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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Participate in IMN Provider Forum’s Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (West)

SANTA ROSA, CA – Oct. 11, 2016 – Shareholder Kemal Hawa and Associate Emily G. Naughton of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will participate at IMN’s Provider Forum on  Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (West). Hawa will serve as chairman of the conference.  Hawa and Naughton will each moderate panels. The conference will be held Oct. 17 – 18, 2016, in Santa Rosa, California.

In addition to delivering the open remarks for the conference, Hawa will moderate the “Cloud CEO Panel: How Are You Competing Against The Web Services Giants And Large Data Centers Increasingly Coming Into Your Space?” at 3 p.m., Oct. 17. The panel will discuss the competitive landscape, growth of enterprise customers, cloud customization, and the future of cloud.

Naughton will moderate the panel, “The Enterprise End User Shark Tank…What are you looking for Space-Wise,” at 4:10 p.m., Oct 17. The panel will focus on a scenario whereby end users in search of data center space discuss pricing, build-out, lease term, and services needed with potential providers.

Hawa focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the telecommunications, media, and technology industries, domestically and internationally. Hawa regularly advises public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, and creditors’ committees on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and restructurings, investments, financing arrangements, licensing agreements, and commercial transactions. He assists clients with the negotiation of transactions in the cloud computing space, including the negotiation of data center and co-location leases, globally. Hawa also has broad experience in the negotiation of network infrastructure transactions, including submarine cable systems (builds, financings, and capacity procurement), as well as terrestrial fiber optic network transactions.

Naughton focuses her practice on commercial transactions involving real estate and technology matters, with an emphasis on cloud computing.  She has represented some of the world’s largest content providers in colocation and data center leases globally with providers ranging from multinational owner-operators to single facility operators. Naughton has also represented various data center operators on complex data center development projects, new construction, and leases. 

Greenberg Traurig is a sponsor of IMN’s Provider Forum Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (West).

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