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CSU Hosts Virtual Event Featuring Aparna Bawa

Zoom chief legal officer discusses the new normal of communication and conferencing

Aparna Bawa, the chief legal officer at Zoom, will be the featured guest at a virtual event hosted by Harlan Sands, president of Cleveland State University, and Lee Fisher, dean of CSU’s Cleveland Marshall College of Law, on Friday, April 17. Bawa will discuss the legal issues and additional challenges that have arisen as nearly all Americans have “gone remote,” and will provide insights on Zoom’s efforts to help lead the transformation of online communication in a COVID-19 world.

The event will be held via Zoom at 12 p.m. To receive the log-in information and password please contact Holli Goodman at Bawa will speak in Dean Fisher’s Leadership and Law class and given the expanding use of Zoom and remote teaching and learning at CSU and beyond, the law school is opening the class for the entire CSU community to join.

Bawa, a graduate of Harvard Law School, may very well be the busiest lawyer in the world right now. She has a special expertise in building infrastructure for rapidly growing technology companies as they scale, and no company has scaled more quickly in the past eight weeks than Zoom. 

The company is currently working with 90,000 schools across 20 countries to help children continue their education remotely. To put this growth in context, in December of 2019, the number of daily meeting participants conducted on Zoom was approximately 10 million. In March this year, they reached more than 200 million meeting participants daily. Zoom is now the largest and most important video-conferencing platform in the world.