Joe Leo

Navigating the Legal Landscape of AI: Opportunities and Challenges

In this panel session, our team of experienced attorneys will guide entrepreneurs through the complex legal terrain surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. From intellectual property rights and data privacy regulations to liability concerns and ethical considerations, we’ll explore the myriad opportunities and challenges that arise when integrating AI into business ventures. Gain valuable insights into crafting AI strategies that not only drive innovation but also ensure compliance and mitigate legal risks. Whether you’re a startup founder or a seasoned entrepreneur, join us to navigate the legal landscape of AI and unlock the full potential of your ventures.

Panel members include: Lee Henderson, Chris Proskey, Drew Larson, Joe Leo.

Date + Time: Thursday @ 10:45am – 11:30am

Venue: The Olympic


Joe Leo is a member attorney at BrownWinick and practices mainly in the areas
of securities law and corporate transactions.

Joe strives to provide his clients with practical and timely legal advice while
never losing sight of the business goals and objectives of his clients. Joe
provides securities compliance services to four publicly reporting companies
in the Midwest. Joe also provides legal advice to several private equity funds
operating in Iowa regarding securities compliance matters. Joe is also an
adjunct professor of Securities Law at Drake University Law School.

In addition to his securities compliance practice, Joe represents businesses
in various aspects of their operations, including organization and planning,
restructuring, equity and debt offerings and compliance, and corporate
governance matters. Joe is heavily involved in the business startup community
in Iowa and is a frequent speaker on various legal issues that startup and high
growth companies face. Joe enjoys bringing his practical approach to legal
representation for early-stage companies that must be strategic in how they
allocate resources.

In addition to his legal practice, Joe participates in Plains Angels, an angel
capital group operating in central Iowa and is involved as a mentor in the Global
Insurance Accelerator located in Des Moines, Iowa. Joe is also involved with
the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Prior to attending law school, Joe worked in business development for the
Wisconsin Department of Commerce. Joe feels that this experience in business
development helps to keep him focused on the business goals of his clients.