department of the Army
Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property.
Chief, Patents Division, Office of the Judge
Advocate General, Department of the Air
Chief Judge Michel recently retired from the bench but is energized to serve the IP
Force community in an even greater role by working with elected officials to reform the U.S.
Gerald D. O’Brien patent system. He will address us during lunch and inspire us to anticipate better days
Assistant General Counsel for Patent
Matters, National Aeronautics & Space ahead for the U.S. patent system.
Major Francis K. Richwine
Under Secretary Kappos, in addition to utilizing his decades of senior executive
Attorney, Patents Division, Office of the experience to implement new initiatives to make the USPTO more efficient, more
Judge Advocate General, Department of the
Air Force responsive, and more expedient, is also asserting leadership to make the IP law more
Joseph E. Rusz
relevant to the public by communicating its role in growing the economy and creating
Patent Counsel, Patents Division, Office of jobs. We indeed have an innovator leading the USPTO.
the Judge Advocate General, Department of
the Air Force
We would also like to take this opportunity to honor and recognize our past presidents
Deputy Solicitor, U.S. Patent Office half-century mark, from 1961 to 2011. In addition, we
who led GIPLA to cross this half om
Donald C. Snyder
would like to honor two GIPLA Distinguished Service Award recipients, Mr. Richard
Principal Staff Attorney, Office of Naval , Web-Master
Gray, who served as GIPLA Web Master for a decade, and Ms. Laura Scalise, who
Research, Department of the Navy
served as GIPLA Treasurer for seven years. They are our service role models.
Q. Baxter Warner
Director, U.S. Navy Patent Program, Branch
Office, London, Department of the Navy continue continu
Like in years past, we of course continu the tradition of providing a day of continuing
T. Warren Williams
legal education with latest IP updates for GIPLA members and friends, with
Patent Counsel, Office of the Quartermaster Circuit,
distinguished speakers from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circui the United
General, Department of the Navy
States Patent and Trademark Office, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade
Patent Counsel, D. Taylor Model Basin,
Commission, the U.S. Copyright Office and the Analysis Group Inc. Come and join us
Department of the Navy by marking this date on your calendar and by registering online at WWW.GIPLA.ORG.
It will be a day of celebration, inspiration, learning and earning CLE credits.
2011 GIPLA DISTINGUISHED
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Chief Judge Paul R. Michel (Retired)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Chief Judge Paul R. Michel was appointed to the United States Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit in March of 1988. On December 25,
2004, he assumed the duties of Chief Judge. After his elevation to
Chief Judge, he served as one of 27 judges on the Judicial Conference
of the United States, the governing body of the Judicial Branch. In 2005
he was appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist to also serve on the
Judicial Conference’s seven-judge Executive Committee. On May 31, 2010, Chief Judge Michel
stepped down from the bench after serving more than 22 years on the court.
In his years on the bench Judge Michel adjudicated thousands of appeals and wrote over 800
opinions, approximately one-third of which were in patent cases. Prior to his appointment to the
bench, Judge Michel served in the executive and legislative branches for 22 years. Following
graduation from Williams College in 1963 and the University of Virginia Law School in 1966,
Michel served as Assistant District Attorney and then Deputy District Attorney for Investigations
under Arlen Specter in Philadelphia; as Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor in 1974-1975;
from 1975 to 1976 he was an assistant counsel for the Senate Select Committee on
Intelligence; from 1976-1978, he served as Deputy Chief of the Justice Department’s Public
Integrity Section, where he directed the “Koreagate” investigation; in 1978 he was appointed as
an Associate Deputy Attorney General; in 1980 he served as Acting Deputy Attorney General;
and from 1981 until 1988, he served on Senator Arlen Specter’s staff, including as Counsel and
Chief of Staff.
Judge Michel has annually been named by Managing Intellectual Property magazine as one of
the 50 Most Influential People in the world in intellectual property since 2003. In 2008 Chief
Judge Michel was awarded the first annual Lifetime Achievement Award by the Richard Linn
American Inn of Court, the Sedona Conference Lifetime Achievement Award, the first award for
“Outstanding Achievement in the Area of Intellectual Property Law” of the Philadelphia
Intellectual Property Law Association, and the annual Judicial Honoree Award of the Bar
Association of the District of Columbia. In 2010 he received the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Offices’ Federico Award for “outstanding contribution to the Patent and Trademark Systems of
the United States of America”; the North American Lifetime Achievement Award by Managing
Intellectual Property Magazine; the Distinguished Intellectual Property Professional Award from
the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation; the career achievement award of the
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); and was one of five global figures
inducted into Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s Intellectual Property Hall of Fame. He
has been a Member of Honor of FICPI since 2001.
