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The Corporate Counsel eConference offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes.
2017 program highlights include:
In-house perspective into pressures to improve disclosure, increase board diversity, enhance corporate governance and stave off cyber-attacks in What Keeps Boards Up at Night?
Updates on employment law, trends in mergers and acquisitions, trade secret best practices, and trends in compensation
A discussion of Effective Partnering, including best practices for effective communication between in-house and outside counsel on all facets of litigation practice, with focus on recent changes to the role of in-house counsel
The Opportunity to Trump Obama's Environmental & Energy Agenda: a review of the first 100 days of the Trump Administration and what it means for the energy industry
Judicial Views on the Role of In-House Counsel and the C-Suite featuring Hon Caroline Elizabeth Baker, 295th Civil District Court, Hon. Alfred Bennett, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, and Hon. Randall W. Wilson, 157th District Court.
Cybersecurity updates, including insights into the risks when data breaches occur and how to manage a data breach crisis, and practical tips for how to respond to network intrusions, data loss, data breach, and cyber disruption
UT Law's eConference on State and Federal Appeals is designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners.
2017 highlights include:
The Ethics of Social Media, with David Lat, Above the Law, Justice Don R. Willett, Supreme Court of Texas, and John G. Browning, Passman & Jones
Experienced perspective on what makes for great Appellate Advocacy, with David M. Gunn, Beck Redden LLP, and Justice Stephen A. Higginson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Practical tips on appellate court practices from current staff attorneys in Pulling Back the Curtain (a Bit)
Candid discussion among Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Justice Eva Guzman, and Justice Jeff Brown about what’s new at the Court, the state of the docket, and tips for practitioners
The Ethics Apprentice, hosted by Judge Daryl L. Moore, 333rd District Court, during which ambitious appellate practitioners compete against one another as they struggle to answer ethics questions that savvy practitioners ought to know
Updates on essential topics such as interlocutory appeals, harmful error, attorney fees, and rehearing en banc strategies
The Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law eConference continues to be the definitive course for attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators and landmen. The eConference brings together a distinguished faculty of academics and practitioners for presentations on the latest oil and gas developments.
2017 program highlights include:
Professor Ernest E. Smith presents his annual Case Law Update.
Bart W. Huffman, Reed Smith LLP, and Will R. Daugherty, Baker & Hostetler, explore the ethical and legal obligations of attorneys and law firms to protect against cybersecurity threats including threats to client data and communications.
Brian Sullivan, McElroy, Sullivan, Miller, Weber & Olmstead, delivers the Railroad Commission Update.
Matt Ray, Energy Transfer Partners, presents on Gas Exports to Mexico during the luncheon presentation.
J. Robert Goldsmith Jr., Goldsmith, Bogisch & Chaires, moderates a panel discussion of Legal and Regulatory Issues in Light of Current Drilling Technology with panelists Gregory S. Mathews, Chevron USA INC., and John B. McFarland, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody.
Hear Fun New Ways for Density and Proration Rules to Bust Your Lease with Brandon Durrett, Dykema Cox Smith.
Managing Your Success: Practice Management at the Next Level is designed to connect solo and small firm practitioners with the latest tips and tricks for making the most of their practice, including the latest developments in marketing and business development, financial management, human resources, office space, and avoiding malpractice. Learn to:
Ensure compliance with disciplinary rules when using today’s technology tools.
Effectively brand and market a legal practice, including generating leads.
Assess the financial health of your law firm and make sure your practice is efficient for both you and your clients.
Expand your firm by hiring contract or associate attorneys.
Maintain mindfulness amidst the stress of being a small firm practitioner.
Select, keep, and even fire clients as needed.
The Taxation eConference features an impressive slate of topics with regionally and nationally renowned speakers covering current trends, updates in tax regulation and policy, and much more.
Gain insight into The Traps and Pitfalls of the New Section 385 Regulations, including its impact on debt pushdown strategies.
The 2016 Election and Prospects for Tax Reform with Dr. Leonard E. Burman, Robert C. Pozen Director of the Tax Policy Center, Washington DC.
Explore the implications of crime on the family tax return – what is the impact of criminal gain by one partner in a marriage?
Review the new partnership audit rules, with an emphasis on drafting considerations for partnership and LLC agreements and other related documents.
Examine the federal income tax and information reporting provisions that may apply to non-resident aliens, resident liens, and U.S. persons receiving gifts from foreign persons.
Explore recent developments in federal income taxation with Professor Bruce McGovern.
UT Law's Advanced Patent Law eConference covers the latest developments in patent law and features a sophisticated and rich array of prosecution and litigation topics. Hear from nationally recognized faculty including senior IP counsel of major corporations, patent prosecution and litigation experts from around the nation, U.S. District Court Judges, and leading academics.
This year’s program features:
A review of recent Section 101 decisions their impact on shaping the Alice analysis; plus practical prosecution tips and strategies under the new USPTO guidelines
Tips and strategies for practicing before the PTAB, including new rules, best practices and current trends; plus insight and tips from the perspective of former Administrative Patent Judges;
An in-depth exploration of current “tensions” in concurrent proceedings before the PTAB and the District Courts; what litigators and patent owners should know and understand
Recent developments in claims construction, with a focus on the latest post-Teva Federal Circuit cases and the PTAB’s claims construction rules.
A continued look at the impact of Octane Fitness, including developing trends and common pitfalls
A discussion on the impact of the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the America Invents Act on the protection of technology.
