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Unpacking the Consolidated Appropriations Act – Health and Welfare Plans (03/17/2021)

Program Number: 3152 Presenter: Amy Gordon, Esq., Susan Nash, Esq.

This webinar will provide an overview of key legal requirements of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 applicable to health and welfare plans. Specifically, the program will discuss new legal requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers with respect to: • New Surprise Billing Requirements • Transparency Rules • New Broker/Consultant Disclosure • Requirements • Permissible Cafeteria Plan Design Changes • Mental Health Parity Requirements Learning Objective: This webinar will provide practitioners with an overview of the key legal requirements of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 applicable to health and welfare benefit plans and an understanding of required and optional changes to benefit plan documents, participant disclosures and vendor contracts.

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COVID-19 and the Commercial Landlord: Reacting to the Nonpaying Tenant in the COVID Era (02/11/2021)

Program Number: 3151 Presenter: Jonathan Gerstein, Esq., Joshua Wurtzel, Esq.

This program will cover the various legal issues that commercial landlords are confronting in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the various statutes and executive orders restricting landlords’ rights and how landlords are adapting. During the program, we will discuss the arguments that commercial tenants have made to avoid paying rent, and how courts have dealt with those arguments. We will also discuss the strategies and tools that commercial landlords can and should use to get around the various restrictions on their ability to collect unpaid rent or evict tenants, and how courts have responded to those efforts. Further, we will discuss non-litigation options available to commercial landlords including lease amendments and lease termination and surrender agreements, and the issues that frequently confront commercial landlords during the negotiation of those documents.

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The Storming of the Capitol: What are the criminal, civil and employment consequences? (01/29/2021)

Program Number: 3150 Presenter: Thomas D. Bever, Esq., Amy E. Buice, Esq., Matthew W. Clarke, Esq., Anthony L. Cochran, Esq.

It will be ironic if Donald J. Trump is not prosecuted because of his First Amendment protections, but the rioters (who did exactly what they thought Trump wanted them to do) are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Did Donald J. Trump incite a riot? Did his words give the rioters a defense based on his apparent authority as the President of the United States and the Commander in Chief? What are all of the criminal, civil and employment consequences for the rioters? What can employers of the rioters and protesters do?

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Cryptocurrency: Current Tax and Bank Secrecy Act Regulatory and Enforcement Environment (02/26/2021)

Program Number: 3149 Presenter: John D. (Don) Fort, Esq., Lawrence (Larry) Sannicandro, Esq.

Virtual currencies, including cryptocurrency, have recently received significant attention from the IRS, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, and other law enforcement agencies. The panelists, led by the former chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, will explore recent guidance from FinCEN and/or the IRS with respect to: (1) the collection, retention, and disclosure to the U.S. government of certain transactions involving cryptocurrency; (2) the taxation of, and tax reporting standards for, cryptocurrency; and (3) Bank Secrecy Act reporting, such as the Foreign Bank Account Report. The panelists will also discuss strategies to mitigate the risk of civil and criminal penalties for noncompliance with the internal revenue laws, including the availability of the qualified amended return and the IRS’s voluntary disclosure practice. This webinar is a must-attend for all professionals and practitioners who operate in the space of, or advise on, cryptocurrency. Objectives:

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Virtual Litigation – Where We’ve Been, and Where We Are Going (03/10/2021)

Program Number: 3148 Presenter: Jannine Kranz, Esq., Helene Wasserman, Esq.

It has been one year since many law firms, including ours, closed their physical doors and opened for business “virtually.” And while the past year has been one of the most, if not the most, challenging for our profession, one thing that this year has shown is how resourceful and resilient attorneys can be. When faced with uncertainty as to how litigation matters would proceed when it isn’t safe for people to be in the same room with each other, lawyers used existing, and developed new, forms of communicating. In this one hour program, Helene Wasserman and Jannine Kranz will delve into the ways litigators not only survived, but thrived, in their representation of clients in depositions, arbitrations, mediations, hearings and even trials during the pandemic.

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Responding Effectively to Conflict, in the Workplace and at Home (03/11/2021)

Program Number: 3147 Presenter: Robert A. Baruch Bush, J.D.

