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An Ethical Quandary: In-House Attorney as Whistleblower

Program Number: 2445 Presenter: Roger A. Lane, Esq., Courtney Worcester, Esq.

Attorneys are required by state professional responsibility laws to safeguard their clients’ secrets. What happens when in-house lawyers reveal sensitive information to the Securities and Exchange Commission or other agencies as whistleblowers? Are those disclosures protected? Can an attorney profit from the disclosure? Join Courtney Worcester and Roger A. Lane as they discuss the ethical quandaries caused by attorney whistleblowers, including a discussion of the issues currently in the headlines in the recent suit involving the Vanguard Group, Inc. Rule 1.6 of the Professional Rule of Professional Conduct, among others, will be discussed.

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Marijuana's Potential Impact on the Workplace Continues to Expand in 2014: Tips for In-House Employment Counsel

Program Number: 2442 Presenter: Michael W. Groebe, Esq.

2014 has seen increasing numbers of states implementing legislation dealing with medical marijuana with more states likely to follow. This program, geared to in-house employment lawyers, addresses recent legal developments in this area, including state law changes in medical marijuana laws, interpretive case law, drug testing and implications of positive tests for marijuana, the duty to accommodate under the ADA and disciplining employees for medical marijuana use.

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Whistleblower Developments: Important Updates for In-House Counsel

Program Number: 2441 Presenter: Bryan B. House, Esq., Courtney Worcester, Esq.

This summer has brought several noteworthy whistleblower developments that in-house counsel need to be aware of, including the Securities and Exchange Commission bringing its first anti-retaliation action and courts continuing to diverge on whether a plaintiff must disclose a suspected violation to the SEC in order to invoke the anti-retaliation protections of Dodd-Frank. Join Bryan House and Courtney Worcester as they bring you up to speed on all the recent developments and provide practical tips for addressing such claims.

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Taking the "Shhh" out of Trade Secrets: What Counsel Should Know about Protecting the "Secret Sauce"

Program Number: 2440 Presenter: Aaron Tantleff, Esq.

The concept of “trade secrets” and everything relating to them--defining what they are and how they can be used, who they can be shared with and how, understanding and valuing them, and protecting them from industrial espionage or misuse by departing employees—has always been somewhat nebulous in principle and even more so in practice. While most companies claim to have trade secrets, and need to protect those secrets to maintain their competitive advantages and unique elements, unless they are obvious secrets, such as the formula for Coca-Cola or “the Colonel’s” 11 herbs and spices, it can be difficult to document just what is a trade secret and the law will not necessarily recognize it as such. With the emergence of a worldwide economy, globalization, development of information networks capable of rapidly moving sensitive data, and the increased focus on new technology as a business driver, a company’s legal

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Cyber-Insurance: Should In-House Counsel Consider Data Breach Insurance Legally and Practically Necessary?

Program Number: 2436 Presenter: David A. Zetoony, Esq.

“Data breaches” have become daily events and are consistently ranked by general counsel and corporate boards as one of the top five concerns impacting the business. In order to deal with this rising risk, companies are increasingly considering “cyber-insurance” policies as a solution, and are asking in-house counsel to help evaluate the benefit of these policies for mitigating— or ameliorating—the legal risks. While a good cyber-insurance policy can help mitigate the cost of a data breach, looking at the coverage limit alone can be very misleading. Following a data breach companies often discover that the insurance that they purchased does not cover, or only partially covers, the potential costs and legal liabilities that come with data security breaches. Join Bryan Cave partner David Zetoony, who provides valuable guidance for in-house counsel to (1) understand the types of data breaches that impact companies, (2) estimate the legal and defense costs that may

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Lessons Learned from the 2014 Proxy Season: Insights and Tips for In-House Corporate and Securities Lawyers

Program Number: 2432 Presenter: Roger A. Lane, Esq., Michael Thompson, Esq., Courtney Worcester, Esq.

Join Roger Lane, Courtney Worcester, and Michael Thompson as they review the hot button issues from this year’s proxy season, including say-on-pay votes, shareholder activism and more. Also to be discussed are the recent trends and how they can be used by counsel to prepare for the 2015 proxy season.

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Current Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel: E-Discovery, Contacts with Unrepresented Persons, Consultants and More

Program Number: 2430 Presenter: Roger A. Lane, Esq., Courtney Worcester, Esq.

In this program of particular interest to in-house counsel, Roger Lane and Courtney Worcester explore ethical issues raised by technology (cloud computing and electronic discovery), dealing with unrepresented parties, conflicts of interest, maintaining privileges with consultants, conducting internal investigations and wearing the dual hats of lawyer and business person. ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 4.3 and others are discussed.

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A Targeted Discussion of Data Breaches: Responding to a Payment Card (PCI) Breach

Program Number: 2427 Presenter: David Chamberlin, Erin Nealy Cox, David A. Zetoony, Esq.

“Data security breach” has gone from being something discussed by legal-techies to a daily news items in mainstream media. As the public becomes more concerned about data breaches, specifically those involving their credit cards, companies and their counsel are also realizing that a payment card (“PCI”) data breach carries with it substantial legal risk. In this program, our presenters focus on what to do if you suspect a PCI data breach and specifically discuss the following topics: the unique contractual obligations that a company has to investigate PCI breaches, and to coordinate their investigation with their financial business partners; strategies for communicating information to the public so as to minimize the chances of litigation or investigations; and strategies for conducting a forensic investigation that is complete, accurate, and positions the company to defend itself in litigation if needed.

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Whistleblower Protection Expanded: Lawson v. FMR, LLC

Program Number: 2426 Presenter: Roger A. Lane, Esq., Courtney Worcester, Esq.

The United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in Lawson v. FMR, LLC, resolved a circuit split and determined that the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 apply to private contractors that perform work for publicly held companies. As a result of this decision, private employers that do business with publicly held companies need to be cognizant that their employees may be covered by SOX’s whistleblower protections and will need to ensure that they have the necessary policies and procedures in place to encourage and protect whistleblowers. Join Roger Lane and Courtney Worcester as they review the Court’s decision and provide practical advice for companies and their counsel to minimize their exposure to whistleblower claims.

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Employee Benefits for Same-Sex Partners-Required Benefits and Best Practices Post-DOMA

Program Number: 2424 Presenter: Todd A. Solomon, Esq.

In June 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the federal definition of marriage limited to one man and one woman was unconstitutional, and Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") was repealed. The Court's ruling had dramatic implications for employee benefit plans and requires many plans that did not previously cover same-sex spouses to do so. In addition, more and more states continue to legalize same-sex marriage, and the federal and state taxation of health benefits offered to same-sex partners has grown more complicated before it's getting simpler. To top it all off, the IRS has issued some guidance, but has not yet issued critical guidance governing the retroactive impact of the Supreme Court ruling. Join Todd Solomon, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and a frequent speaker and writer on employee benefits issues resulting from domestic partnerships and same-sex marriages, as he discusses the Court's

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