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The Hiring Minefield: What Can You Ask These Days? (10/08/2019)

Program Number: 29195 Presenter: Danielle Burke, Esq., Julie Kinkopf, Esq.

Employment law is an area that is rapidly changing in states and municipalities around the country, increasing the risks to employers and complicating compliance efforts. These changes affect not only how employers can interact with their employees, but also what employers can say to individuals during the interview process. Julie Kinkopf, Esq. and Danielle Burke, Esq. from Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP provide insight on what companies can do to ensure they are not violating laws while seeking new applicants for employment positions. This course will provide an overview of the impact employment law has had on questions an employer may ask an applicant. These questions pertain to areas of an applicant’s physical and mental impairments, criminal background, and prior salary history. This course will provide an overview of the various laws in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey disallowing employers to ask job applicants specific questions

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Antitrust Issues as Explained by one of the Prominent Antitrust Attorneys in the Country! (11/21/2019)

Program Number: 29194 Presenter: Richard Wolfram, Esq.

This program is directed to in-house and outside counsel seeking an update on procedural and substantive antitrust developments which may inform their advice to their clients, including, among other topics, the following: • Quick overview of antitrust laws • One of the most important recurrent procedural issues concerns the standard for assessing summary judgment motions – how to win or survive them, how courts are applying the standard, and the apparently higher bar they are setting for cases to reach trial. • At the heart of any claim of antitrust harm is antitrust injury itself. What is it, what are the indicia of antitrust injury, and how might it be deployed to defeat or further antitrust claims? With recent case examples. • Enforcement priorities by the FTC and DOJ:  DOJ’s failed suit to block the ATT-Time Warner vertical merger  DOJ’s approval of the CVS-Aetna vertical merger, with conditions; consent decree approved by judge

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Biometrics and the Law: How the CCPA Fits into the Bigger Picture (11/22/2019)

Program Number: 29193 Presenter: Susan Fahringer, Esq., Nicola Menaldo, Esq., Sari Ratican, Esq., Anna Mouw Thompson, Esq.

Commercial applications for biometric data have become increasingly cost effective and prevalent in recent years. Companies now commonly use eye scans, finger scans, or facial recognition technology to prevent fraud or facilitate secure transactions, and newer uses range from facilitating airport security screens to recognizing facial features and emotions for the visually impaired. States across the country have responded by enacting or proposing legislation specific to biometrics. One of the enacted statutes, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, can easily expose companies to millions of dollars in per-violation damage awards. Other states regulate the collection and use of biometric data through general privacy laws that encompass biometric data. The California Consumer Protection Act is an example of this: the protections of the CCPA cover “personal information” of California residents, including biometric data. Companies that collect, use, or store biometric data should be aware of the legal landscape so they can

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Digital Currency and its Evolving Future of Litigation (12/18/2019)

Program Number: 29191 Presenter: Allison Beatty, Esq., Joel Wertman, Esq.

Virtual currency and related litigation is a history that is being written in real time and may, like evolving technology tends to do, take us to places that we can’t now imagine. This presentation will discuss the evolving landscape of virtual currency and, in particular, its possible future in litigation. We will broadly discuss different types of virtual currency as a basic primer. We also delve into recent notable state, SEC and FINRA regulatory matters and guidance as well as speculating on the future of litigation from securities regulators and public Virtual currency and related litigation is a history that is being written in real time and may, like evolving technology tends to do, take us to places that we can’t now imagine. This presentation will discuss the evolving landscape of virtual currency and, in particular, its possible future in litigation. We will broadly discuss different types of

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New Gender Pay Gap Laws: Employers Take Note (11/01/2019)

Program Number: 29189 Presenter: Kathleen Caminiti, Esq., Denise Visconti, Esq.

Concerns about pay inequality have intensified greatly in recent years. Politicians, media and the public are voicing strong opposition to employers paying women, and other historically marginalized groups, less for the same or substantially similar work. Pay equity laws are expanding, and protections in New York, California, and other locations significantly exceed federal regulations. Class action lawsuits focused on fair pay are increasing, and negative publicity can hurt employee recruiting, retention and customer relationships. In New York, with liquidated damages of 300% and a 6-year statute of limitations, pay equity suits may just be too hard for plaintiffs’ lawyers to resist. This webcast will discuss: • A brief overview of the history of equal pay legislation • An update on recent judicial and legislative developments in this area • Compliance guidelines and recommendations for dealing with this rapidly evolving area of the law “Pay equality is one of the biggest issues our nation faces.” –

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2019: A Year of Dramatic Changes for Mandatory Employment Arbitration (10/24/2019)

Program Number: 29188 Presenter: Heather Weine Brochin, Esq., Michael Dell, Esq.

