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2016 Bankruptcy eConference

Session 1: Recent Developments - A tradition like none other! Explore the year's most important consumer and business cases. Session 2: Bar's Reaction to BAPCPA - Learn how the consumer bankruptcy bar adapted to BAPCPA and the challenges that remain a decade later.   Session 3: Rule 9019 Compromises: The Heart of the Bankruptcy Practice - It is often said that compromise is the heart of bankruptcy practice. Review the principles and procedures for approval of settlements in bankruptcy, including the strategic and ethical considerations that must inform both the negotiation and the presentation of the deal.   Session 4: Cramdown or in Hipster-speak "Cram" - "Cram" is a Plan weapon of choice and necessity for many debtors. Investigate secured creditor cram, with an emphasis on cram interest rates in the current environment, lien retention terms, indubitable equivalent issues, and secured class voting.   Session 5: The Sabine Bankruptcy Decision: Do Midstream Gathering and Processing Agreements Run With the Land in Texas (and elsewhere)?- The Sabine bankruptcy decision allowed the Bankruptcy Trustee to avoid a gas gathering and processing agreement that the parties expressly agreed was a covenant running with the land. The case has influenced other bankruptcies. Was Sabine correctly decided, what are the immediate consequences of the decision, and what are its long-term consequences?   Session 6: A Second Look at a Fifth Circuit Take on Third Party Releases - Take another look at the “impossibility” of third party releases in the Fifth Circuit.   Session 7: Bankruptcy Remoteness - Analyze whether or not debtors may abrogate their fiduciary duty to seek bankruptcy relief either through contract or granting a "golden share." If so, does it violate public policy by restraining the right to file bankruptcy?   Session 8: Restructuring Public Finances—Chapter 9 and Alternatives -    Session 9: Drilling Deeper into the Significance of Louisiana Oil Well Liens in Energy-Related Bankruptcies - Review the process for protecting the rights afforded to parties under the Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act, La. R.S. 9:4861, et seq., prior to and during the pendency of an energy-related bankruptcy. Discuss the scope of the statutory lien, the relevant perfection procedures, and the interplay in bankruptcy of statutory liens and liens granted pursuant to mortgages and security agreements.   Session 10: Frost and Its Progeny: The Proceeds Saga Continues - Review important tips and information on how to make sure to keep those important exemptions in place.   Session 11: Ethical Issues for Debtor's Counsel - How can you avoid ethical “bankruptcy?” Hear a lively discussion on how to avoid becoming part of the grievance system, including when closing down a practice and representing joint debtors during a post-petition divorce.   Session 12: The Student Loan Crisis and Bankruptcy Relief for Student Loan Debtors Under the Bankruptcy Code's "Undue Hardship" Standard: Are the Courts Ruling More Compassionately Toward Distressed College Loan Debtors? - More than 40 million Americans have outstanding college loans, totaling $1.3 trillion. Millions of people are struggling to repay these student loans, and more than 7 million borrowers are in default. Until recently, student loan debtors found it very difficult to discharge their college loan debt in bankruptcy. Learn how, several recent court decisions may be an indication that bankruptcy courts are ruling more sympathetically toward distressed student loan debtors.   Session 13: Chapter 13 Pitfalls and Traps—Things to Watch Out For - There are traps for the unwary. Discuss protecting the discharge, what to do with mortgage lenders that will not foreclose on surrendered property, disclosure and judicial estoppel, the 6-month homestead rule, and more.   Session 14: The Early Innings: Vesting and Surrendering Real Property - Hear updates on the score of cases considering whether debtors may vest title to real property in a secured lender or other third party. Also, discuss the meaning of “surrender” and the “dirt-for-debt” option in chapter 13.   Session 15: Wildcatter 101—Oil and Gas Basics for Bankruptcy Professionals - Listen to an introduction to and overview of key concepts, issues, and topics that arise in insolvency proceedings involving companies in the oil and gas industry. This presentation “drills down” on the issues that insolvency professionals should be aware of when exploring for work in the oil patch.   Session 16:Oil and Gas Restructuring 101 -    Session 17: Oil and Gas Environmental Concerns and Issues - Hear an overview of the treatment of environmental obligations in recent oil and gas bankruptcy cases, including the treatment of obligations such as plugging and abandonment and decommissioning costs and other regulatory compliance obligations. This presentation addresses the recent cases testing the limits of abandonment of assets, rejection of contracts, federal and state law compliance, bonding obligations for the oil and gas debtor, and how joint interest owners and predecessors-in-interest may be left holding the bag.   Session 18: Six Numbers to Remember—7, 11, 18, 22, 29, and 363: Oil and Gas Bankruptcy Exit Strategies and Realities -    Session 19: Fraudulent Transfer Update: Important Developments on Many Fronts - Review the recent issues bankruptcy counsel may encounter in prosecuting or defending fraudulent transfer disputes. Analyze the interplay between section 546(e) and fraudulent transfer actions brought under state law. Make note of the common issues in cross border litigation, including serving foreign parties and enforcing bankruptcy court judgments in jurisdictions outside the United States and its territories.   Session 20: Class Warfare—Class Litigation Proceedings and Structures in Bankruptcy - Two distinct worlds of coordinated claims resolution proceedings collide through this discussion of the use, treatment and relevance of class litigation structures and proceedings in and to Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and the issues that can arise under this dynamic.   Session 21: Trustee Duties and Liability - Being a trustee is a scary business, especially in Texas!   Session 22: Considerations When Choosing and Determining Venue - Address criteria for selecting an appropriate venue for a bankruptcy filing. Discuss the ethical, economic, and equitable factors that courts and parties must consider when determining venue in general, and particularly in situations involving simultaneous filings in different venues by domestic and affiliated debtors. Session 23: Where Have all the Equities Gone?- Section 105: hackneyed or under-used? Explore the re-characterization and subordination of equity jurisprudence and its limits. Session 24: Constraints and Opportunities Offered by the Involvement of Hedge Funds and Private Equity - Hedge funds and banks operate by different rules, respond to different incentives, and recoil from different threats. Hear the panelists discuss their differing financial underpinnings and goals, the forces that can destabilize them, and their treatment by the Bankruptcy Court. Session 25: Pre-Bankruptcy Planning: Pigs, Hogs and Great Ideas That Weren’t- My Grandmother’s rule—"Say it out loud first and if you want to slap yourself, it ain’t a great idea"—as lawyers we should know when to slap ourselves. Discuss the strange tales and law applicable to the prickly field of pre-bankruptcy planning, including a lawyer's duties and how to keep your head.   more »

Total Credit Hours:
16.00 | 2.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Estate Planning eConference

Session 1: Recent Developments Affecting Estate Planning- Consider recent cases, regulations, rulings, and other "hot" estate planning topics. Session 2: The New Basis Consistency and Value Reporting Rules - What hath Treasury wrought on executors? Learn the latest about the basis consistency rules and best practices for completing Form 8971 and reporting values on related Schedules A. Contemplate options for changing estate administration protocols to reduce this reporting burden. Join your colleagues in appreciating the challenges that this new reporting requirement brings to your practice!   Session 3: Repairing Estate Plans That Are No Longer Appropriate - Sometimes the best laid plans of clients and their estate planning lawyers go astray. Sometimes we devise the ideal plan for a client but, due to the occurrence of unforeseeable circumstances or a change in the law, the plan no longer is appropriate. Or rather, the plan works fine but unanticipated factors afford the opportunity to shift additional wealth for the client. Explore what tools we can bring to the table to modify or unwind an existing estate planning transaction to accomplish a client’s current goal.   Session 4: Transfer-on-Death and Lady Bird Deeds - What are you going to say when your new (or old) client asks you to prepare a TODD or Lady Bird Deed? Consider whether these documents are the latest “save-me-from-probate” cure-all or the newest wrecking ball to the well-coordinated estate plan.   Session 5: Washington Update: Counting Votes, Recounting Fables, and Discounting Values - Assess the federal legislative and regulatory environment, with a special focus on finalizing the proposed section 2704 valuation regulations. Will minds be closed to real tax reform? Will the door be closed to valuation discounts in the family controlled entity? Will family businesses have to be closed because they can’t pay the transfer tax? Will the bar be closed before Aucutt is finished? Hear answers to these questions and more.   Session 6: Estate Planning Workshop - Address practical and ethical concerns commonly faced by practitioners in the estate planning area, including hot-button issues stemming from recent cases, rulings, and regulations (final and proposed). Gain insight on current "hot" estate planning techniques. more »

Total Credit Hours:
6.75 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Taxation eConference

