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Video Depositions: The Case for Their Continued Relevance in a Post-Quarantine World (04/06/2021)

Program Number: 3181 Presenter: John C. Browne, Esq., Jeremy P. Robinson, Esq.

The program will explore the impact of the pandemic on depositions, and make the case for video depositions becoming a permanent part of the litigation process in our post-pandemic world. As we approach the one-year anniversary, the dramatic impact of the shutdown on litigation has come into focus. While the pandemic has created many challenges, there have also been some silver linings, among them the rise of video depositions. This session will examine the dramatic changes that the transition to remote depositions has created, discuss best practices for conducting video depositions, and argue for this new approach to become a permanent option in a post-pandemic world, given the dramatic improvements this method provides for both client expense and convenience. We’ll also propose changes to the federal rules that would eliminate some of the unnecessary negotiations currently involved in arranging for a video deposition.

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Distress, Restructuring and the Pandemic: The Winners and Losers (03/25/2021)

Program Number: 3173 Presenter: Keith M. Aurzada, Esq., Aaron Javian, Esq., Michael Venditto, Esq.

During 2020, the U.S. economy, weighed-down by record levels of unemployment and the largest drop in quarterly gross domestic product, experienced the highest volume of bankruptcy activity since the 2008 financial crisis. As the economy tries to shake-off the effects of the pandemic, some businesses are burdened by too much debt while others face uncertain demand for their goods or services. This seminar will discuss the factors that will determine which businesses will be able to reorganize and which will not. The program will also focus on industries that will experience significant continued stress in 2021.

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Teleworking and Re-Opening and Vaccines, Oh My! (03/16/2021)

Program Number: 3170 Presenter: Crystal McElrath, Esq., Nichole Novosel, Esq.

In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have had to consider both the business and legal implications of ceasing operations versus shifting to telework versus attempting to continue in-person work. The introduction of COVID-19 vaccines adds additional questions regarding re-opening of workplaces. This webinar will address recent executive orders, federal legislation as well as guidance from the EEOC and OSHA regarding teleworking, re-opening, and vaccination of employees. Does the Americans with Disabilities Act protect employees at risk of contracting COVID-19? When should/must employers provide teleworking options? May/should employers require employees to be vaccinated? What liability might employers face with respect to requiring and/or administering the vaccine in order to re-open?

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Internal Investigations – Top Tips, Strategies and Considerations (03/23/2021)

Program Number: 3167 Presenter: Wilfredo A. 'Willy' Ferrer, Esq., Michael Hantman, Esq.

As we enter a new presidential administration where the expectation is that law enforcement and regulatory scrutiny will increase, American businesses need to be prepared. Internal investigations are key parts of corporate life today. But if not conducted the right way following processes that are sound, tested and beyond reproach, an internal investigation might never get off the ground and might result in greater problems for the company. Whether triggered by a grand jury subpoena, a whistleblower or an enforcement action, internal investigations must be taken very seriously and should be run by personnel who are free from conflicts with every step and strategy mapped out clearly and in advance. And in the time of COVID-19, we will address new options to consider if travel is unsafe. Our presentation will highlight best practices – and pitfalls to avoid – when conducting an internal investigation.

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Employers: There’s a Vaccine. Now What? (03/03/2021)

Program Number: 3157 Presenter: Helene R. Hechtkopf, Esq., Amory W. McAndrew, Esq.

This CLE will address questions that just about every employer is asking right now. Can they, – and should they –require employees to get the vaccine, to protect themselves and others in their workplaces; what can they do if an employee refuses to return to work if his or her co-workers are not vaccinated; and conversely, what to do if an employee refuses to get vaccinated on religious or other grounds. Finally, this CLE will analyze the recent EEOC guidance on vaccines in the employment context and run through relevant hypotheticals.

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In the Midst of the Pandemic, Where Does the “Gig Economy” Stand? (03/05/2021)

Program Number: 3153 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, D. Porpoise Evans, Esq., Aleida Martinez-Molina, Esq.

Before COVID-19 dominated the headlines, the gig economy was big news as it evolved, matured, and disrupted the modern workforce. Will gig workers prove essential to economic recovery, or detrimental to companies already struggling to survive? An employment attorney and a bankruptcy attorney break out their crystal balls to tackle these and related issues – all with the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic and the new Biden/Harris administration

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COVID-19 and the Commercial Landlord: Reacting to the Nonpaying Tenant in the COVID Era (02/11/2021)

Program Number: 3151 Presenter: Jonathan Gerstein, Esq., Joshua Wurtzel, Esq.

This program will cover the various legal issues that commercial landlords are confronting in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the various statutes and executive orders restricting landlords’ rights and how landlords are adapting. During the program, we will discuss the arguments that commercial tenants have made to avoid paying rent, and how courts have dealt with those arguments. We will also discuss the strategies and tools that commercial landlords can and should use to get around the various restrictions on their ability to collect unpaid rent or evict tenants, and how courts have responded to those efforts. Further, we will discuss non-litigation options available to commercial landlords including lease amendments and lease termination and surrender agreements, and the issues that frequently confront commercial landlords during the negotiation of those documents.

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Virtual Litigation – Where We’ve Been, and Where We Are Going (03/10/2021)

Program Number: 3148 Presenter: Jannine Kranz, Esq., Helene Wasserman, Esq.

It has been one year since many law firms, including ours, closed their physical doors and opened for business “virtually.” And while the past year has been one of the most, if not the most, challenging for our profession, one thing that this year has shown is how resourceful and resilient attorneys can be. When faced with uncertainty as to how litigation matters would proceed when it isn’t safe for people to be in the same room with each other, lawyers used existing, and developed new, forms of communicating. In this one hour program, Helene Wasserman and Jannine Kranz will delve into the ways litigators not only survived, but thrived, in their representation of clients in depositions, arbitrations, mediations, hearings and even trials during the pandemic.

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FDA in the Year of COVID – How FDA Tackled the Pandemic and What to Expect from FDA in 2021 (02/11/2021)

Program Number: 3144 Presenter: Alexander Alfano, Esq., Michelle Divelbiss, Esq., Chad Landmon, Esq.

Over the past year, industries all over the world have experienced disruptions and have been forced to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has been thrust to the forefront of the battle against COVID-19, and emergency use authorizations (“EUAs”) and Operation Warp Speed are now hot topics. EUAs have allowed FDA to pivot and make speedy decisions that help save lives, but EUAs aren’t without their pitfalls. Additionally, Operation Warp Speed has been an impressive scientific endeavor, helping to bring vaccines to market in record time. As FDA has adapted quickly to the most up to date knowledge about this novel virus and changing scientific data, including real world evidence, what is in store for 2021? A new administration begins on January 20, 2020, and this new administration will bring different goals and plans for fighting COVID-19. Looking to 2021, we will see whether FDA’s operations

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Mastering the Challenges and Pitfalls of Remote Testimony (02/04/2021)

Program Number: 3137 Presenter: Dr. Mark R. Phillips, Ph.D., Mary A. Salamone, Esq.

Times have changed abruptly and dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and lawyers have been propelled into suddenly adapting to a world of remote testimony. This requires us to not only become far more tech savvy, but also to recognize and adapt to the unique set of issues that arise from taking and defending depositions and conducting arbitrations and trials using an array of new and rapidly evolving video conferencing technologies. Join us for this informative and timely webinar to learn practical tips for the successful practitioner to recognize, adequately prepare for, and adeptly navigate the challenges and pitfalls of remote testimony in the new era.

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