With the support of federal law, which generally favors arbitration in the employment context, employers regularly craft and rely upon broad arbitration provisions and agreements. In 2019, however, employers looking to rely on mandatory arbitration provisions confronted new questions presented by state legislatures, courts of law, and perhaps most importantly, public opinion. The contrast between clear federal support for arbitration of employment disputes, and a recent public backlash against the process, has led some legislatures try to limit mandatory arbitration. In this program, we will dive into federal authorization of mandatory arbitration agreements, the rise new challenges to mandatory arbitration, and some of 2019’s positive court decisions for employers.

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Uncommon Strategies for Dealing with the IRS Appeals Office from a Tax Litigator’s Perspective (11/05/2019)

Program Number: 29187 Presenter: Antoinette Ellison, Esq., Charles E. Hodges II, Esq., Aditya Shrivastava, Esq.

With the current filing of the first returns under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), taxpayers can expect increased IRS scrutiny in the future and the submission of more cases to the IRS Appeals Office. This presentation, by three tax litigators, will focus on strategies for dealing with the IRS Appeals under the updated Appeals Judicial Approach and Culture (AJAC) Project as well as the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (TFA). Through the AJAC Project and TFA, IRS Appeals has updated its policies and procedures to reinforce its role as a quasi-judicial forum. This presentation will address those policies and strategies for large businesses to consider, including:(i) What changes to Appeals can be expected from TCJA and the TFA; (ii) New strategies for handling potential unagreed IRS exams going to Appeals under AJAC; (iii) How to resolve a case with IRS Appeals that is docketed in U.S. Tax

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The Challenges of Identity Management and Decentralized Identity Systems- Legal Problems & Solutions (11/26/2019)

Program Number: 29186 Presenter: Victoria Dorum, Esq., Charles Mondora, Esq.

Digital Identity Management Systems are information management systems that associate users with their online identities. These systems are designed to manage the roles and access privileges of individual network users and the circumstances in which users are granted or denied those privileges. Organizations that allow their employees, customers and business partners to sign into a service using an online account have an identity management system, either directly through their IT enterprise or a vendor. In this webinar, Charles and Victoria will explore the different types of identity management systems used today and discuss why attorneys and privacy professionals should be thinking about the identity management systems used by their clients. They will also explain why decentralized identity systems, based on technologies such as blockchain, are the future of all identity management and examine how decentralized identity fits into the current legal privacy framework and its key objectives.

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Developing and Financing Wind Energy Projects: Protecting your Rights through Contract Provisions (10/25/2019)

Program Number: 29185 Presenter: Paul Belval, Esq., Alexander W. Judd, Esq.

Developers and investors involved in wind energy projects must consider a variety of issues in the course of building and operating those projects. Risks associated with project construction and performance, transmission development, changing regulations and evolving market rules must be allocated among the project and its contractors, power purchasers, land owners and investors. This program will look at some of the more common issues encountered by wind projects and some contractual provisions that can be used to address those issues.

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Building Cryptocurrency + Blockchain Investigations Involving Bitcoin / Crypto Automated Teller Machines (BTMs / CTMs) (12/05/2019)

Program Number: 29183 Presenter: Lourdes C. Miranda

This program includes understanding the money laundering and terrorist financing threats of using Bitcoin / Crypto Automated Teller Machines (BTMs / CTMs); how to mitigate those threats; what are the reporting requirements for money services businesses; how to build criminal cases; and, which investigative and analytical tools are recommended. Learning objectives for attorneys: • Understanding the money laundering and terrorist financing threats of using BTMs / CTMs. • Understanding the 5 Pillars of the Bank Secrecy Act’s Anti-Money Laundering + Countering Financing of Terrorism Requirements involving cryptocurrency transactions. • Understanding what to look for in Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) + Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) that are submitted to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). • Understanding the latest Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidance and reporting. • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of building the chain of custody on the blockchain. • Understanding the value of investigative + analytical cryptocurrency + blockchain tools when building criminal cases.

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