Since retiring from the bench, Judge Michel continues to share knowledge gained during his 22
years on the court by speaking out on issues related to the courts and the patent system. He
also provides mediation, arbitration, and case evaluation services to private clients.
Judge Michel is also serving as an advisor to a number of organizations. In June 2010, Judge
Michel was elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Intellectual Property Owners
(IPO) Education Foundation and became a Distinguished Scholar in Residence there. He also
serves as Special Advisor to the Patent Reform Task Force and the Council of the Section on
Intellectual Property of the American Bar Association, and is a member of the AIPLA Committee
on Public Appointments. Most recently, he was invited to join the Advisory Committee of the
World Intellectual Property Organization’s Networked Innovation project and the Advisory
Committee of the Manufacturing Initiative of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.
Under Secretary David Kappos
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Under Secretary Kappos advises the President, the Secretary of
Commerce, and the Administration on intellectual property matters.
Over a 21-year career in intellectual property, Mr. Kappos has seen
all sides of the IP system and its impact on innovation globally. Mr.
Kappos directs an office that provides incentives to encourage technological advancement and
helps entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes protect their investments, promote their goods
and services and safeguard against deception in the marketplace. The Office is taking steps to
deal with patent application backlogs, long waiting periods for patent review, outdated
information technology systems that are regarded as outdated and an application process in
need of reform.
Before joining the USPTO, Mr. Kappos led the intellectual property law department at IBM. He
has served on the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the
Intellectual Property Owners Association, and the International Intellectual Property Society. He
has held various other leadership positions in intellectual property law associations in Asia and
the U.S. and has spoken widely in Asia, Europe and the U.S. on intellectual property topics.
Mr. Kappos received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering
from the University of California-Davis in 1983, and his law degree from the University of
California Berkeley in 1990.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS OF THE
21ST GIPLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Deborah S. Cohn
Commissioner for Trademarks
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Deborah joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office
(USPTO) in 1983 as a trademark examining attorney. Since that time,
she has held a variety of positions, including Managing Attorney,
Group Director, and Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations,
overseeing the trademark application, legal examination and registration processes. Deborah
also served as acting Chief Administrative Officer for the USPTO during 2007, 2008 and 2010.
On December 31, 2010, she was appointed the Commissioner for Trademarks.
In addition to overseeing Trademark Office operations, Deborah has been actively involved in
the implementation of trademark legislation and policy, labor negotiations and the transition of
trademark examination to an electronic environment. She was instrumental in the development
and implementation of telework in the USPTO and led the agency’s first telework program in
1997. This program has served as a model for the federal government and has won numerous
Deborah is a frequent speaker to bar groups and other organizations on Trademark legal
processes and examination issues. She is a Council of Excellence in Government fellow and
was the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award in 2007.
Deborah earned degrees from the American University and George Mason University School of
Law, and is a member of the Virginia State Bar.
Margaret A. (Peggy) Focarino
Deputy Commissioner for Patents
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Ms. Focarino is currently Deputy Commissioner for Patents for the
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Ms. Focarino
was appointed to this position in September of 2009. Prior to that,
from January 2005, she was Deputy Commissioner for Patent
The Deputy Commissioner for Patents provides administrative oversight to the nine Patent
Technology Centers and coordinates the activities of examination of applications for patents and
reissues of patents to ascertain if the applicants are entitled to patents under the law, prepares
the grants of patents to those so entitled, and administers national security matters under 35
U.S.C. §§181-188 and related laws. The Deputy Commissioner for Patents processes
reexamination and statutory invention registration requests, administers the search and
examination of international patent applications by the International Preliminary Examining
Authority filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, coordinates and provides training to patent
professionals and technical support staff in patent practice and procedures, use of automated
systems, and budget and performance planning. The Deputy Commissioner for Patents also
provides administrative oversight for examination-related Trilateral and international projects.
Ms. Focarino began her career at the USPTO in 1977 as a Patent Examiner. She became a
Supervisory Patent Examiner in 1989 and was promoted to the Senior Executive Service in
1997. She received the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award in 1993 for her work as
a Supervisory Patent Examiner and the Department of Commerce Silver Medal for leadership in
2010 for leading a joint union and management task force that developed and implemented the
first significant changes to the patent examiner work credit system in more than 30 years.
Ms. Focarino was the 2010 recipient of American University’s School of Public Affairs Roger W.
Jones Award for Executive Leadership. The annual award recognizes two public servants in the
federal government whose careers are marked by extraordinary effectiveness in organizational
performance and strong commitment to training and development of employees.
