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ERISA Litigation: Recent Developments (07/30/2020)

Program Number: 30192 Presenter: David R. Johanson, Esq.

ERISA Litigation involves an extensive range of issues and recent developments, including three major decisions in the United States Supreme Court in the past term offer guidance for both litigating ERISA matters and preventive measures to limit claims exposure related to ERISA-regulated plans. Attendees will hear about recent filings and Department of Labor enforcement priorities as well as developments in discovery practice with the Department of Labor. Recent case filings presenting ERISA claims will be reviewed to convey trends in ERISA cases that will likely continue to arise in the future.

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Remote Compliance: Navigating the New DOJ and SEC Guidance to Strengthen Compliance During and After a Pandemic (07/28/2020)

Program Number: 30190 Presenter: Katrina A. Hausfeld, Esq., Adam J. Pie, Esq., Gail Rodgers, Esq.

This presentation will provide guidance to companies, compliance officials and lawyers on investigation and compliance reviews in the age of remote working. We will focus on the June 2020 guidance by the US Department of Justice on Compliance as well as the Second Edition of the FCPA Resource Guide, released in July 2020. This presentation will cover a variety of reviews including compliance risk assessments and investigations due to whistleblower complaints, proactive due diligence reviews, global compliance reviews and implementation and evaluation of remediation efforts. We will focus on pragmatic approaches to investigations and reviews including bespoke approaches across companies and sectors and discuss ways to assess and strengthen your compliance controls to meet regulators’ expectations.

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Understanding and Avoiding Corporate Criminal Liability (09/16/2020)

Program Number: 30185 Presenter: Carolyn H. Kendall, Esq.

Despite the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent focus on prosecuting individuals involved in corporate malfeasance, set out in the “Yates Memo,” corporate criminal liability remains a concern for all companies and organizations, and prosecuting corporate wrongdoers continues to be a high priority for the DOJ. This program will explore: • The foundational principles of corporate criminal liability, including the factors prosecutors consider when making charging decisions and the potentially available sanctions in light of applicable U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. • The critical role that compliance programs play in mitigating the risk of criminal enforcement. • The DOJ’s recently-updated compliance program evaluation guidance. • Practical steps to improve clients’ compliance functions based on recent enforcement actions.

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Where Do I Begin? How to Review the Rules of Professional Conduct to Resolve Disputes (07/02/2020)

Program Number: 30184 Presenter: Daniel J. Siegel, Esq.

Every jurisdiction has adopted all or part of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct to define the ethical obligations of attorneys. But many attorneys don’t know what to do when they suddenly find themselves in an ethical dispute. This program provides an overview of the Model Rules and explains how attorneys can research disciplinary and ethical decisions in statutes, case law, and other sources.

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Getting the Admissions You Need at Deposition (08/14/2020)

Program Number: 30183 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Francisco (Frank) Ramos, Jr., Esq.

Our panelists will teach you effective cross examination techniques to secure the statements and admissions you need to win your case. Both a skill and an art, the panelists will share the rules of cross examination, how to use those rules to get the answers that are needed and how to box in witnesses into the themes and theories of a case.

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Bulletproofing Your Client for Deposition (07/10/2020)

Program Number: 30182 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Francisco (Frank) Ramos, Jr., Esq.

Our panelists will discuss how to prepare your client for deposition to ensure she is prepared to answer any question and not make adverse admissions or statements that adversely affect her case. The panelists will provide a detailed overview from the first meeting with the client to the day of her deposition, providing a step by step guide on how to prepare her for every tough question.

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False Claims Act Litigation (06/22/2020)

Program Number: 30170 Presenter: Reuben A. Guttman, Esq., Adam S. Hoffinger, Esq.

Over the last several years Americans have had a crash course in the role that whistleblowers play in compliance enforcement. No statute gives whistleblowers a greater role than federal and state false claims acts. These statutes not only allow the government to bring suit to address fraud on the government, but they allow private citizens to step into the shoes of the government to bring suit. Now, particularly in a Covid19 era - with trillions of taxpayer dollars poured into the economy - the false claims acts are taking on even greater importance. This seminar will cover: • what you need to know about these laws • who can bring suit? • what bounty provisions exist? • what are the cases that will arise in the Covid19 era? • what are the pleading and evidentiary issues you need to know? Reuben Guttman of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks, PLLC is a leading whistleblower lawyer and coauthor of

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Supreme Court 2019-20 Term: Trademark Decisions (07/15/2020)

Program Number: 30167 Presenter: Anthony F. Lo Cicero, Esq.

This past term the Court decided cases involving issues preclusion in trademark cases (Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc. v. Marcel Fashions Group), the protectability of trademarks incorporating the TLD “.com” (United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V.) and the requirements for a finding of willfulness under 15 U.S.C. 1117 (Romag Fasteners, Inc. V. Fossil Group, Inc.). Please join Anthony Lo Cicero, Managing Partner of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein for a discussion of the significance of these cases and how they will influence trademark litigation going forward.

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Planning for the Next Pandemic Wave and Beyond: Key Considerations for Your Company’s Service Contracts (06/19/2020)

Program Number: 30161 Presenter: Sara Kropf, Esq., Ellen D. Marcus, Esq.

Companies face unprecedented levels of uncertainty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and your current service contracts likely do not take this level of uncertainty into account. This webinar will provide practical advice about how to modify your service contracts in light of the current pandemic and how to protect your business against future waves of the pandemic. Using real-life examples to illustrate these topics, this webinar will describe the key contract provisions that you can use in your service contracts to protect your company right now and in the long term. This webinar will cover these issues from the perspective of the service provider and the perspective of the customer of the service provider.

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Must Lawyers Now Affirmatively Challenge Their Clients? — New ABA Guidance (06/08/2020)

Program Number: 30157 Presenter: Daniel R. Alonso, Esq., Joel Cohen, Esq., Michael S. Ross, Esq.

Lawyers are trusted keepers of their client’s secrets, but sometimes a lawyer might suspect that the client is seeking the lawyer’s advice or assistance to carry out a transaction that is criminal or fraudulent. Existing Rule 1.2(d) of the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct prohibits lawyers from counseling clients to engage in activity the lawyer knows is fraudulent. But what if the lawyer strongly suspects nefarious aims, but does not have actual knowledge? On April 29, 2020, the ABA issued Formal Opinion 491, in which it advised that lawyers have a duty to inquire further if the facts known establish a “high probability” that the client is seeking to use the lawyer’s services to commit a crime or a fraud. The panel of distinguished ethics professionals will explore the contours of this duty to inquire, with concrete guidance and examples of scenarios in which the issue

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