University of Texas School of Law
42nd Annual
Corporate Counsel Institute
Live Webcast - FULLY CANCELED Apr 30 - May 1, 2020
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UPDATE (As of March 31):

UT Law CLE has fully canceled the 42nd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute scheduled for April 30 - May 1, 2020. We will follow-up with all registrants regarding options, account credits, and next steps.
PRESENTED BY
The University of Texas School of Law
The Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas

SPONSORS​
Bracewell LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C
Thompson & Knight LLP

UT Law CLE

2020 Corporate Counsel Institute

Program Features
The 42nd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. This year’s Institute features focus on the areas that matter most to corporate counsel, including:
  • Contract Tips and Tricks (from a Litigator)
  • Internal Investigation Triggers, plus Handling and Responding to an Investigation
  • Privacy: GDRP and CCPA—Where are We Now and Where are We Headed?
  • Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Technology in Legal Departments; plus Substantive Legal Issues Created by Use of AI
  • Practical Tips for Protecting Trade Secrets in Texas
  • Lawyers as Leaders
  • In-House Counsel: Conflicts and Other Complexities
Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional 2.25 hours of MCLE (including 1.00 hour of ethics) to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year.
 
The Institute is presented by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law.

UT Law CLE

2020 Corporate Counsel Institute

3/31/20
Schedule

Thursday Morning, April 30, 2020

Presiding Officer:
Stephen E. Stein, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

0.50 hr

Employment Law Updates and Hot Topics

Get the latest updates in labor and employment law, including developments under the current administration.

Carolyn Ann Russell, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Houston, TX

9:00 am

0.50 hr

Privacy: GDPR and CCPA—Where are We Now and Where are We Headed?

With the recent implementation of strict data privacy laws in Europe (GDPR) and the introduction of similar regulations throughout the United States (CCPA and Texas Privacy Protection Act, among others), there are a number of issues for businesses to consider when collecting and using consumer data in 2020. Gain insight on these seminal privacy regulations and discuss where federal and state privacy law might be headed in 2020 and beyond.

Craig C. Carpenter, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX

9:30 am

0.75 hr

Contract Tips and Tricks (from a Litigator)

Hear key takeaways and best practices on common contract provisions. 

Natalie L. Arbaugh, Winston & Strawn LLP - Dallas, TX

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

0.50 hr

What Do You Do When the Feds Show Up?

The arrival of federal officers to conduct investigations into the employer-employee relationship can certainly be intense. Discuss issues you should consider in a fast-paced discussion meant to answer the question “What do you do when the Feds show up?” 

Moderator:
Mark Flores, Littler Mendelson P.C. - Dallas, TX
Panelists:
Frederick W. "Rick" Addison III, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Fred Gaona, FrostBrown Todd LLC - Dallas, TX
Sean M. McCrory, Littler Mendelson P.C. - Dallas, TX

11:00 am

0.75 hr

Internal Investigation "Triggers"

Knowing when an internal investigation is necessary isn’t always clear. Misconduct is often discovered through complaints, anonymous reports, tips, audits and reviews, and some just by luck. A sound internal investigation policy requires robust mechanisms to capture information from as many sources as possible.

Moderator:
Jeff Barnes, Rice University, Office of the General Counsel - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Hollie L. Reiminger, Fisher & Phillips, LLP - Houston, TX
Steve Ryan, TechnipFMC - Houston, TX

11:45 am

0.75 hr

Handling and Responding to an Investigation

Gain insight on how to respond to external investigations and how to conduct internal investigations. Discuss key considerations in handling these investigations such as who should be part of the response/investigation team, how to handle privilege issues, and what to do with the results.

Moderator:
Richard W. Rew II, Luminex Corporation - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Julie Berkshire, Ottobock - Austin, TX
Lacey Daugherty, Teleflex Incorporated - Austin, TX

12:30 pm
Break for Lunch—Presentation Resumes at 12:50 p.m. (Webcast)

Thursday Afternoon, April 30, 2020

Presiding Officer:
Marc J. Krasney, PS Lightwave, Inc. - Houston, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

Thank You to Our Luncheon Sponsor
Bracewell LLP

12:50 pm

0.75 hr

Crisis Communications Preparation and Response: Best Practices

It’s not a matter of if a crisis will strike—but when. Learning from actual experiences of those working through crisis communications on a daily basis, gain practical communication tools and strategies to help your organization, no matter its size, prepare for and navigate any crisis.

