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Recent Trends in the SEC Whistleblower Program and Tips for Addressing Whistleblower Complaints

Program Number: 2811 Presenter: Elaine Drodge Koch, Esq., Jennifer Kies Mammen, Esq., Mark A. Srere, Esq.

**** 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 program of particular interest to in-house lawyers and litigators at public companies, our presenters address the SEC’s Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program and recent trends in whistleblower actions, and offer practical tips for compliance programs and policies to address and mitigate whistleblower complaints.

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SEC Enforcement 2018: New Directions and Challenges

Program Number: 2810 Presenter: Thomas O. Gorman, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Tom Gorman examines the new direction laid out for the SEC’s Enforcement Program by Chairman Clayton, trends emerging as the new year begins and significant challenges the Division will face. Emerging trends include the declining number of actions being brought along with a continuing drop in those cooperating with the SEC. Key issues the Division will face include forum selection and the use of ALJs, the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Kokesh holding disgorgement to be a penalty, the upcoming decision of the Court in Digital Realty on whistleblowers, and the impact of Martoma on insider trading.

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Confidentiality, Privilege and other Ethics Issues after the Merger: What to Do When You're in Post-Acquisition Dispute Litigation

Program Number: 2809 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 **** Mergers, acquisitions, and asset sales raise a number of ethical issues, including who controls the confidentiality and privilege after the deal closes. These questions become that much more important when the buyer and seller are embroiled in litigation after the deal, at which time shared confidentiality and privileges and use of such information as evidence can pose complicated and expensive challenges for all parties involved. On top of these considerations, lawyers must abide by additional rules concerning, e.g., loyalty to clients. In this program, Michael Thompson and Jasmine Coo review the legal and ethical authorities concerning attorneys’ confidentiality, privilege and other ethical obligations (including ABA Model Rules 1.6 (Confidentiality of Information), 1.9 (Duties to Former Clients), 2.1 (Advisor), 3.7 (Lawyer as Witness) and ABA Informal Op. 857 (Attorney as Witness); discuss such

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Common Post-Acquisition Disputes and How to Avoid Them: Practical Guidance for In-House and Corporate Attorneys

Program Number: 2808 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 **** Mergers, acquisitions, and asset sales often have many moving parts that require clients to engage subject matter experts to review both proposed terms and due diligence on a host of topics from environmental matters to tax and employment matters. But what about the rest of the contract? Often issues arise post-closing that were not fully anticipated during the transaction. The culprits are usually boilerplate terms (such as arbitration, choice of law, force majeure, and integration clauses) and terms designed to mitigate future risk (such as earn outs and indemnities). In this program, Michael Thompson and Jasmine Coo take you through the contract terms that are most commonly disputed after the closing of a merger, acquisition, or asset sale and provide tips to help you avoid expense and heartache

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Negotiation And Settlement Of Disputes: Ethical Issues for All Attorneys

Program Number: 2807 Presenter: Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Park Jensen Bennett LLP

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Ethics issues abound in the negotiation and settlement of disputes, and can lead to the undoing of agreements, disciplinary charges and even claims of malpractice. In this program for all attorneys, Steve Bennett addresses practical issues in negotiation and settlement, such as the basic question: “who is the client?”, questions of “puffery” in negotiation, bad faith, threats, and other questionable behaviors, and the ethical issues that arise therefrom. Model Rules discussed include: Rule 1.2: Duty of consultation Rule 1.4: Duty to keep client informed Rule 4.1: False statements Rule 8.4: Dishonesty Ethics opinions discussed include: ABA Opinion 06-329 ABCNY Formal Op. 2017-3 Florida Bar v. Rodriguez, 959 So.2d 150 (Fla. 2007) In re J.T. Thorpe, Inc. (Mandelbrot v. J.T. Thorpe Settlement Trust), No. 15-56430 (9th Cir. 2017)

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Ethical Conundrums in Cross-Border Corporate Investigations

Program Number: 2806 Presenter: Robert J. Anello, Esq., Benjamin S. Fischer, Esq., Kostya Lantsman, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** In the ever-expanding field of corporate investigations, some of the thorniest issues arise not only at home, but also abroad. Partners Robert J. Anello and Benjamin S. Fischer and associate Kostya Lantsman of New York litigation boutique and white collar law firm, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C., discuss recent developments in cross-border corporate investigations and the ethical conundrums posed to in-house and outside counsel. Topics covered include the limits of prosecutors’ ability to rely on foreign compelled testimony, the limits for electronic surveillance and searches in the U.S. and abroad, and the complexities presented by the differences in recognition of the corporate attorney-client privilege particularly as it relates to in-house counsel across various jurisdictions. ABA Model Rules and other ethical authorities related to these issues

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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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2017 Post-Acquisition Dispute Round-Up

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

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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Direct Examination: Allowing Witnesses to Tell Their Stories at Trial

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

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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