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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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An Employer’s Guide to the Coronavirus (03/30/2020)

Program Number: 3092 Presenter: Tracey Diamond, Esq., Susan Lessack, Esq., Lee Tankle, Esq.

During this program, attendees will learn about the rapidly evolving legal environment related to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and its impact on the American workplace. Attendees will learn about: complying with federal/state non-discrimination laws while simultaneously protecting the health and safety of all employees; the proper way to pay exempt/non-exempt employees while on leave; managing leaves of absence; preserving employee confidentiality in the event an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19; implementing a telecommuting program; travel restrictions; and changes to employee working conditions. The presenters will also provide an overview of recently enacted and pending legislation designed to ameliorate the effect of COVID-19 on workers.

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IRS Summons and Other Methods of Obtaining Taxpayer Information, Enforcement, and Defenses (05/21/2020)

Program Number: 3091 Presenter: Megan Brackney, Esq.

The IRS has several methods for obtaining information about taxpayers. This program will discuss the IRS’s methods of obtaining information, focusing primarily on the IRS’s summons authority, including the scope that authority, taxpayer’s rights and privileges, summons enforcement litigation, and the attorney’s ethical obligations when responding to IRS requests for information under Circular 230. Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the methods that the IRS uses to gather information from and about taxpayers. 2. Discuss the methods of enforcement of IRS summons and defenses to enforcement. 3. Examine the potential defenses and privileges that may limit the IRS’s ability to obtain information. 4. Understand the lawyer’s ethical obligations when responding to an IRS request for information.

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Digital Risks and Digital Duties: Finding a Standard of Care in Cyberspace - Part 1 (05/28/2020)

Program Number: 3090 Presenter: Michael A. Goode, Esq., James M. Paulino II, Esq.

In this two-part presentation, we will begin by discussing the patchwork of data privacy statutes, regulations and case law in an effort to define the baseline for reasonable security measures, and then apply these standards to recent breach events in the medical, construction, agricultural, retail, manufacturing, financial and legal industries to highlight common security failures, and opportunities for improvement. At the conclusion of the presentation, we will discuss best practices to consider to assist in reducing the risk of data breach incidences as well as the potential exposure in the event an incident occurs.

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CFIUS and Foreign Investment in the United States: Navigating a New Regulatory Regime (05/06/2020)

Program Number: 3089 Presenter: Tyler Grove, Esq., Sydney Stringer, Esq.

Since the 1980s, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has had the power to review and block certain transactions by foreign parties in the United States that have raised “national security” concerns. Since the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) became law in August 2018, and new regulations implementing FIRRMA became effective in February 2020, the scope CFIUS’s jurisdiction has broadened dramatically, and CFIUS has increasingly used this jurisdiction to block proposed investments and even require divestment of consummated transactions. This presentation will provide an overview of the new regulations applicable to foreign investment review; summarize recent enforcement actions and trends; and provide practical guidance for navigating this complex regulatory environment.

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Pay Equity Audits and Defense Strategies in Litigation (04/22/2020)

Program Number: 3088 Presenter: Brian D. Murphy, Esq.

This program will address two facets of one of the most pressing issues in the workplace today: pay equity among males and females. This program will provide an overview of the issue and current legal landscape, it will discuss how to effectively perform a pay equity audit to allow employers to identify any pay equity issues among their workforce, and it will address the theories of liability that an employer must be prepared to defend against in pay equity litigation. **Note from Presenter Brian Murphy I am pleased to announce that two colleagues and I co-authored the Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 and Emerging Workplace Issues, published today and available through Castle Publications (https://castlepublications.com/). This is a critical, timely, and useful resource that, over the course of 14 Chapters and nearly 500 pages, covers every conceivable intersection between COVID-19 and federal, California, and NY employment laws. The Guide was designed

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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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Discerning Derivative Claims – From Madoff to TelexFree (11/18/2020)

Program Number: 3086 Presenter: Evan T. Miller, Esq., Shane G. Ramsey, Esq.

This program will address the common problem of competing claims of creditors and bankruptcy trustees in ponzi scheme litigation. The program will give provide practice pointers and guidance to attorneys representing individual creditors and bankruptcy trustees and will offer best practices on how to navigate the issues presented in such ligation.

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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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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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