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Defend Trade Secrets Act: New Role for the Federal Courts in Trade Secret Enforcement

Program Number: 2646IP Presenter: Anthony F. Lo Cicero, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** The Defend Trade Secrets Act has been described as the most significant expansion of federal intellectual property jurisdiction since passage of the Lanham Act in 1946. Anthony LoCicero of Amster, Rothstein and Ebenstein discusses this new legislation, its likely impact on employer/employee and other relationships, its seizure provisions and how companies should modify their practices in light of it.

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The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure a Year Later: The Latest Decisions and Other Developments

Program Number: 2644 Presenter: Ashley Heintz, Carmen McLean, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Join Carmen McLean and Ashley Heintz of Jones Day as they discuss the impacts of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that took effect on December 1, 2015 on discovery strategies and synthesize the courts’ applications and interpretations of the new rules over the course of the year. Topics include: • what you need to consider in requesting or opposing discovery in light of Rule 26(b)’s new proportionality factors; • whether you are being specific enough in your objections and responses to requests for production under new Rule 34(b); and • what you need to know, and what courts are focusing on, in addressing spoliation under new Rule 37(e).

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Politics in the Private-Sector Workplace: Coexistence or Collision?

Program Number: 2643 Presenter: Joshua A. James, Esq., Daniel I. Prywes, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** As the election season approaches its climax in the coming months, private-sector employers and employees need to know what employers can and cannot lawfully do to restrict employees’ political activities in the workplace and while off duty. In this program of particular interest to in-house corporate and employment lawyers, Dan Prywes and Josh James address these issues, burst some myths, and describe the array of federal and state laws that bear on these issues. The laws to be addressed include federal and state voting-rights laws, the First Amendment and the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case, federal election laws, the National Labor Relations Act, state laws on employees’ political activities, and more.

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Tips for Protecting Confidential Information and Trade Secrets for In-House Counsel

Program Number: 2642 Presenter: Megan Loop Mathias, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Megan Mathias discusses important legal issues and insights for in-house counsel regarding a business’ confidential information and trade secrets. Topics include: • definition of confidential information and trade secrets • identification of your competitive edge leading to identification of your confidential information • treatment of information as confidential so a court will treat it as confidential • documents in place add to the case for protection of information • security protocols to limit possible exposure of information • limits on access to certain employees • enforcement issues in litigation • laws protecting trade secrets across the country • restrictive covenants, how to use them and when they are enforceable

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Ethics of Witness Preparation: Best Practices for All Attorneys

Program Number: 2641 Presenter: Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Park Jensen Bennett LLP

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** In this important discussion for all attorneys who may be involved in witness preparation, Steve Bennett, Park Jensen Bennett LLP, discusses the ethical issues to consider, including: • Protection of privilege • Coaching versus preparation • Correction of testimony • Payment for testimony • Corporate witnesses Ethics authorities covered include ABA Model Rule 1.1 (competence); Model Rule 1.2(d) (counseling clients not to commit crime or fraud): Model Rule 3.3 (offering evidence known to be false); Model Rule 8.4 (conduct involving dishonesty); and Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6) (deposition of corporation by representative).

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The Future of Insider Trading Law: The Supreme Court and Salman

Program Number: 2640 Presenter: Thomas O. Gorman, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** This term the Supreme Court will hear U.S. v. Salman, the insider trading case based on what a jury found to be illegal tipping. The Ninth Circuit agreed, claiming it followed the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Dirks v. SEC, which drew a line in the sand between illegal insider trading and tipping and other conduct. But the Second Circuit also claims to have faithfully followed Dirks in its seminal Newman decision, which the SEC and prosecutors argue will substantially hinder insider trading enforcement. Although Newman, like Dirks, drew a clear line, the Supreme Court refused to hear that case. Salman did not draw a Dirks-type line. The question is what the High Court might do: might it tell Congress to write a statute rather than

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Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Competence Issues in the Legal Profession

Program Number: 2639 Presenter: Joan Bibelhausen, JD

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Impairment in attorneys affects case outcomes, client relations, careers, families and lives. A recently published study details the incidence of problematic substance use, depression and other issues in American attorneys, and the numbers are striking. http://journals.lww.com/journaladdictionmedicine/Fulltext/2016/02000/The_Prevalence_of_Substance_Use_and_Other_Mental.8.aspx. This program provides information on these findings and helps you understand the predictors, warning signs and symptoms of these issues in yourself or others. Learn what role stress plays and the ethical concerns that can arise. Our presenter offers a protocol for encouraging someone to get help, describes the help that is available, through Lawyer Assistance Programs and others, discusses appropriate support in recovery and addresses ethical concerns for lawyers and their organizations.

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Domestic Partner and Same-Sex Spousal Benefits after Obergefell and Windsor

Program Number: 2638 Presenter: Jeffrey Arnold, Esq., Brian J. Tiemann, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Brian Tiemann and Jeffrey Arnold, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, discuss the current legal and regulatory issues that employers are facing with respect to same-sex spouses and domestic partners in both qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans. Topics also include a discussion of recent cases dealing with the retroactive application of same-sex spousal benefit rules.

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Select Federal and State Income, Gift and Estate Tax Issues and Filing Requirements for Domestic and Foreign Trusts for Estate Planning and Asset Protection Attorneys

Program Number: 2637 Presenter: Edward D. Brown, Esq.

Tax and estate planning attorneys should be well versed with regard to tax compliance rules related to planning and advising on asset protection structures. Join Edward D. Brown as he covers tax-related issues specific to domestic and foreign asset protection planning arrangements, including: (a) the factors that distinguish domestic trusts from foreign trusts for federal income tax purposes and the important implications this distinction has for tax reporting (and penalty) purposes; (b) an analysis of applicable pertinent income, gift, and estate tax issues; (c) grantor trust considerations; (d) tax returns for underlying limited partnerships and limited liability companies; (e) tax forms and reporting requirements for foreign bank and financial accounts; (f) tax considerations arising from the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”); and (g) other miscellaneous tax forms, including agricultural property considerations, as well as special tax treatment of annuities, and other tax-sensitive assets.

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Current Issues with Whistleblower-Retaliation Claims: A Guide for In-House Employment and Corporate Attorneys

Program Number: 2636 Presenter: Joshua A. James, Esq., Daniel I. Prywes, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Dan Prywes and Josh James address ways in which employers can avoid whistleblower-retaliation claims and best manage such claims when they do arise, consistent with whistleblowers’ rights. Topics include: useful contract provisions and compliance measures, the use of arbitration clauses, managing whistleblowing employees in the workplace after a complaint, the recovery of privileged or confidential documents, the discipline or termination of whistleblowers for misconduct or poor performance, and the settlement of whistleblower-retaliation claims.

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