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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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Botnet Extortion and Disparagement and Section 230: Do Businesses Have Any Recourse? (01/28/2020)

Program Number: 3037 Presenter: Bradford P. Meisel, Esq., Diane D. Reynolds, Esq.

Cybercriminals have presented targeted businesses with a frightening choice: pay up or have Botnets post thousands of negative reviews in a matter of minutes. Botnets, which are groups of computers controlled by a single person, have also famously flooded social media platforms with disparaging posts about politicians and political parties in the days before recent elections in the United States and other industrialized countries. Businesses, politicians, and other victims of Botnet-mediated disparagement seeking damages face a daunting obstacle in the form of Section 230, the controversial federal statute that immunizes computer service providers from liability for content provided by another person or entity. This program will examine the legal arguments regarding whether or not Botnet-mediated disparagement is subject to Section 230-a question which courts have yet to address. This program will also examine the intensifying debate in Congress regarding both the Botnet epidemic and Section 230 and how it could impact litigation

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10 Shocking Tips for Attorneys to Stay Out of Trouble on Social Media (02/13/2020)

Program Number: 3036 Presenter: Blake Brockway, James Sherer, Esq., Brittany Yantis, Esq.

10 "Shocking" Tips for Staying Out of Trouble on Social Media is a must-hear presentation on the ethical issues that can arise when attorneys use or provide legal advice on or through social media, based on the popular, After Reading These 10 Shocking Tips for Staying Out of Trouble on Social Media, You’ll Never Post the Same Way Again article published in the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal. The presenters will discuss how social media platforms are designed to cap¬ture attention, elicit rapid fire responses (so-called “engagement”), and disseminate those responses quickly and permanently to a worldwide audience. But while these platforms convey several benefits for the practice of law, they also raise certain ethical consider¬ations for attorneys. The presenters will cover the audience reach, ease of use, and low bar to entry associated with social media sites like – but not limited to – LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Then, the

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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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An Employer’s Obligations in the ADA Interactive Process (02/11/2020)

Program Number: 3033 Presenter: Tim Garrett, Esq., Laura Mallory, Esq.

Title I of the ADA prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of a disability and requires employers provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees and engage in an interactive process to determine the appropriate accommodation, requiring communication and a good-faith exploration of possible options. With ADA issues becoming increasingly prevalent in the workplace, they are quickly becoming a favorite claim for plaintiffs' lawyers and thus it is very important for employers to understand their obligations within the interactive process. This program will examine the steps of that process, including how to recognize qualifying accommodation requests, what information an employer should request and be provided, and the process of exploring accommodation options and, ultimately, choosing the appropriate accommodation for the circumstance in question.

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March 2020: How to Be Ready for New York’s New Data Protection Law (the SHIELD Act) (01/16/2020)

Program Number: 3032 Presenter: Nawa Lodin, Esq., Caroline A. Morgan, Esq.

On October 23, 2019, the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act) went into effect. The New York law imposes data breach notification requirements on any business that owns or licenses certain private information of New York residents, regardless of whether it conducts business in New York. In March 2020, the second part of the Act goes into effect, requiring businesses to develop, implement and maintain a data security program to protect private information. Through this course, attorneys can gain an understanding of the SHIELD Act with an emphasis on key actions businesses should take to comply, the penalties for not doing so, and cybersecurity best practices to mitigate loss.

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Legal Ethics and Cyber Security 2020 (01/10/2020)

Program Number: 3031 Presenter: Carole Buckner, Esq.

Lawyers and law firms are at risk of data security breaches and must have reasonable measures in place to address cyber security. This presentation will discuss some of the practical risks associated with data security and the ethical obligations of lawyers in dealing with cybersecurity issues. A lawyer’s primary ethical duties involve the duty of competency, which requires a reasonable understanding of issues involving technology and data security, and the duty of confidentiality, which requires that lawyers take reasonable steps to protect their communications with clients and their clients’ electronic data, and the duty to disclose significant developments related to the representation, including possible security breaches. We will discuss ethics opinions concerning reasonable measures and preparation for cyber incidents, as well as several common scenarios including ransomware, phishing, lost laptops, missing smartphones, and cybersecurity when working remotely. In addition, we will discuss the availability of cyber insurance. In addition,

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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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Ethically Developing A Law Firm Security Game Plan (12/17/2020)

Program Number: 30291 Presenter: Kenneth Jones, Dan Schatz, Esq.

Increasingly, law firms face the challenge of developing a comprehensive game plan to defend against the myriad of cyber threats ever-present in today’s world. Attorneys themselves, pursuant to ABA Model Rule 1.1, are called upon to act reasonably and promptly to stop data breaches and mitigate damage resulting from the breach. Similarly, Model Rule 1.6 calls for lawyers to make reasonable efforts to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, information relating to the representation of a client. To help mitigate risk, this program will discuss areas such as end user security training, the importance of executing backup drills, key elements of a proper law firm defensive infrastructure, advice for remote working scenarios and other topics.

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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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How Technology Impacts the Role of Lawyers: A FinTech GC’s Perspective (04/29/2020)

Program Number: 3029 Presenter: Ksenia Sussman, Esq.

Ksenia Sussman, a General Counsel of a digital assets broker, will provide a practical overview of the challenges and issues that attorneys face in the era of technological revolution and digitization. The overview will address major considerations in the areas of blockchain technology, digital assets, smart contracts, and artificial intelligence and big data. While it would be impossible to address all issues, the audience should expect to walk away with a practical understanding and a new perspective on the ways to spot and the tools needed to resolve issues in their own coverage areas.

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