LONDON and NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- London and New York City have experienced a massive tech boom in the last few years and are now serious competitors with Silicon Valley. One of the primary reasons both London and NYC have seen such growth is commitment from local government. On 20th May, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP will be joined at Digital Shoreditch 2013 by Gordon Innes, CEO of London & Partners, Kyle Kimball, CFO at New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYEDC) and Mark O'Neill, Head of Innovation and Delivery at Government Digital Service, to discuss the "role of government in supporting a tech ecosystem." "Fried Frank has been working closely with the technology community and government organizations to help support the growth of the tech industry," said Daniel Glazer, co-head of Fried Frank's Technology Transactions practice and moderator of the session. "The level of commitment from government has never been stronger. This session will allow tech executives, entrepreneurs and those investing in the space to hear about some of the initiatives taking place in both New York and London to help support this thriving sector." To further support the local tech community, Fried Frank has organized and will host one-day "accelerators" for startups from its Shoreditch offices. These companies will receive personalized training and support aimed at helping them expand their businesses internationally. Fried Frank will also be conducting a number of its "Coming to America" workshops at Digital Shoreditch, as well as a FinTech-focused discussion in conjunction with the London Stock Exchange, and moderating various sessions throughout the festival. Among the topics that the panels will explore are: key areas of technological and business development and how to best prepare for the legal issues those developments will raise; brand protection focusing on international expansion and investor expectations; how to raise funds to scale up a business and address an expanding work force; tax structuring and compliance, entity structures, IP considerations and US employment issues. For further details and information, click here. About Fried Frank Technology Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is a leading international law firm. Our team works with the full spectrum of tech players from emerging companies to investors to multinational enterprises. We provide one-stop legal and business expertise to help our clients in their expansion plans and help them transition into international markets. Our services include: M&A, joint ventures, listings, securitizations, financings and other complex corporate transactions; IP and technology-focused commercial agreements; patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret counseling; trademark and copyright portfolio development and management; IP audits; data protection and privacy; tax planning; employment; real estate and litigation. Visit www.tech.friedfrank.com for more information. About Digital Shoreditch 2013 Digital Shoreditch is an annual two-week festival in London's Tech City that is the premier European showcase for emerging technology companies and entrepreneurs. The event, which is due to attract an estimated 15,000 UK and international visitors, will provide a platform to showcase the most innovative projects happening in the UK today, across eight key sectors including digital, space, transport and health. The event aims to drive economic growth by stimulating business-led innovation and opening up international trade opportunities for the UK's brightest technological innovators.