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Blockchain Technology and Digital Currencies: Key Legal Issues for the Financial Industry

Program Number: 2747 Presenter: David Andrew Kern, Esq., Mark W. Rasmussen, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Business of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, are quickly seeing the benefits of Blockchain technology and digital currencies and are putting them to use. This is especially true for companies in the financial sector which are deploying these technologies to help with everything from capital raising to securities trading to asset tracking. At the same time, lawmakers and regulators have their eyes on the benefits and risks associated with these emerging technologies and are adopting new laws and regulatory guidance both to facilitate their use and to protect the public. Join Mark Rasmussen and David Kern as they explain the fundamentals of Blockchain technology and digital currencies, describe how they are being utilized in the financial industry, and discuss key legal issues for all companies.

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Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Involved in Estate Planning and Asset Protection

Program Number: 2746 Presenter: Edward D. Brown, Esq. - Davis Schilken, PC, Carl G. Stevens

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Attorneys who assist clients with their asset protection and estate planning needs must be careful to comply with what is ethical to avoid facing potential ethics complaints, not to mention possible criminal liability. Join Edward D. Brown, Esq. and Carl G. Stevens, Esq. for this detailed analysis of potential ethical issues in the asset protection and estate planning contexts, including: when is asset protection planning ethical and when does it cross the line into the unethical; properly screening the client; identifying voidable transactions; when can the attorney be targeted as a co-conspirator with a client engaging in fraudulent transfers; can the attorney be liable for not advising the client as to the full range of asset protection strategies; and who is the client. Specific attention is placed on

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Advanced Asset Protection Strategies and Considerations

Program Number: 2745 Presenter: Edward D. Brown, Esq. - Davis Schilken, PC, Carl G. Stevens

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** This program is geared for attorneys involved in asset protection and estate planning, trusts, and business succession. Edward D. Brown, Esq. and Carl G. Stevens, Esq. discuss (i) the most comprehensive structure designs that are used today; (ii) why divorce cases pose a special challenge; (iii) the more subtle issues of public policy, retaining control, choice of law, jurisdiction, federal law pre-emption, and the statute of limitations; and (iv) avoiding contempt of court exposures that may be threatened.

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Asset Protection Fundamentals: What Attorneys Should Know to Advise the Moderate Net Worth Clients

Program Number: 2744 Presenter: Edward D. Brown, Esq. - Davis Schilken, PC, Carl G. Stevens

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Whether your practice involves estate planning, business succession planning, family law or other areas, you should have an understanding of asset protection planning for your more moderate and medium net worth clients. This program introduces the attorney to the planning tools that are available without having to “go offshore” or create complex and expensive protective structures and discusses the asset protection concepts and various designs. Join Edward D. Brown, Esq. and Carl G. Stevens, Esq. for this informative overview of the multitude of tools that are available to shield assets from unwanted attachments and seizures, such as through the use of exemptions, third party trusts, limited liability companies and gifting strategies.

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What In-House, Corporate and Securities Counsel Should Know about System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reports and their Applicability to Reporting on Internal Controls

Program Number: 2743 Presenter: Michael Pinna, CPA

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** In today’s world, almost every type of public or private company needs to assess its internal control environment. This is especially true of public and SEC registered companies which are required to report on their internal control environments in their annual reports and filings. With technological, cybersecurity and other issues that have arisen, System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reports necessarily have become the standard for assessing internal controls as the reporting has become more complex. This program provides a brief history of the SOC reporting landscape; an understanding of the types of SOC reporting (i.e., SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, and the new SOC for Cybersecurity) and their reporting structures and coverages; and an overview of recent changes to the SOC standards.

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What Attorneys Should Know about Advising Boards and Management on How to Avoid Struggles When it Comes to Data Breaches

Program Number: 2742 Presenter: David A. Zetoony, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Boards and senior management often look to attorneys to advise them when a data breach arises. Providing sound and practical legal advice can be complicated if management has not gone through a data breach before, and does not understand the legal implications of the choices that they may make. This program focuses on how attorneys can explain the legal implications of a data breach in order to help management make decisions, either before or after a breach occurs, concerning how the company can position itself.

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Remedies in Trademark Infringement Litigation

Program Number: 2741IP 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 **** When planning litigation for trademark infringement, attorneys should consider the nature of the remedies available, legal and equitable. These remedies, if obtained, will often determine success or failure in the eyes of the client. Anthony Lo Cicero of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP explains the ways to obtain available remedies, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, destruction of merchandise, awards of actual and statutory damages, disgorgement of profits and more.

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How Does Employment Practices Liability Insurance Affect Your Employment Cases? What In-House and Outside Lawyers and Litigators Should Know

Program Number: 2740 Presenter: Ann Kotlarski, Esq., Judicate West

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Good news: you were just retained to handle an employment dispute. You soon learn the employer has employment practices liability insurance (EPLI). How does EPLI impact the way that you evaluate, litigate, mediate, and try employment cases? Ann Kotlarski, a former successful employment and business/commercial trial lawyer, and currently a mediator and arbitrator, describes the ins and outs of handling EPLI covered claims, provides practical pointers, and addresses the legal issues that arise from the inception to the conclusion of an insured employment case.

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Ethics and Cybersecurity: A Lawyer’s Professional Obligations under New ABA Formal Opinion 477R, Opinion 99-413, and the ABA Model Rules

Program Number: 2739 Presenter: David A. Zetoony, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** In addition to complying with data security statutes and regulations, lawyers must comply with ethical obligations under the rules of professional conduct to protect their clients’ privacy and security. In this program, David Zetoony covers the attorney’s ethical considerations including requirements under ABA Model Rule 1.1, Model Rule 1.6(c), new ABA Formal Opinion 477R, Securing Communication of Protected Client Information, and its previous ABA Formal Opinion 99-413, Protecting the Confidentiality of Unencrypted E-Mail (1999).

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Recent Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program: Navigating the New 2017 Rules and Procedures

Program Number: 2738 Presenter: Megan Lopp 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 **** In this important program for in-house and outside counsel and litigators, Megan Mathias provides an overview of recent 2017 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and discusses the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) Program which has commenced in the Northern District of Illinois and the District of Arizona. The MIDP changes, in a significant way, the mandatory disclosures required of parties early in the litigation, and failure to follow the requirements can have major implications for your client.

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