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2019 Corporate Counsel eConference

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The 41st Annual Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. This year’s Institute features focus on the areas that matter most to corporate counsel:
  • Crafting and Drafting The Win-Win Deal
  • New Litigation Landmines
  • GDPR & Cybersecurity Impacts on Texas Business 
  • Alternative Working Arrangements for All 
  • Attorney Marketing in the 21st Century 
  • Employment Issues for Corporate Counsel
  • Topical Updates and Surprises In the Coming Year

The Institute is presented by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law.
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Total Credit Hours:
11.00 | 1.50 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$445  

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1. The Use of Data Analytics In Employment Decision-Making (Jun 2019)

Jason Boulette, Michael D. Marin

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Paper (pdf) 70 pgs
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 1 — 46 mins, credit 0.75

Session 1:

The Use of Data Analytics In Employment Decision-Making (Jun 2019)

Explore the growing role of data analytics in traditional employment decision-making, the use of wearable and implantable technology to capture employee data, and the legal risks associated with same. The effects of real-time performance metrics and hyper-transparency on employee feedback models will also be discussed. 

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

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

2. What Small and Mid-Size Businesses Need to Know About GDPR (Jun 2019)

Tom Matzen

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Video (mp4) 24 mins
Audio (mp3) 24 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 2 — 24 mins, credit 0.50

Session 2:

What Small and Mid-Size Businesses Need to Know About GDPR (Jun 2019)

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been a game-changer for companies of all sizes. Learn the important details of GDPR including who it applies to, recent guidance from European Data Protection Authorities, and how to gauge and mitigate the risk to your organization.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Tom Matzen, Matzen Consulting Group - Austin, TX

3. Cybersecurity: Lessons Learned from Recent Breaches (Jun 2019)

Stephen E. Stein

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Video (mp4) 33 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 3 — 33 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Cybersecurity: Lessons Learned from Recent Breaches (Jun 2019)

Get an overview of recent data breaches and the consequences in terms of litigation, government regulation and enforcement, policy and practice changes at the affected entities, and lessons for other companies going forward.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

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

4. Indemnification and Insurance: Contractual Risk Transfer Provisions (Jun 2019)

Amy Elizabeth Stewart

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Video (mp4) 28 mins
Audio (mp3) 27 mins
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 4 — 28 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

Indemnification and Insurance: Contractual Risk Transfer Provisions (Jun 2019)

Contract terms designed to allocate risk and mandate the procurement of insurance are a critical component of any corporate risk management program. Avoid surprises by understanding what risk transfer provisions can (and cannot) accomplish and how they interface with the company’s own insurance programs.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Amy Elizabeth Stewart, Amy Stewart PC - Dallas, TX

5. Effective Client Communication Across Generational and Other Divides (Jun 2019)

Jane Mallor McBride

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Video (mp4) 26 mins
Audio (mp3) 26 mins
Paper (pdf) 13 pgs
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 5 — 26 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Effective Client Communication Across Generational and Other Divides (Jun 2019)

Effective communication is a key predictor of career and professional success for in-house lawyers. As the corporate world becomes more diverse, client communication becomes even more challenging. Learn how to effectively communicate in this fast changing corporate environment. 

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Jane Mallor McBride, Optimus Legal Management & Consulting - Plano, TX

6. Crafting and Drafting The Win-Win Deal (Jun 2019)

Donald R. Philbin Jr., Marc J. Krasney, Mark R. Zeidman

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Video (mp4) 62 mins
Audio (mp3) 62 mins
Paper (pdf) 7 pgs
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Paper (pdf) 64 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 6 — 62 mins, credit 1.00

Session 6:

Crafting and Drafting The Win-Win Deal (Jun 2019)

Negotiation Tricks and Traps (approx. 20 min.)
We all know the right number at the wrong time is the wrong number. So what insights can we glean from recent scientific advances to increase the odds of a favorable deal ethically?