Session 1: Recent Developments in Federal Income Taxation- Review significant court decisions, rulings, and statutory and regulatory developments of the past year. Session 2: Traps and Pitfalls of the New Section 385 Regulations - The Section 385 regulations are a sea-change event that will have profound impact given the three-year presumptions contained in the regulations and that they broadly apply to many deleveraging transactions and create a presumption of linkage. Explore the impact of Section 385 on debt pushdown strategies, potential workarounds to those impacts, scope limitations of the Section 385 regulations that define “tainted” debt versus “clean” debt, and the collateral damage of the Section 385 regulations to unanticipated situations.   Session 3: The 2016 Election and Prospects for Tax Reform - The presidential election could radically shape tax policy in the United States because the two candidates have starkly different proposals. Explore the implications of the election for tax policy over the short and long run.   Session 4: Distinguishing and Planning around Individual Goodwill - Practitioners and appraisers once dismissed distinguishing and planning around "individual goodwill" as far from serious. Now the practice is increasingly accepted and is in widespread use in ways which are, in fact, only a step or two away from negligence, if not fraud. Review these concepts and their limits, especially as they relate to structuring and restructuring around corporate lockup of built-in gains.   Session 5: Civil and Criminal Employment Tax Enforcement—Employers Beware - The Department of Justice Tax Division and the IRS have once again elevated employment tax non-compliance to the top of their priority lists. Examine the government’s approach to businesses and individuals that fail to pay employment tax. Hear a discussion about IRS early action employment tax initiative, including often unexpected consequences of early IRS contact. Explore Professional Employer Organization certification, as well as the major risks and traps for the unwary in trust fund recover penalty investigations that may lead to and support a criminal prosecution. In addition to criminal investigations regarding employment tax matters, learn about injunctions which can actually result in a much shorter path to jail than a traditional criminal prosecution.   Session 6: Welcome to America… Now What? U.S. Income Taxation and Other Reporting Requirements - Identify the federal income tax and information reporting provisions that may apply to non-resident aliens, resident aliens, and U.S. persons receiving gifts from foreign persons.   Session 7: Personal Liability for Corporate Tax Assessments - It’s your client’s worst nightmare. After serving as an officer, a director, or in some cases, an employee of a failed business, there’s a knock on the door. It’s from a sheriff serving a lawsuit alleging the client is personally liable for his or her employer's unpaid Texas taxes. Learn the laws that impose personal liability and how best to defend against it.   Session 8: New Partnership Audit Rules - Recently, Congress repealed the current TEFRA regime and replaced it with new audit and collection procedures at the partnership level. Hear an overview of the new partnership audit rules, with an emphasis on drafting considerations for partnership and LLC agreements, and other related documents.   Session 9: Crime and Marriage - What are the tax implications of crime on the family tax return? What is the impact of criminal gain by one partner in a marriage? Should a spouse have known the money was tainted? Is there an innocent spouse aspect to this? Consider these questions and more.   Session 10: Avoiding Tax Malpractice - Tax practitioners are continuously confronted with potential potholes and landmines when preparing tax returns for and advising a client with regard to tax matters. Hear a discussion of the malpractice landscape for attorney and CPA tax practitioners with a focus on identifying risks and steps that may be taken to avoid exposure.   Session 11: Cancellation of Debt - Explore how the downturn in the energy industry has made COD issues of more frequent concern, as have issues arising in connection with restructuring of debt obligations of partnerships and LLCs.   Session 12: Using Your Estate Planning Family Limited Partnership for Income Tax Planning, Both at Death and While One is Living - Discover how to use the partnership income tax rules to transfer appreciated assets, currently owned by irrevocable trusts, either directly or through partnerships, to an individual who can obtain an income tax-free step-up in basis at death. Learn how to use partnerships to increase the basis in appreciated assets that a partnership or an irrevocable trust intends to sell while the senior family member is living.   Session 13: Data Security, Client Confidences, and Ethics Rules Applicable to the Protection of Client Information - Tax practitioners hold the keys—literally and figuratively—to some of their clients' most sensitive personal and financial information. Protecting this information has always been of paramount concern for practitioners and for the IRS. Explore the legal and regulatory context for the issue of data security from an ethics perspective. What do the ethics rules, including ABA Model Rule 1.6, require of practitioners in the area of data security and what are the consequences of violating those rules? more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.75 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Advanced Patent Law eConference - Austin

Session 1: Recent Developments in Claims Construction - Claim construction remains pivotal for patent preparation/prosecution, trials, appeals, and AIA post grant review proceedings. Focus on latest post-Teva Federal Circuit cases and the PTAB's claim construction "rules, practices and so-forth," including Dell/SAS and APA restrictions. Session 2: Indirect Infringement and Divided Infringement - Examine the evolving impact of Commill and Akamai in the context of indirect and divided infringement. Session 3: ​Octane Requires More Fitness - Discussion about what makes a case “exceptional” under 35 U.S.C. § 285 after the Supreme Court decision in Octane Fitness, including an analysis of developing trends and common pitfalls. Session 4: Defining the Contours of Alice - Recent decisions on Section 101 patent-eligible subject matter have begun to connect the dots, giving additional shape to the Alice analysis. Review these decisions and consider the lessons to be learned. Session 5: Section 101 and Alice: Prosecution Tips and New USPTO Guidelines - Listen to a practical discussion of the USPTO guidelines and their examples to help navigate a sound path from disclosure development, through application drafting, to launch into difficult and changeable seas. Hear experiences from regular interviews in the office to the USPTO’s most recent guidance for prosecution of those applications already at sea. Session 6: Interview with the USPTO Texas Regional Director -  Session 7: Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs): From Germany to Luxemburg and Back—Recent Legal Developments in Europe - Learn the most recent developments in dealing with standard-essential patents under European patent and antitrust laws. Address the CJEU's landmark decision in Huawei v. ZTE (2015) and the subsequent implementation, in particular, by the German patent courts, and examine injunctions and the requirements for a successful FRAND defense. Session 8: PTAB Proceedings: New Rules and Key Practice Tips - Discussion about the best practices and current trends at the PTAB, including a review of new PTAB rules, evidence issues, and practice tips. Session 9: ​Tips and Strategies for Practicing Before the PTAB - The panel of former PTAB judges share their experiences on what works most effectively in practice before the PTAB. Session 10: Concurrent Proceedings: Tension between PTAB and the District Courts - Explore what is really happening in the practice—including what litigators need to be concerned about within the District Courts and what patent owners should know when taking their cases before the PTAB. Learn how the different courts are approaching stays (and the implications of stays), how judges are being forced to deal with cases, the different evidentiary standards, and more. Session 11: Judicial Panel - Hear distinguished judges from the District Court discuss their experiences hearing and trying patent cases. Session 12: Supreme Court Update - Consider aspects of the Supreme Court’s continuing involvement in patent law, with specific reference to cases decided in October Term 2015 and pending in October Term 2016. Also, trace the themes or dynamics that extend beyond individual cases. Session 13: AIA Section 102 Now Being Seen in Litigated Cases - Investigate the new conditions for novelty under the AIA, 35 U.S.C. §102, now seen in litigated cases from patent applications first filed after March 16, 2013, including how those cases play out and what patent litigators should be looking for. Session 14: Means-plus-Function Claims after Williamson v. Citrix - Discussion about the impact of the Federal Circuit’s decision in Williamson v. Citrix on claim construction, claim scope, and claim validity. Session 15: ​Overseas Sales in Light of Lexmark, Halo, and Life Tech - The development of a global marketplace has disrupted settled notions of how activities abroad impact enforcement of U.S. patent rights. Listen to recent developments in the law of patent exhaustion and foreign sales of products patented in the U.S. Session 16: Opinion Practice after Halo and Stryker—More Valuable Now? - Explore the value and usefulness of opinions of counsel in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent Halo and Stryker decisions. Highlights include retracing the recent history of opinions of counsel in patent litigation, identifying various costs and benefits of opinions of counsel, and offering suggestions for when it can be beneficial to obtain an opinions of counsel. Session 17: Rethinking IP Strategies - Track the impact of the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the America Invents Act, on the protection of technology. Session 18: The Surprising Resilience of the Patent System - Despite seemingly massive changes in patent law in the last 40 years, first towards stronger and then towards weaker protection, the basic trends in use of the patent system have remained largely unchanged. Find out why. Session 19: Licensing Agreements - Drafting and negotiating patent licenses has always been tricky, but the rapid pace of technological disruption, the increasingly complex web of  industry relationships, and developing bodies of law have come together to make it more challenging than ever. Review how licensing strategies should evolve to take into account these and related factors, with an emphasis on real-world drafting and negotiating examples. Session 20: In House Counsel Panel - Panelists discuss the issues that matter most from the perspective of in-house counsel. Listen to a wide ranging discussion of patent prosecution, litigation and licensing issues, and the prospect for patent reform as viewed by those working within the biotech, retail, and petroleum industries. Session 21: Privilege in Patent Cases: What’s New? - Analyze the privilege and work-product issues that arise in patent practice, including the risks still associated with relying upon protection over communications involving patent agents, and explore the risks of various commercial arrangements, such as licensing and joint ventures. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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Course expires: 11/30/2017

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2016 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law eConference

