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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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Legal and Ethical Issues in Capacity and Mental Health Law (05/12/2020)

Program Number: 3093 Presenter: Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq.

Lawyers should be familiar with the standards of capacity for specific legal transactions under relevant statutes and case law. This includes areas such as contracts, criminal law, executing advance directives and guardianship proceedings. We will discuss the “red flags” or signs of “diminished capacity” that a lawyer may observe in a client as well as the ethical guidelines for assessing capacity in accordance with ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Section 1.14. Last, we will explore the “Mental Health Legal Tool Kit”, offering creative legal solutions to difficult mental health issues.

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Bid Protests 101 (05/15/2020)

Program Number: 3087 Presenter: Maria Panichelli, Esq.

Today’s federal marketplace is extremely competitive. It is not surprising, then, that protests have become an almost inevitable feature of many procurements. Successful contractors know that they need to understand both sides of the protest process to succeed. They must learn how to use protests to go after the contracts they deserve, when improperly awarded to someone else. At the same time, contractors must be able to defend baseless protests challenging their own awards, brought by disgruntled competitors. Assisting clients with these processes requires a thorough understanding of the complex web of regulations and requirements governing the protest process. In this session, experienced government contracts lawyer Maria Panichelli walks you through the protest process, explaining how to successfully assert and defend bid protests. Learning objectives: • Differentiate between bid protests, size protests, and status protests, and understand when to use which • Study the procurement timeline, and recognize protest or debrief “

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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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An Overview of NY SHIELD and What You Need to Do to Comply (03/19/2020)

Program Number: 3063 Presenter: Bradford P. Meisel, Esq., Diane D. Reynolds, Esq.

This program will provide an overview of the recently enacted New York SHIELD Act, which applies to any entity that possesses the personally identifiable information of a New York resident and requires such entities to implement reasonable administrative safeguards to protect such information from data breaches and cyberattacks. The program will explain the new statute’s specific requirements including those concerning risk identification, assessment of existing controls, and vendor agreements governing personally identifiable information. The program will also address how attorneys can best advise clients seeking to establish compliant information security safeguards and assist clients in proactively preventing cybersecurity incidents that could create exposure under the New York SHIELD Act and other state, federal, and international laws.

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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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Key Issues and Best Practices for Proposal Preparation (04/22/2020)

Program Number: 3057 Presenter: Christian N. Curran, Esq., Zachary Schroeder, Esq., Anuj Vohra, Esq.

Experienced practitioners will walk through the lifecycle of a procurement from pre-proposal submission through award to arm you with the knowledge to put together a winning effort. The presentation will provide an overview of pre-award and post-award protest issues contractors should be aware of when preparing their proposals, as well as a discussion of key Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) decisional law involving commonly encountered protest grounds. Topics covered include: •How to utilize the question and answer process to your advantage •When to consider filing a pre-award protest •Maximizing credit for past and corporate experience •Impact of incumbency on proposal evaluation •Avoidance and mitigation of Organizational Conflicts of Interest (“OCIs”) •Handling key personnel departures •Steering clear of potential protests Find out what you can do to make yourself stand out from the pack and to avoid common errors that could sink your proposal.

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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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Ethical Limits on the Contract Rights of Attorneys (03/17/2020)

Program Number: 3050 Presenter: Brian S. Faughnan, Esq.

People who need contracts negotiated or reviewed turn to attorneys for assistance. But when attorneys are contemplating entering into contracts themselves, the ethics rules impose a number of restrictions on their ability to do so. This program will explore the handful or so of ABA Model Rules that impact attorneys in this respect, including discussion of the rules that not only impact attorney ability to contract but extend out to hamper an attorney’s client’s ability to obtain settlements when problematic (for the attorney) terms are in the mix. In addition to discussion of Model Rule 5.6, Rules 1.5, 1.8, and 1.2 will be explored.

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Autonomous Vehicle Disruptions Affecting Commercial Real Estate in the 21st Century (02/20/2020)

Program Number: 3047 Presenter: Louis Archambault, Esq., Kevin Levy, Esq.

The real estate industry is on the verge of major disruption due to futuristic technologies. These technologies are changing the way developers and cities plan for future development. Two such technologies are ride-sharing applications and autonomous, connected, electric, and shared (“ACES”) vehicles. The technologies will decrease the need for parking spaces, both in structures and lots, and present opportunities for real estate professionals to rethink their plans to prepare for ACES vehicles. This CLE will discuss that pending disruption across the industry and how zoning laws, parking regulations, new construction requirements, and urban planning laws may be affected.

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