A panel of In-House Counsel discuss the key issues around patent prosecution, litigation and licensing, the prospect of patent reform, and more.
Key patent licensing strategies, with emphasis on drafting and negotiation
The impact of Lexmark, Halo and Life Tech on overseas sales and recent developments in the law of patent exhaustion and foreign sales of products patented in the U.S
A special presentation with Hope C. Shimabuki, Regional Director of the U.S. Patent Trademark Office’s Texas Regional Office
Presentations by nationally-recognized academics—Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School; John M. Golden, The University of Texas School of Law; and David Hricik, Mercer University School of Law
Insight from sitting U.S. District Court Judges, including Judge Robert W. Schroeder III (EDTX) and Judge Roy Payne (EDTX) and from former Judge Faith S. Hochberg on the current landscape for damages and remedies and their experiences hearing patent cases
UT Law’s Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law eConference—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners—provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and key terms. This year’s program also features a panel utilizing a common fact pattern to illustrate fundamental concepts in immigration law, including employment, family, inadmissibility/criminality and removals.
The Insurance Law eConference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners of all experience levels to listen to presentations from bench, bar, risk managers, adjusters and policyholders about the latest developments in the insurance law industry.
2016 highlights include:
Explore the insured’s right to independent counsel following the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling in Davalos.
The View from the Appellate Bench featuring Hon. J. Brett Busby, Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Hon. Tracy Christopher, Fourteenth Court of Appeals, and Hon. Gregg Costa, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and moderated by Robert M. (Randy) Roach Jr., Roach & Newton, L.L.P.
Practical advice and tips for handling coverage litigation from the insured's perspective.
The Anatomy of an Insurance Claim in Bankruptcy and what the insurance practitioner needs to know when an insured or insured person goes into bankruptcy.
An Update on Removal, Diversity Jurisdiction and Improper Joinder with Andrew R. Kunau, The Travelers Companies.
Survey Decades of Unexpected, Accidental, and Wild Changes in Insurance Law Practice with J. Mark Lawless, McGuireWoods LLP, Brian S. Martin, Thompson Coe, and Michael Sean Quinn, Attorney at Law.
Examine potential losses and liability arising out of product recalls and similar incidents in Total Recall: The Ins and Outs of Coverage for Product Recalls and Chipotle-Like Incidents.
Dr. William J. Chriss presents the meaning of, and etymology behind, numerous terms of art commonly found in insurance policies.
UT Law’s Texas Water Law eConference is the definitive gathering of presentations from regulatory agency members, water law practitioners and experts from around the state. Listen to comprehensive discussions on the latest information and developments in Texas water law and planning.
The 2016 program highlights include:
Unbundling Water Rights: Piloting Efforts to Apply the Australian Experience in the American West with Prof. Mark Squillace, University of Colorado Law School
Experienced practitioners explore the prior appropriation doctrine in Texas following TCEQ v. Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Water Development Board Chairman Bech Bruun presents highlights of the 2017 Texas State Water Plan and recent SWIFT program financing.
Examine new requirements imposed by SB 660 (2011) and HB (200) in Desired Future Conditions: Will Process Changes Increase Accountability?
Commissioner Jonathan K. Niermann of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality discusses A Change in Perspective: When the Lawyer Becomes the Client
Case law updates highlighting key surface water and groundwater cases; as well as additional legislative developments addressing water issues.
The University of Texas School of Law’s 3rd Annual Government Enforcement eConference brings together a nationally recognized faculty for a discussion on key issues and strategies for protecting companies and executives in government investigations. Hear the latest enforcement trends, risk areas and judicial and legislative developments, as well as indispensable insight and practical advice in handling a government investigation. Just a few of this year's program highlights include:
In-House Counsel’s Effective Management of Investigations, provides key considerations for conducting and managing internal investigations and collaborating with external counsel and includes representatives from NIKE, Inc., Chesapeake Energy Corporation, and (formerly) BP.
SEC Priorities: The Year Past, The Year Ahead featuring Scott Friestad, Associate Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, and Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Director of the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Office.
Punishing Corporations Isn’t Enough: The Government’s Push to Prosecute Individuals, moderated by Jim Letten, Senior Counsel with Butler Snow LLP, and former U.S. Attorney, looks at the implications of the Yates Memo and increased efforts to prosecute individuals in corporate fraud cases.
Surviving Internal Investigation and Prosecution with former GC of a major technology firm, Kent Roberts, discusses the dynamics of an internal investigation including Roberts’ own experience being indicted by the SEC during the options backdating scandal.
Cybersecurity for Business Infrastructure with information security and cyber risk leads from Chevron and Calpine Corporation.
When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies: Managing Catastrophic Environmental Risks, features EPA Regional Counsel, James O’Rourke Payne, and LyondellBasell Lead Counsel, Steve Cook, and discusses essential preparations and post-incident strategies for managing an environmental crisis.
Whistleblowers: The Challenges for In-House Counsel provides key strategies and considerations for successfully navigating the challenges posed to companies by whistleblowers.
Corporate Families, Board Committees and the Ethical Issues They Present with Randall M. Ebner, Assistant General Counsel with Exxon Mobil Corporations, and John K. Villa of Williams & Connolly LLP uses a hypothetical scenario to highlight the ethical problems and professional conflicts for corporate lawyers who advise companies and boards.