Session 1: United States Immigration Laws: An Overview - Hear a discussion of the interplay of unlawful presence, out of status, nonimmigrant, immigrant, and citizenship status for foreign nationals, their employers, and their families.   Session 2: Immigration Agencies and Basic Terms: Effective Communication - Learn about the various immigration agencies, basic immigration terminology, and tools for effective communication. Session 3: Immigration Law and the Real World - Explore an illustration of fundamental concepts in immigration law using a common fact pattern to explore immigration practice in different contexts, including employment, family, inadmissibility/criminality, and removals. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.25 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Immigration and Nationality Law eConference

Session 1: Navigating Uncharted Waters: The Impact of the Current Political Debate on Immigration Politics and Policy - The current election is unlike any we have seen in modern history, and immigration has been front and center.  What does this mean for the politics and policy of immigration, and what are the chances of immigration reform happening in 2017?   Session 2: Naturalization - Applying for naturalization could be a time for the USCIS to examine your client’s continued claim to lawful permanent resident status. Before you file, find out what hidden dangers to the green card lurk in the shadows. Understand the advantages and obligations of citizenship to discuss with your client and the pitfalls that await you on the Naturalization form.   Session 3: Adoptions and Immigration Law -  Session 4: To PERM or Not to PERM: Exploring EB-1, 2, and 3 - Lawyering a PERM is a good exercise in jumping to conclusions, pushing your luck, and dodging deadlines. If you don’t PERM, be ready to bolster your evidence for “extraordinary, exceptional, outstanding researcher, and/or in the National Interest.”   Session 5: Religious Occupations and Vocations: From the R-1 Temporary Work Visa to the EB-4 Special Immigrant Visa, and Everything in Between - Hear a discussion of the basics and current adjudication trends.   Session 6: The Past Forty Years: Reflections on the Evolution of Immigration Law and Practice - Reflecting on the past forty years, hear how the practice of immigration law developed, how immigration law and policy have evolved, and the impact of the UT Law Conference on immigration practice—and what we may see in the forty years ahead! Session 7: Implications for Immigration Relief After Mathis v. US and Gomez-Perez v. Lynch - Learn how to address crimes involving moral turpitude in the Fifth Circuit and whether domestic violence is still considered a crime of moral turpitude. Session 8: Removal Proceedings and Relief - Break down the process of a bond hearing and master calendar hearing, learn how to get out of removal, how to get prosecutorial discretion, and what relief may be available to your client.   Session 9: HELP! Alternatives to H‑1B - There are many other ways you can HELP your clients when they don't hit the H‑1B jackpot. Learn the ins and outs and pros and cons of H­‑2B, H‑3, E‑1, E‑2, E‑3, L‑1, P‑1, 2, and 3, and other categories such as O‑1, TN… and even F‑1 and (shudder) J‑1.   Session 10:  Documenting and Proving Family Relationships - Relationships are the foundation of all family-based immigration cases. Yet, there are cases where documentation proving the relationship is non-existent or hard to find. How do you prove those relationships? Session 11: Ask the Experts - Hear top immigration lawyers answer questions and provide solutions to ethical quandaries.   Session 12: Mentoring and Pro Bono - Hear a brief overview of the current landscape in Texas and the needs, opportunities, and available resources for pro bono representation.   Session 13: Current Disciplinary Issues in Immigration Law - Explore current ethical/disciplinary problems in immigration law, including recent sanctions issued, IOLTA accounting, and advertising issues; as well as an opportunity to ask your questions during Q&A. Session 14: Honey, I Shrank the Company: Immigration Consequences of Downsizing, Rightsizing, and Similar RIFs - No matter what euphemism or jargon they employ, employers are often forced to make changes in response to tough economic times. Explore how attorneys can help their clients safely navigate the immigration consequences of those changes, including managing the impact on nonimmigrant employees in addition to those in the immigrant process, wage issues, notifying the government of changes in employment, and strategies to assist individuals who may wish to remain in the U.S.   Session 15: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) - Hear an overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, including state court procedure, affirmative and removal cases, tips on how to avoid RFEs and NOIDs, and the EB-4 backlog.   Session 16: Overcoming or Preventing Marriage Fraud Findings - Understand the consequences of marriage fraud on family-based petitions, conditional residency, and naturalization applications, and strategies on how to challenge or prevent unwarranted marriage fraud findings.  Session 17: Motions to Reopen (MTRs) after Mata - Mata decided that the courts of appeals hold jurisdiction over all motions to reopen filed by aliens. Learn about the decision that overturns Ramos-Bonilla v. Mukasey, potentially providing for judicial review of BIA denials of requests for equitable tolling of the motion to reopen deadline, and affecting other jurisdictional issues including the departure bar. Session 18: Protecting Children - Hear dialogue on current children’s immigration issues, including a discussion of the factors that have led children and their parents to arrive in the United States, the protections that may be available to them, and the need for expanding immigration legal representation. Get an update on family detention, litigation relating to the Flores Settlement Agreement, and other immigration policies impacting accompanied and unaccompanied children.   Session 19: Taking Care of Ourselves: Lessons in Work–Life Balance and Self-Care - In a high-stress profession, everyone is vulnerable to destructive habits harmful to ourselves and our clients. Hear a candid discussion about the reality of risk to the profession and anecdotal tips for changing the statistics.   Session 20: All You Need Is Love! Camaraderie and Professionalism - Be courteous, respectful, and civil—and do try to get along with your colleagues. Session 21: ¿Habla Cubano? - Record numbers of Cubans are arriving at the Texas border with Mexico, as renewed diplomatic relations with Cuba portend the elimination of the Cuban Adjustment Act. Discover the special forms of relief available to Cubans, including public benefits, employment authorization, family reunification opportunities, and special adjustment of status application procedures.   Session 22: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture (CAT) - Get an overview of asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention against Torture (CAT), from the perspective of a pro bono attorney. The discussion includes working with individuals in detention and how to work in a trauma-informed manner when representing asylum seekers. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.75 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Texas Water Law eConference

Session 1: Unbundling Water Rights: Piloting Efforts to Apply the Australian Experience in the American West - Explore the efforts to alter the system of water rights in the American West, and by focusing on pilot approaches proposed in Nevada and California, learn how these efforts create markets in shares of a water system, as well as in periodic allocations of quantities of water.   Session 2: Valuation of Water Rights - Credible fair market valuation of water rights is a major challenge in Texas. Explore a thorough and reliable model for determining the fair market value of water rights not only in Texas, but elsewhere around the globe.   Session 3: Marketing Groundwater Rights - An overview of issues facing landowners and groundwater project developers, including: “grass roots politics”, market conditions, pricing concerns, transport considerations, permitting hurdles, and coordination with local groundwater districts. Session 4: Marketing Surface Water Rights - In pursuing the purchase of a water right, a buyer has to consider a number of regulatory steps in order to make the purchased water right beneficially useful. Just what are those steps?   Session 5: The Prior Appropriation Doctrine: Still Appropriate for Texas? - In TCEQ v. Texas Farm Bureau, the Texas Commission for Environmental Equality (TCEQ) stated it needed the authority to amend the "first in time is first in right" rule, in order to protect public health and welfare. This position garnered numerous support from the amici. Hear experienced practitioners weigh in on the statement, and what it might mean for surface water rights in Texas.   Session 6: The Texas Water Development Board SWIFT Program and Its Role in Implementing the Texas State Water Plan - Survey the highlights of the 2017 Texas State Water Plan and recent SWIFT program financing. Session 7: Bush School Capstone Report: Reorganizing Groundwater Regulation in Texas - Review the regulatory practices of the local groundwater conservation districts, which concludes that Texas has a regulation-induced shortage of groundwater. Learn the four alternative regulatory options—based on four metrics—and find that substantial improvements are possible. Session 8: Indirect Reuse of Water - Examine historically disputed issues regarding indirect reuse and learn some of the existing indirect reuse permits. Discuss more recent directions and questions regarding indirect reuse coming from the Brazos River Authority System Operation permit hearing.   Session 9: Direct Potable Reuse - Explore the technical, social, and regulatory issues associated with the implementation of direct potable reuse in Texas, including a discussion of several case studies.   Session 10:  Legal Issues with Permitting Amenity Ponds - Amenity ponds are often constructed in new subdivisions for aesthetic, recreational, drainage, and irrigation purposes.  Depending on the location and source of water for the pond, such as state-owned surface water, groundwater, storm water, or reclaimed water, the permitting requirements can vary greatly. Review the various permitting requirements and the legal hurdles associated with these ponds. Session 11: Here But For the Grace of God Go You: Why the Texas Lawyers Creed Matters to You - Learn how to be the opposing counsel your profession needs without compromising your ethical duties to your client—an autobiography of four family deaths in eleven months.   Session 12: Texas Case Law Update - Listen to an update on cases dealing with water-related issues in Texas.   Session 13: TCEQ: Regulatory Update - Explore the recent rule-makings, actions, and decisions of the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality relating to Water Law. Session 14: PUC Update - The PUC assumed jurisdiction over water and sewer utility rates and CCNs two years ago. Has the change had the desired impact? Hear a summary of some important updates you will want to know about when managing rate applications, rate appeals, and CCN issues before the PUC.   Session 15: Texas Legislature: Water Issues in the 85th - A preview of water politics and policy for the 85th Texas Legislature.   Session 16: Federal Case Law Update - The federal courts have seen significant developments in the water arena, from the U.S. Supreme Court on down this year. Review the latest updates on major federal decisions and litigation, including the status of the Waters of the U.S. litigation, cross-border disputes, and more.  Session 17: ​Communication and the Electronic Age - Considering what we know about government surveillance, can an attorney ethically use electronic communication to discuss confidential client information? Examine legislative responses to the Edward Snowden disclosures and discuss appropriate lawyer communication in the electronic age. Session 18: A Change in Perspective: When the Lawyer Becomes the Client - The Commissioner discusses his experiences in transitioning from representing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to being the client of the Office of the Attorney General, including observations on the Open Meetings Act and ex parte issues.   Session 19: Desired Future Conditions: Will Process Changes Increase Accountability? - Through SB 660 (2011) and HB 200 (2015), the Legislature imposed new requirements for developing desired future conditions, including a best available science standard, and created an appeal process utilizing the state office of administrative hearings. Explore how these changes may affect groundwater conservation districts and their DFC decisions.   Session 20: State Water Plan Update - Take a look ahead to the fifth cycle of regional and state water planning. Session 21: Governmental Immunity: Implications of the Wasson and Wheelabrator Cases - The Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions earlier this year that resolved a split among appellate courts and declared that the proprietary-governmental dichotomy found in the Texas Tort Claims Act applies to waiver of immunity claims in the contract setting. Examine these decisions and their impact on water contracts with governmental entities.   Session 22: Application of Governmental Law Requirement to Public–Private Partnership Projects - What responsibilities and attributes of the government, such as obligations of openness and transparency, does a private business assume when it partners with the government on a project? more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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Course expires: 11/30/2017

