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Programs are available online to all firms wishing to assist their attorneys in obtaining their CLE credits. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to obtain a coupon code for your firm. Once an attorney has completed a program, your firm will be billed $30 each for the cost of each certificate which will be issued as a download once the attorney has completed the affirmation for the particular program. CDs will be available for all programs upon request. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to purchase CDs for any course. Cost will be $95.00 per CD, plus shipping and handling.

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When Competitors Cheat - How Businesses can use State Consumer Laws to Protect Themselves and the Marketplace (04/28/2020)

Program Number: 3096 Presenter: Richard Lawson, Esq.

While often lumped under the rubric of “consumer protection” laws, many state unfair and deceptive trade practices (UDAP) laws also allow businesses to file lawsuits. When a competitor is engaged in a deceptive or unfair practice which harms consumers, a company is often also harmed due to lost business. Certain state statutes allow businesses to bring actions to combat these unlawful competitors. Additionally, there are times where a trade association can bring an injunctive action against a deceptive or unfair business which may be causing industry wide disruption. This program will provide an overview of the nature and history of consumer protection laws, the key legal theories underlying them, the basis for businesses and trade associations / non-governmental organizations to have standing to sue, and the kinds of relief that can be obtained.

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The Law of Insider Trading: Why It Is Such a Mess (05/05/2020)

Program Number: 3085 Presenter: Tai H. Park, Esq.

This program will explain the principles of the insider trading law under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act and describe why it has proven to be so difficult to apply consistently. In recent years, the underlying, conceptual problem in the law was highlighted when judges of the Second Circuit sharply disagreed with each other in two high profile cases. In U.S. v. Newman, a unanimous panel reversed the conviction after trial of two hedge fund portfolio managers, declaring that their alleged insider trading conduct was in fact not illegal. Just a few years later, in U.S. v. Martoma, a different panel of Second Circuit judges affirmed the conviction of another portfolio manager as it disagreed with the thrust of the Newman opinion. A dissenting judge in Martoma wrote a vigorous dissent accusing the majority of flatly contradicting Newman. This split remains unresolved. In a new Second Circuit

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Demystifying Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (05/07/2020)

Program Number: 3078 Presenter: David Kalat

In conventional usage, the term “hacking” generally refers to an unauthorized user gaining access to an electronic resource. Hackers use various means to steal, guess, calculate, or otherwise obtain credentials to access systems and data they are not allowed to access. When we talk about “hacking” a blockchain, however, this does not adequately or accurately describe what has happened and blinds us to understanding where the real risks lie in this new technology of distributed ledgers and crypto-assets. The high-profile, most destructive, and expensive “hacks” in blockchain environments actually represent *authorized* users misbehaving. In some cases, these are authorized users acting on their own behalf to exploit weaknesses in the system to their own gain at the expense of other users, in other cases these are authorized users who are misusing the trust placed in them by their customers. The key to protecting yourself against fraud in this new alien

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Structuring Enforceable Cannabis Contracts and the Ethics of Cannabis Legal Representation (04/20/2020)

Program Number: 3074 Presenter: Jeffrey Gard, Esq.

This program will cover structuring enforceable cannabis contracts and will discuss best practices to contractual drafting. We will also cover a variety of typically cannabis contracts and specific drafting tips. The program will also cover the ethics of cannabis legal representation and will discuss a variety of rules of professional conduct implicated by cannabis legal representation. The presentation will be discussing ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.13, 1.18, 2.1, 5.1, 8.4, attorney cannabis use, attorney ownership of a cannabis business, trust accounts and deposition cannabis sourced funds, etc.

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Second Circuit Endorses New Criminal Theory for Insider Trading Prosecution (02/18/2020)

Program Number: 3060 Presenter: John Carney, Esq., Jonathan Forman, Esq., Jonathan New, Esq.

This program will discuss the recent groundbreaking decision United States v. Blaszczak in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed – for the first time ever – an insider trading conviction without proof of a personal benefit to the insider or tipper. Attendees will learn how this decision builds on recent insider trading decisions to further expand insider trading liability in significant ways and how they should respond to it to bolster their companies’ compliance programs.

