Attorney David M. Ferrara To Take Part In January 6th Panel Discussion on Defense Contracting

January 6, 2009

The forum, "Defense Contracting: Innovation in the Nation's Interest," will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on January 6th at the Syracuse Technology Garden, 235 Harrison St., Syracuse.

The panel will consist of business development executives from large defense contractors and Department of Defense-funded entrepreneurs. Topics will include licensing and acquisition by prime contractors, the Technology Garden's defense commercialization assistance program and areas of emerging technology needs.

Panelists include David Ferrara, of the Bond, Schoeneck & King law firm; Vigay Srinivas, director of new product and market development at SRCTec Inc.; and Leslie Smith, chapter president of Women In Defense and manager of customer relations and protocol at Lockheed Martin Corp.

Mr. Ferrara, a Member (partner) with Bond, Schoeneck & King, holds the General Counsel position for Anaren, Inc., a supplier of various military defense electronics components and subsystems to the defense industry.

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