Bradley L. Adams, Southwest Transplant Alliance, Inc. - Dallas, TX
Julia M. Haines, Holland & Knight LLP - Houston, TX
Paul Nathanson, The Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP - Washington, DC

 
1:35 pm
Break

1:50 pm

1.00 hr
0.50 hr ethics

AI and Emerging Technology in Legal Departments

Are you tech-savvy or just trying to keep up with the hype? Explore some of the trends and what is fueling them. From contract review to case research and compliance, hear some stories that cover the good, bad, and ugly experiences with emerging legal technology in corporate legal departments.

Moderator:
T. Jason Smith, Deloitte - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Lavonne Burke Hopkins, Dell Technologies - Houston, TX
Aaron G. Carlson, Noble Energy, Inc. - Houston, TX
Clay B. Scheitzach, DriveTime - Tempe, AZ

2:50 pm

0.75 hr

Substantive Legal Issues Being Created by Use of AI (Business/Tech Law Side)

The dramatic rise in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in the workplace in the coming years will present employers and in-house counsel with a variety of new legal issues and challenges. Job duties and corporate structures will continue to change significantly as these technological changes advance further into the work setting. Explore many of the legal issues that will arise with the increased use of AI and robotics, such as the protection of intellectual property, the use of automated job elimination, redeployment, and candidate selection tools, privacy concerns, joint employer challenges, and other similar topics.

Gary D. Eisenstat, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Adam Tullman, PACCAR Inc - Bellevue, WA

3:35 pm
Break

3:45 pm

0.75 hr

The Critical Role of Corporate Counsel in Cybersecurity, Breach Response, and Forensic Investigations

In house lawyers are indispensable – indeed, critical – in supporting and leading enterprise cybersecurity efforts, as well as efforts to respond to cyber incidents, breaches and the conduct of forensic investigations. Join former General Counsel turned cyber security expert for a discussion of what is expected of in-house counsel in this role, the skills needed for the work and how best to help your client navigate increasingly risky times in addressing cyber risk.

John E. Ansbach, Stroz Friedberg - Dallas, TX

4:30 pm

0.75 hr

Top Issues in Joint Ventures: Laying the Foundation for Success

Focus on the issues and considerations that are critical to laying the foundation for successful joint ventures through the creation of a framework that drives strategic alignment, facilitates decision making and manages interdependencies.

Simin Sun, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX
Derek L. Willis, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures - Houston, TX

5:15 pm
Adjourn

Friday Morning, May 1, 2020

Presiding Officer:
T. Jason Smith, Deloitte - Houston, TX

8:30 am

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Lawyers as Leaders

What does it take for a lawyer to be a successful leader and manager? Discuss critical aspects of leadership for lawyers, including how to lead, how to be viewed as a leader, and how to communicate as a leader to your team and to your clients, all while managing potential ethical pitfalls that may await.

Jane Mallor McBride, Optimus Legal Management & Consulting - Plano, TX
Sterling L. Miller, Hilgers Graben PLLC - Dallas, TX

9:15 am

0.50 hr

Multistate Update on Noncompetes: Tumultuous Times in Restrictive Covenant Law

Discuss the numerous new state noncompete statutes, trends in attacks on restrictive covenants—from temporal length to wage thresholds, and associated drafting and enforcement strategies.

Jacqueline Carol Johnson, Littler Mendelson P.C. - Dallas, TX

9:45 am

0.75 hr

Practical Tips for Protecting Trade Secrets in Texas

Learn techniques to use before and during litigation to protect trade secrets critical to an organization’s success; and explore the contours of federal and state laws to use as tools to protect your trade secrets and digital assets.

Jason Boulette, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX
Michael D. Marin, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

0.75 hr

Refresh Your Dispute Resolution Roadmap

How to get from here to there in alternative dispute resolution, including drafting ADR provisions, preparing for mediation, refining negotiation skills, and utilizing technology to support dispute resolution.

Sylvia A. Mayer, S. Mayer Law PLLC - Houston, TX
Noah Webster, Zix - Dallas, TX

11:30 am

0.75 hr

Deposition Preparation from a Corporate Witness to a Standard Witness

“Yes. No. I don’t know. I don’t recall.” Learn the top strategies for preparing your client for deposition, including issues relating to privilege and the latest requirements for corporate representatives.  

