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Coronavirus and Contract Performance: Force Majeure and Related Doctrines (03/31/2020)

Program Number: 3098 Presenter: Daniel J. Brown, Esq., Shevon D.B. Rockett, Esq.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to exact a significant toll on economies and supply chains globally. When do such disruptions excuse contract performance? How can your business protect its contracts and mitigate risks? Drawing on U.S. case law involving Avian Flu and other contagions, Dan and Shevon take a look at force majeure and other related doctrines, including impossibility, frustration of purpose, and commercial impracticability to help answer these questions and give participants guidance on actions they can take right now to better guard against contract performance risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also discuss the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade’s newly instituted force majeure certificate application process

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Limitations of Liability in Artificial Intelligence Contracts (05/19/2020)

Program Number: 3061 Presenter: Robert Scott, Esq.

Adoption of AI technology within a business carry’s unique risks not present on premises software or non-AI based cloud solutions. It is common for technology vendors to contractually limit liability for direct damages even those caused by the negligence of the vendor. Limitations of liability clauses in AI contracts are particularly important given the unsettled nature of the law in this area. Harvard Business Review Predicts AI will add $13 trillion to the global economy from 2019-2029. Join Robert J. Scott as he discusses how to mitigate risks when entering into AI contacts. You will learn: • Special considerations for risk balancing • Indemnification • Limitation of liability • Insurance • Newly enacted and pending legislation affecting AI

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Drafting Licensing and Development Agreements to Avoid Expensive Legal Disputes (04/30/2020)

Program Number: 3054 Presenter: Raman N. Dewan, Esq., Christopher J. Rourk, Esq.

Drafting Licensing and Development Agreements to Avoid Expensive Legal Disputes. In Romag v. Fossil, the parties have found themselves heading to the Supreme Court to resolve a legal issue. Is that because there is a split in authority between the circuits, or because the agreement failed to protect against the dispute? This webinar will discuss key clauses where such disputes are likely to arise and will address due diligence and drafting best practices that can help to identify such issues and prevent extended and expensive litigation. Many of these issues relate to patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, and the webinar will help the general practitioner to identify the key issues pertaining to each of these four types of intellectual property and to avoid wasting time and negotiating positions arguing over issues that are not important.

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Ins and Outs of HARPC: What is a Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls Plan and what does it mean to me? (04/09/2020)

Program Number: 3049 Presenter: Jennifer Allen, Esq.

This course will educate attorneys, both in-house and in law-firms, on the FDA regulations pertaining to HARPC plans. Attorneys who have taken the course will be able to identify the various exemptions, will understand how to avoid losing an exemption, and will be able to identify the necessary steps for all non-exempt food manufacturers who need a HARPC plan.

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Bon Appetite- New Patent and Trademark Strategies for Protecting Food and Beverages (03/12/2020)

Program Number: 3044 Presenter: David Postolski, Esq.

There’s no denying it. We are going through a Food revolution. The food and beverage industry is seeing more food startups than beer in history. Whether it’s CBD food and drink, cannabis edibles, plant-based products, vegan, health-based foods, or improved methods, processes and technologies to produce such products, protecting these types of intellectual property is a crucial step that can’t be ignored. Are current IP systems designed to meet these truly innovative products and services? This webinar will explore these answers and more. Come take an IP food journey with us and learn strategies of what you should do to ensure success in the Food and Beverage industry.

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Newest Developments in Delaware M&A Litigation (01/08/2020)

Program Number: 3034 Presenter: Evan P. Singer, Esq.

In this program, attendees will hear about recent trends and developments in M&A-related litigation in Delaware and other jurisdictions, such as the shift away from Delaware Chancery Court and into federal district court, fewer “disclosure only” settlements, and the increased use of Delaware Section 220 demands and post-closing breach of fiduciary duty claims. The program will be of use to attorneys who are called on to litigate M&A-related claims, as well as transactional attorneys who advise parties about the risks of litigation following the announcement of a significant transaction.

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What to do Before your Client Signs on the Dotted Line (12/16/2020)

Program Number: 30283 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Courtney Worcester, Esq.

Everyone calls a litigator when they are sued or are contemplating suing. However, calling your litigation colleague prior to your client signing a contract can help avoid expensive surprises down the road. Join us as we discuss the traps hiding in common contractual terms and the things that litigators wished their corporate brethren knew about “boilerplate” language.

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The World Turned Upside Down: How the Pandemic Has Permanently Transformed the Legal Industry (12/02/2020)

Program Number: 30280 Presenter: Mike DeFrank, Esq.

The Corona virus has required virtually all businesses to re-think how they deliver services, and the legal industry is no exception. While a pandemic has to be the worst possible reason for any industry to evolve, the changes that the sector has embraced out of necessity will have long-term positive impacts on practitioners and their clients. Join Mike DeFrank as he explores what lawyers and legal consumers should expect in the “new normal”.

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Introduction to Whistleblower Laws (12/11/2020)

Program Number: 30277 Presenter: Shauna Itri, Esq.

A whistleblower or qui tam action can provide financial rewards to individuals who have information that a company/individual has committed fraud. The primary statutes under which this relief may be sought are the federal and state False Claims Acts (“FCAs”), which are not specific to any particular type of fraud. In addition to the FCAs, there are other statutes which apply to tax fraud, securities fraud, and in California, fraud on private insurance companies. This practical Course will provide attorneys with an overview of the whistleblower laws, the knowledge and skills to be able to recognize a potential whistleblower case, and understand the unique procedures utilized in filing whistleblower cases/tips.

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Problems and Challenges in Federal Criminal Trial Practice Resulting From COVID-19 (12/03/2020)

Program Number: 30265 Presenter: Michael J. Engle, Esq., Ann Flannery, Esq., Peter Vaira, Esq.

This session will explore the challenges and novel legal issues arising in Federal criminal trial practice and procedure stemming from the pandemic. We will explore a variety of legal issues arising from COVID restrictions including challenges to the empanelment and activities of grand juries; difficulties in handling discovery practice and proposed changes to Rule 16 and the Jencks Act; limitations on defense investigation, client consultation and witness interviews; speedy trial concerns; motions seeking to ensure a fair cross-section of the defendant’s community in jury selection; effective advocacy in the courtroom with social distancing and mask wearing; as well as the proper preservation of appellate issues.

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