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Confidentiality and Privilege: Ethics for In-House and Deal Lawyers

Program Number: 2803 Presenter: Jasmine Coo, Michael Thompson, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Confidentiality and other ethical obligations, as well as the attorney-client privilege and other privileges, are a part of everyday life for a litigator. Transactional and in-house attorneys, however, often advise their clients on business and legal matters. As a result, it can be difficult to know which communications and documents are confidential, privileged and/or subject to other ethical considerations. In this program, litigators Michael Thompson and Jasmine Coo review key legal and ethical authorities governing confidentiality, privilege, and other ethical obligations (including ABA Model Rules 1.6 (Confidentiality of Information), 2.1 (Advisor), and 5.1 – 5.3 (Responsibilities of a Partner or Supervisory Lawyer, Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer; Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistance), and ABA Formal Ethics Opinions 95-390 (Conflicts of Interest in the Corporate Family Context), and 98-410 (Lawyer Serving as Direct of

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Ending the Discriminatory Consequences of Age Bias in the Legal Profession

Program Number: 2802 Presenter: Alton (Al) B. Harris, Esq. (2018), Andrea S. Kramer, Esq. (2018)

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** In this timely and important program, Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris explain the nature and operation of age stereotypes, those about both younger and older lawyers, which result in discriminatory biases against persons at both ends of the age spectrum. They convincingly explain why it is so important for legal organizations to combat age discrimination and then present a series of effective, practical practices, policies, and techniques that legal organizations can use to eliminate age bias and improve generational harmony. They also review the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the status of litigation under this Act, and the likely impact of ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) on age discrimination. Topics include: the nature and operation of age stereotypes and the biases that flow from them; how

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2017 Post-Acquisition Dispute Round-Up

Program Number: 2750 Presenter: Jasmine Coo, Michael Thompson, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** The best away to learn how to avoid pitfalls after a merger, acquisition, or asset sale is to analyze which disputes have arisen recently. Michael Thompson and Jasmine Coo discuss the big ticket post-acquisition disputes that arose in 2017 and offer tips on how you can avoid them.

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Key Legal Issues in the Internet of Things

Program Number: 2749IP Presenter: Brian A. Jones, Esq., Amol Parikh, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Internet of Things (IoT), including artificial intelligence and robotics, have now entered the mainstream social narrative. However, the proliferation of this exciting and transformative technology raises a wide range of legal issues. This presentation focuses on the key legal issues surrounding the Internet of Things, including data ownership and privacy, security, intellectual property, and product liability, as well as ethical implications of the use of such technology.

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Direct Examination: Allowing Witnesses to Tell Their Stories at Trial

Program Number: 2748 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. - Partner, Jones Day

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg discuss techniques for presenting the direct examination of percipient and expert witnesses to maximize the persuasiveness of that testimony with the fact finder. Topics include the form of the questions, various questioning techniques, alternative organization structures, and use of exhibits and demonstratives.

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Blockchain Technology and Digital Currencies: Key Legal Issues for the Financial Industry

Program Number: 2747 Presenter: David Andrew Kern, Esq., Mark W. Rasmussen, Esq.

Business of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, are quickly seeing the benefits of Blockchain technology and digital currencies and are putting them to use. This is especially true for companies in the financial sector which are deploying these technologies to help with everything from capital raising to securities trading to asset tracking. At the same time, lawmakers and regulators have their eyes on the benefits and risks associated with these emerging technologies and are adopting new laws and regulatory guidance both to facilitate their use and to protect the public. Join Mark Rasmussen and David Kern as they explain the fundamentals of Blockchain technology and digital currencies, describe how they are being utilized in the financial industry, and discuss key legal issues for all companies.

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Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Involved in Estate Planning and Asset Protection

Program Number: 2746 Presenter: Edward D. Brown, Esq. - Davis Schilken, PC, Carl G. Stevens

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Attorneys who assist clients with their asset protection and estate planning needs must be careful to comply with what is ethical to avoid facing potential ethics complaints, not to mention possible criminal liability. Join Edward D. Brown, Esq. and Carl G. Stevens, Esq. for this detailed analysis of potential ethical issues in the asset protection and estate planning contexts, including: when is asset protection planning ethical and when does it cross the line into the unethical; properly screening the client; identifying voidable transactions; when can the attorney be targeted as a co-conspirator with a client engaging in fraudulent transfers; can the attorney be liable for not advising the client as to the full range of asset protection strategies; and who is the client. Specific attention is placed on

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Advanced Asset Protection Strategies and Considerations

Program Number: 2745 Presenter: Edward D. Brown, Esq. - Davis Schilken, PC, Carl G. Stevens

This program is geared for attorneys involved in asset protection and estate planning, trusts, and business succession. Edward D. Brown, Esq. and Carl G. Stevens, Esq. discuss (i) the most comprehensive structure designs that are used today; (ii) why divorce cases pose a special challenge; (iii) the more subtle issues of public policy, retaining control, choice of law, jurisdiction, federal law pre-emption, and the statute of limitations; and (iv) avoiding contempt of court exposures that may be threatened.

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Asset Protection Fundamentals: What Attorneys Should Know to Advise the Moderate Net Worth Clients

Program Number: 2744 Presenter: Edward D. Brown, Esq. - Davis Schilken, PC, Carl G. Stevens

Whether your practice involves estate planning, business succession planning, family law or other areas, you should have an understanding of asset protection planning for your more moderate and medium net worth clients. This program introduces the attorney to the planning tools that are available without having to “go offshore” or create complex and expensive protective structures and discusses the asset protection concepts and various designs. Join Edward D. Brown, Esq. and Carl G. Stevens, Esq. for this informative overview of the multitude of tools that are available to shield assets from unwanted attachments and seizures, such as through the use of exemptions, third party trusts, limited liability companies and gifting strategies.

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What In-House, Corporate and Securities Counsel Should Know about System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reports and their Applicability to Reporting on Internal Controls

Program Number: 2743 Presenter: Michael Pinna, CPA

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** In today’s world, almost every type of public or private company needs to assess its internal control environment. This is especially true of public and SEC registered companies which are required to report on their internal control environments in their annual reports and filings. With technological, cybersecurity and other issues that have arisen, System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reports necessarily have become the standard for assessing internal controls as the reporting has become more complex. This program provides a brief history of the SOC reporting landscape; an understanding of the types of SOC reporting (i.e., SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, and the new SOC for Cybersecurity) and their reporting structures and coverages; and an overview of recent changes to the SOC standards.

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