Boilerplate Clauses ... Aren't They a Drag (approx. 20 min.)
Remind yourself why you should read all of the clauses and provide edits, especially when most people do not!

Strange But True: Unusual Contracts (approx. 20 min.)
Discuss unusual agreements and clauses in agreements, which might make you stop to wonder “can they do that?”

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Donald R. Philbin Jr., Donald R. Philbin, Jr., P.C. - San Antonio, TX
Marc J. Krasney, PS Lightwave, Inc. - Houston, TX
Mark R. Zeidman, Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC - Houston, TX

7. Alternative Fee Arrangements: One Model That Works (Jun 2019)

Mark D. Wolf

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Video (mp4) 28 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 6 pgs
Slides (pdf) 19 pgs

SESSION 7 — 28 mins, credit 0.50

Session 7:

Alternative Fee Arrangements: One Model That Works (Jun 2019)

A simple, risk-reward, engagement model which benefits both the company and the law firm.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Mark D. Wolf, U.S. Well Services, Inc. - Houston, TX

8. Pro Bono Collaborations with Outside Counsel: The New Networking (Jun 2019)

Michael Hofrichter

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Video (mp4) 28 mins
Audio (mp3) 27 mins
Paper (pdf) 2 pgs
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Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 8 — 28 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 8:

Pro Bono Collaborations with Outside Counsel: The New Networking (Jun 2019)

With both in-house counsel and outside firms wanting to give back to their communities and to develop their relationships with each other, pro bono truly is the new networking. Learn how in-house counsel and outside firms can collaborate, including best practices and overcoming fears of lack of subject-matter knowledge, on pro bono projects from legal advice clinics to direct representation, and how these collaborations help bridge the “justice gap.”

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Michael Hofrichter, Houston Volunteer Lawyers - Houston, TX

9. Cases You Should Know (Jun 2019)

Hon. Tracy Christopher, Yvonne Y. Ho

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 9 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 9:

Cases You Should Know (Jun 2019)

Refresh your knowledge and learn about some recent decisions on a variety of corporate, compliance, and litigation issues.  Topics include the enforcement and interpretation of commonly used contract provisions; discovery limitations and obligations, including privileges and spoliation; developing case law on the False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and more. 

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Hon. Tracy Christopher, Fourteenth Court of Appeals - Houston, TX
Yvonne Y. Ho, Bracewell LLP - Houston, TX

10. Lessons Learned from Trial (Jun 2019)

Alistair B. Dawson, Jeffrey S. Davis, Aaron Mark Pool, Hon. Randall W. Wilson

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Video (mp4) 57 mins
Audio (mp3) 57 mins
Slides (pdf) 19 pgs

SESSION 10 — 57 mins, credit 1.00

Session 10:

Lessons Learned from Trial (Jun 2019)

This panel of experienced trial lawyers will discuss what they have seen from trials that every in-house lawyer should know.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Alistair B. Dawson, Beck Redden LLP - Houston, TX
Jeffrey S. Davis, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP - Houston, TX
Aaron Mark Pool, Donato, Minx, Brown & Pool, P.C. - Houston, TX
Hon. Randall W. Wilson, Susman Godfrey - Houston, TX

11. New Litigation Landmines (Jun 2019)

Allison Standish Miller, Jason M. Storck, Cynthia L. Saiter

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Video (mp4) 56 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Paper (pdf) 13 pgs
Paper (pdf) 19 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 11 — 56 mins, credit 1.00

Session 11:

New Litigation Landmines (Jun 2019)

Avoiding (or Using) Anti‑SLAPP Motions to Dismiss (approx. 20 min.)
Originally intended as an early dismissal mechanism for a small, specialized subset of media cases, the Texas Citizens Participation Act (a/k/a the Anti-SLAPP statute) has morphed into a constantly-expanding behemoth that has been applied to almost every kind of civil suit filed in Texas today. Get a brief overview of how the statute works, an update on the types of cases that Texas courts have found to be subject to the TCPA, and business decisions that can and should be taken into account when filing and defending cases in Texas.