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2016 Water Law Fundamentals eConference

Session 1: Groundwater Issues - Explore issues unique to groundwater, including regulation basics, planning considerations, and other essentials.   Session 2: Surface Water Issues - Explore issues unique to surface water, including regulation basics, planning considerations, and other essentials.   Session 3: Who’s Who When it Comes to Water - Get the basics on who handles what when it comes to water in Texas. more »

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2.50    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Insurance Law eConference

Session 1: ​The ‘Unauthorized Insurance’ Provisions of the Texas Insurance Code: The Good, The Bad, and the Really Ugly or The Consequences of Not Quite Getting It Right - Explore the scope and breadth of the unauthorized insurance provisions of the Texas Insurance Code and the consequences of being declared subject to those provisions.   Session 2: ​When One is Many: Occurrences, Insurance Towers, and Exhaustion - The lack of clarity (actual or perceived) in commercial liability policies leads to many arguments as to the number of occurrences involved in a claim, particularly those that may span multiple policy years. Explore how malleability of the concept renders it fertile ground for insureds, primary insurers, and umbrella insurers in settling or litigating these claims.   Session 3: Social Media and Homeowners Insurance: Are Your Facebook Posts Covered? - Litigation stemming from social media activities has exploded in recent years. While the defendants in these cases often look to their homeowners insurance for protection, the typical policy gives insurers multiple ways out. Session 4: ​Insights from Risk Managers: What They Want and Need from Their Lawyers - A panel of Risk Managers and other insurance professionals discuss things you should know to effectively serve your Risk Manager clients. Learn about providing timely guidance on improving policy terms, providing timely notice, analyzing and responding to reservation of rights or denial letters, and developing effective litigation and negotiation strategies against insurers.   Session 5: The Independent Injury Rule: A View from Both Sides of the Aisle - Examine the independent injury rule and the debate regarding its existence.   Session 6: Insurance Through the Lens of Pop Culture - An entertaining look at key concepts of insurance law through the lens of TV and Film. Session 7: Hail and Windstorm First Party Property Claims - Explore current trends in weather-related first party property claims and litigation from insurer and policyholder perspectives. Examine developments in the law on concurrent causation, appraisal, prompt notice, and other coverage topics. Session 8: Appraisals: If, When, and How - Learn whether appraisal is appropriate, when it is appropriate, and how it should be conducted as presented from the carrier and policyholder’s perspectives.   Session 9: Decades of Unexpected, Accidental, and Wild Changes in Insurance Law Practice -    Session 10: What I Had to Learn (and What I Wish I'd Been Taught) - Hear a panel discussion among insurance litigation associates regarding their early years of practice. Session 11: ​Attorney Fees in Insurance Litigation: What Works and What Doesn’t - One of the common threads in almost all coverage lawsuits is the potential for the policyholder, and sometimes the insurer, to recover their attorneys fees. Explore the legal, equitable, and evidentiary issues for recovering attorneys fees in insurance litigation.   Session 12: Tips for Trying an Insurance Case - Two of the state’s leading policyholder and carrier trial lawyers provide strategic insights on successful trial techniques and litigation strategies they have seen work in winning insurance bad faith cases.   Session 13: Update on Removal, Diversity Jurisdiction, and Improper Joinder - Examine recent case law developments relating to the removal of state court lawsuits to federal court based on diversity jurisdiction and improper joinder of parties. Discuss the approaches taken by different courts and jurisdictions with respect to whether the plaintiff can establish a cause of action against the non-diverse party in state court. Session 14: Insured's Right to Independent Counsel: Navigating Texas Case Law Since the Davalos Decision - Review the development of the right to independent counsel in Texas since the seminal 2004 Texas Supreme Court decision in Northern County Mutual Ins. Co. v. Davalos, and take an in-depth look at the issues that remain unresolved.   Session 15: The View from the Appellate Bench - State and federal appellate judges answer questions of real importance to lawyers and clients engaged in coverage litigation.   Session 16: ​Total Recall: The Ins and Outs of Coverage for Product Recalls and Chipotle-Like Incidents - Explore potential losses and liability arising out of product recalls and similar incidents, such as the highly publicized outbreaks and closures at Chipotle restaurants. Discover potential coverages available for such incidents, including product recall insurance, D&O, CGL, E&O, and others. Session 17: Anatomy of an Insurance Claim in Bankruptcy - Uncover what the insurance practitioner needs to know when an insured person asserting a first party claim or an insured person with third party coverage goes into bankruptcy. Session 18: ​Insurance Coverage for Construction Claims Update - Listen to recent developments regarding insurance coverage for construction claims, including the potential impact of the U.S. Metals decision.   Session 19: In the Trenches: Litigation from the Insured's Perspective - Get practical advice and tips for handling coverage litigation from the insured's perspective.   Session 20: Managing Key Insurance Issues in Corporate and Finance Transactions - Review the key insurance issues that must be considered in a variety of corporate and finance transactions: best practices in drafting insurance requirements for third-parties in service agreements; tail coverage and insurance due diligence in mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions; and ensuring adequate insurance protection for secured collateral. Session 21: My Big Fat Greek Insurance Policy - Hear Dr. Chriss’s now legendary presentation of the meaning of, and etymology behind, numerous terms of art commonly found in insurance policies. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.75 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Page Keeton Civil Litigation eConference

