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Preparing for and Delivering the Oral Argument

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Recorded on: Jun. 4, 2015

MARK HARRIS: So our next panel is on preparing for and delivering oral argument, and I'm joined by Kevin Newsom and Alexandra Shapiro. Kevin is Chair of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Appellate Litigation Group. Before joining the firm, Kevin served for 3 and 1/2 years as the State of Alabama Solicitor General, in which capacity he directed the state's appellate litigation in the US Supreme Court, the US Courts of Appeals, and the Alabama Supreme Court. Kevin ...

Evolving Employee Benefits: A Modern Approach to Traditional Severance

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Recorded on: Jun. 4, 2015

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello, my name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Evolving Employee Benefits, a modern approach to traditional severance. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the ...

Effective and Persuasive Brief Writing

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Recorded on: Jun. 4, 2015

JANET SIEGEL: And now it's my pleasure to introduce to you our program chair for this afternoon's program. Mark Harris is a partner and co-head of the appellate practice group at Proskauer Rose. Since joining Proskauer Rose, he's handled dozens of cases in the US Supreme Court and other appellate courts in a variety of areas. He's a former clerk to the US Supreme Court justices John Paul Stevens and Lewis Powell, Jr. And also clerked for Judge Joel ...

Ethics for Compliance Lawyers and Compliance Officers

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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2015

REBECCA WALKER: OK guys, welcome back. We're going to get started on the last panel of the program. You guys all get medals for sticking with it for the whole day and a half. Thank you for that. The last panel is going to be on ethics for compliance lawyers. So it's actually a very interesting topic, in and of itself. Plus, you get CLE ethics credit, which is always a bonus. We're happy to have you guys here for the discussion. To lead the discussion, ...

Hot Topics in Compliance and Ethics

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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2015

REBECCA WALKER: Are we ready, Paul? I don't want to short you even one minute. Hi, everyone. Welcome back to the last panel of the day, of day one. Thanks so much to all of you for your rapt attention. And please, again, feel free to contribute and ask questions of Paul. Paul is the Dean-Designate, so almost dean, of the Creighton University School of Law. He will become dean on July 1 of this year. Dean McGreal also teaches in the Texas A&M ...

Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses: Tips, Considerations and Pitfalls to Avoid

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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2015

AMY TAUB: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Hagit Elul. HAGIT ELUL: Good afternoon. Thank you, Amy, for that introduction. Good afternoon, everybody. I am delighted to be here speaking on the topic of drafting dispute resolution clauses. And our title today is "Tips, Considerations, and Pitfalls to Avoid." Just so you know what to expect, the format of today's presentation will be as follows. First, I'm going to do define ...

Helplines, Investigations and Responding to Misconduct

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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2015

REBECCA WALKER: Good morning, everyone. You've come back. That says a lot for you all. I know it was a long day yesterday. We covered a whole lot of ground. I promise that today will be easier, in part because it's just a half day. But good morning, welcome back, and we will get started. So before I introduce our first speaker, I just wanted to very quickly kind of sum up what we covered yesterday, and then we'll get into the discussion for this morning. So ...

Codes, Training and Communications

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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2015

REBECCA WALKER: OK, everyone. So we'll get started with the next panel. We've talked a lot about it structuring your program, risk assessment as the foundation of the program. In the next panel, we're going to talk about really the tools that allow you to reach hearts and minds of employees, policies, training, and communications. It's all well and good to know what your legal risks are. But unless we can convey and communicate with employees about ...

The Elements and Characteristics of an Effective Compliance and Ethics Program

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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2015

MEGHAN CARNEY: Now it is my great pleasure to introduce to you the chair of today's program, Rebecca Walker. Rebecca is a partner in the law firm of Kaplan & Walker LLP, a law firm that specializes in compliance and ethics programs. Ms. Walker advises clients on the development and implementation of compliance and ethics programs, including conducting risk and program assessments, drafting codes and other policies, and developing training and ...

Global Compliance Issues and Compliance for Third Parties

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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2015

REBECCA WALKER: No criticism. Fabulous job. And that actually really nicely teed up the next presentation, which is going to be about global compliance challenges, which we were able to talk about quite a bit in the first hour-- so thank you, thank you. No, you were fabulous. Thank you for that-- and I think really highlighted the need to have systems in place and think through all these issues, create structures for conducting investigations. So ...

Compliance and Ethics Risk Assessments: The Foundation of Effective Programs

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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2015

REBECCA WALKER: So the next topic is risk assessment, sort of the foundational aspect of a good ethics and compliance program. We briefly covered this earlier. But in addition to providing incentives and requirements for compliance, the sentencing guidelines and other government standards talk a lot about what compliance programs should look like. And one of the things that the sentencing guidelines say, and then this is reinforced in Department ...

E-Compliance Issues: Handling Data Privacy and Social Media Challenges

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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2015

REBECCA WALKER: You'll thank me because I just don't want to give short shrift to Lisa and Katharine, who are coming up now. We're going to move right into the next session, and then after that, I promise a break. Just two more sessions to go. I know this is a lot of information we're throwing at you guys, but it's all such great information. We are moving onto the next panel, which is e-compliance, social media and data privacy compliance concerns. ...

Monitor, Audit, and Assess: Measuring, Testing and Enhancing a Program

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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2015

REBECCA WALKER: OK. We're going to get started with the next panel. Thanks so much to all of you for your continued attention. I can happily report that we are through the bulk of the day. We have three great panels left, though, so we've got to stay focused. We're going to move on to monitoring auditing and assessing. How do you-- the hard edge of compliance, trying to understand what seems to be working, what's not working, and continual assessment, ...

