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All Good Things Come to an End: Preserving Value, Minimizing Liabilities and Taking Advantage of Opportunities During an Economic Downturn

Program Number: 2933 Presenter: Marc E. Hirschfield, Esq., Marc Skapof, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** A decade after the “Great Recession,” numerous indicators—some new, some old—point to the reemergence of troubled times in the near future. Regulators and investors have little to no visibility into the pools of hundreds of trillions of dollars of derivatives and other esoteric securities pegged to the debt markets; outstanding U.S. corporate debt exceeds $7.5 trillion; interest rates are on the rise; geopolitical uncertainty over trade policy and BREXIT contributes to market volatility and a wall of high yield debt is set to mature in 2019/2020. Against this backdrop, it would be fool hardy to assume the good times will never end; instead, prudence dictates preparing for the storm before it reaches shore. This program is designed to equip in-house and outside counsel alike with the knowledge

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Maximizing Cause Challenges: Getting Jurors to Reveal Bias and Admit They Can’t Be Fair

Program Number: 2932 Presenter: Christina Marinakis, J.D., Psy. D

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** Every juror filters your arguments and evidence through a lens crafted from their attitudes and experiences; the key to a successful jury selection is identifying and removing the jurors who will have difficulty seeing the case from your perspective. In this webcast, renown jury consultant, Dr. Christina Marinakis, Esq., examines the fundamental characteristics that tend to distinguish plaintiff supporters from defense supporters and presents research-based techniques for eliciting bias from the venire members. Her six-step method for obtaining cause challenges presents real-life examples and explains the psychological foundations for why they work. Implementing these techniques will not only identify the worst jurors for your case,

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Cartel Enforcement: What You Don’t Know Could Cost You—So Listen in and Know It

Program Number: 2931 Presenter: Robert E. Connolly, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** This program will give you critical information to avoid a crippling cartel investigation; an insider’s look at how to deal with the Antitrust Division if an investigation does occur; and if things go really south, how to limit the damage for the company and its executives. Topics Covered: • What are the DOJ’s priorities at this time? • Key provisions of an effective compliance program • Counseling executives on how to deal with the FBI—before the knock on the door! • The Antitrust Division’s Corporate Leniency Program • Getting business done during an investigation • Negotiating with the Antitrust Division if a case is going to be

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Ethics and Employment Law: Who is the Client and is it you?

Program Number: 2919 Presenter: Patricia C. Collins, 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 seminar will review the ethics issues that arise for employment attorneys in representing an organization. It is inevitable that such a representation will result in close working relationships with executives and human resource employees that complicate the attorney-client relationship. Further, close involvement with the operations of the client or a particular decision regarding an employee may render the attorney a fact witness or simply too close to give good advice. Topics to be examined are: negotiating employee contracts, drafting policies that impact your client contact, termination or resignation of your client contract, attorneys as fact witnesses, attorneys as investigators, and maintaining professional distance.

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Blockchain Developments: Payments, Capital Markets, Enterprise and Patents

Program Number: 2917 Presenter: Brian P. Bartish,Esq., Jonathan D. Blattmachr, Esq., Robert A. Musiala, Jr., Esq, Simone O. Otenaike, Esq., Jaime B. Petenko, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. CLICK ONLY THE ONLINE BUTTON TO ADD TO CART, IF THAT BUTTON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROGRAM HAS NOT YET BEEN PRODUCED **** By now most professionals have heard about blockchain, but many still have questions about what makes this technology unique and how it will affect the business landscape. This presentation will seek to address these questions by providing an in-depth look at the key technical concepts behind blockchain and a framework for distinguishing between Bitcoin and enterprise grade blockchains. From there we will provide an overview of the critical legal, accounting and cybersecurity issues related to the emerging blockchain market. The presentation will close by highlighting some of the emerging use cases for blockchain, including tracking the food supply chain, self-sovereign identity, smart contracts and more.

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Trying Employment Cases in the Trump Era

Program Number: 2916 Presenter: Christopher V. Bacon, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** With increased polarization of political opinions in the Trump, lawyers defending employers in employment cases have had to reconsider how they select jurors and present their cases. During this presentation Chris Bacon will talk about how he and other employment lawyers have adjusted their trial strategies in this new era. Questions that we will discuss include: How should a lawyer handle voir dire? What kind of jurors are you looking for? Is a juror with strong conservative views really an ideal juror for the defense in a sexual harassment or race discrimination case? We will also talk about how the actual trial needs to be approached in this era of political tribalism. For example, what arguments resonate best with jurors today including those with strong liberal views (e.

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An Insider’s Guide To Matrimonial Law in New York

Program Number: 2915 Presenter: Michael A. Mosberg, Esq., Peter R. Stambleck, 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 program is designed for non-family attorneys who represent individuals that require or may require guidance as to issues involving the practice of family law. The program will provide an overview of the major family law topic areas which shall be taught in a lecture format and supported with comprehensive materials.

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like E-mail?

Program Number: 2903 Presenter: Therese Craparo, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** For years, e-mail has been both a vital communications tool and a growing liability for many organizations. While e-mail may contain critical business records and data subject to legal hold, years of lax management, exponentially increasing volumes, and changing or aging e-mail systems present significant cyber-security, data privacy, litigation and operational risks. And with the advent of technology platforms that allow for more sophisticated indexing and analysis of data, including Microsoft 365, cleaning-up historical e-mail and developing processes that leverage new technology will be transformative for e-mail risk management. This program will review strategies for managing the risks associated with e-mail, including retention, Records categorization, legal hold implementation, auto-disposal, and centralization and will review case studies on: (i) the use of record classification technology to categorize 1.5 billion e-mail messages; (

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Patent Damages and Valuation: What Businesses Need to Know

Program Number: 2881 Presenter: Manny J. Caixeiro, Esq., Timothy Carroll, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** It is increasingly necessary for businesses to understand the value of patents, including those in their own portfolios and those being asserted against them. This program is designed to teach business decision makers the fundamental principles they need to know about patent damages and valuation. The program will cover how those principles can factor into a wide variety of business decisions, such as corporate acquisitions and mergers, IP licensing and acquisitions, legal budgeting, and navigation of litigation inflection points. Moreover, the program will discuss the importance of developing and executing a strong damages-related strategy in any patent dispute.

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Employment Compliance in the Age of Legalized Marijuana

Program Number: 2880 Presenter: Joshua Horn, Esq., Joseph A. McNelis III, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Though cannabis is illegal under federal law, at least 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical use and nine states, as well as D.C., have legalized it for recreational use—a dichotomy that presents a unique and complex challenge for employers. This presentation will provide an overview of federal and state marijuana laws, discuss specific aspects of the employment relationship affected by the legalization of marijuana in certain states, and offer practical guidance for employers on how to navigate this new and developing area of the law. Topics Covered: • Hiring, Firing, and Reasonable Accommodations • Zero Tolerance Policies • Drug Testing • Federal Contractors, Federal Grantees, and Transportation Industry

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