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Money at Work -- the Gender Pay Gap: Effective Strategies in the #MeToo Era (04/30/2020)

Program Number: 3076 Presenter: Kathleen Caminiti, Esq., Cheryl Pinarchick, Esq.

The topic of harassment, and sexual harassment in particular, has become an increasing concern for employers – not only in regard to their own personal behavior but also regarding the overall reputation of their organization as a harassment-free workplace. The #MeToo movement has heightened awareness of gender and power issues. However, an unintended consequence of the #MeToo movement had been risk of segregation of women professionals, a phenomenon that ultimately can lead to the denial of advancement opportunities and pay disparity. The purpose of this webinar is to educate employers about the existence of discriminatory compensation practices in the workplace and to think strategically about legal compliance and pay equality. We will explore the ramifications of gender segregation in the #MeToo era, provide an overview of current pay equity laws, and offer practical advice on how to identify and address implicit bias that can lead to potential gender discrimination and pay

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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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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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False Claims Act: Offense and Defense (04/07/2020)

Program Number: 3058 Presenter: Reuben A. Guttman, Esq., Adam S. Hoffinger, Esq.

Each year private citizen suits under the False Claims Act have returned billions of dollars to Federal and State treasuries. These suits leverage the government’s compliance enforcement resources and provide bounties to those individuals or entities – known as relators – who initiate them. Who has standing to bring these suits? How are they investigated and put together? What are the pleading requirements and what role does the government play in overseeing this litigation. These issues along with relevant ethical concerns will be discussed from both the Relator and the Defendant perspective. It is a program of particular interest to plaintiff counsel’s seeking to explore new litigation opportunities, and defense counsel, in-house and insurance counsel who work with clients who do direct or indirect business with the government and are subject to liability under the False Claims Act. It is a program of particular interest to those in the healthcare,

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Drafting Licensing and Development Agreements to Avoid Expensive Legal Disputes (04/30/2020)

Program Number: 3054 Presenter: Raman N. Dewan, Esq., Christopher J. Rourk, Esq.

Drafting Licensing and Development Agreements to Avoid Expensive Legal Disputes. In Romag v. Fossil, the parties have found themselves heading to the Supreme Court to resolve a legal issue. Is that because there is a split in authority between the circuits, or because the agreement failed to protect against the dispute? This webinar will discuss key clauses where such disputes are likely to arise and will address due diligence and drafting best practices that can help to identify such issues and prevent extended and expensive litigation. Many of these issues relate to patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, and the webinar will help the general practitioner to identify the key issues pertaining to each of these four types of intellectual property and to avoid wasting time and negotiating positions arguing over issues that are not important.

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Newest Developments in Delaware M&A Litigation (01/08/2020)

Program Number: 3034 Presenter: Evan P. Singer, Esq.

In this program, attendees will hear about recent trends and developments in M&A-related litigation in Delaware and other jurisdictions, such as the shift away from Delaware Chancery Court and into federal district court, fewer “disclosure only” settlements, and the increased use of Delaware Section 220 demands and post-closing breach of fiduciary duty claims. The program will be of use to attorneys who are called on to litigate M&A-related claims, as well as transactional attorneys who advise parties about the risks of litigation following the announcement of a significant transaction.

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Important Differences Between Federal and State Antitrust & Consumer Protection Laws (03/04/2020)

Program Number: 3030 Presenter: Robert M. Langer, Esq.

Federal and state antitrust laws, as well as the Federal Trade Commission Act and its state analogues, differ significantly, both substantively and procedurally. Bob Langer, who has written and spoken on this vital topic for more than forty years, and is the co-author of the treatise, “Unfair Trade Practices, Business Torts and Antitrust,” will discuss many of the most critically important differences that practitioners who litigate or counsel in this area of law should know. It is indeed a veritable trap for the unwary.

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Handling Death Cases in New York (12/04/2020)

Program Number: 30290 Presenter: Andrea Alonso, Esq.

There are two separate and distinct causes of action in death cases: survivorship cause of action and wrongful death. ● Survivorship cause of action belongs to the estate for decedent’s pain and suffering prior to death. ● Wrongful death cause of action belongs to distributees who have suffered pecuniary loss by reason of death. In any death case, there will be a unified trial. The Burden of proof is still the plaintiff’s, but not as high a burden as in death cases. For wrongful death damages, decedent’s estate is entitled to collect interest at the rate of 9% from date of death to date of judgment, governed by Section 5-4.2 of the Estates, Powers and Trusts Law (hereinafter the EPTL). Join Andrea Alonso as she helps attorneys to familiarize themselves with the two distinct causes of action and what is and is not recoverable under each.

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