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Telehealth: Where We Were, Where We Are, And Where We Are Headed (06/02/2020)

Program Number: 30148 Presenter: Jody Erdfarb, Esq., Laura Koman, Esq., Sunny J. Levine, Esq., Tamara Alexander Lynch, Esq.

Over the last few years, patients and providers have continued to turn to telehealth as a convenient and efficient health care delivery model. However, long-standing legal barriers—including limitations and restrictions on reimbursement, technology options, and multijurisdictional practice capabilities—have inhibited widespread adoption. During the COVID-19 pandemic, federal and state authorities have relaxed many of the legal restrictions impacting telehealth and as a result, there has been a significant increase in telehealth utilization for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 services. In this webinar, we will review the legal issues confronted by telehealth providers, before, during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Attendees will learn about: • obstacles to multijurisdictional practice (licensing, telehealth practice standards) • common corporate structuring options • fraud and abuse pitfalls • reimbursement mechanisms • COVID-19 temporary changes

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The Paycheck Protection Program: Relief for Small Business under the CARES Act (05/22/2020)

Program Number: 30141 Presenter: Rick Grimaldi, Esq., Luke McDaniels, Esq.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law on March 27 created a new federal loan called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to aid small employers. The PPP is implemented by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and designed to get cash in the hands of small businesses impacted by COVID-19 more quickly than the SBA’s existing loan programs. This program will enhance attendees’ understanding of the various aspects of the PPP including the various types of loans and how to determine employee headcount with a fluctuating workforce, affiliation determinations, permitted usage, forgiveness and legalities within those loan types.

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Long Term Disability Insurance Claims in a Post COVID-19 World (05/14/2020)

Program Number: 30133 Presenter: Michail Hack, Esq., Evan Schwartz, Esq.

Join Evan Schwartz and Michail Hack as they walk you through what the long-term disability industry will experience as a result of COVID-19. A dramatic increase in these claims and the issues in successfully presenting them will be on the menu. Attendees can expect substantive advice and practical tips. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • understand the types of medical conditions that will be disabling as a result of COVID-19 • appreciate the various insurance coverages available for long-term disability claimants and their limitations • learn how best to prepare and document these claims • obtain useful tips and practical advice from attorneys who have handled these claims for more than 20 years

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Shadow Insurance in A COVID-19 Era: A Federal/State Perspective on Negligence and Corporate Formalities (05/11/2020)

Program Number: 30129 Presenter: Samuel A. Blaustein, Raymond Dowd, Esq.

The McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945 exempted the insurance industry from most federal regulation. With the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999, non-insurance company money and unlicensed third party players started flowing into the insurance industry at an unprecedented rate. A 2013 New York Department of Financial Services Report documented the phenomenon of “shadow insurance” due to a regulatory “race to the bottom” among states, permitting insurance companies to operate with insufficient reserves. Can these companies be made to pay? Corporate decisionmakers now ask: How do I get my “captive” insurance program to pay? Who sold me this worthless policy? How do I liberate cash for my balance sheet? Topics covered: insurance law basics, scrubbing down policies, spotting problems in corporate formalities, moving up the reinsurance food chain. Who should attend: those working with business management to understand their rights, how to hold producers to account where coverage is flawed and to recoup

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Steps Producers and Midstream Companies Can Take to Prepare for Counterparty Bankruptcies Following the Pandemic (05/05/2020)

Program Number: 30126 Presenter: Keith M. Aurzada, Esq., Jorge I. Gutierrez, Esq.

Many U.S. producers, midstream companies and oil field service companies will not survive the current unprecedented downturn. Every upstream and midstream player, and their counsel, must prepare now for the likelihood that one or more counterparties will seek bankruptcy protection. This includes analyzing key terms of midstream agreements to determine whether the contracts are subject to rejection in bankruptcy; identifying whether any material agreements create beneficial consensual liens, evaluating the legal considerations before pursuing such liens, and following the proper steps to perfect the liens; assessing the legal implications of seeking a judgment lien and how to perfect it; and determining whether you may seek a mineral lien, as well as ensuring you comply with strict notice and process for perfecting such a mineral lien.

