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Social Media and the Lifecycle of the Attorney/Client Relationship (03/08/2021)

Program Number: 3145 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Jan L. Jacobowitz, Esq., Lucian T. Pera, Esq.

Social media has become an integral part of our society. The Pew Research Center reports that approximately 70% of the adult population uses social media, and it even impacts the lives of those who elect not to engage. Lawyers’ clients are awash in social media, so it is no surprise that every stage of the life cycle of an attorney-client relationship may involve a lawyer’s need not only to explore the social media terrain, but also to understand both the benefits and dangerous landmines that await the uninformed. Join our discussion with two seasoned legal ethics lawyers to explore both the necessity of employing social media and the potential ethical perils of lawyers on social media. Topics include the use of social media in advertising; investigating all aspects of a case from a potential client’s claim to discovering information about the opposing parties, witnesses, jurors, and judges; and finally,

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FDA in the Year of COVID – How FDA Tackled the Pandemic and What to Expect from FDA in 2021 (02/11/2021)

Program Number: 3144 Presenter: Alexander Alfano, Esq., Michelle Divelbiss, Esq., Chad Landmon, Esq.

Over the past year, industries all over the world have experienced disruptions and have been forced to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has been thrust to the forefront of the battle against COVID-19, and emergency use authorizations (“EUAs”) and Operation Warp Speed are now hot topics. EUAs have allowed FDA to pivot and make speedy decisions that help save lives, but EUAs aren’t without their pitfalls. Additionally, Operation Warp Speed has been an impressive scientific endeavor, helping to bring vaccines to market in record time. As FDA has adapted quickly to the most up to date knowledge about this novel virus and changing scientific data, including real world evidence, what is in store for 2021? A new administration begins on January 20, 2020, and this new administration will bring different goals and plans for fighting COVID-19. Looking to 2021, we will see whether FDA’s operations

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IOLTA – The Basics – What Lawyers Need to Know (02/03/2021)

Program Number: 3141 Presenter: Daniel J. Siegel, Esq.

Mismanaging an IOLTA is one of most common ways lawyers find themselves in disciplinary proceedings. Commonly, the problems arise because lawyers do not know the rules that apply to handling their IOLTA accounts, generally because they were never trained in the best practices. This course will explain the basics of IOLTA accounts, and offer practical advice how to set up an account, how to handle the required accounting, and offer detailed information about IOLTA account do’s and don’ts. The program is based upon the American Bar Association Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 and the Model Rule on Financial Recordkeeping.

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One Step Ahead of the Bad Guys: Preventing and Responding to Ransomware Attack (02/12/2021)

Program Number: 3139 Presenter: Tony Kirtley, Jena M. Valdetero, Esq

It seems you can’t read the news without seeing a story about another company who fell victim to a ransomware attack. This CLE will cover the legal landscape of preventing a ransomware, including regulatory requirements concerning minimum cybersecurity measures, and responding to a ransomware attack, including how to comply with the patchwork of laws governing data breaches and recent U.S. Treasury warnings on paying a threat actor. You’ll also hear from a forensic investigation specialist for inside tips on preventing and responding to ransomware attacks from a technical perspective.

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Mastering the Challenges and Pitfalls of Remote Testimony (02/04/2021)

Program Number: 3137 Presenter: Dr. Mark R. Phillips, Ph.D., Mary A. Salamone, Esq.

Times have changed abruptly and dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and lawyers have been propelled into suddenly adapting to a world of remote testimony. This requires us to not only become far more tech savvy, but also to recognize and adapt to the unique set of issues that arise from taking and defending depositions and conducting arbitrations and trials using an array of new and rapidly evolving video conferencing technologies. Join us for this informative and timely webinar to learn practical tips for the successful practitioner to recognize, adequately prepare for, and adeptly navigate the challenges and pitfalls of remote testimony in the new era.

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Is Financial Crime Going Viral? Money Laundering, Fraud and Ponzi Schemes in the Pandemic Era (01/26/2021)

Program Number: 3136 Presenter: Ross S. Delston, Timothy Dunfey, Esq.