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The Courtroom is my Theater (03/24/2020)

Program Number: 3059 Presenter: Jay Goldberg, Esq., Alex Huot, Esq.

Trial Lawyers Need to Understand the Doctrine of Constructive Amendment of an Indictment and How the Failure to Do so May Result in the Conviction of Violation of a Defendants Fifth Amendment Rights. The Fifth Amendment guarantees defendant the right to be tried for only those offenses presented in the indictment returned by a grand jury. One must be careful to recognize when the evidence presented at trial proves a crime different from any one charged in the indictment. Do the jury instructions broaden the scope of the indictment by permitting conviction for an uncharged offense? Jury instructions may cure an allegedly amended indictment by limiting the charges on which the defendant may be convicted. A variance occurs when the evidence at trial proves facts other than those alleged in the indictment. How does one distinguish an amendment from a variance? Fifth Amendment rights are at issue.

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Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations: Latest Developments for Corporate, Securities and White-Collar Attorneys (02/25/2020)

Program Number: 3048 Presenter: Evan P. Singer, Esq.

Today, corporations routinely conduct internal investigations, and those investigations serve a multitude of different purposes. In many circumstances, the corporation intends to conduct the investigation in such a way that communications will be protected by the attorney-client privilege and/or the attorney work product doctrine. Waiver of those protections, however, remains a possibility if the investigation isn’t designed and conducted with an eye to preserving privileges. In this program, Jones Day partner Evan P. Singer will (i) review fundamentals of attorney-client privilege and attorneys’ work product, including their application in ABA Model Rule 1.06 (Confidentiality of Information), ABA Model Rule 1.13 (Organization as Client), Federal Rules of Evidence 501, 502, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(3), as well as certain foundational cases, including Upjohn and In re KBR, (ii) discuss more recent cases discussing the application – and potential waiver of – attorney-client privilege and/or work product in the context of internal investigations, and (

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Cybersecurity as Business Risk: Evaluating Cyber Risk in M&A (12/14/2020)

Program Number: 30289 Presenter: Mark Sangster

Due Diligence is critical to determining the value of business and preserving the acquirer’s investment. But often, cybersecurity and cyber risk are overlooked or underfunded when it comes to accessing value and identifying risk. Join cybersecurity expert, Mark Sangster, as he explores new trends in cyber threats, consider cybersecurity in terms of dollars and cents and not ones and zeros, and practical guidelines to accessing cybersecurity posture and quantifying cyber risk. Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/No-Safe-Harbor-Cybercrime_and-Business/dp/1989603424/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mark+sangster&qid=1605190243&s=books&sr=1-1

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Recent Developments in Securities and Shareholder Litigation (10/08/2020)

Program Number: 30243 Presenter: Evan P. Singer, Esq.

In this program, Jones Day partner Evan P. Singer provides an overview of recent developments in federal securities litigation, including recent statistics about case filings, as well as substantive updates concerning cases filed relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, recent cases that focus on board diversity, the SEC’s ability to obtain disgorgement as an equitable remedy under Liu v. SEC, as well as recent opinions concerning standing under the 1933 Act, such as Salzberg v. Sciabacucchi, and the recent California Superior Court opinion in Wong v. Restoration Robotics.

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Don’t Buy a Pig in a Poke: Minimizing FCPA Risks in International M&A (10/19/2020)

Program Number: 30238 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, David W. Simon, Esq., Rohan A. Virginkar, Esq.

Experienced FCPA practitioners David Simon and Rohan Virginkar of the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP discuss recent examples of acquisitions gone bad as a result of bribery and corruption at target companies and outline practical strategies to minimize FCPA risk, including effective approaches to compliance due diligence, deal structure and contract language, and compliance integration. The conversation will also address recent DOJ and SEC guidance and expectations for acquiring companies, considerations if issues are identified at a target, and outline strategies for managing the enforcement authorities.

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