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No Free Lunch: Analysis of the CARES Act and Enforcement Risks (05/01/2020)

Program Number: 30118 Presenter: Thomas H. Barnard, Esq., Michael Clark, Esq., Laura E. Collins, Esq., James Holloway, Esq.

The panelists will examine key funding, oversight, and enforcement provisions in the CARES Act, along with practical guidance. The panelists will discuss examples of how businesses could end up in trouble, the type of things and how it could happen, and offer practical and informative guidance for how to avoid or limit such problems, prepare for investigations, and mitigate the potential risks.

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COVID-19’s Aftermath: Contractual Nonperformance and Insurance Coverage Issues (05/14/2020)

Program Number: 30117 Presenter: Massimo F. D'Angelo, Esq.

The lecture will open with a brief synopsis of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the New York business closures adopted by Governor Cuomo’s decrees, inter alia, banning non-essential businesses and travel, as well as public gatherings to combat the spread of the contagion. I will then discuss how these widespread governmentally mandated business closures in the wake of COVID-19 caused severe economic disaster, including a brief discussion comparing the eerily similar government regulations enacted by New York a century ago to stop the transmission of the 1918 Spanish Flu. The main body of the lecture will revolve around an analysis of future COVID-19 force majeure cases in support of nonperformance under commercial contracts and business interruption claims. This will include a discussion on the role of the courts in determining these substantive issues in the event that the Legislature fails to step in to provide clarity. Since the resolution of these

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COVID-19: Contract Defaults and Insurance for Lost Income (04/20/2020)

Program Number: 30109 Presenter: John R. Sigety, Esq., Ashley Veitenheimer, Esq., Donald A. Waltz, Esq.

The coronavirus has caused contract disputes in ways that we cannot fully imagine. Parties will call their attorneys asking if they can send default letters or if they have defenses for missing contractual deadlines. Terms such as "force majeure," "acts of God," "impossibility of performance," and "Oh my gosh, the contract is silent on this," will become staples of our legal diet. Calls asking, "Does this fall under my business interruption insurance?" have become common. Unfortunately, there is no one answer to all of these questions because the nature of the contract disputes vary widely depending on the industry, facts, locations and laws involved in the particular dispute. This presentation will provide general guidance and focuses on federal common law, New York law, Delaware law and Texas law.

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COVID-19 Crisis Management Action Plan: Steps to Take Today (04/08/2020)

Program Number: 30101 Presenter: Samuel A. Blaustein, William F. Dahill, Esq., Raymond Dowd, Esq., Luke McGrath, Esq., Susan Rothwell, Esq., Robert N. Swetnick, Esq., Nicola Tegoni, Esq., Louis E. Teitel, Esq.

Join our panel of legal experts for a report on what businesses and individuals should be doing to protect themselves in a rapidly changing domestic and international environment. Employers and employees face a multitude of challenges calling for prompt action. Small businesses are fighting for survival. Landlords, tenants and construction contracts are in flux. Attorneys are also facing unprecedented issues in insurance, immigration, trusts and estates, and litigation. International business is facing daily disruption. Get a practical view of how to prioritize the legal issues COVID-19 has presented we are facing and get a view of what needs to be done. Questions may be submitted and answered live.

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Will Your Cyber Policy Pay for the Inevitable Breaches? (11/11/2019)

Program Number: 29179 Presenter: Norton Cutler, Esq., Bradley Dlatt, Esq.

The program will cover the basics of cyber insurance with an emphasis on the pitfalls of various common exclusions and how to avoid them when acquiring insurance and making claims under a cyber insurance policy. The program will emphasize avoiding three exclusions: taking reasonable precautions against cyber hacks by acquiring and properly using certified software or other precautions; the statutory/ governmental action exclusion and the clause providing for compensation of damages after a malware attack.

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