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Friday, October 28 • 11:00am - 11:35am
The DEF Con Code of Conduct Lawsuit - Lessons learned and Tips for Managing Legal Risk when Enforcing Codes of Conduct" - Joanna Lee, Partner, GesmerUpdegrove LLP

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Are Codes of Conduct risky business?  The pending lawsuit against the organizers of DEF CON hacker conference arising from Code of Conduct enforcement decision suggests so.  In this session, we'll discuss:
  • The factual background, legal claims, and status of the DEF CON lawsuit (to the extent publicly known),
  • What Code of Conduct responders can learn from the lawsuit,
  • Legal risks associated with Code of Conduct enforcement, and
  • Tips and best practices for managing legal risk and minimizing the threat of litigation.

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Joanna Lee

VP of Legal and Strategic Programs, CNCF
Joanna Lee is the Vice President of Strategic Programs & Legal at CNCF and the Linux Foundation, where she drives complex strategic initiatives that are designed to impact the evolution of open source ecosystems, create high value new programs, improve health and sustainability of... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2022 11:00am - 11:35am EDT
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