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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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The Conservative Case for Class Actions (03/10/2020)

Program Number: 3068 Presenter: Professor Brian Fitzpatrick, Esq.

In this program, Professor Fitzpatrick discusses his new book The Conservative Case for Class Actions (University of Chicago Press, 2019). Professor Fitzpatrick argues that conservatives and libertarians should prefer private enforcement of the law to the only viable alternative—more government—for the same reason they prefer other private sector solutions to problems. Although he thinks our class action system is not perfect, he gathers data to show that it is working much better than people think. At the end of this program, participants will: 1) understand the theoretical advantages and disadvantages of government versus private enforcement, 2) learn the data comparing government enforcement to class actions, 3) learn the data on how many class actions are meritless, how much attorneys are paid in class actions, and how class actions deter misconduct, and 4) understand class action legal doctrines and how they might be improved.

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Latest Developments in Federal Environmental Law (03/27/2020)

Program Number: 3067 Presenter: Marc Bruner, Esq.

Marc Bruner, an experienced environmental and land use lawyer, will discuss the latest developments under the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. New regulations have recently been adopted or proposed in all of these areas, and the new rules could significantly affect the permitting and compliance requirements for a broad range of development plans, programs and projects that require a federal permit or authorization. The new rules generally embrace a narrower view of federal jurisdiction and authority than the prior regulations, but there are many nuances and complexities that warrant a close examination. This presentation will discuss the new rules and the changes they represent, the implications for future interpretations and applications of these federal laws, and next steps, including litigation challenging the new rules. This is a rapidly changing area of the law, and this presentation will

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It’s Against My Religion: Navigating Religious Accommodations in the Workplace (03/13/2020)

Program Number: 3066 Presenter: Valerie Ferrier, Esq.

Valerie K. Ferrier, Head of Labor & Employment at Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP, will be providing an informative CLE seminar entitled ‘It’s Against My Religion’ Navigating Religious Accommodations in the Workplace.” In this CLE, Valerie will discuss religion and the workplace conflict including the law on religious conflict, a discussion on examples of reasonable accommodations in the workplace and recent cases involving reasonable accommodations.

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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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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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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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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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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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The Courtroom is my Theater (03/24/2020)

Program Number: 3059 Presenter: Jay Goldberg, Esq., Alex Huot, Esq.

Trial Lawyers Need to Understand the Doctrine of Constructive Amendment of an Indictment and How the Failure to Do so May Result in the Conviction of Violation of a Defendants Fifth Amendment Rights. The Fifth Amendment guarantees defendant the right to be tried for only those offenses presented in the indictment returned by a grand jury. One must be careful to recognize when the evidence presented at trial proves a crime different from any one charged in the indictment. Do the jury instructions broaden the scope of the indictment by permitting conviction for an uncharged offense? Jury instructions may cure an allegedly amended indictment by limiting the charges on which the defendant may be convicted. A variance occurs when the evidence at trial proves facts other than those alleged in the indictment. How does one distinguish an amendment from a variance? Fifth Amendment rights are at issue.

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