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Cutting Edge Topics in Cyberinsurance Coverage (06/19/2019)

Program Number: 29119 Presenter: Austin Morris, Jr., Jordan M. Rand, Esq.

This course will first provide an overview of the cyberinsurance market and the coverages provided in most policies. It will then take a deeper dive into some of the most novel and important coverage issues facing carriers and policyholders alike, while also providing up-to-date data on the nature of cyber threats and the financial consequences of cyber attacks. Course attendees will gain an understanding of the key components of a cyberinsurance policy, and will also learn what issues require special attention when buying, renewing or litigating in this context.

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A Trial Lawyer’s Perspective on FINRA Arbitrations and Expungement Proceedings (09/11/2019)

Program Number: 29117 Presenter: Matthew Kohel, Esq., George Mahaffey, Esq.

By opening a securities account with a broker-dealer, the customer has agreed to resolve disputes through binding arbitration. FINRA arbitrations bear some resemblance to litigation, but there are significant differences, such as limited discovery and motion practice, relaxed rules of evidence, and no appellate rights. These limitations emphasize the importance of persuasively presenting a client’s case, themes, and evidence at the hearing. A skilled trial lawyer should not view these limitations as a weakness but use them to his or her advantage in representing the client. The end of the arbitration is not necessarily the end of the matter for the financial services professional. The desire to expunge a negative disclosure from one’s U4 can be a confusing and difficult process that may involve multiple evidentiary hearings, but if handled by an experienced litigator, the results can be career changing as we have experienced first-hand.

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Liabilities of Individuals for Their Business's Debts (09/23/2019)

Program Number: 29116 Presenter: Neil Ackerman, Esq.

This program will review the circumstances under which stockholders, or officers, directors, members or partners, of a corporation, LLC or LLP can be held personally liable for debts owed by the business, by (1) agreement (guarantee); (2) judicial decision, or (3) statute. The program will include a review of the judicial doctrines of piercing the corporate veil; breach of fiduciary duty upon insolvency; the corporate opportunity doctrine, and the duty of loyalty and fair dealing; and when there may be personal liability (a) under NY Business Corporation Law Sections 719 and 720; (b) to the IRS and NY State for fiduciary taxes/trust fund taxes (taxes withheld from employees’ wages such as income or social security taxes, which are required to be held in trust for US Treasury or NY State, or taxes collected from customers on sales, which are required to be held in trust for NY State); (c) the Fair Labor Standards Act (

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The Chief Justices (07/02/2019)

Program Number: 29115 Presenter: Daniel A. Cotter, Esq.

Since the establishment of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1789, seventeen men have held the esteemed position of Chief Justice. The first three Chief Justices held the position for a total of eleven years and, incredibly, the next two (Marshall and Taney) for the following sixty-three years – the longest combined tenure for two Chief Justices in the Supreme Court’s history. Daniel Cotter, a corporate transactional, insurance regulatory and cybersecurity/privacy lawyer, has published a book, “The Chief Justices,” a 230 year history of the United States seen through the 17 men who have served as Chief Justice. Mr. Cotter’s book provides the reader with keen insight into the origins and duties of the position of Chief Justice, the impact key associates justices had on each Chief Justice and the major decisions made by the Supreme Court during each Chief Justice’s tenure. Mr. Cotter’s book also explores

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Digital Asset Regulation: What the SEC Is Doing and Why It Matters (06/18/2019)

Program Number: 29114 Presenter: Richard Kelley, Esq., Benjamin Klein, Esq., Deborah Meshulam, Esq.

Since the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its groundbreaking “DAO Report” in June 2017, pulled the plug on the Munchee Inc. ICO in December 2017, initiated its “Crypto Industry Sweep” in early 2018, and subsequently commenced numerous enforcement actions, market participants have been waiting for clear guidance from the regulator on what types of digital assets are subject to SEC regulation. In April 2019, the SEC staff at last responded with its “Framework for ‘Investment Contract’ Analysis of Digital Assets,” a 13-page memorandum that describes the factors used by SEC staff for assessing whether digital assets are "investment contracts" subject to federal securities laws. Simultaneously, the SEC staff issued its first crypto-related no-action letter. Join us for a discussion of this new guidance, the no-action letter, and their implications for digital assets.

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U.S. Law and The Big Four: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (11/07/2019)

Program Number: 29113 Presenter: Stephen Embry,Esq.

The webinar will explore the threat posed by the Big 4 accounting firms and alternative legal service providers (ASLPs) to U.S. law firms. What are the Big 4 and ASLPs intentions with respect to the U.S. legal market? How realistic a threat do they pose? What are the regulatory and practical hurdles? Why are the Big 4 and ASLPs a competing threat? What can U.S. law firms do about it?

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Artificial Intelligence and Criminal Justice: Constitutional Issues (09/10/2019)

Program Number: 29112 Presenter: Hon. Katherine B. Forrest (fmr)

AI is being utilized in the criminal justice system today; its use will increase exponentially in the near term. This session explores constitutional issues that arise with the use of AI in the criminal justice system — including 4th Amendment issues that arise when smart devices are used as investigatory tools, due process issues that arise when algorithms and enhanced software are used to predict recidivism and punishment, and Sixth Amendment confrontation clause issues that will arise when AI acquires testimonial capabilities.

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Regulatory Hurdles Slow Autonomous Vehicle Development (10/22/2019)

Program Number: 29111 Presenter: Eric Tanenblatt, Esq.

Widespread adoption of autonomous transportation is inevitable. Only the timetable for that phenomenon is subject to debate. One of the variables standing in its way…? Government. In this speech, Eric Tanenblatt, Global Chair of Dentons’ Public Policy and Regulation team, provides an industry overview and explores how governments are and will regulate autonomous vehicles.

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Whats Next for CBD FDA Speaks (06/10/2019)

Program Number: 29110 Presenter: Irina Dashevsky, Esq., Ryan M. Holz, Esq., Douglas R. Sargent, Esq., David Standa, Esq.

Fresh off the Food and Drug Administration’s May 31, 2019 public hearing regarding CBD and CBD-infused foods and beverages, this webcast will analyze the current state of affairs of the CBD industry. The webcast will focus on what is happening on the legislative and regulatory side by recapping the May 31 hearing, analyzing the FDA’s recent warnings to companies touting health benefits related to CBD products, and evaluating what to expect going forward with respect to the FDA’s regulation of CBD. The webcast will also focus on the business side, analyzing recent decisions from major retailers and fast food companies to sell and market CBD products and how those decisions are likely to impact the policymakers in Washington.

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Making Real Progress Towards Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (07/24/2019)

Program Number: 29109 Presenter: Alton (Al) B. Harris, Esq., Andrea S. Kramer, Esq.

Andie Kramer, partner at McDermott Will & Emery, and Alton B. Harris, partner (retired) at Nixon Peabody LLP, discuss the nature and extent of the achievement disparity between female and other minority lawyers and white male lawyers. They also review why and how stereotypes and the biases that flow from them cause this disparity by preventing women and minorities from advancing in their legal careers as far and as fast as men. They then provide women, men, and organizations with specific insights and communication techniques they can use to avoid or overcome these often subtle and unconscious biases. The program includes a discussion of the relevance of ABA’s Model Rule 8.4(g) and various ABA Resolutions.

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