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Fourth Annual Form 10-K Tune-Up

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

As you draft your annual report on Form 10-K it is always a challenge to be sure that you effectively deal with new and emerging issues and the ever-evolving focus areas of the SEC.  Please join our SEC Institute workshop leaders D. Reed Wilson and George M. Wilson as they review the key issues to address in this year’s Form 10-K.  Topics addressed will include:        Accounting and SEC ...

How Much Compliance is Enough? An Enterprise Risk-Based Approach to Finding Your Compliance Investment Sweet Spot

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

A well-tailored compliance program typically makes good business sense. It reduces operating risk, helps insulate your organization and individual leadership from legal liability, protects your brand, increases employee engagement, and (over time) tends to correlate to better business results. But what is the right level and type of compliance investment? Like all business system expenditures, compliance spend is subject to the economic realities ...

So You Want To Be a Cybersecurity Startup: Tips on How to Best Approach Relevant Legal Tasks

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Cybersecurity business is booming in the U.S. and across the globe, thanks fortunately to growing awareness of the need for stronger cybersecurity and unfortunately due to the explosive growth of cyber-attacks. Regardless of the reasons why, customers are clamoring for more and better cybersecurity tools, and in turn innovators are regularly exploring ways to create and launch their own cybersecurity businesses.  While entering into the cybersecurity ...

False Claims Act: 2017 Year in Review

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The federal False Claims Act ("FCA") continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2017, especially since the Supreme Court’s decision in Escobar.  Courts have spent significant time analyzing and addressing the FCA in light of that opinion   The U.S. Department of Justice reported numerous settlements and judgments from FCA cases involving multiple industries throughout the country.   ...

Tax Reform - Getting the Accounting and Disclosure Right!

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This One-Hour Briefing will help you effectively deal with the accounting and SEC reporting implications of the new Tax Act.  Our panel will review the detailed requirements of the FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification to determine the timing and process for recording the effect of the new Act as well as the related new SEC guidance about recording provisional amounts with appropriate disclosures.  They will also discuss in-depth ...

Blockchain and IP: Promoting and Protecting Innovation in Payments

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Beginning with the basics of blockchain technology and IP topics ranging from patents, trade secrets, and copyrights, the One-Hour Briefing will walk through the key technical and IP components of blockchain-based payment solutions. We will also explore pragmatic IP approaches that promote innovation while allowing for widespread adoption and open usage.  Please join Jessie Cheng of Ripple Labs, Inc. and Aaron S. Kamlay of Morris & Kamlay ...

State of the Art D&O Insurance

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Lawyers, whether in-house, or at a law firm, are routinely asked to review D&O insurance programs.  The request typically comes at the last minute, along with an irritated insurance broker, who enthusiastically argues that appropriate changes to coverage have already been made.  In support, brokers typically provide a list of pre-approved “enhancements” to coverage.    These so-called policy enhancements, ...

Well-Known Trademark in China: What Is It, How to Get It and How to Protect It

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

For fifteen consecutive years, China has been the world’s No. 1 country for receiving and processing trademark filings.  In 2016, there were more than 3.5 million trademark filings in China; in 2017, the number of filings from January to November has exceeded 5 million. To put the numbers in perspective, the number of trademarks filed in China in 2015 alone was three times more than the combined trademark applications filed in ...

Email Best Practices: Avoid Common Pitfalls, Project Good Judgment, and Earn Trust

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Email has become the most common form of communication at law firms—it is fast-paced yet permanent, ubiquitous yet one misstep can set a lasting impression with senior lawyers.  Junior associates spend countless hours stymied by issues like how long or formal an email should be, whom should be copied, and whether to send “will do” when an assignment has been given.    Please join Victoria A. Coyle of Leading ...

Firing Without Fear: Best Practices for Navigating the Employee Termination Process

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The employee termination process presents legal and other challenges for employers.  Despite the best efforts of managers, missteps in handling employee dismissals can lead to an array of legal claims and costly litigation.  Employers can mitigate these risks with careful preparation and execution of termination decisions.  Please join our expert faculty, Jill L. Rosenberg, a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Lisa ...

TCPA Update 2018: Current Compliance Challenges for Companies

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Since going into effect just over two years ago, many courts have addressed the thorny issues presented by the FCC’s July 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act with various and sometimes conflicting results. These holdings present challenges for companies in all industries seeking to comply with the TCPA to avoid the staggering statutory damages available to aggrieved consumers. This Briefing will address ...

EU GDPR Effective Date is May 25, 2018 – New Developments and Action Items for the Last 4 Months

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Companies have been scrambling to upgrade their compliance programs while EU data protection authorities have been issuing new guidance, customers are sending demands for new contracts, competitors are announcing new features and other countries have been updating their laws, too. With less than 4 months to the effective date of the GDPR, it is time to revisit assumptions, task lists, implementation plans and goals to align your organization with ...