Financial crime is a constant whatever the era but in times of crisis criminals become even more creative. Coronavirus ‘cures’, PPEs, testing and vaccines all present attractive opportunities for fraudsters to take advantage of our collective anxiety by selling fakery. Ponzi schemes, a ubiquitous phenomenon, often come to light in times of financial crisis since old investors demand redemption and new investors are hard for fraudsters to find. Finally, in the pandemic, trade-based money laundering, another common criminal scheme, can be used to greater effect due to price gyrations and scarcity in previously available goods and commodities. Learning Objectives: • Distinctions between and among different types of fraud, money laundering and other financial crime; • How to recognize commonly used financial crime schemes; • Why red flags are crucial to legal practitioners in banking, securities, contract, M&A, and consumer fields; Topics are targeted to attorneys in the regulatory, compliance, litigation and criminal

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Trademark Counterfeiting in 2021 (02/17/2021)

Program Number: 3135 Presenter: Anthony F. Lo Cicero, Esq.

The old tactics of anticounterfeiting enforcement against street vendors and flea market operators have largely been replaced with online takedown notices, mass litigations against unnamed defendants and border enforcement. On the flip side, the “counterfeiting” label is being applied to activities different from what we have seen in the past, as reflected in the Second Circuit’s decision in Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. and elsewhere. Join Tony Lo Cicero, Managing Partner of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein as he discusses these developments and their likely impact for the future.

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Targeting Law Firms: Inside the Cyber Criminal Economy (01/22/2021)

Program Number: 3133 Presenter: Mark Sangster

Law firms are a proven target for everything from smash-and-grab, fraudulent wire transfers, to sophisticated and elaborate schemes designed to garner a huge criminal payday after crippling your firm. Unfortunately, most firms don’t take the threat seriously or see their adversary as opportunistic amateurs. The reality is, a robust cybercriminal economy exists to bring together experts in phishing lures, intrusion and exfiltration of data, malware deployment and detonation, the fencing of stolen data and laundering of ransoms. Mark Sangster cybersecurity expert and author of “No Safe Harbor: The Inside Truth About Cybercrime and How to Protect Your Business” as he exposes the economic operations and technical apparatus behind real world cyberattacks, and provides a lightweight framework that law firms can protect their business and clients.

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Preparing for the Unexpected: The Ethical Obligation to Plan Ahead (01/20/2021)

Program Number: 3131 Presenter: Craig Reiser, Esq., Thomas Rohback, Esq., Eva Yung, Esq.

Attorneys have an ethical obligation to plan ahead for continued client service and potential matter transition - a responsibility with heightened importance in our uncertain times. This program will review the Rules of Professional Conduct requiring preparedness, and then focus on practical suggestions and steps attorneys can take to fulfill their obligations to their clients. Learning Objectives: Review the relevant Rules of Professional Conduct requiring attorneys to be prepared to transition their matters and responsibilities – in particular: • Model Rule 1.3 • Model Rule 1.4 • Model Rule 3.2 • Model Rule 1.16(d) • Identify when and to whom the obligation to plan ahead for transitioning applies • Discuss practical steps attorneys can take in their daily practice to be prepared

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Defamation in the Time of COVID-19 (02/02/2021)

Program Number: 3130 Presenter: Karen D. Fultz-Robinson, Esq., Johanna Sheehe, Esq.

As COVID-19 continues to threaten public health, worldwide, and serves as a major concern for individuals, questions surrounding the health of those interacting with the public, on a daily basis, are at the forefront of our discourse. This begs the question: Is a statement falsely advising that a person has contracted COVID-19 defamatory? This program will examine the elements required to maintain a claim for defamation in the context of COVID-19. The discussion will examine the challenges of proving whether a person has been defamed, examine the history of the loathsome disease category of defamation per se and its applicability to COVID-19 and damages associated with a statement regarding a person contracting COVID-19. Participants will gain an understanding of the legal elements required to prove a claim for defamation as well as the hurdles to prevail on such a claim as it relates to the pandemic.

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