Session 1: Texas Civil Procedure Update - Review recent judicial decisions and rules affecting Texas civil practice, including a written comprehensive review of recent case law to use as a handy reference tool for practitioners.   Session 2: Texas Supreme Court Update - Hear a Texas Supreme Court Justice and an appellate litigator provide different points of view on significant decisions from the past term.   Session 3: What Every Civil Litigator Needs to Know About Bankruptcy - Learn what every civil litigator should know about bankruptcy and get tips for handling common issues that arise in bankruptcy and civil litigation. Session 4: Extraordinary Remedies - All plaintiffs want their relief—and they want it right now. Learn when courts can tie up assets and control conduct prior to a judgment.   Session 5: Using Demonstratives to Make Your Case - Demonstrative evidence is evidence you can create! Don’t miss the opportunity to make the most of it.   Session 6: Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the New Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016:  What’s all the Hubbub About? - These state and federal statutes have displaced the old common law enforcement of trade secrets in Texas. What is the difference? In what ways do practitioners need to adapt to the new statutes? Session 7: Panel Discussion: Texas Greats on Business Litigation - Modern complex business litigation presents risks to both sides. With success requiring creativity and advocacy skills, these premier litigators discuss challenges and opportunities in the arenas of damages, contorts, and alternative dispute resolution in 21st Century litigation. Session 8: Current Issues in Oil and Gas Law - Explore recent case developments in different areas of oil and gas law in Texas, identify trends, and make predictions for where most litigation will be focused in coming years.   Session 9: Recent Developments Regarding the Discovery Rule and Fraudulent Concealment Doctrine - In recent years, the Texas Supreme Court has offered significant guidance on how lower courts should apply the discovery rule and the fraudulent concealment doctrine. Review the cases and learn how they could impact plaintiffs’ and defendants’ approaches to these tolling doctrines going forward.   Session 10: Anti SLAAP: What is Left of Reputational Torts So Long As This Statute is on the Books? - Motions to dismiss reputational torts and other suits under the Texas anti-SLAPP law (Chapter 27 of the TCPRC) are creating a fast-growing motions practice that often catches practitioners flat-footed. How do we deal with this law and maintain access to courts for reputational torts? Session 11: Ethics Jeopardy - Have fun while you earn ethics credit with a friendly game of Ethics Jeopardy! Participants will refresh their ethics knowledge with a series of multiple-choice questions and explanations.   Session 12: Ethical Challenges in Prepping and Presenting Witnesses - Review ethical rules for preparing and presenting witnesses, and learn how to square those rules with good advocacy.   Session 13: Cybersecurity for Law Firms - Hear what lawyers and law firms need to know about data security to avoid losing clients and getting sued. Session 14: Recent Developments in Exposure Actions and the Uncertain Future of Stigma Damages - Explore recent developments in Texas law that may have a significant impact on the recovery of damages in actions based on exposure of land to toxic substances. The discussion includes 2014 Texas Supreme Court decisions impacting damages calculations and a recent opinion from the San Antonio Court of Appeals that threatens to dramatically reshape the way nuisance damages are litigated.   Session 15: Hearsay in a Wireless World - Review important hearsay issues, with an emphasis on hearsay appearing in social media, texts, and other new media.   Session 16: Recent Developments and Hot Topics in Patent Litigation - What does intellectual property have to do with my practice? Learn how the recent patent, copyright and trademark rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court and Circuit Courts are pervading every area of practice, including yours. A take home primer geared towards everyone’s practice. Session 17: ​Tips for an Effective Voir Dire - Learn what the cases allow and what techniques are most effective in voir dire. Session 18: Lawyer Disqualification: Recent Developments & Practical Tips - Motions to disqualify counsel continue to proliferate. Consequences can be severe for lawyers and clients. The client can lose counsel of choice, and the lawyer can lose the client and potentially face liability claims and disciplinary problems. Review recent disqualification decisions and discuss practical tips for litigating disqualification motions.   Session 19: What’s New in Insurance? - Get the latest insurance law developments for the general litigator—Stowers claims, deals and turnovers; pleading into coverage and more.   Session 20: New Opportunities in Employment Law for Civil Litigators - Explore the effects of the sharing economy on the traditional employment model as companies use technology to connect providers and end-users in novel ways, and employees increasingly view themselves as individual entrepreneurs with their own business aspirations. Understand more about the scope and limitations of the employee–vs.–contractor classification system, the use of arbitration agreements as a response to judicial second-guessing, the scope of an employee’s fiduciary duty, the ownership of employee inventions, and some of the potential consequences associated with replacing the traditional employment model with individually-defined, market-driven, peer-to-peer business relationships. Session 21: Current Issues Facing Juries in State and Federal Courts - Courts are confronting new challenges presented by social media and the Internet, while at the same time dealing with a declining percentage of cases tried to a jury verdict. What are the practicalities facing lawyers and courts when jurors live online, lawyers have new access into their lives, and jurors have new expectations of access to the facts? Ideas from the perspective of practitioners in both state and federal and civil and criminal courts.   Session 22: Changes in FRCP and Discovery Update - A review of the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and a discussion of recent cases. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.75 | 3.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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Course expires: 11/30/2017

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2016 Essential Non-Compete and Trade Secret Law eConference

Session 1: Protecting Business Interests with Non-Compete Agreements - In an age when employee mobility is the norm, non-compete agreements can serve as a valuable tool to protect business interests. Learn the essential elements of an enforceable non-compete agreement, and identify possible pitfalls in your talent management practices.   Session 2: Drafting Tips for Effective Non-Compete Agreements - The enforceability of a non-compete agreement hinges on precise drafting. Get tips on how to make sure your agreement is legally enforceable and how to avoid common drafting pitfalls.   Session 3: Trade Secrets: Texas Law and the New Federal Legislation - An in-depth look at the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act and new federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, and what they mean for your business. Session 4: Drafting Tips for Effective Non-Disclosure Agreements - Get practical tips on how to draft effective, enforceable non-disclosure agreements to protect your company or client's intellectual property interests.   Session 5: The TRO Process Explained - The temporary injunction hearing is the key moment in non-compete enforcement. Get practical tips on what you need to establish, and specifically what constitutes imminent irreparable harm.   Session 6: Fight at the TI Corral -Dallas and Houston- The temporary injunction (TI) fight is an essential step in non-compete litigation, but it comes early in the process and litigants can get caught unprepared! Many lawyers express that a case may be won or lost at this early stage.  How does this hearing differ from the TRO hearing? What should litigants do to prepare for success at this critical hearing? What are the anticipated issues and arguments? Learn how to avoid the traps and set yourself up for an effective litigation. Session 7: The Local TRO Process -Dallas and Houston- The process for obtaining a temporary restraining order (TRO) can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and even from judge to judge. Get practical tips from seasoned local practitioners on how to obtain a TRO in your local courtroom. Session 8: Video Replay: Navigating Employee Data Privacy in the Digital Age - An overview of current hot topics in the area of employee data privacy, including issues regarding the authorized and unauthorized access of employees’ personal information from current and former employers.  Originally recorded at the 23rd Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference.   Session 9: Found in Translation: HR Speak for Lawyers and Lawyer Speak for HR - Human Resources and the legal profession both have their own way of discussing employment issues, and understanding one another can prove challenging in the midst of employment disputes. Learn how to bridge this divide through a candid conversation between both sides of the equation.   Session 10: Investigating the Employee Departure - Departing employees can carry the risk of losing company assets—both literally and figuratively. Learn how to investigate possible misappropriation of company assets, and how to prevent their misappropriation in the first place. Session 11: Mediation of Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Disputes - More often than not, disputes involving departing employees end up in mediation. Hear from local mediators about what they look for in resolving these disputes, and what you can do to help avoid them in the first place.   Session 12: Tips for the New Employer and the Former Employer - Get practical tips on hiring key talent from the competition while minimizing the chance of litigation and maximizing the chance of success in the event of a suit, and learn to manage the departure of key talent to a direct competitor for both business and litigation purposes. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.00 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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Course expires: 10/31/2017

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2016 Mortgage Lending eConference

Session 1: Case Law Update, Part I - An overview of recent cases addressing legal and ethical issues in mortgage lending and real estate, including foreclosures, loan agreements, guaranties, leases, conveyances, and more.   Session 2: Federal Regulatory Update - Although the Dodd Frank Act was enacted in 2010, the “final” regulations are still taking shape. Review the most recent developments in residential mortgage consumer compliance issues, including small creditor exemptions, HMDA changes, and mortgage loan officer issues.   Session 3: The Dawn of CMBS 4.0: Changes and Challenges in a New Regulatory Regime - Explore the regulatory framework under Dodd-Frank, Regulation AB and Risk Retention, how it affects the availability and cost of capital, who are the new lender entrants, what are the improvements and challenges, and how these impact borrowers. Session 4: High Volatility Commercial Real Estate Loans: New Federal Rules and the Impact on Loan Availability - Explore the new Basel III real estate designation of High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE), the related regulatory capital rules, and the effect that these rules have on commercial construction financing.   Session 5: Local Counsel Real Estate Opinion Report - Learn current best practices and market customs for the issuance of local counsel opinions in Texas mortgage lending transactions.   Session 6: The Future of Legal Services - A look at the shifting paradigm of the delivery of legal services in our ever-changing global and technological age and how familiar practice structures are being altered by a new legal marketplace. Session 7: The Ins and Outs of E-Signatures and Authentication - What is E-Signature and how will the mortgage industry be impacted by the ESIGN Act? Session 8: Using Auctions to Sell and Market Real Estate - Explore the various types of auctions, common legal issues, and the use of title insurance.   Session 9: Borrowing Entities—Dos and Don’ts of Using Series LLCs or Delaware Statutory Trusts -    Session 10: Special Issues in Drafting a Contract with a CMBS Loan Assumption - The process of closing a property secured by a CMBS loan is unique and a real mine field for the uninitiated lawyer. Learn about the special clauses for a contract and gain tips and tricks to help you navigate through the process from application to closing. Session 11: TRID/Residential Disclosures - Hear an overview of the TRID forms, including a discussion on avoiding investor stipulations on Closing Disclosures.   Session 12: CFPB Loss Mitigation Update - An overview of current rules, proposed revisions, and expanding responsibility.   Session 13: Residential Bankruptcy Issues and Bankruptcy Forms—Conduit and Claims (When Worlds Collide) - Learn about important forms for filing a residential mortgage proof of claim and what “conduit” means in the residential loan market. Session 14: Residential Evictions Issues - Learn best practices for often-encountered issues surrounding residential evictions in Texas.   Session 15: Side Letter Agreements: The Real Estate Lawyer's BFF (or Worst Enemy?) - Side Letter Agreements (SLAs) can be integral to a successful transactional closing, especially when a inventory and personal property transfer is involved or special logistical arrangements are needed prior to or simultaneously with closing. A transactional lawyer should understand the helpful but limited function of a properly drafted SLA so as to not vary or impinge details of the sales contract or closing protocol.   Session 16: Thirty Tech Tips for Your CREF Practice - Get tips on using technology, both existing and soon to arrive, that will help you enhance—or simply keep—your real estate finance practice. Session 17: ​Managing Cyber Liability: Protecting Records and Financial Information - Learn how to manage cyber liability by protecting sensitive data from unauthorized disclosure. Session 18: Detecting and Preventing Fraud in Closings - Learn what to look for in order to avoid fraudulent conduct prior to and at a real estate closing.   Session 19: Case Law Update, Part II - A continuation of the Case Law Update.   Session 20: Title Insurance Update: Implications and Interpretations of Key Cases - Review key Texas cases concerning title insurance, including lessons learned from Doubletree. Session 21: Water Is Not Just for Diluting the Banker’s Good Scotch: Mortgage Lending on Collateral Dependent on Water - Explore your options for collateral that is dependent on the value or supply of water, identifying due diligence and regulation landmines and learning documentation best practices and tricks of the trade for valuing, securing, and the foreclosure of water rights.   Session 22: Workouts and Restructurings - Analyze key issues and documents in real estate workouts from both the transactional and litigation perspectives.   Session 23: Phantom Income: The 1099-C and How You Can Protect Yourself - Trick or treat? Learn how to successfully navigate the treacherous maze of ever-changing rules implemented by the Internal Revenue Service as they relate to your law practice. Session 24: The Future of Retail -    Session 25: Bankruptcy in the Real Estate Sector - Consulting its specially-fabricated “Bankruptcy Crystal Ball,” the panel offers insight into the issues that will dominate the next real estate crash (and there will be one!), and discusses strategies to protect today's deals from the ravages of those issues. Plus, explore some of the more significant recommendations from the ABI Commission on proposed changes to the Bankruptcy Code, with insights and observations on the Commission's work and its chances of success.   Session 26: Environmental Law Confidential: Useful Tips and Urban Myths in Real Estate Transactions - Pick up practical and timely tips to successfully navigate through real estate transactions involving environmental issues. This frank discussion includes statutory and contractual legal protections available to lenders and borrowers, the importance of due diligence and how to manage environmental consultants, environmental insurance, and the emerging focus on vapor intrusion. Session 27: Hot Topics - Hear about recent developments and hot topics in mortgage lending and related real estate matters. Session 28: Here But for the Grace of God Go You: Why the Texas Lawyer's Creed Matters - Learn how to be the opposing counsel your profession needs without compromising your ethical duties to your client—an autobiography of four family deaths in eleven months. more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.25 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Mergers and Acquisitions eConference