Avoiding Valuation Surprises in Accounting for M&A Transactions – Top 10 Issues

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

There are a number of key valuation issues that need to be addressed in accounting for M&A transactions.  PJ Patel and Dan Peterson of Valuation Research Corporation will discuss the various valuation issues that deal teams, tax and accounting groups need to identify and address in accounting for an M&A transaction.  In particular, they will discuss the following:  Determining the purchase price considering deal structure ...

Constitutionality of the SEC’s ALJ Appointment Process: After the SEC’s Reversal of Position, and the Supreme Court’s Acceptance of Certiorari Review, What Next?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Since 2010, the SEC has increasingly used in-house administrative law judges to adjudicate its enforcement actions.  This practice has drawn criticism from the defense bar, who in a variety of ways have attacked the fairness and legitimacy of these proceedings.  One such attack – an argument that ALJs are ‘officers’ of the United States hired for their positions in a manner that violated the Constitution’s Appointment’s ...

Marijuana Compliance Challenges in 2018 and Beyond

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

If you thought it would be easy to guide your client to success in the new marijuana industry, what were you thinking? Many variable provisions in many divergent state marijuana laws are topped by the persistent threat of federal prosecutions and federal financial sanctions and forfeitures. It may be that marijuana will deliver riches to some clients, but others face confused uncertainty wrapped in tough compliance burdens. Are you ready for this ...

Integrating Enterprise Risk Management, Cybersecurity and Compliance in an Era of Big Data Breaches and Vulnerability

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

We live in an era of persistent information insecurity:  cyber breaches, data leaks, and the often-crippling consequences of these events for organizations and individuals dominate headlines and the public’s conscious.  Policy makers, regulators, investors, customers, and management are each ratcheting up scrutiny of and expectations regarding organizations’ information security practices.  High priced and increasingly-complex ...

Third Annual Dealing with MD&A Hot Topics

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This One-Hour Briefing will help you effectively deal with current issues and the most challenging disclosures in MD&A.  The discussion will also include several ideas and tips to improve your MD&A and the related drafting process.   Please join our discussion leaders Gary M. Brown and George M. Wilson, both workshop leaders at SEC Institute, as they review the key issues to address in the 2017 annual MD&A and 2018 quarterly ...

Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace - Legal Challenges

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

What is Artificial Intelligence ("AI"), and how do you address legal risks involving AI’s impact in the workplace and in making employment decisions?  Usage of AI in industry is becoming ubiquitous and poses complex legal challenges. However, barring changes in law, the current legal regimes for employment law and health and safety standards (including tort standards) control the usage of AI in the workplace and in making ...

Managing Difficult Clients: Negotiation and Communication Tactics

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Who is your most difficult client? Every lawyer has a story. Some difficult clients demand the moon by Friday while others send constant questions that slow you down. Some "overshare" while others hold back critical information. Some change their minds incessantly while others act stubbornly. And then, of course, there are the fee disputes, where you may have to defend your value six minutes at a time. This One-Hour Briefing will provide advice on ...

Primer on the Foreign Agents Registration Act ("FARA") 2018

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Foreign Agents Registration Act ("FARA") is a criminal statute enacted in 1938 that only very recently has become the focus of a crackdown by the U.S. Department of Justice.  In addition to high profile FARA cases related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the Trump Administration, practitioners report that the Department of Justice is focusing additional resources on identifying violations of the statute and is taking an ...

Antitrust Issues with Joint Ventures

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

This One-Hour Briefing will analyze the potential antitrust ramifications of joint ventures and other collaborations between competitors and how to balance the pro-competitive efficiencies against the anti-competitive effects of a proposed JV.   Please join Howard M. Ullman of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as he discusses:  Recent cases and agency guidance regarding “naked” transactions; Competitive ...

Chinese Patent Developments

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Even after becoming the largest national patent office in the world, the Chinese government did not slow down the pace of changes to its patent system to achieve the goals released in the ambitious plan prepared by China’s State Council at the beginning of 2017:  to increase intellectual property rights' quality, protection, and commercial usage during China’s current Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).  In this presentation, you ...

Assessing Economic Damages: Key Considerations and Legal Issues

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Understanding the legal theories of damages, quantification, and how to utilize an expert witness are critical in obtaining a favorable damages award.  In this practical session, an experienced damages expert and commercial litigator discuss legal developments, strategies and challenges in quantifying and recovering economic damages.    This presentation will address the various issues that arise when economic damages are at issue ...

Right to Privacy at the Border Under the Trump Administration

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Imagine this: you’re returning to the United States after a quick business trip abroad. While going through customs, you are unexpectedly pulled to the side and brought in for secondary inspection. The officer asks for your cell phone and the password to access its content. What should you do? Well, the answer is not always simple.  This One-Hour Briefing will discuss current trends and policies at the border since the election of President ...

Global Employee Communications and Overseas Translation Mandates: When is it Not OK to Communicate with Overseas Workforces in English?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Many multinationals prefer the fast, easy, streamlined and cheap option of issuing regional and global employee communications only in English. Some multinationals—even some based outside the English-speaking world—have even designated English their "official company language." These companies frequently ask when, where or whether they "must" translate their internal HR documents.   But framing the international HR translation ...

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