Ms. Focarino received her undergraduate degree in Physics from the State University of New
York, and a Certificate In Advanced Public Management from Syracuse University’s Maxwell
School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Director of Intellectual Property, Civil Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Mr. Fargo is a 1972 graduate of the State University of New York at
Buffalo, where he received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering cum laude,
and was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Fraternity.
After graduating, he attended law school at the State University of New
York at Buffalo. Mr. Fargo was a member of the Buffalo Law Review
and graduated magna cum laude in 1976.
Following graduation, he joined the Department of Justice as a trial attorney with the Civil
Division through the prestigious Attorney General's Honors Program. In 1984, he was
appointed to be an Assistant Director of the Intellectual Property (IP) Staff. The IP Staff is
responsible for litigating all civil patent, copyright and trademark cases involving the
government, as well as providing advice on IP matters throughout the Executive Branch.
Since January 2004, Mr. Fargo has served as the Director of the Intellectual Property Staff,
within the Commercial Litigation Branch, and has been responsible for the management of its
current staff of attorneys and support personnel. In his career at the Department of Justice, Mr.
Fargo has handled a number of notable patent and copyright cases, including Leesona Corp. v.
United States, 599 F.2d 958 (Ct. Cl. 1979)(nature of recovery under 28 U.S.C. § 1498); Decca,
Ltd. v. United States, 640 F.2d 1156 (Ct. Cl. 1981)(same); UMC Electronics v. United States,
816 F.2d 647 (Fed. Cir. 1987) (on-sale bar); and United States v. Telectronics, Inc., 857 F.2d
778 (Fed. Cir. 1988) (first suit for infringement of a government-owned patent). In addition, he
has participated in the drafting of several merits briefs that the Solicitor General has filed as an
amicus curiae in intellectual property cases before the Supreme Court, including KSR, Festo,
Dastar and the Grokster case. Mr. Fargo also participated in the formulation of the
government’s position in its amicus brief before the Federal Circuit, en banc, in Phillips v. AWH
Corp. He also appeared in the NTP, Inc. v. Research in Motion, Ltd. (BlackBerry™) case to
represent the government’s interest with respect to injunctive relief.
Mr. Fargo is actively involved in the Department of Justice’s Intellectual Property Task Force.
He has also monitored the numerous false patent marking cases that have been filed in the past
two years, including assuring that the government receives its share of settlements, which has
resulted in payment of over $4.5 million to the Treasury as of February 2011.
Assistant Director for Policy
Federal Trade Commission
Suzanne Michel is Deputy Director in the Office of Policy Planning at
the Federal Trade Commission. She focuses on the patent and
patent/antitrust issues that arise in the FTC’s enforcement and policy
work. Suzanne is currently heading the FTC’s project on the
“Evolving IP Marketplace.” The FTC awarded her the Paul Rand
Dixon award in 2002 and the Excellence in Supervision award in
2008. Before joining the FTC ten years ago, Suzanne worked in the Civil Division of the
Department of Justice as a patent litigator.
Suzanne received her B.S. with honors from Northwestern University and her Ph.D. in
Chemistry from Yale University. She graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law (University of
California at Berkeley), where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and was awarded the
prize for best paper published by a graduating student. Following law school, she served as a
law clerk to the Honorable Paul R. Michel (no relation) at the Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit. She is a registered patent attorney.
Robert J. Kasunic
Deputy General Counsel
United States Copyright Office
Rob Kasunic is a Deputy General Counsel at the United States
Copyright Office. At the Office, he has been involved with most
domestic Internet, technology, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act issues before the Office,
including acting as primary attorney for the triennial Anticircumvention Rulemaking proceedings
since its inception in 2000, the Copyright Office’s Orphan Works Report submitted to Congress,
and the Section 104 Report mandated by Congress in the DMCA. He has been responsible for
developing the Office’s position in a wide range of litigation and appellate issues before the
Office, including the Government’s activity including MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd.
Mr. Kasunic has taught copyright law courses as an Adjunct Professor of Law over the past
seventeen years. He currently teaches Copyright Law at the Georgetown Law Center, at the
American University’s Washington College of Law, where he teaches an advanced seminar on
Copyright Law and Policy, and periodically teaches Copyright and the Arts at the University of
Baltimore. Previously, Mr. Kasunic was a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor at the
Washington College of Law for the 2006-2007 academic year.