The large majority of life disrupting conflicts occur in two arenas: families, and workplaces. In both, conflict can be either a negative or a positive force, depending on how it is handled. If we handle it reactively, it usually becomes negative. But if we handle it by responding rather than reacting, it can become positive and constructive. It can actually add value to relationships whether at work or at home. For practicing attorneys, the impact of negative conflict at home or in the office can be a serious problem. This seminar explains what it means to respond rather than react in conflict situations, and why doing so has powerful constructive impacts. It then presents several specific behavioral strategies for responding effectively to conflicts. Learning Objectives: • To understand the dynamics of conflict interaction in general, as documented by research in many fields. • To understand the positive potential in conflict, despite the

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A Look at Employment Protections in the Biden/Harris Administration (02/19/2021)

Program Number: 3146 Presenter: Jeffrey Campolongo, Esq.

This substantive 1 credit course, presented by employment and entertainment attorney Jeffrey Campolongo, will take a closer look at the increased protections employees and independent contractors can expect in the Biden/Harris Administration. After a fiercely contentious, chaos-inducing, and at times, dystopian run up to the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden was sworn in as our 46th president on January 20, 2021. The new administration will be poised to implement sweeping policy changes, including greater protections for workers, unions and independent contractors. Learning Objectives (what attorneys can expect to learn from the program) The course will explore the most likely changes that employment lawyers might encounter. Examples of issue to be discussed include the following: • Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage To $15 • Protecting and Strengthening Labor Unions • Eliminating Mandatory Arbitration Clauses, Non-Compete Clauses and No-Poaching Agreements • Ending Wage Theft and Worker Misclassification • Enforcing Prevailing Wages, Increasing Workplace Safety Measures and Protecting Undocumented Workers

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Social Media and the Lifecycle of the Attorney/Client Relationship (03/08/2021)

Program Number: 3145 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Jan L. Jacobowitz, Esq., Lucian T. Pera, Esq.

Social media has become an integral part of our society. The Pew Research Center reports that approximately 70% of the adult population uses social media, and it even impacts the lives of those who elect not to engage. Lawyers’ clients are awash in social media, so it is no surprise that every stage of the life cycle of an attorney-client relationship may involve a lawyer’s need not only to explore the social media terrain, but also to understand both the benefits and dangerous landmines that await the uninformed. Join our discussion with two seasoned legal ethics lawyers to explore both the necessity of employing social media and the potential ethical perils of lawyers on social media. Topics include the use of social media in advertising; investigating all aspects of a case from a potential client’s claim to discovering information about the opposing parties, witnesses, jurors, and judges; and finally,

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FDA in the Year of COVID – How FDA Tackled the Pandemic and What to Expect from FDA in 2021 (02/11/2021)

Program Number: 3144 Presenter: Alexander Alfano, Esq., Michelle Divelbiss, Esq., Chad Landmon, Esq.

Over the past year, industries all over the world have experienced disruptions and have been forced to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has been thrust to the forefront of the battle against COVID-19, and emergency use authorizations (“EUAs”) and Operation Warp Speed are now hot topics. EUAs have allowed FDA to pivot and make speedy decisions that help save lives, but EUAs aren’t without their pitfalls. Additionally, Operation Warp Speed has been an impressive scientific endeavor, helping to bring vaccines to market in record time. As FDA has adapted quickly to the most up to date knowledge about this novel virus and changing scientific data, including real world evidence, what is in store for 2021? A new administration begins on January 20, 2020, and this new administration will bring different goals and plans for fighting COVID-19. Looking to 2021, we will see whether FDA’s operations

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Ordinary Course in Extraordinary Times: Lessons from The Recent Delaware Decision of AB Stable v. MAPS by the Litigators That Tried the Case (03/01/2021)

Program Number: 3143 Presenter: Rollo C. Baker IV, Esq., Jonathan E. Feder, Esq., Christopher D. Kercher, Esq.

In the first terminated transaction to go to trial during the pandemic--AB Stable v. MAPS--the Delaware Court of Chancery decided important questions around contractual obligations in light of the crisis. Although the decision is limited to the facts of that case, it contains important lessons for M&A practitioners considering deals in light of the pandemic and negotiating future transactions. In this program, a team of the litigators that represented the buyer in AB Stable v. MAPS explain important takeaways from the decision.

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