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The Business of Online Business: Session One - Domain Names and Domain Name Disputes

Program Number: 2941 Presenter: Shari Claire Lewis, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** Every business with a website is an e-business and, as a result, face challenges that are unique to online commerce and twists on traditional ones. For example, the maxim “location, location, location” applies in the virtual world as much as in the physical realm. In this first session, we will discuss issues concerning Internet domain names – an e-business’s virtual name, address and introductory marketing statement. We will explore the explosive growth of top-level domains as potential new “neighborhoods” in the virtual world. We will also cover cybersquatting and reverse cybersquatting, which continue to impact domain name use, and the variety of venues where a

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DOL Issues New Guidance Rescinding the 20% Rule: What This Means for Managing Tipped Employees

Program Number: 2939 Presenter: Justin R. Barnes, Esq., Eric Magnus, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** On November 8, 2018, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) rescinded the so-called “20% Rule,” which purported to segregate the duties of tipped employees between allegedly tip-generating duties and related non-tipped duties (sometimes referred to as a “side work”), and thereby limit the availability of the tip credit. The rule has been replaced with prior DOL guidance issued in 2009. Speakers Eric Magnus and Justin Barnes will discuss the new guidance, implications of this change for the service industry, and offer advice on how employers can assign work to tipped employees without jeopardizing use of the tip credit.

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Whistleblowers: Where We Stand with Internal Investigations and Corporate Policies/ Procedures

Program Number: 2936 Presenter: Jennifer L. Berhorst, Esq. , Jennifer Kies Mammen, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** In this program, of particular interest to in-house lawyers and litigators at public companies, our presenters will address developments under the SEC’s Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, including the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision favoring a narrow definition of “whistleblower” and proposed amendments to the whistleblower rules, and will offer practical tips in conducting internal investigations and reviewing company policies and procedures.

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Class Action Settlements: Getting Approval to Get the Deal Done

Program Number: 2935 Presenter: Redi Kasollja, Esq., Michael Thompson, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** After months or years of hard-fought litigation, you’ve reached a settlement of a class action lawsuit. The settlement procedure, however, has more steps than your typical settlement. In this program, Michael Thompson and Redi Kasollja will guide you through the class action settlement process. From drafting the agreement through final approval, Michael and Redi will give you tips and alert you to pitfalls that will help you get through the class settlement process unscathed.

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Go Big or Go Home: A Primer on Multidistrict Litigation

Program Number: 2934 Presenter: Redi Kasollja, Esq., Michael Thompson, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** With the use of multidistrict litigation (MDL) on the rise, it is increasingly important for in-house and outside counsel to be versed in the basics of MDLs. The MDL process, however, can seem mysterious and daunting. In this program, Michael Thompson and Redi Kasollja will walk you through the fundamentals of MDLs, providing you tips and tricks that will leave you ahead of the curve.

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Maximizing Cause Challenges: Getting Jurors to Reveal Bias and Admit They Can’t Be Fair

Program Number: 2932 Presenter: Christina Marinakis, J.D., Psy. D

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** Every juror filters your arguments and evidence through a lens crafted from their attitudes and experiences; the key to a successful jury selection is identifying and removing the jurors who will have difficulty seeing the case from your perspective. In this webcast, renown jury consultant, Dr. Christina Marinakis, Esq., examines the fundamental characteristics that tend to distinguish plaintiff supporters from defense supporters and presents research-based techniques for eliciting bias from the venire members. Her six-step method for obtaining cause challenges presents real-life examples and explains the psychological foundations for why they work. Implementing these techniques will not only identify the worst jurors for your case,

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Trying Employment Cases in the Trump Era

Program Number: 2916 Presenter: Christopher V. Bacon, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** With increased polarization of political opinions in the Trump, lawyers defending employers in employment cases have had to reconsider how they select jurors and present their cases. During this presentation Chris Bacon will talk about how he and other employment lawyers have adjusted their trial strategies in this new era. Questions that we will discuss include: How should a lawyer handle voir dire? What kind of jurors are you looking for? Is a juror with strong conservative views really an ideal juror for the defense in a sexual harassment or race discrimination case? We will also talk about how the actual trial needs to be approached in this era of political tribalism. For example, what arguments resonate best with jurors today including those with strong liberal views (e.

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An Insider’s Guide To Matrimonial Law in New York

Program Number: 2915 Presenter: Michael A. Mosberg, Esq., Peter R. Stambleck, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** This program is designed for non-family attorneys who represent individuals that require or may require guidance as to issues involving the practice of family law. The program will provide an overview of the major family law topic areas which shall be taught in a lecture format and supported with comprehensive materials.

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Ethics & Copyright Litigation

Program Number: 2911 Presenter: Raymond Dowd, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** Ray Dowd, author of West’s acclaimed Copyright Litigation Handbook and a partner in Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City will take us through the ethical pitfalls facing legal practitioners tackling copyright litigation. Appropriate for inhouse counsel, and private practitioners both seasoned and novice. In this age of sanctions being imposed on copyright trolls and overaggressive copyright enforcement, what are the takeaways for content owners and distributors? Dowd, a seasoned litigator, takes us through a pre-flight litigation checklist designed to avoid the potential of sanctions in copyright cases. What are your ethical obligations? How should clients be advised on the assessment of legal

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What It Takes to be a Trial Lawyer If You’re Not a Man: The Ethical, Professional, and Personal Costs of Confronting Gender Bias in the Courtroom

Program Number: 2906 Presenter: Lara Bazelon

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Today, women make up more than one half of all law school graduates. Yet they remain dramatically underrepresented at the top echelons of the profession. Two thirds of state and federal judges are men, as are 83 percent of elected prosecutors; less than one percent are women of color. In the majority of law firms, large and small, women make up only a fraction of the powerful inner circle: partners who bring in clients, lead litigation teams, and sit on powerful management and compensation committees. In the coveted position of first chair at trial, the number of women shrinks further. In this MCLE, law professor and trial lawyer Lara Bazelon explores the systemic gender bias exhibited by judges, opposing counsel, jurors, or the clients themselves that impedes women’s

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