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The Role of Law in Promoting Chinese Entrepreneurship and Innovation - May 5th, Stanford Law School

From: Rob
Sent on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 10:03 AM

The Second Annual China Law and Policy Conference is a one-day event that will bring together prominent legal experts, practitioners, and entrepreneurs to discuss pressing legals issues in Chinese innovation and Entrepreneurship.

This event is organized and hosted by Stanford Law School.  The event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required. Space is limited.  Register here:


Key note speaker:


Qi Lu
President, Microsoft Online Services Division

As president of Microsoft's Online Services Division (OSD), Dr. Qi Lu leads the company's search and online advertising efforts. Dr. Lu oversees the OSD Research & Development team which has responsibility for the evolution of Microsoft's search, portal and advertising services; the Online Audience Business Group; and the Advertiser and Publisher Solutions Business Group. Dr. Lu reports to Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Lu spent 10 years as a Yahoo! senior executive. His roles included serving as the executive vice president of engineering for the company's Search and Advertising Technology Group where he oversaw the development of Yahoo!'s Web search and monetization platforms and vice president of engineering responsible for the technology development of Yahoo!'s search, e-commerce and local listings of businesses and products.

Before joining Yahoo!, Dr. Lu worked as a research staff member at IBM's Almaden Research Center and Carnegie Mellon University and was a faculty member at Fudan University in China. He received his bachelor of science and master of science in computer science from Fudan University and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Lu holds 20 U.S. patents.

Schedule of Events


9:30 a.m.
Registration Opens (Cooley Courtyard) 10:15 a.m. Introductory Remarks 10:30 a.m.

Panel I: The New Foreign Investment Environment in China -

Corporate Governance in the Maturing Chinese Economy

Panelists:       Lionel M. (Lon) Allan  -  Chairman Emeritus, National Association of Corporate Directors,                                               Silicon Valley Chapter, Inc.

Howard Chao -  Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Nicholas C. Howson -  Professor, Michigan Law School

Jack Xu -  Vice President, Cisco

Moderator: Yabo Lin  -  Partner, Sidley Austin LLP 12:00 noon Lunch 1:00 p.m. Keynote Address by Qi Lu - President, Microsoft Online Services Division 1:15 p.m. Lunch 2:15 p.m.

Panel II:   The Role of Chinese Law and Policy in Promoting “Chinese  Innovation”

Panelists:      David S. Chen  -  Vice President, Microsoft

Edison Tse -  Associate Professor, Stanford School of Engineering

Xiang Wang  - Partner, Orrick  Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Ken Xie -  Founder, President, and CEO, Fortinet

Moderator: Peter Su  -  Counsel, SNR Denton

3:45 p.m. Break 4:00 p.m.

Panel III:  Developing the Chinese Clean Energy Sector –

Issues in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Panelists: Jeffrey Ball - Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center

James C. Chapman  -  Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Kang Sun - President and CEO, Amprius

Alex Wang  -  Visiting Assistant Professor, Berkeley Law School

Moderator: Michael Wara -  Associate Professor, Stanford Law School

5:30 p.m. Networking Reception (Student Lounge, First Floor)

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