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Employment Compliance in the Age of Legalized Marijuana

Program Number: 2880 Presenter: Joshua Horn, Esq., Joseph A. McNelis III, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Though cannabis is illegal under federal law, at least 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical use and nine states, as well as D.C., have legalized it for recreational use—a dichotomy that presents a unique and complex challenge for employers. This presentation will provide an overview of federal and state marijuana laws, discuss specific aspects of the employment relationship affected by the legalization of marijuana in certain states, and offer practical guidance for employers on how to navigate this new and developing area of the law. Topics Covered: • Hiring, Firing, and Reasonable Accommodations • Zero Tolerance Policies • Drug Testing • Federal Contractors, Federal Grantees, and Transportation Industry

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A FISA Primer- Everything You Didn’t Know, You Didn’t Know

Program Number: 2878 Presenter: George W. Croner, Esq.

Electronic surveillance represents the most important foreign intelligence collection tool available to the U.S. government. Correspondingly, the ability to surveil constitutes one of those activities most susceptible to abuse by a government against its citizens. For years, electronic surveillance for foreign intelligence purposes was considered an exclusively Executive Branch authority, and every president from Franklin Roosevelt to Richard Nixon authorized its use. When serious abuses by U.S. intelligence agencies were revealed during congressional hearings held in the aftermath of Watergate, Congress reacted by passing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act which, for the first time, subjected foreign intelligence electronic surveillance conducted in the United States to a statutory regimen that included approval by a newly created Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Today, there is more discussion, and controversy, about FISA than at virtually any other time in its history. This program is going to discuss the evolution of the use

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Doing Bad by Doing Good: Managing Risks Surrounding Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Law Firms

Program Number: 2877 Presenter: Kenneth E. Sharperson, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Corporations are selecting law firms that have active diversity and inclusion initiatives, and are working less with law firms that do not have verifiable programs enhancing the diversity of their law firms. In fact, Hewlett Packard (HP) states that they may withhold up to 10 percent of invoiced fees for failure to meet HP’s diversity standards. Specifically, HP requires firms to “field (i) at least one diverse firm relationship partner, regularly engaged with HP on billing and staffing issues; or (ii) at least one woman and one racially/ethnically diverse attorney, each performing or managing at least 10% of the billable hours worked on HP matters.” In order to obtain work from larger companies that support increased diversity, many law firms have created diversity initiatives in order to meet

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Defending the Client’s Deposition

Program Number: 2870 Presenter: Francisco (Frank) Ramos, Jr., 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 client has been served with a notice of deposition for her upcoming deposition. How does she prepare? This presentation will discuss: How to prepare the client to use case themes and theories at her deposition How to avoid making unfavorable admissions The Do’s and Don’ts of testifying at deposition The process of getting ready for deposition The “speech” attorneys should give their clients about their deposition How to conduct a mock cross examination What to do at trial

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The Practical Guide to the California Consumer Privacy Protection Act

Program Number: 2868 Presenter: David A. Zetoony, Esq.

The California Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2018 (“CPPA”) is arguably the most comprehensive - and complex - data privacy regulation in the United States. The CCPA was designed to emulate the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in many respects. The program will address how the CCPA is like, and how it differs from, the GDPR, and practical steps that companies should take to come into compliance with the regulation. The program’s presenter, a partner at the law firm of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, has been ranked by Lexology as the most read author on data privacy and security in the world, and is the author of the American Bar Association’s General Data Protection Regulation: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions.

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When Quasi-Municipalities Go Bad: How Does It End?

Program Number: 2867 Presenter: Karol K. Denniston, Esq., Travis A. McRoberts, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** When municipal subsidiaries and affiliated entities “quasi-municipalities” are distressed, investors often awaken to unexpected litigation regarding whether the entity is a governmental unit or not. The answer to this question determines whether a court supervised restructuring can take place at all and whether it must be filed as a chapter 11 restructuring or as a chapter 9 municipal restructuring. When states do not permit governmental entities to file chapter 9, the default is often chapter 11 and the courts, over investor objections, have permitted chapter 11 restructurings to move forward. Assessing the risk that arises from uncertainty regarding whether and what bankruptcy proceedings can be used should be part of the investor’s underwriting process. In this webinar we will review the case law and talk about specific due diligence that should be

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All Good Things Come to an End: Preserving Value, Minimizing Liabilities and Taking Advantage of Opportunities During an Economic Downturn

Program Number: 2865 Presenter: Marc E. Hirschfield, Esq., Marc Skapof, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** A decade after the “Great Recession,” numerous indicators—some new, some old—point to the reemergence of troubled times in the near future. Regulators and investors have little to no visibility into the pools of hundreds of trillions of dollars of derivatives and other esoteric securities pegged to the debt markets; outstanding U.S. corporate debt exceeds $7.5 trillion; interest rates are on the rise; geopolitical uncertainty over trade policy and BREXIT contributes to market volatility and a wall of high yield debt is set to mature in 2019/2020. Against this backdrop, it would be fool hardy to assume the good times will never end; instead, prudence dictates preparing for the storm before it reaches shore. This program is designed to equip in-house and outside counsel alike with the knowledge

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Cryptocurrency Regulations: Past, Present, and Future

Program Number: 2840 Presenter: Zachary Kelman

Since the publication of the Satoshi Whitepaper in 2009 which launched the Bitcoin protocol, cryptocurrencies have begun reshaped the financial world. For the first time in human history, people can remotely transfer value across international boundaries without the need for any financial intermediaries. These financial intermediaries, however, are increasingly relied upon by regulators to self-police and to detect and report on information necessary for key regulatory and law enforcement functions. Over the past 9 years, regulators across the globe have tried many strategies - ranging from hands-off approaches to outright bans - in order to address this new reality and its implications on existing anti-money laundering, securities, and other regulatory systems. Mr. Kelman provides background on the areas of regulation which most directly affect cryptocurrencies, how they have evolved during this period, and where they appear to be headed in the coming years. Mr. Kelman drafted the Online Market Protection Act (OMPA)

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