Enforcement Developments

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Recorded on: Jun. 1, 2015

DAVID LYNN: --on enforcement and thanks all for joining us. We have a lot of good topics to talk about in the enforcement area, unless you're the recipient of the enforcement proceeding. It's not a good topic. There's been a lot going on globally that are important things to keep in mind. We've got a fantastic panel here today and I'm really pleased that they're able to join us. I'm going to introduce them. Carmen Lawrence, to my left is a partner ...

Who Says Start-Ups Are Simple?

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Recorded on: Jun. 1, 2015

SAMUEL B. ANGUS: Great. Thank you Curtis it's great to be here again with Yokum and we're going to talk about the evolving startup world and why startups and counseling founders is not as simple as it might seem at first blush. You're really starting in advising these clients as sort of the foundation for the growth of these companies which in today's environment can happen quite rapidly. And they can grow within a couple years into company's worth ...

Post-Grant Review and Critical Issues That Win a Patent Infringement Case for a Plaintiff or a Defendant

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Recorded on: Jun. 1, 2015

SPEAKER 1: OK, thanks for coming back. Couple of brief announcements before we continue on with our last segment of the program. I'd like to just remind you in house that when you leave today, please make sure that you sign out on your tablet and enter in your badge number so your CLE or CP credit can be calculated. Also, for the people in house and over the web, I kindly ask you to also send this evaluation information. For the people in house, ...

The New Capital Raising Landscape

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Recorded on: Jun. 1, 2015

CURTIS MO: I think one theme from this morning is that the old form the company, find a VC, do a series A round, off to the races-- it's just not that easy anymore. It's a very rich and nuanced market. And to make things even more complicated, as a company grows, they have an expanding choice of ways for investor liquidity to raise capital in almost like mini-IPOs. And this is a very regulatory laden area. So Annemarie Tierney, who is joining me ...

Anatomy and Timeline for a District Court Patent Infringement Case

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Recorded on: Jun. 1, 2015

SANJEET K DUTTA: All right. Welcome back, everybody. I hope you had a nice short break there. And so for the last session of the morning, John Molenda, co-chair of the program, is going to be talking to you about the anatomy and timeline for a district court patent infringement case. And with that, I will turn it over to John. JOHN J MOLENDA: Hey, good morning everybody. We're almost at the home stretch before lunch. As he just said, I'm John Molenda, ...

Corporate Governance

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Recorded on: Jun. 1, 2015

DAVID M. LYNN: OK welcome back everybody. Now for the afternoon we're going to go to some different topics. The first topic we're going to talk about is corporate governance. And this is an area where every year we have a lot of new and unique things to talk about, because there's always a lot of developments globally in the corporate governance realm. We've assembled a fantastic panel here with folks from different perspectives on these issues. ...

The Markman Process and Hearing

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Recorded on: Jun. 1, 2015

SPEAKER 1: So with the raffle out of the way, I'd like to introduce to you our next speaker for the first session of the afternoon, Madison Jellins. And she's going to be speaking on the Markman process and hearing. Just a little bit about Madison, she's a partner at Jellins Christensen and has more than 20 years experience in patent litigation and strategic counseling for biopharmaceutical and medical device clients, and has served as lead counsel ...

Patent Prosecution for Litigators

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Recorded on: Jun. 1, 2015

JOHN: So I now pass the torch to Sanj to tell us about the basics of patent law and patent prosecution. SANJEET DUTTA: Thank you, John, for that great introduction and hope all is well in New York. Good morning, everybody, and thanks so much for attending today's program. It's nice to see a familiar face. And I don't know if others have participated in this program before, but as John mentioned, we really hope you find it interesting, at least a ...

Negotiating Health Care IT Agreements: Lessons from the Customer Experience

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Recorded on: Jun. 1, 2015

WILLIAM A. TANENBAUM: Hello, everyone here, and on the web. We're going to start with our second session, which is focusing on contracts from the customer's side of the fence. And we have a panel with three very experienced practitioners who can address this. I'd like to introduce them now. Gwen Ponder is the senior corporate counsel in Pfizer's business transactions group. Gwen primarily supports the global procurement and outsourcing functions ...

The State of Venture Capital

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Recorded on: Jun. 1, 2015

CURTIS MO: The music's over, so I guess that's our cue, right? All right, so I'm picking up on the last panel. I thought it'd be really interesting to talk about the state of venture capital today, all the kind of issues, the key sectors, and the kind of key issues when you do get to the stage of venture financing. And I've lined up two very experienced hands to talk about that who are immersed in the market all the time. Immediately beside me is ...

Patent Litigation at the ITC

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Recorded on: Jun. 1, 2015

JOHN MOLA: Thank you, Madison. So now we're going to go to our offices in New York City. We're going to pipe in, and Gary M. Hnath, our co-chair of today's program is going to talk about patent litigation at the ITC. So Gary, please take it away. GARY HNATH: OK. Thank you very much. And I'm sorry I can't be there in person in San Francisco. As some of you may have heard, I had some flight adventures yesterday and a five hour delayed flight became ...

Elements and Burdens in a Patent Infringement Case, the Plaintiff’s Complaint, and the Defendant's Answer

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Recorded on: Jun. 1, 2015

SANJEET K. DUTTA: But at this point, what I'd like to do is introduce the next speaker, who's going to be presenting from New York over video. And this is Lisa Ferri, who's a partner in Mayer Brown's intellectual property practice, and is the IP practice leader for the New York office. Her practice is on trial and appeal, patent litigation, and life sciences, including innovator companies in cases brought pursuant into Hatch-Waxman Act. She serves ...

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