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Kemal Hawa and Emily Naughton Speak at IMN’s 8th Annual Fall Forum On Data Centers & Cloud Infrastructure

MCLEAN, Va. – Nov. 13, 2017 – Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s attorneys Kemal Hawa and Emily G. Naughton will be participating in the Information Management Network’s (IMN) 8th Annual Fall Forum on Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (Midwest). Hawa and Naughton will each moderate a panel at the forum, Nov. 16-17, at the JW Marriott Chicago.

The conference brings together dozens of speakers focusing on critical business issues that C-level executives at data center, colocation, and cloud service providers must face.

Hawa will moderate the panel, “The ‘C-Level’ Panel: Colo Growth Strategy & Where are You Finding New Revenue Sources?” Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. The panelists will discuss “white glove” services strategy, growth plans, increasing operations efficiency, and adapting the cloud to customers, among other related topics.

Naughton will moderate the panel, “Evaluating Your Physical Expansion Options…. Should You Build New or Colocate? One Large Data Center vs. Smaller Scattered Sites? Rightsize vs. Big Shell?” Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. The discussion will review total cost of ownership versus transforming a raw space and running an operation; the decision matrix between IT and finance; and the impact of the budget, among other correlated topics.

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. Kemal assists clients with the negotiation of transactions in the cloud computing space, including the negotiation of data center and co-location leases, globally. Kemal 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 colocation and data center leases globally with providers ranging from multinational owner-operators to single facility operators. Naughton also represented various data center operators on complex data center development projects, new construction, and leases.

Greenberg Traurig is a sponsor of the conference.

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