Session 1: Winning Strategies for the Financial Buyer in Today’s Seller’s Market - It’s a seller’s market, with buyers plentiful and debt financing available at record low interest rates. What can financial buyers do to distinguish themselves from the pack?   Session 2: Kicking and Screaming: Developments in Drag-Alongs and Other Minority Stockholder Squeeze-Out Techniques - A wide-ranging discussion, viewed from the standpoint of both the minority ownership and the majority ownership, on planning for, implementing and, as necessary, resolving disputes related to, situations involving minority ownership stakes. The panel will review recent developments in this area as well as current best practices in dealing with issues that range from orderly process to confrontation.   Session 3: Key Issues in Structuring and Negotiating Growth Equity Investments - Growth equity—a cross between venture capital and buyouts—continues to gain favor as an emerging class of dealmaking opportunity. Explore the challenges in structuring and executing the growth equity deal that balances the entrepreneurial flavor of venture capital with the complexity of a buyout’s focus on companies with operating histories, complex capitalization, and often, international operations. Session 4: Texas Gunfights: A Backstage Pass to Recent High Profile M&A Cases in Texas - Behind every merger and acquisition, there's a story about how they came together and the lawyers who led them. Mark Curriden takes a peak behind the curtain and spills secrets in some of the biggest deals in Texas during the past few years.   Session 5: Public Company Creep - Explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of concepts and developments from public target deals that bleed into private target M&A.   Session 6: Negotiating Ethics? - When it comes to ethics in negotiations, it's anything but anything-goes. Could a tiny white lie here and a teeny puffing there mean the difference between getting the deal done and getting disbarred? This presentation addresses these questions and more as the speakers ask, "Are you smarter than a first-year associate?" Session 7: ​Texas Twists: An Essential Guide to Key Texas Law M&A Issues - Texas law governs many M&A agreements and differs in important respects from the laws of some other states. Hear experienced M&A lawyers address the latest Texas law on several recurring issues, including best efforts, choice of law and forum and jury trial waivers, common law fraud (including provisions to eliminate the element of reliance), implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fiduciary duties of directors, indemnification (including the express negligence doctrine), and sandbagging. Session 8: Negotiating the Private Company Deal: A Mock Negotiation of Today’s—and Tomorrow’s—Hot Issues - Listen to a mock negotiation highlighting key issues in private company deals.   Session 9: Trending Issues in Negotiation of Indemnification Provisions - Risk allocation continues to be one of the most important and nuanced subjects in structuring private target M&A transactions. Review recent trends and developments in the indemnification arena and learn what practitioners need to know today and tomorrow.   Session 10: Encrusted Boilerplate in M&A Agreements: Rethinking the Common Wisdom - It is said that transactional lawyers only learn to practice law after they graduate from law school, and it is true that there have traditionally been few offerings in the "how" of practicing transactional law in law school. But it is also true that many practicing transactional lawyers believe they no longer need to read cases to practice, and instead rely upon forms handed down to them by their mentors. Explore some of the "encrusted boilerplate" often contained in form agreements many transactional lawyers use, without any conception of what some of this encrusted boilerplate actually means, as interpreted by the courts in recent caselaw. Session 11: From Peak to Trough: Structuring Energy Deals in a Volatile Market - Price volatility in the oil and gas industry is creating significant uncertainty and greatly impacting M&A decisions. Lawyers need to know how to structure deals in this unpredictable environment to mitigate client’s risk exposure and bridge this uncertainty. Hear first hand from investment bankers, private equity firms, and lawyers on the front lines, how deals are getting done and what not to do. more »

Total Credit Hours:
10.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Government Enforcement eConference

Session 1: Opening Keynote -    Session 2: In-House Counsel’s Effective Management of Investigations - Hear key considerations for conducting and managing internal investigations and collaborating with external counsel in responding to government inquiries, including achieving cost effectiveness and significant ethical considerations.   Session 3: SEC Priorities: The Year Past, The Year Ahead - A survey of recent SEC enforcement priorities and insights into the perils that may lie ahead. Session 4: The Audit Committee and Government Enforcement: Where the Buck Stops - An examination of the increasing role that the audit committee plays in overseeing internal and external investigations; the government's perception of that role; what audit committees expect from the company’s counsel, external counsel and auditors; and best practices for navigating the many constituencies involved—auditors, regulators, investors and management.   Session 5: Cybersecurity for Business Infrastructure - With the high level of attention on consumer-side data breaches, who is watching the infrastructure? Utilities, pipeline and the “internet of things” remain vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Learn how you can protect your company’s infrastructure and the likely regulatory repercussions in the event of an attack.   Session 6: Punishing Corporations Isn’t Enough: The Government’s Push to Prosecute Individuals - A look at the implications of the Yates Memo, and the reinvigorated efforts of government agencies focusing their enforcement efforts on prosecuting individuals in corporate fraud cases. Session 7: Whistleblowers: The Challenges for In-House Counsel - An exploration of the myriad challenges posed for companies by whistleblowers, as well as viable strategies for successfully negotiating the difficult obstacles presented. Session 8: Surviving Internal Investigations and Prosecution:  A General Counsel’s Personal Experience - Peter Henning and Kent Roberts, the former General Counsel of a major technology firm, will discuss the dynamics of an internal investigation and the risks that lawyers and compliance officers can face in responding to a government inquiry, including Roberts’ experience being indicted and then sued by the SEC during the options backdating scandal.   Session 9: Protecting Intellectual Property: Will Criminal Authorities Help? - A review of the relevant law and the workings of intellectual property investigations and prosecutions, as well as key steps that companies can take to increase the likelihood that criminal authorities will take action.   Session 10: When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies: Managing Catastrophic Environmental Risks - This panel discusses essential preparations for an environmental crisis and offers insights into post crisis issues like communications, multi post-incident investigations, emergency legislation and regulatory action, and the adverse attention that a crisis brings, all while keeping a company afloat. Session 11: Corporate Families, Board Committees and the Ethical Issues They Present - Government investigations and shareholder claims and complaints can place huge stresses on the modern corporation, often forcing it to investigate itself and causing internal personal and professional conflicts in its senior management and board. These pressures create difficult ethical problems for corporate lawyers who advise companies, boards and board committees. Using a hypothetical scenario, this panel provides practitioners with guidance for some of these problems. more »

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9.75 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Advanced Texas Administrative Law eConference

