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The Kraken’s Wake: Disciplinary Issues for Lawyers Involved in Voter Fraud Claims and Capitol Insurrection (03/15/2021)

Program Number: 3162 Presenter: Mark Dubois, Esq., Jonathan Friedler, Esq.

In the wake of the Kraken and 60+ alleged voter fraud and election irregularity suits, as well as the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, disciplinary authorities are being called upon to review the conduct of lawyers who promoted claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. This seminar will discuss the ethical rules that govern attorney conduct in these circumstances, including Rules 3.1 (Meritorious Claims and Contentions); 3.3 (Candor Toward the Tribunal); 4.1 (Truthfulness in Statements to Others); 4.4 (Respect for Rights of Third Persons); 8.1 (Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters); 8.3 (Reporting Professional Misconduct); and 8.4 (Misconduct). The seminar will also discuss the current efforts being made to sanction such attorneys and will explore the line between unpopular – though protected – speech and punishable conduct.

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Unnamed Class Member Standing: A Circuit-by-Circuit Analysis (03/04/2021)

Program Number: 3161 Presenter: Marissa Bañez, Esq.

Must unnamed class members have standing for a court to certify or enter judgment in a class action? The answer is far from straightforward, as the Supreme Court has not squarely decided the question and circuit courts address this issue in various – and sometimes contradictory – ways. Generally speaking, there are four broad categories into which circuit court cases fall: • De minimis or “some uninjured”: the potential presence of more than a small number of class members who lack standing may preclude class certification; • All-or-nothing: all class members must establish standing at some point in the litigation; • Standing of named plaintiff only: the standing of unnamed class members is irrelevant once standing of the named plaintiff is shown; and • No definitive decision: courts expressly state that they have not decided the issue. This presentation will discuss the various approaches employed by the circuit courts throughout the country so that attorneys can

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A New Workplace Safety Sherriff In Town: What Employers Should Expect from OSHA Under a Biden Administration (03/18/2021)

Program Number: 3160 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Eric J. Conn, Esq.

President Biden has been sworn in and the transition from the Trump Administration is complete. It’s time to look ahead and assess what to expect from OSHA during the new year and the start of a new Democratic Administration. This program will review COVID-19, enforcement, rulemaking, and organizational developments at OSHA under a Biden Administration that employers need to know.

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A Shot in the Arm: The Employment and OSHA Law Implications of COVID-19 Vaccination Programs (03/15/2021)

Program Number: 3159 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Eric J. Conn, Esq., Fern Fleisher-Daves, Esq.

In December 2020, two COVID-19 vaccines received emergency use authorization from the U.S. government and several more vaccines may be approved in the coming weeks. In the initial phases, front-line healthcare workers, nursing home residents, persons over 75 years of age, and others with underlying health conditions have been given first priority, but many employers are now devising programs to have their "essential workers" or all of their workers vaccinated as soon as possible. This discussion will address the OSHA and Labor & Employment law questions swirling around employer-driven vaccination policies and programs, including the legality of employer vaccine mandates, the grounds on which employees may decline the vaccine, and what effects the vaccine has on OSHA-required COVID-19 protocols in the workplace.

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Best Practices for Handling COVID Vaccine Issues in the Workplace (04/12/2021)

Program Number: 3158 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Valerie C. Samuels, Esq.

Many employers are considering whether to require their employees to take the COVID vaccine. Employers want to return to a pre-COVID work environment as soon as possible. Many issues will arise concerning the vaccine, including disability accommodations for employees who cannot have the vaccine due to medical concerns and those who object for religious reasons. Other employee may refuse the vaccine due to safety concerns. Please join us for a lively and engaging presentation on how best to handle COVID vaccine issues in the workplace.

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Employers: There’s a Vaccine. Now What? (03/03/2021)

Program Number: 3157 Presenter: Helene R. Hechtkopf, Esq., Amory W. McAndrew, Esq.

This CLE will address questions that just about every employer is asking right now. Can they, – and should they –require employees to get the vaccine, to protect themselves and others in their workplaces; what can they do if an employee refuses to return to work if his or her co-workers are not vaccinated; and conversely, what to do if an employee refuses to get vaccinated on religious or other grounds. Finally, this CLE will analyze the recent EEOC guidance on vaccines in the employment context and run through relevant hypotheticals.

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2021 to Bring New, Unprecedented Challenges to Protecting and Defending Trade Secrets (04/20/2021)

Program Number: 3156 Presenter: Eric Ostroff, Esq.

Join Meland Budwick Managing Partner Eric Ostroff as he walks you through preparing for possible national restrictions on noncompete agreements and other restrictive covenants that may come with the Biden administration. If the proposed legislation is adopted, there is no doubt that employers will have to dig deep and identify new ways to safeguard their information assets. In this presentation, Eric provides practical advice and steps companies need to take now to proactively protect your trade secrets in a world without noncompetes.

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Employer Strategies for When Off-duty Conduct Impacts the Workplace (03/09/2021)

Program Number: 3155 Presenter: Asima T. Ahmad, Esq., William J. Anthony, Esq., Brooke T. Iley, Esq.

Now more than ever, employees are engaging in off-duty conduct that impacts the workplace. From attendance at political rallies and social movements, posting on social media, and other outside conduct, employees’ activities are often on display for all to see. Whether the conduct paints the employer in a bad light, makes co-workers or customers uncomfortable, causes COVID-19 exposures or simply causes the employer to question whether to continue the individual’s employment, employers must keep in mind the myriad of laws, policies, business considerations and media attention that come into play when addressing outside activities. This program will give employers a roadmap for analyzing the legal, business and media risks associated with off-duty conduct by employees.

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Litigation as An Investment—How Analytics Should Drive Litigation Decisions (02/09/2021)

Program Number: 3154 Presenter: Ashton Batchelor, ALPM, Joshua Libling, Esq.

How can law firms and in-house legal departments deepen their analysis of litigation by reframing it from a cost to an investment? This framing has implications for what litigation to pursue, how to select counsel, when and for how much to settle, and how to measure success. The program will also give an introduction to litigation modeling.

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In the Midst of the Pandemic, Where Does the “Gig Economy” Stand? (03/05/2021)

Program Number: 3153 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, D. Porpoise Evans, Esq., Aleida Martinez-Molina, Esq.

Before COVID-19 dominated the headlines, the gig economy was big news as it evolved, matured, and disrupted the modern workforce. Will gig workers prove essential to economic recovery, or detrimental to companies already struggling to survive? An employment attorney and a bankruptcy attorney break out their crystal balls to tackle these and related issues – all with the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic and the new Biden/Harris administration

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