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Greenberg Traurig’s Kemal Hawa, Emily Naughton to Moderate Panels at IMN’s Sixth Annual Data Centers & Cloud Services Forum

WASHINGTON – June 6, 2016 — Kemal Hawa and Emily G. Naughton, attorneys in the Northern Virginia office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will moderate two panels at Information Management Network’s (IMN) sixth annual Provider Forum on Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure. The forum will take place June 9-10, 2016 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

According to the IMN website, this forum focuses on, “the critical business issues that C-level executives at data centers, colocation, and Cloud service providers must face. The agenda focuses on four key themes: Optimizing Business Models & Strategies for Growth; Expanding to New Service Offerings & Revenue Opportunities; Cost-Effective Infrastructure Investment, Future-Proofing & Security Measures; and Cost Reduction & Mitigation Strategies.”

On June 9 at 4:30 p.m., Hawa will moderate the session titled, “Cloud Service Provider CEO,” and on June 10 at 12:15 p.m., Naughton will moderate the session titled, “Enterprise End-User Perspective.”

Hawa focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the telecommunications, media, and technology industries, domestically and internationally. He 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.

Hawa 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 significant 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 the negotiation of colocation and data center leases globally. Naughton has also worked with data center operators ranging from multinational owner operators to single facility operators on complex data center leases, new construction, and development projects. 

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