New York information technology and e-commerce partner Stuart Levi co-chaired PLI's conference titled Open Source and Free Software 2012: Benefits, Risks and Challenges on November 14 in New York. The program addressed the critical issues that IP, technology and business lawyers need to consider in today's economy. Among other topics, panelists discussed the importance of open source software, how to navigate new business models based on open source software and guidelines for effective open source development business practices. CLE credit was provided.