Annapoorni R. Sankaran, Holland & Knight LLP - Houston, TX

12:15 pm

1.00 hr ethics

In-House Counsel: Conflicts and Other Complexities

On a daily basis, in house counsel must navigate conflicts of interest and attorney client privilege issues that outside counsel do not often face. This interactive discussion addresses common scenarios and suggests paths to safe navigation.

David Bernal, Apache Corporation - Houston, TX
Stephen B. Crain, Bracewell LLP - Houston, TX

1:15 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2020 Corporate Counsel Institute

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Bradley L. Adams
Southwest Transplant Alliance, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Frederick W. "Rick" Addison III
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Dallas, TX
John E. Ansbach
Stroz Friedberg
Dallas, TX
Natalie L. Arbaugh
Winston & Strawn LLP
Dallas, TX
Jeff Barnes
Rice University, Office of the General Counsel
Houston, TX
Julie Berkshire
Ottobock
Austin, TX
David Bernal
Apache Corporation
Houston, TX
Jason Boulette
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Aaron G. Carlson
Noble Energy, Inc.
Houston, TX
Craig C. Carpenter
Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX
Stephen B. Crain
Bracewell LLP
Houston, TX
Lacey Daugherty
Teleflex Incorporated
Austin, TX
Gary D. Eisenstat
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Mark Flores
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Dallas, TX
Fred Gaona
FrostBrown Todd LLC
Dallas, TX
Julia M. Haines
Holland & Knight LLP
Houston, TX
Lavonne Burke Hopkins
Dell Technologies
Houston, TX
Jacqueline Carol Johnson
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Dallas, TX
Michael D. Marin
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Sylvia A. Mayer
S. Mayer Law PLLC
Houston, TX
Jane Mallor McBride
Optimus Legal Management & Consulting
Plano, TX
Sean M. McCrory
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Dallas, TX
Sterling L. Miller
Hilgers Graben PLLC
Dallas, TX
Paul Nathanson
The Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP
Washington, DC
Hollie L. Reiminger
Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Houston, TX
Richard W. Rew II
Luminex Corporation
Austin, TX
Carolyn Ann Russell
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Houston, TX
Steve Ryan
TechnipFMC
Houston, TX
Annapoorni R. Sankaran
Holland & Knight LLP
Houston, TX
Clay B. Scheitzach
DriveTime
Tempe, AZ
T. Jason Smith
Deloitte
Houston, TX
Simin Sun
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, TX
Adam Tullman
PACCAR Inc
Bellevue, WA
Noah Webster
Zix
Dallas, TX
Derek L. Willis
Oxy Low Carbon Ventures
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

Stephen E. Stein—Co-Chair
Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX
T. Jason Smith—Co-Chair
Deloitte
Houston, TX
Joanna Jefferson—Director
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Jeff Barnes
Rice University, Office of the General Counsel
Houston, TX
Sylvia Ann Cardona
Langley & Banack, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
Aaron G. Carlson
Noble Energy, Inc.
Houston, TX
Alistair B. Dawson
Beck Redden LLP
Houston, TX
Gary D. Eisenstat
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Sean Gorman
Bracewell LLP
Houston, TX
L. Brad Hancock
Holland & Knight LLP
Houston, TX
Chip Jones
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Dallas, TX
Marc J. Krasney
PS Lightwave, Inc.
Houston, TX
Michael D. Marin
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Jane Mallor McBride
Optimus Legal Management & Consulting
Plano, TX
Richard W. Rew II
Luminex Corporation
Austin, TX
Alma Reyes
Attorney at Law
Houston, TX
Clay B. Scheitzach
DriveTime
Tempe, AZ
Michele B. Thompson
Law Office of Michele B. Thompson
Austin, TX
Paul R. Tobias
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Austin, TX
Jeffrey J. Walker
Masergy Communications, Inc.
Plano, TX

UT Law CLE

2020 Corporate Counsel Institute

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.25 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
12.25 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Louisiana
12.25 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Oklahoma
15.00 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
15.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.25 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
California
12.25 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Louisiana
12.75 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
​PLEASE NOTE: for Louisiana, the maximum that an attorney can claim for an online course is 4.00 hours. To claim Louisiana MCLE credit, Louisiana credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference.
Oklahoma
15.00 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #169) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Oklahoma MCLE credit, Oklahoma credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the webcast.
Other States
12.25 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour. 

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
15.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

UT Law CLE

2020 Corporate Counsel Institute

Key Dates

Live Webcast - FULLY CANCELED

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 24, 2020
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Apr 27, 2020
    $50 processing fee applied

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2020 Corporate Counsel Institute

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