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Cannabis and Marijuana Tax Issues (11/06/2019)

Program Number: 29169 Presenter: Jennifer Benda, Esq.

This webinar will give background on tax issues faced by legal cannabis businesses. We will review the background of Section 280E, IRS guidance, IRS audits of cannabis businesses, and litigation involving how Section 280E applies to legal cannabis businesses. We will explore issues that have been resolved in the courts and issues that make determining tax liabilities of cannabis businesses and their owners a difficult task with a lot of uncertainty.

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The Ethical Considerations of Using Social Media for Business Development (because it is here to stay) (12/30/2019)

Program Number: 29168 Presenter: Jaimie B. Field, Esq.

May I introduce you to a friend of mine? Her name is Jaimie B. Field, Esq. and she is an award winning Rainmaking Trainer & Coach (www.the-rain-maker.com) Jaimie has been a presenter for CELESQ on a number of occasions. And now, she and I are teaming up to bring live Ethics CLE’s directly to your conference room to teach your attorneys one of the most important skills your law firm needs – the ability to bring in new clients. She has 12 different business development AND ethics topics from which to choose. Each seminar is at least 120 minutes long with at least one ethics credit. She has also offered anyone of my friends and colleagues a discount if you contact her and use my name. She can be reached by phone at 201-264-6040 or via email at info@marketingfield.com. The Rain Maker - Jaimie Field http://www.the-rain-maker.

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The Ethics of Networking both Online and Off: Building your Book of Business One Relationship at a Time (12/04/2019)

Program Number: 29167 Presenter: Jaimie B. Field, Esq.

Traditionally, networking was considered going to networking events where loads of people were just handing out business cards. And to many lawyers, they would rather have a root canal than attend one of those! That is an outmoded definition of networking that this program endeavors to destroy. Networking is about creating relationships. And, while we will discuss some best practices of attending networking events, we will also discuss networking online on social networking sites as well. Regardless of whether you are networking in person or networking virtually, these activities are fraught with potential to violate almost all of the ethics rules. For example, during in person networking and while networking online, while conversing with others, you could hypothetically breach the following rules: • Rule 1.6 – Confidentiality of Information; • Rule 1.7 – Conflicts of Interest: Current Clients • Rule 1.9 – Duties to Former Clients • Rule 1.18 – Duties to Prospective Clients But that’s only a small part of

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CCPA: The More Things Change, The More Things Stay the Same (10/21/2019)

Program Number: 29165 Presenter: Sadia Mirza, Esq.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect in less than three months and is still riddled with confusions and ambiguities. Organizations seeking to comply with the new privacy law are left in the dark trying to understand not only the intent behind certain CCPA provisions, but also how to comply. Over a dozen amendments were introduced over the last year to clarify, alleviate, and minimize certain operational concerns, but only certain amendments will likely be signed into law. Join Troutman Sanders’ attorney Sadia Mirza for a discussion relating to the scope of the act, new rights afforded to California consumers, potential exemptions, and a discussion relating to the amendments that have surfaced the California Legislature this year and what they mean in terms of operationalizing compliance.

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But I Get Up Again: Professional and Personal Resiliency in the Legal Profession (10/22/2019)

Program Number: 29164 Presenter: Nicole Fulfree, Esq., Megan Monson, Esq., Rachel Moseson, Esq.

As attorneys, we are constantly striving towards perfection and top-notch client service. In order to maintain this high level of achievement, it is important to lean on others and establish habits that will allow us to build resiliency and shine in the face of both success and adversity. This program is intended to share habits of successful attorneys as they navigate through personal and career struggles in a manner that promotes long-term success in the legal profession.

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Cybersecurity and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Ethical Duties Lawyers Need to Know (09/20/2019)

Program Number: 29163 Presenter: Caroline A. Morgan, Esq. , Antonia Savaria, Esq.

Cybercriminals are targeting law firms for client information, personal data, and more. Through this course attorneys can learn about the interplay between cybersecurity and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct including the duty of competence (Rule 1.1), the duty of confidentiality (Rule 1.6), and what constitutes reasonable efforts to avoid inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of client information. The course also provides guidance on what attorneys can do to mitigate their loss before a breach occurs and what actions they should take after a data breach is suspected or detected, including when to notify a current or former client (Rule 1.4 and Rule 1.9).

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Corporate Governance and Board Interaction (10/07/2019)

Program Number: 29162 Presenter: Daniel A. Cotter, Esq.

Executives and the board of directors frequently look to the in-house counsel for advice to keep them (and the business) out of trouble. As such, the counsel role has become more and more entrenched in the corporate decision-making process and counsel need to understand how to work with the board effectively, balancing their legal and business obligations to the company. Counsel’s work with the board is defined by a number of key issues to ensure a sound relationship. Who is the client, the board or the company? How should counsel interact with the board and other executives on a regular basis, and does that change for a board meeting? Are there certain policies and procedures that should be put in place to make sure the role of counsel is understood and respected? Please join Daniel A. Cotter as he discusses the important relationship between the corporate board and in-house

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Cookies under the New GDPR Guidance and the CCPA (10/17/2019)

Program Number: 29161 Presenter: Christian M. Auty, Esq.

The presentation will address recent guidance from GDPR regulators and current solutions for the deployment of cookies in a GDPR regulated environment. The presentation will also address the impact of the forthcoming California Consumer Privacy Act on cookies in the United States. There will be a brief overview of the technology generally, and the main differences between behavioral advertising, analytics and essential/session cookies, with reference to particular examples. Finally, the presentation will address best practices for conducting a cookie audit.

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The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Updates, Trends, And Analysis After Three Years of the DTSA (09/19/2019)

Program Number: 29160 Presenter: R. David Donaghue, Esq., Anthony J. Fuga, Esq., Steven E. Jedlinski, Esq.

It’s been three years since the DTSA was signed into law. Dave Donoghue, Steve Jedlinski, and Anthony Fuga of Holland & Knight look at how the DTSA has developed over the past few years. This webinar will delve into key features of the DTSA, what is considered a trade secret, best practices for clients, remedies under DTSA, recent appellate decisions interpreting DTSA, and a new focus on foreign espionage, including the DOJ’s China Initiative.

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Broker-Dealer Custody of ‎Digital Asset Securities: A Regulatory View and How it Works (10/07/2019)

Program Number: 29159 Presenter: Michael Blankenship, Esq., Ricardo Lopez, Esq.

As digital assets continue to gain traction within the financial system, legacy institutions and innovative fintech startups are looking for ways to incorporate digital asset securities as part of their asset management services. Unlike traditional assets, digital assets are generally created, stored, exchanged, and managed in a decentralized computation network. Due to its decentralized nature, these types of assets pose new and singular custody challenges with respect to the broker-dealer relationship. This is particularly true as companies such as Fidelity, Bakkt and Coinbase prepare to provide custody of digital assets for sophisticated institutional clients and individual customers, all while ensuring that they comply with all state and federal regulations, including the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970. This presentation provides an overview of what constitutes digital assets, the current legal and regulatory landscape affecting the broker-dealer relationship, how government agencies—including the SEC and FINRA—

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