Session 1: Case Law Update: Part I - Discuss significant administrative law cases issued during the last year. Session 2: Open Government Update - Review recent legislation and judicial decisions concerning the Texas Public Information Act and the Texas Open Meetings Act. Session 3: Motion for Rehearing Update - An examination of the intent and key provisions of Senate Bill 1267, which recently amended the notice and rehearing provisions of the Texas Administrative Procedure Act. Session 4: Contracting after the 2015 Legislative Session: New Reporting and Oversight Requirements - A discussion of the significant legislation relating to contracting with governmental bodies enacted by the 84th Texas Legislature, including new requirements for monitoring and disclosures. Session 5: Chapter 55 Implementation: Veterans and Licensing - A brief history and discussion of implementing legislation designed to bridge the gap for veterans reentering the workforce, with practice tips for expediting veteran licensure. Session 6: Licensing: Temporary Suspensions and Convictions - Explore the current landscape of temporary suspensions and criminal dispositions. Learn what the government has to prove in these proceedings, develop effective rebuttal strategies, and understand the difference between deferred adjudication and deferred prosecution. Session 7: Top Ten Tips for Drafting Legislation - In anticipation of the upcoming legislative session, get the expert's advice on some best practices for preparing and analyzing bills and amendments. Session 8: The Civility Oath - Recent changes to the Texas Lawyer's Oath put the state’s citizens firmly behind the idea that Texas lawyers and judges should conduct themselves with the highest standards of civility and professionalism. Hear one legislator's take on the new oath and on the current state of the practice. Session 9: Challenges to Agency Rules - The Legislature creates agencies and grants them rulemaking authority. Statutes also provide an opportunity to comment on proposed rules, to require agencies to justify their rules, and to challenge rules believed to impair rights or privileges of affected entities. Hear a review of the authority granted to agencies and examine the rulemaking challenges in the current landscape. Session 10: What is a “Rule”? Navigating a Notoriously Muddled Corner(stone) of Texas Administrative Law - When must a Texas administrative agency use the APA’s notice-and-comment rulemaking procedures? When is a statement by an agency or an agency official considered to be a rule that can be challenged in an APA declaratory judgment action? A review of the case law sheds some light on these mysteries. Session 11: Rules and Rulemaking: The Need for Clarification of Procedural Requirements and the Opportunities for Substantive Challenges - Is Texas law on rules and rulemaking procedures as muddled as some say? What are the prospects for clarification by the Texas Supreme Court? When can a rule be challenged on substantive due course of law grounds under the Court’s decision in Patel v. Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation? A panel of experienced administrative law practitioners discusses these issues. Session 12: Texas v. United States: Procedural Lessons Learned - Explore the important procedural differences between state and federal administrative law practice. Session 13: State Office of Administrative Hearings Update - Hear an update on developments at SOAH, including implementation of Sunset recommendations, rule amendments, plans for an electronic case management system, and other items of interest. Session 14: State Office of Administrative Hearings Judicial Panel - A discussion of recent developments at SOAH, including the use of mass dockets, new procedural rules, access for self-represented litigants, and other procedural matters. Session 15: Case Law Update: Part II - A continuation of the discussion of significant administrative law cases issued during the last year. Session 16: Who is Your Client? - A discussion of the role of the Attorney General in the attorney-client relationship. Session 17: Governmental Immunity Review - A review of recent Supreme Court of Texas decisions on governmental immunity, with a focus on the Court’s application of the governmental-proprietary dichotomy in the context of contract claims. Session 18: Use or Abuse of Social Media by Texas Administrative Agencies - On December 14, 2015, the U.S. General Accounting Office issued Ruling B-326944 regarding application of federal publicity or propaganda and anti-lobbying provisions to certain social media activities of the Environmental Protection Agency. Is this a uniquely federal issue, or a new concern for agency counsel in Texas? What law or policies restrict use of social media by Texas agencies? Session 19: Data Breaches - Best practices for avoiding breaches and addressing them when they occur. Session 20: Impaired Attorneys and the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program - Learn about the lifesaving services of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, and the Sheeran Crowley Memorial Trust, which assist lawyers, judges and law students who are dealing with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders. These disorders can impact a law practice—hear about services available to restore the lawyer’s life and practice to one of the highest ethical standards. Session 21: Agency Spotlight: Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) - Hear an overview of current activity at ERS, whose mission is to provide competitive benefits in support of the State of Texas workforce. The ever-changing benefits and budget landscape offers continual challenges in meeting this mission, with real impacts to employees and their families. Session 22: Pro Bono Opportunities - Learn about the advocacy and volunteer opportunities at Disability Rights Texas (DRTx), the federally-designated protection and advocacy organization for the State of Texas. Hear about the services available to Texans living with disabilities and the pro bono volunteer lawyer opportunities to work on DRTx cases. Session 23: The Meaning of Inaction - Explore the concept of legislative acquiescence in Texas law. Session 24: Agency Deference at the Texas Supreme Court - An overview of the Court’s view of agency deference and the interplay between how the Court construes statutes and when it defers to agencies. Session 25: Forcing the Agency’s Hand: Right to Final Agency Action and Judicial Review of Temporary Suspension Orders post-Wiseman - Analyze the exhaustion of administrative remedies doctrine as applied to temporary agency actions such as temporary suspensions, the practical effects, such as an elongated suspension period, of temporary agency action, and the right of the licensee to appeal such actions prior to a final agency order post the Wiseman appellate decision. Session 26: Judicial Panel - An unscripted round-robin discussion. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Gas and Power eConference

Session 1: Texas Case Law and Regulatory Update - An overview of important Texas judicial opinions and regulatory enactments and developments occurring during the last year that significantly affect the gas and power industry. Session 2: Federal Energy Policy and Regulation Update - Hear about the latest updates in federal energy policy and regulation. Session 3: FERC’s Connected Entity NOPR - Listen to a discussion of potential new reporting requirements for RTO market participants under the Connected Entity NOPR. Session 4: LNG Update: Global LNG Markets - Despite the downturn in energy markets overall, 2015 was the largest year ever for LNG trade. New LNG buyers are emerging around the world just in time to take advantage of a new wave of supply coming from Australia and the United States. Find out how these new market dynamics are creating opportunities and challenges for both buyers and sellers as LNG continues its journey towards commoditization. Session 5: Mexico Update: Practical Aspects and Risk Mitigation in Developing Energy Infrastructure in Mexico - Learn about the current practical non-technical risks that developers are facing in energy project development in Mexico. Session 6: Opportunities and Challenges of Implementing Gas & Power Projects in Mexico - Discussion with key federal government agencies of Mexico about the current challenges and opportunities to develop energy infrastructure in Mexico and develop efficient, reliable and long term markets for gas and power. Session 7: Mexico Keynote - Review of the CRE regulatory agenda and challenges for the next years. Session 8: The Single North American Gas and Power Market? - The energy markets of Canada and the US are already seamlessly integrated. With its recently-enacted energy sector reforms, Mexico is moving quickly to liberalize its natural gas and electric power markets and open them to private and foreign investment. How are Mexico's energy sector reforms going? Will they lead to a single integrated North American gas and power market? Examine the relevant legal framework and market characteristics. Session 9: Update on Energy Price Formation - For the last two years, FERC has studied the way the various ISOs and RTOs compensate power generators in the organized markets. What is the proper way to compensate a generator for ancillary services, regulation, energy, and capacity? What are proper ways to ensure the development of new generation? Session 10: Cyber Issues for the Power Industry: Who are the Bad Guys and What Do They Want? - An overview of the state of global cybersecurity, power industry cybersecurity and what your company and legal teams can do to help. Session 11: Contracting with Government Entities - Contracting with governmental entities carries its own special set of rules that can shape deal structures and determine whether provisions are enforceable. Explore issues attorneys should be aware of when negotiating contracts with governmental entities and the ethical issues that can arise when doing so. Session 12: Ethics of Negotiation: Are You Smarter than a First-Year Associate? - When it comes to ethics in negotiations, it's anything but anything-goes. Could a tiny white lie here and a teeny puffing there mean the difference between getting the deal done and getting disbarred? These questions and more are answered. Are you smarter than a first-year associate? Session 13: Environmental Air Quality Regulatory Updates - An update on recent air quality regulatory developments, including how the ozone levels to date in 2016 may impact EPA’s final ozone nonattainment designations and the latest on methane regulations. Session 14: Mergers and Acquisitions in the Gas and Power Industry - Turbulent financial times often produce buying opportunities. What assets are attractive takeover candidates in this market and why? Session 15: Update on CFTC Regulation of Physical and Financial Transactions - Whether hedging, speculating (investing), or simply buying and selling physical commodities, compliance with CFTC mandatory requirements for clearing, margin, registration, reporting, recordkeeping, and position limits has become a major component of everyday life for power and natural gas market participants. News headlines of civil penalties (and jail-time) for regulatory non-compliance, market manipulation and market disruption in commodity markets makes keeping up with the CFTC’s regulations critical! Hear a brief CFTC regulatory update and a peek into the future as we contemplate the potential impacts of this year’s Presidential election. Session 16: A Bankruptcy Primer for Creditors and Contract Counterparties in the Gas and Power Industry -  Session 17: Bankruptcy in the Midstream Sector - Discussion on  bankruptcy issues affecting midstream companies from the perspectives of the midstream company, the oil and gas producer/customer, and other interested parties. Learn about possible transaction structures between producers and midstream companies and contracting issues as they work together both to avoid bankruptcy and to strengthen their respective positions in the event of a bankruptcy filing by the other party. Session 18: The Ten Commandments of Ethical Leadership for Lawyers—Based on Lessons Learned From Some of Our Top Presidents of the United States - To fulfill our obligations to clients and society requires acting in accordance with an ethical framework for leadership in satisfying daily tasks. In this presidential election year, what better way to grasp this ethical framework than digging into the lessons from some of our greatest presidents whose timeless wisdom in how they went about their business can help lawyers focus on best practices in fulfilling our professional responsibilities. more »

