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Programs are available online to all firms wishing to assist their attorneys in obtaining their CLE credits. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to obtain a coupon code for your firm. Once an attorney has completed a program, your firm will be billed $30 each for the cost of each certificate which will be issued as a download once the attorney has completed the affirmation for the particular program. CDs will be available for all programs upon request. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to purchase CDs for any course. Cost will be $95.00 per CD, plus shipping and handling.

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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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Key Issues and Best Practices for Proposal Preparation (04/22/2020)

Program Number: 3057 Presenter: Christian N. Curran, Esq., Zachary Schroeder, Esq., Anuj Vohra, Esq.

Experienced practitioners will walk through the lifecycle of a procurement from pre-proposal submission through award to arm you with the knowledge to put together a winning effort. The presentation will provide an overview of pre-award and post-award protest issues contractors should be aware of when preparing their proposals, as well as a discussion of key Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) decisional law involving commonly encountered protest grounds. Topics covered include: •How to utilize the question and answer process to your advantage •When to consider filing a pre-award protest •Maximizing credit for past and corporate experience •Impact of incumbency on proposal evaluation •Avoidance and mitigation of Organizational Conflicts of Interest (“OCIs”) •Handling key personnel departures •Steering clear of potential protests Find out what you can do to make yourself stand out from the pack and to avoid common errors that could sink your proposal.

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Marijuana Use and the Employment Life Cycle: Compliance Requirements and Best Practices from Hiring to Termination (03/03/2020)

Program Number: 3056 Presenter: Melissa Ferrara, Esq., Claudia Springer, Esq.

This program will address the obligations of employers to tolerate or accommodate legalized and/or medical marijuana use, providing examples of the divergent approaches adopted by state governments, as well as best practices for developing drug testing and accommodation policies for your applicants and employees. Attendees will learn about the intersection between state and federal laws in this area, the trends in legalization nationally, and how to address cannabis use by applicants and employees at every phase of the employment relationship -- from hiring, to performance management, to termination.

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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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Ethics Rules and Internet Law (03/26/2020)

Program Number: 3053 Presenter: Jonathan Bick, Esq.

The objective of this program is to consider that application of ethics rules to Internet law transactions. Three areas will be considered in some details, including Competitive keyword advertising (both passive and active), Internet professional responsibility and client privacy and using rules governing attorney ethics to protect Internet intellectual property.

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Business Succession Planning with a Focus on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and Related Transactions (05/26/2020)

Program Number: 3052 Presenter: David R. Johanson, Esq., Stefan Whitwell, CFA, Stephen P. Wilkes, Esq.

Hawkins Parnell & Young, National Wealth Partners and Wagner Law Group will host a discussion regarding business succession planning with a focus on ESOPs. Our panel of experts will provide an overview of benefits and considerations to evaluate if an ESOP is a good fit for your company. Key topics include: • Tax incentives for the company and the seller(s) • How a typical ESOP transaction is structured • Profile of an Ideal ESOP Candidate • How Does an ESOP Work? • How to evaluate whether an ESOP is the correct structure for your company’s succession plan, including valuation, financing, and day-to-day management considerations

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Bracing for the “Terrible 2’s”? GDPR, Almost Two Years In (04/21/2020)

Program Number: 3051 Presenter: Peter Hense, Esq., Odia Kagan, Esq.

Almost two years into the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), what have we learned? In this presentation Odia Kagan, Partner and Chair of GDPR Compliance and International Privacy at Fox Rothschild, LLP, will discuss the final version of the EDPB extraterritorial guidelines, recent enforcement, statements by the regulators, criticism about lack of enforcement and what can companies subject to GDPR expect for the upcoming year.

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Ethical Limits on the Contract Rights of Attorneys (03/17/2020)

Program Number: 3050 Presenter: Brian S. Faughnan, Esq.

People who need contracts negotiated or reviewed turn to attorneys for assistance. But when attorneys are contemplating entering into contracts themselves, the ethics rules impose a number of restrictions on their ability to do so. This program will explore the handful or so of ABA Model Rules that impact attorneys in this respect, including discussion of the rules that not only impact attorney ability to contract but extend out to hamper an attorney’s client’s ability to obtain settlements when problematic (for the attorney) terms are in the mix. In addition to discussion of Model Rule 5.6, Rules 1.5, 1.8, and 1.2 will be explored.

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Ins and Outs of HARPC: What is a Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls Plan and what does it mean to me? (04/09/2020)

Program Number: 3049 Presenter: Jennifer Allen, Esq.

This course will educate attorneys, both in-house and in law-firms, on the FDA regulations pertaining to HARPC plans. Attorneys who have taken the course will be able to identify the various exemptions, will understand how to avoid losing an exemption, and will be able to identify the necessary steps for all non-exempt food manufacturers who need a HARPC plan.

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Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations: Latest Developments for Corporate, Securities and White-Collar Attorneys (02/25/2020)

Program Number: 3048 Presenter: Evan P. Singer, Esq.

Today, corporations routinely conduct internal investigations, and those investigations serve a multitude of different purposes. In many circumstances, the corporation intends to conduct the investigation in such a way that communications will be protected by the attorney-client privilege and/or the attorney work product doctrine. Waiver of those protections, however, remains a possibility if the investigation isn’t designed and conducted with an eye to preserving privileges. In this program, Jones Day partner Evan P. Singer will (i) review fundamentals of attorney-client privilege and attorneys’ work product, including their application in ABA Model Rule 1.06 (Confidentiality of Information), ABA Model Rule 1.13 (Organization as Client), Federal Rules of Evidence 501, 502, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(3), as well as certain foundational cases, including Upjohn and In re KBR, (ii) discuss more recent cases discussing the application – and potential waiver of – attorney-client privilege and/or work product in the context of internal investigations, and (

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