Revisiting Non-Compete Protections in Texas: The Use of Non-Competition Covenants to Protect Confidential Information in the Digital Age (approx. 20 min.)
As work environments become increasingly interconnected through technology, companies must continue to re-evaluate all available options to protect their confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets. Get highlights of the current state of non-compete protections in Texas, with a focus on the use of such covenants to protect a company’s sensitive business information.

Corporate Representative Depositions: Risks and Rewards (approx. 20 min.)
Corporate representative depositions can be powerful tools in litigation–posing significant risk for corporate litigants who are ill prepared. Learn key considerations to help identify the appropriate witness to testify and formulate a strategic response strategy.
 

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Allison Standish Miller, Beck Redden LLP - Houston, TX
Jason M. Storck, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. - West Lake Hills, TX
Cynthia L. Saiter, Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP - Austin, TX

12. Topical Updates and Surprises In the Coming Year (Jun 2019)

Edward A. Cavazos, Leigh Ganchan, Heather M. Palmer

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Video (mp4) 53 mins
Audio (mp3) 53 mins
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs
Slides (pdf) 4 pgs

SESSION 12 — 53 mins, credit 1.00

Session 12:

Topical Updates and Surprises In the Coming Year (Jun 2019)

IP Law Update (approx. 20 min.)
Get the latest updates you need on developments in intellectual property law.

Immigration Law Update (approx. 20 min.)
Address the immigration fundamentals necessary to business success in the current political environment. Understand the major changes to business immigration law and how your company can strategically navigate them.

Environmental Law Update (approx. 20 min.)
In the midst of deregulation at the federal level and constantly evolving state requirements, get an update on the latest developments in environmental law and examine how these changes could impact your practice and your clients.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Edward A. Cavazos, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Austin, TX
Leigh Ganchan, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Houston, TX
Heather M. Palmer, Sidley Austin LLP - Houston, TX

13. The Law of Marketing (Jun 2019)

John G. Browning

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 18 pgs
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 13 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 13:

The Law of Marketing (Jun 2019)

Examine the legal implications of marketing and advertising on social media platforms, including regulatory oversight by the FTC and other agencies, as well as the status of social media posts as corporate speech.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

John G. Browning, Passman & Jones - Dallas, TX

14. Ethical Hazards That Confront Corporate Counsel (Jun 2019)

Sean Gorman, Kristi H. McCarthy

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Video (mp4) 56 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 14 — 56 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 14:

Ethical Hazards That Confront Corporate Counsel (Jun 2019)

Corporate counsel are the primary counsel for the organization. If the actions of senior management threaten to substantially injure the corporation, what must counsel do? When is counsel required to become a whistleblower? Under what circumstances are counsel required to disclose their own errors? During this final hour of the institute, we will discuss the most challenging ethical obligations of in-house counsel.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Sean Gorman, Bracewell LLP - Houston, TX
Kristi H. McCarthy, Chevron North America Exploration & Production Company - Houston, TX

15. Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law (Jun 2019)

Gary D. Eisenstat

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 46 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 15 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 15:

Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law (Jun 2019)

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

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Gary D. Eisenstat, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Dallas, TX

16. C-Suite Investigations: An Experience To (or Not To) Forget (Jun 2019)

Marla A. Moore, Mark L. Weintrub

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Video (mp4) 40 mins
Audio (mp3) 39 mins
Paper (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 16 — 40 mins, credit 0.75

Session 16:

C-Suite Investigations: An Experience To (or Not To) Forget (Jun 2019)

Explore an actual investigation of claims of harassment and discrimination against the company CEO and how the General Counsel should handle the role of ‘monkey in the middle’ without sacrificing integrity while preserving his/her relationship with the Board of Directors and the CEO.   

Originally presented at: May 2019 Corporate Counsel Institute

Marla A. Moore, Marla Moore, PLLC - Houston, TX
Mark L. Weintrub, Authentix - Addison, TX