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Technology and the Evolution of the Lawyer/Client Relationship (11/20/2020)

Program Number: 30252 Presenter: Valerie Pennacchio, Esq.

Like most industries, the legal industry is ripe for disruption because of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain. In tandem with technological innovation will be a change in the relationship between corporate law departments and outside counsel. While law departments and outside counsel will need to collaborate to mitigate risks and tackle litigation arising from the use of new technologies, new technology will support a change in the structure of businesses providing legal services and will be leveraged to streamline processes and increase efficiency. This program, taught by Valerie Pennacchio, will cover: (1) The technological advancements that are most poised to support disruption; (2) Use cases for these technologies in the legal industry; and (3) The impact of technology on the relationship between law departments and outside counsel.

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Vetting Your Vendors: Pitfalls and Solutions Every Cannabis Business Needs to Know (11/10/2020)

Program Number: 30249 Presenter: Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esq.

This presentation will discuss the importance of vendor management in the cannabis industry. We will explore recent vendor- related data breaches, contract pitfalls, and explain the regulatory framework every cannabis business needs to understand. We will also highlight common pitfalls in vendor contracts that can lead to litigation and provide a three-step process to address vendor management.

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Recent Decisions Impacting Class Certification Motions in Securities Litigation (12/09/2020)

Program Number: 30248 Presenter: Jay A. Dubow, Esq., Robert L. Hickok, Esq., Whitney R. Redding, Esq.

Recent Supreme Court rulings have changed the landscape of what evidence may be considered by courts when deciding motions for class certification in securities litigation. This presentation provides an overview of the “fraud on the market” theory, which permits securities-fraud plaintiffs to invoke a rebuttable presumption of reliance. We will explore the Court’s recent trilogy of decisions in Haliburton I, Amgen, and Halliburton II, which require lower courts to split some very fine hairs in determining the issues relevant to class certification and those that must be reserved for the merits. The presentation will also address recent courts of appeals decisions that have provided further guidance on what a plaintiff must prove to establish, and what a defendant must prove to rebut, the fraud on the market presumption at the class certification stage. Finally, the presentation will discuss some litigation tactics that parties should consider in seeking and challenging

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Recent Developments in Securities and Shareholder Litigation (10/08/2020)

Program Number: 30243 Presenter: Evan P. Singer, Esq.

In this program, Jones Day partner Evan P. Singer provides an overview of recent developments in federal securities litigation, including recent statistics about case filings, as well as substantive updates concerning cases filed relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, recent cases that focus on board diversity, the SEC’s ability to obtain disgorgement as an equitable remedy under Liu v. SEC, as well as recent opinions concerning standing under the 1933 Act, such as Salzberg v. Sciabacucchi, and the recent California Superior Court opinion in Wong v. Restoration Robotics.

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Telehealth Updates: The Future of Healthcare or Just “Dialing It In?” (hint: it’s the future of healthcare) (10/08/2020)

Program Number: 30234 Presenter: Scott R. Landau, Esq.

In this presentation, healthcare regulatory and fraud and abuse experts Scott R. Landau and Kenneth M. Abell from the boutique healthcare law firm Abell Eskew Landau LLP discuss the ever evolving federal and state level telehealth policies, rules, and requirements, and the steps that providers must take to ensure compliance both during the COVID-19 crisis and in a stricter post-pandemic environment. The presenters will also telehealth address reimbursement, fraud and abuse risks and government enforcement associated with use of telehealth modalities, and the future of telehealth as a permanent part of our healthcare delivery system post-COVID.

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Disgorgement in SEC Enforcement Actions After Liu (10/14/2020)

Program Number: 30233 Presenter: Joseph Gallagher, Esq.

This summer’s decision in SEC v. Liu saw the Supreme Court answer a question that had been on the minds of every white collar securities litigator (and their clients) since 2017: does the SEC have the power to disgorge the ill-gotten gains of defendants found to have committed securities fraud? The Court said yes – but with limits. Trial courts are already being asked to test those limits, and how Liu gets interpreted could impact virtually every enforcement action brought by the SEC. In this webinar, we will address: • The history of disgorgement as an equitable remedy; • How the Supreme Court’s 2017 decision in Kokesh put the availability of disgorgement in SEC enforcement actions, which had been sacrosanct for years, squarely in play; • How Liu erected guardrails around the SEC’s use of disgorgement to maintain its equitable nature; and • What the future might look like for litigating remedies in SEC

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Funding in a Financial Downturn: How Litigation Finance Can Help Clients and Law Firms Weather the Storm (09/21/2020)

Program Number: 30231 Presenter: Wendie Childress, Esq., David J. Kerstein, Esq.

During this period of economic uncertainty, litigation finance can serve as a tool to help clients and law firms weather the storm. Dave Kerstein, Chief Risk Officer for Validity Finance and Wendie Childress, Validity's Portfolio Counsel, will discuss what lawyers need to know about how to use litigation finance to help their clients, including companies in distress, recover valuable assets in the form of legal claims and improve their balance sheets. The presentation will also cover portfolio financing and how it can help law firms attain profitability and growth, even in the midst of financial strain in the legal industry.

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Corporate Investigations: The Part They Don't Teach (09/15/2020)

Program Number: 30227 Presenter: Jarrett Wolf

This course is intended to enhance the experienced practitioner's knowledge of how to conduct and manage corporate internal and external investigations. Using a building block approach, the course provides an overview of investigative techniques. The course next discusses the law and ethics of conducting investigations. Finally, using hypotheticals, the course illustrates how investigations can be used to reduce money laundering and reputational risks, identify fraud and corruption, protect and defend company interests in litigation, and resolve government investigations.

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The Effort to Establish a Level Playing Field (10/13/2020)

Program Number: 30226 Presenter: Jay Goldberg, Esq., Alex Huot, Esq.

How do we establish a level playing field in a criminal case and vindicate the rights mandated by the Supreme Court? The talk will alert defense counsel to ways to involve the court in monitoring compliance with its rule under Brady v Maryland 373U.S. 83(1963) and the Rules of the Court. For some time, as long as a half century ago in May 1963, courts promised that the government and defense would, as far as possible, engage on a level playing field. We will be discussing this along with the promises made as to equality between counsel in terms of information and adherence to Brady and its progeny.

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Analyzing Retail Bankruptcies (09/11/2020)

Program Number: 30223 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Stephen B. Selbst, Esq., Steven B. Smith, Esq.

Thousands of businesses across the country and across industries have been driven to bankruptcy by COVID – 19. You have never heard of most of them, but some retailers are household names. Many of them were already struggling when they closed stores and laid off employees. The combined effects of a challenging retail environment coupled with the impact of the pandemic caused significant financial distress on many companies. Join our expert bankruptcy panel as they give a market update and primer on who’s filing for Chapter 11. Our panelist will discuss: 1. Reorganizing and Liquidating Retail Debtors 2. Analyzing Retail Bankruptcy Cases 3. Using Pleadings to Understand Case 4. Valuing Debtor Assets and Liabilities 5. Bankruptcy Sale Process

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