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Session 1: Criminal Prosecution of Pollution Cases - Hear from the experts how pollution is being investigated, and explore the implications of recent cases.
Session 2: Maintenance and Cure: Experimental and Speculative Medical Procedures - Examine the law regarding maintenance and cure, including when maintenance and cure may be owed for experimental medical procedures and long-term care. more »
Session 1: Insurance Litigation Post-Harvey - Review the most hotly contested issues in first party insurance claims and litigation arising out of the recent hurricane, including flood versus wind, special rules for TWIA claims, and the new "natural causes" amendments to the Texas Insurance Code.
Session 2: UCC Security Interests in Real Estate Financings - Address the creation and perfection of UCC security interests in real estate financing transactions.
Session 3: Cybersecurity Insurance - Examine key insurance provisions and hear thoughts on evolving exposures impacting privacy and cyber insurance. more »
Session 1: Advising Clients Nearing 65 - Turning 65 can be a watershed event in our client's lives. They face many decisions about retirement, concerning Medicare, Social Security, and estate planning. Get tips to help you prepare to advise your clients about some of these important decisions.
Session 2: After 65: Second Chances for Inheritance and Long-Term Care Planning - Address planning options that become unavailable or difficult after age 65 and some of the valuable options for planning that remain available. Key planning options include planning by parents and other family, as well as the modification of wills and trusts to improve beneficial interests. more »
Session 1: Basic Joint Operating Agreements in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law - Discuss the purposes for a Joint Operating Agreement, its basic structure and issues that arise in its interpretation.
Session 2: Analysis of Royalty Clauses and Issues: Past, Present and Future - Analyze the evolution of royalty clauses—up to and including current issues—by reviewing recent decisions and pending cases, post-production costs, Heritage, the impact of implied covenant law on royalty obligations, royalties on gas plant products, definitions of marketing and gathering, and other topics pertinent to royalty payments today.
Session 3: LNG Update - According to the IEA, LNG could be the “second revolution” in natural gas markets. Global LNG trade reached another record year in 2016 as new supply from Australia and the United States came online and found its way to markets in a diverse array of countries. The world’s traditional buyers are becoming sellers as potentially huge LNG demand markets open up in China and India. Hear an update of the key developments impacting global LNG markets.
Session 4: Hedging Oil and Gas Production - An introduction to managing risks associated with the sale of oil and gas production. Examine the benefits and mechanics of hedging, commonly used hedging contracts, and practical considerations impacting hedging transactions.
Session 5: A Primer on Marketing Oil and Gas - Discussion of the basic concepts associated with a producer’s marketing of its oil and gas production, including overviews of (a) the applicable provisions of UCC Article 2, (b) the basic provisions of the Conoco general terms and conditions applicable to sales of crude oil as well as the standardized LEAP “master” form agreement for crude oil and refined petroleum products, (c) the provisions commonly found in contracts for the purchase of natural gas by gatherers and processors, as well as by gas marketers utilizing the standardized NAESB “master” form agreement for natural gas, and (d) applicable regulatory principles.”
Session 6: Ethics in Contracting Issues - Using hypotheticals, this presentation focuses on a number of ethics issues that might arise in contracting situations. Can lawyers take advantage of privileged communications the adversary inadvertently sends them? Can lawyers receiving electronic documents look for hidden metadata the other side has not scrubbed? What duties do lawyers have in representing contracting parties, with regards to disclosing client confidences to prevent the adversary from being deceived about the clients' intent, or to correct the adversary's misunderstanding about the law, the contract's terms, or the adversary's scriveners error?
Session 7: Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer - Engage in a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms. more »
Session 1: The Ethics of Redacting Medical Records from Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective - Do HIPAA, TRE 509, and TRE 510, and other rules allow (or mandate) that attorneys shield medical records from discovery? If so, by what process?
Session 2: Spinal Complications of Car Crashes: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Confusing - Review common injuries of the spine caused by motor vehicle collisions, including current and appropriate acute assessment and treatment, as well as rehabilitation strategies and long-term considerations and challenges.
Session 3: Presenting and Crossing Doctors - Hear tips for deposing the treating doctors and the testifiers.
Session 4: Subrogation and Liens - Examine the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, workers' comp, hospital liens, state employees, local employees, and disability plans. Focus on safeguards created by a state law which protects first party and portions of third-party recoveries from many insured plans. more »
Session 1: Medicaid-Friendly Estate Planning - Listen to a discussion about forms and strategies for preparing your clients (and sometimes their parents and children) to protect assets in case the need for long-term care arises. Forms will be provided and explained for Lady Bird Deeds, Transfer on Death Deeds, Revocable Trust as Grantee (of either type deed), and Medicaid-Friendly Contingent Trust.
