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Overcoming and Eliminating Age Bias against both Younger and Older Lawyers, with a Discussion of ABA Model Rule 8.4(g)

Program Number: 2647 Presenter: Alton (Al) B. Harris, Esq., Andrea S. Kramer, Esq.

Join Andrea S. Kramer, partner in McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and Alton B. Harris, partner in Nixon Peabody LLP, for this important program about age bias in the legal profession. When lawyers understand the stereotypes surrounding younger lawyers (Millennial generation) and older lawyers (particularly women over 45), and the biases that result from these stereotypes, they are in a position to effectively combat age discrimination in their own legal organizations and improve generational harmony in the legal profession generally. In this program, our presenters address the new ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) expanded definition of “professional misconduct.” They provide lawyers with advice and techniques they can use to avoid or overcome the bias they may face as they enter the profession and as they grow older. Attendees will also get information and insights they can use to recognize the often subtle and unconscious biases that exist in the profession against both younger

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The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure a Year Later: The Latest Decisions and Other Developments

Program Number: 2644 Presenter: Ashley Heintz, Carmen G. McLean, Esq.

Join Carmen McLean and Ashley Heintz of Jones Day as they discuss the impacts of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that took effect on December 1, 2015 on discovery strategies and synthesize the courts’ applications and interpretations of the new rules over the course of the year. Topics include: • what you need to consider in requesting or opposing discovery in light of Rule 26(b)’s new proportionality factors; • whether you are being specific enough in your objections and responses to requests for production under new Rule 34(b); and • what you need to know, and what courts are focusing on, in addressing spoliation under new Rule 37(e).

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Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Competence Issues in the Legal Profession

Program Number: 2639 Presenter: Joan Bibelhausen, JD

Impairment in attorneys affects case outcomes, client relations, careers, families and lives. A recently published study details the incidence of problematic substance use, depression and other issues in American attorneys, and the numbers are striking. http://journals.lww.com/journaladdictionmedicine/Fulltext/2016/02000/The_Prevalence_of_Substance_Use_and_Other_Mental.8.aspx. This program provides information on these findings and helps you understand the predictors, warning signs and symptoms of these issues in yourself or others. Learn what role stress plays and the ethical concerns that can arise. Our presenter offers a protocol for encouraging someone to get help, describes the help that is available, through Lawyer Assistance Programs and others, discusses appropriate support in recovery and addresses ethical concerns for lawyers and their organizations.

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A Review of EEOC's Fiscal Year ending September 2016 and a Look at What to Expect Next Year

Program Number: 2632 Presenter: Eric S. Dreiband, Esq.

Former U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) General Counsel Eric Dreiband, currently a partner at Jones Day, reviews the EEOC's fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, including significant regulatory and policy documents issued by EEOC; its significant wins and losses in the courts, and Supreme Court decisions that considered its position; Congressional oversight of the EEOC; and other significant developments. Mr. Dreiband also discusses: • EEOC’s potential actions, plans and strategies for the coming year • EEOC's lawsuit that alleges that a hair policy amounted to race discrimination • The Supreme Court's decision about standards that govern attorney's fee awards against the EEOC • The Supreme Court's upcoming term • Significant pending and recently-decided cases • The EEOC's efforts to regulate wellness plans • The EEOC's proposed changes to the EEO-1 form and corresponding proposed requirement that employers report information about employee pay • The status of EEOC's enforcement efforts concerning the use by employers of criminal and

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What Attorneys Should Know about Designing the Most Effective Data Security Vendor Management Program

Program Number: 2619 Presenter: Jason D. Haislmaier, Esq.

Companies today are reliant on a broad array of software and other information technology (IT) offerings to operate their businesses. For companies of all sizes, many of these IT offerings are now provided by third party vendors. In recognition of the increasingly fundamental role played by IT vendors, programs to evaluate and manage are now priorities for many companies. Join Jason Haislmaier of Bryan Cave LLP as he discusses the role of IT vendor management programs, key strategies for establishing and maintaining those programs, and tools for addressing the significant legal and regulatory data privacy and security compliance issues that can arise in IT vendor relationships.

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Recommendations for Data Privacy and Security in the Age of Drones: Latest Developments and Guidance for Attorneys

Program Number: 2617 Presenter: Jason D. Haislmaier, Esq.

The commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS"), more commonly known as “drones,” has continued to experience exponential growth. Much of the regulatory focus to date has been on establishing requirements for the commercial use of drones. However, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other regulators have begun to focus on the unique data privacy and security concerns raised by the commercial use of drones. In the wake of the FTC’s planned drone workshop on October 13th, Jason Haislmaier, Bryan Cave LLP, discusses these data privacy and security legal and regulatory concerns raised by the commercial use of drones and available tools and strategies for in-house and outside counsel in meeting the challenges in these areas.

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