Eugene Weitz is presently serving as General Counsel – Americas at SAI Global an Australian headquartered company that provides organizations around the world with information services and solutions for managing risk, achieving compliance and driving business improvement. http://www.saiglobal.com. Eugene’s specialties include all aspects of law relating to technology and commercial law, governance of corporate subsidiaries, and compliance focused business law including data privacy, information security and large transactions. He also has a secondary specialty in Legal Department Knowledge Management.
Until November of 2012, Eugene served as Deputy General Counsel at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) advising on information governance, including data security and data privacy and all other legal matters of interest to the Office of the CIO. Eugene concurrently created and then led CSC's Legal Department’s Global Legal Knowledge Management program. This initiative covered the ongoing development of a global intranet strategy as a resource for the Legal Department and clients, enhancing law firm and other vendor relationship management and the creation of new means of knowledge sharing across CSC. A key component of this knowledge management program has been knowledge sharing with other corporate law departments with similar programs and objectives.
Prior to late 2009, he was a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Law Department, where he provided advice relating to advanced technology law including both vendor and customer side outsourcing and professional services. Before his tenure at Alcatel-Lucent, he was Regional General Counsel at Atos Origin where he was responsible for all legal activities in North America and Asia-Pacific. Earlier in his career he provided similar in-house legal services at Royal Philips Electronics.
Eugene is an active member of the International Technology Association (ITechLaw) dating back to the mid-Nineties. Since May 2011, Eugene has served on the Board of Directors of ITechLaw and also in the past has served as Chair of the In-House Lawyer/Legal Counsel Committee. Eugene has focused on ITechLaw’s drive to increase in-house counsel participation across the world and has developed numerous associated strategies. Additionally, Eugene co-Chaired ITechLaw’s 2012 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in May 2012. With ITechLaw, he has spoken and moderated extensively on numerous technology topics at ITechLaw events in Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, Brussels, Berlin, Oslo, Rome Amsterdam and next in Melbourne.
As part of Eugene’s active engagement in supporting the role of in-house counsel, he is a hands-on member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, holding a position on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association since 2008 and beginning in 2013, is also serving as an Officer, Vice President – Communications. In addition, since 2006, Eugene has co-chaired the NJCCA’s Technology Committee which since that time has regularly presented panels and presentations on numerous cutting edge issues in technology law. Since 2004 when Eugene first spoke at an ACC Annual Meeting, Eugene has been a frequent moderator and speaker at numerous NJCCA events. Eugene is also, the NJCCA’s Advocacy Liaison to the ACC.
Mr. Weitz received a B.A. degree in Government and Law from Lafayette College where he has remain active recently nominated to serve on the alumnus advisory council to the office of admissions and his J.D. from Widener University School of Law. He is a member of the New York and Connecticut Bars and holds a Limited License to practice law in-house in New Jersey.