Before arriving at the Copyright Office, Mr. Kasunic ran his own IP practice that included
participation in major copyright infringement litigation. He is the author of numerous published
articles on copyright law with a particular emphasis on fair use, and manages his own website
on copyright law and litigation. (http://www.kasunic.com). He is on the Board of Trustees of the
Copyright Society of the USA, was past-Chair of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Copyright
Society, the Copyright Committee for the IPL Section of the Bar Association of the District of
Columbia, and the Government Relations to Copyright Committee of the ABA Intellectual
Property Law Section. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University and
his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He is admitted to the bars of Maryland,
the District of Columbia, the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Deputy General Counsel
Office of Enrollment & Discipline
United States Patent and Trademark Office
William R. Covey is the Deputy General Counsel for General Law. Mr.
Covey provides legal counsel to the Under Secretary and represents the
USPTO generally in matters other than those involving intellectual property
issues. As the Deputy General Counsel for General Law at the United
States Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Covey manages an office of
twenty attorneys, paralegals and support staff who provide advice and written legal opinion on
areas concerning the administration and management of the USPTO.
Prior to joining the USPTO in 2000, Mr. Covey served at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia in
the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps in the Office of the General Counsel. He
continues to serve in Army Reserve, completed a combat tour in Iraq and is currently assigned
to the Office of the Judge Advocate General at the Pentagon. Previously he served as Deputy
Legal Counsel to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Mr. Covey received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and earned his juris
doctor degree from Fordham University Law School in 1991, he graduated from Harvard
University 's JFK School of Government in 2005. Mr. Covey was appointed to the Senior
Executive Service in 2007 after completing the Department of Commerce's two-year Senior
Executive Service Career Development Program.
John H. Zacharia
Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section
United States Department of Justice
John H. Zacharia is a Senior Counsel with the Computer Crime &
Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the Criminal Division, United
States Department of Justice. In this position, John prosecutes large-
scale, multi-jurisdictional intellectual property (IP) crimes; participates in
domestic and international IP enforcement training and outreach;
participates in developing and negotiating IP enforcement provisions in free trade agreements;
and participates in developing and drafting legislative and policy initiatives addressing all facets
of IP crime.
In 2010, John prosecuted and obtained convictions with co-counsel in two jury trials: (1) U.S. v.
Lam et al., one of the largest counterfeit goods prosecutions in U.S. history, and (2) U.S. v. Ahn
et al., a large-scale copyright CD and DVD piracy case. Before joining CCIPS, John was a Trial
Attorney with the Federal Programs Branch of the United States Department of Justice, Civil
Division, where he specialized in copyright enforcement issues as well as constitutional and
administrative law litigation on behalf of the United States and various executive federal
agencies. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, John was a Senior Associate at the law firm
of Howrey & Simon where he specialized in complex domestic and international commercial
litigation. John began his legal career as an associate in the general litigation department at the
law firm of Carlton Fields.
Analysis Group, Inc.
Ms. Killebrew specializes in the application of economics and finance to
complex business problems. She has consulted with companies on
license negotiations, and has managed projects in many industries on
issues related to intellectual property, breach of contract, finance, and
securities claims. Ms. Killebrew has supported economic testimony in
litigation and arbitration proceedings and conducted reasonable royalty,
lost profits, and damages assessments in patent infringement, trademark, and trade secrets
cases. Her experience spans industries including retail, electronics, automotive,
telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Analysis Group, Ms. Killebrew held
management positions at Qfactor, Inc. and Matsushita Electric Industrial.
Education: M.B.A., McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University; B.A., Asian
studies, Dartmouth College.
Analysis Group, Inc.
Dr. Vigil specializes in the application of economics and finance to
intellectual property, antitrust, and general commercial litigation
damages-related matters. His work includes assessment of damages
in complex litigation cases, including analyses of lost profits,
reasonable royalties, price erosion, and unjust enrichment. Dr. Vigil’s
experience spans a wide variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, medical devices,
telecommunications, computer hardware and software, and consumer products. In addition, Dr.
Vigil has experience in technology valuation and licensing strategy in prospective non-litigation
licensing matters. He has worked with inventors, corporations, and licensing experts to provide
analysis of the products and markets to which technologies may be applied. He has also
provided intellectual property owners with analysis of and recommendations for the appropriate
terms of technology transfer and performed prospective market valuations of assorted
intellectual property in an array of industries. He has given presentations on intellectual property
issues before professional and academic groups.
Education: Ph.D., economics, University of Maryland; B.A., economics, Pepperdine University.
21st Annual GIPLA Conference Schedule of Events
50 Year Anniversary of Government Intellectual Property Law Association
7:30AM-8:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00AM-8:05AM Michael N. Lau, President of Government Intellectual Property Law Association
8:05AM-9:05AM Robert Vigil, Vice President, Analysis Group, Inc.