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12.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Essential Employment Law eConference

Session 1: Texas Is an "At Will" State... So Why Worry? - Hear an overview of the employment relationship and how tort law has been adapted in the workplace. Discuss how to answer the client or the supervisor who thinks employment law begins and ends with "employment-at-will": What about terminating an employee for theft? Is there ever an obligation to give a reference on a former employee? How can a handshake get a manager sued for assault? What is intentional infliction of emotional distress? Can employee violence really be prevented? Is negligent retention really a cause of action? Session 2: Discrimination and Harassment - Understand the difference between disparate treatment and disparate impact, and why it matters. Why do you need to know about the "shifting burden of proof?" How can you prevent liability for harassment even after it occurs? Session 3: Retaliation: Winning the Battle, Losing the War - Why is retaliation the most dangerous cause of action, and what can you do about it? Session 4: Wage and Hour: An Old Law in a Modern World - Learn the basics of wage and hour law and why violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act have exploded. Topics include: Who is exempt and who is not, and what difference does it make? What is working time? How is overtime calculated? What are the most common mistakes, and how do you avoid them? Session 5: Q&A with the Instructors - Experts answer real-world questions. Session 6: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): The Other Major Entitlement Act - The FMLA was the first federal act that required an employer to provide time off for employees. Learn the basics of the law, which has been amended to cover additional types of leave. When do you send the various notices and certifications?  Avoid common mistakes in completing the paperwork and understand how FMLA can overlap with ADA issues. Session 7: Handbooks / Employment Policies - Avoid common mistakes in policy drafting. Adopt provisions that support the company's good faith compliance efforts and help reduce potential liability in audits and litigation. Understand how recent NLRB decisions affect even non-unionized employer policies. Session 8: Defensive Documentation from Hiring to Firing - Recognize the vulnerable points in the employment relationship and learn the best practices in documentation to minimize the problems and maximize the chances of successfully defending the employer’s actions when challenged. Understand the value and risks posed by offer letters, disciplinary documentation, performance evaluations, and termination paperwork. Session 9: Investigating Sensitive Employment Complaints - The investigation of an employee's complaint may be critical to an employer's only means of avoiding liability. The investigator may be a witness, and the notes may be evidence. Learn how to investigate and document the process. Session 10: Changes in Employment Law Impacting Compliance Efforts - HR professionals and legal counsel can better advise employers on compliance efforts if up to speed on the latest changes and trends in employment law.  Hear a brief update of the most critical court cases, legislation, and federal agency activity at EEOC, DOL, and NLRB. more »

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8.00    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy eConference

Session 1: Developing a Winning Strategy - Learn the fail-safe tricks to ensure you have a winning strategy at depositions. Session 2: Nuts and Bolts When Deposing on Behalf of the Plaintiff - When representing the Plaintiff: essential steps for a successful deposition of defendant’s expert, a witness or the defendant. Session 3: Witness Preparation - Witnesses win cases—and lose them. Learn how to keep your witness from giving it all up in a deposition and how to use the deposition to help prepare your witness to be a winner at trial. Session 4: Taking Depositions in Business Cases - Strategies for deposition-taking in business cases, including who to depose first, deposing corporate executives, and how to make sure you have the testimony you need in a complex business case. Session 5: Taking Depositions in Tort Cases - Strategies for deposition-taking in tort cases, including how to ensure you have the liability and damages testimony you need to effectively prosecute or defend your case. Session 6: Interactive Demonstration: Deposition How-To's - Identify problems, ask questions, and discuss the tricks and tips of the day! Session 7: Beating the Expert - Find out how to take an expert’s deposition—how to avoid being intimidated and how to set realistic, attainable goals when you depose the "expert." Session 8: Developing Your Trial Cross through the Adverse Deposition - Discover effective techniques for getting the answers you need from an adverse witness. Session 9: Taking the Deposition of a Corporate Representative - Review of the rules and discuss practical ways to maximize testimony from a corporate representative. Session 10: Overcoming the Problem Witness - Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative. Session 11: Dealing with Combative and Unscrupulous Lawyers - How to avoid intimidation and manage the disruptive, disreputable, and overly zealous lawyer in an ethical, civil, and professional manner. Session 12: Deposition Lessons I’ve Learned Through the Decades - Hear from one of the legends of Texas practice on how depositions can make or break your case. more »

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7.25    Credit Info
TX, CA

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25th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law eConference - Fall 2016

Session 1: Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits - The sixteenth annual installment of the seminal paper surveys developments, identifies issues of genuine national importance, and discusses items of significant interest from the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. Session 2: Judicial Insights into Admiralty Practice - Gain practical advice for handling cases in Federal Court. Session 3: Bankruptcy and Maritime Law - Bankruptcy issues are becoming increasingly prevalent in all areas of practice. Are you ready for when they knock on your door? Session 4: Tips for Vessel Sales and Charter Parties - Vessel sales and charter parties can mean tricky business. Learn how issues vary across industries, and get practical tips for working with financial institutions unfamiliar with maritime issues, avoiding common pitfalls, and managing big picture risks. Session 5: Reflections on Amphibious Moot Court Donnybrooks: A Roundtable Discussion of the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition - Hear from past participants about how this landmark competition inspired them to enter into admiralty and maritime practice and how the lessons they learned there continue to inform and inspire their practice to this day. Session 6: Criminal Law and Maritime Law Cases - Get the defense, government, and law enforcement perspectives on Deepwater Horizon, and explore what happens when maritime and criminal law collide. Session 7: Cutting Edge Maintenance and Cure Issues - How to defend—and how to avoid—factually complex maintenance and cure issues. Session 8: The Jones Act’s Impact on Offshore Oil and Gas Operations - Primarily considered as a limitation on the transportation of cargo between ports, the Jones Act cabotage regulations also have a significant effect on the daily operations of offshore oil and gas production. Whether it be offshore supply vessels, flotels, pipe-lay vessels, or heavy lifts, the Jones Act must be a constant consideration when conducting operations with these vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Explore the regulations, application of specific CBP opinions to offshore operations, and the practical and/or technical implications the Jones Act cabotage regulations have on actual offshore operations. Session 9: Maritime Cases in State Court - An overview of selected recently reported Texas civil cases involving matters of maritime law, including vessels, navigable waterways and seamen. Session 10: What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VI - Real-world questions and answers regarding ethics, the law, and what your client has asked you to do—or hide. more »

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8.25 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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2016 Essential Cybersecurity Law eConference

Session 1: Top 10 Myths About Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity is a realm that often conflates myth with reality, thereby obscuring certain threats and causing overreaction to others.  A key to developing a sophisticated approach to cybersecurity is to dispel these fundamental myths that often cause organizations to incorrectly assess threats or misallocate resources. Session 2: Internal Controls and Compliance - This in-depth “how to” discusses implementing internal controls and ensuring compliance to prevent a breach or other cyber intrusion, including privacy surveys, privacy by design, and contracting with vendors. Session 3: HIPAA Breach Reporting - HIPAA's Breach Notification Rule requires notification of patients, the Office for Civil Rights, and sometimes the media, following a breach of unsecured protected health information. Through case studies, examine challenging issues in breach reporting. Session 4: Cybercrime: Catching the Bad Guys - Explore recent attacks and current cyber threats facing businesses, including the efforts federal law enforcement is undertaking to catch and prosecute these criminals, both domestic and foreign. Session 5: Regulatory Actions and Civil Litigation Update - Examine emerging trends in regulatory enforcement actions and class action litigation arising from data breaches and cyber attacks. Session 6: Developing and Testing an Incident Response Plan - When (not if) a data breach occurs, will you be ready to respond? Learn the most important steps to take, key considerations, and essential tools to use in developing your incident response plan. Session 7: Responding to a Data Breach - Learn best practices for dealing with and responding to a cyber breach, including handling the investigation, notifications, remediation, coordination with law enforcement, public relations, and preparing for potential lawsuits. Session 8: Cybersecurity Insurance Policies - Explore the possibility of securing insurance coverage under traditional general liability policies, as well as cyber insurance policies now available to cover cyber risks. Session 9: The In-house Perspective: Latest Challenges and Solutions in Managing Cybersecurity - A panel of in-house counsel discuss the latest challenges and key considerations when confronting a cyber breach. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

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