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Emerging Issues in Business Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Claims (04/14/2020)

Program Number: 3099 Presenter: Christopher L. Pizzo, Esq., Eric E. Reed, Esq.

This program reviews what attorneys should know about forms of business insurance that may potentially apply to claims arising from the coronavirus pandemic. We will review parameters of insuring agreements and exclusions, arguments for and against coverage for coronavirus-related claims, emerging issues in coverage disputes, and recent legislative initiatives.

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Bid Protests 101 (05/15/2020)

Program Number: 3087 Presenter: Maria Panichelli, Esq.

Today’s federal marketplace is extremely competitive. It is not surprising, then, that protests have become an almost inevitable feature of many procurements. Successful contractors know that they need to understand both sides of the protest process to succeed. They must learn how to use protests to go after the contracts they deserve, when improperly awarded to someone else. At the same time, contractors must be able to defend baseless protests challenging their own awards, brought by disgruntled competitors. Assisting clients with these processes requires a thorough understanding of the complex web of regulations and requirements governing the protest process. In this session, experienced government contracts lawyer Maria Panichelli walks you through the protest process, explaining how to successfully assert and defend bid protests. Learning objectives: • Differentiate between bid protests, size protests, and status protests, and understand when to use which • Study the procurement timeline, and recognize protest or debrief “

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Filters, Curse Words, and “Lessons Learned”: Best Practices and Tips for Effective Discovery Searches (04/23/2020)

Program Number: 3081 Presenter: Todd Heffner, Esq.

In this one-hour CLE learn some of the most cost-effective processes, filters, searches, and technologies to aid in document review. While it may seem counter-intuitive, the point of document review is not to review documents. Instead, the point of document review is to identify relevant documents that will be used moving forward. To achieve that goal, this CLE will give you ideas and strategies to implement for when reviewing every single document is not an option.

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Anti-Poaching Clauses-Drafting, Liability and Enforcement (03/13/2020)

Program Number: 3062 Presenter: Craig Tractenberg, Esq.

Craig is a skilled business lawyer who resolves disputes responsively and cost-effectively. His focus is on franchise and infrastructure transactions, development and disputes, both domestic and international. Clients hire him to provide creative solutions to “bet the company” litigation and defining transactions.

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Ethical Limits on the Contract Rights of Attorneys (03/17/2020)

Program Number: 3050 Presenter: Brian S. Faughnan, Esq.

People who need contracts negotiated or reviewed turn to attorneys for assistance. But when attorneys are contemplating entering into contracts themselves, the ethics rules impose a number of restrictions on their ability to do so. This program will explore the handful or so of ABA Model Rules that impact attorneys in this respect, including discussion of the rules that not only impact attorney ability to contract but extend out to hamper an attorney’s client’s ability to obtain settlements when problematic (for the attorney) terms are in the mix. In addition to discussion of Model Rule 5.6, Rules 1.5, 1.8, and 1.2 will be explored.

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FCPA Anti-Bribery Compliance in the Age of Covid-19 (11/06/2020)

Program Number: 30256 Presenter: Sharie Brown, Esq., Amina A. Mack, Esq., Spencer Preis, Esq.

Companies must still meet the challenges of complying with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other applicable anti-bribery laws by demonstrating and documenting their commitment to such anti-bribery compliance, while constrained by the global travel and in-person meeting restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Assuming you already have written anti-bribery policies and procedures, which of those policies, procedures, and practices are particularly critical to your company’s anti-bribery compliance (or law enforcement outcomes), and how are some companies enhancing their remote compliance activities with technology.

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Sanctions Risks and Opportunities: How to Comply in an Evolving Regulatory Landscape (03/04/2020)

Program Number: 3025 Presenter: Tyler Grove, Esq.

In the past several years, sanctions have become an increasingly utilized method for the U.S. government to implement its foreign policy, and the rapidly shifting legal landscape creates immense challenges for compliance. Having a firm understanding of the foundational bases for sanctions and an understanding of best compliance practices is essential to avoiding violations. This course will provide an overview of U.S. primary and secondary sanctions, emerging trends, and best practices for compliance. Topics covered will include background on the regulatory framework for U.S. sanctions, recent developments and emerging trends, successfully identifying areas of risk, forming effective risk-based compliance programs, practical tips for identifying and mitigating red flags, and best practices in responding to potential violations and enforcement. Learning objectives include: (1) understanding the legal authorities and limits for sanctions jurisdiction, (2) appreciating how risks differ across different businesses and between U.S. and non-U.S. companies, (3) becoming aware

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Legal Writing: Lessons from Science and Rhetoric (07/15/2020)

Program Number: 30138 Presenter: Judge Robert E. Bacharach

In this program, Judge Bacharach will illustrate principles from his recently published book, Legal Writing—A Judge’s Perspective on the Science and Rhetoric of the Written Word (ABA Press). https://www.americanbar.org/products/inv/book/398866415/ Judge Bacharach will show how to clarify the meaning in briefs and to increase the chances that the judge will understand and remember your key points. Judge Bacharach will illustrate these principles with examples from accomplished advocates, judges, and orators such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Litigating Through the Coronavirus: An Aggressive Litigator’s Guide to Moving Your Cases During the Pandemic (04/06/2020)

Program Number: 30103 Presenter: Joshua Wurtzel, Esq.

This program discusses the effect the coronavirus outbreak has had on courts and litigators—from court closures to mandatory quarantines to the indefinite prohibition of even electronic filing of papers—and how aggressive attorneys seeking to move their cases forward during this time can deal with these challenges. Specifically, we will discuss how to communicate with courts that are closed to all but “essential” matters; how to deal with adversaries and litigants seeking to take advantage of the current situation for strategic gain; alternatives to in-person hearings, conferences, and depositions; and basic technology you should become familiar with to enable you to litigate in a virtual environment.

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Business in the Age of Covid-19: Contracts Under Economic Distress and Uncertainty (04/06/2020)

Program Number: 30100 Presenter: Jeremy E. Deutsch, Esq., Rhonda D. Orin, Esq.

Contracts and business relationships are being distorted or even stressed to the breaking point due to the unprecedented economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 virus quarantines and the concomitant cessation of economic activity. What happens to your clients’ contracts under these circumstances? What happens to your own insurance policies? This program is intended for experienced lawyers who need a refresher on contractual and common law remedies for how contractual provisions can change and adapt to sudden changes in business circumstances including thoughts on how to implement these concepts. For newly admitted lawyers, it will give them a starting point when asked by clients for help or by senior lawyers for assistance in advising clients.

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