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Up the Ladder Reporting – Counsel’s Ethical and Legal Obligations for Addressing Potential Violations by Management (01/27/2021)

Program Number: 3101 Presenter: Erik R. Anderson, Esq., Carolyn H. Kendall, Esq.

This ethics program will discuss a lawyer’s legal and ethical obligations when he or she believes that a member of management is no longer fit to carry out company responsibilities or potentially violating company policy or the law. Drawing from real world examples, this program will ensure that both in-house and outside counsel understand their role and obligations under such circumstances and provide them with practical steps to navigate these complex situations. Participants will understand their applicable ethical duties under the Model Rules and the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, including when or if a “noisy withdrawal” is required; learn when and under what circumstances they can or should report to the Board or other governing body; and the role of internal investigations conducted by outside counsel, including potential risks and complexities for in-house counsel who may have been involved in the underlying fact pattern.

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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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The Intersection of Ethics and Well-Being (04/08/2020)

Program Number: 3084 Presenter: Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., John W. Simek

There is a very strong link between lawyer well-being and a lawyer’s duty of competence. Beyond Rule 1.1, here are some other rules which are often impacted by lawyer well-being. Rule 1.15 (Safeguarding Property), Rule 1.3 (Diligence), Rule 1.4 (Communications), Rule 1.6 (Confidentiality), Rule 5.1 (Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers), Rule 5.2 (Subordinate Lawyers), Rule 5.3 (Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants), Rule 8.3 (Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession) and Rule 8.4 (Misconduct). Our presenters will cover real-life stories of lawyers who ran afoul of legal ethics due to substance abuse issues, mental health problems, stress, exhaustion and other issues related to well-being, Firms large and small have begun to implement wellness programs – what’s working and what’s not? As has been said many times, “to be a good lawyer, you have to be a healthy lawyer.” This webinar will include practical advice for firms and for those lawyers who need help dealing with well-being issues.

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Filters, Curse Words, and “Lessons Learned”: Best Practices and Tips for Effective Discovery Searches (04/23/2020)

Program Number: 3081 Presenter: Todd Heffner, Esq.

In this one-hour CLE learn some of the most cost-effective processes, filters, searches, and technologies to aid in document review. While it may seem counter-intuitive, the point of document review is not to review documents. Instead, the point of document review is to identify relevant documents that will be used moving forward. To achieve that goal, this CLE will give you ideas and strategies to implement for when reviewing every single document is not an option.

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Sovereign and Central Bank Digital Currency – Is Cash Still the King? (05/27/2020)

Program Number: 3079 Presenter: Joel Telpner, Esq., Mari Tomunen, Esq.

With the ease of using a mobile bank, one might forget that all current monetary systems are based on the fact that technically only physical bills and coins are legal tender. The need to build digital layers on top of this setup leads to inherent friction. Why is not money natively digital? After the rise of Bitcoin and other digital blockchain based assets, practically every central bank around the world is now exploring the potential risks and benefits of turning money digital. The attorneys in this program are helping countries to issue natively digital sovereign currencies. They discuss the reason and future of Central Bank Digital Currencies, different approaches that countries are taking, and the roadblocks that need to be overcome before this major shift in the theory and makeup of money can happen.

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Fintech 2020 and Beyond: The Decade of Regulatory Collaboration (03/17/2020)

Program Number: 3073 Presenter: Joann Needleman, Esq.

The past two decades have seen rapid expansion and exponential growth of financial services technology (“fin-tech”) and financial services innovation. After a decade of intense regulation of the financial services industry, regulators are now looking to promote financial innovation through regulatory engagement. This webinar will explore the opportunities financial services entities have both at the state and federal level to engage regulators with new ideas that can promote new ways to deliver financial services product and services.

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What Attorneys Need to Know About the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (04/07/2020)

Program Number: 3071 Presenter: Michael Riela, Esq.

Small and mid-sized companies often find it difficult to use Chapter 11 to successfully reorganize and Chapter 11 forces distressed firms to incur significant professional fees, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code imposes numerous administrative burdens on debtors. Congress recently addressed these problems by enacting the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the “SBRA”), which became effective on February 19, 2020. The SBRA is designed to foster successful restructurings of small businesses, and thereby save jobs and preserve enterprise value. Among other things, the SBRA adds a new “Subchapter V” to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, which contain new tools to increase a small business debtor’s chances for a successful reorganization. During this webinar, participants will learn about the key features of new Subchapter V, as well as the potential benefits and drawbacks to filing a Subchapter V case. Participants will also learn about how the SBRA has modified existing law regarding actions to

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PTAB Administrative Patent Judges and the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution (02/28/2020)

Program Number: 3065 Presenter: Charles R. Macedo, Partner, Chandler Sturm

This program will explore the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, which held that the current statutory structure for appointing Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) to the PTAB violates the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The program will begin with a review of the Appointments Clause, and the appointment and authority of APJs under the AIA. There will then be a discussion regarding the Federal Circuit’s analysis, as well as subsequent decisions in which the Federal Circuit has applied its holding in Arthrex, and what to expect going forward.

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Anti-Poaching Clauses-Drafting, Liability and Enforcement (03/13/2020)

Program Number: 3062 Presenter: Craig Tractenberg, Esq.

Craig is a skilled business lawyer who resolves disputes responsively and cost-effectively. His focus is on franchise and infrastructure transactions, development and disputes, both domestic and international. Clients hire him to provide creative solutions to “bet the company” litigation and defining transactions.

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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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