Daria Killebrew, Vice President, Analysis Group, Inc.
“Recent Federal Circuit Decisions and Their Impact on Damages”
9:05AM-10:05AM John H. Zacharia, Senior Counsel, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section,
U.S. Department of Justice
“Criminal Prosecutions of Intellectual Property Violations”
10:05AM-10:20AM Morning Break
10:20AM-11:20AM John Fargo, Director of Intellectual Property, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
“IP Update 2011”
11:20AM-12:20PM Margaret A. Focarino, Deputy Commissioner for Patents
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
“Reports and Updates of Initiatives from the U.S. Patent Office”
Paul R. Michel, Chief Judge (Retired), Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
“U.S. Patents Under-Siege by the Court and the Congress”
1:40PM-2:40PM Deborah S. Cohn, Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
“Trademark Updates from the U.S. Trademark Office”
2:40PM-3:40PM Suzanne Michel, Assistant Director for Policy, Federal Trade Commission
“The FTC Report on the Evolving IP Marketplace”
3:40PM-3:55PM Afternoon Break
3:55PM-4:55PM Robert J. Kasunic, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office
“Copyright Office Update”
4:55PM-5:55PM William Covey, Office of Enrollment & Discipline, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
“Office of Enrollment & Discipline: Ethics”
5:55PM-6:00PM Michael N. Lau, President of Government Intellectual Property Law Association
YOU MAY REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GIPLA.ORG
GOVERNMENT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATION
Registration Form – Twenty-First Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
I will attend the Government Intellectual Property Law Association’s 21st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011. The Conference will be held in Salon A of the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King
Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. The phone number for the hotel is 703-837-0440. Parking is available - $10.00 daily
w/ validated ticket; $25.00 for overnight hotel guests. The King Street Metro stop is across the street from the hotel
and is served by the Blue and Yellow lines. The Virginia Railway Express also has a stop at King Street.
[ ] $ 185.00 – Member* of GIPLA, payment received by COB Wednesday 3/23/11
[ ] $ 205.00 – Member* of GIPLA, payment received after Wednesday 3/23/11 or at door
[ ] $ 225.00 - Nonmember of GIPLA, payment received by COB Wednesday 3/23/11
[ ] $ 245.00 - Nonmember of GIPLA, payment received after Wednesday 3/23/11 or at door
[ ] $ 140.00 – Intern/Law Clerk. Same rate for payments received before or after 3/23/2011, or at door.
* Note: Annual membership dues must be paid prior to, or concurrently with, the registration fee.
Luncheon Entrée Choice (check one):
[ ] Salmon Filet with a Katafi Crust, Baked Saffron Rice Herbed Julienne Vegetables, Citrus Chive Buere Blanc
[ ] Roasted Sliced Strip Loin of Beef with Roasted Garlic Demi Glace, Chateau Potatoes, Shallot-Lemon Asparagus
& Baby Carrots
[ ] Homemade Vegetable Crepe with Avocado, Carrot Chiffonade, Cilantro & Red Pepper Aioli
[ ] Enclosed is my check, made payable to “Government Intellectual Property Law Association” or “GIPLA,”
for the above identified amount.
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CLE credit on your own. General attendance forms will be available.
PLEASE SUBMIT THIS FORM WITH PAYMENT BY:
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Keith Bae, Esq. OR Michael N. Lau, Esq.
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2121 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
MAP & DIRECTIONS
Directions to: Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, United States 22314
Tel: 1-703-837-0440 Fax: 1-703-837-0454
From the North (New York/Baltimore): Take I-95 South across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
Immediately after the bridge, take exit 177B to US-1 North. Turn left onto King Street and the
hotel will be on the right side.
From the South (Richmond): Take I-95 North and veer off onto the Capital Beltway (495
North/95 North towards Baltimore). Continue on I-95 North and Exit at I-395 towards
Washington DC. Take exit 5 (King Street East) and the hotel will be 4 miles on the left hand side
after the King Street metro station.
From the East: Take US-50 West, to the Capital Beltway. Go across the Woodrow Wilson
Bridge to Exit 177B and then route 1 (US-1 North). Turn left onto King Street and the hotel will
be on the right side.
From the West: Take I-66 East to the Capital Beltway. Stay on I-95 North to Exit 176B
(Telegraph Road). Stay to the right and exit onto 236 East (Alexandria Downtown). Stay straight
to go onto Telegraph Road. Stay straight to go onto Duke Street. Turn a slight left onto Callahan
Drive. Turn right onto King Street and the hotel will be on the left side.