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Restructuring Considerations for Financially Distressed Companies and Their Creditors (06/24/2020)

Program Number: 30144 Presenter: Michael Riela, Esq., Richard Trotter, Esq.

The Coronavirus outbreak has caused a rapid economic collapse, which has devastated many businesses. This program will cover issues that financially distressed companies should consider in seeking to renegotiate or restructure their outstanding obligations. We will also explore the legal and strategic considerations that creditors should consider when dealing with companies that face an uncertain future. This program will explore the legal, practical and strategic issues that attorneys who advise troubled companies or their creditors should consider.

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The In’s and Out’s of International Commercial Arbitration (06/23/2020)

Program Number: 30140 Presenter: Kiran Nasir Gore, Esq.

This program will provide practicing lawyers who have not previously studied international commercial arbitration with a basic overview and will refresh the memories of those who have undertaken some previous study in this subject. The program will discuss the international framework of international commercial arbitration and the procedure and conduct of international commercial arbitrations after a dispute has arisen. While the focus will be international commercial arbitration, the program will also address (and distinguish) investor-state arbitration and alternative dispute resolution generally. Participants will leave the program better able to advise their clients on dispute resolution in an increasingly international commercial world.

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Justice Behind a Mask (05/15/2020)

Program Number: 30134 Presenter: Andrew S. Kaufman, Esq., Jacqueline Mandell, Esq.

This program will address the legal and practical issues that attorneys, litigants, and the courts will face as litigation resumes in an era of social distancing. The discussion will focus on challenges involving jury trials with particular emphasis on novel virtual approaches and platforms, including developing technology, for managing jury selection, examination of witnesses, introduction of evidence and jury deliberations. We will address the competing interests of streamlining litigation in an effort to provide litigants with timely access to the justice system, with preserving equally important and time-honored safeguards to ensure balance, fairness and integrity of the justice system, while the parties, their lawyers, the judge and possibly the jurors participate from separate locations.

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How and Why to use Mediation to Settle Intellectual Property Disputes (05/08/2020)

Program Number: 30122 Presenter: Manny D. Pokotilow, Esq.

This audiocast will show how intellectual property disputes can be settled by using mediation, how to get an intellectual property dispute to mediation and when to start moving a dispute to mediation. Why intellectual property disputes, even the most intractable are aided by early mediation by the parties. The advantages of mediation in IP disputes will be listed including the benefits of mediation that cannot be obtained by trial. The program will show you how to choose a mediator most likely to settle the dispute and the type of mediation process that is most productive to aid settling a case.

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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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Coaching Underperforming Partners into Productive Partners (05/13/2020)

Program Number: 30108 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Denise Lehr, Esq.

All firms have it. Leadership hopes it will fix itself, but it won’t. Dealing with underperforming partners is one of those topics that make managing partners and firm leaders cringe. No one wants to have “the talk” with the underperformer. To be an effective leader and to move your firm forward you have to address this situation no matter how uncomfortable it makes you. At the end of the session the audience will be able to: • Understand why underperformance happens • Identify the reasons for the underperformance of a partner • create a framework to improve the individual’s practice

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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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Hostile Territory: Drafting and Enforcing Employee Noncompetes and Nonsolicits in a Changing Legal Landscape (12/09/2019)

Program Number: 29212 Presenter: Amber Shubin, Esq., Andrew Turnbull, Esq.

A growing trend of hostility towards employee noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements has been mounting over the last several years. A number of states have recently issued laws limiting the enforceability of noncompetes, and other states have proposed legislation aimed at banning employee noncompete agreements altogether. State attorney generals have actively been pursuing actions against companies that use blanket noncompetes for their entire workforce. Courts have also been less willing to enforce employee noncompete and nonsolicit agreements unless they are narrowly drafted. Join us as we explore this hostile trend and provide practical guidance on how to spot problems when drafting and enforcing employee noncompete and nonsolicit agreements. The presentation will explore: •The mounting hostility towards noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements; • Practical strategies for drafting noncompetition and nonsolicit agreements, including for companies operating in multiple jurisdictions; and • Proactive steps for suspected breaches of restrictive covenants.

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Alexa, Can You Be Used Against Me in Court? (11/13/2019)

Program Number: 29198 Presenter: Brian Schrader, Esq., Barry Schwartz, Esq.

As artificially intelligent personal digital assistants like Alexa, Siri, Cortana, Google and more start to invade the workplace, what legal and regulatory risks do such devices bring along with them? Do companies need to worry about their employees using their personal digital assistants in the office? What unintended or unexpected data privacy, security and regulatory issues might those devices trigger? And most of all, how exactly might these devices end up starring in your next litigation? Come hear two of BIA’s most senior experts, each with over two decades of experience in the legal technology, data privacy and eDiscovery fields, talk about the rise of these and other such devices in corporate America, the ramifications they bring with them, and how companies should plan for the inevitable appearance of digital assistants in the workplace.

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Coming Face-to-Face with Facial Recognition Technology (11/20/2019)

Program Number: 29174 Presenter: Jeffrey N. Rosenthal, Esq., Huaou Yan, Esq.

Facial recognition technology—once thought to exist only in the realm of science fiction—is becoming increasingly ubiquitous and unavoidable. Your iPhone uses it; Facebook uses it; and even the government is using it to identify individuals by the unique characteristics of the human face. Indeed, a 2016 investigation by Georgetown’s Center on Privacy and Technology estimated that nearly “one in two American adults” was already “in a law enforcement face recognition network.” This webinar will survey some of the ways that various government entities/agencies are currently using facial recognition technology, as well as the attendant litigation and compliance risks faced by private companies. We will then discuss some concerns raised by those uses and responses to facial recognition technology by citizens and lawmakers.

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