Session 2: View from the HHSC - Hear the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) address current issues in long-term care Medicaid eligibility. more »
Review recent developments in U.S. data breach and cyber class action litigation, as well as in new and emerging enforcement standards at the federal and state level, including the SEC Guidance On Cybersecurity Disclosures. more »
From corporate executives to contract employees, the use of ephemeral data and messaging applications to discuss company business increases daily. Hear an overview of what you need to know about this emerging technology—including how disappearing data works, options for preserving it (when necessary), how to implement and configure ephemeral applications for corporate use, and the benefits and risks associated with the technology (including the implications for document retention, document preservation, and discovery obligations). more »
The EU passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016 and, after a two-year grace period, the GDPR entered into force on May 25, 2018. Hear insights on the areas where companies continue to focus their time, resources, and concern following the GDPR’s entry into force. In addition, hear first-hand experience from an attorney who spent the first two months following the GDPR’s “go-live” date in Brussels, including meeting European privacy authorities, to provide updates on the first wave of GDPR enforcement. more »
THIS MONTH: The GDPR: Insights from Years of Preparation and Two Months of Enforcement • Outsourcing Legal Work • Craft Breweries and Downtown Revitalization • Legal Issues in the Onboarding Process • Developing Your Trial Cross Through Adverse Deposition • To Tell the Truth more »
Session 1: Internal Controls and Compliance - Explore a “how to” in identifying and prioritizing internal controls to prevent, detect, and respond to data security incidents, including selecting a framework, identifying an organization’s greatest security risks, and prioritizing implementation of, and compliance with, internal controls.
Session 2: Incident Response and Breach Disclosure - Effective response to cybersecurity incidents is critical to managing and minimizing regulatory and litigation risks, while protecting your customers and brand. Explore developments in incident response, and hear practical guidance from multiple perspectives for managing risk while satisfying legal obligations when the inevitable breach occurs.
Session 3: Third-Party Vendor Risk Management - Since the Target breach in 2014, companies have experienced a heightened anxiety about the potential risks associated with contractors and subcontractors who have access to customer data and other confidential and proprietary information. As a result, lawmakers in some states and the new General Data Protection Regulations now impose robust requirements to establish and be accountable for enforcing rigorous third-party vendor risk management programs to protect consumer data. Explore the developing standards and practical business practices for mitigating risk and demonstrating compliance practices to customers and regulators. more »
THIS MONTH: Distributed Ledger Technology • Diversity in the Legal Department and Outside Firms • Silence is Golden: What are Your Rights when Stopped by a Law Enforcement Officer? • Opening Statements and Closing Arguments - How Far Can You Go? • Ethics in Contracting Issues more »
Consolidation and merger activity in healthcare is driving closer integration between providers, payers, retailers, and others. Central to these efforts is the emergence of patient-centric approaches to population and management and wellness integrated across all touchpoints of the care cycle. Legal considerations arising from HIPAA, FDA, state privacy, and data protection regulations and competing business needs increasingly impact how data is collected, used, disclosed, and secured. Explore emerging industry trends, key legal considerations, and practical guidance for negotiating and supporting clients working in these environments. more »
THIS MONTH: Emerging Trends in Healthcare • Immigration Removal Defenses: A View from the Trenches • Authentication of Electronic Evidence • Addressing Lease Defaults in Bankruptcy • The Noble Lawyer and the Ethics of Client Management more »
Session 1: Emerging Trends in Healthcare - In year two of the Trump administration, healthcare leaders will be adjusting their strategies to focus on investments, collaborations, and efficiencies that build enterprise resilience on a baseline of continued uncertainty. Beyond health reform, additional risks and uncertainties are moving to center stage, as is the consumer, and the health industry is being forced to act. This presentation highlights the forces that are expected to have the most impact on the healthcare industry in the coming year.
Session 2: Healthcare Year in Review - Hear an entertaining and informative overview of important healthcare developments in the past year, including court decisions, regulatory changes, and policy initiatives.
Session 3: 2018 State and Federal Healthcare Legislative Landscape - Amid the uncertainty of cuts to Medicaid, the future of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the insurance marketplace and the forthcoming arrival (or not) of healthcare reform, healthcare providers face the reality of having to develop strategies to quickly adjust to recent policy changes while also preparing for future challenges. Explore analyses and an insider’s vision into legislative issues at both the state and federal levels of government. Topics include an update on the implementation of the new 1115 waiver, Medicaid funding and potential program changes, and the implementation by the Texas Health and Human Services of value-based purchasing and other policy initiatives important to providers. more »
Using hypotheticals, this presentation focuses on a number of ethics issues that might arise in contracting situations. Can lawyers take advantage of privileged communications the adversary inadvertently sends them? Can lawyers receiving electronic documents look for hidden metadata the other side has not scrubbed? What duties do lawyers have in representing contracting parties, with regards to disclosing client confidences to prevent the adversary from being deceived about the clients' intent, or to correct the adversary's misunderstanding about the law, the contract's terms, or the adversary's scriveners error? more »